Here are some of the events in London and other parts of the UK over the Autumn Equinox that could be of interest to pagans. This is the time of year when the days and nights are of equal length, a time for gaining a balanced perspective on life as well as for celebrating the harvest and looking forward to the golden days of autumn.
Now to 27 November, Sunken Cities - Egypt’s Lost Worlds. Major exhibition at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Tickets £16.50. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Thursday 15 September - 20 November; The Asahi Shimbun Displays: Rock art power and symbolism in southern Africa. Exhibition in Room 3, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Free, just drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Thursday 15 September; Meetup with Githa Ben-David and talk about The Note From Heaven at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit http://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Thursday 15 September; Ganesh in the Water Ceremony (Ganesh Chathurthi) with London Woodland Witches Druids Shamans and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Terrace Gardens, Richmond, London TW10 6RJ. Time: 7pm. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Thursday 15 September; Soul Light Transmission and Activation (Full Moon): Access Your Full Power with Lidija and the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel (Regency Suite), 95 - 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £33. Details and reservations: http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/
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Thursday 15 September; The Circle of Ankerwycke moot on the third Thursday in each month. Venue: Function room at the back of the Two Rivers Pub, 43 Church Street, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4EN. Time: 8pm.
Thursday 15 September; Drum Circle to Shamanic Journey. Venue: Caer Corhrain, 1 Southleas farm cottages, Lower Road, Minster, Sheppey ME12 3SW. Time: 8pm. This takes place on the third Thursday each month. For more information visit http://www.touchtheearthuk.com/
Friday 16 September; Wild, Free and Sober in the City. Talk and walk by Andrew Tailor, organised through the London Woodland Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans Meetup Group. Venue: Tree House Yoga Studio, London SW18 5BH. Time: 2pm. Tickets £15. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Friday 16 September; Meetup with Deanna Minich and talk about Whole Detox at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit http://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/
Friday 16 September; Woodland Wicca Full Moon Ritual and Lunar Eclipse Magic with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. Outdoor venue in Wimbledon, London. Full details given only to those attending the event. Time: 7pm. Cost: £3. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Friday 16 September; Psychedelic Supper: Plant Spirits and DMT Entities hosted by The Psychedelic Society of London, including a talk by Dr David Luke. Venue: New Unity, 277A Upper St, London N1 2TZ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £8 - bring vegetarian food to share. Booking: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/psychedelic-supper-plant-spirits-and-dmt-entities
Friday 16 September; To Heal the Space Between Us - An Evening of Song with Githa Ben-David and Lars Muhl. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £15/£20. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Friday 16 September; Beyond the Robot – Launch with Author Talk. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Price: £17.99 (includes a copy of the book, a talk and a free glass of wine). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 16 September; Into the Greenwood - storytelling with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime . Venue: A secret location near Honour Oak. Starts 8pm. Tickets: £3. Booking essential. For details email email@example.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Friday 16 - Saturday 17 September; Celebrating Chuseok: the Korean Harvest Moon Festival. Venue: Great Court, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. From 6pm Friday and all day Saturday. Free, just drop in. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 September; International Conference On Theosophical History. Venue: 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets £30 each day. Details and bookings: http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/theosophical-history-conference
Saturday 17 September; Womens Tent - TRUST - women-only circle organised by Behind The Veil - Shamanism. No experience needed. Venue in London, details will be sent to those who sign up. Time: 11am start. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Saturday 17 September; Lecture: Gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. Venue: Room 4, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free entry. For more details visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/
Saturday 17 September; Old School Hoodoo Workings - Practical Afternoon Workshop with Lisa Mead (Dr Beetle). Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm to 5.30pm. Ticket price £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 17 September; Harvest Festival at Glengall Wharf with Capital Growth. Family foraging walk, herbal remedies for the family, make your own cob oven pizza, pottery crafting, raffle, treasure hunt and wild food storytelling by London Dreamtime. Venue: Place: Wild Food Garden 64, Glengall Road, Peckham, London SE15 6NF. Time: events all afternoon. Price: Free.
Sunday 18 September; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Sunday 18 September; Wiccan Apprentice Course- part 3/3 - Ritual Magic, Covens and Initiation. Outdoor course with London Woodland Witches Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans. Meet at Windmill Museum, Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5NR before walking to the outdoor site. Time: 11.30am-5pm. Cost: £13. You must reserve a place in advance. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Sunday 18 September; UK Rokkatru Moot London. Venue: Cafe Bella Maria, 4 Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EJ. Time: 1pm start. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1171104179629247/
Sunday 18 September; Equinox Ceremony with the South London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: A Private House near Tooting Bec, London. Time: 2pm. You must be a member of the group to sign up to this event: http://www.meetup.com/South-London-Wicca-Meetup/
Sunday 18 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.
Sunday 18 September; Autumn Equinox Celebration led by the Wheel of the Year Group at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm. http://www.rosslynhillchapel.com/
Monday 19 September; Minds, Bodies, and the Sensation of Hope. Talk by Matthew Sanford organised by Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, Doors open 6.30pm. Talk starts: 7pm. Book signings at the end. Tickets £8/£12 online. For more details and to book tickets: http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Tuesday 20 September; The Essenes and the Angels. Lecture by William Henry. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Wednesday 21 September; International Peace Day. Ceremony and candle-lit picnic at the Peace Pagoda, Battersea, with Mani, organised through the London Woodland Wiccans Ritual Magicians and Pagans Meetup Group. Venue: Peace Pagoda. Battersea Park, London. Time: 6pm. Details: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/
Wednesday 21 September; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carhsalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/
Thursday 22 September; Wheel of the Year Festival - Autumn Equinox Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the Well Head at noon for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, followed by a chance to chat on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/
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Friday 23 September; Enchantment - An Evening of Chant and Mantra with Stewart Pearce. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm-8.30pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking advised. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Saturday 24 September; Pagan Federation Harvest Moon Conference 2016 in Norwich. Venue: 47 St Giles, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2. Time: 10am-6pm. Tickets £10/£8. Details: http://www.harvestmoonconference.co.uk/
Saturday 24 September; Rite of Passage Ceremony - Into the Womanhood. Ceremony for mothers and daughters, women only. Organised through Behind The Veil - Shamanism. Venue: Organic Down to Earth Cafe, 240-242 High Street Kensington, London W8 6ND. Time: 11am. Tickets £50. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Saturday 24 September; “Mud and Magic” for adults and kids. - storytelling with Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime . Venue: Secret Foreshore Location near Bermondsey Tube. Starts 12.30pm. Tickets: £3. Booking essential. For details email email@example.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/
Saturday 24 September; Hern's Tribe - Autumn Equinox 2016 Woodland Ritual. Meet at Coombe Lane tram stop, Croydon, at 4pm. Ritual lasts until 10pm. You must reserve a place in advance. Details and bookings: http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/231094537/
Sunday 25 September; Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls one-day event in the City of London. Venue: The Light Centre, Moorgate, London. Tickets for the entire day are £100, but you can book for individual sessions. The lunchtime gallery viewing is free to attend. For more details, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 25 September; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Sunday 25 September; Online Autumn Equinox Festival hosted by the Pagan Federation Disabilities Team. This is being run on Facebook, so you can access it wherever you have internet use. Time: 10am-7pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/561306420723090/
Sunday 25 September; Anderida Gorsedd Autumn 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 25 September; Open House Book Launch for Natural Born Shamans. Organised through Behind The Veil - Shamanism. Private venue in London, address on booking. Time: 4pm. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/
Sunday 25 September; The Craft - Open air screening: The Floating Cinema. Venue: Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY. Time: 8.30pm. Free event. Details and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-craft-open-air-screening-tickets-27198090220?
Thursday 29 September; PF-London Autumn Equinox Open Ritual run by Facilitated by The Goddess Temple of London. 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 http://london.paganfed.org/
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