Mark Argent
Creativity design composition spirituality work with organisations

Writing

Book

Recollections of RJS Stevens, an organist in Georgian London, (book) Macmillan 1992

Articles

Many short articles, chiefly around music, spirituality or politics. Political writing is on the politics page of this site.
“Being with unknowing: spiritual direction and Bion’s idea of O” (chapter in book Mutual Enrichment on psychology and spirituality ed. Russell le Manning, (Routledge) 2018;
“Looking at you, looking at me: a Lacanian approach to learning from Balinese Hindus”, in Building Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Bridges: where practice meets research and theory, ed. Pamela Burnard, Valerie Ross et al. 2017;
“Music and the counter transference: re-thinking ideas of interdisciplinarity”, in Building Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Bridges: where practice meets research and theory, ed. Pamela Burnard, Valerie Ross et al. 2017;
“Rudolf Otto ‘The idea of the holy’, viewed through the lenses of spiritual direction and psychoanalysis” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, Issue 1, 2017;
“Reclaiming the particular examen”, The Way (Jesuit spirituality journal) October 2013

Conference papers

Revisiting Oedipus as a way of thinking differently, Crossfields Institute conference 2018
Desires and defences: revisiting Oedipus, for ISPSO 2018 conference, looking at ways of looking beyond Freud’s framing of the Oedipal, as a way of exploring outside western culture;
Post-truth politics: globalisation, foreclosure and the public discourse, OPUS 2017;
Bach is the answer, now what was the question? (cultural/religious dimension of Brexit / Trump), ISPSO 2017;
The king is dead, there is now no king (on the fallout of the UK referendum on EU membership), OPUS 2016;
The madness of an election (on unconscious processes in elections), ISPSO 2016;
The unique value of humans in relation to technology and the digital agenda, presentation for Tricordant OD Consultancy, 2016
“Networked life, on the effect of networked life on people’s sense of the ‘organisation in the mind’ for Analytic Network Coaching magazine Edgy Issues 2016;
Toxicity as a way of thinking about an experiential conference “exploring spirituality in the Reformed Tradition” ISPSO conference 2015
Group process of the individually-guided retreat OPUS conference 2013
Emulating eighteenth-century musical handwriting by computer St Bride’s type conference 2005