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Sympathetic Empiricism and the Palatine Lights

“Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response” – Arthur M. Schlesinger

How many times, while mucking about in the swamps of strange phenomena, have you heard the dismissive phrase, “its only folklore”?  3,480 more words


The Folklore of Scapegoats

Folklore is a fascinating subject. Folklore is created by people to serve specific purposes. A typical purpose is to act as cautionary tales, like warning children of the dangers of wandering off. 143 more words


Bird Totem: Owl

Bird totems are messengers who bring insight, self-awareness, connection to the past, and glimpses of the future.

The owl represents:





Deception… 38 more words

Totem Animals

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Monaghan –

Patrick Kavanagh;

‘The eight of December is a Catholic holiday. Since nineteen hundred and twenty-two, my career as a young gangster touched the high spot, fused and went out. 549 more words

Irish Folklore

Question # 1

Q: if a country divided is–by that–weaker, then why do we have a political system that–by its nature–divides us?

  • M.T. Evans

The Empirical Strikes Back

Fake everything | Lines blurred | Reality has always been subject to whim | Look inside for the truth | To believe we understand “real”, is fake. 45 more words


Iceland's Yule Lads, a celebration of Icelandic folklore

Here in North America, children are visited by jolly ole’ Santa Claus, who rewards them for their good behavior by giving them free gifts on Christmas Eve. 1,081 more words