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Lucy Bruce, Iona and the Fairy Investigation Society March 5, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Lucy Bruce, Iona and the Fairy Investigation Society

Miss Lucy Bruce is a virtually forgotten twentieth-century mystic, who spent some of her life on the Isle of Iona in Scotland. She interests the writer of this post because she was a member of the Fairy Investigation Society and he is presently trying to learn more about the organization by tracking all members down: […]

Mysterious Death on Iona, 1929 January 31, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Mysterious Death on Iona, 1929

17 November 1929 a woman died in mysterious circumstances on the island of Iona in Scotland. She was named Marie Emily Fornario though she more normally went by the name Netta Fornario or simply Mac. Netta, as we’ll call her here, was involved in the occult movements of the day including the Alpha et Omega […]

St Columba: A Medieval Clairvoyant? July 6, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
St Columba: A Medieval Clairvoyant?

***Dedicated to Paula de Fougerolles whose new book on Columba is the best historical novel on the Dark Ages since T. H. White laid down his pen*** St Columba of Iona (obit 597) is perhaps the most interesting of all the medieval Gaelic saints: and given the  strange holy fauna running around the Irish jungle […]