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About Alchemy
"The science of alchemy I like very well, and indeed, 'tis the philosophy of the ancients. I like it not only for the profits it brings in melting metals, in decocting, preparing, extracting and distilling herbs, roots; I like it also for the sake of the...
Mystic Sciences >> Alchemy
Mythic Heroes of Celtic Ireland
The Celtic mythology of Ireland is best summarized as consisting of four broad cycles. This month's article deals with mythic Celtic mortals, figures who populate the stories in the second and third cycles below. Four Cycles of Irish Mythology Foundation...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
A History Of Dreaming - From Ancient Egypt To Modern Day
Dreams have been an important part of the human experince since time immemorial. Fragments of the earliest books come from Egypt, where dreams were considered to be the messages sent from the gods. The Egyptians divided their dreams into three categories: 1....
Parapsychology >> Dreams
What is hypnotic trance? Does it provide unusual physical or mental capacities?
2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Most of the classical notions of hypnosis have long held that hypnosis was special in some way from other types of interpersonal communication and that an induction (preparatory process considered by some to be...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
God The Mother
IN THE WESTERN WORLD, we are all familiar with the concept of a male god, whether the idea comes from Christianity, Judaism or Mohammedanism. When we think of a male god, at the back of our minds is a picture of an old man in the sky, who has a certain set of...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Crow Lore
Crow Lore One Crow Sorrow Two Crows Joy Three Crows a Wedding Four Crows a Boy Five crows Silver Six Crows Gold Seven Crows a Secret Never to be told. poem contributed by Crows have in many cultures, been a bird used in divination,...
Symbology >> Animals

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Modernist Shetland: MacDiarmid's quest to unify Scotland's diversity
SHETLAND, the island of Whalsay: five miles long, two miles wide, gentle to look at, bare of trees but benign and shapely, covered in summer in pink flowers, thrift and campion, the blue spring squill, the rare sea aster. ....
Outlander star Sam Heughan named Grand Marshall of 2016 New York Tartan Day Parade
The 2016 Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad, celebrating Shetland's Norse heritage, are also among the highly anticipated performers at this year's parade. They will be joined by the Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band and Strathallan School Pipe Band, among over 30 ...
Check out the best pictures taken in Scotland in January
Shetland's New Year celebrations continued right up to the end of the month, as the island's world famous Up Helly Aa fire festival took place on the last Tuesday of January.
Thousands to brave cold for Shetland's Up Helly Aa fire festival
Thousands of people are expected to brave the cold to watch Shetland's world famous Up Helly Aa fire festival. The event in Lerwick ends in the burning of a Viking longship by a 1000-strong procession of armour-clad guizers. The parade, which begins at ...
Variant in well-known height gene plays role in Shetland's lack of stature – study
Discussing their findings, the researchers said Shetland ponies probably evolved for more than 1000 years in comparative isolation on the Shetland Islands.

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