A power place is where you go to access
power. This of course assumes that you
have the personal power to get there,
to interface with the energy present and
are able to integrate that energy into
your life. This is unlikely to occur if
you do not have the stillness of mind
(being) that comes from practices like
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In the world of matter, we generally define
our reality by comparative perception.
We compare a new experience with those
we have had, the experience is often evaluated
then stored (sometimes blended together)
with similar experiences. We call this
Recent research into brain activity has
shown that certain areas of the brain
can in fact be directly externally stimulated
by modulated electromagnetic fields to
produce a variety of sensations. These
include euphoric quasi-religious experiences,
the feeling of an unseen presence, and
This clinical research presently takes
the position that this indicates that
most apparently non-causal "phenomena"
may be no more than mild aberrations of
normal brain function.
I would suggest instead that this validates
what mystics have known throughout history.
That certain practices, like meditation,
can increase our sensitivity to energy
states that would normally go unnoticed,
or perhaps more correctly be ignored.
Our general state of consciousness observes
only the outermost layers of any perceivable
Energy exists in many states. The denser
and lower energy states, we call matter.
Fluid, self-determinate states of energy,
we call life. All things are energy in
one state or another, and that energy
constantly shifts, sometimes quickly,
sometimes over millennia (it is worth
remembering that time itself is a relative
function applicable to this dimension,
or ... our present reality).
To begin understanding Places of Power,
it is necessary to appreciate that an
energy field surrounds all things. That
is to say that the energy of an object
radiates beyond the visible physical boundary
(the constraints of visible perception).
This is commonly referred to as an "aura",
and the term is generally applied to living
things (though from an absolute perspective,
all things are alive). Energy level (power)
and not physical size or mass determines
the dimensions of an aura. For living
organisms, the aura indicates the state
of being or "aliveness".
Auras (energy fields) interact. Each tree
in a forest has an aura, these combine
to create the forest's aura. Each person
in a city has an aura, these combine to
create the aura of the city. This is of
course a simplified view since there are
other things in forests and cities respectively,
besides trees and humans that also have
What does this mean? In short any location
will have an ambient (background) auric
power level determined by the sum of its
auric components. When we visit this location
our own aura may be affected (depends
on personal energy level, ability to focus
and control of personal energy). Our personal
power level may be increased or diminished
depending on the nature of the auric power
present. How we consciously interpret
this will depend on our sensitivity and
ability to quiet the noise in our minds
that we loosely refer to as thinking.
the Right Spot
So far, this scratches the surface with
regard to the nature of power places.
So let's go a level deeper. The most powerful
source of energy that we are constantly
in touch with is the planet itself. The
Earth is a living, seething mass of energy,
upon which life precariously maintains
a foothold. Our physical existence is
played out on the cooled and hardened
outer crust, which by comparison is thinner
than the shell of a hen's egg. Our wondrous
atmosphere, that actually permits "life
as we know it", is thinner still.
Within the Earth and across its surface
is a multitude of lines of energy. Some
of these channels or conduits of power
follow underground watercourses, mineral
ore bodies, volcanic, seismic and/or geological
fault lines, they might be mountains,
lakes, desert areas, etc. Places of Power
are generally found along these lines
of energy, often as a result of the interaction
of intersecting energy lines. These nodes
of energy are places where the walls of
our perceived reality get very, very thin.
As Rama would say "places where the dimensions
Now, before you rush off to explore the
wilderness in search of power places hitherto
undiscovered, here are the obligatory
words of caution. Power places are, they
just are. They are neither good nor bad,
in that they simply represent levels of
energy. But those levels of energy WILL
impact on our auras, thereby affecting
our mental states and personal energy
levels. Some will raise, others lower,
your personal energy levels. So it pays
to treat all such places with proper and
due respect. More on the etiquette of
power places a little later.
The nature of the energy (or energies)
present at any location will to a large
degree (depending on your prior personal
energy level) determine one's experiences
at that place. So, just as you would be
discriminating about which restaurant
you ate at, you should be equally discriminating
of the nature of power places you visit.
Rama's advice was, "if you must
go to places of negative energy; do not
go alone, only do so when your personal
energy is tight and do not stay/camp there
overnight." His general recommendation
was that 2 to 3 hours was generally more
than adequate if you were going to any
power place alone.
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