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Abraxas 5 launch party at Treadwell’s on May 30th, 2014

There will be a launch party for Abraxas: Issue 5, from Fulgur, at Treadwell’s in London on May 30th, 2014 from 7pm until 9:30pm. The party is free, but they’ve asked that people contact info@treadwells-london.com to RSVP.

Abraxas issue 5 from Fulgur Esoterica UK

“We will have fascinating people, art, poetry and short talks. This issue has contributors worldwide on surreailsm, the Fellowship of Isis, Platonism, spirit-summoning, David Blank of the famed Oracle Magazine, an occult manuscript, Peladan, Bertiaux, and the wonderful ancient gods Antinous and Glykon.”

Occult on Sep 26-28, 2014 in Salem, MA

OCCULT is a “weekend long Esoteric Salon honoring, exploring and celebrating the intertwining vines which feed both Magick and Creative Art” in Salem, MA on September 26th – 28th, 2014 with presentations, workshops, an art exhibition, and more; including participation by Richard Kaczynski, Sasha Chaitow, Greg Kaminsky, and K Lenore Siner.

Occult art salon in Salem MA 2014 poster

OCCULT
Sept 26th – 29th 2013, Salem, MA.

“Science arose from poetry—when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A weekend long Esoteric Salon honoring, exploring and celebrating the intertwining vines which feed both Magick and Creative Art.

Mission and Vision: To recognize that, especially together, both Magick and Art are greater than the sum of their parts, and each in dwells the other; they are rooted together. To raise consciousness, challenging false perceptions of separation between these so-imagined opposed sorceries. Through art as entertainment has its place and time, this Esoteric Salon moves us well past materialist commercialism. We recognize the power of Art to create spiritual movement and full expression to the divine Will—dancing, singing, painting, acting, sculpting,filming, poeting the ineffable. We confront the notion that the meaning and content of Art is not as important as its form and materials. With OCCULT, we seek to challenge old beliefs through the juxtaposition of beauty and magick, of art and ritual, blending the ingredients to make an event of highest harmony, a conjunctio of non-opposites.

“All Art is Magick…There is no more potent means than Art of calling forth true Gods to visible appearance.”—Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Part 3, Chapter X.

We answer the call of each of the planetary archetypes, and they inform us as to the achievement of best balance. Each offers a gift:

Luna: The co-creation of community, care for our sisters and brothers. A safe and challenging space to open and express.

Sol: Full expression of the Will! The Hero/Heroine’s Journey.

Mercury: Authentic communication and free expression. The co-creation and strengthening of network. The androgyne as symbol of inner wholeness.

Venus: Aesthetic beauty for its own pleasure. Sexuality as holy sacrament. Movement beyond mere adoration of the Feminine, to include Her co-sovereignty as well.

Mars: Fire. Passion. Blood pumping through the veins. Warriorship. The challenging of the Old Aeon, and the dare to fully embrace the New.

Jupiter: Philosophy, higher learning, expansion of thought and ideas.

Saturn: The honoring of the world of form, through artistic structure, Time and Space, and the expression of the invisible realm into the material one. The letting go of that which no longer serves.

Uranus: Innovation growth and change. Experimentation. Electrifying our minds, bodies, hearts. Dynamic movement.

Neptune: We honor The Dream. The ineffable, mystical force of Love and Soul that moves through the Artist and Mage alike. Spirit. Glamour. The Present Moment.

Pluto: We continue to Rebirth ourselves into this New Aeon. We shamanically honor the Shadow, and receive what the dark has to teach. We see the Luminosity in that Darkness.

“Magic in its earliest form is often referred to as ‘the art’. I believe this is completely literal. I believe that magic is art and that art, whether it be writing, music, sculpture, or any other form is literally magic. Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words, or images, to achieve changes in consciousness.”—Alan Moore

Crowley’s Liber Nu with Bob Stein at Treadwell’s on May 23rd

Bob Stein will be presenting a lecture about Liber NU, Liber XI at Treadwell’s in London on May 23rd at 7:30pm, and so you might want to check that out.

Crowley’s Liber Nu
23 May 2014
Bob Stein

Bob Stein Aleister Crowley Liber Nu at Treadwell's Books

Tonight a longstanding magical practitioner of Thelemic magic examines one of Crowley’s most magnificent ritual texts, Liber Nu (‘The Book of Nuit’, a rite for attainment of the Goddess Nuit) and relates the extraordinary experience of preparing and then performing the rite at Gosse’s Bluff in Central Australia. He goes on to interpret Liber Nu as Crowley’s “how to write and do a high magic ritual.” Bob Stein has been a member of O.T.O. since 1983 and has been involved with the organisation since then in a range of capacities.

Price: £7
Time: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

Richard Kaczynski at Atlantis Bookshop on May 19th, 2014

Richard Kaczynski will be presenting “Two Agnostics: Victor Neuburg and J. F. C. Fuller, B.C. (Before Crowley), During, and After”, a talk about his research around three Hermetic Library figures: Aleister Crowley, Victor Benjamin Neuburg and John Frederick Charles Fuller, at Atlantis Bookshop in London, on May 19th, 2014 starting at 7pm, £10, and they have requested that you RSVP to book a place.

“We are very pleased to welcome Richard Kaczynski back to The Atlantis Bookshop on a flying visit and for one night only, to talk about his current research on Victor Neuberg and JFC Fuller, both heavily influenced by Aleister Crowley.” [via]

Events at Treadwell’s through June, 2014

Here is a selection from the upcoming events at Treadwell’s Books in London for through June, 2014, which may be of interest.

Treadwell's Books in London

 

Surrealism, Satanism and Witchcraft
16 May 2014
Dan Zamani

Dan Zamani Surrealism Satanism Witchcraft at Treadwells

Surrealism celebrated Satan and the witch as powerful agents of social rebellion, and tonight’s speaker argues their inspiration came from Jules Michelet’s 1862 book La Sorciere, which was violently anti-Catholic as well as shockingly erotic. Some women Surrealists confidently cast themselves as witches, and the talk looks at three of them: Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini and Leonora Carrington. Dan Zamani is completing his PhD in art history at Cambridge; he returns to Treadwells by popular demand.

Price: £7
Time: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

 

Crowley’s Liber Nu
23 May 2014
Bob Stein

Bob Stein Aleister Crowley Liber Nu at Treadwell's Books

Tonight a longstanding magical practitioner of Thelemic magic examines one of Crowley’s most magnificent ritual texts, Liber Nu (‘The Book of Nuit’, a rite for attainment of the Goddess Nuit) and relates the extraordinary experience of preparing and then performing the rite at Gosse’s Bluff in Central Australia. He goes on to interpret Liber Nu as Crowley’s “how to write and do a high magic ritual.” Bob Stein has been a member of O.T.O. since 1983 and has been involved with the organisation since then in a range of capacities.

Price: £7
Time: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

 

Abraxas 5 Launch Party
30 May 2014

Abraxas issue 5 from Fulgur Esoterica UK

Please join us for to celebrate Issue Five of Abraxas, the journal of esoteric studies issued jointly by Fulgur Ltd and Treadwell’s. We will have fascinating people, art, poetry and short talks. This issue has contributors worldwide on surreailsm, the Fellowship of Isis, Platonism, spirit-summoning, David Blank of the famed Oracle Magazine, an occult manuscript, Peladan, Bertiaux, and the wonderful ancient gods Antinous and Glykon.

Free, but please RSVP to info@treadwells-london.com
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm. Short talks at 7:45pm

 

Elias Ashmole: London’s Forgotten Adept
2 June 2014
Ruth Clydesdale

Ruth Clydesdale Elias Ashmole at Treadwell's Books

Elias Ashmole (1617–1692) is famed for founding the first public museum, the Ashmolean, a fact that overshadowed his importance in the history of occultism. He was the astrological advisor to Charles II, an early freemason, an alchemical secret-holder. He collected rare esotericism texts and even saved a fellow astrologer from the gallows. Tonight revives him from obscurity, celebrating his secret life. Ruth Clydesdale is a writer and astrologer with interest in the history of astrology and its links to magic, alchemy and art.

Price: £7
Time: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

 

Walking Tour: Occult London
7 June 2014 (and again on July 5th)
Delienne Forget

Delianne Forget Occult London through Treadwell's Books

London’s secret occult history comes alive as you traipse the cobblestone streets of the West End, and you learn the secrets behind some of the area’s past magicians, witches and sorcerers: some famous, some infamous. Delianne Forget is a London registered Blue Badge Guide with a solid grounding in London history. A white witch herself, she also knows her cauldron potions from her good-luck charms. These tours return after a two year hiatus, due to popular demand.

Price: £10
Time: 2pm to 5pm, starting at a central London tube station. Look for the lady in the witch hat.

 

Aleister Crowley on Rock’n’Roll
19 June 2014

Gary Lachman Aleister Crowley from Tarcher / Penguin at Treadwell's Books

Join us for a summer party to celebrate the launch of Gary Lachman’s new book: Aleister Crowley’s influence on rock-and-roll giants from the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, to Black Sabbath and Blondie, of which Lachman was a founding member. Gary will give an informal talk for about 20 minutes at about 7:45, and as ever we give most of the evening over to socialising, book-signing and gentle revelry. Please join us.

Free, but please RSVP to info@treadwells-london.com
Time: Come anytime 7pm – 9:30pm. Short talk at 7:45.

 

Love Magic in Seventeenth-century England
20 June 2014
Alexander Cummins

Alexander Cummins Love Magic at Treadwell's Books

This talk explores the occult theories and magical practices which grasped both the divinity and madness of love. Al Cummins takes us into the world of elemental humours, psychological notions of the passions, and the spiritual and physical mysteries of the heart. We will delve into the love magicians’ toolkit, examining means of seduction: from aphrodisiac herbs to conjuring matchmaking spirits … and onto bindings, leashes, and “erotic malefic” workings. A vibrant speaker, Alexander Cummins recently completed his PhD from Bristol: he is an historian of early modern magic, astrology and the passion. He is also a professional poet.

Price: £7
Time: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

 

And, Treadwell’s comes to New York!

New York City — The Night of the Witch
25 June 2014

Night of the Witch in New York from Treadwell's Books

Two illustrated lectures on witchcraft in a vibrant double-bill. Witch Pictures — Pam Grossman and British Witchcraft — Christina Oakley Harrington.

Witch Pictures — Pam Grossman

The witch burst into Western art in the late 15th century and never left: the likes of Durer, Fuseli, Goya, and Blake used the image of magical women to titillate their patrons or reflect their own anxieties — with results both grotesque and beguiling. Then in the 19th century women took up the brush to create works inspired by personal occult experiences, reclaiming the witch, and we see a female ‘witchcraft’ in action in Abstraction, Surrealism, Modernism, making a corner of art history where craft and Craft are one and the same.

British Witchcraft — the Fifties to the Seventies — Christina Oakley Harrington

British Witchraft revived in the 1950s and 1960s. To the horror and fascination of the English press and public, some of these witches gave interviews and even allowed secret rites to be photographed. They wanted the world to know a non-Christian basis of ethics, a radical concept of the sacred, and the power of altered states of consciousness. Both tradition-based and forward-thinking, they were paradoxical yet compelling. Tonight’s speaker comes from the UK Wiccan community, and brings these characters to life and shares insights into their vision of the Craft.

Pam Grossman is the Brooklyn-based guiding spirit of Phantasmaphile, and was co-host of the 2013 Occult Humanities Conference at NYU. Christina Oakley Harrington is founder of London’s famed Treadwells Bookshop and a former academic; she also co-edits Abraxas Journal and gives occasional lectures.

Venue: New York City’s META Center, 214 W 29th Street. The talks will be followed by an informal social at a nearby restaurant: all are invited.
Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets
Time: 7pm – 9pm

 

Death Shard II at Portico Gallery on May 17-18th, 2014

Doomtube, a contributor to the video pool, will be screening 15 minutes from a feature film, Death Shard II, at Portico Gallery in London on May 17-18th, 2014, so that might be of interest.

“So this is the second weekend I will be screening 15 minutes of the feature film called Death Shard II. This feature length tale of darkest London and its Occult meaning will be out by the end of the year. What this means is not totally clear yet, but the film is almost complete. It is dense and uneasy viewing but seems to go down well with all audience members who saw it this weekend. I estimate 50 or so people saw it. 50 people sat and watch 15 minutes of it and no one complained. I must be doing something right. Do come see it. It seems to enthrall the people.”

The Fenris Wolf 7 release party at Konst-ig, Stockholm, on May 14th, 2014

There will be a book release party for issue 7 of The Fenris Wolf with Edda Publishing at Konst-ig, in Stockholm, on May 14th, 2014, from 6-8pm, that may be of interest.

“If you are in Stockholm on May 14th, please be aware that there will be an Edda evening at the wonderful bookstore Konst-ig (Åsögatan 124). We will celebrate the release of The Fenris Wolf, issue no 7 and also proudly showcase all of our books, including limited editions, screenprints, original artwork and more. We will open the archives and bring some real collectibles! We hope to see you there between 6 and 8 pm!” [via]

Using Tarot for Business and Career with Thomas Michael Caldwell on May 11th, 2014

Using Tarot for Business and Career with Thomas Michael Caldwell is an online class on Sun, May 11th, 2014 through Thelesis Aura Academy, and may be of interest.

“The reading of Tarot has a multitude of uses: self-assessment, spiritual examination, analysis, predicting the future, determining the outcome of events, the list goes on. But relatively few people bring this time-tested tool into their working life, career, or business endeavors. Why?

Much of the art and science of Tarot is about insight and guidance, and how to act on that insight and guidance in a timely and efficient manner. In the mundane world we ALL find ourselves in need of a constant flow of insight, along with a healthy dose of guidance, in order survive and prosper. So it should be no surprise that Tarot not only fits into the office and executive suite environment; it fits in very nicely.

In this extensive online presentation, Thomas Caldwell explains how to use the ancient and sacred art of Tarot for making the most of your business and career. Based on his many decades of training and work in both Tarot and business management, Thomas will teach you some of the more effective tricks and techniques he’s learned and developed over the years to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re an employee, a CEO, or someone just looking for a job, you’re sure to find something useful and applicable your own career.”