zaterdag 26 maart 2011

Sacred lines across the landscape

Theories on the leylines of prehistory remain enigmatic. To increase the understanding about this phenomenon it is useful to look at straight lines from the early Middle Ages, in written documents which have been preserved. Leylines ,concrete or symbolic, are running across the landscape which have very different functions. Many lines seem to have had a spiritual, sacred character, such as an important part of a death cult . Others were profane, like Roman roads

Across England, there are hundreds of stones, "rows" and "circles". Ranging from a few loose stones to hundreds of meters long avenues.
There are also in Ireland and Brittany again much to be found.
Often there are  priests in white robes that may or may not make bloody sacrifices to foreign gods.
 The function of these remarkable monuments are frequently described as observatories or as a landing beacon for aliens.
The dating of these huge stone circles and the associated access roads running from 3400 BC, until, (from a few loose stones of worship places), the middle of the Bronze Age (about 1500 BC).

The English landscape has like many other places in Europe, mystical and mythical places and unexplained forms in the landscape that may be left over from an archaic era.
Our ancestors were aware of strong points in the landscape. They felt that these places had a powerful energy, a divine energy.

Here they attempted to liaise with the gods and the cosmos. Here their sanctuaries were located and practiced their religion. All shrines, places of worship in prehistoric megaliths and tumuli were located at the crossroads of energy lines, as previously mentioned.
This was done thousands of years. It was proved that churches, standing stones and cult places lie on straight lines, running over hills and through valleys regardless of the topography.
On the nature and meaning of these lines opinions vary.

By Maarten Donders  `` Traces in Time & Space``

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