Gosh, surprised to see such enthusiasm here at ATS for something I've always taken for granted,
but nonetheless, which has always held huge importance in the framework of my being.
Then again, I spent my teenage years growing up in Dublin,
and so Newgrange is a very familiar/closetoheartspirit place to me.
To share an experience, as an early irish history enthusiast,
as a child of nature spirit,and universe and not of the catholic church
I was born into, visiting Newgrange was always big on my wish list.
I finally got to do so at age 15 when I on impulse one beautiful blue sky day bunked school
and crossed via many buses from sth Dublin to meath,destination Newgrange. Those were the days pre globalisation and busloads of tourists arriving
What can't be seen in the pics in the op , is a ring of standing stones around the structure.
On my arrival, it was about midday, and there was ONE busload of tourists being given a tour of the actual structure.
I was content to just be there finally myself, and sat facing the sun with my back against one of these stones while waiting for the busload to
I had a desperate need in me at that time in my life to reach back to my prechristian ancestors, to connect with those who lived the lifestyle I
wanted to be living,to feel SOME connection I guess in this out of sync world.
Anyway, I sat against the standing stone and let myself "slip".
Those that slip , know what I mean, to those that don't ,mmmm, hard to explain, Time and Space thing,swapping/warping dimensions sort of.
So I enter this atmosphere that is really "thick like" ,and I was really aware of the energy in every atom of me,I felt strong, I WAS strong.
And it was in me resonating from this place,like all life source,deep, slow frequency energy.
A powerful ancient primeval energy, so heavy , swallowing was slow and hard-that kind of thick atmosphere.
Well that's all really,no ancient civilization visitations or swirling of stars or anything.
Just a very thick shuddering energy that took you over but wasn't unpleasant,just you knew you were in a place much older than you,
and HUGELY aware than it was an energy node of some sort ,and it didn't make you feel lesser than it or that it was majesty or anything,
just that you knew something passed thru you, and to be honest once I came back to the moment, I felt a heavy sick feeling like travel sickness or
something,went and checked out the inside of the place,was struck by it's ancient mystery ( not solstice so no witnessing of mathematical wonders ),
and did the return jaunt across city to be home at end of school time, nobody any the wiser.
For several days though , I carried that heavy energy inside me , and the nausea that accompanied it.
Sorry to dribble on so long,
but yeah, the place is special, and special to me personally.
As a previous poster said,looks like nothing special, but if you can get the quiet peace to release into the place while there,
you'll know what I'm talking about.
thanks for the memories.
[edit on 17/7/09 by asIam]