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June 2017
£8

Shakespeare and the Stars

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

Shakespeare and the Stars Lecture - Priscilla Costello Join us as we dive into the the Elizabethan worldview of hermetic correspondences, to learn how the seven known planets were considered moving forces in the cosmos and in the human condition. Shakespeare wrote in terms of this cosmology, and tonight our speaker will bring it alive for us, showing his characters were ruled by Mars, Mercury, the Moon and so on, and how he expressed this in language and form of…

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July 2017
£8

Kenneth Grant: Foundations of the Typhonian Trilogies

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

Kenneth Grant: Foundations of the Typhonian Trilogies Lecture  -  Michael Staley British occultist Kenneth Grant (1924-2011) is most famous for his Typhonian Trilogies, published across thirty years from 1972, which interwove the author's ideas and experience gained over three decades in magic. Tonight Michael Staley, who knew Grant for forty years, draws upon unpublished letters and essays to reveal Grant's activities during those early years. He then shows how these experiences provided themes in the Trilogies. Michael Staley runs Starfire…

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£15

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour (15 July)

Saturday 15 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour  (15 July) 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. Christina Oakley Harrington is the founder of Treadwells; she has…

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£8

The Magical World of Transylvania

Monday 24 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Magical World of Transylvania Lecture - Will Hunter Long a place of mystery and fantastic tales, Transylvania is a byword for vampires and gypsy magic. But it's not just fictional. This lecture delves into the suprnatural belief and magical practices of actual Transylvanians from the beginning of last century, up to the present day. The lore is passed on through fireside tales, of vampires, demons and wicked spirits that exist alongside humans. Magical practices are common in the villages…

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Lamiae, Transgression and Double Lives

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

Lamiae, Transgression and Double Lives  - Brooke Magnanti in discussion with Christina Oakley Harrington - Brooke Magnanti became famous for her Belle de Jour blog and books, which were accounts of her experiences in London as a sex worker while completing  her PhD in forensic pathology.  Her writing career now centres on crime thrillers, with her first novel The Turning Tide being joined this month by You Don't Know Me. Christina, for her part, spend those same years of her…

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£15

SOLD OUT – British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 30 July @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
British Museum North Entrance, Montague Place
London, WC1E 7JW United Kingdom

The British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic Walking Tour – Caroline Wise This event is sold out.   The British Museum is an icon in British occultism: from the 1880s on, magicians researched in the library, met in the reading room, and communed with pagan gods in the galleries. You will be looking at chosen items from Egypt, Sumer, Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon England, as your guide regales you with tales of magicians of the revivals. The objects you will be…

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August 2017
£15

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour (5 Aug)

Saturday 5 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour  (5 Aug) - 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. Christina Oakley Harrington is the founder of Treadwells; she…

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£8

Rollo Ahmed: London’s Black Magician

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

Rollo Ahmed: London's Black Magician Lecture - Chris Josiffe Rollo Ahmed was a well-known figure on the English occult scene from the 1930s to 1950s.  He was friend to Aleister Crowley, Doreen Valiente and Dennis Wheatley, and all who knew him commented on his charisma. He wrote two books, The Black Art and I Rise: The Life Story of a Negro, with the former entering the canon of  popular occult reading material. Ahmed is a complex figure - lecturer, author,…

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Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour (26 Aug)

Saturday 26 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour  (26 Aug) - 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. Christina Oakley Harrington is the founder of Treadwells; she…

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