Lectures 2018 Spring

Details of the 2018 Spring programme of lectures may be found below. The entrance fee to each lecture is currently £8 for members and £10 for non-members.


Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT

Directions for getting to Steiner House may be found here.

Doors Open 6.45 p.m.   Lecture begins at 7.15 p.m.

Friday April 27th 

RILKO AGM (6.50pm) followed by

Robert Cowley Memorial Lecture – John R Gordon


John has been working with the sacred landscape west of Penzance and will talk about his approach to working with the elemental beings and the land, despite the fact that he himself is not clairvoyant. John works with the principle put forward by those who formulate the concept “I and the land are one”.

John Gordon has been involved with both the spiritual and educational side of Rudolf Steiner’s work and for many years gave talks, lectures and workshops at Rudolf Steiner House in London. In 1999 he retired to West Penwith, ‘The True West’.

Friday March 23rd – David Ash

(second to last Friday, owing to timing of Easter)

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE – A New Understanding from an Ancient Knowledge

Where we have come from and where we go to are questions that have vexed humanity since the dawn of time. Traditionally we relied on religion for answers but now, increasingly, we are turning to science instead. India is the mother of science. An ancient lost knowledge from the Indian Yogic tradition, applied to modern physics, provides answers to these questions and points to a meaning and purpose for every human existence. David will address the questions: Why are we here? Do we live on after death? Is there an ultimate destiny for our race? In his new book The Origin Of Life his answers to these questions are presented not as absolute truth but as a new mythology, so we are each free to believe or not as we choose. In a sense this is true of everything. Our world and everything in it could be a myth, nothing but pure imagination, because from a quantum perspective applied to the insight of Yogis in ancient India, particles appear to be more like thoughts than things.

David Ash attended Queens University, Belfast (1968) and continued his degree at Queen Elizabeth College, London University (1969-1972) with a teaching diploma at the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth (1973-74). On January 15th 1975, David spoke from the Faraday Rostrum at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on the theoretical physics and cosmology he was developing from ancient Yogic philosophy, and explained the effect known now as ‘dark energy’. Following his first published work (with Peter Hewitt), Science of the Gods (Gateway Books 1990), he set out in 1991-94 on an international lecture tour using his discoveries to support the predictions of ascension. In 1995 the College of Psychic Studies published The New Science of the Spirit, which included the prediction of the accelerating expansion of the Universe confirmed experimentally by Saul Perlmutter in 1997. David’s theory was revised and republished as The New Physics of Consciousness by Kima Global Publishing of Cape Town (2007) and again as The Vortex Theory (2015). Kima also published David’s books, Activation for Ascension (1995), The Role of Evil in Human Evolution (2007), Continuous Living (2015) and are about to publish The Origin of Life. David is the father of nine children and grandfather of twelve.

Friday February 23rd – Francesca G Rossetti

PSYCHIC ASPECTS OF RELATIONSHIPS – Clearing Old Patterns that Block Relationships

Francesca talks about who we ‘think’ we are, including outmoded patterns of thought that may cover a deeply buried authentic ‘Self’. You may have deep insights enabling you to feel layers of emotion or ancient ghosts that may need to be transmuted through the power of love. Then you will be able to feel what love is from your own depth of experience. Psychic problems include subconscious fears, agreements, as well as psychic interference. There may be vows of poverty, chastity and obedience from past and present lifetimes. You may need to overcome difficulties of loving yourself, before you are able to love others.

Francesca G.Rossetti is an international lecturer and the author of several books. Psycho-Regression is being revised for 2018 with a new title, Shamanistic Healing & Regression. Francesca is a third generation psychic and has practiced Shamanistic Healing for many years. She has learned a great deal from her study of Radionics with Dr. Mark Gallert as well as healing with the Native Americans, and has met many indigenous people and tribal elders. Rossetti is the founder of Psycho-Regression & Pre-Creation (Soul Therapy).

Friday January 26th  – Karen French


Just five simple geometric shapes and patterns combine to make the universal, powerful model called the Gateway to The Heavens. Discover their inherent meaning and purpose and hence why they have been used down the centuries as potent symbols and tools across all cultures, particularly when used with sacred intent. Once you appreciate their significance it will change the way you regard them and afford you the opportunity to use geometric shapes to positive effect in your life.

International author and artist Karen L French is known for her books, Gateway to the Heavens and The Hidden Geometry of Life. Her passions are symbolism and sacred geometry from a multi-disciplinary perspective. She looks at the science behind numbers, shapes, colours, and their roles in forming reality as well as their use as symbols and tools in the Arts and in spirituality.  Karen studied Mathematics and Management Sciences and then spent many years in international marketing. For the last 20 years she has devoted her time to The Gateway Series and to art.