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25th May 2017: Howlin’ at the moon. News & Features…ellisctaylor.com

New post on the Song of Ffraed…..
Apples coming…..
Roswell: When Ufologists Turn On Ufologists…..
The Fairy in the Box…..
William Blake and Bruno’s Fairies…..
More Monster Hunting on the Isle of Lewis (in search of kelpies or monsters)…..
The hill of the ‘dwarves’…..
Female Druids, the Forgotten Priestesses of the Celts…..

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Two new posts on the Song of Ffraed

Hi everyone, just a quick post to notify those who haven’t yet subscribed to the Song of Ffraed, there are two new posts with a Beltane theme :

 

I’m four days later than I hoped to be but at last I could test a feeling I’d had for a long time: that the well, indeed the whole of this small ‘not always of just this world’ sacred precinct in Llanllawer, is aligned in specific ways to the Calan Haf (Beltane) risings of both the Sun and Venus.

Of course matters will have changed from the original Taurean era due to precession over thousands of years, but I was intrigued to know how things are now, and how Christianity had worked with the moments since it had constructed its overlays…and how did the Dragon’s journey match up with it here, now?

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7th May 2017: Howlin’ at the moon. News & Features…ellisctaylor.com

A Complete Tour of the Astrological Ages…..
Fairies, witches, spirits and Shakespeare – a guide to the Folklore of the Clydach Gorge…..
Strong and Unstable…..

 

Embarking on a trip into the Astrological Ages will take us back in time thousands of years, from there to present time, and then forward into the future. On this voyage we will not only be looking at many of the literal events that have formed civilization as we know it but, more importantly, their symbolic import. Seems to me we could all use a good dose of symbolic insight these days with the world we are now living in, no? As I often teach, archetypal perception provides the alchemy that can change your life, which means it can change the world. Carl Jung warned us: when we cease to live the symbolic life, we cease to partake in the life of the gods (the divine and universal processes that are the very ground of existence), and so we miss celebrating the divine sacrament of a daily life lived with meaning. It is my hope that this tour may hold for you the possibility of embracing new perceptions to transform your worldviews and inspire a future vision. We are indeed living in the space between the current Age of Pisces and the forthcoming Age: the Age of Aquarius. This renders us between worlds.
A Complete Tour of the Astrological Ages: The Evolution of Consciousness and Civilization

 

As someone who loves all things supernatural I was intent to discover what beautiful magical Wales, steeped in mystery and superstition has to offer in the way of local ghosts and folklore.

Walking my dog through the enchanting woods near my home in Maes Y Gwartha and along the path to Clydach Gorge, I imagine the trees whispering their secrets to me. Inspired to find out more, last week I met with official Welsh tourist guide Eifion Lloyd-Davies at Gellifelen tunnels for a guided tour through Clydach Gorge and sure enough he did not disappoint with his bygone tales of the mythical legends associated with the area.

The Gorge is an enchanting place, cutting deep through the rocks of the South Wales coalfield between Brynmawr and Gilwern and despite the current works on the A465 it is easy to lose yourself in its fairy-tale splendour.
Fairies, witches, spirits and Shakespeare – a guide to the Folklore of the Clydach Gorge

 

 

News and Features

1st May 2017: Howlin’ at the moon. News & Features…ellisctaylor.com

A new post on the Song of Ffraed…..
The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate…..
Are police looking for Rembrandt and Renoir for swindling an Italian art dealer?…..
In Vermont’s remote Northeast Kingdom, two acres of mystery…..
Why I believe in UFOs, and you should too… | Ben Mezrich | TEDxBeaconStreet

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18th April 2017: Howlin’ at the moon. News & Features…ellisctaylor.com

Lady’s Smock…..
A new post on The Song of Ffraed…..
Faerie Familiars & Zoomorphic Witches…..
Familiars…..
Walton Abduction Soil Analysis Suggests Anomalous Event

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A presentation by Ellis in Swansea

I’m speaking in Swansea on 25th April:

THE NEW LODGE, ALEXANDRA RD, GORSEINON, SWANSEA SA4 4PE
Commencing at 8.15 pm – ALL WELCOME – ADMISSION FREE – DONATIONS PLEASE!

Be great to see you there!

Ellis

News and Features

20th January 2017: Howlin’ at the moon. News & Features…ellisctaylor.com

Going Consciously Selfish?…..
Catholic priest who inspired The Exorcist died from a fall after a ‘possessed’ child spoke to him and he was ‘pushed over by an invisible force’, CIA agent claims…..
Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits + Real vs. Fake Salt Lamps…..
Family searching for answers after capturing ghostly image on lawn of new home…..
13-Year-Old Inventor Has Cracked The Secret Of Trees To Revolutionize Solar Energy…..
Nessie-hunter Gordon Holmes, of Shipley, says carving on Baildon Moor is 4,000-year-old self-portrait…..
The Ancient Serpent Stone of Loch Ness…..
Prince, Dick Gregory on Chemtrails Manganese…..
Marie Fornario: Death on the Faerie Mound…..
Where the Wild Things Are: Anomalies and the Poverty of Critical Thinking…..

 

There is a big difference between being selfish and being consciously selfish.

The difference is that when we´re just selfish, we act out of self-interest and self-interest only, especially at the expense of other people. It’s: me, me, me. Big Ego. Selfishness in this state is based on fear. Fear of missing out on any need we have. Fear of being overlooked. Fear of letting: Live and Let Live.

Consciously selfish is a spiritual thing.
Going Consciously Selfish?

 

malachimartinA Catholic priest who inspired The Exorcist died from a fall after what he claims was a possessed child spoke to him, it has emerged.
The new revelation comes from a CIA agent after it had been widely reported Malachi Martin from Ireland told a friend an invisible force pushed him to his death.
Ahead of the release of a new documentary, his close friend Robert Marrow has lifted the lid on the moment he believes the priest was effectively killed – when a possessed four-year-old girl he was meant to be exorcising spoke to him in America.
Catholic priest who inspired The Exorcist died from a fall after a ‘possessed’ child spoke to him and he was ‘pushed over by an invisible force’, CIA agent claims

 

What on Earth is a Himalayan salt lamp? Himalayan sea salt is believed to be composed of dried remnants of the original, primal sea dating back to planet Earth’s creation. I’ve talked before about the health benefits of Celtic sea salt and Himalayan salt, but what if I told you that there are actually lamps made from Himalayan salt?

It’s true! They’re called salt lamps or salt rock lamps, and yes, they’re actually made frompink Himalayan salt and are able to light your surroundings — but they’re really not bought for their moderate lighting abilities. There are major claims that a Himalayan salt lamp does much more than provide you with a pretty glow. Himalayan salt lamp benefits supposedly include decreasing air pollution, negative ions and electrosmog caused by electronic devices in addition to symptom reduction for people suffering from from asthma, allergies and other illnesses.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits + Real vs. Fake Salt Lamps

 

The pictures were snapped in quick succession. In one, we see a simple image of a a lawn and trees, bathing in the light of a full moon.

But then a small figure seems to appear in the second, blurred in the shadows moving from left to right.
Family searching for answers after capturing ghostly image on lawn of new home

 

It all started with trees…

After realizing that branches were frequently displayed in a spiral, and further, that spiral seemed to correspond to a pattern known as the Fibonacci sequence, then 13-year-old Aidan Dwyer began building test models to better understand the relationship.

What he found is something scientists have known for a long time – the Fibonacci sequence and it’s ratio, known as the golden ratio, are repeated throughout nature. In the case of trees, it helps maximize sunlight exposure.
13-Year-Old Inventor Has Cracked The Secret Of Trees To Revolutionize Solar Energy

 

AN AMATEUR archaeologist believes he has stumbled across Yorkshire’s first selfie, carved into a 4,000-year-old stone on Baildon Moor.

Gordon Holmes, from Shipley, first became interested in carved cup and ring stones on the district’s moors when his father pointed one out to him when he was about 12.

Now aged 64, retired design engineer and IT technician Mr Holmes has dedicated his life to studying the weathered ancient carvings which he believes could date to the late Stone Age.

But he says it had dawned on him recently that one carving he had been studying was of the artist himself.

“I realised that I was looking at a Stone Age selfie,” he said.

“There are many cup and ring stones around the moors, carved into millstone grit, but there are at least five such rocks with carvings representing aspects of the night sky which are on Baildon Moor.
Nessie-hunter Gordon Holmes, of Shipley, says carving on Baildon Moor is 4,000-year-old self-portrait

 

drumbuie-stone-270There are some things which reside at the periphery of the Loch Ness Mystery and sometimes present themselves as a mystery within a mystery. I had been meaning to write on this object for some time, but was awaiting further information which has now arrived. One could best sum it up in the words of Nicholas Witchell’s “The Loch Ness Story”, back in 1974 (p.16 1st edition).

This carving, believed to be neolithic in origin, was found at Balmacaan House, which used to be near Loch Ness until it was knocked down in the 1930s. It has been speculated that the serpent-like form my be some reference to the animals in Loch Ness.

However, the story of this stone goes further back than this. Ted Holiday first mentioned it in his 1968 book, “The Great Orm of Loch Ness“, where he recounts something akin to a jungle expedition in 1965.

The Ancient Serpent Stone of Loch Ness

 

 

 

columbaangels-270Off the southern coast of the Isle of Mull, Scotland, lies the tiny isle of Iona. Iona is famous for its medieval abbey, built on the site of a monastery founded by St. Columba (in fact, the Scots Gaelic name of the island, Ì Chaluim Chille, means ‘Iona of St. Columba’) and was the burial site of Gaelic kings. St. Columba is connected, in a way, with a death that occurred in 1929.

Marie Fornario: Death on the Faerie Mound

 

“People tend to say ‘I like independent thinkers but they must think what I want them to think independently’”

– Rassool Jibraeel Snyman

Pundits, skeptics, and the educators of America are largely convinced that belief in strange phenomena, illogical political choices, and all manner of social ills are the result of a generalized poverty in an elusive and ambiguously defined faculty called “critical thinking”, a phrase which has come to mean pretty much whatever we want it to mean, as long as you agree with me. Apparently there is a mysterious meta-discipline out there reputed to arm the unwary with the tools to think properly, to deftly discern fact from fiction, and cut to the chase that is reality, allowing its acolytes to not just gather the appropriate facts, but also to analyze them without being handicapped by nebulous and pernicious influences such as culture, bias, and indeterminacy.
Where the Wild Things Are: Anomalies and the Poverty of Critical Thinking