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February 2018
£9

The Supernatural in the Great War

Thursday 22 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Supernatural in the Great War Lecture - Matt Wingett The Great War saw a massive upsurge in belief in all matters spiritual. During the shock of humanity's first experience of mechanised warfare, reports of spiritual phenomena on the battlefield were commonplace. Sightings of naval fleets in the sky, angels and bowmen protecting retreating troops, and spirit guides in No Man's Land were all part of the mix reported widely at the time. Meanwhile, on the home front, the rise…

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SOLD OUT. Katy Bohinc: Poetic Invocation  

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

Katy Bohinc: Poetic Invocation The Feminine Divine - Scarlet Imprint   This event is sold out.     We invite you to a night in which poet and mage Katy Bohinc brings alive her ode to the goddess Hera for a limited audience in a candle-lit space.  The writer invokes, relates and manifests the force of this divinity, reading from her new book Trinity Star Trinity, published by Scarlet Imprint. Those present will experience the divine feminine in the complex, electrifying energy of Bohinc's…

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March 2018
£15

The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 11 March @ 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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£9

Austin Osman Spare and Kenneth Grant: Two Magicians

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

Austin Osman Spare and Kenneth Grant: Two Magicians Lecture  - Michael Staley English occultist Kenneth Grant (1924 - 2011) was singlehandedly responsible for  creating the cult status of South London artist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) who is now widely acclaimed. A young Grant and his wife befriended and championed the older man, whose ideas and persona were celebrated and incorporated  into Grant's prolific literary oeuvre  ---  witchcraft, sigils, philosophy and the role of the unconscious. Kenneth Grant first encountered the work of Austin Osman…

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Aleister Crowley’s Mysteries of Filth

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

Aleister Crowley's Mysteries of Filth Lecture - Georgia van Raalte In 1920 Aleister Crowley and his magical partner Leah Hirsig established the Abbey of Thelema at Cefalù, in Sicily. Here they undertook taboo-breaking magical experiments, including rites involving eating faeces. This lecture reveals this previously-unexplored side of Crowley's magic, telling a story which raises questions about taboo and purity in ceremonial magic, but equally -- gender,  ideals of womanhood and the idea of the Scarlet Woman. The workings probed the…

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£9

The White Darkness: Spirit Possession in Haitian Vodou

Thursday 22 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The White Darkness: Spirit Possession in Haitian Vodou Lecture - Gabriel Toso Possession is, in the words of Maya Deren, 'the centre towards which all the roads of Vodou converge’. In this lecture Gabriel Toso shares his research and personal experience on this quintessential practice, focussing on the complex relationship between the possessing lwas (gods) and the possessed person, especially in ritual ceremonies.  Possession is the ultimate union, the closest one can possibly be to the divine. Yet, what happens during the…

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History of the Chakras I

Thursday 29 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

History of the Chakras I: Origins in Saiva Tantra Lecture  - Phil Hine The chakras  are universally known in the Western New Age and occult worlds, and most people know they trace back to India.  But how did they start in India? Tonight's lecture goes back to the origins to find out when and how chakras first appear. Doing so involves looking at 'tantric'  texts, and early yoga material. Phil Hine leads us through the intriguing early accounts, and warns…

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April 2018
£10

Talk and Heathen Rite for Spring

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

Talk and Heathen Rite for Spring Introductory Talk and Blot - Andre & Amanda Henriques You are invited to a Norse-inspired Heathen ritual blot welcoming the Spring, and celebrating joy, 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 for this blot, in particular Frey and Freya. The second part of the evening will be the rite…

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£15

The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 8 April @ 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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