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This year, 2011, I spent Samhain at two places. Not at the same time, obviously. That would be impossible even for a hedge druid who is accustomed to the unusual. I first spent some time with a group of friends in Derbyshire (more about that soon) and then I went with my wife M to Pembrokeshire. In Pembrokeshire we first climbed the hills to visit Arthur’s Grave (see previous post this month) and then I made an unannounced stop off at Pentre Ifan, because I remembered that it was quite close to the route we would take to get back home. Never one to miss an opportunity, I saw this as a chance to discover what the remainder of the year might offer in terms of my healing quest.
As far as I was concerned the visit to Arthur’s Grave an hour earlier had been the culmination of a spiral that had begun at Spring Equinox and had completed this Halloween. I wasn’t sure, therefore, what I would get out of visiting Pentre Ifan. All I knew was that I felt drawn to it, and that i wanted to see whether its incredible energies would spark any further revelations about my tasks for the year. Perhaps it might confirm that actually all was done and I could rest for the remainder of the year? No more site visits or blog posts, perhaps? All quiet now? Rest and recuperation? Not a chance!
We stopped at the site information board to take a look at how the archaeologists have reconstructed the mound. Their representation seemed remarkably familiar – it matched the reconstruction done at Tinkinswood in South Wales. Perhaps the neolithic people were all working from a similar template, or perhaps the geometry or the physics of the places simply suggested a natural configuration that was now generally agreed upon amongst The Intelligentsia of our times? I wonder what became of all the rubble that one surrounded the great stones? The site is so clean now. The information sign put the entrance portal at the south. I have previously dowsed the same, so that’s one aspect I agree with.
I re-introduced myself to the site,. seeking the permission of the Spirit of Place before attempting to enter its energetic boundary. Being successful (politeness and respect seem to be viable currency with the spirits that inhabit such places) I began to dowse for the best starting point for me at the site. It was a flat round rock at the eastern edge of the main uprights, and I recognised this as the same stone upon which I had started and energised when I had previously visited the site in the late summer of 2008. That seemed like someone else’s life, and a whole lifespan away, and I found it hard to relate to the person who had stood there only three years ago. Yet it was me. How would the site react to me now, I wondered?
On a recent holiday to Brittany I was able to visit some new amazingly tall menhirs, standing stones, and some ones that I had visited before. As ever I was impressed by their sheer size, and I briefly had the chance to try to extract some more information about the stones and their properties. In this post I will discuss some of those properties, and how I think they may be generally applicable to standing stones.
Before I go on to my theories, however, I want to hark back to one of the pioneering ideas concerning standing stones. As you may know, we at the Hedge Druid Blog do not stand on ceremony and are more than willing to fly in the face of any established theory providing we have our own evidence to back such statements up. Just preparing the ground a little, you might say. Now, Mr Tom Graves is the exprt on the matter of standing stones, and his theories are expressed in his book “Needles of Stone” (download the book in HTML format here).
“Return to that stone circle that we saw before, glowing and pulsing with points and lines and zones of coloured light. As you watch, the battered and timeworn stones seem to dislimn, becoming smoother, finer, sharper: needles of stone set in the body of the earth, to match the needles of bone the ancient Chinese set in the body of man. Stone or bone, the needles controlled, and still control, the flow of energy through each body.
But stand back – you stand too close to see. Rise up into the air, higher, higher, like a hawk: the stone circle recedes to a glowing dot in a landscape that rolls away into the distance below you, a patchwork quilt of light. Around the circle the glowing lines spread out to connect every cell of that body: you see a fine filigree of threads just below the surface, weaving their way outward from the centre that glows; you see harsh beams of light connecting centre to centre across the country in straight lines. These centres are dotted along every line, but here and there you can see major intersections of the straight lines and the filigree, like focal points in a vast multi-layered cobweb. In some ways the whole scene is reminiscent of a micrograph of nerve cells and their ganglia, but on a much larger and brightly-coloured scale: in a sense, that is what the centres are, for in a sense what we see here is the circulation and nervous system of the body of the earth.
The focal points, the node-points in this matrix of energies, are the equivalent of acupuncture-points on a landscape scale. And set into these points are ‘needles’ not just of stone, but of all the five elements: a lone Scots Pine on a One-Tree Hill for wood, a sacred well for water, a barrow-mound for earth, and an ancient beacon for fire. For metal, a modern steel microwave mast, or the postbox that replaced the mark-stone on a lonely crossroad. The pattern of the past repeats itself in the present.” (Ch.5 ‘Needles of Stone’ - Tom Graves)
“Dislimn” – that’s a great word, isn’t it? The WordPress spell-checker threw a wobbly at that one! It means to efface, or to cause to become indistinct. Such a poetic and infrequently used word, but so gorgeously succinct. You’ve got to hand it to the man – he can write beautiful phrases, and he sweeps you away with his ideas.
So, the idea he is expressing is that standing stones are just one aspect of the many megalithic or natural features that form the energetic body of the land. He is stating that they serve a purpose in pinning, locating, diverting or alleviating the subtle energetic forces within the landscape just as a practitioner of Chinese systems of medicine would do with their methods.
Next I will discuss my own theories on the way in which these tall stones work.
If you recall from my earlier post I did a house dowse some months ago (here is a link to it). I concluded that energy exploration with some recommendations for the couple to follow, which a phone conversation a week later confirmed that they had complied with all of them. Excellent.
Well, I was called up a week ago and invited around for a follow up.
In honesty, I was curious as to why a follow up was warranted. They seemed to have followed my suggestions (as I had learned in the previous phone call). However on a purely professional level, once I interfere in the lives of others, then I take some responsibility for it too. So one evening I grabbed my rods and wandered off to see what was to be seen.
I knocked and was invited into the home by the gent of the house, the lady was on her way back from some errand he told me. He took me stright into the kitchen for coffee and pointed to the place the Microwave had stood. There was a plant there! I smiled and looked around for the microwaves new location.
“It’s gone” the gent said, when he saw me looking. I was impressed. It isn’t so much that I could detect a change in him. It was more that I felt like he was excited about something. I asked if I could have a wander around the home whilst we waited for his wife.
My belief is that if we bound a place, whether by a ‘sacred’ stone circle, walls or by ‘ownership’ we also, in the process invite the co-creation of a Genius Loci (a spirit of the place). This spirit represents the holistic feel, life, indeed the spirit of the place. As I walked about the home I tried to connect with the Genius Loci. I guess it is like opening yourself up to the notion that a place has a feel to it and then trying to become cognisant of that feeling.
I wasn’t using the dowsing rods as yet. This was a no-tools exercise.
As I wandered about from room to room. I thought I felt a difference. It was a nice feeling. I noted that the picture of her mother was back on the table (now accompanied by a plant). Upstairs I also noted that they had changed bedrooms and that there was a plant in the bedroom and on the stairway.
The Genius Loci of the house was relaxed and ‘breezy’. Light is another word that I might use. I would say that it certainly felt alot different.
But I am not averse to believing that I could have been influenced by the Placebo, in that I saw the changes and thus believed that the feel must have changed
After getting a feel of the place I took out my dowsing rods to get a ‘real’ measure of the place. Of course the answer to “has the energies changed in here” was an infatic yes!”
Looking for the strongest source of positive energy I found the rods spiralling on the floor just in front of the couch in the living room. I was surprised because as I followed them down the stairs I was expecting them to end up at the mothers picture on the table. And to be honest I was a bit disappointed when they didn’t.
I have learned that plants are a wonderful generators of energy and I wondered whether the plant by the picture had any influence on this ‘power centre’. I asked if there was any energy coming out of the plant and a Yes had me following it as it looped once around the picture and the settled into a spiral right over the power centre.
I checked the level of energy on the same scale as what I used on my previous visit and this power centre was a 10+ (my scale only goes to 10!). It was pleasing to see such a good result here and I guess where the couple spend most of there waking time together.
I then asked and found the most negatively charged power centre. It was in the cellar. I noted that they had not had the leak fixed. I checked to see what energy level this was and got a -3. That wasn’t too bad (I hadn’t noted what it was on my previous visit sadly). But if a -3 was the worst energy in the house then that was good going.
Following the path
Here is a good tip. Ask to be taken to the power centres in order of strength. Basically this is a chain of two questions.
- Are there anymore power centres?
- Take me to the next most powerful power centre.
Simple enough right? What this revealed was that there were 9 positive power centres in the home. That was fabulous. I noted that most of them were centering on or around a plant.
In particular I found a really nice spiral around their bed.
All in all, the energies were vastly improved and ‘healthy’. As I returned back to the living room the lady of the house turned up. She smiled brightly at me and asked, “Has he told you?” I looked askance at both of them, “I’m pregnant.” the lady laughed.
It was lost on me I’m afraid, until I realised that they were attributing this to the changes in the houses energy. Surely not? The lady explained that they had been trying for a baby for two years with no success at all. Then about 3 weeks (or so) after they had re-arranged the house she fell pregnant.
There are several other explanations for this, anything from just lucky to the placebo of believing that their house was in some way ‘better’. I wasn’t going to even try to take credit for this event. And it is what I told them too, but they grinned and said it didn’t matter. “That is what we believe.”
As I finished off my coffee a thought occurred to me, A quick flick of my dowsing rods seemed to comfirm it. My question was…”Was this the place where the baby was conceived?”
I have just finished reading and digesting a book called “The Field” by Lynne McTaggart. In this post I am going to quickly go through what she says in light of what I have learned from other sources and in particular of what I “know” from dowsing and have theorised – or put together – myself.
To begin with, the cover really attracted me for one particular reason and that was that Wayne Dyer had recommended it. Now Wayne and I go back aways and I first came across his work when exploring the realms of personal development – where Wayne is a well known speaker and author. I also know that Wayne only recommends books when he wants to – rather than when the publisher(s) want him to, so this was a big “pusher” for me.
Although I have placed the provocative “Vs” in the title of this post I have to say that isn’t really fair as I am going to be agreeing with a lot of what Lynne has to say. Although, I have to say I am going to be critical in parts.
I want to point out that throughout this post I might drop all sorts of words, that hint at … “What the hex has that got to do with Druidry” my defence is two fold – firstly – I am an Edge Wizard and thus this topic falls quite happily into “my” remit, second this blog has more posts about dowsing than about druidry (fight it out if you will) and The Field, in my opinion has a lot to do with Dowsing.
My point is this…if you don’t know what a word means…www.google.com
Lynne’s book starts off with ESP of the (slightly) Zener kind. In particular some semi-covert experiments that were conducted by Edgar Mitchell whilst on his return trip from the moon. The implied suggestion that Lynne further details is that the means of Telepathy was via The Field. From this rather non scientific basis Lynne steps out into science – er – that isn’t science.
What is the field? My first encounter – although I didn’t know it at the time – with the field was in the Sci-Fi tv-series Stargate SG1.
Fairly late on in this series the explorers ostensibly led by the MacGyver famed Richard Dean Anderson discover a power module that has tremendous properties. This power source is referred to in the series as a Zero Point Module or ZPM for short.
Now as I was reading The Field it dawned on me that Lynne’s description of this field was exactly the same as that of a ZPM…(hey dont let this put you off).
You can go off and read the Stargate description of this device by the link above. However here is a what the field describes it as. In the book it is called Zero Point Energy and quite simply it is energy from nothing, well almost…
Now, my science – particularly fringe science – is fairly good, at least to the extent of the ideas so I will have a bash at explaining what “ZPE” is.
If we took a trip out into the vacuum of space and made a box that nothing could get in or out of. Then – somehow – we managed to suck every particle out of this box so that the – understanding would be – that it is empty. It wouldn’t be. I know, sounds like a magic trick doesn’t it.
What quantum physics says is that “virtual” particles flip in and out of existence and as such you cannot determine that the box is “empty” indeed you can’t ever empty the box.
On a side-line the magic is that if you could grab these “virtual” particles then you would be getting energy for nothing.
Now this is where my physics become confusing because my understanding about this kind of particle is that, since nothing can be created, these particles come with their opposite in tow and so they are destroyed upon collision. The exception being in the presence of a black hole where the “partner” particle might get swallowed by the hole and thus leaving the remainder as Hawking Radiation. Perhaps it is the explosive energy of the partners colliding that is theorised?
Anyway, I digress. The Field is taking this phenomenon in two parts. The first that this energy exists the second is that it vibrates (ahhhh).
Vibrates is the right and wrong word to use. Let’s go back to the box in space. If we were able to count the virtual particles in the box at any time (quantum uncertainty principles say we cant) then let say that there are 10 in second one and 15 in second two and 10 in second three and so on. Then this would make the vibrational frequency i.e. it is the frequency of change in the particles that makes “the” frequency.
The field in the book is this ZPE energy and the correlation that is intimated with subtle energy, such as Chi, Ki, Prana, Grace etc is that the frequency or vibrations of Chi is the very same ZPE vibrations. This is “intimated” in the book and Lynne (as far as I can recall) doesn’t explicitly say this.
In Part 2 of this story I will go through the journey that Lynne takes on her way to putting ZPE together with things like healing and miracles.
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 – Wiltshire.
I am breaking into the sequence of Ireland posts to bring you the first of a three-part installment of Glastonbury Solstice posts. I do this because I feel they are very important. Whereas the Irish posts tell the tale of how I prepared myself through working the various chakra points, and the tales are interesting in themselves, the high point of the year for me is usually the Glastonbury Solstice. Last year it was amazing, This year I think it was more interesting and more useful. I will explain as I go along.
In this post I just want to go over some of the things we did before we got to Glastonbury for the Summer Solstice. In particular I want to recount an incident with an energetic being, and to explain how the power of a crop circle was employed to get rid of it. I hope you find this interesting. It’s all as it happened, so take that how you will. Related to this post is the one about Baltinglass in Ireland.
A Walk In the Wood
On this Saturday we were to be guided by intuition. We had a few seemingly random items on our wish list, but everything was up for change. For example, it just so happened that through a combination of a thwarted visit to a crop circle that we couldn’t find and some bad traffic, we ended up going past Stonehenge. As we turned off towards Marlborough what should appear on a brown heritage sign, but Woodhenge!
Of course, we stopped and paid a visit, dowsing entrances, exits, power centres and generally amusing ourselves with its stumpy oddness. You may note in the picture above that a dog has kindly ‘marked’ the edge of the power centre. Actually, we find this a lot! Animals like to exctrete on power centres! It’s an oddity of these energetic cones and spirals that they affect animals in this way. We came away from the site ourselves feeling quite cleansed and we discussed this feeling: seems like we both felt we had been grounded at Woodhenge. However, we were on the lookout for a public toilet from that point onwards! Strange.
Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
Our next site was a crop circle. Having failed to find one earlier it inly made us more determined to visit one come what may. Which was fortunate because we had a lot of trouble locating the next one, despite the fact that CropCircleConnector had given us a very good map of the location. Well, in our defense it wasn’t visible from the roads around, so we ended up trekking up a nearby hill and then spotting it back down in the dale. Kal had another incidence of losing a dowsing rod as he raced past me down the hill. Luckily he realised this time as we re-traced our steps and he found it.
I joked that this reminded me of “The Leprechaun Incident” in Ireland recently, and Kal suddenly grew suspicious. He dowsed me immediately – did I have any vestige of a leprechaun’s influence around my energy body? YES. What!! Could my dowsing be relied upon? NO! Immediately I became an outcast! Kal kept away from me, outside the edges of my aura and I realised I would have to take steps to deal with this troublesome malign energy, much as I had done once before when such a thing had infested my home. As a protective measure I sealed myself off energetically, and threw a wrapper of energy around this thing, which I could feel was behind me on the right-hand side, some five or six feet away. I had him on a leash now, and muffled too. As soon as I did this I felt a dull ache in my right-hand side, level with my kidneys, as though the ‘leash’ of energy were being pulled. Interesting – so he didn’t like that and was struggling to free himself, eh? I knew I had to act quickly now.
We finally found the right place to park to access the crop circle, were prompted by the farmer to contribute to his kitty appropriately, and then began to enter the field following the tramlines through the corn. We felt the aura of the crop circle some sixty feet away from its outer edge. Kal dowsed it (no point me doing so!) and confirmed its position. I only had one thing on my mind – to rid myself of this unhelpful energy that was attached to me and which was skewing my results. I rued my lack of caution in Ireland, and wished I had learned the lesson of protecting myself from such things.
As I entered the crop circle I tightened the mental noose that I had around this damned ‘thing’ and muffled its ability to draw power from the circle’s formation. I immediately found a power centre near the middle of the circle that would act as a ‘safe space’ to work in. I just hoped the rods were working enough for me to rely on that finding! I was working on instinct and intuition alone, now.
Within that safe space I intuited that the leprechaun’s name was Fegan, and that he had attached himself to me at Tara. I had been through a process before where I had rid my house of a similar entity – an energetic “blob” that seemed to have sentience and drained people of energy if they sat in the wrong place. Then, I was a beginner at energy work. Now I was much more experienced, and I was confident that I could dispense with this troublesome sprite. So confident that it verged on over-confidence. I wanted to extract whatever ‘goodies’ this sprite might have! Bad move.
In order to rid myself of this leprechaun I needed to let it go completely, and send it back to where it came from. There was no way to take anything from it. Not with my level of knowledge, anyway. I did, however, succeed in drawing in the power of the crop circle to fling the sprite back westward, over the Irish Sea, and then to drop what we call an “energy bomb” – a powerful dispersal of energy that has the effect of clearing and neutralising anything around. It worked. Boy, did it work! I physically felt the force of the clearance and stood amazed. I asked Kal to confirm the ‘riddance’, and we were both relieved to find that the coast was clear. Was my dowsing back to normal? YES. All was well again. Lesson learned? Maybe…
Chirton Bottom Crop Circle
Now that I was free to investigate the circle it was time to get back to the dowsing.
Here are some things we found out at this circle:-
- The crop was lying in one direction but the energy moved in the opposite direction, e.g. if the crop lay clockwise, the energy flowed anti-clockwise
- The circle was filled with an energy that was neither male, female or neutral- it was a ‘fourth kind’, as Kal put it.
- The energy was only present during the day – at night it dissipated, faded or switched off
- The Sun’s radiant energy was an inherent part of the circle’s “fourth” energy kind
- The effect of the pattern was not felt within the circle, but only when the circle was viewed in its entirety
- The circle was not made by human hands – i.e. it was not flattened by a team of people
- Again we found the dowsing rods responding to the idea that the source of the circle’s design was not human, yet was terrestrially-based, but not earth spirits or elemental forms of sentient earth energy.
We met a couple who were “croppies” who were meditating within the circle. As we chatted the lady revealed that she felt as though the energy “pulsed”, that it was not always here, or waxed and waned. When we tested her idea we found that indeed the energy was only present as long as the sun was around (i.e. during daylight hours). Then we dowsed a link between the Sun’s radiant energies and the energy at the circle. This fourth kind of energy we named “primal” energy, because we determined that it was unformed – i.e. it had not been transmuted by the sun into male energy, nor by the moon or stars into female energy, nor by the earth into neutral energy. I remembered that I had learned about this type of energy at Gop Hill in April this year. I understood now the possibilities of using this primal energy to shape into a form that I could use, and so I set about doing that.
I sat down in my power centre circle and began to accumulate the primal energy, drawing it from the formation and storing it in my upper and lower dantien channels, as though I were storing chienergy through qigong meditation. Once I had accumulated enough I began to form it like a potter forming clay, spinning it around me but mentally and physically moulding its shape into a cocoon around me. I left two areas open though – a hole at the front of my heart and one at the back. These holes formed a chamber passing through my heart which would allow the energies of Glastonbury’s various sites to funnel heart chakra energy into my energy body. That was how I mentally shaped the primal energy into a coherent form. Finally I called upon the sun’s light to seal the shapeto preserve it’s form, using the energy from my upper dantien (my third eye) to act as the channel through which the sunlight could travel. I stood up and dowsed – it was done. I could now dowse the shape around me! I wondered if it would work at channeling the heart energy at Glastonbury. I would soon find out, I suppose.
We paid our dues at the conveniently-placed tin box, said our goodbyes to the other people there, and left for Glastonbury and whatever adventures that would bring for the Solstice.
Throughout this year there has been a single overriding concern that has permeated everything that I do regarding dowsing or druidry: there must be a purpose to it. By that I don’t mean that I haven’t had fun, or avoided doing frivolous things. Not at all. However, each visit that I have embarked upon has been characterised by my having a purpose to go there with. This was the message that I got out of the consolidation period at the end of 2009, that period between Samhain and Yule when one should bring all things learned in the year together, sort through them, and resolve them into a unified approach for the next year’s work. Like some kind of meta-idea, the concept emerged that for 2010 my task would be to determine the purpose of each eighth part of the year – to understand the eight-fold year.
There seems to be a common acceptance of what is considered to be the revived concept of the eight-fold year amongst Neo-Pagan and Wiccan circles. This has all the dates that are close to what may be the ‘original’ divisions of the year. Truth is, no-one really knows how the divisions of the year were named, or upon which dates these divisions actually fell. What has been reconstructed has come to us through a combination of modern research into old customs, or through the collective acceptance of dates that feel familiar and proper. It has largely been a process of re-appropriation of existing festivals such as Christmas, Easter and Hallowe’en, wresting them from the clutches of the Christian sovereignty.
Whilst there is a certain concensus as to what those specific division dates mean, what is not clear is what the time in between those divisions means. I have been following the year’s divisions closely since Winter and have communed and divined for myself what those in-between days (cf. The Cure) mean to me.
There is a certain difficulty with being precise about these division dates too. Nature does not appear as being very precise to us humans because we cannot comrpehend all of the factors involved in what makes The Great Clock tick! The combination of influences from stars, planets, conjunctions, and who knows how many other influences is simply beyond our comprehension. Therefore, we can only “best guess” when these times arise besed on previous experience, and then we need to be flexible about it all, because we probably won’t guess entirely correctly. Does precision matter in working out these division times? I don’t think so, becuase most of the divisions are largely dependent upon the Moon, and the Moon’s influence occurs over several days, and this gives us a certain amount of lee-way.
One final caveat: the information I have discovered is, I believe, probably quite personal to me. I am not, therefore, espousing a new system to explain the Eight-Fold Year as a replacement for other systems that are out there or that you may be using already. Nor am I trying to back up my claims with astological, scientific or any other form of knowledge system. These explanations may be entirely my own – I don’t know until I have had perhaps several years worth of data to analyse. This is my first year of gaining this knowledge, so please bear that in mind when you read this. It is for your edification and information only, and it is merely presented so that it may suggest things for you to try out for yourself.
So, that said, here goes. So far I have discovered the following stages:-
YULE to IMBOLC
The division line may actually be Twelfth Night rather than Christmas Day. I will have to check that when it comes around again this year to get the precise cut-over, not that any of these divisions are precise, because they’re not. However, I think it’s worthwhile me finding out whether it’s Christmas or Twelfth Night.
- To be still and quiet.
- To engage in no activity of a magickal nature at all.
- To cleanse the mind of the information from the previous year.
Anything that has not sunk in already after the period immediately prior to this one (which I think is about consolidating information) should not be brought forward into the new year. The purpose of this period is to cleanse oneself of all that “baggage” and to leave the mind in a state whereby new knowledge, new seeds, can be planted upon a well-prepared but settled soil. As with meditation, achieving stillness is the key to appreciating this time of the year. The “season of peace” indeed!
IMBOLC to SPRING EQUINOX
- To awaken the energies of ancient sacred sites.
- To awaken, pay homage to, or recall the guardian spirits of such places.
- To prepare the ground for the year’s energy work, by preparing self and place.
This is an interactive stage of the year, and is the first involvement by the participant (the seeker) with the land and its spirits and energies. I found that I was asked to visit many of the places that I had found the be especially find of (read – ‘connected to’, or ‘aligned to’) and that when I was there I would go through a process of firstly finding out what state the place was in, then I would connect to the site, and finally, if necessary, I would invoke the spirit of the place – that guardian spirit – to ask that it return if I found it to be absent. Of course, I could only make a request of the spirit to return, and only if I had prepared the ground appropriately, so to speak.
All of this work, of visiting sites, connecting to them and contacting or invoking the spirit of place, it was all a form of preparation for the work that was to come. A sort of re-introduction, a gentle re-awakening to energies and spirits.
SPRING EQUINOX to BELTANE
- To connect to the earth’s energy grid.
- To understand the nature of Neutral earth energy forms.
- To extract and utilise Neutral energy.
I think there is a general principle at work during this period, and that is for the seeker to learn to connect into the land. As the earth energies begin to be enlivened by the radiant energy of the sun, and together with the moon this draws life from the land. That signals the time for the seeker to spend time connecting with this upsurge of energy. In some mystical systems the human is the mid-point between the Sky and the Earth, and I think this is a symbolic memory of our ability to actually be the conduit and focal point for the two forms of energy – earth and radiant. We are the combiners.
As for myself this year, I have found that there was an additional task which was to learn in a theoretical and a practical way how I could extract the neutral energy form and store it within me. I learned how to re-charge myself with this energy using my navel chakra point as a storehouse for the neutral energy form – in exactly the same way as in chinese qigong meditation.
In addition to simply drawing out and collecting this energy I learned how to use neutral energy to ‘coat’ objects in order to preserve their energetic imprint. This was a means of creating so-called “power objects” I realised. In other words, it was a way of retaining those special qualities that people had invested into an object – whether that be a memory, a feeling, or some other form of energetic input. I learned how that energy could be retained within the object by using raw neutral energy to preserve it like a coat of varnish.
BELTANE to SUMMER SOLSTICE
- To understand the nature of the neutral or white light energy form and how it is composed
- To practise diffracting and re-combining the seven coloured frequencies of light
- To make practical use of these energies to elevate consciousness
I believe this part of the year’s cycle concerns the effort to raise one’s level of consciousness to an opportunity point in the middle of the year when the energies are at their strongest, and one stands the greatest chance of elevating into an enlightened state, or achieving a blissful and revelatory state of mind.
So far I have found that for me this will involve me learning about how to bring together the two inner energy centres – the neutral energy store of the lower dan-tian or navel chakra point, and to combine that with the influx of light energy through the third-eye chakra point in order to diffract the energy into any of the seven frequencies of subtle energy that I require to be able to perform whatever task I need (for example, to heal an imbalance, or to utilise a particular frequency for a specific task). At this moment I don’t know what tasks those frequencies can perform, but that is learning that I still have to go through.
I suspect that there may be some esoteric benefit to being able to draw in each of the frequencies of this spectrum of light individually and to recombine them somehow to form a white light frequency, and that this may be the “light at the end of the tunnel” or the blinding inspiration that is described as accompanying an enlightenment process. My quest, however, is to understand the purpose of being able to do that, not just the mechanics of making it possible!
So, not much to do then in the next few months!
That is my current understanding and recap of the year’s inspirations and the paths along which I have travelled during this year. I feel that much of that information is general enough for most people to get some correspondence with, or for it to resonate with most people. Much of it is also personal and relates to my own quest for knowledge, understanding and wisdom in working with the energies of Nature. You decide where that take you. I will, as ever, go my own way.
Related post: My Eight Fold Year – the final four folds
This is a short and simple post explaining the sources of four of the types of subtle energy that can be dowsed.
- Male Radiant - from the radiant energies of The Sun
- Male Earth - from the action of primal underground water over rock
- Female Radiant – from the reflection of the energy from The Sun on The Moon, the Planets, and from other Stars (in descending order of strength)
- Female Earth - from living or dying organic material (animals and plants)
There is an additional energy, which we call “Neutral“, and we will spend more time this year uncovering the properties and qualities of this particular energy, because we feel we don’t yet know enough about it to write authoritatively or from deep experience. Stay tuned for that post coming later this year.
In subsequent posts I will also discuss the ways in which some of these energies can combine to produce subtle energies with different qualities.