Today, 7th November:
In the Isles, ‘The Eve’ is almost upon us; when the sun drifts down from the western sky today (approx. 16.30 depending on where you are in U.K.) Samhain Eve (Irish/Scottish), Nos Galan Gaeaf (Welsh) or Nos Kalan Gwav (Cornish) begins.
The Maiden Moon phase occurs at 19.51; and then at 23:42 the sun reaches 15° Scorpio, the climax of this powerful liminal moment.
Contrary to propaganda and misdirection Samhain is a moment in Nature’s rhythm that’s energetic potency is accessible with attuned focus and is always available for benign intentions. Do not fear it, embrace it and work miracles.
HAPPY SAMHAIN/NOS GALAN/NOS KALAN GWAV or whatever name you know it by.
To find the moment for other places please consult this link and this link and this one.
“Samhain… The Fairies’ March” The Veil is Open (
Sacred Waters – Holy Wells…..
An Historical Overview of the Whereabounts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites and Dryads, Past and Present…..
Encounters with Little People…..
A Gnome By Any Other Name…..
The Origin and Lore of Fairies and Fairy Land…..
The Cranberries – Zombie…..
Honey Badger Houdini – Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem – Natural World – BBC Two…..
Mara Freeman: It is an extraordinary thing to consider that there are still literally thousands of holy wells in the British Isles. Most of these are natural springs; some open pools like St.Madron’s, while others are contained by a stone edifice, often covered. The majority, however,are in ruins, overgrown and no longer visited. Some have been desecrated by cattle or human presence. And yet, many, like St.Madron’s, still continue to be a center of pilgrimage as they were from pagan times.
Sacred Waters – Holy Wells
Buck Young: A long, long time ago, the Earth belonged to the creatures of the wood. By creatures of the wood I mean gnomes, elves, faeries, etc. They tended it and took care of it, played in it, danced and sang in it, cared for wounded animals, worked out disputes between species, sat on mushrooms discussing matters of importance and drinking Labrador tea, rode down streams on leaves and bark, parachuted from trees on dandelion seeds. This was the world into which mankind was born. These early days, when man was but a newly arrived dinner guest who hadn’t yet taken over the house, are fairly well documented in the literature and folklore of the world, so there’s no need to go into it here. What I am interested in, and what I am asking you to be interested in, is the question, “Where did all the gnomes, elves, faeries, etc. go?”
An Historical Overview of the Whereabounts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites and Dryads, Past and Present
Stephen Wagner: Many cultures around the world have their legends and folklore about “little people” — elves, fairies,gnomes, elementals, or simply the “wee folk”. In Scandinavia they are the Tomte or Nisse; the Nimerigar, Yunwi Tsundi, and Mannegishi of various Native American tribes; the Menehune of Hawaii; and most famous, perhaps, are the Irish Leprechauns.
Some of these wee folk are friendly, even helpful creatures, but mostly they have a reputation for being mischievous, conniving, and always elusive tricksters — seeming to live just on the edge of our reality.
Encounters with Little People
John Carlson: My paternal grandmother was born in a rural area of Sweden in 1891, and when I was a boy she told me stories of the Tomtar, small beings that took the appearance of old, bearded men. Tomtar were no more than 3 feet tall and wore pointed hats, which we’ve of course come to associate with gnomes and similar creatures. Legend tells that Tomtar were capable of invisibility and could shapeshift, sometimes taking the appearance of a large, grown man.
A Gnome By Any Other Name
Eric Edwards: The term ‘fairy’ is used to loosely describe a type of legendary or mythical being of romance and folklore. These unsubstantial creatures are often of diminutive size (Edwards, 1974). As spiritual entities fairies are considered to be supernatural, preternatural or metaphysical beings in possession off unbounded magical powers. In European folklore and fairy tales they are described as typically invisible or non-substantial spirits who live on earth in proximity to, or in association with mortal human beings. Fairies are presumed to possess knowledge of hidden natural powers which therefore “…corresponds with their power of making time appear long or short to those mortals who are lured into their company.” (MacCulloch, 1912).
The Origin and Lore of Fairies and Fairy Land
…or, they’re real?
This beautiful world. Nature’s splendour and plenty. The essence of our childrens’ well-being and their futures. Possess it. Smash it. Trash it. Vote for strangers. Support the troops. Feed the machine. Obey. This dissonant and dark world. Silence and collusion. Vane, inane. Care-less, mind-less. Love-less, life-less. Zombies:
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Hey Ellis spooky. i came here to post a comment from another research because i had been listening to zombies by the cranberries. when i decided to post it i found the goddess looking back at me from the cranberries on your site. syncs happening all over the place for me today.
this is what i wanted share with a grin and a wince.
Time will tell what happens after the world changing us feckin election/selection decision that happens as i sleep tonight (or not,,,,,sleep that is),,,,,, it was really really nice knowing you (grin).
take care ellis,,,, thanks for the most beautiful stories and photos of your recent journeys around wales and surrounding areas. Peace to you and your family.
Cheers and all the best ,,, always
Thanks Julie, glad you’ve enjoyed the recent content on the Dragon and well etc. It’s been fun and I feel it’s worthwhile.
Thank you too for the REM song and vid – very apt at the moment, and a great song.
Been lovely knowing you too mate :).
It is what it is, and if we career into Bedlam, then many like us have done our best with what we’ve got mate. I’ve had some good signs so I’ll hang on to hope for a little longer :).
Cheers, and lotsa love,
perth band birds of tokyo their new album called brace,,, very popular here in perth with the alt thinking people….. brilliant
Sorry Julie, don’t like it. It grates on me something horrid.