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.