October 31st 2016
Contents G66 –
Editorial: Halloween and the veils are thin
Book News: Plant Spirit Gardener by Alanna Moore, published Halloween 2016
In the News: Coogee Beach and its energy portal
‘Halloween, Rathcroghan and its Underworld Portal’, by Alanna Moore, Ireland.
‘Tree Spirit Wars in an Outback Community’, by Hilary Bond PhD, Australia.
‘Heaven on Earth – the ‘Harmony-Sphere Installations’ of Madjid Abdellaziz’, by Martin Richter, Germany.
Obituary: Bill Mollison. Alanna Moore remembers Bill.
What’s On? –
Geomantic events coming up: in Ireland in February 2017, in West Wales in April, Germany in summertime (tbc) and in Australia and Penang, Malaysia around the end of 2017.
Editorial: Halloween and the veils are thin
Here in Ireland the seasons change, leaves are falling. The ancient Celtic year (for the northern hemisphere) is soon drawing to a close on October 31st, the festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-wen), aka Halloween. It’s the half way point between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. And it’s time for another Geomantica magazine, after a busy summer and nine months of writing a brand new book. Time to slow down, escape from the computer…
Around this time of year in Celtic tradition, the veils to the Other Worlds are said to be lifted. We are then in ‘thin’ times. And if we go to ‘thin’ places where the Other Worlds are close by, we may more easily glimpse the Other Crowd inhabiting the invisible dimensions. More on this subject later…
Unfortunately, the message going out with the awfully commercialised form of today’s American style Halloween is all about creating fear and pumping people up with it. Why they have to display ugly plastic ghouls in their front yards and dress up as such is hard to fathom. People who are overly fearful of the Other Worlds can become a magnet for unpleasant experiences and entities. On the other hand, if you don’t go looking for nasty spirit beings – they will never be an issue. And if you keep on the good side of spirit beings, all will go well! It’s time to move on from the demonisation of the spirit world and to have a reconciliation with it, for a more harmonised world.
Speaking of the Other Worlds, I’m excited to announce: my brand new book is now published and available at Samhain/Halloween 2016. In the book you find out how to become a ‘backyard shaman’, check out the fairies and plant spirits there, and potentially even grow “great big cabbages” in the process. Read on for details…
Thanks go to all the wonderful contributors for this Geomantica 66.
I think I might be hibernating this winter, so look forwards to the next edition of Geomantica in the (Celtic) spring, February 2017.
Have a happy, harmonious Halloween/Samhain and beyond that!
“This book is an ode to trees and the spiritual dimensions of the plant kingdom. We need trees now more than ever, so I hope it gives extra impetus for planting them and that it enhances a sense of the sacred in gardeners and landcarers.”
In this latest book on ‘divine gardening’, there is plenty of down-to-earth esoteric wisdom from Alanna Moore, an Australian-Irish professional geomancer with over 30 years experience. Everything a sensitive gardener needs to know to profoundly connect with Mother Nature is here, from the ancient art of dowsing (also called divining) to its application to gardening, improving the feng shui and co-creating with the devas – the fairy kingdom. With 206 pages, it is richly illustrated with 106 all colour photographs, there are also eleven dowsing charts and nine diagrams.
As well as giving the background of ancient folklore, there are scientific insights and descriptions from modern day clairvoyants to illuminate the spiritual realities of life and landscape. You can even use this book as a practical divining tool for learning to dowse, experience the other dimensional worlds and energetically enhance the environment. By following the suggested exercises and applying dowsing to the summaries, charts and lists provided for guiding your way, honing the intuitive faculties can be easy.
With this cutting-edge book, you can self-discover and practise the fascinating art of gardening with the devas. Self-empowered, you can become a ‘backyard shaman’. And you too can grow great big cabbages!
Order a copy now and they will be posted out from Ireland from November 1st.
Here is a link to the book’s page:
Plant Spirit Gardener – Table of Contents
Chapter one: What plants give us page 7 – 21
The benefits bestowed by plants, Tree of Life, Sacred trees, Trees and serpents of knowledge, Plant interactions, Aboriginal tree telephones, Aboriginal Birthing Tree, Plants and our health, Forest therapy.
Chapter two: Plant spirits page 23 – 54
Who are the plant spirits? Corn Gods, Plant totems, Tree Gods, The Green Man, Tree traditions in Europe, House spirits, Irish fairy bushes and haunted trees, Encounters with Forest Devas, Messages from the Waldgeist.
Chapter three: Herbs, Fairies and Healing page 55 – 70
Shamanic herbalism, French herbal maverick, Irish herbal fairy lore, Biddy Early, Welsh fairy herb doctors, Ireland’s ancient herb hospitals, Therapeutic Gardening.
Chapter four: Connecting with plant spirits page 71 – 86
The Findhorn experience, Spirits of the herbs, Flower essences, Healing trees, Trees to the Rescue!, Music of the Plants, Initiating tree spirit contact, Developing love of nature and the plant kingdom, Tree Meditation, Fairy Meditation, Communicating with plant devas summary, Connecting and Healing with Herb Devas summary.
Chapter five: Plant Energies page 87 – 106.
Electrical nature of trees, Bees and flowers talk to each other, Plants and cosmos, Diamagnetism and paramagnetism, Subtle anatomy, Tree emotions, Spiral Force, Critical rotational position, Fundamental Ray and Front Door, Communication waves and lines, The nature of dryads, Man of the Trees, Unhealthy energies, Electro-smog effects.
Chapter six: Dowsing plant energies page 107 – 124
How to dowse for questions and answers, Plant dowsing questions, Measuring by dowsing, Dowsing for a friendly tree, Sacred Tree dowsing chart, Tree aura bathing, Plant aura dowsing, Plant energy spirals, Tree spiral dowsing technique, Tree chakra dowsing, Plant spirit dowsing, Drawing up the Sap, Indoor plant fairy, Dowsing sick trees, Energetic enhancement by visualisation.
Chapter seven: Dowsing in the Garden page 125 – 146
Seed dowsing and magnetising, Select most suitable species, Determine soil corrections, Garden dowsing lists, Match plants with companion species, Dowse for best planting location and orientation, Trees and the Curry Grid, Find best day and time to plant, Determine if plants are affected by noxious energies, Moscow’s sick street trees – Dowser to the rescue!, Determine if soil is polluted, Determine plant healing methods, Geomantic garden design, Garden Energy Harmonising and Enhancement dowsing list, Determine best harvesting techniques, amounts and times, Select best location for earthing, Garden Dowsing Applications Summary.
Chapter eight: Gardening with the devas page 147 – 168
Where can garden devas be found? What do devas think of us? Flowers, fairies and tree connectons, Cut flowers and displaced devas, Flower blues, Co-creating with the devas, Biodynamic garden fairy, Luther Burbank’s plant magic, Being a friend to your plants, Tane – god of New Zealands’ forests, Keep fairy homes and pathways free from interference, Plant ‘green ribbons’, sacred trees and Deva Stations, Maintain only good thoughts in the garden, Negative thoughtforms, Keep fairy areas toxin and metal free, New Bronze Age, Re-locate plant devas if necessary, Gardening with the Devas summary.
Chapter nine: Divine gardening page 169 – 193
Temple gardens, Good feng shui in the garden, Feng shui Landscaping List, Blessing seeds and plants, Harvest and thanksgiving, Ceremonies at harvest time, Effects of song and dance, Garden altars and spirit houses, Gardening magic in the Pacific Islands, Garden sanctuary, Creating sacred sites, Fairyfield dreaming, What if you don’t have a garden? Divine Gardening Summary.
References and resources pages 195 – 206
In the News:
Coogee Beach, Sydney, and its energy portal
Lovely memories were conjured up in comments made at the end of the ‘Magic of Bronte Beach’ article published in the New South Wales Dowsers’ Society newsletter of August 2016 (and also in the last Geomantica, no. 65). Editor Francois Capmeil related an energy dowsing workshop held a decade ago at Coogee Beach, the next beach south of Bronte. Here on the north headland a sacred site has been developing since 2002 and it has been written about several times in Geomantica. Below is a photo from that day, with Alanna and Francois dowsing the Mary shrine, and following is what Francois added at the end of Bronte article. Editor.
Editor’s Notes –
“Alanna Moore is one of our founders. She now lives in Ireland, but travels a lot to give lectures and seminars. We always enjoy her visits to Australia and try to organise a dowsing seminar around it.
“I did attend an earth energy course with Alanna at Coogee headland quite a few years ago. Alanna’s friend [the late] Billy Arnold was there. He was an extraordinarily gifted psychic who, amongst other things, could see entities.
“He asked us to sit in front and slightly above the site where Mary supposedly appeared on the Coogee Headland, and close our eyes. He then proceeded to describe what he saw. He saw a huge ball of beautiful energy race from Wedding Cake Island to the spot in front of us, a little over the cliff outside of the shrine spot.
“Billy said the entity was feminine energy, like a ‘Queen of entities’. It was filled with many small brilliant orbs shimmering and spinning around inside of it. As the ‘Queen’ raised above the rocks I felt this incredible peace washing over me. We stayed silent, all affected by the presence. The ‘Queen’ stayed for a while then whooshed away at great speed, back towards the island.
“Billy explained that long before the Sydney basin was created by a huge river, some 200 million years ago, the area was covered with volcanos. Over millions of years, the basaltic lava flows from the volcanos were buried and covered by the river sands, which became over time our Sydney sandstone. These solidified lava flows now act as highways for entities of all kinds. One of these lava flow ends right where Wedding Cake island is located and this is where the ‘Queen’ who visited us came from.
“A few years earlier I came to Coogee to show the late Michael Poynder the shrine. He dowsed two strong lines of energy crossing right [behind] where the shrine is, a little over the cliff. A powerful vortex is located there. Michael said that entities often use these vortexes to move from one dimension to the next.
“Quite possibly one of these became visible for a while, triggering the religious publicity for the site. In any case it does not matter if people think it is the Virgin Mary or not. People come and feel the energy of the vortex and benefit.”
Halloween, Rathcroghan and its Underworld Portal
by Alanna Moore, October 2016.
One of the premier ‘thin’ places in Irish tradition is not far from where I live. Oweynagat (in Irish – Uaimh na gCait), the Cave of the Cats, is a 120m long tunnel and cave system, a horizontal fissure carved by water flowing through the limestone bedrock. The original entrance of the cave was east facing and the sun would stream inside it around the mid-summer sunrise. From this cave, legends go, on the eve of November 1st (when winter and new year starts) and May 1st (the beginning of summer), various beings from the Underworld emerge. These mythic characters include a daughter of the sun godddess (Crochen Croderg), the Morrigan (sovereignty and war goddess, originally Mór-Ríoghain, the Great Queen goddess), a giant and other beings that might take the form of cats or other animals that emerge from the cave at this time. When visiting recently, at this famed entrance to the Underworld we met a super playful kitten, as in the photo.
The Cave of the Cats is one of the over 60 ancient monuments and sites of the royal complex of Rathcroghan in County Roscommon, just northwest of the village of Tulsk. Rathcroghan is set on a fertile plain and was obviously a great power centre for the Cruthintuatha Croghain, the indigenous clans of the region, in what was a part of Ulster originally. Here traces and ruins from Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age times are abundant. Time and ‘progress’ has not erased them, though they are often hiding beneath lush pastures with sheep grazing on top and not always obvious to the casual glance. Luckily our small group had tour guide and archeologist Mike Croghan, a true local man of the land there, to give us expert guidance.
For millennia, this centre was the inauguration place of the regional kings. Apparently, this involved a symbolic mating with the goddess of sovereignty of the land, involving an unfortunate horse that was then turned into horse soup… But then again, it could also be a case of fanciful propaganda against the old pagan practises, designed to help smooth the way for foreign interests to take over. Putting one’s ‘enemy’ in an ugly light, to justify land grabbing and genocidal behaviour still goes on today, using the same old guise of the “good, civilised and righteous” versus the “barbarians”.
Since medieval spin doctors of the ascending church of Armagh re-wrote the old Irish annals to glorify their friends and entice other churches to come under their power-hungry wing, Rathcroghan has been cast as the royal centre of all Connaught province since time immemorial. However, there isn’t any definite archeological evidence to support this and the pseudo histories are better called myths.
The true Cruachan royal centre of Connaught (as ruled by legendary Queen Maeve in the 1st century CE), was around Athenry in County Galway, as marked by Ptolomy on his famous 1st century CE map. It’s now partly under a modern motorway and is conveniently forgotten. Only in the eighth century, when the invading Ui Briuin (O’Brian in English) dynasty from east of Lough Corrib in County Galway, conquered Croghain Ai, as it was called then, did it become incorporated into Connaught and from that sept descended the O’Connor kings of Connaught.
The Ui Briuin Ai, as they then called themselves, used the Bronze Age monument of Carnfree as their inauguration mound and made sure that written ‘history’ told the lie that they had always ruled this region. Iron Age Queen Maeve has no connection with Rathcroghan at all, but in popular belief this warped myth lives on, despite the ground truth not matching the stories, except that antiquarians and archeologists of the 18th and 19th centuries went around fancifully labelling monuments in an ill matched attempt to accord with the medieval myths (just as they did at Tara, another regional royal centre of Ulster). 1. Unsubstantiated monument names at Rathcroghan are now starting to be dropped, I noticed.
Celtic tribes typically didn’t just have imposing ancestral mounds at their royal centres as proof of their land tenure. They would also have mounds or caves that were considered to be the Other World abodes of their ruling family of gods and goddesses. (The so-called Tuatha da Danaan, for example, were a family of deities. Medieval scribes writing of them cast them in a human light, to degrade the memory of their true stature.) So Rathcroghan would once have had its own parallel universe of other-dimensional deities as a part of its power base. Who these beings were is not properly remembered. Surveyor John O’Donovan noted, when working on his Roscommon county survey in the 1830s, when asked about monuments around Rathcroghan, the local people didn’t actually have local folklore to confirm a Queen Maeve connection, rather, they were espousing the medieval myths that he was also sceptical about . 2. But one can always go to these places anytime (many are on public land, always open and free to visit) and try to make direct contact with spirit beings that might still be residing there.
The main mound (5 metres high) was a ceremonial meeting place of great importance. Geophysical surveys of the mound have found indications of an east-facing ritual avenue with ramps leading up to the summit. There are remains of two concentric stone walls within a perimeter retained by a timber palisade; there is also evidence of timber structures on the summit. An artist’s impression, illustrating what the geo-physical survey may have discovered, is shown on a signboard there, as in the photo.
Here’s a link to a virtual tour of eighteen of the sites at Rathcroghan: http://www.voicesfromthedawn.com/rathcroghan/
So that my perceptions would be unclouded, before visiting Rathcroghan I avoided looking up any information and went there without any expectations. After we reached the top of the main mound, on the suggestion of our guide, I was able to confirm by dowsing the presence of aerial energy lines (Energy Leys) that converged at the centre. There was loads of energy there, for sure! We played Tibetan bowls while Chandra Easton, a visiting Australian astrologer-geomancer, tuned in to the invisible dimensions and she reported that the ‘dreaming’ of the place was opening up to us in the form of a triskele, a triple spiral shape also seen in ancient carvings. I found myself in a ‘thin place’ and perceived a spirit in the form of an old white bearded priest in a long white robe and holding a tall staff, the emblem of authority. He greeted me kindly and wanted to show me around.
At nearby Rathbeg, another monumental place of power, Chandra got the strong message that this was very much a women-only ceremonial space. Genderised sacred space would be very familiar to Chandra, as she often travels to outback Australia to be with Aboriginal people and she introduces other people to them on tours. 3. It is common for Aboriginal sacred places to be for only men’s or women’s ceremonial use. (And it would be fascinating to take a group of Aboriginal elders to the Rathcroghan sites to see what impressions they pick up there!)
On Rathbeg’s terraced mound, another ‘thin place’, a priestess spirit appeared to me, a maiden in white robes, bearing a large bowl. I was intrigued to discover more about her and the site, but my companions had busy schedules. Whatever this priestess was offering me, if that was what she was doing, would have to wait another day when I had more time to tune in.
Rathcroghan (which apparently means Rath Cruthin) is a place with little disturbance to it, so it’s memories are still held strongly there in the stones and landscape for all to tap in to. It’s not surprising as this place has been a focus for magic, power and ceremony for thousands of years and Irish genes, like my own, can be highly resonant with that.
1. ‘Hand of History, Burden of Pseudo-History’ by Tom O’Connor, Trafford, 2005, Ireland.
2. Ordinance Survey Letters Roscommon – letters relating to the antiquities of the County Roscommon containing information collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1837, Fourmasters Press, Dublin, 2010.
3. You can see Chandra’s work at her website: www.starastrologyhealing.com
TREE SPIRIT WARS IN AN OUTBACK COMMUNITY
By Hilary Bond PhD, Queensland, Australia.
In this article I explore and discuss the concept of two different plant spirits of vastly differing frequencies. The major spirit of place was a compassionate, loving, female spirit, in fact a deva, who was the umbrella and mediator for many tree spirits in a huge, seemingly tranquil and isolated forest situated between Stanthorpe and Inglewood in Queensland, Australia. This loving spirit of the place kept the peace between a community of Ironbark Eucalypt trees and a localised, aggressive plant spirit, who oversaw the Eucalyptus pilligaensis (Grey Gums) and Callitris glaucophylla (White Cypress Pines). According to some elderly local men from Inglewood, the cypress pines had invaded the area as a result of timber getters, who had nearly decimated all the Ironbark trees, in the area, in the 1850s to 1940s, until there were only saplings left. Like the old men in the Inglewood area, author Eric Rolls’ conclusion about the Pilliga forest [the Million Wild Acres, 1] is that the forest used to be an open woodland forest, but that European influence has enabled the Cypress Pine to dominate. I had heard of this aggressive, male yowie plant spirit that protected the invasive Cypress Pines, from elders in various Aboriginal clans, since 1983, when I had been warned about its threatening characteristics by Aboriginal elders of the Yuin (Wallaga Lakes to Nowra people), Gangalida (Doomadgee to Nicholson River) and Jiringali (Hughenden to Charters Towers people) clans. This Inglewood area aggressive Cypress Pine spirit protector has a bad reputation in many parts of Australia by non-Indigenous people, but is also renowned as a Dreamtime Spirit Being who has many personas in many Australian locales. From 2005 to 2012, inclusive, I spent time in various overseas countries learning different forms of shamanism and parts of two of the shamanic courses focused on communication with plant spirits, one with small plants and the other with trees. As I had been raised on a large pastoral property in the outback of Australia trees and plants fascinated me and I spent much of my childhood wandering in the creek beds, where the ubiquitous Coolibahs (Eucalyptus trees) grew along the sides of the creeks.
In light of my love of trees and plants, in 2012 I was given access to a very isolated forest near Inglewood, where Eucalypts and Cypress Pines dominated. The forest was two and a half thousand acres in size. From early 2012 a number of the trees, in particular, some of the Narrow Leafed Grey Gums (Eucalyptus pilligaensis), began to talk to me and it was clear that some of the song lines in this forest connected with the Arrernte Aboriginal clan song lines around Alice Springs. Thus many of these plant spirits had great power. My dowsing also told me that their energy could also clear negative leyline energies, clear ants and bring clarity of intellect and emotions. In regard to the leylines, I found that the Cebra Ironbark, in fact most of the Ironbark spirits changed the energy completely. I found many had delightful dryads that sang and danced and their energy and songs completely changed any toxic energy that came towards them. If I stood in this energy I felt quite ill, but when the Iron barks were placed in the line of the negative leylines the energy ceased.
Whereas the beautiful lemon-yellow flowered Acacia pilligaensis or Pilliga Wattle created the largest and beautiful holographic fairy images, I found the foul mouthed and aggressive Cypress Pines tree spirits, on the south-west hill, were swearing loudly at me whenever I came near them. It seemed to be a forest of many plant spirit personalities and it appeared that the ones who jumped out at me, at first, were connected with the Pilliga Forest, which was geographically, botanically and spiritually connected with this forest. The interesting phenomena that occurred here was that the Cypress Pine spirit went not long after I transferred some small Cypress Pines from the mountainous, dry property in the Inglewood area to the Beaudesert area. When the Cypress Pines were planted on the flat river country where I live around Beaudesert within a few weeks they became friendly and caring rather than foul mouthed and aggressive. Also they leaned away from the Ironbark trees on my property. The Ironbark energy was too strong for them.
The owner wished to build a small house in this forest and even though I had done some weekend dowsing courses over the years I needed to learn how to dowse properly. Although I had clairaudient- clairvoyant skills and a tool kit of shamanic competencies, I knew that dowsing skills would help me find a great spot for the house, but more importantly for me, I hoped dowsing would help me research the reason different tree spirits in the forest communicated so differently. Firstly, I tried pendulum dowsing, but found using my finger whilst shutting my eyes was more efficient and in situ using wire coat hangers as direction finders. I found my finger over maps and photographs much more effective. I also used lists of possibilities to dowse over.
Although the forest was so large I had been a consistent hiker all my life so I circumnavigated the perimeter of the forest and investigated all of its ecosystems along the east, north, west and south boundaries. I took a great number of photos to show my friends in a plant spirit group I had set up on Facebook in 2012. Some of us could see into the plant spirit world by closing our eyes when we looked at the photographs. One of my friends noticed a myriad of tiny green fairies in a Eucalyptus dealbata, a pretty tree with a twisted trunk, orange bark and oily turquoise round leaves. But my friend also noticed yowie adult male spirits in the Cypress Pines on the south-west hill and ‘baby monkey’ [yowie] spirits, as she called them, climbing the trees at the south dam. By an amazing coincidence on the same day I took my dowsing rods with me on a walk to the middle track that bisected the forest. As I turned into the northern track, where a myriad of small Cypress Pines grew, my dowsing rods began signalling the presence of yowies. But, there was only a sole yowie, a boy, who I judged to be around ten years old. As a glamour he wore the blue school clothes of a primary school boy. He told me that the female and male yowies lived separately and in different places. He told me that, “I live with the females. The females live up on the north hill with the old queen. They are very friendly and wise. They will like you!” He added, “Look for the Cypress tree with a forked top. Oh, and the angry yowie males live to the north east.” I was shown a picture of the Carnarvon Gorge and some giant hairy men.
I smiled and set off for a walk that took me two and a half hours, first east, then north up a very steep hill. I found the forked Cypress tree and I knew this was a portal. The old gnarled queen was tiny, barely four and a half feet tall. She was flanked by two giant part-yowie females, who were seven feet tall. “Don’t stare,” she whispered in a deep and husky voice. “We are only part yowie, but mostly human. They are Amazons. There are few of us left. I know what you think, so it is easier if I talk. Remember back about twenty years ago that old Jiringali woman told you they smoke the area where the yowies live at White Mountain. Then the yowies give them knowledge. Yeah. That’s in ole’ Percy Mumbulla’s book too. They heal him when he broke his leg. They real patient and loving with him. Yeah. Remember ‘bout fifteen years ago you been up on that island in the Gulf talking to that ole’ Gangalida fella. Yeah. He was the child of a ‘whitefella’ and a black mother. The old stepfather gave the mother a hiding and put the baby in a hollow log, so he would die. Yahoos [yowies], they rescued him from death, by making the cattle stampede. The little toddler, that he was then, was swept along with the cattle to the water hole. Then some white drovers saved him. But see lovie, we are not really in your world. Half in and half out, that’s what we are. You understand? You got the strong eye. All you fellas with the strong eye can see us as clear as daylight. Others see nothing. Next time we talk about The Great Caterpillar. This all you need to know today.” 4
In 1983 I spent a few days at Wallaga Lakes Aboriginal community with the head Aboriginal elder Gaboo Ted Thomas, his wife Ann, my young son and best friend. Gaboo took us to the top of Mumbulla (Biamanga) mountain where he claimed that Aboriginal youths had been initiated in the past. Later that night he admitted that the initiation place was a sacred place and particularly dangerous to women as “the yowies often took human females away to mate with them.” 5 Gaboo and Ann also warned me not to go near a forest in north-west New South Wales called the Pillaga, where the yowies, as a species, were the local Aboriginal totem. Another Elder, Granny M, a Gangalida woman from north-west Queensland warned me not to stop around White Mountain near Charters Towers. “Those gardagella [yowies]”, she told me, “they real dangerous. Don’t you go through there after ten o’clock at night.” 6
The name, yahoo or yowie, collected from an Aboriginal source, suggests that the creature is a part of the Dreamtime. “Old Bungaree, a Gunnedah wise-man Aboriginal (of the Kamilaroi tribe) … said at one time there were tribes of the yahoos and they were the original inhabitants of the country. He said they were the old race of blacks … The yahoos and the blacks used to fight and the blacks always beat them but the yahoo always made away, being faster runners. We were frightened of them.” 7 Gunnedah is in the Pilliga Forest region. After reading this I wondered whether the yowies were like the Tuatha de Danae who had disappeared underground in Ireland after the Celtic people came.
Because I discussed the yowies with Alanna Moore throughout 2016 I felt that I should gain a wider and more fair and ambient view of yowies in different Australian locales. I also did this because of some photographs of Oregon forest signs, a friend sent me, that portrayed “Big Foot”, a similar hairy giant, as gentle creatures of the forests in Oregon, USA. I had seen signs in June, 2016 in the forest Toomboola and Woodenbong forests of northern New South Wales, Australia that also portrayed yowies as gentle creatures. In fact there were warnings on windy forest roads around the Woodenbong and Toomboola mountain areas that urged motorists to slow down because yowies crossed there. Though I never have seen yowies non-clairvoyantly, I went back to Woodenbong in late September, 2016 to find out more about the yowies of that locality. At the camping grounds in the south of Woodenbong I dowsed for yowie presence and they were in the vicinity. A yowie spirit of the place declared himself as “the umbrella protective spirit of Woodenbong” and there was no doubt that Woodenbong intuitively felt good. The people were friendly and warm, the area was lush green, the gardens and farms flourished, the sheep grazing on the Woodenbong village green were fat and healthy and beautiful birds abounded. After I clairaudiently asked a representative of the Yowie nation to talk to me in Toomboola National Park a male voice rang out declaring himself one of the leaders of the “gentle forest hairy people… who are environmental protectors of the area and who loved to sit up in the She-Oaks and whistle.” He added,” We do the ceremonies that keep the leylines healthy”. This was a far cry from the angry yowie plant spirits of the Inglewood and Pilliga area. “Why?” I wondered.
After the Ironbarks (Eucalyptus fibrosa, crebra, sideroxylon, melanapholia and caleyi species) had been decimated, by clearing, the Cypress Pine and the white-ant prone Grey Gum, Eucalyptus pilligaenisis happily existed in toxic or low astral energy or malefic spiritual energy. How did I know this? Because if I stayed around the Cypress Pines that had male yowie spirits or the Eucalyptus pilligaensis, for any length of time, I would feel ill or they would become aggressive verbally. This may be the answer to why Pilliga plant species such as Cypress Pines dominate areas where non-Indigenous people had been mindlessly destructive. There were some places in the forest I did not go, because they felt so malevolent and one of those places was where Grey Gums and Cypress Pines were overpopulated and they robbed the place of energy. The male yowies loved this low astral energy, whereas the compassionate and wholesome healing Ironbark trees could clear negative spirits and toxic lower astral energy. When I showed photographs of places with particularly low energy my clairvoyant friends warned me not to go there. When I talked to the Ironbark trees about this phenomenon many individual Ironbark trees taught me healing techniques, theory and songs to clear the large bull ant’s nests that indicated toxic crossings of negative leylines.
In January, 2014 there were massive bushfires that destroyed many properties in the Inglewood area, including half of the two and a half thousand ‘fairy forest’. I noticed the fire did not touch the ‘good energy’ areas where the spirit of place deva resided with her caring plant spirits and the groves where the giant healing Ironbark trees resided. The fire also went right around the ‘Star Tree’ and the north hill where the old yowie queen and her female protectors lived with their giant Cypress trees. Where much of the middle track and the area around the owner’s caravan had been a ‘thin place’ where one could easily communicate with ancestral guides and angels, the after effects of the fire stopped this for at least 18 months until the remaining trees that were burnt grew leaves again. This is a very difficult to explain, but the intense heat changed the frequency of the area. Our refrigerator in the caravan, the GPS, car batteries in the two farm cars and the generator all failed and never worked again. I could normally see and hear my Grandmother, but I simply could not contact her for eighteen months. My grandfather who had died thirty years before my grandmother and had a spiritual task of rescuing people, who had been destroyed in explosions in wars, could communicate with me. He told me that the middle track area was similar to scenes of war devastation. He said the mass of thick trees created ‘a thin place’.
I asked the spirit of place and many individual Ironbark trees what they thought of the fire. The unanimous answer was that they welcomed the fire, as they thought the fire was a healthy phenomenon, because it cleared the negative energy and now the male yowies had gone. The spirit of the place did not make a judgement about the Cypress Pines and the male yowies as she was a harmonious being, but the Ironbarks did not see the male yowies as aware, pleasant or healing beings, just invasive and of low energy. The catch was that the owner was so disillusioned by the fire that he decided to put his property on the market and that he believed that he could sell a lot of his remaining timber to timber getters. I am hoping that the timber merchants want his Cypress Pine, but not his beautiful Ironbark trees.
What I do realise is that the yowie plant spirits are localised and they respond to the energy of the Earth, the skies and the astral energy particular to the locality. Maybe you, the audience can suggest any other reasons why the plant spirits behave as they do, but in Australia the Aboriginal clans see each local area as having their own Dreamtime spirits and its own corresponding energy. Was there a war among plant spirits in the Inglewood area? Perhaps it was just a fight for available resources in an area where non-Indigenous people had interfered with the status quo in local forests, whereas in the Woodenbong area the Mulli Mulli Aboriginal people kept the old ways and the forests grew lush and strong, so life was good and peaceful for all spirit life, all plants and all people.
References & Footnotes
1. Rolls, E. (1981). ‘A Million Wild Acres’, Melbourne: Nelson.
2. Eucalyptus pilligaensis, commonly known as the Pilliga Grey Box or Narrow leaved Grey Box, is a species of Eucalypt native to eastern Australia.
3. A solitary, huge Eucalyptus pilligaensis (or Blue Gum), whom I called ‘The Star Tree’, honoured me from 2013 to 2016 by telling me his story of creation, specifically when “The Great Caterpillar” came and taught the local Aboriginal Elders his story. “The songs with which the totemic ancestors created the world were not lost; they have been maintained and transmitted through the generations. Every major totemic site has its own ritual, poetry, music and art. Each totemic centre (knanilla) contained the spirit, kuruna, of the totemic ancestor.” Northern Territory, Australia: Parks and Wildlife (2010.) The Cultural Values of the Central Ranges: a preliminary report. http:// www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/9964/Chapter6.pdf page. 165.
I have not asked ‘The Star Tree” for his song yet, even though many of the plant spirits sing to me and inspire me to paint. It seems to be no coincidence that the totemic beliefs around the Todd River in Arrernte country are similar to those of the ‘Fairy Forest’ I visited.
Nicole, Latoyah, Kelly and Oceania, Students at the Larapinta Primary School suggest that, “Most Gum trees in the Todd River are the Caterpillar people who became lost on their way from Mt Zeil to Emily Gap. Most large trees have great spiritual powers and each one has a different name. When they die the powers pass to the closest small tree. The power gets passed on for generations and generations.” (Cited by http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/
pdf_file/0010/9964/Chapter6.pdf page. 171.) The group of Arrernte people closely connected to the Caterpillar Dreamings, focussed on a totemic site at Emily Gap. The group consisted of 40 people, 26 of which were regarded as descendants of the Caterpillar ancestors who originally occupied the area, while 14 were descended from Caterpillar ancestors, who travelled to Alice Springs from other places. Thirty- five of the 40 people were of the Penangke/Peltharre patricouple (associated with the Caterpillar totem), while the remaining five were Perrurle/Kemarre (Spencer and Gillen 1927:334). Perrurle and Kemarre are two of the Arrernte skin names and are in a father-child relationship.
4. Personal Communication with yowie Queen, July 25, 2013.
5. Personal Communication with Gaboo Ted Thomas, July 31st 1983 at Wallaga Lakes, NSW, Australia.
6. Personal Communication with Granny M, at Mornington Island, as part of my PhD field research on February 19, 2002. See Bond, H (2005). “We’re the Mob You Should be Listening to: Aboriginal Elders speak about community-school relationships.” School of Education, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
7. Tefler, W. (1980.) ed. R. Millis. The Walladabah Manuscripts: Reflections of the Early Days: The Early History of the Northern Districts of NSW. New South Wales, University: Kensington, NSW, Australia. P. 55.
Heaven on Earth – the “Harmony-Sphere Installations” of Madjid Abdellaziz
by Martin Richter, geomancer from Bavaria, Germany
As geomancers we are traditionally “down-to-earth“-people. We are focussing mostly on the earthly realms, handle frequencies, phenomena, anchor-points memorised deep in the Earth’s body, and we communicate with the spirits of nature with our sincere intention to be of assistance in helping to create harmony. Leastwise that was my impression of myself and all the wonderful colleagues I’m thankful to have met in the past 20 years of life as a geomancer. Some years ago, triggered through the recognition of the massive, obvious chemtrail spraying (aerosol injections) and the weather-manipulations, I was wondering if I may have had so far neglected the atmosphere of Mother Earth in my geomantic work. Of course, there was also always communication with the heavenly beings but have I really considered the sky, the aura of the planet? Honestly I had to admit to myself that I haven’t had done enough… From then on my motivation was to develop some ideas for a clean and holy sky and was lucky to find profound knowledge in the work of Madjid Abdellaziz, a brilliant pioneer from Algeria. It is my honour to introduce his invention to you and to sum up the essence of this video about the creation of a “Harmony-Sphere-Device” in Paraguay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezmsaTaxXd8 (so far only in German language)
Madjid Abdellaziz is a man with visions. There are plans for creating “a green wave“ meandering through the Sahara desert, initiated through his approach of integral environmental-healing. And it works! On his website you can find out more about his ambitious goals and many projects:
Madjid combines the knowledge of four quite well-know creators: Nikola Tesla, Viktor Schauberger, Walter Russel and Wilhelm Reich. The you-tube video shoot took place at Andreas Pfeiffer’s “Parent Tree Farm”, an ecological reforestation project in Paraguay, in April 2014. Andreas had asked for Madjid’s help, because there had been an unusual long period of drought in Paraguay.
One constituent of the device may be known to some of you already, it’s the classical “Cloudbuster“ of Wilhelm Reich, modified for safe use through a wooden connecting piece, moveable in its angle of inclination. So it can be used in full power for emergencies or half the power for normal use. Another “Wilhelm-Reich-device“ is placed solidly into the middle of a round basin, on the ground is the “flower of life“ pattern; its purpose is to re-organise and harmonise on the sub-atomic levels. In his research Reich discovered two main possible energy states: Orgone and DOR (Deadly Orgone). Whenever there is too much DOR in the atmosphere and on a land, water splits up into Ozone and Hydrogen, it rains less and less, deserts start to develop. Then happens a change in milieu, the rain and soil become acidic, trees are dying thus leading to even more drought, because trees are an essential part in the natural water-cycles:
(sketch of cycle from Madjids website)
That’s the reason why the work of Madjid and Andreas complement each other so perfectly!
Madjid uses 10 special steel tubes per device in his constructions. This ensures that all the sky-acupuncture-places can go into resonance, establishing regional and global networks. One of his plans is to create one weather-harmonising plant every 500 km through the Sahara desert.
Picture of “green wave“ through North-Africa from:
The aim in weather-harmonisation is to help the eco-sphere to regenerate itself from below, the place of sky-acupuncture. To make this happen water plays an essential role. Viktor Schauberger was an expert in the properties of water. He discovered that the spiral-way is most effective in creating high-quality water. In Madjid’s device there are several elements designed in accordance with Schauberger’s and Russell’s (a contemporary of Tesla) insights, such as spirally moving water flowing in the spiral design of the pool’s floor.
Nikola Tesla’s primary coil is used on the floor as well plus likely to be in the heart-piece of the invention; This is the only part of knowledge that can just be obtained through Madjid to protect the know-how, to me it looks like an ionisator. Once all the pieces are put together and the water is flowing, a 3-D-Torus field is created. There are resonators and connecting wires lifted up to form a virtual pyramid, perfectly orientated towards the magnetic poles, also extending downwards energetically.
DOR-energy, chemtrail-nano-particles, even radioactivity is now continuously pulled or better said “inhaled“ into the field -like a lung- and instantly transformed into life-sustaining Orgone, which is breathed out. It is even safe to take a bath in the pool. Madjid calls it enthusiastically a “Fountain of Youth“.
Madjid’s success proves him right. After many months of drought it starts raining again in Paraguay on the very same night! Accompanied by thousands of lightning bolts dissolving the stagnant energy. And ever since it has been raining at least once a week at Andreas Pfeiffer’s “Parent Tree Farm“. The weather has stabilised and is natural again. Furthermore, the effectiveness of the sky-acupuncture is even growing in strength after a while, radiating like the waves of a stone thrown into the water. Another “special feature“: with the already existing sphere-harmonisers it is possible to give an impulse to any place in the world (under certain circumstances) as distant healing. That this is indeed working is documented by Madjid as well.
The amazing long-term effects of integral environmental-healing, which can be directly derived from the efforts of the desert-greening team, is observed around all places where Harmony-Sphere devices are installed. For example in Algeria; this country was lacking water for agriculture, it even had to import this precious live-giver. Shortly after the building of the weather-harmonisers the situation changed for the better and nowadays groundwater level has risen 30 meters, there is enough water from the Atlas mountains and in 2009 for the first time ever Algeria was able to export grain.
For the humans and animals living on such suddenly blessed land it is truly a miraculous present to see their dream of “Heaven on Earth” being fulfilled.
Just like mine is fulfilled, too, appreciating the healing of the planet. That’s simply what happens, when both Heaven and Earth are considered/respected and join together in harmony.
Obituary: Bill Mollison
Memories of Bill by Alanna Moore
Bill was born in Tasmania 88 years ago and died there in October 2016. Quel hombre! What a guy! He devised the notion of permaculture (permanent culture/ agriculture), the art of not ‘eating the planet’ (squandering resources and energies). He got us food growers thinking super holistically in our garden design, connecting all the dots together into a fabulous synergy of abundance.
Bill was a great motivator and catalyst for change. He unleashed the imagination and harnessed the energies of a whole generation of people. He made his eco-sound ideas ‘go viral’ before there was an internet that you supposedly need to make that possible. I remember hearing an interview with someone who was inspired by him. He had a vivid memory of been electrified by Bill’s insights, in an interview on ABC radio. He was driving along and had to stop the car and pull over, to better concentrate. Hearing Bill talk about permaculture changed his life from that moment on. It was a bit like that for me too.
I first met Bill at the Australian Permaculture Convergence at Yarrahappini on the NSW mid north coast, it must have been around 1986. At that point I didn’t even know what a ‘bio-region’ was and I put up my hand and asked him about it and he kindly explained. I bought his Permaculture Designers Manual and he signed it, adding – ‘Great big cabbages to you!’ I was hooked on permaculture and have been studying, experimenting and reaping abundance in my own gardens ever since.
A few years later, I would visit Bill when I was living up in northern New South Wales, in the dramatic volcanic landscapes there. When I told him I had become one of the editors of the Permaculture International Journal, he was initially dismissive of me, but we did become friends. I would bring plants to swop and sometimes get to be entertained by Bill with his travellers tales (and he travelled a lot, lecturing and inspiring the world) and great laughs. One day a vegan woofer I took there started to look rather squeamish after Bill’s story (that had sinister implications) about buying meat from door to door salesmen in Moscow. He liked his meat and he knew well how to push peoples’ buttons. Another time, around 1997, Bill was away and he kindly allowed me to use his library for research. He had such an amazing reference book collection! They all had to be kept in glass cases to stop the books going mouldy in the steamy climate. I was writing what went on to become my best-selling book – Backyard Poultry – Naturally.
Soon after, Bill moved back to the temperate climate of north coast Tasmania, while I moved to Victoria. We were both sick of the heat and humidity of the sub-tropics (inland of Byron Bay). The last time I visited him was there at Sisters Creek in 2001. I was keen on film making in those days and had requested to film an interview. What I didn’t know then was that Bill rarely gave interviews, in this century at least. So I was lucky. He was sweet, making us tea and the neighbour’s fruit cake was delicious. Then he took us on a magical walk around his gardens. I had to scramble to keep up and keep filming, he had his own agenda. The resulting short film is up on You Tube, a rare item! (Here is a LINK.)
Or you can buy it as part of a larger film on DVD – ‘Eco-Gardeners Down Under’, being part two of the Earth Care, Earth Repair film series. (Here is a LINK.)
Some people say that “permaculture has been Australia’s best export”. I think they are right. Bill might have had a bruff persona and didn’t work out all of the details of his permaculture system, but it doesn’t matter. He gave us a conceptual framework to operate with. He leaves behind an amazing legacy of writings that should be part of everyones’ education. He was a colourful, charismatic figure, who became larger than life with his big ideas. He will be missed all around the world.
If you too were inspired by Bill’s works, there is something you can do to honour him.
His wish was for everyone to plant a tree in his memory.
Farewell, great Oak tree of a man, the brilliant Bill Mollison!!
What’s on in 2017?
Upcoming Geomantica Events in Ireland, Wales, Europe and Australia.
Feb 27-March 4, 2017
Quantum Agriculture European Advanced Course
Tutors: Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird
Venue: Coolanowle Country House, Ballickmoyler, Carlow, Ireland
Alanna Moore will also be giving a presentation (to be confirmed).
Here is the link for this European Advanced Course in Ireland.
West Wales, Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10.30am -4.30pm
Venue: The Hub, Lammas community, Y Swyddfa, Tir y Gafel, Glandwr, Whitland, Pembs, SA34 0YD
GEOMANCY Workshop with Alanna Moore:
Dowsing the Land, discovering Earth’s energies and connecting with the Spirits of Nature
Nature lovers, gardeners and people moving onto the land can learn practical skills to be able to ‘read’ the landscape and work with its subtle energies at this special training day with an international professional geomancer. Tutor Alanna Moore has over 30 years experience of assessing the energies of people’s homes, farms and gardens.
For bookings –
Jude Dunn, email – firstname.lastname@example.org
West Wales, Carmarthen, April Sunday 23rd 2017, from 2pm.
Monthly meeting of the West Wales Dowsers.
Alanna Moore will give a presentation on Dowsing in the Garden and Towers of Power, including a chance to practise dowsing the energy of a mini Power Tower.
More information – email@example.com
Swansea, Wales, 2017
Discover and interact with the invisible realms via dowsing and attunement
at two advanced workshops with geomancer Alanna Moore.
Saturday April 29th 2017, 11am – 5pm – Divining the Spirit of Water
Discover the energetic and spiritual potential of water. Learn modern techniques of water and energy divining (pendulum dowsing); dowse for water quality and water spirits in the landscape; enjoy a group water blessing ceremony, including singing a special water song.
Venue: to be advised. Fee: 60 euros
Sunday April 30th, 11am – 5pm – Sacred Tree Divining
Discover energetic and spiritual dimensions of nature. Practise easily learnt modern techniques of divining (pendulum dowsing) for the subtle anatomy of plants and their spirits. Find out energetic approaches to enhancing plant growth. Sense the healing and re-vitalising potential of trees; communicate with tree spirits. Help to plant a new sacred tree (tbc) and sing a special song about this.
Venue: to be advised
Fee: 60 euros
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
GERMANY and thereabouts
Stay tuned for more workshops held next northern summer around Europe.
AUSTRALIA & MALAYSIA late 2017 (or early 2018)
Alanna Moore returns to eastern Australia towards the end of 2017 to run several more workshops, possibly in Sydney, Melbourne, South Australia, north Queensland…. She may also teach again in Penang, Malaysia around that time (tbc). Stay tuned.
If you might be interested to attend please send an email that can be passed on to potential organisers, thanks.
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