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Evan Hadingham – Ancient Carvings in Britain - Sacred geography

Identifier

011512

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Maps have been recorded carved in stone and also painted onto cave walls.  Because the carving of stone is so tedious, the maps on stones use coded symbols, much as we use symbols in ordnance survey maps.  The symbols are of course spiritual symbols of what might be expected at a certain location.

A description of the experience

Evan Hadingham – Ancient Carvings in Britain (1974)

The careful siting of complex patterns not merely on the nearest available flat rock but on impressive slabs which usually overlook wide ranging views should excite the visitor’s curiosity.

The source of the experience

Celtic

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

World map

Science Items

Sacred geography

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References