The coven was also known to use an hallucinogen, the fly agaric mushroom, which could be eaten only in exceedingly small does…The old volunteer duly collapsed and died, and it is not known whether it was from an overdose of mushrooms, over-exhaustion or the cold.
The great sacrifice had been made and the potency of their magic could have been enhanced when two other members of the coven died from pneumonia in the following two weeks, and two others passed to the waiting room for reincarnation not long afterwards.” (pages 45-46 emphasis mine). At The Heart of Darkness: Witchcraft, Black Magic and Satanism Today.
It performed its ritual on the full moons of June, July and August and the latter was the day Hitler scrapped the invasion plans.
New York: Citadel Press Books, 1993KK ISBN: 0-8065-1428-0. There is also another account of this act from another source by an interview of novelist Louis Wilkinson by Francis King: ” On at least one occasion the Hampshire witches [meaning Gardner’s coven] indulged in human sacrifice-but done in such a way that there could be any legal unpleasantness.
This was done in May 1940, when Hitler’s invasion was felt to be imminent.
In the abstract, they note that the forests of Nuristan feature some pretty rough terrain, so there’s still some mystery surrounding the animals that call this region home .
As for the musk deer, the scientists say that the steep climbs in the area mean the animals are hard to approach.
It’s actually the musk, in addition to meat, that has led to the animal’s endangered status.
They have been the target of hunters in search of musk glands that can fetch a lot of money.
chiefly used the blood sacrifice; and while we hold this to be evil, we cannot deny that this method is very efficient.
Power flashes forth from newly shed blood, instead of exuding slowly as by our method.
There are several different species of musk deer that live in a number of Asian countries, with the Kashmir musk deer native to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.