AOL Bulletin : 6th February 2019 – Happy Lunar New Year

In and Around the Academy

AOL’s Final Sacred Sound Event for 2018 – a Divine Alchemy of Sounds for the Soul

By Eva Burbury

Sound Event 17 Dec 182018 ended on a high at the Academy of Light’s final Sacred Sound event of the year. Led by the talented sound healers Paulien Gort and Matthew James, it was a musical match made in heaven.
The magical tones of Paulien’s Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, Shaman drum, Gongs and Monochord combined with the ancient music of Matthew’s Didgeridoo, Native American Flute , Handpan and Tongue Drum created a divine alchemy of sounds for the soul. Paulien’s mesmerising voice and Light Language added another dimension of healing frequencies to the sound bath.
Mosman Art Gallery’s Grand Hall – with its soaring ceilings and excellent acoustics – provided the perfect venue for the sacred sound bath. The hypnotic drones of the didgeridoo reverberated and echoed throughout the hall, sending ripples of sound across time and space.
I fell into a deep meditative trance as the healing tones weaved their magic into my soul. At one point, I felt as if I was immersed deep into the Australian bush, with the rattling of snakes and the nature spirits vying for my attention. It was no wonder that dancing orbs of light were recorded bouncing off the Grand Hall walls on AOL’s facebook page.

Paulien Gort is a professional Sound Healer, holding regular Sound Baths in North Narrabeen, Sydney and surroundings. She gives individual Sound Healing sessions that are transformative on an emotional, physical and mental level. Paulien also integrates sound in her Family Constellation workshops. She is also available for private Sound Baths, retreats and ceremonies.

Mathew James is a remarkable Australian musician who has been sharing his music as a street busker. In the past two years, he started using sound and harmonic frequencies in healing and meditative spaces. “My instruments have been important for my own healing and help me communicate a language that is not of mind – but of feeling. “



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Facebook AOL LogoWHAT’S ON AT AOL On Monday Nights

Where : Mosman Arts & Community Centre, Cnr of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road.
When: 2nd and 4th Monday Night every month 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Monday 11th February 2019

Jacqueline Buckingham about living in Findhorn

Jacqueline BuckinghamThe Findhorn community in Scotland is one of the world’s oldest spiritual communities, beginning inauspiciously in 1961 when three adults and three children moved to a caravan park in North East Scotland. Through their dedication to their meditation practice, listening to their inner guidance, working with the nature realms and putting love into everything they did, what grew around them is one of the world’s oldest and most famous spiritual communities.

Jacqueline Buckingham has lived and worked there for seven years, as a fundraiser, a media producer and as one of the education faculty. She will talk about her experiences of community living, how it began, why it continues to thrive and what it is REALLY like to live and work there. The evening will be primarily structured around a Q&A, so if you have been curious about Findhorn and want to know more, this is a chance to get your questions answered.
Bring curiosity and your open heartedness for an enlivening and inspiring evening

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*Tickets at the door: $20, concession: $10
Tickets via Eventbrite: $15 plus booking fees (include light refreshments), concession: $10.
**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 25th February 2019


Julia SmithFor many of you that have been on the Path of Transformation it may start to come into your awareness that you have had more lifetimes than just here on Earth.
You start to realise there is more to learn about the extent of who you are and where you have been.
Come along to hear about Julia’s journey into the exploration of our relationship with other star systems, our solar system, and learn how you can work with this information to further your Path of Transformation.
There are many layers to become aware of, and how to manage them to understand where it is taking you.
Julia will take you through her personal experiences, explain her understanding and will include Q&A so you can ask your questions or dive deeper for greater clarity on certain topics.

We look forward to seeing you on the night, and enjoying cup of tea together afterwards.

Julia Smith
Transformational Energetic Healer

Aura Photographer and reader
Life Purpose Coach

You can learn more about Julia at her website: or call her on: 0404 619 148

Buy tickets on Evenbrite


*Tickets at the door: $20, concession: $10
Tickets via Eventbrite: $15 plus booking fees (include light refreshments), concession: $10.
**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

FYI – Always Be This Little Girl in Life

Girl in the Moment


Watch this video and be inspired to live like the little girl in it.  She is loving every minute of it.  We hope you do too !

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Less than 2 minutes.



Choose Love, Not Fear


If you sometimes look at the world and feel that you can not make a change as the problems are too big. watch this video to be inspired to feel otherwise.  4 minutes.

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Thought Of The Week



You can change any situation by altering your perception.



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

I am connected to an unlimited source of abundance.

– Wayne Dyer




Animal Communication Training

Ever felt that your pet was trying to tell you something, and wished you knew what it was? Have you wondered how they always seem to know when you’re on your way home? Do you often wish you could have an even deeper relationship with your animal companions?
During February and March you can learn how to listen, understand and communicate with the animals in your life with international animal communication trainer Jacqueline Buckingham, who is offering weekend workshops in and around Sydney. For more information including dates and venues visit

8-10 Feb – Bathurst
15-17 Feb – Mona Vale
22-24 Feb – Coffs Harbour
1-3 Mar – Central Coast
8-10 Mar – Buccan QLD
29-31 Mar – Melbourne VIC

Click here for more information.

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