Top of standing stone may echo landscape

Hazel
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What is your opinion of the theory that the top of many standing stones is an approximation of the landscape 'behind' it. If there is a slope to a nearby hill, for example, that slope will be emulated in the way that the top of the stone is finished.

 Hazel



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Re: Top of standing stone may echo landscape

Hi Hazel,

I read about the placement of the moon once every 19 years in relation to the Goddess in the landscape. Its in a book called The Callenish Dance by Jill Smith.The Moon appears to decend and 'fertilize' the land beneath it.

The stones themselves are quite pointy and slim, so I'm not sure if they would echo the surrounding land, but if it did I'd be suitably impressed!

Blessings,

Heddwen



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Re: Top of standing stone may echo landscape

Hello Heddwen,

I'm here to learn, so thank you for your post. I used the Internet to look a photos of the Castlerigg stone circle & even the shape of the Goddess. It's elusive to me. If you can offer more clues, I'll look again.

Be well, 

Hazel



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Re: Top of standing stone may echo landscape

Hi Hazel,

Re the tops of the standing stones at Castlerigg stone circle. I seem to remember that the shape of the Goddess is clearly seen in the horizon opposite the standing stones.Does this mean that each stone top emulates a reclining Goddess?



druidking
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Re: Top of standing stone may echo landscape

 

Thanks for the detailed reference, going to copy thread for later
study!
Well to me it would apply to Very Good Occult Astral Magick
linkage.

I do not know if you have worked or studied any D.D.C's, I would also
suppect that it could tie in to the real purposes of the Ley lines and the
anchoring of them,

Moon Rising

TDK

 



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Re: Top of standing stone may echo landscape

You'll find the reference that caused me to consider this in Nigel Pennick's book "The Celtic Cross", chapter 6, section called Megalithic Cross-slabs & Holed Stones. There's a drawing of an early Christian cross-slab at Reask (Riasc), County Kerry, Ireland. He writes, 'The Reask stone is irregular in shape, & the four-fold cross pattern cut into it has been squashed from a true circle to fit the asymmetrical megalith upon which it is carved. However, it is clear that there is a reason for this beyond laziness or incompetence. When one views the cross from a distance, it is apparent that the shape of its top imitates that the distant horizon. This reflectivity of stone profile & horizon can be seen elsewhere in the British Isles. Some stone circles, most totably at Castlerigg in Cumbria, have this feature in almost every megalith.'



druidking
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Re: Top of standing stone may echo landscape

Hi Hazel, very intesting, this is a new theory to me.  I can see so possible reasons but have no idea if they would be true. One that comes to mind is the modle War Tables the Military used to use. Others would be micro Astral modle.  Is there a study with photos published on this ?

TDK