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June 2017
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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 So you've learned the cards and done the foundation course, so what's next? Practice and support! Today is all about helping you get better at actually doing readings, so it concentrates on the meanings of card combinations. You'll learn more on how to see the 'story' in a card layout, so that you can improve on understanding what's going on in the questioner's life - and what's likely…

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£20

SOLD OUT – 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…

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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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£15

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour (15 July)

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

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour  (15 July) 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 has…

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£20

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Talismans and Sachets

Monday 17 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Talismans  & Sachets for the Young Urban Witch 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 Jupiter Magic, the planetary force of…

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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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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

The Magical World of Transylvania

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

The Magical World of Transylvania Lecture - Will Hunter Long a place of mystery and fantastic tales, Transylvania is a byword for vampires and gypsy magic. But it's not just fictional. This lecture delves into the suprnatural belief and magical practices of actual Transylvanians from the beginning of last century, up to the present day. The lore is passed on through fireside tales, of vampires, demons and wicked spirits that exist alongside humans. Magical practices are common in the villages…

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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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Tarot for Absolute Beginners Workshop

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

Tarot for Absolute Beginners  -- Day workshop - Sue Ravenscourt Tarot cards, with their mysterious and alluring images and symbols, have intrigued people since the Middle Ages. If you've always been curious, but don't know where to start, today is for you.  You'll start with a bit of history then meet the characters in the cards (from the fool to the empress and more)  and learn the symbols of chalice, batons and swords. From there the class learns the principles…

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£15

SOLD OUT – 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 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…

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August 2017
£15

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour (5 Aug)

Saturday 5 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour  (5 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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£20

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Tarot Cards

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

Tarot Cards for the Young Urban Witch Evening Mini-Workshop  -  Sue Ravenscourt This is 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. The mysterious tarot cards are alluring for their symbolism and their long history…

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£8

Rollo Ahmed: London’s Black Magician

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

Rollo Ahmed: London's Black Magician Lecture - Chris Josiffe Rollo Ahmed was a well-known figure on the English occult scene from the 1930s to 1950s.  He was friend to Aleister Crowley, Doreen Valiente and Dennis Wheatley, and all who knew him commented on his charisma. He wrote two books, The Black Art and I Rise: The Life Story of a Negro, with the former entering the canon of  popular occult reading material. Ahmed is a complex figure - lecturer, author,…

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£20

Transylvanian Folk Magic in Practice

Saturday 12 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Transylvanian Folk Magic in Practice  - Afternoon Mini-Workshop - Will Hunter This two hour workshop teaches several of the folk practices used by the people of Transylvania, who experience the world as being inhabited by ghosts, vampires and spirirts.  These rites have hardly changed over centuries, and most of them focus on protecting the family, hearth and home from psychic attack. Other spells and charms are to bring good fortune.  At this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn three spells, and…

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£20

The Goddess Diana and her Festival

Monday 14 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Goddess Diana and her Festival A Talk and Rite - Caroline Wise In the ancient world the goddess Diana was celebrated at the Nemoralia, the Festival of Torches. Tonight we revive it as an occasion to get to know this goddess who was protectress of the wild creatures and women's mysteries. Caroline Wise will speak on Diana, her festival and its site at her lake and temple in Nemi.  She will explore Diana and her worship in Roman regions,…

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£40

Hoodoo in your Kitchen

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

Hoodoo in your Kitchen Workshop - Lisa Mead (Dr Beetle) The Conjure tradition of Hoodoo was created and preserved by the slave populations of America. Hoodoo has along side its African roots, cultural elements of the Native American, Scandinavian, and European world. This afternoon Lisa Mead teaches a selection of traditional workings which require only common ingredients, commonly found in your kitchen, and there will be activities and making of items to take home.  Attendees will learn, practice and create…

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£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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