Before Stonehenge – Neolithic Orkney Islanders
Two years ago I wrote about the Orkney Islanders and their path to community ascension in www.candacecaddick.com/2012/08/neolithic-temple-in-the-orkney-islands/. The Orkney Islands are located near the fringes of our world, where the veils between the Earth and the universe are thinner and more easily breached. The August 2014 issue of National Geographic Magazine revisited the Orkneys and wrote about what’s been discovered in the archaeological digs. If you’re going to read both of my articles, start with the older one first.
Archaeologists have been uncovering more details from the temple dig on the largest isle of the Orkney’s. They found the oldest examples of the pottery used in Neolithic Europe on the Orkney’s, which was a stop on a major trade route allowing their pottery to spread widely. The Orkadian’s all mysteriously disappeared at once without a trace. But first, they had a big party. The shin bones of four hundred cattle were found arranged in their large hall, and then the roof was pulled in. Following that they were gone.
A few years back I went (as my higher self) to an ascension party out in the universe. The universe likes to celebrate when anyone steps into the light, it’s a recognition of the learning and experiences that were lived through in order to ascend. These islanders reached enlightenment through community, and as a community they held a celebration party before pulling the roof down and leaving en masse.
Those who lived on the Orkney’s learned what it was to be a human being, to love every member of their society and value them as highly as they did themselves. Their personal boundaries spread to include every member of the human race, whether they were friend or visiting stranger, all were treated with love. One day they all knew they had finished learning and were free to ascend to a higher level where they would keep learning from a new perspective. They would be taking nothing with them, and rather than abandon their animals they ate them, and those cattle died for that time.
Ascension isn’t turning into a beam of light or floating on a cloud. It is playing the same game of self-knowledge with new subtleties of thought and experience, and new responsibilities. Life exists in so many different levels and forms and it is always interesting.
Breaking news about a underwater stone circle in the Orkneys. http://www.scotsman.com/news/stone-circle-to-rival-ring-of-brodgar-found-off-orkney-coast-1-1900933
There are still places on my Woodhenge Workshop on 6 September. If you are interested in coming please contact me.