Updated: Oct 21
2 Light Portals in Northern Cornwall, 20 October 2020
1. LIGHT OF HER WATERS IN HOLY WELL BAY
I found myself in Northern Cornwall this month and made a visit to Holy Well Bay where at the far end of a large wild beach is a cave, and at low tide one can enter the cave and crawl up over slippery pools of spring water to find the Holy Well, and climb into another little small wet cave at the top and there are pools and pools of spring water which you can drink. People have come for thousands of years to receive blessing & healing. The cave on the left is the entrance to holy caves & healing spring, the opening on the right is a small opening that is painted red by natural seaweeds and has this beautiful seawater pool below her. Notice the heart healing from the beautiful colours and the Light here. I am shown that this holy sanctuary is a light portal that if one asks permission in prayer to Holy Mother in reverence, She will open you to feel the temples of Light that align to this sacred place, this sacred vortex to Her Light. And here you may ask to receive Her Blessing of Light. You may go in person or in meditation.
2. LIGHT OF HER WATERS AT ST MAWGAN
At the same time I was also at St Mawgan in Pydar where we were staying nearby, and where there is said to be a holy well. The River Menalhyl flows through the village. Well I found the Holy Well and yet it is easy to miss, as it is like a hidden burrow, just to the left of the entrance gate, with no running water. There is also said to be a holy thorn tree in the grounds, with links to Joseph of Arimethea. The first things that struck me were the ancient templar crosses & celtic symbols. I walked around the church chanting and as I did the clock struck 12 noon, perfect timing. The church itself was closed but that was perfect for I had was there for the well, not the church that had been built there many years later. The Holy Well is the vortex of course, and it is here the Mers dwell. I made homage to those present, I asked to open the portals for the return of the divine light, and also to receive blessing. I then saw a beautiful pink rose in flower still and took blessing and she gave me a few petals to wash over my face then sprinkle in the well as homage to the water priestesses rising to return to their rightful place here. As I did this I saw a brother of the rose, in a brown mantle, he stood to my right by the entrance - at the right hand side of the entrance. he was so warm and gracious and he gave me blessing. He felt separate form the church, his place was by the entrance, and by the well, blessing and receiving all those who come to seek.
He smiles, so warmly, and it was only later that I realised that of course this was St Mawgan himself.
"Greetings, we so enjoyed your visit today and that you noticed and felt us there. Yes indeed this is a church for the holy ones of the old ways, and many templars passed this way and shared their treasures here together. And this is so because this is a holy sanctuary of the waters, of the Goddess. And as such this place indeed holds her Light and this is why you came. Dear one, we feel your blessings and we receive them and we also shine them out to all. This church was built here so long ago because this is indeed where I shared the light of the Christ and made my own homage to Her here. And before me many many came for millennia to seek Her out in these waters, and then there was no church here as such, but this ancient spring was the holy sanctum, and yet which is now underground and forgotten by many. We are so happy you heard the call and Her Light doth now shine here, thank you for your prayers. I am a guardian, a keeper if you will, of this most sacred well, for time immemorial, and it makes me most happy and I am purest love, a brother of the way. Blessings and light to you, I am most happy to receive you and all who read here"
Mawgan, or Maganus, is thought to have been a 5th or 6th century abbot. He was said to accompany St Breoc and St Cadoc on missionary journeys into Cornwall, Wales and Brittany. Maganus (or Mauganus) is the Latinised form of Mawgan. However, it is uncertain whether the names "Mawgan" in Cornwall and Brittany and "Meugan" in Wales refer to one and the same person. He is unrelated to Magnus the Martyr 1080 and also unrelated to Mybbard (Mewbred or Mebbred),also known as Calrogus who was a 6th century hermit and is a local Cornish saint said to be the son of an Irish King. The word 'Magnus' of course means 'great'. The church of St Mawgan dates to the 13th century and is actually dedicated to St Magenus and St Nicholas. The church has a beautiful 14th century tower in the south transept. A Celtic monastery was established in St Mawgan in the 6th century and dissolved in the 11th century when it became the Manor of Lanherne in 1086 as recorded in the Domesday book. I did find a link that suggested that his monastery /manor is linked to knights templars as I presumed.
I do feel that this beautiful brother of the Rose was St Mawgan who came from France and yes also travelled to Wales. He made his sacred place by the Holy Well and gave service to Her there. He was a learned man who had much knowledge and was in contact with Templars who were came to visit him here. He was not a templar however, he was separate to that controversial order, and he was more connected to the Celtic & druidic ways of the Goddess and dedicated to the truths of the Rose - Christed Light. This was the same as the ways of the Cathars and MM, who also followed ancient rites of the Goddess, and for them the Light of the Christ was very different to the one presented much later on by the Catholic church.
I later read that "the church dates from the 1200s, though the ancient well inside the lych gate is thought to be the place where St. Mawgan (a sixth century Celtic saint) first preached and baptized in the valley. St Nicholas was added to the dedication by 1310, as Celtic saints were not recognized in the Roman calendar." (https://www.stnicholascenter.org/gazetteer/1025/)