Posts Tagged ‘psychedelics’
It has been a while since I listened to the wisdom of Uncle Terry. Here’s a snippet of the great man rabble-rousing to the psychedelic troops by proposing we fight demonic robots with art. I can never get enough of this man. He helps you to break down your cultural conditioning and open up to the possibilities of other worlds.
In August of 2008 Kal and I visited several sou-terrains (chambers constructed by the placement of supporting stones and a large capstone, often beneath alternating layers of clay and earth). At each site we visited we asked the dowsing rods whether the purpose of the site was the burial of the dead. Our responses led us to the following conclusions:-
- Dead people had been buried at these sites, but in very small numbers
- The burials we performed much later in the development of the site, not as part of its initial construction
- The primary purpose of such sites was for the transformation of consciousness (to connect with another form of intelligence)
During these investigations we repeatedly got this intuitive response – so much so that we began to get rather annoyed by the labelling of the sites as “burial chambers” because to us this was clearly not the case to us.
During this Winter I have started to dig into my ever-expanding collection of books about earth energies, and thankfully I have re-discovered David Cowan‘s amazing work that he did up in Perthshire decoding the cup-mark ley systems that he spent many years travelling with dowsing rods.
As well as opening my eyes to a previously unexplored connection with The Dead, in terms of the energy that recent or notable burials can engender into such circuits of energy, he has confirmed for me the true purpose of the chamber sites that we have been exploring. Here is what he says about it:
“If the energy from cup-marked stones can, indeed, allow access to the system for the spirits of the dead, then it must also do the same for the living, so building an underground chamber or souterrain with a powerful cup-marked capstone in the roof and below it, in the passage, another upright inside the entrance so that initiates, wizards or shamans could meditate or perhaps retrieve knowledge would be an important part of the ceremonies of the ancients. The Native Americans had a similar procedure, building subterranean kiva (magnetic chambers), where they could achieve lucid dreaming and imagery, helped by hallucinogenic plants.”
“Ancient Energies of the Earth” – Ch.14 ‘Rebuilding the Ancient Magic’ pp.170-171.
It seems that field work does eventually yield concrete results, even if you can’t immediately get the confirmation that your rational side craves.
- Trance-formations in Lligwy Chamber
- Lligwy Chamber: a tranformational vision
- Bryn Celli Ddu visit in August
- Bryn Celli Ddu visit in July
Follow to the hollow.
I wanted to share some of the recent media that I have been absorbing.
The first offering is a recommendation to purchase a DVD which is practically the only DVD I can find about dowsing. It is called “The Spirt of the Serpent” and it comes in two parts: the first is a series of interviews with the “team”, including Hamish Miller (he of ‘The Sun and the Serpent‘ book fame). The second half is what appears to be a pilot for a show where a selection of mystics + token sympathetic scientist work their magic on the Merry Maidens stone circle in Cornwall.
The quality of the pilot is quite low, and you can see why it never got realised, but nevertheless it’s good fun to watch Hamish at work, and to see other ‘mystics’ (for want of a better collective term) doing their stuff to reach similar (if not startling) conclusions about the site.
My second offering is a YouTube treat from that guru of the Archaic Revival movement, Terence McKenna. For many years I have read his books, and tried to absorb his philosophy, as it always seems current and relevant, whilst firmly rooted in ancient wisdom. This latest piece is entitled “Crisis in Consciousness“.
The main thrust of the talk, from a druidical perspective, is how Terence states the case for closer interaction with Nature, for a closer interaction with plants, and how we must all work together to reverse the dead-end path of the ‘Dominator Culture’, as he calls modern “progress”.
I can’t recommend Terence McKenna highly enough. If you’ve never encountered him before, you’re in for a bumpy ride, as he shakes your brain out of its lethargy and makes it work to follow his notions, but he’s easy on the ear, is intensely humorous at times, and speak eloquently and in detail, all without notes, cue cards, prompting or Powerpoint presentations.
Truly, a genius to be listened to if you value wisdom.
Follow your true path.