rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~dowsing avebury & rollrights~

Rose asked about dowsing on my last post so i thought i would post here a little of my dowsing experiences.
in the past i started with pendulum dowsing-i didn't go out and buy one of those fancy-schmancy crystal pendulums, i just added a length of hemp string to a simple necklace i had bought in glastonbury many years ago...a clear quartz point set in a small silver mount.
it felt right because i had been wearing it as a necklace and would have absorbed my energies.
i just make simple questions after ascertaining the correct 'yes, 'no' responses from my pendulum-with me a yes is a clockwise circle while no a back and forth line so it is very obvious.
a few years ago my good friend, carp the welsh wizard, gave me a set of angled metal rods he had made when we met up in avebury-what i like about them is that a brass tube is fitted over the hand holds so it is impossible to make the rods move deliberately without making very obvious movements with your hands and arms.
 we spent ages dowsing various sites at avebury including the avenue.
he showed me how each stone has different bands of energy going from top to bottom.
as a pair we positioned ourselves at the base of a stone, one either side, holding our rods parallel and facing forwards. we then very slowly, saying nothing to each other, raised up the length of the stones and the rods would mirror each other, as we passed each band of energy.
for example they would either swing in towards the stone for a few inches, then return to their previous position, then swing in or out at another band.
swampy is not a pagan in the way that i am and was very unsure about dowsing as a whole...actually he didn't believe it. so when he saw what was happening he had a change of heart and when he actually had a go he accepted that there is indeed 'something' in dowsing.
i dowsed the rollrights/kings men friday night and saturday morning and it was very interesting.
i started outside of the stones and walked direct to the centre-as i reached the stones my rods crossed, then opened and faced opposing sides-one to the left and one to the right.
walking out they again crossed...
i found that the energy surrounding the stone outside of the circle is wider than inside and that there is a thread of energy radiating out from the kings men circle to the whispering knights the remains of an early/middle neolithic portal dolmen lying a short distance from the circle...

 i have dowsed our garden quite a lot-we have it divided in three different sections and each one hold spiral energies, which in fact did not exit when we moved in.
i plan on dowsing again because a few months ago i finally planted our elder-a tree with strong associations with the goddess and protection-in the centre of our garden and am interested to see if and how the energies have changed.

also our house sits bang in between two major ley lines that start at two points across the solent on the isle of wight and converge at the beckhampton longstone 'adam'-which makes me wonder if the energy was always there but needed 'work' to bring the energies out?


Willow said...

what an fascinating blog! loved it. will be interesting to know if planting your elder has changed the energy in your garden. up until last week I had only dowsed with a pendulum and never dowsed with rods. they give interesting results don't they. oddly enough I've never dowsed my garden. blessings xXx

jill said...

Thats all very interesting.When my son was a baby and very poorly I had a clipping of his hair dowsed to see what I could help him with,the info I was sent was very interesting,very much true of her findings about my son and what she told me to give him to better his health was of great help.Love Jill xx

Suzi Smith said...

mmm.... fascinating sd.

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France