Friday, 24 May 2013
Pictures from the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London
The Mind Body Spirit Festival in London is one of the highlights of the year for me because I always have such a good time there. It has a wonderfully friendly atmosphere and there are so many things to see and try out - as well as lots of tempting things to buy on the stalls. I was there today and here are a few of the pictures I took.
The photo at the top shows an overview of the hall - although it stretches much further than that. The main stage has free talks, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. Henry Cumming is in the picture on the right on the main stage, doing a demonstration of mediumship. He seemed to pick up on a few spirits that were recognised by members of the audience, and took it in his stride when no one claimed the ghost of a young man who died in a motor accident. Maybe the spirit was just there to watch the show.
The picture on the left shows at tarot deck that I really wish I had bought. The annoying thing is that I can't remember what it was called or the name of the trade stand I saw it on. Neither can I read the name of the deck in my photo and although I know I picked up a leaflet from the stall, I can't seem to find it now I'm back home. If anyone recognises the deck, do leave a comment below!
The photos of candle (right) and fairies (at the bottom) are just a few other lovely things I saw on stalls.Two yurts were set up in the foyer outside the main exhibition area - one was called the Love Dome and the other was the Mantra Lounge. These were also offering free activities all day long.
I went to three different guided meditation sessions, which were all very different. One was run by an NLP practitioner, another was a shamanic journey using the aid of Egyptian scents run by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free and the third was a love meditation in the Love Dome with Cate Mackenzie's Love Fairies (who you can see in the small picture below left). The subtitle of this year's Mind Body Spirit Festival London is The Summer of Love - and that theme seemed to run throughout the show.
Now, I'm old enough to remember the original Summer of Love in 1967 (just) and I'm not really sure Summer 2013 is quite going to live up to that. But there is definitely a very loving atmosphere in Earl's Court this weekend. If you are in London and looking for somewhere to go out of the rain, a trip to the Mind Body Spirit Festival could just get the sun shining in your heart, even if it isn't visible in the sky over London right now.
The Mind Body Spirit London Festival is on until Monday 27 May, from 10am to 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am to 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday. Tickets cost £10 on the door, For more details, visit www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk.
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