Who Am I? Where Am I? What Am I Doing Here?: Author, Community Leader Tony Kenton’s Metaphysical Journey

Pennsylvania native Anthony “Tony” Kenton was never one to accept simple explanations to questions about life and human existence. During his formative years, he explored beyond the status quo, and his quest to dig deeper into the enigmas of our world led him to metaphysics—a philosophy that explores the fundamental nature of reality.

“Unfortunately, our society and culture do not provide all the answers to life and our physical reality,” Kenton observes. “To understand life, we must first understand that man is spirit experiencing a human, physical life.”

Metaphysical practices maintain a central role in Kenton’s everyday life. He was president of the New Hope Channelers Support Group (now known as New Hope Metaphysical Society) and, in 1999, he co-founded the Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment (SME) with Rose Moyer, a gifted medium.

SME promotes metaphysics in eastern Pennsylvania and networks with other like-minded groups and organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the years, the study of metaphysics has grown to encompass astrology, meditation, self-help, psychic abilities, numerology and other holistic practices. “There are a lot of ways to help the physical body and mind exist in this physical realm, and these disciplines all help in life’s journey and growth,” Kenton says.

Through SME, Kenton leads a board of six directors to organize expos and events. Its annual fall event, Spiritfest, takes place this year from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 28, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 29. SME also hosts the Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair each June. Proceeds from both events benefit charities and interfaith churches.

“One of our strong suits is the quality of our speakers,” Kenton says of the expos. “We try to line up the most interesting and challenging speakers that we can get.” High profile lecturers have recently included psychic and author Elizabeth Joyce, numerologist Jack Toffler and Greek clairvoyant Thalia Alexiou.

Kenton believes metaphysical concepts can help others realize that, although negativity can divide the nation and the world, people will inevitably come together. He cites rescue efforts after hurricanes Harvey and Irma as recent examples of how people can work together for good, even in bad situations.

Kenton’s book, Who Am I? Where Am I? What Am I Doing Here?, can be read on the SME website. His forthcoming book works with the premise that we are all one, and that the universe exists mentally first and is then manifested into tangible reality.

“We’re in a physical reality, which is also a duality, so, we are closer to one another than people realize,” Kenton says, adding, “There’s always going to be an element of greed and self-indulgence, but I think we’re on the right track.”

For more information about the Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment or Spiritfest, call 267-261-2768 or visit WeAreSME.com.

Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-based writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.

Find Enlightenment at Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair in New Hope

NB_SolsticeExpo_0617The Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment invites participants to tune into their body, mind and spirit and experience the love of higher consciousness at the Ninth Annual Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on June 17 and 18, at New Hope Eagle Firehouse.

Guest speakers are scheduled every hour and will include presentations by Annabella Wood, John Schaeffer, Rose Moyer with Judy Kay, Thalia Alexiou, Suzanne Werfelman, Elizabeth Joyce, Corbie Mitleid, Chris Gage, Katherine Wolff, Susan Stein and Sera Hwang. Topics will range from decluttering the mind to embracing spiritual frontiers, and everything in between.

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Spiritfest Expo & Holistic Fair in New Hope

spiritfest_logoThe Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment invites participants to tune up their body, mind and spirit and experience the love of higher consciousness at the Second Annual Spiritfest Expo & Holistic Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on October 22 and 23, at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse.

Show organizer Tony Kenton says, “This is our second year hosting this autumnal event, and if you haven’t yet experienced one of our shows, this is a joyful, festive event shared by like-minded people who are resonating at a high vibration. Feel the energy similar to an adult version of the flower power of the 1960s and 70s.” Kenton adds, “If you dress up for Halloween and surprise us, we will surprise you!”

Every hour of the event will feature free special guest speaker presentations on metaphysical topics. Area psychic readers and mediums, energy healers, mind-body therapists and holistic practitioners will offer massage, stress management techniques and many more healing modalities. New age products, aroma and holographic therapies, artwork, jewelry and crystals will also be displayed for purchase, along with a natural food court.

Cost: $7. Location: 46 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope. For more information, call 267-261-2768 or visit WeAreSME.com.

October 2016.

Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair in New Hope

EB_SolsticeExpo_Logo-01The Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment invites participants to tune up their bodies, minds and spirits and experience the love of higher consciousness at the Eighth Annual Solstice Expo and Holistic Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 18 and 19, at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse.

Special guest presentations will be made by Kimberly Uhl and Arthur Gutkin. Uhl, an intuitive counselor who facilitates healing of the mind, body and spirit, will present an interactive demonstration lecture on a Matrix Energetics healing/releasing technique. Gutkin, a certified NGH hypnotherapist, will present a seminar, “How Our Past Lives Can Resolve Our Present-Day Issues.” Other guest speakers are scheduled every hour.

“This is our eighth year, and each time we do it, it gets richer and more diverse. If you haven’t yet experienced one of our shows, we hope this year will be the year,” states organizer Tony Kenton. “This is a happy, joyful, festive, fun event of like-minded people of a high consciousness. Feel the energy similar to an adult version of the flower-power sixties.”

Area energy healers and practitioners, along with mind/body therapists and holistic practitioners, will offer massage and stress management techniques and many more healing modalities. Artwork, jewelry and crystals will also be displayed for purchase, along with a natural food court.

Cost: $7. Location: 46 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope. For more information, call 267-261-2768 or visit WeAreSME.com.

June 2016

Sixth Annual Solstice Expo and Holistic Fair

solstice expoThe Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment and Nova Finishing Systems invite participants to tune up their body, mind and spirit and experience the love of higher consciousness at the Sixth Annual Solstice Expo and Holistic Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 27, and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 28 at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse.
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Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair Celebrates 6 years

The Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment and Nova Finishing Systems invite participants to tune up their body, mind and spirit and experience the love of higher consciousness at the Sixth Annual Solstice Expo and Holistic Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 21 and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 22, at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse.

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