AOL Bulletin – 16th November 2017 – Sustainability

The aim of this week’s newsletter is to remind you to look after our Earth

FYI – Why Change ?

In the end, the lesson mankind needs to learn is simple. But before any meaningful change can happen in our world, we need to learn that lesson. We Are Change.
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 Is This The Solution To Plastic Waste Pollution? 

BioplasticsJeff & Dane Anderson, co-founders, are twins who decided to create a solution to plastic waste after they kept experiencing getting hit in the face with plastic pollution.

Full Cycle Bioplastics has developed a proprietary technology that converts organic wastes, such as inedible food waste, agricultural by-products and dirty paper/cardboard, into a compostable bioplastic called polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) that degrades harmlessly in the soil and the ocean.

Click here to learn about this amazing product.  Hopefully one day we will be able to use it everyday.  Less than 3 mins

Invitation : If you have a YouTube clip, encouraging words or a suggested speaker you would like to share, please let us know. Email us with your suggestions on [email protected]

Facebook AOL LogoWHAT’S ON AT AOL On Monday Nights

Where : Mosman Arts & Community Centre, Cnr of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road.
When: Monday Nights 7.30pm – 9.30pm



Upcoming Events

We have some exciting and informative speakers coming up over the next few weeks. Be sure to put these in your diaries as they will certainly will be amazing events. More information below.


Mon 20 – Divine Balance – Jason Engelbrecht & Shelley McConaghy – Crystal, Sound & Hands On Healing *** BRING YOGA MAT & BLANKET & PILLOW ***

Mon 27 – Grailhaven – Gerry Taylor-Wood shares Her Wisdom on the Mysteries from the South of France


Mon 4 – Earth Treasure Vase Meditation – Jax – Goldhawk & ETV Friends – Full Moon Global Peace Practice for restoring Light to the Earth & Her People

Mon 11 – Academy 2017 Gratitude Celebration & Rosemary’s Spiritual Insights for 2018 – Rosemary & John & AOL Committee

Mon 21 Dec – Mon 30 Jan = Summer Break

Mon 5 – Vision for 2018 – To be announced

MONDAY 20th November 2017
Divine Balance – Jason Engelbrecht & Shelley McConaghy – Crystal, Sound & Hands On Healing
Medicine Woman Medicine Man Newsletter

Medicine Woman and Medicine Man

Shelley and Jason working together is a powerful and magical combination of the energies of a Medicine Man and Woman. Shelley brings the etheric, nurturing of the feminine, while Jason embodies strong earth medicine in the form of inherited Kurrudji (traditional Aboriginal) healing practices.

Shelley & Jason will share some of their Wisdom on achieving Balance in our lives. Energy Medicine Modalities they are trained in:

  • Crystal healing
  • Intuitive healing
  • Kurradji healing – traditional Aboriginal healing practice
  • Polarity therapy
  • Usui Reiki

*** Bring your yoga mat & pillow and blanket & water bottle ***

For more information please visit

Eventbrite - Divine Balance with Shelley McConaghy & Jason Engelbrecht

*Please note our door ticket prices for general admission is $20.
All general bookings via Eventbrite remain at $15 plus booking fees. Concession prices will remain the same – $10. Ticket prices include light refreshments.
**We look forward to seeing you at our event but if something comes up refunds will be given with 24 hours notice prior to the event.

MONDAY 27th November 2017

The Mysteries of Mary Magdalene – Priestess, Prophetess, Healer

With  Gerry Taylor-Wood

Gerry Taylor WoodThe time has come for Mary Magdalene to step out of the shadows where she has dwelt as outcaste and prostitute, to stand in the Light as redeemed and healed.
We will evoke her powerful yet gentle presence into the group this night and understand what she brings to earth in this time of the balance of the sexes. Gerry will
bring a meditative approach to her sacred union with the Master Jesus with a healing message for all.
Gerry Taylor-Wood is the Guardian of Grail Haven in Australia, France and Glastonbury.  She is an astrologer, flower essence maker and international speaker including The Fairy Congress in Seattle, USA recently.
*Please note our door ticket prices for general admission is $20.
All general bookings via Eventbrite remain at $15 plus booking fees. Concession prices will remain the same – $10. Ticket prices include light refreshments.
**We look forward to seeing you at our event but if something comes up refunds will be given with 24 hours notice prior to the event.

In and Around the Academy with Deborah Fairfull

To our dear AOL members,

Stargate 13 Nov 17Last Monday nights gathering was truly divine. The StarGate Divine Love ceremony facilitated by Jax Goldhawk and Julia Smith was perfect in allowing us to release former imprints and limiting beliefs as we embraced new possibilities deepening our sense of truly being all that we can be. It was a profound, deep and rich experience felt by many of our regular members as well as the very beautiful edition of many new faces. Thank you one and all for your wonderful contributions and energies that made the evening as full and complete as it was.

This coming Monday evening we welcome you to experience a Divine Balance with Jason Engelbrecht & Shelley McConaghy as they allow you to experience Crystal, Sound & Hands On Healing. This is becoming a very popular event with our members, so book online to secure your spot and don’t forget to bring a yoga mat, a blanket and a pillow.

Jax has shared with us a beautiful poem that she wrote some years ago. Please enjoy.


Why chain ourselves to Gravity

When we can claim our Liberty

Different Ways to look at Life

To see Beyond the Toil & Strife

Vital Power is Everywhere

It’s in our Soil – it’s in Our Air

It waits for Us to tap it’s Source

To Understand & Wield it’s Force

Dance with Nature through Destiny’s Door

The Dawn is breaking on Our Soul’s Golden Shore

Drenched in Blessings and firing our Core

Stargate Sonata invites Us to Soar …

Light Up Cosmic Citizens ?

Goldhawk 2013



Thought Of The Week  

Vision Pixabay
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
– Wayne Dyer

Affirmation – say daily and slowly, feel it, believe it

PowerI have the power to change my world.


Grailhaven Retreat 2018GRAIL HAVEN RETREATS – SOUTH OF FRANCE 2018 with Gerry Taylor-Wood and Richard de Welles – three 10 day retreats in May, June & July 2018
The mysteries and ancient wisdom’s encoded in the Languedoc, South of France is our focus for next year’s retreats. Staying in the Grail Haven en France retreat centre with its ancient Labyrinth, sunken gardens, stone walls, flowers and well, we have built an inspiring programme for you. Here within Gerry-Taylor-Woodspectacular scenery is held a deep history of spiritual enlightenment sanctified by its French Mystery Schools. Join us as we hold workshops and share teachings and knowledge and then journey out to the many sacred sites. They include: Mary Magdalenes’ relics, Provence – Black Madonnas – Gypsy Festival – Lourdes – ancient Druid and Celtic sites – Goddess shrines – Rennes le Chateau – Cathar Castles and so much more.
Phone: 0755450414
Please see details in the link below

Community Events


Grail Have SymbolGrail Haven bottled water has changed. It is no longer available in its present form. Should you want this unique and precious water there are two ways to obtain it. One is to make a pilgrimage to Mt Tamborine and collect the water. The other is to courier or post bottles to us to fill and we send them back to you. For instance, Ian White of the Australian Bush Flower Essences couriers amber glass bottles, we hand fill them and they are couriered back to him. This way you have the water straight from the springs as ‘raw’. For this we ask for a donation to the Grail Haven Not for Profit Fellowship. This money assists in maintaining Grail Haven as a place of beauty, peace, retreat and healing. Please contact us to order the water, the website no longer takes orders.

Phone : 07 55450414

Email : r[email protected]


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