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Seven Planets, Seven Magics:

Ever since the middle ages, the Hermetic axiom “as above, so below” has been expressed largely ‎through the seven planets.‎

Grimoires, cunning men, Wiccans, Christian Kabbalists, hedgewitches and even Renaissance neoplatonists all have this underlying principle in common -- as above, so below. In Western Europe and Britain, this has, since the middle ages, been the guiding principle has been expressed largely through the seven sacred planets. Whether it be in a kamea, a sprig of St Johns Wort, angelic principalities, ritual metals, the idea that the planets embody forces on earth that the magician works with. The astrologer analyses these, the nature mystic contemplates them, but they are everywhere. Tonight's speaker is passionate about planetary magic of all varieties, from wax seals to floral tinctures to solomonic rituals. Lily Moss tonight introduces the seven planets in this illustrated talk which promises to be lively, engaging, and full of slides of gorgeous old woodcuts, paintings and illustrations. She talks through their attributes, some of the poetry and myths written about them, and tells some stories of her own experiences with them.

When not brewing or inscribing things planetary, Lily is a student of English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London, and a keen photographer. She is also one half of the much-loved Wood-Moss Herbals and regularly runs workshops at Treadwells.


Lily Moss | talks


Date and Time:

20 May 2008 at 7:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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