Friday, October 16, 2020

Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, finds new study

Being homebound during the Covid-19 crisis has made many people bored and depressed. A recent research study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology found that many of the traditional benefits of being in Nature such as improved health and mood, transferred over to those that watched Nature on TV. 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Chenango County Survey (9/26)--Continued

Following my survey of the stone structures in North Phasalia in Chenango county NYSurvey in Chenango County, NY--Part I on Saturday September 26th I continued surveying on my own and found several interesting places and stone structures.

Since the publication Sacred Sites in North Star Country: Places in Greater New York State (PA,OH,NJ,CT,MA,VT,ONT) That Changed the World I have been looking for more places with Fields of Consciousness for an update of the book in the future. I do a map dowsing looking for possible FOC and follow-up with a survey.

The following are pictures from my survey in Chenango County.

I went to NYS's Bowman Lake State Park looking for a Field of Consciousness. As I entered the woods I was immediately struck with the image of several large Platform Stones. I first thought that they were stones marking an old trail or entrance; but a dowsing showed them to be Platform Stones. Wow. What Luck.

Below are the pictures of Jaeda Bear sitting next to the Platform Stones

I then went to NYS DEC's McDonough State forest next to Bowman State Park looking for a FOC. 

Wow what a beautiful Hemlocked woods.

While not far from the entrance the FOC was a little off the beaten track so it had a positive and sweet vibe to it. Very Nice.

I next went to another NYS DEC Forest and found more FOC. It was getting late so I did not investigate first hand but marked in on the map for when I come back.

I was very, very lucky to find all these wonderful things. Often I go and see nothing. So today was unusual. A Gift. Thanks God.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Manitou's at Skytop (in the city of Syracuse) Posting #4

 I have been going to Skytop to do surveys several times a week. Here are some pictures from my October 2nd visit.

Above is a mountain bike jump. Hard to believe that someone would go over that.

Below are a few pictures of a big Manitou Stone I found that day.

In my previous posts I had talked about stone walls that may have been constructed of stones that previously were part of an ancient stone structure.

Amazing what you can find in the woods.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Places We Love

In researching my next book on how the Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of our Heart I came across the following poem that speaks to power of place 

Places We Love 

By Ivan V. Lalic  

Places we love exist only through us, 

Space destroyed is only illusion in the constancy of time, 

Places we love we can never leave, 

Places we love together, together, together, 

And is this room really a room, or an embrace, 

And what is beneath the window: a street or years? 

And the window is only the imprint left by 

The first rain we understood, returning endlessly, 

And this wall does not define the room, but perhaps the night 

Your son began to move in your sleeping blood, 

A son like a butterfly of flame in your hall of mirrors, 

The night you were frightened by your own light, 

And this door leads into any afternoon 

Which outlives it, forever peopled 

With your casual movements, as you stepped, 

Like fire into copper, into my only memory; 

When you go, space closes over like water behind you, 

Do not look back: there is nothing outside you, 

Space is only time visible in a different way, 

Places we love we can never leave. 


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Survey in Chenango County, NY--Part I

This past weekend I was hired to do a survey of a property and its stone structures in North Pharsalia, in Chenango County, in NY. There were a variety of stone structures and numerous Manitou Stones on the property.I told the property owner that the stone structures should be preserved. 

My map dowsing showed that there was a Field of Consciousness on the property near the road.  My dowsing on the property confirmed this. I did not take any pictures because it was in an area with covered with tall reeds.

We first noticed that parts of the land were charged when came upon an area with an earthen mound covering Earth Chakras, several large Manitou Stones and a platform stone. Below are pictures of  a few of the structures from that charged area.

Jaeda Bear standing in front of a large Manitou Stone.

Side angle of the same Manitou Stone.

A large Platform Stone

Jaeda Bear sitting next to a large fallen over Manitou Stone.

The next area we visited contained a series of columned stone structures. They were very reminiscent of  Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 4 Grafton--The Sweet Area Continued; As well the stone columns we found on a survey in the Hudson Valley last fall, which were much taller Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 4 Stone Piles/Columns

See the pictures below.

I included the last picture because of the white blemish at the center top, maybe an orb, although I think its just a water mark.

These columns were located over an aspect of Mother Earth that I am not familiar with. There is no doubt they are situated over Earth Energies or some other feature of Mother Earth.

click below to continue reading about the survey.

Survey in Chenango County, NY--Part II

Survey in Chenango County, NY--Part II

One of the more interesting and unique stone structures was a large oval shaped pile of stacked stones about 5 to 5 feet tall.

The tall oval mound consisted of stacked stones. Wha't so amazing about it is how well it has stood for thousands of years. I imagine the Early Woodland period is probably the latest it could have been built.

The tall mound of stacked stones  marked the intersection of several Energy Lines. The surrounding area did not have the charged vibe like the area of Manitou Stones.

What did have a positive vibe and charged feeling to it was the top of the stacked stones.

The picture above is of one of the sides of the stacked stones.  Notice the indented area on the center left. I imagine that this indented area contained some sort of stone stairs.

This stacked stone structure was very unique. Call it an elevated platform.

Here are some more pictures.

The above stone pile marked the intersection of several Ley Lines (Lines of Consciousness(LOC) or Spirit Lines.)

The picture above is of the top of the stone mound.

Notice the Manitou Stone in the center of the picture. This shows incredible and meticulous work. Detailed work like this is why you should leave stone piles alone. Don't move stones in stone piles, take them apart remove stones. Archaeologists grave robbers and looter's of sacred stones do so much damage to sacred structures. I am talking about the physical features of the structure.

The spiritual damage done by archaeologists, grave robbers and looter's of sacred stones is even worse. They destroy the vibe to the point that it can become negative to the point of geopathic stress-they destroy co-births with our Mother such as energy vortices and more.

Please leave  stone structures alone.

In the picture above Jaeda Bear is sitting on a large platform stone.

Below is a picture of another stone mound.

Notice how the stones are stacked on the bottom right,

It was a fun survey of a location with a lot of stone structures,

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Manitou's at Skytop (in the city of Syracuse) Posting #3

Last Friday I went back to Skytop and found the collection of Manitou Stones I could not find during my last visit and post Manitou's at Skytop (in the city of Syracuse) Posting #2. Although I had a good idea of where they were, there is such a mass of trails there that curve and weave that it is easy to get lost.

The collection of Manitou Stones and accompanying stone works is impressive.

Jaeda Bear gives perspective as to how large the stones are. Unfortunately all of the stones have toppled over, or are close to doing so as the one Jaeda is in front of. The picture below better demonstrates this. It is a photograph of the exact opposite view.

Below is a picture of the center area.

Treated As a Sacred Area

I believe that this area of Manitou Stones were used for sacred purposes and possibly for healing for a long period. As I am fond of saying "Mother Earth Needs Us to Achieve Her Fullest Potential and We Need Her to Achieve Ours." Positive loving intentions are met with an equally positive and loving response. One way that our Mother does that is through water, the source of all life.

This collection of Manitou Stones has been blessed with a water vein, that no doubt formed in response to  the amount of praying, ceremony or healing that was done within it. In other words, all the positive thoughts and actions created a water vein thanks to our Mother. A water vein originates from the center of the collection of Manitous.

In the picture above a stake upright in the ground marks the origination point of the water vein,

In the picture above sticks trace out the water vein originating in the center of the Manitous. The water is flowing away from the center.

An Accompaniment

Surrounding the collection of Manitou Stones were smaller Manitous and Platform Stones. The Pictures below are of Platform Stones that have unfortunately been made part of the mountain bike trail, so bikers are constantly riding over them.

It is always a joy to find and be around sacred stone structures. Again what is so amazing about the Stone Structures at Skytop are that they have been able to withstand the assault of farming followed by a huge rock quarrying effort and now mountain bikers.



Here are trail maps for Skytop from TrailForks-- Skytop Main Loop     and  Skytop lot South Entrance

To read previous posts on surveys of Skytop:

Manitou's at Skytop (in the city of Syracuse) #1

Manitou's at Skytop (in the city of Syracuse) Posting #2