-- ROBERT EGBY --
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Robert Egby is a Certified Clinical Hypnosis Counselor, a Certified
Sound Healer, an ordained Interfaith Minister, a Dowser, a Psychic Mediunm, a
lecturer and workshop leader on Enlightenment and Higher Awareness. He is also a publisher and an award-wining author.
Robert was born in Maidenhead, England.
His working life started as a production messenger with David Hand's animation
studios at Cookham, UK.
During five years in the British RAF he served with British Forces
Broadcasting Service and upon release stayed in the Middle East to work as a journalist, broadcaster and news photographer. He spent 13
years freelancing in the Eastern Mediterranean working for United Press International, Central
Press Photos of London, the Daily Mail, the Financial
Times (UK), British Movietone News and the Cyprus Mail. He was an accredited
British War Correspondent at the 1956 Suez Invasion, and
was awarded an Honorable Mention for News Photos in
the British Press
Pictures of the Year - 1956.
Later he served as a civilian with British Forces Broadcasting in Aden and Germany
where he produced a nightly news magazine.
In 1966 he and his family emigrated to British Columbia where he became Managing
Editor of a newspaper and later,
News Director of the CHNL Radio Network where he won three major awards for radio
documentaries. Subsequently he held public relations management positions
with Weyerhaeuser Canada and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, before
becoming Director, Public Relations for the building of Vancouver's SkyTrain,
which at the time was the longest fully automated, driverless train system in North
America. He stayed
with BC Transit in a media counseling capacity for ten years.
In 1990 he studied hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis through the Hypnotherapy Center,
Bournemeouth, UK and became an accredited member of the International
Association of Hypnoanalysts, and built a large practice in North Vancouver,
In 1997 he relocated to New Jersey, where, with his late wife Sharon, they
established a private practice. In 2004
he studied Sound Healing through Dr. John Beaulieu at the Biosonics Academy and became
a Certified Sound Healer, a faculty that is now included in his general practice.
In the spring of 2005 he established a satellite office in the Thousand Islands Region,
Cape Vincent, northern
New York State.
Back in the late 1970s Robert discovered he possessed intuitive gifts, and recognized that
much of the success in his journalistic and news photographic work had been because
of these gifts. He studied under British medium Patrick Young in British Columbia
and subsequently taught meditation and higher awareness for ten years at the Vancouver Psychic Society.
In 1998, after moving to New Jersey, he joined the National Spiritualist
Association of Churches, graduated from the Morris Pratt Institute's Course
in Modern Spiritualism (for ministerial training), and for over two years served
as Director, Public Relations for the NSAC. He, along with then President, the late Rev.
Barbara Thurman, started a monthly email newsletter "News from NSAC" to keep
members briefed on Spiritualist activities. In 2002 he set up an
independent ministry -- Silver Birch Ministries
-- which is now a
chartered church run on Spiritualist principles. Robert is an ordained
minister with Universal Ministries.
Robert is a practicing Psychic Medium and teacher, and he holds classes and
workshops on mediumship, past lives, Spirit guides and healing throughout
the year. Early in 2003 he set up
Parapsychic Journal, a monthly email publication designed to look at the
big picture of Spiritualism,the Afterlife, Metaphysics, human consciousness,
mediumship and related aspects in the United States and Canada.
It was published in Britain's Psychic World Newspaper. In August 2007, Robert had to give up writing the newsletter, in order to devote time to writing books. The first, "Cracking the Glass Darkly" was published in late December 2007. It has since been updated and republished in April 2011 with a new cover. The second book "The Quest of the Radical Spiritualist" was published in June 2009, and his third book "INSIGHTS: The Healing Paths of the Radical Spiritualist." are available through Amazon in the U.S., UK and Australia and many independent bookstores, or by clicking here.
Robert's "Kings, Killers and Kinks in the Cosmos: Treading Softly With Angels Among Minefields" an autobiography spanning almost eight decades of his life in various countries as he searched for the Light and Spiritual Freedom has been published. He has also written a book on dowsing Earth energies entitled "Holy Dirt, Sacred Earth: A Dowser's Journey in New Mexico." All of Robert's books are available through Amazon in the U.S., UK and Australia and many independent bookstores, or at his Different Books for Different People.
Robert is also a novelist. His adventure books are:
PENTADAKTYLOS: Love, Promises and Patriotism in the Last Days of Colonial Cyprus
THE GUARDIANS OF STAVKA: The Deadly Hunt for Romanov Gold in Canada
CATACLYSM '79: The day the river stopped
UNPLUGGED: The Return of the Fathers
Work in Progress: a 5th novel THE LAST SUNSET TRAIN.
Robert is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the American Sound Healers
Association, the American Society of Dowsers, SPAN: Small Publishers Association of North America,IBPA Independent Book Publishers Association. Along with his partner, Betty Lou, he hangs his hat and quill in Chaumont, NY during the summer months and Pemberton, NJ during the winter.