Christmas is coming and it’s time to roll out our true Christmas story again:
Pachelbel Canon in D (the ultimate best version)…..
PK Podcast 035: Anna Lewington on adventures in Ethnobotany and the bounty of birches…..
Caz Clark Cornwall UFO Conference Pentyrch UFO Incident….Oct 2018…..
UFOs Around the World: Romania…..
The Richie Allen Show Monday December 3rd 2018 Feat. Cathy O’Brien On The Real George H. W. Bush!…..
The Real Story Behind the Demon Valak and a Haunted Abbey…..
A 30th Anniversary of Monstrous Terror…..
Highly recommended interview:
Anna Lewington is an Ethnobotanist who has authored or co-authored 14 books. She has spent many years researching and writing about people’s uses of plants.
Anna is probably best known for her book “Plants For People”, which presented a comprehensive study of the ways in which products from plants support our daily lives. Sir Tim Smit said the book had “been a complete inspiration for the Eden Project.”
Anna was also the ethnobotanist on BBC Television’s first series of Rough Science and has guested on multiple BBC Radio programmes.
Anna’s passion for understanding the relationships between plants and people, as well as her strong environmental empathy, have deep roots, going back to her own personal relationship with ancient woodland near her childhood home in Sussex. Her passion manifested itself more strongly with trips to South American rainforests as both an undergraduate and during postgraduate research into the importance of manioc to the native peoples of a region of the Peruvian Amazon.
In the following conversation we begin by exploring the highlights and significance of these earlier adventures off the beaten track to study plants and people, which spurred other adventures and opportunities, and ultimately led to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew inviting Anna to write Plants For People in 1990.
Along the way we also talk about some of Anna’s other projects, including Rushworks, a community project involving local schools, reviving the craft of rush cutting and rushwork as traditionally practised along the River Stour in north Dorset.
PK Podcast 035: Anna Lewington on adventures in Ethnobotany and the bounty of birches
This week, our global UFO trek takes us to Romania, and to Dr. Dan D. Farcas. Born in 1940 in Reşiţa, Romania, Farcas holds an MSc in mathematics and physics and a Ph.D. in mathematics and computers. He was formerly a project manager for several countrywide information systems, mainly in health and science management. In 1993 he was elected as a full member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Romania. Since 2011 he has been the President of the Association for the Study of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (ASFAN) in Romania. He has published more than 25 books in Romania (on IT, philosophy of science, Extraterrestrials, UFOs etc.), and more than 1,200 articles. He
UFOs Around the World: Romania
Two articles that have relevance to events and histories on the journey with the mighty dragon current, Y Ddraig Ffraed:
One of the great scary modern horror movie antagonists is the creepy entity called Valak, from the hit horror films The Conjuring 2, in 2016, Annabelle: Creation in 2017, and the 2018 spinoff The Nun. With her menacing and supremely creepy scowling face and her nun’s garb, Valak immediately resonated with audiences as a sinister demonic presence to be reckoned with, an instantly iconic horror villain, and will probably appear in many more films to come. Yet, is there any basis in truth to the mythology of this demon presented in the movies? Was Valak ever real in any sense at all or is this just a purely Hollywood construct? The answer to this might surprise you.
The Real Story Behind the Demon Valak and a Haunted Abbey
I have skirted this area not long ago while tracing the dragon. left it, and am now (possibly) on my way back there. time will tell.
Rhayader is the oldest town in mid-Wales. Its origins date back more than 5,000 years, and specifically to Neolithic times. Rhayader’s long legacy is also evidenced by the fact that, in 1899, a large collection of gold jewelry was found buried on the town’s Gwastedyn Hill. Archaeologists were able to date the priceless artifacts to the 5th century and link them to a princess named Rowena. She was the daughter of a local, powerful, warlord, Hengest, and someone who married a much-feared character known as High King Vortigen. Neither Hengest nor Vortigen were able to instill as much fear in the people of Rhayader as did a deadly and mysterious beast that surfaced in late 1988. It was between September and December 1988 that the town was hit by a spate of mysterious deaths of farm animals, mainly sheep.
A 30th Anniversary of Monstrous Terror
…and an article from July 2018 when I was in a neighbouring area:
I’d traversed the beast’s territory…well a snippet of it, and not alone, I’ll admit…and we’d come through it, unscathed. Not that I knew at the time that these fields and snake-ridden marshes were the hunting grounds of a terrifying beast, mind. That knowledge came later, when I got home and my weary eyes fell upon the blood-curdling tales of the nightmarish, ‘Beast of Bont’.
Bont is the shortened name used by the locals for their once-thriving village, Pontrhydfendigaid. The name means, ‘the bridge of the blessed ford’.
The Beast of Bont