In essence, the series is about making the case that a range of philosophical tools, disciplines and practices are necessary in order to live a fruitful spiritual life – which is something many of the ancients east and west basically took for granted, but which I suspect we have lost sight of. The basic premise is that we – as human beings – are highly capable of productive and creative subjective transformations, but if and only if we have the right kind of techniques, tools and practices.