Events

My Talks, Workshops and Book Signings
Here are the events I am running over the next few months. 

Thursday 6 September; Candle Magic Workshop. I am running an evening workshop based on my book Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by calling 020 7419 8507, emailing info@treadwells-london.com or visiting the shop.

Saturday 8 September. I will be reading from my book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls at Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 2pm. For further details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/or www.wiccamoon.co.uk

Friday 5 October: Fire Power - A Workshop in Candle Magic with Lucya Starza. 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

Public Pagan Events - Mostly In and Near London
Here is a listing of general events in London plus a few in other parts of the UK that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

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

Monday 16 July; Overcoming Stress. Talk by Dr Marilyn Glenville 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 16 July; Young Urban Witches. Evening mini-workshop on practical magic with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 6.30pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Monday 16 July (tbc); Pagan Pathfinders. Meeting suitable for all pagans in Finchley, London N3. Time: 7.30pm. (Meeting is usually on the 3rd Monday each month.) Free, but bring food and drink to share. Contact Pagan Pathfinders for more details: https://www.facebook.com/PaganPathfinders/

Tuesday 17 July; Women's Circle with Chord Cutting Meditation with Journey Beyond the Mind: Women's Shamanic Drum Circle. Venue: Knowsley Road, Battersea, SE· London. Time: 6.45pm. Cost: £15. https://www.meetup.com/Journey-Beyond-the-Mind-Womens-Shamanic-Drum-Circle/

Tuesday 17 July; Robert Graves' Black Goddess. Lecture by Ruth Clydesdale. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Tickets £9. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 17 July; 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 coacentral@witchcraft.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/

Tuesday 17 July; Wisdom Keepers Series: Modern Science and Wisdom Teachings of Nature Mysticism. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/type/wisdom-keepers-series/

Wednesday 18 July; Your Zodiac Sign - a look at the 12 signs of the zodiac and their traits. Workshop with Tarot and Esoteric Discovery Group. Venue: The Green, Wanstead. Time: 10.30am-2.30pm. Tickets: £8. https://www.meetup.com/Tarot-and-Esoteric-Discovery-Group/

Wednesday 18 July; Fanning Your Spark into Flame. Late afternoon workshop with Tiffany Lazic. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 5pm start. Tickets: £5. Tel: 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com

Wednesday 18 July; Time to Meditate - group meditation. 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 18 July; Crazywise: film screening and discussion organised by Mind in Camden. What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience? Shamanic practitioner Jez Hughes is among the panelists. Venue: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London WC1N 1EH. Time 6.15pm. Tickets: £12/£7. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crazywise-film-screening-discussion-tickets-44635527063

Wednesday 18 July; Fire in the Head: Igniting the Spark of Awen. Evening talk by Jhenah Telyndru. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £5. Tel: 020 7405 2120. http://theatlantisbookshop.com

Wednesday 18 July; The Art of Magic. An Exhibition and Performance based on missing artefacts once housed in the archive of The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.  https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/the-art-of-magic

Wednesday 18 July; Aleister Crowley - Magick, Rock and Roll and the Wickedest Man in the World. Talk by Gary Lachman. Venue: The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6LQ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £12. https://antiquebeat.co.uk/events/aleister-crowley-magick-rock-and-roll-and-wickedest-man-world

Wednesday 18 July; 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 19 - Saturday 28 July; Exhibition The Art of Magic based on missing artefacts once housed in the archive of The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5. https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/the-art-of-magic

Thursday 19 July; The Guardian Angel Oracle. Talk by Chrissie Astell. 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 19 July; William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity - talk by Dr Krister Dylan Knapp. Venue: Society for Psychical Research HQ, 1 Vernon Mews, London W14 0RL. Time: 7pm. Tickets £5 non-members, free for members. https://www.spr.ac.uk/

Thursday 19 July; Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? Talk by Cathi Unsworth, author of That Old Black Magic and other crime novels based on real-life cases, at The London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.15pm. Tickets: £5. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday 19 July; Wisdom Keepers Series: Cultivating Joy – Sacred Practices of the High Andes. Venue: 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. https://www.42acresshoreditch.com/type/wisdom-keepers-series/

Friday 20 July; 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/

Friday 20 July; History of Witchcraft at the British Museum Part 2 with the London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: The British Museum, Great Russel Street, London. Time: 7pm. https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Friday 20 July; Stories in the Moonlight hosted by Moon Festival. Venue: Battersea Arts Centre,
Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN. Time: 8.30pm. Tickets £8/£6. https://www.bac.org.uk/

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 July; Folkestone Pagan Circle Camp 2018. Venue: Kingsdown Camping,
The Avenue, Kingsdown, Nr Deal, Kent CT14 8DU. Tickets: Adults: £25, under-18: £15, under-3: free. https://www.facebook.com/events/501076220279482/

Saturday 21 July; Get to Know Wild Plants - The Borage Family. Walk organised by the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Venue: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX. Time: 10am-4pm. Tickets: from £26.79. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-to-know-your-wild-plants-borage-family-tickets-46261044028?

Saturday 21 July; Peter Ackroyd Thames pub crawl with Minimum Labyrinth in aid of Crisis. A walking tour from Westminster to Rotherhithe, taking in 10 pubs’ worth of real ale, from noon-10pm. Tickets £20 - all money goes to charity. https://www.minimumlabyrinth.org/peter-ackroyd-thames-pub-crawl.html

Saturday 21 July; Talk with Heathen Rite for Summer, with Andre and Amanda Henriques. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 3pm start. Tickets £10. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday 21 July; 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: Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, 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/

Saturday 21 July; Heart Beat Drumming Collective with Olaf Nixon. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £20/£22. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Sunday 22 July; The amazing story of Chief Long Wolf at Brompton Cemetery. Storytelling suitable for children aged 5 and over with London Dreamtime. Venue: Brompton Cemetery Fulham Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9UG. Time: tbc. Price: free but you must reserve a place in advance by emailing bromptonproject@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk. For more details, email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Sunday 22 July; Journey to the Heart - Cacao Gong Ceremony. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: Sessions at 11.30am. Tickets: £30. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Sunday 22 July; Making Blended Incense for Magic. Afternoon mini-workshop with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 22 July; Crossbones Blessing and Bards. Blessing of the gardens of remembrance by the Dean of Southwark, followed by performances including poems from the Southwark Mysteries, then a picnic. Venue: Crossbones, 18-22 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA. Time: 12.30pm - 5pm. Free event. https://www.facebook.com/events/211629709635820/

Sunday 22 July; The Kith of the Tree and the Well heathen moot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP. Time: 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/182645012584379/

Monday 23 July; 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 23 July; Hungry for More. Talk by Mel Wells 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/

Tuesday 24 July; Archaeology of Ancient Britain: Discovery and Display - gallery talk. Venue: Room 51, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Time: 1.15pm. Free, just turn up. For more details visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

Tuesday 24 July; The Shamanic Path - Exploring Different States of Consciousness. Talk by Jez Hughes, author of The Heart of Life. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm start. Cost: £14/£12. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 24 July; Enfield Town Circle Pagan Moot. Venue: Crown and Horseshoes pub, 12-15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield, Middx, EN2 6PZ. Time: 7pm. Free to turn up. https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Wiccans-Pagans/

Wednesday 25 July; The Secret Language of the Renaissance. National Gallery tour with by Richard Stemp, organised through Watkins Books. Venue: National Gallery. Time: 2.30pm. For more details tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Wednesday, 25 July; Aquarius Full Moon Gong Bath. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: Sessions at 7-8pm and 8.30-9.30pm. Tickets: £20. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Wednesday 25 July; 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/

Thursday 26 July; Leopard Warrior. Talk by John Lockley. 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 26 July; Marvelous Mushrooms, Toxic Toadstools and Fortean Fungi. Talk at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Friday 27 July - Sunday 29 July; Full Moon Weekend by the Sea with Wild Women Gatherings London. Venue: Kalyanaloka Buddhist and tea retreat centre, 58 Slinfold close, · Brighton, Sussex. Advance booking essential. Details: https://www.meetup.com/WILD-WOMEN-CIRCLES-LONDON/

Friday 27 July; Drawing down the moon rite on the full lunar eclipse with the The Wiccan Moot. Venue: tba. Time: 7pm. Advance booking recommended. https://www.meetup.com/London-Wicca/

Saturday 28 July; Special 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 28 July; Goddess Festival with full programme of talks and workshops and a market. Venue: 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London, NW3 2BQ. Entry to the market is free. Full access tickets: £10 for super early bird ticket, £12.50 for early bird, £16.50 for standard advance and £22 on the door. Website: www.awakenthegoddess.co.uk

Saturday 28 July; Wild Medicine Day with Forage Botanicals. Venue Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe St, London SE16 5ET. Time:10.30am - 3pm. Tickets £50. Details: www.foragebotanicals.co.uk

Saturday 28 July; Special 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 28 July; The Art of Magic. An Exhibition and Performance based on missing artefacts once housed in the archive of The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.  https://www.thehorsehospital.com/events/the-art-of-magic

Saturday 28 July; Art in the Crypt hosted by Hell Fire Club Books Esoteric Publishers. One-night exhibition showcasing a group of artists working with esoteric currents, alchemical processes, alien parasites, conjured spirits and the manifestation of the forces of light and darkness: Sean Woodward, Sasha Chaitow, Jason Atomic, Savage Pencil, Zoetica Ebb, Alberto Bona, Amodali Zain and Madeleine LeDespencer. Venue: The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Rd, London NW1 2BA. Time: 7pm. Tickets £10. http://hellfireclubbooks.com/shop/art-in-the-crypt-london/

Saturday 28 July; Starlight storytelling in Richmond. Storytelling for adult audiences with London Dreamtime. Venue: A secret location near Richmond station. Time: 8pm start. Price: £4 - you must reserve a place in advance. Bring a candle and something to sit on. For more details, email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit https://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Sunday 29 July; The Out-of-body Experience, Lucid Dreaming, Hypnagogia and The Lucia No 3.
Workshop with Anthony Peak at Alternatives. Venue: The Columbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate,
London W2 3NS. Time: 10am-5.30pm. Tickets £95 online. http://www.alternatives.org.uk/

Sunday 29 July; Shamanism Healer Training - Becoming the Alchemist- Connect to Your Source Gold within. Venue: Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal's Yard Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP. Time: 10.15am-5.15pm. Tickets £75. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/

Wednesday 1 August; Wheel of the Year Festival - Fruition at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the well head for midday meditation until 12.30pm, followed by conversation on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details, visit the website http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

Wednesday 1 August; When Prophecy Fails… Again. Talk by Dr David V Barrett. Venue: The Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY. Time: 7.30pm. Details: http://greenwich.skepticsinthepub.org

Wednesday 1 August; Change, Dream Create workshop. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London E9 7AD. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £30. www.sheslostcontrol.co.uk

Thursday 2 August; The Day the Buddha Woke Up. Talk by Rima Fujita. 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 2 August; PFL Lammas Open Ritual. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Time: 7.30pm. Entry: £6/£5 (PF members and concessions). https://pflondon.info/

Sunday 5 August; Special 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

Sunday 5 August; North West Kent Green Pagan Circle Moot. Venue: Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, BR7 5NL. Time: 11am. https://www.facebook.com/groups/445487428816887/

Monday 6 August; Living Witchcraft: Magic with Mars. Seminar-workshop with Rebecca Beattie. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Tickets £20. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 7 Aug (tbc); Romford Moot. Venue: The Golden Lion, 2 High Street, Romford, RM1 1HR. Time: 7.30pm. Entry £4. https://www.facebook.com/mammamoonmagick/

Tuesday 7 Aug; Witches' Inn Gathering. New venue: The Hatch Public House, 44 Hatchlands Road,
Redhill, RH1 6AT. Starts at 8pm. Moots are the first Tuesday of each month. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/The-Witches-Inn-1568424150049437/

Thursday 9 August; Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump. Talk by Gary Lachman. 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 9 August; Talk  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: £5/£1.50 concessions. Time: 8pm. (Meetings are normally the second Thursday of each month.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2438110887/ To guarantee a seat, email cunningfolkmusic@gmail.com

Saturday 11 August; Rise of Sekhmet - a day of events culminating in a solar eclipse magical ceremony with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. An entire day of events starting at 9am at Richmond Park. There will be a visit to  the Sekhmet statues at the British Museum at 2.30pm, a visit to Cleopatra's Needle  on the Embankment at 6pm.  The Rise of Sekhmet ceremony will take place by the bank of the Thames near the Tate Modern at 8pm Cost: £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-Outdoor-Pagans

Sunday 12 August; The British Museum and the Awakening of English Magic. Walking tour with Caroline Wise organised by Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 11am. Ticket price £18. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 14 August (tbc); Nova Stellar Presents (speaker tba). Venue: The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DB. Time: Doors open 7pm, talk starts at 8pm. Entry £3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472510443017948/

Friday 17 August; Fragrances (outside speaker) at the Witches' Banquet Fruit Moon. Venue: Souk Medina, 1a Shorts Gardens, London WC2H. Time: 6.15pm. Advance booking recommended. https://www.meetup.com/London-Wicca/

Sunday 19 August; Shamanic workshop. Venue: Woodford Church at 9 Grove Crescent, South Woodford, London E18 2JR. Time 11am-4pm. Cost: £10, bring your own lunch. http://woodfordchurch.com/

Sunday 19 August; Mindfulness and Spirituality: A Day of Talks, Venue:  22A Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QN. Time: 13.30pm-5.30pm. Tickets: £12. https://uk.funzing.com/funz/mindfulness-spirituality-a-day-of-talks-18037?

Sunday 19 August; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot (normally on the third Sunday of each month). Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm-6pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnoftheoak/

Thursday 26 August; 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?

Monday 27 August (times tbc); 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: Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney. Moot usually 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/

Thursday 30 August; Elliott O'Donnell: Strange Cults and Secret Societies of Modern London. Talk at London Fortean Society. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.. Time: 7.45pm. Tickets: £4/£2. http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com/

Friday 31 August - 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/

Sunday 2 September (tbc); 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/

Thursday 6 September; Candle Magic Workshop. I am running an evening workshop based on my book Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Cost: £20 per person. You can book online at https://www.treadwells-london.com/ or reserve a place by calling 020 7419 8507, emailing info@treadwells-london.com or visiting the shop.

Saturday 8 September. I will be reading from my book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls at Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Time: 2pm. For further details contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/or www.wiccamoon.co.uk

Sunday 9 September; Start of Ancestral Healer Training course - 6-modules - with Shamanism and Evolving Consciousness. Venue: Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal's Yard,
London E14 9DB. Time: 10.15am-5.15pm. Tickets £75. https://www.meetup.com/Shamanism-and-Evolving-Consciousness/

Friday 21 September; Siberian Shamanic Ecstatic Dance with Tara Aharata. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £35. www.aho.community

Friday 28 September (date tbc); Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge) lecture. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Doors open: 6.45pm. Entrance: £8/£10. Details: http://www.rilko.org/lectures/ or https://www.facebook.com/rilkotrust/

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 September; The Occult Revival, Myth or Reality? Two-day conference organised by the Astrological Lodge. Venue: London venue to be announced. Time: 9am-4pm. Tickets: tba. For more details, email info@astrolodge.co.uk

2 October; Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel - start of 20-week course. Venue: Aho Studio, 13 Prince Edward Rd, London, E9 5LX. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £35. www.aho.community



Friday 5 October: Fire Power - A Workshop in Candle Magic with Lucya Starza. 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

Note: Very few of these events are organised by myself, so please check with the organisers about tickets and timings before turning up to anything listed on my blog. I try to keep my events listing accurate, but do not always know of late changes, cancellations or whether events are sold out.