The Magical Item of the Month:
London Lore Tarot: the Tapestry of a City – Johnny Cue
Evocative black & white illustrations and a highly imaginative use of some well-known and many lesser-known elements from the mythical and magical history of London. The people, places, buildings and geographical features range from those of ancient London through to those of contemporary times, the traces of the city’s distant past still having influence and potency today.
The deck has the traditional 22 Major /56 Minor structure. Thus, the Trumps bear the traditional numbers and names alongside their mythic London attributions: 1 The Magician depicts John Dee, VII The Chariot shows the legendary giants Gog and Magog, and XXII The World features the Globe Theatre, a reference to Frances Yates’ Theatre of the World.
The minor arcana are similarly divided into the traditional 4 suits, with Cups featuring cards bearing Old Father Thames, William Blake; Coins (associated with the underground realms) have a London Tube train, and the peculiar street lamp behind the Strand that is powered by sewer gas! Wands feature the Tabard Inn (of Chaucer fame), and Swords depict Covent Garden’s Seven Dials and the lunatic asylum, Bedlam.
This is a wonderfully original deck that will inspire people to explore the lesser-known backstreets of London, its hidden and ancient lore. It may also be used for readings, with the illustrations encouraging innovative and intuitive thought-flows and inspiration.
A perfect accompaniment to the recently-published Secret Lore of London book, edited by John Matthews & Caroline Wise.
Practical Sigil Magic: an afternoon class.
Making sigils in a way to ensure effectiveness, maximising the techniques developed from Austin Osman Spare to Pete Carroll to hypnosis. This class takes you through essential mechanism of the sigil: from intent to inscription to implantation in the unconscious, with the creation of belief and bypassing the conscious. There is plenty of hand-on practice in this workshop for anyone interested in the nitty-gritty of results magic.
Mark Vincent is a longstanding chaos magician and a qualified hypnotist. His workshops receive rave reviews and he is a Treadwells regular instructor. This is one of our most popular workshops, which we are pleased to be able to offer this year.
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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.
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Events: talks and lectures on paganism, esotericism and courses to learn more.
Tarot readings: we are famed for our world-class tarot readers.
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We look forward to meeting you,
Christina, Marco, Carl, Johnny, Brooke, and Martin.