THE PILLAR OF KING ARTHUR
Connection to the Eclipse of August 11, 1999 and the Grid System of Earth
compiled by Dee Finney
|6-2-03 - DREAM - I was outside a huge school. There was a man trying
to paint one of the huge pillars outside the entrance. I will call it "The
King Arthur" pillar because the names of the characters in the King Arthur
story were embossed on this pillar, especially "Lancelot" which was head
high to me.
People were standing around, scoffing at the man for making the effort to make this pillar look good again. Much of the previous paint had worn away and the pillar was rough and looked a little damaged from people knocking against it here and there.
Because of the derision he was getting, he wasn't doing a very good job especially when he started using the pink paint, so I offered to help him paint the pillar.
The only problem was that the paint can was hard to get at and the brush was too big for the type job it was, however I did the best I could to paint the pillar so it looked good again.
|The Importance of the Pillars
By the time of the new stone age, six to eight thousand years ago, there were plenty of signs that seasonal festivals were the center of community life. Ancient people used four ways of marking the solstice and equinoxes:1 - Creating spot lighting on walls or caves. People who used this method often carved or painted symbols where they would be struck by a ray of light at sunrise at one of these four times of the year. In Egypt at the Great Temple of Karnak, a beam of light on the solstice would illuminate a sanctuary on the inside of the temple. This spot lighting would have allowed the Egyptian priests to determine the length of the solar year to within a minute. The lighting also had religious purposes. This solstice celebration not only dominated their industry, but the astronomy and religion of Egypt. In solar processions priests carried statues of Hapi, god of the Nile through the streets. After the religious ceremonies rejoicing took place on a grand scale and all the classes observed this holiday. 2 - Measuring the shadow of an upright pillar, usually at noon. This was the favorite techniques of Babylonians, Ionian Greeks, and Peruvians.3 - A specially prepared ceremonial structure was made by Central and South American tribes. Only at noon on the summer solstice would the sun shine directly through a hole or tube in its ceiling to a specific point on the floor.4 - The last way was to watch from a position where you could observe on the horizon the sun rising and setting over a period of years. This was used a lot in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Stonehenge is the most famous structure where this last method was observed. The Heel Stone appears between two of the stone arches marking the approximate place on the horizon of the summer solstice sunrise.
In ancient times when tribes and clans gathered to celebrate the festivals they told tales that describe the nature of the deity being celebrated. The tale of King Arthur was popular to recite at this time of year since he represented a solar god. His mother was Igraine, wife of Gorlois. Merlin was a friend to Uther Pendragon the rightful heir to the throne. Having a vision of the coming of a king and the glorious future for the land, Merlin grasped onto opportunity. He used his magic to transform Uther into the likeness of Gorlois. That night as Uther and Igraine came together, Gorlois was killed at his encampment. Arthur was conceived at this time. His death/birth indicates the divinity of this child. His birth time was at the end of the year. He was associated with the sun/rebirth/life because his reign flourished and prospered. And out of darkness (Gorlois death) came the light/Arthur's conception. Arthur was married to Guinevere in May (the time for gods and goddesses to marry) mortals married in June.
|Lancelot according to Percivale
AND when this was done they rode into many countries, ever inquiring after Sir Launcelot, but never they could hear of him; and at the last they came to a castle that hight Cardican, and there Sir Percivale and Sir Aglovale were lodged together. And privily about midnight Sir Percivale came to Aglovale's squire and said: Arise and make thee ready, for ye and I will ride away secretly. Sir, said the squire, I would full fain ride with you where ye would have me, but an my lord, your brother, take me he will slay me. As for that care thou not, for I shall be thy warrant.
And so Sir Percivale rode till it was after noon, and then he came upon a bridge of stone, and there he found a knight that was bound with a chain fast about the waist unto a pillar of stone. O fair knight, said that bound knight, I require thee loose me of my bonds. What knight are ye, said Sir Percivale, and for what cause are ye so bound? Sir, I shall tell you, said that knight: I am a knight of the Table Round, and my name is Sir Persides; and thus by adventure I came this way, and here I lodged in this castle at the bridge foot, and therein dwelleth an uncourteous lady; and because she proffered me to be her paramour, and I refused her, she set her men upon me suddenly or ever I might come to my weapon; and thus they bound me, and here I wot well I shall die but if some man of worship break my bands. Be ye of good cheer, said Sir Percivale, and because ye are a knight of the Round Table as well as I, I trust to God to break your bands. And therewith Sir Percivale pulled out his sword and struck at the chain with such a might that he cut a-two the chain, and through Sir Persides' hauberk and hurt him a little. O Jesu, said Sir Persides, that was a mighty stroke as ever I felt one, for had not the chain been ye had slain me.
And therewithal Sir Persides saw a knight coming out of a castle all that ever he might fling. Beware, sir, said Sir Persides, yonder cometh a man that will have ado with you. Let him come, said Sir Percivale. And so he met with that knight in midst of the bridge; and Sir Percivale gave him such a buffet that he smote him quite from his horse and over a part of the bridge, that, had not been a little vessel under the bridge, that knight had been drowned. And then Sir Percivale took the knight's horse and made Sir Persides to mount up him; and so they rode unto the castle, and bade the lady deliver Sir Persides' servants, or else he would slay all that ever he found; and so for fear she delivered them all. Then was Sir Percivale ware of a lady that stood in that tower. Ah, madam, said Sir Percivale, what use and custom is that in a lady to destroy good knights but if they will be your paramour? Forsooth this is a shameful custom of a lady, and if I had not a great matter in my hand I should fordo your evil customs.
And so Sir Persides brought Sir Percivale unto his own castle, and there he made him great cheer all that night. And on the morn, when Sir Percivale had heard mass and broken his fast, he bade Sir Persides ride unto King Arthur: And tell the king how that ye met with me; and tell my brother, Sir Aglovale, how I rescued you; and bid him seek not after me, for I am in the quest to seek Sir Launcelot du Lake, and though he seek me he shall not find me; and tell him I will never see him, nor the court, till I have found Sir Launcelot. Also tell Sir Kay the Seneschal, and to Sir Mordred, that I trust to Jesu to be of as great worthiness as either of them, for tell them I shall never forget their mocks and scorns that they did to me that day that I was made knight; and tell them I will never see that court till men speak more worship of me than ever men did of any of them both. And so Sir Persides departed from Sir Percivale, and then he rode unto King Arthur, and told there of Sir Percivale. And when Sir Aglovale heard him speak of his brother Sir Percivale, he said: He departed from me unkindly.
|When did King Arthur Live?
Geoffrey of Monmouth recorded Arthur as a High-King of Britain. He was the son of his predecessor, Uther Pendragon and nephew of King Ambrosius. As a descendant of High-King Eudaf Hen's nephew, Conan Meriadoc, Arthur's grandfather, had crossed the Channel from Brittany and established the dynasty at the beginning of the 5th century. The Breton King Aldrien had been asked to rescue Britain from the turmoil in which it found itself after the Roman administration had departed. He sent his brother, Constantine, to help. Constantine appears to have been the historical self-proclaimed British Emperor who took the last Roman troops from Britain in a vain attempt to assert his claims on the Continent in 407. Chronologically speaking, it is just possible he was King Arthur's grandfather. Arthur's Breton Ancestry was recorded by Gallet.
Riothamus the King
Geoffrey Ashe argues that King Arthur was an historical King in Brittany known to history as Riothamus, a title meaning "Greatest-King". His army is recorded as having crossed the channel to fight the Visigoths in the Loire Valley in 468. Betrayed by the Prefect of Gaul, he later disappeared from history. Ashe does not discuss Riothamus' ancestry. He, in fact, appears quite prominently in the pedigree of the Kings of Domnone, dispite attempts to equate him with a Prince of Cornouaille named Iaun Reith. Riothamus was probably exiled to Britain during one of the many civil wars that plagued Brittany. He later returned in triumph to reclaim his inheritance, but was later killed in an attempt to expel Germanic invaders. The main trouble with this Arthurian identification is that it pushes King Arthur back fifty years from his traditional period at the beginning of the sixth century (See Ashe 1985).
Welsh tradition also sees Arthur as High-King of Britain but tends to follow the genealogies laid down in the Mostyn MS117 and the Bonedd yr Arwr. These show Arthur as grandson of Constantine but, this time, he is Constantine Corneu, the King of Dumnonia. Traditional Arthurian legend records three Kings of Dumnonia during Arthur's reign: Constantine's son, Erbin; grandson, Gereint and great grandson, Cado. Nowhere is there any indication that these three were closely related to Arthur, nor that he had any claim on the Dumnonian Kingdom. Nor is their any explanation as to why a Dumnonian prince would have been raised to the High-Kingship of Britain. Arthur's connection with this area of Britain is purely due to his supposedly being conceived at Tintagel, the residence of his mother's first husband, and buried at Glastonbury, the most ancient Christian site in the country.
Winchester is the site of a Roman town (Venta Bulgarum), a fifth-century cemetery, the Anglo-Saxon capital city under Alfred the Great, and a medieval cathedral city. Malory claimed that Winchester was the site of Arthur's famous court which the French writers called Camelot. The Round Table which hangs in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle was claimed, by Henry VIII and others, to have belonged to Arthur. Most likely this eighteen-foot tabletop originated as a thirteenth century pageant device repainted in the Tudor era.
Caerleon amphitheater: according to Geoffrey, Arthur held court
This hill rises 518 feet above sea level, dominates the Glastonbury landscape, and is visible for miles in the surrounding countryside. In prehistoric times it was likely surrounded by marshy water, giving it the appearance of an island and perhaps giving birth to the myth of the Isle of Avalon. Archaeological excavation has revealed traces of a sub-Roman settlement at the Tor, but of unknown character. Modern visitors come seeking everything from druidic mazes to grails, but the only thing clearly visible today are the tower remains of St. Michael's Church.
|Other People in King Arthur's life:
Bedivere: according to Geoffrey the Duke of Normandy and Arthur's right-hand man. He is portrayed as such in Culhwch and Olwen, although there his name is Bedwyr. He is also reputed to be the one who cast Excalibur into the pool after Arthur's wounding.
Ganhumara: Arthur's queen, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Gawain: son of Morgause and Lot and nephew of Arthur, he was from the first portrayed as a model of knightly perfection. Gawain is also sometimes portrayed as having his strength linked to the Sun, a link to Gwalchmei, the solar deity of Celtic mythology. Indeed, a Welsh tradition of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain equates Gawain and Gwalchmei. Gawain is perhaps most famous for the story of his adventures at the hands of the Green Knight.
Gorlois: according to Geoffrey of Monmouth both a military strategist and the husband of Ygerna (Igraine). In Geoffrey we first get the account of how Arthur is born of Gorlois's wife in a tryst with Uther Pendragon. Click here and here and here for more.
Guinevere: queen of Arthur who fell in love with Lancelot and failed to give the king an heir. Early Welsh literature names her Gwenhwyfar, the "White Phantom" and the "first lady of the island." Geoffrey of Monmouth names her Gunhamura, a Roman lady. Some accounts, including for a time the monks at Glastonbury, maintain that Guinevere was Arthur's second wife. Click here and here and here and here for more. See People of the Legend.
Gwenhwyfar: older name of Guinevere meaning the White Phantom
Igraine: also known as Ygerna. Wife of Gorlois and then Uther Pendragon and mother to Arthur. Some stories have her also as mother to either Morgause, Morgan, or both.
Kay: In Welsh traditions, he is thought to be the first to join Arthur's cause. In Malory and elsewhere, he is Arthur's foster brother. here and here
Lady of the Lake. Her name was Nimue.
Lot: He is given many names and many faces as well. Was he King of Lothian? Was he King of Orkney? Was he King of Gododdin? He is also alternately a supporter and opposer of King Arthur.
Medraut: alternate name for Modred/Mordred. The Annales Cambriae says only that that Medraut and Arthur perished at the battle of Camlann.
Merlin: Merlin can be traced to Nennius, who tells the story of the boy-prophet who saw the two dragons battling in the ground beneath Vortigern's Tower. In Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae, we first see Merlin as adviser to Uther Pendragon and later Arthur. We are also introduced to the idea that Merlin was a prophet (in this case named Ambrosius); indeed, in the Vita Merlini, Merlin is a wild man of the woods who is gifted with powers of divination.
Modred/Mordred: Arthur's bastard son who, according to whom you read, either killed Arthur himself or merely seized the kingdom while Arthur was away. Some traditions have Mordred marrying Guinevere in Arthur's absence. Most sources say that Mordred's mother was Morgause, although some say it was Morgan.
Morgan: Geoffrey of Monmouth (in the Vita Merlini) introduces her as the ruler of Avalon and the healer of Arthur after his great defeat at Camlann. Chretein de Troyes's Erec tells us that she is Arthur's sister. The Vulgate cycle features her as instigator of trouble between Arthur and Guinevere. She is almost always portrayed as having magical powers, which some sources say she learned from Merlin. Indeed, the Avalon legends say it is Morgan who heals Arthur when he is brought to the magical Isle. Click here and here and here and here for more.
Morgause: wife of Lot and mother of Gawain, Gareth, Gaheris, and Agravaine. Some traditions have her as Arthur's sister or half-sister; most say she is the mother of Mordred.
Octha: son of Hengist who carried on his father's tradition. Octha is thought to have been the Saxon leader at the Battle of Badon Hill. Alternately, he is said by Geoffrey to have been allowed by Ambrosius to settle in York and then been captured by Uther Pendragon, let go to Germany for several years, returned and burned and plundered his away across half of the island, and then finally have been killed at St. Albans by an army led by Uther in a litter.
Uther Pendragon: legendary father of Arthur. He is said to have impersonated Gorlois of Cornwall and impregnated Gorlois's wife, Igraine, with the child that became Arthur. Some traditions have him as brother of Ambrosius and High King of Britain for a time. Geoffrey of Monmouth says he is buried at the Giants' Dance.
Rosslyn Chapel - Apprentice Pillar
Rosslyn Chapel. The history of Rosslyn is an interesting story which concerns the split within the human psyche. A central feature of the chapel is the spiral pillar which marks a powerful earth energy spiral. The story goes that the master mason who was to carve the pillar had forgotten the canon of measures of the sacred geometry which he should employ for the carving, so off he went to the Vatican in Rome to check on his measurements. In his absence, his apprentice carved the pillar intuitively, by tuning into the energy of the spiral. On his return, the master mason was so enraged (not only had he carved the pillar but he had done it correctly and entirely by intuition, thereby demonstrating a greater degree of initiation than his master!) that he killed the apprentice by striking him a blow on the right side of the head (right brain - intuitive faculty). This event symbolised the time of the dying off of the intuitive faculty and the ascendancy of the thinking function, which has led to so much division and "wrong" thinking over the last half of the century.
The "Rose Line" which runs from Rosslyn to Glastonbury is the central pillar of the sacred geometry of Britain. The Mercury/Merlin presence over Rosslyn must surely be encoding Britain with a new paradigm of consciousness for the Aquarian Age at this point of maximum eclipse of the old Piscean paradigms.
See how, after Merlin has brought the new consciousness into the land, he awakens the sleeping giant of King Arthur in the landscape of Cornwall at 11:11 UT!!
In this age of high technology, stress, speed, violent cultures and a lack of communion with the land, it is highly symbolic that the shadow should first be seen on these islands where life still retains an innocence, a deep sense of community and connection with the land, the sea and the elements.
At the northwest of the island of Tresco can be found the point marked by two rocks, where the planetary serpent line (ley line) from Callanish in the Outer Hebrides connects to this ancient kingdom. This line runs from Callanish through Iona, into Ireland through the Giant's Causeway, and down through many of the sacred places of Ireland. It leaves the Scillies via a magnificent standing stone, the Old Man of Gugh, and on out into the Atlantic where it must surely interweave with the Michael/Mary serpent line.
Remember that as the eclipse shadow passes, the planetary grids are thought to temporarily go down. We believe that this allows the negative "shadow" energies held in the planet to be released for healing, and new planetary codings/archetypes to be imprinted into Gaia's energy body.
As the shadow passes over this primary junction point of two of the most significant planetary serpent (Ouroboros) lines, this will effect a "shutdown" on a vast scale - both these lines encircle the globe and connect to hundreds of sacred sites, and countless minor or "tributary" ley lines across the planet:
"In the case of the chalice on the tombstone of Sir William de St. Clair at Rosslyn, the cup encloses an octagonal rosy cross with the flower signifying Christ's blood in the centre. It is one of the earliest representations of that symbol, held to be part of the Gnostic revelations or secret Gospels known to the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon [The Templars] and later to the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross, which considered the heart of Jesus to be the temple where the life of the world dw elt as well as a rose and a cup. It also suggests a connection between the Templars and the Cathars, before their destruction in the Albigensian Crusade. The Cathars were also Gnostics, who were much influenced by the troubadour Courst of the Langue d'Oc, particularly by the seminal knightly romance epic, the "Roman de la Rose", and the later Grail romances. In these, the Templars riding with their red cross were the keepers of the secret of the rose within the chalice. The Grail on the St. Clair tombston e also explains why the Grail is still held to be within the Apprentice Pillar in Rosslyn Chapel, a pillar built especially to enclose it. If Templar relics did reach Rosslyn, a communion cup or chalice within it might have been called the Grail, and left with the St. Clairs for security. The present Knights Templar of Scotland possess a jeweled communion cup of the Middle Ages, which may descend from the Templar treasure carried to the Firth of Forth. And as the guardians of the Holy Rood, the St. Clairs might well have been thought worthy to guard a Holy Grail." *
According to the book "The Sword and The Grail" by Andrew Sinclair, European kings fervently sought out relics of historical importance to bring prestige to their city or palace. One such relic was the Byzantine Crown of Thorns, presumably worn by Christ, which was held in Venice. King Louis the Ninth of France, by bribery and skullduggery, arranged for it to be moved to Sainte Chapelle in Paris. Rumour has it that even when the basilica of San Marco in Venice was gutted by fire in 1231, the Crown of Thorns miraculously survived. Stories give it that the Templars hid these relics, and others such as the Holy Rood, a piece of the cross Christ died on, in the Apprentice's Pillar in Rosslyn Chapel.
Groundscan surveys at Rosslyn Chapel & Rosslyn Castle
From: Niven Sinclair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999
In order to keep the record straight, there were three separate non-invasive studies done at Rosslyn all commissioned by me. The major one was carried out under the aegis of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Edinburgh University.
As to any physical attempt to gain access to the vaults this was of short duration because, having found the stairs descending into the vaults, we were soon faced with a wall which barred further progress. This wall had obviously been built after the body of Sir William St Clair, who had been killed at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, had been placed there. By the time Cromwell's troops arrived to stable their horses within the Chapel, the stairs to the vault had been blocked by the wall and the stairs themselves were hidden by a large ashlar slab which is still in situ.
Cromwell himself ordered his General, Monck, to 'leave the Chapel alone' because, as Master Mason of England, Cromwell was aware of the Chapel's significance to the Masonic movement. Monck then proceeded to batter Rosslyn Castle to ruins but the Chapel (apart from a few musket shot holes) remained intact.
In making the attempt to enter the vaults, I had the written approval of Peter St Clair Erskine, who is the current owner of the Chapel. Any new attempt to enter the vault would also have to have the approval of Historic Scotland which body, at the instigation of the Friends of Rosslyn, has been responsible for the main funding of the present restoration work which is being done at the Chapel.
As the Chapel is essentially a Sinclair building, the Sinclair family would also need to be consulted because any physical entrance would inevitably entail the breaking of 'energy seals' . Rosslyn is a major energy pole of the planetary grid system. This was the reason the Sinclairs chose this sacred site for their Chapel. They had the 'knowledge' and this 'knowledge' is still held (albeit somewhat latently) within the Clan itself. There is growing evidence of a resurgence of interest in the nature of this 'knowledge'. This may be a manifestation of the beginning of our understanding of higher truths or a belated realisation that there was a definitive purpose behind so many of the things which puzzle us today: the European dimension of the Sinclairs, Prince Henry's historic voyage, the enigma of Rosslyn Chapel, our inexplicable pre-occupation with the Orkneys (Arcadia/Acadia) where I am about to explore the Holy Island of Eynhallow later this month because I know (at a level which is far beneath the foundations of reason and experience) that there is something to be found there. I do not mean a physical artefact but something which is infinitely more important i.e. knowledge.
When Henry VIII in 1539 laid sacrilegious hands upon Glastonbury Abbey and its Twelve Hides, hanged its abbot on the Tor, sent his dismembered body for piecemeal exhibition about the country, violated the sanctuary and turned it to profane use, he broke a long-lasting religious tradition which had survived all England's enemies and invaders. Yet he was as powerless as King Canute over the forces of nature, and those forces, as we have seen, were the cause of Glastonbury's sanctity in the first place. They are still as ever active. Though Glastonbury is no longer an important centre of priestly religion, the spirit which first made it so is constantly urging towards a renaissance. History marks out Glastonbury as the place where the forms of every new religion and way of thought are first manifested in England. New forms and thoughts are discernible there today. There are hints of old prophecies being fulfilled, of ancient mysteries revealed, as the Piscean Age gives way to Aquarius. For those who are interested in such things, in the spiritual reality behind the material facade of history, the mystery of Glastonbury is of high topical interest. It is examined in the following chapters, which outline the development of Glastonbury's magical legend and thus restore the chain of sacred tradition which links the ancient past to the present and extends into the future.
From; John Mitchell: A New Light on Glastonbury Tor
|Did the Templars Go to America?
The best known story of the Grail is as the sacred cup used by Jesus during the Last Supper. Joseph of Arimathea obtained this chalice, and, after collecting Jesus' blood in it, traveled to Britain with the cup. The Grail was then passed down through generations of his descendants. Originally, the Grail Story was not a part of Arthurian legend. It was through later tellings by authors such as Mallory that the story of Arthur that the Grail became connected and Arthurian history became a matter of romantic legend. The first written reference to the King Arthur we have come to know today was by Geoffrey of Monmouth in The Matter of Britain. Geoffrey claimed that his histories had been obtained through scrolls shown to him from an uncle (later found to be fictitious). Further researches actually point to a link between Geoffrey and Payen de Montdidier (one of the original nine Templars). It may well be that Montdidier had discussed some of the historic documents that the Templars had found with Geoffrey.iii
One of the most blatant connections to these scrolls is Arthur's death, when he is carried to Avalon, "a perfect land that lay over the great sea to the west". This is a reference that can be found in three different areas connected to the Knights Templar. The Templars had claimed ownership of sacred scrolls containing lost teachings of Jesus that they had obtained eight years before Geoffrey's writings. History is now showing that there was a likely connection between Jesus and the Essenes. This religious group - a cult which had disconnected with the Jewish Pharisees - held a belief that departed souls journeyed beyond the ocean to a land in the West, where gentle breezes blew and storms of any kind did not exist. Jesus has been recorded as a Nasorean and a member of the Essene order. Quite possibly taught by the former leader John the Baptist, Jesus himself is believed to have become the new leader. It was his betrayal of the Nasorean secret teachings that may have led to his ultimate crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. The Mandaeans (another sect of Judaism) also held the Essene belief of afterlife.iv The third reference may found throughout modern Masonic ritual. As discussed previously in this series, part of the spoken opening ritual in a Lodge includes leaving the East and traveling to the West in search of that which has been lost.
It is precisely this reference to a perfect land in the west that led the Templars in search of this mythical place known by la Merica. Shortly after the Order had been outlawed, they set forth in search of the Americas. This is a more current idea that brings into question the idea of America being named by Amerigo Vespucci.v Some historians believe that Columbus sailed under secret order by the then underground Templar Order as well. It may well be then, that this exploration may have led to one of the two primary places the Knights Templar are believed to have hidden the Grail - Oak Island.
|Mystics throughout the ages have seen the Caduceus as a representation
of how the subtle energies of the human body function. The central staff
is, in the Eastern tradition, the Shushumna, the pillar which has its physical
counterpart in the spine and the enclosing channel of the central nervous
system. Around this spiral the twin energies symbolized as serpents, the
Ida and Pingala, the former ruled by the Moon, the latter by the Sun. It
is these powerful energies which are stirred into activity when certain
disciplines concentrate on the raising of the
Kundalini, the serpent
power which starts at the base of the spine and rises upwards through the
successive chakras, or subtle energy centres, to bring spiritual illumination
The two serpents entwined around the staff were opposite polarity: There was the solar "Michael" serpent, and there was the lunar "Mary". It all seemed lucid and obvious, quite suddenly, like a flash of revelation. Did places such as St Michael´s Mount, Glastonbury, Avebury and all the other node points mark the charkra points along the staff of the St Michael alignment? Perhaps the shift of attention away from Avebury to later center on Glastonbury in Christian times marked the developing evolutionary progress of humanity, as the cycle of time moved on and different Cosmic impulses came into play. Each place, like the energy centers of the human body, had its specific function according to the stage of development of the individual. And like the "whirling vortices of brilliant energy" that clairvoyants reported observing at the human centers, this explained why pychics had often said they could see similar subtle phenomena operating at these sites.
Those involved in the Avebury rites at dawn on Beltane were taking conscious part in an extraordinary act of spiritual alchemy. Half-way along the St Michael Line, Avebury was the navel, the omphalos; the ultimate symbol of all birth. A meeting place between heaven and Earth, it was the cosmic center from wchich the world was nourished. No wonder that such a ritual was thought to be concerned with fertility and renewal, an affirmation of the Cosmic and Earthly energies fused in a timeless acknowledgement of the way the Universe works, Today, the rationale of such an act is lost. But the place itself, and its spiritual successor Glastonbury, still stirs deep memories of its ancient purpose. And acknowledged or not, the Sun still rises to fulfill its endless task.
Situated on a major acupuncture point of the Earth body, Glastonbury is one of the most powerful energy centers on the planet. Prophecies have foreseen it playing an important role in the New Age. The entire area around this small town in Somerset has a very holy vibration. It is steeped in the deeply mystical Arthurian legends. These legends symbolize the search for the Holy Grail the Eternal Self, represented by the Silver Chalice used at the Last Supper and for collecting Christ´s blood from the cross. Joseph of Arimathea brought the chalice to Glastonbury where it is supposedly buried. In past years, England´s young seekers have come here to take psychedelic sacraments.
The Glastonbury Zodiac, a marvelous example of geomantic earthwork, measures 10 miles across and can be viewed totally only from the air. Hedges, roads and woods were laid out to form a ring of the 12 signs of the zodiac in the Age of Taurus as a Temple of the Stars. With the passage of time, successive cultures have interpreted the form according to their own myths and symbols, so the Zodiac has also been seen as an illustration of King Arthur´s Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail.