Visit to the Sacred Place at Cave Hill, Central Australia

I have recently visited the sacred Cave Hill in the Centre of Australia

Visit to the Sacred Place at Cave Hill, Central Australia
A 5 hour journey from Uluru and back

Aboriginal rock art showing core of suns and movement of Earth

Aboriginal rock art showing core of suns and movement of Earth
– similar rock art is found at Cave Hill –
(Photo with permission and courtesy of Ayers Rock Resort Website)

I had a phone call from a man named Paul saying he had read my article on The Story of Uluru, on my website and wanted to read the book “Alcheringa when the first Ancestors were created.”

A week later he rang again and asked if he, along with his wife, son and a friend could visit us before they made a journey into the outback and in particular a visit to the sacred place of Cave Hill, where ancient Rock Art is carbon dated well over 20,000 years. They were particularly interested in its connection to the Dreaming Story of the Seven Sisters from the Pleiades. They were professional people planning a holiday, but they also had esoteric abilities and believed they were being asked to do some ‘special healing work’ around Uluru and Kata Tjuta although they were unsure of the nature of the work.

To make a long story, short, they invited me to join them at Uluru, paying for my air ticket, sharing their accommodation and organizing a seat with them on the booked 4WD journey out to Cave Hill. My husband was in Hong Kong on business making it easy for me to travel with them. Needless to say when I first met Paul and the girls we hugged each other as if we had known each other forever … there was never a problem with our travelling or sharing together.

On the 8th October 2011, we tourists – eleven people, set off early in the morning on our journey into the unending red desert along a sealed road until we came to Curtain Springs, a cattle station of over a million acres.

Curtain Springs station - on the way to Cave Hill

Curtain Springs station – on the way to Cave Hill

After our comfort stop it wasn’t long before we turned off the main road onto a red earth bumpy, corrugated track. There had been a lot of recent rain in the Outback making it surprisingly green, with trees growing up to 8 feet in about 6 months, looking like people standing everywhere. The day was too hot for any wildlife to show themselves. Being springtime, the view into the long distance was pleasantly littered with all colours of bush flowers. Eventually the horizon was broken with the view of Mount Conner that visitors often mistake for Uluru.

Mt Conner - often mistaken for Ayers Rock by many travellers

Mt. Conner – it is in direct alignment 115km east of Uluru with
Kata Tjuta to the west of Uluru on the same alignment

 (large version)

I tend to think of it as a “time capsule” as if it holds the height of the land as it was A long time before. It is said sea shells are found on top of it.

Finally we turn off onto another red desert track to arrive at Cave Hill. In the long distance ahead the Musgrave Mountains can be seen.

Mt. Conner in the distance on road to Cave Hill

Mt. Conner in the distance on road to Cave Hill  (large version)

The view from Cave Hill looking towards Musgrave Mountains

The view from Cave Hill looking towards Musgrave Mountains  (large version)

The view from Cave Hill looking towards Musgrave Mountains

Another view from Cave Hill looking towards Musgrave Mountains  (large version)

base of Cave Hill

Base of Cave Hill – from the entrance side you could almost miss it.  (large version)

When we finally arrived we were told our Indigenous Elder would arrive to Show us to the Cave … but he never did come. Apparently he was attending an important funeral and ceremony so it was left to our driver to become our guide and tell the dreaming stories.

Paul, the girls and myself all recognized that the “hill” was of the same type of rock as Uluru well over 100 kms away and even as we spoke with each other and I pointed to feldspar in the rock, a Japanese tourist walked up to us, pointing and waving saying, “Feldspar, Feldspar!!” and nodding vigorously. It was as though Spirit sent him to confirm, although he wouldn’t have realised it—yes, it was the same rock as Uluru—and must have broken away from the main source originally when it came from the stars.

On top of Cave Hill showing rock is the same as at Uluru with flecks of Feldspar

On top of Cave Hill showing rock is the same as at Uluru with flecks of Feldspar.  (large version)

This would mean that at certain times of the day and seasons, the rock would also glow in different moods the same way Uluru does. No wonder the Indigenous Elders consider it so sacred. I have come to realise that the cave, at Cave Hill is also where the Afghan Cameleer first found the sacred Alcheringa Stone wrapped in paperbark that I had in my keeping for 2 years(click to read about the Alcheringa Stone) I have always clairvoyantly seen the sacred Alcheringa Stone once living in a Cave of Bright Blue/White Light in Central Australia.

When we climbed the hill to the cave, we were asked not to take any photos. The four of us where overwhelmed with esoteric memories of what had taken place there, and the majesty of the paintings. There are many paintings on the roof, some over the top of each other. The oldest of the ochre paintings, mainly black and white, have been carbon dated at 24,000 years old and the newest red, yellow and white ochre drawings are dated 70 years old.

We were told the area was part of the Seven Sisters Songline, the Perentie Songline, and the Honey Ant Songline. The Seven Sisters Songline of creation time stretches from the gulf country of Northern Queensland, down through the Northern Territory, through the Cave Hill site continuing through South Australia and on to the Great Australian Bight.

Paul saw ancient drawings that looked like star systems, mainly Lyra/Pleiadean, Orion and Sirius. Other Circles in a row, reminded him of the prophesied core of suns that were said to be coming into alignment (the turning point in the December Solstice, 2012) and raising the Earth’s consciousness and everyone upon her.

Rock art at Mutijulu Springs suggesting the alignment of the core of suns to the Earth

This is a photograph of the rock art taken at Mutitjulu Springs (without any restriction).
It shows the string of suns we believe is telling the story
of a core of suns which Earth is coming into alignment.
The Cave Hill ceiling art is much clearer.  (large version)

I quietly confessed to our guide that we were mediums and that we felt we were being guided to do esoteric work in the red heart centre of Australia. I asked, “After the others leave, do you think it would be all right if we came back to the cave and tuned into the Ancestors of the Cave and record the session?” She knew exactly what I was talking about, gave us permission without hesitation and but for the fact that she had to cook everybody’s lunch, I think she would have joined us!

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Uluru – Angels and Rainbows by Despina Nikolakakos

Interview with Despina Nikolakakos
who visited Uluru on the 24th to 25th April 2010
not long before visiting the South of France
and in particular Val des Dieu, or the Valley of God.

Despina Nikolakakos
Despina Nikolakakos

Despina told me that she traveled to Uluru on the 24th of April, 2010 which happened to be her birthday. She was planning to travel later to France and at one point she had asked her ‘guides’ which place should she go, “Uluru or France?” The advice was, “Go to Uluru first and then France, you will know what to do.

Despina arrived by aeroplane at Uluru and was surprised to see so many trees and shrubs. Unusual for the red desert, for there had been heavy rains there, and in fact a nine year drought had been broken in most of Central Australia.

Val:

“So what was the first thing that captured your attention after you arrived?”

Despina:

When I was walking around Uluru itself, I saw the cloud formations first. I was actually walking in what is known as the men’s sacred area at the base of Uluru and suddenly I just spontaneously turned around and looked up and thought, “Oh! That looks like an angel. Oh my God, that looks like a dolphin.” I thought I was dreaming … but I felt prompted to take a photo – and that was what I was being asked to do throughout my trip to Uluru.

Angel Cloud
Angel Cloud Formation at Uluru

Val:

So when you looked at the photos after you took them, what did you see in them?

Despina:

I actually had the same feeling inside of me that I had the whole time of my visit. So the energy of that feeling is in the photos. That doesn’t happen to me very often. I just kept seeing the energy of Angels and that heartfelt energy that goes with it.

Val:

So that was a nice welcome for you wasn’t it?

Despina:

Yes … and it felt truly joyful because I had been thinking how I was here on my own and had very limited head thoughts going on while I was at Uluru.

Cloud Formation
Dolphin Cloud Formation at Uluru

Val:

Do you mean you weren’t able to think and that experience was just coming from a feeling all the time?

Despina:

I had less ego, or inner-thinking going on. I had no choice, it was a state of being that came over me and I was operating from higher self. No thinking required. I noticed that the more I just acted on whatever inspiration I got, the bigger the energy became and the happier I was. There was no agenda at all.

Val:

Wonderful, that sounds like when I was in the presence of the Avatar Sai Baba, and I couldn’t think. I was surrounded by a peaceful and loving joyful energy all the time and there is no need to think. We are actually out of our brain and raised into an ascended state of consciousness. I felt that way when I visited Uluru as well.

Despina:

My guidance was very clear that I needed to be there on my birthday. So, on that day, I went on the Sunrise Tour and after dawn asked the tour bus driver to drop me off near the walking track at Uluru so I can spend the day on my own. I arranged to re meet him at the Visitors’ Centre later in the afternoon.

I noticed that even though I had walked over 20 km in the heat that day I was still feeling very energized. This was because I was so present and around such high energy. Then on the Sunday, which was Anzac day it felt like it was more of a, ‘Letting Go‘ day.

Val:

Can you tell me about the wonderful photo of the Trees overlighted with so many upright rainbows?

Despina:

On the morning of my birthday I had done the sunrise tour with a little group and, as I have already said, I asked the driver to leave me at Uluru and I would walk.

I walked the 2 kilometres Liru walk from the Visitors’ Centre before you get to the base of the rock.

I began to walk in one direction around the path at the base of the Rock and thought, no, it doesn’t feel right so I walked back and walked in a clock-wise direction around the base of Uluru. I had been walking for almost 3 hours when my attention was directed to a row of gum trees standing in the shadows next to the rock, at least 50 metres off the walking track. They weren’t very big but they were powerful and reminded me of soldiers.

As I connected with them from a distance, I received a message, “Take a photo and you will see later.” So within 10 seconds I took the photo and then moved on in awe of the power of the trees. Later I was prompted to look at the photo, and I said out loud, “Oh my God” and that was when I could see the Light rainbows. I knew it wasn’t from the sun, and to me it was like the spirit of the trees.

Soldier Trees with rainbows, Uluru
Soldier Trees with Rainbows, Uluru

I love hugging trees, and sometimes when I’m really present I feel I can walk straight through them. But I was looking at something different here. It felt more like they were the guardians of that part of the land at Uluru.

It was a clear message for me that what I was feeling about the area and the Rock really was alive and it really was going on. I also felt that I should show people these photos.

I have shown people these photos since, and some have wept. It was an instant reaction for they knew in their heart it to be true. There was a knowing in them that connected with the energy in the picture.

Every shrub and rock and ground had a particular energy attached to it. Quite often I would come across a trees forming a cross and there would be like a circle in the centre which felt quite inviting to walk into and it was a vortex of Light; beautiful to stand in.

That felt very different, either very feminine or very masculine but these Soldier trees had a kind of androgynous feeling.

After another half-hour walk, I came close to Mutujulu Springs, I didn’t have time to explore there because I was worried about missing the bus that was supposed to be waiting for me at the Visitors’ Centre.

Walpa Gorge, Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge, Kata Tjuta

All the time I heard a crow calling me and I knew I had to go back there the next day. I began to argue with the crow, saying, “I cannot stay and I promise I will return tomorrow.” It then stopped calling. She was laughing at the thought she was talking to a crow.

Val:

I know Mutujulu Springs well, that was where I had my initiation with Goolagaia – The Black Giantess and the seven sisters. There is an Indigenous Story about the Seven sisters from the Pleiades residing there in spirit and that Goolagaia, when she came to me said she was holding the earth energy of the eighth sister who had promised to return when the time was right. I notice in your photo of the overlighted rainbow trees that there are seven what you call soldiers, maybe they were symbolic of the Seven Sisters from the Pleiades who guard the Rock until the Eighth Sister returns.

Despina:

Hmm, interesting. The next day I did the Sunrise tour again and I did the same thing in that I arranged with the bus driver to collect me at the end of the day.

I remember walking up the Liru path again (completely on my own) and seeing a tree that had split halfway up and was growing in two different directions. I started to get really, really angry, and said to my guides, “You know what, I am tired of being split and separate, I want wholeness … separateness is bullshit, I want wholeness … and I spent walking the whole 2 kilometres to the base of Uluru anchoring this feeling of “I want wholeness”

I was angry and fed up, and not knowing where that was coming from within me, I wanted, and was ready, to end the feeling of separation. I thanked the tree for giving me that insight. I had an inspiration to visit Uluru, and I am so glad I did. It has been so healing for me.

Val:

I had a very similar experience walking the full length of the Liru walk. I set off looking for my car keys that I believed I must have lost near the Rock. As I walked, I began to get really angry, not understanding why, and I could feel a spirit man shorter than I am, walking beside me. In fact I was striding out with so much anger I knew he was having trouble keeping up with me. Then when I arrived at the end of the walk, there was a little fence that you had to turn right with a few steps to get out. It was then the spirit man, who I think was Alcheringa or Sai Baba, said to me very quietly, “Do you still want to work with me?” He made me laugh at myself, as I said, “Of course I do”

Where I turned right to move off the Liru track, it was like a breaking off that path of all sorts of past attachments. Liru means snake walk – suggesting snake skin throwing off old skin and releasing karmic residue. And, after that, my car keys miraculously reappeared in my jacket pocket. We were both laughing at our similar experiences.

Despina:

That was similar for me to on the 25th April, Anzac Day, I woke up thinking, “This is a letting go day for me.” (Before she did the Liru walk)

Val:

Why was it spirit was asking you to go to Uluru first before you went to France?

Despina:

Yes well, there was a feeling of closing the loop of the energy that was coming through Uluru, in my inner scene I saw it as a rectangle, and linking to France. When I was there in the Valley of God, near Mt. Bugarach I was inspired to bury one of my Lemurean seed crystals and that then left me with a feeling of ‘being a good girl’ and that I had done what I had been asked to do. This was almost at the end of the France trip and I felt a sense of completion at that moment. I was ready to move on.

Red Earth, Val des Dieu - Valley of God, France
Red Earth, Val des Dieu (Valley of God), France

Later I found out at the same time, that another lady from the group in France had wandered to the other side of the hill and she felt she had to connect the energy of Uluru to the same place. She didn’t know what I was doing. Nor did I know what she was doing. We talked later; so the two of us had been inspired by ‘whoever’ to do this connection ceremony. We felt elated after we spoke with one another and that realization was given.

That valley (Val des Dieu – Valley of God) in France also has a lot of red earth – just like Uluru. I knew nothing of this until I was there, and I smiled when I saw it, it was a nice connection to home in Australia.

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Despina has kindly allowed us to publish her wonderful photos. If you want to contact Despina she can be reached at despina.gevurah  (at)   gmail.com.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the collection of Jan and Bob Wright

Photograhs of Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the collection of Jan and Bob Wright

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are warned that this page may contain images of deceased persons.

Jan has very kindly allowed me to upload many of her photo slides and has kindly added more of their amazing story in the comments underneath the photos. All photographs are copyright Jan Wright. A small bio and contact information is found at the foot of this page. (If you wish to use any of these photographs, you are required under copyright law to contact and obtain permission.)

Photo of sunrise at Ayers Rock - Uluru, taken from the Ansett Lodge

This is a photo of sunrise taken from Ansett Lodge. The rock looks a little like an elephant. View larger version

Glen Helen Lodge

Photo showing the trophy for the Glen Helen Lodge races

Bob was running a race meeting for the Tourists at Glen Helen Lodge- like a mini Melbourne Cup. We made our own ‘Cup’ out of outside lightshades. And then we raced all the horses (which were all owned by Mick Whaggo). Long Tall Harry started the race with the soud of a whip crack. Naturally one of Mick’s horses won, because they were all his. Then they all shared the booty which included some money. View larger version

Photo indigenous elders with the sorry stone, at Glen Helen Lodge

This is a photo of Mick Whaggo, Long Tall Harry, the Kadaichi Man, and Mick’s uncle, sitting in front of the Glen Helen Tourist Lodge – looking at the sorry stone. They said it came from outer space. This sorry stone is used as a communal grave stone for the Aborigine. The Stone was taken by Frank Clune, the writer, and he had to return it.

These men were stockmen for Brian Bowman, who owned Glen Helen cattle Station. Some of these cattle stations in the ‘outback’ of Australia are bigger than the state of Texas in U.S.A. Neighbours can be up to 200 miles apart, and still travel to parties. Dawn Severin came from Curtin Springs, near Ayers Rock, to Alice Springs Drive-in theatre, in the evening, to see Jesus Christ Superstar and then went home on the same corrugated red sand road, after it finished. Distance was 283 miles one way, but distance was measured in time not length, and this was quite normal for most of these Centralians.

Curtin Springs is a Road House with shade, home made cakes, petrol stop, mail collection, toilets and bore water – 45 miles east of Ayers Rock. Dawn and Peter Severin ran the Road House at Curtin Springs which every traveller had to stop and refresh before continuing to Ayers Rock. Before that they had travelled 4 hours on the rough road in the middle of nowhere. Curtin Springs cattle station supplied the meat to all the Resort Lodges at Uluru.

There was no telephones, and certainly no mobile phone connection then, only a 2-way crystal radio. When anyone talked on the radio phone, it was linked with the whole of the Territory and people used to listen in to each others’ conversations. No secrets here! View larger version

Early Days at Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Photo of the old airport at Ayers Rock - Uluru

This is a photo of the old aiport at Ayers Rock – Uluru. This plane was used for joy-rides. Here are Bob, Jan and their little three year old daugher. View larger version

Photo of Ayers Rock - Uluru taken from Cessna aircraft

This is a photo of Ayers Rock – Uluru taken from a Cessna light aircraft. View larger version

Photo of Maggie Springs at Ayers Rock taken from Cessna aircraft

If you select “view larger version”, you can see an image of “Maggie” over Maggie Springs. In this photo you can also see the original road that circumnavigated the Rock. It was seven miles long. View larger version

Photo of rock formation - Uluru

This photo is a formation up high on the North Western side of Ayers Rock, near the old women’s cave. View larger version

Photo of southern end of The Olgas

Photo of the Southern end of The Olgas not long after rain when the flowers have burst to life. View larger version

Photo of Kanjie Gorge, Ayers Rock - taken at sunset

Kanjie Gorge, Ayers Rock taken at sunset. The climb is out of sight on the right. View larger version

The Olgas – now known as Kata Tjuta

Photo of Banskia and wildflowers nearby The Olgas

The Desert Banksia (Banksia ornata) is a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia which grows up to 3 m tall. It occurs in western Victoria, and in South Australia, where it is common on the Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and east of Adelaide, but is apparently absent from Yorke Peninsula.

It tends to grow in mallee and heathland environments in sandy well drained soils.

Its flowers exist as cylindrical spikes which are initially yellow/green to yellow, and turn bronze in when aged. The Desert Banksia flowers in late winter to spring. The green leaves are elongated wedge shaped with serrated edges about 20 mm wide and 100 mm long. View larger version

Photo taken from the top of Mt Olga looking towards Uluru

Photo taken from on top of Mt. Olga looking East to Uluru in the far left hand side (near the rocks). Mt. Olga was named after the Queen of Spain. Uluru was named after Sir Henry Ayers by William Gosse, who was the first explorer to bring the wonderful rock to the attention of the world. View larger version

Photo looking out from the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta

This photo is taken looking out from the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. View larger version

Photo looking towards the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta, at night

This is a photo of The Olgas at night. The “V” shaped image under the moon, is Pungalunga Gorge. The Olgas are a female site, and the gorge mentioned is a “deflowering” site for young indigenous girls, as told to us from Lofty, the unofficial mayor of the township. View larger version

Photo of the sky at night taken near Uluru showing orb of light

I wanted to take a photo of the stars in the night sky, but the moon came out from behind the clouds just as I took it. When I developed the film, it showed a beautiful Orb of Light. The Aborigines say when they perform their sacred ceremonial rituals in a circle, the psychic people can see so many Orbs of Light it looks like they are sitting in a bubble bath. They call them Min Min Lights. Look closely at the larger version and you can see a pale outer Orb of Light in the picture. View larger version

Cathedral Cave

Photo showing the entrance to Cathedral Cave at Uluru

This shows the entrance to the Cathedral Cave. You can see a man in a white shirt to note the size. A whole busload of tourists, between 30 and 38 people can go inside. View larger version

Photo showing the stalactites inisde Cathedral Cave at Uluru

This is further into the Cathedral Cave showing stalactites of mud rock You can hit the stalacites with a rubber hammer and it rings “bong” … like a bell. Depending on the length of the stalactitites you get different sounds. View larger version

Photo showing what is called the Kangaroo Tail at Uluru

The long crack down the left hand side of Uluru is called the Kangaroo Tai. The mythical story is the tail came from Kanjie Gorge, and there is a gap at Kanjie Gorge which matches the shape of the tail which is said to have come from. It is about 3 metres wide and you can crawl between it and the rock it lays on. You can actually see the blue sky through it. View larger version

Maggie Springs (Mutujulu Springs)

Photo of Ayers Rock - Entrance to Maggie Springs

View of the Rock with the approach to Maggie Springs View full size

Approach to Maggie (Mutujulu) Springs at Uluru, just after rain

This is Maggie Springs, now known as Mutujulu Springs. If you look closely you can see a large female face in the sloping rock who we called “Maggie” although the Aborigines called her Goolagaia, The Black Giantess.

The face appears only in the afternoon and only from a certain angle. View larger version

silver streaks of water cascade down to Magggie Springs, just after rain

Silver streaks of water cascade down Uluru to Maggie Springs just after rain; if you look at the top of Uluru, you will see how low the clouds are… View larger version

water cascade down to Magggie Springs, just after rain

This is Maggie Springs showing the water cascading into the waterhole after rain. The mythical story tells of Goolagaia living in the rock. The Aborigines say to look at the rock and see through it as energy. They say you do not have to take photos – you can take a photo with your “inner eyes”. View larger version

trees growing on Uluru above Maggie Springs

This is the hidden valley near the top of Ayers Rock where full size trees grow. When it rains, water is caught in the valley and cascades down the valley into Maggie Springs. View larger version

Uluru

Uluru framed by bell trees

Ayers Rock taken at sunset framed by Bell Fruit Trees, the green flowers hung like a bunch of grapes. They actually looked like a bell hanging upside down. View larger version

Uluru framed by trees in drought

Ayers Rock taken at midday during drought. View larger version

Uluru taken in the afternoon, looking pink

An afternoon photo of Ayers Rock looking pink. No trees. It is marvellous how the Rock keeps changing colour. View larger version

Uluru taken in the afternoon, looking rusty

This is Ayers Rock in the afternoon. Note there are no trees yet. Taken from sunset strip – where tourists gathered to take photos. Over the years it has become like a meeting of the League of Nations – in the middle of nowhere. View larger version

Uluru taken at sunset

The photo everyone hopes to get at sunset. View larger version

Bio for Bob and Jan Wright:

I first met Janice Relf in the later part of 1961 on an accidental date – 6 weeks later we married—in North Sydney, Crows Nest Methodist Church—I was in the Navy at the time and had just been drafted to Darwin to be the Captain’s Cook at Admiralty House and Government House where the administrator, Rodger Knott was living. So we began a continuing journey … Jan, (as she likes to be known) was used to leaving for Alice Springs for the winter every 6 months with her grandmother and Uncle Les Campbell, who was an artist of some reknown.

They used to camp in a tent at Uluru as far back as the 1950s.

The humidity of the North was hard to take for Jan. After my time in Darwin was completed and after the birth of our daughter Jane, we returned to 404 Princes Highway, Bomaderry and planned our trip to the Centre of Australia. On arrival I secured a position with Lye Underdown as a chief at his new Alice Springs Hotel and while there, we were offered a position managing a lodge for tourists at what was then known as Ayers Rock.

Soon we were able to be familiar enough to learn the mythology of the area, even conduct tours around the Rock, and be fortunate enough to be there with a camera to catch the many moods of the Rock. We entertained the Ansett Pioneer tourists with slide shows in the evenings at the Lodge. After the season completed we left Australia on a 6 months around–the–world–cruise with the Sitmar Line and while away, we were asked if we would come back. We said, “Yes, if we could manage Glen Helen Lodge, west of Alice Springs” and that was all O.K.

There we were the only 3 whites amongst a community of Aborigines who we soon got to know and depend on for news, they had a wireless and we didn’t – they made damper, had meat, and were a very happy, healthy, thriving group. We were cut off From Alice Springs because of rain. Roads were washed out, no traffic was getting through … we heard stories from Long Tall Harry and Mick Whaggo among others. The South Australian Film Corporation had just finished making the film, The Sundowners.

We went back to the Rock for yet another season managing the Lodge; finally leaving the Centre of Australia in 1980. One, never really leaves—it is now 2010 and we still look at the weather map; check the weather and whenever we meet up with people from the Centre, it is like family. The stories are endless and the mateship is forever – Jan and I are currently Funeral Directors, for Sacred Funerals at Nowra, n.s.w. Australia. Phone: (+61) (02) 4421-6009.

Uluru taken when it was cold and raining

I took this photo from another Lodge named Red Lion when it was raining and cold. It looks blue white. View larger version

Uluru – Bob and Jan Wright’s Story

Uluru – Bob and Jan Wright’s Story
(managers of Ansett Lodge, Ayers Rock, 1967
managers of Glen Helen Lodge, West Alice Springs
)

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are warned that this page may contain images of deceased persons.

Jan and Bob Wright managed the Ansett Lodge at the base of Uluru over 40 years ago. This was before the area was established as Uluru-KataTjuta National Park and given World Heritage Status.

This is Uluru taken from the lodge. You can see from the lack of 'green' the season has been dry

This is the west side of Ayers Rock – known as the Male side, showing the “kangaroo tail” on the extreme left – a partly obscured cave, known as the ‘cathedral cave where Lofty, the unofficial mayor of Ayers Rock, played stalactites with a rubber hammer making nice musical sounds. Then towards the right of the photo is Kanjie Gorge behind the ridge. View full size

The Lodge at the Rock

Bob:

“At the time there were 4 or 5 other motels and a hotel near the great Rock and a camping area. Visitors could arrive by a small air service, run by Con Airways, or buses carrying about 30 people, run by Red Line Coaches, C.A.T.A. Coaches, Ansett Coaches, Pioneer Coaches and other smaller local firms. Visitors also came by car or four-wheel drive. The roads were only corrugated red sand, or sometimes only fine ‘bull dust’ which could easily turn into a dangerous quagmire if it rained. That doesn’t happen very much in the ‘outback of Australia’. “

Photo taken flying low over Ayers Rock - Uluru showing roads to camps in the background

This photo was taken flying low over Uluru (then called Ayers Rock) looking down on left, to road leading to Ansett Lodge. Road is at first white “bulldust” – a white fine powder and then red sand. Further to the right is the camping ground (from where Azaria Chamberlain disappeared) and the past rangers cabin. View full size

Bob:

“Tourism to the area was growing and many peoples were coming to visit the majesty of the Rock. You could climb to the top and sign a book that was kept up there.”

Photo taken at the beginning of the climb on Uluru, circa 1967

This photo is on the beginning of “the climb”; it did not have a fence then. Bob is on the right and the Pioneer Bus driver, Graham Phillips is on left.

Graham’s claim to fame, was that he had climbed the Rock in 7 different places. He was very fit and ran 4 miles before breakfast from the Lodge to the Rock and back again.

The rocks in the foreground of this photo continue out of range from the camera to form a half circle and belonged to mythical folklore. The rocks provided a home to long tailed Perenties – a type of goanna. View full size

Val:

Bob and Jan loved their time there. They ran the Ansett Lodge at Glen Helen for one season and then again for another few seasons. The cycle of Autumn, Winter and Spring was their unforgettable memory of their stay at Ayers Rock as it was known then. Kata-Tjuta was then known as The Olgas.

Photo of Ayers Rock - Uluru taken at sunrise from Ansett Lodge

View of the Rock with a typical sunrise. Photo is taken in front of the Ansett Lodge. You can see in the foreground the sign we made announcing Ansett Lodge. View full size

Val:

“So to continue our interview Bob, When you were managing the Ansett Lodge, was that around the time the baby Azaria Chamberlain went missing?”

Bob:

“We were there long before that, by that time we had moved into Alice Springs, but we knew the area and knew the rangers, Bill Harney, Grenville Kaywood, Dorrick Raff, Bob Gregory and Ian Kaywood.”

Photo of Camels at Ayers Rock- Uluru

An idigenous Australian on walk-about would bring Camels into the Lodge for ‘rides’. We were wearing thongs and the extremely long and sharp star bindies were coming right through the rubber soles. When you looked at the rubber soles of the thongs they were peppered with the piercing jack bindies – they were huge. We couldn’t understand how the Indigenous Australians and camels could walk so easily on the red sand and not be injured. View full size

Val:

“I was just trying to tie into a time. And that was before the Yalara township was developed wasn’t it?”

Bob:

“Well where we were was a township, it was developed and controlled by the Central Government in Canberra because at that time the Northern Territory was not classified as a Territory because it didn’t have Statehood – which it does now. It was in the early 1970’s that the Federal Government gave back the area surrounding Uluru to the first peoples, the Australian Aborigines – and it was later the township was moved out of the National Park to Yulara – along with the airfield .”

Ayers Rock - Uluru after rain. Ayers Rock letterbox visible

Ayers Rock in the rain – photo taken just outside our Lodge. You can just see the letter box on the right side of the photo, in the middle foreground. If you posted a letter in that box, it arrived at its destination franked with the words, “I have been to Ayers Rock” and a franked image of the Rock on the envelope. View full size

Val:

“Yes, I remember that – it was quite uplifting to see the joy of the local indigenous peoples when they responded. It was then the National Park was established and the name of Ayers Rock changed back to Uluru and The Olgas changed back to Kata Tjuta. It was also made known to tourists that Uluru was considered, by the first peoples, to be sacred and that they did not really want people to climb it.”

Original road from Ayers Rock to the Olgas (Kata-Tjuta)

This is a photo of The Olgas (now called Kata Tjuta) from the old original road coming from Ayers Rock. Desert Poplar trees had grown quite tall after about only two months. But then again, in drought they could die off and disappear very quickly. View full size

Val:

“Bob, I noticed when I was there recently, that the brochures given out to the tourists, don’t give any suggestion that Uluru has come from the stars as a meteorite or an asteroid. But I am told that the Elders from that area do believe that Uluru came from the stars…..did you have any communication with the first peoples …  ?” “

Bob:

“Yes, there was Mick Whaggo, who was an elder, whom we knew quite well at Glen Helen, another tourist area, and Mick Whaggo used to refer to the fact that the Rock was” … … he stopped speaking for a moment and added, “And there was also Uncle Jack who was the tribal ‘Shaman’ – they both used to talk about the rock plunging from the sky and sinking into the desert. I have heard that only 1/3rd of the rock is showing above ground level – that would be 1,473 ft above the ground and the rest below the ground.”

Indigenous Stockman on horse

This is Mick Whaggo on his stock horse called ‘Creamy’. He lived in the Finke River bed in his “Whirley” which is an indigenous house made from sticks, branches and leaves – but he had all the mod cons and Bob sometimes resorted to visiting him to find out the prediction of the weather from his radio when we had problems with the radio phone. View full size

Val:

“So it is a bit like an iceberg floating in the water with only part of it above the water, most of it is under the water?” “

Bob:

“Yes, and the Aborigines speak of a sacred water snake laying underneath it. I have also seen a programme on Austar TV where scientists have referred to the Rock as totally unrelated to the area.”

View of Ayers Rock from the air showing striations across the top of the rock

Aerial shot taken mid afternoon of Ayers Rock. You can see regular shaped ridges running across the top and leaning to one side and not the other. When people climbed to the top to the signing book, they had to traverse these ridges which was a challenge to say the least. We wonder if these ‘striations’ were caused by the asteroid coming through the heat barrier to enter into our atmosphere. The heat is severe and could have burnt the ridges into the great rock. We know that scientists have other explanations about the formation of the Great Rock but, as has been narrated in this interview, we believe it to be of extra-terrestial origin, and our Indigenous Australian friends also believe it has come in from somewhere in outer space.

There are a number of different tribes living in the huge area around Ayers Rock, each one with their own language and have borders which they consider their Country. We saw differences in their appearance from where they came. Some were very large muscular men and others were from another tribe who were tall and thin; others again came from another tribe again, who were quite small and thin.

We want to mention that the Mythical Kangaroo Tail was said to be taken from the Kanjie Gorge to divide the Rock into Light and Dark – Male one side of the Rock and Female on the other. View full size

Val:

“Yes, the Rock – Uluru is unrelated to the area, I have heard that myself … … (not mentioning Alcheringa) … … Uluru has Feldspar spread through it. In fact I have read that over 100 million years ago all of that area was a shallow sea. Scientists have found dinosaur bones that lived in water around that area – one they called the Australian “Nessy”, likening it to the so called “Nessy” in Scotland?”

Bob:

“We found shells that can only be found in a seabed in that area and also the area was prone to meteorites – because nearby there is Henbury Crater, which has world acclaim, it is just off the highway going south to Adelaide. Then there is also the Haasts bluff – something like 20 miles across. It’s so huge it can be seen from outer space … … Astronauts on the moon mission could actually see the crater at Haasts Bluff.

So I think it is not surprising that Uluru has landed there from outer space, and that when that was an inland sea, it cushioned the fall and enabled it to sink into the soft sand, pushing the seabed ahead which formed Kata Tjuta.”

Photo of Mt Connor

Photo of Mt Connor surrounded by water. View full size

Photo of The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) taken from the air

Photo of The Olgas (now called Kata Tjuta) taken from 12,000 feet. View full size

Val:

“I have read where there are 25 confirmed impact craters in the Centre of Australia and more being investigated. Did Mick Whaggo have a theory about Mt. Connor? Jan told me that when you fly over the area in an aeroplane – Mt. Connor, Uluru and Kata Tjuta are all in a perfect row from East to West.”

Bob:

“Yes, they are all in a direct line and they are all totally different types of rock from each other, although surrounded by sand. They say that … Mt. Connor is the plateau of the original ground level … if you look down the side it could have been the original seabed. On the Southern side of Mt. Connor you can actually walk up, it is a sloping hill and the northern side you see from Lasseter Highway it is perpendicular; from a distance it is sometimes mistaken for Uluru.”

Photo of The Olgas (Kata Tjuta), Uluru and Mt Connor taken from the air

Photo of The Olgas (now called Kata Tjuta), Ayers Rock (now called Uluru) and Mt Connor in the far distance, all in a line. View larger version

Bob:

“When the wind blows the sand on the sand dunes – it exposes shells.”

Bob became more enthusiastic about his story:

Bob:

“There is a place underneath the Brain image on the face of Uluru – where there are some big rocks at ground level. Over the years the sand has silted up the entrance. Years ago you would have been able to walk in there. When we lived there I crawled under the cave and looked up and saw some amazing rock paintings – but to see them now – the sand has risen to only allow about 18 inches to 2 feet above your eyesight to see them. They show a humanoid type figure with stars radiating out from the head – they are actually paintings on the inside of the huge rock. Jan and I always thought they were extra-terrestrial Beings”. Bob ambled on, thoughtfully: “These were images in a primitive or a naive form.”

Photo of the Brain and womens caves at Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Photo taken from what is known as ‘little’ Ayers Rock – There is a road, and the site of the old airport in between where our 3 yr old daughter Jane is sitting high on the ‘little’ rock just pointing… some people used to sit and meditate there and some where reduced to tears – others likened it to a visit to the Grand Canyon or other spiritual places. View larger version

Bob:

“I don’t know if anyone else knew they were there because I was chasing a Perentie (a long tailed lizard) that ran into this hidden cave. The large lizard is quite harmless and if you standstill they will run up your leg and sit on your head thinking you are a tree -I crawled in – I was only in my late thirties. Nobody ever spoke about those paintings on the tours .”

Photo of the Perentie at Ayers Rock (Uluru)

This is a Perentie—a relative to the Goannna—although they are large, they are not dangerous. We found him under a rock just near ‘little’ Ayers Rock. View larger version

Bob:

“In fact many of the stories told by the then tour guides were relating to Christian stories and had nothing to do with the real stories told by the first peoples.”

Photo Indigenous man dressed for spiritual ceremony pointing to white paint, representing spirit and the Rainbow Serpent

Indigenous man dressed for spiritual ceremony pointing to white paint, representing spirit and the Rainbow Serpent.

A friend once shared with us that when she looked back at Uluru from a distance there was a coloured rainbow coming from the earth and rising up and over and down back into the earth. It was the summer solstice – the 21st December. She felt that it was the mythical Rainbow Serpent. View larger version

Bob continued … with him laughing, you cannot help but laugh when Bob laughs

Bob:

“I am just thinking about when the busload of people arrived and along with driver came a list of guests. As manager I would sort them out to different rooms or into dormitory type rooms that contained beds, which were really only stretches covered by a thin mattress, everything out there was very, very basic, but we found people enjoyed the challenge. One morning at breakfast, a lady came up to me and said, “Do you realize you had a me share a room with a strange man last night?” I profusely apologized and was quite concerned, but she interrupted me saying, “Oh, that its alright … I had a wonderful time.!” … (more of that infectious laughter.)

Val:

Bob went on to say they often ran out of living essentials like toilet paper and we would trade products with other lodges. They all did it because we were hundreds of miles from anywhere. A plane would come with stores requested and would only have say a plane load of toilet paper and nothing else. Or all meat with no vegetables supplied. It was quite a challenge to cater for everyone. Nobody cared, it was always a wonderful experience to arrive to the welcome of Jan’s home baked scones and a freshly made hot cup of tea. Anything was welcome after that long hot, dusty and extremely bumpy ride to get there. There were no roads in those days just heavily corrugated and rock hard red sand, unless it rained of course and then they were more likely to get bogged out in the middle of nowhere.

Bob:

People were always exhilarated after climbing the Rock or even if they just walked around the area. They left feeling happy and uplifted. Some of them became quite emotional and I noticed a change in the people from when the first arrived until when it was time to leave. There is a very UPLIFTING quality to a grand visit to the Centre of Australia and in particular ULURU. We really enjoyed our time there. It is the heart of Australia and in the centre of Australia. It is a magical and mysterious place.

Val:

Jan has very kindly allowed me to upload many of her photo slides and has willingly added more of their amazing story in the comments underneath the photos.

Photo of the Eastern Side of Ayers Rock - Uluru

This is the Eastern side of Ayers Rock, Maggie Springs is on this side. View larger version

Photo of Ayers Rock - Uluru taken above Maggie Springs

This is the top of Maggie Springs – showing stains on the wall from rain water running down into the sacred waterhole. At the top of the Rock and out of sight is a small valley with trees growing in it, where water gathers after rain before cascading into the waterhole below. View larger version

Photo of Ayers Rock - Uluru taken at the base of Kanjie Gorge

This is base of Kanjie Gorge after rain. View larger version

Photo of Ayers Rock - Uluru taken from the old road - storm approaching

Stormclouds approaching Ayers Rock – Uluru. Photo taken from the old road. View larger version

Photo of Ayers Rock - Uluru taken from the Ansett Lodge - storm clouds hide the top of the Rock

Clouds crest and hide the top of Ayers Rock – Uluru. Photo taken from the old Ansett Lodge. Just before this photo was taken cloud completely hid the Rock – you couldn’t see it at all. We were joking at breakfast saying it (the Rock) had been taken by a Tourist. View larger version

Photo of the Sound Shell at Ayers Rock

This was known as the ‘sound shell’. It is only about 40 feet deep – and noise sounded from a person would echo. View larger version

Photo of the original road approach to Ayers Rock

This is the original old road between Ayers Rock and The Olgas – approximately 25 miles long. This photo also shows the desert poplars growing after good rainfall. In the desert flora grew very quickly. View larger version

Photo of Ayers Rock taken around midday with no shadow on the Rock

Photo taken about mid-day (no shadow). The official climb is on the right and the kangaroo tail is on far left.

You can see the road has been cleared showing red sand, which is everywhere in the outback of Central Australia. From the air one can see rows and rows of red sandhills going for miles and miles. View larger version

Photo of overhang above the women's cave, Uluru

This photo is taken looking out from the Overhang above the old women’s cave. The plain looks green, so it is taken not long after rain. View larger version

Photo of indigenous artwork on a rock below the women's cave, Uluru

This photo is a genuine painting found under a huge rock below the old women’s cave. View larger version

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Alcheringa tells the Story of Uluru

Alcheringa Speaks:

The Story of Uluru

Uluru, in the heart of Australia
The mysterious Uluru, in the heart of Australia

 

Overview

Valerie Barrow has been prompted by the Oversighting Spirit of this planet, Alcheringa, to write on the history of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the surrounding areas and their prehistory. In this article, you will read:

  • Uluru is intimately linked to the history of the Earth and the pre-conditions for the emergence of Modern Man;
  • Uluru and the surrounding geological areas have been affected by the aftermath of the Fall of Atlantis;
  • the Hierarchy advise that Uluru is an asteroid brought to Earth for a specific purpose (see Alcheringa’s talk of 21.12.1994;
  • the Cosmic Hierarchy advise that the Fall of Atlantis was caused by that civilisation attempting to harness (a later) asteroid—the results of which nearly destroyed the Earth;
  • St Germain gives a most graphic account of the impact of that asteroid and the after effects, giving rise to many changes in the region of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and inland seas of Australia;
  • the Plutonic Waters of the Great Artesian Basin are suggestive of the after-effects of the impact of this (later) asteroid;
  • Alcheringa gives a message that no more Asteroids will strike the Earth;
  • an Afterword gives the ongoing spiritual purpose of Uluru.

A Key is Given

Not long ago, after parking my car, I found I had lost my car keys. Retracing my steps, for about 1 hour, I could not find them. I became suspicious, as it was not the first time my keys had been spirited away from me, so I asked ‘upstairs’ where they were, only to be told … “Yes we have your keys, and we shall return them … with more keys”.

Car Keys

Sure enough they were found in the back seat of the car, with hardly enough room, zipped inside my address book, a place I would never have placed them.

This was a message, to grab my attention. When I contacted Alcheringa again, he advised me, ‘We would like you to write an article about ULURU—and more keys will be given to you with promptings as you research the internet‘.

Delivery of an Asteroid

Alcheringa has advised that Uluru is an asteroid sent to Earth by the Hierarchy to destroy the Dinosaurs … (Click here to read the 1994 transmission about this topic) and that another large asteroid hit the Earth at the time of the fall of Atlantis or as it is also known as ‘The Great Flood’. That asteroid was straying near the planet Earth. The scientists of the advanced civilization which lived on Earth at that time, who decided they would try to capture it and place it as another moon to use as a staging point for extraterrestrial observation and travel. Permission for this action had not been given by the Hierarchy (upstairs) and thus, this became a disastrous event in which the whole of the Earth was nearly destroyed … leaving no records of that time. (Click here to read St Germain’s description of the Fall of Atlantis) .

The first time my keys were spirited away was at Uluru in 1994 (see Cloudships and Starships at Canyonleigh) after the cloudships had appeared in the sky at Canyonleigh; just before a group of us travelled to Uluru.

Ancient Uluru seen from the air
Ancient Uluru seen from the air

It was a time when I had been working on my first book The Book of Love by a Medium that the ancient ancestral spirit of Alcheringa had first introduced himself to me. I had been inspired while sitting and holding the sacred Alcheringa Stone on my lap, which the Indigenous Australians say came from the stars. Through a series of co-ordinated incidents I had become the respectful “keeper” for two years.

On the day of the “Cloudship” appearance and while painting our symbols to take to Uluru, I had received a telepathic message from Alcheringa that,

Uluru was an Asteroid and that it had been brought to earth by us (the Hierarchy) to destroy the Dinosaurs

He had explained, the Dinosaurs were eating all the vegetation and some of them were very large and quite ferocious. They were killing each other and the huge carcasses were slow to deteriorate back into the soil. Consequently, the beautiful Garden of Eden the Hierarchy (upstairs) had worked so hard to create, was being despoiled, leaving behind a very bad odour. Without the trees and plants the atmosphere was losing oxygen.

Dinosaurs fighting with comets in the background
Dinosaurs fight while comets fly past

Alcheringa spoke to me many times about the preparation of our trip to Uluru and this is recorded in my book The Book of Love by a Medium.

At the time Alcheringa referred to our visit as an event and that the world would hear of it. Now as I write this, I realize the story is going out on the World Wide Web which is not exactly how I imagined, what he meant at the time, 15 years ago. There really is a lot more information given in my book … too much to quote here, but detail of the Asteroid coming to destroy the Dinosaurs and then later, another Asteroid causing “The Fall of Atlantis” and the massive flood, world wide, is explained, along with the separation of the tectonic plates and the rise and fall of land where there was previously water and the rising of water, where there was previously land.

ULURU is described as a monolith with only about 1/3rd of it showing above the sand. It is 348.7 metres above the surrounding plain and its circumference nearly nine kilometres. Uluru dominates the landscape. It is described as Arkose rock, which is rich in feldspar. It is coated with the rich mineral iron, red sand from the surrounding plains, although if you scrub this off the rock, or observe it inside protected caves, the rock is actually light grey in colour.

View of Uluru after rain
View of Uluru shortly after rain, showing lighter colours

The rock reflects back the light at different times of day and seasons, changing its colour into bright gold or orange, brilliant red or yellow, mauve and purple; and black and silver if it has been raining.

View of the many colours of Uluru at Sunset
View of the many colours of Uluru at Sunset

Within the Heritage National Park is also Kata Tjuta, a group of tall round mountainous mounds made up of rock conglomerate … of millions of years old but looking like it has been raised from an ancient seabed.

Scientists link the two sites in age, together, and yet they are totally different rocks … It is interesting that a deep palaeochannel has been discovered between Kata Tjuta and Uluru. It has an in-filling of about 100m, the sediments dating to the Late Cretaceous Age (65 millions years ago) to the Eocene Era (55 million years ago). The same geological time, scientists claim, the dinosaurs were destroyed. This is the same Earth evolvement time Alcheringa tells us Uluru crashed to Earth and pushed up mountainous clumps of seabed ahead, which has become known as Kata Tjuta.

When I visited Uluru National Park I was given the image, in my mind’s eye, of the Asteroid (Uluru) coming in from the east towards the west, and crashing into the water while pushing the seabed up ahead which now forms Kata Tjuta.

Kata Tjuta looking back from West to East to Uluru in the far distance-the ancient paleovalley exists in between
Kata Tjuta looking back from West to East
to Uluru in the far distance. (The ancient paleovalley exists in between)

Alcheringa has advised me that the Asteroid was split when coming into the Earth’s atmosphere sending other parts of the asteroid around the earth. This was at a time when the Dinosaurs were destroyed and when a sea existed in the centre of Australia.

I was thinking there must have been a massively huge impact crater left in the seabed and in my research I found there was the Eromanga shallow Sea dating to the Cretaceous period around 110 million years ago. The Cretaceous period is said to end at 65 million years ago.

Superimposition of the shallow Eromanga sea over Australia
Superimposition of the shallow Eromanga sea over Australia

There is a scientific theory that the Dinosaurs were destroyed 65 million years ago, which is the late Cretaceous period. Cretaceous period being 141 to 65 millions of years ago.

If the giant asteroid hit the Eromanga sea and went into the water it could have fractured the subterranean earth crust below the shallow seabed, allowing magma full of minerals to lift into the sea.

In my research I have found the Great Artesian Basin spans four states and covers one fifth of Australia.

Superimposition of the Great Artesian Basin over Australia
Superimposition of the Great Artesian Basin over Australia

There are other artesian basins such as the Adavale Basin, Amadeus Basin, Georgina, Ngalia, the Otways, Gippsland Basins, and the Lake Eyre basin and in Western Australian there are the Kimberley Basin, Willara, Gregory, Pilbara and Officer Basin-they could have all linked with The Great Artesian Basin found in the subterranean layers of the Centre of Australia. It is said that Australia is the flattest country on earth and the median is 300 metres. Lake Eyre is the lowest point in Australia being 15 metres (49 feet) below sea level. It is usually a dry salt bed, on rare occasions it fills. It is located in the deserts of central Australia.

Many deserts are found not only on the east of Australia but through the centre and to the west.

Composite satellite image of Lake Eyre using shortwave infrared, near-infrared, and blue wavelengths
Composite satellite image of Lake Eyre using shortwave infrared, near-infrared, and blue wavelengths

The Great Artesian Basin is considered a younger sea bed than the Ancient Eromanga Sea. Could this have been the Impact crater formed when ‘upstairs’ tells me the asteroid Uluru first landed into the sea, cushioning its landing?

The great heat from the split Asteroid hitting the earth would have been like atom bombs blasting off and the light would have been momentarily stronger than our sun. The Asteroids (The mother Asteroid being Uluru) would have been burning fire as it hit into our atmosphere and then plunged into a long period of extreme ice cold, and in so doing it would have ‘tempered’ the rock so that Uluru, being partly of Feldspar, would have been honed so that it became like a semi-precious crystal.

I was seeing this with my inner eye when visiting Uluru in 1994. About the same time, a string of asteroids (named a string of pearls) slammed into Jupiter and were photographed by NASA. Knowing that cycles can repeat themselves in the cosmos, I see this as no co-incidence, that event was a replay of what had happened on earth at another time.

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Lord Shiva and the Sacred Alcheringa Spring

Preface

I would like to add another story about the time I met Sai Baba and when He gave me His Green Ring.

Just after the interview I was sitting in Darshan when somebody gave me this photo of the Lord Siva.

Lord Siva
The Card with Lord Siva

I liked the Trident having green stones down the holder, and all the OM symbols that seemed to be inside Orbs of Light. My attention was particularly drawn to the Siva Symbol and the three green leaves on his forehead.

When it came time to leave the Ashram I was given some sacred green leaves by the Seva Dals (service orderlies). I thanked them of course, but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to take them home because of the strict importation laws against live plants into Australia.

bilva leaves
Bilva leaves

So … I pressed them between paper and closed them into my diary, knowing it would be two weeks or so before I arrived back to Australia and I believed they would have become dry by then.

When I arrived home, I found the leaves were still alive.

Before we had left for our trip, my husband had commissioned a steep road to be cut down through the valley and to the bottom of the creek. When we returned we found that the deep cut into the valley had released a “spring” of water.

At the sametime, I received a fax from a well known psychic medium who lives on the other side of the world; announcing that Mother Mary had released sacred spring water at various points around the earth.

Well, I thought that was not a coincidence, so I collected some of the water in a glass tumbler and put the 2 green sacred leaves into it to keep them alive.

For a whole year I watched those leaves looking back at me, like two eyes. I put my finger into the water from time to time and continued to find that the water remained sweet to taste and I never once had to change the water.

Then after the year passed, and around the Sivarathi festival time my husband was planning to travel on business to Malaysia and asked me would I like to once again visit Sai Baba. As soon as I agreed, a third green leaf grew, so that there were three sacred green leaves looking at me just like on the forehead of the photo of Lord Siva.

I have since allowed the sacred plant to be discarded as it was against the law to have it in Australia – I really believe the whole scenario about the plant surviving for the year was really to show that the water did have ‘special’ healing qualities and the plant was just to show us all that. (‘Upstairs’ doesn’t ask us to break any laws)

When I had received the ring I had become very ill – but I knew it was an initiation and that all the cells in my body were being squeezed like a lemon. When my husband met with me at that time , he was so shocked at my state of health and loss of weight he said I was never going back to India again.

With the chance to return to India – I quickly accepted … saying to John, “I can’t believe you are suggesting I return to India again after you were so upset when I became seriously ill after the last trip.”

John paused and said, “I can’t believe I am suggesting it to you either!”

We believe the water from the spring is blessed – it is not meant to be sold commercially – but rather to drink a little – to use it like holy water – to be used in a flower essence from the Highest Gum Tress in the valley and where the water from the spring gathers at the base of the valley; to be walked into barefoot.

Alcheringa -  Uluru
Sacred Uluru, the home of Alcheringa

This sacred water along with the Blessing from the sky for The Alcheringa Crystal – Makes the valley a very Holy place indeed.

The valley is at Satori Springs, Tugalong Road, Canyoneligh.