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Liber Nigri Solis Launch Party - 1st May 
  marysiak
 
11:31am 10/04/2009
 

Liber Nigri Solis

An Aeonic Astrochymical Grimoire of the Black Sun

Ed. “Victor Voronov”

Presented in the UK exclusively by Treadwell's



The Black Sun rises this Beltane. This long-awaited work alchemically combines the occult, magical and initiatory work of two esoteric orders: the Arcanum Ordo Nigri Solis and the Ordo Hermeticum Sinistrum. Presenting the mythic imagery of the Black Sun along with its alchemical and astrological aspects and significances, this grimoire includes a concise though multi-faceted system of esoteric correspondences suitable for work with the Black Sun on microcosmic, mesocosmic, and macrocosmic levels. In addition to the relevant previously unpublished arcane correlations of the sinister astrological arte, the grimoire suggests magical techniques associated with Eighteen Keys opening the Nine Infernal Gates and the Nine Gates of Radiant Darkness leading to the vision of the Black Sun, and the Twelve Crooked Paths that cross their Nine Thresholds. Further, the text describes magical relevance of the twelve rays of the Black Sun, and other significant concepts such as the Fivefold Unmanifest or the Grand Chymical Conjunction of the arcane Black Suns that unveils the fiery gates of the Inverse Opus. The artes reveal self-Liber Nigriinitiatory workings, rites, and operations of sinister alchemy, initiating the practitioner into the gnosis of Sol Niger.

The Launch. May 1st. Friday Night. May Day, the wake of Walpurgisnacht. At Treadwell’s Bookshop, 34 Tavistock Street, London WC2. Join us, and the authors and editor. Those attending may have their copies sigilised and signed, and if Treadwell's parties are anything to go by, we predict late-night debaucheries of debate, delight and destiny. The party is free but on the night will be strictly limited to those on the guest list. Just email or ring to be included.

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Goddess Talks and Some Secret Place (April Events at Treadwells) 
  marysiak
 
02:58pm 01/04/2009
  8th April, Goddess in Western Art and Culture (talk)
10th April, Some Secret Place: Pagan Ritual Evening
16th April, The Triple Goddess: Her History, Ancient and Modern (talk)
22nd April, Some Secret Place for Blokes: A Night of Pan

At Treadwells, 34 Tavistock St, Covent Garden.
Phone 020 7240 8906 now to book places.
http://www.treadwells-london.com/

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Upcoming Event: A 19th Century Gay Pagan (Thrs 19th Feb) 
  marysiak
 
12:49pm 17/02/2009
  A 19th Century Gay Pagan: The Spirituality and Life of Edward Carpenter with Dr Jenny Alexander
19th February 2009 (Thursday) 7.15 for a 7.30 start. £5

One tends to think of the pagan revival as a 20th-century phenomenon, but in fact the 19th century had a handful of dedicated seekers whose spirituality would speak clearly to pagans today. Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was one of these, and tonight introduces him and his beliefs. He was not only pagan but a radical; a socialist, an anarchist, a vegetarian, and a homosexual who left his privileged background to live with his working-class male lover at the very time of Oscar Wilde's prosecution. He is a forefather to many: gay people, leftist visionaries, anarchists, and -- as Dr Alexander will show in this lecture -- pagans. She will illuminate Carpenter's vision: collective cosmic consciousness; sexual liberation; political commitment to the liberation of the human condition; and metaphysical commitment to seeking union with nature. Carpenter's ideas are relevant to pagans today, perhaps more than ever before. Come see if you agree.

Jenny Alexander is an engaging and provocative lecturer. She wrote her doctoral thesis on nineteenth-century anarchist autobiography, lectured in Gender and Media Studies at the University of Sussex until 2006, and present is an investigative researcher at the Advertising Standards Authority. She has been a practising pagan for ten years. This lecture is presented in honour of LesbianGayBiTrans History Month.

More upcoming events:
25th Feb Golem-Building for Dummies
1st Mar Moon Magic: One Day Course with Suzanne Corbie
5th Mar Cinematic Evocations: Occultism in Obscure Cinema
6th Mar Some Secret Place: Ritual Evening for Pagans
7th Mar The Horned Goddess and her Sisters

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell's hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Upcoming Events: Adventures of an Alchemist (5th Feb at Treadwells) 
  marysiak
 
11:38pm 03/02/2009
  Adventures of an Alchemist: Encounters, Dreams, Synchonicities and Travels with Paul Cowlan
5th February 2009 (Thursday) 7.15 for a 7.30 start
£5 payable in advance

Paul Cowlan has twenty-five years' involvement with 'the secret art', as alchemy is sometimes called. He speaks annually at Treadwell's on the its symbolism, history and philosophy. For Paul, however, alchemy is much more than an intellectual interest. Tonight you will be regaled with stories of what it's like for one man to have lived with these symbols and processes for most of his adult life. In his own words, 'alchemy has been central to my personal development from that moment of synchronicity in 1985 which brought my latent interest suddenly into the daylight world.' Shortly after this event his dream diaries began revealing that his nights were teeming with alchemical activities as well. And that was just the start....tonight, it all comes out in the telling. ‘Somnium narrare vigilantis est’, says Seneca: whoever relates his dreams must be awake.

Paul Cowlan returns to Treadwell's to give this talk at the request of those who have been to his annual lectures and who have asked for this, more personal evening of anecdotes and reflections. His engaging style and command of his material never fail to enchant.



Other Upcoming events...

The Monstrous Lesbian: Literature and Art c. 1900-1930
11th February 2009 (Wednesday) 7.15 fro 7.30 pm start. £5
A lively lecture punctuated with illustrations and quotations, exploring the image of “The Lesbian” – ‎monstrous, tragic and exoticised, in English literature of the 1910s and 20s.‎ The idea of her monstrosity arose from the culture of the time: the fin-de-siècle fascination with “deadly and dangerous females”as well as the appearance of images of aesthetic and decadent men.

Some Secret Place: Ritual Evening for Pagans with Peter James
13th February (Friday) 7.15 for 7.30 start. £5
Some Secret Place is a Pagan ritual evening for, with a short talk discussion, meditation, and participation in ceremony. Next Sessions: Friday 6 March, Friday 13 March.

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell's hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Wicca Today and The Gods of the Witches (5th and 12th January) 
  marysiak
 
04:14pm 01/01/2009
  5th Jan - Wicca Today - Changes, Evolutions and Practicalities talk
12th Jan - Gods of the Witches talk
14th Jan - SSP Open Ritual

Treadwells, 34 Tavistock St, Covent Garden
http://www.treadwells-london.com/
info@treadwells-london.com or 020 7240 8906

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Annie Horniman - Introduced and Celebrated (Talk) 
  marysiak
 
02:30pm 27/11/2008
  Annie Horniman - Introduced and Celebrated:
Golden Dawn Magician, and Theatre Impresario
with Caroline Wise and Friends
Treadwells, 34 Tavistock St, London
3rd December (Wednesday)
7.15 for 7.30 pm start, £5 (please book in advance)

Annie Horniman (1860-1937) was one of the leading women in the Order of the Golden Dawn in its heyday in late Victorian London. A tireless organiser, patron, committee member and one of the core group that "made thing happen", she was better remembered for this than for her magical life. But sincere and active practitioner that she was, she performed ritual, meditated, had mystical visions, and taught neophytes in the order. Some remember her as the more prudish of the Golden Dawn, but this is unfair, for she chain-smoked, never married, and sometimes appeared in public wearing exotic outfits. Another facet of Annie Horniman's life was her pioneering work in the theatre, driven by a belief that theatre brings spiritual richness to people generally, and to this end she was, through her life, active in funding and production in British theatre -- numerous projects that are still recognised today: West End shows, repertory theatre, and ritual theatre. She founded the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and the Gaeity Theatre in Manchester. Artists whose work she supported included WB Yeats and GB Shaw.

If you are interested in the Golden Dawn, magical women, and the power of theatre, this night is for you. Caroline Wise's slide lecture with anecdotes will introduce you to Annie Horniman, and we will raise a glass to this remarkable but often-overlooked magician.

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell's hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Making Magical Incense: A Hands-On Practical Day Course 
  marysiak
 
02:08pm 08/11/2008
  22nd November (Saturday) 12 noon - 5.45 pm
£30

Fumigatories, or suffumigations (incenses), are an integral art in the grimoire tradition, ceremonial magic, cunning witchcraft and folk magic. In this workshop, the making of incense for magic is introduced in a hands-on environment. The principles behind recipes for numerous purposes are explained: psychic power, visionary ability, love, legal success, justice and house purification. The students will be taught the particular magical powers of certain gum bases, then oils, roots, barks, leaves and petals.

There is hands-on practice all the way through, and samples of all the ingredients will be tested. Each person will mix three personal fumigatories. Instructions from old recipe books will be looked at, as time permits. The fee includes samples, supplies, refreshments and handouts. By the end of the day you will be able to make hand-blended incense at home from basic ingredients. We have deliberately timed this day in advance of Christmas, for those of you who would like to make incense as a gift for friends this year. Everyone attending the workshop is entitled to a 10 percent discount on incense ingredients on sale at Treadwell's on the day.

Paul Wood is one half of Wood-Moss Herbals, a small company specialising in the making authentic historical incenses from actual ancient recipes. He has taught at Treadwell's for several years.

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell's hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Goths and Vampires meet in London tonight 
  darckense
 
08:03am 30/10/2008
  H a u n t e d ...  


Vampyre ConneXion Halloween Special
Thursday October 30th
at the monthly social gathering of the Vampyre ConneXion. We meet in the upstairs bar of the Blue Posts Pub (from 7pm). Entry is free for members and £1 for non-members (proof of membership to be shown).


The Blue Posts is beautifully fashioned in the style of an Edwardian drawing room.

Upstairs @ The Blue Posts, 81 Newman St, London, W1T 3EU (off Oxford street)

Halloween Goodies and free Raffle



The London November Event List now available online. Full of infos and dates for upcoming gigs, clubs, lectures, socials, parties and more. Find it at
http://www.morbidfrog.co.uk/novemberlist.xls
 
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Halloween Tales of Horror: A Ghost Story Evening at Treadwells 
  marysiak
 
12:39pm 28/10/2008
  30th October (Thursday) 7.15 for 7.30 pm start
£5

Halloween is the night the ghosts are out and the veil between the worlds is thin. In the basement of Treadwell's old and haunted building, in the luminous darkness of candle-light, two ghost stories will be told/performed. Your master of the macabre is Mike David, back for this evening by popular demand. The two tales for the evening are Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Markheim', a spooky, Dostoyevskian tale of murder and dopplegangers; and 'The Squaw' by Bram Stoker, a gruesome little tale of feline murder and bloodsoaked revenge. A soiree will follow the chilling readings. Join us!

Mike's dramatic readings have become much-favoured events at Treadwell's; he is an actor, writer and lover of things mystical, with over 30 years in the theatre. His evenings are riveting. A soiree will follow the chilling readings. Join us!

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell's hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Vampyre ConneXion Halloween Special 
  darckense
 
05:45pm 20/10/2008
  H a u n t e d ...  


Vampyre ConneXion Halloween Special
Thursday October 30th
at the monthly social gathering of the Vampyre ConneXion. We meet in the upstairs bar of the Blue Posts Pub (from 7pm). Entry is free for members and £1 for non-members.


The Blue Posts is beautifully fashioned in the style of an Edwardian drawing room.

Upstairs @ The Blue Posts, 81 Newman St, London, W1T 3EU (off Oxford street)

Halloween Goodies and free Raffle

 
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Madame Guyon, Mystic Prophetess of France - Treadwells, 16th Oct 
  marysiak
 
10:58pm 14/10/2008
  Madame Guyon, Mystic Prophetess of France: Early Modern Female Spiritual Leadership and Vision
talk by Richard Lines (Swedenborg Society)
16th October (Thursday) 7.15 for 7.30 start
£5, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden

Women appear relatively rarely as spiritual or mystical leaders in the West. A few achieve lasting fame, but some who were influential in their own day fade into obscurity after their short period of fame. Tonight's speaker introduces one female mystical leader who deserves remembering and celebrating: Madame Jeanne Guyon of 17th-century France. Scholar of mysticism Evelyn Underhill described Madame Guyon as a 'medium' exhibiting clairvoyance, prophecy, telepathy, and automatic writing in bewildering profusion. A wealthy widow by age 28, this remarkable woman forged a religious career as a mystical teacher, writer and prophet. About her happened psychic phenomena and strange occurrences. The Catholic church had her arrested and sent to prison for seven years, but yet she continued to write, having produced a 20-volume commentary on the Bible, an autobiography, and many short works.

If you are interested in sexuality, early modern culture, spirituality, religion, mysticism, even angelic magic - we invite you to come along and meet this remarkable woman. We like to think her thoughts and adventures will make you think about transcendent experience in a new way.

Tonight's speaker is Richard Lines. Richard is Secretary of the Swedenborg Society in Bloomsbury and author of numerous articles and scholarly essays. He has a particular interest in seventeenth century mystics and religious leaders, including Madame Guyon and Emmanuel Swedenborg.

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell's hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Haunted ... 
  darckense
 
08:51pm 13/10/2008
  The Vampyre ConneXion Party Machine has temporarily broken down

so sadly this year we are not having a Halloween party.  

Never fear tho' we still have lots of Halloween sweeties and decorations and we will be using them at


H a u n t e d ...  


Vampyre ConneXion Halloween Special
Thursday October 30th
at the monthly social gathering of the Vampyre ConneXion. We meet in the upstairs bar of the Blue Posts Pub (from 7pm). Entry is free for members and £1 for non-members.


The Blue Posts is beautifully fashioned in the style of an Edwardian drawing room.

Upstairs @ The Blue Posts, 81 Newman St, London, W1T 3EU (off Oxford street)

Halloween Goodies and free Raffle

 
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Goths and Vampires meet in London tonight 
  darckense
 
09:15am 25/09/2008
  Vampyre ConneXion Monthly Party

Thursday 25th Septemberis the monthly social gathering of the Vampyre ConneXion. We meet in the upstairs bar of the Blue Posts Pub (from 7pm). Entry is free for members and £1 for non-members.


The Blue Posts is beautifully fashioned in the style of an Edwardian drawing room.

Upstairs @ The Blue Posts, 81 Newman St, London, W1T 3EU (off Oxford street)



The London October Event List now available online. Full of infos and dates for upcoming gigs, clubs, lectures, socials, parties and more. Find it at
http://www.morbidfrog.co.uk/octoberlist.xls
 
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The Esoteric Grail and The Emerald Tablet Talks 
  marysiak
 
08:46pm 21/09/2008
  The Esoteric Grail: Early 20th Century Britain
Dr Juliette Wood (University of Cardiff)
23rd September (Tuesday) 7.15 for 7.30 pm start. £5

The early 20th century was a rich time for British occultism and secret societies. The Golden Dawn, the Rider-Waite Tarot, the novels of Charles Williams, the Christian hermeticism of AE Waite, Aleister Crowley's OTO; all were flourishing at this time. And over in Glastonbury, a chalice was discovered in a well; was it from the last supper? Visions suggested it was. Then Dion Fortune appeared there. Again and again the symbol of the holy grail appeared amongst these groups, in their ceremonies, their visions, their dreams, their art and their poetry. Juliette Wood, in her magisterial and lively style, show just how it did.

Tonight will be will be a panoply of chalices, cups and grails, accompanied by tales of art, novels, tarot cards, rituals and regalia. We promise that if you come along you will never look at a wineglass the same way again.

Juliette Wood is one of Britain's leading experts on myth and folklore. A Director of the Folklore Society, London, she is also an associate lecturer in the School of Welsh Cardiff University . A regular contributor to TV and radio, she is the author of several books on Celtic myth and legend, such asThe Celts: Life, Myth and Legend (Duncan Baird 2003) and The Rose and the Thistle: Essays on the Culture of Late Medieval and Renaissance Scotland (Tuckwell Press). Her most recent book is Eternal Chalice: The Enduring Legend of the Holy Grail (IB Tauris, 2008)


The Emerald Tablet Introduced
An Illustrated Lecture by Paul Cowlan
24th September (Wednesday) 7.15 for a 7.30 start. £5

"As above, so below." This phrase expresses core concept in alchemy, in hermeticism and in magic. It is from a remarkable text called The Emerald Tablet, which dates from the first centuries AD, in Egypt. Supposedly written by Hermes Trismegistus himself, patron of spiritual transformative magic, it is full of mysterious references and allusions which point to the way the work of magic connects to the world and to the spirit. For a full text in contemporary translation, see Wikepedia, "Emerald Tablet."

The Emerald Tablet's principles were essential in modern magic: Golden Dawn, Crowley, Gardnerian Wicca, Alex Sanders, Dion Fortune -- all these cite and base their magical principles on the doctrine 'as above, so below'. In this illustrated talk Paul Cowlan will outline the text's history and guide you through the Emerald Tablet itself.

Paul Cowlan has been studying and working non-operative alchemy for over 20 years. By profession he is musician, poet and songwriter. He lives in Germany and visits the UK once or twice a year, during which times he usually gives a sold-out lecture at Treadwell's. He returns this year for another popular talk date. www.paulcowlan.co.uk

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking. Treadwell’s hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Autumn Equinox Ritual (18th Sept) 
  marysiak
 
11:36am 16/09/2008
  18 September 2008 (Thursday)
Some Secret Place: Pagan Ritual Evening
with Peter James and Friends
Treadwells Books, 34 Tavistock St, Covent Garden
Cost £5.00 (please call to book in advance)
7.15 for 7.30 pm

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. SSP is held on two dates each month.

Treadwells Books
info@treadwells-london.com
http://www.treadwells-london.com/
0207 240 8906
 
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Gerald Gardner before the Witches with Philip Heselton 
  marysiak
 
12:08pm 03/09/2008
  Talk on Gardnerian Wicca - History and Biography
10th September (Wednesday) 7.15 for 7.30 pm start
£5 (please book in advance)

What did Gerald Gardner's life involve before his days in witchcraft? Tonight biographer Philip Heselton explores the man's earlier life. Gardner left England at 16 for South Asia and did not return to live here until his 50s. The fact that his adult life was spent not in England but in Asia made his fundamental outlook more cross-cultural: his time in Borneo, Malay and West Africa and New Orleans made him perceive similarities between non-Western tribal religions and an imagined European pagan witchraft cult. This talk puts the wider, non-white world into modern Wicca. We also encounter Gardner's freemasonry, mystical Goddess experience, and his extraordinary childhood travelling the world under the tutelage of his disciplinarian Irish nanny.

Philip Heselton, independent historian and doctoral researcher, is working on the comprehensive biography of the man and his milieu. He is coming down to Treadwell’s from the North of England to share his most recent (still unpublished) findings. His previous publications include Wiccan Roots: Gerald Gardner and the Modern Witchcraft Revival (Capall Bann, 2000) and Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration: An Investigation into the Sources of Gardnerian Witchcraft (Capall Bann, 2003).

Reserve your place via Treadwell's by email (info@treadwells-london.com), or by phone, 020 7240 8906. Payment confirms booking.
34 Tavistock Street, London. WC2E 7PB

Treadwell’s hosts courses and workshops taught by most experienced and gifted practitioners we know -- tutors who are not only advanced in their subjects but are also able to consider their practices thoughtfully and critically. Our aim is to make the study of esoteric disciplines available to thinking, well-read enquirers. You can also get events updates via an RSS Feed (http://www.treadwells-london.com/events.php). We have an archive of past courses (http://www.treadwells-london.com/coursespast.asp), and you can also subscribe to our mailing list (http://www.treadwells-london.com/mailinglist.php).
 
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Goths and Vampires meet in London 
  darckense
 
10:36pm 30/07/2008
  Vampyre ConneXion Monthly Party

Thursday 31st July is the monthly social gathering of the Vampyre ConneXion. We meet in the upstairs bar of the Blue Posts Pub (from 7pm). Entry is free for members and £1 for non-members.


The Blue Posts is beautifully fashioned in the style of an Edwardian drawing room.

Upstairs @ The Blue Posts, 81 Newman St, London, W1T 3EU (off Oxford street)



The London August Event List now available online. Full of infos and dates for upcoming gigs, clubs, lectures, socials, parties and more. Find it at
http://www.morbidfrog.co.uk/augustlist.xls
 
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Upcoming Events at Treadwells (Solitary Witchcraft Course!) 
  marysiak
 
10:39am 08/07/2008
  Hi all,

All events listed below are at Treadwells, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Phone number to book: 020 7240 8906

Some Secret Place: Exploring Pagan Spirituality & Ritual
Peter Mahoney and Friends
14th July (Monday) 7.15 pm for 7.30 start
£5 (please book in advance)

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 - we don't take more than 17 people for the evening. 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.


Treadwell's Solitary Witchcraft Course: First Night: The Magical Book / the “Book of Shadows
Christina Oakley and Friends
16th July (Wednesday) 7.15 for 7.30 start, runs till 9.30 pm
£10 (please book in advance)

This is a short course of four fortnightly evenings in which beginning solitary witches can work practically on some of cunning folks arts. Tuition, guidance, encouragement and hand-on practice form the heart of every session. The tutors are all experienced and will be leading in turn the subject of their various specialities. The group size is kept deliberately small (maximum 18) so everyone can have plenty of attention.

First Session
Every witch has a Big Black Book, in which secrets, spells, recipes and other unknown things are written. Most solitary witches today have a few blank books they mean to turn into the Magical Booke of Arte, but find the prospect a little daunting. This session opens up the world of inspiration, secrets, mysteries, spell and what is the function of such a book. As a solitary, how do you decide how to make one / should you make one? What goes into it, and how do you get started? The activities of the evening will include showing round a selection of actual solitary witches’ books. We will look at the ways of illustrating them, the importance of handwriting, and what you might want to choose to start with, to put into your own one. To this end there will be the presentation of a few invocations and devotional pieces from the books of some of the witches present. Small group discussion and making an action plan on how to start your own book over the following fortnight.

Tutors: Peter Mahoney of ‘Some Secret Place’ ; Rebecca Wood of Hedgewitches’ Kitchen; Rebecca Beattie of Hedgewitches’ Kitchen; Marysia Kay, actress and witch; Christina Oakley Harrington of Treadwell’s.

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Hope to see you at some of these events!

Treadwells
34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Phone: 020 7240 8906
 
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Merry meet! 
  jennyraven
 
02:00pm 13/05/2008
  Hi, im new to the community and just thought i would say hello! I have been a practising wiccan for ten years now and currently live in north london at uni. I don't know any other pagans in the area so would love to meet people following similar paths to me. 

Blessed be!
 
 
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Join the Vampyre Connexion at Nunhead Cemetery Open Day 
  darckense
 
07:16am 13/05/2008
  Greetings dear childrens of the night.
Join the Vampyre Connexion on Saturday 17th of May for the Nunhead
cemetery open day.

We will meet outside the gate at 11 am for a great goth walk.

Nunhead Cemetery is perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of
the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is
one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring
around the outskirts of London. It contains examples of the
magnificent monuments erected in memory of the most eminent citizens
of the day, which contrast sharply with the small, simple headstones
marking common, or public, burials. It's formal avenue of towering
limes and the Gothic gloom of the original Victorian planting gives
way to paths which recall the country lanes of a bygone era.

Nunhead cemetery is on 33 Chalsey Road

SE4 1YN

London

You can easily reach us via train from Victoria and getting off at
Nunhead.
 
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