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  • #1133263
    Avatargloballoon
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    i celebrate it as part of my cultural heritage… it’s a time to recognise and reflect on the natural forces that give us life and shape our lives

    it’s also just nice to get up earlier than i usually would and quietly watch the sunrise… it’s thought-provoking and meditative both at the same time, if that makes sense

    #1112965
    AvatarAnonymous
    Raj wrote:
    I celebrate it as a turning of the solar tides.

    Its a personal thing for me – I know when it happens even if for some reason I am not aware of when it is supposed to be [like getting the date wrong for example] I also celebrate the equinoxes and the winter solstice.

    There are no words which express correctly how it affects me – its is a feeling of rightness to celebrate it and an enormous sense of peace too is about as close as I get to it.

    Why do you feel enormous peace? I’m just asking. I hear a lot of clichés like that, l’m just wondering what the substance to it is.

    #1133255
    AvatarAnonymous
    Raj wrote:
    I celebrate it as a turning of the solar tides.

    Its a personal thing for me – I know when it happens even if for some reason I am not aware of when it is supposed to be [like getting the date wrong for example] I also celebrate the equinoxes and the winter solstice.

    There are no words which express correctly how it affects me – its is a feeling of rightness to celebrate it and an enormous sense of peace too is about as close as I get to it.

    Why do you feel enormous peace? I’m just asking. I hear a lot of clichés like that, l’m just wondering what the substance to it is.

    #1112966
    AvatarAnonymous
    globalloon wrote:
    i celebrate it as part of my cultural heritage… it’s a time to recognise and reflect on the natural forces that give us life and shape our lives

    it’s also just nice to get up earlier than i usually would and quietly watch the sunrise… it’s thought-provoking and meditative both at the same time, if that makes sense

    I reckon that’s the way it should be too, it’s not that you have to be at peace, you have to feel heightened goodness or anything, it’s just like “wow look …” i think it shows the cyclic nature of things and how it’s like like there’s some kind of intelligence at work behind nature.

    of course, every day’s full of wonder, but i think stonehenge was designed to emphasise certain days, as part of some ancient riddle, and l don’t think anybody has unravelled its meaning yet!

    P.S. I’ve heard that Stonehenge as it is is not the ORIGINAL Stonehenge, it’s something that was remade in Victorian times.

    #1133256
    AvatarAnonymous
    globalloon wrote:
    i celebrate it as part of my cultural heritage… it’s a time to recognise and reflect on the natural forces that give us life and shape our lives

    it’s also just nice to get up earlier than i usually would and quietly watch the sunrise… it’s thought-provoking and meditative both at the same time, if that makes sense

    I reckon that’s the way it should be too, it’s not that you have to be at peace, you have to feel heightened goodness or anything, it’s just like “wow look …” i think it shows the cyclic nature of things and how it’s like like there’s some kind of intelligence at work behind nature.

    of course, every day’s full of wonder, but i think stonehenge was designed to emphasise certain days, as part of some ancient riddle, and l don’t think anybody has unravelled its meaning yet!

    P.S. I’ve heard that Stonehenge as it is is not the ORIGINAL Stonehenge, it’s something that was remade in Victorian times.

    #1112977
    AvatarRaj
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    I cant explain it unfortunately [wish I could] but I feel its the right thing for me to be doing and its a way of bringing myself into focus if my edges have become blurred [an appallingly fluffy attempt at explaining this for which I apologise – some feelings defy me putting them into the constriction of words to convey them]

    #1133268
    AvatarRaj
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    I cant explain it unfortunately [wish I could] but I feel its the right thing for me to be doing and its a way of bringing myself into focus if my edges have become blurred [an appallingly fluffy attempt at explaining this for which I apologise – some feelings defy me putting them into the constriction of words to convey them]

    #1112967
    AvatarAnonymous
    Raj wrote:
    I cant explain it unfortunately [wish I could] but I feel its the right thing for me to be doing and its a way of bringing myself into focus if my edges have become blurred [an appallingly fluffy attempt at explaining this for which I apologise – some feelings defy me putting them into the constriction of words to convey them]

    Nawww i reckon words are magical, languages can portray the most fantastic things.

    But i think i know what you mean from just that paragraph above ^^^

    It’s like a big get together, over a birth / marriage / death . Except, this time, the subject is the Sun, not a human.

    #1133257
    AvatarAnonymous
    Raj wrote:
    I cant explain it unfortunately [wish I could] but I feel its the right thing for me to be doing and its a way of bringing myself into focus if my edges have become blurred [an appallingly fluffy attempt at explaining this for which I apologise – some feelings defy me putting them into the constriction of words to convey them]

    Nawww i reckon words are magical, languages can portray the most fantastic things.

    But i think i know what you mean from just that paragraph above ^^^

    It’s like a big get together, over a birth / marriage / death . Except, this time, the subject is the Sun, not a human.

    #1112999
    Avatarrach
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    Space Master wrote:
    P.S. I’ve heard that Stonehenge as it is is not the ORIGINAL Stonehenge, it’s something that was remade in Victorian times.

    I recon the dinosaurs made it… 😉

    #1133290
    Avatarrach
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    Space Master wrote:
    P.S. I’ve heard that Stonehenge as it is is not the ORIGINAL Stonehenge, it’s something that was remade in Victorian times.

    I recon the dinosaurs made it… 😉

    #1112987
    Avatarstarlaugh
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    Space Master wrote:
    P.S. I’ve heard that Stonehenge as it is is not the ORIGINAL Stonehenge, it’s something that was remade in Victorian times.

    there are always copies of “Focus” magazine floating about the house and i was reading one the other week and it was all about Stonehenge.

    Was very interesting to read as they had all the different theories about all aspects it, how it was build, why its there.

    They were saying the circle we see now is something like the thrid or fourth circle at the site, also one of the theories is that the circles were arranged how they are to worship the stars. Apparently there is something that happens every 16 years or something like that.

    I will have a look for it, It did make very good reading as it didn’t say “This is why Stonehenge is here” but showed you all the possibilities.

    #1133278
    Avatarstarlaugh
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    Space Master wrote:
    P.S. I’ve heard that Stonehenge as it is is not the ORIGINAL Stonehenge, it’s something that was remade in Victorian times.

    there are always copies of “Focus” magazine floating about the house and i was reading one the other week and it was all about Stonehenge.

    Was very interesting to read as they had all the different theories about all aspects it, how it was build, why its there.

    They were saying the circle we see now is something like the thrid or fourth circle at the site, also one of the theories is that the circles were arranged how they are to worship the stars. Apparently there is something that happens every 16 years or something like that.

    I will have a look for it, It did make very good reading as it didn’t say “This is why Stonehenge is here” but showed you all the possibilities.

    #1112968
    AvatarAnonymous
    starlaugh wrote:
    there are always copies of “Focus” magazine floating about the house and i was reading one the other week and it was all about Stonehenge.

    Was very interesting to read as they had all the different theories about all aspects it, how it was build, why its there.

    They were saying the circle we see now is something like the thrid or fourth circle at the site, also one of the theories is that the circles were arranged how they are to worship the stars. Apparently there is something that happens every 16 years or something like that.

    I will have a look for it, It did make very good reading as it didn’t say “This is why Stonehenge is here” but showed you all the possibilities.

    Hi i’d really appreciate knowing more about the 16 year cycle, could you get more info on it please?

    Oh yeah, i don’t see how the dinosaurs could have made it, l won’t go into the obvious problems with that idea

    #1133258
    AvatarAnonymous
    starlaugh wrote:
    there are always copies of “Focus” magazine floating about the house and i was reading one the other week and it was all about Stonehenge.

    Was very interesting to read as they had all the different theories about all aspects it, how it was build, why its there.

    They were saying the circle we see now is something like the thrid or fourth circle at the site, also one of the theories is that the circles were arranged how they are to worship the stars. Apparently there is something that happens every 16 years or something like that.

    I will have a look for it, It did make very good reading as it didn’t say “This is why Stonehenge is here” but showed you all the possibilities.

    Hi i’d really appreciate knowing more about the 16 year cycle, could you get more info on it please?

    Oh yeah, i don’t see how the dinosaurs could have made it, l won’t go into the obvious problems with that idea

    #1113000
    Avatarrach
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    Space Master wrote:
    Oh yeah, i don’t see how the dinosaurs could have made it, l won’t go into the obvious problems with that idea

    i was joking!!!

    but it would make more sense than most theories of how those giant stones got moved there, seeing as doesn’t the rock originate from really quite far away… i heard dinosaurs were pretty nifty with the old building blocks…

    #1133291
    Avatarrach
    Participant
    Space Master wrote:
    Oh yeah, i don’t see how the dinosaurs could have made it, l won’t go into the obvious problems with that idea

    i was joking!!!

    but it would make more sense than most theories of how those giant stones got moved there, seeing as doesn’t the rock originate from really quite far away… i heard dinosaurs were pretty nifty with the old building blocks…

    #1112969
    AvatarAnonymous
    rach wrote:
    i was joking!!!

    but it would make more sense than most theories of how those giant stones got moved there, seeing as doesn’t the rock originate from really quite far away… i heard dinosaurs were pretty nifty with the old building blocks…

    As any sane person will tell you, dinosaurs were sex-magicians from a planet orbiting Sirius 😀

    They are our overlords, who created us and will return in 2012 …

    I heard the stones came from Wales, and were dragged on rollers all the way to Salisbury Plain, which might be true who knows, but thing is, l also heard that the whole area between Salisbury Plain and Wales was forests in those days, maybe there was a well-known road cutting through it all.

    I was amazed when some hippy told me that Stonehenge was recreated by the National Trust or some other body, and is not the original thing. I heard the same about another world-famous monument that i don’t want to name as it might injure the tourist industry.

    #1133259
    AvatarAnonymous
    rach wrote:
    i was joking!!!

    but it would make more sense than most theories of how those giant stones got moved there, seeing as doesn’t the rock originate from really quite far away… i heard dinosaurs were pretty nifty with the old building blocks…

    As any sane person will tell you, dinosaurs were sex-magicians from a planet orbiting Sirius 😀

    They are our overlords, who created us and will return in 2012 …

    I heard the stones came from Wales, and were dragged on rollers all the way to Salisbury Plain, which might be true who knows, but thing is, l also heard that the whole area between Salisbury Plain and Wales was forests in those days, maybe there was a well-known road cutting through it all.

    I was amazed when some hippy told me that Stonehenge was recreated by the National Trust or some other body, and is not the original thing. I heard the same about another world-famous monument that i don’t want to name as it might injure the tourist industry.

    #1112988
    Avatarstarlaugh
    Participant
    Space Master wrote:
    Hi i’d really appreciate knowing more about the 16 year cycle, could you get more info on it please?

    Oh yeah, i don’t see how the dinosaurs could have made it, l won’t go into the obvious problems with that idea

    Not a problem i will have a look about for it tomorrow…..

    just looked on their website to see if i could find the article on there but couldn’t, all i could find is a title for it

    BBC, Focus Magazine, Issue 177 June wrote:
    Secrets of the stones
    Hundreds make the pilgrimage to Stonehenge each year to celebrate the summer solstice as the Sun rises. But there’s now evidence that the mystical structure may actually have more to do with the midwinter Sun and the Moon

    Its the June issue so its now a back issue.

    http://www.focusmag.co.uk/viewIssue.asp?id=779

    #1133279
    Avatarstarlaugh
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    Space Master wrote:
    Hi i’d really appreciate knowing more about the 16 year cycle, could you get more info on it please?

    Oh yeah, i don’t see how the dinosaurs could have made it, l won’t go into the obvious problems with that idea

    Not a problem i will have a look about for it tomorrow…..

    just looked on their website to see if i could find the article on there but couldn’t, all i could find is a title for it

    BBC, Focus Magazine, Issue 177 June wrote:
    Secrets of the stones
    Hundreds make the pilgrimage to Stonehenge each year to celebrate the summer solstice as the Sun rises. But there’s now evidence that the mystical structure may actually have more to do with the midwinter Sun and the Moon

    Its the June issue so its now a back issue.

    http://www.focusmag.co.uk/viewIssue.asp?id=779

    #1112990
    AvatarDigital-A
    Participant
    rach wrote:
    think the plan is to go in adrians mini, shotgun front and you can squish in the back with the brummie twins!

    … looks like im walking …

    #1133281
    AvatarDigital-A
    Participant
    rach wrote:
    think the plan is to go in adrians mini, shotgun front and you can squish in the back with the brummie twins!

    … looks like im walking …

    #1112995
    AvatarPlayground Politics
    Participant
    Space Master wrote:
    I heard the stones came from Wales.

    i heard the stones came from london in ’62, and rocked all of our hearts

    #1133285
    AvatarPlayground Politics
    Participant
    Space Master wrote:
    I heard the stones came from Wales.

    i heard the stones came from london in ’62, and rocked all of our hearts

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