Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sacred Sites Update--Part I High Tor Labor Day 2017--The Large Dimpled Mound and more

Visiting and experiencing High Tor NYS DEC Forest Labor Day Weekend is a tradition that dates back to when I  first discovered the sacred mounds there ten years ago on a Labor Day Weekend. Soon after I began my Clarks Gully Blog. This past Labor Day Monday I took advantage of the beautiful weather to maintain that wonderful tradition.

I wanted  to explore Brink Hill and chose the parking area along Parish Hill Road up from Rt. 245 as my entry point, mostly because I had not entered from that access point before. So the area was some what unexplored. Originally I wanted to investigate the gully, but unfortunately got a very late start owing that I chose to drive to Lisle to pick up spring water first.

Instead I chose to hike up and take another look at the large dimpled mound we found last year, Brink Hill, Memorial Day 2016, Part 2Given that we believe it is thousands of years old it has held up remarkably well. 

Our survey of the Ledges area on South Hill has given me a better appreciation of the significance and detail put into constructing the stone mounds. In essence  it has given me a new perspective and in a way I am looking at things with a new set of eyes (or heart.)

The mound covers numerous Earth Chakras and Energy Lines.

 The Stone Mound is massive- oblong shaped about 45-60' by 35-50' and about 3-4 feet in height at its highest point.
 In the upper center you can see my trekking poles which are in the hollowed out center. My orange seat cushion on the rocks above next to the poles show that the hollowed out center is about 2 1/2 feet deep. Leaves and debris over the millennia have built upon the floor bed and I imagine that the hollowed out center was much deeper at the time of its creation.

 My trekking poles show the dimpled center to be about 8' across.

My Trekking poles could not reach across the the length of the hollowed out center. I estimate it to be about 10' in length.

The large flat stone appears to be a prayer seat where pilgrims would sit to experience all of the prana/Life Force/chi/orgone permeating the ether as it tries to get into the vortex of the Earth Chakras.

Another Prayer Seat was found at the other end of the hollowed out center.

Again, one the lessons learned from our survey of the Ledges is the intricacy of the stone mounds and the effort made to emphasize aspects of Mother Earth's Energy Body and its parts such as Energy Lines.

Continue to Part II below or click on the link

Sacred Sites Update--Part II High Tor Labor Day 2017--The Large Dimpled Mound and more

Sacred Sites Update--Part II High Tor Labor Day 2017--The Large Dimpled Mound and more

Since I had poked and prodded on my way to the large dimpled mound I did not have much time left before nightfall. I decided to head back towards the Finger Lakes Trail. On the way up my dowsing rods had indicated that there were some stone mounds closeby; but found nothing.

As I walked to the Finger Lakes Trail I picked up some beer cans. Soon my rods where indicating a covered Earth Chakra and stone mounds up ahead. If you are unfamiliar with Earth Chakras or have not read my previous posts see my YouTube video--Earth Chakras--Vortexes of Energy Circulation - YouTube

I was very pleased to find the following; a large stone covering an Earth Chakras and marked Energy Lines, several Manitou Stones, and upright Stones.

A large Prayer Stone (boulder) covers an Earth Chakra, Its vortex is located below the boulder at the intersection of my Trekking pole. My Trekking Poles mark the two Energy Lines in the ground below that whisk away the Life Force/Prana/Chi/ Orgone.
 Pepper is lying in the hole, or indention next to the Prayer Stone covering the Earth Chakra.

Notice how the path Energy Line emanating from the Earth Chakra below the Prayer Stone are marked with stone.
 Again stones mark the other Energy Line.

Wow. A Manitou Stone Marks the intersection of two Energy Lines (Trekking Poles) close to the Prayer Stone covering the Earth Chakra.

 About 75-100 feet away from the Prayer Stone marking the intersection of numerous Energy Lines.  My trekking poles trace out two of them. Look closely and you may be able to make out a few tiny upright stones marking the Energy Lines.

My poles trace out a few of the many other Energy Lines intersecting at the  large stone.

It was getting close to dark and I had to move fast to get back to my car.

It was a great day and I learned much.

I would like to thank Janice Carr and particularly photographer Peter Shell who has been with me for every survey of the Ledges--concentrating, contorting his body to get the best angle and waiting for the right light to take photos. In a way they pushed me, and challenged me to learn more about the stone mounds that we were photographing--the detail, the skill, knowledge and love put into creating them.

Secondly, it was not until I started to clean up the area and pick up beer cans that I found the stone structures pictured above. Coincidence? Hardly!. There is a protocol for visiting sacred sites that I talk about in several places in Sacred Sites in North Star Country. I strongly encourage you to read it. Don't be like a busload of foreign tourists with cameras in hand photographing everything. Imagine waking up and finding people traipsing your home with cameras in hand snapping everything in sight, barraging you with questions, poking and prodding everything. How would you feel?

As you can tell I am not an advocate for going on a hunt for Nature Spirits. Let them be, they will be in touch if they like. Don't be like a foreign tourist!!!!

My journey did not end there. For several hours after I tried to go to sleep I had wild and colorful visions when I closed my eyes. In fact my first few hours of sleep where anything but restful as the energy and consciousness of HIgh Tor nourished me with all sorts of visual delights.

Before I went to sleep I was reading Michael Harner's The Way of the Shaman. Perhaps I was influenced by his description of the visions he had after ingesting Guayusa (an exotic Ecuadorian tea), kailua,ayahuasca,,,,

But I had ingested nothing, no exotic foods/drugs/poisons.  It was nothing but Mother Earth's Energies and essences and the imprints of the many who have been coming to sacred High Tor for millennia. It was that what gave me such wonderful experiences--no chemicals were necessary.

I encourage you all to visit High Tor and experience its bounty. At some point my work will be recognized and the solitude of this divine place will be lost. So visit soon.

I leave you with my description of High Tor in Sacred Sites in North Star Country;

Imagine if you could go back in time 2,000, or even 3,000 years, or more, to when the mound builders inhabited much of the Eastern United States. Imagine if you could visit one of their sacred sites and feel the charged atmosphere of their spiritual practices as you sat next to one of their mounds. Can you feel the chills running up and down your spine as you cry for a vision and tap into the collective consciousness of the thousands that have been here centuries before you? Feel their thoughts, as they help elevate your consciousness, bring you closer to the Great Spirit, open up lines of communication to other worlds, and give you visions while healing you.”