Yesterday I spent four delightful hours in the company of Rick Banbury and his partner Jane, on one of 12 ‘magic walks’ Rick organises in the summer in this fabulous place that is Malvern:
In a nutshell, Rick weaves a story around a specific walk, combines the walk with short prayers, meditation and a picnic tea. He also provides cards and written notes. And both he and Jane are excellent walking companions. And did I say he is walking encyclopaedia about the hills and their history?
Yesterday was supposed to be a day when hurricane Thatcher killed thousands and rendered our pitiful lives to insignificance. Well, the opposite happened. Windy? Yes, on top of the Sugar Loaf hill, it was. Rain? A few drops at the end of our meditation, which was amazing and expertly written by Rick.
The marvellous picnic tea was entirely in keeping with the whole afternoon, even climbing up on to a sloping area previously ‘reccied’ by the Sylph’s servant [this was the reference of the walk] Mr Banbury.
What made it for me, other than what I’ve just described, was the reverence paid to the earth, and Rick’s ability to tune in with local energies. In a previous life as plant nursery owners, we employed the most incredible man, Peter, who ‘read’ the weather, nature and energies effortlessly. This is a remarkable and true talent.
No matter what the Iluminati are up to in their attempts at slow killing of both us and planet, spending real, quality time like this with nature is priceless.
The Crown Chakra.
Many people have attempted to discover/interpret the subtle ley energies of the planet. Tony Neate has suggested in his book 'Secrets of Planet Earth' that Malvern is the crown chakra of England. Having lived here for just over one year, I can only concur. This area is awash with light workers, an inspiration for Elgar, Roget, Tolkien, and CS Lewis. The first, and no doubt only person to captain England in both football and cricket, Tip Foster was born here. The beauty of the hills can only be experienced.
Tony acknowledges the global spiritual significance of Glastonbury [85 miles south], but suggests it has attracted a combination of heart-centred light workers and sages and those with ego. Having been there and spoken to others who know the town, he has hit the nail on the head. To Tony [and myself], Malvern is Glastonbury minus ego.
So, all you seekers who have let go of your ego and wish to continue serving humanity and the planet, come to Malvern! You will not be disappointed…
Jack Stewart, August 2014.
PS When you now walk up Sugar Loaf hill, you will be infused with healing energy...