"Within my soul is a stone circle. All my journeys and all my paths
through space and time lead back to this one place of Divine Celebration."
MULL ISLAND STONE CIRCLE:
Coming over on the ferry from Oban, (W coast of Scotland) Saturday, April
20, 1991, I bought in the shop on the ferry a number of books, maps, etc.
of Mull and Iona. One description was of Moy Castle, a small stone
pre-Christian fortress. The last paragraph on the castle, however,
mentioned that the best example of standig stones was walking distance
from the castle.
Trying to follow the rough directions for locating the castle, I
stopped by a small house and asked the man in the yard where the
castle was. He said to park there and walk down the path.
Shortly, a dog began accompanying me, barking furiously whever I
I found the old small castle and peered in through a window at
the pool in the floor which is said to always remain at the same
level. Then I went off to look for the circle. Not having much
luck and realizing this is, after all, a spiritual journey (I
have never seen a stone circle before) I walked over to a large
rock and asked the rock for directions.
About sixty seconds later, a car came by with the man I'd talked
to about the castle. He said the dog was his, and, in his gentle
friendly manner, said he really shouldn't tell me this, but if I
go back through the estate and down the drive and past the bull
in the field, it would be off to the right at three o'clock. And
the dog would follow me back to his house.
So off in the field, cow manuer everywhere, were the nine stones
in a twenty-two foot circle. Outside the circle to the South was
a nice nine foot stone. Asking permission, I touched it and
asked what it's energy was. This stone said to me that the
organizing principle here was to unite with the dense deep
magnetic life force of the planet earth --which I stepped into
briefly to get the feel of.
Then, I proceeded around the circle clockwise. Each stone had
it's own specific energy. The first stone on the left was the
energy for me of a masculine occultist, very intense yang
controlling energy. The second stone, by contrast, (which I
skipped the first time I went around the circle), was very yin--
it was the embodiment of softness.
I contacted the feeling of the stone and then spontaneously
projected that feeling as a female image. And then we talked
back and forth. I think this stone of them all was the one I was
most in need of as a balancing energy. The soft, flowing,
watery, all-acceptance, deep as a bottomless lake, gentle as
forest pool, flowing as a mountain stream. Just the kind of
emotional quality the fiery, desert scorced quality of my life
with Mars directly opposite Pluto in Leo has rarely encountered
in an abundance.
Even now, as I write this, I can reach out and touch this stone
psychically and hear her voice saying that in my Soul there is a
stone circle where the beginnings and the ends of all the
mysteries of life are present and celebrated. And that in this
quiet, seemingly abandoned spot, half a world away from beauty of
Hawaii or the violence of Detroit where I was born, this circle
has in it's own way been waiting for me. For it has both been
there for thousands of years and yet is also somehow a real
marker on the inward landscape across which I travel to meet my
The third stone had the feeling for me of a needy woman, loving,
and yet somehow torn within as if in great need. Perhaps this
was to foreshadow my next job which is currently counseling woman
who have been battered by men and training the men in anger
management and unlearning power and control tactics in
relationships. Talking to her, she tells me that her gift is to
be a true soul friend but that when violence is present, her
feminine beauty becomes wounded and is torn.
The next stone, short and round, is like the akashic awareness of
the earth element. This stone seemed to carry an awareness of
the valley, the mountains, the seasons, the pastures, of the land
The fifth stone had the quality of a warrior woman, strong,
martial, and confident.
The sixth stone, for me, had something of the quality of
enlightenemnt, feminine and yet bright like the sun rising up
above the horizon at dawn.
The seventh stone was somehow the compliment to the first one.
Whereas the first had the control and occult knowledge, this one
was like a female Bardic magician. She is full of enchantment
and magic and knowledge of and stories about the mysterious
forces which move in the human soul and the way these forces
manifest and unfold within the passions of every person.
Her insight is not into how this cause produces that effect but
rather how every thread and desire in a person is an interwoven
tapestry whose design is only faintly and occasionally glimpsed.
It is not the knowledge of power but the presence of beauty which
in her mind is the real guide and guardian of life's journey.
The eighth stone is like a Lord of solar light, a presence of
great radiant power, who in order to be present in the circle,
cloaks most of his light so as not to disturb the harmony of the
circle. When the light is too bright, it is not possible to see
anything else in the world, so this one must be approached
carefully lest the every day work and tasks of the world be
The ninth stone, for me, is like the goddess kundalini, intensely
energetic, wild, ecstatic, primal. Serpentlike, blissful, and
dangerous. This stone was the second most attractive to me after
the flowing, watery stone. Her knowledge is of the sensations
and experiences which arise as primal energy passes through and
opens up the nervous system and chakras throughout the body.
To the east side outside of the circle was a small stone which
was like a spiritual guide, very clear in it's energy.
As I meditated more, I came to realize that the stones had within them
the energies of different cosmic letters. Franz Bardon mentions
that the druids also possessed the cosmic language. Long ago some
man or woman from some tradition placed within these stones
these cosmic energies perhaps as a message or as an inheritance
for a future generation to discover.
Following the stones in the same direction clockwise, the letters are
K, M, J, E, N, C, L, R, and H.
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