Some sharp thoughts here… so be seated firmly.. 🙂
Some years ago..after a visit to Stonehenge I was devastated by the rubbish & people standing on stones etc. My friends & I collected about 20 bags of rubbish ourselves that time.
I even went around so angry that I set about doing some `closing pentagrams’. Months later I realised the ego of my self.. and went again to do an open-pentagram at quarters. (for my own peace sake.if nothing else).
Am at a place in life right now..where ..while I do respect ancient things/ material things.. I also feel that none of it matters in a deeper sense of our spirituality. Mine is no longer so tied to material things..and I begin to see the magic that people add ..when they make much merriment at a place like this..
Preserving something that is falling apart by the passing of time amounts to a death/ decay cult..
Ancient man built whatever he / she could with whatever cutting edge technology he had; Great!!
Humankind has so much technology NOW to erect / build such magnificent monuments & temples… of OUR times.. yet all we see are giant skyscrapers.. NO NEW magnificent Temples.. What does it say about us? (0and a few thousand people pinning about stones that are past their fall-by-dates.. Those old decaying monuments are kept up by concrete & metal under it.. There is no undisturbed magical continuity. Modern technology has already permeated and polluted it .. ).
Sp I’d rather see mass merriment at stonehenge… let people experience it…let them drum, dance, smoke whatever, eat. let them enjoy it..
If the stones really are magical and powerful.. then they will do their magic on the people attending..and those people’s live be transformed..
And the stones will survive.. But if there is no magic in them… then they are just old artefacts..art pieces … magical husks.. What’s feeding them is the power of people who are dancing about them.. not the other way around..
So I say.. Let the stones fall.. grind to rubble and dust.. let stars and people burn and be ashes..
That is what every religion says.. They all say reaching God/ Goddess is more important than worshipping material things.. (and stonehenge is a material thing…magnificent..but still a material thing. The moss / lichen on it is not 100s of years old… it’s organic.. it’s new growth.. just like every bits of the human body regenerates every 3-5 months.. There ae no 50 year old cells in the body of a 50 year old human!)
Nothing lasts forever…nothing should.. Only Souls & Spirits matter 🙂
ps. I posted this `Note’ on my facebook wall and created a storm of a debate. I shall select a few responses (preserve the identity of postee) and share below under `comments’ in a day ..