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Women, Sex and Spiritualism Lecture - Matt Wingett From its 19th-century beginnings in Hydesville New York, modern Spiritualism was primarily a woman-centred religion. Matt Wingett traces the views of the church and scientists towards Spiritualist women. Religious critics called them witches, and accused them of meddling with demonic forces. The scientific community, which was mostly male, focussed on the what was happening the the women's bodies when they were in seances: the investigators pried under the petticoats and tied them up with…Find out more »
Aleister Crowley's Final Years Lecture - Antony Clayton As he declined into old age, the infamous mage Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) moved from London into a Hastings retirement home for bohemian types, an eccentric and vibrant guest house called 'Netherwood.' From his room, he continued the Great Work of promulgating the magico-philosophy of Thelema, with a young Kenneth Grant as his secretary. Letters were dicatated, missives sent, guests received, and charters for lodges issued. Antony Clayton is a researcher and author of…Find out more »
Scrying: From Black Mirrors to Crystal Balls Practical Class – Lucya Starza Images appearing, flickering in the edges of the sight — a view into a future or a distant place. Scrying is the art of gazing into reflective surfaces to achieve that special vision, and it is an art that can be developed. In this four-and-a-half-hour afternoon class, Lucya Starza introduces scrying, and teaches the exercises that help a person cultivate the ‘second sight.’ By the end of the…Find out more »
The Female Body in the Study of Esotericism Lecture - Georgia van Raalte In this provocative lecture Georgia van Raalte sets a challenge to the emerging academic discipline of Esotericism, looking at how scholars of that field have treated the female body and female bodily experience. She argues that is is consistently erased and moreover, that the lacuna has been unchallenged. She covers a range of examples, starting with the treatment of women in the study of mediumship and mesmerism,…Find out more »
Carl Jung and the Red Book: An Occult Journey Lecture - Dr Vivianne Crowley Gustav Jung was one of the foremost psychologists and thinkers of the twentieth century, whose theories about archetypes, the collective unconscious and synchronicity deeply influenced the Western magical revival. This lecture explores the Red Book, Jung's illustrated spiritual journal in a critical period of his life. It recorded his inner journey into the unconscious and his dialogue with his Holy Guardian Angel figure – Philemon. For…Find out more »
The Lukumi Religion and LGBT People An Afro-Caribbean Religious Tradition Lecture - Morgan Page Lukumi (also called Santeria or Regla de Ocha) is an Afro-Diasporic religion from Cuba which is based around the worship of deities known as Orisha, as well as ancestor reverence. It is a communal religion that strives to bring people into alignment with their destinies through song, dance, sacrifice, and divination. Since its beginnings, it has been long associated - both positively and negatively - with an…Find out more »
Pamela Colman Smith: Fireplace Unveiling with Talk Talk and Fireplace Unveiling The artist of the famed Rider-Waite tarot deck was Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951). A trained magician who had belonged to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, she has since her death become an icon for women occultists of today. Creative, Sapphic, commonly thought in her own to day to have been of mixed race, Colman Smith lived for her art, for women's equality and for religion. This talk…Find out more »
Witchcraft and Gay Liberation 1969/2019 Lecture - Dr Brooke Palmieri American author Leo Louis Martello (1930-2000) is best known for Weird Ways of Witchcraft (1969) and Witchcraft: The Old Religion (1973). Martello combined the spiritual with the political as a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Tonight's speaker introduces this remarkable figure, and argues that Martello's work, writings, and friendships advocate nothing less than a revolution in the history of witchcraft - he was the first to conceive (and champion) a witchcraft that is…Find out more »