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SOLD OUT Scarlet Woman - Lecture
SOLD OUT Scarlet Woman - Lecture

Thu, 05 Dec


Treadwell's Books

SOLD OUT Scarlet Woman - Lecture

'From magical mistress to feminist archetype' Women in Thelema and the occult, by Dr Manon Hedenborg White

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05 Dec 2019, 19:30 – 21:00

Treadwell's Books, 33 Store St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7BS, UK

About The Event

This lecture explores  the concept of 'The Scarlet Woman' in Western occultism, taking it from magical mistress to feminist archetype. Dr Manon Hedenborg White starts with Aleister Crowley's articulation of the idea of the Scarlet Woman, considering what it meant to him and also to his female magical partners. She then moves forward to look at how the idea evolved through the course of the century, concluding with a look at what it has come to mean to contemporary female occult practitioners.  Join us for this important examination of women in the occult, past and present. Drinks soiree follows the talk and all are invited to join us. 

 Manon Hedenborg White holds a PhD in the History of Religions from Uppsala University. Her book The Eloquent Blood. The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism  (OUP 2019) explores changing constructions of femininity in interpretations of the goddess Babalon, a central deity in the British occultist Aleister Crowley's (1875–1947) religion Thelema. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at Södertörn University, and is also a guest researcher at the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP) at the University of Amsterdam.  


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