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 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 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.

Change of date.
Friday 2nd January 2015
(N.B. this has been changed from the 9th)
with Linda Sadler
Spend an evening with the angels, their energies and qualities. From angel readings, find out if they have a message for you to guide you in the New Year ahead.

Linda has been working in the field of spiritual and inner personal development for many years and returns to welcome in the New Year with the angels.

Friday 6th February 2015
with John Lawlor
It seems as though Mindfulness is everywhere nowadays, but few people (therapists included) can clearly articulate what it is about. At the same time, every therapist wants to include it in their portfolio and new therapies are being designed with Mindfulness as a component. And it is finding its way into secondary (and a few primary) schools. I will attempt to explain what is going on, and try to relate Mindfulness to other practices, secular and spiritual.

John is a meditator and an enthusiast for Mindfulness as a secular practice. He recently organised a series of evenings at Matthews Yard in Croydon linking Mindfulness with empathy/altruism/community action.

Friday 6th March 2015
with Bernard Winchester

The theory of physical evolution is central to science today. Wouldn't a theory of social evolution also be interesting and useful? Spiral Dynamics shows the stages, or memes, between caveman and Buddha in a simple colour-coded easily understood chart.

Its insights are being applied by philosophers, spiritual teachers and politicians today, particularly in the area of conflict resolution. The theory controversially appraises our own predominant meme: political correctness does not emerge well. A new perspective upon humanity or a flawed pseudo-science? Decide for yourself!

Bernard was formerly a lecturer; Spiral Dynamics has coloured his outlook for several years since reading articles and attending lectures and workshops on the subject.

Friday 10th April 2015
(N.B. this is the 2nd Friday of the month)
with Dr Renata Bartoli
You will experience first-hand a past life regression and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your findings in a friendly and supportive environment. If you ever wished to try a PLR but somehow have always felt a bit nervous to try an individual session, this is your opportunity to discover what a deep and nurturing experience it is.

Past Life Regression can be of invaluable use both for spiritual improvement and for solving and healing a large array of psychological, emotional and physical problems (including weight problems!)

Renata is a highly qualified hypnotherapist, published writer and speaker, with a solid international academic background. She has trained with Dr Brian Weiss in Past Life Regression Therapy and her own story is featured in his book: Miracles Happen. She has gained her international reputation by regressing hundreds of people around the world.

Friday 1st May 2015
with Liz Adamson
The secrets to having the best possible life that we can live are in their essence very simple. They involve understanding and utilising the principles that enable us to create our optimal life. Very often, a small change in perception and breaking the habits of a lifetime, can make a huge difference. In this talk, these principles are explained in very simple terms and the means by which to put them into practice is given, in order to make positive changes in our lives.

Liz Adamson is a channel and therapist working in the world of Spiritual and Personal Transformation for the last 25 years. She has written 13 books including THE TWELVE PRINCIPLES OF OPTIMAL LIVING. All these books are channeled in response to areas where the human condition is most blocked.

Friday 5th June 2015
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.

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.