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The Dolmen Fontanaccia, at Sartene,in Corsia, echoes a Sardinian design or vice versa. Yet, dolmens are one of the oldest megalithic structures which are found all over the world with the greatest concentration in Korea.
Constructed of heavy slabs of rock and a capped roof this monument is a fine example of dolmen construction on the island.
There are many other dolmens that were constructed in Corsica and some share similar design canons.
Dolmens are normally dated to the Neolithic period - around 5000 years ago. A spiritual or religious commonality existed that motivated a people, worldwide, to construct the enigmatic dolmen.
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According to one legend, there were three local spinsters living nearby - ’spinsters’ meaning wool spinners. One morning the three ladies set out to take their spun wool to the wool trader. When they passed fallen cromlech the trio decided to spend some time re-erecting three granite slabs. The Spinsters capped them with a huge granite stone.
This legend hints at the powerful and magical threefold triple goddess
and the Moon as its light symbol.
However, another version states that a mysterious old man accompanied by his three sons suddenly appeared from the hills, erected the dolmen like structure and promptly disappeared. Perhaps they were turned into stone. But who was the old man? Legend says he was Noah, of biblical ark fame, and he is represented by the huge capstone with the three imposts being his beloved sons.
Spinster’s Rock is a Neolithic chambered found in atmospheric countryside of Dartmoor, England. Originally, it may have been covered by a long or oval mound of earth or stones. The estimated weight of the capstone is 16 tons and measures 3.65m long by 2.7m wide and 0.6m thick. Noah is heavy!
The tomb collapsed in 1862, and later in that year, the Reverend William Ponsford paid for its restoration. Today, it still stands as a silent witness to a long lost megalithic civilisation.
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|Posted by [email protected] on January 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
The Citadel of Aleppo is a massive medieval fortified palace in the esoteric centre of the old city of Aleppo. Considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world, which has watched over Syria for millennia.
The recently discovered temple of the ancient storm-god Hadad dates the prehistoric use of the hill to the middle of the 3rd millennium BC, which is referenced in cuneiform texts.
The city became the capital of Yamha and was also known as the City of Hadad. The temple remained in use for centuries from the 2,400 BC to at least the 9th century BC. Let's pray it is still the esoteric centre of this war torn land. Healing to the city and the people can be projected into this heart centre from your heart centre.
The prophet Abraham is said to have milked his sheep on the citadel hill as an act of sacredness. Ewes are closely associated with Western Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc commonly celebrated on Feb 1 - or the real date when the Sun in astrological terms reaches 15 degrees of Aquarius.
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A hidden gem lies in the Province of Brescia, Italy. Look carefully at the stone slabs and you will see the fantastic array of prehistoric stone carvings of Val Camonica (Camonica Valley). In fact you will be looking at one of the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs in the world.
The collection was recognized by Unesco in 1979 and was Italy's first recognized World Heritage Site. Unesco noted more than 140,000 figures and symbols,
However, new discoveries have increased the number of catalogued incisions to between 200,000 and 300,000. Clearly, this was a sacred location that attracted artisits for millennia.
The petroglyphs are spread on all surfaces of the valley, but concentrated in the areas of Darfo Boario Terme, Capo di Ponte, Nadro, Cimbergo and Paspardo.
During the Neolithic the rock art consisted of human figures and sets of geometric elements, such as rectangles, circles, and dots. Also anthropomorphical petroglyphs or so called "oranti" meaning "praying figures", but some scholars date them to the Bronze Age.
The Copper Age saw new symbols emerging from the cosnciouness of these remarkable people. Rocks were stained with celestial symbols, animals, weapons, depictions of ploughing, chains of human-beings. All are preserved mainly in the Archaeological Park of National Massi Cemmo and in that of Asinino-Anvòia (Ossimo), indicate a ritual function linked to the veneration of ancestors.
During the Bronze Age engravings on rock outcrops saw the emergence of weapons and warriors. Although continuing emphasis was given to geometric shapes.
These engravings dated to the1st millennium BC are attributed to the people of Camunni and constitute about 80% . Here we see the hero image of superiority stand tall and proud. Human figures, even large ones, yield their weapons, muscles and their genitals.
There are also figures of labyrinths, footprints, hunting scenes and other symbols. Some even show men having sex with animals! Strange and captivating the scenes are increidable and meant something very important to our distant forebears.
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The Mother Land of Stonehenge and Avebury Henge
Sarsen stone was used in the outer circle of 30 stones and lintels at Stonehenge; also in the gigantic trilithons that grace the inner circle of Stonehenge were large sarsen stones. Likewise, Avebury Henge was also constructed of sarsen stones. These are two of the most enigmatic sites in England. Stonehenge is unique in design and Avebury contains the largest stone circle in the world. These sites will be featured in future blogs.
Today we are looking at the Valley of the Stones, which is a natural outcrop of sarsen stones deposited through glaciation.
The Valley is the Mother Land of both Stonehenge and Avebury. It is situated on the Marlborough Downs about 5-7 miles from Avebury and about 25 miles north of Stonehenge.
Close to the delightful 12th century market town of Marlborough, which is 7 miles from Avebury, a recent excavation unearthed an unexpected surprise.
Led by the well-known archaeologist, Mike Parker Pearson, a very large road was discovered which led from the Valley of the Stones, down to Marlborough and Mike Parker Pearson, suggests went all the way to Stonehenge.
Supporting evidence came from the fact that an antiquarian drew lozenge shaped stones that looked like the vast Stonehenge stones. These stones were half dressed - chipped - ready for polishing at Stonehenge and close to the road. These stones did not make their way to Stonehenge!
Clearly, our distant Neolithic ancestors constructed a road to transport the stones. So, the Romans did not introduce roads to England. Incidentally, the Neolithic road was about the same width as a modern day 'A' road.
Professor Richard Atkinson's model is now ruled out.
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Meet your European Ancestors...
During a lecture I gave at Origins in London last November, I spoke about Lepenski Vir and the people.
6000 years before the Pyramids and other megalithic sites, these amazing people were constructing homes and living their lives.
Located in Serbia in central Balkan peninsula, Lepenski Vir is very ancient dating between 9500/7200-6000 BC. The late Lepenskir Vir (6300-6000 BC) saw the architectural development of the Trapezoidal buildings which influenced the long houses and later megalithic sites. Bu t the people are equally important as the monuments they left behind.
The Lepenskir Vir site consists of one large settlement with around ten satellite villages. Numerous piscine sculptures have been found showing a link to water, the living river and beneath the ground, the living waters of the Earth Mother.
One burial, I think is that of a priest shaman. It is very unusual as the legs appear like a meditation state or as a butterfly and is most rare, whilst others appear on their back. The various ages of occupation may reflect varies different spiritual practices. www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk www.EsotericCollege.com
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Mother Mounds, the Hatfield Barrow of Marden Henge
Immediately inside the eastern entrance lies all that remains of the Hatfield Barrow, once an immense monumental mound which was over 200 feet (70 metres) in diameter and more than 30 feet (9 metres) high. In 1769 it was proclaimed that the Hatfield barrow was second only to the giant Silbury Hill - the largest man made mound in Europe.
Standing overlooking the land and a once fine henge called Marden Henge that had ceremonial sweat lodges which have also been found in Orkney, the Hatfield Mound seemed immortal. Yet by 1809 ploughing had reduced it to a mere bump. Surrounded by a water filled ditch this mound was like a sacred island.
As the monument is sited close to the river’s source, it has been suggested that there may have been communication between Hatfield and the great henge of Durrington Walls close to Stonehenge.
The Catherine earth current intimately associated with the Duke Ley, courses through the mound's remains, no doubt remembering the mound, water and ceremonies.
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Stoney Littleton long barrow the healing energies and the unusual by Maria Wheatley
Stoney Littleton long barrow, Wellow, Somerset. A Neolithic horned long barrow dated to c3800 BC. Aligned to face the Winter Solstice sunrise this barrow is the finest in Somerset. It has several small inner chambers which reveal perfect dry stone walling as if done by expert masons today. Some of the stone work has been restored but most of it is over 5000 years old.
Going back twenty-five years or so ago, when I was a young geomancer dowser, my late father, a family friend and I visited Stoney Littleton long barrow. According to the prolific authors, Janet and Colin Bord, this long barrow was said to be home to the fairy folk.
We arrived at the long barrow in an autumnal mist adding a natural magic to the day. However, due to unstable masonry the entrance to the barrow was barred with an iron gate denying us access. Today, the barrow is fully restored and always open to the wandering spiritual pilgrim. We dowsed the barrow for healing areas, which were surveyed by the Master Dowser Guy Underwood over 60 years ago, which are marked as small spiral areas in one of his surveys. Years later, I would discover that these small spirals are often associated with the outpourings of negative ions which are beneficial to our health. We also located leys, and Earth energies and then made our way back down the hill to return to the car. Half way down the hill I realised I had left my dowsing rod near the barrow’s entrance and ascended the hill once more to retrieve it.
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I picked up the rod and felt saddened that I could not enter the barrow. Several stones required resetting making the inner chambers unstable and dangerous. I was just turning to leave when a creaking sound caught my attention. I looked towards the entrance and the iron gate was now open!
I had no hesitation; I was going in. Even today when you enter Stoney Littleton you usually take a torch. This is because you have crawl on your hands and knees along a long gallery that is 16 meters long and only 1 meter high. The crawl is worth it as three pairs of energy-filled chambers and a far chamber are waiting to greet you. It was pitch black, I crawled along this seemingly never-ending gallery, and it was musky and damp. Reaching the far chamber, I turned around to face the light and the entrance. I saw tiny sparks of dancing white light, swirling and hypnotic. I was transfixed. After a short while the small lights faded and were gone, I crawled back and rushed down the hill. I spoke of my little adventure and dad said: ‘But Maria, it was pad-locked!’ Puzzled I tried to make sense of my experience. Our family friend jokingly said, ‘Perhaps the fairies wanted to show you something!’ I think they did.
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Clach an Trushal is a Scottish Gaelic word often said as Clach an Truiseil, which when translated to English means Stone of Compassion.
Standing as a Guardian 20 miles to the south west from the magnificent stone circle complex of Callanish, this is a must site on any Megalithic Odyssey of the Isle of Lewis and Harris.
Sited in the village of Ballantrushal on the west side of Lewis, this stone has an energetic presence second to none. It is the tallest standing stone in Scotland. Certainly, you feel humble in its presence.
Above ground it stands approximately 5.8 metres -19 ft tall - and is 1.83 metres - 6.0 ft - wide and at its thickest point is 1.5 metres -4.9 ft - thick, with a huge girth at its base of 4.75 metres 15.6 ft..
Local legend says that it marks the site of a great battle, the last to be fought between the feuding clans of the Macaulays and Morrisons.
Yet this stone is actually the solitary surviving stone remaining from a stone circle constructed in the Neolithic period around 5,000 years ago. Occupying a place within the circle, its placement was not central. Sadly, the second last standing stone was removed as late as 1914, and used as a lintel.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!
This year I will be hosting a Megalithic Odyssey to Cumbria to Castlerigg stone circle and to Swinside which is the best preserved stone circle in Europe.
Come along to experience and explore some of the finest stone circles in the world with the UKs leading dowser and geomant, Maria Wheatley. To book a place email [email protected]
This year Maria is focusing on the esoteric and metaphysical ‘power of the Stone Circle’. We are visiting the megalithic temples that have retained their circular shape such as Castlerigg and Swinside in Cumbria. Rollright and Stanton Drew in southern England to fully understand the ancient secrets of the ceremonial landscape.
A weekend in Cumbria
July 22 2017 Castlerigg stone circle Cumbria
July 23 2017 Swinside stone circle Cumbria
£35 per person per day
At Castlerigg, we will explore how a geospiral energy pattern of deep underground water can produce a secondary energy pattern called a primary halo which is circular in shape.
Standing stones were erected on this energy pattern and this is why stone circles are circular. The deep underground water dictates the shape and size of the primary halo and thus the size and location of a stone circle. The
We will also detect yang water flows and discover how the geopathic stress produced by this type of water is alchemically changed at a sacred site.
As all dowsers and geomancers know underground yang water produces geopathic stress, but our ancestors knew this water could be transmuted to produce a harmonic energy. Discover their knowledge and deepen your awareness of earth energy and geopathic stress transmutation.
Finding the harmonic colour of water
Earth and water energies produce and release particular colours (Earth Colours) and we will discover how the main colours can affect our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. What is the best Earth Colour for you? We will explore the Earth Colours, how and why we resonate with particular earth colours. We will also make Harmonic Colour Healing water at the spiral’s centre and look at how water-energy can relax, soothe and help the body to heal itself.
Swinside is one of the best-preserved stone circles in Western Europe.
Out of the 60 standing stones, 55 still remain and 32 still stand. Each stone is only 5 feet apart making the energies between the stones especially strong.
In the north stands the tallest stone, stalwart and proud at 7 feet 6 inches high. Facing the midwinter sunrise the entrance encourages the flow of solar energy into the womb of the site.
Nearby, is a Mother Hill that is connected to the stone circle by a hermaphrodite energy line which forms a unique relationship with the stone circle. Undoubtedly, this balancing and harmonizing energy flow was once used as a serpentine ceremonial way.
We will also explore Vortex energy at one of the stones and interact with the Akashic Records of this remote stone circle by attuning to the deep water beneath us and connecting to the energy within the water.
We will also learn how to identify, through the emitted harmonic surface pattern, fast flowing underground energies and interact with this dynamic energy.
Some of the collective metaphysical traits due to the shape of the circle.
Geodetic earth and water energies. At the selected stone circles we explore the geospiral phenomena. A geospiral has two spiral patterns at anyone time. One flows in one direction, clockwise, and the other flows in the opposite direction, counter clockwise, but only one is detectable at anyone time. The two opposing directional forces generate vortex energy. Our ancestors were able to detect deep underground pockets of water and not just the closer aquifers known today. We will detect both spirals using a geodetic dowsing technique devised by a Master Dowser.
Form Energy A stone circle that has retained its circular shape is immensely powerful. The circle itself, be that drawn with salt, created by stones or even drawn onto a piece of paper generates Form Energy. Form energy is born of the circle and this is why occultists, Wiccans and Druids have used it for millennia. It manifests concentric circles within and without of its own energy field. This energy blends with geodetic earth energy and becomes a living force that we can work.
Megalithic Energy Standing stones react to the Earth’s inner waters that generate, not just a spiral, but a circular shape, and this is why stone circles are circular. A stone sited on the circle shape begins to absorb the earth energy and converts it into aerial energy.
Geomancy To the ancient Chinese geomancers and the Druids hills, rivers, streams and valleys were all alive. Particular shaped hills were equated with the planets of the solar system. In fact, it is said by some of the top geomants that the whole of the Chinese landscape was gently sculptured to reflect earth and planetary energies. We will look at the wider landscape and learn how to interpret it in relation to ourselves, our homes and, of course, the location of stone circles.