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I was downstate last month with friends visiting the King's Stone Chamber in Putnam County. While exploring, we found an enclosure with large stonewalls 4 to 6 feet thick. My friend, Bill Pollard, said, "It feels like church."
Somehow, this little enclave remained hidden for ages. I say this because the intricate stonework marking Earth Energies is knowledge that has been lost for millennia. It survived because there was nothing ostentatious or ornate about it to attract the curious; just a place of reverence for Mother Earth and a lot of spiritual sweat from prayers and ceremonies.
It may be hard to believe such places still exist because we are so disconnected from Mother Earth. We basked in the space and said some prayers. I wanted to meditate but had to leave for a prior engagement.
Go outside and explore our Mother. The most mysterious and divine places await you.
Madis Senner is a former global money manager who left Wall Street more than 20 years ago to follow a spiritual path.His fourth book, "Sacred Sites in North Star Country," recalls the rich history of reform and spirituality in upstate New York.