Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mystic Scotland (Part 1 of 3)

In 2002 Linda and I traveled to Scotland to research our family history. Along the way we discovered an entire country. We fell in love with its kindly people and its wonderful history. I've already posted on the research we conducted into my family's past in the little fishing village of Port Gordon.

Here is the beginning of a series on some of Scotland's ancient and mystical historic sites.

Not far from Inverness and even closer to Culloden, in the northern reaches of Scotland lies the 4000 year old Balnuaran of Clava, an ancient collection of cairns and standing stones, some impressively worked and over ten feet in height.

Here the leading members of an ancient and prehistoric people were buried and the silence that surrounds them is a testimony to the sanctity of this mystic place.

Eleven monoliths ring this neolithic site like a mini Stonehenge. All standing in mute testimony to the inexorable march of time.

The entrance to the passage cairn, shown at the end of the video, is perfectly aligned with the mid winter sun rise.

Linda and I make brief guest appearances, about 3/4 of the way into the video.