William Bloom

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William Bloom refers to himself as "Britain’s leading author and educator in the mind-body-spirit field with over thirty years of practical experience, research and teaching in modern spirituality.

"He is founder and co-director of The Foundation for Holistic Spirituality and the Spiritual Companions project.

"His mainstream career includes a doctorate in political psychology from the LSE, ten years working with adults and adolescents with special needs, and delivering hundreds of trainings, many in the NHS. He was also a successful novelist and publisher.

"His holistic background includes a two-year spiritual retreat living amongst the Saharan Berbers in the High Atlas Mountains, twenty-five years on the faculty of the [[]Findhorn Foundatio]n, and co-founder and director for 10 years of the St. James’s Church Alternatives Programme in London.

"He is also a meditation master and his books include the seminal The Endorphin Effect, Feeling Safe and Psychic Protection – and most recently Soulution: The Holistic Manifesto. His latest book The Power of Modern Spirituality will be published this September. His books are translated into sixteen languages...

"At the age of 22 he became the youngest ever commissioning editor in publishing at Macmillans where he founded the Open Gate imprint to promote counter-culture books. He was the first person in the UK to publish Lenny Bruce and gave Macmillans their first number one bestseller in many years with a biography of Elvis Presley.

"He also co-founded Advise, the first 24-hour immigrant advisory service in the UK and published International Times for a short period. He rode with and was an honorary member of the All England Chapter of the Hells Angels...

"In 1988, with his wife Sabrina Dearborn and friend Malcolm Stern, he co-founded and directed the popular Alternatives Programme at St. Jamess Church, Piccadilly." [1]

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  1. Bio, William Bloom, accessed October 31, 2011.