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Spagyrics: Alchemy for Herbs — March 11, 2024, London, UK

Spagyrics: Alchemy for Herbs with Paul Wood, hosted by The Atlantis Bookshop, London, UK.

Hermetic Library Calendar Spagyrics Alchemy for Herbs 11mar2024 London UK

“Spagyrics: Alchemy for Herbs

The Gardner Room at The Atlantis Bookshop
Saturday 9th March, 11am-5pm, cost £60”

“The Practice of Alchemy is more popularly known for its pursuit to turn lead into gold, but practical alchemy also includes processes for turning herbs into their most pure forms – including Spagyric Tinctures. Paul Wood has developed a way for you to create alchemical plant tinctures at home with only the tools in one’s kitchen.

This workshop will introduce you to working with plants in an alchemical way. You will learn the theory and ideas behind alchemical herbalism, and how to apply these in your own practice.

Alchemical plant tinctures are a powerful ingredient for herb magic, and the ability to make them in your own kitchen can be invaluable. Plant tinctures are also a tool for spiritual development, and making alchemical products is a spiritual process which benefits the practitioner in itself.

Alchemical processes are seen as an ‘advanced technique’, although this workshop serves as a great introduction to making herbal products for a beginner. Whilst experienced herbalists will enjoy a new way of thinking about their herbalism and a new technique to use in their own practices. Everyone will help in making a ‘Spagyric Tincture’ and will take some home for personal use.”

The Magickal Women Conference 2024 — June 22, 2024, Birmingham, UK

The Magickal Women Conference 2024, June 22, 2024, Birmingham, UK. Tickets available now.

Hermetic Library Calendar the Magickal Women Conference 2024 22jun2024 London UK

“The Magickal Women Conference 2024

Saturday, 22 June 2024
The Birmingham & Midland Institute
25 speakers on the history, practice, and art of women in the occult
Catered lunch
Our (in)famous raffle
Vendor room

For our third live Magickal Women Conference we’re returning to our roots to focus on the history, practice, and art of women and trans women in the occult, past and present. Early Bird tickets are on sale now for what promises to be another wonderful event celebrating the women in and of occulture. Our Call for Papers will open on 1 May 2023. Vendors can register now, and sponsors and volunteers are always welcome. See below for details.

We welcome men, trans men, women, trans women, and those who identify as nonbinary, agender, bigender, cisgender, genderfluid, genderqueer, etc. We can all recognise the contributions of women and transwomen that have been erased from our stories, and our shared past.”

“The Magickal Women Conference brings together academics, independent researchers, practitioners, artists, authors, and other creators to share their wisdom and knowledge to pay homage to the women of the past who challenged the status quo by embracing mysticism, esotericism, and occult teachings, and to the women who continue those rich traditions through lived practice, performance, and adeptship.”

Florence Farr and the Magical Imagination: The Mystery of Time — April 13, 2024, London, UK

Florence Farr and the Magical Imagination: The Mystery of Time, presented by Caroline Wise and Sue Terry, April 13, 2024, London, UK. Registration is open.

Hermetic Library Calendar Florence Farr and the Magical Imagination the Mystery of Time 13apr2024 London UK

“Following the great success of Florence Farr and the Magical Imagination: A Celebration in July 2023, Caroline Wise and Sue Terry are creating a second celebratory magical event in central London for Spring 2024, ‘Florence Farr and the Magical Imagination: The Mystery of Time’.

Saturday 13th April 2024, Westminster, Central London. A day focused on Florence Farr’s work with The Sphere Group, her Egyptian Rituals and featuring a very special magical reading of her masque, The Mystery of Time, a short play that has rarely been produced for an audience since 1905. Expect an exciting and engaging event of talks, the play, friendly discussion and more – all welcome. Further programme details and all speakers coming soon. Donations and collection in aid of Breast Cancer charity.”

Swedenborg’s Lusthus: On Memory and Place — January 29–April 5, 2024, London, UK

Swedenborg’s Lusthus: On Memory and Place, a multi-media exhibit by The Swedenborg Society, January 29–April 5, 2024, London, UK.

Hermetic Library Calendar Swedenborgs Lusthus on Memory and Place 29jan 5apr2024 London UK

“Exhibition: Swedenborg’s Lusthus: On Memory and Place

Event: Exhibition: Swedenborg’s Lusthus: On Memory and Place

Date: 29th January 2024 – 5th April 2024

Time: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Venue: Swedenborg House Gallery

Price: Free

Artist/S: Showcasing Previously Unseen Items From the Swedenborg Collection Plus Works by Chloe Aridjis, Daniel Birnbaum, Anonymous Bosch, Peter Cartwright, John Christie, S T Coleridge, Mark Riley, Iain Sinclair, Bridget Smith, Emanuel Swedenborg, Ben Wickey, Ken Worpole

Curator/S: Stephen Mcneilly”

“Part reliquary, part sanctum and part tourist attraction, Swedenborg’s lusthus has long been an object of pilgrimage and curiosity.

Built as a wooden retreat at the far end of his garden in Stockholm in 1747 and serving as a focal point for his writing and otherworldly conversations, it has come to stand as an emblematic presence of his visionary legacy for over 250 years.

Described as early as 1766 as ‘a kind of temple, to which he often retired for contemplation’ with ‘dim religious light’ it has since been used as a shed for storage, a hideout for a gang of thieves, a house of repose, the site of musical performances and poetry incantations and also as a filmic backdrop. Today it sits in Skansen, the open-air museum in Stockholm, and has been an inspiration for writers and artists for over 200 years.

Showcasing new works by Bridget Smith, Anonymous Bosch, Mark Riley, Ben Wickey, John Christie, Daniel Birnbaum, Iain Sinclair and others — and in conjunction with previously unseen artefacts on loan from the Center of Swedenborgian Studies in the US — this immersive and multi-media exhibition explores the unique spatial conditions of this enigmatic eighteenth-century building and the broader question of the relationship between place, dwelling and the conditions of our visionary states.”

Crowleymas — December 1, 2023, London, UK

Celebrate Crowleymas at The Atlantis Bookshop, on Aleister Crowley’s Greater Feast (not Lesser Feast in October), December 1, 2023, London, UK; an in-person event, but you can also grab a Crowleymas gift and charity donation, for yourself or another, from elsewhere.

Hermetic Library Calendar Crowleymas 1dec2023 London UK

“The Atlantis Bookshop
Friday 1st December from 7pm
Cost £10

Continuing our tradition of commemorating the passing of our most notorious customer, Aleister Crowley, we are once again opening up the Shop for an evening of fun, entertainment and festivities.

This is now the seventy-sixth anniversary of his death, or Celebration of his Greater Feast as he would have called it. If you would like to attend, please click the button below to cover admission (which includes drinks, nibbles and your Crowleymass gift).”

“Like last year, we are once again offering our Crowleymass gift to you for sale if you are unable to join us on this occasion. We can pop it into the post for you to arrive in plenty of time before Yule. If you would still like to receive your annual Crowleymass gift, but cannot make it to our evening event, please click on the button below and we’ll do the rest. A portion of the money raised will go to charity. We will send your gift to the address provided by PayPal – if you would like it sent elsewhere, please email us.”

Austin Osman Spare book launch and sketchbook viewing – November 22, 2023, London, UK

Book launch for Austin Osman Spare (Revised & Expanded) and Austin Osman Spare – The Valley of Fear – Private View, both on the same date, at the same time, and same place. Hosted by The Last Tuesday Society & Viktor Wynd Museum in London, UK on November 22, 2023.

The book launch is about a newly revised and expanded Austin Osman Spare: The Life and Legend of London’s Lost Artist [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by Phil Baker, foreword by Alan Moore; featuring 8 more colour pages and a new 2023 afterword.

Baker Austin Osman Spare Revised Expanded

“BOOK LAUNCH Austin Osman Spare (Revised & Expanded) – PHIL BAKER

Book launch and signing for Austin Osman Spare (Revised & Expanded) The Life and Legend of London’s Lost Artist By Phil Baker

“Join us in The Viktor Wynd Museum’s ‘Austin Osman Spare Room’ – home to a collection of original drawings and paintings by Spare – for the launch and signing of

Austin Osman Spare (Revised & Expanded)

The Life and Legend of London’s Lost Artist

By Phil Baker”

Spare 1924 Sketchbook the Valley of Fear 1

“Austin Osman Spare – The Valley of Fear – Private View

Exhibition of Drawings from the Legendary 1924 sketchbook – ‘The Valley of Fear’ & launch party / signing for Phil Baker’s Biography”

“You are Invited to a Private View of Drawings from Austin Osman Spare’s legendary 1924 sketchbook – ‘The Valley of Fear’

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural Museum’s ‘Spare Room’ is the only permanent gallery dedicated to work by the great 20th century artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) – one of the greatest stars of the Edwardian Artworld – hailed as a godfather to both Surrealism and Pop Art- and perhaps the most significant figure in the British Occult during the 20th century.

The event will also serve as the launch party for the new edition of Phil Baker’s Austin Osman Spare biography – copies available to pre-order – for collection on the night only

In 2023 the museum acquired 5 (or possibly 6 – watch this space) drawings that will now go on view amongst other works by the artist in the museum”

Spare 1924 Sketchbook the Valley of Fear 2

UK Tarot Conference — October 6–7, 2023, London, UK and online

UK Tarot Conference, October 6–7, 2023, London, UK, which appears to be sold out of in-person-tickets but there is a waitlist and also a complete online offering.

Hermetic Library Calendar UK Tarot Conference 6 and 7oct2023 London UK Online

“UK Tarot Conference
6th & 7th October 2023
Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury

(Nearest tube Russell Square)

Friday: Wicca Meier-Spring, Lara Van Zuydam, Steven Bright, Geraldine Beskin, Bel Senlle and Ethony Dawn

Friday evening with your host Kim Arnold

Saturday: Kristoffer Hughes, Caitlin Matthews, Richard Abbot, Neil Kelso,

Lunchtime speakers: Friday Andrea Aste & Kirsten Buchholzer Saturday Karen Currie & Ari Wisner

Celebrate 20 years with us!! We have some very special surprises for you all!

Our Pre Conference Thursday evening dinner at the Marquis Cornwallis has SOLD OUT. There is a waiting list, please contact us if you would like to join us.”

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Also there is a “Full Digital Experience” for those who wish to attend remotely:

“Join us online for the 2023 Tarot Conference, with an amazing line up of speakers. Get the full digital experience with private live streaming, exclusive online content, great digital community, PDF presentations, and a download at the end so you can work back through exercises and spreads from the weekend!”

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20 Years of the Da Vinci Code — September 7, 2023, London, UK

20 Years of the Da Vinci Code: The Inside Story From the People Who Inspired It with Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, hosted by Atlantis Bookshop, September 7, 2023, London, UK.

Hermetic Library Calendar 20 Years of the Da Vinci Code 7sep2023 London Uk

authors of The Templar Revelation
The Gardner Room at The Atlantis Bookshop
Thursday 7th September, 2.15-5.00pm
Cost £15

Dan Brown said of his phenomenal bestseller, The Da Vinci Code: ‘I got everything I needed from The Templar Revelation.’

Now, 20 years since the publication of The Da Vinci Code and 25 years since The Templar Revelation was published (with its first chapter entitled ‘The Secret Code of Leonardo da Vinci’!), Lynn and Clive will speak about the secrets of their immensely influential book – plus what Brown got right, what he got wrong and what he thought just too controversial in their book to use… Not to mention the inside story of what he nearly wrote, which would have been based on yet another of their books!

As the people who first discovered the secrets in Leonardo’s artwork, they will also reveal their new findings – some shocking and some plain hilarious. You will never look at his so-called pious paintings the same way again, especially with one particularly jaw-dropping revelation!

So while da Vinci was not the Messiah, he was certainly a very naughty boy….”

About The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince.

Picknett Prince the Templar Revelation

“The most closely guarded secret of the western world is about to be revealed—and you will never see Christianity in the same light again.

In a remarkable achievement of historical detective work that is destined to become a classic, authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince delve into the mysterious world of the Freemasons, the Cathars, the Knights Templar, and the occult to discover the truth behind an underground religion with roots in the first century that survives even today.

Chronicling their fascinating quest for truth through time and space, the authors reveal an astonishing new view of the real motives and character of the founder of Christianity, as well as the actual historical—and revelatory—roles of John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene.

Painstakingly researched and thoroughly documented, The Templar Revelation presents a secret history, preserved through the centuries but encoded in works of art and even in the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe, whose final chapter could shatter the foundation of the Christian Church.”

City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley — July 17, 2023, London, UK

City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley, with Phil Baker, presented by The Last Tuesday Society / Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities, July 17, 2023, 18:30 BST, London, UK. However, um, it looks like it might be sold out? Maybe if you get in touch there’s a waitlist … or a reprise of the event someday?

Hermetic Library Calendar City of the Beast the London of Aleister Crowley 17jul2023 London UK

“Please note this is NOT a ZOOM Lecture but an in person lecture at our museum – tickets include a complimentary glass of Devil’s Botany Absinthe

Doors open at 6:30pm and lecture starts at 7pm

City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley, with Phil Baker – LIVE

“I dreamed I was paying a visit to London,” Aleister Crowley wrote in Italy, continuing, “It was a vivid, long, coherent, detailed affair of several days, with so much incident that it would make a good-sized volume.” Crowley had a love-hate relationship with London, but the city was where he spent much of his adult life, and it was the capital of the culture that created him: Crowley was a post-decadent with deviant Victorian roots in the cultural ferment of the 1890s and the magical revival of the Golden Dawn.

Not a walking guide, although many routes could be pieced together from its pages, this is a biography by sites. A fusion of life-writing with psychogeography, steeped in London’s social history from Victoria to the Blitz, it draws extensively on unpublished material and offers an exceptionally intimate picture of the Great Beast. We follow Crowley as he searches for prostitutes in Hyde Park and Pimlico, drinks absinthe and eats Chinese food in Soho, and finds himself down on his luck in Paddington Green–and yet never quite losing sight of the illumination that drove him: the abiding rapture, he wrote in his diary, which makes a ‘bus in the street sound like an angel choir!”

A Show for Claudia — June 24 & 25, 2023, London, UK

A Show for Claudia [also], celebrating the community around Claudia Boulton who played the role of Eris in the Cosmic Trigger Play, 7 pm on June 24 & 25, 2023, London, UK.

Hermetic Library Calendary a Show for Claudia June 24 and 25 2023 London UK

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June, 7pm
The Cockpit, Gateforth St, London NW8 8EH

A night for those touched by the life and creativity of Claudia Boulton (19/04/1946 – 26/10/2021)

If you were lucky enough to encounter this wild, wise and eccentric being during her life, then you know you have to be there or be square!

In a theatrical experiment that Claudia would have adored, a group of her friends and fellow theatre-makers will live and work together for the week prior to the show, then come straight to The Cockpit to bring you – whatever the hell they cook up! All we know is it will fizz with all the theatrical panache and danger that Claudia was known – and loved – for.

Likely to be in the mix: live performance, audio footage of her talking about her life, table-top puppetry and extracts from her autobiographical play The Woof, celebrating the wit and wisdom of our dearly missed co-conspirator.

And of course, unforeseeable chaos of the best kind.

So don your sharpest hat – or dress entirely in orange – and be prepared for an initiation into alternative theatre, spiritual seeking and psychedelic counterculture through a life lived on the wilder side.

All Hail Dis-Claudia!

Concession price available for Students, Seniors and Cash Strapped Seekers.”

“All profits go towards the Claudrobe fund – a living archive project for Claudia’s extensive costume collection”