Oracle of Delphi Part 6 No one walks in the presence of Athena

Gymnasium As you approach the small town of Delphi you first come across the ruins of the Temple of Apollo amongst other ruins. But even before you get to those, if you stop and look down into the valley on your left you will notice some magnificent ruins which are signposted as “The Gymnasium”. After we had returned from the failed attempt to visit the Corycian Cave we looked upon the ‘gymnasium’ and tried to find a way down to it. Following the path along the road side for a while proved fruitless. It seemed that that area was fenced off. We did not feel the need to don Guerilla techniques and made our way instead to the main ruins and the Temple of Apollo. A few hours later our work there was done and we turned our attention once again...

Oracle of Delphi Part 5 Thoughts

Genesis My journey to visit with the Oracle of Delphi was an adventure and half and I feel worthy of a kind of epilogue post. Although the visit to Delphi was at the end of eight months of waiting, preparation and expectation. It is the genesis of a new quest. It began with a Dragon spirit in the Faery land of Ireland and a gift of awesome promise and potential. The adventures are related herein. With the magnitude of the experience at Delphi I thought it worth a post on some thoughts I’ve had. Overwhelm Upon collating and then writing the post on riddles, the knowledge that flooded out of the Dragons Soul Book once its gate had been opened. The immediate feeling was overwhelm. What was I to do with all this knowledge? How could I handle its enormity and...

Oracle of Delphi Part 1 – Prelude to Adventure

Genesis It is hard to determine where an adventure begins. Just when you think, “Ah…this is it” you find that the genesis pre-dates your assumption. It is so with this one. Let me have a stab at it though. Following the thread back I think that this adventure began back when we were visiting Ireland for the first time. Out of the adventures of that trip, two stand out as being related to this current outing. The first was the rescue of a dragon spirit from a sacred site called the Piper Stones. The second was, in my view, one of those magic affirming experiences. It occurred at the one of the three main sites in Ireland’s Boyne valley, namely Dowth. At this site I was given a vision of the past of a time when an Oracle was in place at that...