1. Divining Sacred Sites
Did you ever wonder what it is that makes a place into a sacred site?
Why is it that some of the abandoned churches that are in ruins have more "magic" in them than all of the shiny new churches put together?
Why was it that our ancestors who built their temples on the high mountains seldom built them on the highest spot but instead built them off to one side of the peak?
This is the type of stuff that has no left-brain logical answer. I would suggest however that there is an intuitive right brain answer. It has to do with magic, not pulling rabbits out of top hats but real magic; "the science and art of causing change in conformity with the will". This type of magic is not for personal gain but for common-unity service. There is little chance of connecting with this knowledge in the cold analytical scientific logical left-brain laboratory of modern science that has dominated thinking to the exclusion of intuiting. When you move into Spirit "you are this knowledge", but you are suffering from a lifetime of dogma and programming from those who would have you as an ignorant slave.
Now I am not promoting conspiracy theories here, it matters little whether there is or isn't a conspiracy, but throughout all of your life you have been focused to fit in with system. But the mere fact that you are reading this short essay suggests that the programming is breaking down and you have become a seeker or that you are well on your path to the Light of Truth. Without going too far in to the mechanics of scared geometry it must be understood and held as a starting point for a journey back into the Light that it is the Aura that has a body. It is not the other way around, that the body has an Aura. This is a bit like the geocentric astronomy of the dark ages; it all depends on exactly where you are looking from when you ask the question!
Today we all know the earth circles the sun, but only a few hundred years ago you could be tortured to death for holding such a perspective. But even today's heliocentric awareness is contaminated by the understanding that the sun rises in the east, when in truth the sun does not rise at all but that the earth turns from west to east to receive to energy of the sun. But maybe this is too deep or too high or seems like it’s going the wrong way! Seven subtle layers of energy condense into an Aura to hold your physical body. Your body is mostly water, i.e. over 90% of your head and 75% of your body is water. You actually live on a water planet, that is to say over 70% of the planets surface is covered by water and Mother Earth is alive just as you are because of this living water. Water has an Aura or is it the Aura that has water? Enough, lets not get too philosophical in our left-brain, lets get back to the idea of this essay - Divining Sacred Sites.
Let us break it down - Divining = seeking the Light of Truth, Sacred = esteemed dear to Deity, Sites = all ancient places of respect such as monuments and temples. So it should be understood that what I am hoping to write about is "seeking the truth of place that is special to God and Goddess". Be aware in the first instance that you are a place that is special to the God and Goddess. This approach means discovering that you have not been told the truth in the first place and then going out to find this truth. It does not suggest revenge or blame or finger pointing. So we look for a place that has more of this "specialness" than other places. How will we recognise this place? By which type of yardstick shall we measure the difference? Who can help us to know what is esteemed dear to Deity? How were these questions answered in the past? If you can (for the purposes of argument) hold the belief that the ancient Sacred Temples are the "bodies" of "places esteemed dear to deity" then you can easily hold the belief that there is extra Aura at these places.
The extra Aura existed first and our ancestors built temples to enhance and fix (earth) this specialness. Our ancestors recognised this extra aura and carefully aligned their constructions to influence the source of this extra aura. How they cognised this I don't know, perhaps remote viewing in time can provide an answer. What I do know is that there is a system that all humans can learn to re-cognise this extra aura at places esteemed special to Deity and that system is today known as - Divining, Dowsing and Wytching.
The best-known type of divining stick is the forked rod or Y branch. Hazel is well known as a device that reacts to underground streams with a violent jerking movement, but because of today's lack of trees we do not teach or encourage the cutting of wooden wands from living trees for use as divining tools. Almost any type of living wooden branch will work as a divining tool because it is composed mostly of living water as you are and when you get to know it for yourself; so is the sacred site. L shaped rods made of any metal will do as a device for finding places of extra Aura. There are many techniques for using L-rods for divining; at Celtic Druid Temple we teach a very simple method that usually takes about 25 minutes to learn the basics. Be aware that we can teach you to weld in 25 minutes too, but it will take many years to become a welder and only a few welders become exceptional in their art. What! I hear you say, where did these underground streams come from... What have they to do with sacred sites...what have they to do with Auras? Everything. Just like you have arteries, veins and capillaries to carry blood around your body, Mother earth also has underground rivers, streams and streamlets to carry living water all through her body. Just like putting acupuncture needles into acupuncture points on your body, the ancient ones placed the standing stones over nodal points of the underground streams.
The special places are special because the underground streams cross and release concentrated lifeforce energy to the surface, these places are never where you think they should be - like on the highest point of a hill - but always where the underground streams cross and release life force energy. There is no single word or name in the English language for this lifeforce energy, but today we know of it as Prana, Chi, Od, Odic force, Bions, Orgone, Ether and every old language has its own names, in old Irish it is known as Re and the Earth energy is known in old Irish as Neart. The divining technique taught by Celtic Druid Temple to its members uses brass L-rods and progresses to using hands and fingers to feel these subtle energies from the underground streams at the sacred sites. This system assists you to develop your psychic skills and intuitive abilities at safe and uncontaminated sacred sites. This is exercising your psychic muscle, first we help you to wake up a dormant ability and then we help you to train that ability and then you must practice. This type of activity boosts your Aura because you are trained in an enhanced Aura of a Sacred Site. The entire teaching is based upon not thinking and I ask you not to think about that! This is because it is the non-thinking side of the brain (i.e. the right brain) that is used for intuition, love, divining and meditation, love and healing.