Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey:
A prior trip to discover Templštejn ended with the realization that I had somehow taken a wrong direction – at least for a car – yet the end of that journey was a beautiful gorge in the Jihlava valley – well worth seeing. As we left Řeznovice, I determined to try a different route – one that took us into the village of Jamolice. Jamolice was where the original Templar commanderie was set up in Moravia according to the history books and the small village still proudly carries the memory of that in its coat of arms.
Jamolice is a small village that essentially hugs the sides of the road passing through it. Once inside the village, we saw a sign pointing ahead to Templštejn but we drove right through the village without seeing another. I was a bit confused as I thought the entrance was in the village but around 1km outside of Jamolice, we found a second sign and pulled off the road and parked. According to my phone GPS, we had a bit of a hike ahead and the day was cold – below zero – and windy, so we wrapped up warmly and set off – my new dowsing rids in hand. After around 2 km, the pathway began to descend gently into the forest and towards the river valley below. The wind was howling and as it ripped through the tree tops. It seemed to me as if the forest sang a song of rustling leaves and swaying boughs and I remarked to my companion on it recalling a day in Prague when the Goddess seemed very present via the wind in the trees. I thought perhaps she was talking again?
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