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The Ancestors - Bryn Celli Ddu - The Ritual Pit

Identifier

021726

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Kundalini energy?

BRYN CELLI DDU  - Norman Fahy – The Ritual Pit
Central to the henge existed a 5ft deep ritual pit which had been scorched and contained charcoal, un-burnt hazel, cremated human bone, a human right ear- bone and two pieces of Jasper. The whole was covered with an infill of clay and stones and apparently served as ballast for an upright post or menhir.
The ritual pit and contents were carefully covered by a slab of schist which in turn was partially covered with earth, followed by the laying of a grit stone slab inscribed with arcane flowing patterns.
The carvings on the 'Pattern Stone' appeared crisp and un-weathered; this may suggest that it once stood as part of the stone circle and was toppled soon after its erection' or that it was specifically carved with the intention of being hidden - this practice appears to have been popular during the megalithic period.
 

A description of the experience

The source of the experience

The Ancestors

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Bones
Bonfire

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Smoke inhalation
Steam inhalation

Commonsteps

Sweat lodge

References