Christopher Chippindale’s Stonehenge Complete gives the derivation of the name Stonehenge as coming from the Old English words stān meaning “stone”, and either hencg meaning “hinge” (because the stone lintels hinge on the upright stones) or hen(c)en meaning “hang” or “gallows” or “instrument of torture”. Like Stonehenge’s trilithons, medieval gallows consisted of two uprights with a lintel joining them, rather than the inverted L-shape more familiar today.
At a point directly Northeast of the center of the Altar Stone, there is a break in the circular embankments for an avenue, nearly 40 feet wide which leads to the only element of Stonehenge
which is outside this circle. The “Heelstone” is a massive stone 20 feet high with 4 feet buried in the plain. It is planted at an incline of 27 degrees toward the center of the structure. It is
estimated to weigh over 35 tons and is 256 feet from the center of the Altar Stone.
Just within the embankments is a stone 3 feet thick, 7 feet wide, and nearly 22 feet long. This is thought to be the spot where animals were slaughtered as offerings to Deity.
More is involved in the construction of Stonehenge than meets the casual view. It is located and constructed by an exact scientific formula from which can be derived much scientific data and many astrological readings. Just inside the Aubrey Holes there are four Station Stones forming a rectangle 108 feet 8 inches wide and 262 feet 3 inches long with its long dimension perpendicular to the Northeast axis. At this latitude of 51 degrees 17 minutes North Latitude, lines drawn through these four stones plot the rising and setting positions of the sun and moon at midsummer and midwinter. If Stonehenge were moved as little as 30 miles, this rectangle would have to be laid out as a parallelogram without right angled corners.
At the summer solstice (about June 21) the sun rises directly over the tip of the Heelstone; its rays passing through the Sarsen Arch and striking the center of the Altar Stone. (That one archway
is 6 inches wider than all the rest.)
With this in mind, picture, if you will, this scene which may- or may not – be purely imaginative.
It is night. The darkness is broken only by a candle or two-or perhaps by the dim light of a setting moon. A group of men, marching in double file, enter the Sarsen Circle. They are dressed
in ancient costumes of leather and rough, homespun cloth. They carry implements of the builders trades.
In the center of the group, walking between the columns and guided by two of the ancients, is a young man – an initiate.
They circumambulate the Sarsen Circle, stopping at strategic points while voices from the darkness instruct and admonish the initiate in their midst. As dawn approaches they pass through the
open end of the Trilithons, into the Bluestone Horseshoe, and wind their way Southeastward until the initiate and the guides stand behind the Altar Stone, at its center, facing Northeast.
The rest of the group file slowly back until they form a double line from the Altar Stone to the Sarsen Arch at the Extreme Northeast limit of the Circle.
All is quiet. The darkness dims. The initiate has time to think on what he has been told and the things he has seen.
The circles of stone about the group shut out nearly all the light as dawn grows near.
Suddenly a glow appears and a guide turns the initiate’s head with the command: “Look to the East!”
The entire area is encompassed by two earthen embankments separated by a ditch 17 feet wide. The inner embankment rises 7 feet above the plain to reduce the possibility of cowans and eavesdroppers. The outer mound is approximately 400 feet in diameter.
Within this circle, at a diameter of 286 feet, are 56 pits(called “Aubrey Holes”) filled with solid chalk. Several of these have been excavated and found to contain human bones, spawning the assumption that they are burial spots for the leaders or officers of those who used the site.
Further toward the center, with an inside diameter of 97 feet 4 inches, is the main part of the structure: a circle of 30 stones nearly 4 feet thick, 7 feet wide, and standing 13 feet 6 inches above ground.
At a diameter of 77 feet is a circle of Bluestones, 6 feet 7 inches high in the Southwest, tapering to 2 feet 4 inches in the Northeast.
We now approach the “Inner Sanctum” of Stonehenge. A horseshoe formation of 5 huge stone groups called “Trilithons” with the open end to the Northeast. These mammoth units consist of 3 stones each. Two upright members varying in height from 25 feet 6 inches in the center of the closed end of the horseshoe to 20 feet above ground at the open end. The third stone forms a lintel across the top and is 15 feet 5 inches long (the width of two uprights). These stones are about 3 feet thick and 7 feet wide and, at the top, are carved in the form of a mortise and tendon joint to hold the lintel in place.
Within this impressive group is a second horseshoe of round Bluestones 2 feet in diameter varying in height from 9 feet 3 inches at the closed end to 6 feet 6 inches at the end open to the Northeast. These are set at a diameter of 39 feet.
Central to all the other parts of the structure is one of the two most important elements. It lies flat on the ground and is a green stone with flecks of mica throughout. It measures nearly 2 feet thick, 3 feet 3 inches wide and 15 feet 9 inches long. This
is the “Altar Stone.”
Some mention should be made of the two color elements used in Stonehenge’s construction: the green Altar and the two Bluestone units. Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry has this statement:
“In all the Ancient Mysteries, this idea was carried out with Green symbolizing the birth of the world, of the moral creation or resurrection of the initiate.” Thus we have the theory that the
initiate took his obligation on the Green Altar Stone at Stonehenge: “the creation or resurrection of a new life.” The Bluestones are thought to be indicative of the blue which is indelibly attached to Masonry. From all ages blue has symbolized truth, sincerity, and fidelity. Further, Masons met in outdoor Lodges under the blue canopy of Heaven – thus, today, we meet in “Blue Lodges.”
A sudden shaft of light bursts through the Sarsen Arch as the sun rises directly over the tip of the Heelstone. It crosses the space within the Circle – strikes the Altar Stone – and shines directly on the face of the Initiate!
The Initiate has received the LIGHT. After further instruction he is admitted to the inner circle of these rough men who, somehow, know many things of science and nature.
Imagery??? Perhaps. – Perhaps not! We may never know; but this is an indisputable fact: the construction of Stonehenge, like the Great Pyramid of Giza, was done with knowledge that would be
difficult to find, even today. It is done with scientific skill which was thought to be developed many centuries after these men lived and died. The “How” and “Why” we may never understand, but the facts remain.
An Ancient Masonic Lodge??? Who knows? And, one may ask: “Does it really matter?”
For whatever we choose to believe about Stonehenge, it offers material for intriguing hypothesizing and endless interesting conversations.
My Brothers – I give you the Mystery that is Stonehenge!”
Freemason Tracing Board
Surprisingly, the ‘Tracing Board’ seems to convey the same concept that was used at Stonehenge, the concept of using the Pleiades as a way to shower to the Sun on the Milky Way and encoding a Galactic Alignment in this way.
The new piece of evidence could be the final proof that the creators of the ‘Tracing Board’ indeed intended to encode a Galactic Alignment with their mysterious picture.
We may even raise the question of the Scottish Rite Freemasons are aware of this as well. The fact of the matter is that they could have used a dozen of other stars and clusters as a substitute of the Pleiades to denote a star or star clusters close to the summer solstice sun as Orion, but they have chosen to use the Pleiades.
Freemasonry is said to be the survival of Atlantis and the “Lost Continent” of Mu. Winwood Reade in the “Veil of Isis”, also tried to claim a Druidic basis for Freemasonry.
Apparently many brethren cannot bear to belong to an organization which connects itself to devil worship, but this group of medieval stone workers seem to extend further into antiquity than most realize. Merely placing two stones together, one atop the other places the assertion that it must have been Masons is ludicrous but we must consider that the original group of High Priests in Egypt were Freemasons and even before this.
Note: Carthagin (a secret Phoenician group) were said to inscribe a coin from 350 BC with scenes which could very well be a world map!
Now let’s superimpose our Pleiades template on the Winterbourne Stoke barrows and see if we can make a match first. To this end we align the stars on the orange base line in our template with the corresponding barrows at Stonehenge.
It’s quit obvious from the picture above that the barrows do not perfectly fit the stars of the Pleiades. Although the stars of the Pleiades constellation take on the same contours of the barrows, the geometrical pattern of the constellation itself is somewhat distorted since it is stretched along the orange base line. Surly the ratios between our template and the actual ground plan of the Pleiades do not match. Over long periods of time stars drift and this may very well explain why the barrows don’t match up perfectly with the actual constellation of the Pleiades any longer thousands of years later. However the barrows that are running in a straight line from South West to North East will allow for the mapping and alignment of the Pleiades star map template onto the Winterbourne Stoke barrows.
If our hypothesis is correct and the orange base line of the Pleiades is aligned with the barrows, the green line should be pointing towards Stonehenge! So let’s zoom out and see what we got:
The green line of our template is running straight through Stonehenge!
The green line runs through Stonehenge and eventually ends up intersecting the Avon river. The intersection is the place where the ‘Sun is on the Milky Way’.
Let’s double check our thesis in reverse order. First we take a picture of the skies at summer solstice 1998 when the Sun is on the Milky Way with the aid of the Stellarium software. Next we superimposed that picture onto
Stonehenge making sure the Pleiades are superimposed on the Winterbourne Stoke barrows and the Sun is residing on the Avon river like this:
If we now zoom in on the Winterbourne Stoke barrows we find the same result:
I think it’s safe to say that the coincidence of the near perfect alignment of the Winterbourne Stoke Barrows with Stonehenge, are beyond chance.
Most likely Stonehenge represents the Sun itself. Since it could not be built into the river it was built on the land as a midpoint between the Winterbourne Stoke barrows and the Avon river. Stonehenge now became a way shower to the Sun and its purpose was to connect the Pleiades with the summer solstice Sun on the Milky Way.
At summer solstice the Sun at Stonehenge rises at 50º azimuth in the North East while the Pleiades can be found at 75º azimuth. This means that at summer solstice sunrise the Pleiades can be viewed from Stonehenge right above the Avon river at the exact location where a line drawn from the Winterbourne Stoke barrows through Stonehenge intersects the Avon river. This location of course corresponds with the ‘Sun on the Milky Way’ in our thesis. In other words:
At summer solstice sunrise the Winterbourne Stoke barrows, Stonehenge and the Pleiades align!
Stonehenge is telling us that the Pleiades are pointing the way to the Sun on the Milky Way at summer solstice; in other words Stonehenge encodes a summer solstice Galactic Alignment!
On Earth, the River Nile was the reflection of this great river in the sky, in accordance with the Hermetic principle “as above, so below.”
Since the Greek inherited much of their wisdom from the Egyptians, it’s more than reasonable to suspect that the gate or portal mentioned in the Book of the Gates through which the pharaoh enters the Netherworld is, in fact, the Gate of God that the Greek writer Macrobius writes about. The Gate of God was also called the Golden Gate, while the Gate of Men was called the Silver Gate. The very same Egyptian cross symbolism used by the pharaohs associated with the Golden and Silver gates of the soul (and the Sun) can still be recognized in the coat of arms of the Vatican, consisting of two crossed keys; one Golden, one Silver.
Grave statue of Tjel mayor of Memphis under Amenhotep III Dutch national museum of antiquities, Leiden.
Sarcophagus with crossed arms and X cross on chest, Dutch National Museum of antiquities, Leiden.
The Golden Gate is the ecliptic Milky Way crossing at the Scorpio-Sagittarius nexus on the zodiac while the Silver Gate is the Milky Way ecliptic crossing at the Gemini-Taurus nexus. The Silver Gate was represented by the horns of Isis and the associated bull Taurus.
It is this website editor’s belief that these burial ceremonies at Stonehenge are copies of the ancient Egyptian death ceremonies.
More here: http://www.keyofsolomon.org/gatesOfTheSun.php
Bluestonehenge or Bluehenge is a prehistoric henge and stone circle discovered about 1 mile SE of the Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.
The henge is located beside the River Avon in West Amesbury. Immediately beside it is the Avenue, a linear ditch and bank route that leads to Stonehenge.
Mike Parker Pearson has suggested that the site may have been used for ceremonial purposes – possibly as a stopping place along a routeway between Durrington Walls and Stonehenge. Parker Pearson believes that Durrington Walls may have been a “land of the living” while Stonehenge (which was Britain’s largest known cemetery at the time was a “domain of the dead”.
Stonehenge, there is a big sun dog (sun rainbow) around the sun. The Hopi say that a sun dog is an auspicious sign. There is also a magical pyramid cloud formation in the sky.
We see that Stonehenge is circular, but look at another stone “circle,” Castle Rigg. The most striking thing about this ring is that it is flattened. In fact, many of the rings in Britain are flattened.
Why Flattened? Why go to the trouble of producing a flattened circle when a circular shape is so much easier to produce? Recall that the diameter of a circle will fit around the perimeter of the circle three times, plus a bit more, actually p times, where 3.1416. . . , an irrational number.
The speculation about why a stone circle was flattened was to make its perimeter an integral multiple of the radius drawn to their circular part of its perimeter.
Why? According to Critchlow, “The constructions . . . were typical of those which numerically rationalize the perimeter of the primary circle. This balance between ‘irrational’ geometry and rational numbering is a fundamental reconciliation lying at the roots of sacred geometry. . . “The squaring of the circle is a . . . symbol [of] . . . the establishing of Heaven on Earth . . ..”
It was an attempt to rationalize the irrational.
With two weeks left before the Olympics, and excitement building, the torch flame made its way through Wiltshire after being taken on a lap of Stonehenge by American sprinter, Michael Johnson.
Then we have this….a video of ’Fire Sculptures’ celebrating the Olympics. [link] http://youtu.be/sJQqmd7Mw2w
According to Geoffrey, the rocks of Stonehenge were healing rocks, called the Giant’s dance, which Giants had brought from Africa to Ireland for their healing properties. The fifth-century king Aurelius Ambrosius wished to erect a memorial to 3,000 nobles slain in battle against the Saxons and buried at Salisbury, and at Merlin’s advice chose Stonehenge. The king sent Merlin, Uther Pendragon (Arthur’s father), and 15,000 knights, to remove it from Ireland, where it had been constructed on Mount Killaraus by the Giants. They slew 7,000 Irish but, as the knights tried to move the rocks with ropes and force, they failed. Then Merlin, using “gear” and skill, easily dismantled the stones and sent them over to Britain, where Stonehenge was dedicated. After it had been rebuilt near Amesbury, Geoffrey further narrates how first Ambrosius Aurelianus, then Uther Pendragon, and finally Constantine III, were buried inside the “Giants’ Ring of Stonehenge”. In many places in his Historia Regum Britanniae Geoffrey mixes British legend and his own imagination; it is intriguing that he connects Ambrosius Aurelianus with this prehistoric monument as there is place-name evidence to connect Ambrosius with nearby Amesbury.
In another legend of Saxons and Britons, in 472 the invading king Hengist invited Brythonic warriors to a feast, but treacherously ordered his men to draw their weapons from concealment and fall upon the guests, killing 420 of them. Hengist erected the stone monument—Stonehenge—on the site to show his remorse for the deed.
Blue Stonehenge Legend
The drawing shows the sensational discovery of “Blue Stonehenge” by a team led by archaeologists from Manchester, Sheffield and Bristol Universities on the West bank of the River Avon last month.
Professor Julian Thomas, from The University of Manchester and a co-director of the Stonehenge Riverside Project, said the monument was a circle of bluestones, dragged from the Welsh Preseli mountains, 150 miles away around 5,000 years ago.
However, the stones, he said, had since been since removed, leaving behind nine uncovered holes. The team believe they were probably part of a circle of 25 standing stones.
The new stone circle is 10m (33 ft) in diameter and was surrounded by a henge – a ditch with an external bank.
The standing stones marked the end of the Avenue that leads from the River Avon to Stonehenge, a 1¾-mile long (2.8km) processional route constructed at the end of the Stone Age – or the Neolithic period.
Among the many legends connected with this famous site is one telling of its construction by Merlin. He was asked by Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon, to construct a fitting memorial for his brother Ambrosius and the War Lords of Britain felled by Saxon treachery in the massacre known as the Night of the Long Knives. Merlin journeyed to Ireland in search of the fabled Giant’s Dance, a circle of stones which were believed to possess curative properties if water in which they had been washed was used to bathe the sick.
After a great battle, Merlin conveyed the stones by magic to the shore of the sea, then floated them on rafts across to Britain and set them up on the plain near Salisbury. It has been suggested that this story may contain a distant memory of the method by which the ancient blue-stones, quarried in the Prescelly Mountains far to the north, were brought by sea to the mouth of the River Avon and then taken inland on huge wooden rollers to their present site. Despite numerous theories, which claim Stonehenge to be anything from an ancient observatory to a Druid temple, little is known about the true origin or purpose of this mighty circle of stones.
Oddly enough! The Tuatha De Danann, who ruled Ireland in ancient mythology, were said to have erected Newgrange as a burial place for their chief, Dagda Mor, and his three sons.
Considerable damage was caused to the stones in the chamber of Newgrange in times past due to “evily-disposed visitors” who carved their names onto the stones. This graffiti can still be seen to this day.
The Winter Solstice event was known about in local folklore before the alignment was rediscovered by Professor Michael J. O’Kelly in 1967.
In some texts, Newgrange was said to have been the burial place of Lugh Lámhfada (Lugh of the Long Arm) who was the spiritual father of the great mythical hero Cúchulainn.
At one time, there was what was described as a “pyramidal-shaped” stone in the centre of the chamber. Some time after it was recorded by Thomas Molyneaux, it disappeared and has not been seen since.
There is some debate as to whether the so-called “Great Circle” was ever a complete circle at all. There are 12 surviving standing stones around the mound of Newgrange out of a possible original 35 to 38 orthostats.
The Great Circle (GC) has an average diameter of 103.6m (340 ft), which is larger than the diameter of Stonehenge, the outer bank of which is 97.5m (320 ft).
Archaeoastronomer Frank Prendergast has produced data which shows that the “Great Circle” stones were astronomical and calendrical in function.
Excavations revealed that the Great Circle was erected some time after 2000BC, meaning it was the final stage of construction at Newgrange.
A large phallus-like stone was recovered from an oval-shaped stone setting which was found not far from the entrance of Newgrange.
An object thought to be a ‘stone lamp’ resembled a ball-shaped object which was flattened on opposite sides. The object was made from granite.
On the Winter Solstice, the light of the rising sun enters the roofbox at Newgrange and penetrates the passage, shining onto the floor of the inner chamber. The sunbeam illuminates the chamber of Newgrange for just 17 minutes.
It is believed by some researchers that the color of the sunrise on the morning of Winter Solstice was the original inspiration for the name of the hill over which that sunrise occurs when viewed from Newgrange. The hill is called Red Mountain.
It has been suggested by Robert Lomas and Christopher Knight that Venus would have been visible inside the chamber of Newgrange at certain times during its eight-year cycle.
It is an astronomical fact that at certain times during its 19-year cycle, the Moon shares the same declination, and therefore the same rising azimuth, as the midwinter sunrise. Therefore, there are times during the Moon’s cycle when it too would be visible inside Newgrange.
Newgrange and Dowth are situated such that at moonrise at the time of minor standstill north, the Moon comes up over Dowth viewed from Newgrange. At minor standstill south, the Moon sets over Newgrange viewed from Dowth. Martin Brennan suggests a similar minor standstill orientation for Newgrange and Knowth.
A survey of the roofbox, passage and chamber of Newgrange by Dr. Jon Patrick in 1972 found that the Winter Solstice orientation of the site was an original feature, and that they were sophisticated constructions, intended to maximize the accuracy and length of the beam entering the chamber.
A further study by Tim O’Brien showed that at the time of construction the sun-beam was so accurately framed by the roof-box aperture that Newgrange could be used to determine the exact day of solstice.
While sunrise on Winter Solstice takes place over a hill across the Boyne river called “Red Mountain”, sunset takes place over a hill in the distance called Realtoge, which means “star” or “young star” and which has a large ringfort on its summit.
This is what happens when you take a picture of kerbstone 1, the famous entrance stone at Newgrange, and mirror it. Different people see different things. Personally, I agree with those who can see the female reproductive system, which makes sense in light of the fact that Brú means “womb”. However, some people even see a face. What do you see?
According to thehiddenrecords.com website the Winterbourne Stoke Barrows mimic the Pleiades.
Ohio Mound Builders Sun Temple or Henge Found In South Carolina Evidence Links the Cherokee with the Ohio Mound Builders
Henge complex at Camden South Carolina. The largest henge was 550 (555) feet in circumference, which is identical to another found near Lexington, Kentucky. The position of this site offers more evidence that the Cherokee Indians were part of the Hopewell Mound Builders Confederacy.
Megalithic Bee Hive tomb from North Carolina that contained the remains of a giant skeleton.
Salem, New Hampshire- “America’s Stonehenge”
I had seen a program about this particular location before, even a ‘ghost hunting’ show too. But, then recently I also saw the “America Unearthed” series program regarding this location. Did you know the full first years season of “America Unearthed” will be 13 episodes! Makes you go Hmmm…Really?
First of all, let’s address the FACT that Jerusalem was first called Salem. And for the ancients to use this name in America is a clue to their intertwining of religious places and events. I think it’s obvious as to the twisting of these kinds of names obviously because of Salem, Mass. Salem is known for its occult influences, covens and pagan rituals.
The archeologist and Mystery Hill curator of this land is Robert “Stone”. It’s origins date back 2000 years!
This place is known as “Mystery Hill” for the simple fact that people thought it to be a mystery. With the secret passages and chambers and the predating of Christopher Columbus, this definitely was something people were truly amazed with.
Phoenician Origin of the Britons & Scots, 1925.
The mysterious race who erected these cyclopean monuments, wholly forgotten and unknown, now appears from the new evidence to have been the earlier wave of immigrant mining merchant Phoenician Barats, or “Catti” Phoenicians of the Mur, Mer or Martu clan-“The Amorite Giants” of the Old Testament tradition. And from whom it would seem that Albion obtained its earliest name (according to the First Welsh Triad) of Clas Myrd-in (or Merddin)” or “Diggings of the Myrd.”
“This early Phoenician title of Muru, Mer, Martu or Maratu, meaning “Of the Western Sea (or Sea of the setting sun)”, which now seems obviously the Phoenician of the name “Mauret-ania” or “Mor-occo” with its teeming megaliths, and of “Mor-bihan” (or “Little Mor) in Brittany, with its sun cult megaliths, is also found in several of the old mining and trading centers of the earlier Phoenicians in Brition associated with Stone Circles and megaliths and mostly on the coast, eg., Mori-dum, port of Romans in Devon, and several More-dun.”
“Amorites of Syria Phoenicia-Palestine are called “giants” by the Hebrew in the Old Testament. They are moreover, also called them the sons of (Beni-anak) Now “Anak” in Akkadian is the name for “Tin” and Tarnish, which, as Tarz or Tarsus, we have seen was the chief port of the Amorite Phoenicians, and was actually visited and conquered by Sargon I., is thus celebrated in the Old Testament in connection with Tyre of the Phoenicians. “Tarnish was thy merchant by reason of of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.”( Ezek, 27, 12)
It would thus appear that the tin which was imported into ancient Palestine, and which entered into the bronze that decorated Solomon’s temple, and formed sacred vessels in that sanctuary, was presumably obtained in most part, if not altogether, from the Phoenician Tin-mines of Ancient Britain.”
Phoenician Ties to Canaanites
The inscriptions at the site represent markings in Ogham, Phoenician, and Iberian scripts. Phoenicians are ties to this place because the “BAAL Stone” which was found on the Mystery Hill land reveals an interesting inscription, “To Baal on behalf of the Canaanites, this is dedicated.” Baal was the most infamous Phoenician god.
This building known as the Upton Chamber, one of the many, was what they called, “unexplained stone works” of the area. But, it is also an extraordinary building due to the fact that it is one of the largest and most perfectly built stone chambers in New England, and is all underground.
Known as the Watch Tower and Watch house, this structure leads into a larger interior space. The chamber contains a high percentage of white quartz, a stone found in many Neolithic structures worldwide and treasured by ancient people for its reflective qualities. This chamber is aligned to the February sunrise and lunar minor south. At sunrise on this date the sunlight enters the entrance of the chamber and slowly moves along one wall until it illuminates the quartz crystals at the back wall, making the semi-precious gems sparkle noticeably.
Various websites on the internet claim the stones of Limestone, Quartz, and Megnetite have amazing abilities to generate residual haunting. This is said to be an event of the past which gets imprinted at a certain location and is released into the world. Quartz cut at an angle on it’s axis, with pressure on it generated a minute electrical charge. It transmits short light waves (ultraviolet) better than glass.
I personally believe that these stones are able to perform more paranormal activities than current scientific evidence can prove.
I also think that these antiquated and modern visits from these ‘sky gods’ who these people around the world worship.
The Oracle Chamber
It too bears a striking resemblance to altar stones found at megalithic sites in Europe. And we do know that blood sacrifice and altars such as these were connected firmly to Neolithic religions.
Another frequently occurring megalithic structure familiar to all readers is the stone circle. We know of the great Stonehenge complex in England with its huge Sarcen (meaning “heathen stones” and derived from the word Saracen) stones found there and the many calendrical alignments they delineate. But there are ancient stone circles in New England as well.
The program inferred this table to a clock, but many other prehistoric sites like this one reveals sacrifices to Baal were a main objective in the worship sequence. This table has grooves which lend the path for blood flow to be caught into a basin beneath the table. A sound effect could be heard from this very spot from the underground Oracle Chamber if one were to speak. This is called Archaeolacoustics and is seen in sites from Mexico pyramids to the Egypt Giza.
This land contains other anomalies which I found to be interesting on Google Earth. A Triangle marks this circumference of this ancient site. Then we also see a * in the ground. A symbol of the star? Or something else? We find this symbol in other ancient and modern pictures/pictographs.
Connections Far & Wide
Purposely shrouded in mystery, these kinds of sites reveal astronomical alignments. Archaeoastromony is the use of the Sun, Moon, stars and planets in archeological architecture and design.
Places all around the earth present us with many interesting theories and questions. But what I really find interesting is the FACT that these sites align. Yes, align.
If you bring up GOOGLE EARTH, you can use the map tool and designate the beginning spot at BAALBEK, Beriut…yes the place where the Phoenicians (also called Canaanites in the Bible), to the site here in New Hampshire (America’s Stonehenge) to Mexico! In Mexico, the Pyramid of Niches, also called the “Place of the Dead” aligns to these landmarks. It is also called “PLACE OF THE INVISIBLE BEINGS OR SPIRITS”.
Connecting the New World to the Old World
From Baalbek to New Hampshire down to Mexico, we have sites which can be connected to the mythological legends of Phoenicians (Canaanites) to Atlantis then to the Fallen Angels.
Call it what you will…theory to fact there is no denying that we live in a strange world.
Ancient Scandinavians seemed to have arranged their own Stonehenge. Archeologists agree it was assembled more than 1000 years ago, some say 2500!
It too is an astronomical calendar with the same underlying geometry as England’s Stonehenge.
Gobekli Tepe, Turkey-Mount Nemrut …198 feet of that mountain is completely artificially covered with the same size stones. 30 acres of limestone pillars placed in circles twelve thousand years ago.
The area near the Azraq Oasis in Jordan has hundreds of wheels. These structures made of stone date back at least 2000 years. Often found on the lava fields, these strange anomalies were said to be used as a cemetery.
“The Circle of the Rafaim” or “Wheel of the Rafaim” is one of the most mysterious archeological sites in the world. It is a monument! This monument consists of five concentric stone rings whose diameter is 165 meters. The best preserved of these are the outermost; whose height reaches two meters with a thickness of 3.3 meters.
The central dolmen is built from relatively smaller rocks. Connecting it to are four main stone walls. The first wall, shaped like a semicircle, is 50m in diameter and 1.5m wide. That wall is connected to a second one, an almost complete circle 90m in diameter. The third wall is a full circle, 110m in diameter and 2.6m wide. The fourth and outermost wall is the largest: 150m in diameter and 3.2m wide.
The circles are connected by smaller stone walls. In the center is a mound, or dolmen, approximately 20 meters in diameter and 5 m in height. Some of the stones are used to create the ring weighing 20 tons.
The total weight of the stones is 37,000 tons. In the middle of the rings is a cairn, topped by a tumulus, measuring twenty meters across. Despite the obvious attraction to archaeologists, the rings remained hidden while the suspicious Syrian regimes held the Golan Heights and were only opened to inspection after Israel won the area in the Six Day War of 1967.
Gilgal Refaim גלגל רפאים, is a stone circle and ancient megalithic monument in the Golan Heights, not far from Gamla, some 16 kilometers east of the eastern coast of the Sea of Galilee, in the middle of a large plateau covered with hundreds of dolmens. Nearby is an ancient settlement dating from the Early Bronze Age.
The complex comprises more than 42,000 basalt rocks, arranged in circles. In the center is a mound 5-6 meters tall, from which protrude several layers of stone walls. Some of the walls form complete circles, and others incomplete. The outermost wall has a circumference of close to half a kilometer, and a diameter of more than 150 meters. The site was probably built during the Copper Age, and is estimated to be about 5,000 years old. There are several hypotheses about the site’s purpose, ranging from a calendar, to a tomb or site of worship.
In 1968 Harvard University and Prof. Anthony Aveni of Colgate University discovered that in 3000 BCE, the first rays of the summer solstice would have appeared directly through the northeast opening as seen from the central tumulus. At the same time, the southeast opening provided a direct view of Sirius.
Moshe Hartal, Chief Archaeologist of the Golan explains, “We have identified 8,500 dolmens of twenty separate styles on the Golan Heights. Each tribe had its own dolmen style. The biggest dolmen stones weigh over 50 tons and are seven meters in height. Graves are found within some domens but not all.
Rota Fortuna, The Wheel of Fortune
From Shakespeare to the Buddha, to King Arthur, this concept stretches from the religious to the occult.
Wheel of Fortuna in Hortus Deliciarum,
Kitzinger, Ernst. The Art of Byzantium and the Medieval West. Bloomington: Indiana, 1976. p. 351
The Wheel of Fortune, or Rota Fortunae, is a concept in medieval and ancient philosophy referring to the capricious nature of Fate. The wheel belongs to the goddess Fortuna, who spins it at random, changing the positions of those on the wheel – some suffer great misfortune, others gain windfalls. Fortune appears on all paintings as a woman, sometimes blindfolded, “puppeteering” a wheel.
The wheel, because it can turn, has often been associated with chance and fortune. In this picture, Fortuna is shown turning the crank on the wheel of fortune. Such depictions sometimes contained the legend.
Fortune’s Wheel often turns up in medieval art, from manuscripts to the great Rose windows in many medieval cathedrals, which are based on the Wheel. Characteristically, it has four shelves, or stages of life, with four human figures, usually labeled on the left regnabo (I shall reign), on the top regno (I reign) and is usually crowned, descending on the right regnavi (I have reigned) and the lowly figure on the bottom is marked sum sine regno (I am without a kingdom). Dante employed the Wheel in the Inferno and a “Wheel of Fortune” trump-card appeared in the Tarot deck (circa 1440, Italy).
Many Arthurian romances of the era also use the concept of the Wheel in this manner, often placing the Nine Worthies on it at various points.
The challenge of closing this article without charging these subjects as esoteric is not hard but regarding this issue the combination of pagan symbolism with Christianity was being performed well before the modern churches began blending pagan with Christian characteristics.
But to me it’s simple! The Nephilim mixed their bloodline with ours and spread their doctrine of false religion into the world which encompassed the building of these structures around the world.
The symbols when studied lead one to the same conclusion. But, there will always be the naysayer.
In Genesis 14:5, we are told the Refaim inhabit the place called Ashtherot-Karnaim. Just ten miles from the rings is the site of an ancient Canaanite city called Ashtarot. It is named after the Canaanite goddess of war and, contradictorily, love.
In Joshua 12:4, we learn that “King Og of Bashan, the last of the Refaim, who lived at Ashtherot … ruled a territory stretching From Mount Hermon in the north…
In 1 Chronicles 6:71, we are told that the half-tribe of Manasseh later inhabited “Golan,” in Bashan.
The most explicit description of the size of the people of Bashan is found in Deuteronomy 3. King Og is attacked and defeated. “King Og of Bashan was the last of the great Refaim. His iron bedstead is kept at Rabbah… and measures thirteen and a half feet long and six feet wide.” In the same chapter we are informed that “The Sidonians called Mount Hermon, ‘Sirion.’”
In Deuteronomy, we are told that the Refaim “were a large and powerful tribe, as tall as the Anakim (giants).”
In Chronicles 20, the last of the Anakim is killed. “A giant with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, whose father was also a giant,… was killed by David’s nephew Jonathan. These giants were descendants of the giants of Gath and were killed by David and his soldiers.”