Seven years ago, my father moved into a nursing home and in connection with that the house was sold and we four siblings had to empty it of its contents. Among these fixtures were a variety of books. My father read a lot and several of the books were about philosophy and religion of various kinds from all over the world. We took the books that interested us and the rest were submitted to a bookshop in Stockholm. Among the books we took was one that one of my sisters took care of, The Shaman’s Circle. When she came to us a few weeks ago, she brought the book to me as she thought I should read it.
How things are connected in life
I have always marveled at how things fit together in my life. When I was on Vipassana meditation in the spring of 2008, I had a recurring visit to a monastery that was located to the east high up in a mountain range. I’ve always wondered where it was and if it really exists.
When you are on Vipassana meditation, you follow a fairly strict schedule. Every afternoon we had a longer teacher-led meditation. It was during this meditation that I spiritually visited this monastery for monks. Those of you who have read my book know that I had a lot of contact with my twin soul Huáscar during this period. He was there during this time, which was the reason for my visit the place every day. Or maybe I should say evening because in the monastery it was evening. At 22:00 the gates to the monastery were closed and it was Huáscar’s responsibility to do so. I always accompanied him through the great corridors of the monastery to the main gates.
The monastery was inhabited by monks who worked to help the earth and everything that lives on earth. The location was secret, only a few know it, e.g. the inhabitants of a nearby village. Which was told to me when I was visiting. The monastery was embedded in the mountain high up in a mountain range. Despite that, they had their own gardens outside with both fruit trees and vegetable beds. I remember e.g. that I saw a fruit tree that looked like an apple in bloom, although the flowers were light blue instead of pink. I always wondered where this wondrous place was and if it was real or if it only existed in my head.
Sacred place in the Altai mountain range
The Shaman’s Circle, which I am currently reading, is about a Russian psychiatrist who, due to various circumstances, ends up in Altai and comes into contact with an ancient belief that has survived among the indigenous population. Just like many other indigenous peoples around the world, they live in harmony with the nature around them. It can seem as a very simple life but under the surface they live a very rich spiritual life. In the book they mention that there is a holy place up in the mountain range. Nobody knows exactly where it is, but it is known that it is a very holy place.
Sacred place in Altai, can it be the same?
Since I know the time when I was in the monastery and the time here at home in Sweden, I know that the time difference is +6 hours. So six time zones to the east. It corresponds to the Altai Mountains. Could it really be a coincidence that I am there every day for ten days in the spring of 2008. Now fifteen years later I am reading about a holy place that really exists. At least, many people know about the place even if they don’t really know where it is. In that case, the mountain peak where the alleged holy place is located is called Belucha.