Behind the Scenes & into the Magic workshop

Behind the Scenes & into the Magic – in this day long workshop Julian Vayne will lead us through a series of practical and fun activities, deeper into the fabulous collection of The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Expect to see the museum in a whole new light and to get up close and personal with objects from the collection (including some normally hidden away in the stores). This workshop will provide you with a blend of museum skills, magical techniques and imaginative approaches to use when you visit other museums and historic sites.

Saturday May 27th 10am-4pm.  Booking is essential as places are limited: email Judith at the Museum ( to secure your place.  £20 per person to be paid on the day.  

Julian Vayne is a Freelance Heritage Engagement consultant (and author of Wonderful Things – Learning with Museum Objects) and occultist.

For three decades Julian has participated in group ritual work within a wide variety of esoteric cultures including Druidry, Thelemic Magick, western and traditional shamanism, Wicca and chaos magic. During this time he has written for numerous underground esoteric journals, contributed to various collections of essays, and for two years edited Pagan Voice, a monthly UK based Pagan newspaper. Books that Julian has written include;

Pharmakon: Drugs and the Imagination, Magick Works: Stories of occultism in theory and practice and Deep Magic Begins here… Tales and Techniques of Practical Occultism.

Some of his co-authored works include Seeds of Magick (with Catherine Summers), Now That’s What I Call Chaos Magick (with Greg Humphries),The Book of Baphomet (with Nikki Wyrd) and most recently Chaos Craft (with Steve Dee).

Julian has contributed articles to academic publications including The New Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture and Seeking the Sacred With Psychoactive Substances: Chemical Paths to Spirituality and God.

He is a founding member of Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Chair of The Friends of The Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft charity.

He is the leading contributor to and is a regular speaker at conferences on the subject of contemporary occultism.

Instructions for attendees: please bring a magical/special object that is part of your own collection to share with the group.