Ancient Pathways

Ancient Pathways.

Elon of the Ways

Forgotten ways or timeless portals waiting for each individual to discover them?

For a long time I have been interested in Standing Stones, Stone Circles and Earth energies. Up until recently the subject of dowsing was relatively unknown to me and it wasn’t until I was recently listening to a podcast by the British Society of Dowsers from a couple of years ago that I got a little bit excited about what this particular person was saying regarding picking up the signature of someone who is dead to this world. He was relating a story about being out in the wilds on the side of a hill seeking a particular ley but his mind kept wandering off to thinking about his late father. He reported that the dowsing rods behaved in a certain way that looked it to him like they were demonstrating a particular resonance or frequency that he attributed to that person. When he thought about someone who was still living the dowsing rods didn’t do anything at all.

This got my thinking about some of the experiments that we have tried in our Spiritual Development Circle over the years using dowsing rods to locate and follow around the room bodiless entities, or spirit guides while we were doing healing sessions. When we used dowsing rods and asked where the spirits were in the room they would waver at different speeds depending on who was holding the rods and who they were following. Often during meditations it is not uncommon for participants to see shapes and forms moving around the room. The question of whether these energies are ghosts, ancestors, spirit guides or people who are temporarily out of body remains.. By using dowsing rods it is possible to follow the energy pattern of these entities?

In our experiments we tried things like holding a single dowsing rod over the head of a person who is closed off from their spirituality or stressed out and then holding it over the head of that same person after they have received some form of spiritual healing. The rod spins like a helicopter placed at the top of the head after someone has had their crown chakra or energy centre opened with some form of healing or deep meditation. Sometimes we would use the rods to find the subtle layers of the aura too. Walking towards a person holding the dowsing rods they waver or sway gently in and out until you get to a certain point and they cross over which we took as being one of the layers of the aura that emanates from the chakra or energy centres. All these experiences have left me with no question that there are unseen influences that can and do effect our physical and spiritual wellbeing.


Frequencies and pulses and how they affect the body and the state of awareness.

What if each of us has an individual resonance, or pulse and as a result we are drawn to or repelled away from certain people because of the frequency at which they resonate. Similar to a magnet. Some people might call that being drawn to a particular soul group or gravitating naturally to those who emit certain colours or frequencies.

What if when we die our pineal gland releases a phenomenal surge of chemicals and the very essence of our life explodes into the universe and creates that individual pulse or frequency in this realm even though we are no longer attached to our physical bodies? Where does our consciousness go? Does it pop out of existence? These are some very big questions and can only be addressed by each person in their quest and search for their truth.

Perhaps the ancient track makers who plotted out their earthworks and sacred spaces using leys knew a lot more that we are ever likely to as we scratch the surface of a different way of thinking to our modern conceptions. When I started to write this article I had a very strange experience as I was drifting between waking and sleeping. It looked like there were a procession of people walking towards me. I live right next to the sea and it was as if this were some kind of ghostly procession that was making pilgrimage towards the rising sun in the east. I saw a figure of a stone knight in repose and heard a whisper from beyond about “Mummers”. When I went to investigate this further I was relieved to find that it was an old custom that is practiced all over the world in which participants re-enact battles between good and evil and a person dying who is miraculously brought back to life again!

Maybe one of the reasons for the construction of Processional Ways on which the bearing of bodies of the departed along ancient trackways was so that the souls of the newly deceased could make their way somewhere else, maybe to another dimension through gateways at certain power places or sacred sites. Walking along tracks where there are these energy lines or leys can make significant changes to the resonance or the magnetic field of each person that walks along it. Thinking back to what the guy on the podcast said about there being no movement when he thought about someone who was alive, but that it had moved when he thought about his late father definitely peaked my interest. How many cultures have a belief in some form of life after death and think about the atmosphere when you walk into a necropolis with thousands of buried bodies that once had animated life. Could physical bodies interred in the Earth mean that a part of their lives is then forever entwined with the soul of the planet, on a particular frequency that can be temporarily accessed by the living at those times when the veil between the worlds is so thin that we can hear them whispering to us in our dreams.

The pineal gland has long been investigated and especially in its association with the awakening of the third eye. In our culture certainly death has become a taboo subject and what happens in this particular part of the brain at the time of death could hold significant answers to where our consciousness goes at the time we depart from this world. Is there something significant here that we should be paying attention to? The Initiates and Gurus certainly believe so.

One thing is for sure we can never live in the past but we can certainly learn a lot from those who went before us and as we tread the paths of our ancestors ourselves, regularly retreating within to the sacred sanctuary we all have inside of us to learn, listen, grow and evolve, take time to visit ancient pathways for they hold much wisdom and knowledge that cannot be learned from books alone. Experience the magic that is all around us everyday for one day soon enough we will become one of those voices calling out from behind the veil.

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Health, Healing and Awareness Day in the Carnegie in Workington 2016

What a wonderful day we had at our first Health, Healing and Awareness day. It was a great turnout and we met some lovely people.

Incense Making Workshop

At 1pm I held an introductory relaxation induction and meditation group using the Fool path working, an excerpt from the Soulscapes Tarot companion that I am writing at the moment and we talked about the process of meditation and breathing techniques, how to use meditation to deal with stress and anxiety, and how to create your own sacred space at home and the importance use of music in meditation and guided imagery.

Fool from the Soulscapes Tarot

Gareth did a fantastic job of the incense making which ended up being the most popular happening of the event.

Incense Making Workshop

health healing and awareness day

Helen held a fabulous goddess workshop towards the end of the day.

Goddess Workshop

The focus of the event was “Changing your life with small steps, from the inside out.” 

There were Reiki healing sessions going on all day and Craniosacral therapy, Astrological birth charts and information about Colour Healing. All in all it was a great start to promoting an awareness of alternative therapies,Astrology, healing and the side of the Tarot that is often neglected which is its use as a Spiritual Development tool and not just as a method  of divination.

We will definitely be planning another for next year so watch this space!