MASTER PALMIST: Ian Cameron gives a reading at the Moonlight Mystic Fair in Bangalow.
MASTER PALMIST: Ian Cameron gives a reading at the Moonlight Mystic Fair in Bangalow. Marc Stapelberg

Festival shines 'starlight' on healing and enlightenment

ONE of three "source energy healers" in Australia will demonstrate her new-found skills at the Byron Bay Starlight Festival in Bangalow early in January.

Penelope Kate Lowther has been a healer, spiritual teacher, artist and performer for more than 25 years.

She visited the United Kingdom and France this year to learn a new form of healing - source energy.

"It's an energetic form of healing. It helps to clear blockages physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually," Penelope said.

"You can experience it hands-on or through distant healing."

Penelope said source healing was both gentle and profound.

"It seems to work very well in people with long-term problems," she said.

"I've seen amazing results."

Penelope says there's a place for traditional medicine but people are looking for alternatives to surgery and drugs.

In her healing work over the years, she's concentrated mostly in reiki, a technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch.

"I find this new healing (source energy) so much more powerful," Penelope says.

She's looking forward to the Starlight Festival, where she'll also be working with children through art and story-writing.

"I think people come to experience healing and see the products that are available at the festival," she said.

The Byron Bay Starlight Festival takes place at the Bangalow A & I Hall from January 5-8, 2017, with four days of spiritual growth, enlightenment and expanding consciousness.

Practitioners and specialists across a variety of fields focus on massage, yoga, natural products, beauty, sustainable goods, soulful food, healing and music.

The Starlight Festival is a family-friendly event with over 50 stallholders.

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