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Midwinter Witchcraft

Midwinter Witchcraft

Evening Class – Rebecca Beattie

The witch’s wheel of the year marks the winter solstice, the dark midwinter moment which is celebrated with the folk traditions of Yule, which even made their way into Christmas custom. Tonight explores the way witches see this time of year, how they mark it. The first hour is an illustrated talk with discussion. The second hour is given over to working hand-on piece of Midwinter seasonal folk magic. Everyone takes home what they have made; all supplies are included.

Tutor Rebecca Beattie brings over a decade of experience; she is much-loved for her highly-informed approach which she combines with a warm, inclusive style. Rebecca is a Wiccan priestess who apprenticed in her tradition and who brings years of lived experience to her teaching.

Price: £20  Book online here below

Time: 7 pm – 9.15 pm. Arrive 6.50 please

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SOLD OUT. Living Witchcraft: Magic with Saturn

Living Witchcraft: Magic with Saturn

Evening Class – Rebecca Beattie

 

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Saturn is the god of limits, endings and decline, but also of the earth and roots. This energy is used in magic when endings are needed, or when one needs to put down roots in the land. Saturnian energy is found in the earth’s treasures in certain crystals, herbs —  and even the metal  lead. Come learn more in this engaging evening. There is a lecture and then all partake in a piece of Saturn magic, an experiential working. Rebecca Beattie is has worked in Wicca and the magical arts for over a decade; she brings gentle wisdom and friendly guidance to all her teaching. If you want to learn and practice some practical witchcraft, tonight’s for you.

Price: £20  Ring, or book online 

Time: Arrive 6.50 for 7 pm start. Ends 9.15 pm

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SOLD OUT. Spells: Occult Poetry for the 21st Century

Spells: Occult Poetry for the 21st Century

 

This event is now completely sold out.

No further tickets can be sold, due to space limitations and fire regulations. 

To be added to the waiting list, email info@treadwells-london.com with your phone number.  We will contact people in the event of cancellations. 

Candle-lit  readings of occult poetry from new writers and those whose whose work reaches out the the places the new feminist witchcraft leans into: “nameless and formless, about to be birthed, but already felt” (Audre Lorde). Spells: Occult Poetry for the 21st Century is edited by Rebecca Tamas and Sarah Shin; it’s published by the new Ignota Books, co-founded by Shin (who also co-runs the feminist Silver Press).  Spells gives voice to over thirty contemporary poets: self-hood and the imagination meet the animating power of the occult.  Reading tonight will be contributors AK Blakemore, Jane Yeh, Livia Franchini, Lucy Mercer.

Drinks and social before and after: the poet-contributors and editors will gladly sign copies and would love to meet you: we’re a friendly bunch.

Time: Please arrive 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Price: Admission without book: Free. Admission with discounted copy of Spells £10 (price normally £12.99)

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SOLD OUT Living Witchcraft: Magic with Jupiter

Living Witchcraft: Magic with Jupiter

Evening Class – Rebecca Beattie

 

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Jupiter is the Grand Benefic of traditional astrological and astral magic.  This  force called upon and worked with for good fortune, justice, long-term stable success, and favours from high places. Jupterian energy is found in the earth’s treasures in certain crystals, herbs, metals and colours. Come learn more in this engaging evening class, which offers both theory and practice. There is a lecture and then all partake in a piece of Jupiter magic, an experiential working. Everyone is welcome, no experience required.

Rebecca Beattie has been actively involved  in the magical arts for over a decade, specialising in planetary and folk magic practices. Also a writer and researcher, she is a doctoral student working on modernist novelist Mary Webb, and has published on the nature mysticism of leading 19th- and 20th-century literary figures. She is a friendly and knowledgeable teacher.

All supplies are included, and you will take home what you make. Max 16 per class.

Price: £20  Ring, or book online here

Time: Arrive 6.50 for 7 pm start. Ends 9.15 pm

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Making Blended Incense for Magic – August

Making Blended Incense for Magic

– Full Afternoon Class – Rebecca Beattie

Blended loose incenses have long been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in natural magic. This full afternoon class (1pm to 5.30 pm) introduces you to they key ingredients scents, starting with learning about resins and their scents. You then learn how to select herbs and oils to mix with these, for your magical or spiritual intention: these are key correspondences. The tutor then teaches you to make your own blend according to esoteric  principles of Western magic.  By the end of the session will have made an incense to take home; you will also have the knowledge to make incenses at home for spells, purifications and protection.
 
 Rebecca Beattie is a regular Treadwells tutor: she is a practitioner of esoteric arts, a doctoral student and a writer (author of Nature Mystics). 
 
All ingredients are included, and you take home what you make.

Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1 pm start. Runs to 5.30 pm

Price: £40    Ring, or book online here below

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Young Urban Witch Workshop – August

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch

Spirit Animals  –  Rebecca Beattie

This is a an evening for younger Londoners who have a creative bent: art students, musicians,  folk from the DIY and warehouse scene, or indeed any walk of life.  In this workshop Treadwell’s  dives into learning and experiencing healing creative witchcraft. Please note it is for people under 30 who are curious about witchcraft that is alive, progressive and feminist.

It starts with a lively illustrated talk which opens up a key topic of witchcraft, tonight on animals as allies. Rebecca encourages contributions from everyone as we go along. Then, in the second half,  there is a practical part of the evening, with everyone learning hands-on magical skill, with all supplies provided. No experience is expected – just a sincere interest and a friendly attitude:

  • All sexualities and gender identities welcome

  • Quiet folk as well as outgoing folk equally welcome

  • Workshop time is 6.30 pm to 8.45 pm. Please arrive by 6.20, as late arrivals are disruptive

  • Maximum sixteen folk per workshop so everyone gets personal attention and we can connect well

The teacher is Rebecca Beattie.: over a decade ago Rebecca undertook a rigorous apprenticeship in the witch’s craft, and continues her practice to this day. A creative person herself, she’s a published author, jeweller, novelist and PhD student. She’s wise, fun and kind – and loves sharing what she’s learnt over the years.

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SOLD OUT. Making Blended Incense for Magic – July

Making Blended Incense for Magic

– Afternoon Mini-Workshop – Rebecca Beattie

old out.  Places available on repeat date of Sunday 19 August.

 

 

 

 

Since ancient times, loose blended incenses have been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in natural magic. The are created and burnt ceremonially to create prosperity, success and love.  This afternoon intensive introduces the ancient art of  blended incenses,  teaching both the principles and the practices this ancient art.  The tutor will give you hands-on experience of working with the essential components: the resins, oils and botanical.  Scent-experiments and taste tests anchor the learning.  As the central activity, each person will blend a personal incense for a goal or spell, to use at home.  By the end, everyone will have the knowledge to make more blends at home. All ingredients and supplies are included in the fee. Max 16 in class.

Rebecca Beattie is a regular Treadwells tutor: she is a practising witch, writer and doctoral student. She brings over a decade of study and expertise in the traditional magical arts.

Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1 pm start. Runs to 3.15 pm

Price: £20    Ring, or book online here below

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Young Urban Witch – Workshop July 2018

Practical Magic for the Young Urban Witch: Ancestors

Evening Mini-Workshop  –  Rebecca Beattie

This is  an evening for younger Londoners, art students and musicians — indeed, younger folk from all walks of life who are drawn to magic and spirituality.  Every month this workshop covers a new set of knowledge and symbols, so as to share basics of a wild, free witchcraft. Experience two hours of witch’s path — inclusive, and grounded in a feminist outlook. Please note it is for people under 30.

This workshop starts with a lively illustrated talk which opens up a key topic of witchcraft, this month on ancestors. The tutor contributions from everyone as we go along. Then, in the second half,  there is a practical part of the evening, with everyone learning hands-on magical skill, with all supplies provided. No experience is expected – just a sincere interest and a friendly attitude:

  • All sexualities and gender identities welcome

  • Quiet folk as well as outgoing folk equally welcome

  • Workshop time is 6.30 pm to 8.45 pm. Please arrive by 6.20, as late arrivals are disruptive

  • Maximum sixteen folk per workshop so everyone gets personal attention and we can connect well

The teacher is Rebecca Beattie.: over a decade ago Rebecca undertook a rigorous apprenticeship in the witch’s Craft, and continues her practice to this day. A creative person herself, she’s a published author, jeweller, novelist and PhD student. Rebecca is wise and compassionate person who enjoys sharing what she’s learnt over the years.

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SOLD OUT. Witches, Sl*ts and Feminists – Young Witches Today

Witches, Sluts and Feminists – Young Witches Today

Conversation with Kristen Sollee, Shy Charles, and Ayesha Tan Jones

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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 of this uprising is the recent release above, which came from the Brooklyn scene. Tonight we meet the author, Kristen Sollee, visiting from New York, for a panel conversation with Shy Charles, Ayesha Tan Jones, and moderated by Brooke Palmieri. The three compare notes on youth magic culture (British and American), address unashamed sexuality and  — of course — ask what kind of rebellion is engendered in the witch identity.

Kristen Sollee is in London on a short visit. We promise a great time. Social follows., where Kristen will be signing copies of her book.

Price: £9   Ring, or book online

Time: Arrive 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start

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SOLD OUT. Making Blended Incense for Magic

SOLD OUT.  Making Blended Incense for Magic

– Afternoon Mini-Workshop – Rebecca Beattie

 

 

Sorry, this event is now sold out.

 

 

Since ancient times, loose blended incenses have been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in natural magic. The are created and burnt ceremonially to create prosperity, success and love.  This afternoon intensive introduces the ancient art of  blended incenses,  teaching both the principles and the practices this ancient art.  The tutor will give you hands-on experience of working with the essential components: the resins, oils and botanical.  Scent-experiments and taste tests anchor the learning.  As the central activity, each person will blend a personal incense for a goal or spell, to use at home.  By the end, everyone will have the knowledge to make more blends at home. All ingredients and supplies are included in the fee.

Rebecca Beattie is a regular Treadwells tutor: she is a practising witch, writer and doctoral student. She brings over a decade of study and expertise in the traditional magical arts.

Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1 pm start. Runs to 3.15 pm

Price: £20    Ring, or book online here below

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