A Strange Old Bloke

A Memory of Portstewart.

I remember old Folie (his real name was Skillen) at his house at The Crescent. I can remember he was fond of the company of young folk and would be free with his drink as he told their fortunes.

His adopted son Tommy suffered a very sad end.

Folie aka Skillen was brought-up as a Catholic but the Church took a dim view of his snake-oil selling, fortune-telling, and adherence to Aleister Crowley's teaching. In an act of ire, he publicly broke with the Church and in an act, quite short of the Diet of Worms, financed a loyalist band in the town for a short while.

I always found him to be a very strange old boy,



Aleksandr Dugin

Added 10 September 2019


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