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I never quite know how these things come about, but a friend of a friend of a friend of Kal’s mentioned something about their house being haunted, and next thing you know Kal’s inviting me to call them to arrange a visit.
Now I like to be prepared. Hence, there were introductory phone calls, confirmation calls, and a rough background on the likely encounter was established. Then I set about dowsing what I could about the situation. For example: How bad was it? Was it urgent? Was I about to face a wave of mutilation? I mentioned the ‘job’ to my wife, M, and she said simply “Annabel.” OK – I would keep that information in my pocket and see if it was relevant.
Over the next few days I consulted with my spirit guide to see whether I could obtain any guidance about what I might need for the work. Having been working without tools all year I was prepared for the answer, and sure enough it came back as expected: no tools were needed for this work. So, I asked if I needed any spiritual assistance. That answer was more helpful – the image of a glowing Archangel Michael kept appearing. Now, I don’t do angel cards, I don’t have angel images around the house, and I don’t go round telling people about angels. However, their interventions and appearances since visiting Iona last Autumn Equinox have been rather exciting and incredibly helpful.
I decided that although I wouldn’t use them I would still take my “sword and shield” crystal and stone. They would act as a reminder in case I needed urgent assistance. I kind of associated Michael with the Sword and Shield symbols anyway. I felt calmed and reassured by the idea that I could call upon a force that I knew to be so energetically powerful. Michael would be my trump card.
I visited a local coffee shop to wait for Kal to join me. Normally I would order a coffee, but for some reason the idea repulsed me! Instead my attention was drawn to the soft drinks area. I picked up a fruit juice, but again the feeling of repulsion kicked in. I put it back down, moving my hand towards something which didn’t have this repulsive feel. Only a bottle of pure water seemed acceptable. I sat in the coffee house with my single bottle of water feeling a little put out. I really did like my coffee, and all I could smell was coffee! I sipped my water and waited. Strange. A sort of purification, I mused.
The Fun Begins
We pulled up at a typical suburban semi-detached house which was already decorated for the up-coming Christmas festivities. It was an inviting house and a modern couple – Jenna and Harry – greeted us, telling su that they had sent the kids away for the evening to be looked after.
We sit and chat with the householders – a lovely couple. Kal decides to play sidekick letting me lead the discussions and intervening to add another perspective. We get the background.
A girl, dressed in a nightgown, long hair, face never seen, both parents have witnessed her separately. The husband has seen her in the upstairs toilet room. The wife felt her get out of her bed and then saw her walking on the landing heading to the toilet room. Both appearances were between 2am and 4am.
The couple insists that despite the time of day they were fully aware and awake at the time of the events they witnessed.
I was making the most of the beautiful winter weather – despite all the prognostication from the official weather channels. Tow more delightful sites to visit – one of the Piper Stones, and the accompanying Merry Maidens stone circle.
1. The Pipers standing stones [megalithic]
You can park for the stones in a lay-by on a junction of the B3315 between Porthcurno and Newlyn (at Trewoofe, just above the Lamorna cove).
There are two such stones in the area but I only had time to visit one. As I leapt into the field from the stile nearby I could see the stone standing lonely, the sea close behind it. Apparently it’s an outlier from the Merry Maidens stone circle nearby. That’s quite a distance for an outlier – outliers are usually within a hundred yards or so of the main site. This stone would be visible from the circle but it’s further away than most outliers.
Had it been summer I would have followed the line I found which seemed to head off in the direction of the Merry Maidens circle. Then I could have categorically said that the two were energetically connected. There is every indication that they are, which would reinforce the idea of standing stones being a sort of relay for the subtle energy to be beamed or propelled across the landscape.
When I dowsed the stone from a distance I was surprised at the size of the stone’s aura. The boundary for the stone’s energy radiation was about 120 feet in diameter. Given that I expected low energy levels due to the time of year this was another site that was punching holes in that notion. A notion that I had held for quite a while! You live and learn. Dowsing revealed that the stone is acting as a repeater, directing energy in specific directions according to the faces and edges of the stone, and adding the energy of the place where it was positioned to amplify the subtle energy being transmitted. Seems like Tom Graves’ theory was right.
I had seen the sights around St.Cleer and was now heading firther into the moorland in search of one of the best stone circles in the country – or should I say the best three! The Hurlers. I had never seen them without them being shrouded in mist. Today…. it was likely to be the same! Still, it would add to the atmosphere.
From there I planned to walk across the moor to The Cheesewring on Stowe’s Hill, and then to a few sites beyond that which were marked on the map.
Top tip: Don’t trust that there will be a site just because it’s listed on the OS Map! Especially in this area!
Anyway, several false leads aside, I did get to see a few interesting places, and had a great experience sleeping in Arthur’s Bed (sometimes the jokes write themselves).
1. The Hurlers
Wraiths of mist whirled around the curving lines of standing stones which formed the three consecutive circles of The Hurlers. Only two “full ” circles are still obvious. The first circle, which has most of its stones missing, is strangely the one which I am most drawn to, and where most of my work at this site gets done.
So it was today too. When I asked whether there was any work for me to do here I was taken to the large remaining tall stone in the first circle. The dowsing rods crossed just to one side of it, and I stepped back in order to enquire further about what the work would involve. It seems that some dark energy (i.e. energy which is not beneficial to people visiting the site, or natural to its configuration) had been deposited next to the stone. I could clear it, so I would.
I marked the spot with a pencil so that I could focus on it (well, there was a pencil lying next to the stone – it was like picking up litter). I looked around for inspiration as to how I could clear the energy. A gust of wind slapped me in the face to remind me that air energy is perfect for this kind of work. I set about calling upon my favourite air elemental to assist with removing the useless energy form. She whizzed past in a flash and I caught the tail end of her passing as another gust of wind. Gone! A quick dowse confirmed the reinstatement of equilibrium between the energetic forces in the circle. “Balance in all things“. I might have that tattooed on my forehead.
Another night prowl. In the surprising relative warmth of a mid-October night Kal lured me into an excursion across to the western end of North Wales. Our target was, of course, The Llangernyw Yew tree. That ever-faithful dispenser of all things Otherworldly.
As we got closer that evening the mist began to form until, on our arrival, the churchyard had adopted what for most people would have been a “spooky” atmosphere. For us, it was our cloak. The moon hung wide and bright, close to its full Harvest wax, but not quite full. There was enough ambient light to move safely without torches.
A Question of Service
As I walked through the graveyard I became aware that something was different about this visit. I decided to ask some questions using the dowsing rods to see if I could figure out what that was. I began by asking:
- Is there anything for me to gain here? NO.
- No? Then is there something for me to give here? YES. I am here to be of service.
Interesting. This doesn’t happen very often,and probably because most sites we visit have been worked on by Kal and I already, and so rarely need energetic attention or healing. However, in this case it seemed like it was not the usual energy healing that the Llangernyw site needed, it was something different – something that I had not been called upon to do at a site before (although as it turned out it was similar to something I do regularly anyway).
I was curious, so I asked the dowsing rods to lead me to a place where I could be of service…
24th September 2012 – Dyserth Castle, Denbighshire, North Wales.
I intended to go to a local hill to do some work, but there were people all over the hill that night and I wanted to go to a place where I could be alone with the spirits and energies of the natural world, and not to mingle with humans. This is the thought process of the Hedge Druid oftentimes.
Somehow I ended up driving… just driving. Within half an hour I began to formulate a destination. I was clearly heading for Gop Hill near Holywell in North Wales. As I approached the turning for the hill I carried on! What was I doing? As I allowed my direction to continue to be guided I realised I was heading for Dyserth. When I arrived there and drove straight through I realised I was heading back to Dyserth Castle. Why? I had been there only a few weeks before. It didn’t make sense to me.
Alone In the Wilderness
I was ill-prepared for such a venture. I didn’t have my usual outing bag packed with incense, waterproofs, lighters, candles, torches – all the things I normally take when I got visiting sacred sites. All I had was a cheap £2.99 tiny wind-up torch whose light lasted for about a minute before it needed a minute of winding. Hmm….It was normally Kal who was the ill-equipped one.
I walked through the darkness, only using the torch when the darkness was completely impenetrable and uninviting. There was enough moonlight in the clear patches of sky to be able to navigate by memory. I reached the imposing amphitheatre of Dyserth Castle. Would I have to climb up to the top tonight, in the dark? NO. The dowsing rods said that my work would be done in the ground-level surroundings that I was used to and which was relatively flat and unencumbered. I was thankful for that.
Twigs snapped in the undergrowth all around at random intervals, but I had put up solid protection and was unafraid. The night was my friend today – it was what I had asked for - solitude and relative silence in a sacred place. Now I wanted to see if there was anything out there in the darkness that could help me.
After our quick stop at Lligwy village it was on to the main reason for being in this part of Anglesey, namely Lligwy Chamber. I’ve been to this magical place a couple of times before and on each occasion something amazing has happened. I recall on our first visit, after doing some sound work within the chamber (I am sitting on) I came out to the flight of several tens of crows. Thus I was come to learn of my Totem animal, the mysterious crow.
I was expecting amazing things on this occasion too. I began by greeting the Genius Loci with a the burning of a few incense sticks and the touch of magic. Asking whether I could do anything for the sacred site, revealed a No. Asking whether I could learn anything from my visit, garnered a Yes. Dowsing a place to sit, led me into the chamber and the ledge where one lies.
Over the years I have learned that certain caves and chambers have the facility to shape our aura. This shaping then is conducive to our ability to connect/commune indeed, do sacred magic. So it was with Lligwy chamber too. After some preparation I entered via the gateway and lay upon the ledge. Considering where I was, it was surprisingly comfortable. After a while I could feel the energies change within me. Then Gwas began a chant, the change was manifest as he walked around the chamber his voice a low bass chant. It is a certainty that that chamber is used with sound magic too.
Acoustic magic combined with aura shaping was having an amazing effect on me. I really didn’t want to get off that inner ledge but felt that if I didn’t do it would begin to be damaging. So, when I felt that my stay had over spent, I dragged myself off and out of the birthing exit. What had I experienced? Well, it had been a profound sense of belonging. This interested me a lot because belonging is a feeling deeply associated with the root chakra.
I asked the rods whether this was the case? Had my root chakra been balanced? Yes. Was that the purpose of this chamber? No. Well, it wasn’t a proper No, just a kind of half No. So I pursued this line of questioning…
- Was it because of the time of year? Yes.
- Was it because of my energy state? Yes.
- Was it to do with the chanting? Yes.
- If these had changed would it have had another effect on me? Yes.
- Did my root need balancing? Yes.
Okay, was my root now balanced? Yes. Thus it seems without me actually knowing that something was imbalanced, it had been worked on and become balanced. Thanks Lligwy! The dowsing rods proclaimed that nothing more was to be done and since Gwas had concluded his work too. We were away!
Kal Malik Balanced!
Ooops…the car skidded to a halt. What was that sign? A well and a Church? Definitely worth a few minutes of our time. The name of the place turned out to be Boswarthen Well and Church. There was a lovely path leading up to the well and church and it was a delight to walk it. Often we find that others have recognised certain places as having energy worthy of note and this route was no exception. About half way from the car park to the site we found this magnificent tree…
You will note that I call it a sacred tree. Was it sacred? The dowsing rods proclaimed it to be so. Was it sacred before it was adorned with emotive gifts? No. Interesting, right? We bestowed sacredness (whatever you take that to mean) to the tree. Beautiful.
Continuing along the beautiful green path we arrived at the well. I got there before Gwas and had a mooch around for interesting energies. The usual spirals and power centres were found. Alas nothing for me to do or learn. So I sat by the exit beneath the shade provided by a great oak. As I sat there I heard a voice. Now, I am not a one for hearing unannounced voices and so this made me jump.
A curious question arises…what makes us see what we see? For what I saw was an impish type being sat to the right and behind me. Faery kin and I don’t have a speaking relationship so I was rather surprised at this meeting. Still, who am I to argue with an experience that may be entirely made up? “What are you doing here?” I asked. The imp responded, that he lived in the well but the energy wasn’t right in there at the moment and so he was waiting for it to change. A thought occurred to, I had had a conversation with Gwas re faery kind and he had said that he wanted to meet one. I asked the imp if this was something he would be interested in? It responded, “No, not unless he sees me.” Fair enough. As I waited for Gwas to arrive I mentioned to the Imp (casual conversation, you understand), “I’m a follower of Caileach.” The imp laughed. “No, you are not.” he said, “She is a follower of you.”
Rather shocked by this revelation, I sat in silence awaiting Gwas.He arrived and did his own energy exploration of the well. He found that he needed to do some serious amount of work there. I was able to help with it and the full tale is told in this post (Healing at the well).
Work completed and to our satisfaction we moved on to the Merry Maidens.
Kal Malik – being followed