Nemnach – Hill of Tara – Ireland
The site of this water collection is from a well called Nemnach (same root as nemeton, a sacred space of ancient Celtic times) at south foot of the Hill Tara – a truly pagan spring in a clump of whitethorn. Reputed to be the site of a Sídh-mound and also the place where Cormaic Mac Airt, king of Tara, had the first water mill inbuilt for Ciarnait. From it flows a stream called Níth (possibly from Sanskrit, ‘washed, purified’) which feeds into the Gabhra river which in turn feeds the River Boyne.
This water as an essence is the embodiment of fertility, not only in the sense of conception but also it’s the ability to enhance inner vitality in it’s deep elemental connection to the land and waters. It is a water essence of creativity which allows one to enter into sacred inner flow while remaining solidly rooted in the body, on this earth. This remedy brings the deep acknowledgment of the ancestors who have lived and breathed upon the land and all the elements the land supports.
This essence activates a pathway into the unfathomable depth of water’s wisdom, as well as the spirits of the land, which can ignite and inspire an abundance of innovativeness, originality, and expressiveness.
The colour green is associated with this essence, an essence of the heart. The earth gives forth life, your body gives forth new beginnings, filled with the energy of a calm loving heart, allowing your body to be in complete harmony with the earth.
There is a connection to the faerie realm through these waters.
Calving Glacier Arctic Essence Orb
Calving Glacier – Instant light – Krossfjord |Arctic
79.1500° N, 11.7500° E
This essence brings instant light to an individual. People who work with light in its various forms are highly likely to attract strong challenges from diverse and sometimes dark energies from time to time. This essence very helpful for those that seem to take on the energy or emotions of others.
This essence provides a soul shield protection on multiple levels while helping us to bring the light we carry within safely through with strength and certainty.
It is particularly helpful for practitioners/ therapists/counsellors.
It allows a letting go of social and religious conditioning.
Breaking of repeated karmic patterns, very quickly.
It is a very ancient essence that brings a primal purity to one.
It was made at the moment of the formation of an iceberg, which is releasing the past and bearing witness to the last phase of life. It is an essence for transformation.
It is also very helpful to those that are in hospice care and for those looking after loved ones who are very ill.
Naab Water Essence – Germany
The Naab is a river in Bavaria, Germany, and is a left tributary of the Danube.
Collection point 49.3199° N, 12.1091° E
The water essence created from the River Naab is an essence of movement and connection. The water essence of this place are for those who are stuck in inertia, a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. It is also for those who are disconnected from life or ambivalent towards it. The colour associated with this essence is orange.
Its purpose is movement and connection and its identity is on the physical plane. Its demon is fear. By wearing this essence you begin to sensate, to explore the world and move.
It is very connected to the dragon energies; a symbol of transmutation, energy and mastery.
Nowy Port Water Orb – Gdansk, Poland.
This the vibrational essence of Nowy Port, Gdansk.
This essence is a gently comforting, lasting embrace. It creates a calm and a quiet joy.
Nowy port water essence holds the most encompassing joy. As an essence it holds you like a hug, and allows your own innate healing powers to take place, for wherever it is that you need.
Nowy Port water essence brings a lightness to your being, it is an instant pink light. It brings awareness for a need to control others. It brings an awareness that the divine feminine is coming out of us all, it is not something to strive for or be attained.
It helps to release hard heavy unforgiving thoughts and feelings. It is like being wrapped in a pink shawl made of light. It works to release militant and unloving thought forms, it shines a light on mind programs and repeated thinking of heavy thoughts, it helps your heart to become centered in a state of love. The ultraviolet wavelength works to sooth unresolved behavioral difficulties while helping the body to ease pent-up, unexpressed emotions.
This essence can help support the stressful process of moving or re-homing, and can also assist the homeless, or those who choose a lifestyle of roaming and drifting, to feel more supported, stable and connected.
Nowy Port is ideal for those who are drifting from place to place, who have no place to call home, and who feel powerless to direct their lives. It heightens awareness of inner strength, promotes a sense of contentment with the present moment, and encourages peace of mind, even during times of transition and change. The Nowy Port essence helps us create a sense of being at home anywhere on the planet by helping us master the qualities of flexibility and adaptation. It is through an awareness and acceptance of the perfection of each present moment that we are able to access the support and energy we need, wherever we are, and translate this into strength and stability in our daily lives.
It is also for those who live their lives in isolation from others, and who often feel separate and detached from their surroundings and even from the planet. This alienation can be the result of a difficult birth or a weak connection with the birth mother which led to a lack of nurturing during early childhood. It can help people who have lost their homes for financial reasons, or due to catastrophic events, reclaim their inner sense of belonging and their connection with the planet. This will make it easier for them to find a new place to live or re-inhabit their existing home after the damage has been repaired.
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Arctic Seawater Orb
Longyearbyen Sea Water 78’14’ N 015′ 36′ E Arctic seawater essence.
This essence activates suspended pure light energy held within an individual and helps to return the soul to a state of innocence, purity and peace.
Harmonises the etheric cycles with those same cycles in nature.
Stubborn | relaxing balance.
Modern consciousness | letting go of old systems.
The female | male balance of energies.
It is very helpful for those suffering a miscarriage of justice.
This essence on a physical level is all about your circadian rhythm | living within the code of nature | sleep disturbances.
Body temperature regulation.
Bad dreams – unknown astral travelling.
Excessive perspiration at night.
Jet Lag |Brings the body into local time.
Glenade Equinoxes Water Orb – Ireland.
Equinoxes occur when the sun crosses the celestial equator in its seasonal migration. This occurs twice a year. The Vernal equinox is in late March and the Autumnal one is in late September. This essence has been made from waters of both equinoxes. A balance of dark and light. This essence is deeply linked to the Dobharchu story and the darkness we can feel around death and depression. There is a transformation within this remedy however almost like a shapeshifter. One must be wary of the darkness that balances our light but we cannot be light without the dark. This essence helps with the inner transformation and shift of the darkness into light. It can help to lift the grief for lost places of your past, a place that you cannot return to, a place that perhaps never was. These waters historic experiences and private stories of loss are held within the valley. Through this essence, there is a transcendence of physical and mental barriers and limitations that resonates with the past and gently evokes the future. It brings new meaning to a place that would have become stagnated in inertia. These remembered local landscapes, the waters, are the messengers of the excluded and perhaps the forgotten. This essence brings a hope for a better tomorrow, transferred through this process of serial dilution to release aspects of space and time.
San Juan Water Essence – New Mexico
San Juan Essence: For deep physical pain which comes from the polluted waters in all its forms, the pain of watching one’s water source become polluted, the pain one would feel after drinking it or washing in it.
Its strong heart-based essence helps release your fears, which are sometimes disguised as toxic emotions like anger or resentment.
There is a mix of Cedar from a ceremony in this essence.
Cedar Essence: Hope embodied. It is an essence of transformation to be used on the land as well as for people. It helps to lift off dark and heavy thoughts and feelings and to bring a lightness to your being. It is also for those who listen but do not hear. It is a spinal essence for ascending energy and brings structural support to the body as well as the soil.
This water was collected while traveling with the Land Arts of the American West Program, as part of the University of NewMexico’s Art & Ecology Program. At that time the artists of Land Arts were staying with the Dine people and had the great fortune of getting to work with and learn from indigenous elders and educators.
While there, we learned of an environmental catastrophe that occurred in August 2015, when workers from the US Environmental Protection Agency mistakenly punctured a holding tank of mine tailings at the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado, releasing over 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River, a tributary of the San Juan River that runs through Navajo Nation and nourishes all aspects of life. The spill greatly damaged the environment, as the released waste contained thousands of pounds of dangerous and highly toxic heavy metals.
The impact was felt deeply by the local indigenous Diné people, who not only rely on the San Juan River for drinkingand crop irrigation but also view water as a living being integral to their community and way of life. As farms went fallow and losses accrued on the Navajo Nation, their very spiritual belief system and world view were compromised because they were not able to use water from the river.
Solar Eclipse Water Orb – Ireland.
Collection point: Glenade lake, Leitrim, Ireland
Latitude : 54 22′ 02” Longitude : -8 16′ 18”
Water as mediators between Earth and Cosmos. On the morning of March 20, 2015, a near-total solar eclipse was visible from Ireland. Over 90% of the Sun was be obscured as the Moon passes between it and the Earth. The eclipse started at 8:24am, reached maximum eclipse at 9:28am, and finished at 10:36am. Waters were collected from Glenade Lough through the reflection of the eclipse. This essence helps one to become more aware of their spiritual path. It helps to release pain that we are holding; there can be a fear in releasing known pain and a fear of the lightness of our being. Eclipses can give us the benefits a reevaluation of our life and awareness to see what we might need to let go. We may experience fear, worry, tendency to complain and whine, sensitivity and hyper reaction to “injustice”. We should be aware of our own emotions and those of the others and realize that the behaviour of others might not be what they really mean. The situations we encounter around the eclipse time tempt us to react negatively, create a conflict, or argue. The best position is to be a witness. An eclipse can be considered to be a door that breaks our bond with the past. We currently use our senses to interpret nature, and not in the way I feel nature had first evolved: to act as receivers, permitting us to stand back within the presence, the potentiality for the vibrational expression of matter and to feel and receive and relish the sounds, smells, sights, tastes and touch of all that is. Anticipating the presence of an observer to engage in a co-creative dance within a transitional sea of potentiality, a potentiality that forms the core of the Earth. Although we are tiny, we feel the Universe.
Water Senses Publication
Water Senses is a boxed publication by artist Ruth Le Gear which contains a unique water remedy, booklet, series of postcards and a map. First edition print of 100.
My practice involves an engagement and meditation with the landscape, through the creation of water remedies. This work has emerged from the outcomes of research, collaboration and fieldwork based around water and its memories held within Glenade Lough; listening to the mystical, mythical and metaphysical forces that act upon and interact with water on Earth.
My intention was to convey a narrative from the waters perspective. I distilled this ephemeral environment through the creation of water remedies made from the Lough. The Lough has many stories that are layered upon it and are held within the valley that is known as the Jealous Valley. Myth is power of the place speaking. I made a series of water remedies from the Lough, which holds the energy of all the people that the water has encountered, the last brown bears of Ireland, the story of the dobhar-chú and so much more.
My process involves serial dilutions with water, which form tiny poetic time machines where each individual water sample is explored to see what is held within. These explorations are translated into moving image, photography and the remedies for the water as well as for the land and then people. This is my process, and over the last number of years I have been working with the waters of Glenade and creating water remedies from the Lough.
Water seems ordinary. It is everywhere, in our bodies, in the lakes, rivers and the sea, and falling from the sky, which happens quite a lot in North Leitrim. It can slip through our fingers yet hold up a boat. It is a profoundly underrated substance.
I wish to take you on a journey to become part of the water, to listen to the whispers of stories yet untold from this place. My first journey was a physical one on an expedition to the Arctic where the power and importance of water is vastly apparent in the sublime landscape, and which I had to continually remind myself was real. It was manifested in the great glaciers, icebergs and seas of the Arctic. These unmapped spaces simulate spiritual sublimities. My second journey is one within the waters of Glenade Lough in North Leitrim, one of Ireland’s oldest glacial lakes.