Ancient Egypt’s “dark secret” has been revealed by researchers looking into to a staggering 70 million mummified animals. The bodies were found in underground catacombs across Egypt.
Halloween, or the ancient Samhain, is considered the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. As darkness falls and families light their pumpkin Jack-o’-lanterns, they are, perhaps unknowingly, repeating the ancient traditions of honoring the dead and marking the beginning of the ‘dark half’ of theContinue reading “Crossing the Veil: The Pre-Christian Origins of Halloween and Samhain”
Masks are one of the few things on the earth that connect all of humanity throughout time. We have created masks since our very beginnings in order to disguise, protect, or entertain. They have been used by cultures around the globe for performances and rituals, ceremonies and festivals. Most notably, masks hide our identities,Continue reading “The eerie masks that preserve history and breathe life into the dead”
In 2012 ancient remains were discovered in a bog in Denmark – not an uncommon occurrence. However, after examining the bones, archaeologists were startled by what appeared to be a brutal desecration of the skeletal remains. The macabre discovery tested what we thought we knew about the rituals and beliefs of Iron Age man. ArchaeologistsContinue reading “Ancient Remains: Iron Age Necromancy on the Bones of the Dead?”