“Alexandrian Witchcraft: A Century of Legacy – An Enigmatic Journey through the World of Alex Sanders and the Tradition of Witchcraft he created”

Join Sharon Day as she delves into the intriguing world of Alex Sanders in this three-part lecture series titled “Alexandrian Witchcraft: A Century of Legacy.” The question of how and why the Alexandrian Tradition has survived and thrived throughout multiple, often starkly contrasting decades ranging from hedonism to despair, prosperity to crashes, will be a running theme. In this vein, attendees’ personal experiences and thoughts about Alex, Maxine, and the Tradition will be especially welcome during the Q&A.

Lecture Two: “The Birth of a Movement: Alexandrian Witchcraft in the Midst of Counter-Culture Hedonism”

The second lecture takes us to the vibrant and transformative decade of the 60s, where the British Invasion in music, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sexual Revolution, and the burgeoning Hippie Movement held sway. The seeds of what would become the Alexandrian Tradition are rooted in Manchester, a period of Alexandrian Witchcraft history that is often overlooked yet formed the basis of the tradition. It was here that the original Coven and witches gathered at Alderley Edge.

In stark contrast to the flamboyant psychedelia of the 60s decade, Alexandrian Witchcraft emerged and continued to evolve through the tumultuous state of 70s Britain plagued with stagflation, strikes, power cuts, and IRA attacks, highlighting its burgeoning fortitude. This lecture will chronicle Sanders’ departure from London in 1972 to Bexhill and the avenues he pursued in the final chapter of his life as well as this pivotal point in Alex’s life which simultaneously facilitated Maxine’s establishment of the Temple of the Mother, thereby imprinting the core tenets imparted by them both to the tradition.

Sharon Day Bio

American by birth and British by marriage, Sharon’s academic career included one year in Japan as an exchange student in 1980. She would return there, having graduated from law school in New York City in 1992, with her husband, also a lawyer, when he took up a post in Tokyo years later.

After repatriating to London in 1997, Sharon felt drawn to esotericism and the occult, subsequently discovering what she felt was a vocation within Alexandrian witchcraft. Her search for suitable training and practical experience took her from London to Australia, the United States, and finally back to London, where she became the personal student of Maxine Sanders, co-founder of the Alexandrian Tradition.

Today, she leads the Coven of the Stag King in London under the eldership – and discreet guidance- of Maxine.

Sharon is also the founder of Rose Ankh Publishing Ltd, a book publisher of unique occult, historical, philosophical, and biographical works (www.roseankhpublishing.com) as well as an online historical archive dedicated to the Alexandrian witchcraft tradition (www.alexandrianwitchcraft.org).

don’t worry if you miss it – we will send you a recording valid for two weeks the next day

Nov 16th 2023 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

£5 - £10 & By Donation