I’m intrigued by historians, Alan Wilson’s and Baram Blackett’s contention that Empress Helen brought ‘the true cross’ to Dyfed and concealed it in a cave here. Y Ddraig Ffraed flows through this cave.
As well, Alan Wilson relates whispered stories he heard from the locals, when he was a kid living for a time with his uncle on a farm near Dinas Cross. In hushed and reverent close company they told how the old folk knew, and passed down through the generations, an even greater secret…that Jesus was buried nearby. This site is not on the dragon.
The following are some of the posts I’ve made to do with these matters and more, on Britain’s Hidden History FB page:
9th May 2020
Hi ****, somehow I missed this. Sounds like another fascinating part of the world – and of course mirrors, doubles and reflections can be anywhere in a mystical land such as this one. I’ve heard of Uriel’s Machine, but not read it. I’d like to find out what W&B have discovered and written about the Druids in Y Ddraig Ffraed’s realm. I see spectres of their continued spirit (and former mortal) presence throughout, and I sense a very strong affiliation with female Druidry in many of the most significant places e.g. (among the un-secret) St. Bride’s Haven, Newcastle Emlyn castle, part of Nevern and Newport, and Strata Florida. In this vein, getting back to Brynach again. The name can translate as ‘Hill of the Sisters’. Brynach, according to legend, had three sisters. Carn Ingli, which ‘Brynach’ refers to, has the profile of a reclining woman in at least 2 of the 3 phases of womanhood. I will, when this blatant bagful of lies, misrepresentations, exaggerations and death dealing, is realised by enough people to free us, go see if ‘the hag’ is represented too – there is, mind you, a wood that looks up at Carn Ingli, on the north side of Pentre Ifan, that is called Hagr-y-coed, which may offer the perspective. (Ffraed goes in there.) I’ve found alignments too that flow through some of the sacred feminine sites on Y Ddraig Ffraed joining up with other female sites in Ireland – probably, in one case at least, accounting for the legend that St. Bridget came by boat (over the sea) to St. Bride’s Haven and set up ‘the Abbey’ there – I strongly feel that the locale of St. Bride’s Abbey was a feminine sanctuary for a very long time.
23rd April 2020 Expanded into an article
Still on the trail into Wilson & Blackett’s proposition that Christ and ‘the True Cross’ came to West Wales (Pembrokeshire) (FB 31/3 1/4 12/4 – Ellis) I re-visited another associated dragon location: Pontyglasier. Wikipedia says the name means ‘Bridge of the glacier‘. A local told me it means ‘Bridge of the young salmon‘, but what would he know compared to an truth-mangling agency of the Dark State?
The bridge crosses the Afon Bannon (a name that W&B say means ‘River of the Empress’), and this spot marks the boundary of two parishes, Whitechurch (Eglwyswen) and Meline, and this is recorded in the sidewall of the bridge.
This is a very short video (Unlisted. 1:28 mins) reenactment for the blog showing the discovery of an inscribed standing stone while tracing a primordial dragon (energy) through Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. This stone, like numerous others, sits precisely on the centre of the flow. Another was found the next day.
12th April 2020
I’ve just been having a dekko at the 1688 dictionary that ***** posted a link to. I’m still pondering (pwll-ering?) and hoping for some more information on Cwm Dewi that might help to substantiate AW’s alluring proposition that Jesus is buried there.
More and more though, I keep being led back again to the Fae association of this area. I’m still just ‘wondrin’ (and I can only go by my own experiences and what I’ve learned from them).
Fae is a catch-all term for many forms of inter-dimensional consciousnesses – some of which are able to manifest and/or engage with this ‘world’, and its inhabitants. Among them are beings and unbeings with all sorts of characters, forms, frequencies, and motives. Some are helpful, educative, inspirational to humans; some the opposites, while still others are indifferent. I’ve added a couple of posts on the Fae to this group that are relevant to the immediate area of Cwm Dewi – a photograph I took of a fairy isle and a Pwll Gwaelod folktale from an old book (Sabine Baring-Gould, A Book of South Wales (1905).
Pwll means a pond, a pool, a cove, and also, a mine, or a pit, underworld, underground (nothing necessarily sinister about this). Gwaelod means ‘the bottom’, ‘the valley’. * Might the name be referring to the mines once here, rather than the local bay area?…It could even imply the fairy realm, Annwn – the deep as in fathomless, mysterious, beyond (and maybe what I photographed unknowingly – see photo gallery).
[* It surely too can’t be a coincidence that the name of this fairy realm of Pwll Gwaelod converts to two of the characters in the Shakespearean, Fae play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pwll is pronounced much like ‘Puck’ and Gwaelod, as we noted, means ‘bottom…and let’s not forget that Bottom’s speech is widely interpreted as being based upon passages from the New Testament’s, Corinthians.]
I find it intriguing that one of the characters in the Mabinogion is called ‘Pwyll’, apparently meaning ‘wisdom’…but he lacks it. I’m not going into it here but the letter ‘y’, Numerosymbologically, is associated with ‘supernatural’ inspiration and competition, travel and hard-won wisdom (through trials, loose lips, and combat) that informs or benefits the otherworld.
Referencing the English-Welsh Dictionary again: That ‘dewi’ is a component in so many Cymraeg words to do with spirits, spells and psychic communication (i.e. with otherworld consciousnesses) seems to me to be beyond chance. Cwm Dewi could very well mean Vale of the Spirits, or the Fae, Ellyllon, Sidhe, the Good People, and yes, ‘the Dead’ (Faerie, including the Tylwyth Teg, have much to do with ‘the Dead’. I know this, both from personal experiences and reading.)
On maps I have seen so far (where the name is written – and it isn’t on most), it is only the farm that is named as Cwm Dewi, but it is possible that that is the prior local name of this glen dividing Dinas Island from the mainland (although there is a deep valley/gorge, that directs a little stream past the front door of Cwm Dewi Mawr farmhouse (where AW lived for a while, as a child).
To the west, across Fishguard Bay, over the weeks around the equinoxes, the sun sets over a huge ritual landscape, including Rhos-y-Clegyrn, St. Nicholas, Cnwc y Wrach, Carn Gilfach, Llanwnda, and the clifftops cluster of cromlechau of Garn Wen. Over many of these days, including the equinox peaks, the sun’s embers shine upon the sandy porth beach of Pwllgwaelod, before striking along the vale of Cwm Dewi. Intriguingly, directly west of the beach and (perhaps) reclaimed strait of Cwm Dewi, above the cliffs on the opposite shore, is a warren marked on the map. The Easter Bunny’s home 😊? https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=14&lat=52.01892&lon=-4.95009&layers=171&b=1
The Equinoxes are liminal moments and even as late as November, the setting sun shines along the cwm. Samhain Eve (Nos Galan Gaeaf), usually 6-7th November, is the Ysbrydnos, THE spirit night, when the veils between the spirit worlds and this one are said to be thinnest.
Cwm Dewi then, may be so called because the cwm was once recognised as a spirit path…but then maybe not quite this general. It might be one particular spirit that is being alluded to; one that I’ve long felt is one of the Fae…and now we are back to Alan’s proposal.
6th April 2020
The calendar foisted upon us, and hence our holy days, seasonal moments, and holidays, is a product of the Roman Catholic Church. Out of step with nature’s rhythms it has over time become even more out of kilter with the flows our ancient Earth ancestors lived by. Our energy at sacred moments is thus erroneously focussed and discordant with our environment. This is obviously unhealthy and contributes greatly to the precarious condition of our world.
This is a fantastic website that helps us to attune ourselves with aspects of nature seen and unseen; and more accurately ascertain the relationships many of the places and edifices of our spirit’s heritage have with the stars, the landscape and earth’s rhythms. (To see when the true quarter and cross quarter dates and times are for your part of the world, click on ‘time tables’ at the top of the page.)
Fourth April 2020
I suspect that this is the long-rumoured, but lost, Druid’s Cor, the original Oxford college. I think I rattled on a bit about it in this interview: https://www.brighteon.com/31c04f86-2958-4b34-9eb1-cfa428f31d2e “
On Isis Day, 17th July, 2008, the Oxford Mail reported the astonishing news that a huge henge, measuring at least 150 metres diameter, had been discovered less than half a mile to the north of Carfax, at the centre of Oxford. The massive *megalithic** site, far bigger than Stonehenge, had been realised, they claim, when builders were preparing land behind houses in St Giles for the new ‘Kendrew Quadrangle’ development by [St John’s College](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John%27s_College,_Oxford).”
1st April 2020
Over the three years I’ve been divining this sacred flow I’ve been taken through well over 100 prehistoric sites. (More than 70 early Christian churches and chapels, numerous clas/priories, four major abbeys, and a cathedral are built on some of them.) Very many of them are and were unknown to archaeologists. (For parts of the journey I have been accompanied and assisted by an archaeologist.) I am also convinced that I have been shown the lost locale of the fabled Druids’ Cor on the edge of the Preselis.
Regarding Helen and ‘the True Cross’, Alan, Baram, and Adrian have highlighted Nevern Church & churchyard, the Pilgrims’ Cross, Dinas Cross, Trellyffaint, Pentre Ifan, Carreg Coetan, Constantinople, and the Afon Bannon. All of these are on the dragon (i.e. Y Ddraig Ffraed).
I’ve been attempting to find out more about Constantinople but with not much luck. I’ve searched the net, pored over old maps, visited Pembrokeshire Archives, and spoken to locals. The owner of the house called Constantinople had even visited the libraries at Aberystwyth in a fruitless search. The Ddraig flows through the woods and around the boulders at Constantinople. It’s in full view of the ‘sacred mountain’, Carn Ingli and there’s almost certainly significant cosmic and seasonal alignments. It has an atmosphere.
Many rivers, including the Teifi, Towey, Cleddau, Gwaun, Allun, Nyfer (Nevern) and Bannon flow with her, some accompanying Her into the sea. Very many sources begin on Her, including that of the Bannon, a spring at the foot of Foel Drygarn (close by are rock piles, perhaps funerary). Only once more does this river catch up with Y Ddraig, and that is at Pontyglasier. I’m struggling to find that Bannon means ‘Empress’ though. ‘Banon’ (one middle ‘n’) I’ve found means ‘Queen’, which is close, mind. ‘Bannon’, frustratingly, turns up nought in every dictionary I’ve looked at.
I have no doubt that the river and the Constantinople cairn or rock pile are ‘special’. I’m wondering if anyone on BHH is able to shed some light on these Pembrokeshire puzzlers, Constantinople and Bannon.
31st March 2020
Originally a reply to a comment by ***** on a post by ***** 11 March at 15:43. It may have been lost in the busy activity, or it may be of no interest. Anyway, I thought I would post it anew, just in case.
This is interesting *** and although I am talking about a different area altogether I notice many syncs.
For the best part of 3 years I have been chasing a Ddraig around SW Cymru. Walking, divining as I go, I’ve been led to places that fit what you mention, as well as some intriguing connections to Alan and Baram’s work.
Overlooking the place where Alan says Jesus is buried, Cwm Dewi, is a mountain called Mynydd Dinas (Fortress mountain – reminiscent of Mynydd Gaer, mentioned in THK – The Holy Kingdom). Cwm Dewi is situated in the valley between the mainland and the island, Pen Dinas. Copper mining was carried out here, in the dim and distant. – Ref: Page 59 – Pembrokeshire Parishes, Places & People Cemais Hundred.
On Mynydd Dinas is Carn Enoch, also overlooking Cwm Dewi, but also facing the peak of Carn Ingli (the Mountain of Angels). Enoch, as we know, conversed with angels. The local saint (with churches dedicated to him at Cwm-yr-Eglwys (only the west wall remains), Dinas Cross, Nevern and Pont Faen) was St Brynach (a name that could be seen as Bryn Enoch – hill of Enoch). The legend of Brynach says that he also communed with angels – on Carn Ingli.
On the side of Carn Enoch, facing the peak of Carn Ingli, are mysterious ancient carvings, like tally marks (or knots on a cord). The carvings certainly do face the Equinox sunrises over the peak of Carn Ingli (I have been to witness it). Perhaps the carvings also record the risings of Venus. Mathematics and Astronomy. Just below the carvings is a ring of stones and only a little further another. The hill is known to have been covered in more prolific ‘Druidical remains’ at one time, but most have been lost to wall-building and such.
Close by, another site on the dragon is what is claimed to be a pig sty – a beehive stone structure, on the spring line, and also overlooking Cwm Dewi.
My journey with this sacred presence of energy has taken me to other places noted by Adrian, Alan and Baram. I find this amazing and very intriguing and wonder if somehow this is confirming their sacred quest too.