The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre is proud to host the Tuesday Talk programme with the Psychic Investigation Unit, bringing you a unique line-up of intriguing guests throughout the year.
Explore the insights of a truly diverse set of beliefs, research findings and personal experience through this series of monthly talks – each costing only £5 – and get ready to step in to another world! Our past speakers include mediums, psychics, magicians, medical professionals, researchers and renowned authors (to list a few!) and 2019 promises to be another exciting year.
THE SPIRIT OF GNOSIS
Author, Editor & Lecturer
Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, David is the author and editor of over a dozen books.
This talk focuses on the Gnostic Gospel of the Beloved Companion. Translated from Alexandrian Greek, it is said to have arrived in Languedoc with Mary Magdalene around 50AD and may well have been the spiritual treasure of the Cathars. It is a spiritually powerful and integral narrative that does not seem to have been edited and tampered with, as is the case with the canonical gospels.
NINETEENTH -CENTURY ART
Art Historian and Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh University
In this talk Dr Michelle Foot will discuss spirit art of the nineteenth-century and its role in the international Spiritualist movement. She will consider both the subjects of the paintings and what this meant for mediums painting in the context of Victorian Britain.
Exceptional Experiences, Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Callum E. Cooper
Parapsychology is an area of science known for exploring anomalous experiences and processes such as extra-sensory perception (telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition), psychokinesis, and survival (mediumship, ghosts, reincarnation, etc.).
However, aside from questioning the truth behind such claims through rigours laboratory methods, how important are these natural occurrences for our mental health and recovery from such states as bereavement, for example?
Aspects of the Second Sight in the Hebridean Culture