Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Signed copies of From Granite to Sea

I have a few copies of the paperback and standard hardback in stock, which can be signed and dedicated.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Lien Gwerin No. 3 ~ Call for Papers

























Lien Gwerin ~ A Journal of Cornish Folklore is now seeking submissions for issue 3. We are looking for suitable articles up to 2500 words upon any 'Cornish folklore' theme. (Calendar customs, ghost stories, folk music and dance, landscape lore, folklore of the sea and coast, charmers, witches and conjurors, mining, fishing and farming lore, dialect and culture, etc etc...)

We are particularly looking for original research and/or the descriptive and imaginative retelling of old folktales and legends.

Please contact me for more details by email: cornish.folklore@yahoo.co.uk.The deadline for submissions is October 31st 2018. Many thanks.

Monday, 16 April 2018

From Granite to Sea ~ paperback now available


The paperback version of my new book 'From Granite to Sea' is now available from the publishers website. Click link to order from Troy Books



Saturday, 24 March 2018

Lien Gwerin ~ A Journal of Cornish Folklore. No. 2


NOW ON GENERAL RELEASE

We are very happy to announce that the brand new edition of Lien Gwerin ~ A Journal of Cornish Folklore is now available to order

Lien Gwerin 2 contains 52 pages of classic reprints and new interpretation of folklore from across the Duchy. The journal is illustrated throughout and has original articles from Alan M. Kent, Cheryl Straffon, Alex Langstone and Kathy Wallis.

£5 plus shipping.



Table of contents

Folklore of Looe Island…………...…………. Alex Langstone
The Fisherman and the Piskeys………......….Jonathan Couch
The Piskies in the Cellar…………………………. Robert Hunt
The Cornish Otherworld……………..….……. Cheryl Straffon
The Black Dog of Tregrehan……….…………Alex Langstone
Giant Wrath of Portreath………….…..…….…….Robert Hunt
The Giant Bolster of St Ann’s…………….………Robert Hunt
Rillaton Folklore………………………………….Kathy Wallis
Piskey led by Buckaw on Bolenowe Carn……....John Harris
Tencreek’s Grey Lady……………..……………..……….Anon
The White Hare…………………….....……………….….Anon
The Lady with the Lantern…………….………..…Robert Hunt
The Small People’s Fair……………………....Enys Tregarthen
Colperra Day: Folklore on the Lizard……..…….Alan M. Kent
Mermaids and the Hooper…………………….William Bottrell
Peter the Devil………….…………………………Robert Hunt

Sunday, 25 February 2018

From Granite to Sea ~ The Folklore of Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall by Alex Langstone


From Granite to Sea. Standard hardback. Published by Troy Books.


Cornwall is an ancient land steeped in legend and myth. From Granite to Sea explores the folklore of the often-overlooked eastern reaches of the rugged Cornish peninsula, at the heart of which lies the mysterious upland of Bodmin Moor. This beautiful and remote land of granite, which forms the Cornish highlands, inhabits eighty square miles across the central spine of eastern Cornwall. A wild and mysterious landscape, where folklore permeates every hill, rock and river. Inhabited by piskies, giants and conjurors, who in turn control the old trackways, hilltops and weather. It is a land haunted by the wild hunt of the Devil’s Dandy Dogs and the demonic spectre of Tregeagle.

From Granite to Sea is the first ever comprehensive focus on the folklore of eastern Cornwall. Alex Langstone’s ground-breaking study will guide the reader through a myriad of old tales of witches, conjurors and charmers, supernatural encounters, amazing folk traditions and curious customs from the high moors, rugged clifftops, secret coves and lush estuaries across the eastern reaches of the Duchy.

"evocative and atmospheric" Meyn Mamvro

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Lien Gwerin ~ A Journal of Cornish Folklore. Editor: Alex Langstone



A brand new journal, printed yearly, containing classic reprints and new interpretation of Cornish folklore. £4 plus shipping.

Table of contents:
 Saints, Demons and Conjurors ………...……...Alex Langstone
The Legend of St Ciarán/Piran………....……...Alex Langstone
The Longstone: A Cornish Legend.…....Thomas Quiller Couch
How Jan Brewer was Piskey-laden….………. Enys Tregarthen
Encounter at Dolcoath Mine……………………… John Harris
The Mermaid's Vengeance…….…………………. Robert Hunt
Lundy Hole and the Devil……………………..Alex Langstone



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“A fascinating read” Craig Weatherhill

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Menhir by Alex Langstone

A poetic invocation of the Cornish landscape. 

Twenty-one poems that take you on a journey into the heart of the hidden realms of Nature. The author's poetry explores some of the haunted coombes, enchanted woodlands, ancient sites, mysterious moors and secret coastlines of the wild and remote Cornish landscape. Enter into the liminal places where the genius loci awaits rediscovery. Menhir - a meditation on the spiritual nature of the Cornish landscape.


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Spirit Chaser CD and MP3 by Alex Langstone

Spirit Chaser is now available as a CD audio book or MP3

 "A glimpse into the spiritual worlds that overlay our landscape"  
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 "Spirit Chaser - where folklore and the paranormal meet"

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Finding Elen: The Quest for Elen of the Ways

From the back cover:

Caroline Wise has been exploring the mysteries of Elen of the Ways and the Green Lady for many years. This latest book 'Finding Elen' gives Caroline the opportunity to share her deep understanding of the myths of the land. Caroline has the amazing gift of being able to convey her personal vision to both pilgrim and artists, bringing Elen, the goddess, into the forefront of our minds. 

Contributors include Andrew Collins, Caitlín Matthews, Linda Iles, Alex Langstone, Laria Teresa-Harmer, John Merron and several artists all of whom have revealed Elen of the Ways to the world. So who was Elen - Helena; the goddess of many names? In 'Finding Elen' we have several archetypal contenders. But whoever she was, Elen is seen as guardian protectress of Britain.


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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Spirit Chaser hardback collector's edition

.The true story of a spiritual quest that turned into an uplifting sacred pilgrimage. In June 1989, the author began following a series of psychic messages and significant synchronicity that led him to discover the enigmatic mystery of St Bega, the sacredness of the British landscape and ultimately to experience the divine reality of the Celtic tradition of mysticism, miracles and magic. Spirit Chaser takes us on a magnificent journey, a journey into the twilight past of seventh century Britain and Ireland. A journey into the heart of a modern day quest for the mystery that is the Sancta Bega; the sacred ring at the mystical centre of the British Isles. 25th anniversary hardback collectors edition. Includes glossy full colour dust jacket and dark blue linen covers with gold embossed spine. 

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Spirit Chaser: The Quest for Bega by Alex Langstone

This is the true story of a spiritual quest that turned into an uplifting sacred pilgrimage. In June 1989, the author began following a series of psychic messages and significant synchronicity that led him to discover the enigmatic mystery of St Bega, the sacredness of the British landscape and ultimately to experience the divine reality of the Celtic tradition of mysticism, miracles and magic. Spirit Chaser takes us on a magnificent journey, a journey into the twilight past of seventh century Britain and Ireland. A journey into the heart of a modern day quest for the mystery that is the Sancta Bega; the sacred ring at the mystical centre of the British Isles. 


Click here to view cover art, click here for book webpage. 236 pages, 15.24cm x 22.86cm perfect bound paperback.  Spirit of Albion Books, Cornwall, UK. ISBN 978-0-9563554-2-3  £14.99
  
"a meditation on the spiritual nature of the British Isles"  PsychicQuesting.com

 "A glimpse into the spiritual worlds that overlay our landscape" The Whitehaven News

"A well-written clear account of his quest for Bega - fantastic psychic abilities, visionary experiences, strong pantheistic convictions"  The Keswick Reminder

 "A charming and engaging memoir" Northern Earth

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Monday, 5 December 2011

Bega and the Sacred Ring

This title has been out of print now for 19 years, so it is with great pleasure that we can now offer a new, revised second edition. The text remains largely unchanged but this edition has many new photographs, plus a brand new introduction by the author.

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Spirit of Albion Books, Cornwall, UK. ISBN 978-0-9563554-1-6 £7.99 plus shipping .

 "If you are interested in the goddess, sacred sites, the omphalos, and questing buy this book, come to think of it, buy it even if you're not!" Mercian Mysteries

"An extraordinary controversial record" The Keswick Reminder

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Lucifer Bridge by Alex Langstone







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Lucifer Bridge is the debut poetry collection by Alex Langstone. Featuring modern poetry of a surreal mystical, esoteric and romantic nature, partly inspired by the diverse beauty of the British landscape and also by the dark gothic visionary esoteric-poetic adventures of the author. Alex Langstone has previously seen his work in print through various publications including The Heritage Journal, Meyn Mamvro and The Mirror of Isis and in anthologies published by Forward Press. This debut collection, hand picked by the author promises to inspire, excite, delight and stimulate!



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What the critics have said about Lucifer Bridge:

"Thirty poems that take you on a journey into the natural beauty and hidden world of Nature." Jim Kirkwood.

"A modern day visionary poet, author and bard. His work intertwines psychic vision with the currents of the land." The Mirror of Isis

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