I want to make a stang. I’ve been trying to steal my mother’s for a large number of years with no luck, but now I want to make my own. But I’m not very crafty so I think I’ll ask for help from a carpenter.
I think I want it to look pretty normal. So if I’m out in the woods people will just think it’s a really nice walking stick.
Depending on your tradition you can make the tines detachable, like a set of horns that you can plug in or you can tie on, then you could carry the horns in your pack and use the stick as a walking stick.
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Spirit, I was just wondering, what exactly IS a Black Goat pit? I googled it and I couldn’t find anything about it. Is it something witches used in the past?
Well it is a modern expression of some kind of secret ritual practice of an old group of people who live/d in Cornwall since the 1600s. But if you read the dig diaries and all the articles on the Saveok Water Archealogy site and compare it to what we do know about West Country British, Cornish and the nearby Welsh folk magical traditions to make an educated guess.
What we know is that the Black Goat was significant in the witch trials repeatedly, as a manifestation of the black man, the “devil”, and a costume the coven leader wore. I believe that the archaeologist avoiding making these associations directly because there may still be living descendants of the family and they would not want to be publicly associated with what (as we have seen very obviously in the last couple days on my blog, most people jump to the conclusion of thinking is satanic even within the alternative spirituality community and outside of us many of the public think its a type of horrific satanic practice (son of Sam or Charles Manson style)).
The other older pits made in the same manner, have black cat and swan skin linings. The black cat is even more obviously associated with witches and again I think out of respect for the former residents privacy, the archaeologist avoided making that plain. We know very little about polytheist Cornwall—folk tales weren’t taken down there til very late and language revitalization is very new. But looking to nearby Wales and all across the Brythonic and Gaelic ancient world associated with certain goddesses and fertility. The most similar thing that anyone can read up on easily is the Crane-bag. Although very tentative and poetic, Robert Graves repeatedly conflates swans and cranes.
I have worked with other witches here and in Cornwall to research these links further and have found a few small clues, but all of us have felt compelled and in someway commanded to protect their privacy. I think that the Saveok Water Archealogy site is a quiet confirmation that at least some form of traditional witchcraft does predate and continue past 1950.
I will continue to watch this dig site diary closely as she makes new discoveries all the time. Don’t rely too much on the info given in the early articles. For example initially she thought that some pits were empty, speculating that the creators returned and emptied them when the spells were complete. But after revisiting they discovered they hadn’t dug deep enough and the pits were all lined and full just an inch or so deeper.