Friday, April 27, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Gossamer Wood Earth Healer's Gathering--Monday (4/30) between 11 AM and 5 PM

Note because of cold weather and snow we will be gathering on MONDAY 4/30/18


We will be gathering for Keepers work (spiritual cleaning, trail work, pickup, meditating….) at Gossamer Wood this MONDAY(4/30) at 11 AM. Please join us.

Remember you cannot park at the house. Please park at 2225 County Rte 28 Canandaigua  by the gas valves/fixtures and fence (see picture below.) Make sure to park close to each other so that we will be able to park 6-7 cars. We can move cars when people have to leave. You can also park on County Road 28, but do not straddle the white line. You can also park at Riser Rd if you are concerned about traffic.

I expect we will stay to around 5 PM. Come whenever you want between 11AM and 5 PM and stay as long as you want.

If  you are not interested in doing physical work and all you want to do is pray its okay. We don’t want to make people do what they don’t want to. We want to channel your interests and feed your knowledge.

Someone  will be visiting to plant some blue bells this week…. If anyone has access to yellow flag, or marsh marigolds (cowslip), or knows a farmer that has some please bring it to Gossamer.

TEntative plans Sunday—it will combine both physical work, earth healing and meditation.
  • Continue to clean front area of trail
  • make a stone circle in the entryway that people must walk through to enter Gossamer.
  • Charge up the stone circle and meditate in it. This will be ongoing
  • The Welcome circle had some deer hair and could use a boost of meditative love.
  • Improve the drainage along the trail next to the field. Dig trenches.
  • Chainsaw  trees that have fallen such as in the back
  • Chainsaw—Cut up limbs into pieces to put on the trail in wet areas.
  • Start the Earth Healing of the Tall Oaks
  • Practice dowsing. Earth Healers need to learn how to dowse.
  • We will also disscuss fund raising ideas and things to do as Gossamer. We will be having activities such as Forest Bathing, Group meditations/learning to sense our Mother, hand painting with elementals, energy healing sessions etc. at Gossamer. We want to raise some money, but more importantly get people involved so that they will tell others, who will tell others.. etc. A good experience at Gossamer can become contagious. if you have some ideas on things you would like to do speak up on Sunday.
  • While many of the areas at Gossamer are marked we will marking those charged areas that are not.
  • We may not get to all these, but at least we know what has to be done.
Please bring:
  • Dowser’s L-Rods. If you don’t have a pair I will try and bring some along.   Instruction will be provided. We will be doing some dowsing.
  • Seat Cushion to sit on,  You can get one at Dick’s has them on sale for $6.99 a steal. Get a chip clip to attach to it so that you can clip it on your pant’s loop.  Here’s a link to Dick’s
  • Please bring gloves and some hand clippers and other garden tools if you have them. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sacred Sites Update--Gossamer Wood, Keepers Work on Earth Day

The Friends of Gossamer Wood gathered at Gossamer Wood on Earth Day yesterday for some Keeper's work--spiritual cleansing and fortifying, trail maintenance, and dowsing/geomancy practice. 

What was amazing was that we discovered a lot more stones, manitou stones, platform stones and the like marking  aspects of Mother Earth--Ley Lines, Energy Lines... Peter Shell and I ended up shooting a bunch of videos on the formations which I will edit and post to motherearthprayers in the next few months.

Gossamer is INCREDIBLE. I have been visiting, meditating, leading group meditations and connecting to our Mother for over a decade there. Then today we discover all this incredible stone work. WOW. The area between the western boundary and the creek is loaded. It's been hidden in plain sight for thousands of years. This is just another wonderful aspect of Gossamer. 

What other wonders and joys remain to be discovered?

If exploring ancient stone work and Earth Magic interests you please consider donating to our effort to preserve sacred Gossamer, or if you wish to learn more, get involved go to: Gossamer Wood

Here are some pictures,

Platform stone marking the intersection of six Ley Lines

Peter found this very interesting formation. The two staffs going horizontally (1 checkered, 1 white) mark a Ley Line. The while the three vertical staffs mark Energy Lines.  Stones mark the intersection of Ley Lines and Energy Lines. SEE RELATED PICTURE BELOW.

White staffs mark the Energy Line from the picture from above it. Four or five stones marked this Energy Lines up to the creek.

This platform stone near the Spirit Keeper's Circle marks the intersection of 10-12 Ley Lines. I only had 6 staffs with me.

Kareen and friends did a good job clearing the front entranceway.

Peter Shell meditating in the Natural Vortex in the Spirit Keepers Circle.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sportsman's Cushion--meditation cushions

Dicks's has sportsman's cushions on sale for $6.99 (Heat a Seat for Hunters); a great price. Buy a cheap clip so that you can attach it to your belt loop and walk around in the woods with it attached to you, or to your backpack.

Make it your permanent meditation cushion. Meditate on it at home, in the woods or when you travel. It will retain your imprints of meditation, thereby making your meditation deeper and stronger.

If you are serious about meditation buy yourself a meditation cushion upon which you meditate on all the time. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

I Was Changed—The Vortex on The 4-Tiered Mound on South Hill


The snow is gone. The time before the leaves come out is a great time to explore and see things in the woods. Leaves usually come out the first week of May, but who knows with this late spring. You have a few weeks. Explore and take advantage of this time. Below is the story of an experience I had recently.


I Was Changed—
The Vortex on The 4-Tiered Mound on South Hill

The introduction to my book Vortices andSpirals begins with a transformative experience I had years ago on a mountaintop in Vermont meditating in an energy vortex, what I call a natural vortex. I had attended the Dowsers’ Convention at the Killington Ski Resort as a speaker earlier that day and was depleted. The space was awful; several lecture rooms even had negative vortices (drain you, create geopathic stress and cancer) in them. So after dinner I left my campsite and let my dowsing L-rods lead me to where I should meditate—it was a natural vortex on a mountaintop. Not only did it burn off the clutter and negativity I had taken on earlier; It changed me and gave me something I lacked, or needed.

The last Saturday of March I had another transformative experience while meditating in a natural vortex on a stone mound on South Hill.  It changed me.

This was a rare event. Even though I meditate in powerful sacred places that have been so for millennia, places with divine aspects of Mother Earth such as Fields of Consciousness and Energy formations. Places with strong imprints, what Hindu Vedanta calls samskaras (the root of our karma)—basically memories that cling to the land and facilitate mystical experiences.  These places have given me insights, sent me on journeys, provided answers, nourished my soul and raised my consciousness; being blissed out with a spiritual high is a constant given. But changing that quickly was unusual.

The Four-Tiered Mound At South Hill
In the spring of 2009 I was lead to a four-tieredmound on South Hill in High Tor NYS DEC WildlifeManagement Area.   What I call tiers are like terraces on the side of a hill. It was located on a steep part of the hill in a large thicket and almost unperceivable unless you were next to it; which given that the thicket with all its brush, prickly trees and the other scrub is next to impossible unless you know where to look. 

I marked a trail with ribbons and told only one other person about it. Evidently they or someone else decided to take down all the ribbons marking the trail to it. It broke the connection. Oddly that to which I was guided to, I could no longer find.

Looking uphill. Pepper is standing on the top tier

I lost track. Took a job at Sears selling appliances to pay my bills.

Then in 2015 I began to look for it. Several times I wandered all over South Hill walking into thickets, briar patches and similar numerous times. I started from the bottom of South Hill as I did when I originally found it; as well as from the top. Drats I could not find it.

Then in the Fall of 2017 I stepped it up. Starting from the top of South Hill I found the large swath of thicket- half a mile, a mile or more in length. I asked my dowsing rods to show me which way (direction) the Earth Prana, what you know as the Life Force/Chi/Prana, was flowing. I did this because the four-tiered stone mound covered Earth Chakras and the Earth Prana  would be drawn to those Earth Chakras.

I approached this systematically. I found other stone mounds and uncovered Earth Chakras. Imagine a maze with false paths, dead ends that is made up of scrub, briars and trees with large prickles that are like hypodermic needles. With each trip I was able to eliminate a section.

Then one weekday towards the end of deer hunting’s shotgun season in December I found it.

Now almost nine years later I was back. I had returned with greater knowledge of Mother Earth and many more years of meditating in power spots.  I dowsed out a very positive to extremely positive vibe, a water dome and an energy vortex. I looked at the stone mound and saw within it stonework that I could now better appreciate and understand its detail. While the stone mound was somewhat disheveled there were noticeable tiers/terraces, or steps that made up the stone mound.

I shot a few videos, took lots of pictures and left. I knew I would not be back until the spring because snow was forecast. I would have to wait to meditate in the energy vortex.

Side look at the tiers

The top Tier
Finally, Saturday March 31, 2018
I was psyched. Finally my chance had come. My plans were to visit Gossamer Wood, drive south along the eastern shore of Canandaigua Lake to South Hill and finish with my friends Bruce and Linda in the southern tier of NY.

It was a little after noon when I got to the parking lot on top of South Hill. I met Bill VanDerveer who informed me that the gorge was icy and covered with snow which made crossing the gorge to get to the stone mound treacherous. Not only was it a great meeting that gave me valuable information I also got to meet Bill who grew up in the area and was a font of knowledge about the stone mounds in High Tor.

I drove down to the base of the South Hill and began my climb. It was not long before I saw the large swath of thicket. But where to enter?

I decided any point was fine. I just needed to get to the other side of the thicket on the topside of the hill and look from there.

The climb was steep and I walking on leaves that made the ground slippery. Fortunately I brought my hiking poles and did more pulling on my poles than climbing with my legs. After some time I reached the top of the thicket. Now my search got serious, only it was getting late.

I found other stones mounds that I had marked. Others I had not marked and more. I knew I was close. My rods showed me the direction of the flow of the Life Force, but there were lots of Earth Charkas pulling in the Life Force to them in different areas.

With little time left I found it.

I regret I am always in a rush, especially times like this. But that is who I am.

I said some prayers and spread tobacco. I took out my dowsing rods to find the natural vortex.  I put my cushion down.  Sat down and began shooting a video. Then I began meditating.

A nearby platform stone marking the perpendicular intersection of two Energy Lines. As Peter Shell and I learned last summer a good sign that a sacred stone mound is close by.

The Prize
If you are lucky and meditate enough times in a natural vortex you may transcend time and connect with the spirit of those that created it. You will always connect with their consciousness, but sometimes you do so in a very special way. It is a gift.

Think of the movie series the Highlander where Connor Macleod is supposedly killed in inter-clan warfare in the Scottish Highlands hundreds of years ago only to realize he is immortal when he does not die after being stabbed. He learns that he is one of several immortals and that eventually they must kill each other until only one is left. Each time someone decapitates another immortal he gets “The Prize”, or a quickening; all the powers and knowledge of the deceased flow into him. In this short video you can seethe formation of a vortex to transfer the power of the deceased to Colin.

 It is the same with a natural vortex. Only the prize is the collective consciousness of the blessed souls that created the vortex—their love, their prayers, their focus, their gifts, their abilities….Imagine if you could build muscles just by hanging with weight lifters. By meditating in a natural vortex the spiritual gifts and abilities (visionquesting, love, connection to our Mother, aspects of their soul…) of those that created it flow into you. How much depends upon your connection to Mother Earth. You need to be connected to Her.

My seat cushion is on the Natural Vortex
While meditating in the natural vortex on the 4-tiered mound I sensed busyness to the area. I had several visions and saw many people milling about on the stone mound. I felt really good, relaxed but energized at the same time. That was it.

I scrambled down the hill.

On the drive to see my friends Linda and Bruce I realized that I had some how been transformed. But how? I felt as though instead of taking a small step forward I took a leap in my spiritual transformation.

You Can To
I tell you this because you to can transcend time and connect with the consciousness of others by meditating in a natural vortex. You need to develop a bond with our Mother and shift your focus towards Her. That connection is paramount. Unless you develop that bond meditating in a natural vortex will at best be a mediocre affair. You need to develop sentience of Mother Earth; to sense and feel Her emanations.

You should also eliminate things that are harmful to our Mother such as technology. It is a well-known fact that too much time on cell phones and technology makes you less emphatic and less compassionate. That is because technology disconnects us from our Mother and all of Her soul nourishing nutrients she showers us with. Technology suffocates your soul, by robbing you of nourishment. Using technology while trying to spiritually advance or connect with Mother Earth is like trying to be a long distance runner while you are smoking cigarettes.

You will also have to learn basic geomancy skills of dowsing for an energy vortex in order to find one in the wilderness.

I am sure many of you think that I am nuts and asking for the impossible. Really? Think about all the eastern mystics and texts that teach about all the karma and future lifetimes you take on with one lifetime of bad actions. Technology puts bad karma and future lives on hyper drive.

Think about it. I am telling you about one of the most transformative and wonderful consciousness raising experiences that you can have. That I have had. You to can have what I experienced on South Hill that last Saturday of March of 2018. You just need to heed my advice.

Hug your Mother and get rid of things that harm Her.

Recommended Reading, the following are my works
Sacred Sites in North Star Country  has a whole section on High Tor
I have several videos on energy vortices on my YouTube channel MotherEarthPrayers

If a few people are interested I will teach a weekend experiential workshop, Geomancy—Earth Magic-- Vortices, Water Domes/Veins, Connectors, a Thin Veil Where you will learn about the magic in our relationship with Mother Earth, what some call Earth Magic where we can co-create a new birth with Her. An energy vortex is a prime example.

Natural Vortex Videos. In the next few weeks I will posting a few videos on natural vortices including the four tiered mound on my YouTube Channel, MotherEarthPrayers


There is not much to the view from the vortex, but you aren't there for the view.
The View from the Vortex

Monday, April 9, 2018

Closer to the Truth

The PBS docuseries that explores the cosmos, consciousness, God and spirituality Closer to the Truth has expanded its webpage and now provides select podcasts of its interviews of leading philosophers, theologians and scientists. Interviews can be a bit intellectual. I always try and catch the show when I am up early Sunday mornings.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Sacred Site Update--High Tor--Upper Clarks Gully, South Hill Climb

A large tree has fallen blocking the trail to the Upper Ledges and access to the herd path to climb South Hill. You can walk around it, but its some work. I would expect that the tree will be gone in the next few months.