For Your Viewing Pleasure – Beltane

Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival celebrates the rebirth of summer with fire, dance and drumming c. 2017

Celtic festival of Beltane heats up in Scotland c. 2018

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Guided Meditation with Pluto

Guided Meditation with Pluto Living on YouTube

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Conjuring: The Healers of the Appalachians

For Your Viewing Pleasure – Imbolc

Imbolc – St Brigid’s Festival | Documentary | Pagan & Christian Folklore

For Your Viewing Pleasure – Lammas

Lammas History & Celebration Ideas | Wiccan Sabbats | TheLifeofEm

For Your Viewing Pleasure – Appalachia Mountain Roots Plants and Herbs

This is an interesting series by Donnie Law about the Appalachian Mountain people in the eastern USA. Included in this area is where Lady Abyss was from in Kentucky, USA. So, I always think of her when I am watching one of these videos.

Appalachia Mountain Roots Plants and Herbs

Appalachia – From Wikipedia

This article is about the region in the United States. For other uses, see Appalachia (disambiguation).

Appalachia (/ˌæpəˈlæə, lə, lʃə/) is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York State to northern Alabama and Georgia.[1] While the Appalachian Mountains stretch from Belle Isle in Canada to Cheaha Mountain in Alabama, Appalachia typically refers only to the cultural region of the central and southern portions of the range, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia southwest to the Great Smoky Mountains. As of the 2010 United States Census, the region was home to approximately 25 million people.[2]

Since its recognition as a distinctive region in the late 19th century, Appalachia has been a source of enduring myths and distortions regarding the isolation, temperament, and behavior of its inhabitants. Early 20th century writers often engaged in yellow journalism focused on sensationalistic aspects of the region’s culture, such as moonshining and clan feuding, and often portrayed the region’s inhabitants as uneducated and prone to impulsive acts of violence. Sociological studies in the 1960s and 1970s helped to re-examine and dispel these stereotypes.[3]

While endowed with abundant natural resources, Appalachia has long struggled economically and been associated with poverty. In the early 20th century, large-scale logging and coal mining firms brought wage-paying jobs and modern amenities to Appalachia, but by the 1960s the region had failed to capitalize on any long-term benefits[4] from these two industries. Beginning in the 1930s, the federal government sought to alleviate poverty in the Appalachian region with a series of New Deal initiatives, such as the construction of dams to provide cheap electricity and the implementation of better farming practices. On March 9, 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission[5] was created to further alleviate poverty in the region, mainly by diversifying the region’s economy and helping to provide better health care and educational opportunities to the region’s inhabitants. By 1990, Appalachia had largely joined the economic mainstream but still lagged behind the rest of the nation in most economic indicators.[3]

For Your Viewing Pleasure – Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice from the Southern Hemisphere

Witchy Chat & Weekend Angel Messages

Merry Meet,
I’m Lady Silver Sage, aka The Silver Sage Witch of
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America’s Hidden Stories: Salem’s Secrets 🤐 FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

From youtube.com

For Your Listening and Viewing Pleasure

I am posting this live feed at 10:44 AM CDT. You can use the link later to view it if you miss saving it on youtube.com while it is live. I have been listening to it while doing today’s posts and it is a very painful fibromyalgia and spinal day for me it has allowed me to relax enough to bring you most of the regular daily posts. I hope you enjoy this.

Until tomorrow dear Sisters, Brothers and, Honored Guests blessed be

For a Childs Listening Pleasure – Paganism for kids. What is Paganism?

There are mixed reviews about this video. I suggest you watch it with your children or grandchildren.

Paganism for kids. What is Paganism?

 

For Your Viewing Pleasure – In Memory of Lady Abyss and Her Appalachian Blood Family

Donnie Laws Narrator

Presents Applanation folk tales and beliefs of these proud citizens of the USA.

The videos I choose to post here have to do with ghosts, witches, superstitions. All videos can be seen on YouTube.com under  Donnie Laws YouTube.com Channel

The Guardian Ghost of the field. True Story of Unexplained Appalachia.

Appalachian Story of Mountain Witches

Appalachian Story of a Strange Hunting Encounter

Mountain superstitions of Appalachia Myths, Wives Tales and Signs

Rare Mountain Superstitions and sayings of Appalachia

Appalachia Mountain Roots Plants and Herbs

He has more videos to see and enjoy. I looked for ones that more or less tied in with Samhain. I hope you learned a little something, I know I did, and enjoyed the videos I picked out.

 

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The fascinating history of cemeteries – Keith Eggener

This is an interesting take on regular burials and cemeteries. The History of Cemeteries

September Herbal Bouquet From My Witchy Garden

Merry Meet, Magickal Souls!
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Today, dear Sisters, Brothers and Guest, I leave you with this video…

14. Witchcraft and Magic

Some may find this video does not explain the history in witchcraft in England. I present it to you to decide if you learn anything new about witchcraft or if you feel it is all lies.

Description of video: Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts (HIST 251) In this lecture, Professor Wrightson discusses witchcraft and magic. He begins with the context of magic beliefs in this period, introducing the ‘cunning folk’ who had reputations as healers and were often consulted. He then considers the specific problem of witchcraft, the use of magic to do harm, and its identification by the late medieval church as a form of anti-Christian cult. He examines the distinctive nature of both witchcraft beliefs and the history of witchcraft prosecution in England (as compared with both Scotland and continental Europe), outlining the typical circumstances of a witchcraft accusation and what these might suggest about the rise and fall of concern with witchcraft. Finally he considers a number of unresolved problems in the history of witchcraft in England: the nature of the links between gender and witchcraft; the reasons behind the passage of the statutes defining witchcraft as a crime; and the exceptionally large number of trials conducted in the county of Essex. 00:00 – Chapter 1. Magic 08:56 – Chapter 2. Differences between Witchcraft in England and in Europe 19:26 – Chapter 3. Trials in England 35:05 – Chapter 4. Witchraft Statutes in Essex Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2009.

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