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Yeats' Golden Dawn

WB Yeats' Women, mysticism, Celtic, magic: a night of readings, lecture, illustrations.

Women and magic are two of the most vital themes underpinnig the work of WBYeats, who was arguably the greatest poet of the twentieth century. And the two themes were interlinked: Florence Farr, Olivia Shakespeare, Annie Horniman, Maud Gonne and George Yeats - each of these were also associated with magic, in particular the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Tonight's lecture by Mike David is made up of readings from letters, some poems and bits of plays. There will also be illustrated handouts and informational chat. It will bring to life WB Yeats' literature, his magic, the Golden Dawn and the contributions of the extraordinary woman in Yeats' circle. You will hear about automatic writing, ghosts, fairies, Celtic heroes, astrological cycles, revolutionary passions, Irish mysticism, and ceremonial magic.

Mike David is an actor, writer, and lover of things mystical, with over 30 years in the theatre. His lectures bring together a variety of threads: the passionate monologue, the inspired lecture, the intense playreading and the one-man drama.


Mike David | talks


Date and Time:

17 July 2008 at 7:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
020 7419 8507

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