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