Koi San Rock Art (diagram) showing animals, shaman and Spirit-energy lines.
It had been raining in the night and it's a cool cloudy morning. The 'Hardedah' in the garden enjoyed the moist earth and worms.
Yoga in the forest at 8.30am for a one and a half hour session, watched by monkeys with jungle bird-song in the trees. It's a continuous yoga flow with no rest between positions - very good for the stamina.
A bit more polishing of the basalt Mother-stone that will form a focus for the Yin Pool
Fragment of rock art that could be divined about 40 feet away
After lunch we visit friends of Claire and George, a retired farmer and his wife in Gonubie, who is an expert on Koi-San (Bushman) artefacts and rock-art. Victor has a collection of fascinating stone tools that he found on his land, about 50Km away, and has a particular interest in rock art. The Kei River valley has many sites, some hundreds of thousands of years old, others dating from the Victorian times. They are typically found along low cliff walls in the shelter of the overhanging rocks.
Victor has two fragments of rock art on his wall and tells me that they emit energy fields that can be dowsed and hands me his dowsing sticks. I don't quite believe him, but discover that I can dowse them from various directions and even from across the road.
There are various prints on his wall. They show animals, shamans or spirit guides and mythical spirit animals; they are connected by sinuous spirit lines of energy. Victor explains that the shamans were initiated into the Otherworld through water, and that their guides/teachers were fish-tailed creatures called Abantubomlambo that look very much like mermaids. So she returns...
KoiSan rock art showing mermaid-like spirit guides.