Our New History & Mystery Blog

And Charles E S Fairey's & Vincent Reed's Website

Welcome to The Mystic Masque, "The Veiled Mystic Mask", a group that researches 
all that their hearts find, which 
is mystical and magical in their surroundings.
We are based in South Cheshire, and visit mysterious sites across the UK, documenting them in Art and Poetry. We do go further afield though, into 
Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and also the majestic Forest of Dean!
We research historic sites, myths, folklore, magical places, ghosts and people.
We are also avid practitioners of the Occult, Paganism, Ritualism, Qabala, 
Shamanism, Traditional Witchcraft, Folk Magic, Gnosticism, Christianity, 
Freemasonry, Druidism, Chaos Magic, etc - Whatever Our Souls Enjoy!
We often celebrate festivals throughout the year, and learn all about the 
mysteries of this World and the Next, through Ascension.
The following pages document some of the sites we visit with artwork 
and rhyme, and also some of our philosophies, putting our 
'mindscapes' and 'dreamtime' into poetry and artwork.
You will also find some Artwork Pages, The Sacred Repository 
containing favourite quotes, and some we have dreamed up ourselves, 
as well as Ghosts caught on film,
and Festivals, with rhyme and photos.

We also like to write articles about magical and mysterious things, 
so make sure you check out our History & Mystery Section, too!

For more History Articles please see Charlie's History Page @,
and also our new History & Mystery Blog

We also love documenting our experiences with videos, 
so make sure you check our YouTube Feed, 
as well as photos, so please check our Flickr Site, too!
Their are many links to our videos and photos, see link tabs, 
as well as websites of friends and those we find interesting!
 Please Have A Browse and most importantly, Enjoy !!!

"May The Light Within You SHINE !!!!"

Mike and Charlie


If you read the poetry upon this website, please do not read it 
as if I wrote it, but in the vein of Poet Laureate Ted Hughes direction, 
that, Every Poem Is A Shamanic Prayer To Yourself
i.e. I wrote it, but You Read It As If You Wrote It
my worlds I have lived through and share with you, whether physical, spiritual, soulistic, or metaphysical, etc, and that ego you find, 
is not worth anything to you and me, but you as a reader, 
it is a magical spell, to help you see it, and make you think, 
maybe even like Ted Hughes promoted, with his own poetry, 
a magical incantation, for Yourself!

Yours Yourself    xXx

            Charles E S Fairey
Charles E S Fairey's poetry has been published in magazines, on the internet, and in anthologies.

He has written over 600+ poems on a variety of subjects, along with artwork to accompany some.

Also he is a published local historian. In 2010 he had 'The History of Weston (South Cheshire)' published, which is a book all about the history
of the village where he lives.

He has also produced booklets on other local history topics, some of which are available at Crewe Library, and some have appeared as articles in local history magazines and the newsletter he created for Crewe & Nantwich Metal Detecting Society, of which he was the Secretary, Webmaster and Newsletter Editor. Some of these are 'Bridget Bostock - The White Witch of Coppenhall - An Analysis of the Records', 'The Devil Stones of Acton - The History' and 'Donkinson's Oak - The History', as well as articles he has written for this Website. He also produced a Church Guide Book for the 175th Anniversary of his local church. 
He has also co-authored a free ebook about a local Primitive Methodist Meeting House, as well as produced a local English Civil War Guide Book, and a book on the Lost Chapel and the Pubs of Barthomley.

Many history articles appear on his Historian Website, please see the links on this page.

He is currently finishing off his next Local History Title, which is a collection of 'lost' histories, including three expanded versions of those in the above paragraph, as well as a lost hillfort, an Anglo-Saxon Stronghold, Ancient Trees, and a treatise on a local family.

He loves all knowledge, from the Occult, the Supernatural, Ghosts, Religious histories and hypothesis, Mythology and Mysteries to History;
Local, Family (ancestral), folklore and Archaeological; and most Poetry, Prose, Lyrics and Fiction.

His magical activities he likes to sum up by:

"Solve & Coagulate
Learn & Associate"

His History Website:
Charles Fairey - Historian Website Link: 

Michael C Oakes

Michael C Oakes is an antiques, collectables and curios dealer, and he is an avid collector himself. Born and bred in a little rural village on the outskirts of Nantwich, Cheshire.
He is also known by his pseudonym 'Jarl'.
He says that it was given to him in jest by an 
old Heathen (Norse Pagan) friend. 
'Jarl' translates from Old Norse as 'earl'. 
In his spare time he is an artist, poet, photographer and craftsman. His artwork can be described as unique and unusual. His first published poem can be seen in the anthology 'Homage to Cheshire'.

As well as making pottery, from clay he digs himself and fires in a fire pit, he also involves himself in 
many other craft projects.
Michael is also a Pagan and a trained experienced practitioner of Folk Witchcraft. Which is a modern term for folk magic, charms and customs, in the tradition of conjurors, charmers, healers and the cunning folk of Britain.
His praxis also includes herbalism, ancestor veneration and hedge riding (from the Anglo-Saxon 'haegtessa'). His interests include history, hiking, archaeology, the paranormal, the occult, wildcrafting, wine making, nature, zombies and video games.

He also loves gardening, and has spent a lot of quality time attending to his plants, making his own stone circle, herb garden, and rearing the flora of the Earth.

He is a devoted husband to his Wife, Jess, 
and his three children; and three step-children; 
Jake, Drew and Aydan; 
and Alex, Poppy and Daisy.

His Art Website:
Jarl of the Oak - Artist and Cunning Man
Website Link: