Harry Oldmeadow was born in 1947 and as child spent nine years in India where his parents were missionaries. He studied at the Australian National University, Sydney University and St Johns College Oxford. He is currently the Coordinator of Religion and Spirituality Studies at La Trobe University Bendigo, in central Victoria, Australia. His principal interests include the perennialist movement (as exemplified by René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon, Titus Burckhardt and others), mysticism, the spiritual encounter of East and West, primal traditions such as those of the American Plains Indians and the Australian Aborigines, and the environmental debate. His recreational interests include hiking, photography, reading and following the Collingwood Football Club. He lives with his wife and three dogs on a small property in Mandurang, outside Bendigo.