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Modern Burial barrow: Pagan point of view & psychic reading

Posted in ancestors, animals, burial Barrow, butterflies, heritage, leylines, location readings, pagan and wiccan, Pareidolia, witches butterfly on May 7, 2017 by Psychic eevee

The other weekend we went to visit a modern burial barrow,one of the first to be built in the UK,the owner kindly let me hang around to take photos for my graves and monument website (I have not edited my proper photography yet)

What is unusual about this is that it is not actually for burials like the barrows in Neolithic times were, this is for cremation ashes, personally I have a huge aversion towards cremation 😦 so cannot see myself wanting to end up here but it is a truly beautiful place and you can be any religion ,the man who owns it is Christian but he said any religion can use it and any ceremonies can be carried out there as long as they are respectful, so I approve of that.

He was interested to see what I made of it as a wiccan and psychic

This location is amazing ,it took only six stone masons five months ,BY HAND ,to make and only the six monoliths at the front are fixed in place, the rest of the stones are just stacked !

With the sentinel monolith stone guarding it,anyway let’s start at the beginning….

First we stopped in the car to have a cup a soup lunch,I was hoping the rosemary cracker’s would make me more psychic

It is tucked away in a lovely peaceful countryside location where you hear only birdsong,its a short walk from the carpark,we found an old barn with old farm equipment

Would love this old wagon for my garden

People out hiking in the flat “fens”

A lovely wooded area

Complete with fairy bridge

I couldn’t believe it…a witches butterfly followed me all the way there ! (See other witches butterflies blogs)

Then another wiccan sign…a moon gazey hare came running directly at us !! Have never seen one that close before

Due to my beliefs in the Goddess /mother earth,I saw the shape of this as a pregnant woman,and that the passed on people would go in here to be reincarnated …”from womb to tomb to womb” the inside is circular,like infinity, the circle of life,the circle of reincarnation. The shape was motherly and welcoming, not gloomy and morbid,I preferred its shape to the more common long barrow

Trust me ,these photos do not do it justice !! These are just camfone snaps, when I have edited my proper photography I will add a link

The square niches are for the urns,they are finished with stone covers that can be personalised,I didn’t take photos of the finished ones out of respect to the families.

I did not get a snap of the ceiling but it is round,giving it even more of an appearance of a pregnant woman in my opinion.

I should imagine this will attract bats and all sorts of animals but that will just add to the atmosphere 🙂

Some beautiful hand felted urns.

Hubby with the man who owns it -he was fascinating to talk to,very friendly and educational.

Blowing out the candles

I helped to blow the candles out which was quite an honour.

In darkness …from glorious and atmospheric to silent and somber.

When it is all lit up ,it is the most peaceful place, not at all depressing or sad,you feel only happiness at the lives remembered here.

Although you can see your breath, it is not cold !!

It is not at all “spooky” you could spend hours in here lost in thought meditating and I imagine the acoustics would be awesome for singing or playing musical instruments.

Wherever you walk you find light,because it comprises two circular areas ,kind of a metaphor to me for spirits finding their way to the next life.

The contrast of blue and yellow stone really is spectacular in the candle light,the owner let me keep some for my rock collection 🙂 although the barrow is modern,the stones are not.

My psychic feeling here was of being transported rapidly back in time to my ancestors in the Hebrides and my Celtic ancestors in Ireland,I saw also my Norse heritage,I didn’t pick up on any spirits of anyone who had been interred in the barrow,I am kind of glad about that,I think it shows they are truly at peace.

I did see two cloaked guardians standing on top of the barrow ,they were holding “stangs” (two pronged wooden staffs) and got the word “Iceni” they were a tribe in these parts

I got the names “Oleb ” and “Cajeb”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceni

I saw also a woman in tattered clothes gathering lavender (of which there actually wasn’t any at the site ) she was in the small wooded area to the left and kept looking furtively around,she had a withered arm and I was given the name Molly Passill,I don’t know if she was stealing the lavender or one of those sad unfortunates accused of witchcraft,she didnt mind me looking but when she saw my husband glance in her direction she vanished,she was followed by a big Irish wolfhound type dog and a boy aged about 7 who wore nothing more than a dirty shawl round him,the name given for him was Edwin…no surname,do not know if they were related.but I feel they were true “heathens” =heath dwellers.

I smelt bonfire smoke ,there were no fires that I could see.

I was more fascinated in the sentinel stone,

I felt very drawn to this and although it could probably be put down to pareidolia I saw things in it ,looking like a cave painting I saw an upside down sort of half cat/half dog animal :front half cat,back half dog,which I believe is the sites power animal.

I also saw a side profile of a bearded Druid like man,he was wearing some sort of band across his forehead and the words “Hawthorne harvest” jumped out.! Hawthorne is a protective plant to Pagans and I feel that if some isn’t planted around the site then it will appear naturally and MUST NOT be cut down !

On pointing out the animal figure to everyone they also saw it but that of course can be down to the power of suggestion !

However, I was very fascinated that a Christian lady said she could see something with antlers in the sentinel stone ,and I said that with our beliefs that would be seen as Cernunnos,the nature God ! And seeing him must mean he approved and is protecting the site.

I had asked previously by email if this barrow had been specifically built on a ley line as it would have been originally ,I was told no,but I bet that without knowing it ,it actually is on one and a very strong one too (I shall look into that)

Despite this being a modern barrow and for people of all religions there is no getting away from the fact that Pagans still watch over these important sacred stones and monuments,it doesn’t matter if they are Neolithic or made last year !

Same facial expressions :)

Posted in dopplegangers/doubles, heritage, indigo kids, lookalikes on March 21, 2017 by Psychic eevee

Was sorting out the photos on my tablet and just realised that these ones taken of me and granddaughter on our labyrinth appreciation night ,we have the exact same facial expressions,and they are not selfies,so we couldn’t see the screen as the pics were being taken, neither could she see my face as I was behind her.

I got hubby to take them as the room was quite dark and in fact he got in a little too close,sometimes Arwen and I are VERY alike,I think its sweet ❤

This one made my daughter in law look twice ..no dear,that is YOUR son Isaac !

The butterfly

Posted in animals, butterflies, coincidences, heritage, witches butterfly on February 10, 2017 by Psychic eevee

I was cleaning behind a bookcase and found a beautiful dead red admiral butterfly 😦

It was in perfect condition so I put it in a jar to keep on my altar to symbolise nature and to show my grand daughter.

It has been there about three weeks,this week in one of my magazines I saw this ;

“Years ago in Scotland people believed that red butterflies were WITCHES in disguise ”

well that fits due to my Scottish heritage and my Wiccan altar !!

previous butterfly blog click here

More ancestry (brave) Scottish Highlands

Posted in ancestors, celtic birth trees, celtic moon astrology, heritage, leylines, past lives on January 12, 2017 by Psychic eevee

I was always really good at archery ! And shot putting and throwing anything really ,I once threw a kebab at my hubby from about ten feet away and got him right in the eye ! He laughed and picked it up off the floor and ate it (eeewww) I never once missed if I threw something in the bin,even when not looking.

I was good at darts too but having an operation on the ulnar nerve in my arm put a stop to that or I would still be doing archery .

Its funny how these things are inbuilt in us.

My dad used to make me laugh,he said I could start a war with myself in an empty room due to me being at conflict with my Scottish/Irish /Polish and Norse genes ,haha ,true that !!

I would one day love to visit the Callanish standing stones and Stornoway /Isle of Lewis (we still have relatives there) but I don’t think my illnesses will allow it, unless things change.I think I will just have to make do with looking at it in books,holding my Scottish topaz and admiring my replica of one of the ancient Isle of Lewis chess pieces.

Scottish topaz which is actually a yellow colour but this is a bad photo

Replica Lewis chess piece

https://www.virtualheb.co.uk/lewis-chessmen-uig-chess-pieces-western-isles/

I mentioned in the earlier blog about vikings how my ancestors came to be Viking -Scottish highlanders,fascinating stuff.

I certainly am a “brave” I will take anyone on,I am not at all girlie,I always fight for our rights and other peoples and I have a very scary battle cry 😉 and I do not need a man to fight for me.
We are from the Macaulay clan of Lewis ,it ended up being spelt with an E when my grandad signed up for the navy and his accent was misheard, I am very proud of my roots and this Wikipedia page gives some fascinating history

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaulay_family_of_Lewis

Image source: Google search /free wallpaper

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callanish_Stones

Mini viking (built in heritage)

Posted in ancestors, heritage, vikings on January 1, 2017 by Psychic eevee

I thought this was so cute

Our grandson Isaac yesterday decided to be a Viking, we have Norse ancestry ,he didn’t have an axe though so he used a pink plastic picnic fork,terrifying !! 😉

Our family has Norse heritage from our Scottish ancestors, when Norwegian Vikings settled in the Scottish highlands, I often get accused of being a “berserker” or going “berserk” my son looks sooooo Scots Viking with his build,Scottish brow and auburn coloured beard.

My son and Isaac when he was a baby

We also have Irish traveller and Polish and Romanian gypsy heritage so it explains the volatile tempers we have lol and explains being drawn to Paganism and witchcraft,The Norse and Highland heritage explains being drawn to Celtic methods such as runes and sacred trees,I was always fascinated with the Callanish stones in the Isle of Lewis where my grandad was from,I already did a blog about that (hubby is Greek Cypriot/Irish)

This has always been a huge joke in our family,how I look like Braveheart,and that is why I don’t have my hair long !

Rushed photo edited just for a joke 😉

At least I don’t look like “ming the merciless” hey hubby hahaha hahaha