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August 2017
£15

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour (26 Aug)

Saturday 26 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour  (26 Aug) - Guided Walk - Christina Oakley Harrington This walk uncovers the hidden and sacred sites of the old London neighbourhood, as you learn about the area's occultists of the past two centuries  -- and, just as importantly, their beliefs and practices.  Witches of the 1940s, Victorian ceremonialists, and Edwardian spiritualists lived and convened in this beautiful leafy part of London, famed for its park squares. Christina Oakley Harrington is the founder of Treadwells; she…

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£8

Talking Witchcraft and Activism, with Witchbody

Wednesday 30 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Talking Witchcraft  and Activism, with Witchbody Interview Discussion: Sabrina Scott and Brooke Palmieri Sabrina Scott's unique, risograph book Witchbody has created a stir among young feminist witches, with its call to activism and empowerment. Tonight Brooke Palmieri talks with Sabrina in a candle-lit interview on witchcraft as it's happening today: bodies, sex, taboo, book-making, talismans, and how this all links into social activism and individual transformation. A social hangout time concludes the evening, and copies of the book Witchbody will be on sale, along…

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September 2017

SOLD OUT. British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 3 September @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
British Museum North Entrance, Montague Place
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom

The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic Sunday morning walking tour in the British Museum-  Caroline Wise This event is sold out.     The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians met in the reading room, saw pagan deities in the galleries, and maybe even held rites in back rooms. This tour highlights the pagan deities exhibited in the museum that inspired the magical people at the heart of the occult…

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Deposit: £80

The Effective Spell: Chaos Magic & Hypnosis for Results

Tuesday 5 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Effective Spell: Chaos Magic & Hypnosis for Results Intensive Four-week Course – Mark Vincent Mark Vincent, a clinical hypnotist and magical practitioner, leads this short course.  The work on results is an area often neglected in modern magic, and is one which is addressed by chaos magic, which advocates the incorporation of techniques from disciplines which affect the mind’s own abilities, a process pioneered in the 20th century by occultist Austin Osman Spare. Mark will teach the course using…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners

Wednesday 6 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners Eight-week course – Suzanne Corbie Learn to read tarot with a gifted experienced teacher. In an active and well-structured course, you learn the mystical symbolism of the cards, the visual language of their codes and archetypes. There short teaching lectures which are followed by interactive class activities:  discussions, meditations, practice readings and learning games. For the duration,  the tutor offers backup support by email between classes.   By the end of the course students will be…

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£20

Practical Candle Magic

Thursday 7 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic Afternoon workshop – Lucya Starza Candle magic is a basic and central skill in the repertoire of pagans and indeed anyone who practices magic. It’s easy to learn, handy and people find it a favourite method. If you always wanted to know how to a spell, or if you are keen to be able to work simple magic in accordance with old traditions, this evening is for you. Lucya Starza  leads  you step by step, and we…

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£10

Talk and Heathen Rite for Autumn

Saturday 9 September @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

 Talk and Heathen Rite for Autumn  Short Lecture and Blot  -  Andre and Amanda Henriques You are invited to a Norse-inspired Heathen ritual welcoming Autumn, and celebrating the harvests in the fields -- and also the harvests in our lives. Before the ceremony, to set the scene, there will be a talk on the ritual structure, the cosmology of the Norse, and the deities and myths that will be important for this blot, in particular Thor and Sif. The second part…

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Mindfulness Meditation Course

Friday 15 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Mindfulness Meditation Course Five-week training - Vivianne and Chris Crowley This course has been postponed to January 2017. It will run Friday evenings 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 28 Jan 2 Feb, 9 Feb.   This five-week course teaches a foundation level of mindfulness meditation. Contemporary mindfulness derives from Buddhism, but similar techniques are found in Greco-Roman paganism and the Western magical traditions. This class is  taught by two established teachers and it offers a solid grounding in the practice. People…

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£20

Jupiter – Planet of Plenty

Saturday 16 September @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Jupiter - Planet of Plenty Afternoon Seminar - Vivianne & Chris Crowley In astrology and magic, Jupiter is long known as the force that brings abundance good fortune, benevolence, and prosperity. This two hour seminar introduces his myths, stories, qualities and correspondences in natural magic, so you will meet him in the context of the psychology embedded in the Western esoteric tradition.The  workshop will consist of a lecture, guided meditation and interactive discussion. Attendees will learn how to attune to…

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£20

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Saturn, Circles, Sacred Space

Monday 18 September @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Saturn, Circles, Sacred Space Evening Mini-workshop - Rebecca Beattie This is a an evening for younger Londoners, art students and musicians from the DIY and warehouse scene. Treadwell’s is hosting these to introduce this community to the basics of a wild, free witchcraft. Please note it is for people under 30 who are curious about the witch’s path and magic grounded in a feminist outlook. This workshop is on the magic of Saturn, the planetary force of boundaries, endings…

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£40

Hoodoo Baths

Sunday 24 September @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Hoodoo Baths Afternoon workshop - Lisa Mead The Conjure tradition of Hoodoo was created and preserved by the slave populations of America, a results-based magic tradition, homegrown and handed down by oral teaching.   Intermixed with its African basis, there are cultural elements of Native American, Scandinavian, and European lore. This afternoon Lisa Mead teaches a selection of traditional baths for a range of specific magical results. The workshop will consist of short teaching talks, interactive activities and then everyone will…

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October 2017
£8

Shakespeare’s Poisonous Herbs

Monday 2 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Shakespeare's Poisonous Herbs Lecture - Gerit Quealy The Bard fills his plays with references to plants, herbs and trees, many of which have meanings, both medicinal and symbolic. His contemparies would have understood the meanings, which are now largely lost to the modern audience. Gerit Quealy comes to Treadwell's to talk about the dark side of Shakespeare's botanica, and unpack them for us, so to speak. Join us as she takes us on an enchanting journey with tales of the…

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£40

Altered States in Magic

Saturday 7 October @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Altered States in Magic – A Full-day workshop with Julian Vayne Generating altered states of awareness is essential to magical practice. This hands-on workshop  teaches how to achieve trance and ecstasy by methods used for millennia: shaking, spinning, dancing,  drumming and surprising the senses. Today explores optimal ways to use these techniques- with tips the most effective applications. You will take home the knowledge of what works best for you – so you can enhance solo and group rituals. This…

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£8

Love, Lust and Witchcraft in Renaissance Venice

Monday 9 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Sixteenth-century Venice was renowned for its wealth, its republic, and the beauty of its inhabitants, particularly its courtesans. Behind this beauty was another world of intrigue, suspicion and witchcraft. From keeping clients to poaching those of rivals, retrieving lost objects, seeing the future or finding a husband, many women turned to magic where conventional tools failed. Dr Will Visconti reveals his findings and his analysis, based on surviving testimonies from the women and their accusers. He will take us to…

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£20

Making Blended Incense for Magic – Mini-workshop

Sunday 15 October @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Making Blended Incense for Magic - Afternoon Mini-Workshop - Rebecca Beattie Since ancient times, loose blended incenses have been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in the natural magic -- spells of love, prosperity and success.  Rebecca Beattie introduces you to some of the ancient scents, and you experience them first-hand, to learn from experience. She then teaches you  how to makeyour own blend according to old esoteric traditions and Wiccan principles, for a particular aim you have in mind. This is both…

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£20

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Element Earth

Monday 16 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Element Earth Evening Mini-workshop - Rebecca Beattie This is a an evening for younger Londoners, art students and musicians from the DIY and warehouse scene. Treadwell’s is hosting these to introduce this community to the basics of a wild, free witchcraft. Please note it is for people under 30 who are curious about the witch’s path and magic grounded in a feminist outlook. This workshop is on the Element Earth, one of the four primal energies…

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Deposit: £40

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Minor Cards

Sunday 29 October @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners All-day Workshop - Minor Cards - Sue Terry If you're fascinated by the mysterious images and symbols of the tarot cards, but don't know where to start, today is for you.  So you can become familiar with the cards quickly, the day starts with a look at the structure of the full tarot deck, then you'll meet the characters and symbols in the cards, the four suits, the Courts and the number cards. In the second part…

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£20

The Folk Roots of Halloween

Monday 30 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Eight Sabbats: a seminar series. I. The Folk Roots of Halloween Seminar Evening - Will Hunter and Ellie Hughes Witches today work with the folk customs of the seasons of the old farming year, mining them for spiritual insights in their quest to attune to the earth as a spiritual mother. Seasonal customs are found across Europe, with local variation and specific traditions. The evening's seminar starts a new series of seminars which will take place every six weeks,…

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Free

Halloween Book Launch: Talk and Soiree

Tuesday 31 October @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft Halloween Book Launch: Talk and Soiree Dr John Callow (IB Tauris Press) Come spend Halloween with us, to launch an important new book on witchcraft by a longstanding friend of Treadwell's who is one of our most popular speakers: historian Dr John Callow and the book is Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft  (IB Tauris).  Dr Callow starts the evening with a half-hour talk on the image of the witch, the witch…

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November 2017
Deposit: £90

Wicca for Absolute Beginners

Wednesday 1 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Wicca for Absolute Beginners Five-week course  - Suzanne Corbie Urban creatives, this one’s for you. This course is teaches the actual magic behind the witch image currently exploding across fashion and youth culture. Taking an explicitly artistic approach for absolute beginners, each class will contain a mini-lecture, a creative activity and, meditation or ritual. There will always be handouts to take home, and the tutor is available with backup support by email throughout the course. Suzanne Corbie, a Wiccan priestess of forty…

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