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April 2018
£9

Morgan le Fay, Legendary Witch Queen

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

Morgan le Fay, Legendary Witch Queen Lecture  - Dr Will Visconti Leader. Fairy. Healer. Priestess. Traitor. Goddess. Psychopomp. Scholar. Morgan le Fay has been depicted as all of these things over the centuries, sometimes simultaneously. But just who was Morgan? How accurate are the stories about her? Dr Will Visconti examines her origins, then follows her many representations from the 12th century to the 21st. Ranging from Britain to Italy, from medieval manuscripts to manga, from Mark Twain to Dion Fortune,  this…

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May 2018
£9

Wheel of the Year: Foundation of Pagan Spirituality

Thursday 3 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

The Wheel of the Year: Foundation of Pagan Spirituality Lecture - Dr Jonathan Woolley For modern witches and for druids, the circle of the seasons is the structural framework of their cosmology.  It is build upon eight dates in the astronomical and agricultural year: solstices, equinoxes and folk holidays. Tonight's lecture explores what 'the wheel of the year' means to today's pagans: how they celebrate, how they reflect, and how they use these days as sacred moments to address the…

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£20

SOLD OUT. Making Blended Incense for Magic

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

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…

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£18

SOLD OUT. British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic

Sunday 6 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

British Museum & the Awakening of English Magic Museum Walking Tour – Caroline Wise   This event is sold out.     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…

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£20

Living with Magic: the Occult Venus

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

Living with Magic: the Occult Venus Evening Seminar-workshop - Rebecca Beattie For witches and magical practitioners, to work with love is to work with Venus, one of seven building blocks of the tradition. The force of love, music, beauty and growth, she is found in medieval grimoires, neo-platonic writings, esoteric kabbalah, Crowley's Thelema and in Wicca.  Her power lies in seals and sigils, as well as in metals, plants and stones. Come learn more in this fun evening. There is…

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Deposit: £80

Witch Goddesses, Magical Workings

Wednesday 16 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Witch Goddesses, Magical Workings Five-week Course - Suzanne Corbie For those involved in the occult, particular those who work with it in a spiritual way, pagan gods are living forces, and a key part of being a practitioner is getting to know them. This five-week intensive works with five goddesses of magic: Aradia, Circe, Diana, Hecate, and Cerridwen. In this course, students will examine a selection of texts from Leland’s Gospel of the Witches, The Greek Magical Papyrus, The Book of Taliesin,…

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£9

History of Chakras 3: the Judge and the Bishop

Thursday 17 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

History of Chakras 3: the Tantric and the Bishop Lecture: Phil Hine Tonight's lecture takes a closer look at the two most influential books on chakras, both Edwardian, which popularised them in the West.  Sir John Woodroffe's The Serpent Power (1919) is an English translation of a 16th-century Indian work; Woodroffe, a High Court judge, secretly followed tantra.  Charles Webster Leadbeater, a leading Theosophist ('the Bishop'), published The Chakras in 1927 and boasted the first psychically-inspired images of chakras. These two books  so profoundly affected the way…

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£40

Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Minor Arcana

Saturday 19 May @ 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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£9

Dion Fortune’s Sex Magic

Monday 21 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom

Dion Fortune's Sex Magic Lecture - Georgia van Raalte Dion Fortune (1890-1946), an English occultist of great fame and influence, is known widely for her books on esoteric topics from kabbalah to psychic attack, from Moon Magic to powerful priestesses. Her influence was profound on Wicca and on subsequent Western Mysteries practitioners, both inside and outside her own magical order. Tonight's lecture unpacks Dion Fortune's attitudes to sexuality and gender, and from there  goes on to look more deeply at…

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Deposit: £95

Thelema Without Tears – Six-week Course

Tuesday 22 May @ 7:00 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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£18

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 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 paths with some of the most interesting…

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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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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 author Kristen Sollee 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…

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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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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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