Friday 7 March 2014

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Now – 22 June; Vikings life and legend. BP exhibition at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. Open daily 10am–5.30pm, Fridays until 8.30pm. Tickets: Adults £16.50, free or reduced prices for members and Art Pass holders.

Saturday 8 March; Seriously Staked - One-Day Vampire Symposium co-organised by ASSAP (the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) and the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Venue: Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Early bird tickets £15, regular tickets £25. More details and ticket booking:

Saturday 8 March; Embracing Your Dark Side - with Aang, Lidija and Vaz of London College of Spirituality. Venue: Conference Room, Canterbury Hall, 11 – 18 Cartwright Gardens, London. Start: noon. Cost: £33. For more details and to book places visit

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 March; I Can Do It Ignite! Described as "an urban retreat to bring harmony to your mind, body and spirit", this weekend event offers talks and workshops on wellbeing and spirituality with renowned speakers and authors. Venue: The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ. Tickets from £99. Find our more and book at

Sunday 9 March; Stonehenge centre circle full moon rite with The Order of the Horse and Moon via The London Wicca Meetup Group. This is a ritual with planned access to the centre circle of Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, for the Lenten Moon. English Heritage is charging £21 per person attending. For full details and to reserve spaces, visit

Sunday 9 March; Woodland Wicca Circle - an introductory-level Wiccan ritual with some basic instructions in Wicca, witchcraft and ritual magic, suitable for newcomers and beginners to the Craft. These rituals are part of a monthly training programme facilitated by Gardnerian HP Mani of Pagan Frontiers and take place outdoors at London locations including Richmond Park, Trent Park, Queen’s Woods, woods in Croydon, Hyde Park and riverside locations by Thames. The events are free but small donations to running costs are appreciated. For more details and to reserve a place, visit:

Sunday 9 March; Gong Meditation as part of the Peace in the City events for the Jamyang Buddhist Centre. Venue: Jamyang Centre, 43 Renfrew Street, London SE11. The gong meditation is from 3pm -4.30pm, the Peace in the City event runs from 1pm-5pm and includes a variety of complementary therapy tasters.

Sunday 9 March; A Master Class in Gurdjieff's Esoteric psychology with Joseph McKeaney. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Fee £15 TS members: £10. Website:

Monday 10 March; Treadwell’s Open Circle – ritual for solitary pagans led by Lisa Grace and Ellie Hughes. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. For further details, tel: 0207 419 8507 or email:

Monday 10 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 10 March; Magicians of the Gods: The quest continues. Talk by Dr Graham Hancock at 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 11 March; An Introduction to Wicca and the Order of the Horse and Moon Initiatory Cycle. Venue: Central London Pub Near Holborn underground station in central London. Time: 7.30pm. Details only given to those who have registered for the event. For more details, visit:

Wednesday 12 March; Victorian Spiritualism: Florence Marryat. Lecture by Dr Tatiana Kontou of Oxford Brookes. 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 13 March; Fairy and Other Folks in Old Oaks. Talk by Roy Vickery at 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 - 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.

Image at the top is from a press release about the Vikings exhibition: Sword, late 8th–early 9th century. Kalundborg or Holbæk, Zealand, Denmark. Photo: John Lee. © The National Museum of Denmark. Background: Kim Westerskov/Getty Images.

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