|Posted by [email protected] on December 24, 2016 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
Saith Maen The Wonders of the Seven Stones
OS grid reference SN833154
Happy Midwinter's Day x
Staying in the Brecon Beacons is a magical experience as you are amid nature and her unspoilt radiant beauty.There is a sense of silence and within this silence the voice of Gaia can be heard.
In some parts of the British Isles, such as Dartmoor, stone rows are relatively common, but in the Brecon Beacons there is only one that is not associated with a stone circle, making Saith Maen special and inviting.
Saith Maen means seven stones, and seven stones still survive at this remote moorland site, although, some have fallen.
Aligned from north-northeast to south-southwest in the direction of Cerrig Duon stone circle, the stones vary in height from 1.7 to 0.5m and form a row 13.7m long.
There is a spiritual and important link between the two sites.
The stone row follows an aquastat - a female water line - that leads to Cerrig Duon and at its esoteric centre a 7-coiled geospiral and the meaning behind the seven stones of Saith Maen. The aquastat rises from a deep source a bit like a spring - making it rare and sacred.
Walking upon this type of water-earth energy is special as it is a healing energy that generates a large force field.
In the next blog we will look at a very special church in Wales where miracles occurred - on this type of sacred female water-earth energy. Sixteen very sick children were placed on the church slab that marked the energy and were healed. Herein lie some Templar secrets.
Despite the church banning me entering the church grounds of churches around Avebury they have no legal right to do so and therefore I will be leading a Templar Tour next year!
|Posted by [email protected] on December 22, 2016 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Maen Llia A Goddess Standing Stone BRECON BEACONS WALES
Standing just 60m off the minor road between the Senni valley and Ystradfellte, this impressive female diamond shaped standing stone is relatively easy to visit.
I introduced my daughter to this goddess stone when she was around 6 years old. This tall and strong stone is around 12 feet high and has some of the strongest energy I have ever felt emitted from a stone - and I have been around hundreds of standing stones.
Made from a massive reddish hued sandstone block this stone has a warmth that attracts you feel and to touch her.
On a clear day Maen Lila can be seen from quite some distance down the Llia valley suggesting that it may have been important ley line marker. Seven leys cross here making it highly energetic and it is sited above a 7 coiled geospiral marking deep yin water.
Standing at an altitude of 573m it is also thought to be the highest standing stone in South Wales!
One legend says that whenever a cock crows, the stone moves off to drink in the River Nedd. This is an old way of expressing its association with deep yin water. According to another story, the stone visits the River Mellte on Midsummer morning.
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|Posted by [email protected] on December 21, 2016 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
Happy Solstice to all of you from all of us here at Megalithic Odyssey.
The Devil's Chair at Avebury is a wonderful energetic standing stone.
Around a decade ago, Maria Wheatley, author of Avebury Sun Moon and Earth Energies, alongside Busty Taylor, discovered that this large standing stone of 60 plus tons was aligned to the Winter Solstice sunrise and sunset. This alignment had gone by unnoticed for 4500 years.
I went there this evening to thank the ancestors. Avebury was at peace and so was I. And I took a pic. We got an identical photo a few years back. I love Avebury, I love standing stones xxx
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|Posted by [email protected] on December 20, 2016 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Leys and old trackways
One way the Orkney pottery tradition - which came southwards in Neolithic times - may have spread is through trade routes through Britain. What seems unusual is that although they shared the same style of pottery, different regions still maintained vastly different traditions. Says a top archaeologist: ' Evidence at some early Henges such as Mayburgh Henge, Ring of Brodgar and Arbor Low suggest that there were staging and trading points on a national 'motorway' during the Neolithic and Bronze Age. This evidence perhaps explains how Cumbrian stone axes found their way to Orkney.' So what were these 'motoways', they were the track leys that Watkins saw. Linking Stonehenge with Arbour Low is a powerful ley.
Leys were used on many levels, ritually to link sacred places and also practically to move items and people from one site to another. Leys are at the heart of the ancient world. In our next blog we will look at the 3 different types of Major Leys.
On a major ley that links Stonehenge to Scotland is Mayburgh Henge.
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The central area of the henge is almost 325 feet (100 metres) in diameter, is surrounded by an enormous bank, composed of river pebbles and now crowned in places by trees.
Some parts of the circular bank are almost 10 feet (3 metres) high creating a vast ceremonial and sacred space.
Unusually for a site of this type there is no surrounding ditch, while the bank is extremely tall. Close to the Esoteric Centre is a single large standing stone, just short of 10 feet (3 metres) high. Originally seven others accompanied thi stalwart stone: three more in the centre, forming a square with the fourth, and two pairs flanking the entrance. These were recorded in the eighteenth century. It is thought that they may have been removed to provide building material for either Penrith Castle or Eamont Bridge, although there is no real evidence to support this suggestion.
Mayburgh Henge dates to the end of the Neolithic period or the beginning of the Bronze Age, about 4,500 years ago.
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One very powerful ley courses through Stonehenge and heads to Scotland.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 17, 2016 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Carn Bugail is a roughly circular cairn of 51-54 feet in diameter adorns the top of Cefn Gelligaer. Although the site is a damaged and today the burial cist has a modern OS triangulation pillar at the centre.
With beautiful views this is an amazing sacred space selected by our ancestors.
Records from the 18th and 19th centuries mention 3 parallel cists containing cremated remains and pottery urns, but there is no sign of them anywhere. The cairn is almost completely circular measuring some about 54 feet diameter, with a kerb of large stones laid flat.
There are larger slabs, some overlapping, on top of the cairn. At the centre is a badly damaged burial cist. Originally, it would have looked amazing lined with stone slabs on all sides, but only one small slab remains, on the west side of the cist. The cist was covered by a cover stone, roughly oval in shape and over 6 feet long.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 17, 2016 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
Uniquely British is a form of Neolithic pottery called Grooved ware. It was not an imported cultural item like the Beaker Ware pots of Europe. Developed in the early in the 3rd millennium BC, in the northerly part of the UK - the Orkney Isles - it was soon a must have item in Britain and Ireland.
The pottery has a unique shape which is a flat-bottomed pot with straight sides sloping outwards and grooved decoration around the top. Although the pottery can display varieties styles, some with complex geometric decorations and others with applique bands added. The pattern may have been inspired by wicker basketry.
What were they used for?
Pots from Balfarg in Fife, Scotland have been chemically analysed to ascertain their contents. It appears that some of the vessels may have been used to hold black henbane a powerful hallucinogen. And a poison. Thus, they have a ritual function and held the alchemic mind-altering fluid that put some of the priests in direct contact with the Gods.
This style of pottery is also found at henge sites and in some burials. The examples that I give come from Durrington Walls near Stonehenge. As previously mentioned these pots had a ceremonial role as well as a practical role.
Some vessels are extremely large and can hold up to 30 gallons, and would be suitable for fermentation - making beer!. However, the majority are smaller, ranging from jug- to cup-size, and could be used for serving and drinking. The ancient British communities from c. 4000 BC had the knowledge and ability to make ale from their crops is clear.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
The Bronze people c2500-750 BC created stone circles, stone rows as well as constructing round mounds. Their artistic skills created fine objects such as gold shields and necklaces. Also, practical objects such as ards used for ploughing.
Bronze Age objects were unearthed at Beeston Castle, including an axe heads and a knife. Beeston Castle is located on a rocky crag above the Cheshire plain. The site has been occupied since prehistoric times and excavations have revealed remains spanning the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age as well as the Roman periods.
Later, Beeston Castle was begun in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blundeville, the Sixth Earl of Chester.
These Bronze Age objects are now in the care of English Heritage.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 15, 2016 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Pierre de la Fée (Draguignan)
Our anceint ancestors constructed Dolmen monuments all over the world, with the largest concentration in Korea.
France has many fine examples.
Date to around 4000-3000 BC (orthodox dating) this massive dolmen is situated in Draguignan city which is a physical link to our spiritual past.
The cap stone weighs 25 tons - imagine lifting that and we are told with wooden posts and strings! Really!
Legend says that a fairy lives under the monument and locals call it pèira de la fada or pierre de la fée, the fairy stone.
Living in a settlement close by, the people of this area cared deeply for the land upon which they lived.
Yet, this dolmen has suffered abuse. Modern day carvings, alongside at one time painted graffiti tried to dis-empower this wonderful site. Stonehenge has felt this and Avebury and Rollright too. Back in the 60s Radio Caroline was painted on the grand stones! I can remember about 20 or so years ago when one of Avebury's avenue stones was painted and Rollright splashed with paint.
Despite the modern intrusion, the timeless never fading energy of this site is upligting and has a strong Spirit of Place.
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|Posted by [email protected] on December 13, 2016 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
Meeting our Stonehenge Ancestors -
A Royal Burial of a Wessex High Queen or a High Priestess
About 10 miles from Stonehenge in the heart of rural Wessex lies Upton Lovell round mound also known as 'Golden Barrow'.
Dated to the Early Bronze Age the large round barrow originally measured 20m in diameter and stood at least 3m in height.
Within the womb like safety of the mound, William Cunnington (1803) found a primary burial which was a cremation that was lovingly placed in an oblong cist or stone-lined box.
Two other cremations had been buried very close together near the top of the mound. One of them in another small stone cist stopped Cunnington in his tracks.
He looked down in awe and was captivated by the rich grave goods which once belonged to a woman. Her necklace contained over a 1000 amber beads with spacer plates, a necklace of 13 gold drum-shaped beads, a lunar number possibly associating her with the Moon and Magic.
Other goods were a beautiful large gold oblong plaque decorated with incised lines, which I feel was some kind of Oracle Card or small Board. Exquisitely made were two gold buttons and two little container boxes about an inch wide both designed to open.
Another ornament in form of a cone, decorated with circles and zigzags. All made of pure thin gold, beautifully worked, and highly burnished.
This woman once walked the Stonehenge landscape and she was very important. Was she royalty, a Priestess, a Seer?
What is the real mystery about this lady's burial is that she did not have a mound constructed for her, but she was placed into an existing mound. A mound that may have contained the remains of other Seers or royalty.. FIND OUT MORE IN MARIA WHEATLEY'S forthcoming book on Stonehenge and other sacred sites visit her site www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk
|Posted by [email protected] on December 10, 2016 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
Gib Hill is located 200m south-west of Arbor Low henge in the central uplands of the limestone plateau of Derbyshire.Gib Hill is not a hill but a a large bowl barrow superimposed on an earlier oval barrow. The barrows' construction ditches are also included within the monument and extend approximately 10m on either side.
Associated with the monument, but covered by a separate area, is the linear bank and ditch which passes through Gib Hill plantation and curves round the monument 60m to the south-east. In addition, close to the monument on its north-west side, is a semi-circular quarried feature. This, in the past, has been suggested to be an unfinished henge. Although the feature has been partially excavated the results were inconclusive.
It may, in fact, be a modern feature, contemporary with other quarry pits in the vicinity. The oval barrow comprises a 2m high mound measuring 27m by 46m. Its long axis appears to be orientated on Arbor Low henge, which has been covered in earlier posts.
The bowl barrow was constructed on the south-west end of the oval barrow and is a steep-sided sub-circular mound with a diameter of 24m by 27m and a height of c.3m. A number of partial excavations of the site have been carried out. The most notable of these were by William Bateman and Samuel Mitchell in 1824 and by Thomas Bateman in 1848. Previous investigations were poorly recorded and do not necessarily relate to Gib Hill. One of these is a possible excavation by the owner, Mr Thornhill, in 1812, when human bones and Roman coins were reputedly found. During Bateman and Mitchell's excavation, a smaller mound of stiff clay was found on the old land surface beneath the oval barrow. Monumental layering or placement is common - sacred areas were reused.
The smaller mound measured 3-4 yards across by 1.5 yards high and contained layers of charcoal and cremated human bone together with a possible arrowhead and a fragment of polished stone axe. Within the oval mound itself, Bateman and Mitchell found numerous flints and an iron brooch.
On the surface of the oval barrow, beneath the later bowl barrow, a square cist or grave containing a cremation and a pottery food vessel. The latter indicates an Early Bronze Age date for the bowl barrow. The oval barrow dates to the Neolithic period and is a landmark.
Mounds form a relationship with henges and earlier monuments. Possibly to link in and connect to the ancestors.