Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lower Clarks Gully--October 25, 2007

The following are some pictures I took on a revisit on Thursday October 25, 2007.

Pictured is the Spirit Keepers site next to the herd path as you first enter the site on your right side--several flat stones circled by round stones. It was reconstructed and marks where a sacred site previously was. It sits in a stacked field of consciousness. I suggest you spend some time in meditation or prayer on it. Pictured are Pepper (white dog) and Lucy (Black Dog) who are best of friends.

Ten feet right of Spirit Keepers site mentioned above is a sacred circle whose center is sunken(approximately 1 deep). The circle was in remarkable condition and I only added a few stones to reconstruct it.

East of the recently constructed stone monument by the campfire area you will find the stone remains of a third long house. At the southern tip of the remains you will find an intact ceremonial circle.

Continuing up the mini ravine east of the third long house you will see a 2 ½ ft. high by 3 ft. in diameter stone that is part of a sacred circle. As the picture shows several large stones that appear to be part of the circle remain. Since this circle is next to base of the ridge I wonder if it is part of the 10 large circles I refer to in my review of Clarks Gully that are also located right next to the ridge (about a 100 feet away).
Lower Clarks Gully is a very busy place and a challenge to determine all what is going on the relationship of things to each other.

Here are some more pictures I took of sacred sites.


madis senner

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Clarks Gully--Monument Erected

Since I first posted my review of Clark’s Gully and began cleaning up the space someone has created a small monument pictured above. It is not strategically located (ie on earth phenomena) and can be found by the large campfire area. Maybe the revelers that frequent the campfire area were behind this.

I find this very interesting and an affirmation of the power of Clarks Gully. I believe that people are drawn to the same site over and over again through out history. Many times I find a stone structure or pile of rocks that is not very old, but when I look closer I find that history is repeating itself; that the old farmers stone pile marked the intersection of several Native American trails or was a gathering place, etc…Stone structures deteriorate over time, but the spirit of a place, particularly if it is strong, can be indelible.

The fact that the Seneca people believe that they were born on South Hill, Clarks Gully lies at its base, and that Native American historian A. C. Parker and NY State Historian William Ritchie found mounds and stone structures associated with the Adena culture there speaks volumes to the power of the place. The area still has a very good vibe, a strongly positive geographic samskara, is a testament to what went on there before. However, a variety of actions less focused on God and spiritually have been transpiring there for some time. Still it is positive.

We all look for meaning in our lives, whether we are ascetics or party goers. How we find that meaning and represent it is a function of who we are, our focus and our intentions. No doubt people that created the monument felt the call of the land to create something.

Upper Clarks Gully--Circled Stone

Yesterday we found several sacred sites on the ridge above the lower creek bed in Clarks Gully. Since there are numerous sites there I am going to begin referring to the area as Upper Clarks gully. We reconstructred a very large circle--3 of the original stones (2-3 feet in height) were left. One of the areas David Robinson refers to in Who Built the "Old Fort" on Bare Hill Native American historian A. C. Parker and NY State Historian William Ritchie associated with the Adena culture. Unfortunately it was too late to take pictures.

We were able to take the picture of the circled stone that marks the intersection of two spirit lines (lines of consciousness, ley lines) and two energy lines.