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  • Kevin Steffen
    Heil Öll, Background - We re homeschooling our daughter this year so some of the PBS we normally would not watch are being watched for her studies. A series
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 1, 2002
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      Heil Öll,

      Background - We're homeschooling our daughter this year so some of the
      PBS we normally would not watch are being watched for her studies. A
      series , Secrets of the Dead, is a forensic investigation of bodies
      found. eg - Stonehenge - a body found was late(?) to post dane
      occupation, presumably of an outlaw buried in unconsecrated ground. -
      Witchcraft- links the witch hysterias to ergot poisoning which includes
      the LSD precursor hallucinations, as well as convulsions, and death.

      Facts - A bog burial, sorry, could not get the site name properly from
      their pronunciation, was found in excellent condition. Cause of death
      was slit throat and/or massive trauma to back of head. Contents of
      stomach show last meal consisted of pork and grains which containted
      ergot. Analysis of gut demonstrates presence of the ergot poison
      assimilation, which is at the symptomatic stages.

      Ample evidence of bog burials in heathen cultures which have not been
      subjected to as extensive analysis as the above case. Conjectures for
      burials include sacrifices, and punishment. Most literature sites
      sacrifice by hanging, especially, but not limited to sacrifices to Wod'n.

      Musings - IIRC, there was a Celtic source which mentioned a practice of
      human divination by hallucination induced by Mistletoe poisoning. I
      know there was a popular fiction story where this occurred, then the
      person was sacrificed prior to death by the poisoning. IF some of the
      time correlated the hallucination to the black rye grains, and IF my
      recal of the Celtic source was correct, COULD this man found in the bog
      have been not just an unfortunate killed by his peers in the throws of
      hallucination that they took as possession or being Hag ridden, BUT a
      deliberate sacrifice by poisoning?

      Question - Since this does provide significant details concerning one
      bog burial, with the many bog burials seemingly relevant to our Heathen
      religion, and the mass of speculation concerning them, should we include
      a brief synopsis of this in a small section on bog burials/sacrifices in
      the intermediate course? There is supposed to be a section at PBS.ORG
      on this series at this time, but I have not been able to verify this as
      of this morning since the show aired last night.

      Night Winds



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    • Kevin Steffen
      Ok, went and checked the website for the case histories. They totally missed mentioning the bog man data on the site, and actually had only a third of the
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 2, 2002
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        Ok, went and checked the website for the case histories. They totally
        missed mentioning the bog man data on the site, and actually had only a
        third of the case for the ergot as a source of the hysteria from what
        was in the show. So no use to the idea.

        Kevin Steffen wrote:

        > Heil Öll,
        >
        >Background - We're homeschooling our daughter this year so some of the
        >PBS we normally would not watch are being watched for her studies. A
        >series , Secrets of the Dead, is a forensic investigation of bodies
        >found. eg - Stonehenge - a body found was late(?) to post dane
        >occupation, presumably of an outlaw buried in unconsecrated ground. -
        >Witchcraft- links the witch hysterias to ergot poisoning which includes
        >the LSD precursor hallucinations, as well as convulsions, and death.
        >
        >Facts - A bog burial, sorry, could not get the site name properly from
        >their pronunciation, was found in excellent condition. Cause of death
        >was slit throat and/or massive trauma to back of head. Contents of
        >stomach show last meal consisted of pork and grains which containted
        >ergot. Analysis of gut demonstrates presence of the ergot poison
        >assimilation, which is at the symptomatic stages.
        >
        >Ample evidence of bog burials in heathen cultures which have not been
        >subjected to as extensive analysis as the above case. Conjectures for
        >burials include sacrifices, and punishment. Most literature sites
        >sacrifice by hanging, especially, but not limited to sacrifices to Wod'n.
        >
        >Musings - IIRC, there was a Celtic source which mentioned a practice of
        >human divination by hallucination induced by Mistletoe poisoning. I
        >know there was a popular fiction story where this occurred, then the
        >person was sacrificed prior to death by the poisoning. IF some of the
        >time correlated the hallucination to the black rye grains, and IF my
        >recal of the Celtic source was correct, COULD this man found in the bog
        >have been not just an unfortunate killed by his peers in the throws of
        >hallucination that they took as possession or being Hag ridden, BUT a
        >deliberate sacrifice by poisoning?
        >
        >Question - Since this does provide significant details concerning one
        >bog burial, with the many bog burials seemingly relevant to our Heathen
        >religion, and the mass of speculation concerning them, should we include
        >a brief synopsis of this in a small section on bog burials/sacrifices in
        >the intermediate course? There is supposed to be a section at PBS.ORG
        >on this series at this time, but I have not been able to verify this as
        >of this morning since the show aired last night.
        >
        >Night Winds
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