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January 2017
Deposit: £110

Tarot Intermediate Course Sue Merlyn

Tuesday 24 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Intermediate Course Eight-week course - Sue Merlyn Farebrother Okay, you know your greater trumps and your minor arcana, you’ve just about got the hang of the basic Celtic Cross spread. Now you want to go further. This course guides you in sharpening your abilities and skills, giving you deeper knowledge and more hands-on practice. Course outline. Tutor Sue Merlyn Farebrother has been studying reading and teaching tarot for over 30 years.  She trained as a psychotherapist with an MA in Cultural…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Intermediate Course – Suzanne Corbie

Wednesday 25 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Intermediate Course Eight-week Course - Suzanne Corbie So you've done the basic course in reading tarot, but you want to progress. For students who have done a foundation tarot class, this is the great way to go further. Join Suzanne Corbie for eight Wednesday evenings of interactive learning to develop your interpretation skills, practice new spreads, and deepen your understanding. You will learn about reversed cards, connecting and opposing pairs, patterns and themes, myths and metaphors, archetypes, and challenging cards.…

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£8

SOLD OUT – Oscar Wilde’s Supernatural

Thursday 26 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

SOLD OUT - Oscar Wilde's Supernatural Lecture - Nina Antonia Tonight's lecture chronicles Oscar Wilde's engagement with the supernatural: his belief in palmistry, his visits to psychics, the 'Queensberry Curse', and his encounter with an Italian witch during his time with Alfred Douglas. Numinous figures such as Aleister Crowley and Arthur Machen make cameo appearances in a lively tale which sheds insight on Wilde's complex and sometimes conflicted relationship with the occult practitioners in his milieu. Join us for a…

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£40

SOLD OUT – Herbal Magic with Macbeth’s Witches

Saturday 28 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

SOLD OUT. Herbal Magic with Macbeth's Witches Afternoon Intensive - Trefor Wickens Today, learn the herbs used by the Bard and their magical applications -- both those used in the plays and in other records of the time. Historical Folk Magic practices will be taught to the group, with ideas for practical application in the modern world.  You will make some items, and conclude the day with a group working based on the Hecate scene of the play.  Those attending…

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February 2017
£8

SOLD OUT – Psychedelic Magic Lecture

Friday 3 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Psychedelic Magic Lecture - Julian Vayne This lecture is sold out. Drugs, particularly psychedelics, have a long history deeply intertwined with pagan traditions and with Western occultism: witches' flying ointments, Siberian shamanic mushroom medicine, Crowley's public peyote ceremonies in early 20th century London, to name but a few. More recently, there's been an upsurge of participation in rites involving substances like ayahuasca. Tonight Julian Vayne takes us on a trip through the psychedelic annals of magic, and outlines latest research on psychedelic…

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Magical Working with Baphomet

Saturday 4 February @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Working with Baphomet All-day Intensive - Julian Vayne Baphomet: a half-heard whisper of heresy among the Knights Templar... a heavy-metal icon...  an alchemical union of opposites. This workshop is a day of using practical techniques to discover the power of this figure. Together, the group will work to explore a range of approaches to this 'Deity without a Myth' who, amongst other things, may act as an icon of gender fluidity, the sacred symbolism of disability and the sum total…

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£10

Temple of Levanah – February

Thursday 9 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Temple of Levanah  (Feb 2017) Meditation Evening - Vivianne and Chris Crowley This monthly meditative circle led by Chris and Vivianne Crowley draws on the Western mystery tradition, Wicca and Buddhist practice. All are welcome for an evening of guided meditation, mindfulness practice, attunement, and visualisation, together with discussion and sharing. Open to people of all spiritualities, the Temple of Levanah aims to give insightful experiences to assist in the journey to personal wholeness. Vivianne and Chris Crowley have many…

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£12

Gallows Ghost Music Gig

Friday 10 February @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Gallows Ghost - Acoustic Gig Music Performance London New Wave folk group Gallows Ghost  performs a special and exclusive night here: an acoustic performance held by candlelight amongst the hallowed shelves of the bookshop. Join us for this London based band's new wave folk sound, stripped down to the bare bones of instrumentality, to all the better bring through their songs of haunting myth making and narratives of dark enchantment. Places strictly limited. Listen to a taste of Gallows Ghost…

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£12.99

James II – King in Exile – Launch

Monday 13 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

James II - Book Launch King in Exile - Dr John Callow What does a king do, when he no longer has a kingdom? If you are James II, far from home and without an army,  you consider exchanging an earthly crown for a heavenly one.  Come celebrate the story of James's re-invention as a religious mystic and ascetic.  A King in Exile  is  described by The Sunday Telegraph as ‘impressively researched and stylishly written . . . the most…

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£40

Practical Sigil Magic

Sunday 19 February @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Sigil Magic - Afternoon Class - Mark Vincent Making sigils in a way to ensure effectiveness, maximising the techniques developed from Austin Osman Spare to Pete Carroll to hypnosis. This class takes you through essential mechanism of the sigil: from intent to inscription to implantation in the unconscious, with the creation of belief and bypassing the conscious. There is plenty of hand-on practice in this workshop for anyone interested in the nitty-gritty of results magic. Mark Vincent is a…

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£8

Wilhelm Reich & the Occulted Body

Thursday 23 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Wilhelm Reich & the Occulted Body Lecture - Dan Lowe Wilhelm Reich is one of the most controversial figures of twentieth-century psychoanalysis, and this talk will look at some of the ways in which his work sheds light on the occult and hidden aspects of experience. Reich moved on from studentship under Freud to develop his own radical style of therapy and energetic physics. He was the first therapist to take a real interest in how the body might affect…

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£8

William Blake among the Druids

Monday 27 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

William Blake among the Druids Lecture - Ruth Clydesdale The later works of English artist William Blake (1757 - 1827)  are thickly sown with verbal and visual references to Druids.  This evening we enter the enchanted islands of Albion where giants stalk the land, priests perform bloody sacrifices and the truth of the imagination takes precedence over cold facts.  We look at the bizarre history of druidry and the craze for them that forms the background for Blake’s work and…

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March 2017
£20

Practical Candle Magic

Saturday 4 March @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic (March 2017) - Afternoon mini-workshop - Lucya Starza 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, today is for you. Candle magic is a basic and central skill in the repertoire of pagans, and Lucya Starza  leads  you step by step, and we provide all the supplies. By the end you will know how to do your own…

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£10

Temple of Levanah (March 2017)

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

Temple of Levanah Meditation Circle - Vivianne  & Chris  Crowley This monthly meditative circle led by Chris and Vivianne Crowley draws on the Western mystery tradition, Wicca and Buddhist practice. All are welcome for an evening of guided meditation, mindfulness practice, attunement, and visualisation, together with discussion and sharing. Open to people of all spiritualities, the Temple of Levanah aims to give insightful experiences to assist in the journey to personal wholeness. Vivianne and Chris Crowley have many decades of…

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£10

Norse Tales, Norse Wisdom

Friday 10 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Norse Tales, Norse Wisdom Storytelling Evening - Andreas Kornevall Two magical tales form the first part of the evening:  the Norse Creation Myth and the story of the Birth of Wisdom, which are performed with musical accompaniment: musical instruments such as the Swedish traditional fipple flutes and drum. The second part of the evening  is a presentation and participatory discussion: Andreas will explore the Uthark rune-row used by many contemporary Seiðr (shamanic) practitioners today and unveil some more unusual and…

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£40

Herb Magic with Plants of the ‘Nine Herbs Charm’

Saturday 11 March @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Herb Magic Using the Plants of the 'Nine Herbs Charm' - Afternoon Intensive - Trefor Wickens Anglo-saxon herb-magic - is most famous through a spell called 'The Nine-herbs Charm'. Today's workshop teaches you spellcraft with herbs and plants, centring upon the herbs we find in England's oldest attested tradition. Starting and ending with this famous English herb spell, the day will unlock nine magical herbs for you, allowing you to get to know them, and build up ways you can…

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£8

India’s Aghori: the Cemetery-dwellers

Monday 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

India's Aghori: the Cemetery-dwellers Slide Lecture - Darrah Mason Field Photographer Darragh Mason Field tonight introduces the Aghori of Varanasi, a  Hindu sect  distinctive for their close working with human skulls and cremated remains in their spiritual practice -- following what Western occultists call 'left-hand path'. The Aghori have captured the imagination of the western occultist and the ethnographer alike: smearing themselves with human ash, and drinking from skulls, the observer is drawn to ask: why, and to what end? Darragh  spent…

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£20

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magic

Tuesday 21 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magic Evening Mini-Workshop - Marco Visconti Tonight is for people curious about the man, his philosophy and his magic. It offers a highlight-filled introductory tour of the key godforms, symbols and rituals which make up Crowley's system Thelema. Its an engaging interactive two-hour evening with imagery, slides, demonstrations and discussion. Whether you're an artist exploring sigils and glyphs, or a musician curious about what Jimmy Page is so keen on, or a personal explorer -- all…

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£8

Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-modern England

Thursday 23 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-modern England Lecture - Francis Young Understanding the occult 'virtues' of stones and minerals was central to the practice of magic in medieval and early modern England -- from the scrying stones of ritual magicians to ground-up gems in medicinal powder of physicians. A particular class of magical literature, the lapidaries, described stones' properties and included things like a recipe for a magic mirror, and a method for speaking with the dead. Tonight this world…

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Deposit: £65

Opposites Within – Spiritual Psychology Weekend

Saturday 25 March @ 10:30 am - Sunday 26 March @ 5:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Masculine and feminine, ego and shadow – the spiritual journey is a struggle to integrate the competing energies within , and to discover and connect with the true self.

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