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|"Weaving the Dream!" a "Live Art" co-creation
was first manifested at the International Healing Summit, in Monterey,
CA, in October 1997! The Summit included over 200 participants from 19
"Weaving the Dream" was "anchored for the Northwest"
Rubin's Sacred Theater in Ashland, Oregon (July '98).
Even as this website is being prepared, "Weaving
the Dream" is being incorporated into the Klamath Falls, OR, Tree
Island Millennium Gathering occuring on Aug.18-20, 1998 for the Day500
Countdown to the Millennium". While ellenHelga Weiland is "raising
the posts" for that celebration, I will, with friends be "Weaving the
Dream!" into the International Healing Summit 2, held in Glastonbury,
England (August25-30); continuing its "Weave" on to Switzerland and
France. [see schedule of events]
England's Ancient Builders
On 11/23/97 William D. Montalbano (a Times Staff
Writer) offered the following article in the Los Angeles Times:
London -- They were rich, tightly organized and gods-fearing farmers at
the dawn of history who threw huge religious monuments skyward
centuries before the ancient Egyptians raised the Great Pyramids.
Now a major discovery is shedding new light on the convictions and the
visions of these early Britons, ancestors of the stone-circle builders
who left their most lasting mark at world famous Stonehenge.
Without setting eyes on it, scholars announced this month that they
have discovered the remains of a huge circular timber temple below the
hooves of farmer Richard Young's sheep in a 37 acre pasture near the
village of Stanton Drew, about 80 miles north of Stonehenge,
"I think it is certainly among the top 20
archeological finds this century,"
said Geoffrey Wainwright, chief archaeologist for English
Heritage, Britain's leading conservationist of historic buildings.
The nine-ring wooden temple at Stanton Drew, marked by underground
remains of the pits into which 5-ton, 30-foot oak trunks were carefully
spaced, is about 5,000 years old.
The vast and elaborate Neolithic structure was 100 yards in diameter
and was surrounded by an enormous ditch 15 to 20 feet deep with a large
gap facing the northeast. Such structures are named henges after the
one at Stonehenge, said Andrew David, an English Heritage specialist
who surveyed the site.
Neolithic timber palaces are unique to Britain. The Stanton Drew find
is almost twice the diameter of Stonehenge, Wainwright says, and far
bigger than any of the other seven previously discovered circular
Neil Linford, an archeological geophysicist who worked on the discovery
team, said the temple was found in September thanks to a newly
developed and highly sensitive magnetometer, which measures the
concentration of iron and oxides underground. In effect, the machine
showed the regular pattern of the postholes through residues of rock
and decayed wood, Linford said.
"Really good geophysical archeology, X-raying the ground before or
without digging, is an exciting new development. It is a bit like the
dawn of aerial photography in the '20s -- that's how the timber temple
we call Woodhenge was discovered around 1931," said Andrew Fleming, a
prehistorian at Lampeter University in Wales.
The postholes were about 3 feet deep, 3 feet in diameter and 3 feet
apart. Neolithic man would have slid a tree trunk into each hole and
propped it upright, but the overall structure was too big to have been
roofed, Wainwright says.
Information about the timber temple at Stanton Drew has been available
from the English Heritage Web site.
Thank you and pax (peace)!
"Weaving the Dream!"