Driving through Sparsholt again, I noticed, as I came out of Crab wood, over 1.19 km away from St Stephens’ church, that the Magdalene Flame I had anchored only a few days ago, had energetically expanded. It now covered an area of over two kilometres in diameter. I was surprised at how fast this had happened but as I drove closer to the church I felt my Hara centre (behind my navel) activate. I was making a connection to the flame via an energetic cord which stayed with me as I drove past, elongating like an elastic band.
As I passed the church, this sensation became stronger but now I knew that I was taking that connection with me to put someplace else, but as yet did not know where. I continued on to Barton Stacey intending to take the small side road that would take me closer to the road I needed but instead, I was told to “take the long way”. I did what they said and continued on towards Lainston House crossroads and again, I was told to “go straight ahead”. This was the old road to Littleton village and as I came closer to the village I knew why they had sent me that way.
St. Catherine’s Church is another one of those churches built on a mound. Originally a Saxon church, and perhaps before that another sacred site, the church was built in an area of ancient sacred significance. It lies only five hundred meters away, to the north of the Flowerdown burial mounds: three Bronze Age burials which were also the site of ancient, important ceremonies.
Still feeling the connection in my stomach, I made my way into the church and headed towards the altar. This church had a lovely village-y feel and once again, I had the awareness that it was well-loved.
As I walked towards the raised platform, I heard my guides say, ‘put your hand on the Altar’. My immediate reaction was: ‘I can’t do that! What if someone comes in and sees me?’ Old fears die hard, I realised. I was still seeing the altar as the domain of the priest, a figure of authority from my Catholic childhood; a male authority. When I resisted, again I heard ‘Put your hand on the altar.’ There was no way around it. I glanced around, just to make sure there was no one else there, and placed my right hand on the white cloth of the altar.
As soon as my palm touched it, I heard ‘my Higher Self say ‘I consecrate this church to Mary Magdalene, disciple of the most holy Jesus Christ; Mother of all and purveyor of all good things.’ A bit religious, I thought, but later realised that she was the feminine to his masculine. They are archetypal energies, after all. I don’t work with religions but symbols and archetypes are contained in them too. I see these personalities as energy thought-forms rather than physical beings, even if they once did have a physical life on earth, even if not the life we are told about.
Next, the Magdalene Flame appeared and it became the magenta channel. This channel, which looks like a hollow tube, sits behind the altar where the person who leads the service stands. It goes from the floor to above somewhere and always reminds me of the transporter in Star Trek.
I can only assume that the person standing in the beam, leading the service, will be influenced by the Divine Feminine energies anchored there. A previous visit to the Catholic cathedral in Arundel showed me how regular ritual service builds up a channel of energy which also allows energetic information to be accessed. All sacred ritual builds power and if the same intention is held every time, unchanged, like the blessing of the bread and wine, etc, then that energy will be perceived and read by others.
Once the channel had been established, a sword appeared inside it, its point towards the earth. (The sword means many things. In earth working it is often the tool that opens or closes energy vortices. It is also a mental, masculine energy, bringing with it higher thoughts, the balancer of emotional energies). Around the top of the tube, a white feathered serpent, like the white dragon energy, began to twine down around the outside of the channel, moving towards earth. But as it got closer to the altar it changed to blue and wound itself around the magenta channel. A spear then appeared inside the channel and it held the serpent like a worm on a fish hook, anchoring it to earth. This was definitely not what I was expecting. The serpent looked like it was writhing, much as eels do when hooked and brought onto the riverbank and trying to escape captivity and certain death. The spear is one of the tools of the Tuatha de Danaan and this is a use for it that I have never seen before, although it is an energy which connects other energies so it shouldn’t have come as such a surprise that it was anchoring a serpent.
The spiritual energy of the white serpent had transformed into an earthier blue, and the resistance to that transition was apparent. Yet, I knew that this process was necessary. Sometimes it is a challenge to materialise spiritual beliefs and there is often resistance to that process. It is so much easier to keep spiritual ideas and desires in the ether, rather than actually act on them. It is as if these particular beliefs will have to be pinned down, the blue force pinned into place, like water through a funnel.
Another aspect of the ‘white’ becoming ‘blue’ is that the blue serpents represent water energies; the serpents that run through rivers, estuaries and between sites of sacred significance. I am thinking here of two of which I know: Winchester and Salisbury cathedral.
The white serpent is a spiritualised energy, usually existing on higher levels of the earth’s energy-field, like the earth serpent’s higher-consciousness. The white holds the ‘plan’ or the template for healing, which the blue serpents materialise.
There are two possibilities for this serpent achoring here:
One: the serpent represents a person who carries this serpent energy and can work with the water energies, but who will initially experience resistance and struggle to bringing in new ideas. In older times, ‘Druid’ priests were known as adders, perhaps because they were able to work with the fertility energies of water. I have known female rectors who have held both Christian and pagan beliefs and they struggled to reconcile those two apparently opposing systems.
Or Two: it represents the energies which bring water fertility, such as rain and rivers and that this is the way these serpent lines have always been anchored. Think St. George and the dragon.
A flash of a Bull’s head appeared, which turned out to be a message that I would understand later.
Later research on the history of this church yielded some interesting information. The original dedication of this church was to Mary Magdalene. It was changed, over a hundred years ago, after renovation, to St Catherine of Alexandria. So, it would seem that today’s dedication was really a rededication to the original energy.
I also discovered that this church was one of nine in the Manor of Chilcomb and it was ordered, by Bishop Henry de Blois, to pay revenue to the priory of St Swithin and the Hospitallers of Jerusalem. The revenue went towards entertaining guests, and feeding the pilgrims to St Swithin’s shrine.
Again, there is that Jerusalem link but now it places it in Templar history too. Mary Magdalene was also a venerated saint in the medieval period and there was a leper hospital dedicated to her on the Alresford side of Winchester. Bishop Henry was apparently also the man who created the stories of Merlin and dragons, and the stories of the Grail, and thanks to him the stories of the Grail entered popular consciousness. In all our earthwork in the UK, and in Paris, his energy has always played an important role and he is usually a reliable sign post.
Once I felt the work was finished, I left the church, stopping to record a robin ‘chatting’ with another robin in a distant tree. They were definitely having a conversation! I couldn’t see the other bird; it was in a tree someplace else, but it was a lovely reminder of frequency, in this case ‘sound’ travelling between two points.
As I drove out of Littleton, I had a clear image of the church in Barton Stacey; the next dot to be joined. But that would have to wait until I had more time.
I didn’t have long to wait…
7 thoughts on “The Brigit and Magdalene Flame. Part Three. St Catherine’s Church, Littleton.”
Fantastic work! These accounts give me hope.
The standing stone at the Flowerdown barrows used to be in Bar End. During the 1980s, I was working as an apprentice for an armourer and swordsmith. He was psychic and involved in many things that he kept mostly secret. One winter’s evening I remember him mentioning that he was going out to that stone to ‘pick up some energy’ or something like that, from the stone. He returned to the forge later, satisfied that the task was done.
When they built the M3 extension and rearranged the old Winchester bypass, the stone was moved to its present position. I’m not which of the two locations was its original position.
Lovely to hear from you. That is a great piece of information, thank you and gives me something else to think about. I love that you trained with a swordsmith too, and one that was so connected! How long did you do it for?
If the stone was at Bar End, and I have no doubt it was, can you remember where? There is a plaque on the stone that says it was taken from a field in Littleton, but I checked the old maps and it was not on them, so they may have gotten the info wrong. It does make sense that it would have been in Bar End, when you think of how many sites there were in Winchester that would have been aligned…
It’s a beautiful stone too.
Hi Ann, thanks for the quick reply. Hope you are well.
I don’t recall exactly where it was. I never saw it in situ myself. I will see if I can find out more.
I worked for him for a year or two. We were taught how to make replica English Civil War armour while he concentrated on new swords and armour or repairing items from museums. I may be mistaken but I think he also had a few clients for whom he made items that were used for ceremonial purposes. I also remember one occasion when he said we had a visitor in the forge, but not one from this side of the veil.
Hi Ben, Yes, I’m good. A little tired but otherwise getting on. Doing the energy-work keeps me going.
He sounds like he was an open, connected man! I imagine, too, that his work in older skills went hand in hand with that sensitivity. It must have been very interesting working with him.
If you can find out, that would be terrific. It would be great to re-place it in Time.
Have a great Sunday. I’m off to Bullington Church for more work and a walk along the serpentine River Test.
And thank you for your info. It is really helpful.
I think this explains my erroneous idea that the stone was actually positioned in Bar End. The forge I worked in was belongs to the Hampshire County Museum in Bar End and the plaque on the sarsen stone reads, “”Found in Dean Down Drove, Littleton, on Mr J Stratton’s farm in 1906. Moved to this site from the Hampshire County Museum, Chilcomb, in 1984.”
So he would have visited it while it was in the care of Hampshire County Museum.
Chicomb Lane runs from Bar End into the hamlet of Chilcomb but it’s now cut into two cul de sacs by the M3 and A31
BTW, I found this whil searching. It mentions other sarsen stones in Winchester and the work done by a small team. https://newagetravel.com/winchesters-lost-stone-circles/
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Ah, that explains it. Although I have still to locate it on and older maps. Will take a look at the site. Thank you for the info. Very useful. 🙂
I’ve just read the article, which I had read many years ago and was part of my own energetic work in Winchester. It was a very valuable recounting of the ancient circles here and resonated strongly with me at the time. The energy point of the water circle is still very active and we used it to anchor a template of male and female fertility to the Itchen and the cathedral: the fish and the chalice. The work they did at those sites was very helpful, and still is as we often have to anchor energies on the fish mosaic.