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July 2018

£20

Young Urban Witch – Workshop July 2018

Monday 16 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch: Ancestors Evening Mini-Workshop  –  Rebecca Beattie This is  an evening for younger Londoners, art students and musicians -- indeed, younger folk from all walks of life who are drawn to magic and spirituality.  Every month this workshop covers a new set of knowledge and symbols, so as to share basics of a wild, free witchcraft. Experience two hours of witch’s path -- inclusive, and grounded in a feminist outlook. Please note it is…

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£9

SOLD OUT. Robert Graves’ Black Goddess

Tuesday 17 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Robert Graves' Black Goddess Lecture - Ruth Clydesdale   Sold out.   Robert Graves’s The White Goddess is one of the seminal texts of modern witchcraft. But he also wrote about a Black Goddess.  This evening we go in search of the origins and significance of both goddesses, uncovering an intriguing tangle of relationships played out in the exotic landscapes of pre-tourist Mallorca.  Along the way we encounter Gerald Gardner, Idries Shah and Robert Cochrane, three men drawn into Graves’s…

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£10

Talk with Heathen Rite for Summer

Saturday 21 July @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Talk with Heathen Rite for Summer Andre and Amanda Henriques You are invited to a Norse-inspired Heathen ritual blot celebrating summer, with its warmth, light, and happiness. Before the ceremony, to set the scene, there will be a talk on the ritual structure, the cosmology of the Norse, and the deities and myths that will be important for this blot, in particular Balder, Frey, and Sol. The second part of the evening will be the rite itself:  in a space…

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£20

SOLD OUT. Making Blended Incense for Magic – July

Sunday 22 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Making Blended Incense for Magic – Afternoon Mini-Workshop – Rebecca Beattie old out.  Places available on repeat date of Sunday 19 August.         Since ancient times, loose blended incenses have been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in natural magic. The are created and burnt ceremonially to create prosperity, success and love.  This afternoon intensive introduces the ancient art of  blended incenses,  teaching both the principles and the practices this ancient art.  The tutor will give you…

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August 2018

£20

Living Witchcraft: Magic with Mars

Monday 6 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Living Witchcraft: Magic with Mars Seminar-workshop - Rebecca Beattie Mars, the force giving us the word 'martial', is warrior-like and passionate. Sometimes angry, sometimes sexy, this energy is used in witchcraft's magic when needed. Mars' force is found in the earth's treasures in certain crystals, herbs --  and even the metals iron and steel. Come learn more in this engaging evening seminar, which offers both theory and practice. There is a lecture and then all partake in a piece of Mars…

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£18

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic

Sunday 12 August @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic Sunday morning walking tour in the British Museum-  Caroline Wise The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians met in the reading room, saw pagan deities in the galleries, and maybe even held rites in back rooms. This tour highlights the pagan deities exhibited in the museum that inspired the magical people at the heart of the occult revival. You will be looking at selected pieces of…

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£20

Young Urban Witch Workshop – August

Monday 13 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch Spirit Animals  –  Rebecca Beattie This is a an evening for younger Londoners who have a creative bent: art students, musicians,  folk from the DIY and warehouse scene, or indeed any walk of life.  In this workshop Treadwell’s  dives into learning and experiencing healing creative witchcraft. Please note it is for people under 30 who are curious about witchcraft that is alive, progressive and feminist. It starts with a lively illustrated talk which opens up…

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£30

Witch Bottles for Practical Magic 

Saturday 18 August @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Witch Bottles for Practical Magic Afternoon workshop - Tanya Moulding Witch bottles,  constructed in pre-modnern England for protection against negative magic, were popular and deemed effective by their makers; this workshop introduces the historic witch bottle with its construction using nails, urine and fingernail clippings -- and the grim tales of psychic attack  it would repel. The class then turns to look at modern versions of the bottle, which use flower petals, flower oils and items to  concentrate and activate your positive intentions. Each…

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£40

Making Blended Incense for Magic – August

Sunday 19 August @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Making Blended Incense for Magic– Full Afternoon Class – Rebecca BeattieBlended loose incenses have long been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in natural magic. This full afternoon class (1pm to 5.30 pm) introduces you to they key ingredients scents, starting with learning about resins and their scents. You then learn how to select herbs and oils to mix with these, for your magical or spiritual intention: these are key correspondences. The tutor then teaches you to make your own blend according…

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£20

Practical Sigil Magic

Monday 20 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Sigil Magic Evening Seminar - workshop – Mark Vincent Making sigils is a technique of practical, results-oriented magic. With roots in old grimoires, sigil magic was updated by the famed occult artist Austin Osman Spare, who incorporated the use of the subconscious and personal creativity. Chaos magick took it up with the work of Peter Carroll, and from there it has sometimes come to also involve active self-hypnosis. This class takes you through essential mechanism of sigil magic: from intent…

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£10

Drink and Draw: Occult Themed

Thursday 23 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Drink and Draw Night: Occult Themed Carminella Knight and friends Join us for our first Drink & Draw, a phenomenon recently written up in  The Guardian.    This will be a convivial evening session of sketching, sipping and chatting, in the hidden downstairs of London's magical bookshop. Bring your pencils, sketch pads and a bottle of wine, and settle down to draw what catches your eye. To stimulate your creativity will have a still life set up, themed on magic: potion bottles, skulls, cauldrons,…

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£40

Tarot Cards Introduced, for Absolute Beginners

Saturday 25 August @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Minor Arcana Afternoon Workshop – Sue Terry If you’re fascinated by the mysterious images and symbols of the tarot cards, but don’t know where to start, this afternoon workshop is for you.   It starts with a look at the structure of the full tarot deck, and then concentrates on the meanings of the number cards. You’ll meet the four suits  (pentacles, cups, wands and swords), then kings, queens, pages and dashing knights, and finally the important…

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£40

Herb Magic: Spells, Lore and Workings

Sunday 26 August @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Herb Magic: Spells, Lore and Workings Afternoon Class - Rebecca Beattie The tradition of herb magic is a long one:  most European plants have lore which informs us what they are 'good for': good luck, fame, love, justice are just a few. This packed half-day teaches the essentials: how to understand the system by which herbs have been accorded their attributed powers. You will learn the underpinnings of esoteric correspondences, planetary attributions, and get an introduction to the old spells…

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September 2018

Deposit: £80

The Effective Spell: Chaos Magic & Hypnosis for Results

Tuesday 4 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Effective Spell: Chaos Magic & Hypnosis for Results Intensive Four-week Course – Mark Vincent Mark Vincent, a clinical hypnotist and magical practitioner, leads this short course focussed on accomplishing a chosen spell.  Results magic is often overlooked, but it is a technology explicitly addressed by chaos magic. It involves using techniques from disciplines which affect the mind’s own abilities, a process pioneered in the 20th century by occultist Austin Osman Spare. Mark will teach the course using  methods from…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners

Wednesday 5 September @ 7:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners Eight-week course – Suzanne Corbie Learn to read tarot with a gifted experienced teacher. In an active and well-structured course, you learn the mystical symbolism of the cards, the visual language of their codes and archetypes. There are not only short teaching lectures but also in-class practice readings, homework, interactive class activities and backup support.  This is one of Treadwell’s most popular and successful courses. Tutor Suzanne Corbie has been reading Tarot for 40 years,…

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£20

Practical Candle Magic

Thursday 6 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic Evening Class  - Lucya Starza Candle magic is a basic and central skill in the repertoire of pagans and indeed anyone who practices magic. It’s easy to learn, handy and people find it a favourite method. If you always wanted to know how to a spell, or if you are keen to be able to work simple magic in accordance with old traditions, this  hands-on evening class is for you. Lucya Starza  leads  you step by step,…

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Deposit: £80

Spiritual Psychology Weekend: ‘Outer Personality & the Deeper Self’

Saturday 8 September @ 10:30 am - Sunday 9 September @ 5:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Spiritual Psychology: the Outer Personality & the Deeper Self Two-day Workshop – Vivianne & Chris Crowley This the first of a series of three workshops offered over the coming months, and is theme is The Outer Personality and Deeper Self. It is geared to people working within specific spiritual or magical traditions, and for those on individual spiritual paths, and its aim is to facilitate the initiatory journey to the true self by uncovering hidden aspects and releasing inner obstacles.…

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£18

British Museum and Awakening English Magic

Sunday 9 September @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

British Museum and Awakening English Magic Guided Tour  – Caroline Wise The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians met in the reading room, studied and translated seminal texts, and saw pagan deities in the galleries. Inspired by manuscripts and finds from around the world and from Britain, they created systems of magic that flourished and grew.  This tour highlights the pagan deitiesthat inspired the magical people at the heart of the occult revival. You…

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£20

Young Urban Witch: Practical Magic

Monday 10 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch Evening Mini-Workshop  –  Rebecca Beattie This is  an evening for younger Londoners, art students and musicians — indeed, younger folk from all walks of life who are drawn to magic and spirituality.  Every month this workshop covers a new set of knowledge and symbols, so as to share basics of a wild, free witchcraft. Experience two hours of witch’s path — inclusive, and grounded in a feminist outlook. Please note it is for people under 30.…

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£20

Mercury in Western Esotericism

Saturday 15 September @ 1:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Mercury in Western Esotericism: Force of Communication Seminar-workshop - Vivianne and Chris Crowley The West’s traditions of astrology, cosmology and sacred magic all centre upon the seven sacred planets. Mercury, god of messages, quickfootedness and magic, is the topic of this  informative and experiential seminar. We invite you to join us to immerse yourself in his attributes, symbols and imagery, and to learn to understand him in terms of sacred esoteric psychology — working with both the positive and negative…

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