The Druids – Iona

And we ask what are Druids? The correct answer is “we don’t really know.” We know that they were the priestly (or closer, shamanic) caste of many of the tribes we now call Celtic, and we know that their worship involved nature, particularly oak trees (the word itself comes from a Proto-Celtic compound meaning “oak-knower.”) […]

Origin of fairy culture in Ireland

While many countries have fairy tale folklore, Ireland has one of the strongest traditions. Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no linear way to trace the development of such folklore in Ireland. Often, fairy tale folklore is a combination of Celtic, Greco-Roman, and Germanic elements. Ireland has always been a place of […]

Skinwalkers Real or Fake?

In the Navajo language, yee naaldlooshii translates to “by means of it, it goes on all fours”.While perhaps the most common variety seen in horror fiction by non-Navajo people, the yee naaldlooshii is one of several varieties of skin-walkers in Navajo culture; specifically, they are a type of ‘ánti’įhnii. Navajo witches, including skin-walkers, represent the […]

The Museum of Holy Souls in Purgatory

According to Catholic belief, the soul is stranded in purgatory until it atones for its sins, but can hasten its ascent to heaven through the prayers of loved ones still on earth. The scorched handprints and other burn-marks collected in this museum are believed to be the product of souls begging their earth-bound loved ones […]

Life Update

My wife and my son have moved in with my mother in law due to her ongoing stomach cancer treatments. We are there so we can help take care of here.