Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Black Canon of Bolton Abbey

One of the most famous fairly local landmarks is that of 12th century Bolton Abbey, which confusingly is really a priory, a priory being smaller than an actual abbey.
The ruins and local church are haunted by the ghost of a monk known as The Black Canon'.
As many people will know, monks wrote in Latin, often producing illuminated manuscripts,with fancy lettering.

Strangely enough, the writings of some religious monks is the foundation stone for a good number of magical philosophies and systems.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Steering By Starlight In Haunted Liverpool

Steering By Starlight - authored by Martha Beck is a book I bought a few years ago and which I still find good to dip in to. There is nothing better than having some real positivity on hand in a book and Steering By Starlight is very straightforward. I would certainly recommend it.

I also really, really like Tom Slemen's Haunted Liverpool series of books. I have not read absolutely every one of them, but I have read the ones that are currently available, along with the Haunted Wirral series and all the offshoot books too. The latest one is not only about Liverpool and covers other places in the world.

They are good because they  have a lot of magical information in them, including true life accounts of time slips, strange magickal lodges, vampires, cryptids, experiences in other dimensions,odd happenings and strange alien beings, as well as disappearing villages and much more.

Tom Slemen has obviously studied physics at high level because he backs up a lot of what he writes regarding time slips with genuine scientific explanations.The rest of the articles in his books are things that have been told to him by members of the public as he apparently has a radio show too.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

We Had The Golden Dawn Information First Before The Bradford Telegraph And Argus!

The person who wrote in to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus in 2009 got their information off our blog - this one in fact. I did shut a lot of posts because they had broken links and the original blog goes back to July 2009. I put some of the info off the blog in a book. I complained to the Telegraph And Argus about this (using our information) at the time as our blog was not mentioned as the source.

It is amazing just how many people think they own the Golden Dawn and believe they understand the magickal concepts far better than anyone else. And who is to say they do or do not? Reality is often in the mind.

But there are very many other systems of magick and the Golden Dawn system is indeed only one of many such systems. The trouble with all magick is that it can so very easily become mixed up with ego and ego is very much a human frailty. Whereas ego defines an individual it can also be that person's downfall if they believe or allow their ego to be above their actual human capabilities.

I would personally recommend The Secret, The Power and The Magic by Rhonda Byrne for those wishing to use mind power to get what they want. I have all three books and I find them extremely interesting - I actually got The Secret when it first came out. Barbel Mohr's Cosmic Ordering Cards are also very upbeat and positive!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Dowsing On The Site Of The Pricking Mill, Near Pricking Locks - August 2008

This little video from August 2008 shows dowsing on the site of The Pricking Mill. The Bradford Canal used to run nearby. All have long since gone many years ago, but the energy traces left by whatever was there before still lingers very firmly on. This shows clearly that an imprint is left on the earth from the buildings and people that performed tasks in the area over 170 years ago, when, instead of scrub land, the place began to become seriously industrialised. The video is taken near to the site of the Pricking Locks and some people have reported a feeling of disorientation and dizziness when walking here.

Crowgill Park Shipley - Ghost Hunt - October 31st 2012 - Halloween

Crowgill Park, which really just consists of a cenotaph and large bowling green with various tree and shrub lined walkways and a lower level former skateboarding area (now a fouled mess unfortunately); used to be much bigger. It even had a bandstand when it was opened around 1890 by local dignitary Katherine Salt. The cenotaph was moved to the park from a graveyard..
There is something not quite right about this place - In 1960's parlance - 'The vibes are all wrong, man!'

This little film is of the Crowgill Park Ghost Hunt, Halloween 2012.

Black Feathers Haunted Website From 2005

These photos are from our former website called 'Black Feathers' which was originally produced in 2005. They were taken on a Nokia phone (now a relic but which I still have and it still works!) which produced strange green effects when in 'night mode'.

Black Feathers was a website about haunted Bradford and the surrounding areas and these were not the widely known occurrences, but the weird and downright odd as well as lesser known ghostly or occult happenings.

Black Feathers began to have strange effects on those who read the website and was even featured on the radio as a result of becoming known as a 'haunted website' in its own right. In the end we took the Black Feathers website down and actually destroyed the material on the site because of this. We did however, keep the pictures although there are some I would not use even to this day. The Castle incidentally was once a real hotel and yes - it was very haunted.  I used to work there when it was a 'fun bar' and at the end of the night, the staff, including me - used to dance on the bar to entertain the customers. It was always a very creepy place and like a rabbit warren upstairs.

The other photos show some upper windows of the building hiding the old Horus Temple and the very top shows yet another creepy street and a closed haunted pub. My late father used to rent a warehouse down one of those streets - I think it later turned in to a nightclub and was painted black, but originally a load of old names together with Victorian dates, were carved in to the inner doors by wool warehouse workers who are now in Spirit .... There was always a feel of those from another dimension, moving around and things being disturbed by unseen hands ....

The Society Of Dew And Light - Our Documentary From January 2010

The Society of Dew and Light was perhaps even more unusual and elusive than the Golden Dawn which is very widely known of these days. There are some differences, most notably that its founder,  David Lund, was not a wealthy man and had to put in a lot of 'hard graft' at his job. So despite his obvious ability and occult talents, he did not get the same level of respect from the authorities that was afforded to the members of the Golden Dawn. When we discuss the Golden Dawn here, we mean the original late19th century group.

Below is the original post that went with the film.

The Society of Dew and Light (or The Dew and The Light), actually preceded The Hermetic Order of Golden Dawn. Samuel Mathers and Madame Blavatsky got in to quite a flap over David Lund, who was related to a well known Bradford photographer called Percy Lund, a man who later tried to join Arthur Waite's 'Holy Order of The Golden Dawn in London'.

David Lund was interested in Indian magic long before Thomas Henry Pattinson revived and remodelled Mr Portman's Garuda rites around 1902. The police had a dislike of Mr Lund and combed old laws under which they could prosecute him, whilst other fortune tellers plied their trade freely in the Keighley area. Perhaps it was because David Lund was not London based, or perhaps it was because other men became jealous of the high number of women who sought his advice. It appeared that even Samuel Mathers and Madame Blavatsky were jealous of his abilities and so attempted to libel him in publications such as 'Lucifer' magazine.

However, David Lund still had a band of very dedicated followers, as the short film suggests.