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Friday, 28 October 2016

Halloween: sacred link to our native British spiritual inheritance

Halloween often creates a great deal of misunderstanding.  Consequently, what follows may help to simplify the situation.

Our modern celebration of Halloween was originally called 'Samhain,' which comes from the Gaelic/Celtic meaning for ‘November’ and ‘summer’s end’. The first Celtic settlers arrived here in around 600 BC, fetching with them their own 'nature - based polytheistic form of spiritual belief systems.

Samhain represented the beginning of the long cold winter. It was a time when the cattle had to be steered into sheltered quarters, as a protective measure against incoming frost and snowstorm. It was also a melancholy period for many Celts because the winter’s chill could always prove too much for numerous elderly, sick, or loved ones badly injured in conflict.


Because of its link with the 'Dark Half' of the year, Samhain was regarded as the "Festival of the Dead". It stood as a sacred time when the curtain betwixt the living and their cherished ancestors was at its thinnest point. This had nothing to do with evil of any kind. Such preposterous notions were only promoted later on by the narrow-minded Church fathers in order to win the population away from its native, earth-orientated spiritual heritage. Today's Halloween party games such as Trick or treat, Apple-bobbing etc, all stem from primordial Celtic customs/traditions.

Samhain, although often an enormously serious matter to the elders, was in addition a last chance for the younger folk in the tribe to let off steam before the cold blanket of winter finally settled in.

For many years Christianity and Paganism coexisted moderately well. However, in the year 601 AD, Pope Gregory instructed his missionary St Augustine to: ‘Destroy all Pagan Idols and cleanse the native temples’ in order to convert the indigenous peoples to Christianity.

The iron-fist of monotheistic absolutism was to open up the floodgates of ethnic spiritual terrorism for the unsuspecting Pagan folk of these green isles.

Many pre-Christian festivals had by this time been requisitioned by the new-fangled ‘one god’ religion from the East. Nonetheless, Samhain with its mysterious balance of reflection, sadness, magic and elation proved the hardest nut for the obsessive missionaries to crack.


The Celtic 'Horned God’ Cernunnos, Herne, or Belatucadros (to mention but a few of his titles), is a deity representing the vital masculine fertilising aspects inherent in nature. The Greek Pan and Roman Faunus also occupy parallel 'Horned God' roles.

The original Pagan Celts did ‘not’ believe in the Christian notion of evil (Satan). However, in order to degrade the native Pagan religion of our ancestors the Christian Church produced the destructive myth that native horned deities, like the above, were all different faces of the 'Devil'.

More about the Horned God here: 

Evil within the Church – the lie to end all lies…

Bigoted absolutist moralisers are still to this day using this outrageous Christian lie; deviously linking our rich Pagan spiritual birthright with ecclesiastically - professed evil. Of course, traditional Church allegations of malicious Witchcraft relate to the zealous missionary quest to purge the land of our old Pagan religion and replace it with their new brand of biased, eastern, spiritual terrorism. Witchcraft itself is an ancient vestige of true Celtic Paganism and has always stood as a ‘positive’ means for man to link to the eternal psychic realm and his/her connection to the divine. Our British folklore is chock full of olden-day wisdom that is there to be discovered for any freethinker.

The Church, as devious as ever, naturally held a lethal vested interest in disparaging every aspect of the Old Religion, so that it could replace it with fundamental ecclesiastical authority. Later on, any individual who dared to simply question the Church was soon arrested, tortured and finally hanged by the neck or burnt alive at the stake for their dissent from Church control.  Clearly, the real evil within society never came for any poor soul living alone accused of witchcraft or heresy, but from the self-righteous monsters in high positions of ecclesiastical power.

Sadly, many folk today never question this malicious Church-orientated falsehood or realise how cunningly the Church has robbed them of their British spiritual birthright. Many never even know how they have subconsciously towed the Church’s line. We have accepted their vile Church lies for centuries, yet today a new light shines and it will glow brighter with every freethinker that learns the truth!

Halloween/Samhain stands as a powerful symbol of popular cultural defiance against religious mind control and fundamentalism today.

More Halloween facts (not Church-orientated spin) below...

(1) Halloween is traditionally one of the oldest British religious festivals celebrated in Scotland particularly up to and beyond 1870s. It is not an American invention.

(2) Trick or Treat is not an American invention - the games, fun and harum scarum at Halloween are all typically British being listed in Robert Burns 1875 poem Halloween for all to see. It is part of our traditional culture.

(3) There is absolutely no medical evidence to suggest that dressing up or the wearing of masks is psychologically damaging to children or in any way harmful. The allegation is false. Children have been happily celebrating Halloween for hundreds of years without harm.

(4) Halloween is a genuine Celtic festival and was celebrated in Britain long before it was Christianised. The early Christians invented All Saints Day on November 2 to try to replace Halloween but failed because the people enjoyed Halloween so much.

(5) Attacks on Halloween by religious bigots are now outlawed under the Religious Hatred laws and Pagans are demanding that the Church of England stops those amongst its members who feel they have to insult the ceremonies and rites of other religions. Can you imagine the outcry if they had accused Muslims of abusing their children by making them fast during Ramadan?

(6) Everyone to his own, Pagans see the modern Christmas as an appallingly materialistic travesty of ancient religious ideals, yet we don't go around demanding that Christmas decorations and outdoor illuminations are banned.

(7) Saman's Vigil is the Anglicised interpretation of the Celtic festival 'Samhain' pronounced 'Zoween' or 'Sowin'. It is also termed Festival of Light or Fire. The Vigil of Saman, or Samhain, occurs on October 31st and was observed for at least a thousand years before Britain was Christianised.

(8) Samhain was the Celts' most important festival because it was marked as their New Year's Day.

(9) Saman is the Celtic lord of Death and Rebirth. Samhain is the mysterious, late season festival for remembering our beloved ancestors and renewing fire for the harsh cold months of winter. Its basis is intimately linked with 'LOVE' and the natural cycle and not any type of evil, as trouble-making evangelists would have us believe.

(10) Christian fundamentalist activists always rush in to claim that Halloween is not a British tradition and should not be followed in the U.K. This falsehood relies upon igniting  'Anti-American' sentiment within insular British minds, because the truth of the matter is that Halloween is NOT an American importation, it is an entirely British tradition, which was actually exported to the U.S.A. by European immigrants. Such fundamentally - inspired racism, against our American cousins, should not be tolerated in a modern UK society.

Halloween is primarily an ancient celebration of love for life, our mysterious affiliation with the earth and intimate respect for the dearly departed.

Have fun and be safe …

Children are best accompanied by adults when Trick or treating and the ever-present dangers of messing with fire at Halloween, Bonfire Night, or indeed at any other parties, must always be kept in mind.

Think of the animals...

Speaking of the later date of November 5th / Bonfire Night, do please remember that hedgehogs like to hide in dry stacks of twigs so always check they are not there 'before' lighting fires.

Fireworks also create a great deal of avoidable stress for domestic pets, such as cats and dogs, so why not forget the noisy bangers etc  this year and give the pets a break?

NB. Pat is the author of several published books including, ‘The New Pagan Handbook’, ‘The Devil God’s Best Friend’ and ‘Pagan Heritage’.

Please see the following explanatory blog link for more facts regarding Halloween and discover how some superfluous fundamentalist prejudice was previously stopped

A happy and safe Halloween to all…

Pat Regan ©

More important data here on this festival: 

Visit this informative site for more info on the ‘real’ reasons behind previous disinformation put out by sectarian fundamentalists.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Circumzenithal arc witnessed over Lancashire this afternoon

A circumzenithal arc appeared high over Hesketh Bank farmlands this afternoon.

 The Circumzenithal arc is also know as the 'Upside down Rainbow', for obvious reasons.  

This attractive phenomenon forms when sunlight refracts through horizontal ice crystals at such an angle that the light enters the crystal through its flat top face and exits through a side prism face, causing the distinctive upside-down rainbow effect. These arcs are linked to cirrus clouds. More data here...

They may occasionally be seen when sundogs are in the sky, yet can often be missed due to their high altitude.

See also...

Pat Regan © 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Huge dock fire still blazing away tonight

Fire control teams have been busy trying to quell a huge fire at Seaforth Docks that started last night.

NB. The photos were taken with a super-zoom camera, @ max 50 x  zoom from tall sand dunes between Hightown and Crosby. The extended depth of field presented, via the lens when focused over large areas, can appear to bring objects closer together. This is comparable to shots when an aircraft is passing the moon and both seem to be in focus, so appear very close together.

The Liverpool sky seen from Hightown/Crosby sand dunes  - full of thick billowing smoke. 

Tonight plumes of smoke  greeted ships that entered the Mersey estuary.

Anyone with health concerns about the smoke’s bearing on their health should contact the NHS 111 service or a local GP for advice.


Pat Regan © 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Xmas Fundraising event 2016 for Ormskirk Neonatal Unit

Fundraiser Emma Graham stated: 

"We are hoping to raise £500 from this final event of the year.  We  are holding a Family Christmas Shopping Evening on Friday 25th November at St Jeromes Parish Club, Greenloons Drive, Formby, 5.30pm-9.30pm. We have got local businesses attending with their Christmas gifts and ideas- a few examples are Shelley's Flowers, Green Bubbles Soaps, Gilly's Jams, Bodyshop at Home, plus many many more. There's a chance to also get your nails done on the night."

Images below from last years's event...

We have also got local groups attending to entertain during the evening for example Make Noise 2 & Amanda Neale Singing Academy plus others. There will be refreshments available, bar, Facepainting by Fancy Faces Southport and a Raffle. Goody bags to the first 50 adults through the door."

Emma added: 

"Our son Theo was born 10 weeks premature weighing 2lbs 8oz at Ormskirk Neonatal Unit in October 2012 and is about to celebrate his 4th Birthday. We have been fundraising for the Neonatal Unit ever since helping to raise funds for much needed equipment. This year we are helping to raise funds towards monitors and incubators for the bed/cotside."

Advanced Tickets are on sale now and are £1 per Adult and Children are free, door prices will be £2 per Adult and 50p per child.  If anyone is wanting advanced tickets please contact...   or call Emma 07979062082.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Why do Christians honour Mass Murderers?

Sadistic burner of men treated like a hero - WHY?

Christianity openly honours evil murderers as saints and heroes and come Sunday the faithful will be kneeling like trained sheep in the churches.

One example of the wickedness  behind this one aspect of blind fundamentalism is Sir Thomas More.

Sir Thomas More, 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535, was venerated by Roman Catholics as ‘Saint Thomas More’. He was beatified in December 29th, 1886 by Pope Leo XIII and canonized in May 19th, 1935 by Pope Pius XI. Catholics often bless themselves when they recall Thomas More.

In 1980, More was added to the Church of England's calendar of Saints and Heroes of the Christian Church.  He was a councillor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to 16 May 1532.

However, this great veneration seems very bizarre when we recall that this monster of Christian fundamentalism was quite happy to authorise the BURNING AT THE STAKE of folks (heretics) who simply failed to share his pious religious world view.

During More's chancellorship, six people were burned at the stake for heresy.  His biographer Peter Ackroyd noted that Thomas More explicitly "approved of Burning".

Heresy in fact could be alleged for simply owning a banned book back then. 

More's sadism can be likened to any form of brutality from the later Nazi era. Consequently, can we ever see a time when the Church may decide to make saints out to Hitler's SS legions? After all, Hitler was a devout Christian as well. 

Surely the question today for all caring people within  any fair-minded global village community must be...

Why exactly does the Church honour Mass Murderers?

Pat Regan © 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Fight to Save Woods at Ainsdale’s George Drive continues

The Sovini Group have now applied to Sefton Council for permission to build 17 dwellings plus 4 self-contained apartments and car parking space adjacent to  George Drive and Elizabeth Drive.

Residents and other campaigners have already set up an action group and Facebook page to challenge what they see as the proposed  wanton destruction of valuable ecological woodlands and a place that their children have played in for generations.

Objections to this proposed crime against nature may be sent into the Council and must be received before 3 November 2016. 

It is a natural wooded area with legally-protected wildlife and it is effectively the green lungs of the local community in George Drive. So much UK woodland is being destroyed and house prices in the area may well decrease with more developments.
Please send in your objections and also sign the Save Our Woods petition.

This established woodlands holds a plethora of wildlife, including many species of wild birds that rely on this lovely old green area for survival. Legally – protected Bats are also known to use the woodland as a roost.

Additional info here: 

The ongoing loss of our fragile green spaces should deeply concern us all... 

N.B. Letters against development proposals are already going in. Please send in your letter now at this link...

Quoting Ref: DC/2016/01935

Pat Regan © 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Tory Councillor (Dolly Bird) Louise Dickens attacks Southport Author on Twitter

Louise Dickens, a Conservative councillor for Richmondshire in North Yorkshire, recently (21/09/2016) spat her dummy at an internationally published author after a short but impassioned exchange of words.

Southport’s Pat Regan, a controversial author of nine published books, has called for Dickens to resign, he stated:

“I have just been verbally abused on Twitter by Louise Dickens, the granddaughter of the late Geoffrey Dickens MP for simply mentioning home truths. It seems that anyone who dares to criticise her position will be treated with arrogant disrespect. These Tory councillors get so nasty at times when in states of denial and like Louise they can never admit when they are 100% wrong. There is now an extensive file of evidence that her grandfather was both homophobic and a bigot, using theological undertones to justify his blatant prejudice against others. Louise cannot (or will not) see any wrong. I believe she should resign as a public representative. How can any professional Tory councillor with such outrageous views represent constituents properly? I actually highlighted her abuse to a local councillor I know who replied : “I don’t know her but that's not appropriate”. I could not agree more as this may potentially be a Code of Conduct issue."

Dickens (a hairdresser) was clearly feeling the heat after other posters tweeted opinions that her late grandfather was fully accountable for various degrees of social and religious bigotry. One human rights group (SAFF) that had posted against Ms Dickens had also presented accurate historical data to support allegations against the late MP.

See also:

Ms Dickens failed to successfully defend her position and instead resorted to childish abuse.

The embarrassing lack of adult discernment coming from Dickens is becoming widely known and is clearly not aiding her political aspirations in any way. Such unprofessional conduct shames the Tory Party.

A poster on ‘Vote UK Forum’ had this to say about Ms Dickens. 

Post by maxque on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:12am

“Louise Dickens, the Conservative candidate in Richmond East, is the granddaughter of conspiracy nut and bigot Geoffrey Dickens. She seems to have the same obsessions that her grandfather had, too and to like Simon Danczuk.” 

Ms Dickens, who refers to herself as ‘Dolly Bird’, has also been more recently criticised for sleeping with the enemy. Her affair with a Labour MP, serial womaniser Simon Danczuk, has fallen apart. 

Simon Danczuk remains suspended from the Labour Party after he admitted sending sexually explicit messages to a 17-year-old girl in January.

Being in denial forms no good reason to hide the facts. Louise Dickens should act like an adult and face facts instead of writing such unnecessary abuse on her twitter pages. Schoolgirl name-calling like this changes nothing and in fact brings her role in politics into disrepute. No wonder UK politics is in the pits if this is the best they can offer Joe Public. 

Ms Dickens was not available for comment at the time of publication.  

N.B. Pat Regan has written hard-hitting books on politics, mythology, ufology and fly fishing amongst other diverse things. 

Our sympathy should rest firmly with the good constituents in her Yorkshire ward. They deserve much better than what Dolly Bird is offering today!