Anne was born in London in 1931. Educated in the UK, France and America, with a BA Oxon 1953, MA 1981 in Modern History. Honorary Ph.D. from Ubiquity University 2018. Anne is the author and co-author of 7 books listed below, and a Jungian analyst who trained with the Association of Jungian Analysts, London.
The ground of all her work is a deep interest in history as well as the spiritual, mythological, shamanic and artistic traditions of different cultures. Anne's work is devoted to the recognition that we live in an ensouled world and to the restoration of the lost sense of communion between us and the invisible dimension of the Cosmos that is the source or ground of all that we call ‘life’. Anne lives near Winchester in the UK with her husband, artist Robin Baring and they have a daughter and grandson. Anne's website includes many articles, talks and videos, and is devoted to the affirmation of a new vision of reality and the issues facing us at this crucial time of choice.
1961 The One Work: A Journey Towards The Self A quest for the underlying unity of Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. Vincent Stuart, London, 1961.
1991-2 The Myth of The Goddess; Evolution of an Image, co-authored with Jules Cashford. Viking, London & New York, 1991 and Penguin Arkana 1992. Describes a quest to find the cause of the present grave imbalance between the masculine and feminine principles. This quest led back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic eras and the origins of the sacred image of the Feminine, tracing its development through the Bronze Age and beyond and relating it to the separation of Nature from Spirit and the evolution of the present rational mind that has become dissociated from the deeper matrix of the psyche or soul. The book explains why and how the primary image of the sacred changed from Great Mother to Great Father at a specific historical time and how this change came to polarize Spirit and Nature in human consciousness. It is a course book in a number of universities, particularly in Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara and in the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
1993 The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time A book for children describing the Birds’ response to the Earth’s call for help and their quest for the Great Being over the edge of time. published by Barefoot Books and Shambhala 1993. Illustrated by Thetis Blacker. This was re-published September 2009 by Archive Books, Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom. Winner of a Golden Anchor Award 2012 for best illustrated children’s book. Reprinted Archive Publishing 2022.
1995 The Mystic Vision, co-authored with Andrew Harvey. Godsfield Press, England and HarperSan Francisco 1995. Illustrated day-book of mystic texts from different spiritual traditions including indigenous ones.
1996 The Divine Feminine, co-authored with Andrew Harvey. Godsfield Press and Conari Press 1996. An exploration of the Feminine Face of God in different cultures.
2009 Soul Power: an Agenda for a Conscious Humanity. Co-authored with Dr. Scilla Elworthy, founder of Peace Direct.
2013 The Dream of the Cosmos: a Quest for the Soul
The Dream of the Cosmos is the story of a multi-layered quest to understand the causes of human suffering and to reconnect with a deeper reality than the one we inhabit in this physical dimension of experience. It seeks to answer the questions: “Who are we?” and “Why are we here, on this planet?” It is offered to those who are looking for something beyond the superficial values of our culture, who may be disillusioned with religious and secular belief systems as currently presented and who question political values which are deeply mired in the pursuit of power. It is written with two voices: one the voice of a personal quest and the other which explores the historical and psychological causes that have brought into being our present view of reality and our current time of crisis. Nominated for the Book of the Year (2013) by the Scientific and Medical Network.