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with Ronald Hutton

Thursday 7th June 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm

Modern pagan witchcraft otherwise known as Wicca is the only religion England has ever given to the world. In his talk, Ronald Hutton looks at the beliefs and practices associated with magic and witchcraft that were held by ordinary people in England and Wales between 1740 and 1940, the period of time between the end of the witch hunts, and living memory, which has often been neglected by historians of the occult. Here Hutton reveals a rich and flourishing world of practising charmers and magicians, in which the fear of witchcraft remained very real, and asks also when and how this world came to an end.

While Hutton explores this dark side of witchery in this talk, he stresses the positive, reminding us that devotion to art, the natural world, femininity, and the classical deities are also central to the practice of wicca.

Ronald Hutton
Ronald Hutton is an English historian who specialises in the study of Early Modern Britain, British folklore, pre-Christian religion and contemporary Paganism. A professor in the subject at the University of Bristol, Hutton has published fifteen books and has appeared on British television and radio. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries, the Learned Society of Wales, and the British Academy. He is the historian on the board of trustees which runs English Heritage, and chair of the Blue Plaques panel which awards commemorative plaques to historic buildings.

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Madame Blavatsky: Esoteric Philosopher and the Mother of Modern Spritualism

7th June 2018
Village Magic and Witchcraft with Ronald Hutton

Carlyles house
thomas carlyle's house national trust london