at Brûly de Pesche
The Ley Line Group was visiting Belgium to experience spiritual
and inspiring phenomena throughout the countryside.
Belgium is a country with many very special places.
We were not expecting a special place of healing,
when we went to visit Brûly de Pesche,
near the nice but plain city of Couvin.
We found the healing well of Saint Méen.
The healing well of Saint Méen.
Every day inhabitants of the surrounding villages and cities
are coming here to fill their bottles and jerrycans.
Saint Méen lived long ago in the city of Attigny,
50 kilometres South of Brûly de Pesche.
He came from a Celtic family. The family was exiled
out of England by the invading tribes of Saxons and Angles.
He lived approximately from 520 to 610 AC
and is buried in the cloistre of Gaël, south of Rennes,
where the village is named after Saint Méen.
During his lifetime he healed many ill people
and after his death he was directly seen as a saint.
Specially illnesses of the skin are being healed.
At that time there were many people suffering from leprosy.
In the church of Brûly de Pesche the altar of Saint Méen takes
the rightside of the church.
The Ley Line Group was visiting the church and measured no strong energies,
accept for the energies to be expected inside a holy place
and the normal earth energies.
Still the place is very impressive and solemn.
The church dedicated to Saint Méen was built in 1855
and seems to have replaced a much older place,
of which there was no sensitive impression.
The veneration of Saint Méen was alive around this place for centuries,
so there must have been an earlier place of veneration.
Saint Méen was very much involved in the development of the vast areas
of forest in the North of France and the South of Belgium.
So it is possible that a forest sanctuary was his place of veneration.
This is more likely because those missionaries did built their sanctuaries
upon the ancient sanctuaries of the pre Christian religion.
There is a story about Saint Méen chasing away
and converting the "heathen" government at that time.
The healing well was dedicated in 1865.
It seems that local nobility were opposed against the usage of the well.
In 1938 the well got the shape it has today.
Ingang van de kerk van Saint Méen.
The benches around the well are suited to have a silent moment.
The Ley Line Group take some time here.
We asked people visiting the well
what they are going to use the water for.
All of them said:"it is holy water".
Around the healing well we found strong energies
along two north-south routes,
as if there are two wells, this one and another one more to the West.
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