I blame myself :o(
Last night I listening to Phil Rickman’s latest and Pagan Jane (daughter of Anglican Deliverance Minister, Merrily) had talked Gomer Parry into taking her to the Queen Stone in Goodrich.
Jane and Gomer (a brilliant character) talk a lot about The Wicker Man Film and Druids and Alfred Watkins of Ley Line fame and Pagans and Blood Sacrifice and…..I had to connect the dots.
OK. I’ve looked into Druids. They have a get-out-clause in history. As in – they kept NO WRITTEN RECORDS. Everything was oral. Like Bards. Mmmmn!
The Wicker Man was made of wood so NO examples survive in archaeology. Convenient.
Blood Sacrifice – Just look into Dracula and Elizabeth Bathory and understand how we’ve ALL been led to believe that we’d wilfully do this. I think not. Talk to any sane War Vet and ask him if he “got off” on killing or bleeding half to death.
Much of what we are spoon-fed via media today is (IMHO) a 19th century invention.
I’ve NEVER liked the Victorians. Pious Creeps.
Before you call me out – Yes. We Scots have a blood soaked history but think about this strange thing….
Somerled was Lord of the Isles.
Christopher Lee is on record as saying that this was his favourite role – playing LORD SUMMERISLE.
Shrug. My mind works in mysterious ways. But then I’m of Clan Gregor and Clan DONALD!