You Have Glamoury Powers?
By Susan Sheppard
From which the Scottish word "glamour,"
glamoury is an ability that fairies, witches
and ghosts have to alter themselves into another
form of transformational magic.
The word glamoury comes from the old French
word gramaire and the Middle English word
gramere, but the Scottish were the first to
spell it as glamour or glamoury. Interestingly,
the roots of the word glamour originally had
to do with language (as in grammar school)
rather than beauty transformations by witch
spells. Perhaps it is the connection to magical
incantations that may have inspired the Scottish
to use the word glamoury that really meant
in the Middle Ages, to "recite or to
weave a spell."
By her powers of glamoury the witch can change
herself into a beast of the forest, a younger
more sexually desirable person, or even into
the opposite sex. The witch Queen in Snow
White transforms herself into an old hag to
offer Snow White a poison apple through such
witch or glamoury powers. Cinderella is also
transformed into something more alluring by
the fairy godmother's glamoury powers.
Real glamoury is an illusion that can be
achieved by physical means, such as changing
the style of clothing, hair or even the color
of the your eyes into something entirely magical,
such as making others see us in the way that
we want them to. Thus, movie stars were once
considered glamorous by a certain lighting,
make-up or effect.
In our present day the power of glamoury
is all about shimmering mirages and star power,
the ability to hold attention with one's beauty.
Yet once glamoury was an enchantment the witch
had within her very nature. It is no surprise
that the meaning for the word glamour has
evolved into explaining a star's appeal over
the masses. But in the beginning, weaving
a spell of glamour, which meant you could
be anything you wanted to be, was only possible
for fairies, witches and ghosts.
Glamoury means “to enchant
with the eyes.” In magick, this
is the art of causing your physical
form to appear to change (usually
to look like someone else). Glamoury
was one of the powers often ascribed
to medieval witches. As their main
purpose is to increase sexual allure
or to trick an unwitting lover, glamouries
are often considered a form of sex
Magical lore suggests that glamouries
are most often accomplished with the
help of a charmed jewel, often a ring.
Helen of Troy was said to have possessed
such a ring. The magickal use of jewelry
to suggest sexual allure may be an
outgrowth of pre-Christian goddess
worship. The use of jewelry was prevalent
in the sexuality and fertility rites
of Inanna; and many goddesses of sexuality,
notably Freya and Oshun, are identified
with magickal jewelry.
In medieval Europe, glamour talismans
were prepared and charged at the full
moon of Saille.
Glamoury rests on magickal illusion,
and does not refer to the change in
consciousness or experience of an
alternate form that is associated
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One of the "Top
Ten Ghost Tours In America",
she is also well respected for her abilities
as a psychic medium. She has worked as psychic
and a spiritualist medium since age fourteen
and as a paranormal investigator for the last
decade. This came about when her friends overheard
a well-known psychic tell Susan that she,
too, had "the gift" and should use
her special abilities to help others. This
was no surprise to Susan's family who had
witnessed her uncanny abilities since early
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Susan has been featured on the
ABC Family Channel’s popular show “Scariest
Places on Earth” as a psychic medium
at the Shawnee Amusement Park in Bluefield,
West Virginia. She has previously taught “Be
Your Own Psychic” classes at the Self-Health
& Awareness Center and continues appear
before audiences and live television as a
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guide to the hauntings and paranormal tales
in West Virginia and along the Ohio River.
The stories originated with author and tour
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Parkersburg Tours. Recently voted as the "Second
Most Up & Coming Paranormal Person"
in the U.S. by the Haunted America Tours,
Sheppard delves into the people and history
behind the ghosts. She also reveals how to
know if your house is haunted, and the 13
most likely places to find phantoms.
Read about the phantom from the shores of
Scotland and Ireland called the banshee, a
cursed omen of bad news and death that plagued
early settlers. Keep reading and meet a more
famous West Virginia red-eyed portent of doom,
the Mothman. And here for the first time in
print is the truth behind the West Virginia
encounters with the infamous Men in Black,
as well as the terrifying Indrid Cold.
Some of Sheppard's stories feature 20th century
ghosts, such as the spirits haunting a Parkersburg
radio station or the city's historic Blennerhassett
Hotel. Many of these Sheppard has witnessed
firsthand. She has experienced innumerable
hauntings in and around Riverview Cemetery,
Parkersburg's version of the twilight zone.
And of course, always a motherlode of tragedy
and violence, Moundsville Prison has supplied
plenty of tales of its tortured inhabitants.
The author's most amazing encounter with
ghosts, and the one that forged her interest,
occurred when she was four and a half years
old, growing up in Doddridge County. She recounts:
"I was climbing a hill between my grandmother's
and aunt's houses, and felt someone staring
at me. Looking up, I saw two Indian braves,
in primitive dress, looking right at me. Terrified,
I dropped to my belly and crawled toward the
house. As I got up to make a dash for the
door, I looked back and they were still staring."
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“Scariest Places on Earth” October
31st, 2005 ABC Family Channel Shawnee Amusement
Park Segement, Bluefield, West Virginia (appearance
as psychic medium)
“Eyes of the Mothman” DVD to
be released November 2006, Red Line Productions,
(appearance as psychic medium & Indrid
“Creepy Canada” May & June
2006 “The Banshee of Marrtown”
“The Ghost of Silver Run” “Moundsville
Prison Ghost Hunt”
(appeared as psychic medium, paranormal investigator
and also authored two of the stories.)
KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, PA Evening News, mediumship
WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Daybreak
WCHS-TV, Charleston, West Virginia, Psychic
and Paranormal Investigator
WSAZ-TV, Huntington, West Virginia, Mothman/Indrid
Cold expert & psychic medium
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