Saturday, 14 December 2013

Bradford House In December

This time of year, in the northern hemisphere at least, the weather is pretty bleak, so this house lit up on a dark night has a kind of welcoming hue.
It could be out in space, a shiny blob in a mass of other shiny blobs, the people proud of their little tree wanting to show it off discreetly to passers by.

The house could be an orb with a nucleus, the Christmas tree being an embryo of hope, a symbol of the family's expectations for the future, both forthright and yet modest, the molten light breaking from the darkened crust of the shadowy outer walls.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Church of Ufology and the Silver Luna Mist

Many people believe in the existence of aliens or extra terrestrials and not all of these craft can be coming across from Dulce or Area 51in the USA.

A former partner of mine insisted that, as an 11 year old, living in a remote house on the moors called Spring Grove - near Scammonden Dam and the drowned village, on the Halifax and Huddersfield border, he saw a green man step out of a field. This creature moved in front of his bicycle and put its arms out.  My then partner also saw a very bright red flashing light in the field and the small green man glowed with bright luminosity. He managed to avoid the creature and pedalled furiously for home.
After this experience, though, he firmly believed in UFOs and diligently watched the skies.

Visit the Hermetic Order of the Silver Lunar Mist

Milner Field House, Bingley

The Milner Field website is up and running again.  There has been a lot going on surrounding this website including energy blockages, supernatural happenings and the lot.  I have had some very odd experiences, to the extent where I had our Milner Field website taken down.  There are connections to certain other places in Shipley too and its all rather nasty, scary and very paranormal, but that will probably appear in another book.

Visit the Milner Field House website

Aleister Crowley - Bradford Visit - The Phone Call

Back in 2005, I lived in Huddersfield and was having some problems with an Incubus that was attached to a flat that I was renting, just out of the town centre.

The previous occupant of the flat had been taken ill in a car park situated in front of the apartment block a few weeks previously. She was taken back to the flat and then died in an ambulance which has been called to take her to hospital. The woman had been deaf apparently and had lived in the flat for some time.
The flat had another occupant, a nasty incubus and I decided I needed some advice about the best thing to do in the circumstances, as I had a young child to consider too and did not want them in the flat with this thing.

A man from Bradford, who lived in Great Horton in Bradford rang me.  He was quite mysterious but helpful and told me to call him at any time. He suggested I use the Lesser Banishing Ritual of The Pentagram on the entity, which was quite virulent.

I later decided against this.  But anyway, the man told me how Aleister Crowley once attended a meeting in a building on North Parade in Bradford.  This was interesting because I knew the Theosophical Society had occasionally held meetings in a room above the Yorkshire Penny Bank, over a hundred years ago, so I wondered at the time if there had been a connection to this somewhere. The man suggested some sort of magical goings on in an upper room on North Parade in Bradford.

This person also mentioned a man in London who never used candles for rituals but instead had an 'electric temple' and employed light bulbs instead.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Cheltenham Jill - The Talismen, Midland Beat - 1960's Girl In The Bertoia Chair

What is the mystery surrounding 'Cheltenham Jill' who models for her photo around 1967-8 sitting in a Bertoia wire framed chair?  Who is Jill with her big eyes and dark hair, framed in a photo of over 40 years ago?

Jill was born in the early 1940's and lived with her parents in a large Cheltenham semi-detached house, built around the turn of the century.  Her mother liked cooking and home making, whilst her father worked in the packing department of Sarco Spirax, then based on St George's Road, Cheltenham, a company which is still in existence today.

Jill enjoyed the music paper 'Midland Beat' which featured bands from the Midlands, many of them, still famous names of today and also local bands of the time, such as The Talismen, from Cheltenham itself, who can still be heard on YouTube. They feature in a 'Midland Beat' magazine from 1964.

Jill became a secretary and went to work in London, near Regent's Park, at the London Graduate School Of Business, as it was then called and wrote home to her parents on headed paper from the college, to 'Dear Mum and Dad', in one letter, from March 1967, mentioning that when term has been wound up she will be 'Back in Cheltenham in time for dinner'..

In another missive from Jill, to her parents, she encloses what she calls 'Jill and Roger's Wedding Pressie List', containing the colour scheme for her life with Roger and the articles she is looking for as wedding gifts. She also mentions in one of her letters, that the Finance Director who is her boss, is going to work for Beechams.

All details left in the discarded Cheltenham house, a calendar on the wall from 1995, showing the last signs of life.  Mum made jam and read 'Family Circle' magazine whilst Dad enjoyed Meccano and had been a member of the Automobile Association (AA) in 1966.

Who was Jill and did she ever marry Roger or did she die before this event could take place? The feeling is that Jill died not so long after this photograph was taken, whilst her mother died in the1980's and her father died around August 1995,leaving the house as an abandoned treasure trove of memories.  There was no one to claim the Cheltenham house, so it was left.  Presumably, a solicitor somewhere has the keys.

But what happened to Jill, a young woman with a vibrant life full of hope before her? In the 1960's, when King's Road and Carnaby Street were the most fashionable places to be, many young people from the provinces moved to London and made a life for themselves there as Jill did, obtaining work and settling down in their new environment.

People say Jill looks sad in her photo, depressed, even.  We don't know if she ever married Roger, because, if she had of done, he would surely have claimed the Cheltenham house, which belonged to her parents, as her husband.  Where is Roger now?

There are various theories about Jill, but no one as yet has been able to 'crack' the photo.  Jill holds all the clues and although the theories about what could have happened to her abound, including that she may have been taken advantage of by the 'wrong sort of people', in London and disappeared, no one knows for sure.  

Yet she remains an enigma, a mystery, a 20th century Mona Lisa, a summer portrait of modern history, sitting on a very fashionable, 1960's Bertoia designer chair, in her sun dress, posing for the photographer, her head tilted back slightly, to show off her dark hair, curled at the bottom, a fashion statement of the late 1960's.

If I was going to date this photo completely, I would say that it is not 1966 as the hair is slightly longer than the 1966 lacquered fashion style and by summer 1969 hair fashions were going a little bit softer than the pronounced roller curl at the bottom, so I would run with 1967-8, to be on the safe side.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Milner Field Resurrection, The Saltaire Vampires and The Hill of Baal

Ricky is selling blood weed and vamp snort on a Bradford estate back in 1996.  He is creating vampires from their use of the drug.  In 2011 Dominic the mayor's assistant and Gary, his friend who is a historian are going round looking for old ruined houses to bring back to life.  Dominic shape shifts.  Sometimes he is Harry Price, the ghost hunter and other times Titus Junior of The Salt Mill.  Thanks to Dominic, Borley Rectory is floating round on the ether collecting souls. Dominic has then fixed his ideas on Milner Field, former home of Titus Junior.

Both Dominic and Gary belong to the Brotherhood of the Tulip, a secret organisation that intends to resurrect Titus Junior at the Hill of Baal, near the Rocks of Faith, by using a ritual that Gary found written on an old parchment in a bookshop.  Grand Master Tulip has found a suitable host and he has called on his vampire helpers who work at a local retro rock music venue for their assistance, as well as linking up to sources in Glastonbury.

Although the book is a work of fiction, all the characters are based on real people.  The Hill Of Baal is of course Baildon, where ancient peoples worshipped the God Baal up on the moor.  There are other places in the UK also dedicated to Baal too.  Public sacrifices of cattle as part of a celebration, happened in Baildon in the 19th century.  The cattle were led on a path from the area of Baildon Green, up to another area around what is now known as Shipley Glen and then slaughtered, to bring prosperity to the farmers and the other workers.  Baal is sometimes depicted as a Fallen Angel connected to King Solomon and is also known as Baal Hamon in history.  Baal is a Carthaginian deity and it is widely believed that Phoneticians and other ancient Mediterranean peoples actually reached the countries we now call the United Kingdom, bringing their beliefs with them.

The Saltaire Vampires: Milner Field Resurrection

Monday, 18 March 2013

The Netta Fornario Experience

In 2009, after an exhibition of sand sculptures celebrating the life and times of Charles Darwin appeared in Centenary Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire, we put a video on the internet - not fixed and doctored YouTube, or hidden 'sign in' Facebook, but still going after free enterprise.  The video was a series of pictures with a song about Netta Fornario.  People watching the video often reported getting the feeling of choking as if Netta Fornario had been strangled.

Unfortunately the internet these days is used by journalists and opportunists as an idea stealing medium and next thing a Scottish theatre company had done a Netta play probably because we'd given someone the idea to capitalize on it.  Gone are the days of enjoying your website, someone will plagiarize your ideas and hard work, then pass them off as their own, so now instead of putting out free material like a two bit 'Ho' we are forced to put unique material in to small ebooks, purely for all the time, effort and painstaking research we have put in.

Many years ago I visited the home of the then 'Queen of the Witches' who had been married to a very famous 'King of the Witches' who gave his name to a 'brand' of magic.  I was clearly told  by an American coven member who must have known some Yorkshire folk that you 'don't get ow't for ow't', though I think she meant ow't for now't.

So following on from such esteemed advice our unique and previously unknown Netta Fornario material is now for sale in a very reasonably priced ebook because it is not about making money but it is about the magical principle of giving AND receiving, in order to create balance and harmony.

The Netta Fornario Experience

Friday, 1 February 2013

Camelopardalis, Orion The Hunter and Perseus - Cosmic DNA Inside a Water Bottle

The Romans called a giraffe a camelopardalis, but the name really meant a camel/leopard creature with spots. The Ether has many messages trending and near the surface of the Inner Planes for those who may seek, find or even have a passing interest. The constellations produced in a bottle of water matched with those in the sky, giving out their astral message. Oddly enough from February onwards it is the time to see Perseus and Orion the hunter is saying there is a lot out there for you, if you keep on hunting for it - 'Seek and you shall find' et al.

This really shows that the Universe gives out a subtle message, a frisson of facts yet to be known and yet they are actually being shown in advance, to those with the interest to go hunting them. The picture shows the water bottle in question, plus a planisphere with matching results to the water dots on the inside of the water bottle.  This is basically an esoteric message in a bottle, showing the position of the stars, reproduced in water by the hidden workings of the Ether.