In July and August of 2006 Vicki travelled to France for a holiday with her husband and his family. It was a fantastic holiday, arriving in Paris in the middle of a heat wave. The news was full of heat stories, people falling ill, people dying, and not just senior people – there was even one 47 year old man who died from hyperthermia. The French have a special attitude to the heat – they ignore it and guess what it does not go away. I spent days searching for a hat and sunglasses. All the sunglasses were a ridiculous price. The cheapest were 20 euros and they turned out to be cr-p! No they were not made in France or Italy or even Africa they were – yes you guessed it Made in China. Any way suitably attired with the largest brimmed hat I could find and the Made in China sunglasses I survived the outdoors. We stayed most of the time in the middle of France in a very beautiful areas called The Auvergne. We made a side trip down to Provence and, outraged by the price to walk sur (on) the Pont d’Avignon, we satisfied ourselves with sous the Pont (under). After spending 4 weeks in Auvergne we then went up to La Mayenne which is on the border of Brittany. Why is this travel-log in the least bit interesting or relevant to earth energies / dowsing / Feng Shu?
Before we left Australia I had set the intent that no matter what we did on the trip, no matter what the calls of family were, no matter what other historic monuments we were to see I WAS GOING to visit Chartres and Carnac. They had been calling to me since our previous trip and I knew I had a date with destiny at Chartres. At one point it looked like we were not going to get to Chartres, especially when we found how much it was going to cost to get there by rail! I had a brainwave. Lets go there the day before we are due to depart from Charles de Gaulle airport – that way we can have more time to explore the village AND the cathedral. This is exactly what transpired. But back to the sequential story.
Carnac was the first on the schedule. Why Carnac I hear some of you saying? Well it has one of the most phenomenal alignment of standing stones in the world. They are located over several sites in Brittany but the biggest ‘crop’ is in Kerlescan. Many of the photographs taken of the sites just show them as this random collection of stones that are quaint, curious, but often dismissed as something obscure that early Bretons did that escapes the comprehension of modern man but is somehow related to ‘religion’. Armed with a pendulum, camera and small Luopan I investigated the site. I walked the full perimeter of this particular site. For those of you who get ‘messages’ from stones. I was walking down the southern boundary of the site. It is fenced off because it was at the height of the tourist season. People are not always respectful of the stones, the very fragile heath land that authorities are trying to rehabilitate, so the guardians of the sites have had to fence it off. It is possible to walk between the stones at other times of the year, but you have to seek permission to do so. (That is on my list of things to do on on another visit).
I was just walking around the perimeter getting a sense of what was going on. I encountered a rock that protruded into the walkway. It was possible to put your hand on it and this is when some of the patterns revealed themselves. The rock kind of spoke to me. Not literally but impressions arose in me. It was also from this point that I was able to get a line of sight because the land falls away towards the east. It is a very gentle slope. When I had walked almost to the end of the southern boundary I looked back and there I found I had a direct line of sight back to the standing stone. I took a compass reading sighting from this rock through to the last one visible on the east west axis. It was oriented to Jia 80 degrees. As I walked around the perimeter of the fenced off field I found that every single stone alignment complied with this orientation. This is some 1000 plus stones.
My investigations started at 1130 am French Summer time. As I walked along the northern boundary I found that there were significantly sized oak trees growing on this boundary. They were true, straight up and did not show overt signs of disease. They do not deviate in their growth pattern. They had grown (were planted) by the original inhabitants or the subsequent Bretons who are known to have taken up the Druid ‘religion’. Outside of Great Britain, Brittany has the next strongest or even equally strong linkages with their Druidic ancestors.
I started to formulate some ideas about the site. When I had circumnavigated this field I came back to the big standing stone. Using my pendulum I found that the rock had a most interesting polarity. At this site the stones range in size from about hip height to double the size of a medium height man. This stone was positive on the southern aspect, negative on the western, northern and eastern aspects. Strongly negatively polarised on the top. And strongly positively polarised on the bottom. This was ascertained by the intensity of spin by the pendulum. There was no metal around the site and I do not wear a watch. I wear no jewellery except for a gold ring on my left hand. I was not carrying a mobile phone and my backpack with my camera was placed on the ground.
We moved on further to the next site which was much larger, open fields with about 1 km of stones arrayed in straight lines travelling through the landscape. They are arrayed in 11 rows. They march through the country side on a west through east axis. The higher land is on the Western boundary. There was a small embankment on the western side of this alignment so that you were able to sight down a line of stones. I was flabbergasted when I realised that the first three stones acted like the sights on a rifle enabling you to sight the placement of the subsequent stones. Straight as a die travelling through the landscape, until I could see no further. The compass reading I took at this alignment was also travelling to Jia at 80 degrees. These two sites were about 3 or more kms from each other and there was no apparent evidence that the two sites were visible to the naked eye. I reached some conclusions which differ radically from those put forward by any one whose writing I have thus read on the subject.