Teleplasm is an alternate term for ectoplasm. A.G.H. Source: 9, 1675.
Past and Present Beliefs
Within this section are discussions of beliefs, some are very old while others are fairly new. The discussions will attempt to show some of the origins of these beliefs, their common characteristics, and the reasons they are still held.
Looking Inside Pandora’s Box by Jill Lowy The myth of Pandora’s Box is very fascinating. I think most people are familiar with this unique Greek myth. The name “Pandora” comes from the Greek and means “giver of all”. She was said to be the first woman created by Zeus. She was given unique gifts by […]
Cambions are offspring of the incubi and succubi according to Bodin and Delamare. Others have described these creatures; some of the descriptions are kind while others are not. Luther wrote of them in his Colloquies saying they show no sign of life before seven years of age. He saw one cry when he touched it. Malole states, according to Boguet in his Discours […]
In England, Scotland and Germany this is an animal or human figure made from the last sheaf of corn of the harvest. Sometimes it is kept to insure a bountiful crop next year. According to other folk customs the corn dolly is burned in a harvest fire. When burned it is symbolic of the […]
A name given to a female vampire or werewolf (see Lycanthropy) in Surinam Negro folk belief. She transforms from human to animal form at night and travels around drinking human blood. According to belief the best way to stop her is by sprinkling grains or seeds about, when seeing them she has a compulsion […]
The virgin birth was believed to be the divine impregnation of a young woman by a god. The virgin mother-to-be deflowered herself be straddling the sacred lingam–the god’s erect penis–so it penetrated her. While conceiving the god’s son, the virgin placed a wreath of flowers upon the head of the god’s image. This was […]