Sheena Govan

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Sheena Govan (1912–1967) was an informal spiritual teacher, and the daughter of evangelist John George Govan. Later in life she became an early influence on what would become the Findhorn Foundation. Her career demonstrated some of the links between Evangelicalism and early New Age thought.Hume, L. Popular Spiritualities, Ashgate, 2006, p.164


She was born in Edinburgh, the youngest of the four children of evangelist John George Govan. Govan's unconventional spirituality was something of a challenge to the Faith Mission founded by her father in 1913 Children of the New Age: A History of Spiritual Practices, by Steven Sutcliffe. Routledge, 2003. ISBN 0415242991. Page 56-58..

She met Dorothy Maclean while the two were working as secretaries in London in the early 1940s, 6 May 2008.., and met Peter Caddy on a train in England in 1947 and married 1948. By this time Sheena was living in Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, apparently drawing on a family inheritance, and claiming to receive inner guidance on behalf of those around her.

Says Peter Caddy: “Her flat was like a magnet. Throughout the day people came for help and guidance. Sheena believed that at this time many people were going through an initiatory experience that she called the birth of the Christ within. She was like a midwife helping them to go through that process.” Dorothy Maclean, now also...
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