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April 2020

The Thai Occult by Peter Jenx

April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
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Peter Jenx is the author of a series of books on the Thai Occult, an ancient unbroken magical tradition that derives from the regions pre-Buddhist Animism. The books are the first published works on the subject and his recent 552 page tome has become the benchmark for a system that uses ghosts to benefit the living. Jenx will be at Watkins Books to give a rare public talk on Thursday April 2nd, 2020 starting at 6.30pm, and the subject is…

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

April 16, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online event

**Now Online Live from Watkins Publishing's Facebook** 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…

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The Secret and Laws of Manifestation– Meditation/Webinar with William Bloom

April 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online event

The Reality and Truth behind The Secret and Laws of Manifestation– Meditation/Webinar by William Bloomwww.youtube.com/watkinsbooksMonday 27 April - 8pm British Standard Time {i.e. London} (19:00 GMT as we are currently on daylight saving time) Why do these techniques and philosophies work for some and not for others? What is the secret behind The Secret? In this insightful webinar William will explain the unseen forces that actually determine how the Laws of Manifestation really work. He will clarify many of the…

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July 2020

The Role of the Incubus in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

July 2, 2020 @ 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 15, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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May 2021

Zulma Reyo – Inner Alchemy

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online event

Join author and spiritual teacher Zulma Reyo for this online event which celebrates the publication of the updated and revised edition of her book 'Inner Alchemy: The Path to Mastery'. In this talk, Zulma will discuss the foundation of alchemical meditation, its key components, as well as how this practice can change the world for the better. "How might we get to know ourselves? The study of alchemy is one possible route. Alchemy is the body of esoteric knowledge and…

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June 2021

Robert M. Place – The Alchemical Tarot of Marseille

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Robert M Place is the designer of several celebrated tarot decks, including 'The Alchemical Tarot', 'The Tarot of the Alchemical Magnum Opus', and 'The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery'. He is also the author of the book 'The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism', which explores the esoteric history of the Tarot. This talk will centre around his latest deck 'The Alchemical Tarot of Marseille', where he will introduce the history of the famous Marseille style deck, its significance in…

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Brian Johnson: Necromancy in the Medici Library

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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"On the tumultuous eve of the sixteenth century, as Girolamo Savonarola preached apocalypse in the cathedral of Florence and his protégé, the neoplatonic philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, breathed his last under mysterious circumstances, all while the army of a French king marched on the Italian peninsula, an anonymous Roman scrivener was putting the finishing touches on his masterwork. But it was neither an illuminated book of hours nor an encyclopedic chronicle of kingly deeds to which he set his…

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Peter Grey: The Two Antichrists

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Two Antichrists is a monograph by Peter Grey on the figure of Antichrist in a post-Christian and progressive Thelemic context. Opening with considerations on the future of witchcraft and its relation to radical ecology, Grey returns to the Babalon Working of Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard, and considers a series of little examined texts from science fiction and the outer fringes of Scientology which form a ‘Babalon Apocrypha.’ By reading across these sources, the familiar story is revealed…

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