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April 2020

Living Knowledge: Patterns of Life and Death in the Company of a Master

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Lucy Oliver's new book Tessellations: Patterns of Life and Death in the Company of a Master (Matador, published 28th March 2020) is an unusual, fascinating account interweaving memoir, biography, wisdom teaching and metaphysical philosophy to present a rare illustration of how oral tradition of knowledge can be transmitted in modern Britain under the guidance of an extraordinary sage. Tessellations is the first direct, personal account of over forty years under the direction of her inspiring and authentic spiritual teacher, who…

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From Striving to Relaxation: A Journey Led by the Heart with Gemma Polo Pujol

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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This talk will be an exploration of the different ways we approach life, from the belief in our constant doing and the desire to become better to a deep trust in life and its generosity. Through the talk, Gemma Polo Pujol will unveil simple, genuine ways to meditate as a doorway to enter the realm of the heart, deeply relax, and learn to flow with ease and joy. Ultimately, together we will remember that we are loved, and that which…

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July 2020

The Role of the Incubus in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Writer, journalist, Hollywood interviewer and Hitchcock biographer Sandra Shevey will be joining us at Watkins Books to discuss the role of the incubus in three classic films of director Alfred Hitchcock: Psycho, Strangers on a Train and Saboteur. In 1972 Sandra Shevey conducted Hitchcock's last one-to-one interview, with the conversation spanning three hours and touching directly on issues including misogyny and sexual harassment. Sound bites of this final interview are played during Sandra's daily, award-winning three hour Alfred Hitchcock London…

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September 2020

Duchamp Versus Einstein – An Evening With Etan Ilfeld

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Watkins Books are delighted to host a very special evening with our owner Etan Ilfeld, as he joins us to talk about his debut novelette, 'Duchamp Versus Einstein'. Inspired by the real-life letters of Marcel Duchamp, Duchamp Versus Einstein is a unique and utterly compelling amalgam of art history, sci fi, and historical fiction, co-written in close collaboration with award-winning science fiction novelist Christopher Hinz. A mysterious being sets the stage for the chess match to end all chess matches,…

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