Forthcoming events are below, with new additions weekly: book tickets by clicking the event title, which leads to the purchase screen. To see new events fortnightly, join our mailing list.
Cancellation and refund policy: Refunds offered if 7 days notice is given; credit note offered if 48 hours’ notice is given. Neither credit nor refund for cancellations made less than 48 hours before start of event.

Loading Events

← Back to Events

Treadwell’s Bookshop

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

January 2019

£30

SOLD OUT Witch Bottles for Practical Magic

Saturday 19 January @ 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 Sold out.   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…

Find out more »
£20

SOLD OUT Imbolc Witchcraft

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

Imbolc Witchcraft Evening Class - Rebecca Beattie   Sold out.     In the witches' wheel of the year, Imbolc is marked on the night of 31 Jan and the day of 1st Feb, and is a revival of the Celtic festival  honouring the goddess Brigit. It correlates to Candlemas, and has strong associations with the returning of light and creativity.  Tonight explores the way witches see this time of year, and how they mark it, and gives participants an…

Find out more »
Deposit: £110

SOLD OUT Tarot Reading: Foundation Course

Tuesday 22 January @ 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   Sold out.   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…

Find out more »
£9

SOLD OUT Aleister Crowley’s Final Years

Thursday 24 January @ 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 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 »
£40

SOLD OUT Scrying: From Black Mirrors to Crystal Balls

Saturday 26 January @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

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 »
£9

The Female Body in the Study of Esotericism

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

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 »
£9

SOLD OUT Carl Jung and the Red Book: An Occult Journey

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

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 »

February 2019

£40

Celtic Traditions of Creativity

Saturday 2 February @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Celtic Traditions of Creativity Bardic Workshop – Jonathan Woolley Early Welsh and Irish bardism permeates modern druidry: bards left not only inspiring writings but also techniques for attaining creative inspiration. This workshop introduces historical bards before focussing on their methods. Integral to creative work is inspiration, which contemporary druids loosely translate as ‘awen’ – in a spiritually engaged path, the bardic path, be it musical or poetic, is unpacked further for practical help. Jonathan Woolley leads this well-structured, clear and engaged half-day class, which…

Find out more »
£9

Lukumi Religion and LGBT People

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

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 »
Deposit: £80

SOLD OUT. Opposites Within – Spiritual Psychology Weekend

Saturday 9 February @ 10:30 am - Sunday 10 February @ 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   Sold out.   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…

Find out more »
£20

Young Urban Witches: Ancient Egypt

Monday 11 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Young Urban Witches:  Ancient Egypt 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. The evening starts…

Find out more »
£10

Pamela Colman Smith: Her Life and Art, with Fireplace Unveiling

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

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 »
Deposit: £40

Marseille Tarot Introduced- One-day Course

Saturday 16 February @ 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…

Find out more »
Deposit: £9

Witchcraft and Gay Liberation 1969/2019

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

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 »
Deposit: £110

SOLD OUT Tarot Intermediate Course

Wednesday 20 February @ 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 Sold out   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…

Find out more »
£40

Love Magic for the Urban Witch

Saturday 23 February @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Love Magic for the Urban Witch: Historic Sources and Practical Applications Afternoon Class - Suzanne Corbie For the modern urban witch, this intensive afternoon gives a feminist and creative approach to love magic, drawing on historical materials from the ancient and pre-modern periods. The introductory talk looks at  specific practices of love magic in ancient Sumer, Egypt,  and the Graeco-Roman world, examining a selection of rituals, charms, spells and symbols. From this base, the tutor leads the class in translating…

Find out more »
£9

Mithras: A Roman God in London

Monday 25 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

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 »
£20

Practical Sigil Magic

Thursday 28 February @ 7:00 pm - Saturday 20 April @ 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Practical Sigil Magic Evening Seminar – workshop – Mark Vincent Making sigils is a technique of practical, results-oriented magic. With roots in old grimoires, sigil magic was updated by the famed occult artist Austin Osman Spare, who incorporated the use of the subconscious and personal creativity. Chaos magick took it up with the work of Peter Carroll, and from there it has sometimes come to also involve active self-hypnosis. This class takes you through essential mechanism of sigil magic: from intent…

Find out more »
£20

Practical Sigil Magic

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

Practical Sigil Magic  - Evening Seminar – Workshop – Mark Vincent Making sigils is a technique of practical, results-oriented magic. With roots in old grimoires, sigil magic was updated by the famed occult artist Austin Osman Spare, who incorporated the use of the subconscious and personal creativity. Chaos magick took it up with the work of Peter Carroll, and from there it has sometimes come to also involve active self-hypnosis. This class takes you through essential mechanism of sigil magic: from…

Find out more »

March 2019

£9

Psychedelic Shamanism

Friday 8 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

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 »
Deposit: £40

Queering Magic – Day Workshop

Saturday 9 March @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Queering Magic - Theory and Practice Day-long Intensive - Julian Vayne Beyond polarity and into multiplicity: a day dedicated to magic as a lived practice. Julian Vayne leads a day-long intensive which works actively with identity, sexuality and power in a space that is safe and inclusive. It will involve ritual, breath, voice work and other methods to explore liminal spirits from both ancient myth and contemporary culture. We will share our insights and weave together multiple magical intentions to enable…

Find out more »
£20

Spring Equinox Witchcraft

Monday 11 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Spring Equinox Witchcraft Evening Seminar with Practical - Rebecca Beattie In the witches' wheel of the year, Spring Equinox is a time of the secrets of the earth coming to life, of hares, of old customs at holy wells.   Tonight explores the way witches see this season, and how they mark it. It opens up the connection with nature of a wild, free witchcraft. inclusive, and grounded in a feminist outlook. The evening starts with a lively illustrated talk, welcoming…

Find out more »
Deposit: £40

Marseille Tarot II: Minor Cards

Saturday 16 March @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Marseille Tarot II: Minor Cards Full day Class - Adrien Mastrosimone For people who have attended one of the Marseille Tarot first classes, this full day goes into the full workings of the minor arcana, otherwise known as the number cards of the four suits, numbered from aces to kings. The day is both instructive and practical; attendees will be able to do basic readings with a whole deck by the end of the session.  The famed Marseille tarot is characterised…

Find out more »
Deposit: £110

Tarot Card Reading – Intermediate Course

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

Tarot Card Reading - Intermediate Course Eight-week course – Sue Merlyn Farebrother Okay, you know your greater trumps and your minor arcana, you’ve just about got the hang of the basic Celtic Cross spread. Now you want to go further. This course guides you in sharpening your abilities and skills, giving you deeper knowledge. There is reinforcement of knowledge learnt before, and lots of guidance on actually doing readings: hands-on practice and working with examples.  By the end of the…

Find out more »
£40

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners

Saturday 23 March @ 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…

Find out more »
£9

‘Everything I Knew About Wicca Was Wrong’

Monday 25 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

'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 »
+ Export Events