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March 2017
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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£8

SOLD OUT – Abbé Boullan, Paris’ Satanic Priest

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

Abbé Boullan, Paris' Satanic Priest Lecture - Madeleine Le Despencer This event is sold out. Join us for a night on the life and work of the notorious heretical  priest and accused satanist, Abbé Joseph-Antoine  Boullan (1824- 1893), who came to be known as a bogeyman of the 19th century Paris magicians who misrepresented his occult Catholicism. In his lifetime, Boullan went from a rising star within the church of Rome to a defrocked priest running his own ministry of mystical…

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Deposit: £110

SOLD OUT – Tarot Card Reading for Beginners

Wednesday 29 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

SOLD OUT. Tarot Card Reading for Beginners Eight-week course - Suzanne Corbie 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.  This is one of Treadwell's most popular and successful courses. Tutor Suzanne Corbie has been reading Tarot for…

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April 2017
£66

The Game of Saturn – Book Launch

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

The Game of Saturn - Evening Book Launch with Peter Mark Adams & Scarlet Imprint The Game of Saturn by Peter Mark Adams is the first full-length study of the Sola-Busca tarot, an enigmatic Renaissance masterwork of supreme importance for the history of tarot cards and for Renaissance esoteric symbolism. The book crosses the boundaries of Renaissance scholarship, art history, tarot studies and the history of Western esotericism.  In a remarkable and bold proposal, the author argues for the existence of pagan…

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£40

SOLD OUT – Herbal Magic with Macbeth’s Witches

Sunday 2 April @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Herbal Magic with Macbeth's Witches Afternoon Intensive - Trefor Wickens This event is now sold out.     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…

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£20

A Thelemic Rite: Liber Reguli (Liber V)

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

A Thelemic Rite: Liber Reguli (Liber V) Evening Mini-Workshop - Luke Fleming Liber V vel Reguli: "Being the Ritual of the Mark of the Beast: an incantation proper to invoke the Energies of the Aeon of Horus, adapted for the daily use of the Magician of whatever grade." This workshop will introduce Liber V vel Reguli, a classic rite of Thelema. Luke Fleming will open the evening by placing it in historical context as well as comparing and contrasting it with other…

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Deposit: £80

The Effective Spell: Chaos Magic & Hypnosis for Results

Tuesday 4 April @ 6:45 pm - Tuesday 25 April @ 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Effective Spell: Chaos Magic & Hypnosis for Results Intensive Four-week Course - Mark Vincent Mark Vincent, a clinical hypnotist and magical practitioner, leads this short course. You select a specific life-enhancing positive magical goal then work to achieve it by the end of week four, using hypnosis and chaos magic techniques. The work on results is an area often neglected in modern magic, and is one which is addressed by chaos magic, which advocates the incorporation of techniques from…

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£8

Meeting the Goddess Aphrodite

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

Meeting the Goddess Aphrodite Talk and Short Rite - Dr Amanda Potter For all who have loved, this is a night getting to know the goddess Aphrodite (and Venus, her Roman counterpart). The famed goddess of beauty and love, with her naked form adorning museum collections across Europe, is celebrated and explored tonight by Dr Amanda Potter, a classicist from the Open University.  Come meet Aphrodite in all her complexity: with love affairs, heartbreaks, a violent streak, and even a few…

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£8

Ghosts of Tantra Past

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

Ghosts of Tantra Past Tantra History Lecture I - Phil Hine When Europeans in India encountered texts called 'tantras' they framed the path as distinct from mainstream Hindu religions: sexual, deviant and separate.  In this lecture, Phil Hine takes us from the earliest theories of tantra's origins, right up to the most recent understandings. He will set the earliest emergings of tantra in their  cultural context, and  the talk will culminate with a clear summary of the latest theories of current research. The…

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£20

SOLD OUT – Practical Candle Magic

Saturday 8 April @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic Afternoon workshop – Lucya Starza This event is now 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

A Thelemic Rite: Star Ruby (Liber XXV)

Thursday 20 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

A Thelemic Rite: Star Ruby (Liber XXV) Evening Mini-Workshop - Marco Visconti This Thelemic ritual was created by Aleister Crowley in 1913, who describes it as a 'new and more elaborate version of the Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.' He included it in the magical regimen of the A∴A∴ . It attunes the magician to the energies of the aeon,working both as a banishing and proper invocation of those forces. Tonight teaches how to do the rite along with its…

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£10

Heathen Blot for Spring – Talk and Rite

Saturday 22 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Heathen Blot - Talk and Rite  - led by Andre and Amanda Henriques You are invited to a Norse-inspired Heathen ritual welcoming the Spring, and celebrating joy, abundance, desire and beauty.  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, in particular Frey and Freya. The second part of the evening will be the rite itself:  in a space…

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£15

SOLD OUT – British Museum & English Magic

Sunday 30 April @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic This event is now SOLD OUT. 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.…

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May 2017
£8

Archaeology of Spells: A Case Study from Karanis, Egypt

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

Archaeology of Spells: A Case Study from Karanis, Egypt Dr Drew Wilburn (Oberlin) In the ancient world, people used magic to solve everyday problems. The remains of their spells, today's archaeological remains, are vital clues to understanding these practices.  Tonight's lecture gives us a case study: objects from the  Graeco-Roman site of Karanis in Egypt, namely a burned figurine  from a love spell and a group of painted bones. Drew Wilburn uses these items as doors to lead us into the vibrant world of ancient…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners

Tuesday 2 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners Eight-week course – Tomas D'Aradia 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, in a fun interactive way. There is homework each week, so that by the end of the course you will know thecards well enough to be able to do simple readings for yourself and for friends. Classes are engaging: there are short…

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£8

Tantra and Trance Possession

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

Tantra and Trance Possession Tantra History Lecture 2 - Phil Hine Trance possession is a widespread religious phenomenon across the Indian subcontinent, yet only recently have scholars come to realise how central it is to Tantra. One finds it in a variety of guises from a fairly early point, particularly involving  "wild" deities such as Chamunda, Bhairava, and groups of Yoginis. In this lecture Phil Hine examines the textual evidence for possession rituals, unpacking the ideas embedded within them, and how…

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£20

Chants for Enchantment

Saturday 6 May @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Chants for Enchantment - Afternoon Mini-workshop - Hannah Sanders The word 'enchant' comes from the same root as 'chant' or 'cantare', meaning to sing.  We invite your pagan magical soul to an afternoon which will open you up to  sing and chant without inhibition as part of your practice.  Hannah is an experienced teacher and one of the friendliest enchantresses you'll ever meet.  The more insecure you feel, the more we encourage you to come along. Hannah Sanders  is an…

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£8

Sex and the Sea Priestess

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

Sex and the Sea Priestess: Dion Fortune's Quest for a Western Tantra - Lecture - James North Dion Fortune wrote seminal texts on many elements of the Western occult tradition, including The Mystical Qabalah, The Cosmic Doctrine and the esoteric Christian classic Avalon of the Heart. Throughout her life, she opened the way to the Mysteries for the wider public and challenged taboos. Tonight James North considers the deepest of these: the central role of sex in the cosmos, human…

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Deposit: £70

Wicca for the Urban Witch

Thursday 18 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Wicca for the Urban Witch Five-Week Course - Suzanne Corbie Urban artistic and creative witches, this one's for you. A Wiccan priestess of forty years opens her magical cabinet to share the treasures inside: doing spells, moon magic, symbolism, talismans, goddess ritual, magic circles, sacred space. Her five-week course is hands-on and as experiential as they come, so  you will can take the knowledge into your daily life and your creative practices. Each class will contain a mini-lecture, creative activity, meditation or ritual,…

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£8

Leonor Fini, Surrealist Sorceress

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

Leonor Fini, Surrealist Sorceress Lecture - Dr Sabina Stent Leonor Fini (1918 - 1996) was a self-styled high priestess of glamour within the circle of the surrealists, with her her flamboyant costumes and Persian cats -- once attending a roof garden party to celebrate the Witches' Sabbath in "knee-length white leatherette boots and a cape of white feathers".  Yet she embodied a fierce feminism and lived the life a powerfully committed artist. This lecture introduces her extraordinary life, and looks at her interpretations of female beauty and…

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