Friday, 13 September 2013

Pagan Events Over Autumn Equinox In and Near London

Here are some of the pagan events taking place over the Autumn Equinox in London and at sacred sites in other parts of Southern England:

Saturday 14 September; Autumn Equinox - Custom, Lore and Magic. One-day Workshop with Suzanne Corbie. Spend the day immersed in the ancient lore of the autumnal equinox season with talks on folklore, traditional customs, pagan spiritual meanings and for in which it is celebrated in the present as well as in the past. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Price: £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on day). Details from

Saturday 14 September; Ghost Stories and Spirit of Place: A short talk on ghost history, London ghosts and the ghosts of Senate House by Ghost artist and London Fortean Society speaker Sarah Sparkes, Venue: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Time: 1pm-2pm. Free event but is being filmed as part of a documentary. For more details, visit:

Saturday 14 September; One-day workshop on the Morrigan with Inspiral Mediums and Laura Daligan. Venue: Grays, in Essex. Cost: £30. Time: 1.30pm start. For more details, visit:

Saturday 14 September; Into The Woods We Go, Ceremony, Initiation and Healing in Epping Forest with the Shamanism and Development Healing Group. Time: 10.45am to 5.30pm. Cost £18. The exact location and details will only be disclosed to members of the meet-up group:

Sunday 15 September; Sacred Sweat Lodge Ceremony as part of an introduction to shamanism course at Caer Corhain Shamamic Development Centre of the Isle of Sheppey, North Kent. Cost: £40. For more details and information on how to book, visit

Sunday 15 September; Autumn Equinox meetup with Syria peace ritual organised by the London Wicca Meetup Group. A Wiccan-style rite to celebrate Autumn Equinox at a location in Wimbledon. The group meets at a puub near Wimbldon station at 12.30pm before the short rite starting at 2pm. Exact details will only be given to those attending, to find out more, visit:

Sunday 15 September; Herbalist Walk at Mile End with Natasha Richardson. This is organised through Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS, but the walk starts near Mile End Tube Station. Cost £10. Time: 12.45pm for 1pm start. Walks lasts 2.5 hours. For further details:

Sunday 15 September; 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.

Monday 16 September; Dreams of Awakening. Talk by Charlie Morley, author of Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep.Venue: Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £10/£5 concs. Advance booking required. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website:

Monday 16 September; Croydon Crows. PF moot held every 3rd Monday of each month at the Skylark pub, South End, South Croydon from 8pm onwards.

Monday 16 September; Celebrating Mabon, the time of the autumn equinox, with Inspiral Mediums. This will include a Mabon ritual, a fun craft activity, a meal and socialising All welcome including children. Venue in Grays, Essex. Price, to cover art materials and food is £11. Starts 8pm. For more details, visit

Tuesday 17 September; Croydon CoA Witches Gathering with talks and social activities at the The Green Dragon, High St, Croydon. 8pm start. For more details visit:

Tuesday 17 September; Spirit Circle with Cobwebs N Cauldrons. Venue: Bonlife, 43 North Street, Romford, Essex. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10 (£5 non-refundable deposit). For more details, visit:

Wednesday 18 September; The Days that we have Seen - a look at the fate of some lesser known British pagan groups since the 1970s onwards. talk by Ken Rees. Venue: The Moot With No Name. Venue: Devereux pub, Devereux Court (opposite the Royal Courts of Justice), London. 7.30pm for 8pm start. Cost £3/£2. This moot meets every other Wednesday.

Wednesday 18 September; Healing Meditation: Transform with Angels and Gaia, organised by Lidija Ablamska and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Healing Residence, 18 Paddocks Close, South Harrow, HA2 8NP. Time: 7pm. Tickets £6 - book online:

Thursday 19 September; Spirit Guided Lucid Dreaming,Talk and book signing by Nick Barrett at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website

Friday 20 September; An Evening of Chant and Mantra with Stewart Pearce. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Friday 20 September; Abraxas 4 launch event with short talks at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Free event but advance booking rrequired. For further details:

Saturday 21 September; Equinox Workshop: The History of the Witchcraft, the Poisons and Flying ointments with Sensory Solutions. Venue: Atlantis Spiritual Centre, Theobalds Park Road, Enfield, EN2 9DG. Time: 1pm-3pm, Cost: £30 - payment by paypal to To find out more about Sensory Solutions visit: or

Saturday 21 September; Running a Spiritual Business. A workshop with Inspiral Mediums at the Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex. Cost: £30. For details and to book tickets, visit:

Saturday 21 September; The Kraken Wakes. Afternoon of talks from Roberto Migliussi (a new approach to the old, Al Cummins (poetry and talk on octopus totems), Mike Slater (the 18th century occult scene) and Peter and Alkistis of Scarlet Imprint (grimoires). Food also being served. Venue: The Golden Guinea pub, Bristol. Start time 2pm. Tickets cost £12 from

Sunday 22 September; Autumn Equinox Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury to celebrate the Wheel of the Year. Gathering at the Well Head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, then gather on the lower lawn for quiet conversation. Free admission from 10am until noon, then normal price admission. For more details about Chalice Well, visit the website

Sunday 22 September; Alban Elued / Autumn Equinox on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Open ritual hosted by Jeremy Morgan, the Druid of Wormwood Scrubbs. Venue: The Hawthorne Grove, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, London NW1. Starts at 12.45pm, ends at around 2.30pm. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm.

Sunday 22 September; Celebration of the Autumn Equinox. Wheel of the Year ritual drawing from Celtic earth/pagan traditions at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. Tel: 020 7433 3267.

Monday 23 September; Celebration of the Autumn Equinox will take place at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, at sunrise. Access to the stone circle (weather permitting)at 6.15am. Sunrise will be at 6.56am. Visitors must leave the site by 8am. This event is free to enter, but the car park will only be open for pre-registered disabled parking. For more details, visit:

Thursday 26 September; PFL Autumn Equinox Open Ritual with Circle of the Four Winds. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ritual ends around 9pm followed by feasting until 10pm. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit

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