- The Cult of the Bear cabal joins the Circle of the Gray Squirrel.
- This year sees bloody revolts in nearly every nation in Europe, including Britain.
- Karl Marx releases the Communist Manifesto, putting the fear of God into the High Guild.
- Jan van Rensselaer receives his first vision of the divine. He learns he will be the next Messiah, and is shown the Invisible Worlds.
- Gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill in California.
- March 8: The loyal remnants of the Cabal of Pure Thought implement their "final solution" to disrupt the native practices of Hawai'i: they declare land to be property, to be divided and owned, beginning the Great Mahele. This paradigm shift disrupts the magic of several ali'i.