People tend to think of the ‘occult’ as something which is locked in history and tradition – for example Witch Stones, Standing Stones, Crossroads, Black Cats….things that can be found hidden away in attics, rural villages and the memories of the elderly: the sort of quaint, by-gone dark knowledge that is looked upon with bemusement by most of society, and which is today only practised by c
Whichever tradition you wish to discuss, you can do it here.
Quite an interesting prospect. Aparrently in north east Scotland between the 18th and early 20th Century there existed a strange sect with a paranormal link. By the sounds of it, the Horseman’s Word appeared to have a practical "trade union"-esque quality for ploughmen, blacksmiths, horse trainers etc.
OK, time to explore a very interesting topic (at least for me).
Witchcraft is as old as the mountains themselves. The traces of magical rites are everywhere: the stones themselves were carved with magical symbols long before the Celts descended from the north and the first Roman legionary set foot north of the Appenines.
witches the most talked about people in the world they are in fairytales and history through out the world but the specific one’s i want to talk about are the pendle witches
if anyone knows anything about them would you please put it on this forum thankyou!
Recipes for Litha
1 quart water, preferably spring water
1 cup honey
1 sliced lemon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Boil together all ingredients in a non-metallic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising “scum” with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:
juice of 1/2 lemon
Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.
Can anyone tell me if there is a historic link between witches and green eyes and red hair?
Also – I think there were 3 witches in MacBeth however is this the "norm" for a coven (hope Im using right words here!)
Many thanks for responses.
I found this on the Guardian Website.
Doctors airlift boy with 42 needles stuck in him
* AP foreign, Thursday December 17 2009
Associated Press Writer= RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)
Has anybody else heard of the New Forest Witches as having played a part in the defence of England during WW2?
I’ve just been reading an article about Hertfordshire Police allowing pagan police officers to re-allocate traditional christian bank holidays in favour of their beliefs, this allows them to celebrate festivals such as Beltain, Solstice etc without having to use their normal holiday allocation.
Just reading this article on the BBC website about a group of freemasons that were kept over night in jail after local’s complained about them practising witchcraft (- they were all released the following day on the orders of the Prime Minister).