Menhirs, Dolmen, and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone

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Algora Publishing, 2004 - Nature - 215 pages
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Why are some rocks simply tossed out of the way while others, regardless of their size, are held as sacred, mysterious and imbued with power? The very atmosphere which surrounds some of these stones is permeated with a sense of ancient wisdom and we canno.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Folk Nature of Sacred Stones
5
Chapter 2 Magical Stones and Charms
57
Chapter 3 Standing Stones and Ancient Cultures
85
Chapter 4 Standing Stones In America
101
Chapter 5 Stone Circles and Aligned Stones
107
Chapter 6 Stories from the Stones
113
Chapter 7 Simulacra Natures Artwork
131
Chapter 9 Cairns
151
Mystic Symbolism
161
Chapter 11 The Gods of Stone
183
Afterword The Importance of Sacred Stones In Contemporary Society
197
A Megalith Timeline
201
Selected Bibliography
203
Index
213
Copyright

Portals to the Otherworld
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Page 8 - water. Here she had twins, and their father was the war-eagle, and her children have since peopled the earth. The pipe stone, which is the flesh of their ancestors, is smoked by them as the symbol of peace...
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