Monday, 4 June 2018

Poppet Magic - Put Saturday 14 July in your Dairy

Treadwell's Bookshop in Bloomsbury, London, is offering a double dose of poppet magic on Saturday 14 July. First I'm going to be teaching a mini-workshop called Poppets in Practical Magic. After that I'll be signing copies of Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls at the very first launch event for my new book.

The book signing is completely free to attend - and launch copies will be available at a discount price.

You can go to either of the events or both. Here are the full details:

Poppets in Practical Magic: Folk Magic Mini-workshop with Lucya Starza

Poppets were used in the folk spells of previous centuries, all across the British Isles. Hand-crafted dolls representing individuals, they were used for healing, harming, love and war. Examples are kept in Oxford's Pitt-Rivers Museum as well as Boscastle's Museum of
Witchcraft and Magic.

This workshop introduces the poppet's history, but is mainly dedicated to teaching how to prepare and work magic with one. Each attendee will make one in class to take home, with all supplies included.

Date: Saturday 14 July
Time: Arrive 12.50 for 1pm arrival. Ends 3.15pm. All invited to book-signing afterward.
Tickets: £20.  Call 020 7419 8507 or book online:

Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls book-signing with Lucya Starza

Pop in to Treadwell's for a free informal book-signing on Saturday afternoon, 14 July. Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls isn't officially published until August, so this is a very special early launch event. Treadwell's will be the first shop to have copies on the shelf.

My new book is a guide on a key practice of historical British folk magic: the poppet. A clear, simply-written guide to the materials and composition of the poppet, it concentrates equally on how the poppet was used in the past for spellwork for harm and for healing. Its practical side deals with how a practitioner today can make one in line with the traditional principles, how to magically activate it, and how to perform spells with it.

I'll be happy to chat about poppet-making techniques as well as sign copies of the book.

Date: Saturday 14 July
Time: 3.30pm to 5pm (but arrive and leave whenever you like during that time)
Free, but please RSVP to Launch copies will be at discount price.

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

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