Hunting Hecate

Hunting Hecate

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  1. Ian Topham says:

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    Thank you for the link 20mm.  Charles Walker was one of the first contributors to come forward and offer an article to Mysterious Britain when we first were launched onto web, something we will always greatly appreciate.  It is good to see some of the locations mentioned in the articles he wrote.  

  2. Ecardina says:

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    Really quite unimpressed. Everything I’ve seen so far suggests a traditional occult group and not that of a Satanic or evil one. 10 minutes in and the presenter has given the impression these people are ‘evil’ and play around with ‘black magic’, a concept unrecognised by pre-wiccan Witchcraft. Still, not unsurprising but I’d hoped someone so involved would have done their homework properly. 

  3. Ian Topham says:

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    In support Ecardina here we did receive e-mails after Charles submitted his article about West Kennet Long Barrow suggesting that the evidence he found there did not actually point to Black Magic and we did put a disclaimer on there.  

  4. Mauro says:

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    Let me first make one thing straight.
    Charles Walker is perhaps the only occult investigator who took a methodical approach and actually performed extensive field research. I suspect he would pass all of Clapham Woods through a fine comb if he had the time and means.
    The film itself is also extremely well made, so much above the usual "paranormal investigation" junk that we see even on TV, so my compliments to 20MM Productions which provided a much needed breath of fresh air.
    Having said that allow me to continue.
    In the book The Demonic Connection the mysterious "deep throat" from the Friends of Hekate made references to a vast, powerful and sinister occult organization. Not to sound unkind to Mr Walker (more on that in a minute) but this sort of claim is routinely made by would-be occultist leaders who do not have so much as one follower.
    Of course this doesn’t make these persons less dangerous: ten years ago a drug-smuggling ring was uncovered by Italian authorities. The leader of this ring was obsessed with the occult and made a point to use rituals of his own invention to force his accomplices into obedience. He killed three former members in "sacrifices" when he discovered they had a mind to "cop out" and he’s suspected of other murders as well. According to authorities this ring (called, not surprisingly, The Beasts of Satan) never exceeded fifteen persons and never had "powerful" connections. This didn’t make this crazed drug dealer-cult leader one bit less dangerous.

  5. Ian Topham says:

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    The idea of a Black Magic group out there operating has always fascinated me on some level, but I don’t have any in this field.   I first came across The Demonic Connection after reading The Black Alchemist, a psychic questing book by Andy Collins concerning a powerful individual practitioner in the South of England.  Did anyone read this?

    Of course, like Mauro I would of course like to congratulate 20 mm Productions on the quality of the film. 

    One think I can say about the investigation is that it must have taken one hell of a lot of guts to carry out.

  6. Red Don says:

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    Yeh, good film 20mm.  Has anyone done any kind of research into occult rituals and links to reported psychic/paranormal phenomena?

  7. Ian Topham says:

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    I should probably admit that it was The Demonic Connection and the Black Alchemist and their occult links that first got me seriously interested in actively investigating the paranormal, back when I was a teenager.  My main direction quickly shifted toward the scientific research of hauntings, but this whole topic still interests me, eventhough I do look at it far more critically now in my advancing years.

  8. Charles says:

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    Good to see the comments about Clapham and ‘Hunting Hecate’. I was more than pleased with the way these guys treated the subject, far better than some members of the media I have come in to contact with.

    It did allow the viewer to reach there own conclusions as to what they believe about the area and I can well understand that many will have doubts as to the validity of what is suggested. – Seeing is believing – and its good that people question what is said. That makes people like myself work harder on our research and in documenting any evidence found.

    Thanks again to the guys for making the film.

  9. Red Don says:

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    Has anything been happening recently with the Friends of Hecate?

  10. Charles says:

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    Nothing that can be put down to FOH. There are attempts by the Wiccan community to purify the location but I am also keeping watch on the area, with my small group, incase anything happens.

    I have been contacted directly once since my original meeting with the ‘initiate of foh’ but nothing further.