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Wales - The Nature of Things - Cook describes ancient cremation

Identifier

006034

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

There are two possible sources available for Olwen to tap into here.  The first is the funerary urn itself which may have stored the perceptions of those attending the cremation, particularly as a funeral is a time of high intensity emotion.  In this case the composer she is obtaining the information from is that of the 'software of the pot'.

But attached to the pot there may have been traces of the woman or her relatives and these then would form a bridge to the perceptions of these people.  Perceptions are never destroyed, as such even if all these people are dead, their perceptions will still be accessible.  The pot would also give access to group perception

 

 

A description of the experience

Lyall Watson – The Nature of Things

A thirty nine year old Welsh cook [was] examined in 1909 by professor George Henslow, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. 

When Olwen was handed a piece of earthenware from Cardiganshire, she described a scene in which a woman’s body was broken and partly cremated before being pressed into a clay funerary urn which was sunk in the mud of a bog. 

A year later the Cambrian Archaeological Association, published a description  of the site from which the sample had come, identifying it as a burial ground and illustrating an urn, reconstructed from fragments found in the bog, which was exactly like that Olwen had described.

The source of the experience

Celtic

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Bridge

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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