Ashley Cowie

Explorer, Storyteller, Writer and Filmmaker

Offering original perspectives on historical problems in accessible and exciting ways.

documentary FILMS and television series

Since at least 12,000 BC saddle querns have been used to transform grains into flour and after looking at how they worked, their underlying sexual, alchemical, spiritual and astronomical content is examined.

Searching for Captain Morgan's legendary lost treasure Ashley explores San Andrés Island in the Caribbean Sea of Seven Colors.

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Exploring the archetypes of world mythology, legends, folklore and fairy tales.

In this short film Ashley explores locations in the far north of Scotland associated with mermaids, finfolk and selkies. Beginning at a magical island in Orkney we venture to a mediaeval churchyard in Caithness for a supernatural experiment at a legendary selkie's grave.

Rapunzel is a German fairy tale first published in 1812 from the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, which was an adaptation of Giambattista Basile's 1634 "Petrosinella." And this story is dedicated to my main man Zade Robert.

If you are adamant Scotland's Loch Ness Monster is a cryptozoological enigma then this episode will undoubtedly annoy you. However, if you love seeing historical mysteries purified with ancient archetypes of mythology and a tad of Jungian reasoning - press play.