Back onto The Ridgeway
Waylands Smithy Long Barrow
Uffington White Horse
Letcombe Regis Church
From The Royal Oak pub where we spent the night in a House with a great breakfast in the pub we set off for what was to be my last day with my companions – who would continue all the way to the Norfolk Coast on the Michael – Mary Ley-line.
Up the hill in Bishopstone to again join the Ridgeway path, on the Vale of the Whitehorse, entering Oxfordshire from Wiltshire and then continuing until we reached the Waylands Smithy Long Barrow for another spot of Dowsing:
Strong currents hear and many of them. Octagonal shapes and several spirals indicating underground springs. Whilst Dowsing here, Theo, several ladies came and after Andrew showed them how they too got the same results of the spirals:
Siting inside the barrow I felt a very strong meditative effect.
Onwards to Uffington Castle and the White Horse South Oxfordshire:
We obtained Dowsing results at the centre of the Hill Fort but vary little at the Uffington White Horse (best seen from the air!). In this picture can be seen the pyramidal (Silbury Hill style) mound beneath the White Horse: Dragon Hill.
One of the strangest Crop Circles: The Phallic Crop Circle at the Uffington White Horse, 2012, thought by many to be a joke and thus proof of Crop Circle hoaxes. (c) Monique Klinkenbergh
Back again onto the Ridgeway after visiting the White Horse, next photos; the things we observed on our way:
Keeping on keeping on along that Ridgeway:
Walking the Ridgeway on a sunny day; the reflections of the sun on the chalk path gives high luminance and almost gives you ‘white out’ conditions in your eyes; best to wear sunglasses and use suncream.
Segsbury Castle Iron Age Hill Fort Letcombe Basset. Here the road down to Letcombe Regis cuts straight through the centre of this ancient Hill Fort and at that point there are twin gates into the fields within the earthwork embankment; here there was a strong Dowsing reaction.
Off the Ridgeway now, down the long road and into Letcombe Regis:
Interesting facts about the church and it’s history are provided on wooden padels; this one tells the story of a Maori Chieftain who is buried in the graveyard with a stone obelisk as his grave marker.
The font is said to be one of the oldest things in the church. Fonts are related to Ancient Wells, and there probably was a well under the church or before the church in times long past. Water as a purification agent in rituals is as old as the hills and the Christian churches adopted this established (pagan) practice as their own for Baptism. Spring water, the water that oozes up from the bowels of the Earth is said to have certain extra properties. This is currently being proven as fact by the emerging new findings about WATER H3O: The Fourth Phase of Water. This font certainly gave a strong Dowsing response.
So this was our final objective after four days of visiting ancient spiritual locations.
By walking over the land and visiting spiritual places, it can convey to the mind that sort of extra sense of wonder and beauty that one perceives sometimes in a poem, a work of art, a painting or a performance, a song, a bird, a flower, water pouring over stones; such things alter our state of mind.
Today we had walked around 12 miles. Next of course where else but to seek out the local pub:
Horror: the pub was closed! So we had to press on to find one and accommodation at the nearest town – Wantage in the next county – its been in two counties over time! Berkshire and South Oxfordshire:
849 AD: Wantage the birth place of King Alfred The Great:
King Alfred Statue Town Square Peter and Paul Parish church
Our friend Jan joined us in Wantage after going for a few days to Glastonbury whilst we walked the Ridgeway; she too had interesting experiences and after fish and chips she told her story in the bar that last night of our trip: The Bear Hotel, where we all stayed the night. Its a strange fact that all of our walks seem to end in a pub!
If you expand this picture showing the huge menu you will see they do fried Mars Bars and chips!
The Arkell’s brewary truck arrived in the morning; an emergency re-stocking of the bar after we had drank our fill!
And so after a great full English breakfast we split up, Andrew and Theo continuing along the St Michael Ley-line to the Norfolk Coast just below Gt Yarmouth.
We all gained something very precious on this journey together, then as we split up after this walk which ended up being around 12 miles long.
The journey back to the North had one more experience to offer:
We went to the Uffington White Horse in the car and climbed Dragon Hill and breaking the car journey back up North we stopped at Stow – On The – Wolds, in the Cotswolds, Gloustershire.
After being ‘sensitised’ by our various visits and experiencing the harmonic energies along our journey we didn’t need Dowsing rods to experience the quit still energies of the Church of Saint Edwards: