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Treadwell’s Bookshop

33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
020 7419 8507

November 2018

£9

Supernatural Women of the Welsh Mabinogi

Monday 19 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Supernatural Women of the Welsh Mabinogi Lecture - Dr Mark Williams In this guided tour of the famed Welsh myth cycle, The Mabinogi, Dr Mark Williams (Oxford) brings alive three of its most vivid figures: Rhiannon, Blodeuwedd, and Branwen,  mythical women who have  aroused the pens of poets and painters... and have inspired reverence  -- even devotion -- among modern Pagans. The lecture vividly introduces the stories and characters of each in turn, before shedding insights on how we can understand them better,…

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£40

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners (Minor Arcana)

Saturday 24 November @ 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) Full Afternoon Class – 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 class 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

SOLD OUT. Living Witchcraft: Magic with Saturn

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

Living Witchcraft: Magic with Saturn Evening Class - Rebecca Beattie   SOLD OUT.     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…

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£20

First Steps in Thelema- Workshop

Wednesday 28 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 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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Free

The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie &c

Friday 30 November @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie &c Launching the fine edition of the painted sketchbooks of John Upton Hellfire Club book launch with John Callow lecture Join Hellfire Club Books to celebrate artist and witch John Upton (1933-2005) of the Ayrshire branch of the Gardnerian Craft. His artistic  renderings of the Isobel Gowdie's witch trials are vibrant, erotic and imaginative: now published in two fine editions.  The illustrated lecture by historian Dr John Callow brings the artist to life through his imagined retelling…

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December 2018

Deposit: £40

Alchemical Symbolism – Day Course

Saturday 1 December @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Alchemical Symbolism - Day Course - Paul Cowlan Green dragons, lions swallowing the sun, sun-headed heroes.  Hermes, Athena, Actaeon, Athena, Apollo, the classical gods. These are the stuff of alchemy's imagery. The symbols of alchemy have established meanings relating to the transformation of metals, but the transformation is said to happen also within the alchemist  - spiritually and psychically. As the changes are activated, there are appearances of the symbols in dreams, daydreams and signs in daily life. This experiential one-day…

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Deposit: £40

The Marseille Tarot Introduced

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

The Marseille Tarot Introduced One-day Course - Adrien Mastrosimone The famed Marseille tarot is an iconic older tarot dating from the seventeenth century, and it is still the main tarot deck in France to this day.  It is Jodorowsky's preferred deck. Today introduces the Marseille tarot and how to read with it, in a workshop presented by a reader of over two decades's standing.  This once day intensive immerses participants in the deck; it is a highly interactive, well-structured one-day…

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£20

Midwinter Witchcraft

Monday 3 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

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…

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£20

Practical Candle Magic

Wednesday 5 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Candle Magic Evening Class – Lucya Starza Candle magic is a key technique for witches, indeed for anyone who practices magic. It’s easy to learn, handy and many people find it is actually their favourite method. If you always wanted to learn it, this evening is for you. No experience is required, and everyone is welcome. Lucya Starza  leads  you step by step, and we provide all the supplies. By the end you will know how to do your own…

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£9

Félicien Rops and Evil Women

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

Félicien Rops and Evil Women: Art of a Decadent Demoniac Lecture - Madeleine LeDespencer Launching Three Hands Press WITCH-IKON The Belgian erotic illustrator Félicien Rops (1833-1898) gave the world alluring images of feminine evil in fin de siècle France, earning him the place as a leading illustrator of 19th-century dark eroticism. Rops' work captures the diabolical spirit of the Decadents; unsurprisingly, he was the illustrator of choice for Charles Baudelaire and Joséphin Péladan.  In this illustrated lecture, Madeleine LeDespencer explores how female sexuality…

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£40

 Herb Magic: Spells, Lore and Workings

Saturday 8 December @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

 Herb Magic: Spells, Lore and Workings Afternoon Class – Rebecca Beattie The tradition of herb magic is a long one:  most European plants  wer long known to be ‘good for' something, be it luck, fame, love, justice or seeing fairies. This packed half-day teaches the underpinnings of esoteric correspondences and also get an introduction to the old spells collected in the Victorian era from folk in the English countryside. The practical part of the class consists in working with the…

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£20

Young Urban Witch: Practical Magic

Monday 10 December @ 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  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.…

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£10

Drink and Draw Night, Occulty Yule Themed

Wednesday 12 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Drink and Draw Night: Occulty Yule Themed Carminella Knight and friends Join us for our second Drink & Draw, a phenomenon recently written up in  The Guardian.  It's held by popular demand! This will be a convivial evening session of sketching, sipping and chatting, in the hidden downstairs of London’s magical bookshop. Bring your pencils, sketch pads and a bottle of wine, and settle down to draw what catches your eye. To stimulate your creativity will have a still life set up, themed…

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January 2019

Deposit: £95

Thelema Without Tears – Six-week course

9 January 2019 (Wednesday) @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Thelema Without Tears Six-week course – Marco Visconti Studying Thelema is a lifetime endeavour, but this six-week course gives participants a theoretical and practical grounding; with this under their belt, people can either go further, or work alone with an appreciation of one of the major esoteric currents of Western magic. All will be able to follow a daily routine of study and ritual as devised by Aleister Crowley himself in “Liber Aleph.” The course is well-structured and each session…

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£40

Making Blended Incense for Magic

12 January 2019 (Saturday) @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Making Blended Incense for Magic – Afternoon Class – Rebecca Beattie   Since ancient times, loose blended incenses have been used for purification, for summoning spirits, and in the natural magic — spells of love, prosperity and success.  Rebecca Beattie introduces you to some of the ancient scents, and you experience them first-hand, to learn from experience. She then teaches you  how to makeyour own blend according to old esoteric traditions and Wiccan principles, for a particular aim you have in mind. This is…

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£9

Women, Sex and Spiritualism

15 January 2019 (Tuesday) @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Women, Sex and Spiritualism Lecture - Matt Wingett From its 19th-century beginnings in Hydesville New York, modern Spiritualism was primarily a woman-centred religion. Matt Wingett traces the views of the church and scientists towards Spiritualist women. Religious critics called them witches, and accused them of meddling with demonic forces. The scientific community, which was mostly male, focussed on the  what was happening the the women's bodies when they were in seances: the investigators pried under the petticoats and tied them up with…

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£30

Witch Bottles for Practical Magic

19 January 2019 (Saturday) @ 1:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Witch Bottles for Practical Magic Afternoon workshop – Tanya Moulding Since the middle ages, people in England have made witch bottles for protection against bad luck, curses and misfortune. This workshop introduces the historic witch bottle with its construction using nails, urine and fingernail clippings — and the grim tales of psychic attack  it would repel. The class then turns to look at modern versions of the bottle, which use flower petals, flower oils and items to  concentrate and activate your positive…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Reading: Foundation Course

22 January 2019 (Tuesday) @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Reading: Foundation Course Eight week course – Sue Merlyn 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. By the end of the eight-week course, students can use tarot in meditation and do simple readings for themselves and…

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£9

Aleister Crowley’s Final Years

24 January 2019 (Thursday) @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Aleister Crowley's Final Years Lecture - Antony Clayton As he declined into 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 and author of…

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February 2019

Deposit: £80

Opposites Within – Spiritual Psychology Weekend

9 February 2019 (Saturday) @ 10:30 am - 10 February 2019 (Sunday) @ 5:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Opposites Within – Spiritual Psychology Weekend This is 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,  it is geared to aiding understanding of the inner self in all its complexity,…

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Deposit: £110

Tarot Intermediate Course

20 February 2019 (Wednesday) @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Tarot Intermediate Course Eight-week Course – Suzanne Corbie New dates: now runs from 20th Feb 2019 So you’ve done the basic course in reading tarot, but you want to progress. For students who have done a foundation tarot class, this is the great way to go further. Join Suzanne Corbie for eight Wednesday evenings of interactive learning to develop your interpretation skills, practice new spreads, and deepen your understanding. You will learn about reversed cards, connecting and opposing pairs, patterns and…

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