Cailleach, a wand and being knighted

I think it must be the fact that i’m cutting down on my caffeine intake that this afternoon around 3pm I found myself nodding off at work. You know what I mean, right? Where you just can’t keep your eyes open. Fortunately my desk is right at the back of the room and facing away from everyone else so my momentary nap didn’t go noticed. I say it was momentary, because from the clock on my computer I guessed that it wasn’t more than a few minutes at the most. However during those minutes instead of black slumber I had a, what to call it? Day dream, dream, vision? I’ll leave that up to you. It was a dark place, that I didn’t recognise although I could see some of the outlines of it. A small cave perhaps but or a darkened room. It...

Ireland – the Oracle of Dowth

Sorry for the delay in this post, but I honestly thought I had written it already, however when I came to look for it as a reference, alas it was no where to be found. I’m afraid its going to be from memory that is about 6 months old. Just to set the scene then, we had just visited New Grange and Knowth, where I had a spectacular 3rd eye opening experience and had just walked the couple of miles in lovely sunny May weather to arrive at the rather non-descript (compared to the other two places) mound. The mound is called Dowth and means Darkness. Gwas was off doing his thing whilst I felt the urge to climb the mound and go and sit on the opposite side to where we had come in to the field. i.e. facing the sun. Although I was by no means tired in a physical...

Ireland Caileach and Four Knocks

Since I have some time on my hands thought I would catchup with some really old (half a year) posts. This one is from memory i’m afraid and although vivid, might contain the odd in-accuracy. Who can tell though, right? Since it concerns my adventures and recollections. Gwas and I were in the midst of our trip to Ireland (May 2010) and we had just got the keys to access Four Knocks mound. It was abit of a drizzly morning as we pulled on the road side next to the gate that was a short path away from the mound called FourKnocks. Whilst Gwas was inside making some preparations for a meditation, I dowsed to find that my work would be done outside. So I dowsed to a location that would be suited and stood (the grass was wet) awaiting some inspiration (or at a push...

Ireland ~ How the Boyne mounds were made

Ok, fair dues, It has been so long since we returned from Ireland that I am not going to give a blow by blow account of the trip, frankly I couldn’t recall it all. However I still want to relate some of the more salient and interesting points and so here goes… Setting the scene On this particular day we had arrived at Knowth and were intending to spend an hour there and then tootle of to Douth, which from all the touristy literature sounded the least exciting of the three main sites in the Boyne valley. We took the bus from the main entrance to Knowth and the sun was truly favouring us as we wandered around the site exploring the marvelous energies and intuitively divining the use and purpose of the mounds you can see surrounding the main dome. These...

Ireland 2 – A visit by Caileach

We are still on our first day in Ireland, having just landed at the hotel and taken a breather from our long journey through the “non toll” roads of Dublin, we decided to hit out for Tara. As Gwas will no doubt relate some of the historical aspects of this site I will deal with an interesting experience that occurred there for me. We arrived, the long way around (this seems to have been a popular theme in Ireland) and the sun was just setting across the western countryside. I wandered around the many gentle mounds of the site and eventually ended up in the church yard that is situated there. The church is dedicated to St Patrick and to be honest, that late in the evening with the many crows nests above, it could have easily doubled as any Hammer House...