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Pokin’ ’round Cliveden

First published on my website, Looking into the Dark Places, in September 2001.

You might also like to read, Pokin’ ’round Burnham Beeches

 

Front of ClivedenOwners of Cliveden have been a politician, diplomat, poet, playwright, amateur chemist, gambler, satanist, adulterer and a murderer… and that is just one of them, the 2nd Duke of Buckingham who first had a ‘house’ built here beginning in 1666 (Year of the Great Beast and the Great Fire of London). It has close connections to Scotland and monarchy, especially the Stewarts.
Cliveden is pronounced Cleaveden. Purportedly it is named from the chalk cliffs that hang over the River Thames (Thames means Time – Cronos – Satan -Old Father Thames) at that spot. Clive Rear of clivedenmeans cliff. Why don’t they pronounce it like it’s spelt, Clive-den?

If we look at the El-ite pronunciation we extract Cleave-den: Cleave = Cloven. Den – a lair, a hideaway, a place of crime.
Lair of the Cloven?

This is only a thought, but it seems appropriate to a number of the owners of this large, oppressive feeling, secluded manor.

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me and sidhe wolf

Pokin’ ’round Burnham Beeches

First published in my former website, Looking into the Dark Places, in 2001.
You might also like to read Pokin’ ’round Cliveden

 

Burnham Beeches West entranceIn 1880 the Corporation of London purchased 80 hectares of pollard woodland plus East Burnham Common. Since then more land has been added to the reserve now known as Burnham Beeches making it 220 hectares. It is an extraordinarily beautiful place with an almost tangible aura of mystery.

One morning early in August (2001) I visited Burnham Beeches for the first time. I had been intrigued by references to the ancient woodland in David Icke’s Biggest Secret and Children of the Matrix. I have always loved woodlands and it seemed a good idea to combine reconnaissance and pleasure together in one field trip, so to speak. Continue reading