The Making of A God and Other Works of Black Art

The Lost Writings of Basil Crouch

James. Finbarr

Copyright © 2010 F1NBARR INTERNATIONAL

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WhHst she was yet kneeling themagician tied three cords around her arm, two red and one while, ligbtlytied, The Ioese ends ofthe cords were long enough to be placed beneath a small glass bowl si mated in front, of the fetish, Into this bowl she placed her offering, Tile cords, were then placed over the shoulders of me fetish, she 'then speaking:

'Oh grea,[ Lords of Flame I appeal to thee to receive vital force. Thou, who control nature's vast and wondrous powers, and who created aU in, the beginning: to your awesome might 1 make my plea. Render me free from my suffering so that I maymanifest tily greetpowers on this. earthly plane. To this purpose may thy powers descend on me, a child of Earth. To thee, Supreme Intelligeaee of the Stars.] submit my plea to make whole. I know thiU thy limitless power eancure me of ,aU ills, for I am, the offspring of thy starry divinity .. With aU m,y heart I long to worship thee, To Thee I submit, dean sed and purified in thy starry' substance/

The ritual oyer, she washed her hands. She regained thefull use of her arm, enjoying a speedy and complete recovery

Mr Crouch attempts. toexplain the idea, behind the Fan-Shaped Destiny, but by his own admission says it is difficult to understand: I certainly don't understand, The gist of it is that we each have several simnhaneous destinies, but can choose only one. As an example, he says that in. a car crash we can be iniured lighely or bad1y~ or escape entirely unscathed. Death is another possible outcome, His suggesnon of 'choice" makes no sense, for in the event of an accident we have no cnoi.,cefor that is the whole essence of an accident, At that instant we are incapable ofchoice. However, he also adds that what one can do is to speak iI:O the fetish each morning telling it that you choose to have a good idea, that: whatever the daybrings iii: win be in you.r faveur, Make a point of telling your fetish what goodyou expect each day.

A,LIENS IN RWANDA?

Curiously" just asI am dosing this work an. interesting newspaperreport has been passedto me. It appeared in theAmerican weekly tabloid 'The Sun, dated January 2.5, 2010 and concerns the discovery of aremarkable cemetery deep' in the African jungle in Kigali, Rwanda. It was stumbled upon by-government officials investigating poachers who bunt andkiU endangered species. in the area. A team of anthropologists flew in led by Dr Lars Amders from the Stockholm University and Dr Hugo Childs from Switz,er:land.Wbat astonished them was the nature of the corpses - nOE humaas.not primaresl Rows and rows of bodieswere stacked five deep, in. shallow graves. Soil and tissue samples suggest. they have been there some 600 years and are: remarkably wen preserved Each one is over seven feel in height, extremely thin with large heads and long sinewy necks. The area has been cordoned off and prohibited to outsiders for fea:r of conramlnatien wbilst the she is being investigated,

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