Talk: Isobel Gowdie and the Spirits of The Moon
The Shapeshifting Traditions of the Trows found fame in the region of Loch Loy when the Queen of Elphame entertained a vivacious woman at Downie Hill under the moon whence as hares, horses and goats, they would feast with the devil! These 17th century sabbats surfaced in the documents ascribed to Robert Cochrane three centuries later as The Spirits of the Moon!
Shani Oates is an Occultist, Mystic, Luciferian Pilgrim of the Forbidden Arts, Independent Researcher, historian and writer of cultural Folk-lore and Folk-magics of the UK and its Northern Heritage, of Traditional Craft and Ancestral Tradition, (particularly of the Robert Cochrane Tradition). Spae-wife and Matriarch of ‘The People of Goda, The Clan of Tubal Cain.’ Student of Anthropology, Tantra, Philosophy and the arcane Other.
Author of several innovative and informative books on the myths, gods and diverse archetypes that imbue and inform the Cults and Crafts of Witchcraft and Folk-Traditions of our modern times reaching back to those arcane. Works include: Tubelo’s Green Fire, The Arcane Veil, Star-Crossed Serpent Volumes I-IV ( through Mandrake of Oxford), The People of Goda, Tubal’s Mill & TM:Legend, Paean to Hekate (through Create Space), and Crafting the Arte of Tradition, The Devil’s Supper, The Hanged God and Wolfs-Head through Anathema Publishing Ltd. Numerous articles in other Craft Anthologies, periodicals and magazines over the last two decades. For a detailed bibliography and further works, visit: