Featured Zoom Lectures

The Nazis and UFOs – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Nazis and UFOs

The Hollow Earth theory – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Hollow Earth theory

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Zoom Lectures

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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

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

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

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

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

The Natural History of Ghosts: A Lecture by Roger Clarke

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

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

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

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

The Making of a Messiah: Beginner’s Guide to Isidore Issou – Andrew Hussey

Join Andrew Hussey for a zoom ecture on Isidore Isou

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

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

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

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

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

In the twinkling of an eye 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 Nazis and UFOs – Michael Fitzgerald by Zoom

Michael Fitzgerald talks about The Nazis and UFOs

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Past Lectures

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

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

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

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