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Goblin Market

White and golden Lizzie stood,Like a lily in a flood,Like a rock of blue-vein’d stoneLash’d by tides obstreperously,Like a beacon left aloneIn a hoary roaring sea,Sending up a golden fire,Like a fruit-crown’d orange-treeWhite with blossoms honey-sweetSore beset by wasp and bee,Like a royal virgin townTopp’d with gilded dome and spire – Christina Rossetti – Goblin […]

Baskania & Fortunatus

The dead hare casts an Evil Eye upon me.(Ho lagôs me baskainei tethnikôs.) – Pherecrates – Fragment 189 – (translation John H. Elliott) –

Ânkh

Death has […] the clothes of a poet and the smile of your best friend. She wears a top hat for fun, her Ankh necklace for power, and carries a big black umbrella for travelling to the “sunless lands”.We talk about the “miracle of birth” but what about the “miracle of death”? We have the […]

Key to Hell

There must be a Hell. A place for demons. A place for the damned. Hell is Heaven’s reflection. Heaven’s shadow. They define each other. There must be a Hell for without Hell, Heaven has no meaning […]I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go. – Neil Gaiman – Sandman, […]

La Flamme & le Lys

Au pied de la falaiseOù du soleil apparaissentLes glorieuses armures du peupleRevendiquant enfin son dûLa révolte débutéeMaintenant ravive la flammeDu désir de la véritéEt d’avenir libre et justeUne éternité achevéeSe dresse devant les portesSculptées du destin vengeurD’un peuple sous l’emblème réuni – Forteresse – La Flamme & le Lys –

Dea Marica

Dea Marica was a Roman Goddess associated with swamps, salt-marshes and bogs. She was considered the Goddess of enchantment & spellcraft, the wild woods, salt-marshes and their abundant wildlife.Her name is thought to derive from “mari” which means “standing body of water”. As a river Goddess and one who knew herbs well, she may also […]

The Key to the Secret Garden

It was an old key which looked as if it had been buried a long time.Mistress Mary stood up and looked at it with an almost frightened face as it hung from her finger.“Perhaps it has been buried for ten years,” she said in a whisper. “Perhaps it is the key to the garden!” – […]

La Clef d’Argent

​​Then, one night, his grandfather reminded him of a key. The grey old scholar […] spoke long and earnestly of their ancient line, and of the ​​strange visions of the delicate and sensitive men who composed it. He spoke of the flame-eyed Crusader who learnt wild secrets of the Saracens that held him captive; and […]

Sel Noir

​​​​​​​​​​​Ever since antiquity, a great power has always been attributed to salt. Salt has been used by witches and cunning folks for many years to purify, protect and ward off negative energy. In witchcraft the colour black is generally used for protection, banishing and warding.

I don’t want to live in this world without you

I don’t want to live in this world There are too many vampires in this world No silver crucifix could fix This old world – without you – King Dude – Silver Crucifix –

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