Thursday, April 28, 2011

Magic, White and Black: Or the Science of Finate and Infinate Life, Containing Practical Hints for Students of Occultism (Classic Reprint) [Paperback]

Magic, White and Black: Or the Science of Finate and Infinate Life, Containing Practical Hints for Students of Occultism (Classic Reprint) [Paperback]

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MAGIC. INTRODUCTION. " There is no religion higher than the recognition of the truth." Whatever misinterpretation ancient or modern ignorance may have given to the word Magic, its only true significance is The Highest Science, or Wisdom based upon knowledge and practical experience. If you doubt whether there is any such thing as Magic, and if you desire any practical illustration about it, open your eyes and look around you. See the world, the animals, and the trees, and ask yourself whether they could have come into existence by any other power than by the magic power of nature. Magical power is not a supernatural power, if by the term " supernatural" you mean a power which is outside, beyond, or external to nature. To suppose the existence of such a power is an absurdity and a superstition, opposed to all our experience ; for we see that all organisms, vegetable and animal ones, grow by the action of internal forces acting outwardly, and not by having something added to t...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Detatched Family Home North Fife for Sale

It's not often that a house oozes a bright open happy feeling, a successful family home and one I'm really happy to promote. Registered in 1853 probably replacing a previous dwelling. Nestling into a South facing wooded hillside it sits protected from harsh weather and benefiting from the sun. A small burn issues to the West of the garden from the property across the road, where in the recent past there were eel traps. The burn runs from Lindores Loch to the River Tay at Lindores Abbey. Just down the road sits Denmilne Castle.

Alexandra Cottage, Den of Lindores, North Fife.

Attractive detached family home situated within the most delightful rural position located within easy reach of all road way systems. Accommodation Entrance vestibule, Spacious inner hallway offering excellent storage. Three double bedrooms Family bathroom with separate shower cubicle, Open tread staircase leading to Impressive, bright, large lounge/ fitted kitchen, Dining room with picture windows offering open views, Oil fired central heating, Partial Double glazing, Garden grounds to the rear, Separate area of garden to side and front, Off Street parking for several vehicles.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fife Horn Union & Highland Collective, Younger Hall, St Andrews.

Younger Hall, St Andrews, North Fife. One of the many venues for On The Rocks Festival which ran 18th - 22nd April.

The orchestra applauded by conductor Richard Ingram. 15 horns, 1 tuba and tympani drum.
A rich and wonderful sound playing Titanic in the video below. By James Horner, Arr. Richard Bissill.

Fife Horn Union & Highland Collective, Younger Hall, St Andrews.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fruit Trees North Fife

Bird Cherry trees, full of blossom and typical of this time of year. The apple trees are yet to flower.

A closer look at bird cherry blossom.

In amongst the burgeoning orchard this cockerel is diligent in keeping guard over his flock.

Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera) often used as a root stock but useful plums anyway. Super abundant every year.

Plum flowers, I'm ignorant of the variety, Damson in colour but larger. Could be an impressive output this year.

Sloe flowers.

Blackthorn (sloe) blossom. Years ago I planted blackthorn as part of a hedge surrounding the garden without realising its nature. It seems the roots take off throwing up growths 5/6 metres away from the parent plant, ok in some places but a nuisance when they irrupt in the lawn. The production of sloes is welcomed for sloe gin, I tried once making sloe jam, forget it, even with heaps of sugar it's a cheek sucking experience.

Pear flowers, it's still a very small tree, last year it produced three pears and if this year the flower display matures into fruit, fantastic.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tayview 14th April 2011

Tayview 14th April 2011

Sunset over the Tay. It's always different I never tire of enjoying the ever changing combinations of tide, light and colour.

Luthrie North Fife

Luthrie North Fife. I love this stand of trees on Star Bank. Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) in flower, a row of Lime Trees (Tilia Vulgaris) and the Horizon topped with mainly Scots Pine (Pinus Siylvestris).

Closer in. In a week of warm weather suddenly all is springing into vibrant life. At this time of the year, can you feel the sap rising? The wind and bees work the pollen, lets wish it's productive.

The Good Shopping Guide: Certifying the UK's Most Ethical Companies and Brands

Mindful Shopping by Ethics.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tayview 12th April 2011.

Tayview 12th April 2011. The ever changing River Tay in brightness and dark North Fife. Notice the exposed sandbanks and navigation lights, the tidal rise and fall is around 4 metres.

The Warmth of the Heart prevents your Body from Rusting

BBC Radio 4 FM, 9.45 am. Book of the Week, Worth a listen and certainly worth a read.

The Warmth of the Heart prevents your Body from Rusting. Ageing without growing old.
'The resistance to the prevailing jeunisme - youngism - has been led in recent years by Marie de Hennezel...When she reached 60 she turned her hand from books on dying to the art of ageing. Her bestselling manifesto, The Warmth of the Heart Prevents the Body from Rusting, is now being published in Britain... Disciples flock to Hennezel's seminars to learn the key to accepting ageing. The lesson is that when we have made peace with ourselves, "it is not bitterness and despair that inhabit us, but a new feeling of unimaginable liberty and an immense tenderness".' --The Times
The inevitable ageing process does not have to condemn us to solitude, suffering, degradation or dependency. In this eloquent meditation on ageing, Marie de Hennezel guides us through a true ‘art of growing old’. She recalls her encounters as a clinical psychologist with extraordinary people who 'grow old gracefully’ – and through her experience shows us how to make the most of this time in our lives, to avoid depression and to stay happy. She believes that wherever we grow old and whatever our circumstances, if we can maintain energy in our hearts and believe in the power of joy and human warmth, this can transform us and the way we look at the world. This is a wonderful book with a powerful message that applies to everyone no matter how old we are.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Warstone Lane Cemetery

When in Birmingham last week I visited Warstone Lane Cemetery in the Jewellery Quarter. I have no known relatives there but my Sister is involved in a restoration project of this and adjacent Keyhill Cemetery.
As a craftsman I was really taken by the exquisite stone carving on some of the headstones, skilfully drawn and cut. Such a pity that over time the soft sandstone has yielded to the previous corrosive atmosphere of an industrial city. Even now one can walk the streets of the quarter and get a whiff of hydrochloric acid. The cemeterty has an open day, 2nd Saturday in September, interested and volunteers should contact.

Headstone to John Rea.

Headstone to John Price Cook.

Within this space recently an offering of meat, spirits and sweeties had been made. ? Why, I don't know. Perhaps these people might know.

Clearly a ceremony has taken place, click to enlarge and study the drawings.

A discrete spot in Warstone Lane Cemetery where one or more partake.

Wonderful headstone, such carving in Memory of Isherwood Sutcliffe Died 1871 Designed and erected by L W Sutcliffe 1888.

Erected to the Memory of Bro George William Manley, P.P.G.A. Died July 11th 1935, Aged 90 Years. By the Ancient Order of Druids Mercia No 4. "A Gentleman and a Druid"

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Stop the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive

Stop the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive.
The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) is presented as a service to European citizens and as simple to apply. However, close examination of its methods in practice demonstrates that the reality will be an egregious abridgement of the rights of individuals to obtain and use the health treatments they choose.

While it benefits citizens for governmental agencies to advise on efficacy and safety of products that have been commonly and freely used by utilising a particular method of inquiry, that information may not address the needs of individuals and presumes that there is only one system for obtaining accurate and beneficial information. That is equivalent to allowing only one religion as the accepted source of truth.

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Melissa, of Phyto Pharmaceuticals, Park Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts, NG19 8EF.
Phyto Products Ltd, produce a wide range of high quality herbal products. The imposition of unreasonable constraints on the sale and availability of traditional beneficial herbal remedies is an outrage. I called on Phyto last week, a company I've purchased from for many years to put a face on Melissa who has the most nonchalant, relaxed and wonderful telephone voice one can enjoy.
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Saturday, April 09, 2011

M6 Motorway North Bound

Heading home, this car draws alongside, hovering, is it a stalker? is it the Law? No, it's a friend on the same patch of road, heading home like myself. There we were driving, consuming oil along with a million or so other motorists in the UK, that's millions of Litres every single day. Mind boggling, We are all part of it. Just imagine the enormous quantities consumed non stop. It's no wonder wars are fought over it. It's going to run out anyway.

290 miles to go.

M6 Motorway going North.

This is how it is. Notice the traffic in the opposite direction, stop start, and any part of like that until you get up North. What a relief.

Whinney Fell Cumbria

On my way back from the Midlands I called in at my friends and stayed awhile, Whinney Fell on the edge of The North West Pennines. A beautiful place with amazing vistas, on the surrounding land Grouse flourish and chatter, pheasants and chaffinch call. At 1000 Ft it's a wee bit cooler but the lack of noise and light pollution is enriching and peaceful.

Approach to the house on the Fell. OK the now, but Winter?

At 1000 Feet, Whinney Fell House.

Five barred gate at Whinney Fell.

Lakeland Mountains on the horizon to the west of Whinney Fell.