This happened last night. I still am working through what it means.
We are led through several meditative forms. The Crossroads centering, Doves of the Heart, The Faery Well, The Genis Loci and Raising the Green mist.
My Genis Loci ( local embodiment of the spirit of the Land) has come to me in the form she always does, a small Native American woman, with no adornments and only a white hide dress and seems calm.
We descend into a stone stairwell. On our left is a rope of black, red and white held in bronze mouths of dragons on cold walls.
After the decent is a huge oak door with the symbol of a triskel/awen combined carved into it. I open the door and see the edge of a sea cliff. It slopes down to my right and up to my left. I initially feel directed downward but I hesitate and look back over my shoulder, up the incline. the Genis Loci appears and follows me up at a distance and stays outside the walls as a crow flies closely past me and into a low stone enclosure. Inside the enclosure is a Well, which the crow flies down into.
I follow it to the well and look down into darkness. I start to turn away from the well and then see a tall dark haired woman that has come up behind me. I am startled but ask who she is and what her purpose here is.
“ I am she who is all, terrible and silent
The beauty of death and life.
I am She who is bound by death
She who hears the cries of life,
she who builds the walls of the crow.
The crow of night shall call three times to those who answer the doors of death
and you shall welcome night into the world .
I am she who rules the tides
the earth, the power of all
The night shall come and teach thee of some of much to see in the dark.
I am she who governs the stars. I am she who knows thy dark testimony.
Follow the crow to the night’s door and worship the sounds of silence.”
I stop her at this point as I am incredibly overwhelmed by this experience. I tell the lady her words are most welcome but I am not strong enough to receive further instruction but will follow what she says to the best of my knowledge and ability to interpret it. I kiss her hand and she seems to somewhat begrudgingly give me my leave.
The Genis Loci guide comes and gathers me up and helps me leave, leading me back to the door near the cliffs edge and back up the stairs, out of the underworld, safely.