Workshops with Julian Vayne FULLY BOOKED

The Museum is delighted to announce two workshops with Julian Vayne.  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.  
Talismans, Sigils and Magical Signs.  FULLY BOOKED
In this one day workshop we will explore the history and use of magical signs – from astrological talismans to bind runes, from chaos magic sigils to the traditional symbols of the cunning craft. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the imagery and symbolism hidden in the grimoires of the MWM library, create your own talismans and explore the range of methods used to charge then with magical power. Please bring coloured pencils, a pen and a blank page notebook for this fun, practical and inspirational day.
Saturday April 28th
Tarot for Divination and Magic FULLY BOOKED
A one day workshop on the tarot; exploring its history, mythology, symbolism and use. Whether you’re a novice or experienced reader you’ll learn new ways of understanding and using the cards. Experiment with different styles of divination, the use of tarot for mediation and inner-world work and their opportunities for practical magic too. Bring a tarot deck to this workshop along with your sense of adventure!
Saturday September 8th

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.