Geomancy and Brač
Geomancy is the art to cooperate with the invisible dimension of space. This holistic approach to the Earth and our way of life enables us to restore balance in ourselves and around us.
Following a message received during meditation in Summer 2008, I came to the deserted monastery 'Dračeva Luka' (Dragon's harbour) in 2009, and felt that this was the focus of a heart chakra in the Earth, which is of importance for a great region. In 2010 a group of Geomancers came together to explore the island, and to give some impulses to those places, that needed healing. Here are the reports on the geomantic configuration of Brac from July 2010, October 2010, April 2011 and August 2011.
We came to the conclusion that Brač is the focus of a heart centre that channels cosmic love, and distributes the Earth’s vital energy across a wide region. Biserka Šavora contributed that this heart centre will fully unfold once male and female energies are in balance.
Brač is also a landscape temple, a historic sacred site that comprises Vidova Gora, the tallest mountain, Zmajeva Špilja (the dragon's cave) and Dračeva Luka (dragon's harbour). From my perception these places belong to an ancient pilgrimage site that was cared for by Priestesses and was visited by men and women. It was a very important place for transformation as well as fertility, and there is a distinct presence of dragon energy across the island. There is also a major leyline which connects Brač with Delphi in Greece. When the Croatian people arrived in the 8th century, they associated the different sites with their deities: Perun - Vidova Gora, Mokoš - Dragon's cave, Veles - Monastery Dračeva Luka. Later the Dragon's cave became a christian hermitage with a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception and in the cave's vicinity five monasteries were built (Dračeva Luka, Dutić, Stipančić, Silvio and Blaca) all with chapels and churches dedicated to Virgin Mary. Here is more information about our explorations of Blaca.
By the end of 2013, we have held about fourteen workshops on Brač, in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and on the Island of Pašman.
Geomancy is an ancient knowledge about nature and the skill to cooperate with the invisible dimensions of space, a holistic approach to Earth, nature and landscape. This is the knowledge that had nearly disappeared from the consciousness of European tradition and culture, and has now re-emerged in the form of holistic art in collaboration with nature...
Last traces of geomancy are found in Middle Ages, when it informed decisions where and how to set up a city, a church or other buildings. During the Antiques and Middle Ages, experts in managing this knowledge existed, which is evident by the impressive sacral buildings of that age: pyramids, temples and cathedrals...
This is how things stood then: The balance in nature was of primary importance, and the Earth was considered to be a living Being. These ancestors lived connected with her, in harmony with her nature and her essence. They were acquainted with the Earth, they knew how to read her winds, the moon ...... She, Gea, was perceived and respected.
As we are witnessing nature’s disturbed equilibrium at this time, the art of Geomancy is emerging as a possible way forward. The knowledge which enables us to restore balance, step by step, in our space, our home, office, building site, the forest, mountains or our park, by connecting with the authentic energies of the Earth. Thus, spaces are nourished by the vital energies of life. Once connected, they can support the life of a person and their grounding.
Mirjana Zupan Leos