ABOUT THE LECTURE
The traditional story of the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th December in the Christian calendar has a long and important history which was not part of the original New Testament story. As we approach our Mid-Winter celebrations from whatever tradition, it can be seen that this is an important time of year - a time for hope, renewal, regeneration, and the returning light of the Sun's power. In this talk we will explore some elements of the Christmas story, its background and the origins of some of our most well-loved traditions that are culled from the pagan festivals of the ancient world.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Susan Leybourne is a past President of Leeds Theosophical Society. She has a background in ancient religions, ancient Greek philosophy, mystical experience in world traditions and comparative religion. She has worked internationally as a Clairvoyant, Medium and Healer in the UAE, Malaysia, USA, North Africa, West Africa and most of Europe. Susan has taught workshops and courses in UK, USA, Sweden, France, Spain, Holland and Norway and lectured widely at international Spiritual conferences and conventions in UK, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Norway. She has been featured many times in the Media in the UK and abroad, including TV, Radio and national press and has been featured in TV programmes in Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Canada. Susan has also assisted academic researchers in PhD studies into Mediumship, Psychic abilities and consciousness.