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The Woman as Magus

The female magician - a minority in past and present

Jaq D Hawkins talks informally in an intimate environment about her experiences in the magical communities of chaos magic and the wider magical community. Looking at the almost silent subculture of women magicians in a world where most of the well-known practitioners are male, she considers the differences of what draws a woman to the practice of ritual magic rather than the more popular path of the witch.

Western European magic of the ceremonial variety evolved in the Middle Ages in a largely patriarchal society, which was reflected in the books written by known practitioners. We have heard of the figures from Agrippa to Eliphas Levi to Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare. Yet several women contributed significantly to the study of magic, often in conjunction with husbands or male partners. The 20th century saw women more openly come into this tradition, though they appear to be relatively few in number.

Jaq D Hawkins is a female magician and author of many books and articles.


Ms Jaq Hawkins | talks


Date and Time:

30 June 2008 at 7:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
020 7419 8507

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