Formally a farm, the land has seen many changes to emerge as a place to connect with sacredness and harmony. From the first moment, Richard Diss knew that his life would be entwined with the energy of the land and that part of his work was to protect the vitality and connection of the earth. To help others re-connect and re-align to the fundamental purpose of living their true potential in connection with the wisdom of Nature and the Divine. The Guardians of the land and directions are acknowledged, honoured with regular communications and connection practices and is a part of the way of working at Clophill. Including the vision of re-wilding sections of the land.
The principles of the feminine and the masculine, the elements of Air, Earth, Water and Fire are all essential to life and the Centre provides the time and space dedicated to the elements. This includes the monthly sacred fire circles and the creation of reflective areas such as the earth chamber for meditation, the water shrine and the open spaces to connect with the element of air.
While you attend events at the Clophill Centre you may be able to visit and spend some time in these areas.
Initiated by the Guardian of the land, the 2 m diameter Earth Chamber offers an opportunity to spend time within the great Mother. This space was dug into the earth with ceremonies to dedicate the space and the chamber strides a positive earth energy line (ley). There is a beautiful hand carved wooden bench running around the wall of the circular underground chamber, which seats approximately 12.
Envisioned and implemented by the Columbian Curandero Anthar, the labyrinth lies at the power point at the top of the field and is dedicated to the Great Mother.
The water shrine
As with the earth chamber we were guided by the ‘Guardian of the Land’, this time to create a place to connect with the element of water.
In honour of the masculine, an altar to Pan was raised in a clearing in the depth of the woods. A place to connect both with nature and the inner ‘wild’ part of oneself.