Serpentine Slitherings Slinks – 22-28 February 2014

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Here this Friday i present what i consider the best of the best of the Many posts i have read this week, with short descriptions of their content. This weeks coil of snakes contains writings from Animists, Environmental Hard Rockers, Solitary and Group Initiated Witches, Pagan and Druids, Poets and Bards, Satanists and TWH and i love them all which is why i post them in a group like this. I especially loved Valentine’s Reflections post on Psychics, very very good and helpful.

A Kingfisher Dream

The Personhood of Trees

For Nici de Vere  and HRH Prince Nicholas de Vere the Fisher King of the Imperial Royal Dragon Court and Order

Druidcraft by Phillip Car-Gomm – A Merger of Witchcraft and Druidry

Primordial – Heathen Tribes (Celtic Folk / Black Metal)

St Mary’s Well, Twilight

The Story of St Mary’s Well

East Lancs Viaduct

L is for Lemon Balm

Of Zebras and Banshees

The Day the Earth Succumbed to Water

The Importance of Semi-Strangers

Unfamiliar and Understanding

Smart Voices on Satanic Stories

Visible and Invisible Satanists

Why Do We Have Sex?

The Crawling, an Echo of the Macabre

There and Back Again, with a ring…

What you thought the Oracle said wasn’t true: A Guide on how to Read a Psychic and the Wiki on Cold Reading

Winter in New Orleans: News and Notes

Winter Stress, Wonder and Sustainability

Pagan Blog Project: D – Duir, the Mighty Oak

Enjoy and have a Great Weekend! BB

“Heaven and Hell” – Black Sabbath – Ain’t it True?

My GF was talking to me as she was driving to take care of a patient who is a schitzo fundy xian who accuses her of being a Satanist, which will stop soon as they can refuse to see certain patients who have religious prejudices against Witches. Anyway she was singing Ozzie Osbourne’s “witches at black masses” and i got on the pc to find it  but can’t, think it is in their War Pigs Album, messaged MG to give me the link.

Anyway, that brought back my favourite Black Sabbath song Heaven and Hell with the late Ronnie James Dio as lead vocalist. I Love this song, especially when half way through they break into some of the best lead guitar, bass and drumming in a crescendo that just Makes me get up to play “air guitar” mostly the bass, but also the lead guitar. I’ve been up since 1am so after the coffee a second boost from the music. I know i probably posted it over a year ago but then took out a lot of music videos just save space here. Enjoy!

And here are the words from YT –

Sing me a song, you’re a singer
do me a wrong, you’re a bringer of evil
The Devil is never a maker
the less that you give, you’re a taker
So it’s on and on and on, it’s Heaven and Hell, oh well

The lover of life’s not a sinner
The ending is just a beginner
The closer you get to the meaning
the sooner you’ll know that you’re dreaming
So it’s on and on and on, oh it’s on and on and on
It goes on and on and on, Heaven and Hell
I can tell, fool, fool!

Well if it seems to be real, it’s illusion
for every moment of truth, there’s confusion in life
Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
and it’s on and on, on and on and on….

They say that life’s a carousel
Spinning fast, you’ve got to ride it well
The world is full of Kings and Queens
who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
It’s Heaven and Hell, oh well
And they’ll tell you black is really white
The moon is just the sun at night
And when you walk in golden halls
you get to keep the gold that falls
It’s Heaven and Hell, oh no!
Fool, fool!
You’ve got to bleed for the dancer!
Fool, fool!
Look for the answer!
Fool, fool, fool!

And here is a live version, not imbedded but linked.

Týr with Leave’s Eyes Vocalist Liv, “The Lay of Our Love”

Awesome video. enjoy!

Metal Gaia

I tend to find most male/female metal duets to be cheesy, but not this song. Liv Kristine from Leave’s Eyes joins forces with Týr to do this powerful duet and music video. Both singers have strong and enchanting voices on their own, but when they come together they form a perfect harmony.

Týr is a progressive folk metal band from the Faroe Islands. Before writing this article, I didn’t even know what the Faroe Islands were. But thanks to some extensive research on Wikipedia, I’ve discovered that the Faroe Islands are an archipelago between Norway and Iceland. Thanks internet!

Týr’s music covers themes of Norse Mythology, Paganism, and Faroese/Nordic lore. The band has an anti-racist position and has declared themselves to be a form of music that does not condone hate or violence.

While Týr is an excellent group of musicians, the one major criticism I’ve heard about them is that they have…

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“The Wizard” by Uriah Heep – a friend who know Ole Doc Santee says the song reminds him of him

A Friend of the Coven of the Catta who knew and spent lots of time with the late Dr Frederick LaMotte Santee told me this song remind him of him. I missed him by just one year, and would have loved to sit around with a glass of sherry picking his brain and mind, maybe next life…..Yea i am having a few “flashbacks” too, LOL. Enjoy.

Week 12 – Ancestors: The Mighty Dead

I have Morsoth in my humungous folder of blogs to explore but he commented on my comment so i started following. gods i am sooooo far behind. Anything this one stuck out right away of course, a very good definition of various forms of ancestor kin. Enjoy. Blessings of the Sky and Trees, of the Waters and the Earth upon you all.

Harry’s Occult Shop and An Occult History of the Television Set from TWH’s Unleash the Hounds Links Roundup

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Jason at TWH  put out his weekly Unleash the Hounds Link Roundup and it contains many interesting links as usual and i can’t wait until my normal Friday Serpents Scales Slitherings

One of the links is to a story and video about Harry’s Occult Shop on the high end of South Street in Philadelphia where we used to make a pilgrimage every year or so to get Hoodoo supplies we could not get in our city. Check out the comments on TWH from people who like me have been there. Our first stop was always Harry’s because you could park there for free and then much cheaper than farther down the street towards the docks where the stores and bars got fancier, everything from Gothic (Zipperhead) to fancy art studios to occult bookshops. It was a big hit to the wallet, but like i said it was a supply run that would last a year or so. There were other fancier Botanicas further down the street, but there was nothing like Harry’s.

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Back in the day it was Not a white light new age supply store and i don’t know what it is like now. It was a strange place full of strange people. As a witch i noticed as you went in the door to the right near the floor in a case was a mirrored globe in front of a mirror and i thought, hmmm, that is to reflect negativity off of people coming in. There was this little kiosk that connected to the main counter where someone like an occult pharmacist (probably Harry himself or maybe a helper) would stand and people would go there for a consult about what formula they needed for what and they would go back and bring out the herbs and mix it for them right there, kinda like the pharmacist window at your modern pharmacy. There was always a line of people, strange people, standing in line there. The whole place was eerily quiet with people tip toeing around in whispered voices (mu new age musak) I remember one tall black man customer
who had the air of Ghede. A strange but practical and fascinating place for sure.

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Not Ghede but a powerful image of Ellegua with Keys – Unknown Source

In later years up here in the Burg in the Hispanic area of town i found a little Puerto-Rican grocery store where everyone spoke Spanish and in the back right corner was a little section of Santos and Voodoo candles. I was the only gringo in there for sure, except for Ray Malbrough (the author of several great books on Santeria and Hoodoo) strangely ran into each other way too often for coincidence since i came from 20 miles away and he a couple miles away and we would be in there at the same time. I always remember his eyes getting big and then for some reason he would run out, black satanic witch that i am, LOL. Actually at one time we were somewhat friends and i remember taking him to the old Burg cemetery and he was tip toeing around because he had never walked on a grave as where he was from just north of NO all the graves are above ground.

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Then down the street some Peruvians had set up an even better shop that was a true Botanica with lots of dried herbs and walls of candles but everything was labeled in Spanish, but the guy who ran the place was very friendly and helpful to me. His mama was this little old shriveled 4 foot tall powerhouse but oh so unassuming. She would smoke a cigar and go into trance and read from the cigar ash that fell on the table. I was dirt poor back then so could not afford a reading. Now that i think about it i recently took up skrying in the smoke of incense at the HH and discovered a method of taking in a big puff of Captain Black little cigars, formulating a question, then blowing it out into the sunlight coming in through the window and i can see forms that answer my questions. Never learned that from anyone, just discovered it one day, works for me.

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Also a fascinating story at TWH is on The Occult History of the Television Set. Fascinating and Spooky, as reality is sometimes spookier than fiction. What’s that one DVD where the girl climbs out of the TV screen, something about a Well? Gives me the chills yet….Enjoy.

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Found this on Tumblr site last night – Satanicke Vampire Kat

Baphomet, Pan Faunus and Diana Astarte Altar

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Pan door knocker, Cernunnos with serpent, Baphomet, Pan Faunus, Diana Astarte Hekate, and HPT horned crown

I upgraded the inside COC temple in my house for the upcoming May Day ritual which posted in the inner COC group on FB. Of course i called Lady Alsace and she thought it might be Easter (April 20) when she was invited to some friends down sound, so i had to google Easter 2014 because for some reason i don’t celebrate it, well not in the Christian way, but YHSVH Is dead and in hell for three days starting on Good Friday (April 18) sooooo time for Exu and Pomba Gira to come out and dance.

I found this black shelving unit on sale at the local antique mall the other day, 60% off, liked the nice black matte. Late last night i got up and put nails in the wall at the…

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Witch Wide Web

My comments – “Amen to all of the above. I have had a computer since 1986 and grew up hanging out with Bill Gates in his garage (Not) but have been on the internet from the beginning, though never in chat groups or a forum until now. Now as a Witch and HPT i run a Coven blog and a general blog of many subjects and now a FB coven page. Like i like to say – email/texts/words are one dimensional, talking on the phone is two dimensional as one can hear the inflections of a word as to how it is being used instead of having to use LOL or :) and face to face is three dimensional with eye contact and body language. Reblogging this excellent post and BB. SMB”

Pilgrim's Way

I remember about 20 years ago (give or take); I was a teenager and just making my first tentative steps upon the path of the occult.  It was around this time we first got AOL dial-up into the house, we had our first PC and I remember the excitement of finding out it came with a built-in modem, one which plugged into the phone line no less.  AOL was one of the biggest internet providers back then and I remember the first time I dialled in, the hissing and crackling noises which would issue forth from the computer as it communicated with some big central server somewhere, only to be followed by the ever so posh feminine words “Welcome to AOL”.

Suddenly this whole new universe opened up to me, having been exposed only to relatively few books at that point I was now presented with a seemingly endless wealth…

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Serpents Scales Slitherings – Links from 2/15/2014 to 2/21/2014

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Copper Nagini Rupa – Unknown Source

OK its late Friday and i am going to try to get these couple dozen links to what i thought were interesting stories and blog posts this past week, but it may not get published until tomorrow. So like i said before i am giving only the briefest of descriptions of the links and truth be known if you would check and follow the blogs i do then you would get these fed to you already and i could let this go, but for now it saves me time reblogging all of them. BB and have a Great Weekend!

OK its now Saturday morning so missed my goal of yesterday, you know, the Real World tops the list of things to do, so here goes and very quickly.

How wolves can change the course of rivers

About Salome’s Last Dance by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s Salome’s Last Dance full movie, excellent but NSFW 18+ (barely in one one second scene)

Vikkings Arrive in York ahead of Ragnarok

Christian snake handlers death

Lupercalia from TWH

A few thoughts on death

Alone in the garden

Poem – Belief

4 hour documentary on the Vikings

Full moon ritual in a new home

Macha – she would not stand down

Magickal symbols – the Pentacle

Rumi Poem

Satanists say – she’s not one of us – this is 35 miles north of me

Where Stonehenge blue stones really really came from

Horror story – The Crawling – creepy

On Valentine’s Day, Lupercalia and Love

On Love from Valentine’s Reflections

Lots of writings by Vivienne Crowley

Why witches can’t worship Jesus – not sure i agree but the debate goes on

Sorry for the weird spacing above, but my mouse finger tip is bleeding LOL. And sorry for no real descriptions, just take my word on it, Excellent posts, writings, articles and videos. I am sooo far behind, about 25 posts to read and the same in blogs to explore folder. Blessed Saturnsday.