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#1 owlblink

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:06 AM

This is facinating: Mother Shipton, the Witch of North Yorkshire

http://www.crystalinks.com/shipton.html

Have a read of her prophesies at the bottom of the page! Although they say much of her life and prophesises may be a myth...

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#2 Morgana

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:05 PM

I heard of Mother Shipton several times over the year. One program said she never lived, another one said no one knew for sure. What ever is the case, there seems to some "signs" in what she/he/whoever wrote.

But then, I've also noticed that certain TV channels keep replaying programs about 2012. Guess some people want to scare the crap out of the general population to keep them controled(?).

Nice post, first time I've read thru the complete writtings. :applause:


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#3 twitch

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:16 AM

But then, I've also noticed that certain TV channels keep replaying programs about 2012. Guess some people want to scare the crap out of the general population to keep them controled(?)


*LOL*We have a newspaper here that whenever itís a slow news day will always trot out were all Doomed, doomed I tell ye..Like, mad eyed Fraser from Dads Army. Mad Cows, Swine flu, global winter/warming, black holes and asteroids.. Each and every one has been touted as our destruction. Ever since man poked his head out of the cave someone has prophesised our end.. One day someone will be right..Live well.. Today may be your last. :omg2:

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:19 AM

The best source on Mother Shipton I've found on the web is "Mother Shipton Investigated" by one William Harrison in 1881. Its at Sacred Texts and contains a full text of the oldest printed source, from 1641, although as William Harrison points out there are clear reasons for thinking that the legend is significantly older than this.

http://www.sacred-te...o/msi/msi00.htm

Enid Porter's Cambridgshire Folkore mentions "Mother Shipton's Day" at page 118, celebrated at least as recently as the late 19th century. This book, including the Mother Shipton bit, is mostly online.Katherine Briggs' book on British Folklore also mentions it. According to Porter it was celebrated by washerwomen in Cambridgeshire by drinking rum in their tea on the Wednesday in Whitsun week; that is, around the middle of May.


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This is facinating: Mother Shipton, the Witch of North Yorkshire

http://www.crystalinks.com/shipton.html

The story is indeed fascinating, and I think important....the prophecies are mostly fabricated though! See the sacred Text link above.


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:43 PM

Here's one that is local to me...the Brahan Seer (Brahan is pronounced 'bran'

http://www.sacred-te.../pbs/index.htm.

Some of his prophecies were completely freaky :) The book still sells well in our shop.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:14 PM

Here's one that is local to me...the Brahan Seer (Brahan is pronounced 'bran'

http://www.sacred-te.../pbs/index.htm.

Some of his prophecies were completely freaky :) The book still sells well in our shop.



wasnt mother shipton meant to be hung same time as the good old pendles?


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:42 PM

wasnt mother shipton meant to be hung same time as the good old pendles?


I don't think she actually existed.


#8 JessicaAFM

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:54 PM

There is a huge discussion about this on another forum I am on. There seems to be the general consensus that she did in fact exist but that her prophecies were significantly less than what is attributed to her. They also concur that more than likely her prophecies weren't written down until quite some time after her time and that various authors made up prophecies and added them to their transcripts.I really don't know much about Mother Shipton personally. I am just relating what was said elsewhere.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:50 AM

I don't think she actually existed.


No particular reason to doubt she existed.....though no proof either.

According to the legend she was never hanged. Cardinal Wolsey wanted to burn her for prophesying against him (witches in England were hanged but women were burned for treason) but he died before he could arrange this. Worth looking at the link I give above....