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Cornwall's Arch Druid and His Stones

"I'm a Christian and a Druid"

Cornwall's Arch Druid Ed Prynn believes it's possible to be both a Christian and a Druid. He told BBC Cornwall what his faith means to him.

Ed Prynn's site

Cornwall has the reputation of being a magical, mystical and spiritual place. We went to see Arch Druid Ed Prynn to discuss the Merlin, angels and marrying for a year and day...

"Being the Arch Druid of Cornwall is a special, unusual job. I didn't get elected it fell out of the heavens for me."

The healing stone is a replica of the Men-an-tol holed stone.

Ed refuses to have his faith bound by other people's ideas: "I was born locked into both faiths - Christian and Druid.

"Being a Druid you are a free spirit. The door is open to explore all the magic - the angels, the little people, the ley lines. Druids can experiment with all the things which are forbidden by the Bible.

"I go to chapel but everything's from the one book. People ask me how can I be in both camps but spiritual camps are not like political or military camps. It's all about loving one another. It's all about trying to be one."

Prynn had his first mystic encounter at the age of 9 and became drawn by the power of standing stones.

He started to put the stones in his garden in 1982 and the last stone was put in 1999 to celebrate the total eclipse.

"The stones here have made new spiritual history. Thousands of people have touched the stones and left some of their magic aura. Being a Christian you are supposed to follow the teaching of the Bible.

"The stones are important because the energy gets drawn into them. You can feel this type of energy, you feel a bit wobbly on your feet."

"Cornwall is a special place - we're not like a big city, we have a different way of life completely. Cornwall has all these old stones, cultures and ways. The ways have never died out and the people around who know how to make the magic work."

The showpiece of Ed's stones is the Angel's runway: "The rocking stone provides a seal so that a spell would work. It's used for swearing in of priests and priestesses, healing, fertility - people even write their lottery tickets on it.

"The Rocking Stone has magic energy lines around it. The site can be magic or people can be magic. I believe both are here and that the Godly mystique has come to this place."

Ed is happy to accept visitors to his home in St Merryn to see the stones. You can't miss it...
Posted by phil
4th April 2004ce
Edited 9th August 2013ce

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