Works of the ancient geomancers remain. As the megaliths, a system of ground receivers and earth energy concentrators, we recognize an ancient and forgotten empirical wisdom. Near certain of these rock pillars we find that agricultural vitality remains maximum. Geomancers, exercised their heightened communion with the earth energy to find water, a gift prized by their societies.
Geomantic qualitative science exceeds geologic quantitative science. The gift persists among countless individuals. Holding metal rods or green twigs in their hands, these persons sense the presence of water by a peculiar reflex, which is felt deeply in the abdomen. The reflex found validation in the research of Dr. George S. White and Dr. Albert Abrams, both of whom rediscovered the autonomic response of human physiology to the distant presence of certain substances.
Signaling to these sensitives its messages in peculiar runes and dream tokens, the geomantic energy pulsed and streamed over the countryside when properly cultivated. Geomancers maintained vigil at the sacred spots until satisfied with deep personal epiphanies. The sacred spots were known as sites where visions and dreams were exceptionally vivid. Their ability to heal the infirm is recorded in legend, forming the foundation and determining the altar stone placements of European Cathedrals. In fact, there are those who cite the Cathedral System as a most recent attempt at preserving the anciently heralded sacred spots of wood and glen.
Geomancy was the ancient qualitative science by which “holy spots” were discerned, and sacred edifices were properly founded. Intuitive discernment, rather than mathematical objectivity, governed the geomancer. Geomantic aesthetics preceded and ruled the building of ancient villages and towns. It is no wonder that most architects of any real artistic worth exercise these same aesthetics. Art-governed architects are natural geomancers.
The earth energy “sense” is found in all cultures, however separated in time and location. Empirically discovered by each society, we find repetitive examples of the geomantic art the world over. Geomancers each mapped the earth in their own vicinity, noting the presence or absence of ground energy. Vitality was the only energy of ancient survival. Geomancers were the priests. They were the sages, the gnostics. Geomancers were the architectural planners. They located every natural resource needed by their communities. Throughout the world we find their legacy, now largely forgotten.
Replaced by the quantitative skills of geologists and engineers, we now scour across the land along quadrants and grids of our own design. No longer do planners observe the “urge” of the land. Few can afford the fees which truly gifted architects demand when demonstrating the geomantic skill. None will disagree however, that the geomantic skill does shape both mood and vision when properly executed in architecture. The released power exceeds the modern ability of measurement, evaluation, or quantification. The geomantic energy … the earth energy … defies quantitative analysis. It is an entity whose presence links both sensual experience, dream, vision, thought, imagination, and place. Numerous societies called this mysterious power by their own names. Chinese geomancers called this energy “Qi”. Anglo-Saxon geomancers called it “Vril”. Each is an ethnic name for the one earth energy. The organismic energy of earth, which manifests as a mysterious black radiance is seen throughout natural settings. It is observed beneath evergreen trees at noonday.
It shimmers above certain ground spots where it rises as a magnificent glowing crown at night. It combines sensation and consciousness, being simultaneously seen and felt. It unifies metaphysical and physical entities, being recognized only through personal contact and experience. In addition, the earth energy freely saturates and modifies the operation of certain very specific technologies, where its presence creates quantitative anomalies. Any system whose primary elements require ground connection are sure to become hosts for the geomantic energy. When the telegraph system first appeared, it became flooded with this energy.
The old linesmen trekked across woods in a careful manner, turning aside from natural barricades. When maps of these first telegraphic lines are consulted, it is seen that these lines meandered with natural features common to the earth energy paths. As the telegraphic lines twisted and turned through the countryside and wilds in twisting vines of iron on tar-covered wooden poles, they directly intercepted ground energy.
Early telegraph lines intercepted earth energy with great regularity, often connected distant sacred spots together. We find all too numerous anecdotes and collections of reports in telegraphic trade journals, which indicate that an anomalous ground energy was entering the system components at certain critical seasons. These reports affirm that an earth “electricity” was energizing telegraph systems without the need for battery power at all.
Other reports tell of strange, automatic telegraph signals, which suddenly manifested during night hours. Still others report the peculiar ability of telegraph operators to “know who would call … why they were calling … and what the nature of the message would be”. This phenomenon would be repeated in later years, when wireless operators began experiencing the very same things. The heightened consciousness experienced near these large grounded systems had everything to do with the reappearance of phenomena anciently observed along the meandering paths between sacred spots. The rediscovery of these anciently known truths was again making its appearance during the industrial revolution.
Who is Nathan B. Stubblefield, and why do most citizens in the state of Kentucky justifiably revere his name? A native of Murray, Kentucky, Nathan B. Stubblefield had a love for the lonely wooded areas on the outskirts of town. A self-educated experimenter and avid reader of every kind of scientific literature, Nathan Stubblefield supplemented his living with farming. He remained a practical inventor of some of the most unusual electrical devices ever developed in America.
What he discovered and demonstrated before hundreds of qualified observers in his day seems to challenge many basic axioms of electrical dynamics. It all began with his sensitivity to the “urge” of the land. Certain spots in the surrounding woods were mysterious, possessed of a strange magick all their own. Vitalizing and sense-provocative, Stubblefield instinctively knew that these locations might be unique natural energy sources.
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