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Esoterica at Treadwell’s Books in London

I’ve had a fascination with eastern religions and mysticism throughout my life, I think that the teachings in many of the books and ideologies can be applicable to everyday life as a non-religious person. I stumbled upon Treadwell’s books while exploring the University area in Bloomsbury, one of the only esoteric shops in London that I had seen. When I walked in, nervously, albeit, I was surprised at the sheer volume of interesting literature ranging from historical British texts to occult books by the likes of Aleister Crowley.

I have a not-so-secret love for old books–the smell especially, and there were oh so many interesting ones I wanted to take home with me. A lot of the ones I wanted were at tad out of my price range, but a girl can dream, right? They also had a glass case with all sorts of interesting things in it, tarot cards, and other things you might find at an esoteric shop. I preferred this far more than the silly new age places back home in the US; there was really great atmosphere and almost no embarrassingly fluffy yuppie books. This is definitely a great spot to hit up on the Occult London circuit.

This place is also great if you’re looking for a tarot reading, a class, or event relating to any of the aforementioned subjects. There’s some seriously cool stuff happening soon: an incense making class, a play, a workshop, a lecture of myths, and all sorts of things. Probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but a damn cool one if you ask me.

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