Friday, 15 February 2013

Three Times Widdershins?




Whilst undertaking a spot of research for my book, I recently visited Soussons Common, a megalithic stone circle, tucked away deep in the heart of Dartmoor.

There's been much speculation as to the significance of circles such as these, and the simple fact is, nobody really knows what they were used for. Some say they were the very first astronomical devices, a crude attempt by our prehistoric ancestors to make sense of the universe, and our place within it.

Another popular theory is that the circles served some function during ancient pagan ceremonies, and there are many archaeologists and anthropologists who believe that human sacrifice was a regular feature of these druidic rituals.

And then there are those who say that the circles are, in fact, portals to another world...

Me?  I have no idea what they were originally used for, but what I do know is that my normally fearless companion, never far from my heel during our trek across the moor, would not consent to enter the circle with me, no matter what I said or did.

Just saying...




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