Featured Digital Events

Cunning Folk, Life in The Age of Practical Magic – Dr Tabitha Stanmore

In this talk, Tabitha Stanmore transports us to a time when magic was used to navigate life's challenges and solve problems

The Witches of St.Oswyth: Persecution, Betrayal and Murder in Elizabethan England – Prof Marion Gibson

Gibson skilfully unlocks the poignant personal histories of those denied the chance to speak for themselves

Witchcraft History in 13 Trials – Professor Marion Gibson

Women, such as Helena Scheuberin and Joan Wright - whose stories have too often been overshadowed by those of the powerful men, such as King James VI and I and “Witchfinder General

Following Lilith – tracking a demoness through time – Dr Sarah Clegg

This talk will examine her origins in the child- and mother-killing demoness Lamashtu from ancient Mesopotamia

The Case of the Feejee Mermaid – a Zoom talk by Professor Sarah Peverley

A Zoom talk by Professor Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) titled 'Japanese Merfolk and the Case of the Feejee Mermaid'.

Britain’s Last Witch – Hellish Nell – Prof Malcolm Gaskill

One of the last criminal trials using the 1735 Witchcraft Act was, improbably, in London in 1944. The accused was Helen Duncan, a middle-aged Scotswoman.

Art of The Solomon Islands – Kevin Conru

In the art of the Solomons, there is a link between the visual and the practical.

Greek Flower Power – Robin Herne

This botanical tour will look at some of these old tales and contemplate what they tell us about humanity, spirituality, sexuality

Potions, Elixirs, & Magical Brews – Melissa Madara

This lecture will cover - herbal preparation involved in potion making, potions their components and uses and magical beverages from history

Alchemy shifting into the Enlightenment: Alexander Pope to Goethe – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

The cultural transformations of the Enlightenment, or Early-Modern Era, involved the psychologicizing of alchemical mythologies

Darkling Shadows & Midsummer Madness: The Weird Fiction of R Murray Gilchrist – Daniel Pietersen

In this talk, Gilchrist scholar Daniel Pietersen will use newly-unearthed details of the writer's life to explore this change in fortunes and why Gilchrist

Bad Humored: humoral theory and its influence on medicine – Cat Irving

This talk will look at what humoral theory was, what it told us about the body, and the way it influenced medical thinking

Formidable Warrior Women: Tales of the Amazons in Antiquity – Connie Skibinski

This presentation examines a wide range of art and literature to trace changing attitudes towards these warrior women throughout Greece and Rome.

Working the Poison Path : Poisonous Plants for Witches – Melissa Madara

We will explore the mythology, history, and science of poisonous plants, providing an informed pathway for further exploration

Poltergeist over Lincolnshire – Dr Sophie Hollinshead

In the nineteenth century rural Lincolnshire saw a surprising outbreak of poltergeist activity.

Trolls in Scandinavian 1800’s Art – Lena Heide-Brennand

this intertwines artistic mastery with mythical folklore, shedding light on the rich and intriguing portrayals of these legendary beings

Ancient Monsters in Modern Art – Professor Debbie Felton

This talk discusses how modern art has adapted monsters from ancient Greek myth

Franz Kafka and his view on life – Lena Heide-Brennand

a lecture that aims to wake an engaging exploration of Kafka's perspective on life, where the ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary

Jack the Ripper and other Monsters: how did the Whitechapel Murder case impact the Lives of ordinary Victorians? – Dr Drew Gray

This talk will explore the reactions of Londoners and others to the Whitechapel murders and reflect on the extent to which the character of ‘Jack the Ripper’

19th Century Alchemy in Literature: Nathaniel Hawthorne to W.B. Yeats – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

One of the secret undercurrents of the literature of the American Renaissance in the mid 19th century

Painting British Folk Customs – Ben Edge

Join Ben Edge for this Zoom talk as he takes you into the heart of British Folklore and shares his own journey as an artist and gives insights into his creative practice

Unraveling the Magical Year of Thelema – Maevius Lynn

This talk explores Thelema throughout the year and offers a unique door into the magick, history, and living tradition of Thelema

Ancient Greco-Roman Werewolves and the Posthuman Imagination: Finding the Hum(an)imal – Tanika Koosmen

this lecture will discuss the advent of the posthuman – and prove that it has existed for much longer than it has been recognised.

Knives Out! A history of human dissection – Cat Irving

This talk will look at the history of dissection, and the role it has played in shaping the medical world

Slaughter, Fire and Gibbet: Boudica – Archaeology, History and Legacy – Dr Duncan Mackay

This talk explores the story of Boudica, leader of a bloody rebellion against Roman rule in AD 60, interrogating the Roman historical sources

Make your Own Memento Mori: Befriending Death with Joanna Ebenstein

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

Friendship in Doubt: Agnosticism and Magick in Aleister Crowley’s Circle – Richard Kaczynski

This talk uncovers the fingerprints of British secularism upon Thelema: from the “Scientific Illuminism” embraced by the A⸫A

Mary Shelley’s Frontispiece and The Frankenstein Monster’s Penis – Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts

This talk will uncover a hidden sexual level of meaning in the world’s most famous frontispiece, which appears in the 1831 edition of Frankenstein, depicting the moment of creation

Folk Belief in The Ancient Mediterranean – Prof. Marguerite Johnson – 5 part Lecture Series

In this five-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes you on a journey over land, sea, sky, and into the ethereal world of folk belief in the ancient Mediterranean.

Entities of land and sea – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this talk, we look at some examples, ranging from dryads and other assorted nymphs to the ketos (a huge sea-monster), and the folktales

‘Fiona Macleod’ (William Sharp) (1855-1905) and the Celtic Revival in Scotland by Dr Mark Williams

This talk weighs up Sharp’s deeply peculiar cultural achievement, probing the role that ‘Fiona’ played in his complex life.

The Mystery of Sophia Hyatt, The White Lady of Newstead Abbey – Dr Sophie Hollinshead

In 1818 a mysterious middle-aged woman, dressed mainly in white began to wander the grounds of Newstead Abbey

Taxidermy and the Country House: where natural History meets social history – Dr Pat Morris

Taxidermy was a popular form of household decoration, often featuring hunting and fishing trophies.

An Animist Ethics – Robin Herne

This talk will draw on notions of personhood, reflect on changing laws from around the world as we reconsider our relationships with the non-human

The History of Snake Women – Dr. Natalie Lawrence

This talk will explore the monstering of Mother Nature, and how the snake women represent the most primal of fears

Alchemy in the works of Thomas Mann and James Joyce – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

At the same time that renewed interest in alchemy and hermeticism was being explored in both Freudian and Jungian circles

An essential guide to Viking culture and traditions – Lena Heide-Brennand

In this lecture we will step into the captivating world of the Vikings and delve into their rich culture and enduring traditions

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Dr. Raymond Buckland’s ‘Wide World of Spirit – Steven Intermill and Toni Rotonda

Steven Intermill, will explore Buckland's interest in Spiritualism and his summers spent in Lily Dale during his last years

Introduction to Planetary Herbalism – Melissa Madara

This lecture is an introduction to the art of planetary herbalism- a practice with roots extending deep into the ancient world

“Beastly Sneak!” Rescuing Other People’s Diaries – Dr Irving Finkel

This illustrated lecture will consider the fatal doom that usually awaits private diaries of real people once they stop keeping themselves

Chasing Unicorns: Symbolism in the Unicorn Tapestries – Dr. Juliette Wood

This lecture examines the multiple layers of symbolism which give meaning to these beautiful medieval works of art.

Brothers Zara and Raum: The Real Story of a Fake Buddhist Rosicrucian Order – Philip Deslippe

This talk will tell the history of Francis Ormsby, Lewis Colburn, and their group, the Ordo Magiaro.

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Séance: Spiritualism, Photography and the Search for Ectoplasm – Shannon Taggart

Shannon will share stories and pictures from twenty years of photographing mediumship, explaining how two decades of investigation developed

The Story of Wicca: An illustrated talk – Julia Phillips

The talk examines the influence of characters such as Charles Godfrey Leland, Sir James Frazer, and Margaret Murray

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Publishing the Paranormal – Charles and Penelope Emmons

Charles and Penelope Emmons discuss their own adventures in publishing the paranormal in academic and other contexts and those of other researchers as well

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Reclaiming Art – JF Martel

The book places art alongside languages and the biosphere as something endangered by the onslaught of predatory capitalism

Female Demons – Prof Marguerite Johnson

We begin with Mesopotamian child-snatching demons, also known to harm mothers, and the magical devices to trap them

Scandinavian forest through the hidden photographer’s lens – Jerry Geraldi

In this discussion, we will delve into the captivating world of photographing Norway through the lens of a dedicated photographer

Marvelous Births in Old Norse Myth and Saga – Bernt Ø. Thorvaldsen

In Old Norse culture, there is a number of stories about peculiar conceptions and births

‘The Maternal Body in the Early Modern Age’ What to Expect When You’re Expecting – Olivia Langford

In this lecture we will consider the medical and social perceptions of the maternal body in the period c. 1540 – 1660

Hekate : Meeting the Goddess of the Crossroads – Melissa Madara

This lecture will examine Hekate's pre-historical origins, her rituals in the PGM, her demonization in the Roman empire, and her evolution

Following Lilith – tracking a demoness through time – Dr Sarah Clegg

This talk will examine her origins in the child- and mother-killing demoness Lamashtu from ancient Mesopotamia

The Magic of The Fens – Dr Sophie Hollinshead

Hear stories from a landscape existing as liminal space between land and sea.

The Puppet Made Me Do It. The Uncanny and the Grotesque in Puppetry – Dr Emily LeQuesne

This talk will explore links between puppets and the visceral, uncanny and the grotesque. Perhaps an uncanny response is on a sliding scale

Alchemy and Hermeticism in the works of Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, and Hilma af Klint – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

The reduction to the fundamental elements of aesthetic composition—geometrical figures like the rectangle, square, circle

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Music from Elsewhere – Doug Skinner

presents music attributed to non-human inspiration— tunes from fairies, trolls, trows, angels, spirits, and aliens, as well as music generated by channeling, visions, and dreams.

The Rowan Tree: Myth, Folklore, Art – Oliver Southall

This talk offers a whirlwind tour through the cultural and social history of the common rowan or mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

Mark of the Werewolf – Robin Herne

This talk explores a selection of such legends and the possible explanations for how those stories started – from medical and psychiatric explanations

Victorian Ghost Stories – Lena Heide-Brennand

Step into the shadows of the 19th century, an era of occultism and gothic intrigue

The Black Death and how it ruled the world – Lena Heide-Brennand

In this lecture we dive into the haunting history of the Black Death and explore how this devastating plague swept across the world

Shapeshifters – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this talk, we meet these fearsome witches, along with werewolves, who did not choose to transform but had transformation forced upon them

Malleus Maleficarum (1486) – the Medieval Witch Hunter Bestseller – Lena Heide-Brennand

Explore a chilling odyssey into the dark heart of the Middle Ages with a compelling lecture on the infamous "Malleus Maleficarum," from 1486

The Dragon in the West: From Ancient Myth to Modern Legend – Professor Daniel Ogden

It brings the story forwards though Christian writings, medieval illustrated manuscripts, and the lives of dragon-duelling saints

“You Are to Do What We Say”: The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle and his Spirit Guide Pheneas – Michael W Homer

This presentation will use previously unpublished materials to explore the séances in which Pheneas appeared to Doyle’s home circle

Summoning The Spirits – Seance with Medium Patti Negri on Zoom

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

Italian Witchcraft and Shamanism – Dr Angela Puca

Offering rare insights into vernacular religion, this book vividly portrays shamans' past and present on the Italian peninsula.

Count Stenbock: Decadent master of the macabre – a Zoom talk by James Machin

An introductory Zoom talk by James Machin on the decadent writer of strange tales, Count Stenbock – 'scholar, connoisseur, drunkard, poet, pervert, most charming of men'

The Festival of Britain ‘A Tonic for the Nation’ – Dr Sophie Hollinshead

The Festival of Britain in 1951 provided a much-needed dose of colour, excitement and fun in post-war Britain

The Legendary Origins of Britain – Zoom lecture with John Clark

John Clark investigates the legendary origins of Britain, with Trojans at Totnes and Giants on Plymouth Hoe...

Alchemy in the works of C.G. Jung and Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

Jung’s engagement with alchemy began in the late 1920s and dominated his late work

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Spiritual Spectacles: Mother’s Work and the Shaker Era of Manifestations – Maria Molteni

This lecture will contextualize the Era of Manifestations, its overlap with Spiritualism, and some of Molteni’s responsive artwork as artist

From Dutch Courage To Trendy Cocktail – The History Of Gin – Lena Heide-Brennand

this lecture promises to be a heady mix of knowledge and fun. Join us, and let's toast to the fascinating world of gin!"

Serial Killers in the Ancient World – Prof Debbie Felton

This talk presents stories from classical mythology and history that are not for the faint of heart: here you will find tales of torture

Europe’s Great Witch Hunt – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to answer the question of why late medieval Western Christianity lost its nerve so badly and began so much to fear imagined evils.

Echoes from the Asylum: A Journey through the Mental Institutions of the 18th and 19th Century Europe – Lena Heide-Brennand

This lecture is not just a chronicle of history, but a tribute to the human spirit's indomitable will to survive and never give up on the hope of freedom

Druids in medieval Irish sources by Dr Mark Williams

This talk sets out those sources, explaining why they are just as problematic—if not more so—than the classical accounts.

Witchcraft History in 13 Trials – Professor Marion Gibson

Women, such as Helena Scheuberin and Joan Wright - whose stories have too often been overshadowed by those of the powerful men, such as King James VI and I and “Witchfinder General

The Case of the Feejee Mermaid – a Zoom talk by Professor Sarah Peverley

A Zoom talk by Professor Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) titled 'Japanese Merfolk and the Case of the Feejee Mermaid'.

Dear Father Christmas’: Tracing the history of a folkloric custom – Dr Ceri Houlbrook

This talk traces the history of the folkloric custom of writing such letters. When and how did it start?

Beauties and beasts – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

In this talk we consider the tale of Cupid and Psyche and explore how folktale and fairytale influence generations of tellers

Britain’s Last Witch – Hellish Nell – Prof Malcolm Gaskill

One of the last criminal trials using the 1735 Witchcraft Act was, improbably, in London in 1944. The accused was Helen Duncan, a middle-aged Scotswoman.

Winter Tales of Ice & Fire – Hannah Brailsford

Hannah will tell a collection of European tales to both chill and warm the heart for a Winter’s night.

Victorian Christmas Stories – Lena Heide-Brennand

Journey back to the heartwarming Christmases of the Victorian era, where families gathered around the hearth

Alchemy in Art and Culture -12 Part Lecture Series – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

Perhaps the oldest and most enduring of all myths is the Nekyia: the descent to and return from the underworld.

Alchemy and Hermeticism in the work of Leonora Carrington – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

Leonora Carrington’s traumatic breakdown and incarceration in the Spanish asylum at Santander,

Tall tales – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

this talk incudes modern comparisons – from weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein's human-shredder

Reverend Robert Kirk’s “The Secret Commonwealth of Elves and Fairies” – Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart

In his talk, Dr Stiùbhart will introduce us to Kirk’s life and works, comparing the beliefs presented in the ‘Secret Commonwealth’

19th Century Children’s Stories and Songs – Lena Heide-Brennand

Welcome to an extraordinary exploration through the enchanting treasure of European folklore

The Witches of St.Oswyth: Persecution, Betrayal and Murder in Elizabethan England – Prof Marion Gibson

Gibson skilfully unlocks the poignant personal histories of those denied the chance to speak for themselves

C. S. Lewis And The Chronicles Of Narnia – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom

This talk seeks to explain what sort of man he was, and how and why he came to write the stories

Cunning Folk, Life in The Age of Practical Magic – Dr Tabitha Stanmore

In this talk, Tabitha Stanmore transports us to a time when magic was used to navigate life's challenges and solve problems

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Kitchen Kundalini – Xanthe Gresham

Plant lore and mythology have a tale for every malaise – including menopause and midlife crisis.

Portrait in Wax: The Anatomical Models of Anna Morandi Manzolini – Cat Irving

This talk will look at Anna Morandi Manzolini’s life and career, and her patronage by a Pope who promoted scientific investigation and the education of woman.

The Witch’s Guide to Crafting Oils, Salves, and Unguents – Melissa Madara

In this lecture, we will look at a history of magic oils, salves, and unguents, examining spells from the ancient past to understand why these substances have become so iconic

Alchemy and Hermeticism in Elizabethan Poetry: Marlowe, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

This session focuses on alchemical and hermetic themes in brief selections from poetry of the Elizabethan era and early decades

Hirsute Women – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

This lecture considers hair as a marker of monstrosity, beginning with ancient accounts of the hirsute women

Medieval Mermaids – a Zoom talk with Professor Sarah Peverley

This illustrated Zoom talk will explore the Medieval history of one of the most popular and long-lived of all the mythical creatures that humans have invented.

Lewis Carroll and Surrealism – Mark Richards

This talk will demonstrate Carroll’s influence on the Surrealists, explore the remarkable mind of the author

Haunted Houses in the UK – Lena Heide-Brennand

This lecture is illustrated with stunning artwork of the haunted places, and packed with historical facts, legends, and anecdotes.

17th Century Alchemy and the Rosicrucian Manifestos: Atalanta Fugiens and the Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

This session delves into the mysteries of perhaps the most extraordinary of all alchemical texts, the Atalanta Fugiens of Michael Maier.

Witchcraft During World War II – Julia Phillips

There is a popular belief that in the early days of World War II, a coven of witches gathered in the New Forest to conduct a ritual designed to repel the threat of a Nazi invasion

The Mythology & Folklore of Magical Plants – Melissa Madara

Join Catland co-owner Melissa Madara for a storytelling session & analysis of some of the most infamous plants in the witch's apothecary

Birthing Bunnies (and other such things) – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

This lecture unpacks stories around women giving birth to animals, from rabbits to pigs.

Art of the French Occult Revival: Joséphin Péladan and the power of Symbolist art – Dr Sasha Chaitow

this talk focuses on his concept of the role of art and artists and their power to effect individual and social change according to his esoteric-aesthetic philosophy

Wilde and Pagan? – Robin Herne

This talk will combine an overview of Wilde’s life and philosophy peppered with readings from his poetry and prose to illustrate

Season of the Witch: The Book of Goth – Cathi Unsworth

a panoramic view of the musical culture of the UK in the 1980s

The Haven-Finding Art: An Intellectual Adventure of Celestial Navigation – Robert Hicks

This illustrated presentation explores one of humankind’s greatest achievements—wayfinding by the sky

Bedtime Stories: These Woods More Free – Madeleine Grantham

In These Woods More Free’ when Robin Hood goes to London adventuring

Dark Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tells some his favourite tales heard around the world, from nasty Germans chopping up people and eating them to disgusting, macabre and delightful tales

John Kruse – The Faes’ Anatomy

In this talk John Kruse will examine what we know about the anatomy and physiology of faery-kind

Cats in Mythology and Culture – Lena Heide-Brennand

we will take a closer look at the myths, the legends and the numerous superstitions that surround these fascinating and elegant creatures

Alchemical Illuminations: The Splendor Solis and Nicholas Flamel – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

The presentation continues with a focus on one of the most famous and splendidly illuminated texts of the Hermetic Renaissance

Bedtime Stories: Spring Tides & Salty Tales – Giles Abbott

Spring Tides run high and so too do the stakes in this evening of thrilling tales from the British traditions of the Sea. Expect Mermaids, Sailors, Smugglers and Pirates.

A Short Course in Old Norse Cursing – Prof Bernt Thorvaldsen

This lecture delves into the more shadowy side of Norse magic.

Witch Marks – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

Detecting the so-called ‘witch’s mark’ or ‘devil’s mark’ was a means of proving someone was a witch.

Bedtime Stories: Stories of the Sun – Dawn Nelson

Join performance storyteller and author Dawn Nelson for folklore and stories to celebrate the launch of her new book 'Stories Of The Sun'

The Satanic Panic: Its Roots and Branches – Peg Aloi

This talk will explore a number of disparate but often related elements that converged to create the Satanic Panic of the 1980s-'90s, including Satanic themed horror films

Blodeuedd’s Tale – Steph Bradley

Tells the tale of the fourth branch of the Mabinogion from the perspective of the Flower Queen who became the Owl.

History and Practice of Geomancy 4: Geomantic Spellcraft – Prof Alexander Cummins

This class will guide those new to geomancy and astrological magic through the options geomantic magic presents

The Great God Pan – Robin Herne

This talk will reflect on the Victorian and Edwardian fascination with Pan and his appearance in the stories of Saki, Grahame, Benson, Machen and others.

The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland – Andy Burnham

A highly illustrated and fast paced talk based around many of the themes, new discoveries and mysteries highlighted in our book The Old Stones

History & Practice of Geomancy 3: Mastering Shield Charts – Prof Alexander Cummins

This class will also offer some training in the so-called “advanced” techniques of analysing geomantic shield charts

The Magicians of the Golden Dawn – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

The talk will take a fresh look at how the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was founded, who inspired and led it, and how its rituals were developed.

An introduction to Thelemic Magick Workshop – Julian Vayne

Julian Vayne leads a two part workshop exploring the theory and practice of Crowley's occultism

Hulders, Witches and Bitches – the view on women and feminists through the centuries – Lena Heide-Brennand

An enthralling journey through time, as we unravel the captivating narrative of women's roles and the ever-evolving views on the female gender.

Two Renaissance Alchemical Manuscripts: The Rosarium Philosophorum and the Ripley Scrolls – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

We move to the 16th century Hermetic Renaissance exemplified by the Rosarium philosophorum

Sheela-Na-Gigs: Power, Politics and Sexuality – Jenny Butler

This talk tracks the history of Sheela-na-gigs in Ireland against the backdrop of Irish history.

The Beastly Prophet: Aleister Crowley and Thelemic Magick – Julian Vayne

Join Julian Vayne for this informed and accessible deep dive into the story of the most notorious occultist of the 20th century.

Fashion in Folk Horror – Sacrificial Maidens and Ritual Robes – Prof Catherine Spooner

This talk traces the uneasy relationship between fashion and folk horror. It shows how the costumes of folk horror films

Hymns, Myths and Mysteries of Orpheus – Ronnie Pontiac

Who were the wandering poet priests of Orpheus and why did Plato and Euripides despise them?

Stolen Penises – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

Imagine losing your penis. Imagine someone – a woman, naturally – stealing your penis.

Alice in Wonderland – Lena Heide-Brennand

This is a must-attend lecture for all you mad Alice in Wonderland fans out there

Witches in The Ancient World – Professor Diane Purkiss

I will be looking at love magic in particular, even though very little of it measures up to modern standards of what love means

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: What Is the Future of the Grave? by Allison Meier

Allison C. Meier has been leading cemetery tours in the New York City area since 2011, including to graves of Spiritualists and mediums

Blood, Toili, Tears and Sweat Death Customs and Morbid Folk Beliefs in Wales – Dr Delyth Badder

In centuries past, where rudimentary medical knowledge and unexpected death were commonplace

Let’s Go For a Walk!: Stories and Songs of Walking and Wandering – Pete Castle

In this programme Pete will tell a selection of stories in which walking is the key to everything else which happens.

The Mythology of Wolves – Robin Herne

This talk will consider Norse, Celtic, Greek and Roman views of the wolf and how they have shaped the ways we think about these beautiful creatures today

Your Money or Your Life: The Myths and Legends of the British Highwayman – Icy Sedgwick

This talk explores some of the myths and legends associated with the highwayman, and we'll dig into possible reasons for the myths enduring where the truth does not.

Bedtime Stories: Stories of Morgan La Fay – Cath Little

The old Welsh myth of the nine sacred sisters who live on the magical island of apples, Ynys Afallon, still weaves a spell of fascination through time.

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan – Carl Abrahamsson

Carl Abrahamsson ponders the occasional occurrence of Satan in various guises

Early Arabic Alchemy: Ibn Umail to The Aurora Consurgens – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

The presentation focuses on the vision of Ibn Umail, illustrated by the spectacular text

Kryptadia Stories – Part one – Lena Heide-Brennand

In this lecture series Lena will tell the once so controversial stories from the secret journal known as “Kryptadia” published and distributed in Europe in the 1800’s.

Visual Aesthetics of Folk Horror – Tanya Krzywinska

I will focus therefore on Folk Horror’s concern with the otherness of the landscape, nature, failed/misguided agency, and rural culture

Wandering Wombs – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

Believe it or not, some people – including doctors and scientists – believed that a womb possessed a mind of its own

Queer as Folklore – a Zoom talk with Sacha Coward

To mark LGBT+ History Month, Sacha Coward takes us on an illustrated Zoom talk through the hidden queer history of myths and monsters.

History and Practice of Geomancy 2: The Sixteen Figures – Prof Alexander Cummins

Alex will take us an on in-depth exploration and celebration of the practical mysteries of the sixteen figures of European Renaissance geomancy

Folk fatales: women in morris dancing, past and present! – Lucy Wright

The English morris dance is having a renaissance—and it’s women who are leading the charge!

Hags and Crones: The Weird, the Wicked, and the Wise – Peg Aloi

This talk will explore the hag, the crone and the wise woman as controversial figures embodying a range of positive & negative connotations

The most terrifying creatures of Slavic Mythology- part 1 of 3 – Lena Heide-Brennand

Tonight we will open up that portal to a creepy and chilling world filled with demon-like characters and ghosts and spirits

Pop Bogomil and the Bulgarian forerunners of Cathar dualism – Andrew Roach

The Bogomils are less well known than the Western European Cathars, but are arguably more influential on European spirituality.

Sámi ghost stories – Lena Heide-Brennand

Brace yourself, for you're about to embark on a chilling journey through the ancient realm of Sámi ghost stories

Romance of the Grail: Joseph Campbell and the Arthurian Romances – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

This presentation explores that shift through imagery and storytelling.

Gog and Magog: the Giants in Guildhall – Zoom lecture with John Clark

John Clark investigates the significance of the two figures of giants, known as Gog and Magog, that stand in London's medieval Guildhall.

Bedtime Stories: Mexican Folk Tales – a Matter of Life and Death – Mike Payton

Unsurprisingly, the folk tales of Mexico often reflect this embrace of the other world

Folk Magic and Folk Games: The Occult Power of Play – Jeff Howard

This talk will explore the ways in which games can function as ritual and folklore

Tales and Legends of the east with True Thomas the Storyteller

Today, we embark on a captivating journey into the world of storytelling, where we will delve into the enchanting tales of Hodja Basruddin

Alchemy in Art and Culture -12 Part Lecture Series – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

Perhaps the oldest and most enduring of all myths is the Nekyia: the descent to and return from the underworld.

Alchemy in Antiquity: The Codex Marcianus and The Visions of Zosimos – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

This first session introduces the alchemical nekyia—a narrative journey evoking the archetypal iconography of underworld

TV Adaptations of Dracula – a Zoom talk with Jon Dear

Join Jon Dear and learn about the history of Dracula and vampires on the small screen. Enter freely and of your own free will!

Shadow over Ilkley: Modern Magick on the West Yorkshire Moors – Dr Phil Legard

Phil Legard explores magick and occulture on the West Yorkshire moors

Across Thirteen Rivers and Seven Oceans – Kerima Mohideen

Created and performed by Kerima Mohideen these stories address issues of global heating, climate justice, land rights, gender and inequality

The Tarot in Art and Fashion – Hazel Florez

This illustrated zoom talk will cover a brief survey of the history of the tarot and its influence in art and fashion.

Manawydan and the Enchantment on the Land of Dyfed – Guto Dafis

Guto Dafis delivers this ancient Welsh tale of enchantment with a sense of immediacy and awareness of the relevance of its themes for today

Bodies Behaving Badly – From Vagina Dentata to Wandering Wombs – Prof. Marguerite Johnson – 6 part Lecture Series

In this special six-part series, Professor Marguerite Johnson takes us on an uncanny journey across time and space into the wilds of human imagination.

Vagina Dentata – Prof. Marguerite Johnson

In this illustrated talk, Professor Marguerite Johnson considers the mindboggling topic of vagina dentata (or toothed vagina).

Killer Clowns -The Evil Behind The Mask – Lena Heide-Brennand

Step into the eerie realm of our lecture, where we'll unravel the unsettling phenomenon of Killer Clowns

Surrealist Themes in the Comic Book Art of Alejandro Jodorowsky – Amy Slonaker

Please join Amy Slonaker for an illustrated lecture on the Surrealist themes in the comic book art of Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929- )

History and Practice of Geomancy 1: A Worldly Oracle – Prof Alexander Cummins

Geomancy examines the roles of the planets in our daily lives via sortilege interpreted through the language of astrology

Hunting the Unicorn: Dark fantasies from antiquity to the gothic – Dr Juliette Wood

Today the chief source of medieval alicorn, the narwhal, is an endangered species that engages our concern for the environment

The Problem of Folk Horror – Jeff Tolbert

This talk will highlight some of the specific problems of folk horror, while also distinguishing between folk horror as a genre

Antone Minard: The Mari Lwyd: Death, Beer, and Poetry in Victorian Wales

This talk will discuss the nineteenth-century evidence for the Mari Lwyd and its parallels elsewhere in Welsh tradition and the ritual's

Chilling ghost stories of the Scandinavian countries- Christmas edition – Lena Heide-Brennand

Tonight, we delve into the mysterious depths of the Scandinavian folklore

The Occultural Art and Music of David Bowie – Anthony Ryan

This talk will explore the impact of the Occult on David Bowie's art, moving between conjecture and overt displays of his interest

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

Looking East: From Folk Horror to Horror of the Folk in Thai Cinema – Katarzyna Ancuta

This lecture aims to demonstrate how folk horror operates as a mode in Thai cinema with a view to finding alternative definitions.

Magic for Yuletide and New Year’s Eve Divination – Lucya Starza

Join witch Lucya Starza for this talk about the customs, tales and rituals for the Winter Solstice and Christmas

The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour / Zoom lecture

Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour

Tudor Folk Tales – Dave Tong

In Tudor times the ‘common sort’ were no different from us, laughing together, mocking each other and sharing bawdy tales in tavern yards

Mermaids across the Millennia – a Zoom talk with Professor Sarah Peverley

This illustrated Zoom talk will explore one of the most popular and long-lived of all the mythical creatures that humans have invented.

Closer to the wisdom – Mark Bedford

Tales that explore the theme of ageing from various traditions.

Soul to Sole: Old Boots Concealed in Ancient Buildings – Wayne Perkins

The phenomenon of old, worn-out leather shoes having been deliberately concealed within ancient buildings is now an attested practice

ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS – The Story of The Snowshill Collection at the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle – Mark Hewitt

Join Mark Hewitt who will delve into the personalities of Wade and Williamson and exploring the tangled journey this collection has been on

Tales from The Frozen North – Jonathan Lambert

Traditional tales gathered in Greenland, on Baffin Island and in Labrador by Danish explorers Knud Rasmussen and Peter Freuchen

The Embers of 50 Years: The Iconic Legacy of The Wicker Man – Peg Aloi

This talk will explore the film's ongoing influence and legacy.

Chilling ghost stories of the Scandinavian countries – Lena Heide-Brennand

Welcome to an evening where we get to know the different ghost stories from the countries in the north

Sigurd and Fafnir – Katy Cawkwell

Katy will be telling the tale of Sigurd and Fafnir, a bloodthirsty, gripping legend and the original story of the Ring

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

Model turned artist: Sara Cooper on Eileen Mayo

Eileen Mayo (1906–94) was a dedicated and multi-talented artist – at once a painter, print-maker, tapestry designer, engraver and illustrator

Modern Vampires – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to show why this is, and what forms it takes. Three patterns are very clear.

Labour of Love: the Heart – Cat Irving

Our heart occupies a central role in the way we think about feelings and emotions.

The Devils of Loudun: A Case of Demonic Possession in 17th century France – Wayne Perkins

A rather more salacious re-telling was filmed by Ken Russell as ‘The Devils’ starring Oliver Reed in 1971

The Starry Skies – Sarah Rundle

Sarah Rundle will unfold these stories for us, and teach us how to find our way home.

Unveiling The Digital Occult: Forty Super-Duper Ancient Years of Arcana – Heather Freeman

In this talk, artist, magician, technologist, and podcaster Heather D. Freeman will survey the history of magical experimentation with digital technologies.

The World of Flemish Folklore – Zoom talk with Signe Maene

Join Belgian writer Signe Maene for this dark Zoom exploration of the shapeshifters, spirits, gnomes and witches that haunt Flemish folklore.

“Colors are Forces, the Signatures of the Forces”: Esoteric Theories of Color and Modern Art – Dr Amy Hale

This lecture will explore the ways that esoteric understandings of color as an entity and force developed through Neoplatonic thought

Fate, Faith And Fortune – Fiona Eadie

Join storyteller Fiona Eadie on a journey along the sometimes comic, sometimes dangerous, path between choice and chance.

Mummified, Dried & Smoked Cats In the Archaeological Record – Wayne Perkins

In many 17th century houses, they may have been immured to act as guardians for the home but whose prey may have been ‘spiritual’ vermin.

Nina Hamnett: Life or Art? The Challenge of Writing about Women Artists by Alicia Foster

Nina Hamnett (1890–1956) was an artist, illustrator and writer who was associated with the bohemian and avant-garde circles of the London

Satan’s Places: In search of Baphomet and the Black Mass – Andy Sharp

This richly illustrated talk traces an itinerary from the ruins of Mendes in Egypt via the tophets of Tunisia to the hills of Dublin

Pin buttons and Protests: Katy Norris on the Art of Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst was raised in a socialist household and sought to lead a creative life.

Women, Witches and the Wild Hunt – Sarah Lloyd Winder

These are stories of beauty, horror, comedy, and the way people act.

Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell: Faerie and the Fate of England by Dr Mark Williams

This talk aims to examine the themes and structure of the novel, leading to a deeper understanding of Clarke’s enthralling alternative past

The Meaning of Hair in the Ancient Mediterranean – Professor Marguerite Johnson

This talk discusses the various meanings of hair in both Greek and Roman warfare

Skeletons in the Closet: Bones – Cat Irving

Bones are the framework of the body, the thing that keeps us upright.

Balkan Folklore and Gender – Margaret Hiebert Beissinger

This discussion examines how gender has informed traditional life and folklore in the Balkans for generations

The Origins of the Vampire – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to show how it was created, and dispersed, and to reveal the rich literary tradition that it had inspired by the nineteenth century

Serpent Stories told by David Heathfield

David Heathfield tells The Serpent Wife, an old Ukrainian wisdom tale, and other strange Serpent Stories from around the globe.

Clowns through the Centuries – Lena Heide-Brennand

In this lecture we will travel back in time to the origin of the clown as an entertainment figure and as the icon of the travelling circuses.

Mutter Museum- America’s Finest Museum of Medical History – Dr. Robert Hicks

The museum ethos today espouses the medical humanities, recognizing the importance of understanding human health in all its manifestations.

Sunny Landscapes, Dark Visions: Folk Horror and the Weird Imagination of E. F. Benson – Ruth Heholt

What is ‘Folk Horror’? Who bothered to define it and why and how useful is it to see it as a sub-genre?

Vision Thing: the Eyes – Cat Irving

The eye is considered the window into the soul, and vision has often been considered a primary sense.

Anthropology and Cryptozoology – Timothy Grieve-Carlson

Many contemporary anthropologists look to the cryptozoological record as a record of traditional ecological knowledge.

Magic in Greek and Roman Literature – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

England’s oddest fairy encounter: the Wollaton Gnomes – Zoom talk by Dr Simon Young

A Zoom talk by Dr Simon Young on one of the UK's strangest possible fairy encounters, which took place on 23 September 1979.

Autumn Magic at the Equinox – Lucya Starza

Lucya will talk about customs and rituals for the equinox as well as folklore and the natural world as the seasons turn

Tales from the back of the Apothecary’s Cabinet – Amanda Edmiston

Join herbal storyteller Amanda Edmiston (Botanica fabula) as we travel back in time and dust off the dark green bottles in this piece

The Norse Myths that Shape The Way We Think – Professor Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne will talk about her new book - a fresh look at the stories at the heart of Norse mythology, exploring their cultural impact right up to the present day

A Hat for Eating Bouillabaisse: The Surreal world of Eileen Agar by Laura Smith

Eileen Agar was an artist who explored painting, photography, collage and sculpture. Her independent and inventive experiments

Celtic Myths – The Spanking Goddess and Other Discarded Tales – Clare Murphy

Stellar storyteller Clare Murphy exhumes the Celtic canon to bring the wild women who never made the cut, back into the light.

It Was Upon a Lammas Night: Summerisle and The Wicker Man – Zoom talk with Edward Parnell

An illustrated Zoom lecture on the real Scottish locations used in 'The Wicker Man' to create the geography of the fictional Summerisle.

The Wind in the Willows – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk looks at how and why it came to be written, and at the story of Grahame himself, the outwardly boring and conventional bank clerk who created it

UFO Religions and Spirituality – Benjamin E. Zeller

In this talk, Ben Zeller discusses the history and context of UFO religions and UFO spirituality, from their origins

Freud and the Occult by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair  

This talk will delve into the occult aspects of Freud’s work.  

Wild Welsh Tales – Kestrel Morton

An evening of wild Welsh tales from the wide waters of our longest river.

In Search of the Unknown: The Cryptozoological Fiction of Robert W. Chambers – Justin Mullis

This presentation will examine a key early work of cryptozoological fiction in the form of the novel In Search of the Unknown

Mythical Monsters of Greenland: The creepy and colourful creatures of the fjords – Maria Kreutzmann

Maria will start with a short history of Greenland, and then talk about her own background and where the interest in monsters began

The Tools of the Ancient Magical Practitioner – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

Bare flesh: the Skin – Cat Irving

Learn more about anthropodermic bibliopegy, how we make permanent marks on our skin

The History of the Cornish Language: From the Romans to the death of Dolly Pentreath in 1777 – Kensa Broadhurst

This talk examines the political, social, and economic reasons why the Cornish language retreated; how events in wider Europe affected life

Service magic in the age of the witch hunts – Dr Tabitha Stanmore

This talk will take us through the murky world of service magic – practical magic performed for a client in return for a fee

Circus Troupes and Parachutes: The Many Lives of Laura Knight with Alice Strickland

Laura Knight (1877–1970) was an English Realist painter who documented life and culture in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century.

The Egyptian God Setekh – Robin Herne

This talk explores the nature and role of the deity known variously as Set, Seth, Setekh and other variants.

Geomitica – the Mythology of Shape – Adrian Fisher

It creatively combines surface shapes with artistic and allegorical narrative. Parables and symbolism abound.

Ritual Protection Marks & Apotropaic Graffiti in the London Churches – Wayne Perkins

This illustrated talk will act as both an introduction to the current understanding of their use

Tamra Lucid and Amy Hale In Conversation

We will talk about Tamra’s journeys through the esoteric community of Los Angeles, and her intimate and delightful book Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

Welsh Fairy Tales from The Mabinogi by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tell some of his favourite Welsh tales, the ancient tales from The Mabinogion featuring a maiden made of flowers, a horse that can not be caught

Merchants, Pirates and Crusaders in the Medieval Mediterranean – Dr Mike Carr

The Mediterranean in the Middle Ages was a melting pot of different cultures and religions who fought against one another

The Buried ‘Menageries’ of Ancient Egypt – Paul Whelan

This lecture will offer an overview of this ancient Egyptian practice and the significant roles their ‘menagerie’ of animals

The Secret World of Wasps – Prof Seirian Sumner

There may be no insect with a worse reputation than the wasp, and none guarding so many undiscovered wonders.

The Green Children of Woolpit: fairies or lost children? – Zoom talk with John Clark

This Zoom lecture investigates the story of the two ‘Green Children’ who appeared ‘as if out of the ground’ in a C12th Suffolk village.

The History Of The Vibrator – From Medical Device To Taboo Sex Toy – Lena Heide-Brennand

Welcome to an evening where we present the interesting history of the vibrator.

Potions (pharmakeia) of the Ancient World – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

Lifting the fig leaf: Reproductive Organs – Cat Irving

Our genitals are usually hidden away, and words describing them are often considered the most offensive in our culture.

Welsh Fairy Tales from The Mabinogi by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tell some of his favourite Welsh tales, the ancient tales from The Mabinogion featuring a maiden made of flowers, a horse that can not be caught

“Man, woman or vegetable growth?” Lucy Howarth on Rediscovering Marlow Moss

Marlow Moss (1889–1958) was a British Constructivist artist and a central figure in the development of European non-figurative art.

The Templars and the Crusades – Professor Helen Nicholson

This talk will focus on the Templars: their beginnings, their role in the crusades and the crusader states, and their final heroic defence

Inventing the Green Man – a Zoom talk with Dr Alex Woodcock

In this illustrated Zoom talk Dr Alex Woodcock will explore one of the most familiar images from medieval art.

Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft (Part 2) – Zoom lecture 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

The Women of James Bond: Femmes Fatale, Toads, and Birds with Wings Down by Deborah Lipp

How were women portrayed in the Ian Fleming novels, and how did that change in the films?

LSD and Conspiracy Theories: A Secret History – Alan Piper

This lecture will explore the interesting history of theories and conspiracies surrounding the origins of LSD and early stories

Keening or Ritual Lament in the Scottish Highlands – Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart

Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart will discuss the evidence for keening in Scottish Highlands

Sámi Gods and Mythical Creatures – Lena Heide-Brennand

This lecture will be your portal into the distant past, the arctic world of mysteries and beings as dreamlike as the nature in which they were created. Bures boahtima to all.

Love & Fornication in Norwegian Folk Magic – Erik Storesund

Learn about the techniques that young women employed to divine the identity of their future spouses, and the various ingredients, rites and dirty tricks

Folktales of Fools & Wisemen – Michael O’Connor

In this talk he invites us to relax and enjoy a selection of such tales from the British Isles

Amulets in the Ancient World: – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

Vital Objects: The Art and Meaning of Vernacular Altars – Kay Turner

She invites the audience to learn more about this important, long-lasting tradition. Please bring a "vital object" of your choosing

Cunning Nigromancy: Goetia & ‘Unclean’ Spiritwork in English Folk Magic

Finally, we will go over some fundamental advice for making wise decisions in proceeding with such dark crafts in one’s own sorcerous work.

Winnie The Pooh – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to introduce readers to his often rather dark story, and complex character

Forgotten Alchemists, Ritual Magicians, and Balloonists of London: Introducing Margaret and George Graham – Dan Harms

The husband and wife duo of Margaret and George Graham were two of London's most famous balloonists.

An Introduction to Witch Bottles: Decoys, Spirit Traps or Counter – Witchcraft Measure? by Wayne Perkins

This illustrated talk will act as both an introduction to the current understanding of their use

Borneo Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr. Wynd will tells some his favourite tales he first heard in Borneo some years ago, disgusting, macabre and delightful tales

Dead Letters: Writers and Suicide by Gary Lachman

My talk, based on my book Dead Letters: The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicides

On the Need for Metaphysics in Psychedelic Therapy and Research – Dr Peter Sjostedt-Hughes

In psychedelic-assisted therapy one sees the potential fusion between reason-based philosophy and practical therapy

From Buttons to Bowls: Isabella Smith on Ceramicist Lucie Rie

In this exciting new introduction by Isabella Smith, Lucie Rie’s tumultuous life is explored through her extraordinary work.

Spell Books in the Ancient World – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

North London Hauntings – a Zoom talk with Dr Robert Radakovic

The remnants of an ancient forest and Tudor hunting grounds between Barnet and Enfield is the setting for a host of supernatural sightings including medieval knights and boggarts.

Radical Dreams and Chicago Surrealism: A Conversation with Penelope Rosemont, Abigail Susik, and Elliott H. King

The conversation will cover topics relevant to the display of Chicago surrealist pamphlets and posters at the current "Surrealism Beyond Borders" exhibition at the Tate Modern

By Stone and By Call: Scrying in English Magic – Al Cummins

Join us as we explore not only the history and theory but also the practices of early modern scrying.

Shamanism and the Wisdom of Mental Illness – Jez Hughes

This talk is an in-depth exploration of the links between shamanism and mental illness.

The Museum of Drugs: Under the Influence – a history of drug use from early evolution to criminalisation – Ben Curran

The Museum of Drugs: Under the Influence - a history of drug use from early evolution to criminalisation

Ancient Pagan Werewolf Cults and Their influence on the ‘witch cults’ of Medieval Europe – Denny Sargent

This presentation begins with documented prehistoric werewolf cults and Pagan werewolf shape shifting practices

Norwegian Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

This evening Mr.Wynd will choose some of his favourite Norwegian tales, strange tales filled with Trolls, that, as a rule are not very nice,

Supernatural Tales from Scotland – Allison Galbraith

Allison shares stories from the River Clyde. Known as Clutha, an ancient Pagan goddess worshipped for her cleansing powers by the Celtic

Return of Holy Russia by Gary Lachman

my talk will look at the roots of Putin’s attempt to solve a post-Soviet Russia’s identity crisis

Sekhmet: The Revival of an Ancient Egyptian Goddess – Ronnie Pontiac

We'll ponder the nuances of deities, metaphors, egregores, and archetypes, and how they relate to what Robert Anton Wilson called reality tunnels.

Stone Club: Rediscovering Ancient Sites – Lally MacBeth and Matthew Shaw

In this talk Lally & Matthew will take you on a journey through the history of Stone Club exploring along the way the resurgence of interest

Tales of Hidden Bulgaria, by a Spell In Time

Unique British-Bulgarian storytelling company, A Spell In Time, tells extraordinary tales from the hidden magical world of Bulgarian myth

Ghosts in Antiquity and in Magic – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

Gef the Talking Mongoose – a Zoom talk with Christopher Josiffe

"I am a ghost in the form of a mongoose, and I shall haunt you with weird noises..." Find out about the Isle of Man's most-famous spook in this Zoom talk with Christopher Josiffe.

Rosaleen Norton: Pan’s Daughter: Presentation by Julia Phillips

In this presentation, illustrated with her artwork, photos, video, and newspaper clippings, Julia Phillips explores Norton’s early life

Practical Energy Magic 2 – David Lee – by Zoom

In this course, which will consist of explorations of internal sensed energy practices and energy alchemy.

Somerset Folk Tales – Sharon Jacksties

Sharon Jacksties will tell tales from her collection of Somerset Folk Tales published by the History Press

Cunning Is As Cunning Knows: Folk Divinations of the British Isles – Al Cummins

In this class, contemporary cunning man, diviner, and historian Dr Alexander Cummins will present not only the history and theory of such practices

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Adventure of the Cottingley Fairies – Merrick Burrow

In this talk Dr Merrick Burrow, Head of English and History at the University of Huddersfield and an expert on Conan Doyle

Candle Magic as Practical Spellwork – Lucya Starza

The talk will then explore ways of expanding the art using moon phases, colour, anointing oils, scent and other magical symbolism.

Goddesses of Sex & War – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is devoted to a particular form of ancient pagan goddess, one who is at the same time associated with love and sex, and with warfare

Tales of Wonder & Enchantment From The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd/Zoom

Let master storyteller join you for a nightcap, tuck you into bed and tell you bedtime stories, full of wonder from The Arabian Nights

Fairies & The Witches Who Loved Them – Professor Diane Purkiss

In this talk, I will tell you the truth about fairies in the British Isles. It's a truth known to some of our ancestors

Cuts and Controversy in Pre-Code Hollywood Horror: The Case of James Whale’s Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein – Fran Pheasant-Kelly

This talk addresses the cuts and controversy associated with James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Incendiary Behaviour: Ritual Building Protection Through Pyro-Technology by Wayne Perkins

For the last 25 years archaeologists have been recording taper burn marks on Medieval and historic building timbers.

“I’d rather take a picture than be one”: Lee Miller by Ami Bouhassane

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a fashion model, a photo-journalist and an artist who captured extraordinary moments of modern life.

Curse Tablets, Binding Spells & Poppets – Prof Marguerite Johnson

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

Magic & Witchcraft in Ancient Greece & Rome – Prof. Marguerite Johnson – 7 Lecture Series

In this special seven-part series, Marguerite Johnson takes us on a magical mystery tour of magic and witchcraft in ancient Greece and Rome

Give Us This Day Our Daily Dread: A Tour of Life Events via Horror Fiction – Rebecca Gibson

This talk will explore that horrific banality, the dreary darkness, the terrifying mundanity of everyday life through examining four pieces

Introducing the Ghost Club (1882–1936) – a Zoom talk with Roger Luckhurst

Professor Roger Luckhurst explores the history of London's famous 1882 Ghost Club.

Sámi Joik and Shamanism – Lena Heide-Brennand

This lecture is dedicated to the bedazzling and fascinating Sámi musical tradition- Joik. What is the story behind the Joik?

Surrealism and the American West: Breton’s “Hopi Notebook” – Kate Conley

André Breton’s visit to the Hopi villages of Arizona in 1945 had an impact on his view of the world and of the objects he collected

Cornish legends and healthcare – Charlotte MacKenzie – Zoom Lecture

This talk describes interconnections between some of these legends, historical individuals, and healthcare in Georgian Cornwall.

Cunning Conjurations: Spirit Calling in English Folk Magic – Al Cummins

In this class, contemporary cunning man and historian Dr Alexander Cummins will present not only the history and theory of such practices

Quatermass at 70 and humanity’s future – a Zoom talk with Jon Dear

Jon Dear leads us through the work of Nigel Kneale, one of Britain’s most significant screenwriters of the 20th century – the creator of Professor Bernard Quatermass

The Exeter Book Riddles – Dr Jennifer Neville

This talk will introduce the manuscript context of the Exeter riddle collection and then explore a series of sample texts

The Concealed Revealed: The Magic of Shoes Rebecca Shawcross

She will explore the fascinating practise of deliberately hiding boots and shoes in buildings for no obvious practical purpose

Leonora Carrington in Spain by Carlos Martin

Curator Carlos Martin will discuss Leonora Carrington's retrospective in Madrid.

Beowulf – performed at bedtime by Hugh Lupton

Beowulf is the oldest story in the English language – and it still has the power to raise the hairs on the back of the neck.

The Hidden History of British Girls’ Horror Comics: Magic, Mystery, Monsters… and Mothers? – Julia Round

This talk looks closely at two supernatural British girls’ comics: Spellbound (DC Thomson, 1976-77) and Misty (IPC/Fleetway, 1978-80).

The Artist as Medium – Jacqui McIntosh

In this illustrated talk she will examine key works by artists such as Yves Tanguy, Ithell Colquhoun, Austin Osman Spare & Ann Churchill

Scottish fire festivals – Dr Tom McKean

This talk looks at contemporary fire festivals in Scotland and beyond offering compelling imagery and an exploration of their history

The Creative Life of Tirzah Garwood Ravilious by Lotte Crawford

Tirzah Garwood (1908 - 51) excelled in marbling, wood-engraving, collage and a style of painting which fused English romanticism with her domestic life.

Gargoyles and Grotesques – a Zoom talk with Dr Alex Woodcock

In this illustrated Zoom talk Dr Alex Woodcock will explore why there are monsters, wild figures and faces carved on our medieval churches.

Visions of the Occult – Victoria Jenkins – zoom lecture

She will explore the hidden artworks and ephemera left behind by artists and shed new light on our understanding of the art historical canon

Victorian Hairwork Jewellery Masterclass with Karen Bachman

Victorian Hairwork: Mourning, Memory Object, and Craft with Master Jeweler, Educator and Art Historian Karen Bachmann, 4 week online course

Óðinn (Odin): The All-father of a Nordic Pantheon of Gods: Fact or Fake News? by Terry Gunnell

The lecture will argue that the evidence points to most people having worshipped a single all-purpose, all-class god

The Mother and the Monster: How Faked Images of Deformed Skeletons Turned Corseted Women into Criminals – Rebecca Gibson

This talk will explore what O'Followell faked, and how the manufactured debate around the safety of corsets predicted the modern abortion debate.

The Magical Women of Ireland by Dr. Gillian Kenny

This talk will introduce listeners to the links between women and magic in Irish history and how women may have used ritual/spells

Tarot Noir: William Lindsay Gresham’s Nightmare Alley by K A Laity

His preface to Charles Williams' tarot novel The Greater Trumps serves as a primer to the 'wicked pack of cards' and demonstrates his skill

Deirdriu of the Sorrows by Dr Mark Williams

This final talk introduces one of the most famous heroines of Irish literature, whose story was turned into numerous plays

Early Paranormal Theories of the Late Nineteenth Century – a Zoom talk by Dr Robert Radakovic

This talk explores the complex culture and history of the late nineteenth century and how the earliest theories of the paranormal were developed.

Scottish Highland Second Sight: Its Past, Present, and Future – Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart

An expedition—with some diversions—through four hundred years of Highland folklore and popular belief, in this world and the otherworld.

The Holy Grail – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is a quest in itself, for the origins of the story, which can be pinpointed quite specifically

Spiritual Middens: Decoys, Spirit Traps or Counter Witchcraft Measures by Wayne Perkins

What do spiritual middens constitute? Foundation deposits? Sympathetic Magic? Apotropaic evil-averting agents?

Scandinavian love magic: divination and curses – Tommy Kuusela

In this talk, I will present and discuss types of love divination and curses in myth and folklore

Greek & Roman Sex – Professor Marguerite Johnson

This talk provides readers with detailed information, notes, and original translated passages on the fascinating and multi-faceted theme of ancient sexuality.

The Erotic Folktales of Norway – Lena Heide-Brennand

In this lecture we will be focusing on those steamy, hilarious and astonishingly graphic stories that have been passed down

Dion Fortune’s Literary Initiations – Georgia van Raalte

Abstract: This talk will explore the fictional and magical work of Dion Fortune (1890-1946), one of the most prolific British occult authors

The Edible Dormouse with Dr Pat Morris

The talk will review these issues and report on Europe’s longest population study of these animals

Borley Rectory: The Most Haunted House in England – a Zoom talk by Sean O’Connor

Sean O'Connor's book 'The Haunting of Borley Rectory' (Simon & Schuster, Oct 2022) details the strange history of this infamous house...

Towards a Philosophy of Magic by J.F. Martel

J.F. Martel proposes another way of looking at reality, one rooted in strange insights that lie just beneath the surface of the modern world

Pilgrimage & Powerspots: A Discussion on Sacred Travel – C Greer & M Oing

Pilgrimage to Powerspots, as the jumping off point for a deep dive into the metaphysics of pilgrimage.

The Nazis and UFOs – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Nazis and UFOs

How Culhwch Won Olwen and tales of Arthur by Dr Mark Williams

We are sticking once more with the Arthurian world, and introducing one of the best medieval Welsh tales: the story of Culhwch and Olwen

Personal Myths: the Weird World of Fake Native Americans – a Zoom talk by Paul Willetts

Paul Willetts shares the almost-unbelievable stories of various 20th-century imposters who took on Native American identities.

Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft – Zoom lecture 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

The Truth about Drugs – David Badcock

Drug Science CEO David Badcock will explain the reasons such failure was predictable and illustrate how decriminalisation policies

The Last Wild Men of Borneo by Carl Hoffman – Zoom Lecture

Hoffman reveals both the grandeur and the precarious fate of the one of our last wild places

Suffolk Ghost Tales – Kirsty Hartsiotis

So, it’s time to tell these winter tales, these stories of ‘spirits and ghosts that glide by night,’

City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley by Phil Baker

Phil will talk about his new book - City of The Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley - a work that combines biography and psychogeography to trace Aleister Crowley's life

Robin Hood – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is intended to show what was so different about him that made him so famous in world culture while other outlaws

The Long Lost Friend: An American Grimoire – Dan Harms

This talk explores The Long-Lost Friend, an American grimoire that became a sensation in its native Pennsylvania and far beyond

The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour / Zoom lecture

Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour

The History of Christmas – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to explain when and how our familiar midwinter customs developed, and why

London Folk Tales with Sef Townsend

Sef draws on his personal experience of living and working on all five continents

Vodou and Art : Between the altar and the market by Leah Gordon on zoom

Leah Gordon will discuss the possibilities and problematics of exhibiting Haitian art from her experience of co-curating PÒTOPRENS

Inside The World of Stonehenge – Dr. Neil Wilkin & Dr. Jennifer Wexler

Dr. Neil Wilkin & Dr. Jennifer Wexler will discuss their recent exhibition at the British Museum

Baba Yaga in Russian Folktales – Prof Sibelan Forrester

The traditional Russian folk character Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure.

The Untold Chapter Of British Traditional Wicca – Julia Phillips

Julia Phillips tells the story of this significant chapter in the story of the establishment and development of Wicca

Russia’s Mystical Quest by Dr. Christopher McIntosh

In this talk Christopher McIntosh, author of the forthcoming book Occult Russia, will talk about Russia's mystical, esoteric and occult reawakening

Myrddin – the Welsh Merlin by Dr Mark Williams

We look at some early Welsh poems (one spoken by Myrddin to his pet piglet)

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

Zombies: The New Dead – a Zoom talk with Roger Luckhurst

Professor Roger Luckhurst explores advances in medical science, the modern zombie story and its role in horror fiction and film.

Fairy Tales – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

The classic fairy tale is a story about how a person or a group of people copes with a supernatural event or a supernatural being,

River Tales from Britain and Ireland – Bedtime Stories from Lisa Schneidau

Storyteller Lisa Schneidau tells tall folk tales from the rivers, lakes and the streams of the British Isles. Expect tragic goddesses, dastardly dragons and an eel with attitude

The History and Future of the Wildcat in Britain – A Zoom talk with Derek Gow

Join farmer and conservationist Derek Gow as he discusses one of Britain's rarest and most enigmatic native mammalian predators.

A history of Bird Taxidermy with Dr Pat Morris

The talk will explore how methods and motivations in taxidermy evolved to become a significant art form

In the Fort Archive: Charles Fort and the Making of the Twentieth Century

A Zoom talk by Colin Dickey on the father of all things Fortean: Charles Fort

Giovanna Parmigiani: The Spider Dance. Tradition, Time and Healing in Southern Italy

The Spider Dance makes some key practical and theoretical contributions to the study of contemporary religions

More Mythical Creatures in Scandinavian Folklore – Lena Heide-Brennand

A follow-up lecture on more of the magical, mysterious and scary creatures we meet in Scandinavian folklore

Practical Energy Magic 1 – David Lee – by Zoom

In this course we’ll practice breath patterns for raising energy and techniques for deploying it outside your body, such as energy portals

“The Devil’s Gateway” – Daughters of Eve in the Middle Ages – Professor Elizabeth Archibald

This Zoom lecture by Professor Elizabeth Archibald will explore the complex medieval attitudes with which women were regarded.

How the Freemasons Made the Modern World – Prof. John Dickie

Professor Dickie will talk about his surprising and enthralling bestseller - The Craft

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life – a Zoom lecture by Ruth Franklin

An online Zoom lecture about one of the greatest American women writers of unsettling fiction, Shirley Jackson (1916–1965).

Spiritual Abduction: ETs, NDEs & DMT – Pascal Michael

Spiritual Abduction: The surprising semblance betwixt spirits and aliens, near-death and extraterrestrial experiences

Samhain – stories of encounters with ghosts and the darker face of faerie – Hugh Lupton

Let Hugh Lupton tuck you into bed and tell you tales of Ghosts and Faeries

The Treasure Seeker and other Suffolk Ghost Tales by Kirsty Hartsiotis

Kirsty Hartsiotis tells with spine-chilling freshness a selection of fabulous ghost tales from all corners of this beguiling county

Halloween in New Orleans – Dr Louise Fenton

This fully illustrated lecture will show some of the historic traditions before exploring Halloween today

Ancient Witches & The Goddess Hecate – Prof Marguerite Johnson

This lecture discusses Hecate as the preeminent god of witches and the witches of Greek and Roman literature

The Witch’s Feast : A History of Kitchen Witchcraft by Melissa Madara

This lecture will trace a lineage of culinary craft from the ancient world to the present, seeking out the tools and techniques

Paganism and Folklore – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

The purpose of this talk is to find out why the early folklorists had such an interest in ancient paganism and such a conviction that traces

Poppets and Magical Dolls by Lucya Starza

This lecture explores the history of poppets and their uses in modern witchcraft

On Wildness, Witchery & things that go bump in the Night – Vivianne Crowley

She will be reflecting on the enduring and alluring world of witchcraft, what has changed, what has not, and what draws us to it still

Motherhood, Mastication & Monstrosity: The Modern Female Cinematic Vampire – Rebecca Gibson

This presentation will examine ideas about motherhood, mastication, and monstrosity in these modern female vampire movies

The Story of a Cornish Witch: Joan Wytte (Fighting Fairy Woman of Bodmin), the Archives and the Imagination by Helen Cornish

This talk looks at how the life and death of Joan Wytte has become a foundational stone for modern witches in search of practical ancestors

Giants in Scandinavian mythology and folklore – Dr Tommy Kuusela

In this lecture, I will present different perspectives on giants

Myths of Gods & Goddesses – Bedtime Stories with Sharon Jacksies

Sharon Jacksties takes you on a pan-European mythological journey that ends in Britain and Ireland

The Fabulous Tale of the Fly Agaric Mushroom – Andy Letcher

In this talk, Dr Andy Letcher discusses the chemistry, effects, history and cultural impact of this strange, eldritch mushroom

Dark Mother of Mexico: An Introduction to La Santa Muerte – Tomás Prower

A guided exploration and explanation into Mexico's growing devotion to La Santa Muerte

Negotiating the Apocalypse with Leonora Carrington’s The Hearing Trumpet by K A Laity

She wrote The Hearing Trumpet when still quite young though her heroine Marian Leatherby is a 92-year-old woman with bad hearing

The Irish Goddess Morrigan – Lora O’Brien

This presentation will answer the questions: Who is She?; When and where did Her stories take place?

Finn mac Cumaill / Finn mac Cool by Dr Mark Williams

We will be following their adventures and those of the Lord Finn tonight

Nature, Shamanism and Psychoactive Drugs in Greek Bronze Age Religion by Dr Caroline Tully

The lecture will also look at the presence of nature in ritual scenes, particularly sacred trees

Intro to Chaos Magick 2: Servitors and Spirits – David Lee – by Zoom

Chaos Magick provides multiple perspectives, a beacon of magickal sanity in a world gone mad. a two week introduction from David Lee

Victorian Hairwork Jewellery Masterclass with Karen Bachman

Victorian Hairwork: Mourning, Memory Object, and Craft with Master Jeweler, Educator and Art Historian Karen Bachmann, 4 week online course

London Stone: from History to Myth – John Clark

London Stone: a mysterious block of stone in central London. What is it, and why are there so many myths about its origin and purpose?

Ritual Acts of Building Protection: Concealed Objects & Wards Against Evil by Wayne Perkins

Ritual Acts of Building Protection: Concealed Objects & Wards Against Evil by Wayne Perkins

Lurking at the Threshold: Finding Enchantment Beyond Belief by Peter Bebergal

This talk will reveal how at the threshold is the possibility of enchantment as a creative and psychological experience

Fairy Belief in Modern Pagan Culture by Professor Sabina Magliocco

In this presentation, I explore how modern Witches and Pagans narrate and interact with these other-than-human beings

Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, and the Fourth Way by Gary Lachman

What is the Fourth Way and is true that we are, as Gurdjieff, said, really nothing but machines? Make a super-effort to attend and see.

Modern Druidry – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to consider those interactions, and the representations since 1700 of Druids as patriotic heroes, sages and scholars

Bewitched by K-pop: What Modern Witches Can Learn About Ritual Magic from South Korean Pop Music Idol Groups

This talk will analyse several popular K-pop performances through the lens of Western occult traditions, Chaos Magick, and Korean shamanism

Detegitur Benignitas Superna: Qabalah and the Early Days of Wicca – Jack Chanek

This talk explores what these figures actually had to say about Qabalah & its influence on their magic, showing what Qabalah had to offer

Exploring the Anomolous in Psychedelic Therapy – Dr David Luke

The Anomolous in Psychedelic Therapy’ with ‘from Neurodivergence to the transpersonal

The Dress Macabre: Corsets, Skeletons, and Death in St. Bride’s Parish – Rebecca Gibson

This presentation will look at historical documentation from women who corseted, men who had opinions about it

The Modern History of Sex Magic – Dr. Manon Hedenborg White

This talk will also explore innovations in sexual magic during the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries

Witch Trials in Iceland (1600 – 1720) – Dr Louise Fenton

Witchcraft in Iceland during the seventeenth century is less documented

Folklore, the Gothic and Urban Myth in Scooby-Doo – a Zoom talk by Mark Norman

Folklorist Mark Norman takes us through the real world folklore, urban myth and legend that populates the cartoon universe of Scooby-Doo.

Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Sarah Janes

Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Sarah Janes - Each session includes a short hypnagogic meditation of 25 minutes.

She is Perversity: Queer Currents within Twentieth-Century Discourses on Lilith by Brennan Kettelle

First, my talk will provide a brief overview of Lilith’s presence within folklore, art, and literature from antiquity to the present

Caribbean Folktales – an evening of storytelling with Wendy Shearer

Professional Storyteller Wendy Shearer has gathered together stories from many islands, with themes of magic and mystery, love and loss

Trolls in Nordic Myth & Folkore – Dr. Tommy Kuusela

This lecture will look closer at the history of the supernatural trolls in Scandinavia

Witch-bottles from the 17th–20th Century – a Zoom talk with Brian Hoggard

An illustrated Zoom talk on this particular form of magical house protection, with Brian Hoggard.

Cú Chulainn by Dr Mark Williams

This week we turn to the greatest of Irish heroes, who defends the entirely of Ulster single-handedly aged only seventeen

An Evening in Asgard – The Home of the Norse Gods – Lena Heide-Brennand

This will be an evening of captivating tales about the main characters of Asgard and the creatures that existed alongside them

Leigh Bowery: The Life and Times of an Icon by Sue Tilley

Leigh Bowery soon established himself at the centre of London’s nightclub scene and has remained a cultish, iconic figure

The Historical King Arthur – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This presentation looks at the evidence for one in historical texts and archaeological finds and also at the way in which

J. Sheridan Le Fanu: Irish Master of Mystery – a Zoom talk by Jim Rockhill

Jim Rockhill gives an illustrated talk on the Irish ghost story writer and novelist Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, who was born this day (28 Aug) in 1814.

Madeline Montalban: Magus of the Morning Star by Julia Phillips

This illustrated talk looks not only at her published work, but also her angelic course material and personal anecdotes from her students, a

The Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius – The Occult 1960s by Gary Lachman

How did the Morning of the Magicians turn into the Night of the Living Dead? Come and dig it, man!

More Treasures from The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic with Simon Costin – Zoom

Simon Costin, live from the museum in Cornwall where he will show and discuss some of his favourite treasures from the collection

Cunning Libraries: The Magic Books of Early Modern Folk Magicians – Dr Al Cummins

In this talk, by historian Dr Alexander Cummins will offer us a tour of such libraries, and present some key findings about the nature of magic, community

Sacred Waters: Healing Holy Wells and Folk Science by Dr. Celeste Ray

This talk identifies patterns in panhuman hydrolatry and asks how cultural perceptions of water’s sacrality can be employed to

The Green Girl and other Suffolk Stories by Kirsty Hartsiotis

Storyteller Kirsty Hartsiotis will take you into a hidden world of green children and wild men, tell the strange secret of Black Shuck

Touchstones of belief: a rich legacy of Charms and Amulets in Scotland by Professor Hugh Cheape

Touchstones of belief: a rich legacy of Charms and Amulets in Scotland by Professor Hugh Cheape

The Excellent Booke: A Manual of Sixteenth-century English Necromancy – Dr Al Cummins

This lecture by historian Dr Alexander Cummins analyses some of the techniques contained within this manuscript source

Between Two Worlds: On Art & Loss by Rochelle Roberts

Rochelle Roberts writes about her personal experience with the lingering ghost of grief and the ways in which she uses visual art

Rosemary & Revenants: Necromancy in Early Modern England – Dr Al Cummins

This talk by historian Dr Alexander Cummins investigates the roles and powers of the dead in Western occult philosophy and magical practices

Marina Warner on Fairy Tales & From The Beast to The Blonde

In this talk Dame Marina Warner will discuss her book 'From The Beast to The Blonde - on Fairy Tales and their Tellers

The Hollow Earth theory – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Hollow Earth theory

Gertrude Abercrombie’s Solitary Surrealism by Dr Sabina Stent

This lecture will focus on Abercrombie’s solitary Surrealism and how her still, isolated art offers us glimpses into marvellous worlds that feel excitingly alive.

The Festival of Lammas – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk looks at its history, in those three nations and in Scotland and at its wider context, as a possible ancient pan-Celtic

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

Benin: History, Sacrifice and Vodun – Dr Louise Fenton

She will discuss the turbulent times, colonisation and the enslavement of people, human sacrifice and the culture that permeates all of this

The Rosicrucians: Who and What Are They? by Dr. Christopher McIntosh

In this talk, Christopher McIntosh, author of two books on the Rosicrucians, will explore this movement and its many-faceted impact.

American Feminism & Sex Magic in the Late Victorian Era – Dr Christa Shusko

This talk examines the important if overlooked esoteric and feminist contributions of three American women

Taliesin by Dr Mark Williams

Taliesin is the super-poet of Welsh tradition, the shapeshifting bard who has been everywhere and in everything

Folk Tales of Song and Dance from Pete Castle

In this set Pete Castle will explore musical stories and storytelling songs, mainly from the English tradition

The Spiritualism Symposium: Linen Veils and Lightning Mask – Leonard George, Ph.D.

The Spiritualism Symposium by Shannon Taggart : Linen Veils and Lightning Masks: Theurgical Mediumship of Late Antiquity, Leonard George

The Recognition of H. P. Lovecraft – a Zoom lecture by S. T. Joshi

An illustrated Zoom lecture on H. P. Lovecraft, the New England writer of weird, science-fiction and horror fiction, by S. T. Joshi.

Magical protection marks in medieval and later buildings – a Zoom talk with Brian Hoggard

This presentation will explain the differences between the broad categories of esoteric marks found in old buildings

Dark Folklore – an illustrated Zoom talk by Mark Norman

In this illustrated Zoom talk, Mark will discuss some of the themes which he explores in his most-recent book, 'Dark Folklore'.

Rudolf Steiner – Spiritual Scientist by Gary Lachman

Who was Rudolf Steiner? My lecture will go some way to answering that question

Emily Rapp Black: Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg

Emily Rapp Black is a New York Times-bestselling author. Her most recent book, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg

Elsa Schiaparelli’s Zodiac Collection by Dr Sabina Stent

This illustrated lecture will specifically revolve around Schiaparelli’s Zodiac Collection, exploring her fascination with the Solar System

The Hero Finn – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to ask when it originated, how it developed, and whether there was a real man behind it.

Ways of Thinking – From Crows To Children And Back Again – Professor Nicola Clayton

In this talk I will review some of the recent work on the remarkable cognitive capacities of food-caching corvids

Psychedelic Therapy and Depth Relational Process by Maria Papaspyrou

The integrative approach of Depth Relational Process is an attempt to maintain some core values of psychedelic inquiry through a framework that supports diversity, integrity and me

The Occult Foundations of Nazism – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Occult Foundations of Nazism: The Thule Group and the Vril Society

The Cinematic Zombie: 1930 – 1969 by Dr Louise Fenton

Louise will show examples of how it was represented during this time and how the zombie began to be detached from its cultural origins

Hilma af Klint & the occult milieu in turn of century Sweden by P Faxneld

The talk offers a guided tour through the occult milieu she was part of in Sweden

Witchcraft, Wunderkammer and Weirdness!: Steve Patterson’s Cornish Cabinet of Magic and Folklore

In this talk we will be going on a walking tour of the “Gwithti a Pystri” via a short film produced by Gemma Gary and Jane Cox of Troy Books

The Spiritualism Symposium: Spirit/Vibration/Form: Study of Cymatics – Steve Bass

The Spiritualism Symposium, curated by Shannon Taggart : Spirit - Vibration - Form: The Study of Cymatics, with Steve Bass

The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: England’s Best Documented Witchcraft Case by James Sharpe

The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: England's Best Documented Witchcraft Case by James Sharpe

Open Sesame: Dorothea Tanning’s Bibliographic Surrealism

Join Dr Catriona McAra for a lecture on Dorothea Tanning

The Development of Austin Osman Spare’s Work – Michael Staley – zoom

In this illustrated talk, Michael Staley on the development of Austin Osman Spare's artwork

Birds and People: The Exploration of a Love Affair by Mark Cocker on Zoom

Mark Cocker draws on examples explored in his massive and massively acclaimed book Birds and People

The Boggart – a Study in Shadows: a Zoom talk by Dr Simon Young

A Zoom talk by Dr Simon Young on the boggart, a much-feared, little-studied supernatural being from the north of England

Death of the Gods? From Paganism to Christianity in the Roman Empire – with David Walsh

Dr David Walsh gives us an illustrated Zoom talk on fourth-century Rome and its complex transformation from paganism to Christianity.

Summer Festivals – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This evening’s presentation maps out their history, and that of the rituals associated with them

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

Welsh Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

Demonization: Xenophobia and the Other – Dr Stephen Asma

In this illustrated lecture Dr. Asma will explore how monster culture has played a role in antisocial representation of humans outside one’s

Surreal Things – Surrealism and Design – Ghislaine Wood – Zoom

Ghislaine Wood will discuss her influential 2007 exhibition at The V&A

How To Love Animals – Henry Mance by zoom

Many of us consider ourselves animal-lovers, so why is our society bad at making life better for animals?

Branwen, daughter of Llyr by Dr Mark Williams

This talk introduces the most tragic of Welsh heroines, whose story is found in the second of the Welsh Four Branches of the Mabinogi

The Spiritualism Symposium: Nature, Enchantment, Paranormal – Jack Hunter, Ph.D.

The Spiritualism Symposium, curated by Shannon Taggart : Nature, Enchantment, and the Paranormal, with Jack Hunter, Ph.D.

Wild Kindness; Artistic Practice as Psychedelic Integration – Bett Williams

When Bett's writer's block began to negatively affect every area of her life, she turned to psilocybin mushrooms for help

Buddhist Folk Tales – Bedtime Stories from Kevin Walker

Join Kevin on his personal journey through Buddhism as he shares with you; tales from previous lives, tales both ancient and modern

The fluid world of Ithell Colquhoun – Dr. Richard Shillitoe

Her navel is a pool of water lilies": the fluid world of Ithell Colquhoun - Dr. Richard Shillitoe - hosted by Dr. Amy Hale

Dreaming Ahead of Time – Gary Lachman on Precognitive Dreams

Dreaming Ahead of Time is a personal exploration of precognition, synchronicity and coincidence drawing on the work of thinkers

Alexandrian Witchcraft: an Ascent to the Numinous by Sharon Day

The late Alex Sanders, "Ascent to the Numinous" might not at first be the term that springs to mind when considering his heritage

An introduction to Arthur Machen – a Zoom talk by James Machin

James Machin gives an introduction to Welsh writer Arthur Machen, ‘The Flower-Tunicked Priest of Nightmare’

The Mythologies of Death: Psychopomps, Liminal Spaces, and Underworld Realms with Joanna Ebenstein

The Mythologies of Death: Psychopomps, Liminal Spaces, and Underworld Realms with Morbid Anatomy Founder Joanna Ebenstein

Intro to Chaos Magick 1: Spells and Sigils – David Lee – by Zoom

Chaos Magick provides multiple perspectives, a beacon of magickal sanity in a world gone mad. a two week introduction from David Lee

Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Sarah Janes

Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Sarah Janes - Each session includes a short hypnagogic meditation of 25 minutes.

The Spiritualism Symposium: Spiritualism, Science of Crime – Cathy Gutierrez, Ph.D

The Spiritualism Symposium, curated by Shannon Taggart : Spiritualism, the Science of Crime and Early Forensics, with Cathy Gutierrez

Cornish Bards and Witch Hunting in Cornwall in the early Twentieth Century

This talk by Jason Semmens on two Cornish Folklorists who specialized in collecting Cornish Witchcraft in the early 20th century

Merlin – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

You are invited this evening to explore the original sources of his legend, and see if we can understand where it began and how it developed

Philosophizing Aliens, UFOs, and Astrobiology – Dr Stephen Asma

In this illustrated lecture Dr. Asma will examine the essential philosophical issues surrounding the existence of alien life, UFOs

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

Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times by Dr Thomas Waters

This talk concerns the history of the dark side of witchcraft since c. 1800. The notion of mystic interpersonal harm, of bestowing misfortune

The Mythical Creatures of Scandinavian Folklore – Lena Heide-Brennand by Zoom

A live, illustrated Zoom lecture with Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand, Master of Literature and Language.

The Spiritualism Symposium: The Ancient Oracles Revived – Marjorie Roth, Ph.D.

The Spiritualism Symposium Shannon Taggart : The Ancient Oracles Revived: Sibyls, Spirits, and the Power of a Woman's Voice, Marjorie Roth

The Witch stories of William Bottrell by Charlotte MacKenzie

William Bottrell was one of the main informants of the folklorist Robert Hunt

Me and My Shadow: Sympathy with the Devil in Folk Tradition – Jeremy Harte

An illustrated Zoom talk by Jeremy Harte in which he examines the folk Devil – an inconsistent character who is frightful and wicked, but also silly, combative, vengeful and vain.

Kenneth Grant – Austin Osman Spare Abstract by Michael Staley on zoom

In this illustrated talk, Michael Staley discusses Kenneth Grant's presentation of Austin Osman Spare

Scrying: Crystals Balls, Dark Mirrors and Vessels of Water by Lucya Starza

In this talk Lucya Starza will reveal the secrets of the scryer’s art, and explain methods that can help you cultivate second sight

The Spiritualism Symposium: The Moment of Revelation – Joscelyn Godwin, Ph.D

The Spiritualism Symposium by Shannon Taggart : The Moment of Revelation: Cases from New York's ‘Burned-Over District’ - Joscelyn Godwin

The God Lugh and the Morrigan – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

This talk is to discover what the actual evidence is of both and to see whether a closer relationship can be made with either in the process

C.G. Jung, Lord of the Underworld – Gary Lachman – Zoom

A Short History of Modern Occultism in Three Lectures - Lecture 3 of 3 is C.G. Jung, Lord of the Underworld

Robert Aickman – Master of the ‘strange story’: a Zoom talk by R. B. Russell & Rosalie Parker

R. B. Russell and Rosalie Parker talk about the master of 'strange stories', Robert Aickman (1914–1981).

The Future of Psychedelic Spirituality by Rick Strassman on Zoom

He will discuss the prophetic model, its relevance to the psychedelic state, and advantages over the mystical unitive approach.

Hedgehogs by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

He has been involved in hedgehog research ever since and will describe aspects of its natural history

Occult Nationalism and the Irish Revival – Dr Mark Williams by Zoom

This third talk turns to writers in English, and looks at how the Irish gods were resuscitated and reimagined in modernity as symbols

Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Magician in the World – Gary Lachman – Zoom

A Short History of Modern Occultism in Three Lectures - Lecture 2 of 3 is Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Magician in the World

New Orleans Voodoo, A fully illustrated lecture by Dr Louise Fenton

In this lecture Dr Louise Fenton will take you on a journey through the history of Voodoo

Inner Monsters: Psychopaths and Psychologizing Monsters – Dr Stephen Asma

In this illustrated lecture, Professor Asma will examine the transition from traditional external monsterology (e.g., creatures, demons, etc

The Wicked Stepmother in Early America with Prof. Leslie Lindenauer by zoom

This Zoom lecture explores the role of the evil stepmother in early American popular culture

The Goddess Brigid – Professor Ronald Hutton Zoom Lecture

This talk is designed to look at the evidence for both goddess and saint, and the possible relationships between them.

Eroticism and Surrealist Sewing Machines by Dr Abigail Susik – Zoom

Surrealist sewing machines and the surrealist movement’s interest in female masturbation as a form of social-sexual resistance

Extreme Taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

This talk will focus on two of the most challenging and intriguing aspects of taxidermy.

Austin Osman Spare with Phil Baker by zoom

This talk will offer insights into Spare’s art, mind and world, reconnecting him with the art history that ignored him

Irish Gods – The Túatha Dé Danann – Dr Mark Williams by Zoom

This second talk takes listeners through a magnificent saga from the ninth century, The Second Battle of Moytura

A brief history of the magic mushroom by Andy Letcher on zoom

In the twinkling of an eye: a brief history of the magic mushroom

The Seed Sistas – Passion Potion Workshop

During the evening we will – Discuss herbal aphrodisiacs, explore the individual plants and preparations in the passion potion

Occult World, Art & Poetry of Marjorie Cameron – Dr. Manon Hedenborg White

This zoom talk will delve into Cameron’s art, poetry, and occultism, situating her as one of the most enigmatic mystical visionaries

Folklore and Strange Tales of Cornwall’s Seas – Joan Passey

‘Let us catch the sea-wolves falling on their prey’: Folklore and Strange Tales of Cornwall’s Seas - Zoom Lecture

Empire of Booze – Henry Jeffreys by Zoom

Join award-winning drinks writer Henry Jeffreys for a journey through history and alcohol.

Dennis McKenna on Psychedelics and evolution: the ‘Stoned Ape Theory’

Dennis McKenna presents an exclusive lecture discussing brand new reflections, theories and findings on the theory based on his ‘Stoned Ape'

Freemasonary and Paganism – Professor Ronald Hutton Zoom Lecture

This talk is intended to discuss the origins of Freemasonry, and the development of its ritual, and its relationship with the occult

Metaphysical Michael Jackson – Shannon Taggart – Zoom lecture

This illustrated presentation will consider Michael Jackson’s curious dead/alive status and explore him as the ultimate liminal figure

Kate MccGwire’s Marvellous Menagerie by Dr Catriona McAra – Zoom Lecture

Kate MccGwire is joined by Catriona McAra to explore the themes of the feminine grotesque that have come to characterize MccGwire's work

The Making of Birds Britannica by Mark Cocker on Zoom

Birds Britannica was described as ‘a triumph’ and as ‘a bird book like no other’ when it was published in 2005

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

Clay, Folklore, and Landscape in Cornwall’s Clay Country with Zenna Tagney / Zoom

Tagney will tease out some of the interwoven threads of place and story, landscape and culture in this Zoom Lecture

Beau Dick and the Ceremonial Art of Potlatch with John Cussans

Join artist and educator John Cussans to learn about Beau Dick, the influential Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation Artist and Activist

Pagan Ireland – From Cult to Conversion by Dr Mark Williams by Zoom

This first talk introduces what we know of Irish pre-Christian religion through archaeology

Make your Own Memento Mori: Befriending Death with Joanna Ebenstein

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

The Cornish Gothic: Haunted Cornwall in Victorian Literature – Joan Passey

This talk asks why Cornwall was such a fertile site for the Gothic imagination at this time, and why a Gothic Cornwall - Zoom Lecture

Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society – Gary Lachman – Zoom Lecture

A Short History of Modern Occultism in Three Lectures - Lecture 1 of 3 is Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society

Scientific Monsters: Natural History, Teratology & Extraordinary – Dr Stephen Asma

In this lecture Dr. Asma will explore some of the dominant types of monsters in ancient Western literature, natural history, and philosophy

Ghosts I Have Nearly Seen: A Short Talk by Roger Clarke on Zoom

The author to the best-selling A Natural History of Ghosts' tells some personal stories from his own life, not all of them in the book

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

Welsh Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

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

Timothy R. Landry examines the connections between local Vodún priests and spiritual seekers who travel to Bénin

Treasures from The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic with Simon Costin – Zoom

Simon Costin, live from the museum in Cornwall where he will show and discuss some of his favourite treasures from the collection

The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour / Zoom lecture

Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour

Children of the Night: The History of the Wolf in Britain – Derek Gow/ Zoom

The wolf’s strange imaginative hold over us is reflected in the wealth of spurious falsehoods that persisted about it long after the species

The Ravenmaster – The Corvids of The Tower of London – Chris Skaife – Zoom

The first intimate behind-the-scenes account of life with the ravens of the Tower, the Ravenmaster himself shares the folklore and history

Arthurian Legend – Elizabeth Archibald – Zoom lecture

For more than a thousand years, the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have been retold across Europe

Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell’s Darkplaces – Zoom lecture

Join Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell as they talk about their favourite ghost stories and tales of the weird and eerie.

Village Witchcraft & Magic – Professor Ronald Hutton

Prof. Ronald Hutton will reveal a complex and fascinating world rich in magical tradition, in which cunning folk and charmers flourished

The Flying House of Loreto – Dame Marina Warner

The story of this holy house and its ‘wondrous flittings’ in relation to ideas about losing home and remaking it, exile & settlement

Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft – B Hoggard

Zoom lecture to learn about the material evidence of witchcraft beliefs which have been discovered in the fabric of building throughout the

Tattoo: An Art History – Dr Matt Lodder – Zoom lecture

Lodder reveals how tastes and technologies have affected the type of images being tattooed; how innovations in both style and method percola

Leonora Carrington. A World Made of Magic – Teresa Arcq – Zoom Lecture

In Leonora Carrington´s oeuvre, fantastic animals and beings inhabit magical worlds.

Mabinogi – the Hanging of a Mouse – Welsh Stories – Hugh Lupton

One of the central concerns of the Mabinogi is the uneasy relationship between this world and Annwn, the Otherworld, performed over zoom

Medieval Monsters, and the Problem of Evil – Dr Stephen Asma

In this lecture Dr. Asma will explore some of the dominant types of monsters in ancient Western literature, natural history, and philosophy

Grimoires & Magical Books – Owen Davies

Owen Davies illuminates the many fascinating forms these recondite books have taken and exactly what these books held. Zoom Lecture

An Introduction to Chaos Magic – David Lee – by Zoom

Chaos Magick provides multiple perspectives, a beacon of magickal sanity in a world gone mad. a two week introduction from David Lee

Welsh Witches – A Lecture by Richard Suggett on Zoom

Can't wait till next Halloween? Join Richard Suggett for a fascinating look at the people and places associated with witchcraft in Wales

The Cult of Mithras – David Walsh – Zoom lecture

The cult of Mithras was an esoteric religion that existed in the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 4th centuries CE

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

Irish Fairy Tales – The Further Adventures of Paddy O’Dwire – Viktor Wynd

Irish Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

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

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

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

CABARETS OF DEATH – Zoom Lecture from Joanna Ebenstein

CABARETS OF DEATH - Playing with Death and the Afterlife in Popular Amusements A Live, Illustrated Zoom Talk with historian Joanna Ebenstein

Cruel Intentions: Haunted Food & Doomed Relationships in Gothic Literature – Alessandra Pino – Zoom

Alessandra Pino will dissect how food and consumption symbolise more than just sustenance in Gothic literature / Zoom lecture

Raise the Spirits with Devil’s Botany this Halloween

IN PERSON EVENT - Raise the Spirits this Halloween with the Launch of Devil’s Botany Absinthe Regalis

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

Every Day is Halloween with Lisa Morton on Zoom

Join author and screenwriter Lisa Morton on Halloween's explosive growth - it's all about canny retailing, uncanny art, and what scares us

Curious Coffins and Haunted Dolls by Dr Louise Fenton – Zoom Lecture

Louise Fenton’s lecture will explore two collections of mysterious dolls within the city of Edinburgh

Animal Transformations: Selkies, Werewolves and Witch-Hares – Professor Larrington

Join Professor Carolyne Larrington on an exploration of the strange folkloric world of animal transformations / Zoom lecture

Transformation and Identity in Austin Osman Spare by Michael Staley by zoom

In this illustrated talk, Michael Staley discusses Spare’s vision with particular reference to a number of pictures

Galen: most-celebrated physician in the ancient world – Vivian Nutton /Zoom

Join Vivian Nutton to learn about the most-celebrated doctor in the ancient world: Galen of Pergamum (129-ca. 216 CE) Zoom Lecture

A World on The Wing – Bird Migration with Scott Weidensaul

Bird migration remains perhaps the most singularly compelling natural phenomenon in the world.

Piskies & Pobel Vean: Cornwall’s Capricious Little Folk/ Siân Esther Powell

So, let us explore the Cornish Pobel Vean, just how harmless are they really? - Zoom Lecture hosted Dr Amy Hale

Introduction to Rune Magic/Runic Sorcery – David Lee

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

Victorian Hairwork Jewellery Masterclass with Karen Bachman

Victorian Hairwork: Mourning, Memory Object, and Craft with Master Jeweler, Educator and Art Historian Karen Bachmann, 4 week online course

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

Lilith from Demon to Feminist Icon – Per Faxneld

The talk follows Lilith's trajectory from her origins as an evil entity in Jewish folklore and demonology, to being a feminist icon today.

The Philosophy of Monsters in Ancient Greece & Rome – Dr Stephen Asma

In this lecture Dr. Asma will explore some of the dominant types of monsters in ancient Western literature, natural history, and philosophy

The Making of Magical Cornwall with Dr Amy Hale

This talk will explore the historical development of magical Cornwall in the cultural imagination - Zoom Lecture

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

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

Encounters with The Uncanny with Helen Cornish

Encounters with the uncanny: the land beyond the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic - Zoom Lecture

Carl Hoffman on the Death of Michael Rockefeller – Zoom Lecture

Carl Hoffman will talk about his book – Savage Harvest

Tammy Blee’s Cabalistic Agency – Jason Semmens – Zoom

Although much has been written about the historic folk-magic practitioners known as cunning-folk in recent years, in-depth accounts of

Tony ‘Doc ‘ Shiels – Reenchanted Landscapes of Cornwall – Dr.Rupert White

The UnNatural History of Cornwall - on artist Tony 'Doc'Sheils 'the Weirdest Family in The Land

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

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.

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

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

Black John and the Pencarrow Hunt in Cornish Ballads – Dr. Merv Davey

The UnNatural History of Cornwall Lecture Series - the story of the Pencarrow Hunt and Black John

Spirits of the Otherworld: Cocktail Book Launch Party

IN-PERSON EVENT - An Evening of Cocktails & Curiosities!

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

Charles Waterton used his texidermy skill to fabricate imaginary creatures,

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.

Tales of Wonder & Enchantment From The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd/Zoom

Let master storyteller join you for a nightcap, tuck you into bed and tell you bedtime stories, full of wonder from The Arabian Nights

Wine Tasting at The Last Tuesday Society

IN-PERSON EVENT - Tasting Hosted at London's Most Curious Cocktail Bar

Witchcraft Curses of the Twentieth Century – Dr. Louise Fenton

Lecture on the collection of curses and cursed objects at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall

Divination and Divination Tools Masterclass – Psychic Medium Patti Negri

Divination is the art or practice of foreseeing future events or discovering hidden knowledge by the aid of spirit, magick or supernatural

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

Tortoise Keeping in Europe -a Brief History – Eleanor Chubb – Zoom Lecture

Eleanor Tirtasana Chubb - leading tortoise conservationist, keeper and breeder discusses the European History of Pet Tortoises

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

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

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

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

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

The Nazis & The Occult – Zoom Lecture – Michael Fitzgerald

How the Nazi Party was infected with the belief that occult skills could be used to gain dominion over the world

Cornish Folklore and Myth 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

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

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

Dragons – Professor Ronald Hutton Zoom Lecture

Professor Ronald Hutton examines Dragons in Myths & Legends

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

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.

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

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

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.

Mexican Masks & Rituals – Phyllis Galembo – Zoom Lecture

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

Mark Cocker Master Class On Nature Writing On Zoom

This is a four-hour seminar, split over two days, to explore some of the techniques of nature writing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Mike Jay on Mescaline & Art – Zoom Lecture

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

John Waters In Conversation With Viktor Wynd – Zoom Talk

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

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.

The Discovery of The Modern Goddess with Professor Ronald Hutton

Prof.Hutton on how and when the modern Western world came to have its most common image of what a goddess should be

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.

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.

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

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

Make your Own Memento Mori: Befriending Death with Joanna Ebenstein

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

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....

Introduction To Rune Magic/runic Sorcery – David Lee

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

Mark Cocker Master Class On Nature Writing

Zoom four-hour seminar, split over two Saturdays, to explore some of the techniques of nature writing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Horned God – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

Ronald Hutton zoom lecture on the main form of male divinity found in modern Paganism: the horned god of nature and of fertility

Irish Fairy Tales – The Further Adventures of Paddy O’Dwire – Viktor Wynd

Irish Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

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

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

In an illustrated zoom lecture Marina Warner will uncover the long associations of balm with the pleasures and solace of the East.

Simon Costin on The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic – Zoom Lecture

The Director of Cornwall's Museum of Witchcraft & Magic will discuss the extraordinary history of the institution and look at some pieces

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

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

Mark Cocker Master Class On Nature Writing On Zoom

This is a four-hour seminar, split over two days, to explore some of the techniques of nature writing.

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

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

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.

Chaos Magic Workshop with Julian Vayne

This approach to magic blends influences from punk DIY culture, Discordian crazy wisdom, contemporary science and the western esoteric tradition.

Mark Cocker on Crows – Zoom Lecture

Zoom Lecture Series Collaboration with New York's Morbid Anatomy, Mark Cocker - the pre-eminent nature writer of our times discusses Crows

Mark Cocker Master Class On Nature Writing

Zoom four-hour seminar, split over two Saturdays, to explore some of the techniques of nature writing.

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

‘liquid Alchemy’: A Virtual Cocktail Workshop

Join Directors of London's Most Curious Cocktail Bar for a Virtual Cocktail Workshop

Sigil Magic Workshop With Julian Vayne

Sigil Magic - discover the power of sigil magic with this two session zoom workshop by chaos magician Julian Vayne

Britain’s Pagan Heritage With Professor Ronald Hutton

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

Sam Lee & Viktor Wynd – Bed Time Ballads, Stories & a Lullaby

Join Sam Lee and Viktor Wynd for a nightcap, let them tuck you into bed, tell you fairy tales, sing ballads and a sweet lullaby on zoom

Bedtime Stories with Viktor Wynd: Irish Fairytales

Let Viktor Wynd tuck you into bed and tell you strange Irish Fairy Tales with a changeling, Mermaid, talking corpse & of course real fairies

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Ted Serios: The Mind’s Eye, with Emily Hauver

Ted Serios was purportedly able to document his inner thoughts on Polaroid film in a process called 'thoughtography.'