Saturday, June 16, 2007

Newgrange Didn't Disappoint Me

There are some famous and historical places that have disappointed me. I guess I built them up so BIG in my mind that when I finally viewed them, they seemed much smaller and less dramatic than I had the Great Pyramid for instance.

However, Newgrange wasn't one of these let-downs! No, the moment I laid my eyes on Newgrange set like a precious jewel in a large field of green, my mouth fell open for the site is simply magnificent....and just as big as I had seen in my mind's eye.

For those that don't know about Newgrange, it's a stone age (or megalithic) passage tomb structure in the Boyne Valley of Ireland and best known for it's illumination passage chamber on the Winter Solstice. After paying the entry fee, our tour leader took a group of us into the small interior and showed us where the beam of light on the winter solstice will strike the interior, and even though we weren't there on that special day, the feeling was still quite magical. I imagine the interior of Newgrange on the Winter Solstice must be one of the toughest reservations to acquire!

If you'd like to read more about Newgrange, here's a good place to start:

101 Facts about Newgrange

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tara Forever

My very first psychic reading happened in an high-rise office building in Hollywood, California. I was twenty-one and a greenhorn. Coming from a Midwest religious background, I knew nothing about psychics or for that matter history, for I had only been exposed to a narrow range of thinking (or programming)at that time.

My husband went with me, and we both had readings. The psychic sat behind a basic business-looking desk, and he looked not at all 'woo-woo'. He wore business attire, and he spoke with authority. We sat in chairs facing him at his desk, and we were more than a bit stunned as we heard what he had to tell us for it sounded like science fiction!

This is a short paraphrase summary of what he said:

He said that I was of the race of the Tuatha De Danann, and that it wouldn't be until my older age that I would meet many of my kin.

I had been brought here on a starship piloted by my current husband who at that time was an android. It took him a long time to gain a soul on Earth, but he had succeeded. We were together as a couple in this lifetime for me to thank him for getting me safely to Earth as this was to be my last reincarnated lifetime.

When we arrived on Earth, the constellations were different, and there was no Libra. At the time we arrived, Virgo and Scorpio were one. (You can see the similarity in their astrological glyphs.)

There was more information, but the info given for this post is enough.

And this reading is what began my research into ancient sites, the Tuatha De Danann tribe, myth, power places, metaphysics, Ireland...and TARA!

Many years later my current partner and I traveled to Ireland to see for ourselves certain ancient and mythical sites which related to the Tuatha De Danann. We rented a car and traipsed around on our own with me at the wheel.

When we finally arrived at what is called the "Stone of Destiny" or "Lia Fail" at Tara, Ireland, we had the stone and the hill all to ourselves. The photos below were taken that day. The stone is "said to roar when it is touched by the rightful King of Tara", but it didn't roar for us. However, I have read in some books that the current stone wasn't the original stone placed there, and the original was moved away long ago. The energy of Tara was serene, and the area pastoral. So though no big downloads or revelations took place that day, I was happy I finally made it there.

For more information on Tara, click here.

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Can you imagine--they're attempting to put a roadway right through Tara!

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Visiting The Ancient Yew

Many years ago when my partner and I were spending time in England, we heard from some locals about the oldest yew tree, and since the tree wasn't too terribly far from where we were staying, we had a taxi take us to this ancient yew tree in the English countryside.

Many people probably wouldn't go out of their way for a TREE, but I'm different because I'm a passionate tree lover, and I believe trees are living beings. I commune with trees.

The second photo isn't really that great, but if you examine it, the age of this yew tree is stated as 1700 years old! That's a tree who's been there and done that! Imagine the wisdom of this tree, and imagine the things it's witnessed!

However, I now read on the net that another yew tree in Scotland hold the record of being the oldest tree.

Yews were often planted on ley lines, and later on in history churches were built on these sacred power places, and that is why you often find yew trees near churches in England.

For those that don't know much about trees, yews were holy guardians in many cultures and considered the MOST sacred tree! Click here for more info about yews.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Yotel Opens

Yesterday I received an email from Yotel notifying me that their Gatwick Airport Hotel at the South Terminal is now open for business. I put myself on their mailing list after I had blogged about their hotel concept on another one of my blogs, Way Khool Sites, sometime last year.

I am quite taken with the concept and the design of their mini hotel rooms. In a space of 7 square meters, you can fit TWO people with all these amenities: a flatscreen tv, cabin menu 24 hours a day, free internet access, shower, hairdryer, towels, etc.

What I particularly like about it is that you can rent the rooms hourly or overnight, and they are located right at the airport! How many times have I wished for the convenience of such an accommodation on a long layover!

Now if they'll get successful and expand so that when I travel, I can book a room online, I'll be a happy camper!

Right now I don't plan to go to England or Europe this summer, but should my plans change, I'll book a room with them just for the heck of it to check them out.

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