|The Neolithic Legacy
Standing Stones Crossing Points
Wells and Springs
Britain & Ireland
The Landscape Today
Realm of Divas
Denizens below Ground
Air and Fire
Power of the Landscape
The Way In
Druids and Celts
The Four Elements
Ceremony and Ritual
The Next Race
|The World Within|
Setting the Scene
To walk between two points is to walk a line. To sit still in one
place, at one time, is to be. To be still at one point whist
thinking of the other point, is to create a line in thought; this
line exists as long as the thought is held.
The Meaning of a Dolmen
These burial mounds are characterised by a large, flat boulder,
balanced on three upright stones. These were covered with a mound of
earth and set aside as a sacred place to bury leaders of the group.
To lead in these times required a deep understanding of the laws of
nature, for sheer survival . These people were and still are, tribal
Today, religious services are conducted at an altar, the focal point
of the ritual. A standing stone could be thought of as an altar,
inserted into the ground, as the focal point of an Earth-centred
ritual. These are of two types; those erected for that purpose only
and those erected at a site already the focus of thought.
Within the web of focal points and their connecting lines of
thought, we sometimes find a site which is at the centre of a cross.
These sites are of special significance, since they resonate to all
the sites in that cross. They may be dynamic or still, depending on
the presence of water,
Wells and Springs
These enchanting places occur all over hilly landscapes. Throughout
history, they have been revered and become places of worship. Many
of todays churches sit on these sites, though the spring may no
Centred within the Earth are currents of energy, which reach the
surface in various places. Some of these link up in a straight line,
causing a flow of thought along it. In nature, these points will all
resonate together, creating a multiple idea, which rises and sinks,
giving polarity along the line.
Britain & Ireland
Throughout the land there are highly active regions, where the
forces of nature are organised to form what we perceive as beauty.
The landscape of upland Britain and all Ireland includes several of these larger regions, each resonating with Stonehenge, and each sounding a different note.
This is not the case in lowland England, where such regions are
spread over a wide area, and have no grouping. There is little
Neolithic legacy, but all the cathedrals are centres.
Gower Peninsula (Swansea)
If we examine one of these regions in detail, we begin to glimpse the wonderful interplay of forces and their meaning. We can then relate this to any other region we like, and begin to unravel its mysteries.
Gower forms a triad with nearby Black Mountain and Preseli.
The other regional centres are:
Centres in Lowland England are:
The Island of Britain
Imagine wearing magic glasses, through which we could see the energy structure of the landscape. We would be mesmerised by the complexity and interrelationships of the different features, and how they resonate with far off places out of sight, but felt as if they were no distance.
We have examined one small, highly energised area - the Gower peninsular, to see how many strands of thought interweave and create a landscape, and how personal it can become. From this example we may start to understand our own landscape, and through it, the whole island.
The spiritual centre of the island is Stonehenge. Wherever we are, it is the underlying note sounding out through the land, like the distant drone of a far off foghorn. We may learn to recognise this sound, and thereby gain a deeper connection to the Earth.
Now, imagine Stonehenge is a large gong reverberating endlessly. Around, are smaller gongs tuned to the same note. They too resonate. We may imagine lines between them, or draw them on a map to indicate this, but in themselves they are nothing more than this. We could further say that in Nature, there are sometimes several features found along these paths adding to the total picture, just as several notes make up a chord. Although the path can be dowsed, it is important to realise that there is no actual flow of energy along them as with electricity.
These features often result in churches, castles and neolithic
monuments, and therefore tracks between them - leading to the
rediscovery of ley lines. We must be careful not to ascribe undue
importance to everything along the way, or to assume a leyline
exists between each and every known feature.
From the map we can see the various major centres of resonance.
Each of these is the focal point of several interrelating
Iona. This major religious centre sounds out a secondary note, influencing all energy points along its path of resonance to Stonehenge.
This queen of sites is now a huge circular dyke, approached by
ceremonial avenues. It could be thought of as a pore in the body of
the Earth. Although pre-existing, this site has been activated by
human intent, the dyke forming a lens, through which to channel
radiation from the star Arcturus.
Palace of Westminster
This has been the seat of government for a thousand years, due to
its unique resonance with human thought and civilisation. As such,
it has influenced a government which strode the world with
Canterbury is a major religious centre, differing from Iona in character. We can see it as a centre of authority rather than wisdom.
What is relevance of all this? It means that Stonehenge energises this island, just as other major points on the planet energise the whole world. It means that as people discover and research ley lines and power points, they are led ultimately to that place. It also means that with practice, we may access the power of Stonehenge, wherever we may be:
This outstanding monument stands at the spiritual centre of Britain.
At this point, the major centres resonate and sound out the full
meaning of this island. This point of thought, resonates in turn
with others around the globe. Together, they form the total meaning,
or purpose, of planet Earth.
These four elements of pagan ritual are harnessed most powerfully at
this site, as explained by its position in the island. It is
therefore the pre-eminent place for ceremonial worship on a human
level, as well as being the core of the energy network of the
Sit at any point of power, and centre your awareness in your
These amazing spectacles first appeared, mostly in cornfields, in the 1980s. After initial confusion, and some dodgy home made efforts, they have settled into a regular event, mostly in southern England. Some are so geometrically complex, that it would take sophisticated maths or software to reproduce them.
So who is the mysterious artist? It is of course, Mother Earth, the Goddess. All growth in nature is guided by this planetary intelligence, and carried to fruition by myriad nature spirits. It is the action of these, causing cell collapse on one side of the base of the stem, that causes it to bend within a couple of hours. This is extreme stuff, and is obviously a shout for our attention. After all, it is our crops that are affected, it is not a phenomenon in nature otherwise.
We have to crack the code to understand the meaning. If the meaning weren’t important, that intelligence which nurtures us, would not be making such an extreme statement.
The basis of the patterns is circles, spirals, and pyramids. We have had a look at two of these elsewhere. We have only to walk a left turning spiral in our imagination, to enter into Earth consciousness – the Underworld. So it follows that to walk, either actually or mentally, these variously shaped spirals, might take us into different areas of the underworld.
In fact, if you are at all used to making the basic left turning stairway journey, it is not difficult to get at least a suggestion of where they are taking you. But for whom are they intended? After all, not many people indulge in such mental antics. Could it be that only those who make these journeys would understand them? And would anyone else believe them, or even give a damn? The message must surely be more accessible.
We are a nation of scientists, not pagans. So could science or maths take us to the same point? Behind the variety of geometry is a theme or sequence. Taken together, the patterns for a whole year, represent a particular number. This can be worked out from the ratios within the spirals. Furthermore, year by year, they form a known sequence. Once this is discovered, it will be possible to predict the number for each following year, and hence the type of formation.
If this is done, it will be impossible for even a scientific community to ignore, that Earth – or something, has an intelligence that is communicating. This itself is half the message! The rest of the message is yet to be seen, but will point to the rediscovery of the Earth’s consciousness, and the fact that it sustains us.
The Realm of Divas
Within the landscape are focal points of thought, radiating
in a circle, of up to a couple of miles across. This life-force
is known as a Landscape Angel. The function of these great
beings is to provide a network of impulses, each being part of
an overall idea, or plan, for that landscape.
What is this power and what does it do? Without physical
energy, there would be no life. It powers every process
happening on the planet. To be coherent, all energy is ordered
by thought, be it in a leaf, or the planet itself. We could
think of it then, as the force resulting from that thought.
Denizens Below Ground
We have seen how the consciousness of the planet is distilled
into nature spirits, at ley points. We can now try to imagine
that same process unfolding below ground. But instead of fixed
points, each separate stream of thought focuses wherever needed,
for as long as needed, then ceases.
The Realms of Air and Fire
Above ground, the Earths systems are in constant flux, which
we experience as weather. This mercurial interplay of forces is
marshalled by thought, as is everything that occurs on Earth.
The Meaning of Ritual
Since the dawn of time, Man has used Ritual, as a means to understand, and work with, the forces of life on this planet. Since we have free will, we are the only life form that does not do this automatically. We can only stray so far from the rhythms of supply, demand, seasons, and weather, before we reach catastrophe. Imagine a total oil crisis, and we would descend into chaos within days.
On a personal level, if we in tune with the seasons, and are properly connected to the energy grid of the planet through our lower chakras, our health and vitality are guaranteed. Ill health and unhappiness often occur when we are stressed by adverse circumstances, or in the throes of change. From this point of view then, it can be seen that Ritual could connect us, or keep us connected to, the vitality of the Earth itself, and prevent us from being overwhelmed while we are dealing with lifes issues.
It would be fair to say, that with the amazing success of
modern medicine in treating the symptoms of disease, we have let
go of the need to stay connected to life at this deep level. Our
lives would be richer, and less dependant on modern medicine and
constant need for entertainment to lift our spirits, if we
maintained this connection.
One of the fundamental ways to connect to the core energy of the Earth, is through a spiral or descending circle. It is the meaning of the various spiral patterns and labyrinths surviving from neolithic times. To walk a left turning spiral, is to descend in consciousness to the Earths core. This fundamental energy is the basis of physical (not spiritual) life itself.
To walk a right turning spiral, is to connect with the
energising, dynamic quality of life.
To walk a circle, is to signal intent. It opens a doorway to knowing. To circle widdershins (opposite to sunwise) is to slow, or bind the force of life. It is to create stability and firmness, but must be used with care. To work against the natural flow of life can corrupt, and be used selfishly. It is the basis of the left hand path.
To circle sunwise is to enhance life and express joy. It
is empowering in times of hopelessness, or when life seems
An Altar is a point of focus. It can be dedicated to a particular purpose, and be a focal point of a particular Idea. We could understand the altars and totems to indigenous gods from this point of view.
Any ritual conducted at an altar is therefore a doorway to a level of understanding or empowerment. The Christian altar is a direct access to the energies of Love and our heart centres.
We can create an altar in our homes or anywhere else, simply
by intent. As soon as we light the first candle, that point of
As a centre of communal life, a fire represents the life force of the sun, liberated for that moment. Symbols are all very well, but to have real meaning they must impact us emotionally or physically.
Fire impacts the Heart, we naturally draw round it. If we
then make it the centre of a circle, and move to our left while
focussing inwards, we create the most powerful ceremony
possible, invoking heaven and earth.
Ceremonies at a spring or well impact our solar plexus. The Celtic race was particularly polarised here. The essence of the ritual is Baptism.
Baptism means to wash clean. Emotionally, this means to heal and purify, relieving us of negative states which devitalise, or cause direct health problems.
Any ceremony directly using well water for this purpose is
guaranteed to have some effect.
Putting it all Together
We have here the basic elements of Earth centred ritual. To
use them wisely, we can first use them as our guide:
Ask to be heard and make your request.
Stand in an open space and walk in a right turning circle,
twenty feet across, facing the centre. Complete two circles.
These exercises connect us more closely to the process
involved in any ritual. We are then in a position to create our
own ritual for any given purpose. The steps are:
A Ceremony is a ritual conducted on behalf of others, in which they participate. The potential here for delusion, egotism, and folly is endless. Before conducting a ceremony, we should be experienced, and clear in our unselfish intent.
Before participating in one, we need to be confident that those in charge are helping us on our way.
Testing the Water
What does a ritual seek to achieve? Its purpose is to affect our emotional life, or our physical energy. Once we understand that in both cases, we are but sharing in one greater life than our own, then we can understand ritual as a means to connect us to its power and currents.
For instance, our physical vitality depends on the degree to
which we can use the energy field around us. Unless we are
vibrant in health, we can increase this by a simple daily
Entering the Underworld
The Underworld, or Dreamtime, is the Consciousness of the planet. While history is rich in reference to it, it has become a closed book to us, due to our logical mind. The easiest way into this realm is the left-turning Spiral.
Centre your awareness in your solar plexus.
Generally, such a journey is made for a purpose. Descend the
stairs and ask to be guided. Keep your intent pure and you will
The Solar Plexus
Within our energy field our physical aura, are seven vortices which are the basis of all human life. Our emotional and physical ills arise from disturbance to the perfect function of any one of them.
The solar plexus is the vortex at stomach level. It governs our digestion and elimination. It therefore connects us to the planet, since we are nourished by its fruit. Emotionally we are fed and nurtured likewise. The health of our solar plexus is paramount to our wellbeing, and has suffered enormously at the hands of modern living.
By simple ritual, Man has maintained a strong connection to the Earth and kept vital, throughout his history. Such practices are now obsolete in our society, as we rely on technology for our survival. We could simply renew the connection between the Earth and our solar plexus by a breathing exercise:
Sit quietly and imagine your breaths are coming in and out of
your solar plexus.
The Base Centre
This is the lowest vortex on the spine. It resonates with the
life force at the core of the planet. We can maintain a clear
resonance instead of a weak one as follows:
This crucial point of our energy system regulates our
interaction with the magnetic field of the planet. We are still
being fed. At times of stress or crisis, if we sit and centre
our awareness here at our navel for a while, our agitation will
This term was coined by Carl Jung when he entered, or accessed that level of consciousness that we all share, but are now largely unaware that we do. We could imagine it as a pool of memories, holding us back, or inspiring us, according to our nature.
It resonates within our base chakra and is responsible for our tribal behaviour, be it racial, intellectual or competitiveness. However intellectual we may be, it is present, colouring our thoughts and actions. We may consciously access this level of awareness by a number of ways. One of the oldest is by stories.
The Storyteller has been an integral and oft revered member of society, from pre history up to the present day. The power of their stories can take us completely out of the present and relax or refresh us. Why is this?
Because stories plunge us into fantasy, which is a different
state of mind to day to day reality. This state can allow our
nervous system to recharge while it is not being called on to
perform. The greatest stories deal in archetypes. The
storyteller taps a universal source of characters and we
identify with them - we have been literally connected to the
These were originally tales of elemental beings, and how to manage them. Their treasury of magical phenomena is based on working technique, on the astral plane. While many of them are now meaningless, we have in some the symbolic key to some of lifes mysteries.
We can particularly mention Snow White, The Mabinogion, and Arabian Nights. These tales can be unlocked by guided reading.
Sit with hands linked, and centre your awareness in your
Archetypes are characters who embody a principle of life. Thus we get the warrior, healer, wise king etc. These are extensions to the basic energies of the zodiac, they are found in the tarot, modern psychology and the worlds stories.
We all have at least one archetype within us - it may be
expressed freely, or with a struggle. To express it freely leads
Every civilisation has had its oracle, and a myriad methods have been employed to read the signs. It is worth pondering the means.
Imagine that you are connected via your solar plexus to a giant computer running your life, along with every life process taking place on the planet. Imagine gradually learning to access the game plan for a given life or situation. Finally, you develop a software to download it for others. Certain individuals can do just this, on the astral plane. They vary from those who consciously and accurately know what they are doing, to those whose contact is sporadic and unreliable.
The diviner poses a question. To every question there is an answer, however vague. The questioner resonates with the answer in the solar plexus and then interprets what she perceives.
We can all do this to some extent, by dowsing.
Dowsing is the art of responding to a question. This can range from the classic Where is the water?, to detailed examination of an issue. We can consider dowsing from two angles. Firstly, with a view to finding something in or on the Earth. Secondly, to search the astral plane for an answer to a question. In either case, we are using a technique which will resonate to that which we seek.
In the best known scenario, the dowser is searching for water with a forked hazel twig. Water carries a negative charge. It has an effect on the energy field of the dowser. By holding the twig under tension, changes in the dowsers energy affect the tension in the muscles of his outstretched arms, causing the twig to turn or jump.
To take this further, you need a pendulum, which will respond to minute movement in the fingers. We must now engage the mind. Suppose we wish to find some Roman coins, which we have reason to believe are in a field. We need only to have this in mind for our own energy field to resonate to the idea of the coins. The coins exist in the magnetic field of the Earth. Our own energy is part of this.
There is therefore resonance between us and the coins via a continuous energy field. We use the pendulum to guide us along the path of this resonance. This is wonderfully unfolded in the books of Cambridge don Tom Lethbridge.
Eventually, we can dowse for information, using the same principles but on the astral plane. When we pose a question clearly in our mind, we resonate to the answer - the answer is the positive pole to the receptive state of the questioner. By posing yes/no questions along the way, we reach our goal by elimination.
Suppose we are trying to date a building or an object. We
must of course establish how a pendulum indicates Yes or No for
ourselves- it is individual. It is quite straightforward to then
mentally go through the centuries for a positive response, then
the decades etc. Ultimately, we may reach a point where the
answers sometimes spring to mind before we finish the process.
This is Intuition. We have used dowsing as a tool for self
Seers and Soothsayers
These are people who dowse information quite naturally. They are often known as psychic. This condition is affected by their solar plexus being especially sensitive to emotions and events - it is like an open door. Until they learn to control it, it can be a source of distress and delusion.
Their position in society is now largely irrelevant, but until comparatively recent times they have sometimes held positions of great importance. We should not dismiss this as nonsense. Great cultures have relied on it. It would be fair to assume that a seer who habitually got it wrong would not be considered a seer for long.
Does this have any relevance today? While we may not have an
official oracle, there are always those whose voice may sound
out a warning or guidance. They may rise from untraditional
walks of life, but their message will conflict with vested
interests and global politics - there is no point in making a
fuss otherwise. We may know them by their honesty and the
obvious truth of their message.
Throughout time, cultures have had a concept of the Underworld. The myths handed down are usually attempts to explain its workings in a pictorial language. Our modern mindset has ceased to recognise that we live within the emotional world of the whole planet, and that our own emotional life is but a part of this.
The concept of Underworld is that when we die to our physical body, we are immersed only in emotion and thought the astral plane. We are still earthbound. Of course, we could still travel this realm right now if we could release some of the restraints of our modern mind.
We would then see the world, less from the perspective of an individual, but more as the Great Spirit does. We would feel it. We can only do this via our solar plexus, not our reasoning. We can learn to travel this realm, and understand this planet much better by opening the solar plexus and quietening the mind. Because we are working on the astral plane, we do this by visualisation.
Sit comfortably and centre your awareness in your solar
plexus (between the bottom of the breast bone and the navel).
Presently, you notice the water lapping over your solar
plexus. You are aware that the waves travel the whole planet,
and are guided by the moon.
After a few times, you may feel like exploring.
Is anything happening here other than an exercise in
imagination? It certainly is. Any visualised descent takes us
out of everyday thinking. Water is symbolic of the astral plane
the emotional consciousness of the Earth. We are therefore
withdrawn from normal thinking, and experience our connection
with the rest of life.
Power of the Goddess
What is this mysterious concept that was so real to earlier
cultures? To know this, we have to experience it, it cant be
conveyed in words.
You then automatically resonate to a fundamental wavelength sounded out by the planet. This note sustains all life. To know and respond to it is to be nurtured, and to be able to nurture. This note is also more readily received at certain water power places. These have at times become places of worship or pilgrimage.
Because this quality is nurturing, it became perceived as
archetypically feminine. We may try to imagine for a moment the
precarious existence for earlier cultures. A strong connection
with this basic note of life was essential to survive. We can
see how a priesthood would thrive on it, and how we have today
lost our awareness and respect for it. Of course, we cant
ignore it much longer, we must come full circle.
This terrifying element is in fact the basis of all life on Earth. The power of the sun energises all living organisms, while its counterpoint, the heat in the centre of the planet, is the cause of all geological movement, and therefore renewal.
Man has used this force since his earliest days. We can now contain and direct it to an extraordinary degree to power our homes and engines. However, time is running out. Unless we learn how to tap fire directly from the sun or earth, we are heading for serious trouble.
How is this to be done? We now know the power that can be unleashed from the atom, but so far the process is dangerous and toxic. Fire is the element of the Heart. So far, we have used it with our heads. Fire and healing are one. If we can access this element by a different route, we may be able to use its unlimited supply benignly. We have already done a journey into the Earth and Water elements. By the same means, we can safely access Fire.
Sit, legs crossed, and centre awareness in the heart.
Repeated a few times, this exercise will help us realise the nature of this element. Only then can we understand how to use it.
A spirit is a unit of consciousness. A fire spirit is one
which operates in the element of fire only. Mentally these are
the Muses. On an energy level, they are the motivating force
behind every flame. Fire, simply is the power of the universe.
This is the force of spirit, enlivening all that lives. This means that life on earth is evolving, according to plan. We could perceive the air element as evolution in action, and fire as the motivating force.
Further, we can see the earth element as the crucible and water as the provider of nourishment. This is sometimes known as the Dance of the Elements.
Physical life is driven by warmth the power of the sun. This powers evaporation and therefore rain. Water dissolves the minerals of the earth and carries them through plants as it evaporates from them. Plants, animals, water, all absorb oxygen (air element) as the life giving fuel.
This simply stated cycle is carried out at every phase by
elementals, which we could understand as sparks of a far greater
consciousness which drives nature.
Learning to listen
Once we realise that all matter vibrates and that every mineral, plant, and animal has its own signature wave length, then we can understand listening from a different perspective. It would be more accurate to think of Resonating. We have looked at how certain points on the earth are available to us to access certain qualities of its total life they resonate.
Once we are accustomed to making image journeys into the
earth, we can seek the answers to questions.
Although we have started out to listen, what we are really doing here is learning to use our sixth sense. This sense, dormant in most western people, is the ability to resonate through the solar plexus. In earlier times it was essential to survival, but has been generally unused since the dawning of the age of Reason, as we have developed our intelligence. We are now far less subject to control, superstition, and exploitation as a result.
This sense can now flower again, but with the intelligence to guide us. In this way we progress on a spiral path we pick up on what we once knew, from the perspective we have since gained. We therefore turn full circle, not back to the past, but moving forward.
This spiral is none other than Evolution. It is one of the
fundamental patterns of Earth. This famous figure was carved by
neolithic people in Ireland. If we follow the spirals with our
mind, or mark them out and walk them, their effect is profound.
The Triple Spiral
What is the meaning of this enigmatic symbol? If we trace its path with our eyes, we are led into a left or right turning spiral, depending on where we start. These in themselves, are doorways to altered consciousness.
But it is as a whole, that the symbol is unique. The journey into Mother Earth is a left tuning spiral. The right spiral projects our ideas into space. It is dynamic. Because there are three, we can journey from one to the next, from the level of consciousness reached in the previous spiral.
We could theoretically expand our awareness, both into the underworld, and into the void, without limit. This really put ancestor worship into another league!
On a more mundane level, we can use spirals to energise our creativity, or to seek to know.
This remarkable monument marks another phase in ancestor worship. We access the Underworld, that is to say, the consciousness of the planet, via our sacral centre.
This is also the centre of reproduction, and therefore whence we came, via our ancestors. Birth results from the sacral activity of our parents, and theirs before them. It is also a result of the fertility of Mother Earth directly nurturing us.
We therefore have a resonance between Earth, our sacral centre, and ancestor worship. So to bury priests or tribal leaders at a site of knowledge, is to connect with it in a most direct way.
The mound is built at a point of intense thought, in the astral plane. We could understand this point as an idea. The particular idea at Weyland’s Smithy is ‘ a gateway to knowing ’.
We can try to imagine for a moment, how dependant early farmers were on their harvest for their lives. A wrong decision regarding planting and reaping, could result in watching their children die,
Why should this be of any interest to us now? Because this place, and others like it, function the same now as ever. We are faced with serious problems as we over-populate the planet. We must soon find answers beyond conventional thinking.
Within these sites, now as then, we can clearly ask a question, and listen for the answer. Of course this takes practice, but if some individuals don’t start thinking laterally before long, life will become impossible.
As already explained, the circle is that part of the monument where we gain access to the point of consciousness, marked by the outer stone. Imagine several people circling the stones for half an hour.
The Earth has a magnetic field. Our bodies appropriate that energy, and function on it. The folk circling, gradually create a vortex in that field. This will resonate to the permanent vortex, marked by the outer stone.
( If the stone circle were to actually encompass this permanent vortex, there would be no resonance – only a vague connection. This is why it is next to it.)
Each person in the circle will also resonate in their solar
plexus, which leads to their not only knowing Mother Earth, but
also a kinship between them. We could ponder a moment, on the
value of this to a society of scattered groups, or even to
We may understand this as seeing that which is not physically in front of our eyes, but nonetheless appears to be so for that moment. This is again via the solar plexus and takes place on the astral plane. Since time does not apply here, we may glimpse that which has not yet occurred in linear time, as well as that which has past.
We must be clear on two accounts:
Sit with hands loosely together and quieten your mind.
Scrying proper, is best done in a bowl of water. Clearly pose
the direction of inquiry in your mind but do not ask a direct
question. Centre a moment in your solar plexus then rest your
gaze on the surface of the water.
Entering the Earth
More accurately, this could be called aligning with the
magnetic field. In this way we can project our awareness into
the realm of nature spirits.
We can now begin to enter a level of consciousness where nature is organised where thought is translated into physical activity. For example, a wild flower is an expression of an impulse from an overlighting intelligence, which organises every plant of that species. It is its identity. In other words, all Poppies for instance, exist as one entity on the thought plane.
The flower grows according to plan, organised on the energy plane by nature spirits which are focal points of energy. With practice, we can observe any process we choose, and start to communicate with the intelligence behind it. This is the principle behind what is now known as shamanism. By working with such intelligence, we can heal or achieve other ends.
By imposing their will on such processes, many have sought power throughout history. This is sorcery. Today we might find a more profitable motive in working with nature, to solve our pressing problems. As science runs out of answers, and indeed causes more problems, we must eventually work with nature, especially in the fields of agriculture and medicine.
Working with Nature
We have already seen the beginnings. Pioneering work such as at Findhorn, Perelandra, or Bach flowers, have introduced this concept into the modern world. There is only one principle which we must completely accept: That nature is an active intelligence, constantly building and evolving. This means that to work with nature, we must put in a request, and allow that intelligence to incorporate that request into its process.
In this way it is (and has been at certain points of
history), quite possible for our needs to be met, without
negative consequences. On a personal level, we can begin this
This must be on the lines of asking to understand something, or for the fruition of a project. Also for the enhanced growth of a plant or garden. For this, you also need to ask what conditions are necessary, and act on any impressions you get.
Nature is under threat. Not only from tarmac, but large tracts of green fields seen from the perspective of nature, are seriously lacking in life force. What does this mean?
It means that the mantle of life covering the earths surface is a vibrant interplay of forces and intelligences minerals, plants, insects and animals. It pulsates. Where we sweep this away and only allow one crop, or nothing at all, we create a hole in the mantle. As we approach a situation of more holes with less and less fabric between them, then huge areas can become wasteland.
How does this occur? Because the mantle is maintained by
thought the perpetual stream of force we know as nature. We
can only defy this so far before it breaks down. But we have
only to keep a fabric of hedges, streams, or other vital areas
for the forces of nature to be maintained. Within such an area
we still need larger islands such as a copse, fallow, or organic
farms for full vitality. Gardens fulfil this role in towns.