Summer has flown by with the aspen leaves turning yellow and temps touching into the 30s at night. Our organic gardens were allowed to go a little rouge this year and it made for a beautiful jungle environment. Who thought you could create a lush garden at over 1.25 miles high and so close to the Canadian border? It definitely helped that we are currently 3” above our normal annual precipitation of 12” and we still have three months to go before the end of the year.
Aside from our usual Sage Mountain Center (SMC) grounds-keeping, vehicle maintenance, tours, and visits from amazing family and friends from around the country, it was our ancient geological feature that garnered the most attention. Sage Wall visitations, by far, took center stage this summer.
As Sage Wall continues to go viral (in the positive sense of the word), we strive to continue our SMC mission to promote personal and environmental awareness. This mission includes being receptive and respectful of the incredible knowledge and expertise of those of you who have come through our gate to see the Wall. In fact, the enthusiasm of others has inspired us to go even deeper in our own understanding of this mountain feature!
With that in mind, we have begun an exciting process of gathering and sharing as much information as we can about Sage Wall. This summer we have started networking with those who focus on metaphysics, theoretical anthropologists/archeologists (my terms), and classically trained scientists in the field of geology and archeology. We have a team organically forming around this research. Things are moving fast, and so far, going into the fall/winter we currently have Sage Wall granite samples at a lab, completed ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetic susceptibility testing (fascinating results!), as well as soil samples being analyzed that were taken from over 2,000 years under the surface of the surrounding area. Lidar (a form of overhead mapping radar) is next. Initial findings are only increasing our questions. Linda and I plan to release all the data this winter along with our personal “Chronicles” of discovering the wall in 1996 and the journey that has brought us to this point of opening it up and sharing it with the public. If you can’t already tell, we are definitely geeking out over this!
Our life is short on this planet and it’s crucial to pursue the meaning of our place, at this time. May we continue to move forward with open arms until the micro and macro worlds come together…like hands in solemn prayer.