There are certainly tools to gauge the sacredness of a place.
Water Line. There is a water line running down the center of the chamber as the picture below shows.
|Staff marks the Water Line.|
What I forgot to do while I was there was to check where the water line began. A subsequent map dowsing of the picture tells me that the water line begins at the end of the chamber.
Again, I am not a water dowser per se, but my impression is that water domes, or what they call blind springs form in response to prayer/meditation/ceremonty and not water lines. A water dome is water that attempts to bubble to the surface of the earth from below in response to good deeds/thoughts and stops below it reaches the surface and forms a dome. Water veins break from the side of the dome and may rise to the surface as a holy spring. While I feel confident about the water line, I would not be surprised if I was wrong.
All said and done water domes are a very positive sign and indicative the positive, or spiritual activities took place above at some point in time.
|The staffs mark the water line inside the stone chamber. It appears that the water line is shallow and begins at the end of the chamber.|
The problem with using the vibe is that what once was a sacred place has been subsequently desecrated. Unfortunately as I noted in Part I the Whangtown mound has subsequently become a place frequently by the curious and thrill seekers. Archaeologists may have done digs there. And most certainly all sorts of innuendo from Celtic explorers, to UFO's, to a haunted place. All this sours the vibe and turns it negative.
You need to act in a sacred manner when visiting a sacred sites. Keep your thoughts and actions positive while there. Fortunately Bill tells me he has been there to experience several winter solstices; and the search of the web shows he is not alone. This helps reinvigorate and counter the negativity.
|Pepper is sitting on a large stone slab about 30 feet in front of the Whangtown Stone Chamber.|
As another guage I looked at locations at the periphery of the sacred stone chamber. The back of the chamber, an area probably less frequented by people, had a slightly positive vibe. Whereas the stone in the picture above had a positive vibe. These areas less frequented by people tell me that the stone chamber was used for spiritual, or healing purposes.
Archeoastronomy. Bill tells me that the chamber opening aligns with the winter solstice; an indication that it was used for holy purposes. Archeoastronomy examines how people in the past looked at the sky and how they created stone and other structures to experience such.
I am not an archeoastronomer, but take Bill at his word. This does not necessarily mean that the purpose of the stone chamber was to solely experience the solstice. There are other things at work there which I shall write about subsequently that give even stronger indications of the spiritual nature of the stone chamber.
Whangtown Stone Chambers, Part III(of VII)--The Stone Pile