Articles and Papers

White Papers and Reports

Please see a selection of reports from past events and a number of white papers.

  • Alfred Russel Wallace – a talk by Dr Howard Jones On 14 May 2015 Dr Howard Jones lectured on Alfred Russel Wallace at Lampeter. Wallace was born into a humble family, in Monmouthshire, and was largely self-educated. He became a man of many skills and many interests, which in the 1840s extended to include spiritualism. Lamarck’s ideas were relatively new, and in the absence of knowledge ...
  • Continental Meeting – Shaping Influences: Fields, Archetypes and Living Systems (Public) Shaping Influences by Eve Hicks (SMN)  This year’s Continental Meeting of the SMN marked the 25th anniversary of the first such meeting that was organised in Switzerland by Kevin Ashbridge. Since then some 14 different countries have hosted this event, which over the years has become as much an experience as a conference. So it is a ...
  • Continental Meeting – Shaping Influences: Fields, Archetypes and Living Systems (With Audio) Continental Meeting Poland 7th – 11th September 2017     Shaping Influences by Eve Hicks (SMN)  This year’s Continental Meeting of the SMN marked the 25th anniversary of the first such meeting that was organised in Switzerland by Kevin Ashbridge. Since then some 14 different countries have hosted this event, which over the years has become as much an experience ...
  • Electromagnetic interpretation of a hands-on healing encounter – a lecture by Richard Blacklaw-Jones Richard Blacklaw-Jones lectures at Lampeter on his electromagnetic interpretation of the hands-on healing encounter Richard Blacklaw-Jones lectured at Lampeter on 21 April 2015 on the topic of the electromagnetic nature of the therapeutic encounter. He began with the physical cosmos, within which fields, extending out to infinity, set the scene of our life, and, within it, ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2016 November 2016 Atheist Spirituality The November presentation was given by Geoff Crocker, who has a career in business strategy working with international corporations, and who, following a re-evaluation of his relationship with the Anglican Church, developed a model of spirituality which he calls Atheist Spirituality. He is the author of An Enlightened Philosophy: Can and Atheist Believe Anything? ...
  • 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 ...
  • London Group 02-2017 – Science, Religion and the future of the Afterlife This month we heard Dr. Peter Moore, an academic who back in 1972 pioneered the new area of Religious Studies at University of Kent, and later introduced an MA in the Study of Mysticism and Religious Experience at the same university with the late Leon Schlamm. Peter started by stating that our ideas of the afterlife are ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 05-2017 – Stephen Hawking nearly talks about God – This month we welcomed Keith Ward who spoke at many SMN conferences but nor yet to the London Group.  PROF KEITH WARD is a philosopher and a priest in the Church of England. He is the author of over 25 books and numerous articles and has in the past taught philosophy, religious studies and theology. Amongst ...
  • 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 ...
  • London Group 07-2017 – Near Death Experiences (NDEs) in Japan Dr. ORNELLA CORAZZA is a medical anthropologist, author of Near-Death Experiences: exploring the mind-body connection (Routledge 2008). She held fellowships at the 21st Century Centre of Excellence (COE) on Death and Life Studies at the University of Tokyo and this evening Ornella explained the different perspectives the Japanese have on what it means to be a human being, through ...
  • 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 ...