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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Posts Tagged ‘Witchcraft


March 7, 2014

The dominant feature in my posts is probably my interest in the supernatural. Interesting things in current affairs creep in often enough, but religion and the supernatural have pride of place. I include the Christian religion as part of the supernatural because that’s where it belongs. Sometimes people see it as completely different, but that […]


April 6, 2013

Nshila Ileloka here – fictional heroine of Chris Elgood books. I saw a tweet about assisting married friends to conceive. Could imitative magic help? Failing body parts, would names on back of images be enough? I believe one should make every effort to do the job thoroughly. Witchdoctoring works through a spiritual agency and the […]


March 27, 2013

Nshila talking – consultant assassin, witchdoctor and heroine of Chris Elgood’s three books.  I am disappointed to hear no whisper of some minion in the British Security Service searching for me. It’s just not possible that they have no contingency plan for eliminating Abu Qatada. The legal charade has gone on so long that somebody must have considered […]


February 18, 2013

Nshila speaking. My present thinking about what works and what does not work, and why, is that the real power lies with the spirit agent who responds to my need. The procedures and artefacts (rituals, bones, etc) may or may not be aids to concentration, and any aid they provide may be to the spirit […]


February 5, 2013

This is Nshila talking – the fictional heroine of three books. In my last post I explained a pseudo-scientific experiment I was planning to test the efficacy of my witchdoctoring procedures. It failed, but also helped me. I set up my control by doing all the usual things and Ellie McFain ignored her usual dog-walking […]


January 8, 2013

I am interested in witchcraft because the heroine of my three books is a witchdoctor and consultant assassin. I want to make her as credible as possible and I therefore research the subjects. Sensible research has to include the opposition, so I read books and posts by skeptics, who don’t believe in the supernatural and […]


November 20, 2012

I am still searching for ideas about the reality of witchcraft so that I can further empower the heroine of my books. I am beginning to wonder whether ‘proof’ in the sense I was educated to accept is a meaningless concept. Am I looking for something that only has relevance within a limited mental framework? […]


November 14, 2012

In a previous post I explained my search for some clear link between witchcraft and a physical outcome – a link that did not depend on psychological manipulation. The search interests me because I want to further empower my fictional heroine without straying too far into fantasy. I have made no progress. What I have […]


October 24, 2012

I am forever trying to find some sort of proof that witchcraft works. Why? because the heroine of my books uses it and I want to empower her. But my endeavour may be doomed. Very many people – philosophers – priests – alchemists – scientists etc. have ben trying for centuries without success. There is […]