A pilgrimage to a number of sacred sites in Ireland can summon a feeling of respect and a veneration for the ancient ancestors. The descendants of these people speak of “An Nadur” (A Blueprint to restore vitality in humans) and how to attain wisdom teachings concealed in nature to induce creativity .I have been awestruck by the beauty preserved in the sacred architecture of Ireland. A duet happens between the monuments and the landscape
The Green Isle is known through out the world for its Neolithic monuments, standing stones, stone circles, dolmens and cairns scattered around the whole countryside. The ancient ancestors obviously dressed and mapped out a master plan in stone and designed and built their monuments carefully to safeguard and encode valuable knowledge to communicate to future civilizations.
Whenever a opportunity takes place to speak to the elders in the Connemara region about the oral wisdom teachings of old, I always witness an intuitive sensitive connection to An Nadur amongst the people. How dose one access this awareness and stimulate perceptions from a lost forgotten knowledge for everyday practice?I propose our current civilization must embark on eliminating fear, suffering, conformity and actively begin to direct energy towards a heart based mind-set, to where love and non-violence co exist. It is essential to expand beyond your personal beliefs and begin questioning everything, given that our current chronology of history is very fragmented and contrary to the doctrine of misinformation.
Thanks to leading fringe thinkers and researchers with verifiable unorthodox claims we are finally on the verge of substantiating and interpreting the ancient sites and introducing new research. We currently know the ancients were not all barbarians, ignorant, primitive and uncultured and they reached a crescendo of sophistication in many disciplines from advanced mathematics to archeoastronomy. They were able to map, transfer and fine tune there monuments to the celestial bodies. It is evident astronomical information from the distant past is converging onto the 20th century to revive a forgotten knowledge to explain celestial events.
We must continue to debate and discuss why the movement of the heavenly bodies stellar, lunar and solar cycles over extended periods of time were pivotal among ancient beliefs. It is becoming apparent the ancients expressed their divinity through architecture, patterns of geometry, measure and precise proportions, shape and size, art, mythology, allegorical tales and subversive symbolism to preserve and conceal historical cosmological data of processional mechanisms in the sky above. The ancients demonstrated the aptitude to link sky and ground , macrocosm to microcosm, a cosmic map to stimulate and assist individual’s relationship with the laws of the heavenly bodies for the human experience.
In Ireland for example you can witness this subtle vital cosmic order between the landscape and the monuments. At Knowth we have beautiful carved prehistoric art on rock, part of Boyne valley complex and surrounded by smaller satellite monuments geometric in nature. We have carefully marked celestial observatories at New grange and Loughcrew aligned with solar events, equinoxes and solstices. A visit to An Cheathru Chaol (Carrowkeel) in Sligo on the west coast of Ireland will take you onto a sacred mountain where time seems to stand still. You will see incredible stone structures with light boxes on the outside to capture the summer solstice and the light of the setting moon at the winter solstice. You will see stunning cor-belled ceilings with cruciform chambers inside the cairns.
A sense of peace enters a person while walking to these mountains in Sligo. There are many less known sites scattered all around the isle and are all worth examining to see superior technology and building methods. Certain sites are ancient maps of the heavens, remnants of an ancient worldwide neolithic survey oriented to the stars and the cosmos. It is obvious the ancients demonstrated and expressed a reverence for An Nadur because of the superb examples of Neolithic monumental architecture at different locations in Ireland.
It is time to embrace a new chronology of history , ancient primitive civilizations understood the heavenly mechanisms that preside over the earth . A major paradigm cycle is approaching and we have many interpretations and predictions imposed on humanity around this conjunction. Perhaps the conjunction is opportunity to heal separateness amongst ourselves, to open our hearts collectively and attempt to expand our consciousness beyond our current paradigm to recognize the beauty woven among humans and the celestial bodies.
The ancients possessed awareness of a weakness centered in humans to succumb to fear and control. They where able to forecast the rise and fall of future civilizations from cosmic origins. If humans began to sway away from nature “An Nadur” the ancestors provided instructions to revive a divine order to restore balance.If considering a visit to a sacred site, I suggest now would be a good time to do a pilgrimage. While traveling to Ireland, a mixture of experiencing the sacred sites and walking among the landscape is very healing and beneficial for the heart and the mind. You will begin to appreciate why the ancestor’s material needs were modest and free from social stresses and a rhythmic cycle way of life was governed by celestial bodies. We must inspire collectively and agree to reconnect to or primordial infinite selves for proper leadership and innovation.