Winter 2014-2015 Author Talks at Watkins
December Wendy Erlick 6-Dec-2014 Weds 6.00pm "On Being an Angel Channeler" January Penny Satori 23-Jan-2015 Fri 6pm "The Wisdom of Near-Death-Experiences" February Russell Razzaque 5-Feb-2015 Thu 6.30pm "Breaking Down is Waking Up" Dominica 19-Feb-2015 Thu 6.30pm "Pearls of Consciousness" Anthony Peake 26-Feb-2015 Thu 6.30pm "The Immortal Mind, co-authored with Ervin Laszlo"
Wendy Erlick is an angel channeler and healer. She is a qualified Bi-aura practitioner and qualified a Theta Healer and has been working in these fields for the last seven years. She is also a trained coach working at executive level. Wendy offers channelled angel readings, healing, facilitation, coaching and guidance. She works to bring insight and clarity and through this enable each client to realise their potential and be realigned with Source Energy. Wendy offers regular readings at Watkins two Sundays per month.
JANUARY 23, Friday 6.00-7.00pm, Penny Satori– The Wisdom of Near-Death-Experiences
Dr Penny Sartori worked as a nurse in a British hospital for 21 years, 17 of those being in Intensive Care. She has conducted unique and extensive research into the near-death experiences (NDEs) of her patients. In 2005 she was awarded a PhD for her research into NDEs and has received worldwide attention and media coverage. In The wisdom of NDEs Dr Sartori shows us through case studies, anecdotal evidence and documented research that those who have experienced a NDE have much insight to give us on the way in which we live and can empower us to have more fulfilled and meaningful lives.
FEBRUARY 5, Thursday 6.30-7.30pm, Dr. Russell Razzaque – Breaking Down is Waking Up
Dr. Russell Razzaque is a London-based psychiatrist with sixteen years’ experience in adult mental health. He has worked for a number of national and international organisations during his career including the University of Cambridge, the UK Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, and he currently works in acute mental health services in the NHS in east London. He is also a published author in human psychology with several books on the subject, and he writes columns for a number of publications including Psychology Today, The Independent, The Guardian and USA Today. In Breaking Down is Waking Up Dr. Razzaque explores startling new insights into the mind and mental distress. He describes new forms of treatment for mental illness inspired by Eastern approaches and centering around practices such as mindfulness. These therapies go beyond just ‘treating’ episodes of mental illness but also, where possible, help the individual to complete the process of spiritual growth they have begun.
FEBRUARY 19, Thursday 6.30-7.30pm, Dominica – Pearls of Consciousness
Dominica’s work, Pearls of Consciousness: An Invitation to Meet Remarkable Beings, (Aluna, 2013), is a remarkable collection of black and white portraits of 52 sages and spiritual teachers she took over the years from 1992 to 2012, together with powerful quotations and a short biography and bibliography of each. Dominica was born near Paris in 1962 as Dominique Herbin. After studying Literature in Paris and Law at King’s College in London and later at the Sorbonne in Paris, she passed the Paris and New York Bars and worked as an associate in large law firms in Boston and New York. She soon gave up this work which left her essential questions unanswered in order to follow her bliss. She began exploring her creativity through life drawing, painting and eventually black and white photography. At the same time, she dedicated herself to the approach of the body through the regular practice of aikido (2nd dan, B.F.) and tai-chi-chuan. In the process, she discovered the teachings of the great sages and in particular the perennial philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. Pivotal in her spiritual journey and towards the making of her book were her encounter with the French film maker Arnaud Desjardins who encouraged her in her work as a portrait photographer, her yearly prilgrimages to the sacred mountain Arunachala in South India and finally her meeting with her yoga teacher Eric Baret who initiated her to the practice of yoga according to the non-dual tradition of Kashmir Shivaism. Today Dominica lives in France where she teaches yoga and tai chi chuan and offers week end workshops around Pearls of Consciousness and her yoga practice. For more information visit her website : http://dominicah.free.fr
FEBRUARY 26, Thursday 6.30-7.30pm, Anthony Peake – The Immortal Mind
Anthony Peake is a writer who deals with borderline areas of human consciousness. Born in 1954, he grew up on the Wirral, near Liverpool, England. He was educated at Wirral Grammar School, Warwick University and the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Scientific & Medical Network and the Society for Psychic Research. In his previous two books Anthony has presented a potentially paradigm-changing hypothesis that suggests that human consciousness survives the physical death of the body by falling out of time. The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness Beyond the Brain is co-authored with Ervin Laszlo. The authors explore how consciousness is continually present in the cosmos and can exist without connection to a living organism. They examine the rapidly growing body of scientific evidence supporting the continuity of consciousness, including near-death experiences, after-death communication, reincarnation, and neurosensory information received in altered states. For more information visit his website: www.anthonypeake.com