posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 01:23 PM
Mysterious Devils Tower (Pictures)
A few years back my husband and i took a trip out to the Devil's Tower in Wyoming i thought ATS might enjoy the pictures we took..I have to tell you
the Devil's Tower was just breath takeing ..
The Devil's Tower all along the base was prayer offerings, including sacred bundles and cloth its sacred site to Native Americans, including the
Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Shoshone tribes while we were there they performed ceremonies like the Sun Dance and did vision
quests..When we were there you could feel its energy and vibration,I could see how the Native people revered the Tower how it would have inspired them
to worship it. There is a great power here.
Devils Tower figures in the mythology of the Plains tribes. One myth is that of 7 sisters and a bear. The sisters were playing when a big bear chased
them. The girls climbed on a rock which grew like a tree, putting the girls out of reach. The bear tried to climb the tree but slid down, leaving his
claw marks as grooves in the tower. The girls, high on the rock, became a group of 7stars (the Pleiades). From this myth the Kiowa called it
"Tso-aa," meaning "tree rock."
Devils Tower is composed of phonolite porphyry, a grayish rock studded with feldspar crystals. As the magma cooled underground, it formed hexagonal or
six-sided columns although columns have from four to seven sides. The last large column fell about 10,000 years ago. The next one to go is probably
the Leaning Column on the Durrance Route.
Devils Tower figured prominently in the 1977 Stephen Speilberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind as the landing place for aliens who took a
willing group of humans into space.
I hope you enjoy the pictures,Peace sugarcookie1