William Bloom

Born in London, his original career was as a novelist and publisher. He had eight books published, and had been a senior commissioning editor at Macmillans by the time he was 25. He also co-founded Advise, the first 24-hour immigrant advisory service in London and was involved in the publication of International Times. He then took two years spiritual retreat living off-grid in the High Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco. As a mature student he studied and then taught at the London School of Economics where he gained his doctorate in political psychology. His Personal Identity, National Identity, International Politics was published by the Cambridge University Press. He then moved to work with special needs adults and teenagers in Southwark College and gained a Cert.Ed. specialising in that field. His background also includes three years of psychoanalysis with Dr Edward Glover and ongoing immersion in psychotherapies and complementary approaches including bodywork, breath work, indigenous and pagan, and a regular daily meditation practice since his early twenties. He co-founded the Alternatives Programme of St. James’s Church, London; is a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, Europe’s leading eco-spirituality centre. His books are translated into sixteen languages

Articles by William Bloom

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THE AURA: PERCEPTION AND DISCRIMINATION

Every human being has an energy field which is not only interwoven with their material physical body but which also extends beyond it.

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The Real Value Of Hugs

Hugs are good for us. Without hugs and touch babies and children do not develop properly. There is poignant evidence that without appropriate physical contact children’s brains simply do not grow

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The Insights That May Come With Illness

We all want to feel well and have good health. And there are wonderful strategies and insights to support us.

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Using Forgiveness For Family Conflicts

If you follow my writings you will know that I sometimes disclose parts of my life that are not so pure and wonderful. Here comes one of those disclosures.

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Psychic Powers Do Not Demonstrate Spirituality

If you’ve been following my columns, you’ll know I’m pursuing a thread. It is all about the difference between spirituality and what shall we call it? Psychism,

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The Nine Keys To Wealth

You would be amazed at how often people email or write to me and demand that I tell them how they can become millionaires!

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Why We Do Good Things

My dad was sometimes very cynical. He claimed that people only do good because it makes them feel good.

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Top Ten Health Benefits of Spirituality

In recent years, science and medicine have increasingly recognised the role spirituality plays in health.

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50 Recommended Mind-Body-Spirit Books

This list was put together after a consultation process involving over 200 people.

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Embracing Your Shadow

When I worked in St James Church, Piccadilly, there was a wonderful quotation blue-tacked to one of the walls

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An Energy Healing Strategy For Victims Of Rape And Sexual Abuse

Thirty years ago I was in a training weekend and our group was facilitated through a thirty-minute blindfold exercise to develop trus