Symbols – Picts – Sacred site - Archway [Barrow]
Type of Spiritual Experience
This general shape can be the shape of a torc, in some cases it is representing the ouroboros or we can take it literally as being an entrance into, for example, the tunnel leading into a barrow. In the latter case it is a signpost when found on a stone indicating that a barrow is to be found by following the instructions. Here we believe the context is important, as a torc, when it is a torc, is a torc!!
A description of the experience
Pictish brooch found at Croy, Inverness-shire , National Museums Scotland.
The source of the experiencePicts
Concepts, symbols and science items
Science ItemsSacred geography
Sacred geography - barrows
Sacred geography - ley lines
Sacred geography - mapping the spiritual onto the physical
Sacred geography - mark stones
Activities and commonsteps