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May 2017
£8

Lore and Belief in the Case of the Talking Mongoose

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

Lore and Belief in the Case of the Talking Mongoose Lecture - Chris Josiffe In the early 1930s, an isolated Manx farm family became international celebrities after claiming their home was inhabited by a weasel-like animal. Gef the Talking Mongoose could speak coherently, shape-shift and perform telepathy. Investigators came in their multitudes, and many were convinced. Christopher Josiffe explores the tale, considering it against the background of  Manx fairy lore and contemporary spiritualism. Manx folklore was rich in belief that small beings  somewhat like brownies…

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£40

Occult Energy in Embodied Magic

Saturday 27 May @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Occult Energy in Embodied Magic Afternoon Workshop - Dave Lee Dave Lee was one of the people at the forefront of chaos magic in the 1980s and 1990s, and went further with breath and movement subsequently. Here he introduces and teaches core techniques for chaos magical shifts using the body and its power.: shaking and energy-raising; healing breath, and finally, an alchemically-based 'three-vessels-circulation'. Discussion, sharing and hands-on practice throughout.  For the magical practitioner who is keen to work with the embodied…

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June 2017
£8

The Magical Life of Charles Leland

Thursday 1 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Magical Life of Charles Leland,  the Witches' Folklorist - Lecture - Jonah Locksley In occult circles, scholar and flaneur Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903 ) is best known for Aradia: Or The Gospel of the Witches, a soulful and dynamic work on Italian witchcraft that has had an immense influence on Wiccan practice. Leland, however, also developed his own curious magical practice -- a method of establishing contact with an oracular spirit. This talk examines the inner workings of Leland's…

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£15

SOLD OUT. British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 4 June @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
http://www.treadwells-london.com/venue/british-museum-north-entrance/, British Museum North Entrance Montague place WC1E 7JW

The British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic Walking Tour - Caroline Wise This event is SOLD OUT. The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians researched in the library, met in the reading room, and communed with pagan gods in the galleries. You will be looking at chosen items from Egypt, Sumer, Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon England, as your guide regales you with tales of magicians of the revivals. The objects you will be looking…

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£8

Lunar Ladies: Moon Goddess in Western Art

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

Lunar Ladies: the Moon Goddess in Western Art  - Lecture  -  Fleur Shearman This illustrated talk takes the audience through the portrayals of Luna, the Moon as goddess, across the centuries of Western fine art. The remarkable flow of imagery takes us on the journey in which the moon is shown as deity, archetype, metaphor, planet, symbol, and inspiration. We meet sculpture and paintings of goddesses such as Selene and Diana, and then -- fascinatingly -- women who are portrayed…

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£10

Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s

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

Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s - Lecture - Gary Parsons "Wicca rode on the countercultural sentiment of the late 60s onward. The 60s were a technicolour era, when recreational drugs got big, as did sexual liberation and a mass distrust of authority." Dazed interviewed film expert Gary Parsons on this aluring subject.  Parsons comes to Treadwells to discuss the portrayals of witchcraft in teh documentaries of the early 1970s, considering also the involvement of people in Wicca at the time.…

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Free

Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft – Launch Event

Thursday 15 June @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft  -  Launch Event with Author Presentations This new multi-author book tells the story of witchcraft from the ancient world to today. These acclaimed experts have created a fresh, readable and informed book which covers the key concepts and episodes in the history of the witch and magic. To celebrate its publication, three scholars tonight delight us with 15-minute presentations of their areas of expertise: Sophie Page -- Senior Lecturer in History at University College London…

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£20

Personal Power for the Young Urban Witch

Monday 19 June @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Personal Power for the Young Urban Witch  -  Evening Mini-Workshop  -  Rebecca Beattie Younger Londoners, many of them art students and musicians from the DIY and warehouse scene, have asked Treadwell’s to teach the basics of a wild, free witchcraft. This workshop is on Mars Magic, the planetary force of assertiveness and personal power which runs through all of nature. Rebecca will teach you Mars’ mysteries, symbols and powers. The artists will relish the Martian images in the history of magical art,…

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£12

Gallows Ghost – Acoustic Performance on the shopfloor

Thursday 22 June @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Music Gig - Gallows Ghost  - Acoustic Performance on the shopfloor 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. This event is at the height of midsummer, so pagan powers are afoot in nature. Lead singer Kate Young is a friend of the shop who promises to bring in the Midsummer with magic and power. Join us for the haunting ballads,…

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£8

The City of Djinn

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

The City of Djinn  -  Illustrated Lecture  -  Darragh Mason Field Mentioned in the Koran, djinn are said to be beings of smokeless fire whose magical powers include shape-shifting, bearing influence over humans, and the ability to effect spiritual possessino of humans. Photographer Darragh Mason Field, inspired by Dalrymple's novel City of Djinn, went to Delhi to discover more. He visited three sites: the ruins at Feroz Shah Kotla, the busy shrine of Nizzamuddin in old Delhi and the hidden…

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Deposit: £40

Tarot Reading for Intermediate Students

Sunday 25 June @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Reading for Intermediate Students  -  Day Workshop - Sue Merlyn Farebrother Students who have completed a beginners and / or an intermediate tarot course, today is for you. It is dedicated to developing the art of doing readings, so it concentrates on the meanings of card combinations. Thus you will improve in perceive a narrative or story in a card layout. Sue Merlyn leads the class in exercises, practice readings and guided visualisations. By the end of the day…

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£20

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magick

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

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magick Evening Seminar –  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. Join us for 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…

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£8

Shakespeare and the Stars

Wednesday 28 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Shakespeare and the Stars Lecture - Priscilla Costello Join us as we dive into the the Elizabethan worldview of hermetic correspondences, to learn how the seven known planets were considered moving forces in the cosmos and in the human condition. Shakespeare wrote in terms of this cosmology, and tonight our speaker will bring it alive for us, showing his characters were ruled by Mars, Mercury, the Moon and so on, and how he expressed this in language and form of…

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July 2017
£8

Kenneth Grant: Foundations of the Typhonian Trilogies

Tuesday 4 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Kenneth Grant: Foundations of the Typhonian Trilogies Lecture  -  Michael Staley British occultist Kenneth Grant (1924-2011) is most famous for his Typhonian Trilogies, published across thirty years from 1972, which interwove the author's ideas and experience gained over three decades in magic. Tonight Michael Staley, who knew Grant for forty years, draws upon unpublished letters and essays to reveal Grant's activities during those early years. He then shows how these experiences provided themes in the Trilogies. Michael Staley runs Starfire…

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£20

Practical Candle Magic

Saturday 8 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic -  Afternoon mini-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, today is for you. Lucya Starza  leads  you step by step, and we…

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£12

Wendy Rule – Witch Songs Performance

Wednesday 19 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Wendy Rule - Witch Songs - Acoustic Performance Much-loved and passionately followed by fans worldwide, Australian singer-songwriter Wendy Rule is a phenomenon of witchcraft expressed in voice. On world tour this year, Wendy returns to perform at Treadwells for a full evening of music, both old and new. Beat Magazine, Melbourne says, “Wendy Rule gives meaning to the word unique… Sweeping melodies, emotive vocals and the ability to haunt the mind like a lingering spirit.”  If you don’t know Wendy’s…

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Deposit: £40

Myth in the Tarot: Intermediate Workshop

Saturday 22 July @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Myth in the Tarot: Exploring Narrative Intermediate Workshop  - Suzanne Corbie For tarot students who have completed a beginner level course, this day is for going further and getting more practice. Tarot is all about the story.This one day workshop will teach students how to recognise the underlying stories in a tarot card sprea, and, from this, how to see the deeper truth of relationships, careers and life paths. Using lecture, exercises, and practice readings, Suzanne Corbie will help those…

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£8

Lamiae, Transgression and Double Lives

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

Lamiae, Transgression and Double Lives  - Brooke Magnanti in discussion with Christina Oakley Harrington - Brooke Magnanti became famous for her Belle de Jour blog and books, which were accounts of her experiences in London as a sex worker while completing  her PhD in forensic pathology.  Her writing career now centres on crime thrillers, with her first novel The Turning Tide being joined this month by You Don't Know Me. Christina, for her part, spend those same years of her…

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£15

The British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 30 July @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
British Museum North Entrance, Montague Place
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom

The British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic Walking Tour – Caroline Wise The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians researched in the library, met in the reading room, and communed with pagan gods in the galleries. You will be looking at chosen items from Egypt, Sumer, Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon England, as your guide regales you with tales of magicians of the revivals. The objects you will be looking at were of inspiration to…

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