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    Spirals cut in rock

    Post  Guest on Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:49 pm

    There is a general acceptance that throughout neolithic Europe people participated in a Mother Goddess 'religion', with women as spiritual leaders. one of the many things to come out of this approach was that there was a ready made set of interpretations for the enigmatic signs & symbols carved & painted (less we forget)in antiquity.

    The spirals that were found in megalithic monuments in NW Europe from c.3000 BC represented cyclical time, the unending stream of vital energy that keeps life going.

    (to be extended - LOWERGATE)


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    Paulus

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    Re: Spirals cut in rock

    Post  Paulus on Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:39 pm

    lowergate wrote:The spirals that were found in megalithic monuments in NW Europe from c.3000 BC represented cyclical time, the unending stream of vital energy that keeps life going.

    Intriguing idea John. Considering that cyclical time seemed pretty common-place in many pre/non-industrial cultures, have you any examples (from tribes or owt) relating to their notions of Time via such symbols?

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    Re: Spirals cut in rock

    Post  cropredy on Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:49 am

    Ignoring the time dates they say these carvings are from, if you think of the sun, and the moon as suppliers of pattern movemrnts if a suitable crevice or device was positined correctly.
    http://www.planetquest.org/learn/sundagger.html
    http://www.as.utexas.edu/astronomy/people/robbins/figures.html
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