The Ancestors - Bryn Celli Ddu - The Henge
Type of Spiritual Experience
BRYN CELLI DDU - Norman Fahy – The Henge
At a distance of about 85ft SW of the centre was discovered tenuous evidence of an outer circle of stones such can be found at Newgrange. A pit 4’6“ deep lined with flat stones and containing charcoal was excavated,
As early as 1723, successive antiquarians remarked upon the gradual destruction of Bryn Celli. Two Hundred years elapsed before W.J, Hemp carried out restoration work; his investigations revealed the existence of an earlier structure (henge/stone circle) partially destroyed and covered by the megalithic cairn, the foundations of which were laid within the henge ditch.
Central to this circle existed a 5ft deep ritual pit.
The excavated condition of the stone circle suggests that its construction was ended prematurely and subsequently vandalized to create the later cairn. It is apparent that a geometric ground plan was being employed which links each stone/hole with an opposing member using a very precise centre point sited within the ritual pit at the position ‘W’ once marked by a post or stone.
The central axis created by extending a line from stone ‘h’ through 'W' and beyond, was adhered to by the cairn builders in that the chamber passageway runs in conformity with the line.
A description of the experience
The source of the experienceThe Ancestors
Concepts, symbols and science items
Science ItemsSacred geography
Sacred geography - altars
Sacred geography - ancient trees
Sacred geography - artificial hills
Sacred geography - barrows
Sacred geography - beacons
Sacred geography - bridges
Sacred geography - crack or crevice
Sacred geography - cross
Sacred geography - crossroads
Sacred geography - cursus
Sacred geography - enclosures and camps
Sacred geography - henges
Sacred geography - hollow roads
Sacred geography - ley lines
Sacred geography - mark stones
Sacred geography - pole
Sacred geography - rivers and streams
Sacred geography - sacred grove
Sacred geography - underground secret passages
Sacred geography - water sites