Earl Collins, a native of Belfast, studied philosophy and Byzantine Studies in Belfast and Athens, completing a PhD in Byzantine mystical theology. He also studied at the Zurich Jung Institute. He was a Benedictine monk in Ireland and Israel for many years before joining the Church of England in 2017. Earl has taught theology in Rome, Ireland, the UK, the USA, and Africa, and teaches for the New York Centre for Jungian Studies (in Prague, Lisbon, and Madrid). He is a vicar and Officer for Continuing Ministerial Development in the Diocese of Chichester, running seminars in theology, psychology, and spirituality. He has published, ‘The Glenstal Book of Icons’ and ‘Meeting Christ in his Mysteries’.