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

We take a chronological trip from antiquity to the kaleidoscopic 1960s following the hoof steps of the Devil, his sacrifices and sacrileges, some apocryphal, others horrifically real. This richly illustrated talk traces an itinerary from the ruins of Mendes in Egypt via the tophets of Tunisia to the hills of Dublin, before heading to Belgium and Paris to luxuriate in the sumptuous robes of 19th-century European decadence, in search of the bona fide Black Mass. We explore the obsessions of Joris-Karl Huysmans’ brilliant depiction of Satanism in his infamous novel Là-bas, and the opulent churches and strange events in Bruges that fired his imagination, before reprising the fictional Mass at the denouement of his book.


Andy Sharp: is a writer and multimedia artist, best known for his occultural research project English Heretic. His new book, The Astral Geographic, a study of magic through landscape, is published by Watkins in October 2023

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Attendees will receive a discount code if they want to purchase the book

Nov 5th 2023 8:00 pm - 09:30 pm

£5 - £10 & By Donation

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