posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 09:24 PM
reply to post by Kantzveldt
Part of what you imply makes sense to me. I try to imagine what a people in the desert do for entertainment without modern escapisms... I imagine once
you add the cactus and ritual dancing to the few pastimes they did have...
From the ground these "lines" as we call them look more like pathways worn in the ground. A lot of ritualistic tramping in a "follow the leader"
stylized dance, around and around, all night long.
I have no way of knowing this, but try to imagine all these people dressed in their finest brightly colored linens, all "flying" on cactus and
dancing in the lines, tramping the paths into depressions. The next day some would swear they saw the plain from above and a giant humming bird or
spider. Some kind of mystical OBE achievement for them like others have mentioned.
The person that could draw the object the closest won favor as being the most enlightened
"Ha ha, did you see Pedro last night? He was "fly-eeeng".
"Yah, but he saw the spider
Maybe thats how they chose new shamans, or just partied the night away.