Thursday 7 August 2014

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 August; Nine Worlds Geekfest - a general convention that includes several talks about spirituality and paranormal. Venue: Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel near Heathrow. On the door tickets £100, some advance tickets might be available online at lower prices. Full details:

Friday 8 - Monday 11 August; Artemis Gathering 2014. Outdoor witchcraft festival organised by Children of Artemis in Oxfordshire countryside. Camping event with talks, workshops and stalls. Tickets: £36 for CoA members, £42 for non-members. For full details and to book tickets:

Friday 8 August; Group Social and Healing Night organised by the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Westminster Quakers Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EA, London. Time: 7pm. Cost: £10, booking essential. Details:

Friday 8 August; Open Evening at the College of Psychic Studies. Short demos and lectures by college tutors on a wide range of topics, refreshments and short readings. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 5pm-9pm. Cost: £20 Advance booking essential. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit

Saturday 9 August; Hieroglyphs for the afterlife: the ancient Egyptian funerary cult, Gallery talk at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm-2pm. Free event. For more details visit:

Saturday 9 August; Pan’s Picnic. Venue: Queen’s Wood, High Gate, North London. Time: 2pm to 6pm, Free event, bring your own picnic. Full details here:

Saturday 9 August; Dare to Divine: How to Predict with the Tarot - a one-day masterclass in Tarot divination with David Goddard, author of The Sacred Magic of the Angels.Venue The Atlantis Bookshop, Museum Street WC1. Time: 11am to 5.30pm. Tickets £45. Bring a pen, notebook and tarot deck. To reserve a place contact The Atlantis Bookshop on 020 7405 2120.

Sunday 10 August; 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 10 August; Druidic Lughnasadh 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 10 August; Golden Dawn Open Day. The Maat Temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn offers a full day of talks on developments and practices involved in personal developments according to the Golden Dawn. The theme of the day is ‘the Transformation of the Golden Dawn Magi’. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. All are welcome. Time: 10am to 5pm. Cost: £10. Register with Keith Magnay on 07958746208 or For further details:

Sunday 10 August; Lammas Rite and Picnic with The London Wicca Meetup Group. Meet at Perivale tube station (Central Line), Horsenden Lane, Greenford, London UB6 8LE for a walk to nearby woods for the rite. You must be a member of the group and reserve a place to take part in this rite. For more details call 07581 198380 or visit:

Monday 11 August; Healing and Meditation Circle with Wendy Stokes - no experience required. Venue: Spirit of Isis, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Every Monday 11am - 1pm. No booking required, £7. Free parking in the Abbey Gardens car park.

Monday 11 August; Treadwell's Open Circle. Wiccan-style ceremony for those with some experience led by Lisa Grace and Ellie Hughes. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, advance booking required. For further details:

Monday 11 August; Sacred Heart Awakening: The Air Element with Aang organised through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7.15pm to 9pm. £15.

Tuesday 12 August; Drumming Circle hosted by Cobwebs N Cauldrons in Epping Forest. Meeting in the car park of the Miller and Carter Pub, High Street, Epping, CM16 5HW. Free event, for details and to reserve a place call 7786 328 908.

Thursday 14 August; Mythic London - Beneath Your Feet. Lecture by Caroline Wise. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10, advance booking recommended. Call 0207 419 8507. For further details:

Thursday 14 August; Into the Greenwood with Nigel of Bermondsay. Storytelling and songs 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 14 August; Enfield Town Circle Pagan Moot. Venue: Crown and Horseshoes pub, 15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6PZ. Time: 7pm to 11pm. This moot takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Contact April: 07854 385214 for details of event and venue. Facebook:

15-17 August; Tribal Women's Gathering With Lynn Gosney, Gill Hunt and Deana Lawman at Caer Corhain Shamamic Development Centre of the Isle of Sheppey, North Kent. Cost: £80. For more details and information on how to book, visit

Sunday 17 August; 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 17 August; Guided Herbalist Walk with Natasha Richardson run via Treadwell's Books. Venue: Chelsea Physic Garden. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Cost £10 but you also need to buy your own admission ticket to the Chelsea Physic Garden (£9.90 adult full price, discount for concession). Book online via or call 020 7419 8507.

Sunday 17 August; Walking Tour: Occult London with Delianne Forget run via Treadwell's Books. Meeting place will be a central London tube station, details given to those who book. Time: 2pm - 5pm. Price: £10. Book online via or call 020 7419 8507.

Sunday 17 August; Hampstead Heath: visiting Power Vortex, Picnic and Social - free day out with the London College of Spirituality. Time: 11.45am - 6pm. Meet at Kentish Town Underground Station (Northern Line) at 11.45am for a prompt noon walk to Hampstead Heath. Bring your own picnic and something to sit on. Full details:

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