The clustering of towns and hamlets around the hill is quite striking. One is rarely visible from the next, tucked away in quiet valleys t..
We saw The Hobbit last week and in terms of a super-brief review it is significantly better than you fear but inevitably not as good as yo..
Sometimes it seems like you would be more right than you are wrong if you considered everything a cargo cult.
Chris has a recent post o..
Except this time people actually celebrated it. Gone were the weak discussions about whether we should ..
The religious, mystical dimension to this study leads in many directions.
Suffice it to say that swirling about the ..
Why the goat?
Why not the scapesquid? Why not the Sparrow of The Sabbat?
It may have something to do with the goat’s inherent li..
The information panel beside the gate annoys me.
Apparently, this large and enigmatic ritual complex “may have been solar in nature..
Too many things were cooked not to eke this out into a second post. Call it leftovers.
The Romans did not think of vegetables as a si..
Because he is sometimes not an idiot, my little brother has rented an apartment in the Trastevere in Rome.
This was my suggestion a..
Whilst there may have been stories of a mysterious priest king in the Far Ea..
There will be a review coming, but in order to save time, just go out and buy Peter Levenda’s The Dark Lord.
It’s a confident reali..
When Maggie frik..
It’s the most southerly part of ..
So we move into the dog days, when the influence of the heliacal rising of Sirius upon the world of men turns from enigmatic to almost..
If Egypt is the mirror of heaven, what does the toppling of the country’s corporate/shadow government puppet say ..
Today is the 260th birthday of the British Museum, which I marked by being in it.
Specifically, we were there for 2013’s blockbuster sh..
When I say that the Welsh, in contrast to the Scots, seem ..
There was much consternation when Carcassonne was struck off the official register of fortresses in France.
Napoleon had inherited ..
Tomorrow, January 25, is the Feast of Saint Dwynwen, the Welsh saint of lovers.
It also happens to be an evening of some significan..
Despite being only a reasonably pleasant stroll from Hyde Park, Kensington..
My dead grandfather’s clothes fit perfectly.
He had had the suit made for him in London which meant it exactly fit him and that mad..
This Sunday, June 17, will be the 60th anniversary of the mysterious explosion that killed Jack Parsons.
Chatting to Geraldine Besk..
He picks up his gin and sips slowly on it. We are having ..
Professor Hutton makes the point that there are in fact scant historical associations between the New Forest and witchcraft prior to t..
Here’s a little tip if you’ve a mind to go on an English megalithica excursion: do it in early January.
Everyone complains about th..
Most of us probably made our first faltering steps into the magical world in a similar way -through books.
Starting out as an e..
Let’s say you sneeze in China.
If you are around polite Cantonese speakers, they will say “great fortunate occurrence.” The Catalan..
The north-south axis (31 degrees east of Greenwich)..
It’s wonderful when you can build relationships with places that aren’t your home.
Since leaving Bristol, we try to get back to it ..