Thanks to The Atlantis Bookshop

London has developed into a remarkable centre of activity in recent years. The following is a summary of events at The Atlantis Bookshop – read more for further information.

Monday 15th October – Tarot Readings with Chic & Tabitha Cicero
Monday 15th October – An Evening With… Chic and Tabitha Cicero – An open floor discussion
Thursday 18th October – An Evening With… Robert Zinc
Friday 19th October – An Evening With… Maxine Saunders: Reflections on the Early Days
Saturday 20th October – UK Tarot Conference
Thursday 25th October – An Evening With…Chris Thomas
Wednesday 31st October – All Souls Day
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November – Canonbury Masonic Research Centre has academics talking on Visions of Utopia – Masonic, Religious and Esoteric
Thursday 22nd November – An Evening With… Niall McDevitt: William Blake
Thursday 29th November – An Evening With… Julia Phillips: Rosaleen Norton
Saturday 1st December – The Atlantis Bookshop Crowleymass
Wednesday 5th December The Moot with No Name is having a Crowley Evening on the anniversary of his Cremation
Thursday 6th December – An Evening With… Martin Faulks: Franz Bardon

The Atlantis Bookshop Autumn and Winter Season

Our ‘Evenings With…’ begin at 7:30 prompt. You are most welcome to arrive from 7:00.
It is best to book early for these Evenings as they are quite popular. Admission is £5 and includes a glass of warm white wine and some soggy crisps!

The Atlantis Bookshop
49a Museum Street
London WC1A 1LY
020 7405 2120
atlantis@theatlantisbookshop.com
www.theatlantisbookshopevents.com

Monday 15th October – Tarot Readings with Chic & Tabitha Cicero
Chic Cicero knew Israel Regardie and carried on as his Successor and significant modernizer of the Golden Dawn. Tabitha is the artist responsible for the Golden Dawn Magical Tarot Deck and the Babylonian Tarot and others. They have collaborated on several books too. We are delighted they have agreed to do Tarot Consultations as they are truly powerful readings based on sound magical symbols and so very different from intuitive or New Age interpretations of the cards. The consultations will each last one hour and a tape is included in the price of £50. Please book early to avoid disappointment and specify Chic or Tabitha as the reader of choice . Readings will be from 11am until 6pm.

Monday 15th October – An Evening With… Chic and Tabitha Cicero – An open floor discussion
This is an opportunity to hear Chic and Tabitha discuss various themes of interest relating to The Western Mystery Tradition of Magic through the Structure of the Golden Dawn. The evening will conclude with the opportunity to ask questions and time to hear full answers.

*** NEW EVENT*** Thursday 18th October – An Evening With… Robert Zinc Topic to be announced
Robert Zinc is the Imperator General of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn. He is also a protégé of Chic Cicero and his GD has fast become established in the UK in the past couple of years. His Ruach Healing technique is challenging and based on the application of Qabalistic principles.

Friday 19th October – An Evening With… Maxine Saunders Reflections on the Early Days.
Alex and Maxine Saunders put Witchcraft back on the map, into film and the newspapers in the 1970s. Legends in their own lifetimes, this couple re-shaped and re-organised The Craft. Liberation was hard fought for way back then and this brave couple were in the Pagan front line. Maxine, will be reminiscing about those early days. ***SOLD OUT***
We will be launching Maxine Sander’s autobiography in November. The date will be announced as soon as we get one from the publisher. Please reserve a copy to be signed for you or let us know if you’d like to come to the launch.

Saturday 20th October – UK Tarot Conference sponsored by The Psychic Café, is a warm, informative and useful day.
Now in its fourth year, this conference explores all aspects of the tarot with approachable and respected authors and speakers. This year Geraldine Beskin of The Atlantis Bookshop is presenting her interpretation of the Qabalistic symbolism in Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot. For more information log to www.tarotconference.co.uk

Thursday 25th October – An Evening With…Chris Thomas “This world reflecting mind”: An introduction to the life & work of John Cowper Powys (1872 – 1963)
John Cowper Powys was a prolific writer, novelist, essayist, poet, lecturer, philosopher and nature mystic and author of major English novels of the twentieth century such as A Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands and mythologised historical romances like Owen Glendower and Porius. Powys continues to be unjustly neglected by most mainstream literary historians but his reputation and contribution to English literature has been recognised by contemporary authors such as A N Wilson, John Gray, Margaret Drabble, Colin Wilson and Iain Sinclair. This talk will explore Powys’s life and work in the context of his experiences of the ‘mystery of consciousness’ and other extra sensory and occult phenomena, illustrated by readings from his novels, essays and poetry. Powys had a personal connection with The Atlantis Bookshop through its original owner Michael Houghton.

Wednesday 31st October – All Souls Day
Traditionally the Veils between the Worlds are thinnest today so this is our particular time for remembering our dearly departed loved ones. No need for any nonsense in a graveyard at midnight, just photos, candles, tears and laughter as we reminisce about them and feel them draw close to us.

Stephen Skinner will be doing a short series of three Evenings with… in November. Dates and topics to be announced.

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November – Canonbury Masonic Research Centre has academics talking on Visions of Utopia – Masonic, Religious and Esoteric.
The Atlantis Bookshop will be providing the bookstall. Speakers include Christopher McIntosh, Tobias Churton, R. A. Gilbert, Peter Forshaw and Richard Lines.. See www.canonbury.ac.uk

Thursday 22nd November – An Evening With… Niall McDevitt – William Blake.
The 28th November is the 250th anniversary of Blake’s birth and for us, the year would not be complete without this great English poet and artist being acknowledged. Again, we have a young, passionate and knowledgeable speaker and Niall belongs to the Blake Society. Come and hear all about the artists nudity, visions and passion for Albion. There was so much more to him than Jerusalem and Tyger Tyger burning bright.

Thursday 29th November – An Evening With… Julia Phillips – Rosaleen Norton.
Roie Norton was the Witch of Kings Cross in Sydney’s Bohemian district until her death in the middle 1950’s. She crackled with energy and cackled with glee as she interacted with the denziens of other worlds. She drew, wrote about and lived intimately with these entities.. She is increasingly a respected artist and Julia Phillips is just the person to bring her to life.

Saturday 1st December – The Atlantis Bookshop Crowleymass.
It will be sixty years since the Old Sinner , Aleister Crowley died on this date and as he is still our most notorious customer we are going to have a party to celebrate his life. So many people owe him debts of gratitude even if their Path has diverged from his. This will be a slightly structured evening and there will be a £10.00 cover charge for it.

Wednesday 5th December The Moot with No Name is having a Crowley Evening on the anniversary of his Cremation. It will be loosely similar to the event hosted by The Atlantis Bookshop as Geraldine Beskin is again very much involved. See http://www.viking-z.org/a-london-pagans.htm

Thursday 6th December – An Evening With… Martin Faulks – Franz Bardon.
Bardon was a Qabalist who died in a Concentration Camp. He left an interesting body of work and his books are still in print. Recently fresh information about the man and his system have been found. Martin Faulks has made a long study of Bardon and will also be explaining the fresh evidence of the Key to his work.

Saturday 22nd December – Yule
The wheel of the year turns significantly at the Winter Solstice. The Light begins to defeat the Dark and it is a good time to have ideas. They are buried deep now, their tender shoots show by Spring and Summer shows them in their glory. In Autumn the harvest is reaped and pleasure in the reward for work is had. Time to grow a good idea, begin to stop a bad habit or simply be pleased the days are getting longer.

The Evenings With…are proving to be quite popular and increasingly, it is best to book in advance. We had one occasion when if anyone else had come along, they would have had to sit on a strangers lap and we don’t really want to encourage that sort of thing!

The Enochian Evening Classes have been very well received with 20 people who will have one of the mysteries revealed to them by the end of term. A perennial worry is how to pronounce Enochian. They will all speak it with fine Norfolk accents like Robin E. Cousins by the end of term.

We have lots of 1970’s books on Egypt. They are well illustrated but with the advent of digital photography, they all look rather stale. They are therefore cheap. The contents and condition are still good. If you have any particular title you know you want, please let us know or if you just fancy a rummage through the boxes come in and do so. We have been talking about doing an Egyptian conference for 2 years now and we fully intend to stage it next year.

The Golden Dawn will be 120 years old on 1st March 2008 and we are quite well ahead with planning our second GD conference. If you would like to contribute or attend, please let us know.

The sales of the new and secondhand books we stock are still holding up well despite competing with the Internet. Thankfully you still enjoy making up your own minds about what you buy rather than reading a review where the writer can only say positive things about the books. Occultists are independently minded and that sort of manipulation doesn’t suit us. This shop has been in existence for 85 years and where you source your important books matters to you and the stories we hear reflect that many times. These extra events are because we believe in helping to build a community and we provide a safe environment for people to meet and exchange ideas. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to learn about in an informal and friendly fashion, please let us know.

For further details of our Evenings With… and other events involving The Atlantis Bookshop please log on to www.theatlantisbookshopevents.com

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Bali Beskin and Geraldine Beskin.