A Neolithic Journey – Magical Mounds

Pilgrimage Trilogy     3 of 3:   Silbury Hill, Wiltshire

DSC04229Such magical mounds were clearly designed to be visible across the horizon and this massive prehistoric, 130+ feet (40 metres) high, flat-topped hill with its moat, is the largest, man-made mound in Europe, constructed circa 2,500 BC.

It clearly forms part of the many ceremonial sites located at Avebury that date back 6,000 years.   Like a great, grassy space-ship, Silbury Hill was probably originally stepped; and there have been numerous investigations as to its multi-functions over the millennia.

Certainly, as with many henges and mounds across the world, they are astro-archeological and tend to relate to the position of the Sun and Moon on certain Earth calendar days.

This may, in part, also be connected with bio-dynamic farming methods – planting, growing and harvesting with the phases of the moon to achieve the best crop using the Nature rhythms of the Earth and Cosmos macrocosm – which method and consumption consequently creates harmony within our microcosmic cells.    They knew everything is connected.

DSC04212This gnosis of ancient high technology was widely used in more advanced past eras; and not hidden as has been attempted for so long.    Underground military bases located at these energy power plants such as Stonehenge which may well be utilising the telluric current.

It’s also been suggested that Silbury Hill may have been a giant stage.   In 2007, ancient musical instruments were played from the flat top which could be heard from some distance away.   (Discovering Wiltshire Wheatley and Taylor)

DSC04218I felt a great dimensional shift of energy as I walked the traditional route along the same path in the footsteps of ancient civilisations long before me, who left behind their energy within their rituals.

DSC04115Starting from the vast Avebury stone circle (inside which is an entire village and other stone circles) – then along The Avenue (which leads to Waden Hill).    From here, there is a panoramic view of the North Wessex Downs, and the excitement mounts (pun!) before coming upon the first view of the upper tip of Silbury Hill (above).

DSC04220The view from here was exhilarating.          This mystical mound built of some half a million tonnes of chalk laboriously layer by layer, and with its complex history was,  at once, both earthly and unearthly.

My only disappointment was to be able to see the remaining path winding up its surface, tempting me – but to find that one is no longer permitted access to climb Silbury Hill summit!    How I’d love to have performed an aria from the top of that ancient stage!

However, it has left us its legacy of rare chalk grassland.

The Sanctuary, (the key-hole shaped stones in the map above) once looked like this (below) and a was centre for trade.

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Many of the stones are cup-marked, called petroglyphs.   These goblet-shaped concavities or sockets of varying sizes, may produce earth energy waves (different from straight ley lines) and are drawn towards water or hill shapes.

Cowan and Arnold, in Ley Lines and Earth Energies, found that energy is redirected by cup-marks.       What wonderful circuitry power might still be used constructively, whilst Earth lovers now seek non dirty electricity, no EMFs and alternative power instead?   The Earth has provided all we need.

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The stones forming Avebury circle weigh up to 90 tons each.

Many of the ceremonial monuments and early Neolithic Bronze Age burial grounds in Avebury predate the Egyptian pyramids.   (Although Khemitologists say Egyptian pyramids are at least 10,000 years old – i.e. much older than conventional historians have claimed.)

DSC04150There are more stone circles within the henge.     It’s not possible to give the immense scale of the megaliths –  but the people weren’t from Gulliver’s Travels!

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All stones, the Stone People, are sacred and they are placed to indicate  Earth energy waves beginning, converging or redirecting.

Fonts, like this 12th century font at St James Church, Avebury village, situated inside its main stone circle, are also placed at the point of two or more energy lines converging.

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I came across the second phenomenal hawthorn on my journey, laden with red haws in late October,  on Waden Hill.    No flowers on this one as in Glastonbury, but clearly very special as a pilgrimage point with its ribbon decorations.

DSC04217I met Gordon, who was creating a labyrinth for the ceremony open to the public, led by the Druid.    This takes place regularly on specific Moon days, Solstices and Equinoxes.    At Samhain, they walk at night the same path I took, described above.

DSC04169There, in Neolithic paradise, my journey ended but there was still so much more to revisit.     So I’ll be returning some day soon.

With magical, healing blessings to the sacred land and to you all,

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I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
from I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud, Wordsworth
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2 Responses to A Neolithic Journey – Magical Mounds

  1. Lovely blog, Dawn. I found it very interesting and it gave me some thought as to how I might spend some time during my next stay back in the UK. Namaste Susan

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