Earth energies and pondering at Knill Monument
Setting out on a sunset evening walk to Knill’s Monument, I took in the beautiful scenery and watched the sun meander unhurried towards the horizon. The Summer breeze brought a sense of peacefulness. The only other sounds were bird song and shards of human chatter. After a while, I became aware of a spontaneous urge to do some dowsing for the energy design of the place. Luckily I was equipped with my walking bag that contains all the quirky dowser’s needs. I took out the metal rod and tuned in to the place. First I asked to be led to the area's most powerful energy spot. Which is the place that I'm standing in, taking the photographs. Gently attuning to this particular power spot, the energies could be felt throughout my body, strongest at the feet. Dowsing for the amount of radials coming out of this energy spot, showed there were a surprising 41 radials. Which is quite high. In comparison to other dowsing experiences, the high count seemed to indicate that this was a very active spot. In general so far, the amount found in other places was around 21-26 when in a 'neutral' state and in the 40's and up for an energised spot (which, for example, happens after a ceremony). It led me to think that this spot was 'fired up' somehow. Maybe by the setting of the sun which had just happened? The sunset was directly in line with the front side of the monument. Then I wondered if there were any earth energy lines involved and the rod’s answer was 'yes', so I set off to find them. There were two strong ones (each about 6 meters wide) and they crossed over the power spot. One line ran SE-NW (the one running through the monument) and one NE-SW (this one was slightly wider than the other line).
A day later, I was chatting about the above with Ba and she said enthusiastically that there had been, very recently, a ceremony up at the monument. I looked this up on the internet and she was right: just a week and a half ago; on July 25th. I wonder if this could have caused the very active power spot! Apparently a historical mayor of St. Ives, John Knill (1733-1811) had designed and built this monument as his mausoleum (although he isn't buried there) and he left money so that each 5 years a peculiar ceremony could take place, involving a procession of 10 maidens dressed in white, 2 widows, a fiddler and the Hundredth Psalm.
The Knill coat of arms on the monument reads the Latin Nil Desperandum (Never Despair) and a written Resurgam (I Shall Arise). An intriguing place! It is notable that the position of the setting sun at this point of the ‘wheel of the year’ in the Northern Hemisphere, the traditional Lammastide in Knill’s time, in combination with the fact that the setting sun could be energising the earth energy line that runs directly through the monument’s side where the ‘I shall Arise’ is written. This reminds me of one of the Lammas themed songs in modern times which has the line ‘Corn and Grain, Corn and Grain, All that falls shall rise again’ in it. It is a line from a pagan chant that hints at the death of the Corn King who must give his life during the harvesting of the grain in order to feed his people. Depending on the area and decade in history, the Spirit of the Corn king is ‘saved’ into the last sheaf of wheat and hung in a barn until the next season of seeding the fields when he ‘shall rise again’, or be baked into a bread and have the loaf consecrated at church. Celebrations could have a myriad of variations on this theme. Either way, there would most likely be a community harvest feast with music, fairs, dancing and just general merrymaking. It ties in with the ceremonial request Knill made.
Another interesting side to it, is Knill’s choice for St. James Day to hold the ceremony. Besides that this day is the start of the country fairs related to harvest time, St. James is said to be Jesus’ first apostle and one of three disciples who where called by Jesus to witness the transfiguration (Ascension) of Christ. I find it striking that the sunset in this Lammastide season is in line with the monument and the energy line running towards it. I like to think that it amps up the whole monument like a beacon with its inscribed message. Maybe a message of hope; Do not despair, I shall rise again! Was it a deliberate choice to design the monument this way?
I made a (clumsy) field note of the situation (see images). The funny looking trio in the note are slabs of rock and may not be precisely positioned with regard to the energy lines. The other photos show the panorama in each of the directions to which the energy lines run off. Hope this is of help to those who want to further explore the area. Enjoy!