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Psychic News Magazine 27

29th December 2012

(Issue No 4093)

 

A DINOSAUR SPEAKS
says Leslie Price

A DINOSAUR SPEAKS says Leslie PriceIn a strongly worded editorial, PN has supported a bill, now in parliament, to remove the Church of England’s exemption from equality laws. This follows the recent decision by the Synod of the church to reject proposals to consecrate women priests as bishops. But is it wise to intervene in the affairs of another religious body?

The C of E has a democratic voting system which divides power between bishops, clergy and laity. Big changes require a two-thirds majority in each house. There were not quite enough votes among the laity.

If we look more closely we find that the C of E had already accepted the principle of women bishops. What was rejected was a particular scheme. Even some supporters of women bishops voted against this scheme. They held that it broke a promise to provide safeguards for those who took the traditional view, safeguards which go back to when women were first ordained in the church...

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Psychic News Magazine 26 - DOUBLE ISSUE

5th December 2012

(Issue No 4092)

 

Images of Native American spirituality:
Painter James Ayers shares his journey

Images of Native American spirituality:   Painter James Ayers shares his journeyArtist James Ayers is renowned for his paintings of historic North American native cultures. His most popular images are those that involve American Indian spirituality – a complex and delicate topic for any artist to portray.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, James began his career in the early 1990s by learning about world indigenous cultures.

In his two-year quest, he explored the innermost parts of Africa as well as many of the American Indian reservations throughout the United States. Most notably, he lived with the Hopi people of Arizona for fourteen months, working the fields and participating in everyday Hopi life.

Here, James shares the philosophy, research and motivations behind his spiritually-themed work.

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FROM THE  PN ARCHIVES
EXTRACTS FROM AN ARTICLE
PUBLISHED ON  2ND DECEMBER 1980

SILVER BIRCH ON CHRISTMAS  FROM THE 
PN ARCHIVESIt is a practice among those of us who belong to certain groups to retire to the inner spheres at two festivals which long pre-date your Christian counterparts, Christmas and Easter. These, as you know, have their origin in the celebrations in ancient times of the passage of the sun as it appeared to those who saw in its appearance, its lengthening and shortening, the symbols of divine activity.

When the sun attained its full glory it was regarded as the period of resurrection, when nature sang its paean of praise and displayed its profound beauty for all to see. That which had been sown was reaped in its splendour of growth.

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Psychic News

17th November 2012

(Issue No 4091)

Uniting for a better world
– Recognising the spirit in all


Uniting for a better world – Recognising the spirit in allStephen Wollaston (also known as Santoshan) is a council member of GreenSpirit, a network of people who celebrate the human spirit in the context of their place in the natural world and work towards  a more just, sustainable and peaceful way of life in harmony with this planet. Stephen is the designer of GreenSpirit's magazine and has authored or co-authored five books on spiritual matters. He holds a degree in religious studies and a post-graduate certificate in religious education from King's College London. He was given the name Santoshan (contentment) by an English swami.


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3rd November 2012

(Issue No 4090)


Spiritualist standing in new
Police and Crime Commissioner elections

 
Spiritualist standing in new Police and Crime Commissioner electionsA Stourbridge Spiritualist is standing for election to the newly created role of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, writes Sue Farrow.

Mike Rumble, a member of Stourbridge Spiritualist Church for the past 13 years, is West Midlands born and bred, and joined the police service as a cadet in 1974. He became a constable in 1976 and later a CID detective.

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20th October 2012

(Issue No 4089)

 

From the editor
20th Oct - 2nd Nov 2012

sue on boat-headshotDoes our front cover surprise you? A beautiful young girl wearing a traditional Muslim hijab, or headscarf?

You'll undoubtedly have heard of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her fearless campaign for the education of girls in her native Pakistan. Who hasn't?

The Taliban's attempt to assassinate this extraordinary girl has dominated headlines worldwide since 9th October, when members of the extremist Muslim group boarded a school bus (yes, a school bus), asked for Malala by name and then shot her.

Not surprisingly, the story has shocked the world, including most of the Islamic community. The Taliban's action can be seen only as abhorrent and despicable by anyone possessing a shred of humanity - the attempted murder in cold blood of a child, for no other reason than that she believes girls should have an education, and had the guts to say so publicly.
 
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6th October 2012

(Issue No 4088)

 

Mission's devoted servant passes

Mission's devoted servant passesLarry Taylor, a devoted servant of the London Spiritual Mission (LSM), has passed to spirit, writes Sue Farrow.

The 81-year-old former president of London's premier Spiritualist church passed peacefully in hospital on the afternoon of 5th October, after a short illness. He was surrounded by close friends and family...
 
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22nd September 2012

(Issue No 4087)

 

The Gordon Higginson Fellowship's Physical Mediumship and Trance Week 2012 at Eastbourne, UK In the first of a series of articles, editor 
Sue Farrow reports on a week of outstanding physical séances, plus lectures, workshops and demonstrations.The Gordon Higginson Fellowship's
Physical Mediumship and Trance Week
2012 at Eastbourne, UK

In the first of a series of articles, editor Sue Farrow
reports on a week of outstanding physical séances,
plus lectures, workshops and demonstrations.

It's well known that physical mediumship (PM) is rare. In the UK there are just a handful of demonstrating physical mediums, and in other parts of the world PM is equally scarce. No one is entirely sure why this should be. We only know that it seems a very particular physiological make-up is required in order for the spirit world to manifest physical phenomena in this material world of ours.

We also know that with very few exceptions (most notably the materialisation medium Minnie Harrison) physical mediums typically spend many, many years in development. PMs walk a difficult and rocky road, and almost inevitably attract scepticism and controversy, mainly because their séance room events are at times so spectacular and inexplicable as to seem beyond belief - too good to be true.

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8th September 2012

(Issue No 4086)

 

Readers choose Eric Hatton as Psychic News' Spiritualist of the Year

Readers choose Eric Hatton 
as Psychic News' Spiritualist of the Year When we announced our revival of the original Psychic News Spiritualist of the Year Award we had no idea how many of you would choose to nominate the special person you thought most deserved to receive it.

In fact, we've been overwhelmed by the huge number of nominations you've sent in. It's clear that there are some amazing people out there - people who have helped you, healed you, inspired you, guided you, taught you, given you great survival evidence, led your churches and centres, and generally been shining examples of how to live life as a Spiritualist...

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25th August 2012

(Issue No 4085)

 

Andy Byng asks...
Where has all the wonder gone?

Andy Byng asks... Where has all the wonder gone? Can we be optimistic about the current state of Spiritualism? From the outside looking in, it probably seems that there is little to be optimistic about: political in-fighting, jealousy, a declining membership, a philosophy in need of re-examination and modernisation, and constant complaints about the standard of mediumship demonstrated on our platforms.

It also seems that we've not moved forward since the 1920s, as the issues we were then debating are the same as those we debate today. Should we have Christian trappings within our churches? Should our churches actually be called churches, or be renamed as centres? But all these things seem trifling when one considers the degree of apathy that exists within our movement. 

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11th August 2012

(Issue No 4084)

 

Eric Hatton's historic book on Stourbridge now available

Eric Hatton's historic book on Stourbridge now availableThe long-awaited second book by SNU honorary president Eric Hatton (pictured below) is published this week, writes Sue Farrow.

A History of Stourbridge National Spiritualist Church tells the story of what many regard as Spiritualism's most successful church, through the eyes of a man who has been at its heart for almost seven decades.

Eric first visited the church in 1947, following the death of his much-loved brother. While there, he received astonishingly accurate evidence of his brother's survival from a young Gordon Higginson, who would quickly become one of the world's most highly regarded mediums. That evidence quite literally changed the course of Eric's life and marked the start of an association with the church that continues to this day.

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28th July 2012

(Issue No 4083)

 

Former FBI employee saw angels at Flight 93 crash site

Lillie Leonardi

A former FBI employee sent to the Flight 93 crash site on 11th September 2001 claims she saw angels guarding the scene when she arrived.

Lillie Leonardi retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which began after the terrorist attacks.

She has now written a book, In the Shadow of a Badge: a Spiritual Memoir, in which she describes her experience upon arrival at the still-smouldering crash site. Four al-Qaeda terrorists had hi-jacked the passenger jet, United States Airlines Flight 93, during a flight from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco.

It crashed into a field at Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers tried to regain control of the aircraft. There were no survivors.

Leonardi was brought up as a devout Catholic, but says she now practises Spiritualism. She was working as a liaison officer between law enforcement and the victims’ families.

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14th July 2012

(Issue No 4082)

 

From the editor

sue on boat-headshotMediumship is the theme in this week’s issue.  And so it should be. It’s the cornerstone of Spiritualism. Whether it be evidential or philosophical, it’s what distinguishes Spiritualism from all other religions and belief systems.

How often have we heard it said that the difference between Spiritualism and all other religions is that Spiritualism is based on hard evidence, whereas all other religions depend on faith?

It’s the ‘hard evidence’ bit that has given many of us cause for concern in recent years. The credibility of Spiritualism rests on our ability to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that there really is survival beyond physical death. 

As Maurice Barbanell, the founding editor of Psychic News, wrote: “Spiritualism stands or falls on its evidence for survival. Either it is a cruel hoax or it is one of the greatest truths ever revealed to mankind. There can be no choice between these two extremes.”

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30th June 2012

(Issue No 4081)

 

Diamonds, bunting and the AFC’s best-kept secret

Paul BreretonMedium Paul Brereton (pictured) has given an outstanding demonstration of survival at the Arthur Findlay College, in Stansted, writes Sue Farrow.

The demonstration, which formed part of the regular Wednesday evening service, was given to a near-full congregation in the college sanctuary as part of the annual Senior Citizens’ Week organised by the SNU’s Fund of Benevolence whose chairman is SNU honorary president Eric Hatton.

Paul has been in development for many years but, under the guidance of Doreen Elston, a wise and experienced teacher now in her eighties, was not allowed to step onto a platform until he knew how to do his job properly...

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16th June 2012

(Issue No 4080)

 

The PN experiments - will you take part?

By Sue Farrow

Spiritualism has long been known as a religion, a philosophy and a science. But it seems that the ‘science’ bit (thorough, methodical investigation of mediumship with the aim of learning more about it) is now a thing of the dim and distant past.

The days when gifted mediums willingly offered themselves for open-minded research, being as curious as any researcher to understand the workings of their mediumship, seem long gone. But are they? From what you tell us, many of you would love to discover more about the many aspects of mediumship, and perhaps even push your ability a little further as a result of the experimental process.

In decades gone by, members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) and the American SPR worked with numerous distinguished mediums including Leonora Piper, Gladys Osborne Leonard, Bertha Harris, Eileen Garrett and Leslie Flint to learn more about the many extraordinary ways in which mediumship can work...

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2nd June 2012

(Issue No 4079)

 

PN’s tribute to the Queen

Queen&flag2The UK has been buzzing with jubilee fever in recent weeks, all leading up to the nationwide celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign earlier this week. She is now the second-longest reigning monarch in British history, Queen Victoria having been on the throne for almost 64 years.

To celebrate the event in true Spiritualist style, we’ve chosen some special items from the PN archives, all showing how Spiritualist mediums and healers have helped the Royal Family over the years. It’s been a hard choice, because there are literally hundreds of examples, and those are only the ones we know about!

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A wag’s as good as a smile

The ongoing debate about whether or not animals have souls (Sue Farrow/Andy Byng, Issue 4070) is something the Christian church is quite clear about.

Many Christians dismiss the possibility of animals surviving bodily death, as though their God discriminates between humans and animals, only admitting humans to heaven, with animals subjected to complete annihilation.

Pythagoras (BC 551), Greek philosopher and mathematician, said, “Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.” Of course, just because Pythagoras said it does not make it true, even though he was a highly respected academic. However, Pythagoras was not alone in his thoughts about animals. St Augustine said, “Animals too have souls. Why else would they share this life with us?”

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19th May 2012

(Issue No 4078)

 

Stand up and speak up
by David Hopkins

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The Arthur Findlay College and Stansted Hall are in the news again. From the safety of my position (behind a computer screen!), I am adding some comments. I need to declare an interest, not financial, but an interest, and long-standing at that.

Like others who comment, I trace my links back to the early days of the Union’s link with the Hall. My first visit was just after the Hall had been given to the Union in 1964; my parents and I went to visit what seemed a fantastic acquisition for the Spiritualists’ National Union. In those days you could walk from the station, under the archway of the lodge (part of the acquisition) and up the drive, past the lake to the Hall. The door was answered by Edith, Arthur Findlay’s long-time maid. We looked around and had traditional afternoon tea at a refectory table in the dining room (now the lecture room). The kitchen gardens were filled with flowers and vegetables and I have an abiding memory of vast numbers of butterflies.

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Rare Lily Dale recordings now available on CD

higher powers of spiritualismThanks to the dedication of a New York Spiritualist minister and his son, more than 70 unique lecture recordings have become available as CDs.

The New York Spiritualist Community of Lily Dale played a great part in this project, as it was there that the Rev Dominic J. Fioretti met his wife Lynn, (now the Rev Lynn Fioretti), in 1970. Both are lifetime members of Lily Dale Assembly, where the original recordings of the wide-ranging Spiritualist topics were made on reel-to-reel tapes between the 1950s and 1970s.

Lily Dale became a Spiritualist centre and place of pilgrimage in 1916, when the childhood home of Kate and Margaret Fox was moved there from Hydesville.

Since then the centre has greatly developed and now attracts approximately 22,000 visitors during the course of a year. They attend workshops and lectures given by experts from all over the world, including some of the finest mediums and healers.

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5th May 2012

(Issue No 4077)

 

Council needs more information before
allowing mediumship meetings to be held

Welsh FlagA former mayor of Glynneath, South Wales, announced at a recent town council meeting that she knew someone who committed suicide as a result of mediumship.

The topic under discussion, as reported in the South Wales Evening Post, was whether or not a Spiritualist group should be allowed to hold meetings in the newly converted former Bethania Chapel, now the Council Chamber and community centre.

With the first Beacon of Light Spiritualist meeting already advertised, the council refused to allow it to go ahead until they had more information...

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21st April 2012

(Issue No 4076)

 

Andrew Hadley’s meteoric rise ends with shock departure

Andrew Hadley, controversial chairman of the Arthur Findlay College, has resigned. Or has he? writes Sue Farrow. A statement posted on the SNU website on Friday 13th April 2012 reads:


NEC Announcement – Mr Andrew Hadley OSNU

With effect from Friday April 13th 2012 the NEC accepted the resignation of Mr Andrew Hadley OSNU as a Director of the Spiritualists’ National Union and as Chairman of the Arthur Findlay College Committee.

 SNU President, David Bruton OSNU has been appointed as the Chairman of the Arthur Findlay College Committee.

 

National Executive Committee,
Spiritualists’ National Union.



Hadley, a successful businessman and director of numerous companies, has been a Spiritualist for less than a decade. Despite that, he has found his way to the inner circle of the SNU with what many have seen as astonishing speed, taking a seat on the Finance Committee at the invitation of the then financial director, now president, David Bruton. He was also appointed a trustee of the SNU Trust, a position which, according to a well-placed source, he has now relinquished.

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British medium to take a spiritual look at historical places

robert brown-NEWA new TV series now in preparation will provide a rare treat for those interested in the spiritual aspects of historical events and legendary geographical sites.

The Aegis Film Group seeks answers to a series of questions asked for generations, such as Where is the Ark of the Covenant buried? Where is the true final resting place of Mary? Where is the final resting place of her son Jesus? What was it like in the final hours of Pompeii? What did Nostradamus really want to know?

In its advance publicity for the series, Aegis Film Group says, “Dead History takes a page from time itself and marries it with an intriguing twist – the psychic. With this pairing of history and present-day psychic interpretation, we hope to present historical events through re-creation, current investigation and in-depth analysis, and in the process perhaps uncover the truth behind events surrounding historical mysteries.”

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7th April 2012

(Issue No 4075)

 

Widow reveals war hero’s spirit messages

christina schmidThe story of Staff Sergeant Olaf (Oz) Schmid was remarkable enough. An improvised explosive device brought the life of this top bomb disposal expert to an abrupt end, at the age of 30, on the last day of a five-and-a-half-month deployment to Afghanistan, in October 2009. He was awarded a posthumous George Medal for his heroism, which The Queen presented to his widow, Christina, at Buckingham Palace in 2010.

Now Christina (pictured left) has written a book about their life together which reveals a new dimension to the story: spirit messages from Oz have convinced her that he is still very much with her.

Always By My Side, which has been serialised in the Daily Mail, also reveals that both she and Oz had premonitions that he wouldn’t be coming home from Afghanistan. Her own foreboding coincided precisely with the time of his death.

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Plenty to celebrate on anniversary of Hydesville

Hydesville cakeA cake decorated with an image of the Fox Sisters was enjoyed by the congregation of Woolston Spiritualist Church, Southampton, Hampshire, on Spiritualism’s anniversary (31st March). They certainly had plenty to celebrate.

It’s hard to believe, looking at the line-up of smiling faces, that a month earlier the SNU closed the church in response to a request from its committee. Declining attendance at the church, which has been in existence for over two decades, was said to be the main reason.

But local medium Peter Doswell came to the rescue. His offer to breathe new life into the church prior to closure apparently came too late for the Spiritualists’ National Union’s Southern District Council to change its decision. But he has gone ahead, independently, and been rewarded with an influx of new people.

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24th March 2012

(Issue No 4074)

 

The Hydesville Debate
Has the Spiritualist movement failed?

by Leslie Price

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Modern Spiritualism officially began in March 1848. The Fox family in Hydesville, New York State, were troubled by unexplained raps. It was learned by means of a code that they came from a murdered peddler.

Recently the Australian Spiritualist scholar Lis Warwood found a near-contemporary newspaper which named the peddler. She graciously permitted a reprint in the monthly journal Psypioneer in January 2012, whose editor Paul Gaunt had found an early book which gave a different name. Both names differ from the one used by the SNU, which derived from Emma Hardinge Britten. A fourth name appeared in a later American newspaper.

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10th March 2012

(Issue No 4073)

 

The Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary

The UK’s healing jewel in the crown

by Sue Farrow

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Anyone who has visited Burrows Lea, the world-renowned Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, will know that from the moment you turn into its long driveway you are met with a view so beautiful that it takes your breath away. Parking my car about twenty metres in, I stared out across the Surrey Hills from my high vantage point and stood for a moment absorbing the absolute stillness.

It’s easy to see why in 1946 the legendary healer chose Burrows Lea as his home and workplace. It’s a setting so serene and remarkable that I felt moved to phone a friend and try to describe it before going into the house to do the interview I’d come for.

I was there to meet Toni Jode, the Healing Services Manager, a trained nurse who first arrived at the Sanctuary as a volunteer in 2003, initially working just one day a week. She became full-time in 2005 and took on her present role in 2007. I began by asking about her first encounter with spiritual healing...

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25th February 2012

(Issue No 4072)

 

Abortion: David Hopkins considers

some of the complex issues involved...

David Hopkins-redThere are many issues to consider when dealing with abortion, and this article will touch on some of them. When you have finished reading, you might want to consider this emotive and sensitive matter in a slightly different light. Certainly there will be no attempt to reach a definitive standpoint on the morality or ethics of abortion. As in all things, we have personal responsibility for the view we take; I have no right to say that the ideas I express have any more validity than anyone else’s. I simply ask you to take time to assess your own views.

Abortion is the process of ending a pregnancy before normal birth, thereby ‘killing’ the foetus, the unborn child. It must be an extremely difficult and painful process for any woman who faces the dilemma of whether or not to have a termination carried out, both at the time and subsequently.

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11th February 2012

(Issue No 4071)

Why I believe in an afterlife

Marc Berman

Marc Berman’s psychic quest led him to TV mediums John Edward and Jeffrey Wands, among others. He now believes in spirit communication and life after death.

I will never forget that horrific moment when our lives were shattered forever. I was resting on my bed, an innocent teenager just three weeks shy of turning 20, when the doorbell rang downstairs.

Minutes later, two police officers were at our door and my mother was lying on the floor screaming, “Jeffrey was killed in a car accident.”

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28th January 2012

(Issue No 4070)

 

Respected SNU minister resigns

In a move which is unlikely to bring much comfort to the upper echelons of the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU), one of its ordained ministers has resigned, writes Susan Farrow.

Margaret Preece has been closely associated with the popular and successful Paignton Spiritualist Church and Centre for some twenty-five years. She has served the SNU in various capacities at both local and national levels and was ordained a minister in 2008.

She has also fostered strong links with other local faith groups via the Torbay Inter-Faith Forum, one of the oldest such groups in England.

Margaret’s resignation has come as a shock to many who know and respect her, but when asked to reconsider, she decided that she must stand by her decision.

She told Psychic News: “I now feel threatened by being a minister of the SNU. I cannot do the work of the spirit impeded by internal politics.”

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14th January 2012

(Issue No 4069)

 

White Feather on reincarnation through
the trance mediumship of Robert Goodwin

Robert Goodwin

We’ve all heard (or made) the complaint that today’s mediumship is not up to the standard of the past, and nowhere is that trend more apparent than in the area of philosophical trance communication.

The teaching that came from guides such as Silver Birch, Red Cloud and White Eagle is loved and revered by Spiritualists around the world, but which guide today can speak with a similar combination of gentle authority and great knowledge?

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31st December 2011

(Issue No 4068)

 

 

Spirit of Youth - how Andy Byng views the future
Interview by Susan Farrow

Andy Byng thumbA glance around many of our Spiritualist churches and centres (and many orthodox churches, too) will quickly reveal that young people are heavily outnumbered by those from older generations. It might be something we’d rather not talk about, but can we afford to ignore it? Without a steady influx of younger members a religion will inevitably wither and die.

Spirit of Youth was founded in 1994 by then SNU president Eric Hatton with the intention of inspiring young adults to find out more about Spiritualism. Since that time it’s had a number of chairpersons, including the high-profile medium Tony Stockwell, but doesn’t seem to have achieved the hoped-for increase in young Spiritualists.

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Sacked Spiritualist takes case to European Court of Human Rights

Sacked Spiritualist takes case to European Court of Human Rights Alan Power2Spiritualist Alan Power (left), sacked from his job with Greater Manchester Police (GMP), for what he believes are his religious and psychic interests, has applied for his case for unfair dismissal to be heard by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Mr Power, 64, of Birkenhead, Merseyside, lost his job in October 2008 after it was learned that he had tried to involve officers in his psychical research. Police cited “his interests in the psychic field” which were “not compatible” with his employment.

Alan Power has always maintained that the case is one of religious discrimination against his Spiritualist faith. On these grounds he attempted to sue the police force for unfair dismissal, but a Manchester employment tribunal rejected his case in December 2009. They concluded that it was not his beliefs which had prompted his dismissal.

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Aboriginal Spirituality - respecting spirit presence

Michael Williams2For the Aboriginal people of Australia, spirituality and an ongoing connection with their spirit ancestors have been a fundamental part of life for tens of thousands of years. In an interview with Australian journalist Lynda Flower, Aboriginal senior man and academic Michael Williams (pictured) gives a fascinating insight into the rich spiritual heritage which links past and present with unbroken continuity.

Michael Williams was born into the Goorang Goorang peoples of the South East Queensland area. He has had a long career in public life, mainly in the tertiary education sector, and has recently retired as Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland after almost 20 years.

He is currently working independently as a consultant and holds an honorary position as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland where he continues his research interests.+63 He is also a long-serving member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra.

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17th December 2011

(Issue No 4067)

From the editor - Our huge debt of gratitude

Sue Farrow

It’s tempting to start this first editorial by stealing a line from the journalist Bernard Levin, a columnist on the times when it was closed down in 1978 due to an industrial dispute. When the paper reappeared almost
a year later, he began his famously acerbic column with “As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted...” You can see why I was tempted!

Like the times, we’ve been in enforced hibernation, but now we’re well and truly awake, raring to go and so happy to be back! to our long-time readers – it’s fantastic to be with you again. to our brand new readers – we’re delighted to have you on board and hope you’ll stay with us for many years to come.
 

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