King, RLK Associates, 19 Blenheim Gardens, Denvilles, Havant, Hampshire,
4th July 2008
Link Hampshire Clinics
Dear Grahame Huggins,
Thank you for your letter of 2nd June 2008,
following your telephone call on that day and the subsequent arrangement for
my first meeting with Jenny Oakley at Havant Civic Offices on 7th July.
I note the requested information, including the table in your letter. As I
am pursuing a new venture there is no relevant financial information.
For the time being I am moving away from engineering and developing a new
career. If it had not been for certain circumstances I would have been able
to work on them together and that may be possible in future, at least in a
modified form. In the first instance it involves an autobiographical book;
as well as being a Chartered Engineer, I am a Healer, with a degree of
psychic ability in that, to some extent, I see, feel and hear at a higher
level; experiences totaling in the low thousands of hours, mainly since the
early 1990s, a few hundred thousand words of diaries as well as other
material. I have a unique colleague, as has the editor of my book, almost.
Over the years I have received very high level business advice that my very
unusual non-engineering involvements and interests are worth at least ten
percent extra on local tourism, that it would help tourism in both Britain
and Germany, as well as that “it is a rock on an edge” and should go before
rebuilding my engineering career. In short, it will not take a great deal of
effort to launch my new career, given suitable assistance. It will happen
anyway but could be considerably accelerated.
My book should be available in two to three months time. I am already being
read about around the world in a colleague’s book on past life regression,
as is the editor of my book and her husband, plus my colleague, partner, in
my own book (she did a little “ghost writing” for
Barbara’s book at her
request and with my assistance) and, in a very unusual way, my business
advisor, the one I said I need to travel to see.
My current need is for a business plan, from Hampshire outwards, rather than
from my present advisors’ standpoints, plus further routes to suitable
publicity, particularly from the Hampshire and Sussex tourism point of view.
I have already accepted invitations for interviews, etc., with myself and
the other main person in my autobiographical book, for magazine and
broadcast media outlets. There are number of other broadcasting
arrangements, my main business advisor has several ideas and is particularly
interested in involving a well known television personality who, she feels,
is likely to be interested, after checking that my wife could also handle
it. Reviewers for my book have already been arranged, though others would be
Ideally, I would like to have a base in Hampshire as well as the university
tie-ups I have in mind. Essentially, I am looking to combine my
non-engineering interests with my technical side as an antidote to people
like Richard Dawkins.
I already have two people in mind who I wish to have working with me, one as
a personal assistant, the other assisting with my writing interests; there
are at least half a dozen further books, among other things. Both people
have the necessary skills as well as also being healers, among other things,
and more than comfortable with non-physical matters in their own right.
I also wish to engage in original research from a novel standpoint. For
example, as a healer I am aware of energy fields like the human aura, while,
as an engineer I am aware that such fields can be represented
mathematically. As a result I wondered if it was viable to represent the
aura using the stress energy tensor, then found that it had already been
done, to some extent, by Konstantin Korotkov and Alexander Levichev (www.chronos.msu.ru/EREPORTS/korotkov_3-fold.pdf;
http://www.chronos.msu.ru/EREPORTS/levichev_dlf.pdf). Though my
mathematics, when at its best, could compete with Alexander Levichev’s
there is someone I am considering for mathematical assistance but it depends
on his future commitments, how quickly I can get going and so on.
There are already potential sources of funding, apart from commercialising
my non-engineering interests, my esoteric side. I would expect substantial
offers of support and the beginning of discussions fairly soon after I
achieve a reasonable public profile.
I had always intended to “go commercial”, though, in view of time I have
lost, I am even more interested in doing so. At the end of 2007 I had a very
helpful discussion with a very experienced businesswoman who has experience
in that area. I also have a potential long-term specialist literary agent in
mind. However, there were already obvious connections even before then,
including advertising. In addition there are at least two routes via which I
can “call in favours” to assist on the publicity, commercialisation and
connections front, one being already in progress, another to come when I
have a more precise date for publication of my book.
Given that I have been advised that our story is extremely commercial, I
also wish to contribute to certain charities involved with Complementary
Therapies, such as the MacMillan Nurses (http://www.macmillan.org.uk),
who advised in the care of my mother when she was terminally ill, though
through a stroke rather than cancer. Since that year (2004) I have had
something in mind that I wish to set up in my parents’ name.
I also wish to contribute to St Faith Church, Havant, as I gained help there
in several ways and it has a very important place in the story, though that
will be in the sequel to the first book, as well as any second sequel; I am
still living the story.
I am well aware that some people will think I am not completely with it,
mentally. That goes with the territory and I am aware that some are already
putting it about that “his marbles are loose”, though they have a particular
interest in, reason for doing so. As I can count among my friends and
colleagues, members and fellows of the royal College of Psychiatrists, via
my membership of the Scientific and Medical Network (http://www.scimednet.org;
http://scimednet.blogspot.com) that approach can be easily discounted.
Apart from which I know a reasonable amount about psychology, partly through
having taken it as a liberal studies subject at university. However, there
is a great deal of publicity mileage in that area, which I am now starting
to tap into, by, for example, reviewing
“Trick or Treatment” by Simon Singh
and Edzard Ernst; the book is biased and poor with, for example, almost
twenty errors, miss-descriptions, etc., in the three hundred and fifty words
on the single page devoted to Spiritual Healing, which I know quite a lot
about, as well as having several years experience. The reasoning and
science, among other things, is basic, na´ve and seriously flawed. For that
and other reasons I fully expect to be mentioned on numerous self-styled sceptic web sites, etc., fairly quickly.
Broadly, people’s reaction to people like me seems to fall into thirds; a
third are fascinated, a third are interested to ambivalent, a third tend to
think we are mentally deficient; though that is more their problem than
Interestingly, the Chambers of Commerce and their friends are very
broadminded in that sense, as are the business people outside Hampshire with
whom I have dealt and am still involved; they are all due to be fully
acknowledged in my book, on the web site of the book (which is still being
developed) and elsewhere, along with how it all came about with their help.
A senior member of the Chamber recently declared his clairvoyant side on the
attendees list at a business breakfast; such has been the change in
attitudes of late.
Now, I am looking to develop the connections with Hampshire and other areas
that are involved in the book. I am already talking to business people in
other counties involved, though a great deal took place in and around
Havant, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Southsea, Chichester, etc.; as far as
Essex. I have, largely, decided on the organisations through which I will
work with other businesses, following preliminary discussions with those
Business Link Hampshire’s offer of assistance has been made known to those
persons and organisations with whom I have had meetings since your telephone
call and letter at the beginning of June.
I am not sure what you will make of the above, though that is
very much the point in many ways; it is easily unusual enough to be of
considerable interest, as well as being marketable and very commercial.
I look forward to meeting Jenny Oakley on 7th July.
Richard King, BTech, MTech, CEng, MIMechE
Visiting University Lecturer in Engineering and Materials
Associate College Lecturer in Engineering Science and Materials
Member of East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Member of the Scientific and Medical Network
Copy: Jenny Oakley, Business Link Hampshire