Essex Witch Trials The Voices of Demons: The True History of The Necronomicon | The Blood Sprayer Necronomicon ex Mortis. The Book of the Dead. Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, this ancient Sumerian text contained bizarre burial rights, funeral incantations, and demon resurrection passages; it was never meant for the world of the living. With these words in the opening sequence of ARMY OF DARKNESS, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) described the most famous book of evil of all time. Prologue Providence, Rhode Island, around 1896, 1897. Lovecraft In 1921, his career as a writer of weird and fantastic fiction beginning to blossom, Lovecraft (long since outgrown the bed sheet) drew upon those childhood adventures, quoting Abdul Alhazred, now “the Mad Arab,” with the “much-discussed couplet”: That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die. A year later, in 1922, Lovecraft penned a short story, “The Hound,” about a pair of decadent grave-robbing aesthetes. Translations For the more visually-inclined, H.R. From Book to Film The EVIL DEAD trilogy.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic | Exhibitions This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely. That the religious intensity of the original settlers would diminish to some extent over time was perhaps to be expected, but new waves of eighteenth century immigrants brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic and the nation's first major religious revival in the middle of the eighteenth century injected new vigor into American religion. The result was that a religious people rose in rebellion against Great Britain in 1776, and that most American statesmen, when they began to form new governments at the state and national levels, shared the convictions of most of their constituents that religion was, to quote Alexis de Tocqueville's observation, indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions.
Hearth and Home Witchery Imbolg Crafts and Activities for Children There are so many activities to do with your young ones at Oimelc, many of which can also be done at the Spring Equinox. Older children can help make candles (there are lots of kits out there to make it easier) and candle holders. Younger children can make "candles" from toilet paper rolls and construction paper. If you choose to start your Spring Cleaning, a small brush broom and dustpan, a clean cloth to help wipe down cabinet doors or dust tables or child size cleaning equipment for those little "can I help?" Make a Priapic Wand ~Reading~ Meagan's Imbolc by Kathryn Dyer The Story of Imbolc by Rachel Walker Making Butter In a clean jar with a screw on top pour in heavy or whipping cream. Paper Brigid's Crown An Imbolc Project By Wendy Sheridan (This is especially appropriate for young girls, since this is the holiday for the return of the maiden). You will need: Cut a strip of paper about 2 inches wide and long enough to wrap around your child's head.
Behind the Paranormal Free Recorded Shows 2016 Shows 2015 Shows 2014 Shows 2013 Shows 2012 Shows 2011 Shows 2010 Shows 2009 Shows 2008 Shows Special Shows and Podcasts, 2008-Present Home | What's New? Copyright © 2013 New River Press/Barking Cat Books. Crystals - Minerals and their Properties Minerals have been close to humans for as long as man has walked the earth and gazed with wonder at their natural beauty and mystery. There are thousands of types of minerals, each with it's own unique color patterns, shapes, energetic properties, and metaphysical properties. This is a list of minerals and their properties. ACTINOLITE This mineral is an immensely important tool. AMAZONITE This mineral provides for balancing and aligning the physical with the ethereal bodies. AMETHYST This mineral provides for good spiritual cleansing and development, helping the mind to calm and dwell on higher thoughts. GUIERRO AMETHYST (smokey) This mineral provides for good spiritual cleansing and development, helping the mind to calm and dwell on higher thoughts. AMETHYST HERKERMER This mineral provides for good spiritual cleansing and development, helping the mind to calm and dwell on higher thoughts. AMETRINE This mineral is a mixing of citrine and amethyst. JET This mineral is fossilized wood.
Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts Apollo and the Greek Muses Updated July 2010 COMPREHENSIVE SITES ON MYTHOLOGY ***** The Encyclopedia Mythica - SEARCH - Areas - Image Gallery - Genealogy tables - Mythic Heroes Probert Encyclopaedia - Mythology Gods, Heroes, and MythDictionary of Mythology What is Myth? MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHOLOGYThe Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ Sumerian Mythology FAQ Sumerian Mythology Sumerian Gods and Goddesses Sumerian Myths SUMERIAN RELIGION Mythology's Mythinglinks: the Tigris-Euphrates Region of the Ancient Near East Gods, Goddesses, Demons and Monsters of Mesopotamia The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ More info on Ancient Mesopotamia can be found on my Ancient River Valley Civilizations page. GREEK MYTHOLOGYOrigins of Greek MythologyGreek Mythology - MythWeb Greek-Gods.info (plus a fun QUIZ)Ancient Greek Religion Family Tree of Greek Mythology Greek Names vs. VARIOUS FAIRIES, ELVES, UNICORNS, MERMAIDS, & OTHER MYTHICAL TOPICS HERE BE DRAGONS!
Magickal Herbs V W X Y Z VALERIAN: Valeriana officinalis. Feminine, Venus/Mercury, Water/Earth. Origin: Over 150 species. Native to Europe, northern Asia, Africa, U.S.A., India and Japan. Part Used: Root. Uses: Animals, consecration, exorcism, happiness, hex-breaking, love, lust, peace, protection, purification, sleep. Other: A substitute for graveyard dust. VANILLA: Vanilla planifolia. Feminine, Venus, Water. Origin: Central America and Mexico. Part Used: Bean, essential oil, sometimes the extract. Uses: Inspiration, intuition, love, lust, mental, peace. Other: Voodoun love oil. See Lemon Verbena. VERVAIN: Verbena officinalis. Feminine, Venus, Earth. Origin: Native to Europe, China and Japan. Part Used: Leaves and flowers. Uses: Annointing, banishing, chastity, creativity, exorcism, healing, hex- breaking, inspiration, knowledge, love, lust, peace, prosperity, protection, purification, release, sleep, youth. Other: Cerridwyn. Sabbat: Midsummer. VETIVERT: Vetiveria zizanioides, Andropogon muricatus. VIOLET: Viola odorata.
Types of American Folk Magic From New Orleans to the Ozarks Up until recent years, this form of American Folk Magic didn't necessarily have a name...it just was. Today we call it Appalachian Granny Magic because: A. it came from the Appalachian Mountain Region and B. it was well known that old housewives (grannies) practiced these beliefs and traditions. Some sources claim this form of American Folk Magic is a mixture of Irish, Scottish, and Native practices, but that would mean we would be excluding the other cultures who have lived in the Appalachians for centuries. To put it simply, Appalachian Granny Magic is a very big blend of superstitions and magical practices that have been passed down from generation to generation of people living in the Appalachian Mountain range. Healing ailments was a big practice in Appalachian Granny Magic. Some of what we call "old wives' tales" originated in Appalachian Granny Magic.