Category Archives: folklore

Cave of the Cats (Roscommon, Ireland)

Oweynagat Cave – Cave of the Cats – Gateway to the Underworld and the Morrigan’s Palace. Rathcrohan / Rosscommon, Ireland GPS: 53.79677, -8.31038Article/Research by Thomas Baurley/Leaf McGowan/Technogypsie Productions, 10 October 2017 One of my most favorite sites in Ireland is … Continue reading

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Agate

Agate ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Folk Name: Agate Taxonomy: Locality: Description: This mineralized stone comes in various colors and compositions. Uses: Folklore/Spirituality: Believed to awaken inherent talents, transforms negativity, balancing the physical and emotional … Continue reading

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Viking Face and Body Painting

Ritual Painting of Face and Bodies in Viking Culture by Thomas Baurley, 9/6/2017 It is a controversial and well debated subject whether or not the Vikings painted their faces and bodies. The Vikings were certainly exposed to the practice from … Continue reading

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Wooden Masks

Wooden Masks ~ Article and research by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Research, August 7, 2017 Throughout history masks have been made for various reasons, and wood was a common medium for making them in. Every culture had examples of them. Masks … Continue reading

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Totems: Pacific Northwest Aboriginal Culture

TotemsArticle and research by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Research, August 7, 2017 One of the phenomenal ominous presences in the Pacific Northwest, as well as superNATURAL British Columbia, is the plethera of artistic totems created by the past and present Pacific … Continue reading

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Sculpin Figurine

Sculpin FigurineArticle and research by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Research, August 7, 2017 The North American Northwest and Columbia Plateau Tribes as well as Pacific Coast Tribes have very intriguing “sculpin figurines” in their culture and archaeological record. The Artwork of … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Article by Thomas Baurley, Leaf McGowan, Technogypsie Research www.technogypsie.com on December 3, 2016. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Subphylum: Vertebrata; Class: Reptilia; Order: Squamata; Suborder: Serpentes; Family: Viperidae; Subfamily: Crotalinae. genera is either Crotalus or Sistrurus. Common Names: Rattlesnake; … Continue reading

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Cairns and stacked rocks

Cairns and Stacked Rocks By Thomas Baurley The stacking of stones is a widespread cultural practice all around the world. You know it is a remnant of modern, historical, or prehistoric cultural manufacture because they were not placed there by … Continue reading

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Paul Koudounaris’ lecture on Heavenly Bodies : Spectacular Jeweled Skeletons

Paul Koudounaris: Heavenly Bodies* Lecture, Slide Show, and Book Signing * The Strange Factory * Albuquerque, New Mexico * Friday, November 22, 2013 * A race from Taos to Albuquerque to visit a friend’s lecture on his amazing discoveries about … Continue reading

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Cicada

From Prince William Forest Park, Occoquan, Virginia CicadaHemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadoidea I’ve experienced the cicadas before when i was younger, and once again got to see a few of them, up close and personal. As we were camping in Prince William … Continue reading

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