Mark Townsend is a combination of priest, magician (illusionist) and writer. He uses seemingly opposing forces as equal gifts in our search for the meaning of life. Mark’s books are recognised as being a touching place between Christianity and Paganism. As well as being an ordained priest, Mark is a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids – a worldwide fellowship of those to try to follow a nature based way of life. In June 2007 Mark resigned from full time parish ministry to work as a writer and mystifier. He has performed his ‘Soulful Magic’ all over the world – from Gothic Cathedrals to the African Savannah, entertaining such diverse groups as Catholic Nuns and Massai Warriors. He also utilises his priestly skills as an Alternative Celebrant, and offers various rites of passage to folk who do not limit themselves to Christian practises. He creates meaningful services and blessings that reflect the spiritual path of his wide variety of clients. He lives in the UK.