The Wye Connection 

The Wye Connection 

I cannot now tell you what prompted me to choose this destination. I think I was looking for a dolmen that I had not been to before, and which was within 2 hours drive of home. I think I narrowed the search down to the county of Powys in Wales, but as this is a huge county that wasn’t much of a narrowing! What resulted was this nice-looking dolmen structure about two hours away. That was as much thinking as went into the decision. I set myself a destination of the nearest town – Rhayader. I noticed, with interest, that the general area was close to the River Wye. That is a river that holds a particular fascination for me, and I have no idea why. I love the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire, that Powys region – the whole thing about it. I was about to...

Beltane 2015 – Reparations and the Four Stone Circle

Beltane 2015 – Reparations and the Four Stone Circle

We begin this year’s Beltane celebrations with a set of tales that are like ripples in life’s pond. They form concentric circles within each other, being made of the same substance, and affecting each other. So, I start my set of stories with the largest of the ripples – a ripple going back through time to loop around to the very beginning of our questing. This first story is the longest, and the rest get progressively shorter. Strap yourselves in! Beltane Bashing Background Long ago, when we were young and the world seemed idealistic, we had a notion that we could create a stone circle. Surely, all that would be required is for us to gather some stones together, maybe put them on a hill, enchant them, and then we would be Circle Makers? That,...

Fay Grove Beltane 2014 – 10

Gwas and I had opened a portal earlier on (Opening Portals) as a consequence we had been pulled down a path adjacent to the main site. At first we had encountered a couple of huge stones. After exploring those we entered a grove and instantly knew it was a Fay Grove. Before I even entered the place I could feel that this was something special. I stopped myself from stepping across the threshold. Was there any protocol that I needed to observe? No. Really? I was surprised. Surely there were observances to be made before entering this sacred grove? No. I wasn’t convinced. I really felt that some preparation, some energetic path at least must be observed. But to all these the rods came back with a no, no and no. You understand of course the semi absurdity of...

Anglesey Winter Soltice – Part 2: The Bryngwyn Stones and The Soar Stone

After Bryn Celli Ddu we travelled further along the southern coast road towards the village of Brynsencien. We had discovered some interesting new patterns of energy around the ancient mound and chamber, and had spent time drawing upon the Winter Solstice energies. Now we wanted to see whether those energies might change at the next set of sites we planned to visit: The Bryngwyn Stones and The Soar Stone. 2. Bryngwyn Stones: SH462669 – off the A4080 towards Newborough (South West Anglesey)  We had a vague idea about the whereabouts of the remaining two massive stones that had once formed part of two small circles, and it was much easier to find the location this second time. We parked in a small lay-by next to the A4080 just past the village of Brynsencien...