a Note on the Premise for Stonehenge

Scientists and historians tell us with certainty that Stonehenge was built as an observatory based on some religious need these primitives had to determine when the shortest day of the year was, for ceremonial, mystical, and anxiety-prevention purposes.

But the question that begs an answer is: WHY?

If they knew the shortest day of the year already (which they would need to know to align the structure in the first place), then why go to the bother of creating a massive structure to “reassure themselves that the sun would return”? Why invest millions of man-hours constructing this supposed observatory when the time of the return of the sun was already known?

People who live close to the land know the way of the weather patterns and the tides and the seasons and the return of the sun. Primitive peoples would have been closer to this phenomenon that modern city dwellers – and modern scientists. So the need for such a large structure for that purpose is a figment of modern imaginations.

The other question about their interpretation is even more bizarre and I have heard no one asking it yet.

Why were they worried about the return of the sun? People living close to the land, understanding the seasons, would know the sun returns annually to usher in the spring time, and summer, and autumn, et cetera. Can you actually imagine some ancient con-man promoting the idea of building the structure to ensure the Sun would return… his neighbors would just shake their heads. They would think he was quite mad: all that work just to see if the sun would return? Surely someone would say: “You’re crazy! The sun comes back every year. Where would you get the notion it WON’T come back?”

Ah, and that is the rub.

And my primary question about the modern interpretation: why would they consider that the Sun would NOT come back? Could it have been some sort of religious mania, gripping the populace, thinking that for some bizarre reason it might NOT come back? After the supposed billions of years it HAS returned, annually, where would they get the notion?

And where would the moderns get the notion, to then superimpose it onto the ancients? How could such a notion even gain any purchase?

The only reason to fear such a thing, of course, is if it had already happened.

That, however, opens a can of worms no one seems to want to touch. What a Velikovskian concept! Are even the modern scholars trying to tell us – indirectly, of course – that in the living memory of these primitive people, the Sun went away…

How can this have been possible? Current theory holds that the Sun and the Earth have been in the same present situation for billions of years. No one’s memory could possibly have considered a time when the sun WASN’T there, not even Methuselah!

I think researchers had better either rethink the Solar history or rethink the reasons behind the structure as the theories previously advanced do not seem to hold water.

Or was there a time in the past when the Sun had disappeared?

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2 Responses to “a Note on the Premise for Stonehenge”

  1. sarsen56 Says:

    The Mayans and Aztecs slaughtered thousands in the belief that it engendered natural regeneration – crops, sun whatever, in other words to evoke events that would happen without mass blood letting. Christians and Muslims build expensive and ornate Cathedrals and Mosques to a god that is supposedly of the common and poorest of people. Why should Stonehenge be any different?

    When we look at Stonehenge it is the prehistoric architect’s mirrored symmetrical design which is the most striking feature, therein is the fist clue (not an alignment but a division of the year, or light-dark, good evil the oldest of all known religious themes). coming back to Cathedrals, they are also aligned (east – west) but are not directly related to sun worship. The cosmology behind Stonehenge is elusive, but it contains ‘embedded knowledge’, we cannot ever know what they ‘believed’, but from material remains but we can, from the evidence begin to understand what they knew, which takes us closer than all the theories.

    • rsmarshal Says:

      That is an interesting notion. Modern interpretations do not seem to take the ancients’ needs into account at all.

      If Velikovsky is right in his interpretation of the alterations to the cosmos since Stonehenge was built, the alignments we see would disappear. I think by looking at the structure itself – as you suggest – we can come closer to their original purposes.

      Even if we can never fully understand their motives.

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