Friday 28 September 2012

Impressions of the Mind Body Soul Experience

I've spent the day at the Mind Body Soul Experience at the Olympia exhibition centre in London and, if you are in London over the weekend, I can thoroughly recommend going there.

It is a pretty inexpensive event, too. Tickets are £10 on the door or cheaper if booked in advance over the internet and many of the talks and workshops are free. I took part in a 20-minute Raja yoga relaxation session in the meditation area for free, then a free workshop on contacting spirit guides.

The spirit guide workshop was probably the highlight of my day. It was run by hedgewitch Lily Oak, who you can see pictured in the photograph at the bottom of this page.

Her workshop took the form of a guided visualisation in which those taking part journeyed to meet their spirit guides. Lily explained that this was a shamanic exercise normally undertaken by those with some experience of shamanic journeying, but she had specially tailored her guided meditation to be suitable for beginners as well. Lily has a stall at the Mind Body Soul Experience selling books and her own meditation CDs, which are published under Hedge Witchery Books. You can also visit her website at

I was also rather impressed by my experience at the Aquarian Therapy stand, which was selling aromatherapy mist sprays. The woman running this stall asked me to choose two sprays from a row of coloured bottles - I picked a purple coloured bottle and an aquamarine coloured bottle simply because they looked nice. I was then asked to close my eyes while a fine mist from each was sprayed over me. They smelled lovely.

The stallholder then chatted to me about what was going on in my life. I explained that my mother had sadly died last year and I still had to declutter a lot of her things, but was finding it difficult to tackle the task. She they showed me the names of the sprays I had chosen. The first one was called "Mummy Relax"; the second one was called "Clear". How very appropriate!

Also at the Mind Body Soul Experience I listened to Anne Malone perform a Sacred Sound Oasis session on the live music stage (pictured left), had a reading done for the reasonable price of £12, watched people being energetic in the experience zone (pictured right) and resisted the temptation to spend a lot of money on a beautiful shawl being sold on one of the stalls.

All in all, it was a good day out.

The Mind Body Soul Experience is at Olympia Two, Kensington, London, W14 8UX on 28th, 29th and 30th September. For more info and to book tickets, visit

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