Eva and I were back out tracking the two lines on Sunday and we simply made amazing progress – almost as if we were being guided. As the Perun and Mokosh lines had diverged by some distance after leaving U Tri Krizu, tracking them was going to be more challenging we thought. However, as we set off in the car, we realised that we ought to be able to detect the lines from the car and that that may help a bit.
I suggested for some reason that we start by heading to a village called Lazanky. Neither of us had ever been there and so we had no idea what might lie in store except we hoped perhaps to find the Mokosh female line in the area just based on general direction really. I had identified a track off of the main road that we could walk along and probably pass at right angles to the line somewhere. However, as we came up over a ridge and saw the village, I said – let’s try the church first! The urge to go to the church just came to me as I saw the tower on the skyline. We parked up and got out of the car by the church and discovered a well in the street by the church as well as Mokosh – right there! This was unexpected luck!
From there we back tracked to the track on the edge of the village where we found Her again and then could track Her through the village. It all seemed too easy! The church also lay on a line – a 25 pace line running parallel to Mokosh and it looked interesting having hexagram’s in the windows. Apparently, the window also held the statement “Stay true to the truth”or similar. It was however locked. The parish church is the church of the Holy Trinity, originally a Gothic building from 14th century, rebuilt in the late Baroque style in the second half of the 18th. century.
We then decided to head further across country but to do so, we had to drive north, west and then south some 28km or so just to go a few kilometers across. None the less, we decided to do it as there was a chance we might find Perun somewhere on the way. We had driven a few kilometers when I said to Eva that while Mokosh was damp and liked the wells, Perun liked higher places and Oak trees. A few moments later we arrived at the top of a flat hill with Oak trees and we both picked up the rods smiling. To our utter surprise, we found him right there on the hill! We continued to drive along the road now westwards and found him again at a beautiful valley.
Just before turning south to try to pick up Mokosh somewhere, I told Eva that there was an interesting building in the center of Velka Bites. I had seen it many times driving through to the D-1 motorway, might we have a quick look? She agreed and so we turned north instead of south and 3km later, we parked the car in the town square of Velka Bites. Immediately out came the rods and we discovered Perun running right there past the car! By now, we were quite amazed by these chance findings of the lines.
We did visit the strange church of John the Baptist north of the square. Here we spent some time trying to figure out what was going on but finally realised that two pairs of 25 pace lines crossed at the site. So, normally, we would be keen to spend some time but we decided it was a project for another day. Our priority remained chasing the Templar Type 4’s. We found the Perun line a few more times and mapped what was a rather large bend to the south by the line.
After a late lunch in a quite strange restaurant, we headed south thinking to drive with the rods looking for Mokosh again. However, I proposed we checked out a strange site with legends and ghost stories attached to it called Devet Krizu (Nine Crosses) as it was on the way. We parked the car by the monument. Out came the rods and there was Mokosh passing through the nine crosses!
This is a simplified version of the story which I will cover in more detail in videos and further blog posts but it felt as if we were guided by some invisible hand to find the lines…… and our trip home was spent in quiet contemplation and hectic discussion of the idea that we were following a deliberate purpose and perhaps being guided as we went…….