Pagan & New Age Groups in Croydon, London, UK.
groups.yahoo.com/group/croydoncrows/.. 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 1st November 2013
For thousands of years those who believe they have had direct experience of God or the spiritual have often found it extremely difficult to comprehend what has happened to them or to convey their experience to others.
Now, for the first time, up-to-the-minute brain research is beginning to throw light on what is happening and some of the results are extremely surprising. This talk will 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. Bob 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.
ILLUMINATING SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE
with Bob Sauer
Friday 6th December
"Healing on the Streets" was pioneered by a Church from Northern Ireland who, since 2005, have gone out to the town centre each week, whatever the weather, and prayed for people to be healed, with some amazing results. Adopted by many churches the model has spread to 110 cities across the UK, 7 European nations and to South Africa, USA and Australia.
HEALING ON BROMLEY'S STREETS
with Derek Holl
"Healing in the Streets" came to Bromley in April 2012 and this talk will tell you our exciting story and give you a chance to experience prayer.
Derek has encountered the Holy Spirit and has experience of Jesus being released to bring love, grace and peace to his and other's lives. He currently leads a church in Bromley and is working with 4 other churches from different Christian backgrounds to facilitate healing on the streets of Bromley.
Friday 3rd January 2014
The very basis of mediumship is to prove survival of the physical death. We do this in public demonstration by reuniting you with your loved ones, bringing you evidence of their character, personality and some knowledge of family life e.g. dates of birthdays, anniversaries or passings.
DEMONSTRATION OF MEDIUMSHIP
with Joy Bruce
Once we have successfully done this, they may go forward to give spiritual or material guidance. This will be a fascinating evening whether you’ve lost a loved one or not.
Joy has been a working medium for nearly 30 years, appearing at many Spiritualist churches locally and around the country. In addition, she has given numerous one to one readings and workshops. With over 30 years experience, Joy is also a spiritual healer with the NFSH.
Friday 7th February
Tesla's life equally spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Bernard's first Tesla talk showed how this unique scientist's earlier inventions shaped the modern world. His second will describe the experiments of Tesla's later life. Some of these looked out towards the wider universe and were awe-inspiring and spectacular, while others more mysteriously probed the secrets of the inner world. A century later we are still far from assimilating many of his insights. Did the "Master of Lightning" have the answers to the energy crisis and global warming?
TWENTIETH CENTURY TESLA – WEIRD, WAY OUT, WONDERFUL!
with Bernard Winchester
Bernard was formerly a lecturer; electricity has fascinated him for forty years, culminating in an intense interest in Tesla. His talk will be richly illustrated with slides and will include a demonstration.
Friday 7th March
This workshop will teach you how to expand your awareness to perceive more than you thought you could. Our spiritual senses mirror our physical ones and with practice, your spiritual intuition can be cultivated. We all hold the potential to be intuitive. It can be taught and improved greatly with practice. This class is focused on opening, developing, and perfecting your intuition: Clairvoyance (Spiritual Vision), Clairaudience (Spiritual Hearing), Clairsentience (Intuition & Feeling).
An exercise in developing your Spiritual Gifts
with Hayley Rogers
Hayley is a Teacher and Guide in the Western Mystery school tradition; she travels extensively teaching empowering workshops in metaphysics and spiritual empowerment. She also uses Healing techniques that she knows are highly effective in helping people become more of who they truly are and having a more fulfilled life.
Friday 4th April
What is missing in the birth chart is just as important as what is present, because whatever is missing tends to have great power over us. Equally, there may be an emphasis in some areas, indicating a dominant function.
Sue will consider some chart imbalances and their important effects on an individual, including elemental, sign and house imbalances; distribution of the planets in the chart wheel; and unaspected planets. What does this mean for your own chart, or the charts of people you know? Bring your own birth charts along with you.
IMBALANCES IN THE ASTROLOGICAL BIRTH CHART
with Sue Farebrother
Sue qualified as a professional astrologer more than 20 years ago. She teaches for astrological schools and has a private practice. Her first book, Astrology Decoded, is a step-by-step guide to learning astrology, published in January 2013.
She also works with the tarot and counselling.
Friday 2nd May
Medicine Wheels are used extensively in many spiritual practices. The Celts based their calendar on the cycles of the sun and moon and represented this on a Wheel of the Year along with the Pagan Festivals, animals, trees and the elements.
THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR / MEDICINE WHEEL
with Colleen Guy
You can construct your own Wheel anywhere and it becomes a peaceful/healing space and helps rebalance your life. In this talk I will take you on a journey around the Medicine Wheel and will finish with a Guided Meditation walking the Wheel.
My own journey began many years ago; my Grandfather was a Druid and I have trained with Shamans in Sedona and Hawaii and now embrace our own culture through Celtic Shamanism. I incorporate these practices into my work and my life. My website is www.spiritmystique.com/.. and has more information.
Friday 6th June
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.
THE WARS OF THE SYMBOLS
with Andrew Davies
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.
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.