Category Archives: folklore

Jack Rabbit

Jack Rabbit: Lepus timidus Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Lagomorpha; Family: Leporidae; Genus: Lepus species: (various) common: timidus Description: Jackrabbits are actually hares, and are mammals in the leporids belonging to the Genus Lepus. They are in the … Continue reading

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Tamarisk

Tamarisk aka Tamarix Folknames: Salt Cedar, Tamarisk Description: There are over 50-60 species of flowering plants in the family of Tamaricaceae native to the dry regions of Eurasia and Africa. It was named after the Tamaris River in Hispania Tarraconensis … Continue reading

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Pirates

When one thinks of “Pirates” they immediately conjure up the image portrayed by Disney and fabled adventure books of either Captain Hook and Tinker Bell, or Johnny Depp and the “Pirates of the Carribean”. Pirates of the Carribbean is by … Continue reading

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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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