Sometimes, the places that once called so poignantly to us no longer resonate. The earth is a mirror for our being, and we are mirrors for its being. Energy is fluid. We are energy, and the earth is energy, and as we change and shift, and as it shifts and changes, so do we reflect the shifts and changes in each other.
I am back home safe in the state of Michigan. I greatly appreciate your grace and understanding as I stepped away from social media while I was gone these last few weeks. I learned many things while I was away. Many things about myself- past and present- about the earth, about how we treat sacred sites (I was very disturbed at how so many of England’s most sacred sites were being treated merely as sources of energy to be taken from, rather than as living breathing energies that deserved to be respected instead of pillaged, or even treated like a rave scene... more on this later), about the earth, about energy in general, about my ancestry, about life cycles, about my partner, and so, so much more.
My trip was wonderful and frustrating, which only made it more wonderful as it brought to light the extreme differences within myself in juxtaposition to where I was (or wasn’t) within myself 6 years ago when I was last in the UK. I have shifted, and the land has shifted, and the slight shifts within each of us have come to unveil the fact that we no longer sync like we used to, which is quite positive in many ways.
One of Britain's most ancient stone circles in possibly one of the most dramatic locations
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We stopped off at the Rollright Stones today. There's a stone circle with around 70 stones, a huddled group a little way along the hillside called the Whispering Knights and a single King Stone all from the Neolithic period around 2500 bc. Worth a visit if you're over that way, especially on a sunny day. Lovely views over perfect English countryside too #thecotswolds#history#stonecircle
Things I learnt on my Scottish Road Trip with my one of my besties...
You never know when the next rainbow's going to turn up, don't lose hope, things come out of nowhere!
Find gratitude in the mundane, some of my best times were just driving.
It's important to make time for people that are important to you.
It's hard doing things out of your comfort zone but it feels good after.
Parents are just people but yours shaped your inner voice & how you're interpreting things. It's valuable to work out where you're getting triggered & heal it rather than fixating on another person's behaviours.
Everything is therapy. Nature, friendships, podcasts on motorways, everything is healing if you can stay present & open.
Tho less complete (and less famous) than the nearby Ring of Brogdar, there was something about the Stones of Stenness that I found more magical. It may have been the size of the stones themselves, or that this is generally considered the oldest stone circle in the UK, but it was definitely a place of connection. Being sunny also helped 😁
Today was a shit day and I didn't get home til gone 7pm. It would have been easy to just let that eat me up and mooch indoors but I pushed myself to get out for a walk knowing the endorphins as well as the leg stretch as been sat down all day would make me feel better. So I cracked on the new King Gizzard album (it's ace by the way) and circuited Hilly fields leading to me discovering a stone circle, seeing the parakeets, as well as lots of doggo's playing and street shoes. It didn't fix the shit day but it did make me feel a bit better!
Hordron Edge Stone Circle. Known as seven stones hordron is a 'bronze age' structure, so they say. I truly believe this to much older, very least the same age a stone hendge, maybe even older like stone hendge its self. Also it is built on ley lines. 'Earths natural energy spots'. The fact this was built so long ago possibly as little as 12500 years ago 'in my opinion', on these ley lines and spots are very strange. How did they know to put these structures on these line all over the planet when we only discovered these ley lines in the 1920's. Only explanation is a lost civilisation with high levels of technology to achieve this. #stonehenge#hordronedge#leylines#earthenergyfield#stonecircle#uk#lostcivilazation#ancientknowledge#spiritual#spiritualawakening
Buried in ferns and undergrowth, Eslie The Lesser' is easy to miss. Like many of the Scottish circles and ritual monuments, some of the stones are made of white quartz which glistens in the light. This seems to have been of particular importance to the Bronze Age builders.
I stopped at #avebury#stonecircle for a taste of the old #neolithic#pagan#magic today. I’m always humbled to reflect on the dreams and wishes, the sadnesses and joys... the hopes and human-nesses that each ribbon and gift to the grove of #beech trees holds for the people who pause there. It’s a potent place to stop and retune senses and mind in the chaotic charge we make through the world. Stop and appreciate your smallness. To give gratitude for a moment and for the scent of wind in leaves. For sanctity quietly shared with strangers. For the taste of air in lungs and smell of soil in finger prints. So goodnight and dream well fair adventurers. #boyscancry .
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touched the stones today and visited a man with copper locks
One of many Recumbent Stone circles in Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland, Tomnaverie with history dating from 2500BC. First used possibly as a site for cremation pyres leading to the construction of a low cairn and the recumbent stone circle over the charcoal pit which may have grown to form the mound upon which the stones were erected.
The recumbent stones may have been designed to frame landscape features such as 3700ft. Lochnagar here or for astronomical observations such as the mid-summer moon. Last possible use of site may have been between 1400 to 1600AD when there seems to have been evidence of more burning on the summit and digging further of a pit for possible cremation burials.
Join us over the next 3 days as we explore the beauty of Ayshire & Arran❣️ Where better to kick us off than the Machrie Moor Standing Stones on the Isle of Arran, which dates back to 3500 and 1500 BC! 😮 Where's the oldest place YOU'VE been to?! Thanks for the pic @linksrobbie 📷
I had incredible clouds at the weekend above this mysterious Neolithic stone circle in Wales. This is a wonderful moment as a landscape photographer, when the weather conditions just so happen to compliment your subject positively. Top drawer. My inspiration for this location came came from Nicholas Crane’s ‘The Making of the British Landscape’. #landscapephotography#nikond7200#wales#stonecircle#neolithic#nikonphotography