“Measurement systems have provided the structure for addressing key concerns of cosmological belief systems, as well as the means for articulating relationships between human form, human action, and the world—and new understanding of relationships between events in the terrestrial world and beyond.” (Iain Morley and Colin Renfrew)
From the stones of Stonehenge to the alignments and calendars of Mesoamerica, measurement stands at the dawn of cosmology. The term ‘cosmology’ is used here not just in the sense of explanation of the celestial, but in the sense of conception of the universe – the set of beliefs about the world, material and immaterial, and the rules through which interaction can occur. (Iain Morley and Colin Renfrew)
These sacred sites represented axis mundis, places where Heaven and Earth came together not only through marking heavenly events (solstices and equinoxes, for example) but to do the same in human consciousness, in spirit. These sites were designed to assist and synergize the raising of consciousness through meditative trancelike states. The evidence for this purpose has been provided in this book for the four sacred sites exampled. (The Great Pyramid, Kukulkan Pyramid, Great Kivas, and Stonehenge).
Stonehenge is an ideal example of a cosmic engine designed to raise consciousness (higher consciousness). It can be viewed in the spiritual philosophies of the cultures or what science is beginning to discover about meditation. Recent research and evidence at Stonehenge seem to clearly bear this out. The first research material I discovered was done in 2009, “The Sounds of Stonehenge.” Dr. Rupert Till was the lead researcher and is a senior lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield. Dr. Till was investigating the possibility that Stonehenge had a design incorporated into it for purposeful use of sound and music with a focused acoustical resonance at the site. He and his team’s research led them to creating computer digital models to test the acoustics of Stonehenge that resulted in confirmations of their hypothesis. This led them from Great Britain to the city of Maryhill, Washington, in the United States, where a full-size, complete replica of Stonehenge—its stone construction and circles, using concrete—was located. The results and conclusions are fascinating and are a significant contribution to Stonehenge possibly functioning as a site to raise consciousness as offered here. I include below one small excerpt of Till’s conclusions that point to the use of Stonehenge acoustics in creating meditative states:
“Those in the very centre may have found their brainwaves becoming slowed to an alpha rate (Author’s emphasis) of around 10Hz, relaxed but alert. Around the outside of the circle the slower rhythm would entrain their brains to be synchronized at around 5Hz to a theta wave state, becoming deeply entranced. (Author’s emphasis.) Some may have had epileptic fits triggered. The extended periods of time in alpha or beta wave brain states may have had physical effects, aided concentration, changed mood, induced visions, and may have been as healing activities.”
Till’s team’s conclusions noted that at the center of Stonehenge, the acoustics could have put an individual into an enhanced alpha wave state of meditation, and other individuals lining the stone circle itself could have been put into a much deeper theta wave meditation. As they point out, the leader or sacred elder could have led an initiation or healing type of ritual in a state of lighter meditation, guiding the “initiates” who are experiencing a deeper meditation into a higher or deeper spiritual consciousness. Please pause to think about this, as I did. What a wonderful validation of the idea that all these sites discussed had included in their purposes, construction, design, and use of measurement the raising of our consciousness through a meditative state. It reinforces my faith and hope in humankind.
For proper context and respect for Dr. Till, I include caveats for their acoustic findings at Stonehenge. I would also recommend going to their website to review their corpus of work on Stonehenge. You will not be disappointed.
“This project in no way claims to have decoded Stonehenge or explained its meaning and purpose; it does not suggest that Stonehenge was created as an outdoor concert or dance hall, music venue or amplifier. It does suggest that music may, alongside other visual, astrological, ritual or cultural elements, have had a part to play, and that this is worthy of investigation. It hopes to show that music, sounds and acoustics were likely to have been an important part of this iconic site.”
Almost concurrently with Dr. Till and his team, another group of researchers was doing similar research, presenting their results online in 2013 and in print in 2014: “Stone Age Eyes and Ears: A Visual and Acoustic Pilot Study of Carn Menyn and Environs, Preseli, Wales, by Paul Devereux & Jon Wozencroft.” This pilot study, started in 2006, was supported by the Royal College of Art, London, to investigate the possibility of stones at different Neolithic sites that were chosen and dressed with acoustical qualities in mind, with a musical function producing sounds, when struck, similar to drums, bells, and gongs. In 2013, their team was able to test the theory at Stonehenge with the actual stones—tests that confirmed the stones’ acoustical qualities.
Here are two different studies concluding that the sound-producing and acoustical aspects at Stonehenge are seemingly done purposefully in design. Imagine being there on the Salisbury Plain over 4,500 years ago at Stonehenge for such an experience, not only hearing the call of the Stonehenge “sound” rolling over the plain but participating in the meditative experience of a deep theta state; it’s just breathtaking.
Thus with an evidenced globally shared unit of measurement at such culturally sacred sites and how these sites are recognized (axis mundis) and the specific example of Stonehenge’s apparent purpose:
“this evidence shows that this lost civilization’s journey and purpose was one of global unity and the evolvement of higher consciousness for humanity”
I hope this helped. don
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