Author Biographies


VICTOR BLISS is an American who studied Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Harvard, Oxford, and the Sorbonne, and Psychotherapy at the Jung Institute in Zurich. Since 1965 he has studied and practiced Tantra under several masters in India and the West.  Based in California, he has a private practice, teaches seminars and leads workshops in Europe, Asia and America.

Victor Bliss has long been a philosophical critic of the anti-sexual prejudice of the Christian tradition.  In view of the recent pedophilia crises in the Catholic Church, Victor Bliss is initiating a new kind of critique and dialogue about spirituality and sexuality in the Christian tradition.

See Bliss writings on the Catholic crisis and the “New 95 Theses”

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NATHAN JAMES was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  He read English as an undergraduate at Oxford before continuing his graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Courtauld Institute, London.  He was awarded a PhD from Oxford for a dissertation on Antonin Artaud, Georges Bataille, and Jean Genet.  After his doctoral work he entered a training analysis, while continuing to publish widely in art history, queer theory and cultural studies. During the 1990s he began studying both Left and Right Handed tantric traditions.  He now lives in Paris, where he works as a therapist, art critic, and kickboxing coach.