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Thread: Standing stones, your experiences?

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    Originally Posted by Ecobob
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    Didn't the Romans have communal shitters?
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    Yes , they were very sanitary lot . Even had sticks with sponges to wipe yer botty
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    Originally Posted by itinerant child
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    what did the romans do for us
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    Imported stinging nettles
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    well apart from communal shitters,stingy nettles,aquaducts,baths,education and straight roads,I ask you,what did the romans do for us ?
    anything is possible,that my friends is a mathematical certainty ;-)

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    All right, bag of otters' noses then....

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    Originally Posted by itinerant child
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    well apart from communal shitters,stingy nettles,aquaducts,baths,education and straight roads,I ask you,what did the romans do for us ?
    Built a big fuck off wall or was it two walls to keep the Scots out, don't forget that one.
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    bring back the romans and their wall

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    Didn't keep the mad-men out though did it? They just sailed round it
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    Was it the romans who invented Monty Python?
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    I used to live not far from Callanish...i cant say i felt uncomfortable there as i felt nothing but ive seen strange things there. Felt nothing more than awe of being in an old place at Stonehenge.Avebury feels like friends. A circle at Mynachclog ddu in Wsles feels warm and wellcoming ss does Pentre Ifsn and Castlerigg.
    Ive an - embarrasing to some - habit of hugging stsnding stones and ususlly get really good feelings from them though ive a few experiences of feeling the life drsin from me and feeling pretty unwell untill ive let go -similar to some plsces ive been in -so im sure theres more to them and their purpose than we know.
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    Yup, I've seen dedicated, life-long stone-huggers get really ill after some experiences. I'm a tree-hugger myself, and no bad ones yet ... touch wood
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    I went with friends to Castlerigg for the Summer Solstice one year. I can remember sitting and leaning against one of the stones, and it felt as though I was cuddling up to a large pillow. Absolutely amazing. I love the place.
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    I live very close to Avebury,and although I dont visit the stones that often,when I do,I always experience a nice vibe.

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    Originally Posted by Cobra
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    I live very close to Avebury,and although I dont visit the stones that often,when I do,I always experience a nice vibe.
    Having lived in and around Swindon all my life the stones at Avebury are old hat to me , from school trips aged 7 through courting and solstices , nowadays I enjoy parking up at the sanctuary most weekends , being on the ridgeway close to the tumuli is blissful
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    I passed the Nine Ladies and decided I may as well stop as it was free.

    Was unprepared for the feelings. Was drawn to the centre of the circle and felt like I should walk around them and touch each one both clock-and anti-clockwise. Then I felt the urge to sit directly in the middle of the stones. This was a couple of years before I embraced hippy-dom and would not sit on 'dirty' grass. Such a strange feeling of, I think, belonging? I was so happy there, it was strange.

    Speaking if castles, I love them and visit them often. Occasionally I encountered a castle that 'sprang to life'. I could feel the soldiers, the cooks, the fire, the history seeping from the stones. I can feel energy on the stairways in particular [I assume because there is more foot traffic on the stairs].

    Sometimes, I can feel the energy on the path approaching the castle, the fear of the attacking army or the excitement of an incoming party. Freaks me the fuck out, but still I go, and still I touch the walls.
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    Visited Rollright today - (by way of a change as I live fairly close to Avebury) - it was different from the last time I went loads of people there with kids encouraging them to climb all over the stones, one bloke even had a lock knife out and was actually scraping bits off to give to his kids (I have dropped the trustees a line to let them know). Not the quiet peaceful place I'd been to before. A sad experience this time around......

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    Oh wow thats awful Firestarter!Grrrr!
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    Originally Posted by Firestarter
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    Visited Rollright today - (by way of a change as I live fairly close to Avebury) - it was different from the last time I went loads of people there with kids encouraging them to climb all over the stones, one bloke even had a lock knife out and was actually scraping bits off to give to his kids (I have dropped the trustees a line to let them know). Not the quiet peaceful place I'd been to before. A sad experience this time around......
    that's people for you these days, no respect.
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    Originally Posted by hagrid
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    that's people for you these days, no respect.
    You should see some of the pictures of Stonehenge and all the shitty rubbish folk leave behind after the solstice gathering, absolute pigs they are, no respect at all for the site.
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    Have visited quite a few stone circles often staying there overnight and can't say I've ever felt anything. I find them interesting historically but that's about it really..

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    I used to live within about 20 miles from the Rollright stones and have visited a few times. I hardly ever saw anyone else there and the place was always a quiet and peaceful site.
    Unlike my last visit to Avebury, which was Last August, (having not been there for 15 odd years) I had to cut short my visit as when I got there, it was over run with coach loads. I honestly found more tranquility in Morrisons car park in Devizes (our next stop on that journey) than at Avebury that day.
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    Best to visit Avebury during the week,and not in school holiday time.I live very close to it,and usually when we go,there's hardly anybody there.(Exclude solstices too!)
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    Originally Posted by Cobra
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    Best to visit Avebury during the week,and not in school holiday time.I live very close to it,and usually when we go,there's hardly anybody there.(Exclude solstices too!)
    A nice mild early summer's evening at about 7.30pm does it for me - we're over there every couple of weeks for an evening stroll. It does not seem to matter how often I visit Avebury I always seem to see a new aspect on every visit. It really is an amazing place.

    I often see people wandering around shaking their heads in amazement - I usually assume it is their first visit and watch them while wondering if I did the same all those years back...
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    Originally Posted by rhythm
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    You should see some of the pictures of Stonehenge and all the shitty rubbish folk leave behind after the solstice gathering, absolute pigs they are, no respect at all for the site.
    not just sacred sites, rubbish is everywhere, I think people just lob it out of the car window when they are finished with it as they are driving along.
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    I prefer Avebury to Stonehenge, I think Stonehenge has lost any magic for me as its gone all corporate, used to go to Avebury a lot when we lived in Glastonbury not so much now we are in North Devon.
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    Been to many but had several intense connections with nine ladies over the years and Stanton drew always makes me feel hugged by the great unknown

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