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June 2021

Paul Summers Young: Agrippa’s 4 Books of Occult Philosophy

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online event

Written in the 16th century, Three Books of Occult Philosophy (De Occulta Philosophia libri III) is Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa's study of occult philosophy, acknowledged as a significant contribution to the Renaissance philosophical discussion concerning the powers of magic, and its relationship with religion. With chapters covering folk magic, myth, astrology, divination, necromancy, kabbalah, alchemy, and all forms of mystical and magical subjects, these books (along with the so-called Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, which was attributed to Agrippa) remain perhaps…

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July 2021

Michael Staley: The Static Alignments – Austin Osman Spare’s School of…

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online event

To celebrate the newly published "The Static Alignments" by Jerusalem Press, Michael Staley (owner of Starfire publishing) will discuss the works of Austin Osman Spare in relation the texts featured in this volume. "Featuring Fragmentum, written by AOS, here are the principles underlying his art. Detailed notes transcribed by Frank Letchford from his advanced lessons in portraiture, this is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to gain an intimate understanding of Spare’s work practice. Letchford studied the myriad principles underlying…

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James Low – This is it

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online event

Join James Low in this online event, where he talks about his latest book "This is it - Revealing the Great Completion". James Low is a disciple and teacher in the Byangter and Khordong lineages of the late Chhimed Rigdzin Lama. He began studying and practising Tibetan Buddhism in India in the 1960’s and received teachings from Kalu Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Kanjur Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche. Having met his root teacher, Chhimed Rigdzin Lama (also known as C R Lama),…

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Sam van Schaik – Buddhist Magic

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online event

Join scholar Sam van Schaik as he presents his latest book "Buddhist Magic" and discuss the overlooked history of magical practices within Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. "As far back as we can see in the historical record, Buddhist monks and nuns have offered services including healing, divination, rain making, aggressive magic, and love magic to local clients. Studying this history, scholar Sam van Schaik concludes that magic and healing have played a key role in Buddhism's flourishing, yet they…

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Stephen Skinner – Ars Notoria

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online event

Join scholar and magician Dr. Stephen Skinner, as he presents his two latest books on the classic mediaeval magical text known as the Ars Notoria. "The Ars Notoria is a mediaeval grimoire, or magician's manual, which was widely distributed and very popular in the 13th-16th century, but virtually unknown today. It is however still very relevant in the 21st century because it contains detailed techniques to enable the practitioner to absorb whole subjects very rapidly, and to understand very complex…

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