Stang and Distaff: Traditional Mysteries

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The first branch of mysteries is the masculine mysteries, centering on the legends of the Horn Child and the Sacrificial King (the Oak & Holly King stories). 

The second branch is the feminine mysteries, centering on the mysteries outlined in Robert Graves’ The White Goddess and the weaving of Fate. 

The third branch, which Cochrane claimed was lost to time, were the Necromantic mysteries. 

These have been reconstructed somewhat by modern practitioners like ourselves in rituals such as ancestral worship and the Tapping of the Bone.