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In the last few days, I have seen a number of references to what is termed the Wawel Chakra. This is a place on Wawel Hill near Krakow in Poland, which is believed to emanate powerful energies. There is a story with murky origins that says that this is one of the seven chakras of the Earth itself. The story has it that,
Many Moons ago, Lord Shiva threw seven stones towards seven parts of the world, one of which landed in Krakow in the Wawel Castle. The places that were hit were instantly imbued with the God’s energy and remain so to this day. The seven places, know as the world’s chakras, are Delhi, Delphi, Jerusalem, Krakow, Mecca, Rome and Velehrad.
Now, as I said, this is an urban legend and depending on what and who you read, can be attributed to many origins. What struck me about this legend however, was that there is one location on the list that I suspect most people have never heard of. Velehrad.
Velehrad is actually in the Czech Republic a stone’s throw from my home. I talk about extensively in my book, Chasing Dragon’s in Moravia..
Velehrad is a small village with a significant past and is the center of an important pilgrimage in the Czech Republic. It is thought of as the 9th Century capital of the Slavic state of Great Moravia and recent archeological work has turned up some evidence of that period. These days though, it is known for the Basilica there. The Basilica of the Assumption and of St. Cyril and Methodius.
800 years ago, it is said that 12 Cistercian monks founded a monastery in Velehrad. A national pilgrimage now takes place every July which draws thousands of pilgrims. Pope John Paul II visited the monastery in 1990, his first visit outside the country after the fall of Communism. On July 5th every year, the site is inundated with pilgrims to celebrate the evangelization of the Slavs by the two Greek missionaries (Sts. Cyril and Methodius) in the 9th century. It features some Romanesque remnants and is a very beautiful building.
I noticed immediately that at the back of the church around the alter and in the Romanesque part, there are tremendous Earth energies. While we were there, several people had arrived seeking healing and undoubtedly, it is these pulsating energies that they seek and utilize. My friend, who usually professes to feel nothing at all, also felt the energy. I took a few moments to meditate and redirect the healing energies to another friend in need of it and trust that it found its way.
The energy is palpable and strong. I am convinced that this was an ancient site, and I am also convinced for some reason that it was a spring. Indeed, a waterway filled with clean and clear water runs past the basilica today. It also struck me that while the conventional wisdom might say the Velehrad means Great Castle or something similar, it might also be a corruption of Veles Hrad and refer to the Earth energies located there?
Recently, I visited Velehrad with Eva and showed her the earth energy lines passing through the church.There is a pair of 15-pace wide lines that pass parallel to the aisle of the church and a pair of 15-pace wide lines that intersect at a right angle. So what you have is four vortices close to each other of 15-pace wide lines crossing. The energies that these exhibit are the ones discussed above and they are used for healing within the church building. Strangely enough, and as mentioned in the book, the two very powerful vortices by either side of the alter actually have dragons signalling their existence in the form of endings of guttering. (Dragon – Earth energy association). Not only that, but at the other end of the church by the other two vortices, the outer face of the building is clearly marked with spiral symbols just like those formed by a vortex. Finally, archeological work exposed tile work marked by dragon’s as well – something the archeologist was puzzled by –why would the symbol of evil be in a church? he asked. Well, because it isnt a symbol of evil but of Earth energy.
So could this church with its huge pilgrimage, healing and amazing energies be the Chakra mentioned in the urban legend?
I would like to think so.