Mag E-Zine 1999
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Winter Solstice 1999 MAG E-zine
This next full moon will occur on the winter solstice, December 22. This full moon occurs in conjunction with a lunar perigee (the point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth). The moon will appear about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point in its elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth). The Earth is also a few million miles closer to the sun in the winter than in the summer. This means sunlight striking the moon is about 7% stronger. This makes the moon brighter. Also, this will be the closest perigee of the Moon of the year. (The moon's orbit cyclically changes shape.) All this means that it will be a super bright full moon, much brighter than usual. AND it hasn't happened this way for 133 years. This last time this happened, on December 21, 1866, the Lakota Sioux took advantage of this combination of occurrences and staged a devastating retaliatory ambush on soldiers in the Wyoming Territory.
So go out and look at the moon on the night of December 22.
This issue is dedicated to a geomantic look into the New Millennium. Each geomancer was asked to say where s/he saw geomancy going - even in to space. I did not read the other pieces before I worte my own, and I was heartened by the similarity of though the critical importance of Nature, and the central connection between geomancy and the spiritual path. I think these are thought provoking, and well worth the read.
At this time
when the Moon
comes as close
as she ever comes
May Her Light
bring you a
Happy Winter Solstice!
Beyond 2001, Contact & Apollo 13: The Dynamics of Space Revisited
by Nicholas Mann
Nicholas R. Mann is an author and geomancer who contrives to live in Glastonbury and Salt Lake City, Utah.. recently completed a book on the Druids, to be published by Llewellyn in March 2000. He has also written ISLE OF AVALON and THE DARK GOD. Both books also published by Llewellyn. See the MAG Bibliography for his other books.) He and I go back a long way together, and his views here are very appreciated.
Geomancy in the New Millennium
by Marty Cain
As an artist Marty Cain uses dowsing to research ancient sacred sites in Europe and America to discover what makes specific places sacred. Her work has enabled her to recreate that experience for others today. Her own artistic work focuses on creative placemaking, the integration of art and geomancy. To date she has created over 60 labyrinths in the USA and Canada from Prince Edwards Island, Canada to Kauai, Hawaii and from Lewistown, Montana to Austin, Texas.
The Unfolding of Geomancy in the New Millennium
by Patrick MacManaway
Patrick MacManaway is a geomancer with a background in healing and holism and a degree in conventional medicine. He is a jobbing geomancer both in Scotland and New England. It is a delightfully varied practice working with places very large and very small, domestic and commercial, public and private, pre-design and post-build. He works with labyrinths, healing sanctuaries, shops and schools, estates and gardens, energy mapping and balancing in buildings sick and sound, and in homes both happy and sad. Patrick is a partner in the development of the Mid-Atlantic Geomancy web site.
Geomancy into the New Millennium
by Sig Lonegren
Sig Lonegren is the webmaster of Mid-Atlantic Geomancy, with his partner Patrick MacManaway. He is also an author, teacher and active in his community in Glastonbury, England. His spiritual path has taken him through many different World Religions from Hinduism and the Native American path to Celtic and Indo-European Mythology to Biblical studies. He holds a M.A. in "Sacred Space," an interdisciplinary degree in archaeology, archaeoastronomy, sacred geometry, anthropology, and dowsing.Write comment (0 Comments)
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Samhain 1999 - Special Edition
This is a special edition of our MAG E-zine. We missed our Autumn Equinox Edition due to my taking a cyber sabbatical this past summer, so we thought this would be an appropriate Samhain taster to tide you over until our Winter Solstice Edition, where we plan to ask a number of geomancers to respond to: "What is the role of geomancy in the new Millennium, when we will be undoubtedly moving out in to space?" But now, Beth Winegarner's story of her contact with ghosts that get a bit more real than she wanted them to. The tale seems appropriate to this Samhain Season, and has some interesting techniques to offer for psychic self-protection..
Basic Psychic Protection for the Spiritual Amateur
by Beth Winegarner
Beth Winegarner is a writer, newspaper editor and freelance music journalist living in Northern California. She was born and raised in Sonoma County, California, which is a magical place on many levels. She met Sig Lonegren via email while she was studying Sociology (and ley lines, on the side) at the University of California at Berkeley, and has been preparing a book on sacred sites in Sonoma County since then.
While this article discusses one of the more negatively charged sites in the area, it is not representative of the region as a whole. For more information about Beth, visit her web site.Write comment (0 Comments)
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Summer Solstice 1999
This is an interesting mix of hot stuff for the Summer Solstice! Dudley Wheeler writes about the work of A.P.Tabraham in the Isles of Scilly in the seventies and early eighties. He shows that thought forms can raise the temperature of the soil and enhance the growth of flowers! Dudley presents graphical evidence showing the effect of this kind of dowsing. Then, I offer a review of, if true, what I would call one of the hottest books of the millennium, "The Jesus Mysteries" by Tim Freke and Peter Gandy. Putting together mythology, history, the Bible, the Nag Hammadei Documents and other bits from Church history, the authors come up with the hypothesis that Christ did not exist in the flesh! There are interesting implications for geomancers here. Patrick MacManaway, my intrepid partner on MAG writes a delightful story of a geomancer's day off whilst also talking about the importance of stress relief in the geomancer's work.
I am taking my first sabbatical from cyberspace in five years. It turns out that this summer, I will be spending great amounts of time on the road - lots of that in farmers' fields on both sides of the Atlantic. Patrick and I are teaching several camps together. (Perhaps you might be interested in attending a Geomancy Camp during the August Solar Eclipse in Cornwall, England.) Oh yes. I'm getting married during this time as well! So I'll return to cyberspace at the beginning of September.
An implication of this sabbatical is that I will be skipping the Autumn Equinox Issue of this MAG E-zine : ( But our MAG E-zine will be back at the Winter Solstice.)
May this Summer Solstice bring you the awareness and energy you need to fire on with your work!
Dowsing Zones Get Hotter!
by D. H. Wheeler
Dudley Wheeler came to dowsing after retiring as a Marketing Manager in a chemical company. One of the aims of his experimentation and writing has been to try and intrigue scientists that dowsing is something to be marveled at and should be studied for the new insights it can bring about. I first met Dudley on the net, but have since dowsed with him in Avebury. The heating effect on bulb germination and growth in the Scilly Islands is a fascinating subject. I am pleased he is sharing this article with us.
The Jesus Mysteries" - A Review
The Jesus Mysteries: Was the 'Original Jesus' a Pagan God?
by Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy
Sig Lonegren is the webmaster of Mid-Atlantic Geomancy, and is also an author, teacher and active in his community in Glastonbury, England. His spiritual path has taken him through many different World Religions from Hinduism and the Native American path to Celtic and Indo-European Mythology to Biblical studies. It is this background that drew him like a magnet to "The Jesus Mysteries" by Tim Freke and Peter Gandy. Using document sources, many of which Sig has read in the last twenty years, the authors build a case for the possibility that Christ was not actually here in the flesh! For the reviewer, this possibility has interesting implications for geomancers - not to mention numerous other people who think of themselves as Christians! It also includes a short comment by one of the authors, Peter Gandy.
Relaxing into Landscape - A Study of Intimacy and Pain
by Patrick MacManaway
Patrick MacManaway is a geomancer with a background in healing and holism and a degree in conventional medicine. He describes himself in this article as, "...a jobbing geomancer both in Scotland and New England . It is a delightfully varied practice working with places very large and very small, domestic and commercial, public and private, pre-design and post-build. I work with labyrinths, healing sanctuaries, shops and schools, estates and gardens, energy mapping and balancing in buildings sick and sound, and in homes both happy and sad. Patrick is a partner in the development of the Mid-Atlantic Geomancy web site.Write comment (0 Comments)
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Spring Equinox 1999
Three Views of the Elephant
This quarter's MAG E-zine has three different views of the intangible realms seen by three competent earth energy dowsers. Joey Korn looks at energies he finds in homes and on individuals. He explores these vortexes, and gives advice on how he relates with them to bring about change and balance. Glenn Broughton's piece is about the energies and patterns found across large chunks of countryside - circles twenty miles on diameter. He also shares what I would call the "daysigns" that he and his group encountered when visiting this geometrically laid out landscape. This gives incite on the less tangible skills needed to work as a geomancer in the field. Just as we were going to publication, we received a piece, "The Spirit of Place," by Nancy Odell. It was so full of practical geomantic ideas for this time of year. All three of these authors are looking at the intangible side of geomancy in three very different applications. Joey is working on the human level, Nancy is more focused on the Nature Spirits and outdoor elementals, and is looking at a bigger picture - geomancy on the regional level. This is good stuff!
The Two Lights of the Soul
by Joey Korn
Joey Korn has written a number of articles here on MAG that chronicle his growth in to things geomantic. If you haven't read his other articles, he gives you links within this piece that can connect you to them.
In "The Two Lights of the Soul,"Joey writes of his findings at homes and in certain people, of intersecting beams of beneficial or detrimental energy.
Joey's teacher is Walter Russel, master sculptor, painter, musician, composer, equestrian, architect, scientist, philosopher, author, poet, and more.
If you'd like to learn more about Joey's work, visit his Web site.
The Barbury Ring
by Glenn Broughton
Glenn Broughton sees life as a spiritual journey which has led him through parenting, teaching, community art work, ethical business, organic horticulture and healing (spiritual and crystal) to his present work as group facilitator, tour guide and researcher.
Six years ago he found himself being led to visit sacred sites, not knowing why but being open to what he found and experienced there.
Glen contributed an important article to the last issue of MAG E-zine on the connection between crop circles in southern England and aquifers. In this article, he looks at the bigger picture that connects sacred spaces over much larger pieces of territory.
You can visit his website at Sacred Circle.
Working With the Spirit of Place
by Nancy Odell
Nancy Odell lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and raises horses, goats and plants. She has three children and one granddaughter, and is 44 years old. Her roots are Scottish (Liddesdale area - Elliott Clan), Irish, and Choctaw.
She writes, "I guess we will never stop learning things from this old world, will we?"
The name of her landscape business is GEOMANTIC DESIGNS.
Her article is particularly germane to right now in the Northern Hemisphere - gardening. It is full of wonderful things you can do and ways you can relate to the space and the plants you are working with.
Her article arrived at the last moment, so we don't have a picture of her.