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Stone Botherings

In this post, we focus on Europe and more specifically, the UK. We write about these places a lot simply because the UK and Europe are top travel locations. (For reference here, England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, UK.) It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north, while Ireland is located across the Irish Sea to its west and northwest, and the Celtic Sea lies to its southwest. However, this post is not a typical tour of the usual places, though.

For context, the area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century and has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century. So, it is very old.

More importantly for this post, is the UK’s age, and not always about the location. The antiquity and sheer epich of some parts of this part of the world is impressive, but part of that lineage brings along some “peculiar” traditions or odd behaviors. One of which is the concept of a Stone Bothering. A stone bothering is exactly what it says: When you visit a stone circle, dolmen (cromlech), standing stone (menhir) or any other megalithic structure, you are literally bothering them by walking around, taking photos or even touching them to feel their energy. This is a thing in the UK and there are several Facebook groups who also follow this belief. And, who’s to say that the stones don’t actually sense and feel us humans?

We’re all part of the same cosmic dust. Nonetheless, visiting these sites can be – at the very least – an enjoyable day out. Try it some time. Of course, you can start with Stonehenge. And, even if you feel like laughing at the concept, we are all one. Read more here about this age-old tradition courtesy of

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