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John Pickering and Katie Hall: ‘Spirit World’ via ZOOM

3 November, 2020.7:30 pm-9:00 pm

John Pickering and Katie Hall talk about spiritual awakening and the need for global consciousness change at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

Tuesday Talks

Spirit World

Tuesday 3rd November 2020. 7.30pm until 9.00pm. £5.


The ‘Spirit world’ generally refers to a place after our life on this world is over. Katie and John would ask you to consider an alternative perspective. Today our planet is in deep trouble: the human world is divided against itself and disconnected from the Earth. From any perspective, this is an unsustainable situation.
To survive as a species, many believe we need a global paradigm shift of priorities. We must move away from the old matrix of materialism which has caused so much division and destruction to our planet and its creatures.
Collectively we seem like a species in rebellion against the spirit of life itself, and yet individually human beings are capable of so much good.
Why can we not live in harmony? Today, as a species, we stand on the brink of disaster, and yet on the very edge of wonder.
We live in a time long prophesised. A significant time of world changing events. There are only two possibilities for the existence of life: chance or purpose. Both ancient creation myths and Native American spirituality speak of One Creator: of Oneness, of One Spirit of Life shared by all beings everywhere. But collectively we seem to have forgotten who we are.
As the great wheel of the galaxy turns, so too our planet has moved with it into this time: a time which will bring humanity face to face with a wider reality that will change everything we thought we once knew.

Please join us at 7.30PM on Tuesday 3rd November at the centre. Save money by purchasing an autumn season pass here and get access to our full autumn programme. 

About the Speakers

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John Pickering & Katie Hall

Authors of Beyond Photography

Both Katie and John are professional designers and have both worked in children’s publishing. After meeting the first time for 20 minutes at a publishing convention they had no further contact. Then four years later, in 1998, they met again by coincidence on the street of a small Yorkshire market town. It just happened to be Valentine’s Day. They have been together ever since.
Not long after, their encounters with extraordinary light phenomenon around their home began. This resulted in their first book, ‘Beyond Photography’. It was the first of its kind to photographically document one couple’s anomalous encounters. With each new encounter, their connections with a wider reality increased and converged.
As an artist, Katie used painting as a means of meditating on these experiences. In late 2018 she had an exhibition of her para-realistic paintings at our centre. Katie and John are both members of the Unitarian Society for Psychical Studies and part of the Ministry Team at Kendal Unitarian Chapel.

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3 November, 2020
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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