|Many animal shapes appeared in the fire including the elephant here|
It's also a place of huge spiritual significance.
It's sacred land.
On Pat and Evelyn Noone's farm
there's a cairn
where a bronze age chieftain was buried over 3,500 years ago.
That in itself is extraordinary but there's also two standing stones, one of which is a fertility stone and also a faery fort (a portal where the blackthorn and the whitethorn meet.) White thorn bushes punctuate the entire landscape because they belong to the fae, the keepers of the land, who keep it sacred.
Very few farmers will touch whitethorn, including Pat and the ancestors before him. Why?
Out of deep respect.
|So much is released during the ceremony|
I was very lucky to avail of the opportunity to visit Green Hills farm stay whilst a fire ceremony dedicated to our ancestors was being conducted by Uuduu, a shaman from Mongolia. Such a powerful evening, not only because there was such deep respect for the land itself but also for what was so palpable in terms of the unseen ones. We had a lot of very pleasant company.
Let's put it that way and I'm sure most of us could have quite happily spent the entire night by the fire, instead of the five short hours we were there.
Uuduu is a genuine and very powerful shaman and there are two interesting things she brought up which I loved personally. Mongolians are still mostly a nomadic people who have a deep connection and respect for the land. Each morning they salute the sun by flicking tea at him, then they go down to the river and bless themselves with the water, embracing the life force of it by anointing their own third eye and antennae (hair.)
At night they flick milk at the moon giving thanks for the day that has passed.
How beautiful Xx
That's all I'm going to say about the place and the ceremony, it deserves a visit if you're interested as there are many people conducting ceremonies through out the year.
You won't be sorry but enriched by the experience and perhaps even energised if you also get a healing from Pat who uses copper wire to clear the aura and the third eye.
Blessings to the keepers of the land and the deepest respect to all.
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