I wanted to tell you of the most amazing place of the Divine Feminine that I know, Te-lah-nay's Wall. Part 1 is a description of the wall itself, part 2 will be a description of my latest visit to the wall.
I stumbled onto this wall several years ago while traveling down the Natchez Trace near Florence Alabama. I was visiting a friend who lived near there on the trip, was invited to a potluck during the visit, then had someone I'd never met come up to me and tell me I had to visit the "stonetalker". How could a shaman refuse that? I couldn't.
The stone talker was a man named Tom Hendrix, who had a great great grandmother named Te-Lah-nay. She was a Yuchee indian who had been forced on the trail of tears, then spent 5 years walking back to her home on the Tennessee river. She was an amazing woman. To honor someone in the Yuchee tradition, you use stones. Tom Hendrix spent the last 35 years of his life building a stone wall to honor her.
It's hard to describe in words and pictures don't do it justice either. I am, of course, going to try. The header image is the wall. It goes on for over a mile on his property. There are thousands of stones stacked with no mortar. It is 3 to 5 feet wide and 6 to 8 feet tall. There is an amphitheater shaped as, Tom put it, "in the shape of the portal we all come through." People have brought stones from all over the world. Someone brought a meteorite. There are several altars built along the wall.
The physical characteristics are impressive enough, but it is the energy of the place that is truly special. There is a quiet peace that settles over you after a few minutes. I don't know if this was sacred place before Mr. Hendrix put decades of work into it, but it certainly is now. This is most powerful place for the Sacred Female that i have experienced. And it is only 4.5 hours away from Atlanta.
The second visit I made to the wall, I took a stone I had and broke into pieces. I put one piece in the wall. I heard a click, as a circuit being completed. I keep one piece of that stone on my mesa (altar) so that I always have a connection to that Divine Female energy. I would give women who needed a connection to that energy other pieces of the stone. I had run out of pieces to give out, so it was time for another trip to the wall. That was one of my reasons for my latest visit to the wall, but only one reason. That though, is for part 2.
American Profile article about the wall, includes images, video and directions.