By T C Lethbridge
Clues to T.C. Lethbridge’s books lie of their subtitles. Witches: Investigating an historic faith is not any exception. In his learn of the previous pagan gods of england, Lethbridge believed that witch cults had their roots in prehistory and at last turned a faith of the suppressed classes.Similarities among jap and old western religions supplied him with proof of historical collusion. He believed Britain’s island prestige acted as a filter out for exterior inflences and ideas. No trust at the continent ever arrived intact which made the examine of British customs so intriguing.His learn of Dianic trust and the transmigration of souls led him to think in a common, controlling intelligence. He associated the concept that of the evolving brain with the legislation of Karma, the Avatars and different non secular teachings of the area and concluded that Druidic trust was once now not one million miles clear of sleek psychical study.
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Extra info for Witches: Investigating An Ancient Religion
If this painting represents a ritual dance for the production of fertility magic, it is directed towards the male and not the female principle. With the disappearance of the Palaeolithic hunters and their art from north-west Europe, we are left without clues in that area for thousands of years. I can see nothing in the archaeology there to help us. Some remarkable antlered heads were found in an excavation of the site of a hunter's camp at Star Carr in Yorkshire by Professor J. G. D. Clark. These are pieces of the frontal bones from skulls of red deer with the antlers still attached.
Some will reach isolated corners and stay there. Out near the limits of their spread, far from the place where the stones of ideas were thrown in, it should be possible to see the ripples individually. At any rate, there is no harm in trying to do so. Here is an example. A few years ago, during the excavations at prehistoric Jericho, a heap of human skulls was found. They had been plastered over with clay, which was moulded carefully to represent a human face, and cowrie shells had been set in the eye-sockets with the slits outwards to represent eyes.
D. Clark. These are pieces of the frontal bones from skulls of red deer with the antlers still attached. The bones are roughly detached from the skulls and holes have been cut carelessly in order to fasten the bones and antlers to something. Neither the edges of the slabs of bone nor the edges of the holes have been smoothed off. The antlers themselves, like many detached specimens found on the site, have been much reduced in size and considerably mutilated by the removal of strips of horn with a flint burin.