Thursday, 13 March 2014

Pagan Events over Spring Equinox In and Near London

Now to 16 March: Pscho.Geography: Art exhibition curated by Marina Potok at Art Hub Gallery, 5-9 Creekside, Deptford London SE8 4SA. Open on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun from 12 - 5pm.

Thursday 13 March; Fairy and Other Folks in Old Oaks. Talk by Roy Vickery, author of A Dictionary of Plant-Loreand Garlands, Conkers and Mother-Die: British and Irish Plant-Lore.Venue: 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. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month. To guarantee a seat, email

Thursday 13 March; The Salon of the Third Eye - London's Fiends and Phantoms. Launch night for a series of talks exploring topics such as magic, mystery, weird science and the imagination. Venue: The Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, London Sw8 2JU. Time: 7.30pm. Entry:£2/£1.

Friday 14 March; Group Healing Night: All Welcome - Relax and Receive with the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EA. Time: 7pm. Cost £10. Advance booking:

Saturday 15 March; Spring Equinox Lore and Magic - Day workshop and ceremony with Suzanne Corbie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.45am for 11am start, finishes 5.30pm. Price: £45 (£25 deposit, balance due on the day). For further details:

Sunday 16 March; Druidic Alban Eiler (Spring Equinox) Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome.

Sunday 16 March; 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.

Sunday 16 March; From The Living And The Dead – How We Can Influence What Others See. Talk by Marian Barton. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 6pm. Fee £7 TS members: £5. Website:

Monday 17 March; The Golden Teachings, Awaken your Heart, with Aang, arranged through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Start: 7pm. Cost: £15. For more details and to book places visit

Monday 17 March; The Devil is a Gentleman.Talk by author Phil Baker about horror writer Dennis Wheatley at the Sohemian Society. Venue: Wheatsheaf pub, Rathbone Place, London W1. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £4.

Monday 17 - Tuesday 18 March; Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality and Visual Culture. A two-day international conference at the University of Cambridge, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU. Standard tickets £105.50, without conference dinner £50.50; student fee without conference dinner £30.50. For full details and to book tickets, visit:

Monday 17 March; Psychic Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held on Mondays fortnightly starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit

Monday 17 March; You Say You Want a Revolution... Talk by Lynne McTaggart, author of The Bond: The Power of Connection.Venue: Alternatives, St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. Time: 7pm to 8.30pm. Tickets £12/£8 concs. Advance booking required. To book tickets and for more info visit the Alternatives website:

Tuesday 18 March; Cosmic Influences on Behaviour? Are human personality, health and vocational choice influenced by the position of the planets? Lecture by Glenn D. Wilson at the Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2. Time: 6pm. Free entry, but seats are first come, first served. Details:

Tuesday 18 March; Building a Grail Space Around Us. Talk about sacred space by Nic Pople at Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm. Cost £3.50.

Wednesday 19 March; How Hermetic was Renaissance Hermetism? Lecture by Professor Wouter Hanegraaff, Professor of the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam. Venue: The Warburg Institute Lecture Room, University of London, School of Advanced Study; Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB. Time: 4.30pm. Admission free without ticket.

Wednesday 19 March; Secrets from the Soul: The Cutting Tradition. Storytelling with London Dreamtime at the Grant Museum of Zoology (pictured at the top and right); Rockefeller Building, University College London, London WC1E 6DE. Time: 6.30pm start. Free event, book tickets here:

Wednesday 19 March - Sunday 23 March; Magical Art/e. Free art exhibitions, talks and live music in a 13th century tower in East London. Venue: St Augustine's Tower Hackney, Behind 354 Mare Street, St John's Churchyard, Hackney, London E8 1HR. For full details, visit:

Thursday 20 March; Spring Equinox Festival at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gathering at the Well Head at 12pm for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, then gather around the fire 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

Thursday 20 March; Astrology Decoded: a step by step guide to learning astrology.Talk and book signing by Sue Farebrother 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

Thursday 20 March; London's Myths and Legends. Talk by Robert Stephenson. Venue: Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury Street, London EC2V 7HH. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

Thursday 20 March; Croydon CoA Witches Gathering with talks and social activities at 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon. 8pm start. Entry: £1/£2. For more details visit:

Thursday 20 March; PFL Spring Equinox Open Ritual facilitated by Vivianne and Chris Crowley and the Temple of Levannah. 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

Thursday 20 March; The Oldest Sex Magic Text? An Early Mesopotamian Tablet. Lecture 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 20 March; Shamanic Spirit Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held monthly on Thursdays starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit

Friday 21 March; Unlimited Mediumship with Q and A with Daniel Pitt. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £10/£12 Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Saturday 22 March; Spring Equinox Mantra Dance. Strict Dress Code: White/Theme of gods and goddesses. Venue shown only to members of the meet-up group. Cost: £18 for meetup members, on the door is £25.

Saturday 22 March; Woodland Spring Equinox ritual with Hern's Tribe at an outdoors venue in Croydon. Time: 1pm start. Meet at Coombe Lane tram stop in Croydon at 1pm. All welcome, free event but bring food and drink to share and wear suitable walking shoes and outdoor clothing. For full details, visit:

Saturday 22 March; Druidic ceremony to celebrate the Spring Equinox and the balance of light and dark at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from Noon for ceremony around 1.30pm. The ritual should end at 3.30pm, then back to the pub. Offerings of bread, mead and song or poetry welcome, wear robes if you have them. Overnight camping is allowed in the overflow car park on 23 March.

Sunday 23 March; Spring Equinox pub Meetup and Wiccan Training with the London Wicca Meetup Group. Meeting at a pub in the Clapham area for training and to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Time: 12.30pm. For full details, visit:

Sunday 23 March; Anderida Gorsedd Spring Equinox open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. Meet near the car park between 1.30pm and 2pm for a walk up to the chalk hill figure at 2pm. Afterwards back to the Giants Rest pub in Wilmington for a social drink together.

Sunday 23 March; Celebration of the 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.

Sunday 23 March; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1 1TA, 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

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