Megalithic stone circles have always fascinated me. These awe-inspiring structures, scattered worldwide, hold immense significance in the realms of spirituality and energy. In my personal exploration of these ancient sites, I have developed my own theories and views on their purpose and relevance. Over the past year, I have been drawn to visit four such stone circles to delve deeper into their mysteries.
I visited Stonehenge on Summer Solstice 2022 which started my interest in stone circles and megalithic sites. I will be visiting this year, hosting a meditation circle so be sure to join me if this is your vibe. Stonehenge is typically fenced off for paid visitors and you can view it from a distance. Yet at summer solstice and winter solstice, everyone is free to roam within the stones and connect with the energy freely.
Earlier this year I visited Arbor Low, a site that marks the crossing of many ley lines across the UK. This site is located at the back of a farm. You pay your £1 in a money box to access the site through the land. I was the only person there and although this is a smaller stone circle, I felt a profound sense of connection here. A rainbow appeared as I walked down from the site.
A rainbow as I was walking down from Arbor Low
I also visited Castlerigg in the Lake District. Wow! Loved this place. It is not sign-posted at all. No English Heritage or National Trust visitor site, yet it is beautiful. As you walk up the hill to the stones you are met with beautiful scenes of hills and mountains facing the stones. As I stood in the middle of the circle, I felt a deep sense of purpose and connection here. The day I visited the weather wasn’t great, yet it still took my breath away. I spent hours here lost in time meditating with the stones taking in the energy. Out of all of the stone circles I have visited, Castlerigg is up there as one of my favourites.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Yesterday night, I visited Avebury Stone Circles which are located near Stonehenge. This is the largest henge in the world, which has been cut in half by a road and a small village. As I was meditating here, tears ran down my face and I felt the intense energy here.
Avebury at sunset
Meditating at sunset in Avebury Stone Circles
Just like trees, these stones often transported miles away from the eventual site hold their own frequency and aura. Many of the stones have been found to have a large content of quartz which dispenses an electrical current. It is used as a component of devices such as radios, TVs, and radar systems because of this quality. A theory about stone circles is that these were ancient supercomputers connecting to universal energy. This would also explain their exact alignment to the sun, moon, stars and events such as equinoxes and solstices.
Ley Lines and Circular Energy
Megalithic stone circles serve as portals situated on top of ley lines—energetic pathways that crisscross the Earth. I believe these invisible lines carry profound spiritual and electromagnetic energy, connecting sacred sites and amplifying their power. By intentionally placing stone circles on ley lines, ancient civilizations sought to harness and enhance the natural energy flow, creating spaces of heightened spiritual significance.
Ley Line Map UK
Cycles and Symbolism
Circularity is a recurring theme in both stone circles and ley lines. The circular arrangement of stones within these megalithic structures symbolizes the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. This symbolism resonates with the rhythms of nature, acknowledging the ever-changing seasons and the perpetual flow of existence. When I step into a stone circle, I am enveloped by this ancient symbolism, fostering a profound connection with the natural world and a deeper understanding of life's cycles.
Paganism and Stone Circles
Within many pagan traditions, megalithic stone circles are revered as sacred spaces where individuals can commune with the divine and tap into the Earth's energy. These circles served as ritual sites for ceremonies, festivals, and celebrations related to fertility, harvest, and the cycles of nature. In my personal perspective, stone circles hold immense power and act as conduits for spiritual connection, allowing us to honour our ancestral roots and establish a profound connection with the spiritual realm.
Christianity and the Destruction of Stone Circles
The rise of Christianity in Europe brought forth challenges for stone circles. These ancient sites were often deemed pagan and associated with "heathen" practices. Consequently, many stone circles were desecrated or destroyed as Christian authorities perceived them as threats to their doctrine. Stones were repurposed for churches or removed altogether, resulting in the loss of knowledge and the suppression of rituals associated with these circles.
Modern Spirituality and Rediscovery
Despite the historical challenges, a renewed interest in megalithic stone circles has emerged in recent times. Archaeologists, researchers, and enthusiasts are actively involved in unravelling the mysteries surrounding these ancient structures, shedding light on their original purpose and cultural context. Efforts are also being made to protect and preserve existing stone circles, ensuring that future generations can experience their spiritual and historical significance.
For modern spiritual seekers like myself, visiting a megalithic stone circle can be a transformative experience. Stepping into the circle, I can feel the palpable energy and sense the connection to the past. Meditating within these sacred spaces allows for a deeper communion with the Earth and a heightened awareness of the interplay between humanity and the natural world.
In conclusion, megalithic stone circles stand as testaments to the spiritual wisdom of our ancestors. As portals on ley lines, they offer us the opportunity to tap into the Earth's ancient wisdom and find solace within the cycles of nature. Despite their challenges, their enduring allure continues to inspire a renewed appreciation for their significance in modern spirituality. Let us honour and preserve these sacred sites, ensuring that they remain as beacons of spiritual connection and contemplation for generations to come.