The use of clairvoyance was
behind the discovery of the Edgar Chapel in the Abbey of
Glastonbury. As Bligh Bond recounts in his book The Gate
of Remembrance, there was no mention in any document of
the exact location of this chapel, nor of its size. Over
the course of several sessions of automatic writing,
Bond obtained precise guidelines as to its location. The
following year, 1908, work was begun, leading to the
excavation of the chapel- most of the "channeled"
instructions were exactly correct.
A number of archaeologists have used psychics in their
digs, with considerable success. Dr. Norman Emerson of
the Univ. of Toronto, for example, reported
systematically being assisted by a businessman named
George McMullen, who had a sharp talent for locating
ruins and reconstructing their associated history.
Following the path laid by such "psychic
archaeologists", Stephan Schwartz, founder of the "Mobius
Group", launched the Alexandria Project.
Its objective was to locate nothing less than the ruins
of the famous Library of Alexandria, and the tomb of
Alexander the Great, also presumed to be in Alexandria
(which he had himself designed and founded). In the
early phases of the project, eleven mediums in the U.S.
were put to work on maps, and an analysis was made of
all the places they found. Their "map dowsing" converged
upon three sites. Accompanied by two of the psychics and
a team for research and filming, Schwartz left for an
onsite investigation in Egypt. The psychics were Hella
Hammid, distinguished for her remote viewing at SRI, and
George McMullen, who had earned quite a reputation
working with archaeologist Emerson. Once onsite the
psychics led the search like bloodhounds, practically
overwhelming the team with all the information they were
While still in the U.S., the late Hella Hammid had
already described a landmark which would determine where
to excavate for the library. Now that she was in
Alexandria - a city she had never visited - she
literally guided the car directly to that site. The
landmark was found as envisioned. She had described "A
narrowing street or alley with high walls on each
side... support beams crumbled... Large... Wood... an
underground sewer or canal with daylight at the end." On
her drawing, she had also put a column on the left.
Everything was there, exactly as she had envisioned: the
narrowing passage, the crumbled wooden beams, the column
on the left.
As for George McMullen, he psychically located an
ancient Byzantine ruin on unexcavated terrain outside
the limits of the digs of ancient Marea, and showed the
placement of walls on the ground. He also spoke of
mosaics, cornices, steam baths, and gave other details
on materials and depth. Hella, led blindfolded to this
area after George's departure, found the same place and
described the' layout of a corner, a broken, round
column isolated in the middle, small wall tiles, and got
an image of steam baths or a pool. Digs were undertaken
during the following days and weeks at this desert site,
leading to the excavation of the exact outlines, with
the walls placed as indicated.
It's worth noting that the presence of Byzantine ruins
was considered highly improbable in this context;
nevertheless it was confirmed by drawings of red crosses
in known Byzantine style.
Both the cornices and the round column, broken and
isolated, were found. The small tiles (round, rather
than square) though indeed belonging to the baths, were
found further away. In fact, George had predicted the
general layout of the baths, and subsequent digs
Although this first mission failed to excavate the
originally intended sites, it nevertheless demonstrated
the soundness of the method: significant archaeological
discoveries were achieved while working with talented