Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Firstly our recommendation of courses or events you might find beneficial, but please be aware this is only coming from our view point.  Don't forget the event at the London Spiritual Mission on the 8th of November with Hans Waard, which I refered to in a previous post.  Then the workshop with Mark Brandist on the 1st December at Reading National Spiritual Church (again see in a previous entry),  which I now understand is almost completely booked so if you want a place  you had better book soon.  Next  I would like to suggest a workshop on the 24th November at Woodford Spiritualist Church ( with Michael Redwin 12 - 3 pm entitled "Nothing goes right on the outside when nothing is going right on the inside". We have been to a number of Michael's workshops and as well as the enjoyment level we have always come away with more knowledge. Another two workshops which might we worth your while going to are facilitated by Maggie Jones the first of whch is at Stockwell Spiritualist Church on the 3rd November 11am - 4.30 pm (telephone 020 7733 7761 and then on the 10th November at  10.30 am - 4.30 pm at Morden Spiritualist Church  (telephone 020 8648 5369).   Both workshops are on mediumship, but for more details please ring the churches concerned.    I would next like to share two pieces of work, which came from our last workshop. The image in the top left hand corner is just a simple piece of psychic art from which the student gave a reading as we believe in keeping things simple.  We intend to do a weekend of taster workshops with this in mind which will be exactly the right level for everyone.  Simple ways to intuition, inspirational prose or verse, psychic readings, spirit art and mediumship.  Watch for further details in our next blog entry.  I would also like to share this with you again from the same workshop "Exploring the soul and it's journey".
The time for your journey should always be uppermost in your mind,
The journey is never ending it evolves as you evolve,
Take time to evaluate the journey,
How can you further understand where you are going on your journey,
What do you need to make your way clearer,
Look within not outside your journey is a mirror,
Your progress inside dictates your outer world condition,
It is only when you are travelling forward inside,
That the changes you seek outside can begin.
This coming Sunday 4th November at 3.30pm we are serving Chingford Spiritualist Church at Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford,  London, E4 7PH.  Then on the 7th November we are at the ISM (see previous blog entry).  Then we are back at Barbara Barnes's  liitle church on the Isle of Dogs where you can guarantee a warm welcome  thats the evening service on the  11th November and the next day we are taking the service at The Light within sc, Glydon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead, SE18 7LB at 1.30 pm.  Following this we are back at Woodford on the 18th November with the continuation of "Exploring the Soul and its Journey" Just a wee bit of an advanced notice we are doing the last part of the workshop in December plus a workshop at Balham.  So watch out for details of this and also anymore recommendations.   

Friday, October 19, 2012

Apart from some hiccups including me taking a tumble in a supermarket (no I hadn't been drinking as someone  has suggested). The mat in its doorway wasn't straight and I caught my foot.  There was a lovely group on the workshops in Plymouth   these included Michael Hainsworth who took this video of Daniel in trance (first attempt ever to see himself in trance).  Thanks Michael then there was Joan Allen, Alysia Gimblett, Lowenna Markham, Caroline Cassidy, Dominic Kearney, a lady called Laura and not forgetting the lady who made it possible Fran Hoggarth.  The Thunder Beings were kind to us and the weather was clement.  If it hadn't been for the three earth angels  the accident would have been a disaster. My other half who looked after me as well as Michael and Joan who gave me healing and thanks to them the pain in minor we also love being around Harry the Cat a real; sweetie, as long as he can't smell nubuck leather. I really enjoyed the tea leaf reading.  One things we did learn from the weekend was to set rules.  That incident which caused the major hiccup will not occur again.
EOn Now back to our next events which are as follows.  On the 7th November we are at the Institute of Spiritualist Mediums  (  in Romford with a Sound Healing Workshop (see last blog entry for address) starts at 8 pm. Then on the 12th November we are at The Light within sc, Glydon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead, SE18 7LB  service starts at 1.30 pm.  On the 18th November the continuation of our course  "Exploring your souls Journey". Finally we are planning a weekend of workshops in Cheddar (more details when its arranged). 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A wee bit about myself

As promised is the second of us.  This time it's me. Patricia Mc Nally was born in South London. Her enthusiasm for art began when she was given watercolour lessons in early childhood and    has been developing that medium from then on. Although she has had no formal training she has made in-depth studies of many great artists most particularly Gwen John, Joan Eardley, Lawrence Stephen Lowry and Jules Pascin. Recently she has been drawn very much to the work of Quentin Blake in truth he is her hero. In 1985 she joined the Mary Ward Centre, where her tutor (the late Peter John Garrard) whose constant and helpful advice aided her transition to a new medium oils.  She has since gained further experience on a number of courses and workshops at  Summer Schools at the Slade School of Fine Art, the Heatherley School of Fine Art, St Oswald Studios,  the Blackheath School of Art and the Curwen Print Study Centre. Her first studio space was at Kew Studios many moons ago. She prefers to paint intimate landscapes looking for the more unusual aspect.  Her interest in printmaking lead to a series of collographic landscapes of a similar nature but on a grander scale.  She was then commissioned by the “Artists and Illustrators Magazine” to write an article on her way of working with this form of printmaking. She also works in pastel and enjoys wood engraving. She has exhibited widely and has had several one-person exhibitions and several two-person exhibitions. Her work has also been shown in the Mall Gallery (the RBA), the Alberti Gallery (in Cork Street) Eva Jekel Gallery all in London and the Schacht Fine Arts Gallery in New York. She has also taken part in the Wrotham Art Festival. She was presented to the Princess Royal during an exhibition, which she was invited to take part in at Heythrop College in London. Her paintings are in international collections. She believes intuition and art can be united, as we are part of the great creator, so we are creative. Her interest in the esoteric and mystic took her to the College of Psychic Studies and the Spiritual Association of Great Britain both in London. She felt she gained a great deal from her studies at both establishments. She has continued her studies in this area.  Recently the work and writings of Caroline Myss has had a great influence on her and like Caroline believes we are here to fulfil our own sacred contract with the divine. The in depth knowledge of Julia Cameron who has influenced her immensely.  Her passion is teaching and imparting her knowledge to people. Her subjects are constructive and unusual ways to use a sketchbook, printmaking, creativity, meditation, self-awareness and mediumship.  She is convinced all human beings have a creative flame; it only has to be fanned with enthusiasm and love. She holds a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and like her partner is a member of the Institute  for Learning.n Eventually she would together with her partner like to establish a centre for teaching and therapies as a way of encouraging people to develop their own spiritual awareness and inner truth, but also sees this as away to relieve the stress of modern living.  She hopes it will be based on some of Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy.  She has a great love of music which covers the whole spectrum, but her favourite singers are the Beatles, Nilsson, Gracie Fields, Julie Felix, James Cameron, Enya and Judy Garland. She also likes reading when she has the time her favourite authors being Laurie Lee, Richard Adams, Mitch Albom, Caroline Myss and Roald Dahl.  She now runs her own unique workshops to encourage creativity and intuition. For more details of these workshops please e-mail  or ring 07927 288904.  Firstly I would like to remind you about the workshop at Reading National Spiritualist with medium Mark Brandist.  Well worth attending.  We are going and we know we will enjoy the day as well as strengthen our link to spirit (  Another person whose service I always enjoy is Janet Talty who is at Bexleyheath Christian Spiritualist Church, 85 Lion Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 5NT on the 31st October at 7.30pm.   Our next workshop as I said in my previous post will be on the 21st October at  Woodford National Spiritualist Church (  and that evening we are taking the Sunday evening service.  On the 7th of November we are at the Institute of Spiritualist Mediums in Essex which meets at the Friends Meeting House, Balgores Crescent, Gidea Park, Nr. Romford. The workshop is a Sound Healing one, which we are looking forward to doing.  We are a new church in Plumstead on 12th November in the afternoon and we will be posting that in our next blog entry and hopefully showing you some of the students work from Plymouth. Meanwhile I have posted an old one of an imagine inspired by the altar in one of the churches and created via one of our students who is also my brothert Allan McNally.











Thursday, October 11, 2012

A wee bit about Daniel

Just for a change apart from updating you on our workshop, events and recommendations I though I would tell you a little about us.  I will be doing this over our next two entries. Daniel Naughnane was born in Wimbledon and lived most of his early life in Battersea. He had a creative flare from a very early age and during that time he had many out of body experiences, which lead to his exploration of the mystic and esoteric. His creativity continued during his schooldays, where he studied pottery (hand built pots and sculpture), but it was not until after he left school that his interest in fine art (oils, watercolours, pastels and pencil) began.  It was also around this time he began to study relief printing (linocuts, woodcuts etc). In 1985 he joined the Mary Ward Centre, where his tutor (the late Peter John Garrard) aided his artistic development.  He has since gained further experience on numerous courses and workshops including the Summer School at the Slade School of Fine Art, the Blackheath School of Art, the Heatherley College of Fine Art , St Oswald Studios, the Curwen Print Study Centre and the Kew Studios where he had his first studio.  He has exhibited widely and has had a number of one-person exhibitions and several two-person exhibitions. His work has been shown in the Royal Festival Hall in the South Bank Picture Show. He was presented to Princess Royal during an exhibition at Heythrop College where he worked and took part as an exhibitor.  He has also taken part in the Wrotham Art Festival. His paintings are in international collections.  His interest in the esoteric and mystic took him to the College of Psychic Studies and the Spiritual Association of Great Britain. He has continued his studies and development and feels this is a never ending progression.  He loves music his favourites being Julie Felix, James Cameron and Gracie Fields.  His really great love is books anything and everything.  He is an enthusiastic teacher and communicates this in all the subjects he teaches. His subjects are printmaking, meditation, self-awareness and mediumship.  He holds a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and is a member of the Institute for Learning.  Eventually he hopes to establish a centre for teaching and therapies as a way of encouraging people to develop their own spiritual awareness and inner truth, but also sees this as away to relieve the stress of modern living. He now runs workshops (including drawing with the inner eye) to encourage creativity and intuition. The picture on the right is entitled Father Francis and is one of Daniel's Psychic Art pictures.  Now to our usual workshops, events and recommendations.  On Sunday as mentioned in my previous entry we are at the Island of Light Church.  We will soon be off to Plymouth for our private function and are looking forward to meeting so many people Fran, Michael, Lowenna, Joan, Alysia and not forgetting Harry the Cat. 
It's only for a few days, but it will be a break from the smoke and we will be in good company.  Then on our return we are at Woodford National Spiritualist Church with an all day workshop "Exploring Your Soul and It's Journey" followed by our discussion group with Sharon Law and Shelley Joseph.  We will then be taking the evening service at Woodford ( After this we are at the ISM in Romford for a Sound Healing Workdshop.  More details of that next time.  Don't forget our recommendations in  our last entry.  The venture in Bromley has been put on hold for two reasons.  Firstly the contract will not be ready until the end of this month and secondly as two previous members of Bromley are going to set up there own centre in St.Mary's Cray and we felt it only fair to put Bromley on hold under the present economic climate being the localities are fairly closed to one other.  Our venture would have started just before Christmas and I feel people want to participate in the festive season and money at the moment is scare.  Nevertheless, lets wish Pip Norris and Olga Day lots of good luck and blessings with the new centre.  Rainbow Healing Sanctuary will  now possible go ahead mid to late January 2013. New venture at this time take a lot of hard work and energy.   

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Firstly I would like to mention a couple of interesting events that have been brought to my notice.Looking ahead there is a workshop at Reading National Spiritualist Church on 1st December with medum Mark Brandist whose workshops I have been to many times.  He comes highly recommended by both my partner and myself.  His is a different kind of workshop and those interested in philosphy will be more than pleased as some aspect of this always intergrates into them.  There is also a special the Island of Light at  Barkentine Hall Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, London  E14 8JH.  A special evening of readings plus healing run by a lovely lady Barbara Barnes, which starts  at 6.30 pm on the 14th of October mediums participating in the event are Maggie Jones, Martin Jones,  Shelley Joseph, Phil Warr, Daniel Naughnane,  Pepyta Norris and myself.   On the 5th of October we are doing a special evening of Spirit Art at Woodford National Spiritual Church  We are then off to Plymouth to do a private workshop and looking forward to meeting lots of people we have only spoken to on the telephone.  On the 21st October we are at Woodford National Spiritualist  Church again with our series of workshops entitled "Exploring your soul and its journey "(please come and join) 11 am till 4 pm and the same evening we are also taking the Sunday service there which starts at 6.30pm.   This takes us toNovember when we will be facilating a Sound Healing Workshop at the ISM in Romford and also serving a new little centre near Plumstead, but more of that in our next update.  One thing before I finish this post there has also been brought to my notice an interesting talk on form of healing called the Jacket Technique by Hans Waard from the Netherlands will in London in November. It sounds extremely interesting (more news of this next time).  Details about the new Bromley group is still under discussion.  Just for a change I have added a very interesting photograph taken at the home ofa lady who had lots of cats whilst I was stroking a lovely little friend called Spooky. One last final thing we are hoping to get the beginners group up and running again at Woodford Church as soon as possible, but we need a bigger group of people together so those of you who were involved please email us at or leave a message on 07927 288904