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The Sea Cat
The Sea Cat
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Edited Sep 07, 2011, 18:33
Re: Our Sacred Land
Sep 07, 2011, 18:24
Resonox wrote:
The Sea Cat wrote:
The Chalice Well at Glastonbury:

http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

One of my favourite places. You must visit it sometime.

:-)
A place I've visited several times...worth the entrance fee....for this well alone...but the gardens are sooooo peaceful.


Also..I think it was picked up on.....but I was inferring that springs /wells/streams etc were considered sacred because they cleansed(and not just external effluence as I suggested)...but drinking fresh well water, not just chalybeate, can have a purgative effect thus cleansing internally...and be seen as curative and thus sacred.


Good point. I missed that. Absolutely! I'd forgotten the inter-related sense of 'mundane' life as it would have been at the time, and the Sacred that would have been such a companion, literal all or not ( 'do we have to go and bung some swords in the Water, Mum ?
Of course, and blow your nose, the Druid's coming'...) Druids, Catholicism ( ie McRome), Power structures, always thus. Daft nakes Saints. Put some bloody clothes on and go out and mingle you self absorbed prick.

Om Shanti

:-)
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