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Post  KapitanScarlet on Wed 04 Aug 2010, 21:39

An ancient witch in Scotland getting some press at this time

Isabel Gowdie, Witch of Auldearn

Isabel (Isobel) Gowdie was a young housewife from Auldearn in Nairnshire who is remembered not just for being tried as a witch, but for her detailed confession. Her trial was in 1662 and what makes her confession so interesting, apart from the detail, is that is that it was supposedly taken without the use of torture. It has been suggested that she confessed so freely to avoid the torture or perhaps as a plea of leniency. It has also been suggested that the confession may have been a result of psychosis. The confessions of Isabel Gowdie are in the third volume of Pitcairn's Scottish Criminal Trials.

She claimed to have been in league with the Devil for fifteen years and first met him at a church in Auldearn. Her confessions were groundbreaking and may have been the first to introduce the term coven and the rule of a coven having thirteen members. She claimed that her coven members could even change into the shape of animals with incantations like the following:

I shall go into a hare,
With sorrow and sych and meickle care;
And I shall go in the Devil's name,
Ay while I come home again.

And then back gain:

Hare, hare, God send thee care.
I am in a hare's likeness now,
But I shall be in a woman's likeness even now.

Isobel claimed to know Elphame, Queen of the Faeries and that she would often visit the fairy kingdom under the hills. She also described the arrows used by the fairies:

"As for Elf arrows, the Divell sharpes them with his ain hand, and deliveris them to Elf boys, wha whyttlis and dightis them with a sharp thing lyk a paking needle; bot whan I was in Elfland, I saw them whyttling and dighting them."

She claimed that she and her coven had carnal knowledge of the Devil who would come amongst them:

"And within a few days, he came to me, in the New Ward's of Inshoch, and there had carnal copulation with me. He was a very huge, black, rough man, very cold; and I found his nature within me all cold as spring well water. He will lie all heavy upon us, when he has carnal dealing with us, like a sack of barley malt. His member is exceedingly great and long; no man's member is so long and big as his. He would be among us like a stud horse among mares."

"The youngest and lustiest women will have very great pleasure in their carnal copulation with him, yea much more than with their own husbands; and they will have an exceedingly great desire for it with him, as much as he can give them and more, and never think shame of it. He is abler for us that way than any man can be (Alas! that I should compare him to any man!) only he is heavy like a sack of barley malt; a huge nature, very cold as ice. "

Amongst her many confessions was how they would steal cow's milk. "We plait the rope the wrong way, in the Devil's name, and we draw the tether between the cow's hind feet, and out betwixt her forward feet, in the Devil's name, and thereby take with us the cow's milk."

Isabel Gowdie was probably mentally disturbed in some way, but this may have played in her favor, for although I cannot see how she could have avoided being executed, I have come across many sources saying there is no record of Isabel Gowdie being killed.

As a sidenote, this is the exact area in scotland where it was just revealed that cloned cows were released into the foodchain without the publics knowledge
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Post  quicksilvercrescendo on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 04:06

I'll bet that bit about the wild sex with a well hung black devil well surpassing anything with a woman's white husband sent the listening authorities into a bit of a tension and fit.
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 10:43

Quite a detailed sexual content, which was completly omitted from the national press report , only found on the internet version
I initially presumed that black was the skin colour but i have also been informed that back in those days , black may have referred to a personas "sombre" presence rather than skin colour as sombre was dark shaded etc but im not completly sure myself

BUt I wonder how much of this type of information is locked up in the national archives or destroyed , to be hidden from public viewpoints so that we all may consider that the ancestors were just docile farming workhorses without any form of imagination acting on their beings
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Mon 09 Aug 2010, 21:05

As a sidenote, this is the exact area in scotland where it was just revealed that cloned cows were released into the foodchain without the publics knowledge

Wanted to add this info regarding the cloned animals released into the food chain without pub;lic knowledge from a farm in Nairnshire Scotland , the cloned bull apparently came from the states , where a corporation persuaded the farmer owner of a prize cow to clone them for financial gains

In any case, it turns out that the european union has banned the sale of any cloned food in europe allowing its citizens to presume that they wont be eating any ge modified foods without their knowledge
Correction on the european law -
Under European law, foodstuffs, including milk, produced from cloned animals must pass a safety evaluation and gain authorisation before they are marketed. which this ones had not

ah here was what misled me earlier on the ban .......
Last month MEPs voted in favour of a law that would ban cloned meat and other animal products in the European food supply.
The legislation faces a next stage of consideration in September before it could become EU law.
Because in their ingenius poiltical quagmire of european union rules, they have left a nice and handy backdoor wide open to allow unchecked cloned animals to enter the foodchain

Any european farmer that imports cows or bulls from a country like the states , well on the import form, it does not request confirmation if that beast is "not" a cloned animal ...now isnt that odd, or at least handy for some corporate cloning nutcases

Now this fat assed farmer in Nairn Scotland Claimed that he bought the cloned beast under good faith and never broke any rules ...although everyone is sure that he knew it was a cloned beast , also thisa fat assed farming moron is living it up off massive european subsidies handouts for this and that amounting to millions of pounds

In any case the fat farmer made a good point , now that his 2nd cloned bull was identified as cloned before it was released into the foodmarket and so cant be sold as food in the uk, he pointed out that all he has to do, is sell it to a farmer in holland (who would be importing it) and that farmer in holland will turn it into beefburgers and them sell them back to the uk and this system has been put in place by a posse of bent slug featured politicians who spend vast aount of tax payers money being whipped in brussels dungeons whilst laughing about these schemes Very Happy

Latest Quote from the farmer
Mr Innes said he used the cloned bulls to sire 100 cows and both had government passports authorising them to enter the food chain.
So someone at government level had issued passports on cloned animals to be allowed to enter the uk foodchain but no journalist is as yet following this trail ?

In fact this link is better at illustrating the complete lack of transparency in cloned cattle movements into europe even although they publically declare its under control
http://www.eubusiness.com/topics/agri/testbiotech.10-05-04
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sun 22 Aug 2010, 14:22

Legal Witchcraft

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Brave new world: Scientist Julie Heward checks a vial containing millions of stem cells in liquid nitrogen
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One vial contains several million stem cells derived from a single sample of tissue taken from the brain of a 12-week-old aborted foetus. From that one sample, scientists have cultivated a stem cell bank of tens of billions, stored at secret locations across the UK.

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Instead of tailoring therapies using a patient's adult stem cells – a technique that is costly and exclusive – this trial aims to pioneer a treatment that could see stem cells available to the mass market, off-the-shelf.

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The pioneering neurosurgery will take place at Southern General, an NHS hospital in Glasgow, and it will be a world first. ReNeuron is at the forefront of a global race to develop a mass stem cell therapy that could treat the killer diseases that shorten the life expectancy of us all.

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Britain has 130,000 stroke patients every year. One third of them die, half are left permanently disabled and the cost to the NHS is £5billion. The cost to the American healthcare industry is $50billion – £32billion.

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If successful, it will bring hope to millions of acute stroke patients around the world and potentially save the taxpayer a fortune in care costs. The industry could be worth billions worldwide.

Whoever successfully develops mass stem cell therapies that can cure killers such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes or Parkinson's will have found the holy grail of medicine and turned science fiction into fact.

A University of Glasgow Press release described ReNeuron's stem cell treatment for stroke as 'a standardised, clinical and commercial grade therapy' which has been shown to reverse the problems in functionality associated with stroke disability when given several weeks after the stroke.

The improvement in bodily functioning was shown in animal trials on rats. The cells are injected into the damaged area of the brain where they regenerate and multiply. A neurologist working on the programme said this leads to new connections being made in the brain.

'But why and how this works, we still don't know,' he said. 'All we know is these new cells become part of the recovery process.' It is hoped the human trial will provide some answers.

Michael Hunt, ReNeuron chief executive, has spent more than a decade working towards the trial and is now weeks away from making his dream a reality. He said: 'This Phase One trial will test for safety and if this is OK then we'll move towards Phase Two trials for whether it works.

'Will we see people jumping out of wheelchairs? That would be great but at the upper end of my expectations. I'd be happy to see people being able to walk, talk and wash themselves better after suffering a major stroke.'

Hunt is the company man but the doctor leading the trial is Keith Muir, a world-renowned neurologist from Scotland who has worked on stroke patients for 18 years.

Dr Muir, attached to the Stroke Research Group at the Institute of Neurological Sciences at Glasgow University, is soft-spoken, low-key and keen to manage carefully the expectations of stroke patients desperate for a cure.

For months, he has been finalising a shortlist of candidates who will take part in the trial once the all-clear is received. After advertising for volunteers in the Glasgow area, Dr Muir was inundated by applications from across the world. 'We've had 700 emails alone.
All are desperate. All are looking for a cure now,' he said. Dr Muir has the job of disappointing the many by explaining that only 12 will be chosen – and they must be male, fit the medical history required for the trials and live close to the hospital to make it easier to follow their progress.

The volunteers will face a lifetime of check-ups – and the risks are considerable. 'We don't know the full risks,' said Dr Muir. 'If we did, we wouldn't need to do this study.

'Some risks we do know: the risk of operating under anaesthetic, the risk of dealing with a stroke patient who could suffer another stroke, the risk of heart problems during surgery, the risk of tumours, the risk of an allergic reaction.'

The major unknown risk is of cancerous tumours developing, because stem cell therapy involves the fast multiplication of cells for renewal of tissue. So far, this new therapy has been used only on rats that had suffered from a stroke.

The rats were treated with stem cells from humans but still showed marked improvement in brain and bodily function after receiving the injection. Dr Muir said: 'This is not about filling black holes in the brain. This is about recreating functionality in the body. I didn't think this would happen in my lifetime.

'It's exciting and we're privileged to be in this position. Does it keep me awake at night – the fear of the unknown? Up to a point, yes. The pressure is immense.'

He hopes that the technology could get people up and walking again, regenerate damaged heart tissue, cure life-threatening conditions linked to diabetes, and other conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

That would be just the beginning – if it works. And it is a big if. But for others, it is not a case of efficacy, it is a case of morality. Not could we do this, but should we. The anti-abortionists have mounted a powerful lobby against this type of medical science, branding it 'cannibalisation of the child'.

Anthony Ozimic, communications manager at the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child, said: 'Foetal and embryonic stem cell research is unethical, unnatural.

In no way should the bodies of the dead be exploited in this way – particularly from an abortion.' Mr Ozimic said that such research has promised much and failed to deliver for years and that a preferable route was the use of adult stem cell research, which has already notched up some successes and was 'ethically acceptable'.

He also claimed the side-effects of using samples from embryos or foetuses can have 'horrific results', citing one trial in the US which grafted fresh foetal tissue (rather than cultivated stem cells) on to the brain of Parkinson's patients – leading to hair and teeth abnormalities.

In another recent unregulated trial in a clinic in Russia, a boy injected with foetal brain stem cells then developed benign tumours. But ReNeuron says that in both cases there was limited scientific data on the quality, purity and strength of the cells used.

The company says its trial is based on extensive testing and data and will be carried out within a tight regulatory framework. There are billions of cells in the human body, derived from a single fertilised egg cell.

The body is made up of specialised cells such as skin cells, brain cells and so on. All of these develop from stem cells. There are three categories of stem cell and each has a different level of potency to develop into different types of body cell.

The first category is 'totipotent' cells or the master cells of the body because they contain information that enables them to become any type of cell. 'Pluripotent' cells can also become almost any cell apart from those in the placenta.

Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent cells. The last category is 'multipotent' cells found in the foetus and some adult tissues such as bone marrow. These can turn only into specific types of cell.

For example, ReNeuron says its foetal neural brain stem cells can only regenerate cells in the brain and cannot turn into other types of cell such as those in teeth. Dr Muir says that patients must realise that science is still at the early stages of establishing the safety of stem cell treatment and it could be ten years or more before a commercial product is available.

Grey Glasgow drizzle falls over the hospital compound that his office overlooks; it is a long way from the gleaming glass laboratories of what he terms the 'California zealots' – the pioneers of stem cell therapy across the Atlantic.

There, huge companies such as Geron – with budgets that dwarf the money available to ReNeuron – are on the verge of getting clearance for Phase One trials for embryonic stem cell therapy to treat spinal cord injury.

This is the type of treatment that the paralysed Superman actor Christopher Reeve campaigned for before he died. President George W. Bush was a vehement opponent of this science and Geron was given the green light only when President Barack Obama came in.

Other American companies are carrying out animal trials using embryonic cells to treat diabetes and Crohn's disease. In the UK, a hospital in Shropshire hopes to start a human trial using a patient's own adult stem cells to treat arthritis.

But with the stakes so high, many countries conduct unregulated trials. There is also a vast black market, advertising stem cell 'cures' that have not undergone proper government-regulated clinical trials. Some people pay tens of thousands of pounds to be guinea pigs for these 'cures'.

Dr Muir said: 'Desperate people are going to unregulated clinics and they have no idea what is being injected into them. Some have died during the procedures. 'These people are asked to pay as much as £30,000 for a so-called cure and it's going on in Russia, China, Ecuador, even Germany.'

Dr Muir has had letters from people around the world offering him the cash from the sale of their house if he takes them on for the trial. Although he won't take their money, unscrupulous others will.

While the science seems futuristic and, to some, frightening and exploitative, it is already part of our lives, according to Professor Chris Mason, chairman of Regenerative Medicine at University College London.

'Already a quarter of a million people have been treated with adult stem cells – for example, transplanting a person's adult stem cells to help restore vision,' he said. 'A piece of living tissue is grafted on to a patient every two minutes. This next stage is about a mass therapy.

'What we're going to see now is a world first in Britain. If ReNeuron succeeds in all three trials – first for safety, then for efficacy, then for dosage – it will be an outstanding scientific achievement. Make no mistake, this isn't a flash in the pan – these guys have beautiful data to back them up.

'If they succeed, it opens up this kind of treatment not just for strokes, but illnesses that we have nothing for at the moment – nothing.' ReNeuron and its rivals are looking at improving the quality of life in old age, not aiming for eternal youth.

But already the beauty industry has become alert to how this science could tackle the aesthetic problems of ageing itself: regenerating skin, for example. Critics warn it may never happen and the horror stories along the way show just how high the stakes are.

But the stem cell scientific community, including world experts such as those at UCL, remain undaunted. They believe we are living in an age where crossing that final frontier of medicine is at hand.
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 01:13

Hocus Pocus or ritualistic science to influence human behaviour via entity communication, only a few shall know for sure

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Post  quicksilvercrescendo on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 00:31

It is hocus pocus in that the power of imagination, belief and intent is a creative force whether based in reality or verifiable scientifically.......or not.
The placebo effect is an example. Fakery inserted into a ritual can be just as powerful as something truly real into a ritual. It depends on how much energy the delusion can generate. A good and powerful fake can be valuable.

Ritualistic science to influence human behaviour. It is this and best explained with quantum physics. The use of hair and nails utilizes DNA and stem cells along with their resonant frequencies. Bone could have also been used and would have been the most powerful substance to use, but you can't steal that from your husband to cast a spell without inducing bodily harm and his knowing about it. Fractals are also a part of this science as is the vibration of thought with chanting.

Via entity communication. Most certainly. The first two factors can be used without entities but are significantly less effective without entity involvement. And should one form of magic go against another, the one that does not use entities is almost certain to lose.
This was told to me by a Taoist priest that you could develop yourself in many ways to be almost super-human. But to battle with someone possessed by a demon, you just would not overcome without entity assistance of your own.
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