Where Worlds Meet
Throughout the world there are many places where the meeting of the past, present, future and possibly other dimensions are felt more intensely. These are frequently sites of ancient origin which because of their numinosity are still reverred in some capacity to this day.
In the UK these consist of innumerable stone circles, henges, barrows, hillforts, ancient settlements, holy wells and many others too numerous to mention.
Being somewhat energetically sensitive I am drawn to these places as they offer an extremely subtle yet tentative connection to other realms and times.
Many theories have been offered as to why these sites are perceived as ‘ special ‘. From leylines to having alignments to the Moon, Sun, stars or other features in the landscape.
My personal viewpoint is that we, as modern humans with our largely Cartesian / rationalist culture find it nigh near impossible to empathise with our ancestors interpretation of their world.
But if we are able to become more meditative and ‘ open ‘ then I believe glimpses can be felt or seen from an energetic perspective.
The flint built walls of the ruined church stand starkly within the henge. Originally sited here to portray the imposition of the new religion upon the ancient beliefs of the indigenous populace. But the henge within which it was constructed had witnessed and was imbued with thousands of years of pagan supplication.
Sitting on a large cold, granite stone just below the medieval church’s tower I observed the dusk descend around me. The last deep amber rays of sunlight cast long shadows across the open landscape of fields, hedges and copses. A slight, ethereal mist hovered precariously over the grassland and the soft banks of the henge and barrow. As if to suggest the gentle rising of past spirits into the silence and security of the evening. Unseen and uninterrupted, they were again free to roam their home land as they once did.
I could hear the distant hoofbeats of arriving horsemen from an ancient past.
I could hear the long gone church bells toll their last before Nature silenced them for eternity.
It was as if time had stood still.
Miniscule stars appeared overhead piercing the blackening velvet of the night sky.
An overwhelming sense of stillness enveloped the area in and around the henge.
The intensity of the silence penetrated my core.
Every animal in the vicinity had seemingly held its breath as if in anticipation.
My usual human senses no longer individually provided separate feedback from the outside world.
My physical self had become as one with the world around me, no boundary remained.
There was no longer a separate ‘ I ‘.
In that singular awareness of non duality, the entire unity of the universe and all therein was laid out in an infinite vision of interconnectedness.
The deceitful human experience of time was lain to rest with the realisation that all that ever was, is or will be,were there and forever present. The grey veils that had divided the past from the future were simply an illusion.
This place is an organic sancta of Gaia.
A site of reverence and revelation. Enabling her to impart esoteric knowledge in a way that is timeless and inaccessible from any other source.