34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
These are monthly beginner's pagan ritual evenings, perfect for those starting out on the pagan path, or as solitary witches. Some Secret Place is made up of some talk, some small group discussion on devotion, ceremony, spirituality, and relationship with deity. Most of all, though, it is experiential. It's about doing and feeling rather than theorising. We hope that people who come along will deepen their personal relationship with the pagan gods. This is for people who have done some reading on witchcraft, Wicca and/or paganism, and who are familiar with at least its general theological tenets. We assume you are pagan and want to practice it, but we don't presume you are experienced.
Group size is small - maximum 17 people. The organisers want this to be a gentle, intimate and thoughtful experience. You can come once, come regularly, or come intermittently -- whatever suits you best. Please book in advance by calling or dropping into the shop as these events are often filled in advance. Entry fee is £5.
Dates: 20th August, 11th Sept, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December. Starts 7.15pm for 7.30pm
Other upcoming Treadwells events include...
15 August 2009 (Saturday)
Incense Magic Day: Suffumigations, Resins and Transcendence
with Paul Wood (Wood-Moss Herbals)
£55 including teas, light refreshments, handouts and samples
11 am to 5.30 pm
Incense is central to magical and religious practice, and this day is dedicated to exploring it experientially.
In particular, it is dedicated to the scent-producing resins that form the bases of all Western magical incenses: myrrh, frankincense, copal -- all these magical gums to conjure with. There will be meditations, sniffings, lucid dreamings, and of course, ritualised smoulderings. There will also be some incense-divination, with scrying in the smoke. You will work with the ingredients yourself, in a personalised way, so you will go home with a deeper understanding of their use in magic, their 'personalities', and how you can incorporate them into your personal practice. Each person will take home a sampler of the scents worked with during the day, as well as a notebook and handouts.
Paul Wood is a co-ownder of Wood-Moss Herbals, and is a longstanding and impassioned lover of incense, potions and plant alchemy. He has been teaching courses at Treadwell's for three years.
29-31 August 2009 (Saturday)
Tarot Advanced Course: Three Day Intensive Course
with Sue Merlyn Farebrother
£120, reduced from £140
10.30 - 5.30 all three days
This three-day course is for advanced students and tarot professionals. It is open to those who already have a grounding in Tarot imagery, although it is not necessary to have had a lot of practical experience of doing readings – just a knowledge of the cards. If you are an experienced reader, the course will widen your perceptions and consolidate your knowledge.
The course will cover
• The Tarot in the context of the Western Mystery Tradition
• Links with the Tree of Life and Astrological Symbolism
• The Tarot as a spiritual practise
• In-depth guided imagery, inner journeying and meditation
• Psychic self-development
• Creative self-expression such as story telling and imaginative exercises to enhance your readings
• Card combining and new layouts
• Lots of practise readings using the entire 78 card pack
Come and live, eat, and breathe the Tarot over three days, and deepen your personal connection with the images on the cards, improving your reading skills and enhancing your personal development. Cost: £120 for the three days, reduced from £140. Payment terms, if necessary, may be negotiated with the tutor. Registration and queries to the the tutor (not Treadwell's in this instance). The tutor is Sue Merlyn Farebrother, DFAstrolS, MA, has been running fully booked Tarot courses at Treadwells for the last year – both at foundation and intermediate levels – and has nearly 30 years of experience. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone/text: 07801-428101
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