posted on Apr, 23 2007 @ 01:38 PM
Living not very far from Stonehenge i have been fortunate to visit this incredible site several times.
Maybe it was one of the sites that got me interested in Archaeology at a very young age.
I have been involved in several excavations of Barrows and Henges and have excavated a Bronze age round barrow by hand from start to finish..
Whilst working on such sites you have much time to theorize on purpose and the possible ritual activities that may of taken place there.
Stonehenge on the other hand is a different kettle of fish altogether.
The significance of the location and structure is something i could debate for eternity.
Here is a little background.
Stonehenge is positioned at the centre of a hub, or network, of alignment ley lines, making Stonehenge an energy portal, or a place of power. There
are 14 major ley lines that converge at Stonehenge making a powerful vortex. One simple method of locating ley lines is by drawing a line connecting
two old ancient sites, or churches. Churches were often built on ancient sites to acquire their energy, in some cases churches were built in the site
of a henge, as was Winchester Cathedral, and at Avebury a whole village sits in the middle of a henge.
These ley lines interconnect all of Britain’s ancient sites. The term ‘ley lines’, was coined by Alfred Watkins in his acclaimed book The Old
Straight Track, published in 1925. In it he introduced his rediscovery of this natural phenomenon known to the ancients. His theory was that ancient
sites around Britain had actually been constructed, or formed, in a given alignment between, and across, the landscapes of Britain.
Touching the Stones
There is evidence that these straight tracks were used by the ancient peoples for spiritual purposes, and also for purposes such as trading and
commerce. Stone circles, long barrows, tumuli and man-made hills were aligned along the ley-lines. These were used by the Neolithic people to define
The oldest road in Britain, The Ridgeway, still links many ancient sites after 5,000 years, though it follows the hills and is not a straight track.
The evidence of dowsers, including experts like Jude Currivan, is that ley lines align with ancient sites, and are often energy channels, rather than
physical tracks, or roads, except where sacred ways, like those at Stonehenge and Avebury, follow the path of a ley line, for ceremonial or
ritualistic purposes. The word ‘ley’ is Saxon in origin meaning ‘cleared glade’ which can be linked to ‘lea’ meaning a ‘tracked of open
ground’- quoted from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Watkins saw the lines as connecting leys in the forests.
Some of the most important recent research on ley lines was undertaken by dowser Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst who revealed the enigmatic
alignments of the St. Michael and St. Mary ley lines (M&M lines) in their book The Sun and the Serpent, (Pendragon Press, 1998). They followed the
energies of these ley lines for three hundred miles across southern England, linking hundreds of Neolithic, Celtic and early Christian sacred places,
and the alignments cross a large number of churches which are called St. Michael, or St. Mary.
In fact they showed that rather than a single ley line, there are two distinct lines that interweave with each other (think of Celtic art), and at
certain places, like Glastonbury Tor, they interpenetrate. According to the Book of Revelation, Saint Michael slew the dragon in the Great War of
Heaven, but the reality is much older, and reaches back to antediluvian myths. All over England there are hills and spots remembered locally where
the dragon was killed, such as Dragon Hill, near Uffington, these are ancient sacred sites which have been “Christianized,” by reference to St.
Michael, St. George, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret.
Jude Currivan explaining interplay of M &M energies
The image of the killing of the dragon is part of a cycle of birth and death, and the seasonal revitalization of the earth. Feng Shui masters,
consider the crossing point of two ‘dragon lines’ as highly auspicious, depicting sacred space. It is worth mentioning here that the only places
where the M&M lines do not travel in a straight line, is in Glastonbury, at the Abbey, where they separate then converge, in few places such as around
the tomb of Arthur, the altar of the old Church; and at Chalice Well where they interweave. The rolling landscape of southern England is literally
magical, the ancient energies still link the old sites, and the hidden networks of the past are still alive with earth energy.
Travelling around the Stonehenge area, i heard a tale about some hippies who were camping there one night, before it all got made inaccesable to the
public on a stormy night, the story says they disappeared, leaving belongings and vehicles behind and were never seen again.
Here is what i could find about the story.
The Stonehenge Disappearance
The mysterious standing stones of Stonehenge in England was the site of an amazing disappearance in August, 1971. At this time Stonehenge was not yet
protected from the public, and on this particular night, a group of "hippies" decided to pitch tents in the center of the circle and spend the
night. They built a campfire, lit several joints of pot and sat around smoking and signing. Their campout was abruptly interrupted at about 2 a.m. by
a severe thunder storm that quickly blew in over Salisbury Plain. Bright bolts of lightning crashed down on the area, striking area trees and even the
standing stones themselves. Two witnesses, a farmer and a policeman, said that the stones of the ancient monument lit up with an eerie blue light that
was so intense that they had to avert their eyes. They heard screams from the campers and the two witnesses rushed to the scene expecting to find
injured - or even dead - campers. To their surprise, they found no one. All that remained within the circle of stones were several smoldering tent
pegs and the drowned remains of a campfire. The hippies themselves were gone without a trace.
Is it possible the lightning caused the "stargate" to activate itself?
One thing is for sure..
They disappeared, and were never seen again.