Getting to the Temple Well was a bit of an ordeal in the winter months as the dirt track in places merged in to the river forcing us to climb the slopes of the steep hills and force our way through a tough overgrown tangle of hawthorn, dogwood and brambles to bypass the flooded tracks we had to do this on several occasions, walking through snow up steep slopes to the Dam and walk across the top of the Dam then climb over the far edge of the Dam and walk through 15cm of flowing water over the dam overspill (big drop) to reach the far side and a barely used dirt path hidden by snow that wove it’s way through the Trees.
We then had to duck through a barbed wire fence and then through more snow before been confronted with a moist dirt slope that was steep enough to force us to use our hands to pull ourselves part way up the slope by holding on to the twigs and trunks of the trees that spotted the slope.
Finally we saw the stonework through and beyond the trees and after pausing for the last time to catch my breath, I made the final ascent up the slippery earthen slope to reach the construction of the temple well. We later discovered that there was an overgrown dirt track leading to this sacred place, but where it came from and how to find it’s beginning we do not know.
Of course we had driven our car as close as we could get and then we hiked what is probably just under two miles to reach the Sacred Temple Well. The car we left parked on the verge of a disintegrated road that looked like it hadn’t seen a repair since the end of the second world war.
We followed this ‘road’ through a ford and a small mountain village before it really did become a dirt track. During this walk we saw an overgrown and forgotten cemetery on the steep overgrown slope of a large hill, the graves had sandstone headstones but no distinguishing words or memorials on a slope beside the dirt track, I wondered if they were as old as the ‘black death’ which had raged across Europe during the early medieval age. I am sure there must be an interesting story for this burial ground which was in the middle of nowhere without maintenance or sign.
Once at the temple well I dowsed for various attributes that I was interested in, the Well was first exploited and used by humans some 7642 years ago, while the actual stonework was started many years later and was changed and built upon over the years, the well is dry now although we don’t know if this was because it was back filled or had an internal collapse with detritus accumulating on top. The water flow that once serviced the Well we dowsed was now 27 metres below the inside of the Temple.
The energy signature was primary water as both male and female energy was present, the Temple had a soft energy rather like soaking in a bath of soft water and both Nadia and I had strong multiple dreams for the next three nights each dream giving a lesson, I think the temple well should be named the Well of Dreams. We will revisit the well to see if the ‘energy of place’ wishes to provide us again with dreams where we can take learning to move us along our path.
Further dowsing questions led to the discovery that the site was abounded due to trauma, which led to me asking more investigative questions with my pendulum that led to the discovery of four spirits of the four individuals that had been slaughtered inside the Temple Well, they were three humans (two female and one male) and a sheep which made me wonder why the sheep spirit would hang about for all those years. It seemed that outsiders had come to the site and demanded that the Well guardians changed their allegiance to a new God/Master which they refused, the guardians were attacked and thrown down the well the sheep was also slaughtered at this time.
I always feel compassionate for the spirits of dead people as they tend to have a complete lack of awareness of their situation and may justify their desire to remain rather than follow the light that gets offered for them to enter.
Once someone says to them.
“look at the light, it has been waiting for you to enter”
They move reluctantly towards it, sometimes you also need to give some encouragement.
“if you enter the light you will find your family and friends waiting for you”
Only a few times where someone had made a ‘pledge’ to guard something do they refuse to go and then you need to find a way to convince them that they are no longer required to stand guard, the light is so welcoming that you usually don’t need to provide too much persuasion.
In this case, the sheep ran into the light immediately while the three people looked at me in a confused manner I just talked to them, I pointed out the Well was no longer in use and that they had no need to provide a service to the Spirit of Place anymore, that they are now free to go and find their family and friends.
None of them moved towards the light,
I continued “your ancestors are waiting for you as well as your friends and family”
and with that they moved quickly in to the light and disappeared.
The photos and video of the site tell their own story, we also did some internet research and found several foreign websites written by people who had visited the temple well with bits of historical colour that are worth reading, you will need to use google translator to translate the websites but worth the effort especially if you plan to visit the site. To see the slideshow of photos that follow the journey to the site please see this HERE