Friday 18 October 2013

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Saturday 19 October; City of Conspiracy walking tours in Occult London. Various times throughout the day, each tour lasts about 90 minutes. For more details, visit:

Sunday 20 October; The Lion's Part presents October Plenty in Borough Market. Free event. Time: noon-4pm. For details, visit

Sunday 20 October; Pagan FutureFests Samhain 2013. Pagan festival with talks, workshops, market and ceremony. Venue: The Bedford Pub/Theatre, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD. Noon - 10pm. Tickets £13 all day, £7 evening only. For details visit

Sunday 20 October; Sanctuary of the Voice and Flames of Hekate. A ritual for those who wish to explore Hekate’s path, revel in her flames and receive her guidance, run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. Time: 6pm start. Cost £5. For more details and to book places call Alison on 07952 041477 (spaces are limited). For more information, visit

Sunday 20 October; An Evening with the Spirits at Open Arms Haven with guest medium Paul Clark, card readings, healing, market stalls, tea and cake. Venue: Belmont Hall, Parker Road, Grays. Doors open 6.30pm. Entry £3.

Sunday 20 October; 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 21 October; Journey to the Spirit Realms. Talk by Tony Stockwell at 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:

Tuesday 22 October; The history of vampirism from revenants to the Cullens (or why I want to date a dead guy). Lecture by Jessica Monteith of the University of Reading, Venue: the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Room LG01, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Talks normally start at 6.10pm but the October 22 lecture starts at 7pm. Free entry, just turn up. For more details, visit

Tuesday 22 October; Introduction to Witchcraft with Cobwebs N Cauldrons. Venue: Bonlife, North Street, Romford. Time: 7pm. For more details, visit:

Wednesday 23 October; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. This pre-Halloween vigil includes a reading of names of the Crossbones dead. It is conducted by John Constable aka John Crow, who will perform work from The Southwark Mysteries, his visionary poem cycle, accompanied by the Red Cross Choir. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1, opposite the Boot and Flogger pub, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more details, visit The main website:

Thursday 24 October; Alchemy: Symbols of the Rubedo. Lecture by Paul Cowlan. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking recommended. For further details:

Thursday 24 October; Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement.Talk by author Meir Schneider at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website

Friday 25 October; Interview with a Pagan Priest - Pagans and Depression and Crisis. Christina Oakley Harrington interviews Cat Treadwell. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking recommended. For further details:

Friday 25 October; Samhain evening to celebrate the Celtic new year with live band. Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hants. For more details and to book tickets call 02392 598838 or visit

Friday, 25 October; The Melkarth Line and Other Patterns in the Landscape. Lecture by Yuri Leitch at Research into Lost Knowledge Organisation (Rilko). Venue: Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA. Doors open 6.45pm. Admission £8 non-members, £6 members.

Friday, 25 October; Group Healing Night arranged through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane (look for ‘Gymbox’ sign) London WC2N 4EA. Time: 7pm. Cost £10. Reserve places through:

Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October; London Mind Body Soul Experience. Three-day event with talks, workshops, entertainment, stalls and lots, lots more. One of the workshops offers an exploration of the traditions and magic of Samhain with Suzanne Corbie on Saturday 26 October. Venue: Olympia Central (Level 1), London. Opening Times: Friday 25th October 11am - 6pm, Saturday 26th 10am - 6pm, Sunday 27th October 10am - 5pm. Admission: 1 Day Pass Adult £12, Concession £10, Children (under 16) free. If you book early online you can save money. For details visit 

Saturday 26 October; Halloween Special: Ghosts, Zombies and Vampires! Presented by The Centre for Inquiry UK, The Skeptic magazine and Conway Hall. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm. Tickets: General £10, students £5, CFI members free entry. Advance booking recommended. Visit:

Saturday 26 October; On Liber Nigri Solis.
An afternoon event about this modern astrychymical grimoire. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1.45pm for 2pm start, runs till 5.30. Tickets £15, advance booking recommended. For further details:

Sunday 27 October; Herbs for Halloween with Natasha Richardson. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.45 for 11 am start. Finishes 5.30pm. £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). For further details:

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