🌟The 3000 year old stone paintings/ rock carvings of ships, cup marks and footprint made by the Vikings, at Penne, Lista, Norway. The carvings told stories about people journeying across the seas on their way towards adventure🌟
Today I walked 6kms to get and return the keys to the inside of the main tomb at Loughcrew. So I went in, on my own, through the low passage into the main chamber.
These carvings were done around 3,500BC, and they get hit by the Sun's rays at the Autumn and Spring equinoxes. What kind of people made this? And how?
I've read many theories about the inscriptions: they could be maps, or celestial events, or a passing time game for an understimulated neolithic farmer.
But the one I go for is the one that says that these tombs were also places tribal spiritual centers, and the shapes and forms in the rock were based on the tribe shaman's hallucinogenic visions and experiences with psychotropic substances and altered states of consciousness. Even the acoustics of the chamber are said to be predisposed to trance-inducing chanting.
These trips into the unknown revealed messages from the Gods, and it's a powerful thing to lay eyes on something made so, but oh so many and countless Moons ago.