Aidan has recently had the honour of being elected a Fellow of the Temenos Academy.
In 1980 the poet and scholar Kathleen Raine, together with Keith Critchlow, Brian Keeble and Philip Sherrard, launched Temenos, a journal devoted to the Arts of the Imagination. The journal sought to give space to poets, artists, writers and thinkers who subscribed to the belief that man is firstly a spiritual creature with spiritual needs which have to be nourished if we are to fulfil our potential and be happy. From these early beginnings the Temenos Academy was launched in 1990.
The Academy’s Patron is HRH Prince of Wales. There are currently about thirty-three Fellows from over the world, all scholars and artists eminent in their field.