Treadwell's Magical Object of the Month
Our ever so Treadwellian mug is finally here. It combines our mascot Lady Wisdom (on both sides), with a quote by one of our favourite occultists ever, Lady Dion Fortune.
In his 1617 alchemical work, Atalanta Fugiens, Maier wrote about Lady Wisdom: ‘This is the all-surpassing Lady Wisdom, who with her right hand penetrates the East, with her left hand the West, and who embraces the whole Earth. He goes on to say that she gives long life and good health, yet she conceals abundant treasures. Her generosity extends to the whole world:‘whoever values wisdom shall be exalted and honoured by Her.’
As for Lady Dion Fortune, she was one of the most important British occultist of the 20th century, the founder of the society of Inner Light, an inspiring and strong woman and a very good fiction writer. Her work and ideas are still very much alive with contemporary magical practitioners.
Both Lady Wisdom and Dion Fortune epitomise our aspirations and embody ideals we espouse here at Treadwell’s.
Photography & Nazi Pagan Dreams: an evening between Germany and Atlantis.
Heinrich Himmler was obsessed with an alternative occult history of the German race. Photography played a significant part in this search for documentary evidence of Atlantean origins. This talk will explore the strange journey that led me from an obscure Nazi wartime publication to a forgotten archive of photographs in Germany. It will reveal how the photographs were part of a quest to show the German peasant as a pagan, earth-based ‘volk’, who were the inheritors of the bloodline of Atlantis.
Christopher Webster van Tonder is a photographer, lecturer and curator at Aberystwyth University’s School of Art.
Treadwell's Gift Certificate
Treadwell’s gift vouchers are a perfect gift for a friend, family-member or sweetheart. It can be used for books, supplies, tarot readings, workshops and events both online and in the shop. Gift vouchers can be made to any amount.
Welcome To Treadwell's
Treadwell’s is a bookshop and cultural centre for people interested in esotericism, culture, religion and spirituality. We are a boutique-sized browser’s paradise. Paganism, wicca, thelema, and druidry, but also literature, history, culture and classics. We sell secondhand and new books, rare and unusual, as well as bargain finds.
If you are looking for information on any aspect of Western pagan spirituality or the esoteric traditions of Europe, we can help.
Bookshop: wonderful books second hand and new.
Online shop: Treadwell’s best books, magical objects and divination tools shipped worldwide.
Events: talks and lectures on paganism, esotericism and courses to learn more.
Tarot readings: we are famed for our world-class tarot readers.
Information resource: for scholars, media or writers, and people making personal explorations.
We look forward to meeting you,
Christina, Marco, Livia, Johnny, Mary, and Martin.