I had a favorite story when I was a child. Whenever I asked her to, my grandmother would tell this story always the same way and always using the same gestures. It was about something that happened to her when she was a little girl. When she told the story, it sounded like this:
No, no demons. All manifestations of Entities have their own kind of intangible energy. With experience, you can distinguish between the good, bad, and neutral types of such energies. The bad ones have a kind of jagged edge to them, whereas the good ones have a calming edge, and the neutral ones have no edge.
As I grew up and became fascinated in birds I fell under the spell of forebears who communicated, through their writing, news of great Irish discoveries. Three giants hailed from Cape Clear Bird Observatory in County Cork: Clive Hutchinson, Ken Preston and JTR (Tim) Sharrock. Their finest hour came when they…