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These are the ritual results of some of the people who participated.
Tom Yudai    Sharon Bibb    Roger Kerr    Dawn/Wunjo
Chris Hamilton    Anonymous    Claire Grace Watson    Eduardo Terrero
Krista    Janet Sunderland    Charbern    M.Z.A.    Krista
Janet Sunderland    Roger Kerr    Jon Locke    Charbern    April Lubold
Jon Locke    Hector Brown Diaz    Dawn/Wunjo    Barbara
Tow of West Hollywood    Glenys and Rangi    Georg    ShriBarbie
Hildur Hakonardottir    Bluemoon    Larry Dobson    Sharon Bibb
Katra Marie    Frank van der Palen
You were in and out of my meditations today so while I am still in this
half place between I will write of today. I'm on mountain time so the
prayer time here was 10:30 a.m. and the conjunction at 12:55. I was in
meditation from 10 until almost 1:30 with occasional stirring times to
put another log on the fire and get a drink. The wind stopped at the
time of the ritual.
I set up my altar with the same wonderful purple hula hoop. In the
center I put a Mexican clay figure of a couple in intimate embrace.
I realized these last few days while reading some of the net stuff
that my wish was for the Sacred Marriage. Not a lover, or a partner
but the Sacred Marriage. Around the edges I placed the Palenque
stone, jade beads, a piece of onyx, and an angel in a crystal ball.
It was interesting that as each hour or so of meditation ended and I
moved into another phase, I added something to the altar circle. And
at each session, I was in a different position. I began sitting in a
chair, moved to cushions on the floor and for the last hour was lying
down with my head to the east and touching the hoop.
The first hour was aligning with the Archangel Metatron and the light
of Kether. I prayed for the earth, I prayed for all sentient
beings, rocks included. I stayed in a prayer state for some time.
In light. It must have been 10:35 when I saw a rush of golden light
come through me, golden golden full. And then the light became a
sun shape enclosed in a circle. What an enormous light came through.
And then I sat on in such joy and thanks.
For the second hour, I concentrated on sending light and love into
the earth and saw mountains, the great mountains in northern Montana
I think, and the sea and whales jumping. All of me and all of the
world was rejoicing. There must have been more but I don't
remember. I remember the joy. joy. Oh, yes. I remember. I was a
clean channel of light, down through the lower chakras. What was
that? Like a cylinder of light through me. Wide. Clear. At some
point I peeled an orange that was still here from the meditation on Sat.
night and ate it. Grateful.
For the time of the conjunction, I was flat on the floor. I added
money, bills and change, to the altar and a male figure god on a
Mayan healing pipe. I placed a pink candle on the east side of the
circle. It's Mexican style, a tall glass cylinder with a picture of
the Virgin of Guadalupe. The candle and the male figure were
opposite each other on separate sides of the embracing couple.
Through all three house I wore a pink prayer shawl. As I was lying
on the floor, I breathed in red earth energy through the bottom of my
feet and breathed it out my crown chakra. And then I would breathe
in white light from the crown and send it out through my feet. I
went deep. I saw the three great pyramids, at Giza?, and saw them
surrounded with a pink light. I forgave the elder priests, I forgave
myself, I felt streams of old karma or old energy flow out of me.
Whew. I opened. More open? And then I fell into a deep trance and
I'm not sure what happened. I surfaced right at 12:55, offered my
prayer for the Sacred Marriage, for the flow of money in and out of
my life. Got up. Knelt and touched my head to the floor. And I was
exhausted and filled with energy at the same time. I looked out the
east window and it was still, so still, like the world was holding
its breath. And then I simply climbed on to the couch and covered
with the comforter and lay there a bit.
And now I will step into a hot shower and feel the blessing of wet.
I will dress and walk into the world new. Peace to you my cyberspace
sister and Shield Guide. Thank you for being part of the journey.
Wow! What a day! I began my day with my usual clearing exercise. As I
was finishing up, I sensed that you were waiting for me to go on a
journey. Once I was ready, we departed for the Mayan world. We went to
the Sarcophagus beneath the Pyramid of the Sun. There was a ceremony.
I couldn't get a clear picture, but I sensed that it was a wedding
ceremony between you and Lord Pacal. I got a few fuzzy pictures of you
in a long white wedding dress. You were very beautiful. The ceremony
went on for a while, but I don't remember too much detail. Then you and
Pacal left through the portal on what I assumed was a Cosmic Honeymoon.
Again, I could feel a tremendous amount of Love, and I could actually
hear you this time as we read the words. (I still can't pronounce the
Mayan words.) At the part "Vision Serpent will take me there," I went
into the light tunnel and emerged at the Pyramid of the Sun. All of the
Maya were there to greet us. We all met in the courtyard in front of
the Pyramid. Those of us from this dimension formed a circle around the
courtyard, then we sat and watched the Mayan celebration. There was
dancing and ceremony. Then you and Lord Pacal stepped into the center,
with a large vessel or urn. They went completely around the circle,
pouring a drink of some sort (wine came to mind) to everyone. Then we
all drank a toast to our coming together as One. We all raised our
hearts to Heaven and to the Earth Mother in celebration of our Love.
Then all of the Maya intermingled and personally greeted each of us
with embraces and hand shakes. We all joined together into several
concentric circles, with each circle of people dancing round and round,
and alternating circles going in opposite directions. After a while, I
stepped out of the circle, and then I turned into a white eagle and
began to soar in circles, higher and higher. I did make one special
personal request. I asked that we all take a moment and focus our Love
on our Mother Earth, that she may heal as we heal ourselves. That
ended the Ritual for me.
I was sitting in meditation for awhile when the thought struck me: with
so many people meditating at the same time for the same purpose, it must
have an effect even if there was nothing on "the other side" to help
us. Then I was drawn to a point above the earth. There I saw a ribbon
of light come from each person on earth who was meditating. These
ribbons were varied colored and they all rose up to a pole in heaven.
This reminded me of a May pole Then I saw all the ribbons of light
mixed together as they would weave a tapestry. It was beautiful. And
of course there is something on the other side that responded to us.
The weather was overcast until 12:35 local time and then the sun came
out bright and clear and stayed out all day.
Stopped for coffee and to just sit and think, and allow. Big E (the
big Egyptian who's been 'shaking' me since Saturday...*s*) wrote a
little to me as I sat at the counter with my coffee, pen and pad. He
wrote: "You have no idea yet what has happened. You do feel the calm.
That's good, but we are chuckling, for this has gone soooooooo very
well. This meditation, too, will be on-going, as you figured. Thank
you." Hermes [new Mayan guide] and Pacal and many others were
identified to me as present... each letting me feel their presence
Um, ok. I know that I've never been much for rituals so to speak. I
tried, really tried, to somewhat follow the instructions you sent as
suggestions. No Maya came roaring through my door. No brilliant white
light flooded my room. But, I tend to gage my spiritual experiences
through feeling and among other things, physical reaction. And I did
feel something last Saturday. In particular, the left side of my body
became very warm, if not hot. I cannot explain why, and the feeling
still lingers. My dreams have gotten a little strange, if not urgent.
When I first started meditating in June, one night I clearly remember
a voice as I was drifting off to sleep, saying "Now, you are going to
be experiencing some very different, strange things. You're path is
different now." I guess that time has now begun. I will try to
welcome these changes without fear & with as little apprehension as
possible. Thank u for helping me be part of the ritual.
I have been forwarding your Rituals to my friends locally as well as on
the internet. The service you are providing for people to coordinate
prayer and ritual and meditation is truly God-sent. There is a need for
action on the planet; not just metaphysical talk. I thank you from the
bottom (and top) of my heart on be half of all those wanting to release
this civilization from its current plight.
Hector Brown Diaz:
This is the first Ritual that I've done, I missed the last ones for
several and unexcusable reasons. Anyway. The 18th I did the Ritual
approx at 12:00pm, no chance to do it at 8pm. I used amethyst, topaz,
pearls, a crystal sphere to build the portal, I lit incense and two
violet candles. The portal that I sensed is located very close to the
bathroom, in a small hall between two rooms and a closet. I did
relaxation and then light meditation to balance my chakras. I stayed
in a very relaxed state of consciousness for about 20 minutes, and
just felt calmed, loved, in balance. That night I had a very strange
dream, I have never dreamed with whales. I dreamed that I was in a sort
of a room with somebody that I couldn't see and I was holding this
very small whale (at least that is what it looked like) in my hands in
a sort of a protection wrap. Then the individual that was with me took
it from my hands and put in a small pool. And I felt very good. I felt
the happiness of the tiny whale (like a killer whale).
I can't exactly recall which event happen first, but also dreamed about
being in the open, like in a back yard of a farm house and there were
all this types of ships "flying" over us, I wasn't not alone but I can't
tell who I was with, I was sort of in a contemplation state, and felt
love and secure. It was night and a not very dark. But I saw some
different ship formations, like geese on flight, then like forming a
kind of a geometrical shape (squares and rectangles). That's everything
that I consciously can remember. Yesterday I did the Ritual and felt
the deepening very fast, felt very calmed and loved. This time I didn't
use nor candles nor incense.
Well I did the Ritual everyday from the 18th to the 23ed. I did
not experience anything out of the ordinary. But I did do a tarot
reading and I made some really good connections. So I feel I was opened
up a little.
I am sorry to say, I didn't do the ritual. So last night I had headed
to bed about 8:30, just after finishing reading "Ritual of the
Sarcophagus". When I came to 'Air Ritual for Spirit Soul to Walk the
Sky" I read the words aloud. Then I went straight to bed. Sometime
between 9 and midnight, a large clap of thunder sounded, waking me,
and as I was facing the window, I noticed that the whole sky lit up
pink, it was beautiful pink clouds. I realized then that I was with
you when I was wakened. I was so tired last night that it didn't dawn
on me quick enough to write down anything. So I don't have a
recollection of anything except you and the pink sky. A friend had
just told me yesterday that the night before she was out driving
close to midnight and a thunderstorm blew in, and she remarked that
the lightning was a beautiful pink and blue. Isn't this all weird??
If you was with me last evening and was skywalking, would you please
clue me in!!~~~grin~~~ Thanks!!!
Tow of West Hollywood:
I did my meditation on 1/23/97 from 9:25am to 10:10am...I placed
crystals on all my chakras and I laid underneath my pyramid...first
I moved forward to an alter with a brilliant white flame in the
center...I began to get frightened by this and backed off a little.
Then, I realized this journey was about love. So I proceeded to the
flame, and I was projected throughout the universe it was beautiful...
then, as I came back I saw the earth surrounded by triangular
gridwork...it too was beautiful...I felt a jolt of energy shoot
through my body... and, then, I was part (connected) of the
gridwork... this was a little frightening to me. however, I calmly
accepted the energy, and had an amazing meditation...It was mostly
cloudy, so mister sunshine peeked down on me occasionally throughout
Glenys and Rangi
It's been very windy here on and off. Rangi tells me it was very windy
last night after we did the ritual. It was also windy during our first
ritual. I remember because I wanted to go for a walk and couldn't
because of the wild wind. While Wellington does have a reputation for
being a windy city, it's been unusually windy over the last few days.
A week before the ritual we also had a freak lightning storm. I thought
about Hurukan then. It was like he was directing it at my window to let
me know he was there and very much aware of me.
I am just reading an old mail of yours on "what is a portal," how to
find one, etc. There I find the following paragraph:
"Before you begin portal activation, stand or sit outside it and look
inside for any unusual activity, such as speeding specks of dust, black
lightning, heavy air, shadows, etc. I usually see very wispy clouds of
air and speeding specks of dust. I know people who have seen "black
lightning" and heavy air. Gossamer clouds are easy to see inside the
portal. When performing Ritual of the Portal, "magical" items, patterns
of movement, and invocations create an important atmosphere and gestalt."
There I remembered a thing a dear spiritual friend of mine has been
writing. His name is Hua Ching Ni, he is an 84 year old Chinese healer
and teacher, and he told the following story: in an ancient Chinese
text he has found a ritual of invoking a highly evolved starry person.
It was sort of a magic ritual, that had to be done on 49 days in a row.
Within that period of time an event that we today would call the
opening of a portal would occur. And sure it did (took him only 12 or
13 days, btw). When it started it began with a "black light in the
middle of the room." On seeing this he started doing the appropriate
invocations and so forth.
He did make contact with a starry person, which was his first contact
of that sort. He was fairly young then, and in the meanwhile he has had
many and has made good use of the contacts as well. But this is another
story. I just though you might be interested in the report that comes
from a very different angle.
Wow, what a day. I got into my portal at 12:20pm, There was a
distinct double knock on the wall, The incense I was burning began to
circle around the four candles, and you could hear a noise that was
encircling the room. My son was in the room and heard both these
things. He said it was like something was circling the room. I felt
it more like an energy vortex. I closed my eyes and then felt lifted.
I opened my eyes and saw a dimly lit arch. I was walking on large
stones and it felt like I was inside a ruin. It was dark and musty and
it smelt dank and must. I was looking around trying to decide where
exactly I was, trying to see something because it was dark. I turned
to my left and saw a luminous figure seated. I was pulled back to the
bedroom because my son was trying to get my attention that it was
12:30pm. There was a white mist in the room. I closed my eyes again
and was in a white mist. Many beings were there and they all seemed
to be native American. I was searching for Chief Joseph of the Nez
Perce and my heart sent out a message to let him know how sorry I was
for the terrible things that the US government did to his people and
that hopefully someday they could return to the Wallowa valley which
was their earthly home. Then I whispered to God how much I loved Him.
I was back in the room and I sat peacefully for a half an hour. Then
I closed the portal and left the house. I was in a store checkout
line. The man standing next to me started to stare at me. Then he
began smiling and broke out into a song, He sang loudly. I felt
radiant and all aglow. What a wonderful day.
I forgot one important detail of my eternity in 17 minutes. I was in the
mist again. Very lovely white light. My heart spoke and made a
commitment to Gaia to do whatever I could to be of service in the
healing of the mother, the earth, so her spirit could once again express
itself in its fullest beauty. It is almost unfathomable to me that I
could experience so much in such a short period of time.
I was stranded on a Greek island during rainstorm. At night I crawled
under the covers reading Robert Graves interpretations of the myths.
During the day I often climbed up the mountain where the cubicle
houses huddle against each other over labyrinth paths to avoid pirates
attacks - clinging to the slope below the monastery and castle ruins.
I sat in the monastery church for a long time drawing the ornamental
icon stand - watching the monk add oil to the little lamps. The walls
covered with icons some dark and old, some shining bright and silvery.
This day it was not blowing quite as much and I climbed all the way up
to the castle at the top. But it started raining and I huddled under a
vaulted roof to avoid getting drenched. I wasn't meditating - I sat
smoking on a dirty piece of wood, watching the clouds.
The mighty all powerful Goddess was there - was everywhere
The white foam her petticoats hem
The rain her fine veils
The wind her breath
She was so big that no-one noticed her
so much of everything that she was taken for granted.
The monk with his black cap bent over the icons never looked up -
He never noticed her.
Nor do we.
The 17th I meditated long in a beautiful olive grove high on a hill and
got some interesting insights into what I saw in Delphi on Saturday.
Asking to go to Meso-Amerika I was made aware of Pacal Votan's mother
and her role or quest keeping and holding the "diplomatic"
strength/strings for the time before Pacal could take office. She
seemed to work with a certain group of people that "knew" the
importance of this task while others didn't. Though she and her group
had very strong connections with the heavens - I saw forms in the sky -
it was both - like knowing totally and not knowing quite enough to be
able to draw the connection through - yet feeling it should be done -
conferring much with priests and elders. She was not wholly a queen in
the sense that she knew that didn't matter - though the queenship and
kingship were very important to carry out the intended mission. I
found this interesting in the light of what you wrote about yourself
and I had not seen because I was away.
Well I did a meditation on the 23rd...I felt as though I should lie down
on the earth, so I took my blanket and went outside. I lay down on a
N-S orientation with my arms spread out like a cross. The first thing
I saw was a 'flower of life' pattern and then I was enveloped in a
beautiful golden light. I focused on bringing in energies to all and
to the earth and opening myself up to the higher energies. I saw
star-bursts of purple and then a wonderful field of intense pink, then
the gold again....Later when I sat up, the sky was filled with dark
clouds and a hawk or an eagle (I couldn't tell which) was circling in
the distance...there were also mysterious looking small pyramid shaped
clouds in a row across the sky (I felt as if they were crafts!!)...
Didn't see any beings or get any messages, but it was a very wonderful
feeling and I knew I had connected with all....
Four of us meditated at around noon pst on Jan 23. We read your email,
but did not do the full ritual. My experience was one of initial
extreme business in mundane world and non-physical realms...then an
experience of extremely complex, richly varied "personality" textures,
all interacting in very individualistic but harmonious manner. My
experience at the drum-jam/dance the next night was similar...there
was a definite new level of individual expression in concert with the
whole -- quite powerful, enlivening and exciting. Many nodded
enthusiastically that it was now indeed a New Age! Wow! That's twice
now I've Emailed you & received your Email within seconds! The
Universe works in magical mystical ways! -- What fun!
I wanted to draw a card from the Tarot of the Spirit on that night
(22nd) to use in my ritual on the 23rd. I drew the "8" (lemniscate!)
of Wind--The Power Shield. This was very significant to me personally,
because of the power shield that I had told you about. I'm sure I
never told you the way I set up my altar when I did my ritual. I did
say I had to wait to do it on the 23rd. It was very sunny. A
perfect day to do the planetary alignment. I had a strand of lapis and
a strand of turquoise that I use to make a 6 pointed star. Each strand
was a triangle. In each tip I placed a crystal. In the center I
placed my power shield. On it, I placed my polished amethyst point.
(It stands up). I had 2 very unusually colored blue candle holders and
used them, lit, on either side of my star. Above my star, I had the 2
of Fire-Convergence, upright, with the 8 of Wind-Power Shield across it,
like a "T". This was done in my portal. I sat at the edge. (The
portal is much bigger than this now, I just used the original edge.)
I did the ritual right after the Gaia meditation. That night I had a
dream about being shown what the energy looked like. I could see waves
in the dream and I could tell by this how many entities were there. I
also dreamed about being in a black tunnel and being able to see the
light at the end of the tunnel. The light was blue. Today, at lunch
with my daughter, the bill was $8.88. These numbers are on my power
Katra Marie, Spirit of the Sun:
I did the ritual on the 18th and the 23rd. I actually kept it simple
for a change. I have a wonderful white satin altar cloth the was a
gift to me that I used. I have a meditation room that is a loft. I put
the cloth in the center of the floor, I put a white candle in the center
and then I did the ritual facing each of the four directions first and
then I just sat in quiet meditation and repeated the ritual again.
This is what I was guided to do. Well, the energy that flowed through
me and around me was very very high energy. I then had to drink three
glasses of water which helped to ground me. I was charged with
electrical energy for several days. My computer went crazy, the phone
line that I use for the computer went dead, hair dryer wouldn't work,
curling iron kept going off, phone answering machine would not record
messages. So, for a while I was cut off from the outside world and
this forced me to stay in the energy. I went to the store and walked in
TJ Maxx and the lights went out in the store! This was like that for
about 15 minutes. Coincidence? I don't think so. This happens to me
with electrical things when I am super charged with new energy. I don't
know what was supposed to happen but I would definitely say a portal was
opened. Also, I did some wonderful new chanting during the meditation.
Thanks for all the information that you send us. I am starting a new
group that will meet on Saturday evenings in my home and I will share
all info that you send.
Frank van der Palen:
I performed the ritual in a school building, as I was working there at
that moment. It was the 23rd Jan. 18.35 local time, which is 6 hours
later than your timeline. There was a very intense fog and you
couldn't see more then 10 feet. I was not able to make much of a
portal and couldn't find the exact location of the portal in the
classroom I was at, so I had to improvise. I made the portal out of a
piece of violet silk. I made a cross out of the tarot card from the
inner-child deck, in which I only placed a card referring to the
star-people. I placed 2 crystals on both vertical sides of the cloth.
In the middle I placed a burning candle which moved vigorously during
the ritual. I put a piece of skin of a wolf and a stone that represent
the "Little people" (elves I communicate with during Shamanistic rituals)
at the end I was sitting at.
I started the ritual exactly on time and immediately felt a very high
energy. It stayed very high for about 20 minutes after which I could
feel a change. I felt like being pulled into a tunnel. The tunnel was
very long and I knew it was a snake I travelled through. Then I saw a
male Maya in front of me. He wore a green skirt which was decorated
with typical Maya images, had wrist bracelets and a feather bonnet on his
head. He just showed me a place to sit down, which I did. Then a sort
of a curtain made out of mails was draped around the place I sat. I
felt and saw a very bright light all around me and I "changed" into a
Maya myself. The man in front of me said to me that he would show me my
true face, which he did me putting a mirrorlike object in front of me.
I was a completely different person and recognized myself by my eyes. I
knew this person, I think from dreams. He told me I was a great healer
and that I was to teach people about that. Than he pointed to a small
house, which was square shaped, about 5 by 5 feet. I was to enter this
and when I did I saw a very bright light. I immediately felt myself
being pulled through a tunnel again, that was even longer then the
previous one. This also felt like a snake. On the other side I came to
a place with a huge rainbow underneath which there were 3 golden
pyramids. In the middle one I saw a crystal pyramid and looking at
that I also saw the earth inside it. It was turning and started to
fade away. To me it was like there was a big change coming up for
earth, which of course is exactly what is already happening and the
pace is increasing. Seeing that I suddenly knew I had to get back. I
was drawn into the tunnels again and returned at my alter. This ended
the ritual. It all felt both very exciting and safe. I'll be doing the
ritual again in March.
WACAH CHAN XAMAN WAXAC NA! OCH CHAN!
The next ritual will be March 8. This will be Ritual of the Cathedral
Portal: Chartres Cathedral and the Knights Templar. This will be another
powerful ritual, especially true because the Cathedral ritual will be
Concourse of the Forces - Fire (Stonehenge-Ancient Celts) Water (Rock
Eagle-Mound Builder Indians) Earth (Pyramids-Egyptians and Aztecs) Air
(Sarcophagus-Mayas). During Ritual of the Cathedral Portal we will
perform the Aether/Quintessence ritual in which we will anchor the
energy/light of the Celestial Order of the Prophets of the Golden
Masons. These are the orders of angels of sacred geometry and the
orders of the geometry monks.
Claire Grace Watson, M.S.T.
LVX - Light of the Cross
Page 1 - What is A Portal | How to Locate Your Portal
Keeping the Dreamtime Journal
Ritual of the Stonehenge Portal
Definition of Ascension | Spiritual and Physical
Fire Ritual to Invoke the Shield Guides | Ritual Results
Page 2 - Rock Eagle Portals | Dreaming the Eagle | Burning Man
The Eagle and the Serpent | Eagles and Angels
Banners of Dan | Moon void of Course
Setting Up Your Portal | Portal Disk
Fire Water Ritual to Call Forth the Wings of Love
Fire Water Ritual Results
Page 3 - Pyramid Portals
Keys of Love | Jungle Dreaming of Egypt
Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan | Great Pyramid of Cheops
Portals of Eternity | Inner Plane Journey
Passwords and Gatekeepers
Page 4 - The Game of Life | Isis and Osiris | Setting Up Your Portal
Earth Ritual to Empower the Spirit-Soul
Page 5 - Earth Ritual Results
Page 6 - Sarcophagus Portal | Time Lords
A Civilization Ascending | Ca-bala - Two Universes
Portals of Palenque | Locating Your Portal
The Mayas are Here! | Pacal's Bride
Page 7 - Personal Planetary Stargate | Setting Up Your Portal
Air Ritual for Spirit-Soul to Walk the Sky | The Free World
Page 8 - Air Ritual Results
page 9 - Air Ritual Results 2
Page 10 - Chartres Cathedral Portal | Concourse of the Forces
Toward the Divine | Celestial Orders of the Prophets
Retrograde Energy | Light-Matrix in Stone
Page 11 - Knights Templar | Sophia, Queen of Heaven
Setting Up Your Portal
Aether Ritual to Install the Great Cross of Light
Page 12 - Aether Ritual Results
Page 13 - Aether Ritual Results 2
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