Stansted Hall – The College of Psychical Sciences
Having returned from my fifth visit to Arthur J. Findlay College in Stansted, Essex, I felt compelled to extol the virtues of the place, particularly to those on the journey of self-discovery or enlightenment.
I took a college course for the first time 3 years ago and was hooked from day one. There are no spells, no rituals, certainly no brainwashing. What’s in place is a down-to-earth mentality, let’s get the job done and get it done right. Mediumship is discussed in a practical way, various techniques for obtaining illicit information or evidence, if you wish, are taught to more advanced students. For less experienced students, aspects of energy and color are explored.
Of course there is Ego there, more within ‘aspiring’ student mediums than Tutors and sadly, of course, there is an element of the ‘I’m going to be a medium because I can make a lot of money’ syndrome. We must remember that we are dealing with mere mortals here. However, to a large extent, you will find camaraderie, long-term friends, and helpful advice.
I have explored mediumship with a fabulous tutor, I will not mention her name as I know her feelings about advertising, all I will say is that she has the key to a lot of practical, honest and intelligent information to tune in to the world of Spirit.
The day is packed from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In the courses I have attended, after breakfast at 8 a.m. M. There is a 30 minute meditation session at 9.30am and from there there will be a one hour lecture on a variety of topics. The week I just was in, for example, saw discussions about symbolism, altered states of consciousness, and auras, to name a few. After coffee at 11 is the first of four daily practical tutorials of 1 ½ hours each, where you can get involved as much or as little as you want. Lunch is at 1 pm and at 2:30 pm you are in the second tutorial. The third follows the cafe at 4:00 p.m. M. And the final, more cheerful tutorial is at 7:30 p.m. M., Who has given you time to cool off from dinner at 6:00 p.m. M.
By the time it’s all over at 9pm, it’s all that can be done to crawl to the bar for a relaxing drink. Of course, there is still a lot to discuss at this point and the feeling is that it comes naturally, like any hobby or interest anyone might have.
Suffice it to say, if you want a secluded setting without the feeling of isolation, Arthur Findlay College in Stansted, Essex is the place. Each time I have attended, I have left a sense of accomplishment and a fuller understanding of an extremely complex area that is still relatively unexploited. The weeks are extremely competitively priced and tuition comes from highly experienced middlemen. It is not necessary to be a spiritualist to attend this college, there are two optional services to attend, a Divine service on Sunday and a public service on Wednesday.
To recap though, the tuition is second to none, you learn in an environment where you can mingle with like-minded people and fully focus on the task at hand.