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I don't know that Neolithic Britain knew some things we don't. The people left us many hundreds of symbols - communications - but the breadth, width and height of the information provided is limited for lack of the written word. Many of the symbols, as fundamental as many of them are in terms of geometry, are not well understood, if at all. However, there is the appearance of a culture, or cultures that were quite satisfied, happy, with its way of life. There certainly was enough time on the hands of many people to construct many, many amazing structures out of stone, soil and wood - all without use of metal tools. There must have been very strongly held will in individuals and in society in general that caused people to devote so much time and effort to succeed in those accomplishments.

Define 'spirit of life': It is impossible to succeed in defining 'spirit of life' as people 4500 years ago understood it. We might approximate it by studying the concept as it is understood by modern traditionalist indigenous people, in tandem with pertinent information gathered from other ancient and prehistoric cultures. However, based on my studies I would say that there is a good chance people of Salisbury Plain ca. 2500 BC knew life to be a result of an infusion of an immaterial spirit from the cosmos into a material body derived from Earth. Matter alone is not, cannot live without a force derived from some unknown location. The Lakota call this force Wakan Tanka - Great Mystery, Mysterious Power. Expression of this power is found in movement of air, wind. Motion is an indicator of life. All things move. It is this power that causes animals to breathe. Its source is somewhere within the Winter Hexagon.

Note that my definition of 'spirit of life' is of no consequence here. I work hard to avoid including my personal beliefs in my writings when I discuss beliefs and intentions of ancient and prehistoric cultures, although I admit it is impossible to not include personal preference, perspective and bias in my work. After all, that is something that separates each writer form all other writers. My interest is not in comparing my beliefs with ancient and indigenous people, but to discover what those people were thinking and communicating to us via the symbols they left behind. I believe those symbols are key to recognizing, identifying and understanding the achievements of prehistoric humankind. Stonehenge is an excellent example of such achievement!



Paul D Burley

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