Zoom Lectures

a Zoom Lecture Series on The Occult, Death, Art, Sex, Whales, Crows & Everything in Between with Speakers including Marina Warner, Ronald Hutton, Philip Hoare, Mark Cocker & Many More

The Philosophy of Monsters: An Illustrated Lecture by Dr Stephen Asma

Join Dr Stephen Asma, author of "On Monsters", as he examines the human condition by looking at what scares us most

Apr 21st 2021 - Apr 21st 2021

Contemporary Satanic Feminism - Per Faxneld - Zoom Lecture

In this lecture, historian of religions Per Faxneld discusses how contemporary feminists use Satan as an empowering figure, but also how gender equality has been a complicated and contested issue in many Satanic groups.

Apr 22nd 2021 - Apr 22nd 2021

Of Ravens, Wolves & People - Professor John Marzluff - Zoom Lecture

Professor Marzluff will examine the interaction between Ravens, Wolves & People

Apr 25th 2021 - Apr 25th 2021

Freud’s Pandemics: A Live Zoom Lecture with Professor Brett Kahr

Join Dr Brett Kahr to learn what Freud—having lived through WWI, the Spanish Flu, and Nazi occupation—can teach us in this new pandemic

Apr 26th 2021 - Apr 26th 2021

Sigil Workshop with Chaos Magician David Lee - by Zoom

Learn how to make and use powerful sigils, in this two-part workshop with chaos magician Dave Lee.

Apr 21st 2021 - Apr 28th 2021

Deanna Petherbridge on Witches & Wicked Bodies: An Illustrated Zoom Lecture

Join Deanna Petherbridge to explore European witchcraft from the ancient world to present day through a rich survey of images

May 2nd 2021 - May 2nd 2021

Mark Cocker Master Class on Nature Writing on Zoom

Sunday 2nd & Saturday 8th May, ticket includes both sessions. This is a four-hour seminar, split over two days, to explore some of the techniques of nature writing. We will pay careful attention to language, and also to the power and importance of your initial observations. It is this preliminary work that often determines whether the words you choose will be original, fresh and suggestive.

May 2nd 2021 - May 2nd 2021

The Marquis de Sade & the Avant-Garde: Illustrated Zoom Talk by Alyce Mahon

Join Professor Alyce Mahon to trace how the Marquis de Sade became an icon of free expression and explore his influence on Surrealist art

May 4th 2021 - May 4th 2021

Spiritualist Book Club with Medium Tiffany Hopkins

Join practicing medium Tiffany Hopkins on a monthly exploration of the history of Spiritualism, its cultural impact, and notable figures.

May 5th 2021 - May 5th 2021

Fairy Tales from Papua New Guinea - Zoom Bedtime Stories from Viktor Wynd

This evening Mr.Wynd will choose some of his favourite tales picked up on his travels across Papua New Guinea. Strange, Wondrous Tales.

May 9th 2021 - May 9th 2021

Otherworlds: Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experiences - Dr.David Luke

This zoom talk is a psychonautic scientific trip to the weirdest outposts of the psychedelic terrain, inhaling anything and everything relevant from psychology, psychiatry, parapsychology, anthropology, neuroscience, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, biochemistry, religious studies, cultural history, shamanism and the occult along the way

May 11th 2021 - May 11th 2021

Summoning the Spirits - online Seance with Medium Patti Negri

Join psychic medium Patti Negri for an intimate online seance where each participant will have the chance to summon a specific spirit

Mar 13th 2021 - May 15th 2021

On The Monstrous Pictures of Whales - Philip Hoare - Zoom Lecture

Philip Hoare on how to depict the impossible, a monster more bizarre than any medieval Apocalypse or engravings of krakens and rhinoceroses? Zoom lecture in collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy

May 16th 2021 - May 16th 2021

A Modest Look at Ritual Nudity - Professor Ronald Hutton

In this Zoom Lecture Prof. Ronald Hutton opens a door onto a world in which ritual nudity has been, since ancient times, a constant feature of Magic & Initiation

May 17th 2021 - May 17th 2021

The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare - Jonathan Allen - Zoom Lecture

Explore English occultist Austin Osman Spare's Tarot Deck with author Jonathan Allen on Zoom

May 19th 2021 - May 19th 2021

The History and Mystery of Haitian Vodou, Zoom Lecture by Dr Louise Fenton

Often misrepresented, stereotyped and misunderstood, this talk will discuss the history of Haitian Vodou. Vodou is a religion that emerged from the cultural traditions of enslaved Africans, syncretised with forced Catholicism, on the Caribbean Island of Haiti

May 23rd 2021 - May 23rd 2021

Philip Terry on Oulipo, France's Longest Lasting Literary Group

Join writer and translator Philip Terry to learn about France's Ouvroir de littérature potentielle or Workshop of Potential Literature

May 25th 2021 - May 25th 2021

Beyond Purple Emperors, Extremes of Butterflying - Matthew Oates - by Zoom

The science and social science of butterflies just gets better and better. Our love affair with these fickle sprites of the sunshine hours continually deepens. The more we learn about them, the more we discover and the more complex they become, and the more we are enthralled and entertained. This talk looks at all this, and more.

May 30th 2021 - May 30th 2021

Mexican Mask Rituals - Phyllis Galembo - Zoom Lecture

This illustrated Lecture will look closely at the extraordinary range of Masks and traditions current in contemporary mexico

Jun 2nd 2021 - Jun 2nd 2021

The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism & The Cosmic Tree - Gina Buenfeld - Zoom

This talk will explore the ways in which plants have informed artists, mystics and scientists throughout history and around the world

Jun 6th 2021 - Jun 6th 2021

The Archaeology of British Surrealism: A Lecture by David Haycock on Zoom

Join art historian Dr David Boyd Haycock to explore the fascinating history of the Surrealist movement in Britain

Jun 8th 2021 - Jun 8th 2021

Leonora Carrington, My Mother - Gaby Weisz - Zoom Lecture

Leonora Carrington's Son - Gaby Weisz - talks about his recent memoir of his mother with Viktor Wynd - Zoom Lecture in collaboration with Morbid Anatomy

Jun 13th 2021 - Jun 13th 2021

Beau Dick, Hamatsa and the Ceremonial Art of Potlatch with John Cussans

Join artist and educator John Cussans to learn about Beau Dick, an influential Canadian artist and member of the Hamatsa secret society

Jun 15th 2021 - Jun 15th 2021

The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism - Dr.Manon Hedenborg White

Join Manon Hedenborg White for a Zoom Lecture on Babalon and her meaning in modern occultism as a goddess of ego-death, eroticism, and transgressive femininity.

Jun 17th 2021 - Jun 17th 2021

SOLSTICE dispensary of herbal midsummer madness- The Apothecary’s Daughter

Make hay (metaphorically speaking!) with The Apothecary’s Daughteras on Zoom as she discusses the meaning and rituals behind the summer solstice, whilst bringing to light a selection of her favourite seasonal plants, and those with particular connection to the magic of midsummer.

Jun 20th 2021 - Jun 20th 2021

Dragons - Professor Ronald Hutton Zoom Lecture

Professor Ronald Hutton examines Dragons in Myths & Legends

Jun 24th 2021 - Jun 24th 2021

In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and The United States - Tere Arcq

Live on Zoom from Mexico City Teresa Arcq will discuss her LACMA exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and The United States

Jun 27th 2021 - Jun 27th 2021

For The Love of Birds: An Introduction to Birdwatching by Mark Cocker on Zoom

Step into the fascinating world of bird watching as award-winning author and naturalist Mark Cocker lays out its history and practice

Jun 28th 2021 - Jun 28th 2021

The Origins & Rituals of Absinthe: A Virtual Lecture & Tasting with Devil's Botany

Explore the Origins & Rituals of Absinthe with a Virtual Tasting & Talk with Devil's Botany

Jun 29th 2021 - Jun 29th 2021

Cornish Folklore and Mylth with Alex Langstone on Zoom

Join Alex Langstone, author of "From Granite to Sea", to explore the breathtaking real locations of Cornish myth and legend

Jul 4th 2021 - Jul 4th 2021

The Nazis & The Occult - Zoom Lecture - Michael Fitzgerald

This frightening lecture shows how Hitler and Himmler infected the Nazi Party with the dangerous belief that, through occult skills, the 'master race' could gain dominion over the world.

Jul 6th 2021 - Jul 6th 2021

The UnNatural History Museum - NMM Cornwall - Viktor Wynd's Zoom Tour

Join Viktor Wynd in Cornwall via Zoom) for a Guided tour of his Cornish UnNatural History Museum - nestled within The National Maritime Museum Falmouth

Jul 8th 2021 - Jul 8th 2021

The Ghost - a Cultural History with Susan Owens - Zoom Lecture

Susan Owens on her book - The Ghost - a Cultural History - Zoom Lecture in collaboration with Morbid anatomy

Jul 11th 2021 - Jul 11th 2021

A Look at Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy with Joanna Ebenstein

Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy with Mexico based curator, author and co-founder of Morbid Anatomy , Joanna Ebenstein

Jul 12th 2021 - Jul 12th 2021

A Dark Muse - Writers & The Occult - Gary Lachman Zoom Lecture

Gary Lachman will look at how occult thought and ideas influenced some of the most important and influential writers and poets of the past two centuries

Jul 18th 2021 - Jul 18th 2021

M.R. James Fireside Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry, Live on Zoom

Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James

Jul 22nd 2021 - Jul 22nd 2021

Charles Waterton, Ecentric Taxidermist by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

Charles Waterton used his skill to fabricate imaginary creatures, forming three-dimensional religious and political cartoons that lampooned issues and people that attracted his ire.

Sep 6th 2021 - Sep 6th 2021

Women Surrealists with Professor Dawn Ades on Zoom

Join Professor Dawn Ades to explore the paradoxical role of Surrealist women artists in a movement that both elevated and silenced them

Sep 12th 2021 - Sep 12th 2021

Zoroastrianism and the Parsis - Professor Almut Hintze - Zoom Lecture

Once the official creed of mighty Persian Empires, Zoroastrianism probably had an influence on the religious ideas of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Sep 14th 2021 - Sep 14th 2021

Carl Hoffman on The Death of Michael Rockefeller - Zoom Lecture

Carl Hoffman will talk about his book – Savage Harvest - The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 Zoom lecture in collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy

Sep 19th 2021 - Sep 19th 2021

Traditional Fairies - Professor Ronald Hutton Zoom Lecture

Examining the older, darker, more scary and more serious world of traditional British and Irish peoples who lived alongside fairies, elves, gnomes, brownies and pixies and had to deal with them

Sep 21st 2021 - Sep 21st 2021

Vodún Secrecy and the Search for Divine Power - Timothy R. Landry by Zoom

In this zoom lecture Timothy R. Landry examines the connections between local Vodún priests and spiritual seekers who travel to Bénin—some for the snapshot, others for full-fledged initiation into the religion.

Sep 26th 2021 - Sep 26th 2021

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in Early America Professor Leslie Lindenauer

This Zoom lecture will explore witchcraft and witch-hunting in New England in the seventeenth century, in communities shaped by a profound belief in the devil and his minions

Oct 3rd 2021 - Oct 3rd 2021

Surrealism and Crime: A Live Zoom Lecture by Jonathan P. Eburne

Join Professor Jonathan P. Eburne to explore how crime informed the surrealist movement in Europe

Oct 4th 2021 - Oct 4th 2021

Victorian Hairwork: Mourning, Memory Object, and Craft with Master Jeweler, Educator and Art Historian Karen Bachmann, Beginning April 6

4-week online course Tuesdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 6:30-9:30pm Taught via Zoom by Karen Bachmann In this four-week class, students will learn about the history of--and create their own piece of-- Victorian Hairwork.

Oct 5th 2021 - Oct 8th 2021

The Natural History of Ghosts: A Lecture by Roger Clarke on Zoom The Natural History of Ghosts: A Lecture by Roger Clarke on Zoom

Why do we need ghosts? How many kinds of ghost are there? What are they? And where are they? Join film-writer Roger Clarke to find out

Oct 11th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021

Phil Baker on Austin Osman Spare - Zoom Lecture

The Artist & Occultist's biographer tells all in this Zoom lecture in collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy

Oct 17th 2021 - Oct 17th 2021

Witch Hunting in England and America, 1645–52 by Professor Malcolm Gaskill

Just in time for Halloween, Professor Malcolm Gaskill shines a light on a decade rife with self-professed witchfinders in England and abroad

Oct 26th 2021 - Oct 26th 2021

The History of Halloween with Professor Ronald Hutton on Zoom

Explore the history of Halloween—from its murky pagan past and supernatural associations—with Professor Ronald Hutton on Zoom

Nov 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021

The Magical Mind of Ithell Colquhoun, Surrealist & Occultist - Dr. Amy Hale - Zoom Talk

Lecture on one of the most interesting, dynamic, and theoretically sophisticated women Surrealists & Occultists by Dr.Amy Hale

Nov 7th 2021 - Nov 7th 2021

Mike Jay on Mescaline & Art - Zoom Lecture

Mike Jay on Mescaline & Art - Zoom Lecture in Collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy

Apr 18th 2021 - Apr 18th 2021

John Waters in Conversation with Viktor Wynd - Zoom Talk

Join Legendary Film Director, Artist & Author John Waters in Conversation, by zoom, with Viktor Wynd

Apr 17th 2021 - Apr 17th 2021

A Beginner Zoom Course in Conjuring with Oliver Garwood

Join professional magician, Oliver Garwood, on zoom for a beginner’s course in the conjuring arts. This Course Will Run over Four Wednesday evenings - the 14th, 21st, and 28th of April and 5th of May from 7:30-9pm. Ticket price is for the full course

Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 14th 2021

The Discovery of The Modern Goddess - Professor Ronald Hutton

Prof Ronald Hutton poses and answers the question of how and when the modern Western world came to have its most common image of what a goddess should be, as a divinity representing the natural world and the night sky in combination, often appearing in three forms, as maiden, mother and crone.

Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 14th 2021

The Nightingale: A Zoom Talk by Sam Lee

Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale.

Apr 12th 2021 - Apr 12th 2021

Licentious Worlds - Sexual Culture in Global Empires - Julie Peakman

Zoom Lecture - Licentious Worlds is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account by Julie Peakman

Apr 11th 2021 - Apr 11th 2021

Introduction to Rune Magic/Runic Sorcery - David Lee - Zoom Worskshop

Learn the basics of the Elder Futhark so you can makes spells for anything you wish, create your own set of rune-cards and learn divination

Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021

Make your Own Memento Mori: Befriending Death with Art, History and the Imagination Zoom Class with Morbid Anatomy Founder Joanna Ebenstein

4 week online course Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, and 28 April from 7:30- 9:30 pm PLEASE NOTE: All classes will also be recorded and archived for students who cannot make that time Taught interactively via Zoom to a small class by Morbid Anatomy Founder & distinguished author Joanna Ebenstein

Apr 28th 2021 - Apr 9th 2021

The History of Taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

Join Dr Pat Morris for a fascinating tour through the history of taxidermy, from its earliest examples to modern incarnations

Apr 8th 2021 - Apr 8th 2021

Grimm Tales from The Brothers Grimm - Zoom Bedtime Stories from Viktor Wynd

This evening Mr.Wynd will choose some of his favourite tales, Princesses will suffer strange enchantments, evil stepmothers will plot and scheme, shapes will change, magic, madness and evil beasts galore.

Apr 4th 2021 - Apr 4th 2021

The Origins & Rituals of Absinthe: A Virtual Lecture & Tasting

Explore the Origins & Rituals of Absinthe with a Virtual Tasting & Talk

Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021

In the Realm of the Dark Rabbit: A Comic Lecture by David Bramwell

Join Dr David Bramwell on Zoom to uncover what drives some to con, deceive and pull pranks and explore the changing role of the trickster over time

Apr 1st 2021 - Apr 1st 2021

Viktor Wynd on The UnNatural History Museum - The Lecture That Never Was

Join Viktor Wynd on Zoom for an illustrated lecture on his new book, hear about fairies, mermaids, ghosts, shrunken heads and his dead friends.

Mar 28th 2021 - Mar 28th 2021

Oujia Board Class with Psychic Medium Patti Negri on Zoom

Join psychic medium Patti Negri to learn how to use the Ouija board to communicate with the spirit world

Mar 28th 2021 - Mar 28th 2021

Death and Resurrection As Muse: 4-Week Tarot Course with Laetitia Barbier

Professional tarot reader Laetitia Barbier teaches how to ignite creativity in times of crisis and vanquish fear using the tarot's imagery Saturdays 6, 13, 20 and 27 March from 3 pm to 5 pm

Mar 6th 2021 - Mar 27th 2021

Magic, Medicine, and the Body in Pre-Modern Europe with Dr. Alexander Cummins

Join Dr Alexander Cummins to explore the history and magic of melothesia: the practice of understanding occult influences on the human body

Mar 27th 2021 - Mar 27th 2021

The Horned God - Professor Ronald Hutton - Zoom Lecture

Join Ronald Hutton for an evening devoted to the main form of male divinity found in modern Paganism: the horned god of nature and of fertility

Mar 25th 2021 - Mar 25th 2021

Irish Fairy Tales - The Further Adventures of Paddy O'Dwire - Viktor Wynd

Let Viktor Wynd share a nightcap with you, tuck you into bed and tell you Fairy Tales to send you into a deep sleep of strange dreams. Be warned these are not the Ladybird or Disney versions and may not be suitable for the tenderist ears.

Mar 21st 2021 - Mar 21st 2021

Spring Equinox Detox: An Apothecary’s Cabinet for the Vernal Cleanse, Zoom

Join The Apothecary's Daughter and learn about herbal preparations for self-care and nourishment as we head into Spring

Mar 20th 2021 - Mar 20th 2021

Marina Warner - Mary Magdalene and her Jar: Fragrant Oils, Luxury and Sin

In a new, fully illustrated zoom lecture Marina Warner will uncover the long associations of balm with the pleasures and solace of the East, which her parents were seeking when they moved to Cairo after the war.

Mar 15th 2021 - Mar 16th 2021

The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic: A Zoom Talk with Director Simon Costin

A special Zoom evening with Director of the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic, Simon Costin in collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy

Mar 14th 2021 - Mar 14th 2021

The Octopus & Evolution of Intelligent Life with Peter Godfrey-Smith, Zoom

Join Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith on a fascinating journey to the depths of the ocean to learn how nature became aware of itself

Mar 7th 2021 - Mar 7th 2021

SOLD OUT The Origins & Rituals of Absinthe: A Virtual Lecture & Tasting

Celebrate International Absinthe Day with a Virtual Lecture on the Origins & Rituals of Absinthe

Mar 5th 2021 - Mar 5th 2021

Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances with Lisa Morton, Live on Zoom

Join author and screenwriter Lisa Morton to explore how our fascination with talking to the dead grew and evolved

Mar 1st 2021 - Mar 1st 2021

Bed Time Stories with Viktor Wynd

Join Viktor Wynd for a nightcap, let him tuck you into bed and tell you fairy tales Tickets by Donation - 50% of Donations will go straight to CRISIS to Help The Homeless This Christmas

Jan 23rd 2021 - Mar 1st 2021

Mark Cocker on Crows - Zoom Lecture

In Collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy the pre-eminent Nature Writer of our Time Mark Cocker will talk about Crows on Zoom

Feb 21st 2021 - Feb 21st 2021

Satanic Feminism - Lucifer, Women's Liberator in the C19 - Per Faxneld

Join Per Faxneld on Zoom, author of “Satanic Feminism Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth Century Culture” to learn about how feminists around the year 1900 used satanic symbolism as a strategic tool

Feb 18th 2021 - Feb 18th 2021

Herbal Aphrodisiacs & Cures for the Heart with The Apothecary’s Daughter

This Valentine's Day, join The Apothecary's Daughter to learn about herbal potions for the lovestruck and the lovesick alike

Feb 14th 2021 - Feb 14th 2021

The History of Perverse Sex - Illustrated Valentine's Zoom Lecture with Julie Peakman

In Collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy join Julie Peakman this Valentine's Day to find out all about The History of Perverse Sex

Feb 14th 2021 - Feb 14th 2021

Valentine's Tales from The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd

On Valentine's Day let Viktor Wynd come into your bedroom and tell you some of his favourite, most exotic and possibly even erotic tales from the legendary Arabian Nights, there will be treasure, there will be Genii, bewitchings, transformations, all in a world of wonder. 50% to CRISIS

Feb 14th 2021 - Feb 14th 2021

Britain's Pagan Heritage with Professor Ronald Hutton - Zoom Lecture

Prof.Hutton Will examine our Magnificent Pre-Christian Heritage and examine how much of this it is possible to recover - Zoom Lecture

Feb 9th 2021 - Feb 9th 2021

The Celestial Bed of Dr.James Graham - Sex Therapist - Lydia Syson by Zoom

Dr.Graham guaranteed both ecstasy and fertility to the users of his infamous 18th Century Celestial Bed, Zoom lecture with Lydia Syson

Feb 7th 2021 - Feb 7th 2021

Witch Hunting Old & New - Ronald Hutton - Zoom Lecture

Join Professor Ronald Hutton on Zoom to find out why the notorious medieval and early modern European witch-hunts took place - in collaboration with Morbid Anatomy New York

Jan 26th 2021 - Jan 26th 2021


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