Beltane 2017 – Seeking Elen

Beltane 2017 – Seeking Elen

It’s well past the Summer Solstice and I’m only just posting about Beltane. Boy, have I got some catching up to do! Let’s begin. A long time ago I drew my first ley line along a map of North Wales. One of its key points in Snowdonia was the peak of Yr Elen. Something had been drawing me to the place ever since that moment, but I had never had the strength of will to meet the challenge. Now, I needed to prove to myself that I had such determination in the face of all that was contrary such as common sense, time, distance, effort, capability, weather. Also, I was on the quest of “Fresh start – New Ground”. The Carneddau range of peaks had been a long-time goal and I wanted to be prepared to meet the challenge if I was to make...

Dinas Emrys part 1 The Test

Dinas Emrys part 1 The Test

We had just completed the arduous climb to Moel Ty Uchaf which had surprised me with two things. How easy the climb had been and that I had gained another ingredient to The Wand. The day before I had suggested another site to Chris, Dinas Emrys. My reasons for this suggestion were two-fold. Primarily Chris was seeking a site that he could connect with the underworld with and he had done that very thing here. Secondly, it was a relatively easy climb, which I felt would do us just nicely after Uchaf! We arrived in good time around 2.30 and the day was still a pleasant sun with a cooling breeze. Perfect. We set along our normal approach and after only a few minutes a local farmer guy told us that we were on private land and that we should take another route up to...