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August 2017
£15

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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£8

Talking Witchcraft and Activism, with Witchbody

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

Talking Witchcraft  and Activism, with Witchbody Interview Discussion: Sabrina Scott and Brooke Palmieri Sabrina Scott's unique, risograph book Witchbody has created a stir among young feminist witches, with its call to activism and empowerment. Tonight Brooke Palmieri talks with Sabrina in a candle-lit interview on witchcraft as it's happening today: bodies, sex, taboo, book-making, talismans, and how this all links into social activism and individual transformation. A social hangout time concludes the evening, and copies of the book Witchbody will be on sale, along…

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September 2017

SOLD OUT. British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 3 September @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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 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…

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£10

Talk and Heathen Rite for Autumn

Saturday 9 September @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

 Talk and Heathen Rite for Autumn  Short Lecture and Blot  -  Andre and Amanda Henriques You are invited to a Norse-inspired Heathen ritual welcoming Autumn, and celebrating the harvests in the fields -- and also the harvests in our lives. 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 Thor and Sif. The second part…

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October 2017
£8

Shakespeare’s Poisonous Herbs

Monday 2 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Shakespeare's Poisonous Herbs Lecture - Gerit Quealy The Bard fills his plays with references to plants, herbs and trees, many of which have meanings, both medicinal and symbolic. His contemparies would have understood the meanings, which are now largely lost to the modern audience. Gerit Quealy comes to Treadwell's to talk about the dark side of Shakespeare's botanica, and unpack them for us, so to speak. Join us as she takes us on an enchanting journey with tales of the…

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£8

Love, Lust and Witchcraft in Renaissance Venice

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

Sixteenth-century Venice was renowned for its wealth, its republic, and the beauty of its inhabitants, particularly its courtesans. Behind this beauty was another world of intrigue, suspicion and witchcraft. From keeping clients to poaching those of rivals, retrieving lost objects, seeing the future or finding a husband, many women turned to magic where conventional tools failed. Dr Will Visconti reveals his findings and his analysis, based on surviving testimonies from the women and their accusers. He will take us to…

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