A SEARCH FOR TRUTH THROUGH THE VOICE OF CHANGE

From the early days of childhood living in London I felt called by the spirit of sound, particularly through the exquisite nature of great words – such as those written by the great poets – Shakespeare, Byron, Blake, Shelley, and Keats. Indeed, the sounds of words have always deeply inspired me, opening portals through my consciousness into the realm of the spirit. This significantly occurred when I evolved passed an early confusion with Synesthesia. Synesthetic people possess a sensory crossover (either singular or multiple), and in my case this meant I saw sound as a light force, interpreting this significance through the spoken word. Lamentably because of the gift of synesthesia I found it almost impossible to read effectively until puberty, much to the chagrin of my teachers. Yet at twelve or thirteen years of age I began to interpret the sounds of words, all that I heard and felt in my soul.

A proverb scribed by Willian Blake – “Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.” helped me ‘see sound’ as a child, and I felt very closely connected to this wonderful poet and visionary. Indeed, I once saw his spirit walking through St James’s Piccadilly, during Holy Communion one Sunday morning. I must have been about six or seven years of age – my childhood was filled with similar visions, particularly of Angelic Orbs, Elemental Spirits, and Ghosts.

Professional life began in the early 1970s, having trained as an Actor/Teacher specializing in Voice & Theatre Studies. I soared through the richness of the voices that existed then, for this was a time when many Repertory Theatres burgeoned throughout the United Kingdom, allowing one to learn the exciting spell-craft of the Actor.

Alongside working as an Actor, I also taught Theatre Studies, fulfilling a burning sense of altruism stimulated by a wish to help others, and based on the privileges of childhood. For seven years I moved between the magic of Theatre and the ritual of Education, before being offered Summer Stock in the USA, and then consequential work on Broadway. This experience brought with it broadening horizons, as a blanket of drowsiness lifted further from my consciousness, and I began to clearly perceive the interconnectivity of life within the Universe.

Cicely Berry

Whilst in New England I discovered much about my spiritual lineage through a series of remarkable encounters with natural landscapes, spirit teachers, and transcendental visions. These ‘rites of passage’ began preparing me for the unfolding pathway of work as a Sound Healer and Seer, and somewhat diluted my career as an Actor. Instead, I felt wholeheartedly drawn to the sacred teachings of the Native American people, of how they lived in co-creation with nature, honoring the pulse of the Great Mother’s earth-soul, breathing the Holy Wind of Wakan Tanka, given life by the Great Father of the sky. Subsequently, I began training with a Shaman, but this time of discovery was cut short by the news that my dear Mother had become terminally ill, and so I returned to the UK voiceless with grief, nursing her for a period of time before she passed away. Suddenly life changed utterly…

This was 1980 and my career as Voice Coach began after an encounter with Cicely Berry, under whose auspices I taught at the ‘Guildhall School of Speech and Drama’. In 1981 I became the Head of Voice at the prestigious ‘Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art’, continuing until 1998.This was a period of accelerated growth through the laboratory of my teaching, experiencing the gifted young people who came to study at the Academy (many of whom are household names today), my expanding private practice, and through meeting and working with major teachers from the growing wisdom culture of the human potential movement.

In addition, I worked pervasively throughout the West End Theatre – at the ‘Actors Centre’, with major Theatre companies such as the ‘Actors Touring Company’, and with West End Production Companies, becoming a Voice Mentor for the Really Useful Theatre Company in 1986.

However, it was during the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, after several years of muscling up my abilities to perceive the supernatural as a Medium or Seer, when I visited the Heart Chakra Energy Centre of the world – Glastonbury Tor – and experienced a divine transmission from twelve Archangels – the Angels of Atlantis. Through their gracious teaching these extraordinary light beings appearing as Orbs, gave me a temple of sound healing, which I’ve progressively brought into creation through the 1990’s.

This Temple was known as THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE, and its canon of work evoked the ability to embody knowledge through the medium of sacred voice, which regarded the compassion of the heart as the ‘seat of the soul’. Furthermore, the teaching inspires that we each have a unique signature-note resonating from the secret chamber of the heart which creates the ‘song of our soul’.

Voice Alchemy arises from the intelligence and compassion of the heart, and as sound is at the core of creation, the work tunes the personality of the voice with the breath of the soul. The Angels teach that as a healing art this was first known in Atlantis and then Egypt when human life was less cerebral. Indeed, the epilogue of my first book ‘The Alchemy of Voice’ gives a full account of the awesome experience I had on Glastonbury Tor – when I truly began to feel the full embodiment of the essence that lives through: “In the beginning was sound, and the sound was made flesh, and dwelt among us full of grace and truth.”

In 1997 I was invited to be the Resident Master of Voice at ‘Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’. Shakespeare’s Globe was a reconstruction of the theatre that once stood nearby in 1597, and when it first opened Mark Rylance became the Artistic Director. Mark wanted his actors to use authentic voices, resonating the words of the bard with a respect for form and a zest for truth. For over ten years I lived this remarkable experience and benefited hugely from all that I learned from the Actors, Architecture and Audience. I still have the Bard’s words deep with me, and I seek out the possibility of speaking them, whenever I can.

The role of Master of Voice allowed me to travel the world facilitating Masterclass processes, and training premier theatre companies such as:

Clients have included the luminaries of the entertainment industry such as:

CLASSIC STAGE IRELAND – CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER – LONG WHARF THEATER CONNECTICUT – THE MOSCOW ‘ARTS LAB’.

Clients have included the luminaries of the entertainment industry such as:

MARIA AITKEN, FRANCES BARBER, MINNIE DRIVER, KATHRYN HUNTER, JOSIE LAWRENCE, JANET MCTEER, JULIA ORMOND, VANESSA REDGRAVE, KELLY REILLY, SAMANTHA SPIRO, GWENDOLEN CHRISTIE, EMILIA CLARKE, JONATHAN CAKE, SIMON CALLOW, JACK DAVENPORT, HUGH BONNEVILLE, JULIAN GLOVER, MATTHEW GOODE, JULIAN OVENDEN, ROSS KEMP, SEBASTIAN STAN, AND MARK RYLANCE.

In addition, my work as a Presentation Coach has allowed me to work with many eminent personalities such as:

DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES – DAME ANITA RODDICK – BENAZZIR BHUTTO – MO MOWLEM – MARGARET THATCHER, AND THE PRESENTERS OF THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC BID.

My client list extends throughout the corporate arena, having coached personnel from companies such as:

ALLEN & OVERY – L’OREAL – BT – BBC – REDKEN – ITN WORLD NEWS – MCKINSEY & CO – MERRILL LYNCH – GOLDMAN & SACHS – WPP – MOMENTUM PR DUBAI – VIDAL SASSOON – REUTERS – BARCLAYS – UBS – 

YOUNG & RUBICAM and KPMG.

My published works are:

THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE 2010

THE HEART’S NOTE 2011

THE ANGELS OF ATLANTIS 2012 – Book & Oracle

THE ANGEL HEART SIGILS ORACLE 2013

ANGELS AND THE KEYS TO PARADISE 2014

 

All published by Inner Traditions (formerly Findhorn Press), alongside a number of Sonic Meditation recordings. 

DIANA THE VOICE OF CHANGE 2021 – Filament Publishing

This work was inspired by the late lamented Diana Princess of Wales and a number of significant women, who asked for my coaching assistance as they stepped forward to be part of the #ME TOO campaign in 2017.

THE DIANA HEART PATH now consists of a multifaceted coaching platform around the world – helping women & men, particularly those with damaged pasts, enabling all to find their voice, and to speak their liberation in the face of social injustice.

DIANA THE VOICE OF CHANGE

THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE 2010

THE ANGELS OF ATLANTIS ORACLE CARDS 2011

THE HEART’S NOTE 2011

THE ANGELS OF ATLANTIS 2012

THE ANGEL HEART SIGILS ORACLE CARDS 2013

ANGELS AND THE KEYS TO PARADISE 2014

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