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Section 8 – SITE VISIT LIST for 2009
The penultimate post is a reminder of the sites we have visited this past year. The sites are ordered from North to South.
- Callenais I, II and III, Dun Carloway Broch, The Truiseil Stone and other sites on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland [Callenais I, Callenais II, Callenais III, Truiseil Stone]
- The Eassie Stone, Glamis Castle, St.Fergus’ Well, The Fowlis Wester cross, Lundin Farm circle, and Monzie circle in Scotland [Eassie Stone, Glamis Castle, Fergus' Well, Fowlis Wester cross; Monzie Circle; Lundin Farm]
- Castlerigg circle, Long Meg and Her Daughters circle, Little Meg circles, Mayburgh Henge, Oddendale, Kalmott ring cairn, Gamelands circle in Cumbria [Mayburgh, Kalmott, Oddendale & Gamelands; Long Meg; Little Meg; Castlerigg]
- Pendle Hill in Lancashire [Pendle Hill]
- Arbow Low, Nine Ladies stone circle, and Nine Stones Close circle in Derbyshire [Arbor Low 1, Arbor Low 2, Nine Ladies, Nine Stones Close]
- Alderley Edge, Delamere Forest, Frodsham Caves and The Bridestones in Cheshire [Alderley Edge, Delamere 1, Delamere 2, Bridestones]
- Bryn Celli Ddu, The Soar Stone, the Bryngwyn Stones and Lligwy Chamber on Anglesey [Bryn Celli Ddu 1; Bryn Celli Ddu 2]
- Cerrig Pryffaid, Dyserth, Moel-Ty-Uchaf, Penbedw Park, Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, Dinas Emrys, Snowdon, and Penmaenmawr Druid’s Circle, Rhosesmor, Hawarden and Conwy Falls in North Wales [Dyserth, Moel-Ty-Uchaf, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Dinas Emrys, Druid's Circle, Rhosesmor]
- Golden Grove and St.Elmo’s Summer House in Mid-Wales [St.Elmo's & Golden Grove]
- Llangernyw village, Lake Vyrnwy and Bala Lake in Wales [Llangernyw 1, Llangernyw 2, Llangernyw 3]
- Mitchell’s Fold and The Hoarstones circle in Shropshire [Mitchell's Fold & Hoarstones]
- The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
- Waylands Smithy, Uffington Chalk Horse, and The Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire [Wayland's Smithy, Uffington, Rollrights 1, Rollrights 2]
- Alton Barnes White Horse, Winter Hill, Windmill Hill, Silbury Hill, West Kennett, and Avebury in Wiltshire [Alton Barnes, Silbury Hill, West Kennett 1, West Kennett 2, Avebury]
- Crop Circles at Knighton Hill, Alton Barnes, Silbury Hill and others in Wiltshire [Knighton Hill, other crop circles]
- Stanton Drew stone circle, Barrowbridge Mump and Glastonbury in Somerset [Stanton Drew, Glastonbury]
- Carnac, Locmarquier, Créhen, Lampouy, Ile Grande, Merlin’s Tomb, Mont St.Michel, Champs Dolent and St.Uzek stones in Brittany, France [Merlin's Tomb, Lampouy, Créhen, Carnac 1, Carnac 2, Carnac 3, Champ Dolent, Mont St.Michel, Ile Grande]
I have added a gallery page in the links at the top of the site. The photographs were taken while out and about this year at various sacred sites. I hope you enjoy browsing them as much as I enjoyed being there and taking them.
This is the second part of what is now a three-part report of some of the megalithic or other sites that may be of interest to earth energy students, or students of the arcane and esoteric – all of which are accessible in a day’s drive around the area near Dundee in Perthshire, Scotland. In this post I describe my visit to Monzie Circle near Gilmerton village in Perthshire.
David Cowan has some interesting things to say on his web site about the stone circle near Monzie Castle. On his web site he discusses the idea that some ley lines may be considered the same as the ancient concept of “spirit lines” – lines of energy connected with people’s graves. He gives us this information about his discoveries around Monzie circle:-
“The knowledge that spirit lines wander around is puzzling, as we have become accustomed to thinking of spirits as following straight “spirit paths”.
Perhaps when the energy leys were working properly they were used to channel the spirits safely down a line which could be avoided by the living, as, especially in Ireland, it is still good policy to avoid these “faery paths”.
One such faery path near here begins at a ten-stone circle at Monzie Castle, outside Crieff, again on a fault line. The energy ley in this case travels south, down a 1 1/2-mile long “spoke” road, (ghost road), and terminates at an old burial-ground situated on an obvious volcanic dyke (the river Earn tumbles over here just twenty yards away). Not only is the burial-ground on the dyke, but the powerful and landed Drummonds built their Castle several miles to the west on that same dyke. ”
David R.Cowan – from the Leyman web site.
I really wish I’d re-read that before I went. My visit was in search of more than dead spirit energy, though. I was prepped to ask some questions that were not strictly energy-based, but we’ll come to that!
This photo below isn’t as good as the one on Cowan’s Leyman website, but it does show the link distance between the circle and its’ King Stone outlier, which is barely visible between the tall trees as a dot on the near horizon.
As I walked around inside the circle I noticed that the north side of the circle (shown above) had slightly wider spaces between the stones. It indicated to me, as with other circles, that this was an exit point for the energy flows from the circle. It was diametrically opposite from the entrance I had found between two more tightly-spaced stones.
This cup-marked stone lay just six feet away from the main circle. The cup marks themselves are quite pronounced and beautifully adorned with concentric rings. If I knew the area better I’d know if it was a map of the energetic points in the landscape. As it was, I found that some female earth energy flowed down from the hillside that was next to the circle (pictured below). The hill is part of the long Knock of Crieff, an unusual-looking hill with some standing stones on the Crieff side.
There is a tale about this crag facing the stone circle, which is called Kate McNieven’s Crag, and Visit Scotland’s web site tell us:-
“A well known local tale tells the story of Kate McNieven who suffered a cruel end in an attempt to prove whether she was a witch. Reputedly, she was rolled off a crag in a barrel lined with spikes. To this day, the crag, situated on the Knock of Crieff, bears her name.”
From Visit Scotland
The stone below was an outlier, being some half a mile away from the main circle. This stone emitted a male energy, and was drawing that down from the sun, as well as being placed over a neutral earth energy source.
Acting as a King Stone for this circle, I thought it was a considerable way away to still have a link, but it did (possibly the furthest outlier I’ve found yet – being situated in two fields away, about quarter of a mile distant from the main circle). I dowsed the energetic link between this stone and the main circle and found a strong male line, but following it was difficult due to barbed wire fences, so I can’t confirm a continuous link.
A Starter for Ten
During my visit I asked a series of prepared questions, some sensible, some ludicrous, just to test what the responses would be, and perhaps to reveal some surprises. Here is my question list, and then I’ll show you the responses:-
Q1. Was this site created…
- …before the time of the Celtic Druids?
- …by the Shining Ones?
- …according to principles established by The Shining Ones?
Q2. Was the purpose of the sites….
- …to generate subtle energies?
- …to collect and store such energies?
- …to disperse such energies into the land?
Q3. Where does the energy at the site…
- …come in?
- …get generated?
Q4. Were there any burials at the site, and if so, did such burials imprint the person’s energies into the site?
Q5. Is this site part of a larger energy system?
Q6. Was this larger system created to…
- …generate energy?
- …act as protection?
- …harness the energy for some other use?
Of course there was always room in those questions for the response “none of the above”. I just wish there was room on the political ballot papers for such a response too, but that’s a separate matter. Now, please adjust your seatbelt and your credulity monitors in readiness for the answers…
Here are the results for Monzie Circle:-
Q1. Who created it?
- created before the Druids by local farmers
- built according to principles brought to them by The Shining Ones!
Q2. What is its purpose?
- To generate energy and disperse it out into the land
- I verified this by dowsing a hand-spread pattern in the field on the eastern edge of the circle
Q3. Where does energy come in and go out?
- Comes into the circle from the cup-marked stone just outside it
- The cup-marked stone gets its energy from earth energy flowing down from the Knock of Crieff hillside – like a witch in a barrel, this esoteric energy rolls down the crag to meet its termination point!
- The energy enters the circle in a gap between two stones on the south side where the stones are more tightly spaced
- The energy flows out of the north side where the stones are slightly wider apart
- Two streams of energy flow out – a male line goes to the outlying King Stone, and a female line goes into the field as a hand-spread shaped patch of energy (just like at Kermario, Carnac).
Q4. Is there anyone buried in this circle?
- Someone is buried there who was of local renown (sorry – didn’t ask ‘male or female’, which seems particularly annoying now that I have found the story about the witch and the nearby crag. Damn!)
- Their death energy is still faintly present, although very weak now
- This burial is sited at the western edge of the circle, just inside it between two of the circle’s stones
Q5. Is this site part of a larger system? Yes.
Q6. What was the purpose of the larger system?
- Fertility for the land and human prosperity
- Partly for protection (from something as yet unknown)
As a first stab at trying some pretty strange questions I got some pretty strange answers. Take them or leave them – but don’t believe them (isn’t that from an ABC song?). Please go out and try for yourself. Then YOU will know what I’m talking about, or you’ll be able to totally dismiss it all as crack-pottery. Your choice. I’m just reporting what happened on the day. I totally accept there are many factors involved in the answers, but I’m still going to ask difficult questions otherwise it all stands still and no progress is made. At the moment it’s true enough for me to work with.
The Shining Ones didn’t build these local megalithic structures, but they were built on their principles!? I was going to have to go away and have a think about who these Shining Ones may have been. As it happens, a few weeks after this visit, I got the chance to ask a bit more about it, but that will be another post!
Following in the footsteps of giants.