London Fortean Society: Miracles of Our Own Making - A History of Paganism

London Fortean Society: Miracles of Our Own Making - A History of Paganism in England on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
London Fortean Society: Miracles of Our Own Making - A History of Paganism in England on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 1930 - 2130
[This event will be held ONLINE]

Miracles of Our Own Making is a historical overview of magic in the British Isles, from the ancient peoples of Britain to the rich and cosmopolitan landscape of contemporary paganism. We explore the beliefs of the Druids, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, the alchemy of the Elizabethan Court and the witch trials. We encounter grimoires, ceremonial magic and the Romantic revival of arcane deities. The influential and well known - the Golden Dawn, Wicca and figures such as Aleister Crowley - are considered alongside the everyday 'cunning folk' who formed the magical fabric of previous centuries.

Ranging widely across literature, art, science and beyond, Liz Williams debunks many of the prevailing myths surrounding magical practice, past and present, while offering a rigorously researched and highly accessible account of what it means to be a pagan today.

Liz Williams holds a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge and is a widely published writer and journalist. She lives in Glastonbury, where she co-owns a witchcraft shop, and where she also lectures in creative writing.

[Photo: Duncan Price]

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Please register for a ticket. Conway Hall is a charity and we politely ask you to add a donation of at least GBP 3.

This talk will be held online using the Zoom application (available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android). A link to join the talk will be sent to ticketholders around one hour before the event starts.

URL:
Website: https://go.evvnt.com/643007-0?pid=2874

Price:
Free / GBP 5 suggested donation: GBP 0.0

Artists / Speakers: Liz Williams

Category: Attractions | Talks and Lectures
Starting Price Per Person
Free
Other Information
Where
Online Event
London
England WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom
( Hotel - Resort )

                 
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Event ID: 170324

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