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Any stone circles in USA?

Discussion in 'Neopagan or Revival Religions' started by nnmartin, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. nnmartin

    nnmartin Well-Known Member

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    Is there much in the way of stone circles in North America within Native American or more recent Paganism?

    How about the solstices, are there any major focal points for celebrating these?
     
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    Klaufi_Wodensson Vinlandic Warrior

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    There are also modern-constructed medicine wheels. My community has one. There are also plenty of sites that have a particularly sacred feel to them if you go out and look. There is one spot I have found in one of my local woodlands where there is a giant boulder deposited by the glaciers. It's not a "stone circle" but it makes one heck of an altar.
     
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    I've been to a couple in Canada. They are kept reasonably secret by the government. One of the problems is disrespect shown by people who don't get it and take the stones. One I went to had signs reminding people of the sacredness. Some are still in use by First Nations peoples. Most are situated on the highest hill around, and there is a cetain 'feel' to them, although its dissipated over time. There are debates over actual use. Here's a link. w w w.survey.bris.ac.uk/chichester/personality_and_belief_final_study
     
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    There's Carhenge in Nebraska is you want to call that a more recent paganism.

    Seriously though, there is a wealth of native american sites. Several hills near Santa Fe, NM are "power centers". Also, the Pueblo and Anasazi left a lot of sacred structures. For them, a sacred monument was a hole in the earth which symbolized motherhood.
     
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