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Recent & Featured – Articles/Blogs


Holistic Leadership

Holistic leadership can make the world a better place. It can happen in all areas of your life — family, friends, workplace and the wider community of your neighbourhood, nation ...
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Ley Lines, Animals and Dance

Do animals move around following ley lines? This was the question recently put to me by a researcher from a wildlife charity. I loved the question because it focused my ...
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Why I Meditate – A List of Reasons

There was a mixed reaction from the audience when I said that I meditated for two hours every day. A few shook their heads in concerned bewilderment. Why was he ...
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50 RECOMMENDED MIND-BODY-SPIRIT BOOKS

This list was put together after a consultation process involving over 200 people. Anam Cara - Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World, John O'Donohue, Bantam, 1999 Anatomy of Spirit, Caroline ...
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New Research on Spiritual Healing

March 2015 A GASP There is often an audible gasp of shock in my groups when I share that there is overwhelming evidence for the health benefits of spirituality, but ...
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Healing & Psychology – Articles/Blogs


Wrestling Demons and Transforming Paperwork

Wrestling Demons and Transforming Paperwork 1 December 2016 This year ...
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The Spark in the Machine

Review of The Spark in the Machine: How the Science ...
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Post-Surgery Pain Reduced by Prayer

An interesting research paper was recently published in Iran. It ...
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Ho’oponopono – Clarifying the Forgiveness Prayer

Many of my friends and colleagues are using the ancient ...
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Whole Body Listening

'The first three sessions were in complete silence. We didn't ...
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The Real Value of Hugs

July 2013 Hugs are good for us. This was a ...
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The Dynamics of Psychological Resistance in Mind-Body Healthcare

2006 This paper appeared in the August 2006 'Journal of ...
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The Art of Holding – Therapeutic Presence

What is the greatest single act of service we can ...
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Four Guidelines for Caring

Spring 2013 As I write this we can finally feel the ...
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Preparing for Surgery

2011 This article was also published in the Journal of ...
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Managing Criticism

Dear William I attended a couple of your recent workshops ...
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Managing Financial Anxiety

August 2007 The Black Hole of Anxiety A while ago ...
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Liver Cleanse

Since my early twenties I have had an instinct for ...
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The Insights that May Come with Illness

2010 We all want to feel well and have good ...
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Grateful for My Illness

March 2010 I am currently enjoying the third big illness ...
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Humanistic Psychology – Practical Mystics, Energy Workers and the Transpersonal

This article was originally published in Self and Society the ...
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Using Forgiveness for Family Conflicts

2007 If you follow my writings you will know that ...
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Feeling Good – How It Feels

November 2008 When we feel good, we feel good. But ...
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Enjoying My Illness

26 February 2010 I am currently enjoying the third big ...
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Embracing Your Shadow

July 2013 When I worked in St James’s Church, Piccadilly, ...
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Anxiety and Depression Query

2004 This is a very short piece, dealing with a ...
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New Research on Spiritual Healing

March 2015 A GASP There is often an audible gasp ...
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Psychic Protection – from Chapter One

CHAPTER ONE What’s the issue? ‘I have this friend who ...
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An Energy Healing Strategy for Victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse

In this article I want share with you an energy ...
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Metaphysics – Articles/Blog


Slumbering Colossus in the Sky

7 May 2015 Did you catch this recent news? The largest known form in the universe has just been discovered ...
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Ley Lines, Animals and Dance

Do animals move around following ley lines? This was the question recently put to me by a researcher from a ...
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Psychic Powers Do Not Demonstrate Spirituality

If you've been following my columns, you'll know Im pursuing a thread. It is all about the difference between spirituality ...
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Past Life Memories of the Fall of Atlantis Can Make People Anxious

December 2010 In this article I want to some share thoughts about the fall of Atlantis and some of the ...
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Is the Law of Attraction Black or White Magic?

July 2007  Thirty years ago, I watched a group of men in suits standing in a circle and chanting on ...
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Jonah and the Whale – Initiation

December 2007 Can you imagine what it was like for Jonah in the belly of the whale? In The Bible ...
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Spirits That Accompany Spiritual Teachers

This article looks at the spirits and angels that accompany some spiritual teachers, and which give them a special aura ...
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Aging, Saging and Karma

1995 Recently I had a long period of serene consciousness. Not surprisingly I really enjoyed it and gave myself some ...
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Spirituality – Articles/Blog


Rewards of Spiritual Practice

DAILY SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ~ Feel the Deepest Meaning of Life ~ Daily spiritual practice can transform you, calm your brain, ...
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Top Ten Health Benefits of Spirituality

In recent years, science and medicine have increasingly recognised the role spirituality plays in health. The General Medical Council and ...
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Spiritual Maturity in Times of Agitation

SPIRITUAL MATURITY IN TIMES OF AGITATION 10 November 2016 When the world is shaking with political upheaval it is easy ...
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Church Times Review of Modern Spirituality

Bruce Duncan  Church Times February 2012 WILLIAM BLOOM, the back of this book tells us, is the UK's leading mind, ...
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Holy Water – How to Make It

Holy water is often used to cleanse objects and spaces. What follows is my recipe for making it. This is ...
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As a Group of Souls Are We Fulfilling Our Mission?

2006 All through my life I have believed that I belong a group of souls - a swarm, a flock ...
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Each Breath, New Patterns – A Prayer-Poem

EACH BREATH, NEW PATTERNS Life within me Life around Teach me now the force of growth Wisdom of love Intelligence ...
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We Are All the Messiah

There is an idea that I love. People emerge out of the Earth in the same way that leaves emerge from ...
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The Rose on the Cross

The Heart of Christian Mysticism June 2012 Over Easter this year I was lucky enough to go to the Christ ...
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Are You Really Into Spirituality?

2009 I have a problem with people who spout about spirituality but do not actually do it. My first taste ...
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Bliss Experiences Followed by Turmoil

January 2008 I feel like ranting and being flip about serious stuff. This is a protest to the Great Joker ...
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Mother of the World

The Mother of the World, the Goddess, the female aspect of divinity, has deeply influenced me. Let me tell two ...
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Kindfulness

14 December 2012 Recently I have been having an enjoyable time flower arranging a conference. No, I am not referring ...
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Humanity’s Peak Experiences

I wish you waves of grace, inspiring experiences and real advances in your spiritual development. At the same time I ...
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Whimsical Thoughts on Easter

Easter is a time of bad news. And GOOD NEWS Christ is crucified. Christ is risen. This is a story ...
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How to Forgive When You Can’t Let Go

A few years ago I unfortunately offended a friend with some careless behaviour. I have apologised several times, but every ...
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Do You Want to be Love or Enlightened?

Do you want to be a full expression of love? Or do you want to be fully awake and enlightened? ...
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‘Network Review’ on Power of Modern Spirituality

Book Review of THE POWER OF MODERN SPIRITUALITY Review by David Lorimer in Network Review, the Journal of the Scientific and Medical ...
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The Rabbi and the Mulla

2009 A version of this story also appears in my book The Power of Modern Spirituality My friend, Andrew, never ...
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Blessing to All Beings – Prayer

This is a prayer which I often use to end workshops and meditations Peace to all beings - North, South, ...
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50 RECOMMENDED MIND-BODY-SPIRIT BOOKS

This list was put together after a consultation process involving over 200 people. Anam Cara - Spiritual Wisdom from the ...
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Meditation – Articles/Blog


An Autumn Meditation

Take some quiet time and sit or lie in a comfortable position. Let your body just sink and drop into ...
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Why I Meditate – A List of Reasons

There was a mixed reaction from the audience when I said that I meditated for two hours every day. A ...
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Meditation Masterclass Article in ‘The Independent’

This article appeared in the Sunday Independent 14 January 1996 by Andrew Purvis Today I teach meditation in a more relaxed and ...
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Opinion/Activism – Articles/Blog


May 2017 Article in The I – half page

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Holistic Leadership

Holistic leadership can make the world a better place. It can happen in all areas of your life — family, ...
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Life is Good for Us

Just for the moment forget about spirituality, religion, atheism, secularism, humanism… There is so much accumulated evidence about what is ...
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Holistic Leadership Hints

Here are a few reminders and hints about holistic leadership that you might find helpful.  They can support you in ...
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The Problem with Discussing Compassion in Healthcare

June 2014 Last Thursday I had the pleasure of presenting at the Heart of Healthcare Conference at Dillington House. It ...
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The Global Brain – A Web of Hope

Have you ever heard of the Global Brain? It is a hopeful and inspiring idea. At its heart is the ...
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Important Breakthrough in Mainstream Thinking About Spirituality and Faith

December 2015 Many of you may have seen in today’s newspapers responses to the publication of the report from the ...
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The Delusion of Life Purpose

 I met a bewildered woman. She was a successful civil servant in her forties who was waking up to her ...
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Are Our Minds Useful or Useless

This is one of the great debates in spirituality: are our minds useful or useless? The destroyer or the creator ...
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Why We Do Good Things

My dad was sometimes very cynical. He claimed that people only do good because it makes them feel good. Any ...
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Why Self-Help May Not Work

Have you ever wondered why self-help and healing strategies do not always work — even when practised diligently and even ...
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Talk Your Walk

November 2013 Here’s a dilemma that many of us face. On the one side we want a quiet life. On ...
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Spiritual Pomposity, Hats and Hair Styles

May 2009 A writer recently contacted me about a book he was putting together of truthful stories about the challenges ...
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Response to Criticisms of ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’

27 May 2014 It is fashionable to criticise Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR) people for having no community, nor commitment, ...
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Reframing the Wellbeing Debate

First published in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare  May/June 2010 Its Political not Scientific! SUMMARY Holistic health practitioners know that ...
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Pissed Off with BBC for their Rudeness to Me

December 2006 A few weeks ago, following the death of Eileen Caddy at 89, I was interviewed for Sunday, BBC ...
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Notes from a Successful MBS Autho

NOTES FROM A SUCCESSFUL MBS AUTHOR William Bloom reveals the trials of writing for the Mind, Body & Spirit market ...
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1 April 2014

DALAI LAMA AND THE POPE ANNOUNCE A NEW WORLD RELIGION 1 April 2014 Forwarded from the International Press Office of ...
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Money: Getting it to Dance for God

The Essex Hall Lecture 1997 Keynote Address to the Annual Convention of the Unitarian and Free Christian Churches In an ...
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Measuring National Wellbeing

15 April 2011 SUBMISSION TO THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS MEASURING NATIONAL WELL-BEING CONSULTATION From: William Bloom, Director, Foundation for ...
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HEART plus EARTH equals HEARTH

So here are two questions to intrigue you.  The answer to both is the same. What do a rabbit and ...
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Findhorn’s 50th Birthday

August 2012 I was very honoured to write the Foreword to the Findhorn Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration Book. It gave ...
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Great Stories that Inspire

 2010 There is a startling scene in 'Things Fall Apart' by the great Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe. It tells of ...
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New Year’s Resolutions and Cycles

Do you know some happy mystics? You may be one yourself. The luckiest of these people have had a most ...
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Creative Aggression – a force of nature

March 2008 Thirty-five years on my past was about to catch up with me. I was waiting anxiously to have ...
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GAY PRIESTS, SEX CHANGES AND REINCARNATION

2007 The media has been full of stories about an impending split in the Anglican church about gay priests and ...
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Asserting Spiritual Not Religious Values

August 2009 Do you know the worst accusation made against us? (By 'us' I mean those of us who are ...
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EXCLUSIVE 1st APRIL ANNOUNCEMENT

EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT Deepak Chopra, Prince Charles and Eckhart Tolle  in Private Meeting! Last night I was honoured and delighted to ...
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Abortion – Towards a Holistic Approach

March - 2005 It was dismaying, wasnt it, that the head of the Catholic Church in Britain, Cardinal McCormick, chose ...
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How Does Intuition Work?

The Brain, Confabulation and Subtle Information The moment I see a patient standing in the doorway I can intuit their ...
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Death and Dying – Articles/Blog


Death – Facilitating the Transfer of Consciousness

Death is a great and inevitable transition. Classical spiritual traditions teach concepts and strategies for approaching and passing through it ...
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Soul Rescue in Disasters

Your hearts may be touched by natural and man-made disasters in which many children, women and men are killed. If you have ...
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Rescuing Lost Souls in the 2005 London Bombing

July 2005 It has been a rich and paradoxical week. Last Tuesday and Wednesday I was working in Ulster with ...
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Final Years – Eileen Caddy and My Mum

Leading a retreat at the Findhorn Foundation in May 2003, I took some time off to visit Eileen Caddy, then ...
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