Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

12,000 BC

New archaeology published last month about the Turkish site of Göbekli Tepe suggests the stone circles found there are not only older than the monument of Arthur’s Stone, but pre-date all similar stone monuments… that means they are among the oldest man-made stone structures on earth!

magical English landscape artwork Neil Mach

From the tales of Owain Glyndŵr, to King Arthur and his knights, this landscape has nourished creative minds across many centuries,..

Corn Dolls

Corn dolls or sometimes “corn mothers” are miraculous forms of straw fashioned from the last sheaf of cereals after a summer harvest. Therefore, these straw dolls are a noteworthy & supernatural part of the harvest customs of pastoral Europe. Some pagan cultures called these mothers “vetulas” (the Latin for “Old Woman” is vetula) though, in …

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Nike, Goddess of Victory by violscraper on DeviantArt

The 2020 Olympic medal designed by Junichi Kawanishi reflects the concept that, to win glory, athletes must fight for daily victory. But who is the angel on the reverse?

Wishing Trees

Wishing is fun. It gives us a sense of calm. Wishes are used in fantasy fiction, myth and fable to “make things happen” that, of course, would never naturally happen without external influence… but what are the rules around wishing? And can wishes be bad for you?

human chauvinism

We are, almost indisputably, one of the weakest, dumbest, laziest, and dirtiest creatures on this planet and it is only our boastful & delusional pretensions that keep us soldiering on, through thick and thin, kicking & bludgeoning our way across existence, causing blood and destruction as we go…

Apeiron

He came across a way of attributing breadth & height to the things we least understand but most admire. Using Apeiron, we can attribute broadness & stature to the “thoughts behind” the things we can’t see…

Neptune Mosaic

The “sea god” Neptune appeared off the British coast of East Sussex during a marine storm, in July 2021 —

Nina Munteanu

NINA MUNTEANU talks about narrative responsibility and writing in the Anthropocene era…