Barfield's alter ego, Burgeon appears in three of his books as his stand-in.

In This Ever Diverse Pair Burgeon must fight for his sanity with his doppleganger Burden (see Patricia Ralston's "Owen Barfield This Ever Diverse Pair"). In Worlds Apart Burgeon organizes the weekend Socratic dialogue that the book records. In Unancestral Voice, he must come to terms with the Anthroposophical wisdom brought to him by The Meggid.

See in particular This Ever Diverse Pair, Worlds Apart, Unancestral Voice.