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Planetary Magic:  Understanding Personality

Monday 18 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| £9

Planetary Magic:  Understanding Personality

Lecture – Priscilla Costello

Are you a Pisces? Do you have a Jovial temperament? How would an astrological physician in Shakespeare’s day diagnose you and your problems? Tonight’s speaker introduces the pre-modern way of understanding human traits. She outlines  temperament theory, which bases personality on the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, and then examines the astrological approach to personality, which is based on the twelve zodiac signs. These pre-modern models assume that human character is reflected in the natural world, and in the world of archetypes.  Priscilla Costello  vividly unlocks this way looking at people and personality — ourselves included — using examples from Shakespeare’s plays.  She touches then on the advice and therapy that  philosophers, doctors, and astrologers would prescribe to their clients, to compensate for the imbalances in their character.

Tonight’s for everyone interested in human nature, planetary magic, old-style herbal remedies and Jungian archetypes. Join us for a wonderful evening: Priscilla Costello is an outstanding speaker and author many books on the subject. She returns to Treadwells at our invitation.

Price: £9 Ring, or book online

Time: Please arrive 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.


Monday 18 June
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Treadwell’s Bookshop
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
020 7419 8507


020 7419 8507