Friday 8 February 2013

Pagan Events Over Valentine's Day In London

Saturday 9 February; The Enchanted Market. Spriggan Mist presents an all-day market with live music and workshops. Venue: Pinewood Bar and Cafe, unit 8 Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham. For details, visit

Saturday 9 February; Blood and Iron - Ogun and the Warrior Mysteries of Voodoo. Talk by Stephen Grasso at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1.45pm for 2pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking essential. For further details:

Saturday 9 February; Almost Everything You Wanted To Know About Reincarnation But Were Afraid To Ask! Talk by David Goddard, author of The Tower of Alchemy: An Advanced Guide to the Great Work.Venue: Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, City of London, London, WC1A 1LY. Cost: £15. Time: 2pm - 5.30pm. To book a place, call Atlantis Bookshop on 020 7405 2120.

Sunday 10 February; London's Chinese New Year Festival to celebrate the start of the Year of the Snake. Festivities start at 10am with New Year’s parade from Trafalgar Square through Chinatown and ending at Rupert Street at 11am, Dotting of the Eye ceremony in Trafalgar Square to bring the dragons and lions to life, marking the start of the day's entertainment; 1pm to 5.30pm music and other performances; 5.55pm fireworks. This is a free, public event so just turn up and have fun.

Sunday 10 February; Treadwells Social Sunday: A chance to socialise with a cup of tea and hear a reading of an occult short story by Algernon Blackwood at 2pm and 4pm. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Shop open from noon. Free social event.

Sunday 10 February; The Aquarius walk of Kingston Zodiac at Osterley Park, led by Rosemary Hanson. The entrance to Osterley Park is in Jersey Rd, London TW7 4RB. Meet at the Cork Oak, on the left of the house near the lake, at noon. If you want to join the walk, book your place via email: or call 077242 83527. Suggested donation £10.

Monday 11 February; True Lies, Fiction, Magic and Propoganda. Talk by Dave Lee at pagan forum Secret Chiefs. Venue: Devereux public house, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex Street, London WC2R 3JJ. Meet from 7.30pm, event starts at 8.30pm. Admission £2.

Monday 11 February; The Alchemy of Intimacy. Talk about Tantra by Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita, author of Divine Sexuality: The Joy of Tantraat Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £10/£5 concs. Advance booking essential. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website:

Tuesday 12 February; The Art Of Cierology (Hand Reading). Daytime lecture with Amanda Roberts at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm Cost: £5/£8. Advance booking advised. Tel: 020 7589 3292.

Tuesday 12 February; The Enlightenment of Being. Talk and book signing by Steve Nobel at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 5.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website

Tuesday 12 February; An Evening Of Mediumship With Tony Stockwell at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm start. Cost: £15/£20. Advance booking essential. Tel: 020 7589 3292.

Tuesday 12 February; Living a Passionate Life. Talk by JP Morgan Jnr at the London Forum for the Study of Crop Circles and Other Mysteries Meetup Group. This group meets once a month at the George Pub, 213 Strand, London WC2 1AA. Starts at 7pm. Entrance £8. Details: and

Tuesday 12 February; Lisa Knapp: Folk Music Night. Acoustic gig at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10, advance booking recommended. For further details:

Thursday 14 February; City Of Sin: London and its vices. Talk by Catharine Arnold, author of Underworld London: City of Crime: Crime and Punishment in the Capital Cityat South East London Folklore Society (SELFS). Venue: The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA. Entry: £2.50 / £1.50 concessions. No need to book in advance. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month.

Friday 15 February; Sonic Journeys Into Divine Light with Amanda Kent at The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm Cost: £8/£12. Advance booking advised. Tel: 020 7589 3292.

Saturday 16 February; Reclaim The Love Pavement Party - 10th anniversary. Party to celebrate the fun and joyous side of love with the 10th Annual Reclaim Love Festival at Eros Piccadilly Circus, London. Time: 2pm. Free event - just turn up. Wear bright clothes!

Sunday 17 February; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot on the third Sunday of each month. Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Road, Farringdon, London EC1M 6DB (near Farringdon tube). Time: 3pm-6pm. For more details contact, or Eugenie

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