For weeks after my experience, as I drove home from work, as twilight set in, my gaze would be drawn to the skies over Biltmore Village. It felt as if the Circle of Lights in the sky could appear at any moment. I was eventually drawn there one night. I stood in the very place the experience initiated. I can't describe to you how otherworldly it felt. I took some pictures, which captured in color the surreal ambiance. I had forgotten my Aunt Virginia's statue of Aphrodite standing in a back corner of the back yard, covered in overgrowth, forgotten.
My old neighborhood was incredibly still, but for one detail. On the opposite side of the fence you see above, there was rustling in the grass. I could see a small light, moving up and down, up and down, up and down. My guess was that the neighbor had dropped something in his backyard and was using a small LED light to search for it. I never actually saw a person - only the light, and never heard anything but a rustling. This, together with the feelings running through me already, made me extremely uneasy.
The focal point for me in the beginning of the experience was the peak of the church roof, my dead Uncle Boyd's church. I decided to take some pictures. My plan was to use the stars in the picture to pinpoint constellations - then use astronomical software to recreate the night sky of July 15th. Here are the images of what I captured:
As I stood here snapping pictures, out of nowhere, the following happened:
Precisely in the place of the Circle of Lights in my experience - it was an airplane. It seemed so low in altitude, and it went directly over my head. It had just appeared suddenly over the trees - I had not heard it's approach. My knees were weakened by this bizarre coincidence. It felt as if I was a small ant, standing upon a stage, and that some incomprehensible intelligence was directing the events I now experienced. I continued to take pictures.
Keep in mind, my actual pictures above were taken on August 12, 2016 if my camera was set to the right date. I'm not sure it was, because the Moon in my pics sure did look full. The following pics are from EarthSky, posted on that site the very night of my conjuration.
It's of note that the Alpha Capricornids were active at this time. Come the year 2200 - 2240 AD they will the greatest meteor show in town.
What does this all point to? This is what it points to:
We have Ara at the bottom of the image - the overturned altar. It's of note that the poltergeist activity in my house was the smashing of an altar. The rotating Circle of Lights within the tail of Scorpius was what ancients called the Gate of the Gods. My friends, I had quite the experience on my first magical experiment. I will continue the exegesis in the next post.