Thoth-Hermes-Michael – the lineage is clear. A powerful guardian of high places, St. Michael is protector and a great Archangel of Light for our current era. Regarding Albion this goes back a long way into pre-history. A great, straight pathway once crossed England from Norfolk to Cornwall and the Romans built part of the Icknield Way along it. As a nearly straight line it was rediscovered in 1969 and is now known as the Michael Line as it passes through landscape landmarks such as Glastonbury Tor and Avebury (see ‘The Sun and the Serpent by Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst, Pendragon Press 1989). The line (a form of energy current measurable to humans by dowsing) enters Britain at Carn Brea in Cornwall and soon enough passes through St. Michael’s Mount.
In 1951 Wellesley Tudor Pole published a booklet ‘Michael, Prince of Heaven’ (Chalice Well Trust 2013): ‘St. Michael’s Mount bore the name of the Archangel long before the Norman conquest. Visitors to the Mount are still shown a rock pinnacle where one night in 495AD a group of humble fishermen beheld a vision of St. Michael in radiant glory. The rugged tidal island became the site of a Celtic Hermitage where dwelt St. Keyne and later her nephew Cadoc who probably maintained a primitive lighthouse for the guidance of mariners.’ The Mount has always drawn many pilgrims and one’s heart leaps walking across the causeway on the approach. In the 17th century St. Michael’s Mount passed into the care of John St. Aubyn who’s descendants are still living there. Tudor Pole asked this question: ‘Why should not St. Michael’s Mount become a Mount of Vision once more?’
Location: Near to Marazion on the south west tip of Cornwall.
Coordinates: 50.1160°N 5.4772°W
Photo credit: Konstantin Brizhnichenko, Wiki Images CC