The Lunar Club has attracted a stellar forum of over 200 speakers over the years, representing a broad and international spectrum of interests. Highlighted here are some examples of previous speakers.
The PCP Capital Group was founded in 2005 by Amanda Staveley, the Chief Executive Officer.
Based in the UAE, PCP first came to international prominence with its bid for Liverpool Football Club, financed by Middle Eastern investors. This was followed by the takeover of Manchester City and then PCP’s leadership of the £3.25bn Abu Dhabi recapitalisation of Barclays Bank in 2008, considered to be one of the world’s outstanding corporate transactions in recent years.
PCP Capital Partners has invested over £6 billion into UK assets over the last eight years. Real estate investments and acquisitions include:
· The Park House development on Oxford Street, London for Barwa of Qatar;
· The Arundel Great Court mixed use development in central London from Land Securities;
· 1 Grand Building in Trafalgar Square, London;
· Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught hotels in London.
Amanda was chosen as Harper’s Bazaar UK Businesswoman of the Year in 2009 and was highlighted by Investors Chronicle in 2010 as one of the 150 people most likely to influence the financial world. In 2011 PCP won the Transaction of the Year award in the UK PROPS Awards for the Park House acquisition.
FOUNDER, HAYO'U METHOD
( www.hayoumethod.com )
An expert in Chinese Medicine, stress management and alternative solutions to health problems, British born Katie Brindle is the founder of the acclaimed Hayo'u Method, a set of one-minute rituals rooted in Chinese Medicine to enhance your health and beauty. Katie specialises in a remarkable combination of detailed diagnosis and self-treatment and has been working in Chinese Medicine since 2002. She is the only qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner in the UK offering the combination of technique and product to the mass market.
Hayo'u is not only the culmination of Katie's career, but also her health journey. After a car accident that ended her dreams of becoming an opera singer, followed by complications around fertility, weight, stress, depression and daytime fatigue, Katie's long search for a solution to her health issues ended with Chinese Medicine.
Katie says, " Once you understand what your body is doing you can take informed daily steps to improve the situation and ideally avoid health problems later in life. I'm delighted to see that the energy around the Hayo'u Method is growing fast and that our ground breaking work is beginning to be recognised. "
Sandy Nairne CBE FSA was Director of the National Portrait Gallery from 2002 to 2015. Prior to that he worked for eight and a half years as one of two deputies working with Nicholas Serota, and was closely involved in the creation of Tate Modern as well as in the extension of Tate's work around the country, and in learning and digital programmes.
Sandy graduated in History and Economics from Oxford University in 1974. He started working in the arts as a student assistant at the Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh, and then working at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. In the later 70s he was a curator at the Tate Gallery and went on to become Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts from 1980 to 1984. In the mid 80s he created the innovative television series and book for Channel 4, State of the Art, and in 1987 he was appointed Director of Visual Arts for the Arts Council. Following a period of research and writing, he returned to the Tate in 1994.
Sandy Nairne has published several books including State of the Art (1987); Thinking about Exhibitions (1996); The Portrait Now (with Sarah Howgate, 2006); and Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners (2011).
He is currently Chair of the Trustees of the Clore Leadership Programme; the Fabric Advisory Committee at St Paul's Cathedral; and the Maggie's Art Group, supporting Maggie's Cancer Care Centres. He is a Trustee of the National Trust and the Samuel Courtauld Collection, and a member of the Bank of England Banknote Character Advisory Committee.
CHIEF CONSTABLE SARA THORNTON CBE QPM
Sara Thornton is the first chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council. Sara joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986 and over the next fifteen years her career alternated between operational postings in West London and strategic roles within New Scotland Yard.
She served with Thames Valley Police as Assistant Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable and Acting Chief Constable before holding the role of Chief Constable for eight years until March 2015.
She has also been Chair of ACPO Intelligence Portfolio, Vice- Chair of ACPO Terrorism and Allied Matters, Director of the Police National Assessment Centre and ACPO Vice- President. Sara is a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies, the Advisory Board for the Oxford University Centre for Criminology and the International Advisory Board for the Cambridge Executive Police Programme.
Sara was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2006 and made a Commander in the Order of the British Empire in 2011. She has also been recognised with a Career Achievement Award from the Police Training Authority Trustees and the Sir Robert Peel Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Evidence-Based Policing.
Claire Foster-Gilbert grew up in a new religious movement, which she finally left when she was 37. Her escape route and refuge was the Church of England, with which she has worked for many years now, currently as founder-Director of Westminster Abbey Institute for ethics in public life.
Claire has been a member or chair of numerous public and advisory bodies, including the Royal Society's Science in Society Committee, the 10 Downing St coalition on climate change, the Sustainable Development Education Panel of the Department for Education and DEFRA, Central Oxford Research Ethics Committee, the Banking Code Standards Board and the Royal College of Paediatrics Ethics Committee. She is currently a member of the British Medical Association's Medical Ethics Committee, Unilever's Central Research Ethics Advisory Committee and the McDonald Centre for public theology and ethics, Christ Church, Oxford.
Robert Montagu joined the public debate on child sex abuse by sharing his own story in 2014 in his memoir, A Humour of Love. From the age of seven, Robert was abused habitually by his father, Victor Montagu, previously known as Viscount Hinchingbrooke who disclaimed his title in 1964 when he became the 10th Earl of Sandwich in order to retain his seat in the House of Commons as an MP.
Sujo moved from India to America in February 2001 He and his wife began careers in the North and South Towers of New York’s World Trade Centre, six months later the unthinkable happened when a terrorist attack brought both towers crashing to the ground.
Sujo is the founder of YouCanFree.Us, an international humanitarian organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of human trafficking victims. His fight against modern day slavery has encouraged a network of global leaders to raise its voice against this evil of our times. YouCanFree.Us presently operates safe houses in India and Poland and runs awareness and prevention campaigns in North America, Asia and Europe.
Georgia Coleridge runs a busy healing practice in Chelsea. She believes that each one of us has incredible power, to heal ourselves and other people.
Shelley von Strunckel is a founding member of The Lunar Club, has been an astrologer for over 30 years and for the past twenty of those has written for publications worldwide including The Sunday Times, London Evening Standard, Tatler and French and China Vogue. Shelley continues to see private clients, speaks frequently and has recently added teaching meditation to her list of activities.
Hylton Murray-Philipson is on the Advisory Council to the Rainforests Project of HRH the Prince of Wales; Trustee of the Global Canopy Programme; Special Advisor to Religion, Science and Environment and is Honorary Chief of the Yawanawa people in Acre, Brazil.
He has given talks at the Royal Geographical Society, the Eden Project and Imperial College; and has appeared on the Today Programme, the BBC World Service and Panorama. The Lunar Club is immensely honoured to share our evening with this extraordinary man whose knowledge and expertise of the vanishing rainforest, and its impact on us, is only exceeded by his integrity.
'Time is running out. Until we develop value for the eco systems, the best way of helping is to make donations to relevant charities. I have personal involvement with the following:"
An award winning American born playwright, novelist, panellist on BBC’s ‘Question Time’ and Deputy Director of the British Museum, Bonnie Greer has her finger on the pulse of contemporary life. She writes about, comments on, debates and deliberates over the key forces challenging and shaping our lives today.
PAUL ROBERTSONFounder and leader of the internationally renowned Medici String Quartet, and Professor of Music and Medicine at one of the UK's leading Medical Schools, Paul Robertson spoke eloquently on the topic of 'Music - A Soundtrack for the Soul,' establishing an indisputable link between the vibrations of music and the healthfulness of the human soul.
DR JENNIFER HARPERAuthor of 'Nine Ways to Body Wisdom', Jennifer wowed the Lunar Club audience with her unique blend of Eastern and Western natural therapies intended to nourish the body, emotions and soul. Jennifer outlines an at-home programme that takes into account seasonality, lifestyle, body type and emotional stressors, to maximise your body's own healing powers.
AMANDA MacGRATHDetective Inspector (now Chief Inspector) Amanda MacGrath made an indelible impression on Lunar Club members by revealing her inspiring and sensitive techniques for dealing with the brutalities she encounters daily as head of investigations for Edinburgh's murders and serious crime squad. Amanda impressed us with her humanity, and her coping skills, and offered valuable insights each of us can embrace when faced with challenges seemingly too horrific to contemplate.
DAVID HAMILTONAuthor of 'It's the Thought That Counts', David painted a fascinating picture of the fundamental part the mind plays in the healing process, not only influencing emotions, but more intriguing, reaching DNA and triggering a genetic response, often resulting in miracles. David's extensive scientific pedigree, together with his strong philosophical interest, particularly regarding the power and untapped potential of consciousness, made this a night to remember!
JOAN FOO MAHONY
Joan Foo Mahony is a lawyer, publisher, philanthropist and author whose successful bestseller – “Indispensable Qi Gong; For people on the Go!” was first published in 2002 with 20,000 copies sold in Asia within its first year of publication.
Joan has been practising Qi Gong since 1992 with her Qi Gong master and teacher in Hong Kong, Mak Chung Man, a man of extraordinary talents whose compassion and commitment helped Joan regain her health and strength and who inspired her to write her first book on Qi Gong. When Joan was just in her early forties, she discovered that due to a rare hormonal aberration, she was suffering from very severe osteoporosis. She was not
prepared to live the life of an invalid and so, she bid farewell to western medicine and flew to China and Hong Kong where she found her Qi Gong master and practiced Qi Gong diligently with him. Today, with her hormonal system back on “normal”, Joan has reversed much of the bone loss. Joan wrote her book as a debt of gratitude to her Qi Gong master. Her message is simple. Qi Gong is not a big deal; it can be done anywhere, anytime and everyone can and should do it.
Jo Dunbar is a Medical Herbalist, who owns and runs two busy herbal apothecaries in Surrey and Middlesex. Most of her time is spent treating patients with herbal medicines, particularly those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but in her spare time, Jo either grows many of the herbs used in the apothecaries, or collects the herbs in the hedgerows.
Jo's interest in wild healing plants has developed over the years from a purely medical interest to a fascination with the ancient magical lore associated with these plants. Much of our history is hidden in the hedgerows and in the plants which pop up along our pavements. In the past, these plants were deeply respected and even venerated as supernatural beings, which is in sharp contrast to their status today where they are frequently attacked as weeds and yet, the very same people who pull out their weeds, often come into Botanica Medica and pay a great deal of money for the very same plant – now in the form of a tincture.
To learn more about Jo Dunbar, please refer to her website.
An NLP master, counsellor, qualified nurse and practicing shaman, Davina MacKail has dedicated her life to the study of ancient spiritual traditions, philosophy, oracles, psychology, shamanism and magical practice. She is also a well-known television presenter and frequent contributor to the print media, featured in Harpers Bazaar, Eve Magazine, Good Housekeeping and on ITV’s This Morning. Davina also teaches advanced Feng Shui for Channel 5’s House Doctor, Anne Maurice, and she is the Dream Whisperer for Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’ and ‘The Vanessa Show’, as well as the weekly ‘Dream’ columnist for the Daily Mail Weekend Supplement and Pick Me Up magazines.
Bodhi da Silva is a permanent student at the University of Life, earning his diploma every day. His first teachers were his mother and his father. He learned the Hippocratic principle of "Let food be your medicine" in his mother’s laboratories: the kitchen and in particular, on the stove and under the sink, where she kept her herbal potions. His father, a practicing nurse, a barefoot doctor, taught him to exercise his own judgment about what the medical establishment was telling one to do. His grandmother exposed him to empathy with other beings and connection to mysterious and invisible forces. All of them taught him to touch, listen and see with his hands.
To all of them, his 7 sisters and brothers, his first "patients", his 4 children and his grandson he is deeply grateful and feels greatly indebted. Everything has been the confirmation of this principle and the fundamental truth that "In nature, nothing is lost, nothing is created; everything is transformed".
Nowadays, he remains connected to these ground rules in his practice as a Bodywork Therapist, both in private practice and for the last 10 years at the Hippocrates Health Institute where he is a Thai Massage Therapist, teaches Chi Gong and practices Colour puncture.
Bodhi works internationally and travels to Switzerland, Ireland, France, and Brazil, visiting private clients and teaching Chi Gong, Meditation, Aromatherapy and the HHI (Hippocrates Health Institute) Live and Plant Based Food Lifestyle. He also conducts workshops in Thai Massage training and certification. His teaching aims to empower us to dare to enter the space within ourselves (The Inner Self, the Whole Self, the Sacred, the Infinite, the Eternal). There are many doors to this space. There are many keys to opening these doors, to lifting the veil: the PHYSICAL BODY is one of them. Our bodies are a powerful tool to help us create a state of vibrant good health, great clarity, expanded consciousness and amplified energy. Bodhi wants to show us how, at this critical moment in the history of the planet, at this moment of chaos, senseless destruction and lack of perspective, we have never had so much power in our own hands over own bodies, our consciousness and the direction of history. We should also not forget that now is an era not only of empowerment but also of ultimate responsibility. During his talk he will show us real steps to take and give us relevant and practical guidance towards this new state of empowerment, of unity, of space and reality, allowing us to progress with enthusiasm and confidence.
Lisa Whitehead is a Soul purpose coach and mentor with many years experience in understanding people and how they grow and develop.
Did you know that the Sole is a reflection of the Soul?
How we feel about and care for our feet is a direct reflection of how we feel and care about ourselves. It’s true – ask someone to describe how they feel about their feet and they will be describing how they feel about themselves. Our feet carry us through our journey of life; they really do deserve our love and attention.
As a reflexologist and Solestry reader, Lisa Whithead finds the feet fascinating. The feet are an amazing reflection of the person, for Lisa it’s just as though she's looking at the pages of a book, reading the details of that person’s life, loves, aspirations and purpose. This art of tending to the feet isn't new. Giving great love, care and attention to honouring the feet has been a part of life for many centuries.
In her many years of therapy practice, the feet have told Lisa many stories and shown many images of experiences, just as though they are an illustration of a biography. Some feet have shown past lives and some their soul's purpose. During her talk Lisa will share some of these amazing stories with you, as well as helping you to understand the language of your own feet and the conversations that they are having with you in every waking moment. For over 20 years Lisa worked within blue chip organisations before taking the leap of faith to follow her heart and be true to her own Soul purpose. She is a highly qualified person and naturally intuitive, which enables her to really connect with her clients. Lisa truly engages people to do what makes their heart sing and spirit soar!
DR GERRY MOLINE - PALEOLITHIC GENETICS
Following a 20-year career in environmental research, Gerry has spent the last 15 years as a trainer, coach, consultant and practitioner of "Attitudinal Intelligence" skills for individuals, businesses and organisations. She became interested in the role that our western diet is playing in health as she witnessed the devastating effects of these modern diseases in herself and her family members. After doing some independent research into leading-edge work that is being done on the role of leptin in controlling metabolic processes, she applied the principles learned to herself and reversed a long-standing inflammatory process. She has since shared this with other family members who have begun to reverse their health issues as well.
MARCUS GRUBB, MANAGING DIRECTOR THE WORLD GOLD COUNCIL
Marcus is the Managing Director of the World Gold Council responsible for investment globally. He is a Board member of BullionVault; a UK based gold business and manages the World Gold Council’s partnership with ETF Securities, a large asset manager. He travels the world devising ingeneous new ways for consumers to purchase gold, marketing gold and as the global spokesperson for the World Gold Council is a well known figure in investment and in the world’s media from Shanghai to San Francisco.
Prior to his role at the World Gold Council, Marcus was the founder Chief Executive of Swapstream, an electronic exchange in financial services sold to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2006. From 1984 to 2000 Marcus held senior roles in finance including Head of Equities at Rabobank and Board member, Global investment strategist for Salomon Brothers and Union Bank of Switzerland and Vice President at JP Morgan.
For more information on the World Gold Council see www.gold.org
Raymond Nelson was educated at Sandhurst followed by a military career with the Royal Green Jackets which involved assignments in Libya, Berlin, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Malaysia and Borneo. He left the Army in 1968 at the age of 29 in the rank of Major.
As a civilian Raymond and his wife bought the 5,000 acre Glengorm Estate and Glengorm Castle on the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides. This somewhat derelict hill farm offered a challenging second career. Glengorm is now established as a sought-after reservoir of quality Highland cattle which are exported throughout the world. .
Appointed a JP in 1985, Raymond was made a Deputy Lieutenant in 1987. In 1990 he became a member of Her Majesty’s Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (The Bodyguard) and a member of HM’s Household officiating at State occasions in London.
With many years experience in both the UK and Australia teaching presentation skills, Raymond set up ‘Black Isle Communications’ in Australia in 1993, His mission was to teach anyone how to access the skills - in all of us - which enable us to be ourselves at our best at all times even under pressure so that your audience, whether it be one person or a room full, will gain a sense of your competence, integrity, enthusiasm and credibility.
Suzanne McInerney, former President of the College of Psychic Studies, has been naturally aware of the Spirit World since childhood. Clairaudient, Clairvoyant and Clairsentient she learnt to hide these gifts as, at an early age, she found it disturbed those around her.
The relationship between the physical and spiritual worlds and all forms of natural healing fascinate her. She trained both as a Clinical Aromatherapist and a Spiritual Healer and for many yearsran a small private practice in London, while alsoworking in a Natural Health Care Clinic.
When her family was young, Suzanne worked in a Hospice where she was frequently asked to sit with those whose time had come to “pass over” as her understanding of the spirit world gave comfort to those in their final days.
Later she joined the College of Psychic Studies where she learnt to honour and express her psychic gifts, no longer hiding them, but now using them to become a leading medium, healer and tutor of psychic development classes and workshops. She later joinedthe College Council and subsequently tookon the Presidency which she held for over seven years. During this time as President, Suzanne helped to expand the College curriculum, introducing a Certified Healing Course that has become respected amongst healers in many fields.
Suzanne is currently working on a book about developing the sixth sense whilst continuing to explore the links between the two worlds. Having been ‘told’ by the Spirit world to ‘start living what she had been teaching’, she continues to work on her own spiritual development whilst helping others to develop their own gifts.
DOCTOR ANDREW TRESIDDER
Dr Andrew, a Somerset GP since 1989, practices in Chard and recognizes that our emotional heath is key to our lives. Health is harmony of mind body and spirit, and if life is a journey of learning, there are some rules and some tools. Rules are those such as ‘You get back what you give out’, ‘Life is a mirror’, and so on. We use our minds and the ability to reflect and learn from life’s experiences and lessons – developing our characters as we go. Flower essences are “lazy’ tools to help us on our journey, in that they support us to develop positive aspects of our character, and integrate life’s lessons, learning and reflecting all the way.
Andrew has used Bach Flower Remedies as tools of personal development for over 20 years. Author of ‘I’m Fine, Learning to Unblock Your Emotions”, he currently teaches on Feeling Well with Flower Essences in Somerset.
Edward Green is to precious gemstones what Roja Dove is to exotic perfumes … a former Crown Jeweller, world expert, imbued with an understated yet powerful sixth sense and trusted worldwide for making the right matches between exquisite jewels and people. He understands implicitly the invisible chemistry that makes both shine.
At the tender age of 32, while serving as a Director of Mappin & Webb, a resignation resulted in Edward’s overnight appointment as head of Mappin’s sister company, the esteemed firm, Garrard the Crown Jewellers
The youngest person ever to fill the role, Edward became responsible for looking after the Queen’s state and private jewellery collections - including her many crowns, orbs, swords, sceptres and ceremonial artifacts - and for procuring and designing personal jewellery for the monarch and principals of the Royal family.
During his tenure Edward had the privilege of leading the company that steward such notable jewels as;
· The First Star of Africa, the largest flawless cut diamond in the world, weighing 530 carats and mounted at the top of the Sovereign’s Sceptre
· The Second Star of Africa, 317 carats, also cut from the celebrated Cullinan Diamond and embedded in the Imperial State Crown
· The legendary Koh-I-Noor (‘Mountain of Light’) Diamond, presented to Queen Victoria in 1850
As a jeweller with the keenest interest and love of precious stones, Edward fine-tuned his ability to determine the special energies, and indeed unique spiritual fingerprints held by different gemstones, as well as his instinctual understanding of how their brilliance might be enhanced and enjoyed.
He led the sister companies of Garrard and Mappin and Webb for many years until their sale to the Asprey group. Edward then accepted the position of President of Asprey, US, a tour he and his wife Maryla enjoyed for four years.
Throughout his career Edward has always adhered to three cornerstone attributes, which help him greatly -- confidence, honesty and integrity.
Elizabeth Brown enjoys an international reputation as both a dowser and environmental energies consultant. Not as much is known, however, about her work with entities- or in more familiar terms – ‘ghost busting’!
At this Lunar Club evening Elizabeth will explain what entities are, where they come from, where they go to – and how. And why they inhabit not only people’s homes and offices – but in one case, a Knightsbridge hair salon! More seriously, they occasionally attach themselves to individual energy fields. She will explain the effects entities have on a location and also the health and well-being of the adults and children affected and how the resulting symptoms are often misinterpreted and misdiagnosed by the medical profession.
Her talk with will be illustrated with striking examples of real life case histories – sometimes moving, occasionally chilling but more often highly amusing and entertaining.
Further background information can be found on Elizabeth’s website www.gentlepowers.com
Elizabeth Brown is an Executive Council Member of The Lunar Club
On 7th March 2004, former SAS soldier and mercenary Simon Mann prepared to take off from Harare International Airport with an aeroplane full of heavy weaponry and guns for hire. Their destination- the former Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea. Their mission: to remove one of the most brutal dictators in Africa in a privately organised coup d'etat. The plot had the tacit approval of Western intelligence agencies and, according to Mann, the backing of a European government and the endorsement of a former British Prime Minister.
Simon Mann had personally planned, overseen and won two wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. Everything should have gone right. Why, then, did it go so wrong? When Simon was released from five years' incarceration in two of Africa's toughest prisons, he made worldwide headlines His belief that the CIA deliberately compromised the coup to court favour with Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang, in return for access to the country's vast oil resources. How the British government approached Simon in the months preceding the Iraq war, asking him to suggest ways in which a justified invasion of Iraq could be engineered. The financial involvement of a controversial and internationally famous member of the British House of Lords in the plot, backed up by banking records.
Simon will talk about his pain when he had to tell his wife, Amanda, who gave birth to their fourth child while he was incarcerated, that he believed he would never be freed. Until his book HAVOC was published, he had spoken to nobody about his experiences. In his talk to the Lunar Club he will talk about everything and most specifically how he survived the extreme conditions of solitary confinement in appalling conditions in two of the worst jails in the world. Forgiveness plays a large part of moving on and five years on Simon Mann frequently returns to Equatorial Guinea to visit President Obiang.
Elizabeth Gage has been a member of the Lunar Club for many years and has, at last, been persuaded to share some of the inspiration behind her unique creativity. She is one of the most influential and thrilling jewellery designers of the last five decades, using jewels and gold instead of paint and canvas as an artist would in their palette.
Elizabeth always starts from the jewel itself which “tells” her what to do. Many aspects inspire her - ancient bronzes, carvings, the animal kingdom and seeing their beauty she wants to share this with the world. Using all these components, she combines brightly coloured enamel and detailed gold work to create individual and highly personal pieces.
With many life challenges now behind her, she says that the illness she had as a child set her up for the experiences she now loves to share. Her discovery of the Green Man was a major turning point, propelling her into the garden, the colours of which she brings into her jewellery at every opportunity.
Having trained for six years as a goldsmith, her first major commission was for Cartier, New York in 1968 and went on to win many accolades including the prestigious Queens Award for Export, British Jewellery Designer of the Year and the coveted De Beers Diamond Award for her Agincourt ring - described as an engineering masterpiece. Elizabeth is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Collected and worn by women and men throughout the world, Elizabeth Gage jewellery is admired for its imaginative use of colour and gemstones, close attention to detail and brought together by highly skilled goldsmiths.
Jill will show how we can empower our lives by using our voice to release a uniquely powerful energy, which can be used for physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing. By freeing the voice in certain ways it is possible to find physical health and emotional joy and spiritual ecstasy. We will experience the ancient magic of Mongolian overtone chanting, sacred songs, chants, sonic meditations and more. Jill will also talk about her development of sonorous family constellations, which heal the resonant field of the family. When earlier family members die or ‘leave” prematurely, trapped and painful patterns of exclusion act as magnets or attractors for later generations.
Jill will talk about her work, which finds the key to unlock persistent patterns, so order is restored and the family system opened to the light of revelation and redemption, the key that sets the individual and the family and later generations free. Have fun while learning to use, share, extend and free your voice with the international pioneer of sound and ancestral healing.
Jill Purce is recognised internationally as the pioneer of the Sound Healing and Ancestral Healing movements, through her rediscovery of ancient vocal techniques, the power of group chant, and the spiritual potential of the voice as a magical instrument for healing and meditation. She gives workshops throughout the world, “Healing Voice”, teaching diverse forms of sacred chant, and especially Mongolian overtone chanting and “Healing the Family and Ancestors”, combining Family Constellations with chant and ceremony, helping people to find the keys which sets themselves and their families free. Author of The Mystic Spiral and Overtone Chanting Meditations, she guides non-singers as much as international opera performers in their pursuit of the lost voice.
DR RUPERT SHELDRAKE
Science is now transcending the materialist philosophy and pointing toward a new sense of a living world. The cosmos is no longer like a machine running down; it is more like a developing organism with an inherent memory. The old idea of determinism has given way to indeterminism, chaos and complexity. Minds may extend far beyond brains. Memories may not be stored as traces in our brains and may not be wiped out at death. New experimental research points to the reality of our mental connections to the world around us. These paradigm shifts in the sciences shed a new light on spiritual practices like pilgrimage, rituals, prayer and the survival of bodily death. In this talk Rupert Sheldrake will explore some of the many implications.
Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and 11 books, including The Science Delusion. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in California, and a Fellow of Schumacher College, in Dartington. To find about more about Rupert his web site is www.sheldrake.org