Wednesday 29 May 2024

Magical Online & London Events in the Next Weeks


Here's a list of events for pagans, witches and those with similar interests. There are online things you can do anywhere plus in-person talks and workshops in or near London, and some conferences and festivals further afield.
 
Now - 2 June; Rediscovering Gems - Exhibition of gems depicting deities, mythology and more. Venue: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Free entry. https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/rediscovering-gems

Now - 22 June; Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain. Folklore exhibition. Venue:  LCF East Bank, 105 Carpenters Rd, Stratford,  London E20 2AR. Time: 10am - 5pm. Free entry. https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/london-college-of-fashion/cultural-programme/making-more-mischief

Now to 30 July; Seeing Beyond the Veil: Exhibition of Artworks by Clare Ormerod. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Starts: 11am. Free entry, but tickets for preview evening must be booked. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday, 29 May (every Wednesday); Live Chat hosted by Rachel Patterson, author of the Gods and Goddesses of England and the Kitchen Witch series of books. Time: 9am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/RachelPattersonbooks/ 

Wednesday, 29 May; Bibi's Circle - Witchy Wednesdays. Venue: Ron's Coffee House, Holdrons Arcade, 135a Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £4.50. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/bibis-circle-56277271483

Wednesday, 26 May (every Wednesday); Feeling Sound Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Wednesday, 29 May; Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Moon. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm Tickets: £41.88.. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Wednesday 29 May; Learn Marseille Tarot (Minor Cards). Start of 4-session course with Adrien Mastrosimone via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £120. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Wednesday, 29 May (every Wednesday); Feeling Sound Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Wednesday 29 May;  Hertford Pagan Moot. Venue: White Horse Pub, 33 Castle Street, Hertford, Herts SG14 1HH (45 mins from central London). Time: 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047

Wednesday 29 May; Tibetan Sound Bowl Meditation - online meditation class with Spiritual Tiik. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets from £11.11. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/spiritual-tiik-29294295627

Thursday 30 May; Breathwork. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 8am Tickets: £20.21. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday 30 May; Drop-in poetry surgery with Alice O'Malley-Woods  - get free feedback on your work. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 2pm - 4pm. Cost: free.  https://www.treadwells-london.com/ 

Thursday 30 May; · Wellbeing in Nature. Venue: Paddington Library, 45 Porchester Road, London W2 5DU. Time: 2pm - 3pm. Cost: free. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wellbeing-in-nature-tickets-893590913477

Thursday, 30 May; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Online event. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 non members. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Thursday 30 May; Learn To Play Crystal Sound Bowls . Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £38.62. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday 30 May (every Thursday); Talk on a paranormal subject for ASSAP members. Time: 7pm. Free event, with Zoom link details emailed out to members. To join ASSAP, for £5 per year, visit https://assap.ac.uk/

Thursday 30 May (tbc but usually every Thursday); Crimson Circles. Livestream by Halo Quin, author of Crimson Craft. Time: 8pm. Tickets: various options including Patreon membership. https://www.facebook.com/HaloquinAuthor

Friday 31 May (and other dates and times); 2-4-1 London Witches and History Walking Tour. Meet at Southwark View Point, Minerva Square, London SE1 9DF. Time: 4pm and 6pm. Tickets: £14. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2-4-1-london-witches-history-walking-tour-tickets-852453670877?

Friday 31 May; Curses and Maleficia: An Introduction With Gary Wright and Paul Wood. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 6.30pm  Cost £50 https://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Friday 31 May; Reiki Rejuvenation Evening with Emma Hewitt of Salamay Tarot and Healing Arts. Venue: Neter Maat Centre, Effra Road, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets  £22.38. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/emma-hewitt-salamay-tarot-healing-arts-38061527643

Saturday 1 June; Ancestral Work class with Paul Wood and Gary Wright. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 11am. Tickets: tbc. https://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Saturday 1 June; Introduction To Tarot Reading With Madeleine. Venue: Crystal Wicca, 4a Station Buildings, Station Approach, Hayes BR2 7EN. Time: noon. Tickets: £30. https://crystalwicca.co.uk/shop-events-1

Saturday 1 June; Unlock The Transformative Power Of The Violet Flame - A Journey Of Release. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 2pm. Tickets from: £22.21. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Saturday 1 June; The Way of the Leopard: Shamanic Ancestral Healing. Online class with John Lockley via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 1 June; 9D Breathwork. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets from: £62.46. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Sunday 2 June; Suffolk Earth Spirit Pagan and Alternative Summer Fayre. Venue: New Green Community Centre, 1 Field View, Bury St Edmunds, IP31. Time: 10.30am. Entry £2 on the door or in advance at www.earthspiritevents.co.uk/events

Sunday 2 June; The Guiding Force. In-person class with Daniel Pitt. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am. Tickets: £115. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Sunday 2 June (and other times and dates); Soul Restore Sound Healing. Venue: The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG. Time: 11am. Tickets: £35. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-mandrake-17825575648

Sunday 2 June; Tarot and Tea Divination and Reading Circle. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets from: £49.46. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Sunday 2 June (first Sunday of the month); Butterfly Magic at Woodspirits. Venue: Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. Time: 2pm. Free in-person event for members of Woodspirits group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/4032235040150960

Sunday 2 June; Magic in Bloomsbury walking tour. Meet at Euston Square Station, Euston Square London NW1. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £21. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magic-in-bloomsbury-tickets-707054839057?

Sunday 2 June; Yin and Sound For Queers And Allies. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 2pm Tickets from: £11.55. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Sunday 2 June;  Women's Drum Circle with Emma Hewitt of Salamay Tarot and Healing Arts. Venue: Hilly Fields Park - meet at the back of the cafe - Pistachios in the Park London SE4. Time: 3pm. Tickets  £6.13. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/emma-hewitt-salamay-tarot-healing-arts-38061527643

Monday 3 June; Where Wicca Came From. Class with Dr Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics, Wheel of the Year and Planetary Magic, via Treadwells Online, delayed viewing available. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Monday 3 June; Explore Chinese Astrology: The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. Start of 6-session online class with Janine Lowe via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £145. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Monday 3 June (most Mondays); 7.15pm: Astrology talk - The Lord of the Orb by  Anthony Louis. Online talk on astrology via the Astrological Lodge of London. Tickets £9 per talk or event for non members/ £6 members. https://astrolodge.co.uk/

Monday 3 June (tbc but usually every Monday); Tea With a Druid. Free online event by the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. Time 8pm. https://druidry.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/453175327102974/

Tuesday 4 June (every Tuesday); Ceremonial Yoga. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 12.15pm Tickets: £12. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Tuesday 4 June; Gemini: SLC Astro Club. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15/£20.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Tuesday 4 June; Yoga for Mind, Breath and Body. Venue: Beckenham Place Mansion, Place Park, The Mansion Beckenham Beckenham BR3 1SY. Time: 6.15pm. Tickets: £12. https://www.beckenhamplace.org/whatson/

Tuesday 4 June;  Tarot Magic For Spells and Rituals. Workshop as part of a series with Suzanne Corbie via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start, delayed viewing available. Tickets: £15. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Tuesday 4 June; Fortnightly Men's Circle. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £11.55. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Tuesday 4 June (tbc but usually first Tuesday each month); Talk at Romford Pagan Moot. Venue: The Golden Lion, 2 High Street, Romford. Time: 7.30pm. Entry £4. https://www.facebook.com/Romford-Pagan-Moote-634178063700381.

Tuesday 4 June (tbc but usually first Tuesday each month); The Witches' Inn Moot. Venue: Halt and Pull pub, Horley. Time: 8pm. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/The-Witches-Inn-1568424150049437

Wednesday, 5 June; Breathwork Session With Dr Vimple. Venue: Crystal Wicca, 4a Station Buildings, Station Approach, Hayes BR2 7EN. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets: £10. https://crystalwicca.co.uk/shop-events-1

Wednesday, 5 June; Tia Xixa Tarot Cafe. Venue: Ron's Coffee House, Holdrons Arcade, 135a Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £16.96. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/bibis-circle-56277271483

Wednesday, 5 June;  7 Essential Herbs for Witches. Class iwith Hannah Sanders via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start, delayed viewing available. Tickets: £10. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Wednesday, 5 June (date tbc usually first Wednesday of the month); Drumming and Meditation online with Taz Thornton. Time: 7pm. Free  https://www.facebook.com/TazThorntonOfficial

Wednesday, 5 June; Witch-Hunting in European and World History. Hybrid talk by Professor Ronald Hutton, author of Queens of the Wild, via Gresham College. In-person venue Gresham College, Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH. Time: 6pm. Free to register for online viewing. https://www.gresham.ac.uk/

Wednesday, 5 June; The Gift Of Gab With Gemini, Mental Mercury and The 3rd House. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm Tickets from: £41.88. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday, 6 June; Secret Storytelling: The Journey of Dr Dee. Storytelling with London Dreamtime. Venue:  secret location, Greenwich SE10. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets Free -£20. https://www.londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Thursday, 6 June; Reading to the Dead - Staying Connected. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London · NW1 6XT. Time: 7pm. Tickets £3 https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science/events/

Thursday, 6 June;  Recognise and Clear Negative Energy. Start of 8-session online class with Martha Brett via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £220. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday, 6 June; Reading the Thoth Tarot. Start of 2-Part Workshop with Julian Vayne via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £40. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Thursday, 6 June;  Decoding Crystals. Start of 6-session online class with Nicholas Pearson via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £175. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday, 6 June;  Spirit of the Wolf: Empowerment and Liberation with Rachel S Roberts online via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £16. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday, 6 June; New Moon In Gemini - Release Self-Doubt and Embrace Confidence. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm Tickets: £41.88. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday, 6 June; New Moon Circle. Venue: The Lodge Space, 120a Lower Road London SE16 2UB. Time: 8pm. Tickets:   £22.38. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-moon-circle-tickets-779357989727? 

Friday 7 June; Shamanic Drums and Drum Birthing Workshop with Lynn Gosney. Venue: Shamanic Centre Caer Corhrain, Minster, Kent. Starts 8.45am. Tickets £225/£250. https://www.facebook.com/shamaniccentrecaercorhrain

Friday 7 June (1st and 3rd Friday each month); The Pagan Portal Podcast by Moon Books. Time: noon (or listen to recording later). Free event. https://open.spotify.com/show/11N4kNj65tTz9NFUcZTMa7?

Friday 7 June; Afternoon Tea with... Dronma. Tea and cake and hear interactions with Cailleach. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 2.30pm. Tickets: £15. https://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Friday 7 June; Soberish. Zoom webinar by Kayla Lyons via Watkins Bookshop. Time: 5.30pm. Free but reserve a place https://www.watkinsbooks.com/events

Friday 7 June; Sound Bath: New Moon in Gemini with Thou Alone. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £45. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Friday 7 June; Online New Moon Ritual via Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7.15pm Tickets: £22.38. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Friday 7 June; London Witches Walking Tour with Maria Beadell's organised by Treadwell's Bookshop. Meet outside Farringdon tube Station, London EC1M 6BY. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £18.50. https://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 8 June; Tarot and Your Psychic Ability with Avril Price. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 10am. Tickets: £115. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Saturday 8 June; The Power of Compassion with Joan Osborne. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am. Tickets: £115. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Saturday 8 June; The Wildwood. An experiential day exploring the Forest Goddesses and Dryads 
led by Caroline Wise and Carrie Kirkpatrick. Venue:  Highgate, North London. Time: 11am - 6.30pm. Tickets: £75.  https://www.goddessenchantment.com/WORKSHOPS?

Saturday 8 June; Introduction To Eft/Tapping - With Rachel Goth. Venue: Crystal Wicca, 4a Station Buildings, Station Approach, Hayes BR2 7EN. Time: 11am.  Tickets: £28. https://crystalwicca.co.uk/shop-events-1

Saturday 8 June;  Feeling Spirit: Clairsentience with Hernan Cotroneo online via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 11am. Tickets: £105. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 8 June;  Hoodoo ~ Magical Oils Workshop. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London, SE9 6SH. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £40. https://www.wiccamoonuk.com/product-category/events-and-workshops/

Sunday 9 June; Orpington Alternative Markets Psychic Pop-Up. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, 14 Imperial Place, Chislehurst, BR7 5QX.  Time: 11am. Free entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/1105837060732599/

Sunday 9 June; A Ceremony with Goddess Sekhmet for Healing and Transformation with Pixie P Carney. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am. Tickets: £115. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Sunday 9 June; Shamanic Group with Les Fuller. All welcome Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford, London E18 2JR. Time 11am-3pm. Tickets: £10. http://woodfordchurch.com/

Sunday 9 June; Alternative Market. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, Kent. Time:  starts 11am. Free to enter. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1335736923852705

Sunday 9 June; Cord Cutting with Giancarlo Serra online via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 1pm. Tickets: £80. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Sunday 9 June; Breath Alchemy: A Journey Of Healing and Transformation . Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £30.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Sunday 9 June (tbc but usually second Sunday of the month); Ritual in the Tower (Luna Iter). In-person ritual in Hackney, East London for members of the group, guests and seekers on the path. Meet at the Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, London, from 5pm, moving on to a historic site to start the ritual at 6pm. Entry: £8. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230392930656154

Sunday 9 June; Gong Bath - Sound Meditation in Brockley. Venue: Andosteo, 179 Brockley Road, London SE4 2RS. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/theresa-royle-18442369190

For activities after these dates please visit my events page

Please note that I am not responsible for the content of any of these events. Contact organisers directly if you have questions or to check ticket availability. Where a practitioner is offering information about magical healing, this is *not* medical advice. If you're running an event you want included, please email me at badwitch1234@gmail.com I earn commission from advertisers for some links, this helps support my blog at no extra cost to readers.

Monday 27 May 2024

Pagan Eye: South London Gets a New Erection

I came back from holiday to discover my town has a new obelisk, but I have no idea why whoever designed it decided to put pairs of balls at the base of the tall pillar. I saw about it on a local social media group, so popped along to see it myself and photograph it.

The obelisk is on a plinth n Betts Park, Anerley, that's stood empty for decades. There used to be a sundial there, which I remember from when I played in the park as a child. 

Betts Park is all that remains of Penge and Anerley's historic common land. Last summer I went on a tour run by local historian Alan Pottinger of the Friends of Betts Park. I blogged about it at the time, and you can read that here: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2023/06/green-london-betts-park-tales-of.html  

Alan is offering an updated version of the tour again this year as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

My Pagan Eye posts show photos that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures. If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself. 

Other previous related posts
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2024/05/pagan-eye-deptford-jack-in-green-may.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2024/04/pagan-eye-lamassu-of-nineveh-goes-on.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2024/02/street-art-wizard-of-south-east-london.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2022/04/pagan-eye-standing-under-blossom-tree.html

Friday 24 May 2024

Learning to Slow Down & Go With the Flow

First, I want to apologise to anyone who was expecting to make corn dollies with me at the Sussex Fairy Festival last weekend. I wasn't able to get there due to an unavoidable change of plans.

I'm half way through a two-week holiday with my husband. We spent the past week in Sussex and the first day went well. I attended the Society of Leyhunters' conference in Lewes, where I gave a talk on psychogeography then listened to fascinating lectures about folklore and living history. 

That night my husband had an excruciating sciatica flair-up. After a sleepless night, chats with a pharmacist and NHS advice, I collected some strong painkillers for him, which helped. However, he was unable to get out of bed and I had to be there to help him. That was last Sunday, the day I'd been intending to go to the Fairy Festival, but I really couldn't.

His sciatica is slowly getting better, but he still can't take more than a few steps at a time. Instead of days walking along beaches and exploring the South Downs together, we've been enjoying sedentary activities like watching movies and playing games. It was my birthday last Monday and luckily my husband had bought me a really enjoyable game as a present. It's called Septima and is about witches. We played it several times during the week and I'll be writing a review of it soon. 

I have managed a few strolls around the harbour myself over the past few days and the picture at the top is one I took. The image sums up what I felt I've got from this holiday: the importance of slowing down and going with the flow. It hasn't been the holiday I planned, but apart from missing the Fairy Festival and my husband being in pain, it's been a nice change from the usual routine.

I'm still having a staycation for the next week, but I'm back in London and intend to get out and visit a few more places around town. Normal blogging service will resume after the end of May.

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Magical Online & London Events in the Next Weeks



Here's a list of events for pagans, witches and those with similar interests. There are online things you can do anywhere plus in-person talks and workshops in or near London, and some conferences and festivals further afield.

Now - 22 June; Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain. Folklore exhibition. Venue:  LCF East Bank, 105 Carpenters Rd, Stratford,  London E20 2AR. Time: 10am - 5pm. Free entry. https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/london-college-of-fashion/cultural-programme/making-more-mischief

Now - 24 May; Exhibition - Pariah Genius: John Deakin, The Psychobiography of a Photographer.  Venue: Swedenborg House, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH.   Open Mondays-Saturdays 10am-5pm. Tickets free but reserve a place https://www.swedenborg.org.uk/

Now to 30 July; Seeing Beyond the Veil: Exhibition of Artworks by Clare Ormerod. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Starts: 11am. Free entry, but tickets for preview evening must be booked. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Now - 2 June; Rediscovering Gems - Exhibition of gems depicting deities, mythology and more. Venue: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Free entry. https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/rediscovering-gems

Every Wednesday and Friday (except bank holidays): Pop-In Days at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am - 4pm. Free, just pop in. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Various days except Mondays; Admission to the The Viktor Wynd Museum of UnNatural History. Venue: 11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP. Various times. Tickets from £6.72 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/admission-apr24-viktor-wynd-museum-of-curiosities-unnatural-history-tickets-786693931727?

Wednesday, 22 May (every Wednesday); Live Chat hosted by Rachel Patterson, author of the Gods and Goddesses of England and the Kitchen Witch series of books. Time: 9am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/RachelPattersonbooks/ 

Wednesday, 22 May; Tia Xixa Tarot Cafe. Venue: Ron's Coffee House, Holdrons Arcade, 135a Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £16.96. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/bibis-circle-56277271483

Wednesday, 22 May; The Divinatory Art of Geomancy: An Introduction. Start of 8-session online course with Paul Wood via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £220. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Wednesday, 22 May;  Removing the Curse. Class in the 'Old Witch Ways' series with Hannah Sanders via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start, delayed viewing available. Tickets: £10. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Wednesday, 22 May (every Wednesday); Feeling Sound Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Wednesday, 22 May; Full Moon Gong Bath - Sound Meditation in the Mansion. Venue: Beckenham Place Mansion (Old Dining Room), Place Park, The Mansion, Beckenham BR3 1SY. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/theresa-royle-18442369190

Wednesday, 22 May; Drumming and Meditation online with Taz Thornton. Time: 7pm. Free  https://www.facebook.com/TazThorntonOfficial

Wednesday, 22 May (monthly event); Midweek Meditation. Venue: Crystal Wicca, 4a Station Buildings, Station Approach, Hayes BR2 7EN. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £22. https://crystalwicca.co.uk/shop-events-1

Wednesday, 22 May; Trolls in Scandinavian 1800’s Art. Talk by Lena Heide-Brennand on Zoom via The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities and Last Tuesday Society. Time: 8pm. Tickets · from £6.72. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619

Wednesday 22 May; Tibetan Sound Bowl Meditation - online meditation class with Spiritual Tiik. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets from £11.11. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/spiritual-tiik-29294295627

Thursday, 23 May; Theosophy. In-person study group. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London · NW1 6XT. Time: 10.30am. Tickets £3 https://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science/events/

Thursday, 23 May; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Online event. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 non members. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Thursday 23 May;  Alchemical Mandalas: Exploring Their Cosmological and Spiritual Symbolism. Start of 3-session online course with Marco Visconti via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £80. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday 23 May; Crossbones Vigil to honour the outcast dead of Crossbones Graveyard, Southwark. Location: Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA. Time: 6.45pm for 7pm. Free, just turn up   http://crossbones.org.uk

Thursday 23 May;  Full Moon Ritual by the river Thames with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Meet at the Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 at 6.45pm for a Wiccan ritual on the banks of the Thames. Cost: £5. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. https://www.meetup.com/londonwoodlandwitches/events/

Thursday 23 May; Harness The Cosmic Energy Of The Flower Moon In Sagittarius. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm . Tickets: £39.71. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday 23 May; Full Moon Lunar Magic in Sagittarius - Sound Bath with Nicole Bettencourt Coelho.  Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £30 per person.  https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by visiting the shop.

Thursday 23 May;  A Journey with Spirit. Start of 10-session online course with Gary Wright via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £240. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Thursday 23 May; Moon Space Online Coven with She's Lost Control. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Thursday, 23 May; Pariah Genius: John Christie, Alan Moore and John Rogers with Iain Sinclair in conversation. Venue: Venue: Swedenborg House, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15 (including signed book and drink); or £3 (admin fee; no book or drink). https://www.swedenborg.org.uk/event-type/talks/

Thursday 23 May (every Thursday); Talk on a paranormal subject for ASSAP members. Time: 7pm. Free event, with Zoom link details emailed out to members. To join ASSAP, for £5 per year, visit https://assap.ac.uk/

Thursday, 23 May; Full Moon Chakra Dance. Venue: Beckenham Place Mansion, Place Park, The Mansion Beckenham Beckenham BR3 1SY. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.beckenhamplace.org/whatson/

Thursday 23 May (tbc but usually every Thursday); Crimson Circles. Livestream by Halo Quin, author of Crimson Craft. Time: 8pm. Tickets: various options including Patreon membership. https://www.facebook.com/HaloquinAuthor

Thursday 23 May; Full Moon Celebration with South East London Pagans Moot. Venue: One Tree Hill, London SE23. Time: 7.30pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/groups/7046502195365834

Friday 24 May  - Monday 27 May; Mind Body Spirit Festival London 2024. Venue: Olympia, London. Starts 10am. Tickets: One Day Standard £18, Weekend Pass £27.50, kids go free. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mind-body-spirit-festival-london-2024-tickets-779987793487?

Friday 24 May;  Simply Psychic Foundation. Start of 10-session online course with Geoffrey Beitzvia The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £240. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 24 May (and other dates and times); 2-4-1 London Witches and History Walking Tour. Meet at Southwark View Point, Minerva Square, London SE1 9DF. Time: 4pm and 6pm. Tickets: £14. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2-4-1-london-witches-history-walking-tour-tickets-852453670877?

Friday 24 May; Full Moon Peace Fires. Online event or light a candle wherever you are and wish for peace and healling throughout the world. Free.  http://peacefires.org/

Friday 24 May; Saints and Sinners of Southwark – Walking Tour with
Maria Beadell. Meet at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA. Time: 7pm.  Tickets: £18.50. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Friday 24 May (tbc but usually every 2 weeks on Friday);  Gong Meditational Sound Healing. Venue: Leytonstone United Free Church, 55 Wallwood Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 1AY. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £15. https://www.meetup.com/Meditational-Sound-Healing-Gong-Bath/events/

Saturday 25 May; Symposium: Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain. Venue: London College of Fashion (Lecture Hall), 105 Carpenters Road London E20 2AR.  Time: 10.30am. Tickets: tbc https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-making-more-mischief-folk-costume-in-britain-tickets-872763638537?

Saturday 25 May; Brothers' Sweat Lodge organised by Aho Studio. In-person event. Venue: Berkeley Farm, Manor Rd, Lambourne End. Time: 11am. Tickets: £90. www.aho.community 

 Saturday 25 May; Witch - A Festival of Spirituality, Paganism and Witchcraft. Venue: Herons Lodge Guide Centre, Bradwell Rd, Loughton Lodge, Great Holm, Milton Keynes MK8 9AA. Starts noon. Tickets tbc. https://www.facebook.com/events/731695408520783?

 Saturday 25 May;Energy Is Everything: More Of What You Want. Hybrid event. In-person venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets: £30.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Saturday 25 May; Rune Magic 1-day class. Hybrid event. In-person venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London, SE9 6SH. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £40. https://www.wiccamoonuk.com/product-category/events-and-workshops/

Saturday 25 May; The Art of Ritual. Online workshop with Rachel Patterson The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 25 May; Heart Opening Women's Circle Featuring Cacao. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 2pm . Tickets: £33.22. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Saturday 25 May; Drum Circle with Emma Hewitt of Salamay Tarot and Healing Arts. Venue: Forest Hill Friends Meeting House, 34 Sunderland Road, London SE23 2QA. Time: 2pm. Tickets  £15. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/emma-hewitt-salamay-tarot-healing-arts-38061527643

Saturday 25 May; Grandfather Night Time Ceremony: Hosted by Renato Guerrero,  organised by Aho Studio. In-person event. Venue: Berkeley Farm, Manor Rd, Lambourne End. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £180. www.aho.community 

Saturday 25 May; Sherwood Tarot Workshop with Mark Ryan. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 2pm Tickets: tbc https://theatlantisbookshop.com/events/event/sherwood-tarot-workshop-with-mark-ryan/

Saturday 25 May; Intuition Activation Workshop. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm . Tickets: £38.62. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Sunday 26 May (and other dates); Community Herbal Healing: Reconnect with nature through local exploration. Venue: The Lodge Space, 120a Lower Road London SE16 2UB. Time: 10am. Tickets:   £16.96. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-herbal-healing-reconnect-with-nature-through-local-exploration-tickets-671394106847?

Sunday 26 May;  Hampstead Heath Spiritual Gathering and Walk with Spiritual Creatives. Meet at Hampstead Heath Railway Station, 4 South End Road, · London. Time: 11am. Tickets: Free. https://www.meetup.com/spiritualcreatives/

Sunday 26 May; Sweat Lodge organised by Aho Studio. In-person event. Venue: Berkeley Farm, Manor Rd, Lambourne End. Time: 11am. Tickets: £90. www.aho.community 

Sunday 26 May; BIPOC Prosperity Spell. Hybrid event. In-person venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets: Free.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Sunday 26 May (and other times and dates); Soul Restore Sound Healing. Venue: The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG. Time: 4pm. Tickets: £35. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-mandrake-17825575648

Sunday 26 May;  North West Kent Pagans Moot. Organised by NWK Pagans for members of the group. Venue: Chislehurst Caves. Time: 11.30am. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887

Sunday 26 May (every 2 months); Meeting of Kith of the Tree and the Well. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior St, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm. Entry £2. https://www.meetup.com/the-kith-of-the-tree-and-the-well/events/

Sunday 26 May; Gong Bath - Sound Meditation in Brockley. Venue: Andosteo, 179 Brockley Road, London SE4 2RS. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £25. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/theresa-royle-18442369190

Sunday 26 May; Live Music and Meditation. Venue: Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3, 1NG. Time: 7pm. Free, but donations welcome. https://www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk

Monday 27 May (4th Monday each month);  Caroline Whimsy  on Geomantic Divination – How to do it. Talk at Nova Stella. Venue: The Angel, City Road, London EC1Y 18D. Time: 7pm start of social for 8pm talk.  Entry £4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472510443017948

Monday 27 May; Taking Nature's Hand: June. What has nature in mind for you this month? Online event with Jeremy Rye.  Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jeremy-rye-31055883021

Monday 27 May; Sound Journey with Lynn Gosney. Venue: Shamanic Centre Caer Corhrain, Minster, Kent. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets tbc. https://www.facebook.com/shamaniccentrecaercorhrain

Monday 27 May (tbc but usually every Monday); Tea With a Druid. Free online event by the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. Time 8pm. https://druidry.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/453175327102974/

Tuesday 28 May (every Tuesday); Ceremonial Yoga. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 12.15pm Tickets: £12. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Tuesday, 28 May;Tarot for Divination. Start of 2-session online course with Julian Vayne via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £80. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday, 28 May; How to Become a Medium: Foundation. Start of 8-session online course with Jeremy Turner-Welch via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £220. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 28 May; Limiting Beliefs Workshop. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm Tickets: £33.22. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Tuesday 28 May; The Seance – An Evening With The Spirit  Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London, SE9 6SH. Time: 7pm.  Tickets: £15. https://www.wiccamoonuk.com/product-category/events-and-workshops/

Tuesday 28 May; Introduction to Crystals and Healing. Venue: Crystal Wicca, 4a Station Buildings, Station Approach, Hayes BR2 7EN. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £22. https://crystalwicca.co.uk/shop-events-1

Tuesday 28 May (date tbc);  Talk at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street E1 7EX, Doors: 7.30pm. Start: 8pm. Tickets: £5/£3 http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Tuesday 28 May; Tarot Nice to Meet You. Performance presented by: Three Hounds Beer Co. Venue:  57 Beckenham RD BR3 4PR. Door time: 7:30pm, Start time: 8pm (Age 16+ under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets £8. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/617673/

Tuesday 28 May; An Essential Guide to Viking Culture and Traditions. Talk by Lena Heide-Brennand on Zoom via The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities and Last Tuesday Society. Time: 8pm. Tickets · from £6.72. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619

Wednesday, 29 May; Bibi's Circle - Witchy Wednesdays. Venue: Ron's Coffee House, Holdrons Arcade, 135a Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £4.50. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/bibis-circle-56277271483

Wednesday, 26 May (every Wednesday); Feeling Sound Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15.  https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events

Wednesday, 29 May; Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Moon. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm Tickets: £41.88.. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Wednesday 29 May; Learn Marseille Tarot (Minor Cards). Start of 4-session course with Adrien Mastrosimone via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £120. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events

Wednesday, 29 May (tbc but usually last Wednesday every month); Talk about Paganism at Hertford Pagan Moot. Venue: The White Horse, 33 Castle Street, Hertford. Time: 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047

Thursday 30 May; Brreathworrk. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 8am Tickets: £20.21. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Thursday 30 May; Learn To Play Crystal Sound Bowls . Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £38.62. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Friday 31 May; Curses and Maleficia: An Introduction With Gary Wright and Paul Wood. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 6.30pm  Cost £50 https://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Friday 31 May; Reiki Rejuvenation Evening with Emma Hewitt of Salamay Tarot and Healing Arts. Venue: Neter Maat Centre, Effra Road, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets  £22.38. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/emma-hewitt-salamay-tarot-healing-arts-38061527643

Saturday 1 June; Ancestral Work class with Paul Wood and Gary Wright. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 11am. Tickets: tbc. https://theatlantisbookshop.com/

Saturday 1 June; Introduction To Tarot Reading With Madeleine. Venue: Crystal Wicca, 4a Station Buildings, Station Approach, Hayes BR2 7EN. Time: noon. Tickets: £30. https://crystalwicca.co.uk/shop-events-1

Saturday 1 June;Unlock The Transformative Power Of The Violet Flame - A Journey Of Release. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 2pm. Tickets from: £22.21. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Saturday 1 June; The Way of the Leopard: Shamanic Ancestral Healing. Online class with John Lockley via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £75. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Saturday 1 June; 9D Breathwork. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets from: £62.46. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

Sunday 2 June; The Guiding Force. In-person class with Daniel Pitt. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am. Tickets: £115. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Sunday 2 June; Magic in Bloomsbury walking tour. Meet at Euston Square Station, Euston Square London NW1. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £21. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magic-in-bloomsbury-tickets-707054839057?

Sunday 2 June (tbc but usually first Sunday of the month); Beltane at Woodspirits. Venue: Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. Time: 2pm. Free in-person event for members of Woodspirits group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/4032235040150960

Sunday 2 June; Tarot and Tea Divination and Reading Circle. Venue: Fire and Alchemy Spiritual Sanctuary, 52 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets from: £49.46. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-alchemy-58665271283

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Friday 17 May 2024

Having Some Fun Days Out Until the End of the Month

Everyone needs a bit of a break from normal service from time to time, and I'm taking a holiday over the next two weeks. As well as really needing a change of pace, the last two weeks of May include both my own birthday and that of my husband. We're planning what these days seems to be called a staycation, although we won't be just staying at home. I'll be going to festivals and short visits to other places as well as exploring more of London.

I've also taken the decision to blog a bit less frequently until the end of May. Instead of writing 5-6 posts per week, I'll be sharing stuff on A Bad Witch's Blog 2-3 times per week. I'll also be cutting down on my Facebook, Twitter and email time. However, I will try to keep my events page updated, so you can find out what talks and workshops are happening. I'll also share a few snaps to Instagram - you can find me there as starzalucya.