Illuminating St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, United KingdomSt Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, United Kingdom

The day of our visit to St Michael’s Mount began with wonderment and awe. Arrived early to catch the first passage on the amphibious vehicle (which can be seen making its way towards the shore), my husband and I stood and watched as rays of morning light filtered through breaks in the slowly thinning clouds.

While on the Mount, I learned that it is considered a sacred place with a rich history, including connections to its namesake, Mont St Michel, in France.

After visiting the Mount, I learned that the Mount is believed to be sacred for reasons other than its long connection with Christianity. The Mount is said to be an intersecting point of ley lines, which are mystical geographic lines of special power or energy that connect sites of energetic importance. One famous line, the St Michael Line, begins at Mount St Michael, passes through other known sacred sites in England such as Glastonbury and Avebury, and continues eastward until it crosses the coast just north of Lowestoft. A second ley line is said to begin at Skellig Michael in Ireland and pass through St Michael’s Mount and Mont St Michel before continuing on to Mount Carmel in Israel.

All in all, I must say that our visit to St Michael’s Mount was quite illuminating from start to finish.


About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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9 Responses to Illuminating St Michael’s Mount

  1. Vicky says:

    That is fascinating information I never knew.
    I’ve been to Mont St Michel in France, but never to St Michael’s Mount, I often wondered why they were named the same.

    • Thanks for your comment, Vicky. I wondered about the strange coincidence of all three monastic islands being named after St Michael. I don’t know if Skellig Michael is also connected in some way, but it would make sense.

  2. goldhit says:

    So happy you are getting to see so much! Your photos and captions are fantastic!

  3. David Alston says:

    Beautiful photographs.

  4. leiah says:

    I’ve been to Mont St. Michel and Mount Carmel, so it looks like I have another mountain that needs visiting…

    • I can’t say that a visit to St Michael’s Mount would be as momentous as a visit to Mont St Michel or Mount Carmel, but it”s definitely worth it if you’re in the area.

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