Stone Circle Visit (woohoo!)

by Sirona 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • Sirona

    Happy new year to you all!

    I visited Castlerigg Stone Circle on New Years Eve (day), it was spectacular! Such good weather aswell - it was a beautiful sight. It is much bigger than I expected - with a sort of "doorway" in the north and an inner circle in the east.

    We then went on a walk to Great Gable (near Scafell Pike).

    Anyone recommend any other stone circles to visit? I've heard of the major ones but I suppose sometime you need a recommendation of the minor ones that are good to visit.

  • unclebruce

    seasons greetings Sirona,

    Thanks for sharing your excitment. I've read of some interesting work done on stone circles in the last few years. Have you heard anything about the associated buildings being literal "birth chambers"? (as contrasted to the popular belief they were burial chambers and other widely accepted .. um theories :)

    One of the biggest secrets of the ancients from Egypt to North America, from New Grange in Ireland to the stone circles of Japan seems to center arround the 'born-again' belief and practices employed by astronomer/priests. (I wonder if Jehovah's modern bible scholars are now told that entering the baptismal bath is actually an ancient Egyptian ceremony? (where one is held under the water till they see stars? I can think of a few JW's i'd hold down for at least that long :)

    Stone circles are quite simple to make once one has the blue-print. It takes 9 months to set one up (and a large crane or knowledge of levitation or 100 big beefy blokes ;) They really are an engenius machine, showing not only a knowledge of the solstices and equinoxes but also of other celestial phenonomen just recently discovered by western science (earth wobble {i forget the technical term .. progression?} etc... etc...) It's a fascinating subject.

    uncle who lives on sacred ground (spooky stuff at times lol)

  • Navigator

    Uncle Bruce

    The term for earth "wobbling" is precession and nutation. The wobbling is precession and nutation stands for "nodding" that the planet does. They are seperate movements but can be corrected for together. There is nothing really new about it. As a navigator, I had to correct every celestial "fix" for it. The ancients seemed to have a pretty good working knowledge of astronomy that apparently got lost during the middle ages.

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