Category Archives: Ley Lines

Departure

I leave in about an hour.  The backpack is packed full to brimming with some clothes, a minimum of food, my cards and other sacred items.  I’m still trying to decide if I need to lug the full water weight I’ve got loaded.  I have a destination but I did not get time to scout it out.  I’ve never been there before so I’m sure THAT will be exciting.  I’ve dowsed a location that turns out to be a fairly large ridge top in a nearby State Forest.  It’ll be about a 2 mile hike from where I’m dropped off by my wife.  She will come and get me late Saturday afternoon.  I’d stay a bit longer but I’ve decided to give myself Sunday to recover before jumping back into 21st Century workflow.

Wednesday morning a host of thunderbirds flew over my county.  They crashed and banged and flashed.  It was spectacular and it was the first “big” thunderstorm we’ve had here so far.  The energy felt pure and charging.  I had a hard time not thinking they might be for me and my quest that started today.  The storms have gone now and here, in the few days I dowsed so many months ago, is a set of near perfect camping days in early June; highs of 80, lows of high 50’s at night.  Again, I had to smile when I saw it all develop.  This morning was crisp and clear and felt brand new.

I have no idea what is in store for me.  I am simply answering a summons that I should have answered last year.  I may not report back everything.  I will need to hold something close, sacred.  Others, if I feel it is alright, I will share.  I will try to take pics and some video but I do not want my phone to go completely dead and I have no way to charge it for three days so it will be off most of the time.  I do not think I even have a signal but I will try to bring back some of the magic along the way.

I drew a Wildwood card today as I was thinking about my packing.  I asked what I needed to know the most about my packing.  It responded with this…

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Tradition.  Right.  Got it.  This is one of the reasons I’m thinking of losing the water and filtering what I need once out there.  It’s also why I have a large bundle of sage and tobacco and corn meal.  It’s why I’m taking a pendulum and my dowsing rods.  It’s about remembering the sheer basics and no fluff.  It’s why I’m leaving my fishing gear behind and the novel I thought about reading.  It’s not about that stuff.  It’s about meeting with Goddess, not a camping trip.

I drew one other card this morning as I watched the sun begin to turn the eastern sky yellow.  I asked about the quest, about what I needed to know about today, about the hike, about camp this evening, about all of it.  It seemed to give me a smile and replied with this.

WorldTreeThe Wildwood version of the  Universe card.

So, there it is.  It’s time to give everything up, drop any doubts or fears and to wander into the woods and to see what Spirit has to say.

Be a light in the darkness.  Be a channel for the wind and the Sun and Spirit.

Strength and Light,

Rustus

 

 

 

 

 

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Atlantis Found?

Logging into Facebook this morning I was greeted with a headline from a post shared from a friend of mine, “Lost City of Atlantis Believed Found Off Spain.”  I was a little skeptical until I saw that it was from MSNBC and had references and links to National Geographic.  It would appear that they have, indeed, found something.

Check out the news story here – MSNBC Atlantis Found News story.

The link to the National Geographic show is here and it airs this evening at 8 PM.  I’ll be there with popcorn and soda pop for this one!

I’m very curious about their findings and their theories.  My gut hunch is that they might have found one city near the coast of Spain but it is only one city of a much larger nation.  If Plato is to be believed then Atlantis is not just one city but an island, a full nation with vast naval power.  According to Plato, that island existed to the west of the Mediterranean Sea past Gibraltar.  Now, what is possible is that they have finally discovered a city that might match the descriptions of Atlantean cities and it goes to reason the architects of that city would build it with the same style as that found on their island, much as we build cities on grids and squares.

With all the images we have seen coming out of Japan these past few days, how ironic is it to be given a documentary whic talks about an ancient civilization’s city disappearing in a tsunami?  It adds a touch of gory credence to things, for sure, when we see what can happen when the Earth shifts itself.

More thoughts after the documentary this evening.


End of the Year Wrap for 2010

I started this blog back in May of 2010.  I know it’s not been a full year for the blog yet but as we come through the New Moon and astrological start of the new year, I did want to recognize and discuss the end of 2010.

Looking back over it all, things have changed quite perceptively for me this past year in regards to dowsing and my normal level of energy work.  My work went from being “a little bit every week” to doing some form of dowsing on a daily basis.  The year has been tumultuous, to say the least, and I navigated those rough waters with the help of my family, friends as well as my pendulum and cards.   To discuss the full extent of the year, I’m going to break things into four catagories – Dowsing, Oracles, Earth Energy and The Fey.

Dowsing – By far the newest of my skill set, this will only be my second full year with dowsing.  To me, the sweep of advancement has been off the charts.  Looking back over where I was and where I am now I have to laugh at the accuracy of the Medicine Card I drew in regards to dowsing two years ago.  That card  was Snake or Transformation.  I’ve gone from initial curiosity to full blown practitioner and seem to be finding my niche in which to settle.

A little past mid-way through 2010 I had what I suppose you would consider a “crisis” or “dark night of the soul” in regards to dowsing.  I mentioned it here.  A few months later, after working my way through it,  I found my accuracy had increased and things were much more smooth.

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Something Toxic – The Leystone Project, Part Two

As I started work on the project, things began to get interesting much sooner than I had expected.

After acquiring the two targets on the paper map, I took the information to the computer and Google Earth.  I started with Point Valkyrie, the first spot I had targeted and looked to see what was there.  I found the cemetery easily enough and discovered something.  Exactly where I had dowsed there was a large, white, circular formation on the ground.  From the satellite photo it looked like a large concrete pad or a very large tarp.  I was definitely surprised but unsure as to what I had discovered.

Puzzled a bit, I decided to move on to Point Griffon.  Zooming in, I asked a few questions with a handy pendulum and felt like I was able to get a slightly tighter area to work after being directed to the very top of a ridge that appeared to be the highest in the area.  The woods and area where the spot is located is definitely on public ground but the issue would be getting to it.  I knew of one trail head in the area but was pretty sure no official trails actually went to where I needed to go.  The final decision was that a scouting session would be in order just as soon as I could break free for an afternoon.

Moving back to Valkyrie, I began  searching the internet for any historical information and started with the nearby cemetery.  I had a hit with the first search and that’s when things got VERY weird.  I think I researched my findings for about two hours, looking over newspaper stories and research websites.  When I was done, I was absolutely stunned.

In short, I discovered Point Valkyrie had been an old landfill for the town, going back well into the 30’s.   If that wasn’t enough, I learned the EXACT spot I had dowsed was the landfill where dangerous toxic chemicals had been illegally dumped up until the 1980’s by a large manufacturer!  The white circle I’d seen on Google Earth was the large covering which had been put in place over the site.  Those chemicals had made it into the water system which hosted a system of underground springs directly nearby contaminating the water supply with dangerous levels of mercury and assorted other nastiness as it ran southward.  Still to this day, even with an aggressive clean-up in place, many of the local streams carry a “Do not eat the fish” warnings.  Finally, to top it all off, this particular spot was perhaps the strongest and most toxic site out of a handful that had been identified in the county where the company had dumped illegally.

Needless to say, this made me pause and go for a walk.

Now, I knew about this illegal dumping.  Having grown up in the area and being interested in the outdoors and fishing it’s hard not to.  It was a huge news story and had continued for over ten years.  Most locals knew about it.  I knew that contaminants had gotten into the water.  I knew of the legal battles and public outcry.  However, I only knew of one location on the south end of town.  I’d never researched it enough to know where the other sites were located and due to layers of cover-up it wasn’t something the local government liked to talk about!  “Oh, yes, we have a lovely town.  Oh, did we mention this little embarrassing situation that happened?  Let us show you the spot!  It’s toxically delicious!”

I had no idea of the location of the spot I’d been shown by the rods.  But, here it was, pinpointed exactly.  A great big circle of toxic nastiness.

The question is, why exactly was I pointed here?  Note, I did not ask for a Positive energy center or a Negative energy center.  I asked for “an energy center” and this was the first site the rods directed me to.  I could see very clearly what I was being shown but then, I had to ask, “Why?”   Was I being shown simply because I asked?  Was I being shown to actually do something about it?  I wasn’t sure what I could do about it since the issues involved in contamination of this site are fairly epic in their scope.  It was going to require a good solid reading with the cards and some more dowsing of information.

Pausing to gather my wits on the whole subject, I decided that, in comparison, Project Griffon was going to be a walk in the proverbial park!

Yeah, I was wrong about that one too.

~ To Be Continued ~


Marking the KL Ley Line

Earlier this week I braved the heat and the mosquitoes to head back out to the KL Line and the KL Node.  I was on a mission, eating my lunch in the car, parking in the shade, leaping out of the car and dashing into the woods with a quick application of bug spray, my GPS and my rods.  My goal?  To get a series of solid GPS readings so as to get a solid fix on the KL line and how it went through the park.

I was thwarted at the node spot as the mosquitoes battered through my flimsy defense of bug spray.  In the few minutes I was there after battering through underbrush, I picked up about four bites.  Fun times.  I was there long enough to note my crystal was still there, the crow feather I had left was battered up badly and to get a solid fix on the angle of the line.  Luckily, I was a quick hand with the GPS and I literally ran to get out of the woods since the bloodsuckers had found their way past my eyeglasses!  I really have not seen a swarm like that in some time but was assured by the rods they were just mosquitoes doing what mosquitoes do best.  Ah, Nature!

Over the course of the next thirty minutes, I walked through the park and guerilla dowsed the line and points along it.  The bonus?  Unlike myself, the mosquitoes knew better then to go out into the blazing hot sun!  Once on the line I would record the point with the GPS and move onward.  I would purposefully move off the line and then attempt to find it again with the rods.  When it was found, another quick click with the GPS marked it’s position.  The line took me through areas which were closed so I had to guestimate as I went.  I never assumed the line was a straight line through the park but, in the end, that’s exactly where it was.  Moving in a zig-zag through the park,  I got my first big surprise.

In the early days of the park, a city park official had build a small place for a bonfire near the center of a large physical bowl in the earth.  The fire pit was encircled by small stones.  Realizing that may not be the best of plans, the fire pit was covered over and larger limestone blocks were laid in to mark, yes, a circle of flat rectangular blocks.  In the past few years the circle had been left to overgrow.

Of course, the line went right up to the circle though not through it.  I checked this several times from different angles but the KL Line ran just to the western edge of the circle before heading on to the south and out of the park.  Unfortunately, the park was busy even with the heat and I did not feel comfortable dowsing the stones.  A project for another time!

The questions that came to me on this – Was this an odd coincidence?  Did the placers of the original fire pit somehow subconsciously sense it was a good place for their fire circle?  The same with the stones?  Or, did the large depression in the ground which created a kind of amphitheatre effect make for a good spot for a fire and a circle?  Was the line simply following a cave system evidenced by the depression being a minor sink hole?   More questions then I could answer in the time and conditions I had.

Back at home the second surprise surfaced.

I wanted to expand the line on Google Maps.  I began by using the line I was able to draw with the GPS points.  Google Maps or Earth does not let you make a line and then move the line as one unit.  You have to move one end point or another and doing this causes the line to move and the angle you’ve originally drawn to be lost.  Scaling out and getting the precise angle over a larger area of land is nearly impossible and immensely frustrating.   Using the experience of laying an extended straight edge from my artist days, here is what I did.

Using the original line created by the GPS points, I started another line of a different color so it matched the angle over one half of the existing line.  The other half that extended should, by all theory, be along the same angle.  Once done I had a slightly larger line and placed yet another line of another color over it’s last third and extended it outwards again.  Constant zooming in and out was required but, in the end, after several more line additions and a few cups of tea, I got a line that came as close as possible to matching the correct angle and which ran throughout the state.

That is, of course, on the theory the KL Line continues on a straight track.

To the North, I’ve not taken the line much past Indianapolis though, interestingly, it does come close to the center circle of the city, missing the mark by less than a mile.  Given the distance I mark that up as a “close call.”  IF the line continues in a straight track, it looks to go up towards Fort Wayne and then into Michigan.  I’ll build it further and see where it ends up.

The second and larger surprise, however, occurred as I stretched the line southward.  Down near the Ohio River, on the southern border of the state, exists a large ancient structure and village called Angel Mounds, a location known to be inhabited by the Middle Mississippian culture somewhere around 1100 AD.  (Whose to say what was there before they got there?)  When I  first saw the angle of the KL Line I saw it was close to lining up to Angel Mounds but after earlier experiments with it on Google Maps, I decided it went down “that way” but did not, in fact line up with anything.

You can probably see this coming.  As I lay my straight line down in smaller segments and continuing it across the state I discovered I had been completely wrong.  The KL Line went directly into the settlement area of Angel Mounds and, by Google Maps, missed the main mound by around 500 feet.  This has, as you might have imagined, played with my head a little bit.  The predominant thought I have now is “What did I stumble across here?”

Rationally, I’m willing to say that my subconscious was able to give me a line on the ground that it knew would “magically” line up with Angel Mounds which, of course, I already knew the location of.  However, if this is true, this shines a light on the utter power of the subconscious mind!  Even more so when we consider I found this initial KL Node on a lark!  Regardless, I choose to believe I’ve found an honest to goodness ley line and will proceed forward in trying to mark it’s exact location.  I’ll also start investigating what, if anything, can be done with it!

It would appear the adventure continues!


Retreating to the Line

I’m not sure why I thought it was a good idea to take my lunch break yesterday, wander over to the nearby park and check out the power node I found there last year.  Maybe it was the crow feather lying on the path in front of me as I took our puppy on its morning walk.  Or, perhaps, it was the house wren sitting on a branch six feet from my head and looking at me during that same walk?  See previous posts as to how these birds fit into things.  Maybe it was just that feeling in my gut saying I needed to go?  The question of “why?” comes up only when you consider the fact it’s brutally sunny and 92 degrees outside.  Add that to the fact I was wearing dress slacks and a work shirt and you truly have the thoughts of an insane individual.

However, I’m not one to ignore gut hunches.  So, off I went!  Speaking of gut hunches, I’m a little leery to talk about this power node’s particular location even though it’s located in a public park.  To be honest, I’m not sure why.  I think, initially, it comes from wanting the location to not be tampered with.  Perhaps in the future I’ll be willing to give it’s absolute location but, for now, I’m following that intuition.

To be clear, this is not the spot where Grandmother Tulip is located.  To delineate from the others, I’ll simply call it the K1 Node.  The ley line that runs through it I am now calling the KL Line.

After parking, I headed off to the path but discovered something that brought me up short.  Mosquitoes.  I paused briefly to double check some things with my dowsing rods and I was swarmed.  I started moving forward again and further down the path tried again.  No luck.  This time they were worse and doing their best to come at me from all angles.  I double checked with the rods.  Were the mosquitoes acting as a barrier to me?  No.  Were they just being mosquitoes?  Yes.  Would it be possible to return tomorrow or the next day?  Yes.  So, with no repellent handy, I beat a hasty retreat.  Checking quickly at my car I came up empty for any spray.  I was at a standstill.

I decided to drive elsewhere in the park and finish up my time in the shade of a shelter house.  I stopped at one which actually sits close to the KL Line as it came out of the woods and ran southward.  I figured if I couldn’t work around the node, I’d work around the line which runs through it.  After eating a quick lunch, I was able to dowse the line in between avoiding the occasional park-goer.    I marked two quick spots which would help me elongate the line’s angle on Google maps with a bit more accuracy.  I then retreated back into the shade for a round of questions.

The line itself was now dowsing at an 8 on a scale of 1 – 10.  Previously, in the Fall and Spring, it had been around a 7.  After asking about the difference, I was informed it was stronger in the Summer.

Here are other details I dowsed:

  • The line dowsed for male, female and neutral energy.
  • It was powered by solar energy.
  • The energy on the line was beneficial.
  • It could be used for Communication.  I asked “between humans” and received a “yes.”  However, I also asked about the Spirit Realm or Otherworld and received a stronger “yes.”  The only other category that gave a slight response was Healing.
  • It’s associated color on the spectrum was Yellow.  This surprised me since with a higher power line I expected a color like blue, indigo or violet.  However, with it’s connection to solar energy it does make sense.
  • It went straight for some distance and there were several “sacred places” along the line.  The nearest place still within our county was  to the South but not accessible to the public.  (I’ll have to check Google Earth on this one but understandingly, the sacred place may not be a physical building.  Maybe some more map dowsing?)
  • Interestingly, I asked if anyone had known or utilized the line and the answer was a “maybe.”  The rods started to cross but would not.  I broke my question down and was told that one other person has known of the line in the past but that no one has ever intentionally utilized the line’s energy.

The last series of questions slowed me to a stop so I took a break to mull over the information.  As I sat, meditating on the question, I had a flash of inspiration.  I had the thought of drawing a tarot card which would signify the energy of the line.  Having my cards with my, I spread them on the table and decided to let the dowsing rods pick a card which best represented the line.  The card?

The Lovers.

What a fascinating draw!  So many different possibilities from this card!  I’ve sat with this for some time and think I have gleaned an answer.  I believe this is talking about the interconnectedness of the male and female energies within the line as well as the connection of that energy to the world around it.  The KL line is about passion, about connection and, from the previous dowsing, communication and communion.  Two separate energies working together in a perfect union.

And, really, I think that only scratches the surface.  Does something else possibly come to you, the reader? I’d love to hear it!

Shortly after drawing the card and sitting with it, I was overheated and I was also out of time.   I still feel the gut urge to return to the K1 node itself and a quick check with the rods confirmed this.  With storms moving in today, I’ll have to wait and see how things go.


Connections Everywhere

Just on the tail of my last post concerning earth energies in America and elsewhere, I came across this very interesting and thought provoking article in the Native American Times.

A Hopi Connection to Other Sacred Sites

The author shows how a wheel based on the solstices which are important to Hopi rituals can be superimposed over not only English ancient stone sites but South American and elsewhere.

I’ll let the article and the information presented do the rest of the talking.