Lammas 2015 P6 Light In The Darkness

Lammas 2015 P6 Light In The Darkness

We wandered along the darkening roads around the floor off the valley. Bats swooped at us, as though sensing our excitement and wanting to join us. The steady trickle of the Kilmartin Burn accompanied us as the scoured the dark profile of the hills behind us looking for the full moon. We diverted ourselves with an encounter at a ruined chamber which I will recount later. Then we returned down the parallel road which would take us to Temple Wood Circle. The full moon appeared above the hills just as we could see the stone circle as we approached it. Timing. We noted that the circle was also known as “Moon Temple“. This was a Blue Moon tonight. What a lovely coincidence! As I walked around the periphery of the stone circle’s rock-laden mound, I...

Solar Eclipse on the Eve of Spring 2015

Just a quickie. I am writing this quite literally whilst the solar eclipse is happening. Of course you’re thinking, “why aren’t you out at some sacred place?” to which my response is…my rooms are a sacred place. Before the eclipse I had pre-asked the rods whether I could gain full advantage of it whilst at home? Yes, given certain requirements. So I awaited for the eclipse to begin and then asked the rods whether I could capture some of the essence (or energetic flavour) of the eclipse. Yes was the immediate response. I dowsed around my room for what I needed and the rods took me to my bag (which was mostly empty) I rummaged around in it and found nothing of note. Puzzled I asked the rods a couple of more times and they took me back...

Arrows point to Arthur – Solstice 3

Arrows point to Arthur – Solstice 3

If I had researched the geographical locations of the sites we were intending to visit I would have placed this one last.As it happens it was positioned in the middle of the day, but as you may have come to expect – it turns out we visited the site at exactly the right time. Here’s why. The Devil Points North There are three remaining tall standing stones close to the A1(M) road that passes by the town of Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire. Collectively they are known as The Devil’s Arrows. There is the usual story about their placement – the devil threw down the ‘arrows’: “The name stems from a legend traced back to 1721, where the Devil was supposed to have thrown the stones, aiming at the next town of Aldborough. He...

Depth in the Depths of Coom Wedge Tomb – p3 Solstice 2014

With some astute navigation we had arrived at the final sacred site of our first afternoon/evening in Ireland. We had visited a couple of sites so far and the experiences at each had been overwhelmingly fabulous. I was eager to see what could be learned here. As is usual I asked whether there was anything I can do for this place? The answer was no. This place was more for Gwas than for me. But I smelled Caileach in the air and so expected that something would be in it for me too. Asking whether I needed to prepare in any fashion gave a response of no. I hoped that I didn’t need to crawl into the depths of the tomb and was relieved when the rods concurred. Not that I minded, it’s just that the last time I crawled into a cave in Ireland it was into the...

Of Dragons and Doubles – Spring Equinox 2014 – Genesis

It was the Spring Equinox of 2014 and we were on our way to Cumbria. Well, we had a plan B which was that if the weather was really bad, we would continue driving to Scotland (another 3 hours drive) and to Rosslyn Chapel. As it happens, that wasn’t the case. I had a dual purpose for the day. The first was to reunite with my energy double (one day I will do a post on that enigmatic being). The other was to commune with an Ice-Dragon. If you haven’t read on my experiences with that creature yet, then search herein for Ice-Dragon. What I had learned so far was that I was not energetically strong enough to deal with an encounter with this dragon. What I needed, prior to this, was to combine with my energy double. A feat that is quite difficult in and of...

Cornwall Winter 9 – Star Alignments of Lesquite Quoit

This is the penultimate Cornish post for this Winter. Well done if you’ve made it through them so far. Has it made you want to go to Cornwall this summer? Has it become like a series of Tourist Board adverts? I have some new findings to discuss in this post. I would find out more about the types of subtle energy at sacred sites, and then find an interesting link with the stars. The Tilted Quoit My visit was to Lesquite Quoit (also known as Lanivet Quoit or Trebyan Quoit), a dolmen near to the village of Sweetshouse in Cornwall. It can be reached by venturing down some tiny roads westward off the B3268 south from Lanhydrock House. Head towards Lanlivet until you reach an electricity sub-station, where you can park off the road (however, it does attract the...