A weird approach to personal development - literally wyrd!
The old Nordic word 'wyrd', from which the modern adjective 'weird' is derived, is a kind of synonym for 'fate'. Yet unlike the Greek concept - with everything preordained, predestined, fixed - our wyrd is dynamic, active, a chaotic interweaving of choices and consequences, and sometimes some very
strange twists... which is why it's called 'weird'!
A number of years back I was asked by one of my publishers to develop what she called "a book for the self-development market that didn't insult the intelligence" - far too many of the books in the field are best described as 'newage' (it rhymes with 'sewage'...). This project, using wyrd as a model for personal, interpersonal and transpersonal development, was the result: it so far consists of two completed books (Positively Wyrd
and Wyrd Allies
), with the third (A Wyrd World
) scheduled for publication whenever I can get round to finishing it, and some tentative experiments towards repackaging all the text and exercises and some additional material into an interactive CD-ROM
, which should be available in the relatively near future - I hope!