by Doug Simpson
The Edgar Cayce archives contain approximately 2,500 past-life readings for some 2,000 individuals, and four of these past-life readings revealed informative details of incarnations near Stonehenge. The name Stonehenge does not appear in any of the readings, but instead they refer to the altars near what is now the town of Salisbury in England, which is eight miles from Stonehenge. The four readings we are going to look at here tie Stonehenge to a migration of refugees who were descendants of Biblical King Hezekiah, the thirteenth King of Judah. These refugees were escaping the onslaught of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, and sailed to the coast of modern-day England. Stonehenge is about thirty miles from the English Channel.
Archaeologists believe that Stonehenge was erected by more than one civilization. Our migrants from the Holy Land may not have been the first civilization to settle in the vicinity of Stonehenge, but they did perform some of the construction at the site, and their contribution was for religious purposes.
Reading 3581-1 gets us started. Similar to the Bible, each paragraph in an Edgar Cayce reading has been assigned a number. I have included the paragraph numbers in this article so that those readers who have access to the Edgar Cayce readings can easily locate the excerpts quoted. “23. Before that the entity was in the English land during those periods when there were those journeyings into that land from the Holy Land, when the children of Hezekiah prompted many of those even in authority to leave the Holy Land because of Nebuchadnezzar’s activities. 24. The entity was young in years when it came into the coasts of England where altars were set up to tie up the meanings of ‘The Lord thy God is one.’ … 25. The name then was Jeheuh. The entity gained greatly.”
Reading 3590-1 mentions Salisbury. “16. Before that the entity was in the English land during those periods when there was the breaking up of the tribes of Israel. 17. The entity was a granddaughter of Hezekiah the king, and among those who set sail to escape when the activities brought the rest of the people into servitude in the Persian land. 18. Then the entity was among those who landed and set up the seat of customs as indicated in the altars built near what is now Salisbury, England. These were the early traditions carried into those activities. 19. The name then was Elemeshia. The entity gained in the ability as a leader, in the ability to influence others, the ability to control the activities of individuals in such a way as to make for the forming of moral habits and ideas in their material experiences.”
Reading 3645-1 adds more details to the uses of Stonehenge. “16. Before that the entity was in the Holy Land when there were those breakings up in the periods when the land was being sacked by the Chaldeans and Persians. 17. The entity was among those groups who escaped in the ships that settled in portions of the English land near what is now Salisbury, and there builded those altars that were to represent the dedications of individuals to a service of a living God. 18. Thus the entity aided in giving the records and teachings that may help others in the present, in giving to others that helping hand—who may be as a record keeper. 19. The name then was Mayra.”
Lastly, we have reading 5384-1. “9. Before that we find the entity was in the English land in the early settlings of the children of Israel who were foregathered with the daughters of Hezekiah in what is now Somerland, Somerhill or Somerset. There the entity saw group organization for the preservation of tenets and truths of the living God, … 13. The name then was Ruth.”
I realize that the information in the Edgar Cayce readings cannot come close to answering all of our questions about the origins of Stonehenge, but some important facts are provided. One civilization near Stonehenge was comprised of refugees from the Holy Land who were relatives and subjects of King Hezekiah, and who had sailed from the mainland to the coast of England to escape the conquering King Nebuchadnezzar. These immigrants did build altars on the Stonehenge site to worship their one God.
© Doug Simpson 2010.
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Published in the United States on February 15, 2010 at the spiritual life website, www.zoofence.com/, in the "Open Space" section.