If you haven’t read my first post on this subject, you may want to check it here to find the context for this one.
Kate and I decided to utilise the idea pictured here (on my favourite tea towel, as it happens) to explore some of Mallorca’s most magical and ancient places. ‘All things’ includes us, of course, as well as those who constructed and used these sacred places. Therefore we decided to lightly look with the most delicate of our senses. We used hunches and intuition, synchronicities, words and thoughts that appeared unbidden in our minds, dowsing and channelling, remote viewing (thanks to our friend William back in England) and meditation.
I could argue that this is far, far from simple guesswork, and some of you would believe me, while others would scoff. That’s fine. I’ll just report our findings and let you draw what conclusions you will.
The photos below show what remains of one of Mallorca’s many talayots. Notice the huge stones compared to the far smaller ones used in habitation construction shown in my previous post on this subject.
The entrance leads to this winding passageway, built into the wall of the structure. The archway (visible behind the huge stone on the right) opens with a steep step down into an open circular space. Due to the thickness of the walls, this inner area is only 3 or 4 metres across.
This photo shows the massive column in the centre of the talayot’s inner space. Like so many of the stones used in the ancient sites, it is riddled with veins of quartz crystal and there is a palpable energy around it. Our minds can’t know what the original purpose of this structure was, but perhaps our subtle senses can …
From London, Will was able to tune in at once. He remotely viewed a structure that appeared to rise suddenly out of the ground like a cliff. He defined it as a ruin with steps and an archway. He sensed the roundness and saw (invisible to us) writing or symbols that seemed to involve triangles. He felt an energy signature which linked to animals. These were not, he insisted, the sheep whose bells tinkled in the surrounding fields or passing birds or wildlife, but something connected to the original function of the place.
Kate used her dowsing rods to pick up energy lines within the talayot and beyond its walls, particularly to the left of the entrance. She felt that this could show the extent of a nearby settlement. A Mallorcan lady who accompanied us – one who routinely dowses her land for water sources – was able to find a much wider band of energy in the surrounding field.
We used my pendulum to reach guidance from those who were able and willing to share knowledge with us. We were told that the talayots attached to villages were not for everyday use. They were places of magic. An elite group of shamanic elders travelled the island, performing ceremonies within the talayots, healing the sick and the land, observing the sun and moon’s progress through the skies, watching stars and comets, and using the structures as ‘libraries’ – repositories for knowledge handed down through the ages. There was a connection to birds. The idea of the shamanic ‘bird-man’ – able to shape-shift or link to the spirits of the black falcons who circle above – was a fleeting yet persistent image.
By synchronicity, I had been reading a passage from Seth Speaks on the journey out. Seth had been describing ‘co-ordination points’ – locations where different dimensions intersected. In these, he claimed, gravity is slightly different and anything built in such places lasts far longer than might be expected. He cited the example of the Egyptian pyramids. A Mallorcan man told me that there persists on the island a feng shui type belief that certain directions and positions can be found which are more auspicious for building than others…
As for the construction, in meditation I was shown the difference between attempting to lift a person as a dead weight, and one who is willing to be moved. The latter is, of course, many times easier. I sensed the rock as a conscious living substance – as alive and buzzing with atoms and molecules as we are; it is something sentient in its own right. I felt the ancestors connecting their will – their energy – to that of the stone. I felt a tremendous co-creative synergy between the people and the rock, allowing vast megaliths to be quarried, moved and placed into position. There are woodcutters, still, who will speak to trees – explaining why they are to be cut, what their timber will become and enlisting their co-operation in what will be a joint enterprise. I believe the ancient master masons had this connection to the stone, and their great works, constructed with care and awe on Seth’s co-ordination points, endure.
Perhaps, by putting reasoning and logic aside, we were able to move through time as easily as William’s thoughts moved through space, to approach something of the origins of these sacred and ancient places.
Kate hopes to organise another tour of the sacred places of Mallorca in April 2016. Let me know if you’d like me to put you in touch with her.