When you think of folklore, what comes to mind? Maybe fairytales, maybe the folklore of the Celtic peoples, maybe old Norse. There’s a folklore or mythology for every historical culture and society you can think to name, but what about now? For a time it seemed like we had lost our need for the stories… Continue reading Thank Folk: The Ressurgence Of Our Need For The Occult And Folklore.
'From the National Radio Alliance and Minnow Beats Whale, it's The Black Tapes Podcast, I'm Alex Reagan.' And just like that and with the first 'I'M DOING IT AGAIN' I fell in love...With Alex (haha). But in all seriousness, and 'full disclosure, I love ghost stories' so this podcast is as they say, just my… Continue reading Oh My Lord Here’s a Just Reward: The Black Tapes Podcast and The Never Ending Fascination With The Darkness In Theology and Mythology.
As you are probably aware of by now, I seriously enjoyed the Netflix original 'The OA'. I honestly think everyone would benefit from watching it. Why is it so important you ask? Because it makes you think. I have always had a spiritual side to me, a side that believes that there is always a… Continue reading The OA: A New Kind of Spirituality.
When I was around two/three and had just started talking with more than two words I mentioned to my mum - whilst we were doing something very menial - that I had another mummy, a mummy before her. From the age of three to six I would randomly and without any encouragement or embellishment, talk… Continue reading Dimensions, The OA and being the ‘weird kid’.
Poetry is an art that has been part of humanity for thousands of years. It used to be how we told epic stories, or folklore. Whether it was in ancient Greece where poetry was paired with music, or at a poetry slam in 2015 where words are spat out like rap, poetry is still, was… Continue reading Poetry, and why it is still important.