Saturday, 11 October 2008
I had a really lovely day out on Friday. My special friend Jacquie and I, went to Avebury in Wiltshire, UK. We wanted to revisit the Avebury Henge, Silbury Hill and also the West Kennet Long Barrow.
There will be 3 videos in this post, so I hope you're able to view them as they will convey more than I am able to write. I would love to know how you experienced them and the energy they contain.
Avebury Henge is an incredible place. Not as visually striking as Stonehenge, perhaps, but what is remarkable, to me at least, is the different energy. Stonehenge has a very masculine energy, whereas Avebury has a very feminine energy. This struck me particularly as we entered the middle field. I had a great sense of 'birthing' energy here.
I've made a couple of videos for you, but they're not brilliant! They were simply taken with my camera, but hopefully they capture something of the spirit of place for you. Here's Avebury Henge:
From Avebury Henge we moved on to Silbury Hill. This is a most remarkable place. It is the largest man made mound in all Europe, yet no one really knows why it was made. As far as anyone can tell, it has no hidden treasures, artifacts, or any hidden religious significance, yet the energy from Silbury is almost overwhelming. I had a great sense of emotion - a real, deep tapping into my emotions. Joy, real joy was present and strangely both Jacquie and I burst into song - silly song - simultaneously. The energy from Silbury is peaceful, loving, in a way, there's nothing vengeful or aggressive here at all, as far as I can tell. People came from all over to contribute to the building of this mound, so it clearly had great significance to them. To connect with these people was special. I hope this video shares something of Silbury with you.
From Silbury we walked to West Kennet Long Barrow. To get there we passed by two very special trees, the second of which was covered in ribbons, prayer ribbons, left by many pilgrims.
West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the many prehistoric monuments that are part of the Avebury complex of Neolithic sites. It is one of the most impressive and well-preserved burial chambers in Britain, as well as being one of the most visited.
It was really odd, as there were a family of wasps in the entrance, making getting in there very difficult - almost as if they were guarding the place! Also, a couple had visited just before us and as well as lighting some lovely tea lights, had burned a lot - and I mean a lot - of incense, you can see the clouds of it billowing out from the entrance to the chamber!
The energy here is quite incredible. To connect with these people, my ancestors in many ways, is remarkable. Again, here it feels peaceful, nothing to be avenged, as far as I can tell, and it feels very much about respect and honour. This is a brief video, but again, I hope it captures something of the moment for you.
A lovely, special day, with a very good friend, and some lovely moments spent connecting with people, spirits and places that are, like me, part of The All.