In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
is a 2014 American horror romance film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Tagged as “The first Iranian vampire Western”, it was chosen to show in the “Next” program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying to help his friend he finds himself going down the rabbit hole.
Real or ruse? Woman claims ‘poltergeist’ hurls objects, swings lamps in chilling videoIRELAND — A woman from Ireland claims to have captured a poltergeist hurling objects and swinging lamps on video taken in her home.
User Ashly Murphy uploaded the video to Facebook this week that’s been shared over 186,000 times.
The video appears to show a ceiling lamp swing back and forth, cupboard doors slam open and a red bucket being hurled across the kitchen.
Several commenters appear to be shocked, writing things like, “Omg get out,” “You’re one brave girl, I couldn’t stay there at all,” and “The minute I see that lamp move I would have run away.”
Many others were skeptical.
“Dodgy…how ya know cupboard was gonna open?” said one person. “What a load of sh!t,” said another.
Traditional is ancient craft,pre-religion traced back many years,or inspired by one of the streams of Luciferian
Anything relating to Robert Cochrane, who came from a witchcraft family,and brought his witchcraft to the world stage once it was no longer against the law in Europe in the mid 1950′s,when Gardner reviled the Rosicrucian-Golden Dawn inspired Wicca.Research,a witches best friend.
And not saying Wicca was fake,or Masonicly inspired,but it was a combination,not a form of old magick as many believe.
US Robert Cochrane connected,initiated
an inspired group
as well as another related group,initiated
Traditional Witchcraft normally goes back to the time before the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn,witch was related to the Rosicrucian movement,and eventually influenced Wicca, Freemasons the OTO , The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, Fraternity of the Hidden Light, Builders of the Adytum, Servants of the Light School and so many other societies.These are not bad organizations,but they are separate from
Traditional Witchcraft,witch often starts out a family system,or basically pre-Christian that underlie Christianity or Islam, but speak in the language of symbols,often related to Hinduism and Zoroastrianism,as well as the Gnostic thought pattern that runs behind them,even found in Family Tradition Witchcraft , the Celtic, authentic Shamanism in many ways, Hecatine Tradition,any Hereditary Witch that can trace the linage back 100 years, Hoodoo from Africa..not it’s North American cousins, Luciferian or Left-hand Path, Natural Witchcraft,witch is untrained but the Witch is shown through “feeling the way” into spiritual witchcraft, Stregheria(Italian Witchcraft), as well as many other Traditional group’s as well as many.
Here is the Golden Dawn,witch was a magickal occult group ,witch is a great order,but many organizations use the program,and sell it to others
as the format for their programs,without being honest.Many Traditional Witches are already initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn or the Rosicrucian’s
Traditional Witchcraft is time tested.
This is a scholarly study of the origin and evolution of the Kabbalah. Originally published in French in 1843, with a second French edition in 1889, this book traces the origins of the philosophical concepts of the Kabbalah to the ancient Zoroastrians. Franck goes into fascinating detail about the doctrine of the Kabbalah, as expressed in the Sepher Yetzirah and the Zohar. He uses internal evidence to trace the origins of these texts many centuries prior to their first known publication in the thirteenth century C.E.
Franck carefully compares the philosophy of the Kabbalah with Greek philosophy, the Alexandrians, Philo, and the Gnostics, and concludes that, although there are similarities, none of them can claim to be the source of the Kabbalah. However, he does find many more similarities with the ancient Zoroastrian beliefs. By this process of elimination, he comes to the conclusion that the doctrines of the Kabbalah had their origin during the Babylonian exile circa 500 B.C.E., which was also the time when Zoroaster was active in the same geographical region. This thesis is worth considering, and potentially adds more weight to the already numerous contributions of Zoroastrianism to world culture.
Zoroaster and The Kabbalah or, The Religious Philosophy of the Hebrews by Adolphe Franck
Tools of the Trade
Tools are very personal in TW. Many TWs don’t use magical tools at all, rejecting the materialistic current that runs through any magical or spiritual path and the idea that one must have lots of ‘stuff’ to practice magic. For those who do use tools, there are really no one set collection of must-have objects that make up a witch’s tool box. One view about tools that tends to separate TWs from other magical practitioners is the belief that a tool is not simply a conduit for your own energy and simply that. There is a greater belief within TW that tools have their own innate nature and qualities. For example if you cut a branch of ash to make a set of runes because Odin hung upon the World Tree, which is an ash tree, and received wisdom and the runes, why then insist that the runes are nothing more than ovals of wood with markings on them? This denies the indwelling spirit of the ash tree which is contained within the runes.
The more traditional ‘witchy’ tools such as cauldrons and wands tend to be favoured but a number of other tools are used in TW as well.
This is probably the best known of the TW tools. Used by witches of yesteryear and introduced to modern witchcraft by Robert Cochrane, the stang is a forked staff, either a length of branch with a natural fork, or with an iron fork or horned animal skull placed atop it. Ash is a traditional wood used in stangs because it is reflective of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, and centre of the universe in the Northern Tradition. The stang symbolises the presence of Auld Hornie and is placed in the north to act as the altar and is used to hallow the compass. It may be decorated according to the season.
Certainly iconic in matters of witchcraft, the besom is the classic witches’ broom. Traditionally the besom is made from a length of ash (Yggdrasil again) with birch twigs and bound with willow. In the compass it signifies the witch goddess Dame Herodias, as well as the act of hedge riding via riding the besom. It is used for various magical practices and to sweep away the compass at the end of a rite.
Cane, Wand and Rod
A general badge of cunning folk, the cane is carried by those proficient in the craft. It is a phallic projecting tool used to direct numinous Otherworldly forces and also as a blasting rod. Traditional woods are hazel for wisdom and magical energy or ash (Yggdrasil yet again)Welsh witches are said to carry wands of rowan and Devonshire witches carry rods and canes of the feared blackthorn to use as blasting rods.
The Cauldron Cup
Practical in brewing tinctures, simples and potions, the cauldron is another intrinsically ‘witchy’ tool. It also contains the Balefire used for divination and its womb/tomb-like symbolism equates it with Pair Annwyn, the Cauldron of Cerridwen, in which we are boiled down to be ‘reborn’. It is a source of initiation and poetic inspiration.
Hearthstone, Lodestone, Toadstone, Hagstone, Godstone and Heartstone are all terms that may be found in TW and folk magic. Stones have importance, and flat stones may act as an altar (the heart(h)stone) where offerings are made and the flame is tended. It symbolises the foundation of the craft and the solid base on which we practice our craft.
There are other tools within TW such as the cord, skull and knife, but this is meant to be only an introduction to the tools of TW.
A documentary directed by famous switzerland photographer Alberto Venzago.
He has been shooting for 10 years a child who was chosen to become a voodoo priest.