Thoughts and words, as well as deeds, have energy.
As we give and receive through reading we physically feel the impact of words.
This energy will flow between each of us and from us to the land in a continuous loop.
The consequences of aligning our attention with the land can be subtle and profound. The sacred earth is our outer perception of our inner sanctity. Through physical experience and study of the land we come to a deep connection with our own inner, yet cosmic, reality. One of the many ways for our soul to learn about itself is to connect with a place. And it is not only to see that place but to feel it with your heart. That is why this is not primarily a picture book. It is a book of experiences. If you wish to enjoy the visual beauty of the places mentioned they are all easily sourced through the internet and publications. In this book we move beyond the experience of the land through the five senses and access its spirit and soul, and in doing so our own spirits and souls. Just as we cannot see the air and yet we know it is there because we breathe it, so it is with much of our life on earth. We cannot sense it all but we know 'intuitively' the divine is present.
Local residents in Meath, Ireland, and many others who join with us in body or in spirit... What are we celebrating? It is certain that whatever else happened at ancient sites around the world they were and are still used for traditional customs and rituals at particular times of the year. There are many different cycles and calendars and these have been handed down since pre-history, changing as the needs of the individual and community changed. In our rituals and ceremonies we do not seek to do what they did, we seek what they sought. The cycle we use marks the four seasons of Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh with the four cardinal days of winter and summer solstice, spring and autumn equinox. The seasons are an expression of what is happening on the land and also in our own lives.