"Wooded sacred lands", from Fiodh Neimhidh.
In Earth/Cosmic energy terms, this is an immensely powerful site! Infact very probably the jewel of the whole region (and I have got around a few sites). Finavon Hillfort is the site of an old Pictish vitrified fortification which in its day would have also been the `capital' of the area where the ancient regality would have resided exerting political influence over the area. It will not take any sentient person too long before they start to sense the history of this site but beware, this was a military establishment for over 2000 years and consequently many men have fought and died here and indeed women and children executed. I mention all this by way of a warning to 'peace-love-& happiness' tree hugging types. Although finavon hillfort is essentially a hugely positive place, it is also an extremely heavy place. The residual energies remind the sentient modern day sacred sites day-tripper exactly how hardcore and violent this site once was! (enough tradegy can be sensed here to last 1000 lifetimes!)
Phrases that would best describe the nature of the ambience at this site would be; controlled agression; enhanced sensations of personal worth; feelings of belonging (or sometimes not belonging!!); and the fort's exculsive and distinct brand of beauty and value. I have a huge amount of experience of this hill and perhaps it could have been described at one point in time as my site of pilgrimage. But I am not going to bore everyone with a laborious description of all my personal experiences of this hill but I will say that anyone who visits this hill at the right time and spends 2 to 3 hours on it. Will go home absolutely bubbling with feelings of personal worth and strength (a bit like cocaine for the soul). However, visit this place at the WRONG time, then ……. OO-ER! I have often found that early mornings have proved to be 'right times' (especially mid autumn) and dusk can often be the 'wrong time'.
I have associated three deity like energies with this hill:
1) Large Buffalo/Bull type deity: Dispensenser of 'power vision', aggression and personal courage. An undefeated champion!
2) Elephant type ambience: Strange for Scotland but I have experienced an Elephant style ambience fairly consistently. It was autumn of 2002 when this ambience seemed to be consistantly present.
Now these two ambience/energies I believe would not have existed upon Finavon hill had this not been a Pictish centre. i.e. I believe that the presence of these deities is due to the religious practices of the Picts. However, there is a far more eminent and powerful `energy being' that frequents this hill and although the Picts may have harnessed its energy and worshipped it, I get the feeling that this thing is very much independent of any human
spiritual conjuring, namely:
3) Giant Silvery Bear/Yeti type Energy Being!
Posesses Supreme Wisdom over other energy phenomena. Radiates energy which translates into immense high of pure silvery excellence. This energy being's presence can be sensed regularly but the date upon which I experienced its presence at its fullest capacity was on the morning of October 6th 2000. This remains my most valued 'earth-powers' experience and would consider trading in a limb in order to relive the experience again!
Most people reading this will consider it to be deluded madness, but I have grown bored and tired of trying to convince such people of a phenomena that I personally recognise as very tangible and a plain and simple reality of the world in which we live.
(By the way, when I visit these places I am prone to being under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms)
Posted by MatTheCat
9th June 2004ce
Edited 9th June 2004ce