Having spent several hours in Glastonbury, on to what became one of the highlights of my September trip to the UK – Avebury. A world heritage site of what I believe to be the finest example of megalithic monuments, Avebury has left a lasting impression on me. Before I went on the tour, I confess I had never heard of this site. What makes it such a rich experience is that I felt the energy in the stones, and even experienced dowsing (see the second picture) with the energy in the stones causing the copper rods to turn and then turn back. This I would not have believed had I not experienced it. My visit to Stonehenge was wonderful, but Avebury was . . . powerful.
Avebury had a peacefulness and sense of nature (see the sheep?) about it, with a good number of people walking amidst the stones, touching them, soaking up the energy of the ancient builders of the site. I feel a sense of spirituality I have not felt since I last visited Chartres Cathedral in France, and thus it is now on my list of places I need to visit again.
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These are beautiful pics! I’ve been to Stonehenge but never to Avebury. I’ve no experience of dowsing, but it sounds intriguing. Thank you, Jeffrey, for your posting which provided me with a vicarious, micro holiday.
Thanks for the visit and comments, Susan. As I went on this tour, I expected Stonehenge to be the highlight; what a pleasant surprise when certain experiences come along and just make life so rich!
I hope you will be able to visit Avebury; it is well worth the experience.
What I loved most about both Stonehenge and Avebury was the juxtaposition of these famous sites and their humble companions – the sheep and cattle.
Really good point; nothing is quite so grounding and natural as livestock. In many ways, it adds a healthy doze of humility to these ancient sites, especially given how thousands of years have come and gone since they were established while some things still remain the same.