Sacred love rites at Stonehenge and Avebury

The realisation that Stonehenge was the setting for a fertility cult, with the standing stones casting phallic shadows at certain times of the year, caused a bit of a stir among dusty old academics a few years ago.

However, it will come as no surprise to those who’ve read my book The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar. In there, I go into much detail about the sacred shamanic love rites of our earliest ancestors that were fired up by the spirits of the land and how they were used, thousands of years ago, for the purposes of Sovereignty – to make kings.

So I’m pleased that orthodox science is finally catching up with what Earth magic practitioners have known for a long time.

According to the archaeologist Professor Terence Meadon, the builders of Stonehenge and other megalithic circles had created a “play without words”, in which one special stone cast a growing phallic shadow, which penetrated the egg-shaped monument before hitting a central ‘female’ stone symbolising fertility and abundance.

He also discovered that a similar light show happens at Drombeg stone circle in Co Cork, where he spent 120 days photographing sunrise at the site over five years.

However, the professor might not aware that was a similar set-up at Avebury in Wiltshire, where there used to be a phallic-shaped stone now called the Obelisk that cast a long, narrow shadow at Beltane which ‘penetrated’ another stone, still there, that has the appearance of a vulva.

Avebury Vulva Stone

“The sexual metaphor in shamanic and fertility rituals is often shown with rock art motifs that symbolise the vulva, with the entry of the shaman into spiritual realm regarded as a form of ritualised intercourse (Pearson, 2002). The Avebury complex has been described as the scene of a cyclical drama that took a year to perform with “…each edifice offering in turn a special setting for the celebration of a particular event in the farming year, matched to the corresponding event in the human life cycle.” (Dames, 1977). In the Avebury area around 2600 BC the Neolithic inhabitants of the locale have left pottery evidence for ceremonies of fertility and ritual use of human bones (Burl, 1979).” From Avebury and its Environs as a Ritual Landscape.

In my book, The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar you can read about how Sovereignty was shamanically-sparked in ancient times by the sacred sexual practises of womb shamans and high priestesses. It shows how they were in touch with the spirits of the land and thus were able to transmit their wisdom to the king or pharaoh in sacred sex rites during his coronation night. These became known as the Sovereignty rites, because they fired up the king’s higher brain centres, giving him a superior intelligence and thus the ability and the right to reign. The crown that he wore on his head was only a symbol to show how the crown in his cranium had been illuminated within.

This is all very clear from the ancient myths. When read through a shamanic perspective it becomes obvious that these stories were vehicles within which our ancestors left us magical keys that, like messages in a bottle, can help us find the way to spark up that wisdom again, in ourselves.

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