Hidden Beauty of the Commonplace ~ A Nature Mystic’s Reflections upon the True Meaning of Freedom by Philip Pegler
Published by Changemakers Books

This thoughtful and timely book celebrates the quiet radiance of love and unassuming courage to be seen all about us – yet so often overlooked. With care and clarity, these reflections encourage everyone to notice and honour the ordinary unselfish heroism and beauty to be found buried deep within each and every person, as well as hidden in the commonplace events of daily life – behind the stress and clamour of our frenetic and troubled world.

At a time of austerity and profound concern for freedom and human rights, here is a study emphasising the sanctity of existence and the silent background of being. Enduring peace awaits our discovery in the midst of our difficulties; it is this simple but potent realisation that entirely changes our world-view and offers genuine hope for the future of humanity.

The book is based upon the life of Clare Cameron, a gifted English mystic and Nature poet at the peak of her creative powers during the exuberant decade of the 1960s. Her uplifting writings acted like a mirror, clearly reflecting the ceaseless turbulence of current affairs as she foresaw with keen acuity the approaching wave of economic uncertainty, revolutionary discontent and terrorism that has swept the Middle East and many other parts of the globe in recent years.

Book Launch at Watkins Bookshop

The book launch was held at Watkins Bookshop in London, where Philip gave a talk about what led him to write Hidden Beauty of the Commonplace, sharing his fond memories of Clare Cameron and the impact her life and teaching has had on him.