Visiting shamans or traditional community storytellers posed them face to face with another fact: that you have a chance of knowing these stories (and the music) in detail only if you are initiated as a shaman. But it is another fact, a stark one, which set them thinking real hard: that the oral tradition of storytelling by shamans, prevalent in almost all communities of the Eastern Himalayas, is fast vanishing under the weight of changing lifestyle…….click the link above for more!
A tangled web of belief in the ability to use sorcery to attack others, is investigated by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Whilst we are on the trail of all things hippy, why not also check out Steve Hillage’s System 7 at Whirl-Y-Gig in London in June. Whirl-Y-Gig celebrates 32 years of alternativity this year, so get yourself into a spin and let your hosts provide the parachute for a soft landing. Doors open at 10pm and close at 6am and with a journey of electronic audio which pushes the boundries of all genres and a light show from Zeeman Zap that will blow your mind, this 8 hour marathon will have you dancing yourself into an altered state for sure.
Whirl-Y-Gig featuring System 7 takes place at Jacks, 7-9 Crucifix Lane, London SE1
It’s shaping into be a good year for gigs for you hippies amongst us. Anyone with an ounce of a smiling heart, should make a beeline to one of Daevid Allen and The Magick Brothers excursions in the UK in May. If you have never experienced a Daevid Allen event in all it’s psychedelic sanity, you’re in for a real treat!
The dates are: –
Bangor, Hendre Hall – 6th May
Sheffield, The Greystones – 9th May
Leicester, Guildhall – 10th May
According to a report on Walesonline, a new book claims that Lord Tredegar Evan Morgan was a close confidant to the papacy, whilst also hosting parties that attracted high ranking nazi’s who would view as the loopy lord danced with his kangaroo.
Lord Tredegar Evan Morgan was also a close confidant of Aleister Crowley. Need we say more. Click the link to read more…….
The United Nations demands an end to sorcery and witchcraft murders in the Pacific nation after an increase in horrific killings…..
The witch hunts of yore are among some of the darkest moments in history, with countless persons being falsely persecuted and even worse — executed.