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Nottingham Pagan Book Club

Nottingham Pagan Book Club
Tuesday, 21st March, 2023    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Five Leaves is now hosting the Nottingham Pagan Book Club, a reading group for those interested in Pagan literature, both modern and classical. The group is open to anyone who would like to discuss books from a pagan perspective, be they are long-time practicing pagans, or just curious about exploring that spirituality.

Copies of the book are available from Five Leaves, with a 15% in-store discount, but can also be borrowed from libraries or bought from other bookshops!

RSVP through the group’s Facebook page, or just turn up.

In March the book club will read Miracles of Our Own Making : A History of Paganism by Liz Williams

Miracles of Our Own Making is a historical overview of magic in the British Isles, from the ancient peoples of Britain to the rich and cosmopolitan landscape of contemporary paganism. We explore the beliefs of the Druids, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, the alchemy of the Elizabethan Court and the witch trials. We encounter grimoires, ceremonial magic and the Romantic revival of arcane deities. The influential and well known – the Golden Dawn, Wicca and figures such as Aleister Crowley – are considered alongside the everyday ‘cunning folk’ who formed the magical fabric of previous centuries.

Ranging widely across literature, art, science and beyond, Liz Williams debunks many of the prevailing myths surrounding magical practice, past and present, while offering a rigorously researched and highly accessible account of what it means to be a pagan today.