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Annie Horniman - Introduced and Celebrated

Golden Dawn Magician, and Theatre Impresario

Annie Horniman (1860-1937) was one of the leading women in the Order of the Golden Dawn in its heyday in late Victorian London. A tireless organiser, patron, committee member and one of the core group that "made thing happen", she was better remembered for this than for her magical life. But sincere and active practitioner that she was, she performed ritual, meditated, had mystical visions, and taught neophytes in the order. Some remember her as the more prudish of the Golden Dawn, but this is unfair, for she chain-smoked, never married, and sometimes appeared in public wearing exotic outfits. Another facet of Annie Horniman's life was her pioneering work in the theatre, driven by a belief that theatre brings spiritual richness to people generally, and to this end she was, through her life, active in funding and production in British theatre -- numerous projects that are still recognised today: West End shows, repertory theatre, and ritual theatre. She founded the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and the Gaeity Theatre in Manchester. Artists whose work she supported included WB Yeats and GB Shaw.

If you are interested in the Golden Dawn, magical women, and the power of theatre, this night is for you. Caroline Wise's slide lecture with anecdotes will introduce you to Annie Horniman, and we will raise a glass to this remarkable but often-overlooked magician.


Caroline Wise | talks


Date and Time:

3 December 2008 at 7:15 pm


2 hours



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