Leonard Young A History Of Spiritualism In Britain A Critical Analysis Of Key Spiritualist Histories

Did Spiritualism really begin in the USA?

The history of Spiritualism is shrouded in questions. This talk is designed to examine some of these questions and consider whether the recorded history is correct. We shall look closely at the Fox Family and some Pioneers of Spiritualism from a critical viewpoint.

Knowing the fact and the history is important for anyone who really has an interest in Spiritualism. This is perhaps your chance to be critical and investigate the fact and the truth about such people as the Fox family, Andrew Jackson Davis, etc.

Leonard Young became involved in Spiritualism at the age of thirteen. He worked within the Spiritualist church until he was nineteen. At that time, he embarked upon a different spiritual path. He entered monastic life to see if this was part of his spiritual journey. It was not.

After returning home, he began a professional career in catering and returned to Spiritualism. He met and was mentored by the world-renowned Lecturer, Speaker, and Demonstrator (Medium) Ron J. Baker in the 1970s. When Ron passed away, Gordon Higginson took Leonard under his wing and continued to support and help him.

In the early 1980s, he trained at the Proudfoot School of Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, and Psychotherapy, and now holds several diplomas in various subjects taught at the school. He studied with Gil Boyne, Ormond McGill, and Wilf Proudfoot, to name but a few.

Leonard is a former Minister of the SNU, with a diploma and Certificate as a speaker and demonstrator. He holds a degree in Theology from the University of Liverpool, and a Master’s degree from Leeds University, in Theology and Pastoral studies. He has held many positions in the Spiritualist movement: Vice-President of the SNU, Chairman of the SNU Publications committee, President of the Manchester District Council, and President of the Manchester Pioneer Centre. He also opened the Journey Within School in 1996 with its Pastor, the Reverend Janet Nohavec.

Leonard has worked and demonstrated with many of the most noteworthy mediums in the field, including Ron Baker, Gordon Higginson, Coral Polge, Albert Best, and Mary Duffy. He worked at the Arthur Findlay College, Stansted Hall, for just over 20 years as a Tutor and Course organizer until he stepped down in 2002. Leonard has traveled the world, lecturing and teaching in Australia, the United States, Canada, and numerous countries in Europe and beyond.

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Saturday 25th March 2023
10:00 – 12:00 Eastern Time
The Cost is $25.00

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Mar 25 2023


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Date: Mar 25 2023
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