*The Women who wrote…

Sappho, Greek poet in 650-590 BCE, was worshipped by the ancient world, and an anecdote tells us how Solon the Wise once heard one of her poems and asked to immediately learn it. When asked what the rush was he answered: “Learn this and then die”.

Plato called her the tenth muse.

Sadly, there is not much to find from these ladies-of-words who lived in times gone by. Many perished at the hands of the harsh censorship in that period of history. As Jone Johnson Lewis writes (link below), only fragments of their original papers, or brief mentions in other people’s writing, tell us of their existence and works.

None of these ladies-of-words are held up as interesting or useful commenters on the philosophical, scientific or politico-socio matters of their day, and all are described as ‘poets’ who cover the subject of romance and dreamings, and little else.

I wondered on this, and could see that their thoughts were not valued possibly because they were not in charge of the publications or educations of the mostly male literate groups. But what have we missed from these writers?

Writing itself requires the skills of alphabets and languages, apart from the dexterity for holding a tool to write, and as the majority of people are right-handed, this suggests a left-brain application. Whether the right-handedness of humans is a natural skill, or one that was initiated and perpetuated by scholars, we may never know, but it’s the brain I am interested in, and where that can take us in understanding the mind, which I suggest is something different.

In more modern times, where women have freedom to write in anyway they wish, we find the male and female divide gets very blurred. Writing is essentially a left-brain function. It requires focussed thought, following a learned skill, using sequences and constructs, and an education in both language and grammar. But that’s only the mechanical side of things.

What comes through the pen, or key-board, can be such a variety of subjects, that I suggest the right-brain must be brought into view. To write a scientific journal requires a mental copy-and-past process, unless the author is an entrepreneur of radical research, in which case he, or she, will be up against all sorts of problems, like peer-review, acceptance from the accepted establishments and criticism from the hierarchy of scholars that came before. It is extremely hard to bring new scientific thought into the world, as many can attest.

Creative writing, on the other hand, (aha, a clue!) requires an ability to go where none has gone before, and under the title of ‘fiction’ – i.e. ‘not true’ – just about anything can be written. However, it requires an imaginative mind, an expansive visionary skill that can dream up a myriad of images, characters, locations and story-lines. This is where the right brain is in its element. Unrestricted by sequencing, rationality, logic and accepted views, the creative mind can leave the universe or skip across multi-dimensional realities, and even make complete gobbledygook or outright lies into an accomplished work of art. There are no bounds and no rules in fiction and it is a rollercoaster ride in emotions, diverse thoughts, make-believe and mystery.

Poetry is a form of literary art that needs some specific skill of its own. It requires the juxtaposition of the freedom of the imaginative mind on one side, and the discipline of an ordered form on the other. Poetry is a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. It requires a knowledge of the workings of the human being and its psyche – its soul-mind – and the innate observations of the poet. I suspect that this needs a co-operation between the left and right brain. Poetry is very often used to express a spiritual perspective in relation to another and deep personal experiences.

I wonder if these hardly remembered female poets of the ancient, classical world intuitively tapped into a mental experience that was closer to the human soul, and an even more ancient past when the whole-soul-mind, the whole-brain, could experience our existence from more than just a self-oriented, rational, material point of view.

To pull ideas and visions ‘out of the ether’, the Mind must be able to travel out of the body, away from the body’s brain, in an altered state of consciousness that transcends the mundane world, and then to bring those transcendental images, insights and revelations back to the brain to process this information into understandable, applicable knowledge. Gnosis is a Greek word that means knowledge, but the true esoteric gnosis was to gain an inner-knowing, or intuition, about our connection with the outer world. Thus, the teachings of the Buddha gave us the means to still the ‘monkey-mind’, or left-brain chatter, find the still silence within, then open the inner eye to receive the in-pouring multi-universe, through the right-brain. In meditation practices we can retrieve our ability to envision, to know and to be.

By living only in the left-brain of our artificially intelligent world, the human being remains a puppet-slave to the master-controllers – those who can steal and manipulate the human mind, having closed down the right brain through fear and brain-washing and trained the left brain to comply, robot-like, to the command prompts of neuro-linguistic programming. Our political, religious and educational systems manage this expertly. Sensory overload on 2-dimensional screens hypnotise the human into a state of zombie-like inactivity, while embedding the symbolic dog-and-pony show with symbolic carrot-and-stick.

Sappho was a noble woman, a wife and mother, and lived at the time of Solon, the grandfather of Plato, who discovered the lost history of Atlantis from an Egyptian priest. These times were rich with scholarly people who had a living memory of a time when our ancestors perished in a global catastrophe. Solon the Wise once heard one of her poems and asked to immediately learn it. When asked what the rush was he answered: “Learn this and then die” What did he mean? Were Sappho’s words so poignant that they could fulfil a man’s yearning for knowledge? What knowledge could that have been? The nature of the whole-soul and its capacity to LOVE?

Listen to the distant call of the women who wrote…

Their poems were about matters of the heart – spiritual aspirations, feelings, emotions and relationships, love – those higher ideals in life that make it worth living.

Wendy Salter,

inspired by Lewis, Jone Johnson. “Women Writers of the Ancient World.” ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, thoughtco.com/ancient-women-writers-3530818.

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*Darshan with Papaji



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*Man’s Dominion…

I have often wondered about the power a mis-translation can have.

The ‘Book’, which was written by various people in various languages, both colloquial and parochial, over various periods in history, with various meanings both literal and metaphorical, and was then translated by numerous scholars, again, at numerous times, and then copied by numerous scribes in dubious scripts, and finally compiled by a select few, eliminating untold numbers of texts, and then edited according to their personal tastes and purposes, only to be translated into innumerable languages by schools of translators, to be distributed for modern consumption and finally published by royal decree and presented as a work of legal fact (the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth) and moreover, a divine revelation, that we must all refer to and live by daily, without question, has to have untold mis-translations and has had enormous power to forge a destructive course of human history.

If that sentence sounds confusing, it was meant to, to convey the confusion this Book has created. The ‘narrative’ of the story-line within this Book has, I believe, led us horribly astray.

I wish to bring to our attention one entry in this Book with which most people are familiar, and many have come to question:

Genesis 1:26 – And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

This one sentence is a very questionable statement, but the word I want to question is “dominion”. Suppose, for a moment, that this word has been wrongly translated  during its metamorphosis through Sanskrit, or Hebrew, or Greek or Latin or Medieval European, or Olde Englishe.

The standard definition of ‘dominion in modern English is:

early 15c., from Old French dominion: “dominion, rule, power,” from Medieval Latin, corresponding to Latin dominium: “property, ownership,” from dominus: “lord, master”, from DOMUS: “HOUSE”

Dominion over all the earth, fish, fowl and cattle, and every creeping thing, does not suggest to me an absolute right to use everything on this planet for human consumption, power and gain, but something a little more pastoral.

As the definition states, dominion is derived from a Latin word ‘domus’, or ‘house’, of which we can presume a man, with his wife and family, are the owners and have the right to live, or rule, as ‘master’.  To master something means to learn and become skilled in something.

Notice that the quote only mentions fish, fowl, insects and earth…not elephant, whale, pig, dog, tiger, horse, rabbit, fox, beaver…and not rocks, minerals, gems, crystals oil, water , in other words ‘The Whole Earth’, as in planet, but just the earth, or soil.

Does this suggest farming? Does it suggest a man learning and getting good at the craft of providing food for his family from the soil and sea and a cow and hens? If the word ‘dominion’ as used in the translation was only coined around the C15th, in medieval Roman France, how could this apply to the genesis of gods’ creation, in the very beginning… Surely it suggests the division of parcels of land, by the church and state, to share between the people in rural Europe so that they could farm the land and provide for their families in what we may call their ‘domain’, or home. By placing this statement in Genesis in the King James’s Bible, it has misled modern man into thinking that he has the god-given right to use and overpower and profit from (abuse) every living thing and every mineral resource on the whole planet, instructed and permitted from a Book of dubious origins, translations and mis-interpretations.

Let us write A New Narrative of Humanity:  one of self-management and responsibility with a high moral standard. One of caring and sharing, protecting and nurturing the planet we inhabit, and indeed from which we were born. We can master our skills in providing food and shelter for our families without damaging our home, Earth, and then perhaps we will truly live in the likeness of our Creators.

“And the Creators decided to create humans to be like themselves, to  make their home on Planet Earth and feed themselves from the land while enjoying the Garden they gave them.”

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*Cherry Tree

AVIA..............................................wendy salter



In winter, you may look at Cherry Tree

And think perhaps it’s dead,

On freezing morning, there’s no sign,

No leaf, no life therein.

Imagine the surprise to find,

When frosty fog has gone,

That winter sun gives light anew,

To melting drops of dew.

Those shafts of light, for all the world,

Make diamonds of the view.

It isn’t only when it snows,

That Cherry Tree and I,

Play snowball fights and snowmen make.

No, snow arrives again in Spring,

When sunlight’s warmth explodes the buds,

And Cherry Tree becomes a sight-

A pom-pom tree of pink delight,

In which the bees drink up the wine

And hum in unison as they dine.

Then when the blossoms give their last,

The western wind provides the force

That blows each petal from its flower,

But in a pink snow shower.

Summer long, the flowers now gone,

Usurped by…

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*Uluru Speaks; (David Icke at Uluru)

Forget what you think you know of David Icke for a moment and listen to his true wisdom at Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia.

David’s first book was called The Truth Vibration and here he explains how it is working for the benefit of all. He describes how the World’s blueprint of information that is running continuously through the fabric of Planet Earth affects every one of us and yet it is being seriously damaged. Rock and earth, water and air, and light and sound frequencies, all carry a communication network we should all be tuned into.

Observe the reactions within yourself as you listen to David’s message from one of the greatest sacred sites on the planet. You will know if his words ring true.

*Dr Marcel Vogel and his Crystals

Written by Dan Willis

“Marcel Vogel had a genius of an inquisitive mind, that once he discovered for himself that the energies of mind could effect matter, he then went into serious scientific research. Just a few of the fundamental discoveries regarding the thought energies of mind briefly were.

That the mind can be responded to by instrumentation connected to a plant or even conductive rubber.

The inhaling and exhaling of breath is connected to the receiving and transmitting of thought information. Breath when exhaled through the nostrils in a rapid burst has the greatest degree of projecting thought.

Quartz crystals can amplify, store and transfer these energies of thought. Quartz when geometrically faceted can cohere thought to a greater harmonic degree than when formed by natural forces in nature. Such as the Cabalistic male/female structure Marcel developed.

Quartz SIO2 and Water H2O have similar tetrahedral and hexagonal geometries and resonate with the energies of mind similarly. All of the seven major crystallographic geometries found in nature can and have been exhibited in the formation of water showing that it can act as a fundamental matrix for forming all patterns in nature.

When water is structured, it’s state has changed to a liquid crystal which exhibits both the proprieties of a structured formation, similar to how ice crystals are formed, and that of a liquid. It only requires an extremely minute charge to structure water due to the polarity of the molecular configuration.
The valence bands in water around 3000 to 4000 angstroms are permanently altered after thought was pulsed into a test water sample measured on a spectrophotometer.

The structuring by thought into a cut crystal can be transferred into water by spinning the water around the crystal in a right hand spiral tube of seven turns leaving the water structured with that thought pattern that was programmed within the crystal.
When you seed a crystal it continues to replicate itself in it’s own image. Similarly a small amount of liquid that is patterned will replicated itself in a larger volume of liquid to that seeded pattern.

We are patterned after that which created us, and therefore we create. Everything hinges around suggestion, as we believe so we create.

Love is our primary responsibility and is the power in the universe that keeps matter in form.

Marcel Joseph Vogel
(1917 – 1991) was a research scientist for IBM’s San Jose facility for 27 years. He received over 100 patents for his inventions during this time. Among these was the magnetic coating for the 24 ” hard disc drive systems still in use. His areas of expertise were phosphor technology, liquid crystal systems, luminescence, and magnetics.

In the 1970’s Marcel did pioneering work in man-plant communication experiments. This led him to the study of quartz crystals and the creation of a faceted crystal. Marcel’s research into the therapeutic application of quartz crystals led him to the investigation of the relationship between crystals and water. He discovered that he could structure water by spinning it around a tuned crystal, altering many of the characteristics of the water and converting it into an information storage system.


Grateful thanks to Julie Ryder, Montana Megaliths Researcher and author of Galacticfacets.com and montanamegaliths.com

*Will Humans Overpopulate Planet Earth?

When discussing a subject that affects every human on the planet, many issues raised are going to be controversial.

Who hasn’t heard someone mention ‘depopulation’ in the last few years?

Today, I heard someone state that 100 years ago there was ONE BILLION people on the planet. The first problem with this statement is, how do we know that, when we didn’t have electrical communications that we have today. And many places were still unexplored. Perhaps they were talking about the ‘civilised peoples’ who had participated in a census. 

This someone also stated that in 1918 the world’s population of only ONE BILLION was reduced by ONE HALF due to the Spanish Flu Epidemic. It is hard to imagine only half a billion people in the population when today’s estimation is at 7 AND A HALF BILLION…and rising. Estimates of 11 BILLION are being projected for 2100. 

The graph below shows quite clearly how the first increase started 3,000 years ago and then dramatically doubled 200 years ago (but doesn’t show the decimation from flu, 100 years ago), then rose unabated to its present 7.5 billion today. 

I am sceptical of statistics, but this graph does at least give an over-view of the trend. Read from left to right…

The ‘someone’ I mention has suggested several different ways the world could end tomorrow. Is this just us being prepared, being doom-and-gloomy, or a realistic projection? What is a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Looking at Nature, we may gain some insights. When a species over-populates it may become food for predators, it may self-consume, migrate or deplete in number due to lack of food. Some species self-regulate their reproduction, and sometimes infertility does it for them. 

What is humanity’s natural predator?  Nature’s seasons can go wrong and bring drought and famine, extreme winters or flood. Sometimes the enemy is within, with viral epidemics or war; sometimes the enemy is without, as in a global cataclysm.

What has happened in the past? This question is very seldom asked for a couple of reasons. Not many people are interested enough to inquire into the historical record, think about it, or care, keeping their heads safely buried in the sand while they go on consuming without reserve. Creationists don’t believe we have a past long enough for this problem to have been experienced before, because God’s world is only 6,000 years old, according to their narrative. The science community is divided, but most believe in a progressive time-line where population increase is exponential and this problem of over-population has not presented itself before. In this case, our demise must be  from doing something wrong ourselves, polluting the environment and causing climate problems, and draining resources, something we cannot deny. 

A vast population is a problem in itself, as it puts strains on the production of food and provisions of resources, especially fuel and minerals. Industrialisation is a short term solution to provide for the hungry host, but it is devastating, long term.

Recently, independent researchers have realised that this problem may indeed have happened before and been solved. The thin and vague evidence of the Atlantean Era does not appeal to many, but does present a possibility of a previous population of civilised humans that was advanced in technology and intellect and may have seen a high rise in population numbers, but disappeared from the surface of Earth “in one night”, along with all evidence.

The world-wide legends of a global flood, which support the Biblical story of Noah and his Ark, present one possible reason why all evidence of previous large populations has been wiped out.

Younger Dryas 10.5 to 11.5  thousand years ago (present time on the left of graph) 

New studies of what may have caused the short ice-age, called the Younger Dryas, 10.5 – 11.5 thousand years ago, have raised new theories of a world cataclysm which was unprecedented and unexpected. Landscape destruction in the Columbia Basin, the Carolina Bays, and Siberia, may present evidence of a large asteroid implosion*. The eruption of the super-volcano, Mount Toba, in Sumatra, was also a catastrophic event. These events and the ensuing Y D ice-age would significantly have decreased the population at the time.

*[See the work of Randall Carson and Graham Hancock]

There is one piece of evidence that is shining a light on this question: the ice-core samples from the Arctic regions, which show a fairly regular cycle of ICE AGES that last approximately 100,000 years, with a warm inter-glacial period lasting approximately 15,000 years, in between. It is during these warm periods that  life takes off on Planet Earth. With warmer climates and larger territories to inhabit, food production – or agriculture – takes over from just hunting and gathering, and the human population increases like lilies in the field. 

As the Ice Age comes to its natural end and the ice cap retreats, the growth of population occurs specifically on these pristine new territories, mainly in the northern hemisphere. The equatorial regions remain populated with the indigenous peoples, as before.  This demarcation line is named the Tropic of Cancer  north of the equator,and the Tropic of Capricorn, south of the equator. 

The population grows…and grows, for around 15,000 years, rising and falling at times of plenty and times of hardship. 

Now we can see that this is exactly where we are at the present time. The home planet is full and the store cupboards are hard to fill; the garden is depleted and the fuel store is looking bare. 

What happened last time we found ourselves in this situation? The world turned and another ice age began. Land was covered in ice and the living quarters were reduced. Food and fuel was short. The human population diminished and was reduced to a size the planet could sustain. 

After another 100,000 years the world turned again, according to its Nature, and the climate warmed up; the land recovered as the ice retreated, and humans lived happily in their Garden of Eden. 

What turns the Earth on her axial tilt in these long climatic cycles? The Moon-Earth gravitational relationship and the ice-water ratio.

For more, read ‘THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE MOON…’ by Wendy H Salter and John H Shaughnessy


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*Divine Mother

The Immaculate Conception
1618-19, Diego Velázquez

 ‘immaculate‘ – ‘free from mental or moral pollution’
 ‘conception’ – ‘that which is conceived in the mind, spirit’

 The Queen of Heaven is standing on the Moon, looking down to Earth and has the 12 stars, or constellations, around her head. She lights the Heavens with wisdom, grace, purity and compassion. She is the essence of every form of the Divine Mother. Her dress and robe are fluid and subtle like the passing clouds; she is without constraint and has the power of manifesting form – she is nebulous; she is Creation’s Mother and gives birth to Galaxies.

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*Super Moon at Carnac, Brittany

John and I were lucky enough to have visited Carnac Stones on the evening of the Super Moon, 14th November 2016. We stood in the alignment and watched the full Moon rise in all her splendour. It was a special moment for us as we had received the first copy of our newly-published book only 2 days before. We were delighted so find that we had been surrounded by a host of mysterious ‘orbs’ as we walked around the stones in the light of the huge Moon.

“There Is Something About The Moon…” is a book we have co-authored following 3 years of research, and is now on sale both in paperback and on Kindle.


Our website for the book is www.tisatmoon.com

If you would like to contact us, drop us a line at info@tisatmoon.com

“In this book we are taking a fresh look at the Moon. We believe that the Moon holds important information that has been lost, forgotten, ignored or hidden, and needs to be retrieved.

We will take a journey back in time to our furthest, almost-forgotten history.

We all – every living being on this planet – need to know how to survive in a mutually beneficial way, especially through periods of change.”




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*Full Moon on Summer Solstice, 20th June 2016

Today is both a Full Moon and the Summer Solstice – talk about synchronicity and auspicious events!

Being in tune with the Moon is easy and free. Listen to Tom Evans describe how you can tune in to improve the rhythms of your life: it’s as easy as 1,2,3 and 4

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*My Personal Crop Circle Experiences – Part 3

Part 3 – Avebury, England 28 July 2012

I started my second day by going into the Stone Circle at Avebury. I have spent many happy hours here over the years and the huge stones always feel like old friends – on every stone, you can see ancient faces frozen in time.

Many stones have gone. In the 1900s a determined deconstruction started, partly because the circle’s pagan history irritated the Church, and partly because building stone was needed for the village. When there was a fatal accident during the removal of one stone, the old rural superstitions halted the work and the rest of the sacred site was saved from further ruin.

Unlike Stonehenge, where expensive entry tickets have to be bought, turnstyles and the souvenier shop have to be passed through, and your visit is overseen by uniformed guards, Avebury, thanks to its small colony of villagers in the centre, is open and free to all. Again, I see the gentle folk who visit the crop circles wandering around here, having picnics between the stones and caressing and hugging them with familiar affection.

There are two ‘Guardian’, ‘Gateway’, or ‘Door-keeper’ stones at the east and west entrances, and I was told, and have proved, that your experience in the circle will be very much enhanced if you pay your respects to the Guardians before entering.

Below – Here are the two stately beings in the east. You will notice the coloured light around the top of the one in the foreground. I would like to explain something about this. Scientifically speaking, it is explained as a refraction of light through the lense of the camera, to which I agree. In my opinion it is more than this. Imagine, if you will, the full spectrum light coming from the sun. When full spectrum white light passes through a prism, the light is broken up into its range of frequencies and wave-lengths and can be seen as a rainbow of colours. We see objects in colour because the nature of the object will absorb all frequencies except the one, itself, resonates at, which it reflects, enters the eye and we recognise as a colour. This stone acts as a prism. The full spectrum light hits it and it reflects back to the camera (eye) those frequencies at which it resonates, itself. Therefore the stone will resonate as what we see as grey, but this one also happens to send to the camera, because of the angle the sun’s rays hit it or something near it, the colours of other frequencies – predominantly magenta and emerald, and I can see turquoise, violet and indigo too – because that is the nature or resonance of this stone, or something near this stone. What I am saying is that these shafts of light are not due to camera anomaly but an energy of light either emanating from the stone’s energy field or from a Light-being near the stone. If you look on this little chart, you will see that these colours are all in the higher end of the spectrum. Take it or leave it, that is just my opinion. This is what it is like to see auras.

Below – these are the Guardians of the west…

Below –  these are the Moon Stones in the centre of the Moon Circle. The Sun Stones have all gone now, and have been replaced by small concrete bollards, just to show where the circle had been.

The village is quintessentially English. The Henge shop is a cottage and the pub used to be called the Greene King, with strong pagan connections, but is now called the Red Lion (oh, the symbolism in that!) What do the locals say to that?…

Onward. I couldn’t find the next one – I think the field had been cut so I went to an old favourite before my last crop circle… The Long Barrow is ancient – no-one knows how old, but it has been excavated and one can go inside. I walked up another hill and greeted the old Guardian stones before going inside.

Come on in, the energies are great…

Look at those faces on the left! And from the inside looking out…

Below – from the top of the barrow, looking across the top of the Guardians to the east and every sunrise for thousands of years…

(note the violet energy emanating from the Big Chief Guardian stone, or is it a huge orb, a spiritual being, hovering just above it?) The top of the barrow was bedecked with swathes of purple flowers and below is the view back to Silbury Hill…

Lastly, my favourite formation, which is a geometric form full of symbolism and left me buzzing. Again, conveniently, some people were walking back from it so that I could find it easily, and some elderlies watching from the lay-by even pointed me in the right direction. I walked the well-trodden path up another hill…

As you can see, it looks nothing from ground level, so this is what it looks like from above (borrowed photo MORE HERE)…

Only now, posting this photo, can I see that I totally missed the 5 little gems over on the other side of the field. I can vouch, categorically, that this is a genuine formation. What is its symblism? ‘Squaring the Circle’ is one of the oldest esoteric symbols for the alignment of Earth with the Cycles of Time – the centre circle with a dot in its centre is the oldest ever symbol of the sun. The thinner lines suggest the various movements to bring the square into its new position – 45 degrees round from its old position. And the 5 little circles to the south – I see them as moons – five months to go – EXACTLY – from the date of this formation to the completion – 24th July – to 24th December?

Below – inside the formation – the outer circle on the right, 2 tram-lines running down to the road and 2 diagonal lines of the formation…

(note the sheen and interweaving, the delicate centre-piece (which would not still be standing if this was made by Willie and Dick using their plankers and string theory!)

When one has been washed clean by the high energies in a sacred place, the animals show you, because they just love to get up close and personal…


PS – a humorous afternote – remember the white chalk-hill horse that turned out blue? (in Part 2) As I headed homeward, driving through the next town I saw this…

Original writing and photos by Wendy Salter (except where stated)

The last formation I visited on a following day with my grand-daughter:

(borrowed photo)

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*My Personal Crop Circle Experiences – Part 2

 Part 2 – Avebury, England 27th July 2012

I arrived at Avebury at 6pm on Friday evening, and following my nose, as usual, this is where I went and what I experienced:

I had looked online for the newest circle formations and so I knew where to go as Avebury has been my spiritual base since the early nineties and have explored it at length.

The whole complex at Avebury covers about 5 square miles and comprises many different sites, it has 2 major ‘ley’ or energy lines meandering through it, one predominately male and one predominately female, named the ‘Michael and Mary Lines’.

1. The Stone Circle – a ceremonial temple of antiquity which was used for the spring-time celebration of Beltaine, the uniting of the male and female for procreation, and the autumn-time celebration of Lammas, the fullness of Earth’s creation. It is a ‘Serpent’ with 2 inner circles dedicated to the Sun and Moon. Today, it’s inner ‘cross’ is the high street of a small village and a through road.

*(Having done a lot of esoteric and energy work, coupled with a knowledge of biology and Nature, and some common sense, in my opinion, the ‘Single Serpent’ theory does not hold water. This theory leaves out the female centre at Windmill Hill altogether and ignores the Moon/Sun configuration and the fact that 2 ley-lines run through here, one male and one female. One only has to look into the wisdom behind the Caduceus, the Staff of Hermes, and that two snakes mate by coiling themselves around each other, to see that 2 snakes make creation, not one!)

2. Windmill Hill – is the female starting point, lying approxinately 1 mile to the west, with a ceremonial path down into the Moon centre. It is a much older burial site with many tumuli. One can imagine the young brides-to-be, dressed all in white, being decked with garlands of flowers. My dear mum nearly got rooted to the spot here, when I took her – it was really quite hard to get her to move on! She stood looking back to Silbury Hill with a drifty look on her face saying “It wasn’t at all like this back then, you know! All the trees have gone!”

3. The Sanctuary – is the male starting point, lying approximately 1 mile to the east, with a ceremonial path down what can still be seen as a stone lined path, called ‘The Avenue’ into the Sun centre. This is thought to have been a male initiation school – elders teaching the lads the facts of life and reading the riot act!

4. Silbury Hill is a huge man-made cone-shaped hill, from which the old priests would conduct the ceremonies with a fire on the top. It had a spiral outer path leading to the top. The contents of the hill have been found to contain specific layers of chalk rubble, earth and bones and there is a secret doorway to a tunnel underneath. It may have been part of the magic of the priests to make things appear and disappear from a hidden access to the inner tunnels, and some years ago, there was serious subsidence below the centre of the top-most point. (ha! the truth will out!)

5. Kennet Spring – just south of Silbury Hill, is the source of the River Kennet, thought to derive from the old word ‘Cunnet’ or ‘Waters of the Womb’. (The morning sun was perfect to highlight its clarity – my photo, below) The newly born river runs out in two directions, east and west, and mirrors the whole natural theme of this place.

6. Long Barrow – just up the hill from the spring, lies a long, tapering earth tomb, or barrow, the entrance of which is made of impressive megalithic stones, guarding the entrance to 5 interior chambers, in which small groups of interred skeletons were found. (See Next Discussion, Part 3 for a visit here)

7. The Ridge-Path – in the days when thousands of people from all over the south of England would come to Avebury for these serious celebrations, the surrounding countryside was quite densely forested and was inhabited by wild animals non-existent in England today, and so they arrived in their family and tribe groups, pushing carts and carrying babes, leading goats and ponies, by walking along the high ridge-paths that connected all areas to Avebury and Stonehenge.

To the south and west of the circle a megalithic ‘long-stone’ can still be seen marking another ceremonial path towards Knoll Down, a long hill and burial site

Below – This is the over-view, but not to scale and not in the correct placements (English Heritage information board found on site- oh well, they do their best!)

It is really hard to see where the crop circles actually are, at ground level, until you arrive in them, and so the easiest way to find them is to watch where others are stopping, or walking through the wheat to and from them. There were very few people about, but I saw the first sign – four people coming down a field back to a car park next to Silbury Hill. After a quick chat with them, off I went, reassured by the first signpost, a rare and beautiful thing!…(Below)

Below – Going up the hill along a ‘tram-line’ (tractor tracks)…

Below – Looking back to the top of Silbury Hill…

Alas, I couldn’t see where this one was hiding; I walked left and right, but it was not meant to be, as it sometimes happens. The wheat changed to barley (photo below) which was waving and whispering in the evening breeze and from here I had a wonderful view all around. The skylarks leapt out of their hiding places and rose up into the evening air to hover and sing the sun down.

I knew exactly where the next one was and I wanted to get there before dusk, so off I went and happened to meet 2 lovely French people going the same way. It is sometimes helpful to have a person in your photos to give size and perspective. We couldn’t see this formation at all from the lay-by, so I could help by leading the way…up another hill along the tram-lines.

It is some years since I last stepped into a circle, so it was with huge delight to suddenly arrive, but nothing prepares you for the sheer scale of these formations…

This is the one, below (not my photo!) and I arrived in the tiny circle at the top of the right ‘hand’ in the picture(I see these as ET hands): INFO HERE

The sun was setting quickly while I meandered through this formation, working my way up and down the ‘fingers’ and out to the ‘diamonds’ and coming to rest in one of the ‘knuckles’. Although the flash went off accidentally in the one above, I make no apology for the level of light exposure in these photos, because using flash would be-lie the atmosphere.

Below – the bottom ‘diamond’

Below – the top ‘diamond’

Below – looking across the ‘knuckles’

Below – one of the 2 centre ‘knuckles’ – oops, I forgot to check flash-off, but at least it shows the detail.

Below – And then the sun went down…

So, real or fake? In all honesty I cannot confirm that with this one. I didn’t have my pendulum with me but my feeling is, although I like the formation, it is a wee bit cartoony, and for a fresh one, yes it was well made, but the wheat lying down did not have the careful precision and patterning in the laid-down weat stalks of better ones. I looked at the bends in the stalks and they weren’t bent at the nodes, just pushed over at ground level – so open verdict I’m afraid. But it was a beautiful evening and there was more to come.

I had decided to sleep overnight in the back of my car, and I knew where there was a secure site. Not far from where I was, there is a world-famous pub called ‘The Barge’ (Alton Barnes) which is the World Hub for any crop-circle enthusiast. I shall take you there…

The camp-site was heaving but I found a space between some rather psychadelic mobile homes and went into the pub – a tardis if ever I saw one. Standing room only, I wormed my way through a special breed of human – the Wiltshire Tribesman and the Global Elite of the UFO and Crop Circle World – with my hot chocolate (T-total!) and found a perch in the Central Command Control Room. There, to my horror and delight I found a big-screen TV where they were all watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Now, I have to explain here, that when you are on a mission, nothing is superficial or irrelevant and nothing goes unnoticed, by me. After all the hype around possible False Flag Alien Attacks and possible WW3 Nuclear Attacks, could it be that I was in the right place at the right time for a mass lift-off? :))))

In this room, the ceiling has been painted out with a fantastic mural, which does your head in after a cider or two (which is why I stick to the hot-chocolate) and the bulletin board has all the info and photos you need to map out the lie-of-the-land as far as CCs are concerned.

Below – the psychadelic camp-site

yes, that concave ceiling looks convex!!!

The camp-site, although low-key, was buzzing, so I decided to go back to an off-road lay-by to get some sleep and settled down for the night, just enjoying the moon-lit sky and peace.

(I had a bit of fun playing around with these photos!)

I dropped off to sleep but was woken up suddenly with a very real feeling I was being pulled out of the boot of mt car by my feet – so much so I grabbed the sides of the car to stay put! My initial thought was that the ‘unseen’ wanted me to go out to play, but I decided I was too comfortable and went back to sleep peacefully until 6am when I got up and went back to the pub to take these photos before more exporing.

This chalk-hill horse is normally white, but in the shadows of the early morning sunlight it came out blue.

Please go to Part 3 for what came next…

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*My Personal Crop Circle Experiences – Part 1

Yes, I have personally been inside many crop circles, over a period of a few years, but some time ago now. I like to see the latest ones and have watched them grow more and more complex and beautiful. How do they feel? Well, there is a feeling of anticipation but also reverence. Those who drive out to experience them are lovely people, some with kids, lovers hand-in-hand, gentle folk who sit and meditate, sometimes they take their dogs in, people of all ages, they just walk slowly around taking it all in quietly. Some lie down in the centre. And there are the more studious sort and journalists and photographers.

There is always a sense of awe. I am a dowser so I have measured the energy configurations in many and it is always a pattern of alternating pos/neg or male/female polarities according to the patterns. There is a marked boundary at the edge, where the energy inside is strong and outside is weak. In a fresh one, the pendulum goes mad and once it flew out of my hand it was rotating so powerfully.

They make you smile. I went in the first time with my daughter and her baby daughter and felt very safe. I took my grand-daughter back to another one when she was three or four. She is a bit special anyway, having spoken first in a different language and learned English by the time she was 2, so she told us some amazing things, but when I took her inside one of the largest there has ever been, on a lovely sunny afternoon, she just wandered off, picked up 2 corn stalks and started dowsing with them! I don’t dowse with rods, so she didn’t learn it from me. It was in this one – it was so huge it covered nearly an entire field…

You see the ‘tram-lines’? these are where the tractors go up and down to spray the crops so each pair of lines is as wide as a pair of tractor wheels – that’s how big this circle is! Notice the ‘sheen’ inside each circle? – that is because the corn is laid down in such a perfect way that it is like machined metal plate. The centres of each little circle twist around in a perfect knot. Every edge is one corn-stalk sharp – two stalks side-by-side, one would be standing upright, the other lying horizontal, bent over at a ‘node’ in an exact right-angle. The lying down stalks overlay each other, sometimes interweaving; they are not squashed, burnt, or damaged in any way and after some time they tend to stand up again and can be cut by the farmer without loss.

While I was up there (about an hour’s drive from my home) I had an impression that they were made from above by something like a TV remote control which just downloaded the imprint in a ‘zap’. This video demonstrates it well.


If you go into a man-made one, you can tell instantly – it is ‘dead’ and scruffy, and usually boring. These guys who say they do them all are rubbish – and no-one has said – “ok, show us how you do a really difficult one and tell us what the geometry is and what it means!”

I don’t know if it has changed my consciousness, because I don’t know what level of consciousness I would have now if I had never been in a crop circle. And I have done many things and had many experiences which would also affect it.

During those times I met a man called Freddy Silva and we had a good chat in the pub garden one afternoon. He had made a very long and detailed study of the crop circles around Avebury and Stonehenge (Wiltshire) and went on to write an excellent book called ‘Secrets in the Fields’. He showed the incredible sacred geometry involved in them and said he had had out-of-body experiences while lying in the circles.

I know many people are sceptical because they can’t have their own experience. Back then I hadn’t come to terms with plasma beings, or Light Beings, or ETs and had never seen a UFO, as in large space ship, so I felt they were thought-form manifestations. Now, I feel that the lights seen over them are plasma ships, which is such far-out technology, I shall leave you to investigate.

Please go to Part 2….

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*Underground – hidden worlds

When living on the land becomes dangerous, expensive, or crowded, we have a few options – upwards in high-rise buildings, or downwards, inside the earth.

From ancient caves to underground tunnel networks, to new ecologically beneficial cities, evidence of people living under the surface is plentifold.

It is interesting to note that ‘going underground’ features strongly in legend and mythology, as in the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades, who took her to the Underworld, and the misdventures of Orpheus in search of his wife-to-be Eurydice, who was also kidnapped. Seen as Hell by Christian tradition, and the home of many a monster, commonly, the underground world was dark and dangerous (More HERE)

Were these myths to deter the adventurous from going where no man should go or to deter him from finding a Paradise Lost, the world’s best-kept secret.




CATACOMBS OF ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT (rather wobbly guided tour by an excited American tourist)





MONTE SANT’ANGELO, ITALY. To get to this sacred cave, one has to drive up to the top of a mountain (round 30 hair-pin bends) and then enter a plain church. Inside one descends down 5 flights of stairs to arrive in a huge cave ornamented like a cathedral. This cave is dedicated to the Archangel Michael:

“St. Michael the Archangel first appeared at Monte Sant’Angelo in 490. According to tradition, it all started when a local nobleman named Elvio Emmanuele lost the best bull of his herd. After much searching, he found it kneeling in a cave. Unable to approach it, Elvio shot the bull with an arrow, but the arrow turned around and struck the man instead.

Bewildered (and presumably bleeding), Elvio went to see his bishop, who ordered three days of prayer and fasting. At the end of the three days, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to the bishop and said:

‘I am Michael the Archangel and am always in the presence of God. I chose the cave that is sacred to me. There will be no more shedding of bull’s blood. Where the rocks open widely, the sins of men may be pardoned. What is asked here in prayer will be granted.’ “

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*Bald Women Are Beautiful, In More Ways Than One


I have a friend who is classically beautiful.

Until recently she had a mane of long dark hair.

She has had to come to terms with losing her hair and has courageously shaved her head around where her wound is and decided to face her loss with style. Amazingly, she is now even more beautiful. Her inner beauty shines forth and her face has a radiant beauty. She is a truly extraordinary young woman.

I decided to have a look around for other beauties who don’t rely on their hair.


Example 1 from ‘Kryptonian Warrior :

Question: Is A Woman With A Shaved Head Hot?


quote: “The answer to the post title above would be “yes”, if her name is Amber Rose…
Why did I (Krypton Warrior) ask the question? Well I’m a huge fan of women, as you’ll know if you read this blog regularly, and when a woman who stands out from the crowd comes along I like to point her out. Megan Fox has been pointed out on here more than most, and she stands out more than most simply because she’s stunning (some would argue of course), but with Kanye West’s girlfriend it’s a different matter. She’s not your average stunner who conforms to the norm. She’s as bald as I am, voluntarily, and is still super hot… It’s not that women who shave their Waaren’t hot, it’s just not something you see every day and are used to (unless you like Demi Moore in G.I. Jane).”

Example 2 from ‘Buzznet’:

Half Shaved Head- Who wore it and Who's wearing it Now photo 1


Alice Dellal

British model Alice Dellal has been storming catwalks with this distinctive look. It goes rather well with her off the runway personal style. Dellal pairs her undercut with black leather jackets, combat boots and heavy, black eye liner creating a wild and rebellious image that’s inspiring young IT girls. 

Buzznet.com correspondent and fashion enthusiast, Hanna Beth jumped on the trend stating in her blog that she loved Dellal’s look. Hanna writes, quote: “I have never been as happy with my hair as  am now.. I love it..” She and her best friend both took to the razor’s edge an adopted the edgy style. Even though the undercut can look rather punk rock, Hanna does an impeccable job of keeping this look very clean and feminine combining it with lacy blouses and leopard print outer wear.”


Example 3 from ‘Switchboard’:

On Memorial Day, West Virginia women shaved their heads on the steps of the state capitol in a call to end mountaintop removal mining. Today, a crowd cheered as more women (and several men) joined the call and sheared off their hair on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  

As Appalachia Rising explains, “In Appalachia, a woman’s hair is her adornment, and in the native American community, women would sometimes shave their heads as a sign of mourning.” The cultural significance of women’s hair makes head-shaving a meaningful sacrifice. It was one that the participants were glad to make in exchange for some national attention to the ongoing destruction of mountains, streams, and communities through mountaintop removal. As one of the shorn activists said today,”My hair’s gonna grow back, but the mountains won’t.”


Well, it is one thing to choose to lose your hair, and quite another to have to face losing your hair through illness and fighting for your life. I have so much admiration for all those women – and men – who have found their courage and beauty through losing their hair – so all love and three cheers to a beautiful friend.

God Bless and here’s to strength, courage, style and beauty through adversity, but most of all to Life!

*Easter Island Statues’ Bodies Exposed

Easter Island statues (Moai) bodies have been exposed in excavations.

Recent excavations carried out by  the Easter Island Statue Project have dug down and exposed the rest of 2 statues’ bodies that had been buried deep in the ground. Petroglyphs carved on their backs can now be seen. This story has not had much publicity and there is not much more to report except the diaries and detailed excavation data from the project reports plus some more photos on their website –  http://www.eisp.org/3879/
It seems extraordinary that this has not been done before now and the discoveries will pose a lot of questions about why, how and when they were buried and what the petroglyphs mean. Some artifacts have been found amongst the soil removed, including some charcoal remains, bone fragments and tools.

Above is an image from a previous excavation (source unknown) that shows you the scale of the statues, and how deep they were buried. The site is carefully protected and access to it restricted, due to the fact that it is a World Heritage Site, but the team have been quite communicative with visitors.

It is a very exciting discovery.

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*Update on Earth Shakes

Updated – monthly update below the map…

Follow to see what is happening, especially near you…Fore-warned is fore-armed and you can take simple measures to stay safe, calm your fears and help others. The seismic activity is increasing, but remember these are natural events – we just happen to be part of it. Go with the flow…

The event predicted for the 22nd March 2012, as seen in the original post, has happened, but not quite how it was feared, thankfully.

As far as we know no Heavy Mass Object entered our atmosphere nor crashed into the Pacific Ocean, (or anywhere else) but what can be seen is an increase of activity around the Ring of Fire, or the Pacific Tectonic Plate. This is a good thing, because regular, frequent and numerous non-critical quakes and volcanic releases will ease the planet as she ‘tightens her belt’ to move through these extraordinary planetary alignments. The closer the alignments get – ready for the major event on 21st December – the more Earth will need to let off steam and shake herself to adjust – and that’s a good example for all of us! Most of the activity over the Spring Equinox period was just south or north of the Equator. (Mexico, Chile, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Phillipines and Java, in the Pacific/Indonesia, with East Russia and West Alaska in the north. Also Mt Etna in Sicily, Santorini in Greece and the Canary Islands over in the Mediterranean/Atlantic and Turkey)

Refer to the previous post ‘Earth Shakes’ for useful links plus this one HERE at USGS

Latest in from our CRA Joni G.,

5.6 ‘shallow’ but dangerous quake in central Australia last night, 22/23 March (see ‘thewatchers’ page HERE)

DAILY UPDATES: (M5.0 and above)

20th March – Mexico x 6 (up to M7.4); Tonga; Papua New Guinea, Indonesia; (+~150 others M1-4.9)

21st March – Mexico x 2; Papua New Guinea; (M6.6) (+~170 others M1-4.9)

22nd March – Mexico; Philippines; Vanuatu; (+~150 others M1-4.9)

23rd March – Australia; (+~120 others M1-4.9)

24th March –  Chile; Japan; (+~100 others M1-4.9)

25th March – South Pacific/Arctic Ridge (Sandwich Is); South Atlantic/Arctic (Bristol Is); Japan; Fiji x 2; Chile (M7.1); (+~105 others M1-4.9)

26th March – Russia; Turkey; SW Indian Ridge; NE Pacific Rise x 3 (M6.0); Indonesia; (+~125 others M1-4.9)

27th March – South Pacific Is; Papua N G; Japan x 3(M6.0); Nepal/India Border; (+~115 others 1-4.8)

28th March – Sumatra;

April  – I have upped the anti – here’s Aprils delivery – all M6.0 and over – looks like things are hotting up! It’s important to remember that earthquakes and volcanoes are like the valve on a pressure cooker – letting off steam to prevent further damage. There were a total of 90 shakes over M5.0 and 2 over M8.0 in Sumatra.

6.7 neiafu, tonga 2012-04-28 10:08:07 18.643°S 174.725°W 129.4
6.7 manokwari, indonesia 2012-04-21 01:16:52 1.604°S 134.276°E 16.0
6.2 east of the south sandwich islands 2012-04-17 19:03:56 59.005°S 16.655°W 11.8
6.8 lae, papua new guinea 2012-04-17 07:13:49 5.463°S 147.111°E 198.0
6.7 hacienda la calera, chile 2012-04-17 03:50:16 32.701°S 71.484°W 37.0
6.2 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-15 05:57:40 2.583°N 90.268°E 25.0
6.2 isangel, vanuatu 2012-04-14 22:05:26 18.972°S 168.735°E 10.0
6.2 drake passage 2012-04-14 10:56:19 57.677°S 65.296°W 15.0
7.0 santa isabel, mexico 2012-04-12 07:15:48 28.624°N 113.116°W 13.0
6.0 santa isabel, mexico 2012-04-12 07:06:01 28.854°N 113.029°W 9.0
6.5 arteaga, mexico 2012-04-11 22:55:10 18.218°N 102.681°W 20.0
6.0 bandon, oregon 2012-04-11 22:41:46 43.582°N 127.636°W 8.0
6.0 taitung city, taiwan 2012-04-11 14:46:23 22.647°N 121.600°E 10.0
6.0 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 14:40:37 3.707°N 92.962°E 10.0
6.1 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 14:32:17 4.640°N 92.287°E 10.0
8.2 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 10:43:10 0.796°N 92.462°E 23.4
6.0 north indian ocean 2012-04-11 09:27:56 1.254°N 91.735°E 10.0
8.6 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 08:38:36 2.294°N 93.078°E 20.0
6.1 taron, png 2012-04-06 16:15:55 4.566°S 153.502°E 88.7

May – Most major activity around west and east of Pacific Rim as usual, with Japan still suffering, but a few more westward towards Mediterranean with 2 significant ones in Italy; 1 in mid Atlantic and a strong one west of Norway, which some say has shifted the Magnetic North. Total of 27 above M5.5.

June – Total of 36 above M5.5 – Panama and Japan rocking the boat at M6.3 – our thoughts and prayers with the folk living there. Out of 6,726 quakes in June, worldwide, 1,053 were noticable (above M2.5)



Watch as Mother Earth progresses and carries us through this year’s changes. Keep observing to be a part of this and allow your positive thoughts to guide your emotions – because there are likely to be some big releases. Remember – Volcanoes and Earthquakes happen a lot, all the time, always have, and sometimes people happen to be near them.

GRATITUDE – our beautiful world and some wise words…

Volcanoes – Active List.

12,000 years
3500 years
2000 years
800 years

*Earth Shakes

Earthquakes and volcanic activity are worrying if you live near them, but overall should we be worried?

Every now and then the Earth needs to have a good shake to re-align itself and keep itself steady. It’s like a dog shaking itself after a swim, shaking off the surplus water and settling its fur back into place. As the Earth rotates within a field of gravitational pushes and pulls between its neighbouring bodies in the solar system, sometimes it just needs to have a good shake to maintain its equilibrium and stability. Recently we have observed unusual alignments between our planets, the moon, the sun and the centre of the galaxy – and we can see the dramatic effect that is having on the sun. The stresses and pressures in the molten rock under the Earth’s crust have to vent too and the volcanoes are perfect valves to let off steam. Humans do the same!

Reports tell us that the axis on which the Earth turns and the polarities of its magnetic field are changing, as it does regularly over cycles of many hundreds or thousands of years and of course we, as inhabitants of this planet, will feel it. We, like the flees on a dog’s back, get a good shake up now and then. It can feel disturbing but things normally settle down again. What we notice most is the damage these shake-ups cause, when buildings and roads break up and collapse – but the Earth cannot stop its natural shakes for us – we, as individuals can just hang on.

It is interesting to note how the very ancient stone structures around the world have managed to survive over eons of time, but their structural design seems to have been well thought out. The stones of megalithic monuments were built with joints that could move, or with spaces to allow movement, or in a geometric shape that kept it stable (pyramids for example). Our buildings are tightly cemented together, which crack and break under stress, and steel girders that cannot flex. The newest designs for large buildings in earthquake zones are now incorporating a kind of shock-absorbing system in their foundations.

To watch the activity around the world, visit the Earthquake and Volcano sites below.

Earthquakes – ‘World Earthquakes’

Volcanoes – ‘Volcano Discovery’

Grateful thanks to my Chief Research Assistant – Joni Gardner

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*The Phrygian Cap

Appendix: I wrote this post 10 years ago, and have only just found this following piece of information: it is within a book written by, and called, ‘Fulcanelli: Master Alchemist: Le Mystere Des Cathedrales’ (translated from French to English by Mary Sworder)

“The Phrygian cap, which was worn by the sans-culottes and actedas, a sort of protective talisman in the midst of the revolutionary slaughter, was a distinctive sign of the Initiates. In the analysis, which he made of a work of Lombard (de Langres) entitled ‘Histoire desJacobins, depuis 1789 jusqu’ci ce jour, ou Etat de 1’Europe en Novembre 1820′ (Paris 1820),
the scholar Pierre Dujols writes that for the grade of the Epopt (in the Eleusinian Mysteries) the new member was asked whether he felt in himself the strength, the will and the devotion necessary for him to set his hand to the GREAT
WORK. Then a red cap was put on his head, while this formula was pronounced: ‘Cover yourself with this cap, it is worth more than king’s crown.’ Few suspected that this hat, called liberia in the Mithraic rituals and which formerly denoted the freed slaves, was a masonic symbol and the supreme mark of Initiation. It is not therefore surprising to see it represented on our coins and our public monuments. “
In other words, the Phrygian cap, once given to freed slaves (of Egypt? Babylon? Jerusalem? Rome?) was taken on as a specific token of an initiate in the esoteric mystery schools. As we come across images of an odd assortment of people sporting this cap, we now know that they were embarking on their path to esoteric enlightenment. This gives more meaning to every example in my post below.
And now the original post…
Among the items of clothing that people choose to wear, the hat, or cap, seems to be far more than just functional  – that is, to keep the head warm. Remember the game ‘Associations’? When hats and caps came to my attention I had no idea the many paths of discovery it would lead me down, just by associating one train of thought with the next. This is a wonder of the human mind!

In the book that I was reading** (see end note) a cap worn by the ancient god Attis was described as a ‘Phrygian cap’. I didn’t know what it looked like so I started my research…

The Phrygian cap is a felt, conical cap with a floppy tip, usually depicted as red, but found in the most obscure places. It is famous as a ‘liberty cap’ given to slaves freed by the Roman Empire to cover their shaved heads. So why did Attis wear it?

Attis was the god of fertility in the old country of Phrygia in Turkey. This connection at least identified why it is called a Phrygian cap. His myth is another parallel to the various myths regarding the old pagan rituals around the death of winter and re-birth of spring. You can find these stories in just about every country in the world, where the seasons move from the dead of winter to the new life of spring and the glorious abundance of life in summer. And Attis is also Mithras, Adonis, Tammuz and Jesus, in this symbolism.

So did Attis wear his cap just because his head was cold, like the freed slaves?

The Phrygian cap is commonly confused with the ‘pileus‘, a similar conical cap worn by Greek sailors, like Odysseus, and Albanian peasants, and can be seen on the statue of the Dioscuri twins in Rome.

I started to think about who wears hats, or caps, now. Our armed defenders all wear caps as part of their uniform. Royalty wear crowns. Judges passing the death sentence wear the black cloth. Mexicans wear huge ‘sombreros‘ to keep the sun off their heads. Women wear veils and scarves. Fashion brings hats in and then out again.

In the 30’s and 40’s hats were very much in vogue. And the customs of how to use your hat were quite strict. A man would ‘doff’ his hat to a woman, or another respected person, and was not allowed to wear it indoors. It was an item of status, the flat cap being the working man’s hat. But then I found that the original pileus may have been a cloth version of a metal helmet, like the copper and bronze helmets worn by warriors. I thought about the construction worker’s ‘hard hat’. The list of variations is endless but I then went down another curious path.

The Phrygian cap is depicted in many places as an emblem of liberty on national flags, coins, insignia’s, statues etc. (Wiki Gallery), one of which is on the point of the spear in the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, 1789. (the spear is the spear Destiny, of Longinus, who pierced the side of Jesus on the cross, the spear that ambitious leaders covet)  The picture of this declaration (below) is interesting, not only for the vast number of symbols used in it, but for another association – the French National emblem – Liberty – a goddess and warrioress of liberty, equality and fraternity, otherwise known as ‘Marianne’ (A form of Mary, or Ma – the universal name for the Divine Mother). The Statue of Liberty in New York is the very same Liberty, so ‘freedom’ seems to be a key to this little red cap. It is interesting to note that in this Declaration the equality of women is included but not the freedom of slaves. In the 2nd Declaration, 1793, the rights are extended to slaves, and the symbolism of the picture has changed to remove Marianne and elevate the ‘bonnet-rouge’ – the Phrygian cap – because this was after the French Revolution. Some points of interest here – the original phrase ‘Liberte, Equalite, Fraternite…’ ended ‘a la Morte’ and so the spear and red cap takes on a ‘until death’ symbolism. Also, Marianne, or Liberty, originated as Isis, but this connection remained for only those who knew. One more thing – the sunburst around the pyramid and all-seeing eye clearly suggest where all this symbolism originated – Egypt.

But then, still following my nose, I discovered that Marianne had only been the emblem of France since it became a republic, after the French Revolution. Before that, the emblem was a Rooster, used, not by the French, but by the Romans, as a pun on words: ‘gallus‘ means both ‘rooster’ and ‘Gaul’, a Frenchman.

There is another use of this image for the French: it is described in the story of Jesus that Peter would deny Him three times before the cock crowed. Remembering Jesus’s words, Peter kept his faith and so the rooster became a symbol of overcoming the Darkness of Doubt, at the time of approaching Light.

One can go round and round in circles when observing the symbolic nature of our world, but the best solution is usually the simplest – like reducing a theory to its simplest equation. In solving a mystery, it is sometimes useful to look at the most natural form of it…

I suddenly saw that the Phrygian cap looks just like the cockscomb on the Rooster!

Did the Roman slave crow like a rooster the moment he was made free? Did the ancient farmers and seafaring heroes see themselves as cock-o’-the-roost? Did the rituals of the pagan gods announce the dawn of creation to the world every year, as the roosters did every morning? Do both the Phrygian cap and the Rooster proclaim Freedom, Resurrection or something much more sanguin? (*see comment below: The Phrygian cap is emblematic of *death*. It refers to the phase of Goddess Cybele when she travels through the underworld, i.e. winter. It is traditionally red in reference to the annual sacrifice of nearly all the male animals. The legend of Attis, her consort, is about castration, the gruesome practice that allowed more male herd animals to be kept for meat and slaughter since they no longer fought. Roosters were caponized, rendered asexual. Attis’s story is also about his rebirth, so the cap is emblematic of life in the sense of ‘resurrection’. T.M.)

And then I saw something else familiar – the common, or garden, Gnome. The gnome is a little being who works tirelessly in your garden – the natural world – while you are asleep. His home is the toadstool…

The toadstool Fly-Agaric and other magic mushrooms are famous for their psych- otropic properties traditionally used by shaman, medicine men and wizards to have an altered state of mind and an ‘out-of-body’ experience. (*see comments below: “Agaric” is from the Scythian word for amadou. The Agarikon were a tribe named specifically for it. The Phrygian cap was felt, but not from animal hair; it was, specifically – amadou felt. Amadou is a tinder fungus that was used to stop bleeding. Because it was so useful and necessary, the Phrygians considered the fungus sacred. The funny little flopped-over peak was a handy pocket for carrying items such as a tinder kit and extra amadou. T.M.)

But this red toadstool is also called the ‘Death Cap’ and that association is more sinister because if this pagan symbol means death, then why is it still used in all the other modern associations? I came across another red cap in reference to Mithra, a Roman god adopted from the Persian pantheon and, before that, the Vedic traditions from India. This god was the binder of contracts and oaths and so it makes more sense when seen on the Seal of the American Senate and the dollar coin. It is still interesting how we find these old pagan symbols and myths in today’s top ensignia. The binding of oaths though was also connected to harvests and rituals of antiquity regarding the Vegetation gods, which inevitably involved sacrifices. Mithra became, amongst others, Attis in Phrygia, Turkey.

Mithras was adopted by the Judaic Priesthood of Moses under Josephus in Rome after the Fall of Jerusalem in 70AD. Mithras Sol Invictus was the underground political power house for establishing the new Roman Christian Church and later became the secret Masonic lodges of Europe. (see The Moses Legacy by Flavio Baliero).

The gnome then reminded me of the Seven Dwarfs, who, as you remember, rescued Snow White, the virginal maiden, from her death-like slumber (winter). (This fable is an analogy for the renewal of life).

They all wear the Phrygian cap, which, when one goes back to Attis wearing this cap (with his consort Cebele),  reminds me again of the purpose of the pagan god – to represent the death of the Spirits of Nature during winter and the re-awakening,  re-birth, rejuvenation or resurrection of Life in Spring.

Lastly, the famous red-capped, magical, legendary figure is of course, Father Christmas – that old pagan bringer-of-gifts (offerings) in the dead of winter, riding his flying reindeers (that eat Fly-Agaric, apparently) to herald the new life of Spring by bringing in the evergreen tree.

And Santa wears a Phrygian cap!

Original writing by Wendy Salter, with references and links and thanks to Talzhemir Mrr for his comments.

**The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer

*Approaching 2012 and Beyond and a Planet called HOME

At the risk of getting 2012’ed out, I offer another extremely informative addition to what we know to date in the video posted below – An Interview with Geoff Stray.

Also one of the most poignant full feature films I have seen about Planet Earth, called ‘HOME‘, should, I feel, be watched by everyone at this point in time – http://youtu.be/jqxENMKaeCU (You Tube Free films)

Next year is getting a lot of press coverage for a reason – because of its historical, astronomical, astrological and cosmic importance – and therefore it is crucial that we on our little planet understand it and prepare for it as much as we are able. There are those for whom 2012 is just not on the radar screen. Many who are aware of its significance either feel it is so vast a subject and open to so much speculation that they switch off and say ‘que sera, sera’. But if we wish, we can go into this experience with both eyes wide open and experience something phenomenal. There is always something more that we can do and it seems that being conscious, or not, is the foundation of whether it is a positive experience, or not.
To date, the extent of world knowledge has been streamed through academia (state controlled), science, religion and archaeology; it has been lost, burned, deliberately hidden or distorted, censored and limited. Until knowledge brought forward by the spiritual channels, the psychic senses, the free-consciousness and expansive mind explorations (out-of-body experiences or OBEs), psychotropic plant teachers, and dreaming, or journeying, is accepted as real and relevant, we entrap ourselves in this 3-dimensional physical world that we seem to be bent on destroying. Great seers and sages through the ages, even when persecuted for being heretics, sacrilegious, traitors to the state or madmen, have brought into this world new ideas, new knowledge and new perspectives – even new technologies – without which we would never have progressed – and in most cases through nothing more weird than a dream. It is imperative that we have the courage to think beyond the known, the mundane and the involving self-destructive behaviour we have thus far adopted.
It is time to acknowledge the non-physical and invisible (to most) dimensions of life. It is time to break free of our self-limiting, self-destructive negative thought processes and behavioural patterns, and open our minds.
To continue to ravage this planet to satisfy the greedy lust for hedonistic pleasure and comfort without any regard for the future, is to kill the very host we live on – to trample on our garden that provides our homes and food and to foul our own back-yard. To continue to war with each other is absolute madness. How killing our fellow human ever became acceptable as a part of ‘civilisation’, I will never understand. How we can turn a blind eye to the damage we do to man, our children and elders, the birds and beasts, the plant kingdom, medicines and forests, and oceans with no care or conscience, is beyond belief. And so I urge every one of us to ask the simple question –
“What is 2012 asking of us?”

Wendy Salter (original writing)

Geoff Stray found his calling when he discovered that two different sources to the ‘end date’ – 2012 – came from opposite sides of the world – or at least the Pacific Ocean – Mexico and China. It was Terrance McKenna who had discovered the incredible ninth wave in both the Mayan Calendar and the I-Ching when he received psychic communication during a psychotropic plant experience. Geoff takes up the story and delves into the evidence.

I also recommend anything on Graham Hancock’s site http://www.grahamhancock.com and GrahamHancockDotCom on YouTube

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