A former journalist, editor and PR practitioner, I have taken a longstanding and strong personal interest in many of the activities which the College explores and delivers. My own introduction into mediumship and healing began some 20 years ago. It marked the beginning of a journey, one in which I used my professional skills to help publicise the work of others in the field, and one which has brought me to my present role. Communicating the work of the College is a fundamental responsibility of the College's trustees, and it is in this endeavour that I am particularly able to utilise the experience I gained working in the UK and abroad in both public and private sectors. I am part of the editorial team producing the College journal, Light, helping to develop its content and style as part of the process of taking the College forward into the 21st century.
I was aware of an existence beyond the physical world from an early age and this was awakened and developed by Audrey Ringwald a senior tutor at this College. Audrey tutored and mentored me in various spiritual practices and we became firm friends through to her passing and beyond. With my wife Alexandra, I have travelled extensively in India, the Himalayan kingdoms and Tibet and this kindled my interest in Eastern spiritual traditions and religions. It also led Alex and I to start and run a charity to help educate orphan and refugee Tibetan children living in exile in India. I am an accredited Healer and Interfaith Minister. I have enjoyed a business career in the private, public and voluntary sectors and was appointed CBE in 2001. I became a Trustee of the College in 2013 and Acting President this year. (2017).
I left my life in Kenya in 1983 in search of my soul. In 1988 I was offered the job of administrator at the College of Psychic Studies by Brenda Marshall, the then President, and I felt I had come home. From there I moved into running workshops, courses and teaching a class on the foundations of spiritual growth, which I put into book format with accompanying CDs for those who were unable to travel to the College. On the journey to healing myself I trained in several protocols, the most significant being transpersonal psychotherapy, shamanic practice with Sandra Ingerman and Roger Woolger’s Deep Memory Process. With these tools I have worked internationally, including taking many groups through the sacred sites and deserts of Egypt – where I lived for 3 years. I’ve had four books published (fifth in progress) and in 2010 I was ordained as a One Spirit Interfaith minister, now creating ceremonies to mark rites of passage and offering spiritual counselling. I have a deep love for, and gratitude to the College for all that I have learned and received through its presence in my life, and I am committed to contributing whatever I can to assist in its becoming a beacon of relevance and hope for those seeking to understand their human experience from wider perspectives.
A curiosity and awareness of the metaphysical from a young age set me on a spiritual journey. I didn’t discover the College of Psychic Studies, however, until 2010 when I came to study Psychic Development. I have since explored many subject areas in the quest to understand consciousness beyond matter. I studied Philosophy at UCL at the same time as Eckhart Tolle. In my professional life, I have worked as a journalist, communications specialist and am Director of an Art Consultancy. My interests include, philosophy, astrology, art and marathon running. I was appointed a Trustee and Director of the College in 2015. I am committed to ensuring the College stays relevant in the 21st Century, developing a greater presence and reaching a wider audience.
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