Love, Magic, Miracles

This programme is not currently scheduled.

For details of registration and programme start time see here.

An International Autumn Conference
29 September - 5 October 2012

**** NEWSFLASH ****

We learned this morning (Tuesday September 25) that Dr Ervin Laszlo is unable to travel here due to an unexpected health issue which his doctor feels needs immediate rest, given his age. Nevertheless we are pleased to say he will still deliver his Presentation to us via video link.

The conference momentum is building and the Community is busy polishing, cleaning and preparing for you... inner and outer. Some participants have arrived already and we collect our first presenter from Inverness tonight.

Autumn is evident here now; it is cooler - pack some warm clothes - and also bright and radiant with the colours of this time of year.

We wish you a safe and easeful journey and look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Blessings, Michael Hawkins and Antonio Palmieri


To mark the Findhorn Foundation community's 50th anniversary year, our Love, Magic, Miracles conference will explore and celebrate the spiritual truth that love is the greatest power on earth.

For millennia, spiritual teachers including Findhorn founders Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclean have proclaimed this truth. A truth that crossed over to the cultural mainstream when the Beatles sang All You Need Is Love. We also explore and celebrate magic and miracles, potent energies that form a weave for our week with love.

Held in the unique and magical environment of the Findhorn Foundation, one of the world's leading holistic and spiritual communities, the starting point will be from the inner, discovering how we can open ourselves to divine grace, manifest everyday miracles and make our lives and those around us more magical.

While the panorama of the week will be global, the conference will provide the opportunity to celebrate how these energies have formed and influenced the role of the Findhorn Community and how the Community has inspired many through these three graces.

Magic and miracles, like inner guidance, are particularly associated with the Findhorn Community which has worked discerningly with these energies, demonstrating that these qualities are part and parcel of everyday life. Our work with nature is a shining example of this.

The conference will explore how magic flows from love, and how synchronicity and manifestation occur when our will is aligned with divine will. Magic will be explored as that certain something we feel in the presence of beauty and mystery, when a moment is so special that we feel its power.

buildingsland036We are in a period of unprecedented global change, when there is much that is seemingly despairing, unloving, grotesque and unacceptable in the world. By focusing on Love, Magic and Miracles, the energies birthed and sent out will serve the world.

Hosting this conference in 2012 will be a fitting way of celebrating Findhorn's 50th birthday and responding to the planet's evolution. We are bringing together an inspiring team of international teachers and artists. They will help take our understanding of these graces to another level in a grounded and contemporary manner.

This conference will be both blessed and a blessing for all, nurturing and inspiring; you and the planet will be graced with new tools, approaches and possibilities for your ongoing journey. We welcome your participation at this significant event.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £595 / £695 / £795

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes 7 nights accommodation and all meals.

    Accommodation update:
    Due to some last minute changes, some residential accommodation has become available, both at Cluny Hill and in the Park. If you were considering attending but hesitated because of having to find your own accommodation, this is your chance to book now.

To book please use the online booking link above on the right, or contact Please also see our booking information page. For general information about this event you can contact conference organiser Michael Hawkins at or Antonio Palmieri in the Findhorn Foundation's conference office at

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O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now
Be all; worlds dissolve in your endless stainless radiance
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.


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Our Presenters


Caroline Myss PhD, is a pioneer of energy healing. She is a medical intuitive internationally known for her work with sacred contracts, archetypes and chakras. She is the author of many books and is founder of Chicago's Caroline Myss Education Institute to which she now devotes much of her time and energies.

She is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition.

Caroline's latest book, Defy Gravity, was released in October 2009 and explores the mystical phenomenon of healing that transcends reason.

A frequent visitor to Findhorn, Caroline was previously a presenter at the 2000 Angels, Spirit and Nature and the 2004 Spirit of Healing Conferences.

We look forward to welcoming her back.

Caroline Myss's website.


Robert Holden PhD, is the creator of a programme on the psychology and spirituality of love called Loveability. He is currently writing a new book also called Loveability.

His innovative work on happiness and success has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown in 16 countries to more than 30 million television viewers.

His clients include Dove and the Real Beauty Campaign, and also Virgin and The Body Shop. Robert is a student of A Course in Miracles. He is author of the best selling books Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence) and Be Happy.

Robert also hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens!

Robert was very well received at our 2004 Conference, The Spirit of Healing and we are greatly looking forward to welcoming him back.

Robert Holden's website.


Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar and spiritual teacher. He has published over 20 books including The Hope, a Guide to Sacred Activism (Hay House) and Heart Yoga, the Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism (North Atlantic Books).

He is a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford (from 1972-1986) and has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality, as well as various spiritual centers throughout the United States.

Andrew was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic. He is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism in Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives.

This will be Andrew’s first visit to Findhorn.

Andrew Harvey's website.


John Philip Newell is a poet, a scholar and a teacher. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is currently Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Centre of Casa del Sol in the high desert of New Mexico.

He is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, including his best-known titles Listening for the Heartbeat of God and Christ of the Celts, as well as his poetic book of prayer Sounds of the Eternal. He is a Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace in the world and a fresh vision for harmony between the great spiritual traditions of humanity.

Canadian by birth, he lives in Edinburgh with his family where he undertook his doctoral research in Celtic Christianity. Since then he has played a leading role on both sides of the Atlantic in the re-birthing of a creation spirituality for today.

This will be his first visit to Findhorn.

John Philip Newell's website.


Barbara Swetina is a travelling artist/troubadour with a wide repertoire of songs and dances collected from all over the world. She facilitates groups in entering sacred space, connecting with Spirit and with each other through music, chant and dance.

Barbara is widely known as Findhorn's musical angel, has graced Findhorn's musical and artistic life for many years and was previously part of the 2000 Angels, Spirit and Nature and the 2004 Spirit of Healing Conferences.

Barbara Swetina's website.

Marko Pogacnik

Marko Pogacnik is a renowned Slovenian landscape sculptor and earth healer. He works particularly with the spirits of the earth and angels of art and has developed a method of Earth healing called lithopuncture – Earth acupuncture – complemented with the language of cosmograms.

This is similar to acupuncture, using stone pillars with carved cosmograms, positioned on acupuncture points of the given landscape.

Trained as an academic sculptor, Marko lives in Šempas, Slovenia. During the years 1965–71 he worked in Conceptual Art and Land Art as member of OHO group. After 1971 he worked in the field of art combined with spiritual ecology called geomancy.

He created lithopuncture works in Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Bohemia and other European countries. He is president of the Association for Coexistence between Human Beings, Nature and Environment, Ljubljana.

His books in English: Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings (1996), Healing the Heart of the Earth (1998), Christ Power and the Earth Goddess (1999), Earth Changes, Human Destiny (2000), The Daughter of Gaia (2001), Turned Upside Down (2004), Touching the Breath of Gaia (2005), Sacred Geography (2007), Gaia’s Quantum Leap (2011).

Marko teaches at the School for Geomancy Hagia Chora, Germany, runs courses on holistic ecology, geomancy and personal development in many countries worldwide, and provides counselling on the issues of urban development and landscape design. He is president of the VITAAA Association for the Co-existence of Human beings, Nature and Space.

Marko makes a welcome return to Findhorn where his teachings and loving/mischievous presence have been well received over the years.

Marko Pogacnik's website.

Jay Ramsay

Jay Ramsay is the author of 35 books of poetry, non-fiction and classic translation including Alchemy, Crucible of Love – the alchemy of passionate relationships, Tao Te Ching, I Ching – the shamanic oracle of change, The Poet In You (his correspondence course by post), Kingdom of the Edge – Selected Poems 1980–1998, Out of Time – 1998–2008, Anamnesis – the remembering of soul, and Places of Truth (2009, updated 2012).

The Poet In You is a correspondence course and workbook – a kind of Artist's Way for poetry – which you can work with yourself. It's Jay's core teaching around poetry and personal development; it is more than useful for anyone who is wanting to open this door within.

He is also poetry editor for Caduceus magazine. Jay works in private practice as an accredited psychosynthesis psychotherapist and spiritual healer.

Jay Ramsay's website.

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore is the author of the classic bestseller Care of the Soul and 20 other books, several of them bestsellers.

He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor and, for over 30 years, a psychotherapist practicing archetypal therapy with a spiritual dimension.

For 15 years he has taught psychiatrists and has worked closely with medical schools, hospices and hospitals. He also speaks often at C. G. Jung societies.

Thomas has won awards for his teaching and his books, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and a humanitarian award from Einstein Medical School.

Three of his books have won the Books for a Better Life award. He writes regularly for Spirituality & Health Magazine, Resurgence and The Huffington Post.

His most recent books are Care of the Soul in Medicine, Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels, and The Guru of Golf and other Stories about the Game of Life.

His books appear in over 20 languages and he lectures in several countries, and has a special relationship with Ireland.

He considers himself a new brand of theologian, drawing from many traditions as well as secular literature and arts. He is known around the world for his efforts to promote and deepen spirituality and make a more soulful society.

This will be his first visit to Findhorn.

"My life work is an attempt to ground the pure, visionary spirit in the imperfect, intoxicating sensuousness of worldly life."

Thomas Moore's website

Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2004 and 2005, and has been described as a renaissance man for the world of the future. He started his career as a concert pianist; became the leading proponent of systems theory as a broad philosophical framework; went beyond Darwin to elaborate general evolutionary theory and theorised the 'fifth physical field' to prove an absolute dimension beyond time and space.

He is Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, gathering together leading minds in art, science, religion and culture in order to evolve a new ethic for a sustainable world.

Laszlo is Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, Founder and Director of the General Evolution Research Group, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.

He is the author or co-author of 54 books translated into as many as 22 languages, and the editor of another 30 volumes including a four-volume encyclopedia.

Ervin has a PhD from the Sorbonne and is the recipient of four honorary PhDs (from the United States, Canada, Finland and Hungary). He received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award in Tokyo in 2002, and the International Mandir of Peace Prize in Assisi in 2005.

Formerly Professor of Philosophy, Systems Science, and Futures Studies in various universities in the US, Europe and the Far East, Laszlo lectures worldwide. He presently lives in a 300 year-old converted farmhouse in Tuscany.

Ervin Laszlo's website.

This Presentation will now be via video link as Dr Laszlo is unable to travel here due to a health issue.