The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John Dee

The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John Dee

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7264923 orig 300x214 The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John DeeOn Friday 16th May, Pengersick Castle’s – Historic and Education Trust and Cornwall’s first School of Mystery & Magick joined forces to present the first in a series of educational event with a mysterious and spooky twist.

“The Castle”, or at least a manor house has existed on this site in Pra Sands since the Middle Ages. Pengersick Castle was built as a fortified Tudor Manor around 1512.. It is the surviving dual tower complex of this once extensive dwelling which remains intact today.

During the more recent past the castle had been under the ownership of the late Angela Evans, it was her home and passion for 35 years. Mrs Evans founded the Pengersick Historic & Education Trust in order to fund the preservation and restoration of the castle after she had passed away. The castle is now owned by the trust and work on restoring the castle to its former glory is ongoing. To date the castle has undergone extensive renovations to the grounds and gardens

A Magical Collaboration

Johndee2 300x225 The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John DeeThe Pengersick Historic & Education Trust is committed to carrying out Mrs Evans vision of providing an accessible resource and educating people about the castle and its mysteries.

The Cornwall School of Mystery and Magick was recently set up by Dr Alan Jones and Sue Edwards who were driven by the desire to offer all those who were interested  way of exploring mystical and magical teachings within an ethical framework.

These partnerships between Pengersick & themselves have formed a “magical collaboration” with the school presenting evenings of Tudor Themed psychic events, readings and spooky distractions.  In part such evenings have complemented the ‘paranormal evenings’ which already run from the Castle by Ghost Hunting Cornwall and, whilst being fun and entertaining, would have an historical basis.

Jay Hodgetts Chairman of the trust stated “Dr Jones has successfully developed   JohnDee1 300x225 The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John Dee“evenings of conjurations and divinations” based around the works of the Elizabethan Astrologer, Mystic and Renaissance man Dr Jon Dee, this event exceeded our expectations”.

A Magical Collaboration

The Pengersick Historic & Education Trust is committed to carrying out Mrs Evans vision of providing an accessible resource and educating people about the castle and its mysteries.
The Cornwall School of Mystery and Magick was recently set up by Dr Alan Jones & Sue Edwards who were driven by the desire to offer all those who were interested, a way of exploring mystical and magical teachings within an ethical framework.

These partnerships between Pengersick and themselves have formed a “magical collaboration” with the school presenting evenings of Tudor Themed psychic events, readings and spooky distractions. In part such evenings have complemented the ‘paranormal evenings’ which already run from the Castle by Ghost Hunting Cornwall and, whilst being fun and entertaining, would have an historical basis.

Jay Hodgetts Chairman of the trust stated “Dr Jones has successfully developed “evenings of conjurations and divinations” based around the works of the Elizabethan Astrologer, Mystic and Renaissance man Dr Jon Dee, this event exceeded our expectations”.

220px John Dee Ashmolean The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John DeeJohn Dee was a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, imperialist and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. Dee devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy and divination. Queen Elizabeth I’s coffertrunk in the castle’s bedroom was the inspiration for this event. Dr Jones who himself straddles the worlds of science and magic as a self-proclaimed “Rational Mystic” wanted to explore the possibilities surrounding the John Dee and the castle.

These events are set against the backdrop of Alchemy, Smuggling, mystery and magick & Dr Jones works with an intimate audience to provide a theatrical piece of ‘psychic entertainment’ which utilised the amazing rooms within Pengersick Castle.

Feedback has been exceptionally good..

Adam Lockwood one of the guests stated …

“I really wasn’t sure what to expect but loved what we received throughout the evening. Johndee21 300x225 The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John DeeThe mixture of tales, experiments, illusions and magic we witnessed was mind blowing.  Dr Jones himself was very charismatic with an amazing sense of humour this set a laid back atmosphere for the evening. This in turn made the tension and expectation more apparent when something spectacular was about to happen! Would unquestionably recommend this to anybody as there is something for everyone to take away”.

Emma May said …

“Wow what an amazing evening of truly mind blowing entertainment in a stunning and atmospheric location! A unique experience which draws you into a Tudor realm of magic & sorcery. I thoroughly recommend these nights to anyone with an open mind to mystical possibilities”

And from the second event on the 7th June …

Abby Rhys sent …

“That was one amazing scarily crazy night at pengersick. I’m speechless! What an amazing man Dr Alan Jones is!”

Forthcoming Dates

Following the success of the first two nights the partnership will be presenting further events.

Rumours of ghosts, and alchemical dabbling’s surround the castle so why don’t you join us for an evening of education, information and some genuinely spooky entertainment!

The tickets are £20 and refreshments are available. Proceeds will go to support the work of the castle and trust. Time 7.00 – 10.30

The upcoming dates are:

 

  • 19th July 2014
  • 16th August 2014
  • 27th September 2014
  • 18th October 2014

 

Please contact Sarah on 0798932969 or email info@lilacwitch.com for ticket availability.

written by : Sarah Burrows 2014

This is an evening of psychic entertainment, bizarre magic, story-telling and spookiness linked to a short guided tour of this wonderful venue.

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The first part of the evening…

Conjurations – stories and presentations related magicks, the human condition, fears, phobias, sins and the mind

The second part of the evening…

Divinations – scrying and fortune, questions and fate some truths, if not all will be revealed.

The evening moves from magick to mind and back again, taking a few ghostly twists and turns in the meantime. Unusual, Uncanny and possibly Unearthly.

 

Psycrets reversed l 242x300 The Conjurations and Divinations of Dr John DeeAlan is proud to be a member of Psycrets, The British Society of Mystery Entertainers and has written widely on ‘mystery entertainment’.

He is co-founder of the Cornwall School of Mystery and Magick – an esoteric school in the mystery tradition.

He is a motivational speaker, mind coach and mentalist… a confirmed Rational Mystic.

 

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Out of the Shadows…

Out of The Shadows

It seems that the gaps between post have increased rather than decreased.

The long night of the soul for some perhaps; the need to sleep in the shadows of other things being achieved for others.

Despite the absence there has been a lot happening and now in the summer months we start to plan for darkness again.

May I offer to you a current publication….

Reclaiming the Magician

Reclaiming the Magician 210x300 Out of the Shadows...There are several worlds of magic. The glittering world of the illusionist; the flippant world of the conjuror and the world of the ‘real magician’ manifesting change, summoning supernatural entities – the stuff of stories and legend.

The truth is that Magic is Real and Magicians do work to understand their relationship with themselves, others and the Cosmos.

This book is an attempt to reclaim the magician by recognising the role he or she plays and the wisdom to which they aspire.

It is a brief journey through the worlds of psychology, science and ritual. It will set those seeking mystical ‘truths’ for the first time and offer food for thought to the established occult practitioner.

This book explores aspects of psychology, physics, occult philosophy and offers practical steps and ideas for starting or continuing your own journey into the world of the real magician. Make magick relevant by reclaiming the Magician.

Published 2014 219 Pages : A5 £10.99 Paperback : You can purchase this book from the following link : BUY A COPY NOW

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Time Passes

Time Waits for No One…

Again it has been some time since I have posted on this site oh it’s not that I have been away, but that I have been very busy wearing some of my other ‘hats’.

With the summer approaching it’s now time, paradoxically, to think about the Dark of The Year – the time when stories of the macabre and bizarre feel more at home. Daisey – my Seance Doll – has been in storage throughout the Spring months and is now ready to slowly wake for the autumn.

IMG 0048 199x300 Time PassesLast Halloween I was fortunate to be presenting the Houdini Seance at The Life Centre in Sheffield – this year negotiations are underway for some Seance events closer to home, that dear reader is Cornwall. I am excited by the possibility of working at a well known ‘haunted’ venue in the South West – but as I say that’s for the Autumn.

As for right now, the Psychic Events I have been attending have been lots of fun and I’ve made some new friends. Also the Conclave of Rational Mystics has had its first meetings with a small and perfect group in Camborne – now looking to take find other places and venues.

 

On the book front two works on The Tarot and Tarot Readings are now available and Ramblings of a Rational Mystic is now available on Amazon (both paperback and Kindle versions).

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The Fools Journey is a workbook for anyone interested in exploring the Tarot for personal development.

It contains some information about the possible origins of the Tarot and, of more interest, a series of worksheets exploring each of the major Arcana in turn.

Experienced Tarot readers have said that they have learned a lot from this work.
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transformationalReadings 210x300 Time Passes Transformational Readings for Psychic Entertainers is a framework for giving meaningful and relevant readings using Tarot, Dominoes, ESP Cards, Numerology and Crystals. It focuses on giving readings which help clients ‘move forward’ and as such considers in some detail and listening and questioning skills. This book is not for the ‘fortune teller’ but for the psychic ‘reader’ who wishes to enter into a transformational dialogue with their clients.
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Transformational Readings is also available in ebook format from Lybrary.Com

The Fools Journey – Self Discovery Through The Tarot is also available in ebook format exclusively form Lybrary.Com

So that’s about it for now ….

More later…

 

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Halloween 2012

And so another year roles around..

We move from the light into the dark and to my favourite time of the year. The shadows grow longer and the nights draw in – we spend more time in twilight and less time in day-light.

So I once again invite you to consider inviting me to your evening soirees, your nocturnal gatherings and your midnight dreamings.

I can bring Daisey, the Victorian Seance Doll who somehow disturbed some who met her last year…

I can talk of Houdini and recreate the seance that has been held on the anniversary of his death (October 31st 1926)…

Or perhaps you would like an audience with Jack the Ripper who may be identified through a Victorian spiritualist ritual – not to every bodies taste I know, but there are some who enjoy considering the darker sides of the human psyche…

If all else fails, then perhaps some gothic tales of ghosts and spirits are more to your liking…

I still have some dates in my diary for those willing to sit with me in a darkened room for an hour or two…

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Contact Me : alan@aljones.net : 07714 323 934

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This Autumn…

Seems like an age since writing for this blog and having something new to say about forthcoming shows. Life does get in the way sometimes..

HOWEVER

The NEW SHOW is now ready with a preview event planned for end of September and appearances at Lands End Attraction (with a family version of the show) we’re now in a position to start looking for venues suitable for this kind of theatrical event.

As a teaser for the show here’s a hastily put together video which sets the scene and tips just a little about the shows narrative and theme.

If you would like to book the show or ‘produce’ the show in your area then please contact me : alan@aljones.net

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Theatre Macabre – An Overview

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Theatre Macabre 2011

This unique entertainment is now booking for shows in 2011 and, apocalyptic prophecies allowing, beyond.

What is the show?

Imagine..

A small gathering of people, perhaps your friends and colleagues, perhaps strangers – friends you’ve not yet.

There is a table upon which rest several mysterious artefacts, perhaps they are possessed, perhaps they implements belonging to some arcane ritual…. Perhaps?

One or two books representing aspects of your hosts interest are nearby. Tales of sorcery and records of witch trials – even the patient records from an insane asylum.

You hear the music, like a child music box…

You notice the smell of incense, sweet, intoxicating…

Dr Alan Jones, your host, enters…

Magic is afoot…

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Welcome to Theatre Macabre

Theatre Macabre – The World of Bizarre Magic

Theatre Bizarre grew out of the work of The Magic Theatre Workshop and Seance UK.

Both projects featured a collaboration between performers, writers and technicians in order to create a unique kind of magic theatre, referred to by some as Bizarre Magic.

Bizarre Magic is the theatrical presentation of mind-magic, close-up  and stage magic which is themed around the gothic, the spooky, the ghostly and the decidedly unusual.

Theatre Macabre is now presented by Dr Alan Jones, a respected magician, performer, lecturer and teacher of psychological techniques and arcane knowledge.

Theatre Macabre is intimate theatre which draws the audience into a web of ghostly goings on, macabre misdeeds and historical hysteria.

The ‘God-Father’ of UK Bizarre Magic,  Charles Cameron, said of “The Gathering”, a presentation by The Magic Theatre Workshop…

“This is the spookiest, scariest show I’ve ever seen!” and remarked in glowing terms about the performance of Alan Jones.

Tony ‘Doc’ Shiels, the other great UK originator of Bizarre Magic worked with Alan on a video with crtyptozoologist and fortean expert Jonathan Downes on location at Potters Museum, Jamaica Inn, Cornwall. Tony referred to Alan, in the nicest of possible terms, as ‘my ghost’ recognising his desire to pick-up the baton carried by Tony, Charles, Andruzzi and others who founded the movement in the 1960′s.

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