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.