Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street WC1E 7BS, London, UK.
Hours: 11-7pm weekdays | 12-7pm Saturday and Sunday.
Telephone: 020 7419 8507 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, 13 JANUARY, 2018
@ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm / Price: £75 (£40 deposit, balance of £35 due on the day)
”Working Magic in the Landscape: Psychogeography”
Day Workshop – Julian Vayne
This full day grounds attendees in psychogeography, the art of transforming one’s experience of everyday world into something rich and strange. Julian Vayne will teach several occult methods for encountering the spirits of place, and a range of techniques for re-enchanting your own landscape. The day will include inner exercises, talks, a short walk, interactive workings and simple ritual. The methods learnt can be applied in your own life and can be personalised so you can incorporate them into your own tailored magical practice.
Julian Vayne has been a magical practitioner for over thirty years, with a host of books and writings on practical magic, most coming from his creative chaos magic perspective. Julian is a friendly and warm person, and a gifted teacher. His books are available from Treadwell’s Bookshop.
Please wear suitable shoes for walking, and bring a pillow.
Time: 11 am to 5.30 pm. Please arrive 10.50 am for prompt start
Register: Ring, or Book Online
SATURDAY 17th & SUNDAY 18th, FEBRUARY, 2018
OCCULT CONFERENCE 2018
at GLASTONBURY TOWN HALL, MAGDALEN STREET.
Dave Lee will be running a workshop on AUSTIN SPARE’S DEATH POSTURE at the forthcoming Occult Conference.
See the Conference program and speakers on their Facebook page
and the full schedule on the Conference website
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For centuries, Grimoires have fascinated the public’s imagination. People often ask us about how they could learn more about this topic and what books on Grimoires could we recommend. Without hesitation, we recommend all the books on magical Grimoires and the Goetia written by David Rankine & Stephen Skinner, both modern day magicians. Don’t miss their conferences and talks. Catch them when you can.
David Rankine on Grimoires
David Rankine Books on Amazon UK
David Rankine Books on Amazon.com
Also check out David Rankine Becoming Magick
Dr Stephen Skinner website
Read occultist and writer Nick Farrell’s magical blog about The Golden Dawn, Esoteric Orders, Ritual Magic, Teaching and Training, Books and more.
Nick Farrell on Facebook
– The Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea (MOAA) –
The Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea (MOAA) is a modern expression of the Golden Dawn tradition which was founded by Nick Farrell and his wife, Paola.
It is an international Order with its headquarters in Rome and Temples forming in Ireland, England, Slovenia and South Africa. We intend to open temples all over the world.
Although we are a traditional secret society we operate two public programmes. The first is the Correspondence Course which places its teachings in the hands of the people who would not be able to join a working magical temple. The second is its Antica which are public rituals and workshops organised by its initiates.
Read more on the Aurora Aurea website
Visit Nick Farrell’s Youtube Channel
A COIN FOR THE FERRYMAN
The Death and Life of Alex Sanders
Jimahl di Fiosa
For the first time in over 20 years comes the definitive biography of the world’s most famous Witch – Alex Sanders. For the first time ever, Jimahl do Fiosa tells the true story of the “King of the Witches” – neither demon nor saint – but somewhere in between the two.
This book is available to buy from Logios, Treadwell’s, Amazon and all good bookshops.
Protection for your Occult Books
Mandrake of Oxford boasts an impressive range of books about the occult, from texts about divination to works about magick. It is ideal for those who wish to pick up a title that would be difficult to find elsewhere. The occult is a topic that has fascinated mankind for centuries. Witchcraft, spells and the supernatural have been a source of interest since the dawn of humanity. As well as being interesting, these books can sometimes go up in value to the point where they sell for substantial sums of money, with books exchanging hands at auctions for up to twenty thousand pounds. Their value is not just financial though; many believe that books about the occult are powerful items that should be handled with care. A vast number of different traditions in which magic and witchcraft are important preach that the written word possesses a great amount of power and some hold the view that once owned by somebody, a spiritually charged book develops a connection to its owner. With that in mind, it is important to ensure that these books don’t fall into the wrong hands or get damaged or destroyed, as if you believe in their power then you won’t want to lose an item that you are connected to in this manner and if you merely see them as being fascinating to read then you won’t want to part with an essential item in your collection.
Remain Moisture, Dust and Insect Free
If you value your books then you can protect these prized possessions by keeping them in a dry environment away from dust and insects and purchasing contents insurance in case they are stolen or damaged through no fault or your own. People who collect occult books in the hope that they will one day go up in value should be aware of the fact that the condition of a book can make the difference between it being worth a small fortune and being worth next to nothing. However books do not need to be hundreds of years old in order to be worth considerably more than they were when they were written; some titles that were written within the last thirty years have more than tripled in value simply due to the fact that small numbers of them were produced and they are highly sought after.
Those of you that believe that books contain spiritual as well as physical value will wish to care for the powers that are contained within them. If you have bought a book of spells then there are purification routines that should be adhered to when using items in rituals and books are no exception. These routines will vary dependent upon the tradition behind the spells, for example practitioners of Wicca believe in using certain herbs for cleansing purposes, whereas those who participate in ancient Egyptian practices have a series of complex rituals connected to cleansing. Many believe that failing to perform the correct cleansing routines can potentially lead to an item being contaminated with negative spiritual energy.
If the book that you wish to protect is not a book of spells then you might wish to cast a binding spell on it in order to ensure that the power that is possessed within its pages is solely yours to harness. Place a candle, an incense stick, a rock and a cup containing water in a circle formation and sit behind it with the book in your hands. Free your mind of thought and try your hardest to spiritually connect with the book. Next extend the circle of objects so that you can fit within it and sit in it holding the book. Speak out loud the sentence, ‘You are bound to me. We now work as one’. Once you have completed these steps, the spell will be complete.
Pride of Place on your Bookshelf
Words are regarded as having special spiritual significance in a plethora of different traditions ranging from mainstream religions to ancient witchcraft. Perhaps this is for good reason. Whether you believe in the occult or just find it an interesting topic to research, taking the correct care of your books can ensure that they will be there for you to enjoy for years to come. It will mean that they can remain in a readable state and continue to take pride of place on your bookshelf.
Format: Hardback – Cased Matt Laminate A4 216 pp.
Subjects: Aleister Crowley/Kenneth Grant.
“Nightshades is the record of one remarkable magician’s exploration of the inverse regions of the Tree of Life. Aleister Crowley’s Liber 231 provides the map and Kenneth Grant’s Nightside of Eden a travelogue. “Liber 231, apparently started life as a text within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, as an exercise to develop astral and trance abilities or perhaps in other more elaborate rites. The nightside aspect requires some care and alertness in case of accident. The correct attitude is said to be one of self or ego-less witness. Or maybe it’s just one needs the use of an all-embracing rather than a limited kind of identity and self-identification” (mmm)
“The Nightside is always with us. It’s so much older than the Dayside. Before the light began to shine, the night was there. Some assume that we are dealing with a simple polarity. On one hand the radiant world of colours and forms, more or less thinkable, reasonable and meaningful. Like the pretty picture of the Tree of Life it has its scenic cites, its hotels, restaurants, shopping opportunities and highways in between.
On the other hand the chaotic world of uncertain and incomprehensible mysteries. Both of them connected by the voidness that makes them possible. It looks symmetrical. But when you reach the Nightside it doesn’t work like that. The Nightside is not simply a reflection of the dayside with a few confusing and spooky bits thrown in.
The Dayside is a tiny island of experience in a huge ocean, the Nightside, full of currents, island chains and continents of the possible and impossible. All and Nothing are present everywhere. Our island is not the opposite of the world-ocean, it is simply a tiny and comprehensible part of it.” (jf)
Jan Fries Nightshades comprises 72 intense drawings prefaced by an explanatory essay detailing the background and genesis of this ultimate magical adventure.
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