Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Witches and the Occult in Thanet: Church and Bookshop

In the parish church St Mary The Virgin at Minster-in-Thanet is what I recon is the oldest known depiction of a witch on a broomstick. In this instance they “got the carver’s name” so the carvings are datable, to between 1410 and 1419.


Either this is a carving of a witch, with his or her familiars riding on a broomstick, or a carving of a senior citizen dealing with some sort of difficult personal problem, using a stick of some sort, while his or her pets look on. 


Before I was a shop assistant I was a mechanic of sorts, so I am not really qualified to issue opinions in the area of this type of wosisname, however, as the other related carvings show demons and the like, see http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/photos-of-misericords-of-st-mary-virgin.html I’m going with this interpretation. You gentle reader, doubtless don’t necessarily feel what I feel, so I will leave the analysis up to you.

Now in the world of mechanics, you may think that everything is much more straightforward than in the occult world, but at the cutting edge, if you think you understand it; the best senior mechanics can come up with, is:- “You are either crazy or lying.”

When it comes to the spiritual world, I am an Anglican, this roughly equates to while other denominations probably pray for god to appear on a cloud and perform a miracle, I am just pleased not to have been struck by a thunderbolt.

Anyway at the end of last week I bought a fairly large collection of books on the subject of. What? Well when a customer comes into the bookshop and says. “Where’s your unexplained?” It’s. That type of kidney.

The thing with these books is, that in a bookshop most books seem to breed, so if I leave a pile of books say on quantum theory on my desk overnight, in the morning I often have a bigger pile. It’s a little know fact that book cases were invented to help try and prevent this from happening, the misunderstanding that they are only for book storage can lead to complications.


Sorry I digress, the thing with this book collection is that it seems to be shrinking, pile them up at night and in the morning the piles are noticeably shorter. Anyway the pictures of the witchy books are starting to appear on my bookshop’s blog, at http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/the-real-witches-coven-in-bookshop.html   

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