Sacred Sites of Great Britain
Stonehenge is a prehistoric, mysterious circle of upright stones which many archaeologists have dated to have been originally constructed around 5,000 years ago; the famous stones that still stand today were estimated to have been put in place about 4,000 years ago.
The mystery and legend of Stonehenge attracts many pagans and spiritual seekers who gather on the summer solstice to watch the sunrise at this ancient and mystical site. The stones are aligned perfectly to synchronise with the sunrise on the solstice, and it is almost unquestioned that Stonehenge was built as a spectacular place for the honouring of the Earth and her seasons.
Many visitors report 'feeling the energies' of the Henge and believe that the stones are are in fact more than they appear to the human eye. Many fascinating crop-circle patterns have appeared nearby including the extraordinary geometric 'Julia Set' a few years ago.
We have featured Stonehenge on our homepage as it is universally known and visually spectacular as a Spiritual Symbol in the UK.
Glastonbury Tor, Somerset
Glastonbury and its famous Tor has always been associated with Avalon, King Arthur, The Holy Grail and Christianity. The Tor sits on the St. Michael's Leyline which has Neolithic provenance, and is known as one of the celtic 'Perpetual Choirs', said to maintain the spiritual integrity of the land.
The extraordinary mound (surrounded by water) was a fundamental theme in prehistory, and Glastonbury was also surrounded by water until the Somerset flats were drained in the 4th century. The Chalice Well and it's peaceful, beautiful gardens sit at the foot of the hill. The waters there and nearby are said to mirror the waters of Mount Shasta; they are the Red and the White, representing the Male and Female in aspect.
The Tor has been described by its many metaphysical visitors as a portal, or a place inhabited by other-dimensional beings, a place of magic and mystery. Kryon also tells us it is one of the earth's special 'node' points (see transcript of channelling on Nodes and Nulls). It is probably one of the most popular and accessible spiritual places in England.
Avebury Henge, Wiltshire
Avebury henge and its stone circles are unique in the British Isles and a wonderfully preserved monument from the Neolithic period. Archaeologists date its construction somewhere between 2850BC and 2200BC. What we see today encompasses the village which is, in itself, a pretty English hamlet with a pub, local shop and, of course, a Heritage Centre. The henge, nowadays, presents as a circular bank and ditch enclosing the main stone circle - the largest in Britain - constructed originally with about 100 stones. This then encloses two smaller stone circles in which each forms a part of a set of ceremonial sites which cover a large swathe of Wiltshire’s low rolling hills. These are: West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill, and the extraordinary Silbury Hill.
Many crop-circle patterns have appeared over the years, some quite close to Silbury hill and others in the adjoining farmlands. The Barge Pub at Honey Street is a well-known centre for crop-circle research and even dedicates a room specifically to this.
Spiritual seekers, pagans and modern-day Druids gather at Avebury for summer and winter Solstice celebrations and many describe a ‘mother energy’ feeling amongst the stones, one of which is known as the ‘rebirthing stone’. Various spiritual channels, including James Tyberonn and Michelle Eloff have brought information through suggesting the site may possibly be over 19,000 years old…
ROSSLYN CHAPEL, edinburgh
Rosslyn Chapel sits about 6 miles from Edinburgh. It is as an amazing example of a 600 year old Gothic chapel. Built in the 15th Century by Earl William St Clair of Rosslyn, it is adorned with hundreds of varied carvings and embellishments which have puzzled many in their purpose and meaning over the centuries. More recently, and since the publication of 'The Davinci Code,' written by Dan Brown, Rosslyn has experienced a resurgence of interest, and not only from the realms of archaology and science, Rosslyn has become a place of magic and mystery as readers of the book vacillate between chosen realities.
As a Christian church but with 'pagan' carvings such as the Green Man, and with dragons sitting gawkily alongside Masonic motifs within its carvings, the chapel is a veritable cornucopia of often conflicting faiths and orders. The Knights Templars were also said to have set a base at Roslyn - there are carvings of knights and many rumours of treasures hidden deep below the chapel. The Knights Templars occupy a special place in myth and in fact, so it is no wonder they are associated with this extraordinary place!
In metaphysical terms the chapel contains a multitude of fascinating aspects which attract alethiologists both from here and from distant lands. Is the chapel far more than meets the eye? Is, indeed, The Holy Grail yet to be discovered there? The mystery remains but this sacred place is truly a wonder for all to see; visitors will always enjoy its beauty and 'energy' which entrances the human spirit.