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Friday, 31 July 2015


LUGHNASADH: TIME OF THE HARVEST



By Pat Regan 


July has, in the UK at least, frequently been a time of squally weather and drizzle with little or no respite. What can we deduce though from the ancient and mysterious mythological background associated with August, the late summer month ahead?

With the feast of the great god Lugh, our ancient Celtic ancestors once celebrated the opening of August. Lughnasadh (meaning ‘Commemoration of Lugh’), was one of the four great Celtic annual festivals, the other ones being: Imbolg (February 2nd) Bealtaine/Beltane (30th April) and Samhain (31st October.)


In Gaelic mythology Lugh is portrayed as battle leader of the Tuatha De Danann (Tribe of the goddess Danu.) This deity was seen as having numerous talents.  His athletic prowess and commanding skills earned him amongst other titles: Samildanach ‘God of all Arts,’ and Lugh Lamhfhada, ‘Lugh the Long-Handed’, or ‘Far-shooter.’ This subsequent epithet relates to Lugh's expertise with his rod sling, with which he was to later defeat the enormous Fomorian giant, Balor. Balor was Lugh's grandfather. This frightful cyclopean figure needed four men to lift his baleful-eye that could kill with a single glance. Lugh defeated the vast giant by piercing his evil-eye with a stone from his magickal sling-shot.  This tale gives evidence to Lugh's popular ‘light-defeating dark’ aspect, that remains a primary feature of all Pagan wisdom inherent in ancient native mythology. 

By the way, it is interesting to note that such poetic analogies of light overcoming dark (good versus evil) were manifest in our indigenous Pagan culture long before the Church’s theocratical machine first targeted these craggy, green shores with evangelical fanaticism!





Lugh was well respected by all the Celtic peoples that inhabited this nation, long before monotheistic totalitarianism first sought to gain spiritual domination of the native populace.  The Welsh tribes knew him as Llaw Llaw Gyffes, which marks Lugh as an exact counterpart to his Gaelic/Irish namesake.

The Celts of the Continent called him Lugus and this Gaulish equivalent leaves his mark in localities such as: Lugudunum, (now Lyons) the town of Lugus, Laon, and also Leyden among others.

At various stages in time Lugh has been depicted as a deity of fire, corn, marriage or the sun, which has lead to some confusion as to his true identity and mythological status.  The worship of Lugh first arrived in this land with the Goidelic (Gaelic) Celts (progenitors of the Irish people) around 600 BCE. This invasion was followed some two hundred years later by the Brythonic (Cornish/Welsh) Celts.  
  
Lugh (Lleu or Llew as the Brythons called him) was very much a hero god of the Hercules type pedigree to the Celts.  Llew or Lleu means Lion/Light respectively.   Great tales of his brave adventures would be told on cold nights around the comforting warmth of the hearth, giving hope to the tribe in the harsh lonely periods of winter's chill. This god was particularly venerated by the Celts at harvest time, his powerful energy seen resplendent in the golden fields of summer.

Lugh's perceived force altered somewhat with the arrival of the Roman legions under Caesar.  The Latin conquerors eventually amalgamated their own deities with those of the Celtic peoples.  Lugh was no exception; his divinity was cleverly blended with the Roman/Greek Apollo, a well beloved god who exhibited solar qualities.  Lugh impressed the Romans so much that his feast day was later rededicated to Augustus. The lovely month of rich harvest, that Celtic people held sacred to their corn god, eventually became known as August.

Like Apollo, the question arises to whether or not Lugh was in reality a sun god proper. I personally believe that initially he was not, yet with later and greater development of agriculture (reliant upon the sun) Lugh manifested into a deity of ever-increasing solar force. History testifies to the fact that all deities go through cycles of transmogrification with shifting developments in the social structure. Such is the force of divine evolutionary progress.  Modern man would do well to remember that he/she is a vital component in this ongoing natural (earth-orientated) advancement too!

The embodiment of Lugh as a god of the ripening cornfields in August, gives us clear substantiation of our antediluvian progenitors deeply subconscious desire to (spiritually) link up with the beautiful cosmic energies inherent in nature.

Lughnasadh with its rich native Pagan heritage has now been transparently Christianised under the name, ‘Lammas Day.’  This title is gained from the old Anglo-Saxon word, ‘Hlaf-mass’ (Loaf-Mass) which relates to the older ‘Lughomass,’ (Lugh's-Mass.)

Lugh, correspondingly to other Celtic deities, was taken by later Christian Norman romancers and given a new role in mythology.  Lugh's heroic Pagan deeds were skillfully intermingled and euphemised into the celebrated figure of Sir Lancelot. 

Incidentally, it should be noted here that some scholars have linked the mysterious Lancelot to the Gaelic cultural hero figure, ‘Cuchulainn’ who was the result of a divine impregnation by Lugh with a maiden called ‘Dechtir’.

Old gods and goddesses of the indigenous people have been deviously converted into heroes, saints or very often demons, the latter working of course under the remit of Satan himself. 

The manifestly iniquitous stronghold of the Church has always managed to penetrate native heathen faith systems, by using such conniving tactics as this.  This sad fact stands as a memorial to the intolerance of man and the danger of monotheistic, spiritual intimidation against native faiths and traditions.


Lugh’s ancient resurrection associations are far older than the present day Christian account

In the dying cornfields of August, Lugh takes on the role of god of death and resurrection. A common theme throughout history, recently of course adopted by Christianity in order to associate Christ's alleged human aspect to the indigenous Pagan feast days that flow naturally through the year.

Such stealthy missionary tactics ensured that the indigenous people of these Isles would eventually abandon their original earth-orientated religions in favour of the intolerant new, man-made devotion that had seeped into Britain from the East.

It is vital to comprehend here that Christianity was a ‘foreign’ eastern cult; cleverly imported into the British Isles, via skilfully executed ecclesiastical subterfuge and thus later on into the United States, etc. 

This foreign import in reality had nothing to do with love, tolerance or desire to share spiritual grace, but ‘everything’ to do with power and domination of the unsuspecting populace.

This ancient Celtic celebration of ‘First fruits,’ with its charismatic folklore, tradition and customs gives us a vital clue to the joy and reverence in nature felt by our pre-Christian forefathers.

Today, numerous contemporary Pagans are rediscovering anew the spiritual wisdoms that have slept quietly under a green veil for incalculable aeons; a discovery that links all human spiritual/psychic experience to this planet we know as earth, our true organic home.

NB. I have dealt with these and many other native British Pagan traditions more intensely within several of my recent books including... 


The Devil God’s Best Friend’ and also The New Pagan Handbook’ 





Friday, 24 July 2015



AINSDALE HIT BY MASSIVE POWER CUT



Above: Ainsdale in Southport 

Sandbrook Road, Meadow Lane and other parts of Ainsdale were tonight hit by a massive power cut that saw houses without electrical power.

Mobile phone signals were also affected. 




Above: A part of the Ainsdale area in Southport that suffered a significant and unexpected power cut this evening



We are unsure what the exact cause was and how far the problem went but Kenilworth, Westminster, Thirlmere and  Gleneagles were also off... 

Power was however restored at around 6.35 pm


Latest just in...

Unconfirmed reports now indicate that all of the Ainsdale area was out during this power cut. 


See also 

http://www.qlocal.co.uk/southport/news_list/Power_Cut_Blacks_Out_Large_Parts_Of_Ainsdale-54362121.htm

And 

http://www.otsnews.co.uk/ainsdale-hit-by-massive-power-cut/








Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Southport's Shame continues

Fly Tipping in Woodvale 



Yesterday, (20 July 2015) residents were appalled to see significant fly-tipping in the Sandbrook Way area. 





However, a day later they noticed that the tipping had substantially increased.

Some of us have sought to get more official attention for the place to improve things for residents.

Elderly and blind people walk along this way, so it does not take a genius to see how they could fall over these unsightly obstructions. 




They are not helped by blocks from lazy local councillors who were obviously frustrated because proposals put forward were 'not' their idea.





The lesson remains that if apathetic authorities and useless councillors allow an area to sink into decay then some people will misuse it as a dumping ground.


Authorities have been alerted - as usual! 



Latest update: 21 July 2015 ...

Cllr Haydn Preece was informed, he contacted the council and now the mess is cleaned up...


Update 23 July 2015

This morning more materials were dumpted in the same place
















Monday, 20 July 2015

A spot of lake trouting with the spouse on a dull day




True happiness! 




In no time at all, the BOSS had good fish on the bank... no surprise there then! 












A tiny perch - things could only get better... 




Enjoying the action... 



Not to be outdone, I finally connected with a few good trout... 





My 3 pounder was the best of the day, yet Cath caught 'more' - she usually does... lol! 






Team work ... only way to go ...!





Tuesday, 14 July 2015



LOADS OF MONEY!


 Councillor allowances – are they worth it?

The cost of having 66 councillors in Sefton has been published.
Allowances claimed by the councillors came to an astounding £760,193.90.

Cllr Terry Jones says: “Some councillors’ input is minimal and that needs to be looked at."

‘Cllr Jones himself received a quite large special allowance (£4,300) for being leader of a minority group of only six councillors last year. Many councils do not pay allowances to opposition councillors except to the leader and deputy leader of the main opposition group. Councillor Jones has been noted for not making any contribution at all to a series of Council meetings.’


Ainsdale Tory councillor Terry Jones says:

“A lot of councillors work really very hard, sometimes they don’t, and the ones that work very hard get higher allowances because that’s what they deserve to get.”

Jones is quoted as receiving a total of £12,907. 80. Therefore his somewhat hypocritical remarks appear to be challenged as, ‘Pot calling the Kettle black,’ as above.

Is this Conservative leader actually ‘worth’ what we are paying him?

Let’s inspect a few facts, concerning his behaviour in the community.

To begin with, Jones apparently gets paid for being on the’ Overview and Scrutiny Committee’ (Adult Social Care)

This is moderately comical as he and his Ainsdale associate, Cllr Ted Hartill, were noticeable by their total absence throughout a hard fought community battle to save the Brookdale’s specialist dementia care facility in Ainsdale. 




The battle was fortunately triumphant, but these two well-paid Tory politicians were nowhere (and it was their ward) to be found and many residents understandably wondered why.  


Moreover, Jones previously had been approached by Woodvale residents along with Cllr Haydn Preece with sensible proposals to develop the dilapidated land at Sandbrook Way for elderly residents.



Jones and Hartill in fact BLOCKED all proposals, purportedly because they were not their idea.




This abandoned Woodvale eyesore herein remains shoddier than ever, but do these politicians even care?


Jones also weirdly threatened Ainsdale residents with LEGAL ACTION for no good reason.





Nevertheless, his initial audacity failed. He quickly ran away when his absurd conduct was responded to by the recipients of this foolish threat. His party also failed to come forward and defend him at the time, because they had obviously looked at the situation and realised he was blowing nothing more than hot air!




Jones also ran several pre-election broadsheets that were grammatically laughable, being riddled with basic errors. One would think leading politicians seeking votes could get this right.




Jones also made covert tape recordings of members of the pubic and the legality of that dubious situation currently remains under review and a moot point.


Jones and his colleague Ted Hartill (who is frequently to be found either holidaying abroad or enjoying his bicycling hobby at the local community centre) have been noticeable by their nonappearance in the neighbourhood with numerous mystified residents asking why they were even getting paid and for what exactly.

Cllr Hartill was also rather busy presiding over wanton eco-destruction in the local  woodlands



So we do sincerely need to ask ourselves if these so-called councillors are worth what we are paying them, with our example of Cllr Jones here being on the contentious Sefton meal ticket for a considerable £12,907. 80.

Of course other examples may possibly be discovered, yet Cllr Jones is very much a ‘special case’ of public apprehension, due to the quantity of truthful information readily available concerning his questionable ongoing performance.


And who knows? One day the local press may even print a few facts - but we won't hold our breath! 





Friday, 10 July 2015

Teacher spots two more UFOs in Liverpool and Portsmouth 


July 2015, UFO update



A teacher, Kev Thomas, previously featured in my latest book, UFO: The Search Continues.  


Kev contacted me once again in July 2015 with new photos of two separate UFOs that had crossed his path.


PORTSMOUTH UFO

The UFO witnessed in Portsmouth was on June 29 2015.

Kev was returning from a trip to the Isle of Wight. He photographed that UFO whilst on a car ferry at about 8.30 am



Kev actually got two photos of this fascinating UFO.




 Above: The Portsmouth UFO


OTTERSPOOL UFO





The other UFO was seen on May 29th 2015 at Otterspool in the Liverpool region, when Kev was on a short day trip.

The witness correctly stated that this strange object did not look like any known aircraft.

This UFO displayed a shiny upper surface and a classical cylindrical profile.

The identity of these two UFOs remains a mystery.


Did you see anything unusual in the Liverpool or Portsmouth skies?


Pat Regan © 2015 




Wednesday, 8 July 2015



Orange Day celebrations and the way religious and political mind manipulation still works today





In order to understand the present we must study the past.


Basically, the Magna Charta (1215) is not all that it’s cracked up to be. It was a contract between the ruling classes and the monarchy. The Magna Charta simply delayed absolute power from the monarch and distributed it amongst the Barons instead.

Everyday people could still be summarily executed for insignificant crimes on the decree of the ruling Barons and Bishops without trial by jury. Citizens remained as little more than trivial serfs.



Human rights law remained virtually absent until the next turning point. This was the Bill of Rights, put in place by William of Orange in 1689. However, once again the major principle for this 'Bill of Rights' was an endeavour by the ruling class to restructure antique laws to suit its own political purposes. Individual human rights were simply a consequence of the latter.

This Bill of Rights restricted the Monarch's power, granting the power of initiation exclusively to Parliament. The most essential individual human right bestowed at that time was the right for individual citizens to petition the Sovereign. This was a rather shrewd political contrivance meant to pertain exclusively to the organisers of the ruling class and thus shatter regal domination.

Amusingly, the hidden agenda of this so-called ‘Bill of Rights' was that it expressly applied to Protestants and not to Catholics. It was therefore in essence a most successful political subterfuge to disenfranchise Catholics and create an absolutist Protestant state during the period when the country was riddled with a destructive power struggle amongst squabbling Christian sects.

Religious bigotry (you really do have to laugh) was institutionalised within the State, via this flawed ‘Bill of Rights'. Consequently, this situation possibly gives us the factual origin of the religiously-based divergence in Ireland between Protestant Orangemen' and Catholic Republicans. Bigotry is very often a dark thing that is carefully indoctrinated into willing minds, from a very early age.



Controversial modern celebrations of ancient battles that were originally and carefully engineered by astute power-seeking rulers merely show us that they still have their boot on the public’s throat, even today. Support for such opinionated events also show us that there is ‘one born every minute’. Such is the blind, uncompromising, nature of fundamentalism.




 Do societies that claim to uphold true tolerance really do themselves a favour by continuing to celebrate the origins of hate, prejudice and inequality?



Think for yourself - instead of letting others, with hidden agendas, do it for you!


Addendum

The event in Southport seemed to pass off peacefully but some people make life hard for the rest.

As I stood watching near to Queen Victoria's statue with the kids one woman dressed in orange and draped in a flag shouted constant obscenities at the marchers.

She was in fact cheering on in support shouting , "Raise the f****** flag lads",  for several minutes until her clearly embarrassed daughter shouted,  "Shut up mum".