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Trecastle Mountain ENE[705 x 462 jpg]
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|Description ||This is the possible fallen 'portal stone' that we found when I dowsed the 'avenue' Sem discovered leading to Y Pigwn in 2005. I've already posted a photo of one end of it.|
This is what I recorded later: "Carrying on, still checking regularly that I was centre-avenue, the ground began to rise towards the circles. At the beginning of the plateau-like area, on which Y Pigwn Circle and its neighbouring, noticeable four-stone placement stood, a huge fallen stone to my left caught my eye. Imagining how imposing it would have been if standing erect, I wondered if it was once half of a kind of ceremonial ‘Portal-pair’ on the approach to the circles. Though a few yards NE of the stone, I was still in my ‘avenue’. ‘Asking’ the rods to show me if it had a partner, they began to swing to my right, and I followed this direction (NE) for a few yards to a place where they began to guide me in an oval movement around an area of a similar size to the actual fallen stone. If these findings were accurate, these two stones, when erect, would have formed a very imposing ‘Ceremonial Entrance’ to the level plateau-like area, at a point where the circle and its odd little companion (credited as a circle, but dowsing as a four-stoned avenue), would, at long last, be properly visible. Guiding a long procession northwest (towards the Summer Solstice Sunset, perhaps?), the gradually-rising avenue to the ‘main arena’ of events - as in many other megalithic sites, like Avebury and Stonehenge, for instance - heightened the participants’ anticipation for the ritual to come, with the circles suddenly ‘appearing’ between the imposing Portals at the end of the journey."
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