Last Journey of the Rainbow Serpent

Aerial view of the Glass House Mountains NP, Queensland, Australia

There are many tales from the Dreamtime that mention the great mythical Rainbow Serpent, the giver and taker of life. Throughout each tale runs a common thread, a symbol of fertility, the mother and father of all forms of life. The Rainbow Serpent is the Mother of the Earth.

This particular Dreamtime story, was channeled through spirit in early 1994: 

As the story goes, the Rainbow Serpent was in the rainforests north of what is present-day Cairns, when she heard the most beautiful singing coming from the coast. She decided to follow the sounds and find out where they were coming from. The singing led her down along the coast; and, every time she stopped, the singing would start up again, more beautiful than the time before. At times it followed the very cliffs, rocks and islands of the shore; at others it would meander inland to the mountains; until she arrived at Cape Byron, the most easterly point on the east coast. There the singing changed direction and went inland. The Rainbow Serpent, knowing there was little water and extensive desert that way, decided the only way to follow the beautiful singing was to go underground. So, she put her eggs around her neck, like a necklace; and followed the beautiful sound to Uluru. Where she now lies asleep, curled up around a giant crystal, waiting to be awoken; and her eggs are the rocky outcrops of Kata Tjuta. Waiting for the time when the Earth and her peoples are once again ready for her.

What follows here is an outline of our own ‘Last Journey of the Rainbow Serpent’, which was made in 1994. Our journey was one of two parts:

  • Part one started at Byron Bay in May 1994 and headed north, before turning back at Rockhampton. 
  • Part two started at Cairns in September 1994, when we headed north to Mossman Gorge and the Daintree rainforest and then turned south. After by-passing Byron Bay we headed inland to Uluru in time for the September Equinox. 

This section highlights the key places visited along the way. Most are locations considered by local Aboriginal tribes to be sacred sites and must be treated with respect. A full description of our experiences and insights will follow soon. However, one of the key observations or insights that struck us as we did this journey, was the distinct feeling of triangles of energy points at many locations, with the peaks of volcanic plugs playing a very important role in these energies. It is also important to note, that our journey took place in 1994 and many of the observations, insights and experiences captured here, may no longer be valid.

  • Mossman Gorge in the Daintree forest north of Cairns. The mountains up behind Mossman create a triangle of energy and the water flowing through the gorge carries that energy towards the coast
  • Atherton Tablelands:
    • Seven Sisters – are seven hills that reflect the Pleiades constellation in both size and relative location to each other. The site is located just east of Atherton between Yungaburra and Tinaburra. The Seven Sisters Dreaming tells the story of how this constellation was created.
    • Lakes Eacham (female energy) and Barrine (male energy) – Volcanic crater lakes 15kms east of Atherton, that are very active Aboriginal sites
    • Mt Bartle Frere to the south east has north and south peaks. It is Queensland’s tallest mountain at 1612m and carries a strong male energy 
  • Just south of the Atherton Tablelands is the Palmerstone NP with magnificent rainforest and many waterfalls – we never explored this area in any detail, but it was clear it too was part of the RS energy
  • Cardwell and Hinchinbrook Island. In 1994, access to Hinchinbrook Island was limited to a maximum of 12 people a day; and on the day we went, there were only 10 on the little boat that took us across from Cardwell. It felt like we had the island to ourselves and were able to walk along sandy beaches, without seeing another single soul – beautiful, stunning energy; with eagles overhead checking us out.
  • Whitsunday Islands (seen from the air) – Hamilton Island, Pentecost Island and Whitsunday Island are volcanic plugs, which form a triangle of energy points. Also catching the eye were a small island south of Hayman Island and Pinnacle Point on Whitsunday Island.
  • Mackay – just north and inland of Mackay, is a triangle of mountains – Mt Flat Top (680m), Mt Crompton (792m) and Mt Leslie (606m). Another triangle of energy points, occurs in the Eungella NP to the north, formed by Mt William, Mt Dalrymple and Finch Hatton Gorge
  • Rockhampton – north of Rockhampton, and a major energy point, are massive cavern systems, including Fitzroy Caves, Cammoo Cave and Capricorn Caverns. This is also near the site of Queensland’s first gold rush in 1858; and much of the energy in this area appears to be distorted. Principally by the presence of the local sugar industry.
  • Bundaberg – again this area is part of the sugar industry and has distorted energies. But the Sloping Hummock 10km NE, is a volcanic plug that is a major energy point with a monument on top. Sloping Hummock connects directly with Mt Gaeta, to the NW of Bundaberg in the Burnett Ranges.
  • Rainbow Beach south of Fraser Island – there was a strong heart connection to the RS energy as we drove past, but it wasn’t appropriate for us to stop and explore further.
  • Gympie – is the location of what is thought to be an Egyptian or Lemurian step pyramid. Gympie used to be on the coast, although it is now inland. Golden, Egyptian style artefacts have been found in the area and can be seen in the local museum. This is just one of many ancient monuments on Australia’s eastern coastline, that are currently not considered to be worth protecting by the Australian Government. And, even though the farmer who owned the land this pyramid is on, tried to bulldoze down one side of it some years ago, there is no escaping it is a step pyramid. Fortunately, the current farmer, in 1994, was happy for people to explore, as long as they asked permission first. Whilst we were exploring it, a small carved stone from the pyramid structure asked to be taken to Uluru, where it was placed in Olga Gorge at Kata Tjuta 
  • Noosa Heads – there are three RS energy points in a row, that look like pyramids; including Point Perry, Alexandra Headland and Point Cartwright. By the time we reached Noosa, my energy levels were on overdrive and the flesh on my face and arms felt as if they were crawling. Fortunately, I found a shady spot next to the beach with a freshwater tap, where I was able to wash myself  and ground the energy that was fizzing off me
  • Glasshouse Mountains – are a very conspicuous group of mountains that rise dramatically from the otherwise gentle slopes of the Blackall Range. They are volcanic plugs that were intruded into sandstone formations around 24Ma. The Dreamtime story of Tibrogargan (father), Beeawah (mother – very soft, feminine energy) Ngungun and Coonowrin (oldest son) tells of how they came to have their distinctive shapes. Climbing onto the flanks of Beeawah was a very sensual experience. Each mountain had its own smells, texture and sounds, which have to be experienced close up to be fully appreciated.
  • Mt Warning is a shield volcano inland of Burleigh Heads and south of Brisbane. At Burleigh Heads there was a vortex point, seemingly on the Serpent’s back. There are many active Aboriginal sites in this area, which is said to be where the energy from the Dragon’s claws goes out into the sea. All the Aboriginal sites appear to have strong energy flows to them and are well looked after and protected.
  • Cape Byron is the most easterly point on the east coast and a major energy doorway or gateway, between the land and the sea. The main energy point, is located just beneath the lighthouse on a small promontory that juts out into the sea. At the time of our visit, sudden, atrocious weather sent all the tourists running for shelter, whilst we stoically stood there, connecting in and getting drenched. But then the apartment we’d been led to had a tumble drier and we were able to get everything dry fairly quickly. This was also the place where, on part one of our journey north, I had been allowed to purchase a Rainbow Serpent dowsing stick, carved by a local Aboriginal man. 

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