6 Weeks in the Life of an Appalachian Witch – Part 4

Part 4 of my photos from the last 6 weeks

Double bell tower from the old White Church in Wapwallopen

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The Red Church in Wapwallopen behind TIK across the street from Lady Persephone

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The old White Church now dilapidated behind the Red Church.

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The corn field TIK took me to where there are lots of AmerIndian burials. He said in this field they found graves that are paleolithic and the bodies were encased in clay sarcophagi which is unheard of in this part of the country but they did it to preserve them from floods in this alluvial field by the Susquehanna river.

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TIK walking towards the Knouse burial site where when PPL was putting in the concrete bases for the huge power lines from the nuclear power plan they found burials and they wanted to hide them but He stopped them for two years whilst JC as an archeology student helped dig them up. Now most of the burial remains are in the state museum in Harrisburg PA. This is also the site where Dr Santee and Lady Phoebe and the whole town watched and where she told them to dig at a certain spot and they would find a female with beads and they did and she was right on.

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The Knouse Site.

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Fredna Falls named by Fred and Fredna aka Dr Santee and Lady Phoebe. This is very hard to spot along the road near Santee’s grave.

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One of the beautiful old grave markers in the Santee graveyard.

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TIK graciously gave me a copy of Dr Santee’s book, mine having been lost when i lent it to someone who never returned and then moved to Maine. Thanks TIK as this mean a lot to me.

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I left this drawer of closes open and Shadow Cat found it. Mmmmm so comfy !

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Stained glass window of Jesus as a child teaching in the Temple, from the old German Lutheran church of St Michael in downtown Harrisburg.

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Bear claw marks in the maple behind my house where i surprised a 400+ pound bear and it fled up the tree and i walked within touching distance unaware he was up there because i was looking around with the flashlight 360 and down into the stream. After i walked maybe 10 feet away i saw him, screamed and ran to my neighbors LOL.

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Wild Foxglove from where digitalis comes.

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I want to get this Satanicke tattoo which is the alchemical symbol for sulfur but i also want to get mercury and salt too.

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After running back to my house around front i stepped out of my steal back door and snapped this poor pic of the bear who stayed in the tree for around 45 minutes.Copyright2015GLHoke (45)

A natural cave in a tall cliff just south of Northumberland PA

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A lovely old heavy concrete statue we have named Hyacinthe after the flower she is holding which is actually a fountain i have to hook up. I spotted this in front of a house in town and the lady was going to just give it to me but her i wanted to give her at lease $5 which was all i had on me but her husband wanted $10 so i took her home and told him i would bring the other $5 and sold something and gave it to him later that night, me being a man of my word, he being a greedy sob.

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This tree at the nearby cemetery looks to me like a face of some being trying to rise from the grave.

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A beautiful bench gravestone at sunset.

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My dwarf Japanese maple surrounded by Ajuga.

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Does a bear shit in the woods? Yes, and here’s proof. BTW they are constipated when they come out of hibernation and eat skunk cabbage as a laxative so the first poops are hard. I showed this to my neighbor and he said “Well if it is still warm then slowly walk away” LOL

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Well, i am Finally done posting the last 6 weeks of pictures and i hope the few people who read this blog enjoy them. Blessings.

6 Weeks in the Life of an Appalachian Witch – Part 3

Here are some more pics from the month of May 2015. Enjoy !

Honouring the bones of a Huron AmerIndian burial dug up legally in the 1930s and to be returned to them if they would just answer my emails or if i could find a Native American who would re-bury them for me, but i can’t. So, I will do it myself somewhere with the corn meal offering and for now the yellow candle. In that cache is a couple human teeth and the rest is animal bones, shells, burnt corn, a dried mushroom, and a copper with bone handled fleshing knife.

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A chalk cross full of symbols in front of the Gnostic Christian altar at the Hex Haus.

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A couple weeks ago i found this baby mouse belly up and near death at the Red Lodge. It was so young its eyes were not open. I put it in a box with some tissues and kept trying to at least give it some water and milk with a dropper. I carried it around for a day and a half, even in the car on a trip up to Wapwallpen. It stayed alive and i petted it and carried it around in my shirt pocket. Finally when i was visiting Dr Santee’s grave it died. I cried and cried because i tried and tried to keep it alive, but it was just too long. This picture is the dead little baby mousie cradled in the arms of a Buddha statue, and then i put tobacco all over it and laid it before the Goddess in Snakehenge, and then i buried it facing east under the hemlock where other critters are buried. RIP and be reborn in the womb of a mother mouse in a safe place and live a long life little mousie…

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As i said i took another trip up to Wapwallopen to visit TIK and his wife where i was graciously fed and bedded over night. Now this is the guy with the house FULL of AmerIndian artifacts i would guess at $3 million in value. The next day he gave me a tour of the various AmerIndian burial grounds in the area and to Fredna falls which Janee aka Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue aka Fredna and Fred aka Frederick LaMotte Santee aka Lord Merlin named after themselves together thus Fredna Falls. I will post pics of both events in the next post or so. TIK also took me on the way back to Santee’s grave where his parents are buried also and i had him snap this picture of my by Dr Santee’s grave. Thanks TIK and Shirley.

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On the way home i finally stopped at what i thought was a cemetery which i have driven by for decades and yes there are two nun cemeteries but there is also a huge cathedral dedicated to St Cyril and a nunnery and a school for girls.

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An angel guarding the two nun cemeteries on each side.

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The Goddess Mary well adorned with flowers above and below. Hail Mary, Mother of God, and yes i mean the Goddess who gave birth to what everyone calls GOD aka YHVH aka the Star Sun God above and the Horned God on Earth.

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I like how i caught the sun ray shining down from this 8 story tower in the cathedral.

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In the foyer going into the main cathedral is this statue of Mikael Archangeles.

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Looking from the altar back through this Huge cathedral. This blurry picture does not capture the beauty of the sun coming in the huge stained glass windows.

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The High Altar.

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A Few Days in the Life of an Appalachian Witch – 17-19 March 2015

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Above – AmerIndian Artifacts which will be Repatriated

to the People of the Tribes of their Ancestors

Below – Photos from around the White Black Haus, der Hexen Haus and der Red Lodge

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Ah the good ole days…….

Le Messe Noire

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Au revoir mon ami sorcière peut-être dans une vie future

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Blessings, and if not, then skillful weapons fight…..

Thoughts on Death and Burial from The Wild Hunt Blog

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I am waaaayyyy behind in reading and responding to blog posts, but thought this one important both personally and in relation to the upcoming All Hallows and Day of the Dead celebrations and rituals.

Thoughts on Death and Burial from The Wild Hunt

Boy is Autumn coming on fast up here in the upper mid Appalachians.

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The London Necropolis Company: A One Way Ticket to Ride

My comment – “Love it and a lot of research for someone who hates graveyards and is scared of ghosts and things that go bump in the night, LOL. BTW “mortus quies vivis salus” according to google translate means “rest assured the safety of the living dead”. The Living Dead? Sounds more like they were transporting vampires! Wow ride with the dead pretending to be mourners for cheaper rides. I’m surprised some didn’t hide in coffins. So Death in the form of the Blitzkrieg killed the Death Train. Great sources as always and will have to check them out later, but until then i am Definitely reblogging this one as you know i too have No knowledge of death at all….. Ave Ghede and Brigit”

The Haunted Palace

Entrance to the London Necropolis Company's cemetery station c1890.  Source unknown. Entrance to the London Necropolis Company’s cemetery station c1890. Source unknown.

Readers of this blog might have guessed that I have a bit of a fancy for graveyards and the macabre…surely not I, hear you say!  In my opinion, the Victorian’s definitely had the edge when it came to eccentric and OTT funerary practices.  The London Necropolis Company with its railway service was a prime example of how the Victorian’s used a modern technology to revolutionise funerals for rich and poor alike.

A surplus of bodies

Skull and crossbones Image by Lenora

London in the nineteenth century was a burgeoning industrial and commercial centre, attracting in-comers from all over the country and the empire.  Between 1801 – 1851 the population pretty much doubled.  With this increase in the living, there came also in increase in the dying and soon London’s limited burial grounds were packed to overflowing.  Reuse of burial plots resulted in…

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