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The Book of the Howlings of Ming, Seeker After Arcane and Esoteric Truths
Occult books talk 
26th-Jan-2007 06:50 pm
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Stolen from lapinenoireuk

I am *so* going to this! Iä! Iä! Cthulhu ftagn! Et in arcadia ego!

http://www.treadwells-london.com/

12 February 2007 (Monday)
Dangerous Books, Hidden Knowledge and Demons in Vellum
The Keepers of Occult Books in Libraries Today
Cecile Dubuis (University College London Library)
£5
7.15 for 7.30pm start

The Blurb:
A book could be a spiritual landmine, for reading an occult text could ruin an innocent life… no? And are there not hidden secrets behind the vellum binding – think Da Vinci Code , think Rule of Four, think Name of the Rose. These are deep atavistic beliefs that operate consciously or subconsciously in the minds of both the occultists and the keepers of the books. Most occult texts are held in libraries, yet their keepers the librarians are rarely occultists, and some are actually afraid of the occult – and the doors are so often barred…

Tonight's speaker went on a mission to find out how much (and how) libraries hinder people's access to the occult texts in their possession. Her field research aimed to do a few things: first, to try to see how libraries reacted to an occultist trying to gain access to occult books. She also (wearing her scholar's hat) interviewed librarians about their attitudes to occult books and how they felt about being custodians of such material. Her findings were surprising at times, comforting at others and – once or twice – a bit horrifying. This is a talk for anyone who has ever been awestruck in a library, for anyone who has ever sought out the "occult section" of the stacks, or has dreamt of having a private book collection.


To book:
Email or phone: info@treadwells-london.com | Ph: 020 7240 8906
Comments 
26th-Jan-2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh! :emails:

I think I may know that librarian.

27th-Jan-2007 11:02 am (UTC)
So, do they have a copy of the Necronomicon then? ;-)
26th-Jan-2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Sounds pretty cool! Theres got to be mention of the Necronomicon in there ;)
27th-Jan-2007 09:32 am (UTC)
I certainly hope so!
26th-Jan-2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
The stars are right !!!!
26th-Jan-2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
Judging from the IP address, that must be the Zampolit!
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