Pagan & New Age Groups in Croydon, London, UK. A friendly monthly moot for all pagans. Check group for details of venue. We meet third Monday of the month. Occasional speakers. Newcomers very welcome.

Alternatively Speaking - New age Group.
For Self-Development + Socialising.

Speakers with expertise in the areas currently referred to as mind, body and spirit are invited to give twice monthly talks. These are often experimental and inspire learning, sharing, discussion and personal growth. Evenings end with refreshments and a light-hearted social in which you can mingle with like-minded people who have similar interests.

Friday 6th June 2014
with Andrew Davies

On the corner of Fournier Street in Spitalfields stands an elegant Georgian building. Once a French Huguenot chapel, then a Methodist chapel, then a synagogue, today it houses a mosque. The changing history reminds us that Britain both past and present is made up of competing and different beliefs: freemasons and atheists, Goths and Puritans, mystics, pagans and Catholics. A Green Man or gargoyle is the near neighbour of the Cross or Virgin Mary.

We will explore how these spiritual wars have shaped the world around us, from churches and standing stones to cathedrals and ley lines.

Andrew is a lecturer, walk guide, author, broadcaster, and historian who never ceases to find life continually fascinating, particularly its nooks and crannies.

Friday 18th July 2014
(N.B. this is the 3rd Friday of the month)
with Riki Davies

A talk on the benefits of nutritious, healthy raw food for anyone interested in achieving optimum health. You will learn about the latest research on antioxidant fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds to help you reduce the symptoms of a variety of modern conditions.

You will have the opportunity to explore an exciting, healthy lifestyle, and ask questions on any health problems that are troubling you. Books and other interesting healthy raw food products will be for sale at the event, should you wish to purchase.

Riki Davies is a medical herbalist specialised in nutrition, a qualified lecturer, and author of the book LOVE LIFE – EAT WELL. Riki runs workshops on Healthy & Delicious Raw Cuisine on a regular basis and covers subjects such as Anti-inflammatory raw food, Healthy Sweet Stuff!!, and Healthy Chocolate Heaven.

Friday 1st August 2014
with Martin Twycross

The purpose of mediumship is to demonstrate that our loved ones survive physical death. A medium does this in a public demonstration by reuniting loved ones and by bringing through evidence about them such as their character, personality, health and other facts.

Once recognised, the spirit communicator will usually go on to give a message or guidance to the recipient.

This is sure to be a fascinating evening whether you have lost a loved one or not.

Martin is a Spiritualist medium with a passion for demonstrating and teaching mediumship to the highest standards. He has been a working platform medium for over 10 years and regularly demonstrates and teaches at churches and centres in the UK and abroad. He holds a CSNU award in demonstrating mediumship.

Friday 5th September 2014
with Sue Farebrother

Sue will address these two subjects, exploring what creativity is, the many forms it can take and questioning where it comes from. Is everyone creative?

She will then explore what we mean by courage - whether this is the "battlefield variety" or something more subtle, like "feeling the fear and doing it anyway".

We will also consider whether there are links between the two qualities.

Sue has previously given us talks on astrology and tarot, but this time intuitively felt like breaking with the past. As a result, she will literally be "walking her talk" by creatively and courageously stepping outside her own comfort zone.

Friday 3rd October 2014
with Lauretta Hurman

We all have Saturn in our birth chart- the fearful/restrictive side of our self. It governs all structures, including our spine, so we would, effectively, be spineless creatures without it!

We will look at Saturn, together with its sign of Capricorn, in our charts, which will give us some idea of how this works in a person's life.

Lauretta has studied astrology since 1985, taught it and interpreted many charts since then.

She has four planets governed by Saturn, all of which are - or have been - under pressure for the past six years. She is managing to live through it all, but not without having to accept major changes.

Friday 7th November 2014
Bliss, rapture, transcendence and other mystical states
with Bob Sauer

For thousands of years those who believe they have undergone deeply transformative mystical experiences have often found it difficult to comprehend what has happened to them or to convey the experience to others. Now, for the first time, up-to-the minute brain research is beginning to throw some light on what may be happening and some of the results are extremely fascinating. This talk will continue to explore the question of direct religious and spiritual experience in the light of these discoveries.

Many of you will already know Bob from his previous talks on a variety of topics. He is a great enthusiast for his subjects and always seeks to blend careful research with a wide variety of interesting examples to illustrate his talks.

Friday 5th December 2014
with Tracey Seed

You will learn a little about the principles of nonviolent communication and will have an opportunity to question, discuss and apply the model of communication that Dr Marshall Rosenberg introduces in his book ‘A Language for Life’, to your real life situations.

Nonviolence is a consciousness that engages the heart of compassion and provides us with an approach to communication that helps us even during the most challenging situations. It introduces a way of BEING that is transformative and has a vision for social change.

Tracy Seed has over 30 years’ experience working in the UK and internationally as a consultant and trainer of personal transformation and social change. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of human development from a scientific, philosophical and spiritual perspective.

Ring Rick Kingsley (organiser and host) on 020 8777 1328 for details of the current venue, or contact
Meetings usually take place every FIRST FRIDAY in the month. Admission £7.00. Doors Open - 7.45 p.m. Programme Begins 8.00 p.m. Social & Refreshments - 9.45 p.m. approx. Programme may be subject to change on occasion. of Viking Remote Viewing and Psychic Self Defence.