The Ancient and Modern English Druids

The Ancient and Modern English Druids

Some time ago, a very long time ago in fact, Druids crossed from Wales to England to share their belief in the immortality of the soul. Their aristocratic nature impressed the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar when they welcomed him to the shores of England. He noted a link between their […]

The Great Tradition of English Folklore

The Great Tradition of English Folklore

Folklore refers to the customs, beliefs, and values of a community. Since they originally passed down by word-of-mouth, they can be combined together with whimsical results. Examples of English folklore include the Legends of King Arthur, and the Story of Robin Hood. Nobody is quite sure where imagination replaces truth […]

The Mysteries of English Folklore and What They Mean

The Mysteries of English Folklore and What They Mean

The hills and plains of England hold the remains of humans dating back three quarter million years. Sea levels were lower then, and they could literally walk from Europe. When the icecaps melted, the English developed their own culture and society, isolated by the waters roaring all around them. We […]

The Ancient Mysteries of a Place Called England

The Ancient Mysteries of a Place Called England

English culture is unique and different, although there are elements of it its history in colonies or other dominions. English people are also fiercely independent. They defend their island with everything they have, and they cherish their unique folklore, relics, and ancient mysteries. It’s exactly this fiercely patriotic attitude that’s […]

Is the New Age Movement Quintessentially British?

Is the New Age Movement Quintessentially British?

Well, the short answer is “no, not really”. Actually there is no organised movement as such. That is, outside the minds of scholars trying to make sense of a range of spiritual and religious developments. However, the New Age did spring from the Beatles’ relationship with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, […]

The Ancient Art of Shamanism in England

The Ancient Art of Shamanism in England

Shamans are people with a rare talent for attaining higher states of consciousness. They interact with the spirit world, and transfer the psychic energy back to earth. While in this trance-like state, they may heal the sick, lead a sacrifice, divine the future, or recite ancient folklore so it remains […]

Ancient Libraries and Even Older Data Banks

Ancient Libraries and Even Older Data Banks

In the pre-digital era, all data was the work of human hands. Not all this information was in numbers or coded. The earliest examples we know are Neanderthal scratchings on walls of caves. Paintings, coins, and other tokens followed. The Egyptians used hieroglyphic script 5,000 years ago to record history. […]

Astrology in English Folklore and Today

Astrology in English Folklore and Today

The Indian, Chinese, and Maya civilizations used the positions of the stars and planets to predict the future – this was true even 4000 years ago. We do not know precisely when astrology reached Europe. However, we do know that renaissance scholars practiced it. Moreover, John Dee was the personal […]