A collection of 13,000 occult and witchcraft books has been found recently in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. It belonged to Heinrich Himmler, a SS Nazi chief. The collection was forgotten in the library since at least the 1950s. According to the Daily Mail , the Norwegian Masonic researcher, Bjørn Helge Horrisland said that the books had been mostly stolen and collected during World War II.(read more)
Once back on I 95 I headed south through the remainder of Massachussets into Connecticut, and over the state line into New York making a stop or two to get gas or something to eat and drink and stretch my legs – it was a pleasant drive and I saw some nice scenery from the highway but never once left I 95.
Finally about 8:30pm I stopped at a rest area and dozed for a few hours waiting for the traffic to thin out before entering New York City which means it was full dark by the time I reached there. 95 kind of goes around and over the urban areas so I had a perfect view of the city’s skyline. I don’t remember the city being this pretty when I was here in ’69 or ’70 but I had other priorities back then.
With NYC behind me I passed through New Jersey and into Pennsylvania before stopping again then on through Deleware, Maryland, and Virginia. I thought about making a stop in DC but I was there at about the same time I was in NYC and have been there several times since – the dedication of The Vietnam Memorial and a Peace Rally in ’75 so I passed on that and made a stop in North Carolina at a beach for a swim and some dinner just past the last toll booth before driving on into South Carolina and stopping for the night at The Santee Wildlife Refuge in Summerton
The next morning I spent about 3 hours exploring it and the Indian Mounds at Fort Watson then got back on 95 and drove into Georgia and finally across the stateline into Jacksonville, Florida where I encountered my first actual detour and managed to “loose” my billfold.
Shortly after I got on I 95 http://www.interstate-guide.com/i-095.html in New Hampshire I crossed the state line into Massachusetts http://www.history.com/topics/us-states/massachusetts where I encountered my first Toll Booth. Everyone up home kept telling me I needed to stop in Boston when I hit Massachusetts but my inclinations were leaning more towards Salem so I decided to get off at 129 to fill the tank and check my map. Then I called a friend and detoured to Salem. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60954-Activities-Salem_Massachusetts.html.
I didn’t get to spend nearly enough time there but I promise you; like I promised Ebony, I’ll be there in September for Mabon and stay on through Samhain – or at least around then.
After a walking tour of some of her favorite spots and a few photo ops she took me to this little Bistro in the Village and we had some dinner.
After that there was more walking and hours of talking before we got a few hours of sleep. The next morning I repacked everything and followed her into New Salem to visit Bears Den Falls Park before I left. Talk about BEAUTY AND POWER! I have to say that though I felt a connection to my heritage in Salem I experienced a surge of strength and ONENESS with THE GODDESS and EVERY LIVING THING to my very core in this place that I haven’t felt so strongly in eons. This is surely a place of power and if I see nothing else on my roadtrip this one place will make it all worth while.
After many wonderful hours we said our goodbyes and I backtracked to I 95 to continue my journey towards Florida – refreshed and filled to overflowing with the gift The Goddess had unexpectantly provided for me.