Posts Tagged "darkness"

A Solstice Story

Yes, Virginia, There is a Newgrange by Theresa C. Dintino Learn more about Newgrange Temple in Ireland at this link. Virginia Woolf London, 1941 Because we forgot how to console ourselves, because we forgot our connection to the Earth, to the sky, to the smallest cell within us, the most encompassing black hole surrounding us—because of this, we know despair.      Once, we walked to Newgrange.  Once we knew, the snow crunching for miles beneath our feet, we knew how important it is to remember —to remind ourselves, to experience rebirth and so, believe again.      I laughed when I wrote...

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The Solstice Sun, Newgrange Temple and the Spiral

Read a companion story to this post here. Newgrange is an ancient temple located 28 miles north of Dublin dedicated to the sun of the midwinter solstice. It dates to 3200 B.C.E. and is part of a larger complex of megalithic structures in the Boyne River Valley aligned to certain celestial events such as lunar movements and seasonal shifts. These structures precede the pyramids by 500 years and Stonehenge by 1000. Newgrange is an earthen mound built up over a stone structure with a corbelled roof design so sturdy that to this day it has never leaked. It has a narrow, tunnel like passage which...

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