From 2005 to 2013 Rod has lectured regularly on philosophy and poetry at the University of Human Unity in Auroville, where he also has worked as Principal of New Era Secondary School from 2007-2012. During May-August 2013 he presented a series of workshops on the Kena Upanishad and Savitri in the USA. Texts and audio recordings of these and other presentations are available at

In 2003, Rod published a book of essays titled Sri Aurobindo and the Logic of the Infinite: Essays for the new Millennium. Other publications include The Poetry of Sri Aurobindo – Mantra, Metrics and Meaning (2009), and The Philosophy of Evolution – Darwin and Sri Aurobindo (2011). In 2013 a book of poems was published in the USA titled Lotus Mountain, and a book of poems was published in Auroville in 2010 titled Devotion and Stillness.

e-mail: rodhemsell [at]
address: Transition School, Auroville