Monday, 19 February 2018

Magic School: Poppets & Magical Dolls in Folk Magic

I'm running a practical workshop called Poppets in Folk Magic at Treadwell's Bookshop in London on Saturday 17 March. The class runs from 1pm to 3pm. All materials are supplied, it is only £20 per person and you get to make and take home a magical doll you have created in the workshop to help you a positive way.

The class covers information from my forthcoming book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls. Here is the description of the workshop from Treadwell's website:
In folk magic magic, poppets are designed in the likeness of individuals for use in spells to help, heal or harm. The word poppet comes from the Middle Ages in England, meaning a small doll or child. More recently the term has been replaced in popular parlance with the inaccurate ‘voodoo doll’. They were a common feature of folk magic in Britain, Ireland and even on the Continent: a few old examples have been found and are kept in museums such as the Pitt-Rivers in Oxford and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle.

This workshop is part of a revival of this folk art, which had largely died out even among pagans and Wiccans. It teaches how to prepare a poppet and how to work magically with it. With supplies provided, Lucya will lead the class for each person to make a magical doll to take home, for use in their chosen personal positive intention. All supplies for this workshop are included, but please bring your comb or hairbrush so that you can put a strand or two of your own hair into the doll you make.
To book a place on the workshop call 020 7419 8507, email or visit via the Treadwell's website

Treadwell's Bookshop is at 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS.

My book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls is due to be published this summer and copies will be available to order through Treadwell's. You can find out more about the book at publisher Moon Books' website:

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