Saturday, 11 October 2008

Avebury


I had a really lovely day out on Friday. My special friend Jacquie and I, went to Avebury in Wiltshire, UK. We wanted to revisit the Avebury Henge, Silbury Hill and also the West Kennet Long Barrow.

There will be 3 videos in this post, so I hope you're able to view them as they will convey more than I am able to write. I would love to know how you experienced them and the energy they contain.

Avebury Henge is an incredible place. Not as visually striking as Stonehenge, perhaps, but what is remarkable, to me at least, is the different energy. Stonehenge has a very masculine energy, whereas Avebury has a very feminine energy. This struck me particularly as we entered the middle field. I had a great sense of 'birthing' energy here.

I've made a couple of videos for you, but they're not brilliant! They were simply taken with my camera, but hopefully they capture something of the spirit of place for you. Here's Avebury Henge:



From Avebury Henge we moved on to Silbury Hill. This is a most remarkable place. It is the largest man made mound in all Europe, yet no one really knows why it was made. As far as anyone can tell, it has no hidden treasures, artifacts, or any hidden religious significance, yet the energy from Silbury is almost overwhelming. I had a great sense of emotion - a real, deep tapping into my emotions. Joy, real joy was present and strangely both Jacquie and I burst into song - silly song - simultaneously. The energy from Silbury is peaceful, loving, in a way, there's nothing vengeful or aggressive here at all, as far as I can tell. People came from all over to contribute to the building of this mound, so it clearly had great significance to them. To connect with these people was special. I hope this video shares something of Silbury with you.



From Silbury we walked to West Kennet Long Barrow. To get there we passed by two very special trees, the second of which was covered in ribbons, prayer ribbons, left by many pilgrims.

West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the many prehistoric monuments that are part of the Avebury complex of Neolithic sites. It is one of the most impressive and well-preserved burial chambers in Britain, as well as being one of the most visited.

It was really odd, as there were a family of wasps in the entrance, making getting in there very difficult - almost as if they were guarding the place! Also, a couple had visited just before us and as well as lighting some lovely tea lights, had burned a lot - and I mean a lot - of incense, you can see the clouds of it billowing out from the entrance to the chamber!

The energy here is quite incredible. To connect with these people, my ancestors in many ways, is remarkable. Again, here it feels peaceful, nothing to be avenged, as far as I can tell, and it feels very much about respect and honour. This is a brief video, but again, I hope it captures something of the moment for you.



A lovely, special day, with a very good friend, and some lovely moments spent connecting with people, spirits and places that are, like me, part of The All.

8 comments:

Cloudia said...

Aloha ANDY:
Blessings to you!
Thanks for the valuable visit to these ancient healing and wisdom sites. Here on Oahu in Hawaii, there is a place of "birthing stones" where the ancient chiefesses gave birth to the next generation of leaders. The stones are huge bolders. One seems to have a depression where the mothers may have positioned themselves. Her in Waikiki we have 3 "wizard" or "mahu" stones that have reputed healing power. They are right on the beach! You will be interested to know that ledgend says that they were put there by the local folk in honor of 3 healers from Tahiti who made a healing visit here centuries ago. Though many prefer to downplay this part: the 3 healers were "Mahu" that is men who lived a female social role. Such were respected throughout polynesia till the missionaries came. Then they went underground along with sacred hula, herbal wisdom & etc. The same old story. Today we have a rennaisance o the old ways. I am sending you my Aloha! Warmly, Cloudia
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Brian Charles said...

Thanks for the videos, Andy. Avebury is one of my favourite places and I felt very nostalgic and a bit sad.

But a long walk in the woods soon sorted that out. Glad you are well.

Love

Brian

Andy said...

Thank you for that insight into your spiritual heritage, Cloudia.

Brian, like you, Avebury is one of my most favourite places. I'm glad your walk sorted you out - we all need those times it seems!

Dreaming Stone said...

Thanks for this - lovely to 'visit' Avebury and West Kennet again, it's been many years.

Andy said...

Thanks Dreaming Stone! I'm pleased that my litte clips were able to take you to Avebury once again - the Net really is amazing!

shamrockwitch said...

Andy- thank you for showing your videos- It has been a long time since I visited Avebury- far too long- Reminded me just how special the place is.

Andy said...

I'm glad you enjoyed them, SRW. There were taken just with my camera, nothing fancy, so the quality is not brilliant, but I do think they capture the energy of the place. I love the Silbury Hill one, there is something incredible about that place.

mahud said...

There are two places I would love to live: Cornwell and Wiltshire. I managed to visit Wiltshire in the summer of 95 and it was beautiful. Sadly, I only managed to visit Stonehenge. I'd love to visit Avebury, see Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow. One day I will for sure!

Thanks for the Videos!