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Jarandhel Dreamsinger
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I’m curious: anyone here know of any particularly “thin” spots?  If so, where and what can you tell us about them?  

 

Preferably ones we might not know about, rather than obviously thin places like Four Quarters and other sacred spaces that are regularly used for ritual in any tradition.  wink

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Jarandhel Dreamsinger said:

I’m curious: anyone here know of any particularly “thin” spots?  If so, where and what can you tell us about them?  

 

Preferably ones we might not know about, rather than obviously thin places like Four Quarters and other sacred spaces that are regularly used for ritual in any tradition.  wink


 

In Europe old churches and cathedrals are said to be built on top of old worship sites, ley lines and related.  This isn’t some sort of pagan self-victimization this time, either.  Archeological evidence, such as the remnants of a Serapeum in Cologne under and around the cathedral there, support this idea, as well as other archeological sites (this is just the one we know of and have visited personally).

We have all reported a spike in energy levels when visiting some really old worship sites in Europe.  Regardless of religious affiliation (or none whatsoever), it is an interesting experience and would be good locations for secular energy work.

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Now on this my system and I don’t notice any differences at all, other than the somewhat different case of my headmate who communicates with cities themselves somehow. Gateworking and such is done from anywhere, with our mind and its location on the ether being the set-out spot, nothing ground-specific at all. Then again we don’t do pagan magic etc, I wonder if that’s it.

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Claude said:

Now on this my system and I don’t notice any differences at all, other than the somewhat different case of my headmate who communicates with cities themselves somehow. Gateworking and such is done from anywhere, with our mind and its location on the ether being the set-out spot, nothing ground-specific at all. Then again we don’t do pagan magic etc, I wonder if that’s it.


 

Well, I don’t do pagan magic either, and even I notice a difference. 

I think it may depend on what one is aclimatized to.  You may not notice it because, categorically, it is more part of your environment than, say, the environment we live in.  And we do consider ourselves relatively sensitive to and otherwise attuned to our environment. So for us, it is enough to be picked up on the radar, so to speak.

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It was the sort of thing Arhuaine was always able to detect but I can’t, nor anyone else left in our system. I’m not really sensitive to anything of that nature.

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I’ve been trying to catalog the ones around here.  There’s several at the Alexandria National Cemetary in Alexandria, VA.  There’s one near the Social Security Administration off Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, VA (though that one seems to have become somehow “unanchored” due to recent construction and may fade or move, not sure yet).  I believe there’s one in the southeastern section of Arlington National Cemetary, but I haven’t had the chance to get over there and check it out directly yet.  Those are all of the local ones I know of at the moment.

Less locally, there’s a thin spot I know of at Ringing Rocks park near Easton, PA. 

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How does one test what constitutes a thin spot?

I tend to go on energetic feel coupled with what historical records that may be available of the area. Duo would like to point out that there are numerous in the Antietam area, and notes that these things can occur due to large-scale trauma on the land (places of battle/genocide/mass death).

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I’ve mostly been going by feel, and checking my perceptions with others.  History can be useful, definitely, and I do look for that where possible but not all thin spots are old enough, large enough, or active enough to have history associated with them (even of just odd things happening) unless they were created through trauma like the ones at Antietam that would be recorded in the historic record.

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The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, without a doubt.

 

I'd love to head over to Staffa to visit the other end of it.

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No fair living in an area that already has the big ones mapped! wink

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Well, if anyone ever takes a trip to Oregon… 😛 I highly suggest taking a trip to Silver Falls near Silverton. It seems the entire area is a “thin spot”. I haven't gotten the chance to explore it myself, but I've heard stories.

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Frostfall said:

Well, if anyone ever takes a trip to Oregon… 😛 I highly suggest taking a trip to Silver Falls near Silverton. It seems the entire area is a “thin spot”. I haven’t gotten the chance to explore it myself, but I’ve heard stories.

Cool, thanks for the tip. 🙂  Actually, you just reminded me of another one I’ve heard of out west, though I haven’t been there myself.  It’s fairly popular in new-age circles, though, the “Sedona Vortex” in Sedona, AZ: http://gosw.about.com/od/sedon…..vortex.htm

No idea how much validity there is to it, but it’s probably at least as well known as Antietam as a thin spot.

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Jarandhel Dreamsinger said
No fair living in an area that already has the big ones mapped! wink

I’m not certain of the specific meaning of “thin spots,” but sacred sites in the Americas are extremely well mapped, with specific explanations of how and why they are sacred. It just takes more research to find out about them. Look up the First Nations myth and folklore regarding your local mountains, water bodies, earthworks, ruins, and other land features. True, though, I’m not aware of any huge, accessible, coherent map of them all, as is available for European ley lines. You really have to search for these. There’s also the issue of cultural appropriation if people without First Nations heritage make use of those sacred sites. On the other hand, it seems more respectful to be informed of the taboos regarding any particular mountain that you hike. 

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Thin spots are places where the veil between worlds is thin. This does usually happen at most sacred sites, over time, if they didn’t start out that way already. The lack of a huge, accessible, coherent map of them is what I was alluding to – Europe is far better documented in that regard. Also, at least here on the East Coast, there seems to be less info available about historic sacred sites largely due to the native inhabitants being displaced by white settlers far earlier than the rest of the country. Many sacred sites here have been lost. There’s a good article about the effort to find them again and preserve them here: http://articles.mcall.com/2007…..chitecture

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Making a more formal catalogue of nodes, thin spots, and other woo in this area – including my own magical workings.  https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/edit?mid=zaCA-GMOugiI.kdbj07-zOTXY  I’ve tagged a few more places with Ellis than are presently recorded, but I need to double-check the exact locations.  Also need to check on the locations of a couple more woo spots that I’ve been to but don’t remember the addresses of.

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Cool idea, with the annotations. (Hey, fae are not an “infestation” thankyouverymuch) This is editable only by you at this point, I suppose, just proof of concept basically? Not that I have anything to add off the top of my head; would have to go exploring, and I don’t think I’ve done any glamourbombing substantial enough to be worth recording in a resource like this. (I don’t understand what it means that the Glamourbomb entry in the list is not a pin, but the whole shaded rectangle. confused)

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At the moment proof of concept, and general reference if people are interested in the ones around here that I know of.  I may, in time, add more people who are able to edit it.  Or I might create a separate one that’s editable by a wider group – I hesitate to open it up fully to editing by the public for what I think are obvious reasons to anyone who’s spent five minutes on tumblr.

The glamourbomb entry is an experiment.  I’m actually using the map itself to target a new working.  Got the idea from some of the Dominionist “spiritual warfare” stuff actually – they use stuff like this to target imprecatory prayers.  I figured the same technique could work for something more positive.  If it seems to be working out, I may look into expanding the target area further.

And fae are totally an infestation.  Especially if you let them anywhere near Disney music. alien

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I’ve been near Lafayette Square Park in downtown Washington, DC a few times and noticed a different feel to the area.  I don’t know if it qualifies as a thin spot, but it is a very active location for spirits.

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Hmm, I’ll have to check it out sometime. Apart from the museums, I haven’t made much of a study of the spooky places in DC-proper.

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Atlanta’s energies are ….okay…..Chattanooga….It like bathing in pure energy. It actually one of the places I am more then likely going to pass through no matter what. I also committed many rituals to un-vale my memories there, knowing it strength it is amazing not more kins are living there. I know Carothion says much the same, we met while going to the same college. That dragon and I use to draw energy just to spar with staves and push each other to our very limits.

There is much around the Racoon, Lookout, Signal, and Eagle Mountain ranges that are a hot spot for spiritual energy. I have found few places as strong in the U.S. It also where I feel my strongest and the deepest connection to the feywood. The further I am from those Mountains the further I am from my home it feels.

I am a little territorial of those Mountains too but I know there are kins who need places to refresh themselves. There is nearly no blocks or barriers there between spiritual and physical. Also seems there are signs nearby of Gealic/Celtic worship sites that date back in the times of the viking near that area. It a spiritual resort there for any who seek to be at peace.

Now if you go romping through the Chickamuga Battlefield be aware there are deer ticks and scorpions (the small type) so do take per-custions.  The Sprint towers there suck so take a Verzion or AT&T phone with you. I suggest going on the backside of Snodgrass hill. You might even find the place where I worshipped and un-valed. There is a grouchy old demon by the name of Green Eyes there. Don’t go if you are spiritually weak but if you are strong and crafty it just a bother. Toss salt around you and you’ll be fine. Old bastard likes to think of that hill as HIS. Tispir and I went up recently he was no where to be found, we went looking for that old bugger.

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