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Unconscious Bias Our brain making judgements and assessments unknowingly- your brain making judgements on your behalf. An example could include the group of people we spend time with. Sometimes we like a stranger for no apparent reason. They’…

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Jan. 3, 2023

The Philip Experiment

A group of Canadian parapsychologists came together in 1972 to create a ghost and prove that the human mind could conjure a spirit through collective imagination, visualisation and expectation. It is a thought I have spoken about more than once on s…

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KRAMPUS Santa’s European counterpart and earliest incarnation Saint Nicholas brings something other than just presents to your house. He brings along a horned demonic sidekick, Krampus. Although Krampus appears in many variations, most share …

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Oxfordshire and Warwickshire in England during the nineteenth and early twentieth century was a relatively impoverished region with agricultural wages among the lowest in the country, Anglicanism was strong and chronic want persisted in the villages…

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Oct. 3, 2022

The Dead Do Tell Tales

  The Ghost of Ann(ie) Walker In 1735, according to Arthur L Hayward’s ‘Lives of the most remarkable criminals: Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offenc…

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Sept. 1, 2022

Ghost For Sale

 "FOR SALE--Haunted wardrobe.--Advertiser will be glad to deliver same to anybody interested, complete with ghost, which would also no doubt feel more at home if welcomed.--Write Mrs. B. Barclay, Carterton Manor, Oxon." August 19th, 1937, Lond…

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Sinister Tales from a Wiltshire Pub  A Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a hanged man, often specified as being the left (the word ‘left’ itself coming from the Latin word for sinister)  hand, or, if the person wa…

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July 5, 2022

The Art of Divination

What is divination? According to the Oxford dictionary it is the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means. Found in all civilizations, both ancient and modern, it is encountered most frequently in contempora…

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In 1921, a British man called Albert Watkins thought he had found the secret of the universe. He had worked out that many important old archaeological sites around the world were all connected along straight lines. The idea that ancient sacred sites…

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Anne Greene (or Green) was a young Oxfordshire woman employed in the service of Sir Thomas Read as a maidservant in his property in the rural village of Duns Tew in Oxfordshire. She would later claim in 1650 that when aged 22 she was, "often solicit…

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