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Left-Hand Path in Tantric Traditions – Lecture & Soirée
Left-Hand Path in Tantric Traditions – Lecture & Soirée

Thu, 08 Aug

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London

Left-Hand Path in Tantric Traditions – Lecture & Soirée

In this second lecture on the Left-Hand Path, Phil Hine unpacks the twists and turns of tantric practices in India.

Time & Location

08 Aug 2024, 19:00 – 23:00

London, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK

About The Event

The right-hand and left-hand paths of the occult may not be as diametrically opposed as we think.

In this in-person lecture at Treadwell's, Phil Hine explains how the supposed dichotomy between the two paths crumbles once we take a closer look at tantric traditions in South Asia. Beginning by examining the ascetic traditions from which the tantric movement emerged, Phil then explores mainstream Tantra and its numerous offshoots. The evolving history of these practices is complex, contradictory and riveting. Expect tales of drunken ascetics, shocking orgies, sorcerers and fierce goddesses, to come away with a nuanced appreciation of Indian tantra. After the lecture, everyone is invited to take part in an audience Q&A, and a soirée on the shopfloor with complimentary drinks follows.

Please note: the first lecture in the series – Left-Hand Path and Western Occultism – will be held on 25 July.

Phil Hine is a magician and researcher with a strong interest in occultism as a cultural formation. While his earlier well-known works are on chaos magic, his work of the last decade focuses on South Asian philosophies in the West, from Tantra to chakras to Theosophy. This longstanding friend of Treadwell's is a popular speaker whose talks always sell out.

Tickets

  • Left Hand Path Two - Lecture

    This ticket includes our post-lecture soiree with complimentary wine and soft drinks. You needn't bring your ticket on the night: we will have your name on a list at the door.

    £10.00

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