Sun, 08 Jan|
The British Museum, the North Entrance
British Museum & English Magic - Walking Tour
Caroline Wise's legendary 3-hour tour through the museum reveals deities and icons of the 19th-century occult revival
Time & Location
08 Jan, 11:00 – 14:00 GMT
The British Museum, the North Entrance, British Museum, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2NJ, UK
About The Event
The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s, leading magicians met in the reading room, studied and translated seminal texts, and saw pagan deities in the galleries. Caroline Wise highlights the objects and deities that inspired the people at the heart of the occult revival, focussing in particular galleries. Throughout, she tells tales about the Order of the Golden Dawn, Dion Fortune, Florence Farr, Wallis Budge John Dee and Aleister Crowley. Wise is a consummate raconteur, with many occult adventures of her own. We promise you a wonderful time. Max 10 attendees.
- Meeting point: outside the North (rear) Entrance, Montague Place: on pavement leading to outdoor security tent
- Timings: gather 10.45. Set off 11.55. Ends 2:15pm.
- Don't bring: sharp objects, or luggage over 8kg or larger than 40x40x50cm.
- Health note: this is 3+ hours of walking, with no seated breaks. Bring water, wear comfy shoes.
Caroline Wise: is a longstanding London esotericist, an expert in the mythic London landscape. She started in the 1970s in the earth mysteries movement, then in the 1990s hosted the Wildwood conferences on English pagan folklore. Throughout her long career she has contributed to numerous books and journals, compiling Finding Elen: The Quest for Elen of the Ways and co-editing Secret Lore of London.
The British Museum Tour
Arrive 11.50 am for departure at 11.00 promptly. Thanks.