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June 2018
£9

Elsa Schiaparelli’s Pagan Collection: 1938 Nature Magic

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

Elsa Schiaparelli's Pagan Collection: 1938 Nature Magic Lecture - Dr Sabina Stent In 1938 the Surrealist fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli launched her ‘Pagan Collection' which was to go down in history. Influenced by mythology and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, it featured dresses adorned with flowers and necklaces with insects. It radiated "the pagan joy of living” and blended the boundaries between the body and the natural world. In this illustrated lecture, fashion art history scholar Sabina Stent explores Schiaparelli's famed…

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£18

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour

Saturday 30 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour - 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.  A fun and informative walk with some lively anecdotes and some tragic tales.  We…

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July 2018
£9 - £15

Irving Finkel: Evil in Mesopotamia

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

Irving Finkel: Evil in Mesopotamia Lecture and book launch with Dr Irving Finkel Mesopotamian scholar and British Museum curator Irving Finkel is much loved by  Treadwells regulars; now he has written a novel which centres upon a uniquely Assyrian problem: what do you do when your kingdom's  chief exorcist is a bit of psychopath? This tightly-written dark tale is set in Assyria some 3000 years ago, when kings and communities believed in spirits and demons, and thus the person holding the office of…

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£18

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic

Sunday 8 July @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
British Museum North Entrance, Montague Place
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic Guided Tour  - Caroline Wise The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians met in the reading room, studied and translated seminal texts, and saw pagan deities in the galleries. Inspired by manuscripts and finds from around the world and from Britain, they created systems of magic that flourished and grew.  This tour highlights the pagan deitiesthat inspired the magical people at the heart of the occult revival.…

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£9

Robert Graves’ Black Goddess

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

Robert Graves' Black Goddess Lecture - Ruth Clydesdale Robert Graves’s The White Goddess is one of the seminal texts of modern witchcraft. But he also wrote about a Black Goddess.  This evening we go in search of the origins and significance of both goddesses, uncovering an intriguing tangle of relationships played out in the exotic landscapes of pre-tourist Mallorca.  Along the way we encounter Gerald Gardner, Idries Shah and Robert Cochrane, three men drawn into Graves’s orbit.  We will take…

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August 2018
£18

The British Museum and Awakening English Magic

Sunday 12 August @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The British Museum and Awakening 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 pieces of…

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