Thursday, August 31, 2017

Climate Change, Harvey

The devastation to Houston from Hurricane Harvey's torrential rains has many questioning whether it is a sign of Climate Change:
LA Times, Catastrophic storms, once rare, are almost routine. Is climate change to blame?
PBS, Did Climate Change Make Recent Storms Worse?
USA Today, Climate change juiced Hurricane Harvey
Huffington Post, Arctic Warming Made Harvey A ‘Killer Storm,’ Climate Researcher Says

Undoubtedly, Climate Change increased the intensity of Harvey and may even be responsible for it. The reduction in green spaces, paving everything over with concrete and not having wetlands to act as safety valves, contributed. But proving this is a challenge.

The problem for our Mother, and ultimately humanity and all of creation, is that the Trump administration is full of Climate Deniers and because of this the USA has acquiesced its leadership role in fighting Climate Change. As the articles from the Nation and Huffington Post below note, the Trump has gone into defensive overdrive to deny that climate change played any role in Harvey. 

The Nation, For Scott Pruitt’s EPA, Climate-Change Denial Is Mission Critical
Huffington Post, Kellyanne Conway Blasts Chris Cuomo For Harvey Climate Change Question

This is not to say that global warming or climate change would be reverted if the Trump administration believed in it and pursued policies to reduce it. The fact is that humanity is wreaking havoc on our Mother and this will come back to haunt us. And our efforts to protect Her have been tepid at best. But it would be helpful to have our leaders be looking for ways to help Mother Earth.

Storms and natural calamities will increase because of our transgressions against Mother Earth. We are so out of touch about the way the universe works.

A Sin Against Our Mother is a Sin Against Ourselves.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sacred Sites Update--High Tor's Ledges Survey Continues

We were back surveying the Ledges at High Tor. We were joined by Helen Ellis and Joscelyn Godwin. Helen has been to the Ledges on several occasions before; It was Joscelyn's first.

Welcome Circle
Those of you familiar with my work know that I am a big advocate for having a Welcome Circle, or Welcome Area, at a sacred site. It acts like the entryway, or foyer, of your home. Like a foyer this is where you greet your guests, hang up your coat, take off your boots and prepare for your visit. 

The function and purpose of a Welcome Circle is very similar.

  • Remove your spiritual debris/clutter. Instead of taking off your shoes, or dirty boots, as you do when you enter a house you smudge yourself, or have someone smudge you. Smudging is a cleansing process. It removes negative attachments, or thought forms, that might be clinging to you.
  • Offering. Janice Carr brought two flowers. One of which she left at the Welcome Circle as she said a prayer. She also spread tobacco and said a prayer as we stood around. An offering is a gesture of respect and reverence for a space. It helps put you in the proper state of mind for your upcoming experience. Bringing an offering will better help you act in a sacred manner when you are in the sacred space. An offering could be something simple as tobacco, a flower, a piece of fruit. It should be something simple and small and something that will not attract attention. For example, you don't want to put down tons of fruit which attracts deer which then get shot during hunting season.  It is not so much what you bring, but rather than you bring something.
  • Prayer. Within the Welcome Circle we held hands and formed a circle as I said a prayer.
  • Permission. Asking permission to enter a sacred space is always good idea. You are announcing your arrival and telling everyone in the unseen world in the immediate area, remember the veil is thin here, that you would like permission to enter.
  • Meditating. You should always meditate in a Welcome Circle if you have time. It helps raise the vibe of the space and hastens the formation of a natural vortex, or energy vortex. It also puts you in a contemplative mind and further removes any more negative thought forms you might have attached to your subtle body.
  • Developing a strong imprint, or samskara. Over time as people keep doing these actions the imprint, or samskara, gets stronger and stronger. So the effects of smudging gets more pronounced--the cleansing gets deeper and pulls off more and more attachments. Meditations get deeper and deeper. Over time as we have seen at the original Welcome Circle at Gossamer Woods, a natural vortex, or energy vortex forms. A powerful imprints particularly helps when people that are not reverent or don't have time enter the sacred site and don't bother to smudge. The imprint will automatically look to cleanse them and put them in a more contemplative mind.
From the left Janice Carr, Joselyn Godwin and Peter Shell with Pepper on his lap meditating in the Welcome Circle. You can see stones marking the boundary of the Welcome Circle.

More Intricate Stone Mounds
We continued working on the far end of the highest ledge where we had previously found the area to have a very thin veil with powerful imprints and numerous vortices.

The highest ledge of the Ledges abutted a steep embankment and ridge above. The challenge was to determine were there any stone mounds covering Earth Chakras.

Peter Shell climbed up the embankment. In the picture he is crouching looking to see if there are any stone mounds. Given the steepness of the embankment any stone mounds would have been belted with running rain water and stones over the centuries.

We found a few stone mounds, but lots and lots of stones marking Energy Lines.

Many of the stone mounds continued to be very intricate marking Earth Chakras and Energy Lines. In the pictures below staffs mark Energy Lines.

Sunken/Dimpled Center, or Decomposed Tree Stump
We found a stone mound, or better said, a large hole with several stones around it marking Energy Lines, it is pictured below. Was it created by people? Arguably it is a stretch to say it is a stone mound. But, our criteria was to include any stone structure covering Earth Chakras--and it does. The yellow tape breaking from the blue and white staff marks an Earth Chakra.

The standing staff shows the hole to be about 2 feet in depth.

What made the hole? Usually trees fall over and create earthen mounds; you would think the same would happen when a tree rots.

The second challenge was should the circle even be considered part of a stone mound? It is not close to the circle. Many stone mounds contained dimpled centers and were very thick to mark energy lines. So arguably this is a larger stone mound that had many stones removed by rushing rain water because it was at the base of the embankment.

These are some of the challenges we have faced on our survey.

A Great and Fun Day

We finished up the highest ledge--a big accomplishment. It was heartening to see our friends and have them share in our experience and to meditate in places. We thank them for that. Sacred Space like a muscle needs to be exercised lest it atrophies, and it does this through prayer/meditation/ceremony.

It looks like we will finish some time this fall--Famous Last Words.

All said it was a fun and great day.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Madis Senner's Upcoming Events

Aug 29, 2017
6:00 PM Utica, NY Utica Public Library Author Talk

Sep 16, 2017
9:00 AM to 6PM Long Branch Park, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool , NY CNY Pagan Pride Celebration Festival/Solsltice Celebration;music, lectures, events, vendor booths and more, Admission--Food Donation

Sep 19, 2017
7:00 PM Herkimer, NY Herkimer Dowsers--Basloe Library Author Talk

Oct 4, 2017
7:00 PM Fairport, New York Fairport Public Library Sacred Sites in Upstate New York That Changed The World Author Madis Senner, Sacred Sites in Nort...

Oct 28, 2017
10:30 AM EAST SYRACUSE, NY East Syracuse Free Library Author Talk--Local Pilgrimages

Jan 20, 2018
7:00 PM Syracuse, New York Syracuse Transpersonal Assoc., Network Healing Art... Sacred Sites in UPSTATE for TRANSFORMATION

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Trump has another Government Agency Remove Climate Change References

The UK Guardian reported,

Another US agency deletes references to climate change on government website

The National Institutes of Health deleted multiple references to climate change on its website over the summer, continuing a trend that began when the Trump administration took charge of the domain. 
The changes were first outlined in a report by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), which has been using volunteers to track changes to roughly 25,000 pages across multiple government agencies since Trump took office. EDGI counted five instances in which the term “climate change” was changed to simply “climate” on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) site.
The NIH, an agency of the federal government, is the world’s leading public health research body.
EDGI’s findings can be confirmed by using the internet archive Wayback Machineand looking up the affected NIH pages. The database appears to show the deletion as having occurred between 28 June and 6 July of this year."

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Corporations knew about Climate Change for Decades, Denied it and Promoted Misinformation--Harvard Professors

Harvard professors Geoffrey Supran1 and Naomi Oreskes put out a report noting that ExxonMobil knew about Climate Change for decades and "promoted doubt about it."   It pursued policies similar to big Tobacco companies that denied the damaging health consequences of tobacco.
Assessing ExxonMobil's climate change communications (1977–2014)


This paper assesses whether ExxonMobil Corporation has in the past misled the general public about climate change. We present an empirical document-by-document textual content analysis and comparison of 187 climate change communications from ExxonMobil, including peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications, internal company documents, and paid, editorial-style advertisements ('advertorials') in The  York Times. We examine whether these communications sent consistent messages about the state of climate science and its implications—specifically, we compare their positions on climate change as real, human-caused, serious, and solvable. In all four cases, we find that as documents become more publicly accessible, they increasingly communicate doubt. This discrepancy is most pronounced between advertorials and all other documents. For example, accounting for expressions of reasonable doubt, 83% of peer-reviewed papers and 80% of internal documents acknowledge that climate change is real and human-caused, yet only 12% of advertorials do so, with 81% instead expressing doubt. 

We conclude that ExxonMobil contributed to advancing climate science—by way of its scientists' academic publications—but promoted doubt about it in advertorials. Given this discrepancy, we conclude that ExxonMobil misled the public. Our content analysis also examines ExxonMobil's discussion of the risks of stranded fossil fuel assets. We find the topic discussed and sometimes quantified in 24 documents of various types, but absent from advertorials. Finally, based on the available documents, we outline ExxonMobil's strategic approach to climate change research and communication, which helps to contextualize our findings.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Exploring for Sacred Sites--The Manitou Stone near the Irish Hollow Section of the Onondaga Trail

Yesterday I explored the Irish Hollow Trail portion of the Onondaga Trail in Central NY looking for sacred stone mounds, Manitou stones, or whatever else I could find. Fortunately I found a Manitou stone, or upright stone, pictured below.

It takes a bit to get to the location; but is well worth it, as there  is a lovely stream walk once you are there. Going the other way you can climb to the top of Midhum Hill, which has some spectacular views in the fall. In the link above the directions begin at the top of Midum Hill. I began at the end of Pardee or Campbell Hill Road; you could also begin in Cuyler, NY.

The Manitou is not too far after the Scenic Spur for Irish hollow descends to the stream.

This is the marker you will see where the trail branches off if you begin in Cuyler, or Pardee Road. It is a quick and steep descent to the stream.

I wish I would have had my hiking poles for the steep descent down to the stream. After you cross the stream and begin rising, stop once you stop climbing and the trail flattens out. The Manitou stone is up the hill and to your left. Take out your dowsing rods and ask to be directed to the Manitou; or if you prefer the Ley lines.

A Manitou Stone is an upright stone in the ground. Many will tell you it looks like a gravestone. Some are sunk way down because of all the debris (earth, leaves...) that have accumulated over the centuries.

In the pictures below the dog leashes outline the two Ley Lines that intersect at the Manitou Stone. Notice how one Ley Line traverses across the wide part of the Manitou stone, while the other intersects it perpendicularly. If the Manitou were a person one Ley Lines would enter at one shoulder and exit at  the other; while another would enter perpendicular to your body. This is the classic pattern found in Manitou Stones in the northeast and in other parts of the world.

If you find the Manitou Stone say a prayer, give thanks, or do a ceremony. If you have time, meditate. This stone was originally placed there thousands of years ago to honor the sacredness of the Ley Lines and Mother Earth. Your positive thoughts and intentions will help recharge it.

While many ancient Native American sacred sites have been destroyed by development, farming and looting. The woods in the northeast of America are still filled with tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, or more of Manitou stones, upright stones, stone mounds, stone chambers, platforms, earthen mounds and ... highlighting aspects of  Mother Earth's subtle body. These are smaller, less ostentatious, or less noticeable, so they have not succumbed and remain hidden, or in places not yet "civilized(?)". Often it is because of their nondescript appearance that they have been saved. (See my THE DONALD TRUMP (OSTENTATIOUS) THEORY OF SACRED SITES.)

Working with stone and Mother Earth was a  common practice when Native Americans were focused on Earth Energies (and consciousness) long ago. Sadly this art is only practiced by a few people today.

If you are not a dowser I encourage you to learn dowsing and geomancy skills and begin taking in the wonder in the woods near you. You don't have to travel far.  All sorts of precious sacred stones and more as in the picture above are there waiting for you. To be discovered, to be honored and to be prayed over. ENJOY!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The eclipse’s effects on animals will be wild

The eclipse’s effects on animals will be wild

Solar eclipses confuse hippos, and piss pigeons off

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Faery Festival Pictures

All had a good time at the Faery and Earth Festival at Thompson Park in Watertown, NY yesterday. The vibe of the group was very positive as people came to celebrate and honor our Mother. Many got dressed up. Some created elaborate structures. Some took joy in making others happy.

Here are some pictures.

Fortunately my booth was located close to the crossroads of activity. Before the opening ceremony kids where drawing on the sidewalk.

 Here are I am hugging the dragon created by the two ladies on the left. It was a labor of love that they have been adding to for 7 years. Janice Carr on the right was taking it all in. Photograph by Tim Hart.
 Some made it feel as though you were at a Renaissance Festival.
 These two friends were having a ball dressed as stags. They kept telling me winter is coming. They gladly posed.

Jim Wilson one of the organizers is prepping for some sort of ceremony.

The Bubble Lady was such a wonder and joy to watch. She parked herself out on a bench on the crossroads not too far from our booth. She had a large bucket of dish-liquid, or some other bubble making material and two sticks with rope attached which she would raise and let the bubbles fly.

Some of the bubbles would drift hundreds of feet through the booths.

Others would be popped before they could get too far by children running into them.

If you ever get down, depressed or discouraged look at the joy of these children running into bubbles. I regret I did not make a video.

Attend a Faery and Earth Festival near you and experience the love, wonder and happiness of those celebrating our Mother and all of creation.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reminder--Faery and Earth Festival This Saturday (8/19) at Thompson Park (Watertown, NY) 10-6PM

Here is a YouTube Video I just posted a YouTube Video on the Faery and Earth Festival This Saturday.

Official website, Faery and Earth Festival Saturday August 19th, from 10 AM to 6PM, at historic Thompson Park in Watertown NY.

Great Workshops. John and Cherie Sardella will be giving a workshop on Medicine Wheels, Dea on the Craft of Wicca.

I will be:
  1. Giving a talk on Vortices, or Vortexes.  11Am to 11:45AM
  2. Leading Sacred Walks to explore the mysteries and delights of Mother Earth found at Thompson Park. 1:45 AM to 2:30 AM
  3. Book Signing, both Vortices and Spirals and Sacred Sites in North Star Country will be available for purchase. As will vortex prayer stones. 
It should be a fun day, There will be Entertainment (music, performers, dancers, a puppeteer)    Workshops and Vendors selling a variety of Earth, Faery and Pagan items and food vendors as well.


Thompson Park is included in Sacred Sites in North Star Country and has Fields of Consciousness. It is said that it has a mysterious vortex that acts like a time portal

A few years back the city put up a sign and designated Thompson Park an AREA 51 location. Evidently when the CIA took over Area 51 in Nevada they nicknamed it Watertown; because THE then head of the CIA Allan Dulles was from Watertown.

Over a decade ago at a talk I gave at Naturtyme in Syracuse several people told me that there where ghosts and much more at the park, particularly near the zoo. 

As you know my feelings on these matters(ghosts/aliens) is that they are generally indicative of special aspects of Mother Earth located at a particular place. 

If you are making the drive and wanting to make a day of it, you should consider visiting Swami Vivekananda's Cottage in the Thousand Islands Park. It is about 40 minutes away. Visiting the place where this great mystic achieved Nirvikalpa Samadhi, the highest state of Samadhi, is annual pilgrimage. I strongly encourage you to visit.  Hours of operation--when the cottage is open-- 10-12 and 4-6. Last day to visit will be August 24th. 

Here is my video of Swami Vivekananda Cottage in the Thousand Islands

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Metaphysical Progressive--We are Fighting the Last War

I have set up a blog on which I will occasionally write about politics/protest/activism, the Metaphysical Progressive. I just posted about the dangers of Technology, below is a link. Technology Kills is an issue I have been writing about on this blog for some time. I will post links on this blog when I post.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We are Fighting the Last War, Technology is the Villain

Generals have long been noted for fighting the last war with catastrophic results.  There are countless examples, from France’s Magimot Line of concrete barriers that failed to stop Hitler’s tanks, to post 9-11 when many questioned whether our military was still too focused on the Cold War and unprepared for the new war on terror. It’s time we, progressives, asked ourselves “are we still fighting the last war?”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sacred Sites Update--High Tor's The Ledges, A Thin Veil, A Powerful Spot Found

Wow. Last week in our continuing effort to catalogue the stone structures at the Ledges (pages 304-308 of Sacred Sites in North Star Country) we came upon a particularly powerful place on the far end of the upper Ledge. A place where people must have prayed, done cermony and vision quested with great intensity for centuries. A place that has fortunately maintained its spiritual integrity over the millennia.

It is an open doorway to altered states of consciousness, other realities, a place to get great insights, have visions, have mystical and hallucinogenic experiences....Some would say it has a thin veil, others might call it a portal, others might just feel it has a great vibe. I still don't know what to make of it.

The Area of the Thin Veil.  There are 5 staffs marking the 5 stone mounds in the area. Janice Carr is in the front holding one staff. Behind her to the right is a staff by itself and I am in the distance holding another. Behind her to the right next to the trees is a staff by itself, marking another stone mound. Photographer, Peter Shell, is holding a staff marking another stone mound. There are three energy vortices marked by the black dog(Jaeda Bear), white dog(Pepper) and the white paper/orange cushion. There are several other  mounds close by going the other way.

The three energy vortices are a testament to the power of the place and that spiritual activities took place there. Sensations for the three of us ranged  from feeling very charged to being in another place/dimension while there. One assumes that this place was intentionally created to have pilgrims experience altered states of consciousness. It certainly is conducive to pilgrims having visions or hallucinogenic experiences. I cannot imagine what it was like in its peak.

What is notable is that, while being in the space certainly enlightens/charges you up, those sensation do not linger as profoundly as with other aspects of Mother Earth. It seems that when you enter the space after some time you go into an altered state of consciousness, but once you step out things are significantly reduced.

What you experience can vary. You may feel little, or nothing at at all. You may just feel an energy burst. Or you have a profound mystical experience....What you feel depends upon your connection to Mother Earth, your spiritual acumen.....

It can take some time before you experience, or feel, the affects of the space. So give it some time before it works its magic.

What is It? 
There appears to be something more of Mother Earth there besides Earth Chakras. Some other aspect of Her subtle body. I did find something. But....I think that the real power of the place rests in the imprints left there by visiting pilgrims from their spiritual practices over thousands of years. The three natural vortices (energy vortices) tell you that serious spiritual activities took place there and certainly add to the feeling of the place.

A thin veil? Certainly the veil to higher realities, certainly exists there. Traditionally I have found them to be very small pockets--nothing of this size.

I wonder if we have discovered some other new co-creation beyond natural vortices (energy vortices) with Mother Earth? Something on the next rung of the ladder in our co-creating with Mother Earth. As I  noted in my dedication of Vortices and Spirals and in other writings when you, "Love, give, heal, do unto others, practice ahimsa, pray, meditate and Mother Earth may bless you with a vortex." So a natural vortex is one of the first rungs on the ladder of co-creation with Mother Earth, have we just discovered the next rung up?

I have no idea. This is only one of the questions I have been asking myself since. I certainly feel blessed to have this spot revealed to us.

Powerful Imprints
As I noted in my intro to High Tor in Sacred Sites in North Star Country,
“Imagine if you could go back in time 2,000, or even 3,000 years, or more, to when the mound builders inhabited much of the Eastern United States. Imagine if you could visit one of their sacred sites and feel the charged atmosphere of their spiritual practices as you sat next to one of their mounds. Can you feel the chills running up and down your spine as you cry for a vision and tap into the collective consciousness of the thousands that have been here centuries before you? Feel their thoughts, as they help elevate your consciousness, bring you closer to the Great Spirit, open up lines of communication to other worlds, and give you visions while healing you.”  Page (292-293)
This is probably one of the best places to have such an experience.

If You Visit
A map of High Tor is located on page 298 of Sacred Sites in North Star Country. Directions to the Ledges is on page 305.

Make sure to spend some time in the Welcome Circle as noted on Page 306 of Sacred Sites in North Star Country. This is critical, otherwise you may diminish the vibe; and it is the vibe, and not the all the stone structures that are what makes the Ledges so precious.

Smudge yourself, say a prayer, meditate for a while in the Welcome Circle.

Bring a small offering, a flower...Spread some tobacco. It's not so much what you bring, as it is that you show reverence and respect.

Act in a Sacred Manner while there--Keep your thoughts positive, focus on the divine.....Do not bring your cell phone or other electronic devices harmful to our Mother. Limit your picture taking, or balance them with a prayer.

If you have to go to the bathroom do so far from the holy area.

Make sure you can drive after you leave. Bring some food, preferably root vegetables to ground you if necessary. Generally people maintain mental acuity. Just make sure if is safe for you to drive.

This is an incredible find. I share this with you because I want you to be able to experience it as well. It is a gift to us from the pilgrims that have visited before. A gift for you to experience. A gift that you can share with others that will follow by acting in a sacred manner when visiting and praying and meditating while you are there.

Remember it's all about the Vibe


PS I encourage you to visit soon. I have written about this for several articles and I imagine over time people will begin to frequent the Ledges. Enjoy before the chances for solitude are reduced.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Whangtown Stone Chambers--Part I (of VII) Overview and the Main Chamber

I had a chance to visit the Whangtown and Mead corners stone chambers this week thanks to Polly Midgley NY coordinator for NEARA who connected fellow NEARA member and Earth Healer Janice Carr and I up with Bill Pollard. Bill is an expert on the stone chambers in Putnam County and tells me that there are over 200 stone chambers in the county.

Here are some resources on the stone chambers in Wangtown and Putnam County.

Whangtown Stone Chambers- Putnam Jones - YouTube

Putnam's Mysterious Chambers of Stone - The New York Times

Stone Chambers Silent on Their Makers -

Rock Piles: Putnam County, New York

Stone Chambers in Putnam Valley. - The Hudson River Valley Institute

Mystery Shrouds Putnam's Stone Chambers - Highlands Current

Mixing Mystery, History: Putnam's Stone Chambers - Southeast, NY ...


Unfortunately, curiosity seekers, sensationalists and promoters have dampened the vibe at the stone chambers and have put forth grandiose theories about them: Celtic in origin, UFO sites, ghosts.......

While I only visited a few places I can firmly say several are spiritual in nature.


PS. My compass did not reverse direction or spin widely at any of the chambers as many claim.

The Main Whangtown Stone Chamber

 Bill Pollard inside the larger stone chamber.

The ceiling. Bill tells me that there is a uniformity of design to many of the stone chambers. For example, several have ceilings consisting of 7 slabs of stone.

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Whangtown Stone Chambers-- Part II (of VII) Proof that the Stone Chamber is Sacred

Whangtown Stone Chambers-- Part II (of VII) Proof that the Stone Chamber is Sacred

Anyone that appreciates stone chambers will tell you that many of them are sacred. However, are there other barometers we can use to determine whether the Whangtown Stone Chamber was once used for spiritual, or sacred purposes?

There are certainly tools to gauge the sacredness of a place.

Water Line. There is a water line running down the center of  the chamber as the picture below shows. 
Staff marks the Water Line.
 I don't regularly dowse for water, but am fairly confident that there is a water line bisecting the chamber and running outside. The direction of water flow within the line is going away from the stone chamber. Bill tells me that the chamber can be wet and that water runs into it, not out of it. But we are talking about a water line below the surface.

What I forgot to do while I was there was to check where the water line began. A subsequent map dowsing of the picture tells me that the water line begins at the end of the chamber.

Again, I am not a water dowser per se, but my impression is that water domes, or what they call blind springs form in response to prayer/meditation/ceremonty and not water lines. A water dome is water that attempts to bubble to the surface of the earth from below in response to good deeds/thoughts and stops below it reaches the surface and forms a dome. Water veins break from the side of the dome and may rise to the surface as a holy spring. While I feel confident about the water line, I would not be surprised if I was wrong.

All said and done water domes are a very positive sign and indicative the positive, or spiritual activities took place above at some point in time.

The staffs mark the water line inside the stone chamber. It appears that the water line is shallow and begins at the end of the chamber.
 The Vibe As I always say its all about the vibe. As I noted in Vortices and Spirals a positive vibe is an indication that good things, or spiritual activities took place at a location. We leave imprints of our thoughts and deeds wherever we go. These imprints have a morality to them, which a geomancer can gauge. A spiritual fingerprint of sorts.

The problem with using the vibe is that what once was a sacred place has been subsequently desecrated. Unfortunately as I noted in Part I the Whangtown mound has subsequently become a place frequently by the curious and thrill seekers. Archaeologists may have done digs there. And most certainly all sorts of innuendo from Celtic explorers, to UFO's, to a haunted place. All this sours the vibe and turns it negative.

You need to act in a sacred manner when visiting a sacred sites. Keep your thoughts and actions positive while there. Fortunately Bill tells me he has been there to experience several winter solstices; and the search of the web shows he is not alone. This helps reinvigorate and counter the negativity.

Pepper is sitting on a large stone slab about 30 feet in front of the Whangtown Stone Chamber.
The vibe was positive, to maybe slightly positive within the stone chamber.  Most space is neutral at best.

As another guage I looked at locations at the periphery of the sacred stone chamber. The back of the chamber, an area probably less frequented by people, had a slightly positive vibe. Whereas the stone in the picture above had a positive vibe. These areas less frequented by people tell me that the stone chamber was used for spiritual, or healing purposes.

Archeoastronomy. Bill tells me that the chamber opening aligns with the winter solstice; an indication that it was used for holy purposes. Archeoastronomy examines how people in the past looked at the sky and how they created stone and other structures to experience such.

I am not an archeoastronomer, but take Bill at his word. This does not necessarily mean that the purpose of the stone chamber was to solely experience the solstice. There are other things at work there which I shall write about subsequently that give even stronger indications of the spiritual nature of the stone chamber.

Conclusion. These three indicators give weight to the belief that the stone chamber was used for spiritual purposes. As I just noted above there are other things at work that I will write about subsequently that will give further credence to the sacred nature of the main stone chamber at Whangtown.

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Whangtown Stone Chambers, Part III(of VII)--The Stone Pile

Whangtown Stone Chambers, Part III(of VII)--The Stone Pile

What drew me to Whangton was a picture of a stone mound I saw on the NEARA webpage

Whangtown Stone Mound 

It was very reminiscent of the stone mounds at High Tor; a dimpled center and appeared to be covering some Earth Chakras. Here are some examples from my Clarks Gully Blog:
The Ledges, Marked Energy Lines, Fare ye well--May 11, 2017 Visit
Ledges Area--Another Example of Incredible Stone Work

Here are some pics

 Staffs mark a few of the Energy Lines; many more were not marked. Three yellow tapes breaking from the red and white staff mark Earth Chakras. Notice the width on the left side.
It was one of the largest stone mounds I had ever seen. It was also connected to a very large stone wall; which begged the question where does the fence end and stone mound begin?

 Pepper in the dimpled center.

 The front of the mound. The staff is in increments of 1 foot.

Janice Carr saying a blessing and laying a red carnation in the center. She is preparing to spread some tobacco. We said prayers and gave blessings at all of the structures. Sadly because we were time constrained we did not meditate at any location.

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Whangtown Stone Chambers, Part IV (of VII) The Other Stone Chamber