Spring Equinox 2011 Part 2 – Going Home and Juggling with Water Spirits

High Harrington – a return to dowsing roots On our way over from Castlerigg to Ennerdale I noticed that we would be going within a short distance of the village that I used to live in when I lived in Cumbria. It was too good an opportunity to miss, especially as I suddenly thought of something that might make the visit a bit more interesting – High Harrington was the first place that I ever dowsed, when I was about 11 or 12 years old. How about going back to discover what it was that I found int he field opposite my old house? Despite the fact that the satellite navigation on my phone was really playing up that morning I still remembered enough about the area to be able to navigate us to the right place (after one false alarm due to new construction)....

A Cumbrian Spring Equinox – Part 1: Birkrigg and Swinside

We chose Cumbria’s southern circuit of megalithic sites to be our venue and host for the Spring Equinox of 2010. The area had just the right balance of sites – waterfalls, stone circles, beaches, and hill forts – all of which we wanted to visit for a special purpose on this day. This Sunday 22nd March I was going to attempt to reconnect with the four elemental forces of Nature and thus kick-start my year’s energy work by doing so. I had other agendas too: I wanted to find out the significance of the time between Spring Equinox and Beltane – did it have a particular activity associated with it that I should be involved in? Finally, I wanted to get understand what the Spring Equinox itself might mean in terms of energy. Birkrigg Circle...

Cumbrian Circles – Part 3: Little Meg, little tree and little cairn

Little Meg Little by name, but great in terms of energy. We had to look very closely to find this stone circle, which is dwarfed by her companion site Long Meg. Everyone visits Long Meg but very few visitors seem to bother with Little Meg. Well, sometimes that’s just the way we like it. We certainly enjoyed visiting her. Little Meg is formed by two circles next to each other. If the larger circle were considered to be the size of the earth, then the smaller circle next to it would be about the size of the moon. I wonder if that was in any way deliberate by the circle builders? Certainly I got very strong lunar energies from the stone just peeking out from behind the large stone on the right in the picture below. The larger stone was strongly sun-aligned, as...

Cumbrian circles – Part 2: A very Long Meg and Her Musical Daughters

Long Meg and Her Daughters – September 25th, 2009 The first thing that strikes you as you approach this site is the sheer size of it. Avebury could be considered to be massive, as it hosts a village at its centre, but Long Meg is also in the category of huge sites. Unlike Avebury very few of the stones are huge in themselves, but their spread is very wide. Wide enough for a narrow road to pass through its focal centre. Kal in particular was disinclined to dowse here. Although he made some intial attempts, these were merely investigative dowses to determine whether there was any energy work to be done. He soon found that he was going to be kept busy in dull grey late morning by some healing work that he needed to do upon himself – some psychological...

Cumbrian circles – Part 1: Flying over Castlerigg

Keswick, Cumbria – 27th September In the first part of our day-long epic journey into the vast wilderness of the Lake District in search of the sacred circles we had heard so much about Kal and I began by visiting what must be one of the busiest circles we’ve ever stepped foot in. Not a moment’s peace was to be had at Castlerigg on a Sunday morning, despite the fact that we pitched up at 9:30am. There was barely a parking space left amid the camper vans, mobile homes and country capable cars that lined the sides of the small road on the edge of Keswick town. Were we not in the middle of nowhere of note? We were. Still, on this day it seemed like every man Jack and his dog was visiting this sacred site, and not many of them were being very...