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Announcing The 2019 Magickal Women Conference Keynote Speakers And More!

Announcing the Magickal Women Conference London 2019

Headline Speaker: Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and Keynote Speaker: Christina Oakley-Harrington – and much more!

The first Magickal Women Conference is happening! The headline speaker is veteran esoteric practitioner Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki the keynote speaker is Christina Oakley-Harrington, founder and owner of Treadwell’s Bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury.

The Magickal Women Conference honours the women of occulture by offering a day for magic(k)al women’s voices to be heard in debate and celebration.

Their programme includes a roster of inspiring women speakers including expert researchers, academics, independent scholars, magical adepts and teachers, practicing artists, and more.

The first group of confirmed international Conference speakers and Masterclass presenters is announced with more coming soon.

The Presenters

Caitlín Matthews “Sounding the Silence: Embodying and Singing the Otherworld”

Myroslava Hartmond “The Woman Behind Helena Petrovna Blavatsky”

Shani Oates “Sybils and Seers”

Chaweon Koo “Beyond Western Occultism: How a Korean American Witch Practices Magic” 

Madeleine LeDespencer “Flower of Evil: The Satanic Woman of Fin de Siècle Paris, Berthe de Courrière”

Charlotte Rodgers “The Dancing Serpents of Art and Magick”

Emma Kathyrn “Rebel Women And Rebel Magic”

Alkistis Dimech “Flower on Fire (Dance. Sex. Heresy.)”

Caroline Levander “Creating Tradition without Gendered Roles in the Swedish ‘Court of Aine’ Wicca tradition” 

Sabina Stent “Leonor Fini: Fashion Magick Sorceress”

Verónica Rivas “Maria de Padilla: From the Castilian Court to the Quimbanda Kingdoms” 

Rebecca Beattie “Imagining Ways of Constructing the Occult in Fiction: The Nature Mystic Novels of Mary Webb and Sylvia Townsend Warner

Deborah Castellano “Twenty Years with the Amethyst Circle of Sisters”

Helene Arts “Women of the Left-Hand Path: Practice, Praxis & Power” 

Deja Whitehouse “A Cartomantic ‘Marriage’ – An exploration of the relationship between Frieda Harris and Aleister Crowley during the development of The Book of Thoth” 

K. A. Laity “The Sounds of Salvation: Leonora Carrington’s The Hearing Trumpet” 

Elaine Bailey “Anna Bonus Kingsford, the Woman Clothed with the Sun”

Heather Berrow “An Appreciation of Margaret Bruce”

Raye Schwarz “Women in Alchemy: Hidden in Plain Sight” 

Caroline Wise “Olivia Robertson: A Magical Life” 

Pauline Soum-Paris “Mystic Journalism? Florence Farr’s contribution to The Occult Review and The New Age (1907-1909)”

Julia Phillips “Madeline Montalban, the Magus of St Giles”

Banshee McGalloway “Hex-ual Justice: Young Witches and the Intersection of Trauma and Magick”

Scarlett Amaris “Una Woodruff’s artwork in Colin Wilson’s book, Witches (1981)” 

Sharron Kraus “Magickal Music / Musickal Magic”


This conference is guaranteed to  be an exciting event and they are honoured to be bringing you a roster of brilliant magic(k)al women from around the world, offering new perspectives, new research, and fresh and inspirational practice, while paying homage to our women forebears and elders.

As well as including an itinerary of the day’s speakers, acknowledgements to their sponsors, and advertising, their event programme will celebrate and give space to the voices of women (whether female by birth or not) in magic and the occult.

The organizers  are seeking fiction, poetry, non-fiction, personal memoirs, or experimental works to be included in their event programme.

Share with them your trials and triumphs, your practice, your lair, your received drawings and poems, or leave messages for our speakers, attendees, vendors, volunteers, and organisers.

‘We are looking for things that lift us, inspire us, and move us.’

Essays must not in any way promote a product or organisation. If you have something you would like to promote, please see the advertising guidelines or  sponsorship tiers.

Submission deadline is midnight on 28 February, 2019.

Please email submissions to [email protected] with the words ‘programme sub’ in your subject line. Not all submissions will be accepted. If yours is they will be in touch.

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