Stone Lord: The Legend Of King Arthur, The Era Of Stonehenge by J P Reedman
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| New Message Posted!2005-02-22 15:36  |
To me this has to be the Carles on Castlerigg, possibly just because Iíve spent so much time there, I over-nighted there just this weekend in fact.
My interest is as a photographer, I travel a great deal in the UK. and this is my favourite of all locations. Landscape photography is, contrarily enough, largely about the sky and there are few places in England with such a skyline.
I know there are people here that may give all sorts of reasons for the location of these stones on this fell but I cannot help believing that the majestic views on all sides had to be a deciding factor.
For myself I have spent hours standing just in or just out of the circle waiting for dawn, Sunrise, the right kind of light, the right kind of cloud, the right kind of visitor, Sunset, twilight, Moonrise, the right kind of Moonlight or just the turning of the World to record the trail of the stars.
Iíve been rained on, snowed on, blown off my feet, Sunburnt and chilled to the bone, all waiting for that perfect image. Iíve not got it yet but someday my prints will come.
People talk about finding a connection of some kind with a site, visiting the Carles and photographing it in so many moods over many years has, I believe, connected me to this fragile World in a very profound way.
The Carles - Picture
[ This message was edited by: wayland on 2005-02-27 12:53 ]
from Alabama, U.S.
| New Message Posted!2005-02-12 07:46  |
The sites that feel right are the Rollright Stones, not because I've been there YET, but because it looks complete and recently used (400 yrs hence). And it's in the area where my mother's family had been for generations. This may sound hinky to some but I am a believer in the power of place and ancestors. Rest assured that I'll not run around and howl at the moon! Among the other places are a cluster of stone rings (long forgotten) on the side of a mountain. And the site that is also on the side of a mountain by a river which has megaliths 25 feet tall and platforms all arranged in mysterious but meaningful array over a large area hidden in the trees and forgotten for who knows how many thousands of years but still has a definite presence.
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| New Message Posted!2004-11-27 00:37  |
I especially love Hart Hill moor/Nine stone close. What about those cliffs? That's a great place to sit and do some drumming or watch the night! PLace of power! I like that place because you can really have a good walk!
This is my favourite place too. Standing on the rocks of Robin Hoods Stride, you can feel a fantastic virbrant energy during the day. I stood up there, alone, watching the clouds race towards me, as the light consantly changed, sometimes illuminating the rocks, sometimes leaving them in shade. I felt a real connection to the people who must have sat up there when Cratcliffe hillfort was occupied, so long ago. There are faces in the rocks. Its a very spiritual place. If I were a sharman, thats where I would go to re-charge! And there's nine stones close nearby - another remarkable place. There are pictures on my website, in the Derbyshire section. http://www.northernfells.co.uk
| New Message Posted!2004-11-16 22:49  |
Avebury is my absolute favourite site, the first time I experienced Earth energy/magic, what I call 'Earthsong', was at Avebury. The experience of being welcomed was quite disorienting at the time, I felt slightly sick and dizzy as it was happening, and it was only as I drove home that I realised that much city toxicity had been taken away from me and I had been welcomed home to this good Earth.
Some time after this I decided to do a stereo shoot at West Kennet Long Barrow and arrived shortly before dawn. It took some courage to walk up to the Barrow and I was feeling quite spooked when I got there. I waited for the dawn and took some shots as the sun rose and thought about getting some of that beautiful light from inside the Barrow. Now there was a moment or nine! But I girded up my loins and entered the Barrow and it was like being wrapped in a warm and loving blanket. A truly wonderful experience.
Avebury has become my spiritual home on Earth and on another visit I distinctly heard a voice say, 'I am the centre'. I am quite prepared to believe that.
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from Manchester, England
| New Message Posted!2004-11-10 21:47  |
Well ,for me it just has to be Stonehenge!
| New Message Posted!2004-09-12 16:43  |
A few days ago I visited Duloe stone circle and it's lovely! I think it's my new favourite place. I was also very taken with Stoney Littleton.
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| New Message Posted!2004-09-04 16:06  |
As an American I only have had the opportunity to visit a few sites but I felt a definate spirituality in this place.
There was also a place further north which I have forgotten the name of. Where during a walk I came upon a rock with cup and spiral carvings. Very moving.
| New Message Posted!2004-04-16 04:29  |
I've only been to Carnac and Stonehenge, and although Stonehenge is awesome (and I rarely use that word) I was able to have a more personal. private experience with the alignemtns at Carnac.
| New Message Posted!2004-03-19 00:13  |
Hey man, fellow peakie! That's cool! Its lovely to hear that you sing to the stones and the power there. I'd love to hear that sometime.
I don't know about West Kennet - that was a strnage place to me. I don't know why I wnet inside. Maybe the energy was just negative for me. I don't give those guys a minutes peace! Just kidding, I love to sit quiet in those old places. But if I could meet the ocupants back in tome I would say 'hey man, if you want peace and quiet make sure you get buried in a low key setting - don't build a big barrow with lotsa stones and stuff, or else Jez is gonna find ya and sing to ya, and I'm gonna chant your ass off with my out of tune wailining!
Hey man, I never siad you didn't go to nine ladies - just that no one mentions it as a fave place. I'm sure y'allll just lllooovveee that place - its so beautiful. I'm just interested to see tha despite it being so increadibly beautiful and fairy like, no one sees it as a fave place - maybe some others feel that powerful, strange death energy up there too? It is a burial ground after all!
I see those guys as warriors, but then what really matters is what I see a warrior as being, don't it? Ha ha!!!! Gotcha there, brother crazy! Hey ask them guys, they told me they was warriors. I kinda respected em for that!
Peace my brother crazy,
| New Message Posted!2004-03-18 22:52  |
On 2004-03-17 19:35, Budgie wrote:
Hello all, my name's Budgie. What a lovely question! I mainly range in the Peak, but I've been to a few of the places you guys mention.
A lot of us are Peak people, Budgie.
I felt that West Kennet was a very strong but dark place - a good test of inner self for me. I spent a crazy night there. I understand why the locals wanted to block it off!
I have never felt the need to spend time within the mound - the Guardian and the other occupants, to my mind, need a little peace. However, as I have said in a previous post, the one who resides above the main chamber is quite friendly
Doll Tor is lovely isn't it? Nice private place, good for meditation and getting away from it. Funny that no one mentions nearby Nine Ladies.
Oh, I think you'll find that many of us go to the Ladies.
Personally, I last went there last weekend but one, and sang in three part harmony prior to a ritual which took place at the next circle along, the heather covered one. And which took in much of the moor before we were done.
Each of the three remaining circles, and the other moor features, the rocks and the cairns, have their own part to play in the current times.
That's a strange place ain't it? Very tranquil, but for me it is a real 'place of the dead'. That's not a negative thing for me with my shamanic beliefs - I like to sit up there sometimes. Those ancient warriors in their mounds have got a lot to pass on!!! Whooo! Creepppyyy duuudddeee...!!!! Nah, not really. I never met anyone I liked up there, despite meeting many over the years. Strange energy.
Out of interest, what experiences have you had which cause you believe that the mounds are those of warriors?
I love Arbor Low - that's like my spiritual base. I've spent many nights there - maybe met some of you guys? That's a special, special place. Like many, I've met the guardians there a few times - that's a super special place to me.
I, also, have met the Guardian. I have had the honour of singing for/to that wight.
[ This message was edited by: Jez on 2004-03-18 22:59 ]