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|Description ||Sig Lonegren demonstrating aspects of dowsing at Stanton Drew, one of the Megalithomania field trips.|
|Nice to see this, and how good that you at least had ONE good day's weather for site visits!
(I spent 2 hrs dowsing that circle in 2004, and picked up a fascinating pattern of movements. The 'procession' started from the little lower avenue, after which followed a long-drawn-out pattern of intriguing movements back and forth across this NE circle, and between some of the stones. At the end of this 'ceremony' the rods took me in a 'dog-leg' movement into the main avenue, and thus into the Great Circle. Instead of doing more complicated moves (as I'd expected), I was just 'taken' straight across it in a SW-erly direction, pausing to turn back once, before exiting to the SW. After that I was too tired to carry on, but guessed the continuation may have been to the SW circle, just out of sight over the brow of the hill. From there you can see the Cove easily. I've posted a comment on this before, where I surmised that a 'priest'/ 'priestess'-type, or tribal leader, may have led this special ritual in the NE circle while the gathering of tribes watched (or waited) from (in) the Great Circle, and the fact that my movement in it was straight across the middle was because he/she was moving through the people, turning to acknowledge them, before going on futher (to SW circle, perhaps.) It was only on leaving that I picked up the leaflet and remembered that it was found to be a huge 'woodhenge' type of structure originally, which would explain this straight pathway, too, perhaps? [I always 'ask' to be 'shown' the most original ritual movements.]|
|Correction to above: I didn't study this pic properly! Having just looked at camcorder footage and my dowsing plan: Walking SW, it's the last big stone on the left of the avenue - then there's a gap - on approaching the Great Circle, after leaving the NE circle (in the background).|
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