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Secret Societies, Occultism and Witchcraft

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    Secret Societies have existed in human society for thousands of years. London more than any other City has a secret history. Behind the official part promoted by heritage history, lies a City of esoteric traditions and obscure institutions.

    The Tour is partly based on the Augustus Darcy research, who was a journalist, writer and investigator. In 1933 a mysterious secret society commissioned Augustus Darcy to compile a guide to occult London. Right after the guide was finished, Augustus Darcy was found dead. Some investigators think that he probably was involved in the magical war. Meet your Guide at St James’s Palace, one of the oldest Royal Palaces in London. On your tour you will discover one of the first temples devoted to the study of magical arts. Afterwards your Guide will show you where in XIX century was the darkest society called ‘The Suicide Circle’. Walk through the Pall Mall before you arrive at the oldest occult bookshop in London. Discover stories about the Hermetic order of the Golden Dawn and its members. Continue you way to the Charing Cross Hotel where the French occultist Eliphas Levi performed an act of necromancy. Follow your Guide to Cleopatras needle, full of dark legends.  Discover how it was brought to London and why some Londoners are still obsessed with Egyptian mythology. Continue your way to Freemasons quarter and walk by hidden secret society Ordo tempti orientus, where the most influential member was English author and occultist Aleister Crowley. Find your way to another occult society before you arrive at the British Museum and discover how pagans and members of secret societies pay tributes to pagan gods in the museum.

    Pass through occult bookshop before you finish at the Temple of the Occult, where you will be horrified about actions which were performed inside.
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    Departure Point
    In the front of St James’s Palace, Green Park Tube Station
    Departure Time
    11 am
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Goodge Street
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 24 August 2019

    Perhaps because it was a very hot day, but tour was only for 1.5hrs & not a great deal of content. I've done better tours in other countries, this was more a walk thru some city streets with the occasional comment tossed in.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank CasperSYDAU
    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    Thank you Valerie for accommodating me last minute with my reservation and THANK YOU Dani for leading 2 fantastic tours. There is so much more to London than meets the eye. If you want to experience London in a different way, this is the tour...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ediyie
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