BLUE SOUL FIRE ALIVE

Blue Soul Fire Alive is the work of Jamieson Lee Dagdeviren Hill, an English poet who has travelled to over 31 countries and lived in England, North Wales, Italy and Turkey. 

The title/nickname 'Bard of Malvern' was given by the Malvern Fringe Arts group in the early 90s. They performed a laurel crowning ceremony and bestowed the title in Priory Park in Malvern in 1993. Though it was not 'official' in the sense of coming from the town council, the name stuck and over the years the local media started using it too. Hill has no claims to being the official poet of anything or anywhere. It was a tongue-in-cheek title given by others. From 1993 to 2014 Jamieson Hill performed a bardic address on Malvern May Day. It was mainly in Priory Park, but in the old days at St Ann's Well Cafe and once on Belle Vue Terrace with the Major of Malvern. The last ever Bardic Address on Malvern May Day was at St Ann's Well where it first began. So the cycle was complete. The name Bard of Malvern stuck and is still used by some to this day. 

Born in the Malvern Hills and grew up in a country village, Hill was influenced by classic poets such as Shelley, Wordsworth, Blake and T.S.Eliot.

Moreover, Hill is also influenced by a variety of modern and classic poetry including Ryokan, the Zen hermit, Taoist writings and the I Ching. Also, the lyrics of Robert Smith from the English band 'The Cure' and Matt Johnson's The The were big influences. 

Other major influences include his favourite author Raymond E Feist, the writer Neil Gaiman and the film maker David Lynch.  

Hill's writing is strongly influenced by imagery from nature as well as decades of studying and practising mysticism from India, Tibet, China, North American Medicine wheel teachings, Nordic paganism and animistic practices from around the world.

Hill has also been a lead singer and lyricist for four bands. Currently, lead singer and lyricist for Nexus Xiii. Previously, singer and lyricist for Captain Birdseye and the Alien Love Experience, Black Hill and Subterranean Fire. 


In his twenties, Hill became an initiated master of ceremonies for sacred fire ceremonies. He studied in the foothills of the Himalayas and the desert state of Rajasthan in the mid 1990s with two principal sages who are no longer alive.

Finally, Hill writes a blog about his esoteric experiences called 'Off the Track', a Word press blog. He was also a student with Kenneth Meadows, a prolific author in Mysticism and Contemporary shamanism and a shamanic practioner. Meadows passed away in 2002. Workwise he is a Content Writer and Online English teacher with his own limited company Gold Viking Limited. 

A passionate football fan of two clubs in two different countries, Aston Villa FC and the Superlig club, Besiktas. 

He lives by the sea in Istanbul with his wife and two cats. Gazing at the Bosphorus in the blazing sun of the Orient. 


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