"Concerning the Interior Stars": Scrying as Self-Care

Two-part workshop, artist Beth Emily Richards engages a small group with the art of scrying; traditionally a way to divine the future using a reflective object, but also used as a meditation, magical, and self-care tool.

at Assembly Point

The first session will take the group on a walk to significant sites in SE London, where we will make scrying bowls together. In the second session, we will scry as a group at Assembly Point, and draw and record what we see.

This event is organised alongside Turning to Dust, an exhibition by Jemma Egan at Assembly Point. The works in the exhibition examine the alluring and absurd language and imagery employed in the wellness industry including ideas of ritual and belief.

Beth has been working on Ancient Scent, a project responding to the life and works of artist, writer and magickal practitioner Ithell Colquhoun, with a group of artists in West Cornwall for two years. Colquhoun’s techniques of scrying, and of psychogeographic rituals and writing will inform our sessions. The title of the workshop comes from Colquhoun’s esoteric essay De Astris Interioribus.

All materials will be provided and the workshops are free to attend. Please wear appropriate footwear and warm and waterproof clothes for the first workshop session.



Workshop one: Saturday 9 December 10am-2pm.

Workshop two: Thursday 14 December 7-9pm.

Meet at Assembly Point for both workshops: 49 Staffordshire Street London SE15 5TJ

Places are free but very limited, please book. And please ensure that you can attend both workshops.

Assembly Point

Opening Times
Event: Saturday 9 December, 10am-2pm
& Thursday 14 December, 7-9pm

Where
Assembly Point
49 Staffordshire Street
London
SE15 5TJ