Dr Kennedy is a guilt-ridden psychiatrist, who is reviewing old recordings of his former patient Alisha, in the hopes of solving the mystery of Ravenscourt. At the time he easily dismissed Alisha's assertion that Ravenscourt was bound to evil. However, many years later his singular faith in that assertion and even reality itself, is starting to crumble. Because somehow the deserted asylum has now started calling to him in his dreams... "Ravenscourt" is a gothic horror influenced #audiodrama #audiofiction ghost story about a psychiatrist who is haunted by past mistakes, the patient he failed and the place he now believes may have played a role in all of it. The story is inspired by St Anne's Asylum in Cork City. The now derelict building was built in the 1850s and the "corridor asylum" is said to be one of the longest buildings in Europe. This Lovecraftian tale, written by David Horgan, is brought to life by thespian actor Mark D'Aughton and Irene Kelleher (Game of Thrones). With special thanks to Sean MacGearailt for the introduction and credits. Produced and edited by Epic Productions and proudly distributed by Cornucopia Radio.



episode 4: Ravenscourt: Chapter Four: Physician Heal Thyself

In my recovery I practiced mindfulness. Unfortunately it was not popular at the time I was seeing patients. I truly believe it would have been immeasurably helpful to them, some of them. The best description I’ve heard of it is that your thoughts are like a waterfall and the goal is to find a space behind the waterfall: We are not our thoughts.

Of course this does remind me of Alicia’s assertion that Boda existed in ‘the shadow behind the mirror’. A kind of dark mindfulness. A malevolent consciousness that exists behind our perceptions of reality.

There is more to this world then what is reflected back to us and I must now return to Ravenscourt.


 2020-04-13  9m