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June 2018
£20

SOLD OUT Practical Candle Magic

Wednesday 20 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic –  Evening mini-workshop – Lucya Starza Sold out         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 …

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£20

Living with Magic: the Occult Sun

Monday 25 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Living with Magic: the Occult Sun Evening Seminar-workshop – Rebecca Beattie For witches and magical practitioners, the Sun is a central force in meditations, workings and spells. Western magic, from folk spells to ceremonial spirituality, is based on seven sacred planets. Sol, the sun, is the force of success, health, and fame. It's no surprise that most spells and charms for success and good fortune have elements of solar-attributed symbols and herbs. Sol and his symbols are found in medieval grimoires,…

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£9

Elsa Schiaparelli’s Pagan Collection: 1938 Nature Magic

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

Elsa Schiaparelli's Pagan Collection: 1938 Nature Magic Lecture - Dr Sabina Stent In 1938 the Surrealist fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli launched her ‘Pagan Collection' which was to go down in history. Influenced by mythology and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, it featured dresses adorned with flowers and necklaces with insects. It radiated "the pagan joy of living” and blended the boundaries between the body and the natural world. In this illustrated lecture, fashion art history scholar Sabina Stent explores Schiaparelli's famed…

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£40

Celtic Traditions of Creativity – Workshop

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

Celtic Traditions of Creativity: Bardic Inspiration Workshop - Dr Jonathan Woolley Early Welsh and Irish bardism  infuses much modern druidic spirituality: bards left not only inspiring writings but also techniques for attaining creative inspiration. This workshop introduces historical bards before focussing on their methods:  there will be a short musical listening interlude, then instruction on practical exercises which everyone will do together, followed by time for individual inspiration-summoning. The workshop concludes with a sharing circle (eisteddfod). If you are a creative person, or if you love…

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£18

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour

Saturday 30 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour - 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.  A fun and informative walk with some lively anecdotes and some tragic tales.  We…

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July 2018
£9 - £15

Irving Finkel: Evil in Mesopotamia

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

Irving Finkel: Evil in Mesopotamia Lecture and book launch with Dr Irving Finkel Mesopotamian scholar and British Museum curator Irving Finkel is much loved by  Treadwells regulars; now he has written a novel which centres upon a uniquely Assyrian problem: what do you do when your kingdom's  chief exorcist is a bit of psychopath? This tightly-written dark tale is set in Assyria some 3000 years ago, when kings and communities believed in spirits and demons, and thus the person holding the office of…

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£18

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic

Sunday 8 July @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
British Museum North Entrance, Montague Place
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic Guided Tour  - Caroline Wise The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians met in the reading room, studied and translated seminal texts, and saw pagan deities in the galleries. Inspired by manuscripts and finds from around the world and from Britain, they created systems of magic that flourished and grew.  This tour highlights the pagan deitiesthat inspired the magical people at the heart of the occult revival.…

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£20

Poppets in Practical Magic

Saturday 14 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Poppets in Practical Magic Folk Magic Mini-workshop - Lucya Starza Poppets were used in the  folk spells of previous centuries, all across the British Isles. Hand-crafted dolls representing individuals, they were used for healing, harming, love and war. Examples are kept in Oxford's Pitt-Rivers Museum as well as Boscastle's Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. This workshop introduces the poppet's history but mainly is dedicated to teaching how to prepare and work magic with one, as they are extremely useful in magical…

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Free

Signing -Poppets and Magical Dolls

Saturday 14 July @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Signing -Poppets and Magical Dolls Book-signing with Lucya Starza Join us for a free informal book-signing on Saturday afternoon. Lucya Starza has written a groundbreaking guide book on a key practice of historical British and Irish folk magic: the poppet.  A clear, simply-written guide to poppets, covering the history and old use of magical dolls across Britain and Europe. Its practical side deals with how a practitioner today can make one in line with the traditional principles, how to make it…

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£20

Young Urban Witch – Workshop July 2018

Monday 16 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch Evening Mini-Workshop  –  Rebecca Beattie This is  an evening for younger Londoners, art students and musicians -- indeed, younger folk from all walks of life who are drawn to magic and spirituality.  Every month this workshop covers a new set of knowledge and symbols, so as to share basics of a wild, free witchcraft. Experience two hours of witch’s path -- inclusive, and grounded in a feminist outlook.Please note it is for people under…

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£9

Robert Graves’ Black Goddess

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

Robert Graves' Black Goddess Lecture - Ruth Clydesdale Robert Graves’s The White Goddess is one of the seminal texts of modern witchcraft. But he also wrote about a Black Goddess.  This evening we go in search of the origins and significance of both goddesses, uncovering an intriguing tangle of relationships played out in the exotic landscapes of pre-tourist Mallorca.  Along the way we encounter Gerald Gardner, Idries Shah and Robert Cochrane, three men drawn into Graves’s orbit.  We will take…

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£10

Talk with Heathen Rite for Summer

Saturday 21 July @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Talk with Heathen Rite for Summer Andre and Amanda Henriques You are invited to a Norse-inspired Heathen ritual blot celebrating summer, with its warmth, light, and happiness. 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 Balder, Frey, and Sol. The second part of the evening will be the rite itself:  in a space…

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£20

Making Blended Incense for Magic – July

Sunday 22 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 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 natural magic. The are created and burnt ceremonially to create prosperity, success and love.  This afternoon intensive introduces the ancient art of  blended incenses,  teaching both the principles and the practices this ancient art.  The tutor will give you hands-on experience of working with the essential components: the resins, oils and botanical.  Scent-experiments and…

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August 2018
£20

Living Witchcraft: Magic with Mars

Monday 6 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Living Witchcraft: Magic with Mars Seminar-workshop - Rebecca Beattie Mars, the force giving us the word 'martial', is warrior-like and passionate. Sometimes angry, sometimes sexy, this energy is used in witchcraft's magic when needed. Mars' force is found in the earth's treasures in certain crystals, herbs --  and even the metals iron and steel. Come learn more in this engaging evening seminar, which offers both theory and practice. There is a lecture and then all partake in a piece of Mars…

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£18

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic

Sunday 12 August @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic Sunday morning walking tour in the British Museum-  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 at selected pieces of…

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£20

Young Urban Witch Workshop – August

Monday 13 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch Evening Mini-Workshop  –  Rebecca Beattie This is a an evening for younger Londoners who have a creative bent: art students, musicians,  folk from the DIY and warehouse scene, or indeed any walk of life.  In this workshop Treadwell’s  dives into learning and experiencing healing creative witchcraft. Please note it is for people under 30 who are curious about witchcraft that is alive, progressive and feminist. It starts with a lively illustrated talk which opens up…

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£30

Witch Bottles for Practical Magic 

Saturday 18 August @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Witch Bottles for Practical Magic Afternoon workshop - Tanya Moulding Witch bottles,  constructed in pre-modnern England for protection against negative magic, were popular and deemed effective by their makers; this workshop introduces the historic witch bottle with its construction using nails, urine and fingernail clippings -- and the grim tales of psychic attack  it would repel. The class then turns to look at modern versions of the bottle, which use flower petals, flower oils and items to  concentrate and activate your positive intentions. Each…

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£20

Making Blended Incense for Magic – August

Sunday 19 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 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 natural magic. The are created and burnt ceremonially to create prosperity, success and love.  This afternoon intensive introduces the ancient art of  blended incenses,  teaching both the principles and the practices this ancient art.  The tutor will give you hands-on experience of working with the essential components: the resins, oils and botanical.  Scent-experiments and…

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£20

Practical Sigil Magic

Monday 20 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Sigil Magic Evening Seminar - workshop – Mark Vincent Making sigils is a technique of practical, results-oriented magic. With roots in old grimoires, sigil magic was updated by the famed occult artist Austin Osman Spare, who incorporated the use of the subconscious and personal creativity. Chaos magick took it up with the work of Peter Carroll, and from there it has sometimes come to also involve active self-hypnosis. This class takes you through essential mechanism of sigil magic: from intent…

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£40

Tarot Cards Introduced, for Absolute Beginners

Saturday 25 August @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Minor Arcana Afternoon Workshop – Sue Terry If you’re fascinated by the mysterious images and symbols of the tarot cards, but don’t know where to start, this afternoon workshop is for you.   It starts with a look at the structure of the full tarot deck, and then concentrates on the meanings of the number cards. You’ll meet the four suits  (pentacles, cups, wands and swords), then kings, queens, pages and dashing knights, and finally the important…

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