Watch our video of the "UK Satanic Abuse Scare : 25 Years On" conference
As promised here is the video for UK Satanic Abuse Conference Scare, a one evening conference in partnership with Inform at the London School of Economics.
In the late 80s and early 90s the media portrayed Pagans as satanic, large-scale ritual child abusers. Definitively disproven by a thorough government-funded investigation, the scare is nonetheless of significance for understanding new religious movements, British society and ideas about Paganism. In this conference we looked at the scare through first-hand accounts from pagans, the media and academics.
The Afterlife in the Modern West: an evening of exploration
How do people today imagine the afterlife, if they do believe such exists? Philip Almond says our ideas trace back to Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), 19th century Spiritualism and Europeanised Indian beliefs. In this lecture, too, he talks about a late 20th century re-enchantment of the world, in which the spaces between here and eternity, now and then, fact and fiction, the literal and the metaphorical, the religious and the magical , have blurred — and thus our ideas of an afterlife.
Professor Philip Almond of University of Queensland is a warm and engaging speaker, visiting the UK on a short visit. We invite you to a fun and thought-provoking evening. Interview with Philip. His new book, Afterlife, will be on sale on the evening, and he will be available to sign copies after the talk
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.
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Events: talks and lectures on paganism, esotericism and courses to learn more.
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