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.
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.
Summer Solstice Water Orb – Glenade, Ireland.
Collection point: Glenade lake, Leitrim, Ireland
Latitude : 54 22′ 02” Longitude : -8 16′ 18”
Deep ancestral support. Overall this essence brings support. There is an abundance of generosity within the waters of summer solstice that helps with learning to receive. It is for those thirsty for connection and allows one to receive love and support.The essence remedy is infused with the energy of summer. It helps those who are vulnerable to realize that this tenderness is a place where creativity and love is born. It allows one to open to vulnerability and ask for help. It helps one to realize gratitude; to fall freely in this moment but to be entirely supported like a waterfall. It helps to realize ones power and be full of vitality. You cannot selectively numb emotion, when we block out fear and pain we numb the other emotions too. This essence helps one to learn to receive love. It helps one learn to be vulnerable and to ask for help. It opens one up to being able to receive love. This essence is connected to dragonfly energy. You are the power of light. You inhabit two realms: air and water and the influence of both these elements will be felt by you. This essence brings with it the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and communication from the elemental world through deep love and support.
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.
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.
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.
Magdalena | Arctic Iceberg Water Orb
Magdalena fjord: Svalbard: Arctic essence
Collection point 79’33′ N 011’02’ E
Overall this iceberg essence raises consciousness, grounds one and brings clarity.
As an essence it holds space for your own innate healing to take place, it is very supportive.
It helps with deep grief which is held within the energetic system and allows it to be released in a very supportive way.
It brings a balance of fear and peace within oneself. It holds you like a hug allowing your own innate healing to take place.
There is an infinity of spirit that comes with this essence which eases interdependency. There is an aurora protection within this which acts like a soul shield enabling boundaries and personal space and allowing one to see the bigger picture. As an essence, it activates suspended pure light energy held within an individual releasing the light potential within oneself.
This essence is very helpful for healers and energy workers to wear while working.
It is very connected to the whale and dolphin energies. It works with all the waters in the body. It is a stabilizer.
This essence helps to bring clarity to the mind. It helps with fatigue, exhaustion and enables deep rest.
As an essence, it works with the mental body centers, excellent for stress and releasing tension. It aides critical thinking and decision making. An excellent essence to use in times of life transitions.