Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The real Kitnor

Not that far from where I live there is a tiny hamlet called Culbone. It is one of my most favourite places in the world, one of those places that is just extra-special, with a soul all of its own.
One day I walked there on my own and for the first time stopped at a small hut. It was empty except for a table with a kettle, teabags, coffee, milk, biscuits – and a small honesty box. Plus a small selection of books and pamphlets written by a woman called Joan Cooper who had lived in Culbone.
I turned a few pages and everything slammed into place. No wonder I thought this was a special place – it was and is a special place.
I hope Joan won’t mind me quoting from her booklet Culbone – A Spiritual History...but this was the inspiration for the kashebah – a key part of the story of Walker.

“The Light, which was built into Culbone long before the time of Christ, was constructed first of all in the form of an invisible spiritual temple by spiritual beings, under God’s direction..... There are many such places of spiritual power in all parts of the earth.
There are a number of these spiritual temples in England, of which Culbone is one.
Spiritual sanctuaries or temples were created in the invisible etheric membrane around the earth around 9,000 BC after the fall of Atlantis and before the rise of the civilisations known to historians. Different kinds of temples were created, having different functions and giving out different kinds of power.”

The Kashebah

K’SH’B’H was a Sumerian word, usually written without vowels. It means ‘The Trinity of Holy Action’ and referred to places like Kitnor/Culbone where spiritual work was undertaken.
Why Sumerian? Well, legend has it that before Atlantis (the great civilisation that was drowned by a catastrophe) perished, wise teachers (who knew the end was coming) went out into the world to found new cradles of civilisation. They brought knowledge to Egypt, Sumer, Chaldea, India and, surprisingly, England. This was during the period 3300 and 2000BCE. Ruins from this period would be Avebury, Stonehenge and Ham Hill in Somerset (near where I used to live). From 3800BCE Glastonbury was one of the earliest ‘power centres’ in Europe. And, of course, the ‘Sumerian’ came to Culbone/Kitnor where he set up a school of knowledge to teach about the nature of the world, the reason for our existence here and to encourage people to grow spiritually and to become ‘whole’. You could say it was like a form of yoga – and mindfulness – learning how to live in the here and now, in the moment.

What do you think?
Do you think there was such a place as Atlantis?
Is it possible that teachers came to instil the wisdom of Atlantis to other places around the world?
Do you think there are hidden, invisible ‘temples’ around the world?
Kitnor is supposedly the temple of 'Peace' - what other temples do you think exist?


  1. Hi Jane!
    Great blog, I am now a follower ...
    I fully understand why this is (Culbone) is one of your favorite places. It looks like something out of Walker!


  2. Hi George - it IS from Walker...or rather Walker is from it... :)