Wed, 17 Jul|
SOLD OUT Ronald Hutton - Village Witchcraft
Folk magic and witchcraft in England and Wales c. 1740-1940. What people did, what people feared. Toad bones, pin-pricked dolls, shoes in the attic.
Time & Location
17 Jul 2019, 19:20 – 21:00
Treadwell's Books, 33 Store St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7BS, UK
About The Event
Professor Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol) is the foremost academic expert on modern pagan witchcraft. In this lecture he looks at an older, darker fore-runner to Wicca: namely, the village magic of ordinary English and Welsh people, c. 1740 - c. 1940. It was a rich and flourishing world of practising charmers and magicians, a period in which the fear of cursing and evil witchcraft remained very real. He deliberately focuses on the period of time between the end of the witch hunts, and living memory, which has often been neglected by historians of the occult. Join us for a night of toad bones, pin-pricked dolls, and shoes in the attic. Wine soiree follows, at which Professor Hutton will be available to sign copies of his books.
Time: please arrive 7.15 for 7.30 start. One-hour lecture followed by Q & A. Drinks soiree follows, with a meet & greet with the speaker.
Village Witchcraft Lecture
Ronald Hutton lecture on village witchcraft. Arrive 7.15 for 7.30 start. No latecomers. Drinks, with meet & greet, follow.