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The Ancestors - Tassili n'Ajjer – 01 Introduction with dowser

Identifier

025424

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Tassili n'Ajjer (Berber: Tasili n Ajjer, Arabic: طاسيلي ناجر‎‎, English: Plateau of the Rivers) is a heavily eroded sandstone rock formation in the Algerian section of the Sahara Desert, situated on a vast plateau, that encompasses south-east Algeria, western Libya and northern Niger. It features over 300 rock arches, dense clusters of eroded sandstone rock pillars and steep cliffs and gorges where water pools permanently at the surface. Tassili n'Ajjer covers an area of over 72,000 km2 (28,000 sq mi)

The rock formation is an archaeological site, noted for its numerous prehistoric parietal works of rock art, first reported in 1910, that date to the early Neolithic era at the end of the last glacial period during which the Sahara was an inhabitable savanna rather than the current desert. Although sources vary considerably, the earliest pieces of art are assumed to be 12,000 years old. the vast majority date to the 9th and 10th millennia BP or younger, according to OSL dating of associated sediments. Among the 15,000 engravings so far identified depicted are large wild animals including antelopes and crocodiles, cattle herds and humans that engage in activities such as hunting and dancing. According to UNESCO, "The exceptional density of paintings and engravings...have made Tassili world famous.

 

A description of the experience

Dowsing has a very ancient history, there are pictographs in the Tassili-n-Ajjer caves  that show a group of people watching a diviner with a forked stick. 

Incidentally this same picture has been interpreted as being a bow and arrow, but it does not exclude the bow and the arrow having a dual purpose, the stance is that used in dowsing

 

The source of the experience

The Ancestors

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Dowsing

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References