They say that Earth has an energy. Several perhaps and certainly two. The first of Earth’s primal energies emanates from within the Earth’s central axis. It’s an electromagnetic energy. A life force. When this energy touches the surface of the Earth at the north and south poles it covers the globe with an animating life force, something that sets molecules into motion and allows life to happen. Without it all is still.
Like the trunk of a giant tree planted firmly in the universe, the axis of our planet circles the sun. It twirls us around it, tilting us slightly off center to our rotation around the sun and so giving us the seasons of the year and the hours of the day. I think this axis energy moves in horizontal circles. Lines of latitude, moving west in the north and east in the south. They meet at the equator where it’s been said that the combined energy of the opposite poles is so strong that some people who live there can repel objects thrown at them by sheer force of will.
Things happen along lines of latitude. Weather happens according to how far north or south of the equator it occurs. Vegetation grows according to the climates created by that weather. Hops grow at 49 degrees North. The hop belt. It’s about midway between the equator and the North Pole. Many of the world’s ancient and modern civilizations live somewhere just above or below this line, probably fueled in part by the brew of those hops. Grapes grow within lines of latitude as well, also fueling the advance of civilization. Corn, grain, fruit, leaves. Food is easy.
The Tropic of Cancer marks the most northernly tilt of the Earth towards the sun. This line bisects the northern hemisphere once again, lying halfway between the equator and the hops belt. Then the Earth tilts away again until it reaches the Tropic of Capricorn, equally below the equator in the south. The Tropic of Capricorn crosses the width of Australia, continues through the middle of South America and then through the heart of the south of Africa. Southerners, with their own mystic realities. Shamans from Africa and shamans from Australia and shamans from the Americas.
At 45 degrees South the Earth is covered mostly by water. Perhaps when there is another polar shift the land here will rise and the northern lands will fall.
There is also another energy which exists on Earth. It’s not an electromagnetic energy. It’s a harmonic energy, a continual vibration coming from just below the entire surface of the Earth. It releases Earth’s spiritual force. Axis energy animates matter. Harmonic resonance perpetuates the living soul, present in everything, everywhere. Neither one is created nor is either destroyed. They exist, in equal and fixed amounts.
There are nine large and 12 small tectonic plates that constitute the crust of the Earth. They are always in motion, creating a vibrational resonance that can be recorded as sound and transmitted as energy. A beautiful symphony no doubt, with unlimited power and grace. Nikolai Tesla said we could tap this energy and Albert Einstein said Tesla was the smartest man on the planet. Unlimited electromagnetic and vibrational energies. But so far there hasn’t been much profit in it, at least not perhaps since the times of ancient Egypt. They were said to have harnessed and used this energy in some form.
Like the winds and the waters which are the other large things on Earth, they say this harmonic resonance moves upon the surface of the world in large swirling patterns. It’s said to be lucky to live where the flow of energy is strong. You plant a seed and it grows. You need the rains and they come. The land has natural beauty and rich resources and the sky is covered with clouds. You think positive thoughts and have creative energy. It’s also said to be unlucky to live where this energy is weak or absent. Vegetation doesn’t grow, water is hard to find. Life is a constant struggle. All is a barren wasteland. Godforsaken. The ancient Norse called this Alfreka. It means the Earth’s spirit is absent, or has been driven away.
It’s been said that it’s possible to draw this energy even closer to yourself by keeping things which attract it. Things like flowing water. Crystals and stones as well. They draw energy to them and then they vibrate along with it. Trees and the growing things also attract, absorb and release energy. The breeze carries it. Good thoughts carry it. Keep good luck close by. It will benefit your life.
For many years people have been drawing maps of this elusive energy, trying to chart it’s course although it’s more difficult to see than the wind and harder to touch than the water. It’s Divine Breath. The Chinese have called it Ch’i and Qi. The Northern tradition named it Ond. In India they call it Prana. The ancient Greeks called it Pneuma and the ancient Celts named it Nwyvre. It’s known by other names besides. It’s life. Our life and the life of our planet. Nature gives it to us for free yet we embrace technologies that destroy our home. Whatever banner is being carried, whether it’s capitalism, socialism, communism, fascism, democracy or theology, work towards the common good. Peace.
Essay by Barbara Franke