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Upcoming Events

May 2018
£18

SOLD OUT Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour 

Saturday 26 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Magical Bloomsbury Walking Tour – Guided Walk – Christina Oakley Harrington     Sold out.       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.  There they regularly crossed…

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£9

Folk Horror Film as British Re-enchantment

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

Folk Horror Film as British Re-enchantment Lecture - Dr Christian Giudice There is a vital popularity today of the genre known as 'folk horror', and within film its epitome can be seen in the trio of Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggards’ Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s  The Wicker Man.  Tonight's illustrated lecture looks at what was going on during the time these films were created, and what sort of 'moment' in culture created them. Dr Chris…

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£9

Witches, Sl*ts and Feminists – Young Witches Today

Thursday 31 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Witches, Sluts and Feminists - Young Witches Today Conversation with Kristen Sollee, Shy Charles, and Ayesha Tan Jones Young, feminist and  uncompromising: a younger generation has exploded across Instagram and Snapchat, and arising in warehouse spaces, DIY scenes and in art schools, and they are embracing the image and identity of the witch. In their armory of magic are the basics of astrology and a passion for crystals - and did we mention activism?  One of the most influential books…

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June 2018
Deposit: £40

Working Magic in the Landscape

Saturday 2 June @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Working Magic in the Landscape Day Workshop on Occult Psychogeography- Julian Vayne This full day grounds participants in psychogeography, the art of  transforming one’s experience of everyday world into something rich and strange.  Julian Vayne will teach methods for encountering the spirits of place, and for re-enchanting your own landscape. The day will include inner exercises, talks, a short walk, interactive workings and simple ritual. The landscape, be it urban or rural, contains signs, hauntings, and echoes which leave traces to discover.…

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£9

Schiaparelli’s Zodiac Collection

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

Schiaparelli's Zodiac Collection: Astrology Fashion 1938 Lecture - Dr Sabina Stent The planets, stars and ‘celestial fashion’ can been seen all over the catwalk, however Elsa ‘Schiap’ Schiaparelli (1890 - 1973) got there first. The Surrealist designer had huge impact: she  was a collaborator of Salvador Dalí, Leonor Fini and Jean Cocteau, a rival of Coco Chanel, and pioneer of everything ‘Shocking Pink.' In the summer of 1938 Schiaparelli’s unveiled her Zodiac Collection: jackets emblazoned with planets, dresses with stars, and capes…

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£40

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Major Arcana

Saturday 9 June @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Major Arcana Afternoon Workshop – Sue Terry If you’re fascinated by the mysterious images and symbols of the tarot cards, but don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you.   It starts with a look at the structure of the full tarot deck, and then concentrates on the iconic cards of the major arcana – the 21 archetypal characters.  You will learn the principles of card reading, with exercises for everyone to try, using the…

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£18

British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 10 June @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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 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…

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£20

Young Urban Witches

Monday 11 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch Evening Mini-Workshop  –  Rebecca Beattie This is a an evening for younger Londoners, art students and musicians from the DIY and warehouse scene. Treadwell’s is hosting these to introduce this community to the basics of a wild, free witchcraft. Please note it is for people under 30 who are curious about the witch’s path and magic grounded in a feminist outlook. This workshop starts with a lively illustrated talk which opens up a key topic…

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£9

History of Chakras 4: Jung and Psychology

Thursday 14 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

History of Chakras 4: Jung and Psychology Lecture - Phil Hine When we think of chakras, most of us don't think of Carl Jung, but in fact he is important in how many of us think about them. In 1932, Carl Gustav Jung and Jakob Wilhelm Hauer gave a series seminars on the psychology of the chakras and of kundalini yoga; this was the the first time that psychologists had made a comprehensive attempt to interpret them in their framework,…

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£20

Venus in the Western Esoteric Tradition: Force of Love

Saturday 16 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Venus in the Western Esoteric Tradition: Force of Love Seminar-workshop - Vivianne and Chris Crowley The West’s traditions of astrology, cosmology and sacred magic all centre upon the seven sacred planets. Venus, the power of love, beauty, growth and sensuality, is the topic of this  informative and experiential seminar. We invite you to join us to immerse yourself in her attributes, symbols and imagery, and to learn to understand her in terms of sacred esoteric psychology — working with both…

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£9

Planetary Magic:  Understanding Personality

Monday 18 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Planetary Magic:  Understanding Personality Lecture - Priscilla Costello Are you a Pisces? Do you have a Jovial temperament? How would an astrological physician in Shakespeare's day diagnose you and your problems? Tonight's speaker introduces the pre-modern way of understanding human traits. She outlines  temperament theory, which bases personality on the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, and then examines the astrological approach to personality, which is based on the twelve zodiac signs. These pre-modern models assume that human character is…

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£20

Practical Candle Magic

Wednesday 20 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic –  Evening mini-workshop – Lucya Starza Candle magic is a basic and central skill in the repertoire of pagans and indeed anyone who practices magic. It’s easy to learn, handy and people find it a favourite method. If you always wanted to know how to a spell, or if you are keen to be able to work simple magic in accordance with old traditions, today is for you. Lucya Starza  leads  you step by step, and we…

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£20

Living with Magic: the Occult Sun

Monday 25 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Living with Magic: the Occult Sun Evening Seminar-workshop – Rebecca Beattie For witches and magical practitioners, the Sun is a central force in meditations, workings and spells. Western magic, from folk spells to ceremonial spirituality, is based on seven sacred planets. Sol, the sun, is the force of success, health, and fame. It's no surprise that most spells and charms for success and good fortune have elements of solar-attributed symbols and herbs. Sol and his symbols are found in medieval grimoires,…

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£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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September 2018
Deposit: £80

Spiritual Psychology Weekend: ‘Outer Personality & the Deeper Self’

Saturday 8 September @ 10:30 am - Sunday 9 September @ 5:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Spiritual Psychology: the Outer Personality & the Deeper Self Two-day Workshop – Vivianne & Chris Crowley This the first of a series of three workshops offered over the coming months, and is theme is The Outer Personality and Deeper Self. It is geared to people working within specific spiritual or magical traditions, and for those on individual spiritual paths, and its aim is to facilitate the initiatory journey to the true self by uncovering hidden aspects and releasing inner obstacles.…

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