Our forthcoming events are below, and new ones are added weekly. You can receive the updated events list by email every fortnight: join our mailing list. To book places by phone, ring us on 0207 419 8507. To book online, click on the event’s title – titles are links to the ticket purchase screen

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events › Lectures

Events List Navigation

January 2017
£8

SOLD OUT – Oscar Wilde’s Supernatural

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

SOLD OUT - Oscar Wilde's Supernatural Lecture - Nina Antonia Tonight's lecture chronicles Oscar Wilde's engagement with the supernatural: his belief in palmistry, his visits to psychics, the 'Queensberry Curse', and his encounter with an Italian witch during his time with Alfred Douglas. Numinous figures such as Aleister Crowley and Arthur Machen make cameo appearances in a lively tale which sheds insight on Wilde's complex and sometimes conflicted relationship with the occult practitioners in his milieu. Join us for a…

Find out more »
February 2017
£8

SOLD OUT – Psychedelic Magic Lecture

Friday 3 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Psychedelic Magic Lecture - Julian Vayne This lecture is sold out. Drugs, particularly psychedelics, have a long history deeply intertwined with pagan traditions and with Western occultism: witches' flying ointments, Siberian shamanic mushroom medicine, Crowley's public peyote ceremonies in early 20th century London, to name but a few. More recently, there's been an upsurge of participation in rites involving substances like ayahuasca. Tonight Julian Vayne takes us on a trip through the psychedelic annals of magic, and outlines latest research on psychedelic…

Find out more »
£12.99

James II – King in Exile – Launch

Monday 13 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

James II - Book Launch King in Exile - Dr John Callow What does a king do, when he no longer has a kingdom? If you are James II, far from home and without an army,  you consider exchanging an earthly crown for a heavenly one.  Come celebrate the story of James's re-invention as a religious mystic and ascetic.  A King in Exile  is  described by The Sunday Telegraph as ‘impressively researched and stylishly written . . . the most…

Find out more »
£8

Wilhelm Reich & the Occulted Body

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

Wilhelm Reich & the Occulted Body Lecture - Dan Lowe Wilhelm Reich is one of the most controversial figures of twentieth-century psychoanalysis, and this talk will look at some of the ways in which his work sheds light on the occult and hidden aspects of experience. Reich moved on from studentship under Freud to develop his own radical style of therapy and energetic physics. He was the first therapist to take a real interest in how the body might affect…

Find out more »
£8

William Blake among the Druids

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

William Blake among the Druids Lecture - Ruth Clydesdale The later works of English artist William Blake (1757 - 1827)  are thickly sown with verbal and visual references to Druids.  This evening we enter the enchanted islands of Albion where giants stalk the land, priests perform bloody sacrifices and the truth of the imagination takes precedence over cold facts.  We look at the bizarre history of druidry and the craze for them that forms the background for Blake’s work and…

Find out more »
March 2017
£10

Temple of Levanah (March 2017)

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

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…

Find out more »
£10

Norse Tales, Norse Wisdom

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

Norse Tales, Norse Wisdom Storytelling Evening - Andreas Kornevall Two magical tales form the first part of the evening:  the Norse Creation Myth and the story of the Birth of Wisdom, which are performed with musical accompaniment: musical instruments such as the Swedish traditional fipple flutes and drum. The second part of the evening  is a presentation and participatory discussion: Andreas will explore the Uthark rune-row used by many contemporary Seiðr (shamanic) practitioners today and unveil some more unusual and…

Find out more »
£8

India’s Aghori: the Cemetery-dwellers

Monday 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

India's Aghori: the Cemetery-dwellers Slide Lecture - Darrah Mason Field Photographer Darragh Mason Field tonight introduces the Aghori of Varanasi, a  Hindu sect  distinctive for their close working with human skulls and cremated remains in their spiritual practice -- following what Western occultists call 'left-hand path'. The Aghori have captured the imagination of the western occultist and the ethnographer alike: smearing themselves with human ash, and drinking from skulls, the observer is drawn to ask: why, and to what end? Darragh  spent…

Find out more »
£20

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magic

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

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magic Evening Mini-Workshop - 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. Its 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 -- all…

Find out more »
£8

Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-modern England

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

Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-modern England Lecture - Francis Young Understanding the occult 'virtues' of stones and minerals was central to the practice of magic in medieval and early modern England -- from the scrying stones of ritual magicians to ground-up gems in medicinal powder of physicians. A particular class of magical literature, the lapidaries, described stones' properties and included things like a recipe for a magic mirror, and a method for speaking with the dead. Tonight this world…

Find out more »
£8

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 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 Catholicism  in which women were…

Find out more »
April 2017
£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…

Find out more »
£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…

Find out more »
£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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events
Read full story · Comments are closed