Featured Digital Events

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

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).

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

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

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

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

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

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

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

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

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'

Surreal Things – Surrealism and Design – Ghislaine Wood – Zoom

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

Empire of Booze – Henry Jeffreys by Zoom

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

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

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

The Seed Sistas – Passion Potion Workshop

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

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

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

Tales From The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd for Valentine’s Day by Zoom

This Valentines let Viktor Wynd share a nightcap with you, tuck you into bed and tell you Erotic Tales of Wonder & Magic

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

Extreme Taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

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

Cecil Beaton – Malice in Wonderland by Hugo Vickers – Zoom Lecture

In this talk, Malice in Wonderland, Vickers shares excerpts from his personal diaries kept during this period

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

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.

Dorothea Tanning – Illustrated Zoom Talk by Alyce Mahon

Join Professor Alyce Mahon for a lecture on Dorothea Tanning

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?

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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).

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

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Memory and the spoken word in Indo-Iranian ritual – Prof Almut Hintze by Zoom

This talk, richly illustrated with images and film clips, discusses the technique, how enormous bodies of texts in an arcane language

The Magic and Mystery of Birds: A Journey into Modern Voodoo by Mark Cocker

Author Mark Cocker talks about his personal journey to understand the magical practices in Africa and what they tell us about human belief

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

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

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

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

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

The Hollow Earth theory – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Hollow Earth theory

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’

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

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

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

Lily Dale Symposium: Nature, Enchantment, Paranormal – Jack Hunter, Ph.D.

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

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

Summer Festivals – Professor Ronald Hutton – Zoom Lecture

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

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

Austin Osman Spare’s Development Abstract by Michael Staley on zoom

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

The Nazis and UFOs – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Nazis and UFOs

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

Lily Dale Symposium: Spirit/Vibration/Form: Study of Cymatics – Steve Bass

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

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 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.

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'.

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

Lily Dale Symposium: Linen Veils and Lightning Mask – Leonard George, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

King Con: the Jazz Age’s greatest imposter – a Zoom talk by Paul Willetts

Paul Willetts shares the extraordinary, little-known Jazz Age adventures of the white American imposter, Edgar Laplante a.k.a. Chief White Elk.

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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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