Paul Anthony Wallis is a popular speaker, researcher and author of books on spirituality and mysticism. His work probes the world’s mythologies for their collective memory of human origins, and their insights for developing our human potential.
Paul’s studies in languages, linguistics and theology took him to the University of Bath, England, the Machiavelli Institute in Florence, Italy, St John’s College and the University of Nottingham in the UK and to the Instituto Pastoral Regional in Belem, Amazonia.
His travels have included horse trekking in the depths of the Grand Canyon and the heights of the Himalayas, swimming in the Amazon, parachuting in Australia, and surviving a charging rhinoceros in Zambia – along with more peaceful pilgrimages in Egypt, Zimbabwe, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Singapore, New Zealand and Kashmir. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Paul commuted for a 10-year period between the UK and Canada before settling in Australia.
In the ’80’s,’90’s & early ’00s Paul’s work centred on establishing foundations for new faith communities, being instrumental in launching six new churches. Since the late ’90s Paul has designed and provided training for pastors of churches in the UK and Australia. In Australia Paul has delivered courses on the History of Christian Thought and Biblical Hermeneutics (principles of interpreting texts) and has served in Intentional Interim ministry and as an Archdeacon in the Anglican Church in Australia.
Paul provides personal coaching to clients in leadership and is a practitioner of healing in the Christian tradition. He is a musician, a mystic, an enthusiastic chef and a barefoot walker. He is married with three children and lives in Australia.