I continue my project of inserting conductive copper and iron rods into the earth, with the metaphysical idea of creating a network of, if you will, earth acupuncture points along the east and west sides of the Hudson River, based on a Jin Shin Jyutsu energy healing pattern, the Main Central Vertical flow. Forwarding the idea of material matter in a place and settling on a location/site to insert each needle, becomes the intersection between mind and place, or spirit and matter.
In choosing a place, eleven of the twelve locations came smoothly to me, as in a dream. Within the radius of my chosen cities, I intuitively knew by looking at maps and googling sites, where to begin; in the outer boundaries of a place allowing myself to be led to a specific point on the earth's surface. For some unknown reason, Albany escaped my wandering process. This was the final needle in this project and feeling lost in this open-ended process, I consulted dancer/healer/dowser Susan Osberg. Her dowsing method using a map of Albany yielded a response to one specific area that focused as a starting point.
|Susan Osberg dowsing|
Interestingly, the area most activated by her dowsing tool turned out to be not only an early pre-historic site, but the place where Henry Hudson settled a trading agreement with the Algonquian Indian tribes. My wandering process of zeroing in on a specific site continued to elude me as I searched the many historical places in the area. Not clearly understanding why the process was taking more time for me to grasp the intuitive feeling of knowing where to begin, I finally discovered the reason why.
An arsenal, the oldest continuously active arsenal of the United States army occupying 142 acres of land was the area identified by the energetic movement of the dowser . The Watervliet Arsenal produces the most advanced, high tech, high powered weaponry for tank and mortar systems. The place yields such a frequency that I could not find my way without the help of another healer.
My last earth acupuncture needle, representing the crown chakra, was up against some major frequency disturbance.
The site barbed-wired and fenced off with cameras positioned everywhere was an obstacle to the intuitive process of communion with place. Allowing oneself to wander, in Robert Smithson's words, to get lost in the thickets to make art, didn't seem like an option. Just a short distance away, on a hill, I saw the electrical power towers that fed current into this massive war endeavor. I knew instantly this was the final place for the last earth acupuncture needle in this experimental project of amplifying matter into spirit.
42º 32' 18"N, 73º 43' 3"W
For an atom as a transmitter, the channel that limits the communication is generally the air or atmosphere between the atom and a detecting instrument. For a person as a transmitter, the channel that limits the communication is generally the human being themselves. The scientist, William Tiller proposes the following steps in the path of human transformation to increase the communication bandwidth.
PRACTICE LOVE WITH FOCUSED INTENTION
MORE SPIRIT MANIFESTS IN THE BODY
MORE CONSCIOUSNESS GROWS IN THE BODY
MORE COHERENCE DEVELOPS AT ALL LEVELS
GREATER POWER FLUX DENSITIES FLOW
THROUGH THE BODY INTO CREATIVE ACTION
GREATER HEALING/TRANSFORMATION OF
SELF/LARGER SELF AND PLANET OCCUR