In May 2018, I visited the pristine and magnificent Callanish Stones for the first time. They had been calling me for years since I first saw an image of them. They are perched on the far north west corner of the Isle of Lewis- the furthest isle of the Outer Herbrides. My sense was that they are energetic guardians for the whole of Western Europe– marking an energy flow . Like their sister stones in Stonehenge, Avebury and the stone circles of England and Brittany, they are mysterious gifts from our long time ancestors.
There are 13 main stones in the circle, with an avenue leading to them and a cross ways line marking the West/East direction. There is also a large stone in the center with a womb shaped structure of small stones in front of her. After I visited each of the 13 and stood at the center stone, I knew that I wanted to gather 13 others to stand with me, listening to the energies of these stones and allowing ourselves to learn what these beings have to impart to us in these times.
I am setting out these dates, but details including costs for hotel, transportation from Stornoway and guides on the island will follow after I make a trip with my Welsh friends to find accomodations in May. I envision 4 days of meeting, learning,and ultimately a full moon ceremony on September 14.
If you are called to explore this, please call me at 415-552-4546.
In the meantime, find a copy of the 80’s novel, Guardians of the Tall Stones to stoke your imagination.