2020 Exeter Occult Conference UK

Open to all!

Sept 6th 2020

Magic, witchcraft, & The Mysteries

Speakers - art exhibit - interactive photography installation - stalls - Bar/refreshments

plus…fundraising raffle of original art works and signed books!

Where? - Exeter Corn Exchange in the centre of Exeter. It is close to main shops, restaurants, and the Exeter Cathedral and famous Cathedral square. The Corn Exchange is a major venue for theatre productions with a large main auditorium, and two conference rooms which will be utilised as an art exhibition room and a photography installation room.

For the venue location map, transport and other practical details click here

When? - Sept 6th 2020 10am - 5pm doors open 9.30am for a 10am start



£30 per ticket all inclusive Buy 3 tickets for discount total of £81.

Once purchased, a ticket number will be manually emailed to you in a few days. Ticket purchase online only - there will be no tickets available at the door.

If you do not have a paypal account or wish to pay with a credit/debit card, choose the ‘checkout as guest’ option.

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Sponsored by Quareia - a non profit event

Stall holders: the Occult Market stalls are available for £20 a stall, and we welcome stall holders selling magical/related books, art, crafts and related merchandise. If you wish to book a stall with us, please email us at director@quareia.com

Our Speakers  

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 Dr R.A. Gilbert PhD

Highly respected in various magical and mystical circles for his knowledge and integrity, R.A. Gilbert is a lecturer, historian of the Golden Dawn, and an author on mystical and esoteric subjects. He received his PhD from University College London for his thesis on the publishing of occult literature in Victorian England. His published works include: The Golden Dawn CompanionThe Golden Dawn Scrap Book; A E Waite: Magician of Many Parts;Gnosticism and Gnosis; and Casting the First Stone. He is the editor of the journal, The Christian Parapsychologist. Dr Gilbert is a Rosicrucian with a deep interest in mysticism and magic, and serves as an elder advisor to many of the younger generations who are walking The Path.


Dr Christina Oakley Harrington PhD

 Christina is a respected historian, researcher and academic commentator on the history of Paganism and Witchcraft in the UK and Ireland.  A Wiccan High Priestess, she is a founding director of “Treadwell’s Bookshop”, one of the UK’s premier Occult bookshops located in Bloomsbury, London, which she founded in 2003. She holds a PhD in Medieval History and throughout the 1990s was an Assistant Professor (lecturer) in Medieval and Theological History at the University of Surrey. 



Julian Vayne

 Julian is an occultist and the author of a number of books, essays, journals and articles in both the academic and esoteric press. He is a freelance consultant, often working in museum and heritage settings, and lives in Devon. His name is most closely associated with the approach to occultism known as chaos magick. Julian is also an initiated Wiccan, member of the Kaula Nath lineage and Master Mason. His published works include, Magick Works: Stories of Occultism in Theory and Practice, Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony, and The Book of Baphomet.



Josephine McCarthy   

Josephine is a British born occultist, esoteric author, teacher, and founder director of Quareia, a magical training school. Author of thirty books on magical practice and training, her works include The Magical Knowledge series, The Book of Gates – a Magical Translation, The Exorcists Handbook, Magic of the North Gate, and author of the extensive Quareia magical training course.



Dr Robert Anderson Plimer PhD

Robert (Bob) is a Classicist and Philosopher with years of teaching and writing experience. As well as being a lifetime member of the International Alchemy Guild, he also lectures to societies and individual groups on a variety of Alchemical, Hermetic and Occult subjects. Robert has a thorough knowledge of ancient and modern symbolism and is consulted by various organisations regarding ancient texts and manuscripts. His published works include Decoding Alchemy: Alchemy and Spagyrics in Theory and Practice, and the flesh of Re. Robert founded Courtyard Alchemy in 2007 on the Isle of Wight, and is a Musician and Composer.



Jake Stratton Kent 

Jake has been a Goetic magician since 1972, making more than forty years of continuous Goetic practice. His practical work integrates the Magical Papyri, Italo-French grimoires in particular the Grimorium Verum and African traditional religions with a focus on Quimbanda and Magia Negra. His published works include; The True Grimoire, Pandemonium, The Serpent Tongue – Liber 187 and Geosophia – the Argos of Magic.


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Charlotte Rodgers

Charlotte is a non-denominational magical practitioner, an animist, artist and author who works with remnants of the dead and the discarded to create talismanic and totemic art. Her work has amassed an international reputation for its power and presence, and she lectures both in the UK and abroad. Her publications include: The Sky is a Gateway Not a Ceiling: Blood, Sex, Death, Magic and Transformation, The Bloody Sacrifice, and A Contemporary Western Book of the Dead.


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Richard Levy

Richard is a practicing magician with an academic background in philosophy and theology. Along with giving talks and workshops he is a storyteller focussing on ancient myths, faerie tales and magical narratives.

Art Exhibitors


Stuart Littlejohn

Stuart Littlejohn is an established artist whose influences range from ancient and classical art, through to the Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelites, the Symbolists and Classicists of the nineteenth century. His work has also explored Ancient Egypt, the Western Mysteries, Grimoire and Underworld traditions.

His paintings are in private collections around the world, and his unique style is immediately recognizable. His work often appears as book covers, book illustrations, tarot/divination decks and art books. He is the artist of the Dreampower Tarot, Co artist of the Quareia Magicians deck, and author of Sacred Women: Images of Power and Wisdom.




Charlotte Rodgers

Besides presenting a talk, Charlotte will also be exhibiting her work (full bio above). In her own words: Everything holds life-force, energy and potential. I work with the memory held in remnants of the dead, the forgotten, the discarded and the rejected. I honour these memories through acknowledgment, then use the past as a foundation for new directions and realities.




Emily Claire Negus - Photography

Emily- Clare Negus is a published portrait photographer and photographic fine artist. A Photographic shadow dweller, she is a capricious soul existing somewhere in the ether.

Stalls list - coming soon!

Programme- running order/lecture details to be released in early 2020

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