Subscribe to Psychic News
About Psychic News
Spiritual videos
Issues of Psychic News
List of churches, centres and businesses who sell Psychic News magazine
List of churches, centres and businesses who sell Psychic News magazine
Advertise with Psychic News magazine
Advertise on this website
Contact us
Search this Site
      From the 
 20th Oct - 2nd Nov 2012
       sue on boat-headshot

Does our front cover surprise you? A beautiful young girl wearing a traditional Muslim hijab, or headscarf?

You'll undoubtedly have heard of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her fearless campaign for the education of girls in her native Pakistan. Who hasn't?

The Taliban's attempt to assassinate this extraordinary girl has dominated headlines worldwide since 9th October, when members of the extremist Muslim group boarded a school bus (yes, a school bus), asked for Malala by name and then shot her.

Not surprisingly, the story has shocked the world, including most of the Islamic community. The Taliban's action can be seen only as abhorrent and despicable by anyone possessing a shred of humanity - the attempted murder in cold blood of a child, for no other reason than that she believes girls should have an education, and had the guts to say so publicly.

On page 10, David Hopkins writes movingly about Malala's dream, and about the myriad ways in which females are degraded, subjugated and denied the most basic human rights by many male-led regimes around the globe.

 There was a time when the Spiritualist movement was radical - vibrant, campaigning, passionate and united. Spiritualists were at the forefront of campaigns for social reform and equality, championing the abolition of slavery, votes for women and equality for all under God.

In her book Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in 19th-Century America, Ann Braude of Harvard University's Divinity School offers numerous examples of the ways in which Spiritualists have stood for equality.

Writing of the situation in America in the 1880s and 90s, Braude says: What distinguished spirit mediums from other religious women who rose to public roles...within their religious communions was their commitment to women's rights.

Commitment to achieving the equality of the human race in all its aspects is for me a vital part of what it means to be a Spiritualist attempting to live a spiritual life. Of course it's wonderful to go to church, sing, say a prayer, and certainly to get a message from a loved one. But isn't the whole philosophical basis of Spiritualism really about the living, rather than the dead? Isn't it about how we live this life, in preparation for the next? What is the point of any earthly spiritual or religious movement if it's not about working towards fairness, respect and equality of opportunity for all? The Brotherhood of Man?

Writing this, especially when thinking about Malala, I feel even more awkward than I usually do about typing those words "Brotherhood of Man", for very obvious reasons.  How much I would love to see the phrase replaced with "Brother and Sisterhood of Humanity".

Granted, it's a very trivial thing indeed compared to the suffering and repression of Malala and those she campaigns for. And yet, language is a powerful tool, and even in 21st-century Britain, where to some extent equality of the sexes is enshrined in law, we still live under the 19th-century ruling that, where language is concerned, "the male is deemed to encompass the female". Time for a rethink?

The international outrage generated by this brutal and appalling crime against Malala has served to unite people of all faiths and none in a common desire to see her vision of equality fulfilled, not just in terms of education, but in many other ways.

If you haven't already done so, I urge you to add your voice to those of people worldwide who have already signed the petition in support of Malala's brave campaign. It reads:

"We call on Pakistan to agree a plan to deliver education for every child. We call on all countries to outlaw discrimination against girls. We call on international organisations to ensure the world's 61 million out-of-school children are in education by the end of 2015."

As we go to press, Malala is making a slow but steady recovery in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, to which she was transferred after doctors in Pakistan had stabilised her in the immediate aftermath of the Taliban's attempt on her life. The petition already has almost one million signatures and in November it will be delivered personally to the Pakistani president and prime minister by United Nations special envoy for education, Gordon Brown.

If you don't have access to the internet but want to show your support for Malala and the millions of females who are forced to live in subjugation, why not ask a friend or family member to sign the petition on your behalf? Standing together for what is so self-evidently right, we can make an enormous difference in this world.

To sign the petition, visit: www.avaaz.org/en/malala_hope_f/?bOABHbb&v=18800

Sue Farrow, Editor

The Most Affordable Psychic Readings  Discover Your Own Personal Future Get Answers to All Your Questions Trusted Psychics  Over 400 World Class Psychic Readers Available Mediums, Clairvoyants, Astrologers & Tarot Readers Connect with Psychic Experts with Natural Abilities  Choose Your Psychic Today 	 Call Today 09040070663 (Call cost 45p per minute + network access charges apply)  www.trusted-psychics.co.uk     Steve Razzell  Spiritualist MediumAnd Psychic  Connecting you with your loved ones in the spirit world and bringing through proof of survival.  My job is to give you an insightful and meaningful reading using my mediumship and psychic ability to give you guidance and support.  All readings are done online so I can connect with you wherever you are.   steverazzell.com  Mobile: 07852597506
 PAST LIVES REVISITED  REMEMBERING WHO WE REALLY ARE  Healing Karmic Trauma and Karmic Grief By Aurora Borealisz Get Rid of Spiritual Blockages that Cause Unhappiness and Ill-health.  Discover your hidden courage to crushing those deadly fears and doubts that hold you back and prevent you from moving on and take control of your life.  Travel back in time to other Planets, to lives on Earth, exploring over two-hundred past lives to clear negative Karma, Karmic Trauma, Karmic Grief, and some of the causes and symptoms of our ill-health, unhappiness, and lack of success. An exclusive approach to the private thoughts and feelings of some famous people and how they died.  This book is for anyone interested in the Spiritual Evolution of the Soul on Earth, how this affects our lives, and how we can heal them. Join this Journey to Self-Realization and Healing https://www.amazon.com/author/auroraborealis.me     auroraborealisz@mail.com Click the 'Add to Cart' button now
 soulinspiredascension.com  HEAL THE INNER WORLD  create balance in the outer world  Soul Inspired Ascension    “Would you like to have better health, better relationships, feel more confident, feel happy, and become empowered?”  HEAL BY TRANSFORMING ON ALL LEVELS  I AM HERE TO HELP YOU TRANSMUTE HEAVY ENERGIES INTO LIGHT, POSITIVE, BALANCED AND COHESIVE WELLBEING. ALIGN WITH DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS AND CO-CREATE YOUR REALITY.  For more information or an appointment email: Lavinia@soulinspiredascension.com  SHEVA HEALING A book by Robert Mason is now available on Amazon Kindle and in Paperback FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited Developed from many years of research, SHEVA is spiritual healing that intensifies the natural healing energies that are as ancient as life on Earth. SHEVA may bring healing to ourselves and others for physical illness, fatigue, stress and anxiety. It can offer almost miraculous healing, or be just of mild benefit. Sometimes of no benefit at all. The teachings of SHEVA explain the reasons why. Over a period of time SHEVA may slow our ageing process, helping us feel and look younger. SHEVA may guide us on a path of a happier, safer and fulfilling future. Website: www.shevahealing.com   Are you starting a psychic business or do you need a new service provider?  Crystal Clear Psychics offers high-quality bureau services to psychic businesses.    Crystal Clear Psychics   We work with over 70 psychics offering phone readings, text readings and email readings psychic fulfilment. All readers are thoroughly tested to ensure they are genuine, gifted and experienced.   If you're an existing service provider or you're a website start-up looking for opportunities, please get in touch.   Email: amy@crystalclearpsychics.com  
Crystal Clear Psychics  Work with the uk's top psychic network  We are recruiting talented phone psychics, clairvoyants, mediums and tarot readers to join our psychic team!  Work from home with good rates of pay, flexible hours and immediate start. Work available 24/7, day and night shifts available.  For more info contact: lauren@crystalclearpsychics.com or call 0207 553 5000   Call us now in 0207 553 5000 to talk to one of our trusted psychics.   www.crystalclearpsychics.com     Quantum Hypno   Online Zoom Sessions now save £150* *compared to practice sessions    Beyond Quantum Healing Hypnosis  Deep healing in the safety of your home   4-5 hour sessions as by the teachings of Dolores Cannon  https://www.quantumhypno.co.uk         Psychics, Mediums, Clairvoyants and Tarot Readers at Ask The Answer
    Now Available  A new book by Rochelle Jones 'Emma and Me: An Unusual Biography'. Details of the new book can be found on the website for Rochelle Jones’ books on the following link: http://www.antrobuspages.com/EMMA and ME.htm  The book is also available from Amazon and eBay
   Ethel Post Parrish: Mediumship in America  by Gerald O'Hara    The first biography of Ethel Post Parrish, America’s most versatile materialisation medium and succesful business woman.   Using never before published sources, the author breaks new ground in research and looks at Ethel’s life in the context of the Spiritualist movement of the 1930s/1950s.   240 pages, 24 illustrations.   Available from Amazon in paperback and ebook for £12.01 and USA $15.00  Also available at ebay
      PSYCHIC MEDIUM TJ HIGGS  On Line Circles & Workshops   September 2020 On Line  Mentorship   www.tjhiggs.com
   My Soul Enslaved   Words and pictures from the abolitionists and enslaved peoples of the past through the medium of Psychic/Spiritual Art By Sheila Moore  Available through Amazon and bookshops or my website www.psychicartspiritualvisions.com
Specialising in mediumship Located in Hornchurch, Romford Offering Skype and telephone readings 07593771264 or 01708960042 Or email me at Kevin@kevskarma.co.uk For more information
     Callers from Ireland don't miss out!  Ou top psychics are waiting for you 24/7 call 1580 444 580   Price: €2.44 per minute plus any network extras    livepsychic.ie
How to view every issue of Psychic News ever published, from 1932 to the present day! Issues of it in newspaper format, from 1932 to 2010, are being made available online for FREE as a historic archive by the University of Manitoba at: https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/psychicnews and every issue in its magazine format, from 2011 to the present day, can be viewed by online subscribers at www.psychicnews.org.uk for just £26 for 1 year or £14 for 6 months

The Spiritualist Society of Athens "The Divine Light" – en.divinelight.org.gr

The Psychic News logos are UK and Community registered trade marks of
Psychic Press Limited (Company Number 7806155)