“In the return to the ancient, the turf is restored and the breaks from our unity with ourselves, others, and life are reconciled.” Tantra Maat
Anne’s Synchronic Story: “As planning continued for our journey’s route I automatically was inclined to include Glendalough as Tantra holds a special connection to it (See – An Irish Tale of a Modern Mystic). I also have spent much time there and last year was involved in a deep and beautiful ritual healing ceremony reinstating the Divine Feminine at the site of St Kevin’s Chapel, hidden away behind the lake. Much like my experience around Achill, I was experiencing resistance but couldn’t quite hear what I needed to hear.
I was doing some body work with a beautiful healer in Greystones and at the end of our first session, she suggested that I visit Glencree. What is Glencree I asked? She mentioned a little chapel. I went home and completely forgot all about it. On my next visit, she asked had I gone to Glencree. I said no and asked her to tell me more about it. She again mentioned a chapel and said it was dedicated to St. Kevin. This had my attention as I now remembered the work at St. Kevin’s church at Glendalough, not too far away. Again I left and the conversation got left behind again also. On my next visit as I drove up to her house, out of the blue I thought, I have not been to Glencree. As soon as she opened the door, I asked her to inform me more about Glencree. As she began to describe the modern reconciliation centre on the site of a former British military barracks and reformatory school, I began to weep. Finally, I started to feel into the energetics of what was beginning to call us.
This is when I began to understand that many of the places we are being asked to visit are places that carry some of Ireland’s deepest wounds and that her Gods, Goddesses, Saints, and Devic beings are calling out to us.