Stewart Pearce – A Voice of Truth (January 23, 2015)
Stewart Pearce – Psychic Medium … A Search For A Voice of Truth …
From early days living in London, Stewart Pearce felt called by sound, particularly by the exquisite quality of great words–like those written by great Poets such as Shakespeare, Byron, Blake and Keats. Words deeply inspired him, and opened a gateway through his consciousness, through imagination to spirit. This would significantly occur when he’d evolved away from an earlier confusion with Synesthesia.
Synesthetic people possess a sensory crossover (either singular or multiple), and in Stewart’s case this meant he saw sound as a light force, as well as interpreting its significance through the spoken word. But, because of the Synesthesia he found it almost impossible to read effectively until puberty, much to chagrin of his Teachers. However, at twelve or thirteen, he began to interpret through sound what he was hearing in his soul.
One of the proverbs that helped Stewart see as a child was scribed by William Blake, whom he felt very closely connected to, having seen his spirit in St James’s Piccadilly when he was about six or seven. Stewart’s childhood was filled with similar seeings, particularly of Ghosts, Angelic Orbs and the Elemental Spirits from nature.
“The human imagination: throws off the temporal that the eternal might be established.”
Professional life began in the early 1970′s, having trained as an Actor/Teacher specializing in Voice and Theatre Studies. He soared through the richness of the voices that existed then, for this was a time when many Repertory Theatres burgeoned throughout the United Kingdom, allowing one to learn the exciting spell-craft of the Actor.
Alongside working as an Actor, he also taught Theatre Studies, fulfilling a burning sense of altruism stimulated by a wish to help others, and based on the privileges of childhood. For seven years he moved between the magic of Theatre and the ritual of Education, before being offered Summer Stock in the USA, and then consequential work on Broadway. This experience brought with it broadening horizons, as a blanket of drowsiness lifted further from his consciousness, and he then began to clearly perceive the inter-connectivity of life within the Universe.
Whilst in New England Stewart discovered much about his spiritual lineage through a series of remarkable encounters with natural landscapes, spiritual teachers and transcendental visions. These ‘rites of passage’ began preparing him for the unfolding pathway of work as a Sound Healer and Seer, and somewhat diluted his career as an Actor.
Instead, he felt wholeheartedly drawn to the sacred teachings of the Native American people. Of how they lived in co-creation with nature, honoring the pulse of the Great Mother’s earth-soul, breathing the Holy Wind of Wakan Tanka, made alive by the Great Father of the sky. Subsequently, he began training with a Shaman.
Lamentably, this time of discovery was cut short by the fact that his dear Mother became terminally ill, and so he returned to the UK voiceless with grief, nursing her for a short time before she passed away. Suddenly life changed utterly…
This was 1980 and his career as Voice Coach began after an encounter with Cicely Berry, under whose auspices he taught at the ‘Guildhall School of Speech and Drama’. In 1981 he became the Head of Voice at the prestigious ‘Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art’, continuing until 1998.This was a period of accelerated growth through the laboratory of his teaching, experiencing the gifted young people who came to study at the Academy (many of whom are household names today), his expanding private practice, and through meeting or working with major teachers from the growing wisdom culture of the human potential movement.
In addition, he worked pervasively throughout the West End Theatre: at the ‘Actors Centre’, with major Theatre companies such as the ‘Actors Touring Company’ and with West End Production Companies, alongside becoming a Voice Mentor for the Really Useful Theatre Company.
However, it was during the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, and after several years of using his abilities to perceive the supernatural as a Medium or Seer, that he visited the world’s Heart Chakra Energy Centre – Glastonbury Tor, and experienced the divine transmission of twelve Archangels. Through their gracious teaching, these extraordinary light beings appearing as Orbs, gave me a temple of sound healing, which I’ve progressively brought into creation since the mid 90’s.
This Temple is known as THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE, and its canon of work evokes the ability to embody knowledge through the medium of sacred voice, and regards the compassion of the heart as the ‘seat of the soul’. Furthermore, the teaching inspires that we each have a unique signature-note resonating from the secret chamber of the heart, which creates the ‘song of our soul’.
Voice Alchemy arises from the intelligence and compassion of the heart, and as sound is at the core of creation, the work tunes the personality of the voice with the breath of the soul. The Angels teach that as a healing art this was first known in Atlantis and then Egypt, when human life was less cerebral. Indeed, the epilogue of my first book ‘The Alchemy of Voice’ gives a full account of the awesome experience on the Tor – when he truly began to feel the full embodiment of the essence that lives: “In the beginning was sound, and the sound was made flesh, and dwelt among us full of grace and truth.”
In 1997 Stewart was invited to be the Resident Master of Voice at ‘Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’. This Theatre project had just opened, and Mark Rylance as Artistic Director wanted his actors to use authentic voices, resonating the words of the bard with a respect for Form and a zest for Truth. For ten years Stewart lived this remarkable experience, alongside which in 2001 he was invited to be the Head of Voice at the newly reformed constitution of the ‘Drama Centre London’, which he resigned from in 2008.
The role of Master of Voice allowed Stewart to travel the world facilitating Masterclass processes, training premier theatre companies such as ‘Classic Stage Ireland’, ‘Chicago Shakespeare Theater’, ‘Long Wharf Theater Connecticut’, and the Moscow ‘Arts Lab’.
Clients have included the luminaries of the entertainment industry such as Maria Aitken, Frances Barber, Minnie Driver, Kathryn Hunter, Josie Lawrence, Janet McTeer, Julia Ormond, Vanessa Redgrave, Kelly Reilly, Samantha Spiro, Jonathan Cake, Simon Callow, Jack Davenport, Julian Glover, Matthew Goode, Ross Kemp and Mark Rylance – just to name a few.
In addition, his work as a Master of Presentation, (www.stewartpearce.com) has allowed Stewart to work with many eminent personalities such as Diana, Princess of Wales, Dame Anita Roddick, and the presenters of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC BID. His client list extends throughout the corporate arena, with personnel from companies such as: ALLEN & OVERY, L’OREAL PARIS, BT, BBC, ITN WORLD NEWS, MCKINSEY & CO, MERRILL LYNCH, GOLDMAN & SACHS, WPP, MOMENTUM PR DUBAI, VIDAL SASSOON, REUTERS, BARCLAYS, and MCKENZIE BOSTON.
His books: THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE 2010, and THE HEART’S NOTE 2011, THE ANGELS OF ATLANTIS 2012, the 2012, the ANGEL HEART SIGILS 2013, and ANGELS AND THE KEYS TO PARADISE 2014 – were published by www.findhornpress.com, alongside a number of unique Sonic Meditation CD’s to compliment the work. Stewart regularly appears in the media addressing the humanitarian issues of voice and persona as powerful expressions of human nature.