Return to Mont St Michel

Return to Mont St Michel

Brittany has to be one of my favourite destinations. On this holiday we were making our way through Normandy in order to get there, and so it was an obvious point on the route to include the marvellous Mont St.Michel. Somehow I have always managed to get to the French site, but have never managed to get to the English counterpart – St. Michael’s Mount. Just one of those odd things. Another odd thing is that I don’t think I will be going back to Mont St Michel for a while. It’s not the place itself, it’s the way that you are now made to feel like a factory farmed animal and are herded onto buses with bored drivers, miles away from the village in order to be unloaded close to the entrance. It’s efficient, and it’s free, but...

Belas Knap, Chakras and The Merlin Staff

Belas Knap, Chakras and The Merlin Staff

On a particularly sunny day Kal and I planned to venture forth into the world in search of adventure. We had a plan, of course. A rough plan. I wanted to go to Belas Knap long barrow, which I first and last visited in the autumn of 2013. I had been thinking about how I could achieve my quest: to find the essence of The Merlin Staff – an oak staff in preparation, but yet to be created. The ‘thinking’ involved letting myself be guided to the image of Belas Knap. On rational reflection it seemed to have all the right ingredients: I had met with Merlin there, brandishing a staff and inviting me to call down lightning. This was Kal’s first visit, yet for both of us we were not allowed immediate entry to the site. Both of us had to go through an...

The Hemlock Stone – Spring Equinox 3

The Hemlock Stone – Spring Equinox 3

We were done with going on a planned path. It always happens. We make a grand list of places to visit and pretty much get as far as 2 or 3 on the list before we are led off the yellow predicted road and on to stranger paths. Our destination happened to be the Hermits Cave. A place we had visited before and found to be an excellent sacred place. However as we drove in that direction we went past The Hemlock Stone and were drawn to it immediately. A quick flick of the steering wheel and an ice-cream later we were climbing the short rise up to this magnificent stone. The energy surrounding the place was beautiful and we approached the sun left the clouds behind and shone its Spring heart out. Perfect, is a good word to use. There was definitely work to be done here....

Winter Solstice 2013 Valle Crucis and the Power of Promise

After the über download at Dinas Bran and an enjoyable lunch in Llangollen we were ready for our final stop of the Solstice. Vali Crucis. From memory, we have visited this place several times in the early spring. Flowers just budding comes to mind. So it was a bit off timing to be coming here at this time of the year, however for me the main attraction was that it has an easy access and was a beautiful place to visit. When I was sitting in the seat of the energetic double upon Dinas Bran, the Genius Loci had revealed that I would gain the Power of Promise at Vali Crucis. What that was, I had no idea. So I was looking forward to learning the meaning of that. Maybe it was the time of the year, but as with Dinas Bran, I was taken (by the rods) into the sacred site...

Winter Solstice 2013 Dinas Bran and the Dragons Soul Book

I have mentioned extensively herein my quest to activate the Dragons Soul Book, it has been a quest that has been long in the completing (almost a year and half since inception). I already knew that this visit would not be a conclusion. But had been told that it would be a major change of direction. With this in mind, I was keen to climb the slopes to the beautiful Dinas Bran. Upon reaching the foot of the hill I was a bit concerned. Over the months I have let my physical fitness slip some what and have been wheezing and groaning uphill. As I stood and took some pictures a thought floated down to me. “Don’t worry, I’ll look after you” Ah, Okay, with Dinas Bran looking after me the climb should be no problem. And remarkably it wasn’t....