Tributes are paid to ‘great healer and master’ William Lambert from Horsham

Much loved and highly regarded healer and spiritual teacher William Lambert has died aged 90.

Thursday, 21st May 2020, 11:12 am
Updated Thursday, 21st May 2020, 11:19 am

He was the first in the country to start a healing course in adult education, at Forest Community School, Horsham in 1985. In By 1991 his reputation was such that he was invited to speak to 20 doctors at Brighton General Hospital about healthy living.

William was a pioneer who worked tirelessly to get spiritual healing accepted by the authorities. He developed a training programme with a CBQ (Competence Based Qualification) and established the Horsham Healing Group consisting of a number of registered healers who healed in their own homes or gave home visits. This paved the way for paid professional healers to work in the NHS and doctors surgeries.

William also founded BMSIHF, Body Mind Spirit International Healing Federation, and developed nine courses based on the teachings of mystic, writer and philosopher Ronald Beesley who gained international fame with his distant colour healing.

William Lambert

William travelled and lectured in Europe, his courses proving particularly popular in Germany and Austria. This dedicated man taught in ten EU cities. Although healing is banned in some countries, including Austria and German, William was able to teach personal development and spiritual psychotherapy (healing through the consciousness).

“William will be remembered as one of the great masters and healers within the field of energy healing,” said members of BMSIHF in a joint tribute.

When healing William often used his ability to see and draw the aura, the electromagnetic field around the body. In this way he was able to gain in depth information on a patient’s mental, emotional, and psychical condition. He drew thousands of auras during the course of his work and wrote a book explaining how he diagnosed patients, The Human Aura Our Living Rainbow.

He taught that the healing energies are natural, cosmic creative energies for good, assisted by changing our attitudes and adopting a more natural lifestyle - healing is helping people to teach themselves from deep within.

William Lambert with students in Vienna

William grew up in Hailsham, where his father ran a garage. He admitted that he was himself originally ‘hesitant’ about the whole subject of healing. But in 1969, aged 40 and the chief buyer for a building company he had an epiphany. Suffering from a bad back and his marriage going through a stormy patch, he sought help at Bexhill Spiritualist Church, one Sunday afternoon. Healer Frank Jones, who was taking the service, became William’s best friend.

For five years William trained to become a healer under the guidance of Frank. He formed the Bexhill Healing Guild in1974 and began eight years of intensive study at White Lodge, College of Psychotherapeutics at Speldhurst, near Tunbridge Wells.

When he moved to Horsham in 1980 William started the Horsham Healing Group. A new, fulfilling life opened up in 1985 after he was made redundant and consequently invited to become a full-time teacher for White Lodge. As well as offering extremely popular courses based at his home in Red Deer Close, he travelled extensively in Europe, teaching in places such as Vienna, Munich and Graz, working with a translator.

“William was an extraordinary man, able to combine his deep knowledge of the esoteric with practical daily life,” said Doris Vogel of Vienna, his translator for many years. She is now one of 80 distant healers around UK and Europe who continue William’s healing work.

William was a follower of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Indian guru, and one of the highlights of his life was a pilgrimage to the ashram at Puttaparthi, India.

Despite bouts of poor health in recent years William soldiered on. He continued to run BMSIHF until the end of March this year and produce his inspiring quarterly newsletter, The Link. He died on May 9 at Ashtonleigh Care Home in Wimblehurst Road, Horsham, where he had resided for a short time due to a mobility problem.

William and his wife Janet were married for 17 years and divorced in 1975. He leaves two daughters Kim and Vivien, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Phil and Tony, and sister Eve who lives in Canada.

The funeral service will be held on Friday June 5 at 9.30 at Sussex & Surrey Crematorium. Due to Coronavirus restrictions only immediate family can attend but those who knew have been invited to join in meditation.

A celebration of William’s life is planned to take place next year in Horsham in June, on the anniversary of his birthday.