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October 2016
£10

Temple of Levanah

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

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

Treadwell’s Open Circle – October 2016

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
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Treadwell's Open Circle Evening workshop with ritual - Ellie Hughes & Friends If you are a solitary pagan looking for experience of group ceremony and learning, these nights  are designed with you in mind. Thisfriendly evening starts with a presentation on a pagan theme, then opens up into  includes a  discussion, chant, activities and concludes with a group ceremony. It is led by Ellie Hughes and friends, people who are experienced in pagan traditions and are active in the pagan…

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£8

Paganism & Witchcraft in the Golden Age of Children’s TV

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
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Paganism & Witchcraft in the Golden Age of Children's TV, or 'A Way through Tangled Woods' Lunchtime Saturday Lecture Dr John Callow Children's drama with magical and pagan themes flourished in the 1970s, epitomised in Kip Carpenter's Robin of Sherwood. Themes from Kipling, Shakespeare, Victorian Gothic novels and Margaret Murray were woven together - creating a Herne the Hunter who was a shaman and guardian of a pagan forest and people. Join us for a vivid illustrated lecture analysing the…

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£15

The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic

October 15 @ 2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
british-museum-treadwells

The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic Saturday afternoon Walking Tour in the British Museum Led by Caroline Wise 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 revival. You will be looking…

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Free

Paranormal Feminisms: A Treadwell’s Book Club

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Introducing Treadwell's first book club, where each month we will meet to discuss something new around the themes of paranormal phenomena and feminism.   At the first meeting we will be reading aloud from and discussing Pam Grossman's beautifully illuminated manifesto on witchcraft, 'What is a Witch?', freshly imported from Tin Can Forest Press in Canada (https://www.treadwells-london.com/shop/what-is-a-witch-pam-grossman-and-tin-can-forest/). Beginning with the witch, later meetings will consider a whole spectrum of others and otherworldly creatures, the writings of mystics to mediums, voices…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Reading: Foundation Course with Sue Merlyn

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
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Tarot Reading: Foundation Course Eight week course - Sue Merlyn 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 are not only short teaching lectures but also in-class practice readings, homework, interactive class activities and backup support. By the end of the eight-week course, students can use tarot in meditation and do simple readings for themselves and…

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£8

Mary Wollstonecraft of Store Street

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
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Mary Wollstonecraft of Store Street Lecture - Suzi Feay Mary Wollstonecraft  ( 1759 -97) wrote her famous long essay Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792, whilst living on Store Street  in Bloomsbury, London. This the same street that is now home to Treadwell's. Tonight's lecture honours our former neightbour, whose aura we hope to inhabit. If her ghost walks our street, we hope she blesses our work today. Sometimes called the first feminist philosoper, Wollstonecraft argued passionately and…

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£12

CANCELLED – The Belfry: Requiem in A Flat for Sylvia Plath

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
belfry final

CANCELLED - The Belfry: Requiem in A Flat for Sylvia Plath This event is cancelled: apologies for the inconvenience. Tickets holders have been refunded. Price: £12 Register: ring 0207 419 8507 or book online below Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

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£8

AE & the Irish Occult Renaissance

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
russell final

AE and the Irish Occult Renaissance Lecture - James North Dublin in the 1890s was the centre of a potent occult renaissance. This richly illustrated talk tells the story of George Russell (‘AE’)(1867–1935) and his theosophical circle. Russell was WB Yeats’ friend and colleague but, more than that, he was the leading light in a group of Irish artists, occultists and political activists. Tonight's lecture looks at the mysticism of AE and his friends, and examines how their  sense of…

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November 2016
£8

Saturn: A New Look at an Old God

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

Saturn: a New Look at an Old God Chris and Vivianne Crowley In astrology and magic, Saturn has a bad reputation as a bringer of obstruction and melancholy. Originally, though he was a god agriculture, patron of the wise use of resources, of inheritance, lineage,  and god of contemplation – a balance to quick-thinking Mercury. This lecture explores Saturn in terms of the psychology embedded in the Western esoteric tradition. Dr Vivianne Crowley is a psychologist. Chris Crowley is a specialist in…

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£10

Temple of Levanah

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

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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£8

Godhead Dethroned: Leninfall As A Collective Esoteric Practice

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
Godhead Dethroned: Leninfall As A Collective Esoteric Pratice

Godhead Dethroned: Leninfall As A Collective Esoteric Practice Lecture - Myroslava Hartmond (Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford) The phenomenon of Leninfall – the toppling of Soviet monuments in Ukraine since November 2013 – presents a rather curious example of post-Soviet collective esoteric practice. The Mother Goddess archetype that is the Ukrainian landscape is liberated of the host of phallic columns that have sought to dominate it forevermore. The plinth, at once battleground and burial-ground, remains empty: what should replace the downcast idol? Tonight's speaker proposes…

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Deposit: £40

Altered States in Magic – Workshop

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

Altered States in Magic - A 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. Julian Vayne…

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Deposit: £40

Intuition in Tarot Reading – Intermediate Workshop

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
tarot-spread

Intuition in Tarot Reading. Intermediate Level Workshop - Sue Merlyn You have studied the tarot card meanings and practised on friends, but you want to get better at the art of reading the cards – but how? This one-day  practical workshop will cultivate your intuitive abilities, so that your readings are as insightful as possible. Today's project is help you see the card pattern meanings with that extra psychic dimension  -- so you give a reading that is even more…

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£10

The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice

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

The Story Orpheus and Eurydice Storyelling evening - Andreas Kornevall The story: mortal Orpheus was taught to play the lyre by Apollo, and such was his skill on the instrument, together with the sweetness of his singing voice, that he could charm wild animals and even cause trees to uproot themselves and follow in his steps. Jason and the Argonauts took him along when they quested after the Golden Fleece, and Orpheus saved them from shipwreck by drowning out the…

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£20

Candle Magic Workshop

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
candle magic book

Candle Magic Workshop Afternoon Mini-Workshop 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 candle spells – and you will…

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£8

Meeting the Goddess Athena

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
athena

The ancient Greek Goddess Athena is still with us.  Her gilded statue looks down at us from the Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall.  She stands outside London City Airport, the tallest bronze sculpture in the UK.  She is the inspiration for the image of Britannia that still adorns the fifty pence piece. But Athena is a much more complex deity than the armed goddess we might think of from familiar images.  In Greek mythology she protects and encourages male heroes,…

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Deposit: £65

Spiritual Psychology: the Outer Personality & the Deeper Self

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
Leonora Carrington for Spiritual Psychology

Spiritual Psychology: the Outer Personality & the Deeper Self Two-day Workshop – Vivianne & Chris Crowley This is the first of a series of three workshops offered over the coming months, and is theme is The Outer Personality and Deeper Self. It is geared to people working within specific spiritual or magical traditions, and for those on individual spiritual paths. They aim to facilitate the initiatory journey to the true self by uncovering hidden aspects and releasing inner obstacles. Practical…

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£8

Yogis Behaving Badly

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

Yogis Behaving Badly  Lecture - Phil Hine The idea of yogis bearing arms, poisoning their enemies and generally behaving badly runs counter to popular assumptions about the place of "holy men" in Indian culture. But there was a fascinating case in the early nineteenth century where a group of ascetic practitioners, known as Naths, effectively took over the rulership of the state of Marwar until they were ousted by the British. They engaged in all the shenanigans of political intrigue,…

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£8

The Celtic Revival’s Forgotten Mystic

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop,
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
art o murnaghan book

The Celtic Revival's Forgotten Mystic - Lecture - Sally North Early 20th century Ireland produced a community of mystical nationalists, of which the best known is poet WB Yeats. Tonight is dedicated to the least known,  the artist Art O’Murnaghan (1875-1953). Deeply visionary, he was at Theosophist who was also involved in the new Irish theatre as an actor/manager/musician. His private papers reveal his fascination with Irish druids, fairies and secret mystery schools. Famed English occultist Dion Fortune admired O'Murnaghan…

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