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It's almost Walpurgisnacht. No better moment to have a closer look at our witches of the special unit Hexen in Maier files. Where did this cruel hatred against women and the ancient pre-christian sanctuaries start? [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] When Pope Innocent VIII (1484–92) professed his belief in witchcraft, he condemned it, and dispatched inquisitors to Germany to try its supposed practitioners and punish...

There is a subconscious double standard: Infinities of time seem a little different from infinities of space. It is natural to think that space extends out in all directions forever (or is this a culturally instilled belief?). Time is supposed to be infinite only in the future direction. We ask when time began but rarely where space began. The infinity of...

It’s been said that Otto Maier headed to Pohjola. Maybe this was an astray for the powerful men who tried to track him down. Maybe it's just a clue or perhaps a code. But where’s Pohjola? Pohjola_ (poch'-yo-la) means the Northland something very  similar to Hyperborea. Far up in the ice-bound north, where the sun is almost invisible in winter, and where...

If you try to unravel the different levels, connections, storylines and hidden meanings in Maier files, getting into the world of Disir and ancient European goddesses can be very helpful. An interesting read is the original work written by Alice Karlsdóttir a leading expert on Norse religion, the Norse Goddess. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] Mrs. Karlsdóttir in her book Norse Goddess Magic  states that...

Deeper levels and meanings in tales not only transcend time, they also cross continents and cultures. These links and hidden meanings one can find best in original local tradition and folklore. One such link is the original French myth of Melusine, whose name is associated with honey. Her story recalls the Indian tradition whereby the royal lineage claimed to come...

“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day, but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.” — Thomas Jefferson    American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and...