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An introduction to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft by Anna Björg Þórarinsdóttir, January 17, 2023, 19:30 GMT, online. But also “don’t worry if you miss it – we will send you a recording valid for two weeks the next day.”

“Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft by Anna Björg Þórarinsdóttir

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft is located in the Westfjords of Iceland, in a small town called Holmavik. This lecture by the director of the museum,

Anna Björg Þórarinsdóttir, will introduce you to the museum and the exhibitions. The European Witch-craze swept across Iceland in the seventeenth century, with over 200 cases and 21 executions. The Museum combines the history of magic with knowledge of magic in Iceland and how it appears in folklore. Join Anna as she talks about the Museum and the spells and objects that are on display. At the Museum, the downstairs gallery represents how magic arts lived in folklore and what people imagined could be achieved with the help of supernatural powers; the upstairs gallery shows who prosecuted and judged the witchcraft cases in Iceland. Also, hear about Jón lærði who is now considered the most significant folklorist of the 17th Century, he left behind a number of publications and drawings that shed light on the spirit of the times. Join us for an evening of Icelandic Magic.”

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Lives of the Great Occultists, an exhibition of Artwork by Hunt Emerson at The Gardner Room, The Atlantis Bookshop, London, UK, November 25th through December 24th, with a launch event and book signing November 25th.

“An exhibition of Artwork by Hunt Emerson

The Gardner Room, The Atlantis Bookshop

Open daily, Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition of the Artwork of Hunt Emerson at the Atlantis Bookshop. The launch event and book signing is this Friday, 25th November at 7pm – please RSVP if you would like to be added to the guest list.

The exhibition will be open at the Atlantis Bookshop from Monday to Saturday through to 24th December, except for Saturday 17th December.”

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#UK #London


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Seeds of Hope and Renewal, a ritual with Starhawk, in support of Diversity Scholarships, November 20, 2022, 11 am US/Pacific, online.

“Seeds of Hope and Renewal

A ritual for hope in dark times

Seeds of Hope and Renewal is a fundraiser to support Diversity Scholarships for Indigenous People and People of Color who are students and teachers with Earth Activist Training

This is the dark time of year, when winter closes in and sometimes it’s hard to keep the warm flames of hope alive. But the cold, dark ground is where seeds gestate and prepare to grow again. Some seeds can only sprout after enough coldness, roughness, fire or other disturbance. In these times when the great disturbance of climate meltdown impacts all of us, we come together to prepare for new growth. In both practical and spiritual ways. Earth Activist Training teaches permaculture–ecological design–with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. Come join us for both spiritual and practical inspiration. In ritual, we’ll find our own deep sources of renewal, and we’ll ground our hope with actual examples of projects from our students and teachers, that regenerate ecosystems and put into practice the skills of earth healing. Admission is by donation, proceeds go to support our diversity scholarship fund.

Date & Time: Sunday, November 20, 11:00 am PST

Location: Virtual. Zoom link provided at registration, with reminders sent before the event

Registration Required: Free, but you must register to join

By Donation, with any amount appreciated”

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Truths & Myths, An Exhibition by Charles Newington, at Atlantis Bookshop, through November 18, 2022, London, UK.

“Only running until Friday 18th November, The Atlantis Bookshop, exhibition from 11am-6pm

We are excited to be hosting right now a pop-up exhibition of the sublime works of the world-renowned artist, Charles Newington.  Charles has established a very large body of work, including placing Britain’s most recent chalk hill figure on the cliffs at Folkestone.  More recently, he has been exploring the world of the esoteric, with the publication of The Goblin Market Tarot.  His inspired approach to creating his works of art, described by some as “startlingly divine”, can be seen in many of the images on display for the next couple of weeks with us.

Come along and prepare to be amazed!”

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#UK #London


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Yeats Impact on Irish Folklore A Critical Look at Yeats Material, with Morgan Daimler, Dec 11, 2022, Online

“A look at Yeats personal background, approach to Irish folklore, and impact , including a critical discussion of flaws in his material.”

“Yeats is renowned as a poet and author and often looked to as a source for late 19th century Irish folk beliefs thanks to his books Celtic Twilight and Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry . Yet Yeats as a source is very much a man of his time, inserting his own bias and opinions into what he recorded and freely rewriting material he collected to suit his own purposes. This discussion will focus on Yeats personal background and frame of reference in relation to the material he was recording as well as various examples where what Yeats relayed in his books is at odds with other sources of folk belief in Ireland around the same period and for decades afterwards, particularly in the Gaeltacht.”

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Victor Neuburg, Magical Writer. Poet Victor Neuberg is known for his Aleister Crowley ties, but he was also an acclaimed poet: Caroline Neuberg talks with Justin Hopper, Treadwell's Bookshop, Dec 8, 2022, London, UK and online.

“Poet Victor Neuberg is known for his Aleister Crowley ties, but he was also an acclaimed poet: Caroline Neuberg talks with Justin Hopper

Victor Neuberg (1883-1940) was a British pagan writer who was part of the wider occult milieu of the early twentieth century. Though he never achieved fame, he nonetheless has a quiet but avid cult following. Neuberg is famed for his liaison with Aleister Crowley c. 1906-1914 and their joint magical workings (Choronzon / Paris), but he had his own important career in literature: writing poetry, founding Vine Press, and mentoring younger writers. Dylan Thomas even said, 'Vicky encouraged me as no one else has done'. Tonight his granddaughter Caroline Neuberg comes to Treadwell's for a lively 'on the sofa' talk with Justin Hopper to talk about Neuberg: the occult life, the writing career, the acclaimed poetry, and the pagan sensibility — he was a devotee of the god Pan. Drinks party follows.

Caroline Neuberg is joined by Justin Hopper, the editor of Obsolete Spells,  a selection of Neuburg's work and from other Vine Press books—over-the-top hymns to the Old Gods, tales from a utopian landscape, and more, most of which have been out of print for a century.”

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William Blake in Songs & Words, November 18, 2022, 7pm with Susheela Raman, Jason Whittaker, Sam Mills and Charles Hayward: “I give you the end of a golden string” at St James’s Church Piccadilly, London, UK.

“Programmed in collaboration with The Blake Society.

Acclaimed for her audacious cross-cultural musical creations, singer/composer Susheela Raman’s latest adventure encounters the magical imagination of one of London’s most creative sons, William Blake, who was born in Soho and baptised at St James’s Church Piccadilly.

Susheela’s original settings of Blake poems, such as the epic “Proverbs of Hell”, are threaded with spoken word performances of Blake’s writings by Jason Whittaker, author and Blake expert and accompanied by inventive guitarist and composer Sam Mills.

Blake summoned his visionary art and poetry from many sources and continues to fascinate and inspire countless writers, music makers and visual artists. The “Golden String” offered here unwinds in words and music though Blake, from the Renaissance magic of Shakespeare’s “Tempest” to William Burroughs and David Bowie.

Susheela Raman will be supported by eminent musician and composer Charles Hayward.

Doors 6:30pm. Event 7pm-9:15pm with short interval.”

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Moina Mathers: Mistress of Magic with Geraldine Beskin at The College of Psychic Studies, November 1, 2022, 7pm (UK), online and recorded for those registered.

“Many will recognise Moina Mathers from her association with The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. In this livestream talk, Geraldine Beskin reveals that this unsung hero should be recognised for much more... including her art, which is on show in the College's Creative Spirits art exhibition!

Moina Mathers was unusual in many ways – not least having a successful marriage to a ceremonial magician, and they are rarely easy to live with! Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers was one of the three founders of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Moina was initiated into it, ran it, constructed the rituals and maintained a life as an artist too.

A thoroughly European childhood and a courageous nature made Moina Mathers' bohemian lifestyle one that her friends envied. Her two main companions were the remarkable Annie Horniman and Florence Farr who both also feature in this talk. One was rich and one was famous, and both had interesting friends and were mentioned in biographies.

Moina Mathers has been slightly overlooked for the last several years and Geraldine is set to redress the balance with this, the most recent of her biographical talks on Magical Women. Join us for this enlightening livestream talk on the life and magic of Moina Mathers, whose artwork can be seen in the College's Creative Spirits art exhibition.”

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A Night in Hell with Martin Olson, Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles, Saturday October 29th 7pm – 9:30pm (PDT).

“A night of comedic tomfoolery, vampire ventriloquism, satanic songcraft, and spooky magic with comedy writer Martin Olson and friends.”

“A Night in Hell with Martin Olson

at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles

Sat Oct 29th 7:00pm – 9:30pm (PDT)

featuring Olivia Olson (Adventure Time), hosted by Disney's Dan Povenmire & Swampy Marsh (Phineas & Ferb), with The Captain Danger band, spooky magic bits with Ron Lynch, Karl Herlinger’s vampire ventriloquism and more!featuring Olivia Olson (Adventure Time), hosted by Disney's Dan Povenmire & Swampy Marsh (Phineas & Ferb), with The Captain Danger band, spooky magic bits with Ron Lynch, Karl Herlinger’s vampire ventriloquism and more!

Halloween month ends, appropriately, with a literal descent into Hell hosted by multi-Emmy nominated comedy writer, author and songwriter Martin Olson whose wicked satire Encyclopaedia of Hell has been hailed as “absolutely one of the funniest books ever” by the drummer for Metallica, and “written by a man whose mind has an extra dimension” by comedy genius Steven Wright. Its sequel, The Conquest of Heaven was named one of the funniest books of all time by Inc. Magazine. Joining Martin will be his daughter Olivia Olson (the voice of Vanessa on Phineas & Ferb and Marceline the Vampire Queen on Adventure Time), and Disney Animation titans Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh (Phineas & Ferb, Milo Murphy’s Law and Hamster & Gretel).

Plus a wondrously grotesque sideshow of Martin’s so-called friends, including outrageous readings by comedian Mike O’Connell, spooky magic from Ron Lynch (Bob's Burgers), vampire ventriloquism from hilarious Karl Herlinger, a mind-bending monologue by comedian & art critic Christina Catherine Martinez, epic rants from madman Eddie Pepitone (The Bitter Buddha) and much, much less. We promise a night of comedic tomfoolery, satanic songcraft, and carnivalesque tastelessness!

Martin Olson, Olivia and Dan & Swampy will sign copies of Olson's satiric novels Encyclopaedia of Hell and The Conquest of Heaven following the show.”

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Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity, October 22, 2022 – January 29, 2023, Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany.

“The exhibition Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity (October 22, 2022 – January 29, 2023) is the first large-scale international loan exhibition to focus on the Surrealists’ interest in magic and myth.

With his Manifesto of Surrealism, published in October 1924, the French writer André Breton founded a literary and artistic movement that soon became the leading international avant-garde. At the center of the Surrealist enterprise lay a reorientation towards the world of the night-dream, the unconscious and the irrational. Numerous artists, who moved in the intellectual orbit of the movement, also immersed themselves in the imaginative world of magic. In their works, they frequently drew on occult symbolism and cultivated the traditional image of the artist’s persona as a magician, seer, and alchemist.

The exhibition ranges from the “metaphysical painting” of Giorgio de Chirico around 1915, through Max Ernst’s iconic painting Attirement of the Bride (1940), to the occult imagery that underpinned the late works of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo.”

“Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity is a joint exhibition project between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Museum Barberini. It is the first large-scale international loan exhibition that looks at the movement’s interest in magic and the occult. Presenting about 60 works, in the Venetian venue, from over 40 international museums and private collections, it offers a rich overview of the entire development of the Surrealist movement, exploring the myriad ways, in which magic and the occult informed its artistic trajectory, from the “metaphysical painting” of Giorgio de Chirico around 1915, through Max Ernst’s iconic painting Attirement of the Bride (1940), to the occult imagery that underpinned the late works of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo. In their works, Surrealist artists frequently drew on occult symbolism and cultivated the traditional image of the artist’s persona as a magician, seer, and alchemist, looking to magic as a poetic and deeply philosophical discourse, related to individual self-empowerment.”

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