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.
For most of her life, Janet felt she had a message to give the world – but nobody was listening. Then she found a way to turn her spiritual ideas into commercial fiction and the first of a two-part science fiction story by her was published earlier this year.
Janet will explain why Positive Thinking is a myth, and give you the techniques you really need to turn your dreams into reality.
Bring your birth chart if you have one.
Janet started writing for profit 30 years ago and has had many articles and stories published. More recently, she has been writing novels. Second Genesis, a science fiction suspense story, is her first. Her second, a romance set in World War II, will be published later this year.
AN AUDIENCE WITH PUNYAMATI
On 2nd January 2004, we were treated to our first audience with Punyamati, who had only just been ordained as a Buddhist. We were encouraged to ask him about his way of life and it proved to be a highly successful evening. Since then, he has trained in psychosynthesis and spiritual healing. He intends once again to begin with a short meditation, to be followed by questions on Buddhism and the wider range of disciplines he has now studied.
Punyamati is a member of the Western Buddhist Order. Years ago, driven by psychic experiences to seek anything throwing light upon psychological, analytical and spiritual matters, he attended his first Buddhist course. He found the teachings to be of such deep value, “a goldmine of ancient wisdom”, that he never looked back.
RELATIONSHIPS: A JOURNEY INTO WHOLENESS
With Liz Adamson
Relationships are one of the most challenging areas of life. We will look at the issues which determine the quality of our relationships and our willingness to engage with others. A warped understanding of relationships often leads to unrealistic and damaging expectations. This talk looks at how we can change our perceptions and heal our lives.
Liz has worked as a channel and therapist in the field of Spiritual and Personal Transformation for 27 years. She has written 13 books, including Relationships: a Journey into Wholeness. All were channelled to assist in areas where the human condition is most blocked.
At the end of each chromosome of our DNA are structures called ‘telomeres’, which are there to keep each chromosome from falling apart, just like the metal caps at the ends of shoelaces are there to keep the shoelaces from fraying. As we age, our telomeres grow shorter and shorter until we die. But scientists are now discovering that telomeres do an awful lot more than keeping our DNA together: they may hold the key to longevity and even to immortality. Can we influence what happens? Come along and find out!
Many of us know Bob from his numerous previous talks: these combined great enthusiasm for his subject and meticulous research with lively anecdotes and illustrations.
COINCIDENCE AND SYNCHRONICITY
With Alice Evans
These two words are often thought to be interchangeable, but there is a subtle difference, with Carl Jung being responsible for the word ‘synchronicity’. Alice will explain the distinction between the two with several fascinating examples from around the world. She will also relate some remarkable coincidences in her own life, and invites you to bring along examples that you may have experienced.
Alice first joined the British Astrological and Psychic Society in 1991 and a few years later was one of the founder members of the Croydon branch of the Positive Living Group. She has been intrigued by some of the extraordinary coincidences that have happened to her over the years, and wonders whether there is some hidden reason behind it all. What do you think?
SAMHAIN - CELEBRATION, REMEMBRANCE AND RELEASE
With Suzy Strudwick
Come prepared to take part in an experiential evening, exploring the ancient festival of Samhain. There will be some practical activity and the chance to be involved in a gentle ritual marking this time of year.
We invite people (only if they would like to) to bring a photo of someone who has passed on that they would like to remember and possibly share with others as part of the rite.
Suzy has been a practicing druid (with a small 'd'!) for the past 16 years, and lives in Croydon with her husband and little boy. Her first experience of Druid study was through the Order of the Bards, Ovates and Druids but she maintains that it is the university of nature which has most to teach us.
Friday 1st December 2017
SPACE AND SPIRITUALITY
With Bernard Winchester
Friday 1st December 2017
Bernard is a retired lecturer; the cosmos has fascinated him since boyhood. His talk will be fully illustrated with slides and media clips.
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.