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August 2019

When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea that has a long history of ritual use among indigenous groups of the Upper Amazon. Made from the ayahuasca vine and the leaves of a shrub, ayahuasca is associated with healing in collective ceremonies and in more intimate contexts, generally under the direction of specialist – an ayahuasquero. These are experienced practitioners who guide the ceremony and the drinker's experience. Ayahuasca has moved out of the Amazon and ceremonies happen nightly, with Hollywood stars, Wall…

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Owen Barfield and the Evolution of Consciousness

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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What is the meaning of the disenchantment of our age? Is the ego a clue to a way forward, not a hindrance? What might the next steps in the evolution of human consciousness look like? These questions, and more, were explored by Owen Barfield. He was a member of the famous Oxford literary group, the Inklings, and the one whom C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were said to have had the most innovative ideas. Barfield studied how the meaning of…

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Kabbalah and the 22 Paths of Healing with Marco Marini

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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In this free Watkins Books talk, Marco Marini will introduce his book Kabbalah and the 22 Paths of Healing and the healing properties of the Kabbalistic archetypes which have inspired his work over the last 25 years. During the second part of the talk, Marco Marini will reveal the practical system of healing, Water of Siloe, which emerged from his work with Kabbalah. Water of Siloe is a holistic system that helps in re-harmonising the human structure by reaching the…

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September 2019

Rough Waking; Living Free

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Time is tight; life is short. How long do you want to remain in the dream? Drawing from his new book 'Rough Waking', Zen master Daizan Skinner will share insights concerning how we can rapidly and sustainably awaken within the constrictions and insecurities of modern life. Based on over a thousand years of practical wisdom and Daizan’s many years of helping hundreds of westerners to awaken and transform their lives, we will explore specific Zen techniques and practices that can…

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Chris Mackey: The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Chris Mackey has long been interested in positive psychology, a science of wellbeing which, like other areas of psychology such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, is gradually showing more interest in spirituality. About 25 to 30% of Westerners consider themselves 'spiritual but not religious' and clairvoyants, tarot card readers and other alternative practitioners are these days consulted more often than mainstream mental health professionals, showing the general public’s interest in a transpersonal dimension in life. Chris's latest book The Positive Psychology of…

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Dancing with Bees

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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The day Brigit Strawbridge realised she knew more about the French Revolution than the native trees she walked past every afternoon on her way to work, she literally stopped in her tracks. This realisation led ultimately to her journey of reconnecting with the natural world and discovering her particular love for bees. In this talk, Brigit will share stories of her journey back to nature and back to noticing– recounting the honeybee swarm that moved into her log hive, the…

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What the Dead are Dying to Teach Us

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Claire Broad wants us to know that there is life after death – that we can heal, spiritually awaken, and even learn from those already on the 'other side' through the therapeutic practice of mediumship. In What the Dead Are Dying to Teach Us (10th September, Watkins Publishing), Claire – known as 'The Honest Medium' – shares insight into her lifetime of interactions with the other side, relating the invaluable experiences and lessons she has gained while simultaneously drawing on…

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The Way of Effortless Mindfulness with Loch Kelly

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Effortless mindfulness is a way of opening to a natural, wise, and lovingawareness that’s already present within you, allowing you to shift out ofyour chattering mind and into the source of your mind, which is alreadyawake and aware—where you can rest, renew, and feel unconditional andinterconnected love. Drawing from four decades of experience, Loch Kelly had tried it all—sex, drugs, rock & roll, traveling, new relationships, reading, artistic pursuits, being in nature, and countless other activities—in an effort to find…

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Relationship: Are You Sure You Want One?

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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“How many great relationships do you see out there? I don’t mean long lasting relationships. I am talking about caring relationships where you empower each other to be as great as you can be.” – Brendon Watt Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you really want a relationship? And if you do, what would you really like to create? Join Australian based authors Simone Milasas and Brendon Watt as they explore this question and tools from their latest…

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The Next Step: Insights into Group Work and the Masters Today with Cyrus Ryan

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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from Living on the Inner Edge, a Practical Esoteric Tale by Cyrus Ryan Cyrus Ryan spent over 30 years in an esoteric meditation group that had been contacted by one of the Masters of Wisdom, who gave them a word of power (mantra), which totally reshaped the group work and the small group of seekers. The Next Step includes a very eclectic approach to the esoteric path, taking the essence of various teachings and blending them into a new form…

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