The Autumn Equinox, the festival to celebrate day and night being in balance, is this Sunday, September 23. There are lots of pagan events around this time. Here is a listing of some of the things that could interest pagans. Most of the ones I list are in or near London, because that's where I live, but I also mention a few in other parts of the England. If you know of something you want listed, please email the details to me at email@example.com.
Now - 9 January 2019; Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft exhibition in Oxford. Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH. Tickets: £6/£11.25/£12.25. https://www.ashmolean.org/ You can also view the exhibition catalogue, Spellbound, on Amazon.
Now - 28 October. Roman Dead. Exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands. Venue: No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL. Free entry. https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands/whats-on/exhibitions/roman-dead
Now - 12 January 2019; Divine Proportions. Dinner cabaret from Shotgun Carousel, based on the story of Dionysus, God of Pleasure and Mischief. Venue: The Vaults, Arch 234-236, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN. Tuesday - Sunday, doors open 6.30pm. Tickets: Previews: £30, general admission: £35/£55. https://www.thevaults.london/divine-proportions
Tuesday 18 September; Witches of London Gathering. Venue: front bar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting 7.30pm. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/
Tuesday 18 September; Change, Dream, Create with Leila Ghazai. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £30. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk
Tuesday 18 September; Full Moon Magic Ceremony. Venue: London, NW1 7SU (Exact address will be provided after booking). Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £18. http://uk.funzing.com/funz/full-moon-magic-ceremony-11769?
Wednesday 19 September; Time to Meditate - group meditation (every Wednesday). Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Arrive 6pm for 6.10pm start. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/
Wednesday 19 September; More Mead Moot promoted by Pagan FutureFests. Venue: Hope Pub, 48 West Street, Carshalton SM5 2PR. Time: from 7.30pm. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/ http://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/
Thursday 20 September; The Collected Letters of Alan Watts. Talk by Ann Watts. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Thursday 20 September; Everything I Knew About Wicca Was Wrong. Lecture by Frank Pierce and Paula Nancy. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Price: £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Friday 21 September; International Peace Day. Events all around the world. https://internationaldayofpeace.org/
Friday 21 September; In the Footsteps of the Invisible Witch. The Folklore Podcast Live presents a free public talk by researcher and historian Tracey Norman as part of the 2018 Culture Bite festival. Venue: Northwood Library, Green Lane, London, HA6 3AA. Time: 4pm-5pm. Free event, get tickets at the library. https://www.facebook.com/events/393555607721334/
Friday 21 September; On the Trail of Mad Bess. The Folklore Podcast Live presents a free public talk by researcher and historian Tracey Norman as part of the 2018 Culture Bite festival. Venue: Manor Farm Library, Bury Street, Ruislip, London HA47. Time: 7pm. Free event, get tickets at the library. https://www.facebook.com/events/354050458419550/
Friday 21 - Sunday 23 September; 42nd SPR International Annual Conference - Psychic Phenomena and Consciousness. Venue: Newcastle Jurys Inn, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4AD. https://www.spr.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?
Friday 21 September; Holistic Sound Bath Meditation - Summoning The Sacred (weekly ceremonial gathering). Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 5-6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TN. Time: 7pm. Entry £15/£13. https://www.facebook.com/summoningthesacredsound/
Saturday 22 September; Morning tour: an introduction to ancient Egypt. Venue: Room 4, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 8.50am. Tickets £30. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx
Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 September. Autumn Equinox Event in Avebury - two days of talks and workshops at the Henge Shop, High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142522292552565/
Saturday 22 September and Saturday 6 October; Two-day course on the Fairy Faith with Ken Rees. Venue: The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1 (nearest tube stations – Holborn, Russell Square). Time: 10.15am – 5.30pm. Course No: 448. Fees: £56 Cons: £20. Enrolment: 0207 269 6000 (or online). Enquires: 0208 671 6372. www.marywardcentre.ac.uk
Saturday 22 September; Free and Open Gorsedd Autum Equinox Rite by the Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Abiri at The Sun Circle, Avebury, Wilts, Avebury, United Kingdom. Druidic style open ceremony to welcome in summer - all faith paths welcome. Meet at the Red Lion pub from noon for ceremony from 1.30pm-3pm. Offerings of bread or cake, mead, poetry and song are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/592511807749347/
Saturday 22 September; Tarot Cards for Absolute Beginners – Major Arcana afternoon workshop with Sue Terry. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-5.30pm. Price: £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Saturday 22 September; Autumn Equinox: Ritual and Seasonal Gathering in Queen's Wood, Highgate. Meet at the Woodmans' pub garden at 4pm. At 4.30pm everyone will walk to the woods for setup and ceremony. Cost: £5/£3. You must reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Sunday 23 September; Max Meditation class with Lisabetta every Sunday. Drop-in class suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators. Venue: The Little Escape Therapy Centre, 4 Paxton Mews, off Westow St, London SE19 3RW. Time: 10am-11am. Cost: £12 per class, £30 for 3 classes.
Sunday 23 September; Open House London - a chance to look around Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 4SH. Time: 11am-5pm. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Sunday 23 September; Druidic Autumn Equinox Celebration on Primrose Hill with the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8YH, by 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/498397013967751
Sunday 23 September; Anderida Gorsedd Druid group Equinox open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex. To take part, meet from 1.30pm to 2pm near the Long Man of Wilmington car park, for a walk up the hill at 2pm. Afterwards, those who want to to will retire to the Giants Rest pub for a social drink. https://www.facebook.com/groups/anderidagorsedd/
Sunday 23 September; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone. Lecture at the Theosophical Society in London. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Donations welcome. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/
Sunday 23 September; Full Moon Prayer and Fire Ceremony with Wild Women Gatherings. Venue: Private address near Forest Hill station, London SE23 3HB. Time: 3pm. Advance booking essential, Cost: £15. https://www.meetup.com/WILD-WOMEN-CIRCLES-LONDON/
Sunday 23 September; Full Moon Peace Fires. Light a candle or fire for peace wherever you are in the world, for as short or long a time as you like between 8am and 4pm PDT (US) time, which is from 4pm UK time. You can light a candle just for an hour or so and state the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” Details: http://peacefires.org/
Sunday 23 September; Luna Iter - Journey of the moon - for Pagan and Wiccan Seekers with Luna Iter- Wiccan Seekers London NE. Pub moot followed by a ritual close to each full moon. Venue: Old Ship Inn, Hackney. Moot starts at 4.30pm, then at 6pm moving to a historic site for the ritual. Fee: £4/£5. https://www.meetup.com/Luna-Iter-WiccanSeekersLondonNE/
Sunday 23 September; Equinox Moonlight _Ceremony with Gongs and Drums, hosted by Spiritual and Shamanic Events Listing in London. Venue: Prana Yoga Space, 7 Harrow Place (rear entrance), London, E1 7DB. Time: 6pm. Cost: £20. https://www.facebook.com/events/2255135524714250/
Sunday 23 September; Autumn Equinox Vigil at Crossbones to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard and the dead and wounded of the London Bridge attacks. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, London SE1 1TA. For more details, visit http://crossbones.org.uk/
Monday 24 September; The Essence of Non-Duality. Talk by Rupert Spira at Alternatives. Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £10/£15 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Monday 24 September; Living Witchcraft: Magic with Jupiter. Evening class with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Tuesday 25 September; Full Moon Magic Ceremony. Venue: London, NW1 7SU (Exact address will be provided after booking). Time: 6.15pm. Tickets: £18. http://uk.funzing.com/funz/full-moon-magic-ceremony-11769?
Tuesday 25 September; The Voice as Healer, Empowerer and a Changer of Consciousness. Talk by Derek Barnes. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Pl, Kensington, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Tickets: £14/£12. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Tuesday 25 September; Enfield Town Circle Pagan Moot. Venue: Crown and Horseshoes pub, 15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6PZ. Time: 7pm to 11pm. https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/
Wednesday 26 September; Hertford Pagan Moot. Venue: White Horse Pub, 33 Castle Street, Hertford, Herts SG14 1HH (45 mins from central London). The pub does not have disabled access. This moot usually meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/104788436218047/
Wednesday 26 September; The Power of Chakras and Kundalini with Darren Springer hosted by Funzig. Venue: Dead Dolls House, 181 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12. https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-the-power-of-chakras-kundalini-19123/
Thursday 27 September; Your Zodiac Soul: Twelve Gateways to Wholeness. Talk by John Wadsworth. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/
Thursday 27 September; The Extraordinary Power of Conversation with Rob Kendall, organised by Watkins Media and 42 Acres. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12. For more details visit: https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/events/
Thursday 27 September; PFL Autumn Equinox Open Ritual with Hendon Heathens. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Entry: £6/£5 (PF members and concessions). https://pflondon.info/
Thursday 27 September; Earthstars Group meeting: Landscape Healing in the New Forest. Talk by Corrine Edwards, Sue Bowness and Greg Pain. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT. Time: 7.30pm. Entry by donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/702160653474747/
Thursday 27 September; Jack Parsons and Friends: Rockets, Magick, SF and Sex. Talk by David Barrett at London Fortean Society.Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/
Friday 28 September; Holistic Sound Bath Meditation - Summoning The Sacred (weekly ceremonial gathering). Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 5-6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TN. Time: 7pm. Entry £15/£13. https://www.facebook.com/summoningthesacredsound/
Saturday 29 September; Morning tour: an introduction to ancient Egypt. Venue: Room 4, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 8.50am. Tickets £30. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx
Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 September; Hermetic Magic Masterclass with Rufus Harrington and Julia Phillips. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: starting 10.30am each day. Tickets: £100. Tel: 020 7405 2120. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hermetic-masterclass-tickets-49689642057
Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 September; The Occult Revival, Myth or Reality? Two-day conference organised by the Astrological Lodge. Venue: The Theosophical Society Headquarters, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Time: 9am-4pm. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/
Saturday 29 September; Michaelmas Festival with talks and concerts. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 4SH. Time: 2.30pm-6pm. Donations welcome. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/
Saturday 29 September; Celtic Traditions of Creativity Bardic Workshop with Jonathan Woolley. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm-5.30pm. Price: £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: email@example.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/
Sunday 30 September; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone. Lecture at the Theosophical Society in London. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Donations welcome. http://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/
Sunday 30 September; Women Goddess Circle event: Dragon Magick. Connect with the beautiful and wise energy of the Dragons through myth, meditation, ritual and ceremony led by Lisabetta Vilela. Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 5-6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, SE19 1TN. Time: 6pm-8.30pm. Tickets: £30. firstname.lastname@example.org https://harmonious-healing.com/
Sunday 30 September; Diving In: The Diamond Approach to Inner Realization. Talk by Sandra Maitri organised by Alternatives. Venue: The Columbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts: 7pm. Tickets £20 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/
Friday 5 October: Fire Power - A Workshop in Candle Magic with me - Lucya Starza, based on my book Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Part of the London Month of the Dead events organised by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation. Venue: Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetary, 364 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AB. Time: 7:30 pm. Tickets: £20 including a Hendrick's Gin cocktail. http://londonmonthofthedead.com/firepower.html
Please not: I do not organise any of these events except my candle magic workshop. I try to make sure all details are correct, but please contact the organisers of any event you are interested in for more information before turning up.