Celebrating 90 years at 16 Queensberry Place 1926-2016.
An exhibition of Art and Artefacts from the College archives.
This outing offered an extremely rare opportunity for us to take a peek into a small part the College’s most treasured possessions, many of which had not been displayed for 90 years and may not be put on display again for another 90 years!
The College was formed in 1884 on the initiative of Stainton Moses, an Anglican minister, schoolmaster. He was also a powerful amateur medium, under the pseudonym M.A.Oxon.
From 1926 – 1930 the whole of the top floor at the College was leased to Harry Price, Psychic Investigator for his ‘National Laboratory of Psychical Research’.
Nowadays the College is regarded as a training centre for Personal and Spiritual Development, Psychic & Mediumship development, Working with Your Guides and Angels, Inspirational & Automatic Writing, Past Lives Exploration, Shamanism, Palmistry, Remote Viewing, Tarot, Scrying, Crystals and the College Accredited Healing Course.
There is a notable total lack of informative courses relating to Physical Mediumship.
This morning myself, Emily, Hazel and Susan shared the car journey to London. Starting out at 8.20am our journey began. It has to be said, that I absolutely detest London and only the strong draw of attraction towards this exhibition caused me to set aside my negative feelings.
Note: Emily is best placed to describe an incident that occurred prior to our leaving...her write-up will be offered at the bottom of this blog.
To lighten the journey Charles (in spirit) had offered us puzzling clues to encourage further interest, and I had joined by offering a series of clues to the other passengers on the day. These amusements, along with snacks and familiar music would have eased the trials of the journey, had there been any!
As it was, we arrived at the Millenium Hotel, where we had pre-booked parking at reasonable cost, just a short walk from our destination.
Upon arrival at the College we took a look at the imposing building, typical of many in that area of London. On the front of the building a new plaque, in honour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (College President 1926-1930) had newly been unveiled.
We received a pleasant welcome into the building, and immediately felt the familiar energy emanating from our surroundings...in fact all of us sat down before 'settling' to tour.
There were nine rooms to visit, spread over four floors. Everything was well displayed, descriptions well written (although perhaps lacking in detailed explanation) and the photographs and prints clearly protected. Frankly all of us felt privileged to be able to view such treasures and wanted to move in and stay there for a month!