I’ve decided to add an update on Glastonbell, in the Blue Mountains, because it was such an important site for me. It was the first site I worked, where I went to decide if I could do the trip around Australia that spirit was asking me to do. I had just become a grandmother and I felt, if I didn’t do this trip soon, it wouldn’t happen. I went there on a weekend when it was actually closed, but like all things when working with spirit, the doors were opened to me. I went by myself down a creek called the birth canal and experienced a rebirth when the only way through was to plunge into an icy cold pool with steep sides.
I climbed a cliff on a rocky ladder and was told to call upon the energy of a young monk to assist me when Things got tough. I reached the end of my physical strength and called on the young monk to help me get back to the shelter of the house. I put my head into a chamber in the roof of a cave and felt the energy of the first ones to come to this land Nagardi and Toonco, the story of the Waratah, which Guboo had told me. I experienced an ashram in The Himalayas perched on top of a cliff and could hear the monks chanting. All these experiences lay on the land accessible to those with eyes to see and ears to hear. It was a spiritual awakening.
Later I met Philip Simpfendorfer and brought his book, as he was living there on the property. I had found someone else who had experienced these things. Sadly Peter is no longer with us, but his book Glastonbell, a Dreaming bears testimony to the site at Dargan in the Blue Mountains, a site which has experienced the extremes of the recent bushfires. The site is private property. I don’t know who owns it but there was a development application for nearby land. It should be a public resource, where seekers can do a vision quest and learn to work with the energies.
If you would like to read the book, I’ve scanned it so you can Read it here. it’s now a rare book and difficult to obtain.
My earlier report is in String of Pearls (see list).