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Stoney Littleton long barrow

Posted by [email protected] on January 16, 2017 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Stoney Littleton long barrow the healing energies and the unusual by Maria Wheatley

Stoney Littleton long barrow, Wellow, Somerset. A Neolithic horned long barrow dated to c3800 BC. Aligned to face the Winter Solstice sunrise this barrow is the finest in Somerset. It has several small inner chambers which reveal perfect dry stone walling as if done by expert masons today. Some of the stone work has been restored but most of it is over 5000 years old.

Going back twenty-five years or so ago, when I was a young geomancer dowser, my late father, a family friend and I visited Stoney Littleton long barrow. According to the prolific authors, Janet and Colin Bord, this long barrow was said to be home to the fairy folk.

We arrived at the long barrow in an autumnal mist adding a natural magic to the day. However, due to unstable masonry the entrance to the barrow was barred with an iron gate denying us access. Today, the barrow is fully restored and always open to the wandering spiritual pilgrim. We dowsed the barrow for healing areas, which were surveyed by the Master Dowser Guy Underwood over 60 years ago, which are marked as small spiral areas in one of his surveys. Years later, I would discover that these small spirals are often associated with the outpourings of negative ions which are beneficial to our health. We also located leys, and Earth energies and then made our way back down the hill to return to the car. Half way down the hill I realised I had left my dowsing rod near the barrow’s entrance and ascended the hill once more to retrieve it.


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I picked up the rod and felt saddened that I could not enter the barrow. Several stones required resetting making the inner chambers unstable and dangerous. I was just turning to leave when a creaking sound caught my attention. I looked towards the entrance and the iron gate was now open!

I had no hesitation; I was going in. Even today when you enter Stoney Littleton you usually take a torch. This is because you have crawl on your hands and knees along a long gallery that is 16 meters long and only 1 meter high. The crawl is worth it as three pairs of energy-filled chambers and a far chamber are waiting to greet you. It was pitch black, I crawled along this seemingly never-ending gallery, and it was musky and damp. Reaching the far chamber, I turned around to face the light and the entrance. I saw tiny sparks of dancing white light, swirling and hypnotic. I was transfixed. After a short while the small lights faded and were gone, I crawled back and rushed down the hill. I spoke of my little adventure and dad said: ‘But Maria, it was pad-locked!’ Puzzled I tried to make sense of my experience. Our family friend jokingly said, ‘Perhaps the fairies wanted to show you something!’ I think they did.

Clach an Trushal The tallest standing stone in Scotland

Posted by [email protected] on January 7, 2017 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Clach an Trushal is a Scottish Gaelic word often said as Clach an Truiseil, which when translated to English means Stone of Compassion.

Standing as a Guardian 20 miles to the south west from the magnificent stone circle complex of Callanish, this is a must site on any Megalithic Odyssey of the Isle of Lewis and Harris.

Sited in the village of Ballantrushal on the west side of Lewis, this stone has an energetic presence second to none. It is the tallest standing stone in Scotland. Certainly, you feel humble in its presence.

Above ground it stands approximately 5.8 metres -19 ft tall - and is 1.83 metres - 6.0 ft - wide and at its thickest point is 1.5 metres -4.9 ft - thick, with a huge girth at its base of 4.75 metres 15.6 ft..

Local legend says that it marks the site of a great battle, the last to be fought between the feuding clans of the Macaulays and Morrisons.

Yet this stone is actually the solitary surviving stone remaining from a stone circle constructed in the Neolithic period around 5,000 years ago. Occupying a place within the circle, its placement was not central. Sadly, the second last standing stone was removed as late as 1914, and used as a lintel.



Sacred Stone Circles of Cumbria

Posted by [email protected] on January 6, 2017 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)


This year I will be hosting a Megalithic Odyssey to Cumbria to Castlerigg stone circle and to Swinside which is the best preserved stone circle in Europe.

Come along to experience and explore some of the finest stone circles in the world with the UKs leading dowser and geomant, Maria Wheatley. To book a place email [email protected] 


This year Maria is focusing on the esoteric and metaphysical ‘power of the Stone Circle’. We are visiting the megalithic temples that have retained their circular shape such as Castlerigg and Swinside in Cumbria. Rollright and Stanton Drew in southern England to fully understand the ancient secrets of the ceremonial landscape.


A weekend in Cumbria

July 22 2017 Castlerigg stone circle Cumbria

July 23 2017 Swinside stone circle Cumbria

£35 per person per day


At Castlerigg, we will explore how a geospiral energy pattern of deep underground water can produce a secondary energy pattern called a primary halo which is circular in shape.

Standing stones were erected on this energy pattern and this is why stone circles are circular. The deep underground water dictates the shape and size of the primary halo and thus the size and location of a stone circle. The




Aqua Alchemy

We will also detect yang water flows and discover how the geopathic stress produced by this type of water is alchemically changed at a sacred site.


As all dowsers and geomancers know underground yang water produces geopathic stress, but our ancestors knew this water could be transmuted to produce a harmonic energy. Discover their knowledge and deepen your awareness of earth energy and geopathic stress transmutation.


Finding the harmonic colour of water

Earth and water energies produce and release particular colours (Earth Colours) and we will discover how the main colours can affect our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. What is the best Earth Colour for you? We will explore the Earth Colours, how and why we resonate with particular earth colours. We will also make Harmonic Colour Healing water at the spiral’s centre and look at how water-energy can relax, soothe and help the body to heal itself.


Swinside is one of the best-preserved stone circles in Western Europe.


Out of the 60 standing stones, 55 still remain and 32 still stand. Each stone is only 5 feet apart making the energies between the stones especially strong.


In the north stands the tallest stone, stalwart and proud at 7 feet 6 inches high. Facing the midwinter sunrise the entrance encourages the flow of solar energy into the womb of the site.


Nearby, is a Mother Hill that is connected to the stone circle by a hermaphrodite energy line which forms a unique relationship with the stone circle. Undoubtedly, this balancing and harmonizing energy flow was once used as a serpentine ceremonial way.


Water’s Memory

We will also explore Vortex energy at one of the stones and interact with the Akashic Records of this remote stone circle by attuning to the deep water beneath us and connecting to the energy within the water.


We will also learn how to identify, through the emitted harmonic surface pattern, fast flowing underground energies and interact with this dynamic energy.


Some of the collective metaphysical traits due to the shape of the circle.


Geodetic earth and water energies. At the selected stone circles we explore the geospiral phenomena. A geospiral has two spiral patterns at anyone time. One flows in one direction, clockwise, and the other flows in the opposite direction, counter clockwise, but only one is detectable at anyone time. The two opposing directional forces generate vortex energy. Our ancestors were able to detect deep underground pockets of water and not just the closer aquifers known today. We will detect both spirals using a geodetic dowsing technique devised by a Master Dowser.


Form Energy A stone circle that has retained its circular shape is immensely powerful. The circle itself, be that drawn with salt, created by stones or even drawn onto a piece of paper generates Form Energy. Form energy is born of the circle and this is why occultists, Wiccans and Druids have used it for millennia. It manifests concentric circles within and without of its own energy field. This energy blends with geodetic earth energy and becomes a living force that we can work.


Megalithic Energy Standing stones react to the Earth’s inner waters that generate, not just a spiral, but a circular shape, and this is why stone circles are circular. A stone sited on the circle shape begins to absorb the earth energy and converts it into aerial energy.


Geomancy To the ancient Chinese geomancers and the Druids hills, rivers, streams and valleys were all alive. Particular shaped hills were equated with the planets of the solar system. In fact, it is said by some of the top geomants that the whole of the Chinese landscape was gently sculptured to reflect earth and planetary energies. We will look at the wider landscape and learn how to interpret it in relation to ourselves, our homes and, of course, the location of stone circles.

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Saith Maen The Wonders of the Seven Stones

Posted by [email protected] on December 24, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Saith Maen The Wonders of the Seven Stones 

OS grid reference SN833154

Happy Midwinter's Day x

Staying in the Brecon Beacons is a magical experience as you are amid nature and her unspoilt radiant beauty.There is a sense of silence and within this silence the voice of Gaia can be heard.

In some parts of the British Isles, such as Dartmoor, stone rows are relatively common, but in the Brecon Beacons there is only one that is not associated with a stone circle, making Saith Maen special and inviting.

Saith Maen means seven stones, and seven stones still survive at this remote moorland site, although, some have fallen.

Aligned from north-northeast to south-southwest in the direction of Cerrig Duon stone circle, the stones vary in height from 1.7 to 0.5m and form a row 13.7m long.

There is a spiritual and important link between the two sites.

The stone row follows an aquastat - a female water line - that leads to Cerrig Duon and at its esoteric centre a 7-coiled geospiral and the meaning behind the seven stones of Saith Maen. The aquastat rises from a deep source a bit like a spring - making it rare and sacred.

Walking upon this type of water-earth energy is special as it is a healing energy that generates a large force field.

In the next blog we will look at a very special church in Wales where miracles occurred - on this type of sacred female water-earth energy. Sixteen very sick children were placed on the church slab that marked the energy and were healed. Herein lie some Templar secrets.

Despite the church banning me entering the church grounds of churches around Avebury they have no legal right to do so and therefore I will be leading a Templar Tour next year!

My website www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk will be updated by Jan 14th revealing all the details Learn to dowse with UK expert Maria Wheatley www.EsotericCollege.com

Maen Llia A Goddess Standing Stone BRECON BEACON WALES

Posted by [email protected] on December 22, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Maen Llia A Goddess Standing Stone BRECON BEACONS WALES


Standing just 60m off the minor road between the Senni valley and Ystradfellte, this impressive female diamond shaped standing stone is relatively easy to visit.


I introduced my daughter to this goddess stone when she was around 6 years old. This tall and strong stone is around 12 feet high and has some of the strongest energy I have ever felt emitted from a stone - and I have been around hundreds of standing stones.


Made from a massive reddish hued sandstone block this stone has a warmth that attracts you feel and to touch her.


On a clear day Maen Lila can be seen from quite some distance down the Llia valley suggesting that it may have been important ley line marker. Seven leys cross here making it highly energetic and it is sited above a 7 coiled geospiral marking deep yin water.


Standing at an altitude of 573m it is also thought to be the highest standing stone in South Wales!


One legend says that whenever a cock crows, the stone moves off to drink in the River Nedd. This is an old way of expressing its association with deep yin water. According to another story, the stone visits the River Mellte on Midsummer morning.

For more info on forthcoming tours and dowsing workshops go to www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk

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Happy Solstice from Megalithic Odyssey

Posted by [email protected] on December 21, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Solstice to all of you from all of us here at Megalithic Odyssey.

The Devil's Chair at Avebury is a wonderful energetic standing stone.

Around a decade ago, Maria Wheatley, author of Avebury Sun Moon and Earth Energies, alongside Busty Taylor, discovered  that this large standing stone of 60 plus tons was aligned to the Winter Solstice sunrise and sunset. This alignment had gone by unnoticed for 4500 years.

I went there this evening to thank the ancestors. Avebury was at peace and so was I. And I took a pic. We got an identical photo a few years back. I love Avebury, I love standing stones xxx

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Ley Lines and Mayburgh Henge

Posted by [email protected] on December 20, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Leys and old trackways

One way the Orkney pottery tradition - which came southwards in Neolithic times - may have spread is through trade routes through Britain. What seems unusual is that although they shared the same style of pottery, different regions still maintained vastly different traditions. Says a top archaeologist: ' Evidence at some early Henges such as Mayburgh Henge, Ring of Brodgar and Arbor Low suggest that there were staging and trading points on a national 'motorway' during the Neolithic and Bronze Age. This evidence perhaps explains how Cumbrian stone axes found their way to Orkney.' So what were these 'motoways', they were the track leys that Watkins saw. Linking Stonehenge with Arbour Low is a powerful ley.

Leys were used on many levels, ritually to link sacred places and also practically to move items and people from one site to another. Leys are at the heart of the ancient world. In our next blog we will look at the 3 different types of Major Leys.

On a major ley that links Stonehenge to Scotland is Mayburgh Henge.

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Mayburgh Henge

The central area of the henge is almost 325 feet (100 metres) in diameter, is surrounded by an enormous bank, composed of river pebbles and now crowned in places by trees.


Some parts of the  circular bank are almost 10 feet (3 metres) high creating a vast ceremonial and sacred space.


Unusually for a site of this type there is no surrounding ditch, while the bank is extremely tall. Close to the Esoteric Centre is a single large standing stone, just short of 10 feet (3 metres) high. Originally seven others accompanied thi stalwart stone: three more in the centre, forming a square with the fourth, and two pairs flanking the entrance. These were recorded in the eighteenth century. It is thought that they may have been removed to provide building material for either Penrith Castle or Eamont Bridge, although there is no real evidence to support this suggestion.


Mayburgh Henge dates to the end of the Neolithic period or the beginning of the Bronze Age, about 4,500 years ago.

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One very powerful ley courses through Stonehenge and heads to Scotland.

Carn Bugail

Posted by [email protected] on December 17, 2016 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Carn Bugail is a roughly circular cairn of 51-54 feet in diameter adorns the top of Cefn Gelligaer. Although the site is a damaged and today the burial cist has  a modern OS triangulation pillar at the centre.

With beautiful views this is an amazing sacred space selected by our ancestors.

Records from the 18th and 19th centuries mention 3 parallel cists containing cremated remains and pottery urns, but there is no sign of them anywhere. The cairn is almost completely circular measuring some about 54 feet diameter, with a kerb of large stones laid flat.

There are larger slabs, some overlapping, on top of the cairn. At the centre is a badly damaged burial cist. Originally, it would have looked amazing lined with stone slabs on all sides, but only one small slab remains, on the west side of the cist. The cist was covered by a cover stone, roughly oval in shape and over 6 feet long.



Stonehenge Neolithic Pottery

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Uniquely British is a form of Neolithic pottery called Grooved ware. It was not an imported cultural item like the Beaker Ware pots of Europe. Developed in the early in the 3rd millennium BC, in the northerly part of the UK - the Orkney Isles - it was soon a must have item in Britain and Ireland.

The pottery has a unique shape which is a flat-bottomed pot with straight sides sloping outwards and grooved decoration around the top. Although the pottery can display varieties styles, some with complex geometric decorations  and others with applique bands added. The pattern may have been inspired by wicker basketry.

What were they used for?

Pots from Balfarg in Fife, Scotland have been chemically analysed to ascertain their contents. It appears that some of the vessels may have been used to hold black henbane a powerful hallucinogen. And a poison. Thus, they have a ritual function and held the alchemic mind-altering fluid that put some of the priests in direct contact with the Gods.


This style of pottery is also found at henge sites and in some burials. The examples that I give come from Durrington Walls near Stonehenge. As previously mentioned these pots had a ceremonial role as well as a practical role.

Some vessels are extremely large and can hold up to 30 gallons, and would be suitable for fermentation - making beer!. However, the majority are smaller, ranging from jug- to cup-size, and could be used for serving and drinking. The ancient British communities from c. 4000 BC had the knowledge and ability to make ale from their crops is clear.


Bessston Castle Bronze Age finds

Posted by [email protected] on December 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


The Bronze people c2500-750 BC created stone circles, stone rows as well as constructing round mounds. Their artistic skills created fine objects such as gold shields and necklaces. Also, practical objects such as ards used for ploughing.

Bronze Age objects were unearthed at Beeston Castle, including an axe heads and a knife. Beeston Castle is located on a rocky crag above the Cheshire plain. The site has been occupied since prehistoric times and excavations have revealed remains spanning the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age as well as the Roman periods.

Later, Beeston Castle was begun in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blundeville, the Sixth Earl of Chester. 

These Bronze Age objects are now in the care of English Heritage.