Stonehenge – A Place of Ancient Magic – Immortal Monday

Immortal Monday may be late, but it is still here on a Monday! I have been slammed at home with family and writing projects, so I have not been able to follow up on my intended course of Mesphito or Loki just yet. But the other day my friend Tameri mentioned her love for the beautiful and mysterious Stonehedge. I thought I’d give you a little something of interest to ponder regarding the ancient site. Bruce Bedlams has an interesting theory regarding the ruins and their original design.

But Stonehedge is only a piece of a larger picture often missed by a multitude of tourist…

Of course Bruce Bedlams’ theories are just that – theories. Many still believe Stonehedge was an outdoor temple built as a sacred place to worship the sun and moon that predates the Druids by countless years. What do you think? Was Stonehedge part of a greater network of  structures, an entire civilization, and was it open to the stars or covered to protect them from the elements? We’d love to hear your take here on Immortal Monday.


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42 thoughts on “Stonehenge – A Place of Ancient Magic – Immortal Monday”

  1. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    I haven’t been–yet! I love to visit places with history and mystery. It makes me feel like I’m a part of something mystical and magical 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I feel the same way, Coleen. I hope to get back to England someday and actually make it to Stonehenge. That would be nice. I hope you make it there too!

  2. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    In a weird way, I love leaving Stonehedge’s creation a mystery. Lovely post, Debra. Really dug Tameri’s, too. 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Mysteries are fun, aren’t they? Some we are never meant to solve. Maybe this is one of them. Thanks, August.

  3. EmmaEmma

    Stonehenge has such a mystical feel to it. I’ve always associated it with the Druids but I don’t actually know much about its history.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I don’t know much about it either, Emma. That’s part of the reason I found these videos so interesting. Maybe there is some truth to them, maybe not. But I like to keep an open mind.

  4. Nigel BlackwellNigel Blackwell

    Hi Debra

    I don’t believe it was a building as he shows. The stones themselves were the building because in their time they were a masterpiece of engineering that awed people – much as they still do today.

    I used to be lucky enough to live near Stonehenge. I was driving to the airport at 4am one day. Stonehenge is in a wide shallow dip/valley. As I drove over the crest of the hill, in the dim light I saw a PERFECT stonehenge on the opposite side of the road. I was stunned. How could anyone have missed it? It was beautiful, amazing, it was, it was … wait … it was made out of bales of hay. The farmer on the opposite side of the road obviously had a good sense of humor and he fooled me that sleepy morning.


    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Very true, Nigel. They are very awe inspiring.

      That is so funny that the farmer did that. Can you imagine the amount of time it must have taken him? That is dedication! Wowza!

  5. Karen RoughtKaren Rought

    This was amazing! I don’t know much about Stonehenge, and I never considered that it could’ve been covered like that. Even his theory on how it was built never crossed by mind. Or that there were other henges in the same area! Very interesting stuff.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      His theory looks like a lot of work to me. But anything is possible. And the other henges in the area are fascinating.

  6. Tameri EthertonTameri Etherton

    Those are quite interesting theories. We drove past several of the other henges on our travels in the UK and they are all magnificent despite their size. I always wondered about the ditches and now I certainly have something to think about ~ blood sport would fit with the times. Fascinating stuff, Debra! Thanks for the videos and the mention. Perhaps someday we’ll know for sure why the henges were built, but until then I like the mystery of it all.

  7. Serena Dracis, AuthorSerena Dracis, Author

    I’ve been to Stonehenge twice, and each time I could feel something uncanny, just wasn’t sure what. Interesting theory that it was a building, although I suspect it has probably had multiple uses over the centuries. One picture I took while visiting had this really eerie line of what looked like a fiery doorway stretching across part of the stone circle. Not enough of a film photographer to know if it was just a processing error or if I caught something truly other-dimensional. Naturally I like to think the former, but it’s probably the latter.

  8. susielindaususielindau

    I have no idea, but they sure are amazing!
    Your blog wasn’t showing up in my reader even though it does in the WP reader and I get the email alerts so I unfollowed and followed again! Sheesh!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Truly amazing. No worries. I only just recenlty learned about the “reader” thanks to you. LOL.

      • susielindaususielindau

        I just noticed that we can click on our notifications and get them in a long list! WP Rocks!

  9. Paige KellermanPaige Kellerman

    I’ve always thought they were small pavilions built to rent out for birthday and retirement parties, but that’s just a theory I’ve been working on..:) Another great one, Debra. I love delving onto topics like this, and you do a great job of bring fresh material every week. Humor me and please do something on Sea monster mythology so that I may dork out completely.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      What a great idea! The Stonehenge birthday party. Will this be included in your children’s birthday planner book? 😉 Sea monster? Like Nessie? Ooh! It was a giant Eel. Just kidding. Didn’t you hear the one where the famous picture is really a picture of… Maybe I should save that story just in case I decide to cover the big gal. 😀 I’m so evil. *Insert evil hackle here*

  10. Marcy KennedyMarcy Kennedy

    I had no idea that there were over 1000 stone circles. That’s incredible. I was also fascinated to see how Stonehenge is only part of a bigger system. My mind is now filled with ideas 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      It really does make you look at the whole thing a little differently, doesn’t it? My mind was also set into motion, dreaming about the possibilities. It makes much more sense to me as part of a system than a stand alone.

  11. YatinYatin

    Without hurting anyone’s intelligence if I may say, that we tend to pretend that we (humans as intelligent species) have excelled scientifically & technologically that we know all earthly & cosmic phenomenon or in absence of proper explanation we deem that as mysteries. Over the course of history we have often corrected ourselves & we will continue to correct ourselves in future. We started few planets, went up nine in count & are now down to eight!
    Stonehenge is neatly organized stone patterns, and what makes it special is that it dates back pre-civilization (that’s known to us so far). Without any further evidence to back it is hard to guess what exactly was there. Any elaborate structure or just what we see now.

    There’s a joke that once an elementary kid’s scribbly painting was laced in an art gallery alongside work of some popular artists and people were trying to make sense out that painting. Stonehenge may not fall into that category, but I still won’t discount it as a failed attempt to build something intricate.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Ha ha. I love that, Yatin. But you are right, scientists and the like are often trying to make sense of everything. We can’t ever really know for certain what Stonehenge was without a time machine. We can only theorize and bounce ideas around. Like we are here, unless… You don’t happen to have a time machine in your back pocket, do you?

  12. Kourtney HeintzKourtney Heintz

    I’m not sure what it was like, but it is cool to wonder and theorize. 🙂 I visited Stonehenge back in 1995 and it was so cool to walk around and through it. Now I want to go dig up those pictures and revisit it. 😉

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Oh, you’re so lucky to have pictures to visit. That could make a nice post. And I’ll come visit you over there. I’m coming off of a week of time off. I need to get back in there again.

  13. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, LaughingKristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing

    I have my own theory. I think that whoever built it back then did it just to make modern people wonder why the circles were built. Okay, so I have no theory. But it is a very interesting area and it’s fun to wonder about it. Especially how people with no heavy equipment could accomplish something so magnificent. 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I don’t really have any theories either. I let everyone else tax their brains. 😉

      • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, LaughingKristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing

        I agree with letting other people tax their brains! My brain is taxed enough with important things like…WHAT to make for supper. I think ice cream would work nicely today, but no one agrees with me. They also don’t want to offer any suggestions. 🙂

        • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

          BBQ here. Shall it be steak or giant turkey legs? Hmmm. It’s a hubby thing. I’m about the leafy side of the meal. I know, so boring.

          • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, LaughingKristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing

            I’m just finding meal preparation in general to be boring. Picky eaters, warmer weather, too little sleep… all combined to make food not terribly interesting.

            And salads aren’t boring, depending on what you do with them. 🙂

            • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

              I hear you. I’m not really into food prep. It doesn’t excite me.

  14. Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

    I’m with Kristy. I think it is all a gag to mess with our minds. It probably passed the builder’s expectations, since people are still talking about it centuries later, but if they were still alive today, those guys would be having a good laugh, and shouting to all of us, “You’ve been PUNKED!”

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Oh, yes. The joke would surely be on us. LOL. They took a lot more pride in their work back in the day, didn’t they? Maybe it was their connection with the earth and the world around them. I’m sure it helped that things weren’t so crowded and days weren’t so rushed. Wouldn’t it be something to slip into their shoes for 24 hours.

      • Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

        They sure didn’t have the distractions we have today. Of course, they made up for that with a 180 hour work week! Many of us acouldn’t even SURVIVE a day in their shoes… probably myself included. LOL!

        • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

          So true! Life was about the work. You lived to work and worked to live. It lead to shorter lives for many.

  15. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Wow, that was interesting Debra. I didn’t know Stonehenge was that huge. I’m sure it was a part of something much more prolific than we realize. Cool info girl. Thanks for sharing that. And I do hope things quiet down for you this holiday weekend and that you and your family have an enjoyable time! 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Hi Karen! I had no idea before I embarked on this as well. It makes you look at the people who lived during the time of its construction differently, knowing that it was only a piece in a larger network. Thank you for your wonderful wishes. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend as well. Filled with remarkable memories to last a lifetime. 🙂

  16. Naomi BaltuckNaomi Baltuck

    Good question. Perhaps we will never know, but it’s fascinating to contemplate. Just as intriguing to me is what they do know about it–how stones weighing four tons were transported 250 miles from Wales. I have been there and to Avebury, too, which is really interesting, as a village was built within and among the boundaries the old standing stones.

    Thanks for the follow, Debra. I look forward to following your blog, too.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I wonder about the transportation myself. They have tried to explain that in the building of the pyramids, but I still have trouble wrapping my head around why people would haul the stones so far and put themselves through all that. 😀 You are very lucky to have been to those magical locations. I hope to go someday.

      Thank you, Naomi. Looking forward to the new relationship.

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