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Originally posted by foxhoundone
reply to post by RMFX1
Excuse me if i came across as arrogant, I have had a long day and i am tired and running on basic mode, I have worked on many big civil projects including Large multi story projects, If you worked in the plant maintenance industry you would know you get about,
Once again aploz If i annoyed you....
In its essentials we have here the beginnings of the agricultural civilisation of man all the world over. In life, neolithic man dwelt sometimes in pit-dwellings and sometimes in hut-circles, covered with a roof of branches supported by a central pole. In death, he was buried with his kin in long mounds of earth called barrows, in chambered cairns and cromlechs or dolmens. The latter usually consist of three standing stones covered by a cap-stone; forming the stony skeleton of a grave that has been exposed to view after the mound of earth that covered it has been washed away. In their graves the dead were buried in a crouching attitude, and fresh burials were made as occasion required. Sometimes the cromlech is double, and occasionally there is a hole in one of the stones, the significance of which is unknown, unless it may have been for the ingress and egress of souls. Graves of the dolmen or cromlech type are found in all the countries of Western Europe, North Africa, and elsewhere, wherever stone suitable for the purpose abounds, and in this we have a striking illustration of the way in which lines of development in man's material civilisation are sooner or later correlated to his geographical, geological, and other surroundings. The religious ideas of man in neolithic times also came into correlation with the conditions of his development, and the uninterpreted stone circles and pillars of the world are a standing witness to the religious zeal of a mind that was haunted by stone. Before proceeding to exemplify this thesis the subsequent trend of Celtic civilisation may be briefly sketched. Through the pacific intercourse of commerce, bronze weapons and
Big houses as subtle energy power dispensers Big houses of aristocracy had a function as power dispensers. This system became deprived of local sustenance when the avenues were broken up. Monuments are erected as a symbol of national unity. The monuments act also as a generator of national spirit. The priest of the solar religion, also called the priests of Apollo, fixed the energies of the earth spirit. In this way a energy was permanently available. For magical purposes, megalithic dolmens that are situated over springs or fissures concentrate the earth spirit. Chapels were built over megalithic chambers were the Mass is celebrated each Sunday. The legends of Christian saints reinterpret the lore about the gods and local spirits. Fertilizing energy was animating the menhirs.
Curiously, unbeknownst to Watkins and his followers in the 1920s, a similar idea had been developed in Germany around the same time, claiming that sacred places in that country were linked by Heilige Linien (“Holy lines”). This theory came, infamously, to be used in support of the Nazi political agenda. Back in Britain after the 1920s, though, ley lines soon faded into obscurity and would have been long forgotten but for their reemergence in the 1960s in a new guise. Watkins believed that his trackways were constructed by prehistoric surveyors physically sighting from one place to another, but the ley lines of the 1960s were conceived as lines of power, the paths of some form of spiritual force or energy accessible to our ancient ancestors but now lost to narrow-minded twentieth-century scientific thought. Public interest in ley lines mushroomed, and “ley hunting” became a hugely popular pastime, largely because someone with no professional training whatsoever could feel directly involved in the process of rediscovering the
How reliably particular targets, astronomical or otherwise, can be identified for particular groups is debatable. One of the clearest cases is that of the seven-stone antas (dolmens) of central Portugal, where the orientations of all 177 examples measured fall within the sunrise arc on the eastern horizon. A common orientation signature stretches from northeast round to due south, and Hoskin suggests that the motivation here was to orient monuments either in the direction of sunrise or of the sun climbing in the sky. Similarly, some of the westward-oriented groups correspond to
Originally posted by shakespear1
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