John Chewter – The Tales Of Old Mother Shipton – Archetypal Witch & Prophetess
John Chewter (of Deprogrammed Radio) in conversation with Seriah..
Outro Music by Sin Circus with Pied Piper.
Ursula Southeil (c. 1488–1561) (also variously spelled as Ursula Southill, Ursula Soothtell or Ursula Sontheil), better known as Mother Shipton, is said to have been an English soothsayer and prophetess. The first publication of her prophecies, which did not appear until 1641, eighty years after her reported death, contained a number of predictions. After that, later editions go off the scale. She is reportedly the model for Shakespeare’s MacBeth Witches with the hooked nose and jutting chin. If you dressed up like that at halloween – you were being Old Mother Shipton.
One of the most notable editions of her prophecies was published in 1684 and states that she was born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in a cave now known as Mother Shipton’s Cave which, along with the Petrifying Well and associated parkland, is operated as a visitor attraction. She was reputed to be hideously ugly. The book also claims that she married Toby Shipton, a local carpenter, near York in 1512, told fortunes and made predictions throughout her life. She made her name by accurately fortelling the death of Cardinal Wolsey, the reformation and much more. Later editions have prophesies of submarines, ET saviours after an Armageddon from a cometary impact and much more. Now read on..
NOTE: In the ‘read more’ is a lot of links to articles and downloadable books (free), an interactive timeline with events mentioned in conversation, and some videos showing the famous cave where she lived.
This is an interactive timeline. It zooms and is dragable. Expand it (mouse-wheel)!
Books & Documents (pinch of salt required).
The Life, prophecies and death of the famous Mother Shipton : being not only a true account of her strange birth and most important passages of her life, but also all her prophecies ..
|The Life and Prophesies Of Old Mother Shipton 1877 pdf|
|William H. Harrison. 1881.Full text of “Mother Shipton investigated : the result of critical examination in the British Museum Library of the literature relating to the Yorkshire sibyl”|
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