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#1 spinney

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:10 PM

Here is a youtube clip with an interesting litle bit about the remains of an anglo saxon "witch". Its a clip taken from the program 'Pagans' . Shame the interviewing man seems to cut off the woman explaining about the alcohol at , Twat!



I've actually founsd the whole piece not just a clip that is so much better please watch this instead



Edited by Oakbuchanan, 20 January 2010 - 10:49 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

Just watched that clip & yeah its interesting, theres a legend from around where I live in East Grinstead that there have been several graves of apparent witches dating back to the anglo-saxon times that have been found around here, at least 3 in the ashdown forest area. The name Grinstead itself is saxon for "Green place" as is my birth town of Woolwich which is saxon again meaning "wool market" I myself have always considered myself to be an anglo-saxon by ancestral blood more than English, if that makes sense.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:38 PM

Agreed .. interesting clip spinney, you're right about the interviewer, he does seem to like butting in at interesting points LOL
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

Did you watch the new clip ? I edited it as I found a longer one that went into herbalism :) I watched the series quite a while ago (its all on youtube) but missed this episode.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:51 PM

Yeah watched the longer clip, the bit about harbalism and the Lacnunga manuscript was interesting .. I have Stephen Pollington's book 'Leechcraft - Early English Charms, Plant Loare and Healing' which has the Lacnunga (in Anglo Saxon and Modern Elnglish) and other Early manuscripts .. fascinating book
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:19 PM

Cheers for that Spinney...

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:43 PM

I have Stephen Pollington's book 'Leechcraft

I want this book so badly ...drool


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:50 AM

Thanks for this SH, I gotta see this series. I didn't know about it before!
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:10 AM

I gotta see this series. I didn't know about it before!

The whole series is on youtube :)


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:43 PM

Thanks for posting this, very interesting! Great that it's on youtube since we didn't have it here in Canada.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:25 PM

I got mine from Amazon, I think. It IS fascinating...trying to read the old language is fairly comical too :)

I want this book so badly ...drool


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:31 PM

Hmm.. the multiquote feature might not be working yet..

Anyway, thanks again Spinney, I watched the entire "magic moments" ep, and have found the others on youtube as well.
Regards Pollington's Leechcraft book, it's still available in paperback for about $37 USD, from Amazon and others.
It's a couple hundred if you want hardcover though! ;)

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

I know its been on my wish list for quite a few years now, I will get it damn it!