Check, Please

Check, Please

NOTE from Chris: This is Kal’s last ever post. Even its title is incredibly ironic. There is this common misconception. In fact it is so common that I have fallen foul of it myself. But no more! A sacred life is one that has a reasonable amount of input from the universe or beings thereof. So, the universe has you wandering around the globe on quests that most of the time, you have no idea as to the where and why fores.You just up and go. We in the game call it Trust er…with a dash of Faith. However all of this gallivanting around has to come at some kind of economic detriment. After all, who is paying for these jolly jaunts? Yes, yours truly. Personally, I don’t think that’s fair and in fact neither does the Universe (or partners...

Coat of Arms – Lammas 8

Coat of Arms – Lammas 8

In hindsight, this was my final eventful experience in Kilmartin and it was a reminder of something long forgotten. Like I needed reminding. We had just finished up at the Castle and headed to the church in Kilmartin. It’s a small place and to be quite honest I wasn’t expecting much in the way of work. I took a walk around the place and found it to be quite pleasant. Of course there were plenty of tourist taking pictures and so I joined them in this escapade. It only takes about a minute before I am bored of that and decide to investigate with the rods. A pastime that is more obtuse when surrounded by tourists, but what they hay! I asked the rods for something that would be of interest to me and was taken inside an ancient building or so the signs...

Instructions for the Knights tour – Lammas 7

Instructions for the Knights tour – Lammas 7

Given that the BBC weather forecast had predicted, rain, rain and more rain. Our visit had been completely dry from the moment we stepped out of the car. Today was the second and final day of our visit to Kilmartin in Scotland. In fact it was going to be a third of a day since we were due to set off around 1 pm. Our first stop today was a castle that stands a few miles outside of Kilmartin village, namely Carnasserie Castle. Again the access to this castle was exemplary. We parked the car (in a car park) and walked a good ways up a sloped path to the front of the castle. The views from it were amazing. I asked the rods whether there was anything to learn or do here and they answered in the affirmative. It was after all a castle and I was (after all) a knight. The...

Moon kissed Earth – Lammas 6

Moon kissed Earth – Lammas 6

We were early, by a long chalk. Having rested and supped for the evening we had set out to continue our pilgrimage within the Vale of Kilmartin. Our goal was the sacred site known as the Moon Temple. We were also lucky in that the Moon had been full only the day before and thus its energies were very abundant. However as I said, we were early. Not only that but the moon was going to rise over a significant hill, which meant that more time had to be included for that to occur. It seems, patience was going to be the order of the evening or indeed night. Given the time we had spare, we decided to walk into the vale from the village and not only that but go for a long stroll along the river that bounds the vale. We had a small adventure on that stroll which I will...

Stolen Artifact and the Faery Taint – Lammas 5

Stolen Artifact and the Faery Taint – Lammas 5

As we walked towards the main four spires of this site, I got a familiar tingle. It was Fay! I’ve been around them enough to know when they are about. Particularly when they are this side of a portal. It seems that my sacred journey is intertwined with these beings, for the moment at least. If you are a long-term reader, you will know that at some point I was told that I had a Faery Taint about me. Something that I have never been able to get to the bottom of! Note the exclamation of irritation there. Following the direction of the rods, they told me that I didn’t need to prepare for this sacred place. Also, on an intuition, I asked whether these Fay where akin to the ones in Ireland or Brittany. No, they were different. Interesting that I could feel...