As 2017 Beckons…

Looking Backwards…..and Looking Forwards I suppose that we have all by now been reflecting on the seemingly long list of high profile celebrity deaths that have occurred throughout 2016.  Many household names are no longer with us: George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Prince and many more that mean different things to different people.  And … More As 2017 Beckons…

Etty Hillesum: A Story Of Spiritual Transformation

Look at Etty Hillesum’s entry in Wikipedia and you’ll see that her occupation is listed as ‘writer’.  In actuality, she was so much more than that; anyone who has read her diaries, or secondary sources based on them, would be strongly inclined to bestow upon her the moniker of ‘mystic’ too.  Such mysticism was inextricably … More Etty Hillesum: A Story Of Spiritual Transformation

The Vexed Issue of Spirituality and Health

For many years, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking on health and well-being.  The results, it has to be said, have been mixed. Now a group scientists are venturing onto new, and controversial terrotory. For example, University of Miami HIV/Aids researcher, Gail Ironson noticed that a number of HIV … More The Vexed Issue of Spirituality and Health