The Golden Key

Home to the George MacDonald Society

Home to the George MacDonald Society

Wingfold Email List

Welcome to the home page of "WINGFOLD" the mailing list devoted to the life and work of George MacDonald (1824-1905) the Scottish novelist, poet, theologian and author of Phantastes, Lilith and numerous other works of imaginative fiction.

Because of the diversity of George MacDonald's writings a wide variety of people are attracted to his work. Subscribers to the list are asked to be patient with one another, and show respect, even when they disagree with some of the things that are said.

George MacDonald is an original Christian thinker and we are free to discuss all aspects of his faith and life. I would only ask that we recognise that each of us is at a different stage on the journey and are often coming from different directions or backgrounds, faith or otherwise. It is my hope that this list will be a place where we can be honest (it's OK to disagree) and encourage one another without seeking to impose our own personal opinions on anyone else. No one has all the answers - we can learn from each other!

The list is largely self regulated but the Wingfold Charter is intended to clarify what we are about and where the boundaries are in our discussions. You will quckly discover that we are a relaxed and friendly group of people but, nevertheless, it is useful to have a reference point and this is it!

How to Subscribe:

1. send any message to

2. reply to the CONFIRM message that you get back, to really subscribe

The user will receive a confirmation request to make sure they control the subscription address. Once this is verified the user is subscribed.

The list manager software doesn't care what the subject or message content is in the messages - it purely reacts to the address that you send messages to. Easy as pie, once you get the hang of it!

There is also a DIGEST VERSION available:

1. send any message to

2. once again reply to the CONFIRM message that you get back, to really subscribe

You will then receive mailing list messages at 5am EST and subsequently depending on the activity of the list.

New subscribers are encouraged to post a brief introduction to the list.

To Unsubscribe:

Send ANY message to:


Send ANY message to:

Subject: none

No message content needed.

List Commands:

Click here for more detailed list commands including how to access the archives.