This pop-up was co-hosted by psychotherapist Josefine Speyer, who runs monthly death cafes in Hampstead and Death Salons in her home. Common themes in the group were an understanding of mysticism, a belief or interest in different forms of reincarnation, and experiences of communicating with those who have died. During the introductions, one participant spoke … More Paddington Basin pop-up death café: Mysticism, Reincarnation, and communicating with the dead.
I am thrilled to be setting off on my narrrowboat Mystic Moon this April to offer pop-up death cafes along the river and canal systems throughout the spring and summer months. I am passionate about helping people to talk more honestly and openly about end of life issues, and equally passionate about the UK’s inland … More Pop-up death cafes on Mystic Moon, my narrowboat
Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me. So, while I applaud Lord Richard Layard’s enthusiasm for launching his Action for Happiness movement this week (inspired by Gretchin Rubin’s Happiness Project), I do wonder whether those in the government pursuing this agenda understand just how complex, contradictory and sometimes dark the pursuit … More Lord Layard’s Action for Happiness, and the wisdom of Carl Jung
It’s Professor Brian Cox who dunnit for me, in the sitting room, with his BBC series, The Wonders of the Universe. His extraordinary programmes have fundamentally changed my understanding of God. Although I have never been a practicing Christian, I have always had a profound belief in God as an external force. By this I … More Professor Brian Cox, God, and the Universe
I received a message on the answer phone last Thursday from BBC1’s Sunday morning programme, The Big Questions. Would I be interested in taking part in a live debate about life after death? I immediately called back, and spoke to a breathy young researcher. ‘I’ve got your name because of the research you’ve done with … More Does belief in life after death really matter?