Sat, 15 Jul|
Book Signing: Planetary Magic
Dr. Rebecca Beattie joins us for a few hours to sign copies of her new book and chat about her inspiration. Free event
Time & Location
15 Jul, 18:00 – 19:00
London, Treadwells, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK
About The Event
Treadwell's tutor, author and good friend Rebecca Beattie celebrates the launch of her new book Practical Planetary Magic: A friendly introduction to creating modern magic with the seven energies by spending some time signing advance copies of the book and chatting about the writing process and the inspiration behind it. The book was founded in classes Rebecca has taught at Treadwell's for many years.
At the core of modern pagan witchcraft is a knowledge system concerning traditions of nature, connection, and embodiment to the astrological planets. Throughout magical history, practitioners of magic have looked to the planets for inspiration and magical help. From the earliest beginnings of written magical texts - the Grimoires - magical systems were based on the seven planetary powers that were visible in the night sky. The Grimoires were then studied by practitioners of folk-magic - the Cunning Folk - and by influential groups from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to practitioners of Modern witchcraft. Pagan Portals: Planetary Magic is an accessible and practical introduction to pre-modern planetary magic. It details with each of the planets, what its magical qualities are, and how to work practical magic with each.
Dr. Rebecca Beattie brings two decades of experience, as both writer and practitioner, to this new work. Having grown-up on Dartmoor, she draws her inspiration from nature and from the folklore, and ritual practice, to be found in many different cultures. She is a professional in a drug and alcohol treatment charity, whose doctoral thesis looked at the agency and advocacy of women writers at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Her previous books include Nature Mystics: The Literary Gateway to Modern Paganism, which traces the literary origins of the twentieth century revival of pagan traditions; and the highly acclaimed The Wheel of the Year: Your Nurturing Guide to Rediscovering Nature’s Seasons and Cycles, which was published by Elliott and Thompson in 2022.
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