The following description of a luminous location, in northern California, is from my book, “Natural Places of Power in the American West”, and will be published in the future. My blog and website serve as a primer to understand this presentation, for it does include new concepts and unusual channels of perception; additional definitions and explanations are provided in the book.
I spent three years living in the forest with a backpack. I did have a part time job, and walked to work. The site described below was a place I experienced both day and night, many times. It is a very special site, being small and powerful, of consistent qualities, and located near an earthquake fault.
August 2004: Here we find a clear mental energy, solid, linear, and vital. It is accompanied by a strong forward momentum. Decisively yang; however it is not full bodied, instead it is rather narrow. I feel a beam like quality, almost sharp. I have visited this location many times and I find the qualities to be very consistent. I venture to guess this is a geo-energy, the qualities are different than technology generated powers. At a location such as this, on the edge of town, it is necessary to distinguish between man made EMF, ultrasound (sonar) and naturally occurring energies: experience makes this possible.
The vegetation and foliage here is not unique and yields no hints about the current. Perhaps an earthquake fault lies below, and piezo-electric (PZ) currents are oozing upward. It facilitates the thinking process significantly, gracing one with an ease of logical, rational thoughts and a clarity of consciousness.
The forward momentum of the current is definite and dynamic, not peaceful. It is distinctly energetic and couples (interfaces) to my own personal energy with a perfect appropriateness.- a kind of linkage rarely so finely matched and balanced. Many species of wildlife abound here, year round, and they seem very communicative, birds singing and so forth.
The site is on the edge of town, where the forest and wilderness begins: a special place: a doorway between worlds. Some people fear one world or the other: the one of wild animals and dark forests, or the other of vehicles, strangers and noise. Is town our real home, or is it actually the forest?
Many forms of life abound here, year round, and all species seem very happy. Once, when I was camping in the area a wild bobcat visited me. I was inside my small tent looking out the door when suddenly the bobcat appeared. I was not afraid, nor was he, and we looked into each others eyes for what seemed like five to ten seconds. He stood outside the tent door opening, motionless, and looking directly at me. It was an extraordinary rapport, a trans-species silent communication free of fear or aggression. No more than two feet separated me from this large, wild cat, and still I felt no fear, apparently he was only curious, and after the encounter he slowly moved back into the forest.
During the late hours of the night I use to walk from the illuminated streets of town into the darkness of this wilderness forest. I was going from my human world, of fellow human beings and paved sidewalks into the dark unknown, and fear touched me each and every time. Fear of the darkness and unknown. However, within half an hour the fear had vanished, to be replaced by serenity, contentedness, and peace as I settled into the forest for the night. Furthermore, I knew I was home, it was my real home, and with all the delightful sights, sounds and smells of nature permeating me and suffusing me with a refreshing experience, one that reminded me of something way back in time, way back in genetic memory, something deep down in my own psyche: unfortunately this is lost and forgotten in city life.
Then I return, walking from the wilderness back into the city, and again fear appears, as I transit the doorway back into the city. Now it is the world of the humans I fear: loud sounds, fast moving vehicles, the approach of unpredictable strangers, and the strong smells that I take in with each breath. Once again, within half an hour of walking into the city environment, my fears vanish, and I start to feel the city is my home, a very familiar place where I am with fellow humans, pursuing common interests and goals.
October 2004: Today I walked all around the area of this site trying to determine its size. It is one of the smallest sites I have found to date. The active area is about 75 feet in diameter and the above noted qualities diminish as one leaves this zone. There are several ground level sandstone protrusions found at its center. This is a level place, well above the creek channel below. I went on a hike throughout the surrounding area, as much as a mile away, and the qualities changed and dimmished, yet were still perceptible. The geology of this area is a real curiosity. In some areas there are small hills and canyons, excavated long ago, yet still perceptible as quarries. Also, the area is distinguished as a bird sanctuary, and is vibrantly alive with an extraordinary variety of animal life. The current here corresponds with the sweet natural beauty and liveliness of the forest.
(c) Paul C Adams 2014