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Aleister Crowley's Final Years Lecture - Antony Clayton Sold out As he declined in 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…Find out more »
Scrying: From Black Mirrors to Crystal Balls Practical Class – Lucya Starza Sold out. 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…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 Sold out. Carl 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…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 »
British Museum and Awakening English Magic Guided Tour – Caroline Wise Sold out. 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 deities that inspired the magical people at the heart…Find out more »
Pamela Colman Smith: Her Life and Art, with Fireplace Unveiling Talk and Fireplace Unveiling - Christina Oakley Harrington 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…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 shows how Martello's work, writings, and friendships advocate nothing less than a revolution in the history of witchcraft. Martello was among the first to champion a witchcraft that was inclusive of gender…Find out more »
Mithras: A Roman God in London Lecture - Ruth Clydesdale In a dark cave, a man straddling a bull plunges a dagger into its neck. A dog and a snake leap to lick its blood, while a scorpion grips its testicles. This image is the centrepiece of Mithraism, a mystery cult of the Roman Empire. Here in London the Walbrook Mithraeum has been superbly restored and opened to visitors in 2017. Speaker Ruth Clydesdale delves into the rituals and meanings…Find out more »
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. You…Find out more »
Psychedelic Shamanism - Lecture - Julian Vayne In this lecture Julian Vayne will explore the sacred drugs of shamanism, a story rich with his first hand descriptions of both indigenous ceremony and the latest licensed research into psychedelics. Expect a heady blend of chemistry, politics, medicine and magic to be brewed up tonight. Julian Vayne is an explorer of alternate realities and entheogenic magics, with over 30 years' experience. He is the author of many titles including Getting Higher: The…Find out more »
'Everything I Knew About Wicca Was Wrong' Lecture - Paula Nancy and Frank Pierce Some years ago a young couple, both London professionals, got initiated into a coven as neo-Pagan witches. They thought they knew what Wicca was all about, being well-read people with long study in Western esotericism. But the tradition they found in practice, still bounded in secrecy, was a revelation: it was powerfully different from what the beginner Wicca books had described. Paula and Frank, now in their…Find out more »