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Stones and Scones

By Sarah Eyles
January 2005, Pencader
A digital story from Capture Wales

Atmospheres and vibrations

Ancient sites, plotting key lines and number patterns; for Sarah they all provide a connection to the past.

"In my life there are many qualities and values that I champion and aspire to.

I love the idea that I can tune myself to these nourishing properties and connect to them in people, in nature and in history.

History - Why did people do what they did? Build what they built? And what values did they aspire to?

In pursuing these questions, I often visit ancient sites to experience their atmospheres and vibrations, in an attempt to understand the values of the past.

These vibrations can be detected by the senses and the mind - our human faculty is more sensitive and intuitive than we realise.

When I visit a Christian site, for example, even if the building has long since disappeared, I feel energised and sense a tingling on the cheekbones, and there is a tangible aura of faith.

With Buddhism, there is a powerful sensation in the head and I feel still and peaceful inside.

I also use my hands to sense these presence. And use dowsing rods to locate leylines.

I am not alone in these explorations. There are others from Wales and around the world, and we often meet, over a cup of tea, to share our discoveries and plan our next adventure. Our love of ancient sites and cream teas has earned us our nickname: "Stones and Scones"!

Everyone leaves a legacy, some of which is seen and some unseen. I hope that my life too will leave a trace of the very qualities to which I aspire."

Sarah Eyles

Please tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in London in 1956 and lived in the South East of England, apart from a few years in Edinburgh until 2001, when I moved to West Wales. I have a grown up daughter, Sadie, who lives in London. My partner, David, runs a pottery where we live in Llanfihangel-Ar-Arth. I work in IT, as a trainer and programmer, and I also run self-help workshops. I have always had a passion about the spiritual aspects of life, and questions such as - Why are humans on earth? How can we develop our ESP? Is there life after death? In pursuit of these and similar questions I have studied various philosophical and religious ideas.

What's your story about?
My passion for history. I have visited ancient sites in Wales and around the world and have tried to feel and interpret the vibrations left behind from the past. These vibrations are ancient, and also more modern, sites are something that I believe we all pick up on subconsciously, but it takes practice to listen to ourselves to become more aware of them. I find that this way of researching history brings it to life and makes it more accessible and relevant to my life. I hope that I too will leave a trace that will be a constructive legacy for those yet to come. My story is dedicated to a man called Leo (now deceased), whose inspirational works have given me many key ways into these unseen, causative realms.

What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
Coming away with a story that I feel proud of and that accurately represents what I wanted to say, and also that I now have the skill, with the encouragement and support of the Capture Wales team, to make more digital stories and hopefully pass these skills on to others. There is a sense of liberation and an empowerment to this digital storytelling process.

Your comments

"I am just learning to explore and feel. Twenty five years ago, I walked the grounds at West Point, New York, feeling and sensing the history. After exploring Daniel Meadows, Capture Wales, and others, the sense of photography, emotion, and spirit - mixed with time - are opening my creativity. Thank You, Sarah, Daniel, and others. Sincerely, Gary" Gary Poss - Canyon Lake, Texas, USA, Feb 2008.

"I found this to be very inspiring indeed.It carries a strong essences of cleanliness, inquiry, and warmth. Very admirable qualities for the world to embrace. I wish you the same in your continuing journeys and explorations. with respect." Paul M. Kelly, The Netherlands, Sept 2007.

"Inspiring. It encourages me to learn more about prehistoric sites, that I have always had an interest in. It makes me think of a beautiful person I admired at school, called Enoch, I never knew why." Matthew Kyme, Farnham, England, Sept 2007.

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