The Witching Hour
The witching hour is a time of night when supernatural creatures are believed to be particularly active, making it a prime time of night for witchcraft. Many people think of midnight specifically when they hear this term, while others more generally associate it with the dead of night, the dark hours when few people are awake and about. The association of darkness and supernatural activity is quite ancient, although the term itself only dates back to around the early 1800s; terms like “the witching time of night” were used prior to this period.
Darkness has had mystical associations in many human cultures, from ancient times till the present day. It is believed that the witching hour is when the boundaries that separate our world from the next are at their most fragile. Where a little nudge from either side can make the two worlds overlap.
Many people historically believed that the witching hour marked a period of greater activity by witches, demons, ghouls, and other creatures who are not of this world. In some regions of the world, people still try to avoid going out late at night, while others who are interested in supernatural events may make a deliberate effort to be out and about at midnight or thereabouts. While belief in the supernatural is generally on the fringes of many modern societies, even pragmatic people have been known to comment that the depths of the night do sometimes feel a bit eerie and mysterious, especially during a new moon.
your voice lures me out into the darkest night
helps me see with more than just my sight
guides me by the light of a million stars
carries me out up and far
draws me further into the wild
has been with me since i was a child
leads me to the waters edge
calls me in over my head
pulls me up out and away
when i turn begs me to stay
brings me closer to the fire
lobes over the barbed wire
from the trees and from the lake
keeps me strong when i am afraid
shows me secrets no one else knows
heard in heart and in my ghost
takes me places no one else goes
challenge me to be my most
felt in stone and cold and wood
a mystery but understood
connects my heart to endless space
fluid power that flows with grace
reaches through the veil and past
connects the worlds tho deep and vast
as distant thunder of a coming storm
the dawn chorus of every morn
pulls me inwards down and near
with brutal truth, you make all clear
instructs this mythollugical engineer
always and all ways
listen close when it says…
new cases, new tapes. began dubbing the album tonight.
release party on tuesday november 5th.
Guelph Adventurist Society Presents:
The Silence and the Earth
a thirty minute multimedia shadow PLAY exploring
a cosmic environmental story of love, loss of home &
letting go, with small characters & tiny, moveable parts.
a conversation between the last human and the Earth.
performed by Jess X Chen and Beyon.
more info: loveholdletgo.com , www.jessxchen.com
zine reading by byron. (mythollurgy.tumblr.com)
What : The Silence and the Earth (shadow puppet play, with animation, poetry and music)
Where : 70 Huron st. (thehousebythetracks.tumblr.com)
When : Tuesday November 5th, 7:15pm
How much : 5$ or pwyc to support touring playwrights and musicians.
1) my finished j-card for my distance tape.
2, 3, 4) set the type, build the chase
5) spread the ink
6) print on the press
7, 8) clean up the rollers
9) finished j card with printed word “distance
thank you matty!
liner notes, cut and stapled for the distance project.. im going to fold them when the j sleeve’s have been printed on our printing press.
It’s Autumns Eve
The lamp is lit around the fire we children sit
telling ghost stories bit by bit
Till sister Jane says SHHHhhhhh…
…what’s that crawling across the kitchen floor?
What’s that peeking round the bedroom door?
What’s That Screaming Under Your Bed……
IT’S A GOBLIN!