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February 2018
£9

The Supernatural in the Great War

Thursday 22 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Supernatural in the Great War Lecture - Matt Wingett The Great War saw a massive upsurge in belief in all matters spiritual. During the shock of humanity's first experience of mechanised warfare, reports of spiritual phenomena on the battlefield were commonplace. Sightings of naval fleets in the sky, angels and bowmen protecting retreating troops, and spirit guides in No Man's Land were all part of the mix reported widely at the time. Meanwhile, on the home front, the rise…

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SOLD OUT. Katy Bohinc: Poetic Invocation  

Friday 23 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Katy Bohinc: Poetic Invocation The Feminine Divine - Scarlet Imprint   This event is sold out.     We invite you to a night in which poet and mage Katy Bohinc brings alive her ode to the goddess Hera for a limited audience in a candle-lit space.  The writer invokes, relates and manifests the force of this divinity, reading from her new book Trinity Star Trinity, published by Scarlet Imprint. Those present will experience the divine feminine in the complex, electrifying energy of Bohinc's…

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Deposit: £70

Spiritual Psychology: Opposites Within

Saturday 24 February @ 10:30 am - Sunday 25 February @ 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

'Know Thyself ':  Spiritual Psychology, The Opposites Within Workshop II in the ‘Know Thyself’  Series, with  Vivianne and Chris Crowley Masculine and feminine, ego and shadow – the spiritual journey is a struggle to integrate the competing energies within , and to discover and connect with the true self.  Aimed at those practising specific spiritual or magical traditions, and for those on their own personal path, this two-day worksop is geared to aiding the understanding of the inner self in all its…

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£20

SOLD OUT. Living with Magic: the Occult Moon

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

Living with Magic: the Occult Moon Evening class - Rebecca Beattie   This event is sold out.   At the heart of western natural magic is an engagement with forces we call planetary. This evening workshop focuses on one of them: the moon.  It's been worked with down the centuries, across all of Europe, by magic workers from the ceremonial magician to the hedge-witch to the kabbalist. The first part of the evening covers how the  magical tradition understands the moon,…

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March 2018
£40

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Minor Arcana

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

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Minor 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 afternoon workshop is for you.   It starts with a look at the structure of the full tarot deck, and then concentrates on the meanings of the number cards. You'll meet the four suits  (pentacles, cups, wands and swords), then kings, queens, pages and dashing knights, and finally your number…

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£20

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magick

Thursday 8 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magick Evening Seminar – Marco Visconti Tonight is for people curious about the man, his philosophy and his magic. It offers a highlight-filled introductory tour of the key godforms, symbols and rituals which make up Crowley’s system Thelema. Whether you’re an artist exploring sigils and glyphs, or a musician curious about what Jimmy Page is so keen on, or a personal explorer — all are welcome.  A highly experienced occultist, intimately familiar with Crowley and his…

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£20

The Sun in the Western Esoteric Tradition

Saturday 10 March @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Sun in the Western Esoteric Tradition: Planetary Radiance Afternoon seminar - Vivianne and Chris Crowley The West's traditions of astrology, cosmology and sacred magic all centre upon the seven sacred planets.  In this seminar-workshop, two lifelong practitioners lead an informative and experiential seminar on The Sun. Also known as Sol, this planetary force gives  health, happiness, glory and worldly success -- but also comes with the dangers of ego inflation.   The seminar covers attributes, symbols and imagery -- and…

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£20

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Crystals

Monday 12 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Young Urban Witch Workshop: Crystals in Magic 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 an intersectional, non-binary outlook. This workshop is on  crystals in witchcraft:  stones have been used in magic…

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£9

Austin Osman Spare and Kenneth Grant: Two Magicians

Tuesday 13 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Austin Osman Spare and Kenneth Grant: Two Magicians Lecture  - Michael Staley English occultist Kenneth Grant (1924 - 2011) was singlehandedly responsible for  creating the cult status of South London artist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) who is now widely acclaimed. A young Grant and his wife befriended and championed the older man, whose ideas and persona were celebrated and incorporated  into Grant's prolific literary oeuvre  ---  witchcraft, sigils, philosophy and the role of the unconscious. Kenneth Grant first encountered the work of Austin Osman…

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£20

Poppets in Folk Magic: Practical Workshop

Saturday 17 March @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Poppets in Folk Magic: A Practical Workshop Afternoon mini-workshop - Lucya Starza In folk magic magic, poppets are designed in the likeness of individuals for use in spells to help, heal or harm. The word poppet comes from the Middle Ages in England, meaning a small doll or child. More recently the term has been replaced in popular parlance with the inaccurate ‘voodoo doll’. They were a common feature of folk magic in Britain, Ireland and even on the Continent:…

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£9

Aleister Crowley’s Mysteries of Filth

Monday 19 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Aleister Crowley's Mysteries of Filth Lecture - Georgia van Raalte In 1920 Aleister Crowley and his magical partner Leah Hirsig established the Abbey of Thelema at Cefalù, in Sicily. Here they undertook taboo-breaking magical experiments, including rites involving eating faeces. This lecture reveals this previously-unexplored side of Crowley's magic, telling a story which raises questions about taboo and purity in ceremonial magic, but equally -- gender,  ideals of womanhood and the idea of the Scarlet Woman. The workings probed the…

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£20

Discovering the Lost Gods of England

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

Discovering the Lost Gods of England Evening Storytelling Workshop - Andreas Kornevall How did we get the names of the week?  What Anglo-Saxon elements lie at the root of many English local customs?  Tonight is dedicated to revealing the folklore, mythology and old folk practices which contain traces of the pagan English gods. Andreas Kornevall, a mythotrapher and storyteller, will  tell one or two of the main myth cycles of Northern Europe as an act of remembrance and as an…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners

Wednesday 21 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Card Reading for Beginners Eight-week course – Suzanne Corbie Learn to read tarot with a gifted experienced teacher. In an active and well-structured course, you learn the mystical symbolism of the cards, the visual language of their codes and archetypes. There are not only short teaching lectures but also in-class practice readings, homework, interactive class activities and backup support.  This is one of Treadwell’s most popular and successful courses. Tutor Suzanne Corbie has been reading Tarot for 40 years,…

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£9

The White Darkness: Spirit Possession in Haitian Vodou

Thursday 22 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The White Darkness: Spirit Possession in Haitian Vodou Lecture - Gabriel Toso Possession is, in the words of Maya Deren, 'the centre towards which all the roads of Vodou converge’. In this lecture Gabriel Toso shares his research and personal experience on this quintessential practice, focussing on the complex relationship between the possessing lwas (gods) and the possessed person, especially in ritual ceremonies.  Possession is the ultimate union, the closest one can possibly be to the divine. Yet, what happens during the…

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£20

Folk Customs around the Spring Equinox

Friday 23 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Folk Customs around the Spring Equinox Seminar Evening – Will Hunter and Ellie Hughes Witches today work with the folk customs of the seasons of the old farming year, mining them for spiritual insights in their quest to attune to the earth as a spiritual mother. Seasonal customs are found across Europe, with local variation and specific traditions. The evening looks at these older customs in their original local contexts, and tonight explores those which take place around the vernal…

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£20

Living With Magic: the Occult Mercury

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

Living with Magic: the Occult  Mercury Evening seminar / workshop - Rebecca Beattie At the heart of western natural magic is an engagement with forces we call planetary. This evening workshop focusses on one of them:  Mercury who is the hermaphrodite, sage, merchant, trickster, patron of alchemy, and ultimate shapeshifter.  Mercury's been worked with down the centuries, across all of Europe, by magic workers from the ceremonial magician to the hedge-witch to the kabbalist. The first part of the evening covers how the…

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£9

History of the Chakras I

Thursday 29 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

History of the Chakras I: Origins in Saiva Tantra Lecture  - Phil Hine The chakras  are universally known in the Western New Age and occult worlds, and most people know they trace back to India.  But how did they start in India? Tonight's lecture goes back to the origins to find out when and how chakras first appear. Doing so involves looking at 'tantric'  texts, and early yoga material. Phil Hine leads us through the intriguing early accounts, and warns…

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April 2018
£20

First Steps in Thelema

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

First Steps in Thelema Evening Workshop – Marco Visconti Tonight introduces the foundation practices of Aleister Crowley’s magical system which a beginner can undertake at home. Marco Visconti, a Thelemite of over 20 years standing, looks at these exercises and short individual rites and will teach them in class, with with hands-on practice. Many who have read about Crowley’s magick have told us they would welcome hands-on guidance on starting out in a practical sense. So in this workshop the…

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£10

Talk and Heathen Rite for Spring

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

Talk and Heathen Rite for Spring Introductory Talk and Blot - Andre & Amanda Henriques You are invited to a Norse-inspired Heathen ritual blot welcoming the Spring, and celebrating joy, desire and beauty. 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 Frey and Freya. The second part of the evening will be the rite…

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Deposit: £90

Magic For Today

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

Magic for Today Five-week Course  – Paula Nancy and Frank Pierce This is a course for all those seeking a reflective artistic and unabashedly intellectual approach to Western magic. The sessions unpack magic as a radical form of art which can and should embrace modernity, while opening a door towards strange treasures.  Over five nights we will look at magic as a craft embracing one’s  full life, as a form of training mind and body, and as a vibrant and flexible…

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£40

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Major Arcana

Saturday 14 April @ 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 afternoon 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…

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