Talk


An Evening With Dementia

£10 (£8)

 

Where Science Meets

The Spirit – The DNA Music Of The Human Genome

£8 (£6)

 

 

 

Mon 6 August 8pm - 10pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Tue 7 & Tue 14 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Fringe sell-out award 2010

Enlightens, inspires, reveals what an individual with dementia might want others to understand if he could be the teacher. - British Medical Journal.

 

Empathise with the state of being, called dementia. From 9pm will be a discussion led by Professor June Andrews, the Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.

 

www.aneveningwithdementia.co.uk

 

Renowned composer Stuart Mitchell’s lecture discusses the elemental patterns he’s discovering in music after assimilating data from the human genome. This ground-breaking work has begun to unlock, as he puts it, ‘the score of Creation’ and the influence of resonance on the physical and metaphysical world around us.

 

www.stuart-mitchell.com

 

 

 

 

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An Introduction To

Classical Music For Beginners By Patricia Thomas

By Donation

 

Scots In The Caribbean

– Scotland’s Hidden History By Donation

 

 

 

Weds 8 August 4pm - 5pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Thurs 9 and Thurs 23 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

An introduction to classical music using recordings and interactive conversation giving the listener a chance to share with others their impressions of and feelings about the music played.

 

The history of Scotland has expanded to include the Caribbean. Yet it is not widely known that most Jamaicans have family connections with Scotland. Edinburgh and Glasgow have strong historical links with Jamaica. This association extended from ordinary houses in Edinburgh to grand landmarks such as the Necropolis and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. This lecture by Professor Geoff Palmer will surprise and enlighten.

 

 

 

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The Message Of Karabel: Democracy, Theocracy And

Hypocrisy

By Donation

 

The Story Of A

94 Year Old Mother

By Donation

 

 

 

Fri 10 and Fri 17 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Sat 11 and Sat 18 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

This is the story of a tragic incident which happened in the 680AD, only 60 years after Prophet Mohammad introduced Islam as a universal religion. The event continues to have profound implications for the political, spiritual and moral framework of today’s society, and questions the surrender of the truth to falsehood.

 

The real-life story of a mother who battled for almost a century against the authoritarian regimes of Stalin, the Shah of Iran and the malignant international forces of occupation and exploitation in the East, eventually finding herself a serene and peaceful resting place beside her children in Turkey.

 

 

 

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Leave To Remain

£12 (10)

 

Here to Help: UFOs and

The Space Brothers

£5

 

 

 

13 and 14 August 4pm - 5.30pm

20 August 2pm - 3.30pm

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Mon 13 August 8pm - 9pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Following their personal experience of bereavement, writer Jo Clifford, and actor Suzanne Dance created Leave to Remain - a show that uses live music, ritual and storytelling to create an uplifting performance that is as warm hearted as it is cathartic.  With cellist Harriet Davidson.

 

There’s something intensely moving and comforting about this brief and beautiful experience. – Joyce Mcmillan, Scotsman

 

Followed by a discussion lead by the performers.

 

Dutch UFO researcher Gerard Aartsen presents compelling evidence from historical sources that reveal the true purpose of the extra-terrestrial presence on Earth in this time of unprecedented crisis. Based on the research for his second book, he shows the connections between the message of hope that came from the early contactees, the testimonies of a growing number of dignitaries, and the social changes now occurring around the world.

 

www.bgapublications.nl

 

 

 

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Avoiding The Pitfalls With

GP Taylor – A Writer’s Guide To Publishing £3

 

The Scottish Six:

Riddoch & Wightman On

The New Scotland

£6 (£4)

 

 

 

Mon 13 August 6pm - 7pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

14 - 17, 20 - 24 August 6pm - 7pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

How to get ahead in the Publishing Business. How to get a publisher - deal with the press and get a movie deal - all you need to know from writing a book to seeing it on the shelves. Ideal for those setting out on the creative journey who want all the insider gossip and knowledge. Funny - informative and not to be missed by any budding writer.

 

Join broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch and land rights activist, Andy Wightman for the issues that never get properly aired on TV. An entertaining evening of provocative talk about Scotland, its land, its people and their future. Who owns the land? What can we learn from our European neighbours? What might a future as an independent country hold? Each evening Lesley and Andy will be joined by a special guest and the audience are free to join in the debate.

 

www.lesleyriddoch.com

www.andywightman.com

 

 

 

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The Ageless Wisdom Teachings – An Introduction

To Humanity’s Spiritual Legacy FREE

 

Dirty Paki Lingerie

£10 (£8)

 

 

 

Thurs 16 August 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King

Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

 

Thurs 16 August 8pm - 10pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

An introduction to that great body of wisdom at the heart of all spiritual teachings given throughout the ages, which underpin our spiritual interconnectedness, as part of one divine family. The Ageless Wisdom teachings throw greater light on the mysteries of the universe, the nature of our Being, and the underlying synthesis between science and religion.

 

An outstanding one-woman play where Sex, Religion, and Politics collide as six American Muslim Pakistani females air their dirty lingerie...

 

Breaks down stereotypes of Muslim women - The Wall Street Journal

 

See this production - nytheatre.com

 

Followed by a discussion with Farkhanda Chaudhry OBE and the playwright and performer Aizzah Fatima and Shabnum Mustapha, Director of Amnesty International Scotland.

 

www.DirtyPakiLingerie.com

 

 

 

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Finding Your Balance

£8 (£6)

 

Daoism And

The Way Forward

£8 (£6)

 

 

 

Sat 18 August 4pm - 5pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Monday 20 August 8pm - 9pm
Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Are you burning your candle at both ends? Is it time to make a change? Join Wendy Curran to discover practical ways to help you bring your life into balance and free yourself from stress. A practical, fun and interactive talk where Wendy demonstrates that managing your stress doesn’t have to be stressful.  Wendy is a fully qualified and insured therapist.

 

Daoism has roots that go back thousands of years yet has a lot to teach us about our modern, everyday lives. This lecture will explain key concepts that allow us to live more healthily; both spiritually and physically.  Born in Edinburgh, Rachael Zi Jiao is part of a daoist martial lineage directly from China.

 

www.soenren.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crop Circles, UFOs &

World Transformation

FREE

 

From The Beatles To Beethoven –

The Artist As Hero

£5

 

 

 

Tue 21 August 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King

Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

 

Thurs 23 August 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King

Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

 

 

 

The growing occurrence of Crop Circles and UFOs is connected to a major shift in the consciousness of humanity – and to a fundamental turning point on our evolutionary path. They relate to the return among us of the Masters of Wisdom and Maitreya the World Teacher - and to the awakening of humanity to the spiritual basis of life.

 

A multimedia talk/presentation by Mike Hall.  Join us on a Magical Mystery Tour that travels back through time. You will stop off at Strawberry fields, ‘The Ace of Spades’ and Magical Pagodas to arrive at a destination where you can be spiritually free.  Mike is currently President of The Edinburgh Theosophical Society. He has two plays professionally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

 

 

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Scotland The Journey Continues

£3

 

 

Sat 25 August 11am - 12pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Fife-born songwriter Alan Forrester introduces people he has met as his career took him around Scotland. Working first in local government, then university administration and now song writing, Alan came to know Scotland better through his travels and “became even more Scottish” as a result.  A joyful mixture of songs, readings, photos and painting.

 

With author Ron Halliday, poet Graham King and Radio West Fife.

 

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The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

E-mail: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

 

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News

New Director

The Festival of Spirituality & Peace has a new Director: Andrew Newman.  Andrew brings with him an African/ Scottish view on the path to peace, diversity and inclusiveness.

 

For information on how to contact him visit the 'Meet the team' page

Calling all Performers

 

FoSP is searching for innovative and thought-provoking events to be part of 2013's Festival

 

For more information please see the Performing page 

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