Spring 2015-P4 – Dark Shadows at Dale

Spring 2015-P4 – Dark Shadows at Dale

The next stop on our Easterly journey was to another place that we had visited only once before – Dale Hermitage. The hermitage is a rock-cut chamber scoured from the sandstone above the village of Dale Abbey. The abbey of the village name if a scant ruin now, and the hermitage is much more energetically interesting. As we walked through the wood the chill wind reminded us that last time we had visited it was Beltane and much warmer than today. We walked swiftly seeking out the sanctuary of the hermit’s shelter, yet I had time to stop at some new rabbit holes in order to pick up three small white quartz pebbles that caught my attention. We are just rock-shifters, after all. The Hermitage feels too nice to have Underworld qualities, despite being down...

12 Beltane 2014 – Tarot Reflected

You may remember that before we went to Brittany I had done a tarot reading to divine to which aspects of the journey I might need to be pay special attention. Having reflected on those cards and the events that happened, I feel I can now reveal the three “missing” interpretations that I deliberately left out from the original reading. There were three questions that I posed in the tarot draw before we left. The one which I left un-finished was: What are they three key events to be aware of? The cards were Death – Chariot – Hermit Let’s see how they fit now that I am back! Death – change For me, this card in a draw of this nature symbolises the movement between phases of the Wheel of the Year. Therefore, in this context the...

Summary 2013 – Lessons Learned Pt1

In the second of my year-end summary posts I am listing the most important things I have learned this year. I’ve arranged them in chronological order by month as this seems to show the development of the learning in the best way. There’s too much to read in one go, so I’ve split this into two posts. Part 1 is January to June/July. Part 2 will be the back half of the year. One of my favourite phrases is “Every day is a school day.” It certainly feels like that walking this path of druidry and divination! January Spooky! Learned that some pet energies can be grounded through respectful burial involving knowledge of their energetic links to humans (e.g. an owner) Also found a spirit that is classically called an Incubus preying upon the...

Summary of the Year 2013 – Themes

Welcome to the first of three posts to summarise the adventures I’ve had this year. The first post will discuss the major themes of the year and my opinions on them. The second post will go into detail about the lessons I’ve learned and how I have developed as a result of those teachings. Finally, in the third post I will briefly mention some of the interesting but as yet unresolved aspects of my work – I’m calling these the “loose threads”. I have to start by saying a big thank you to all our readers. As you may know, Kal and I log our adventures primarily so that we can use them as a record of our progression along this unusual esoteric spiritual path that we follow. However, we do recognise and indeed write for an audience...

Imbolc 2012 Part 3 Lud’s church

As told in part two, the Green Knight who seemed to be laying out the path I should follow had got me to Luds Church and then vanished (no, not in a puff of smoke). So I was left sitting in the near zero temperature outside the steps that led to Luds Church. How was I to prepare myself? For what kind of encounter? Protection? Cleansing? (No, that I had already done). What then? I pondered this as Gwas and Mike came up and began their work. Some intuitive dowsing concluded that all I needed was to light a few sticks of incense, clear my mind of distractions and step into the green gorge. Last I was here was at sunset with a ground that was slippery and treacherous. This time was completely different, it was dry, sunny and fresh. All the ingredients of Imbolc. With...