Monday, February 27, 2017

Cernunnos veneration chant

The Cernnunos Chant: Modern Pagan Witchcraft

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Films, comic books, and urban legends

Last week DirecTV allowed its basic subscribers the entire gamut of movie channels (HBO, Showtime, Encore, etc.). I wanted to comment on several of them of which the concepts came from some interesting original sources.

Jonah Hex (2010)

‘Jonah Hex’ was a very popular comic book about an ex-Confederate soldier turned supernatural gunslinger and classic anti-hero. This comic book character translated very well into film. It stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Megan Fox.

At the start of the film, Johah Hex was tied to a cross in the form of an “X.” X is the symbol of “mankind”; and it also loosely represents magic and spirituality. “Hex” is German for “Witch,” so in a sense he was persecuted in that scene--symbolically—as if he were a Witch. However only later did he gain magical powers.

Other great comic book characters didn’t work well in film, such as 'Swamp Thing'. Comic books have made for an excellent testing ground for new ideas, characters, and storylines.

Grindhouse (2007)

Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The double feature consists of two feature-length segments, Rodriguez's Planet Terror and Tarantino's Death Proof, and is bookended by fictional trailers for upcoming attractions (though two of the trailers, Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun, have since been made into movies), advertisements, and in-theater announcements. The film's title derives from the U.S. film industry term "grindhouse", which refers to (now mostly defunct) movie theaters specializing in B movies, often exploitation films, shown in a multiple-feature format.

This was an interesting concept for a film, although perhaps with too much gratuitous violence and gore for many. Much of it was filmed with the visual effect of a theater reel, 70s style intermission music, and  fictional film trailers. One of the trailers—‘Werewolf Women of the SS’--directed by Rob Zombie.

Beware the Slenderman (2016)

‘Beware the Slenderman’ is a two-hour HBO documentary about the 2014
“Slender Man stabbing” in Waukesha, Wisconsin where two twelve-year old girls stabbed a classmate in behest of the fictional internet urban legend of Slender Man.

This documentary was interesting and chilling, yet a bit long. I admire the courage and frankness of the parents of the accused for their choice to partake in this. At least the victim has recovered and is doing fine. I don’t think there are any major physical scars.

While viewing this, I couldn’t help but notice that this very real documentary felt almost like a parody. It was surreal, like maybe ‘Waco: The Rules of Engagement’; so horrible as to leave the viewer almost perplexed, especially since this evil was brought about by two little suburban school girls. Also, at times, the narration of the girls' interaction with Slender Man sounded more like the perception of a devotion to Satan.

I couldn’t find any real deeper meaning to it all. It was a terrible thing that happened, with very strange circumstances. That’s all it was. I don’t believe in blaming the parents or Creepypasta Wiki just because two people self-projected something onto themselves. The two girls are set to be tried as adults in March or April, and are facing a maximum of sixty-five years in prison. I just have a feeling that at the end of the day, they will end up serving perhaps twenty years.

I personally found “Mothman” a more interesting urban legend, which has at least some basis of being a real metaphysical manifestation. Slender Man apparently has a very clear point of fictional origin. Angry people can project positivity or negativity onto anything they wish to. A butter knife can become an instant deadly weapon.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The ongoing struggle to save Navajo sacred sites

How American Indian Land Is Still Being Stolen For Mining - Kierán Suckling


Published on Jul 27, 2015

American Indian land is being stolen from them for valuable mining rights, and we look at how the Congress’ secret giving away of Apache sacred sites is awakening outrage over a pattern of theft and environmental exploitation with Kierán Suckling. Racism against Native Americans, the catastrophic mining practices being used, Oak Flat Apache protests, and the actions that can be taken against government land grabs for corporations is all discussed in this Antidote interview, hosted by Michael Parker.

Kierán Suckling is a founder and executive director at the Center for Biological Diversity. In addition to overseeing its conservation and financial programs, he created and maintains the country's most comprehensive endangered species database. Kierán acts as liaison between the Center and other environmental groups, negotiates with government agencies, and writes and lectures; he has authored scientific articles and critical essays on biodiversity issues. He holds a master's in philosophy from the State University of New York at Stonybrook and a bachelor's from Holy Cross.

00:01 Welcoming Kierán Suckling to Antidote.
00:55 San Carlos Apache and protecting the sacred sites.
04:16 Congress and foreign mining companies.
05:30 NDAA Act, John McCain, Paul Gosar and the Oak Flat Territory.
09:27 Oak Flat land swap and NDAA rider deals.
12:44 Jobs and copper.
14:24 New York Times coverage and racism against Native Americans.
17:30 Block caving method vs traditional mining practices.
23:10 National Environment and Policy Survey.
24:40 The unethical way to pass a bill.
27:53 Reversal, repeal and the partnership with southern Baptists.
31:36 Where and ways to help.
33:20 Thank you and goodbye.


'Defense Bill Passes, Giving Sacred Native American Sites To Mining Company'

Michael McAuliff - Huffington Post  - December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a measure authorizing the nation’s defense programs Friday, and along with it managed to give lands sacred to Native Americans to a foreign company that owns a uranium mine with Iran.

The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 is one of the must-pass pieces of legislation that Congress moves every year. But like they did in attaching extraneous riders to the must-pass government funding bill, lawmakers used the defense bill as a vehicle to pass a massive public lands package.

The bill sailed through on a vote of 89 to 11.

Many of the land measures were popular. But one, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, had twice failed to win support in the House of Representatives, blocked both by conservationists and conservatives.

The deal gives a subsidiary of the Australian-English mining firm Rio Tinto 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest in exchange for several other parcels so it can mine a massive copper deposit. The deal gives a subsidiary of the Australian-English mining firm Rio Tinto 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest in exchange for several other parcels so it can mine a massive copper deposit. 



This issue is far more of an infringement than the laying of a pipe. The politic of the day, administered by the CFR media membership, is simple: If a person or entity is a Globalist and tied to Globalist political unions, then this type of story is downplayed to an extreme degree; if not, then it becomes a major issue. All one would have to do is notice that former President Obama, who was the one who finally signed NDAA into law, was obviously downplayed in this Huffington Post article... and naturally also by the mainstream media. In any case, this is a very real and ongoing issue.

Additionally, Obama's executive orders establishing "national monuments" on Navajo lands was not a "victory for the Navajos" as the mainstream press reported. Now they can't even use their own holy sites anymore! In effect, the government has stolen those holy sites--millions of acres!--away from the tribe. The term "Fascism" usually refers to the collusion between corporations and the state, and that's really what this is all about.... especially when the mainstream media is controlled by a mere six corporations.... all tied to the Council on Foreign Relations, a Globalist think tank.

There are so many dirty tricks that can be played, such as big corporate interests first establishing a controlled opposition environmental group which will serve as the strawman. In this manner, arguments of lessor importance can be used as a vanguard; while the stronger arguments can be downplayed. If they stand to make billions, then spending a few million on a legal/unethical project like this would be nothing to them. All that would be required is financing and a few key administrators to overrule the honest people involved in the decision making process.

What ever happened to the Anti-Globalization Movement anyway? How about the Peace Movement? They were eliminated by controlled opposition projects. Now we have people supposedly from the left who are outraged because the Wall Street War Machine didn't get their candidate in, and obviously didn't care about issues like this, endless wars, the genocidal bombing of the water project in Libya, the massive defrauding of starving Haitians, etc. Why didn't they protest the wars? Travel ban? How about the "medicine ban" during the embargo on Iraq which directly caused the death of over a million Iraqis... mostly children?... which was cheerleaded by bought-and-paid-for-CNN, which is owned by Time-Warner a CFR member along with all the bankers and war profiteers.


'American Indians Fight For Land Rights Against Obama’s Executive Decrees'

Joseph Hammond -The Daily Caller - December 22, 2016

Betty Jones, an elderly Navajo medicine woman, grew up among the red rock canyons, mesas, and ancient cliff dwellings of Southeastern Utah. Now, a proposed national monument may prevent her from collecting traditional herbal medicines she’s gathered all her life.

Her family believes Jones is in her mid-nineties, since her birth certificate was issued after her actual birth. The proposed 1.9-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument would potentially limit her access to sacred sites and impact herb collection. She also says that she is entitled to grazing rights on the land under an agreement with the federal government dating to the 1940s.

“My late husband was promised access to the land for sheep grazing and it’s wrong for Washington to go back on its word,“ she says. Nearby, her daughter unrolled maps and opened old letters to prove the claim.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' - How seriously should we take it?

This is not a movie review, but I watched 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' last evening. I make notes if I'm going to review a movie, and it's always a movie which I'm undecided about... but that I will probably like. I'm not going to give any strong negative review of some fantasy movie, which probably wasn't meant to be taken seriously anyway. Still, it's always interesting how certain people are expected to grin and bear certain things, which others will howl at the smallest slight. This movie was an easy watch, as it moved along at a quick pace. It had both dark foreboding and enchanting qualities to it. By and large, it was a good fantasy movie.

I suspect that it was intended to take place in a rural wooded German-speaking region during the Middle Ages. The film pulled no punches, at least throughout most of it; "witches" were evil child murdering monsters who deserved to be killed... preferable by fire or decapitation." Wow... if this was in 2013 (a sequel is on it's way soon), I guess we can't be too surprised that Leo Martello founded the now defunct Witches Anti-Defamation League forty years earlier. Oh, but of course.. this movie was all just for fun!

One aspect of all of this which I was thinking about was that there's a shortage of genres for the "bad gals." The evil women characters of film history are usually just following the lead of the "bad guy" genres. However, with witches, the women are the undisputed rulers of darkness. Muriel, the "evil grand witch" portrayed here, was a very powerful and fearsome character. She was shown to be the ruler of the forest, yet displayed no qualities that one might expect from an adherent of a nature-based religion.

Only later in the film was there a character and references made demonstrating the presence of "good witches." Basically, this was a passive-aggressive film which glorified "the burning times." I do, however, believe that there are Satanic women who call themselves "witches" based on the popular Christian conflation of organic European spiritual traditions with Satanism. Still, we're not expected to ruin everyone's fun here. I can't help but grin when I think of all the possible movie titles: 'Hansel and Gretel: [place any religious group here] Hunters' (aka Killers). Ohhh... doesn't feel good, does it? Other than that, it was a good film with lots of powerful imagery. I confess, I rooted for the bad gal... or as a wise man once told me regarding movie viewing... "you can mix it the way you want to mix it."


Monday, February 6, 2017

Alfa Romeo "Giulia" Super Bowl commercial

Official 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Bowl Commercial | "Dear Predictable" | Extended Cut

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There were several ads on the Alfa Romeo YouTube channel under "official" Super Bowl commercials, but this one was the Giulia model. In any case, this is interesting in that is seems to suggest a major upsurge of business for Alfa Romeo USA. This model is in the $42,000 price range, making it a little more affordable than most of the other popular luxury sport cars. Of course, Alfa Romeo being from Milan, Lombardy; but now is a subsidiary of FIAT, headquartered in Turin.

Alfa Romeo Giulia - Car and Driver

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Mozzafiato: To take one's breath. The Alfa Romeo Giulia gives it back.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Return of the Vehmic rune 2 - 'Blair Witch' (2016) movie review

Just like other recent remakes, such as 'Evil Dead', 'Blair Witch' didn't come close to living up to the original. Despite the low budget of the original, there were many interesting curiosities about it; how it was made, the small park location, the "movie tourists" in Burkittsville, Maryland, etc. This remake was really much like any low budget horror film set in the woods. 

Of course, my main interest here is the portrayal of what I call the "Vehmic rune." The symbol was again shown as an evil symbol, which it was not, with a clear tie to a negative spirit of Witchery (Neopagans never get a break!). One observation was that the Vehmic/Blair Witch symbols used here, made from small branches and twine, appeared more artistic and powerful. The only other observation I can make was the symbol on one movie ad (see image to the left) was placed inside of a circle/wreath... the symbol of nature, such as with a Pentacle.

This movie was actually a sequel more than a remake, although I don't know if it was a continuation of the original (1999) or of 'Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000). It makes little difference, as this was really a movie to watch in the dark to get scared. That's fine, but that's what it is. The fictional "huge" "Black Hills Forest" of Maryland, was actually filmed in British Columbia here. It appeared to be perhaps a tree farm with many thin woods, but it was plenty dark and scary at night.

The brother of the young woman from one of the earlier films sets out to find the still yet undiscovered "hidden house" (shown in film footage) in the Black Hills Forest in order to discover what really happened to her. He brings along three friends and a couple who had taken some footage of the house as guides if I recall. Apparently the house is like a "ghost ship." The group seems well equipped, all carrying walkie talkies, and bringing along a drone; none of which ended up offering much help.

After one of the guides initially staged some of the symbols in their camp at night, some very unexplained happenings began (sleeping in until 2 PM or walking in circles). This is just about the point where I have to warn of a spoiler alert. The Blair Witch entity here attacked in more the manner that the demonic spirit from the two original Evil Dead films attacked.... and there were many sudden jolting scenes. The concept was that the entire film was from footage later found at the scene, and of course every person was using both a camera and flashlight at all times.. but we had to have a movie, right?

At about the halfway point of the film, there was like an endless night where it was apparently still dark when their time showed it to be morning. I won't give away the ending, but it does present mostly non-stop danger, action, and violence during about the last thirty minutes. During this time, the "real" paranormal Blair Witch symbols begin to show up around them, with more frightening happenings revolving around them which I won't give away here. The film only runs ninety minutes.

Coincidentally, right after I watched it, there was an episode of 'American Supernatural' on The Weather Channel which featured a ghost legend from the this-time-real "Black Woods Road" in Maine. I recall other "black woods" or "black hills" from other regional folklore, which I would guess may be the source of the idea behind the Blair Witch films.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

A retraction, Groundhog Day's pagan roots, and a few other items


On a posting from last October 25 entitled '"The Plague of Three" upon Folkish Neopaganism', I stated that Anthropology Professor Sabina Magliocco was not involved in the.. lets just say "Neopagan movement" and was a negative force. This was not accurate. She is strongly involved and sees herself as a very well-placed asset. Additionally, the study of folklore is important; and should compliment technology and other areas of human endeavor, even if there are disagreements in certain conflated or relevant areas. I will place this link above the article and below the paragraph in question. There are some other older postings where I may have changed my mind, expanded my knowledge regarding some issues, facts, or opinions, or where there was a small factual error; but I never thought the need to retract them before this, and also since each posting here is now receiving an average of 600 views within 2 weeks. I think that we probably all take ourselves a bit too seriously from time to time. I only retract that one paragraph however.

Joseph Cominini - Brisbane, CA

'You Call It Groundhog Day, We Call It Imbolc'

Peg Aloi - WitchVox - February 3, 2000

I trudge over the snow-covered lawn to my backdoor, ignoring my earlier tracks and breaking new ones. I enter the house this way each night, initially because I misplaced my keys, but now because I like to use this roundabout path. It allows me to look up at the huge bare trees silhoetted against the blue night sky, and to check the birdfeeders, to see if the starlings, bluejays, cardinals, chickadees, and sparrows (not to mention the marauding squirrels) need more food. Crunching through the white crust, made glassy and sugary from a recent sleet storm on top of a foot of powdery snow, the sound is enormous: crunch, crunch, CRUNCH...I am a kid again, smashing my boots onto frozen puddles and frost-rimed grass, whacking at icicles with a stick, just to hear the sound of frozen water breaking.

As I usually do, I look up to gaze upon the moon...but I can't see it. She is shrouded in greyish, opaque mist...her light gives the clouds form but not brightness. She wears the frozen fog like a gossamer cloak, through which she may peek at any moment...for now, I can see the surface of the snow reflecting the lights of neighboring houses, lamps, televisions, throwing gleaming color across the white expanse of snow-lawn, shimmering now blue, now orange, now pale green...

I think of the approaching festival of Imbolc, the midwinter fire festival honoring Brigid, and I picture the beautiful Irish goddess up there beside her sister the Moon, also wrapped in a white gossamer cloak, both of them aglow from the cold air...offering us their gifts of healing and hope as we wait for a brief respite from the single-digit temperatures, a thaw, a day or two when the snows melt away, the buds tremble with incipient growth and all living creatures feel a small, fiery flutter deep within our beings, as we whisper, gladly, "Spring will come again! Spring will come again!"


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'How to Make An Attention-Grabbing, Festive Culinary Wreath'

Jacki Andre -

You’ve worked hard growing herbs and vegetables. Why not show off your bounty as a beautiful wreath? Culinary wreaths can be created in a variety of ways. Most start with a base of herbs and may include other small produce — like garlic bulbs or small peppers — for visual interest. Culinary wreaths smell amazing and offer a unique way to access your herbs while cooking.

If you use fresh herbs, they will start to dry fairly quickly on the wreath form. The best fresh herbs for this project are those with woody stems and small leaves, like rosemary, thyme, tarragon, marjoram and oregano. They will be easier to attach to the wreath form and will keep the wreath shape better than those with soft stems and larger leaves, which will droop as they dry. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a zone where bay laurel is hardy, or if you have a bay laurel tree growing indoors, bay leaves work great, too.



Yarn of the color of your choosing could be tied and fashioned into many symbols (pentacle, othala, etc.). I like to place them outdoors.

'This stunning 'hotel room' in the Swiss Alps has no walls'

Leanna Garfield, Business Insider - - January 23, 2017

From a lodge sculpted from ice to one made from metal sheets, there are an infinite number of offbeat hotels that re-think the traditional B&B.

One open-air hotel, called Null Stern, eliminates walls and a roof altogether. Located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, it only features a bed with linens.

In German, the hotel's name translates to "zero stars."

"The star is not the hotel but each guest," the hotel's co-founder, Daniel Charbonnier, tells Business Insider. "We got rid of all the walls, and the only thing left is you and your experience."



This would be something of a fantasy for me; just pushing a roll away bed into the yard on a warm evening. I wouldn't want anyone to see me though. Also, there are a lot of raccoons and skunks around here.

This video is funny..

Jim Bakker is on to Us!

Hellbound Heathen

JIm Bakker was innocent of al cahrges of fraud and buying his mistresses silence with $350,000.00 dollars of his congregation's money.

It was all the work of Witches!!

Giant Celtic Cross Found Hidden in Irish Forest

October 2016

Initially spotted by puzzled airline passengers flying over a forest in Ireland, drone footage has revealed a massive Celtic Cross that had been hidden until now.

The enormous arboreal wonder, which was seemingly first noticed this autumn, measures over 300 feet long and more than 200 feet wide.

Although the source of the incredible design was deemed a mystery at first, a subsequent investigation determined who was responsible for the epic artwork.

According to the television network ITV, a man named Liam Emmery produced the breathtaking visual by planting different species of trees to form the shape of the iconic symbol.

Unfortunately, Emmery passed away in 2010 and, incredibly, his family had actually forgotten about the project until they were contacted by the media about it.

"If he was here, we'd all have heard about it, because he would have been so proud," his wife told the news station.

While we wish that Emmery had been able to take credit for his creation now that the world knows about it, we're guessing that, much like the drone that captured it on film, he's looking down and smiling over a job well done.

Source: ITV

Emmery Celtic Cross Donegal Ireland

Eye In The Sky