This March 2nd, I led one of my nine in total Sacred West of Ireland Tours to Ben Bulben Mountain, near here. Ben Bulben is regarded as the place of the Hosting of the Sidhe.
The rocks feel utterly full of energy. I feel they feed and support Dragons or Dragon Energy at the far end of the line of serrated pinnacles. The members of the Tour walked along the easily accessible Forest Walk along the base of the Ben Bulben Tabletop mountain, and each paused from time to time to register what the earth energies of different parts of the mountain meant to them. It is an exercise in Geomancy.
After the walk, I offered a shamanic journey to the guests, charming people from Arkansas, for us each to find our power animal or elemental being, etc., that originates from Ben Bulben, with the intention that when we mentally say the name ‘Ben Bulben’, we will see the portion of the cliff that supports the power animal, and we will see the power animal.
Interestingly, the moment I stared the Journey, massive hail fell from the clear skies. I carried on drumming. When I stopped drumming the hail stopped, that instant.
We had literally bucket fulls of hail on our clothes. I feel this was due to the energy state of the place as affected by the drumming.
And so often one can experience that these tour destinations, by the way, are ‘thin places’.
Thin places are places of energy. A place where the veil between this world and the eternal world is thin. A ‘thin place’, is where one can walk in two worlds – the worlds are fused together, knitted loosely where the differences can be discerned or tightly where the two worlds become one.
It is getting a regular thing that these places have a strange effect.
On two tours to the Battlefield of Moytura where the Tuatha De Danaan defeated the Formorians, my digital recorder controls went confused and out of order.
When we visited a rare and hidden Bullaun Stone near Loch MacNean near Killinagh in Co. Cavan, with a huge standing stone that is hidden and not known about nearby, my mobile phone went weird and I could not log on to it.
Twice on the Battlefield of Moytura, we have got sort of lost although I know the path well.
Several times, we are amazed to see the time it is when we have finished a Tour. What seems two hours turns out to be actually four.
This is because of the altered consciousness states these thin places can produce. The ancient Irish manuscripts are full of people visiting ‘fairy land’ or ‘the land of eternal youth’ and finding centuries have passed when they return to this world.
I lead nine Sacred West of Ireland Tours in total. To find out more and to book on to one of my tours, go to: https://www.druidforestschool.com/tours.html
I look forward to meeting you and to our wonderful sharing,