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  1. The Irish Otherworld Lives on with Queen Maeve, Epona, and Halloween

    ... Does the Tomb of Queen Maeve Have a Path to the Otherworld? An excavation of the tomb would undoubtedly provide more ... of the departed to take the solar path to its home in the Otherworld. The roof-box in the passage tomb at Newgrange demonstrates the ...

    John Henry Rainsford - 01/11/2018 - 22:03

  2. Selkies, Sirens, Swan Maidens and Otherworldly Brides

    ... main attribute is always as an entity from a metaphysical otherworld, interacting with consensus reality in order to bridge the gap ...

    nrushton - 15/02/2019 - 17:24

  3. The Mabinogion: Ancient Welsh Tales Bridging the Celtic Mindset and the Otherworld

    ... that resonates through all the stories, where a magical Otherworld imbricates itself consistently into the landscapes of early medieval ... and their environment, were in physical reality and the Otherworld at the same time with no contradiction. READ MORE…  ...

    nrushton - 05/06/2018 - 15:26

  4. Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena

    This meticulously researched and thrilling exploration of the otherworldly will challenge your idea of reality. Mysterious wolf-people, sentient mists, and UFOs…if you've ever heard a curious bump in the night, caught a glimpse of a strange-looking someone (or something) out of the corner of your eye, or seen an unusual craft dart across the sky before it vanishes without a trace, there's only one person to call: Linda S. Godfrey.

    ancient-origins - 04/11/2016 - 13:55

  5. Half A Million Dollar Mask With Otherworldly Origins

    Deep in the Congo, at the darkest moment within a three-day long drug enhanced ritual, this mask is revealed to initiates as representing a being from another dimension, a collision of man, animal and spirit. And this one just sold for 500,000 dollars! 

    ashley cowie - 26/03/2017 - 18:56

  6. The Green Children of Woolpit – An Otherworldly Tale That Just Might be True

    The story of the Green Children of Woolpit, Suffolk, has always been one of the strangest medieval folktales, and that's up against some pretty stiff competition. If you don't know it, it goes a bit like this…

    nrushton - 02/06/2017 - 20:10

  7. Newgrange and Saqsayhuaman: Separated at Birth in 3050 BC?

    ... experience which allowed the soul temporary access to the Otherworld. This initiation often consisted of a two-part process performed at ... Inka, Q’uenqo was known locally as the entrance into the Otherworld, and the manner in which its passage was uniquely carved in the ...

    Freddy Silva - 11/07/2016 - 15:00

  8. Avalon: A Real Island Obscured by Legend, or Just a Legendary Island?

    ... allegedly had plenty of apple trees. Is Avalon in the Otherworld? Although it is possible that the legend of Avalon was based on a ... and British believed that islands could be portals to the otherworld where souls of the dead dwelled in eternal youth and eternal bliss. ...

    Caleb Strom - 10/03/2017 - 13:51

  9. Merciless Marauders or Fearsome Fighters? The Terror Tactics of the Huns

    Ruthless and unpredictable, few armies have been as terrifying as the Huns. Descending on a town like a whirlwind from hell, the savage horsemen killed indiscriminately – combatants and civilians, men and women, adults and children. With this military acumen, the Huns created an empire that stretched east to west from the Caspian Sea to the Rhine River and north to south from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. The fullest extent of this empire was achieved under the Huns powerful leader, Attila, Scourge of God.

    Kerry Sullivan - 14/03/2017 - 17:54

  10. Ancient Women Shaman of Ireland: Healers, Priestesses and Diviners

    ... knowledge and the power to travel to the realm of the Otherworld. A moura-fiandeira carried Pedra Formosa on her head while ... find many sites that are places said to evoke access to the Otherworld and spirit ancestors. Mystery Hill Megaliths May Be 4,000 ...

    David Halpin - 17/11/2018 - 13:54

  11. Lemminkäinen: Resurrection of the Handsome, Yet Frivolous Finnish Epic Hero

    Thus became a mighty hero, In his veins the blood of ages,
    Read erect and form commanding, Growth of mind and body perfect
    But alas! he had his failings, Bad indeed his heart and morals,
    Roaming in unworthy places, Staying days and nights in sequences
    At the homes of merry maidens, At the dances of the virgins,
    With the maids of braided tresses.

    - ‘The Kalevala’, Rune XI. Lemminkainen's Lament

    dhwty - 04/01/2018 - 14:02

  12. Out with the Ouija Board! How the Popular Divining Tool Influenced A Modern Murder Case

    ... and Victorian parlor mediums made fortunes using fancy otherworld communication devices like floating tables and Ouija boards. ...

    ashley cowie - 28/05/2018 - 14:00

  13. What did Cherry of Zennor See That Altered Her Reality and Shaped Ours? The Deeper Meanings of Faerie Folklore

    'Myth is a story that implies a certain way of interpreting consensus reality so to derive meaning and effective charge from its images and interactions. As such, it can take many forms: fables, religion and folklore, but also formal philosophical systems and scientific theories.'
    -Bernardo Kastrup, More Than Allegory: On Religious Myth, Truth and Belief (2016).

    nrushton - 18/10/2017 - 15:28

  14. Songs and Shrouds: The Mythical Banshee and the Bean Nighe as Harbingers

    ... begin, the Irish banshee was considered a messenger from the Otherworld, the Irish version of the great beyond and/or the realm of fairies. ... in warning and grief. S.T./ Flickr Since the Otherworld of Irish mythology can be interchangeable in certain texts as either ...

    Riley Winters - 08/04/2015 - 01:28

  15. The Shocking Demon that Brings Plague and Devours Babies: Ancient Goddess & Evil Widow Rangda in Balinese Mythology

    All eyes focused on the figure of Rangda as she emerged from the inner part of the temple, about a third of the way through the Barong dance (an ancient dance which predates even the Hindu influences in the island of Bali, Indonesia). There is no doubt that Rangda embodies power - she is electrifying, dangerous, and otherworldly. She has protruding eyes, pendulous, large breasts and a long, red tongue hanging down her body.

    MartiniF - 13/11/2017 - 15:24

  16. Faeries in the Realm of King Arthur

    ... belief system that embraced a metaphysical faerie otherworld. Medieval authors introduced an ethereal quality into the genre of ... belief system that embraced a metaphysical faerie otherworld. Medieval authors introduced an ethereal quality into the genre of ...

    nrushton - 02/03/2018 - 15:27

  17. Rediscovering the Lost Code of the Inca Cosmic Power Matrix

    The National Museum in Quito, Ecuador exhibits an otherworldly collection of sheet-gold masks representing the Andean sun god Inti. Zig-zag rays of golden light burst from his face and some end in tiny stylized human figures, animals and insects. Most Inti masks were crafted by the La Tolita culture which extended along the coast from the Esmeralda area of Ecuador to the Tumaco Region in Colombia between 300 BC and 400 AD. However, a sun-burst Inti mask was discovered 2000 miles south in Cusco.

    ashley cowie - 17/05/2017 - 15:37

  18. Mysterious Worlds: Travels to the Faerie and Shamanic Realms

    ... race of supernatural beings is said to reside, although this otherworld adapts itself to incorporate the afterlife, the Summerland of Wicca, ...

    David Halpin - 18/08/2016 - 14:45

  19. Sacred Mysteries: Myths About Couples in Quest

    ... and relationship which involve a hero journey to the otherworld. It focuses on the archetypal symbolism in these marvelous stories, ...

    ancient-origins - 20/05/2016 - 17:29

  20. Freddy Silva

    ... Initiation, Secret Chambers and the Quest for the Otherworld. THE DIVINE BLUEPRINT: Temples, power places, and the global plan ... Initiation, secret chambers and the quest for the Otherworld. ...

    ancient-origins - 02/01/2013 - 08:07