Events

  • 70th Birthday Celebration for HRH the Prince of Wales
    Here are the videos of the speech at the SMN’s recent 70th Birthday celebration for HRH the Prince of Wales held at Canterbury Cathedral 17th November 2018.
  • ψ The Silent Impulse, A Study in Consciousness and Time, The Space Between – by Kathleen M. Stranks
     By Kathleen M. Stranks Paper presented to the Scientific and Medical Network Continental Meeting 2016 – Convergent Evolution, Attractors and Love, October 2016, Casa San Bernado, Rome 1/10/16 Synopsis This paper is concerned with attempting to offer some insight into how psychic processes occur. To do this properly we need to examine the idea that consciousness is the primary source of our ...
  • Schweitzer, Albert, Dr.
    Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine and although that region had been annexed by the German Empire four years earlier, and remained a German possession until 1918, he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, ...
  • Geraghty, Anne
    Anne Geraghty has worked as a Clinical Psychologist with R D Laing, and as a psychotherapist, group facilitator and spiritual-therapist all over the world on the dynamics of love in families and relationships. After a lifetime exploring the mysteries of the human condition, her journey into death when her son died turned out to be one ...
  • Annual Gathering 2014 – Envisioning and Embodying a New World – Event Audio
    27th June 2014 – Horsley Park Speakers Anne Baring Dr Scilla Elworthy
  • Annual Gathering 2016 – Abstracts
    AGM 2016 Abstracts Conscious Evolution: from the Esoteric to the Exoteric Dr Chris Thomson There is no reason to suppose that human evolution has stopped. Indeed, our evolution seems to be continuing in at least four respects – physically, in consciousness and understanding, in character and behaviour, and in ability and capacity. Leaving aside the physical for the ...
  • Annual Gathering 2016 – Human Evolution at a Time of Global Crisis
    8th July 2016 – 10th July 2016 – Horsley Park Speakers Dr Mick Collins Mick works as a Holistic Coach, specialising in transformative action. His career path includes working as an NHS Occupational Therapist in a psychological therapies team. He was a Lecturer for 10 years in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, ...
  • Annual Gathering – 40 Years of Widening Horizons
    Speakers Dr Peter Fenwick Prof Bernard Carr David Lorimer John Clarke Paul Devereux Marilyn Monk David Peters Andrew Powell Chris Lyons John Rowan Beata Bishop Julian Candy
  • Vannini, Antonella, Dr. PhD
    Dr. Antonella Vannini is a practising psychotherapist and hypnotherapist with a PhD in cognitive psychology who has conducted experimental research on emotions and retrocausality. A Tai Chi instructor and expert in martial arts, Vannini is interested in the encounter between East and West. She is now exploring techniques to harmonise mind and body, as well as ...
  • Wallace, B. Alan, Dr. BSc
    Dr. Alan Wallace – a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970 – has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science ...
  • Carr, Bernard, Emeritus Professor
    Professor Bernard Carr  is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London. He read mathematics as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, and studied for his doctorate under Stephen Hawking at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology. He was elected to a Fellowship at Trinity ...
  • Bertotti, Marcello, Dr
    Dr  Bertotti has 15 years work experience in research and evaluation and led a wide range of research projects commissioned by research councils as well as local government and NHS organisations. He applies multiple conceptual frameworks to researching community health and integrated care, with particular focus on evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of non-clinical interventions. Marcello uses innovative evaluation methodologies and methods to solve health issues ...
  • Beyond Mysticism West and East: Towards a Global Spirituality
    Prof Ursula King: Beyond Mysticism West and East: Towards a Global Spirituality My lecture is an invitation to think about mystical spirituality in an inclusive, integral way, transcending all divisions through integration rather than negation. Weaving together different strands from Western and Eastern mystical traditions it will ask about the significance of mysticism in the contemporary ...
  • Beyond the Brain XI – 20th Anniversary Conference 2015
    21st August 2015 – Horsley Park Speakers Dr. Alison Armstrong Dr Ulisse di Corpo and Dr Antonella Vannini Prof. Richard Davidson Prof Alfred Mele Nura Sidarus Prof. Richard Silberstein 2015 celebrates the 20th Annivers
  • Brigstocke, Sophie
    I am a birth and postnatal doula, breastfeeding peer supporter, volunteer on the National Breastfeeding Helpline and baby massage teacher based in SW London.  I am the current Doula of the Year, awarded by the MaMa Conference/BirthSparks.  I run Nurturing Birth, alongside Florence Etienne-Jackson, providing doula training in the UK and internationally, as well as ...
  • Charlie Morley
    Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming & shadow work. He was “authorised to teach” within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008 and has since developed a holistic approach to dream work called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep and written three books which have been translated into 11 ...
  • Lorimer, Charlotte
    Charlotte Lorimer has recently completed her dissertation which accounts for the popularity of The Kiss (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimt. Her interdisciplinary approach explored Art, Science and Spirituality, particularly appropriate to fin-de-siècle Vienna which strove to integrate the arts, sciences and ...
  • Thomson, Chris, Dr.
    Chris has worked as an economist, a researcher in Chinese, a lawyer, and in think-tanks in Scotland and the USA. He now lives in the Catalan Pyrenees, and devotes himself to writing, mentoring and trying to make the esoteric exoteric Events Human Evolution at a Time of Global Crisis – AGM 2016 Bibliography Full Spectrum Intelligence: A Practical Course ...
  • Conscious Ageing and the Wisdom of Elders
    19th November 2016 – Colet House In partnership with The Study Society Speakers David Lorimer Dr Peter Fenwick Diana Clift Maggie La Tourelle Anne Geraghty Elizabeth Fenwick Chris Johnson Beata Bishop Sue Bayliss Paul Kieniewicz Zelda Hall Natalie Tobert Event details
  • Sheldrake, Cosmo
    Cosmo Sheldrake is a 26-year-old multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer. Much of his work is concerned with play, nonsense and the sonorous environment. Cosmo has toured internationally and written music for theatre and film. He is signed to Transgressive Records, with whom he released his debut E.P. ‘Pelicans We‘.  Cosmo has toured internationally, written music ...
  • Lorimer, David, MA PGCE FRSA
    David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA, is a writer, lecturer and editor who is Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network. He was also President of Wrekin Trust and a Founder of Character Education Scotland. Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and ...
  • Currivan, Jude, Dr.
    Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist and international author. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University, specialising in quantum physics and cosmology and a PhD in Archaeology researching ancient cosmologies from the University of Reading in the UK, where she is based. Working with the wisdom teachers of many ...
  • Elliott, Hermione
    I established Living Well Dying Well in 2010, aiming to inform and re-empower individuals and communities to make choices and take ‘ownership’ of death and dying. I am a former nurse and midwife with a special interest in end of life care.  I developed the End of Life Doula certificated training and currently teach the ...
  • London Group 03-2017 – Experiences of Angels – Intimation of Ultimate Reality?
    MARIANNE RANKIN, is  the Communications Director of the Alister Hardy Society and she started by telling us that she has had in the past reservations about the existence of angels, and only when she was asked to look into this subject for a conference, did the topic come alive for her. She found that a ...
  • Extended Minds: Experimental Evidence for Effects of Attention and Intention at a Distance – Dr Rupert Sheldrake
    Our minds seem to extend far beyond our brains. Many experiments have now shown that people can influence others at a distance just by looking at them, even when all normal sensory clues are eliminated. The sense of being stared at also occurs among non-human animals and may have evolved in the context of predator ...
  • Extending the Range of Science – by Chris Thomson
    Chris Thomson has worked as an economist, a researcher in Chinese, a lawyer, and in think-tanks in Scotland and the USA. He now lives in the Catalan Pyrenees, and devotes himself to writing, mentoring and trying to make the esoteric exoteric. The following article argues for a new extended approach to science to improve our ...
  • London Group 06-2017 – Facing up to Mind and Spirit: do we need a Post-Materialist Science?
    This month we welcomed back Bernard Carr who spoke to the group a few times in the past. PROF BERNARD CARR is Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London and is a former chair of the SMN.  Bernard started by telling us how he found out about his personal life’s passion. When sent to his ...
  • Frenchman’s Cove 2017 – The Cosmic Consciousness Connection
    January 2017 – Jamaica Speakers Bernard Carr Files Frenchman’s Cove review Frenchman’s Cove Brochure Pale Red Dot Rupert Brooke Adrian Parker Slides from talks: Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Lecture 5
  • Hidden Histories Influencing Our Life – Natalie Tobert
    Hidden Histories Influencing Our Life – Natalie Tobert
  • London Group 04-2017 – In-Formation at the Centre of Creation: consciousness, causality and coherence
    Our speaker for this meeting, DR. JUDE CURRIVAN is a cosmologist, as well as a mystic. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specialising in quantum physics and cosmology, and a PhD in Archaeology researching ancient cosmologies. She had mystical experiences from a very young age and worked with the wisdom teachers of many traditions furthering over ...
  • London Group 08-2017 – Introduction to Sacred Geometry and Mystical Mathematics
    August brought Olly Robinson who presented a fascinating insight into Sacred Geometry and Mystical Mathematics. Dr. OLIVER ROBINSON is an ex member of the SMN Board of directors, now a consultant, as well as a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Greenwich. His book Paths Between Head and Heart: Harmonies of Science and ...
  • Is Consciousness Guiding the Universe? – Prof Stuart Hameroff
    The place of consciousness and its role in the universe remain unknown and controversial. Western philosophy and mainstream science consider consciousness to be computational, epiphenomenal, acausal and illusory, whereas Eastern philosophical and quantum physical approaches consider consciousness to be an intrinsic feature of the universe, playing an active role. But which specific intrinsic feature of ...
  • London Group 01-2017 – Is the Sun Conscious?
    We started the year on a high, with a full house and 35 people on the waiting list to hear Rupert Sheldrake. The question posed invites reflection that goes beyond the sun, galaxies and encompasses the whole universe. Rupert started by reminding us that many traditions and mythologies consider the sun as conscious even sacred, and salutations to the ...
  • Carleton Paget, James, Dr.
    James Carleton Paget  is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. He has written widely on matters to do with Christian origins, and the relationship of ancient Christianity to Judaism, and recently co-edited Vol. 1 of the first volume of The New Cambridge History of The ...
  • Poynton, John, Professor MSc PhD
    Professor John Poynton, MSc, PhD  is a past President of the Society for Psychical Research where he continues to fulfil a variety of duties as Hon. Secretary as well as other important academic work elsewhere. In 1992 he received an Order of Merit in South Africa. His life-long interests are African wildlife and classical music, ...
  • Stranks, Kathy ARH, BSc, MA, DSHom
    Kathy Stranks Member ARH, BSc, MA, DSHom Originally I trained as a nurse, I then married and brought up four children. My interest in psychology, mental and physical health, the paranormal and psychic processes have always held a vital role in my approach to health. After much consideration I decided to study homeopathy. After qualifying in Devon ...
  • Foss, Laurence
    Professor Laurence Foss received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 and taught philosophy at Fordham University in New York, 1967-1970. Uncomfortable with the philosophical foundations of Western philosophy, medicine, and art, for years he sought unsuccessfully for categories that would enable him to express this dissatisfaction. He now finds the ...
  • London Group – Forthcoming Events
    A list of past events can be found here and meeting reports here. Please complete the following form to request membership of the London Group Click here to apply for SMN membership
  • London Group – Meeting Reports
    A list of past events can be found here and the upcoming events here. November 2019 Coherent Self, Coherent World: Synthesising Myth, Metaphysics & Bohm’s Implicate Order DIANA DURHAM was the speaker this month and her presentation presenting her latest book. Diana is a poet and author of 3 collections of poetry, a novel, The Curve of the Land (1915) and ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 1997
    September 1997 RUPERT KINGLAKE TOWER writes: The North London Group held a meeting at the house of Baroness Edmee di Pauli on 24 September. Owing to an administrative mix-up we were bereft of our planned speaker that evening, which allowed for spontaneity and discussion of various interest topics ranging across the power of mind, the influence ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 1998
    November 1998 RUPERT KINGLAKE TOWER writes: The group met on the 26th November at the home of BARONESS EDMEE DI PAULI and heard a dynamic and stimulating lecture by PROF. DR DAVID SCHWEITZER about his recent successful work in photographing thoughts impregnated in water. DrSchweitzer argues that water can act as a liquid memory or tape ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 1999
    December 1999 RUPERT TOWER writes: On August 1st GEORG FEUERSTEIN gave an illuminating overview of the essentials of yoga, and chose to focus on Hatha-Yoga, meaning ‘force’ or ‘forceful’ yoga. This is the form of yoga best known in the West, though its deeper spiritual and philosophical foundations are rarely understood. It is widely reduced to ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2000
    December 2000 Rupert writes: PHILLIP BEACH gave a compelling talk at our July meeting about how he has synthesized the Eastern discipline of Acupuncture within his own work in Western Osteopathy. For two thousand years the Chinese have utilised fourteen meridian lines in ancient acupuncture based on touch and the terrain of the body, whereas these ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2001
    April 2001 Rupert writes: Regrettably, Geoff Boltwood had to cancel our February 21st meeting at the last minute for personal reasons. He hopes to be able to re-schedule in the near future. However, Peter Fenwick gave a thrilling talk to a large gathering of members on March 21st entitled ‘Does the Near Death Experience (NDE) Prove ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2002
    London Group - Meeting Reports 2002
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2003
    November 2003 Radical Prince: the Integral Vision of HRH the Price of Wales November 14th Our very own David Lorimer, Programme Director of the Network, gav e the presentation in this month’s meeting and talked about his new book. David started by giving us an overview of his he came to have this idea whilst driving down the ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2004
    December 2004 The Fascinating World of Subliminal Mind In December, Serena Roney-Dougal PhD who is an author and lecturer in Parapsychology, started us off by placing the concept of subliminal mind in context within Western Culture. We looked first at conscious perceptions and then to that which is above the recognition threshold – the pre-conscious – and ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2005
    November 2005 From Global Crisis to a New Civilization In November, we heard from Hardin Tibbs, a management consultant who specialises in long term thinking, strategy development and scenario planning. Hardin helps corporations think, prepare and plan for the future considering technological trends and innovations in the context of the bigger picture, which necessarily includes the environment, ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2006
    November 2006 Who has free will? How does it work? In November Dr. Chris Nunn spoke about free will. Chris is a retired psychiatrist and an assistant editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies. He recently launched his latest book De La Mettrie’s Ghost: the Story of Decisions, in which he examines the question of free will ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2007
    November 2007 The Valley Spirit – an Introduction to the Tao Te Ching Shantena Sabbadini is an associate director of the Pari Center for New Learning in Italy, and a physicist who worked on the foundations of quantum physics. He has a deep interest in mystical traditions, especially Chinese, and has co-authored an innovative translation of the ...