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.
Surrealist Art and the Occult
Some of the artists in the surrealist movement were deeply interested in the occult, both in terms of symbolism and practice. Tonight’s lecture looks at these, in particular Ernst, Dali, Magritte and Leonora Carrington. This illustrated lecture will focus on the engagement with alchemy, but it will also take in the tarot cards and palmistry.
Our speaker is Professor ME Warlick. Based at University of Denver, she is an art historian and esotericism scholar who is a leading international expert on surrealism and the occult. She is author of numerous books and many articles on the subject. She’s an engaging and charismatic speaker, so we promise a fascinating evening. Treadwells are honoured to welcome her here whilst she is in the UK on a short visit.
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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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