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02-23-2005, 05:07 AM
Someone on a pagan discussion group brought this matter to my attention, and I thought folks here might also be interested:
The Irish government is planning to build a highway near Tara, a neolithic religious site that's believed to be a place of great power and a gateway between the worlds. One of the features at the site, the Mound of Hostages, is aligned with the full moon of Lughnasa and the rising sun of Samhain and Imbolg.
There's an online petition to stop the road from threatening the site. You can find the petition, along with more background on Tara, here: www.protect-tara.org (http://www.protect-tara.org)
Thanks Sue. I've heard of this site for the last few months and how it is endangered.
I signed the petition just now. If anyone else wants to sign click on the "What you can do to help" button in the left column.
Truely an international effort to save this site.
Thanks for posting that Dragonfly.
If anyone knows of or is organising any protest gatherings please pm me, or consider posting details here.
02-28-2005, 03:47 AM
There are some very good sites on the web concerning ancient Irish astronomy ( wish I could think of what they are??). You come away with the feeling that these ancient people had a deep understanding of many things. How can we learn what they ,so long ago, knew?
[ February 28, 2005, 07:41 AM: Message edited by: HanShan ]
02-28-2005, 10:08 AM
...by going walkabouts at night occasionally?
02-28-2005, 10:09 PM
thom, when i opened the protect tara-site, i realised one of my dreams were to be shattered.
i have always wanted to travel through parts of ireland by horse and carriage, and the mounds of tara and the northwest of ireland were a hotspot of mine.
my children are five years old soon and they would love a 'gypsy' road trip.
i have added the link on another forum, where i know some passionate people are posting and would sign 4 sure.
maybe we could go to ireland and hijack the roads with a caravan of equestrian vehicles? like that old movie 'Convoy'...*lol* pm me.
It would certainly be a horrible blow if the road were built through the Tara site.
I think Steiner suggested the Tuatha de Danaan came from the Atlantis phase of conciousness, and settled in Ireland after the cataclysm. According to more traditional mythology the sons of Mil, who were humans like the rest of us, invaded Ireland and eventually negotiated a deal with the Tuath de Danaan (the "sidhe" of popular legend), whereby the sidhe went into the land, and the humans occupied the surface.
Tara is one of the great gateways between the worlds, analgous perhaps to the Mayan temples. If self-destructive elements of the psyche attack such places of power intentionaly, then the Lord of the Rings movies begin to seem less a fantasy, and more a workable model of reality. Tolkien certainly set out to "justify the ways of God to men" and borrowed much from northern european mythology.
Here's a quote from an article in "Folklore" Jan 2001, by Andy Letcher:
In the 1990s, the then Conservative Government launched a massive 23 billion [pounds sterling] road building scheme as a response to Britain's worsening traffic congestion problems. In the process, they unwittingly instigated the "most successful revolutionary movement in Western Europe in the second half of the twentieth century" (Monbiot 1998). Starting with just two people at Twyford Down in 1992, the movement grew, with protests the length of the country from Glasgow to Kent. It culminated at Fairmile in Devon in 1997, after which the Government announced a U-turn and cut the roads budget to just 6 billion [pounds sterling]. In all cases the protesters used the same tactics: positioning themselves bodily in the way of construction, either by sitting on machinery (called "digger diving") or by placing camps, tree houses, tunnels and locking-on points en route. Their ideal aim was to stop the road from being built at all; their more achievable aim was to add so much extra to the cost of construction that future projects would be rendered unviable.
Nanouk, I'll pm you.
03-01-2005, 09:27 AM
My advice is to let the old world go it's own way.
Do what Quannah said.
"Go high up where I was born,high in the Rocky Mountains,to a magic warm spring and rename the constellations to fit your songs and dreams."
[ March 01, 2005, 10:28 AM: Message edited by: Isaiah Mpski ]
03-01-2005, 11:16 AM
*Life is Good*
What Was Lost
I sing what was lost and dread what was won,
I walk in a battle fought over again,
My king a lost king, and lost soldiers my men;
Feet to the Rising and Setting may run,
They always beat on the same small stone.
please pass this on, any support is appreciated!
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