kenneth rees

Esoteric spirituality lecturer

Based in
Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Holborn, Notting Hill
kenneth rees | Esoteric spirituality lecturer

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I have spent 25 years in adult and higher education researching, marketing and teaching subjects of esoteric interest. This has sometime developed into hands on experience for students in the form of groups, workshops and one to one work. My work academically falls primarily in the area of the history of ideas and by background I am a social scientist.
My key concept is that of `personal myth' my view being that everyone has their own personal myth that they have to come to terms with and work on so that it may become as fully functional as possible, both for them and the wider society.

Group Classes

Myth, Magic and the Hermetic Imagination

Saturday Day School -

We look at Hermeticism and the Renaissance magi – Bruno, Pico, Ficino et al; learn about the hermetic arts of alchemy, kabbalah and so on; meet magicians of the Elizabethan age e.g. John Dee, Robert Fludd and trace the shift from magic to science.

Venue: 
City Literary Institute, Keeley Street
Location: 
WC2B4BA,
Rates: 
£29.00 Senior £17.00 Concessions £9.00

Magicians of the West

6 week course every Tuesday - 8.00 - 10.00 pm
Enrolment - 0207 269 6000/6005

We look at representatives of the magical consciousness – the founding fathers, Marsilio Ficino, Giordano Bruno, Paracelsus, John Dee; the founding mothers, Lady Anne Conway, Anna Kingsford, H.P. Blavatsky, Dion Fortune. Plus the Order of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley.

Venue: 
The Mary Ward Centre
Location: 
WCIN3AQ,
Rates: 
£40.00 Concessions £12.00

The Magical Consciousness

6 week course - every Tuesday from 8.00 - 10.00 pm
Enrolment - 0207 269 6000/6005
Enquiries - 0208 671 6372

There is a long and honourable tradition across cultures of alternative ways of thinking to the dominant Western paradigm of rationality. This has often expressed itself through various philosophies of magic and Neo-Platonism. We explore some of these esoteric perspectives including Renaissance Hermeticism and the Rosicrucian enlightenment.

Venue: 
The Mary Ward Centre
Location: 
WCIN3AQ,
Rates: 
£40.00 Concessions £12.00

Ritual: its Relevance and Resonances

12 week courses running every Monday 12.35 - 14.35
Enrolment - 0207 831 7831
Enquiries - 0208 671 6372

We explore the place of ritual across different cultures including its magical, mythic, celebratory and cathartic expressions,using anthropology, shamanism and psychology. Many perspective on ritual point to the value of ritual action both for the individual and for society as a whole. We will discuss the consequences for modern society of a progressive loss of ritual experience and consider the case for its urgent reclamation.

Venue: 
City Literary Institute, Keeley Street
Location: 
WC2B4BA,
Rates: 
£99.00 senior. £66.00 Concessions £30.00

Mythology, Folklore and Witchcraft

Enrolment - 0207 573 5333
Enquiries - 0208 671 6372

10 week course, every Thursday from 7.00 - 9.00 pm explores the pagan,Druidic and Wiccan Wheel of the Year via the festival cycle. Alternative archaeology and earth mysteries research - the Neolithic legacy, ancient sites and their puzzles,ley-lines, geomancy,etc; the Celts - their culture religion and priesthood - the ancient Druids. Samhain - the Celtic day of the dead, its levels of meaning; Yule - the winter solstice - the pagan roots of Christmas

Venue: 
Kensington & Chelsea College, Holland Park School, Airlie Gardens, London W8
Location: 
W87AF,
Rates: 
£92.00 Concessions £31.00

The Hermetic Imagination

The impulse of the `works of Hermes', most famously the Corpus Hermeticum, and their re-discovery and translation by Renaissance literati laid the
foundations for modern Western esotericism via the work of Ficino, Pico, Reuchlin, et al.

Hermeticism became enlarged to cover the disciplines of astrology, kabbalah, geomancy, alchemy and the like. This talk looks at the evolution of the Hermetic tradition and its influence on occult movements from the 17th
century onwards.'

It's a: 
lecture
Venue: 
The Theosophical Society
Location: 
W1U 8EA,
Rates: 
£no more than £5.00

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Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


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