Putnam County's "Places of Power"

By Lou Tartaro

Putnam county is unique for many reasons. Although it is one of the smallest counties in the state of New York it is also the fastest growing due to its proximity to the cities of New York White Plains, and to a lesser extent Danbury Conn. Each day thousands of commuters, myself included, get in their cars and travel to work. Occasionally one might take notice of a sunrise or perhaps a picturesque fall foliage scene; but for the most part familiarity has jaded us to the natural beauty which originally drew many of us to this area in the first place

By now you are probably wondering what in the world does this have to do with "Places of Power." I will attempt to demonstrate that Putnam is unique for another reason as well. It is one of the few locations that contains stone chambers similar to ones located in Europe which have been dated between 5 000 BC. and I 000 AD. Granted there are others located in the northeastern portion of the United, States but the), are quite rare and nowhere else are they found in such numbers.

I realize that there are a number of people who are reading this and saying to themselves Here we go again; another nut trying to make a big deal out of those old colonial root cellars. However, I am not trying to convince anyone of anything. I am simply trying to focus attention on Putnam's unique treasures which are largely unappreciated by the majority of the residents, most of whom may not know that they exist.

Stone chambers resemble caves more than anything else. Unlike root cellars they are not below ground per se. The roof is usually covered by dirt and vegetation and from a distance they have a rounded mound like appearance. Although they vary in size the distinguishing feature, when one views the interior is the size of the cap or " roof " stones which typically weigh in excess of several tons each. The openings more often than not align with astronomical events such as the rising sun on the winter solstice. Yes there is a window of several days each year when one can witness the event but the first day of winter is when the sun beams directly into the middle of the rear chamber wall which is a very dramatic and moving event to witness.

The stone used in the construction is native granitic gneiss which has a high quartz content. Quartz that wonder material, which most of us wear daily in our wrist watches , was also widely used in electronic applications before more efficient materials were utilized. The point I'm trying to make is that the ability of quartz to conduct energy has long been acknowledged.

The sheer amount of stone used in the chambers in and of itself may have something to do with magnetic anomalies. These "irregularities " have caused inaccurate compass readings when inside or in close proximity to the chambers. However the most dramatic example of magnetic influence I've encountered is the printout of a magnomiter reading made at the popular chamber at the intersection of Route 301 and Farmers Mills Rd in the town of Kent. The roughly part. magnetic lines of force take on a whirlpool pattern around the chamber and then revert to a flowing pattern on either side.

That the chambers contain many of the classic elements associated with places of power is irrefutable. Magnetic energy, quartz to intensify the effects of the magnetic influence, astronomical alignments are undeniable; even to the skeptics. I can continue to delve into other aspects usually associated with such places such as radioactivity in this instance radon, location along lei lines and others which is beyond the scope of this introductory letter .

Recently the Asian system of Fang Shun has received much publicity. I'm not impressed that the rich and powerful have embraced this concept . However is it a coincidence that one of the largest and most influential Buddhist temples outside of Asia is located amidst Putnam's "Places of Power"? While this may be purely coincidental ; at the very least it certainly is food for thought.

Lou Tartaro


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Wednesday, January 5, 2005