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April 2018
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Morgan le Fay, Legendary Witch Queen

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

Morgan le Fay, Legendary Witch Queen Lecture  - Dr Will Visconti Leader. Fairy. Healer. Priestess. Traitor. Goddess. Psychopomp. Scholar. Morgan le Fay has been depicted as all of these things over the centuries, sometimes simultaneously. But just who was Morgan? How accurate are the stories about her? Dr Will Visconti examines her origins, then follows her many representations from the 12th century to the 21st. Ranging from Britain to Italy, from medieval manuscripts to manga, from Mark Twain to Dion Fortune,  this…

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May 2018
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Wheel of the Year: Foundation of Pagan Spirituality

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

The Wheel of the Year: Foundation of Pagan Spirituality Lecture - Dr Jonathan Woolley For modern witches and for druids, the circle of the seasons is the structural framework of their cosmology.  It is build upon eight dates in the astronomical and agricultural year: solstices, equinoxes and folk holidays. Tonight's lecture explores what 'the wheel of the year' means to today's pagans: how they celebrate, how they reflect, and how they use these days as sacred moments to address the…

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SOLD OUT. British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 6 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic Museum Walking Tour – Caroline Wise   This event is sold out.     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…

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Fairies and Magic in Early Modern England

Tuesday 15 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fairies and Magic in Early Modern England Lecture - Daniel Harms Recent historical research has highlighted English magicians of the sixteenth and seventeenth century used occult methods and instruction manuals to try to communicate with fairies. Tonight's speaker explores this phenomenon, discussing fairy lore from the grimoires and manuals of magic of the period, with a focus on an unpublished manuscript which sheds fascinating light on the matter. He looks at the beliefs that there were four types of fairies, their…

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History of Chakras 3: the Judge and the Bishop

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

History of Chakras 3: the Tantric and the Bishop Lecture: Phil Hine Tonight's lecture takes a closer look at the two most influential books on chakras, both Edwardian, which popularised them in the West.  Sir John Woodroffe's The Serpent Power (1919) is an English translation of a 16th-century Indian work; Woodroffe, a High Court judge, secretly followed tantra.  Charles Webster Leadbeater, a leading Theosophist ('the Bishop'), published The Chakras in 1927 and boasted the first psychically-inspired images of chakras. These two books  so profoundly affected the way…

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Dion Fortune’s Sex Magic

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

Dion Fortune's Sex Magic Lecture - Georgia van Raalte Dion Fortune (1890-1946), an English occultist of great fame and influence, is known widely for her books on esoteric topics from kabbalah to psychic attack, from Moon Magic to powerful priestesses. Her influence was profound on Wicca and on subsequent Western Mysteries practitioners, both inside and outside her own magical order. Tonight's lecture unpacks Dion Fortune's attitudes to sexuality and gender, and from there  goes on to look more deeply at…

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Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour 

Saturday 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour – 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.  There they regularly crossed paths with some of the most interesting…

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Folk Horror Film as British Re-enchantment

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

Folk Horror Film as British Re-enchantment Lecture - Dr Christian Giudice There is a vital popularity today of the genre known as 'folk horror', and within film its epitome can be seen in the trio of Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggards’ Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s  The Wicker Man.  Tonight's illustrated lecture looks at what was going on during the time these films were created, and what sort of 'moment' in culture created them. Dr Chris…

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Witches, Sl*ts and Feminists – Young Witches Today

Thursday 31 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Witches, Sluts and Feminists - Young Witches Today Conversation with author Kristen Sollee Young, feminist and  uncompromising: a younger generation has exploded across Instagram and Snapchat, and arising in warehouse spaces, DIY scenes and in art schools, and they are embracing the image and identity of the witch. In their armory of magic are the basics of astrology and a passion for crystals - and did we mention activism?  One of the most influential books of this uprising is the…

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June 2018
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Schiaparelli’s Zodiac Collection

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

Schiaparelli's Zodiac Collection: Astrology Fashion 1938 Lecture - Dr Sabina Stent The planets, stars and ‘celestial fashion’ can been seen all over the catwalk, however Elsa ‘Schiap’ Schiaparelli (1890 - 1973) got there first. The Surrealist designer had huge impact: she  was a collaborator of Salvador Dalí, Leonor Fini and Jean Cocteau, a rival of Coco Chanel, and pioneer of everything ‘Shocking Pink.' In the summer of 1938 Schiaparelli’s unveiled her Zodiac Collection: jackets emblazoned with planets, dresses with stars, and capes…

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British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 10 June @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
British Museum North Entrance, Montague Place
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom

The British Museum and the Awakening of 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…

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