The Path To Luminous Places

What are the benefits derived from luminous places?

  • A significant reduction of stress, and a return to peace.
  • Improved relationships with people: this is due to feeling better, both peaceful and energetic. It is easy to relate with people when your batteries are fully charged.
  • A clear mind, and insights about problems that need to be solved.
  • A deep appreciation for the natural world and our place within it.
  • Feeling wholesome, healed, coherent, focused, inspired and optimistic.
  • Enjoyable walks in nature, breathing fresh air and visiting beautiful environments.
  • A stronger body, greater endurance and fitness.
  • An enhanced ability to dream and recall episodes or details.
  • Serenity and vitality that can be shared with others.

My book, A Guide To Luminous Places is available as a download from  You can read this ebook on any computer, tablet, and some smart phones: the App for  this is free from Amazon.   Paperback edition: A Guide To Luminous Places.

Paul C Adams   (c) 2017





Our Sense of Presence

I suspect that one of our first senses to develop is that of presence. A new born baby can sense, via a feeling, the presence of the mother, can also distinguish this from father, or sibling and stranger. The qualities of presence, unique to each person, are noticeably absent after death: the deceased have no perceptible presence, this is obvious at a funeral. Pets are keen to notice the qualities of presence, and they prefer proximity to their master and might be repulsed by the presence of strangers.

The sense of presence is also very strong at many luminous places in the wilderness. It is not exactly the same as human presence, for it lacks living vibrancy, yet it still is wholesome and satisfying, filling what would otherwise be a sense of isolation, loneliness or even desolation in the wilderness. Also, there is a peculiar quality of presence in all city environments, and it can be very strong, a result of both human presence and radiant electric fields (powerline, cell phones, radio, etc).

Michael Persinger determined that magnetic fields placed near the head are frequently perceived as a presence (the god helmet); some people have experienced this as a divine, psychic or occult mystery of presence.

Luminous places in the wilderness are also referred to as the spirit of place, power spots and places of power. I believe that many of these special locations have extraordinary natural magnetic qualities, they are anomalies which are perceptible to some people. Long ago, before electricity and radio, when people everywhere ate organic natural foods and lived in small groups of semi nomadic hunter-gatherers, the ability to sense presence, via inner feelings, was probably significant, and might have been sensitive enough to perceive magnetic north and south, allowing superior navigation and migrations.

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright”. Henry D. Thoreau, pg. 20, Walking, first published in1862.

Paul C Adams (c) 2017    updated: 3/15/17

Songs of the Luminous Ten

Our sun and all the planets are singing unique and fascinating songs. Each has its own broadcast in the radio frequency part of the spectrum, and NASA has recorded these with space probes. Take a look at this YouTube presentation: All Planet Sounds From Space. The radio frequencies from the sun and planets are converted to audio signals that we can hear.  Jupiter is of particular interest, as it has a radiant cone pattern of propagation that periodically intersects earth, and it usually more powerful (on earth)  than radio frequencies from the sun.

Paul C Adams