Posts Tagged ‘aura’
Whenever I mention a sacred site to visit I can see the cogs going round in Kal’s mind… “Will there be climbing involved?” Well, in this instance yes. As we made our way through the Manifold Valley path towards the conjunction of three hills I could hear a familiar tone evolving in his phrases. So this cave…. is it…high up? Yes, it’s high up. And the way is steep. And the path precipitous. But the views are amazing and the climb is worth it for the reward of experiencing the cave’s vast space and acoustic properties.
On this particular visit I had chosen to try to find the easier way up. The walk was longer, but I knew that coming down from the top of the hill from the village of Grindon was not only a muddy experience but a buttock-clenching one too, at times. I hoped to spare Kal the worst for this former vertigo sufferer. Was it appreciated? It didn’t sound like it! Did I offer him soothing platitudes to ease his worries?
The cave is monstrously impressive! The height, the altitude, the view, the difficulty to get in…. it’s such an effort which is rewarded by the timbre of the acoustics even standing at the entrance. Having been here before I remembered that somewhere deep inside there was what our ancestors used to refer to as a “goblin” inside – an earth spirit. I hoped to meet him again, but that wasn’t the reason I was here.
My main reason for visiting the cave was to test whether I could create my “Perfect Shield” – an energetic construction for protection. The Shield was purely theoretical at this point, and which I needed to have practised before I came to use it “in anger”, as it were, when I needed it. I think the shield is linked with the Shield of Faith that I obtained as a gift from Faery too. Why I would need such protection wasn’t clear yet, but something somewhere knew and had guided me to learn how to create it. I had the image of how it could be done, now I needed the space and time to make it work.
In a previous post I talked about the recently discovered information concerning my staff. I had discovered that it had acquired some powers courtesy of the Elemental |Masters that I had encountered at Tinkinswood Chamber near Cardiff. After doing a tarot reading I discovered the nature of those powers. To recap those powers were:-
- Earth – the power to inscribe glyphs and symbols into the earth, and to cast circles.
- Water – the power to energise and invigorate existing energy
- Fire – the power to re-kindle energy where there is none, resurrection of energy
- Air – the power to sweep energy away, to cleanse a place of energy
- I decided that one fine evening, just before it got dark, I would use the fading light of a dry and relatively warm evening to find a place in which I could practise these powers and discover their extent, how they worked and how they might supplement any existing magickal skills I might already have as a practising druid.
To find a suitable place I dowsed for a direction and a distance. I got a north-easterly direction and somewhere within a five-mile radius. I knew what features were in that area – my local hill. I used the dowsing rods to confirm my feeling that a sandstone base was the best ground to test these powers out on. Indeed it was – a perfect mixture of crystalline texture and neutral base. I knew my local hill was at the end of a long sandstone ridge, and that somewhere on that hill would be a perfect place to test these powers out.
Did these powers that I imagined were in the staff really exist? How could they be used and called upon? How well would they work? Time to find out!
There are some people with whom I have a special connection. Kal is obviously one – whenever we work together or even just at the same location, something interesting, even life-changing, always happens. Another special person is my friend Mike. Mike’s psychic abilities always give a totally different slant on the work we do. Lately we have taken to clearing psychic blockages, or clearing away dark areas of energy from sites, in particular at churches. So when Mike came to visit at the beginning of December I knew that something interesting was likely to happen. And I was not disappointed.
I had been investigating a new energy ley that I believe exists between The Wirral and Derbyshire. Due to the location of the ley and the types of sites that it goes through I have been provisionally calling the line The Royal Line. When I come to reveal it in due course then this will all make sense. This weekend in December was my first outing along the line to determine whether it really existed at the locations that I had theorised that it would. My first stop was a nearby village with its St.John the Evangelist church. Such churches are a common recurring theme along this ley.
Mike and I spent a short while on the car park side of the church noticing a “dark patch” emanating from the corner of the car park. We decided to come back to that later. I wanted to find the ley line, if it existed, and the investigate the church’s exterior. I was drawn to a white birch tree with peeling paper bark, the like of which I had rarely seen. It was an outstandingly beautiful contrast to the leaden grey skies all around us, and we admired its beauty before I began to dowse for the ley. Within minutes I had located it. It was easy to find – it ran the entire length of the church and the width of the church was the width of the energy ley. The ley was balanced at this point and needed no work doing to it to harmonise it. Great. Time to move on.
Near Miss Black Spots
As we peered into the road from the churchyard I pointed out a specific spot in the road where I had seen several cars have near misses, and which always made me feel uncomfortable when I drove over it. Mike noticed that there was some red tarmac at that point – an indicator that the local council also thought that this was a place to drive cautiously. In fact, there was a solar-powered “30″ sign there too which flashes at anyone doing in excess of this speed, despite the fact that they are at the lower end of a long downhill stretch, making 30mph pretty difficult to attain.
Mike said that he felt that the line of holly bushes that marked the end of the church’s boundary, and which coincided with the accident blackspot, was hiding a flow of negative energies. We tracked back into the grounds and found that the negative energy was being emitted from a house on the other side of the holly barrier. Hmmm…someone in that house was giving out bad vibes, and this was being drawn along the hedge and into the point in the road where the near misses were happening. Interesting! I was about to dowse some more when Mike began to get psychic impressions about the person in the house. Then suddenly I was getting them too! I knew things about this person – felt how they felt, knew things about their life – it was all very strange to suddenly begin to describe this as though the person themselves were speaking this out loud. Between us we diagnosed the situation. I won’t divulge any more, except to say that the saving grace was that someone else was counteracting the negativity with some positive energies, and this was leaving the energy ley in a balanced state. Yet, the negativity was still feeding into the road and its vulnerable black spot. We decided to take a different tack and see if there was anything we could do on the other side of the road.
What do you know?
Wow! I know I have again been lapse in reporting here at Hedge Druid. What can I say? I have to live the life I report about here too. Rest assured some interesting posts are coming up very soon. I just wanted to wet your appetite somewhat and get a post on here to boot.
After about a month in the hinterland of New York. Gwas and I got together for a catchup and general How are ya lad? chat. During the middle of our conversation we noted that our chat had traversed many fields.
- house energies
- tarot cards
- ancestor energies
And more. It was at this juncture that we agreed again that, truly, we know nothing. After which we agreed that on the subject of nothing we knew a lot. This position allowed some breathing room for our egos.
As I mentioned, having spent the last month in New York, one might wonder what hedge druid wise could be done, learned or experimented with in that brick city? Well, quite a lot as it happened. At least on the subject of energy. So without further ado let me get on and describe some fascinating energy results.
So long and thanks for all the fish
So proclaimed the Dolphins in that, now famous book, the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. My reason for bringing up the subject of fish, or a particular fish genus, the Sardines, is that in many cities across the world people often pack themselves neatly into tin cans and traverse to and fro from work. I am of course speaking about the Tube, Metro or Subway transit systems.
If you have ever frequented such transportation means then you would know that invariable people on these systems are very insular. They don’t talk to any other passenger(s) and in most instances even the companions they are with.
Now the psychological perspective might be that people feel uncomfortable being up close and personal with others. This is quite a good answer and one that I will put another way in a moment. Let me start from the beginning so to speak.
I have spent the last month travelling up and down the New York subway (from Manhattan to Brooklyn) and have spent a lot of the time observing the passenger behaviour. I have noted that people don’t engage with others on the train, even when there are only a few (mark those words). I have also noted that people don’t often talk with people that are with them.
I pondered whether there was an energetic reason for this and found some remarkable (and some obvious) results.
As many have said we have an aura, descriptions vary, but in essence imagine an egg shaped energy field that surrounds your body at a distance of your arms stretched out (This is a grossly simplified description but enough for my purposes here).
Now, my dowsing confirmed that close interactions (or indeed the overlapping of multiple fields) was one of the reasons for people to be more reticent in communing with their fellow passengers. For some reason this interference in fields causes us to close-off our social desire to communicate and belong. My speculation is that we become a bit energetically homogenized when we are in such close proximity with others, so much so that our separateness desolves. Interesting huh? Consider love making? Two become one.
In other places in this blog Gwas and I have written about how we can change our aura size and in one particular instance, back when we visited the BSD (British Society of Dowsers) conference. I demonstrated on the fly the ability to shape someone elses aura.
Recalling that incident had me conducting some interesting experiments. If I shrunk the aura of a passenger(s) to the size of their body i.e. so that it would not be interfering with other people would they become more communicative?
This was a rather difficult experiment to conduct because I didn’t know whether I had succeeded in shrinking an aura and also whether, if the passengers started talking, it was because I had done so or whether it was just random chance. Throwing scientific rigor out of the window I proceeded anyway.
By the way, I did feel some tinge of ethical and moral pain when I did this, after all I was attempting to shrink people’s auras without there permission. I did ask the dowsing rods what the effects would be, and was assured that after shrinking (if I succeeded) the auras naturally return to the size they were before. Also note that aura size fluctuates all the time too.
The experiment went thus. I would pick a candidate and shrink their aura and then observe whether they communicated with other people more freely. I would also try to shrink the auras of two or more adjacent people to see what effect that would have and finally I would find two people who were together on the subway and were not communicating and shrink their auras to see the effects.
As a correlation, afterwards I would dowse to see if I had succeeded in shrinking auras. I then only took the results from cases where I had succeeded in shrinking the auras.
In general I found the results supported the hypothesis I put forward in that people were more communicative when their auras weren’t entangled. Dowsing also agreed that this would be the case. However an interesting result came out of my dowsing.
As I was dowsing the about the aura interfering with other auras I got an intuitive nudge about the environment that passengers are in.
As you may have read here, the speculation is that ancient shamans used caves to shape their auras and so create profound changes in their perceptive (and energetic) abilities. My intuition was telling me that the metal casing (of the tube train) along with the fact that it was running underground and that it was running through an electro-magnetic field was more influential on the energy of people than that of aura-to-aura interference.
As I dowsed this, I recalled the work of Valerie Hunt. In her excellent book, Infinite Mind, Valerie conducted some fascinating experiments on paranormal feats and EMF. In some instances using Faraday cages. Her conclusion was that EMF had a profound effect on subtle energy (in some cases this was a positive effect). I would also like you to consider the small bits of evidence for magnetic healing.
These disparate bits of knowledge were popping into my brain and giving my dowsing more questions to ask and a path to follow. The conclusion was thus…
- Aura-to-aura clashes were instrumental in people being less communicative on trains
- The above was severely compounded by the fact that the people were within a strong EMF field
- This was also compounded by the fact that (unnatural) aura shaping was occurring due to the shape of the train
The combination of these was causing people to be more reticent in their social communes. Interestingly I speculated whether this tube-travelling energy shape changing was also why people in the city were less social? The surprising answer was, yes. It seems that the more one travels on the trains the more ones aura is molded into a unnatural shape thus propagating that shape into times when they weren’t on the train.
Further dowsing revealed that a potential remedy for some of the effects was to shrink the aura to the size of the body.
You might be wondering what the effects of cars are on the Aura? I’m looking into it.
Kal Malik – exploring the beyond
PS: My girfriend picked up the rather unusual habit of plugging in here iPod when we were on the subway train together. Am I that boring?? Anyway, I decided to try aura shaping on her (without telling her of course) and in a few cases, literally moments later she was talking to someone (admittedly in a few of these instances it wasn’t me
In the final part of my South Wales posts I will be telling you about the amazing chamber of Tinkinswood, and how dowsing revealed some intriguing explanations for the usage of the chamber and how it was powered by Elemental Masters. What are ‘Elemental Masters’? Good question. Read on!
We parked at the entrance to the field with the sign pointing towards the Tinkinswood Chamber [map]. We had only gone slightly out of our way – entering the edge of Cardiff itself – before we realised our mistake and doubled back. Once we had our bearings finding the chamber was relatively easy, with some helpful brown tourist signs along the way near to the village of St Nicholas. Tinkinswood chamber itself was also easy to get to with a short walk down into a shallow valley and back up into the next field. As you rise up into the field the chamber hoves into view like some neolithic battleship.
The site is beautiful, surrounded by trees (although they had been severely cut back when were visited, which made us wince a little). The only other blight is the nearby electricity pylons, but they don’t seem to be affecting the power and quality of the energies at this site. Possibly they are just far enough away not to affect it. There really does not seem to be any geographical reason why the pylons were brought anywhere near to the site, but that’s the way it is.
The sun was beginning to near the horizon as we arrived, and the early evening light lent the scene a mystical quality that backlit the chamber in a fascinating way, and made the sun twinkle through the trees around the site. As we approached the chamber neither Kal nor I felt any need to go into the chamber itself even though it was incredibly open and inviting. For some reason we both completely avoided going into it throughout the whole visit. Possibly we do not need the initiatory energies that lie inside it?
In the second part of the tale I tell of how Kal and I went looking for a cave that was in the Parc Le Breos site near Parkmill, Swansea in South Wales. The idea was to begin the process of consolidating the information we had learned so far this year. Caves are ideal for this purpose, I believe, and so I was going off to prove this to myself and to Kal. He was completely unaware of my dastardly plan.
As we walked up the main path we scanned the nearby shrubbery and tree-lined hillsides for caves. Within fifty feet of the burial chamber I saw a path going up the hill to the right. It looked narrow and rarely used. I walked on. My intuition rang a warning bell, but I ignored it. Overruled by my rational brain, I’m afraid. In another fifty yards there was a much wider and recently used path. It was muddier, but it looked like it led somewhere, so I called Kal’s attention to it and we went to inspect it. On arrival we found it to be quite muddy. Kal backed away, unsure. I persuaded him it would be fine. As we ascended he grumbled about slipperiness and I made comments about inappropriate footwear. The path got steeper and muddier. As we reached the top we saw our destination only a few feet away – it was a chicken coop! Damn!! We turned around and went back down the slippy, treacherous path. I cursed my rational brain.
We marched onwards, but now the sky was closing in on us and threatening rain. In another hundred yards we felt the first spots of rain and ran for the shelter of the trees at a crossroads. Had it not rained I’m sure we would have picked one of the adjoining paths and carried on walking, but now we were pinned to the spot by a torrential downpour that would have soaked us in seconds. After five minutes the rain eased and we decided to head back to the car instead of continuing our foolish quest for the cave.
I have been doing a bit of research on thresholds. For the purpose of this post we can consider a threshold to be the separation of two places of ownership or being, rather than a distinction between two type of energy (although the one does not exclude the other).
Examples of a threshold are the aura of living beings, a home or demesne of a person/family. One area that I am particularly researching is that of a Genius Loci. My use of this word represents a bounded area and the intent/wish of all of its inhabitants.
A crude analogy might be the notion of the “United Kingdom”. This isn’t a single thing, nor is it necessarily a piece of geography. It is a collection of people, place, ideas, laws, identity that holistically combines to create the “United Kingdom”.
Thus it is with a Genius Loci. A Genius Loci of a sacred site for instance would be the earth energy, any aware energies/entities that reside within. Indeed holistically speaking it is everything that is within the bounded area.
As you can imagine, since a Genius Loci is ‘imagined’ bounded area. It is the commune-er, i.e. the person on the outside looking in who determines the boundary (to some extent). For instance, I could commune with an energy being that resides in a sacred site. Then I could commune withe Genius Loci of the site, which would include the resident aware energy, then I could commune with the Genius of the hill that the site is on, which would include all of the above…and so…to the point where I could commune with the Genius of the Earth (often mis-referred to as Gaia).
Thresholds then are not so much the boundaries but the doorway through which we enter or commune with other beings.
On a simple level communing with another human requires them letting us access there being. Whether this is the mundane simple verbal communication to the energetic. For example when doing energy healing on someone it is important to gain their consent. I dowsed the following…
- How effective is energy healing (such as Reiki) on someone who hasn’t given their explicit consent? 10-15%
People often ask (say on social media sites such as FB) for healing to be sent to them. I asked How effective the healing that was sent to them was? 35%
- Was this because they hadn’t specifically given access to through their threshold? Yes.
Please note that by effective I mean the healing energy effecting them, this doesn’t mean that a cure was achieved. It just means the “mail getting through”.
I recall back in the day (3 years ago) when Gwas and I practiced some distance work on each others homes. It was surprisingly difficult until we realised that we had to let the other in, energetically so to speak.
An interesting question that I asked was…How effective is negative energy being sent to a person? I got a weird half-half answer to this (which as you know means that I was missing something).
As a side note. I have really started to like the “there is something missing” response. It gives your intuition a sharp kick.
What could be missing? I wondered whether negative energy could be sent to a person at all? Yes, was the response. My thinking was on the lines of someone hating another person or seeking revenge or malicious thoughts. It seems that these ‘do’ have an effect on the other.
I pondered some more and finally thought of something. Belief is a powerful tool and from the teachings of Don Juan (ala Carlos Castaneda) I recalled that the power of disbelief was equally as powerful.
My thinking went thus…if a person believes in the whole energy thing then they would be affected by negative energies going their way, more so than someone who doesn’t believe.
My results concluded that a person who had no belief in intention and energy had virtually no effect on an equally disbelieving person. It appears that their has to be a strong belief and intention for the energy to get through as it were. On the receiving end it was a similar affair, the more one believed the more the effects got through. Up to a point though! If the threshold of the person was secure i.e. they hadn’t invited specifically the other person to send energy then the effect was severely limited.
If your asking a lot of questions…what about this, that and the other. So was I but this is just a prelim report if you will and the topic is Thresholds.
The threshold of a home is created by the love and presence of the people with in. Equally though the absance of one or both of these pretty much destroys the threshold. Any foreign energy can come and go as it pleases. Like auras, the threshold of a home takes its characteristics and strength from those who live in it. Even a strong threshold won’t stop someone physically entering your home and doing damage, but it will certainly limit the energetic damage they can do, both from without and from within.
An important note that most energy aware people should know is that of treating someone as a guest. If you feel that a person has negative intent towards you then it is best not to invite them into your home, for any reason. And if you have to then make sure that you limit their access to the rooms (remember rooms too have a threshold). Also make sure that you cleanse after them and intentionally close the door behind them in an energetic sense. Above all one should avoid giving anything to such a person, even as simple as a drink of water.
The reverse is absolutely true also, inviting an emotionally/energetically friendly and good intentioned person into your home strengthens the threshold. Generally speaking the protection forded by a threshold is proportional to the love of your home. For instance, do you feel that your house is your home?
Well that about wraps up this appetiser on thresholds. I will be reporting back with a lot more details about thresholds and how to create and protect them.
Kal Malik exploring the edge.