I come to you with the name of Beuzan and I have been requested to talk to you tonight on the topic that you have requested about Stonehenge. In one of my incarnations I was a priest at that place. I worked in much the same capacity as this medium is working tonight, and I am being taken back much further than my own time - to the time when those people arrived in the misty isles. They came by a basic simple boat, at a time when the sea was lower and the distance from the isles to the mainland was much shorter than it is now.

The boats were a simple construction, I believe you would call them basically rafts. They arrived sometime after the islands had separated from the mainland. They found a land covered in forests. It was basically a benign land. It was then warmer than you know it today. They found the plain where those stones stand now. This was one of the few areas where there were not many trees, but there were stones there. And the leaders of the people, because this area was treeless, felt that it was a special place.

They needed to know the calendar in that place. And they observed the rising of the stars and the summer solstice. This was the important point for them, the point when the sun was at its strongest, for they were sun worshippers. And there was anxiety amongst them because they did not know the point at which this occurred until they had been there some years and had made their observations, and then they were able to build their sacred area.

They did conduct sacrifices at that place. They sacrificed animals, and, once a year, a human. They were able to raise the stones using primitive methods. They bound the top stone onto the two vertical stones before raising them into position. They used plant materials which they twisted into ropes and they also used parts of animals. Particularly the intestines of the larger animals which they hunted there, mainly the pigs and deer. The process took them many years. They observed not only the sun at the summer solstice, they also observed the rising of various stars which helped them to divide the year into four sections. But with the passage of time the positions of the stars have moved and they no longer accurately rise where they used to. And so it will not be possible for you to ascertain those stars in your time. I can tell you that they did take a sighting to the pole star. The names of the other stars I cannot give you because the names they used are different to the names that you use, and I cannot connect the two.

The ceremonies were conducted throughout the year. Every tenth day. For their week consisted of ten days. There were some discrepancies arising over the years because they did not understand the quarter-day. (I presume Beuzan is here referring to the extra few hours that the sun takes to complete its revolution of the sun.) But they always started their year at the summer solstice which they could ascertain. Their counting methods were primitive, and so they could not calculate accurately at that point in time, the number of days in a year. This is why that place was so important to them. They simply took from one star rising to the next without counting the large number of days. After a while they did realise that there was a discrepancy but they could not accommodate, in their numbering system, large numbers, so their main points were the rising of these stars and the summer solstice.

Their ceremonies involved the concentrating of energy in that place. This is why they were arranged in a circle and you will find engraved circular signs on the stones. The circle has always represented the sun. The point of purpose for concentrating the energy in that place was to give the sun the energy to continue rising. The focussing of the energy could also be used for healing and to enable the chief priest to enter trance, so that he could give the people's petitions to the sun-god. They told the god what it was they wanted, and the human sacrifice at the summer solstice was believed to go to the sun-god and there he would report on the conditions of the people and tell the god what it was they needed. And if conditions were bad or some disaster struck the people it was believed that the sacrifice had not done his job correctly and another sacrifice would be offered - another human sacrifice. At the end of the ceremony the body of the sacrifice would be burnt, so the body in the flames - the flame being heat like the heat from the sun - the body would be able to be used by the spirit of the sacrifice for his journey to the sun-god.

The sacrifice would be selected by drawing lots, as it was considered that the sun-god would thereby select the person he required. It was also thought that disasters were brought about by the wrong attitude of some person of the tribe, and efforts would be made to find this person to be sacrificed to the sun-god. In this way the disharmony was removed from the tribe. In those days everyone in the tribe had to co-operate and work together, otherwise the tribe would not survive. And if someone was not co-operating they could endanger the tribe and they had to be removed. They would not be co-operating if they were keeping food for themselves instead of sharing it with everyone. If, perhaps, they had found a particularly luxuriant plant that they used and that person did not tell the rest where it was, that would be not co-operating. It was this kind of behaviour that was a danger to the rest of the tribe - everything had to be shared to give everyone an equal chance of life. The elderly people were cared for. It was seen that they had shelter and they had food, because it was the old people that carried the tribe's memories and they passed them on to the young people. They passed on their stories of their origins and many of these stories became the old myths and legends, many of which have gone from your knowledge. There would be stories of the heroes, of someone who had saved the tribe from danger, thus inspiring the young ones, giving them some information that may be of use to them if they, too, were in similar situations.

The people lived in huts made from branches and daubed over with mud. More branches and dry grass would be laid on the outside and tied down for shelter from the rains. Of course, with the passage of time the houses became more elaborate and more efficient, but still mainly built of wood.

At first they were but stone users and the development of metal-working was a great benefit to them. They shaped the stones as best they could with flint implements. Stone wedges could be inserted in cracks and then hammered home to split off, to shape, the stones. It was a long process. It would have taken twenty to thirty years to erect the stones because, remember, everyone in the tribe had to contribute towards the food gathering, and so it was not possible to have large numbers of men working constantly on the stones. Work was always being carried out on the stones but there were not many who could be spared at any one time.

There are other Stonehenges to be found in Europe, and the one that you are referring to was built towards the end of the Stonehenge period. It was not the last one built, there are some further to the north that were later.

It was taken there by people who were moving out, the adventurous type of person who wished to know what was over the next hill, they were the ones who travelled at that time. They had hoped that there would be people there whom they could convert. But, in the area where they spread they found no-one.

Now, you find what you term ley-lines - straight lines of stones. And these ley-lines if extended, if you can find everyone of the stones that were laid, you will find that they connect up the Stonehenges. The ancients did this with a combination of telepathy and the sighting by the stars. Their boats may have been very basic and crude but they were skilful sailors, and the stretch of the sea from the island to the mainland that you now call Europe, was not very great. And so, there did develop quite extensive connections at that time. There are still to be found the old telepathic vibrations along these ley-lines if you are a particularly sensitive person, but they are fading. These days they are indeed very faint, but very sensitive people can still feel these vibrations that passed from one circle of stones to another. The aim was to concentrate the energy. By working together they could more powerfully influence the sun-god to help them to produce their food and increase their animals The establishment of the henge in that island also had the effect of bringing energy from a different angle, and so it was believed that the increase of power and energy would be much greater.

So this was the purpose of the henges - to concentrate the energy and to send messengers to their sun-god, to give a calendar so that they could be ready for the summer solstice, so that they knew where they were in time. They had only the yearly cycle and it was important to them to know where they were in that cycle. This helped them to judge when to plant and what to hunt, what they could expect to find and when to start their very basic food preparation for the winter. When you have an inefficient counting system and you cannot count large numbers of days you need to have some way of knowing where you are in the yearly cycle, and the henges were used also for this. If you wish I will attempt to answer your questions.

Doreen: Were the priests of that time called Druids? Was that in the time when Druids were around?

Beuzan: Not in the very earliest times. There was the development in the religion with time and the Druidic philosophy arose sometime later. It was a development from the beliefs of the early days.

Gina: Legend has it that two of England's very great kings are buried underneath the main stone in Stonehenge. Does this have a basis in fact?

Beuzan: Not under the stone at Stonehenge. It was in place many years before the concepts of kings arose there.

Gina: Were kings buried anywhere near there?

Beuzan: Not that I know of.

Doreen: Can you say something about the healing at the stones at that time?

Beuzan: The people needing healing would be taken to the centre of the circle with the priests standing around them and the other members of the tribe around the outer side of the circle, and then the energy would be directed to the sick.

Gina: How successful was this?

Beuzan: About half the time.

Guy: It is speculated today that some of the stones have been dragged over huge distances, many miles. Was that so?

Beuzan: No. The stones were there.

Guy: As a priest there, were you aware at that time of the life in Spirit? Its survival and all that.

Beuzan: Yes. You understand, of course, there have been changes in the Spirit World with time. Those changes arose as a result of the concepts of the people as they passed over. As the concepts and expectations of life in your material world change and develop so the people passing over have different expectations. And so what they experience in the Spirit World is different to what the people coming before them experienced. I am, of course, talking about the first part of the Spirit World. You have few people passing over today expecting to find a cave to shelter in, or being afraid of a sabre tooth tiger. They will have different concepts, different things to be afraid of. In my day we did not have the concept of angels in white dresses. We did, however, believe that spirits could fly.

Doreen: Did you work with the nature spirits?

Beuzan: We tried to use the energy - how can I put it? - The energy that we felt from the earth. We felt the earth itself had an energy and when that was properly harnessed it could be used for our benefit. And that energy was largely generated by the sun.

Guy: When you passed over I suppose you expected to find the Sun as a God. What did you find?

Beuzan: I expected to go to the sun. (reflectively) What did I find? There was a broad stretch of open plain and I was greeted by many people who had gone before me. And I was greeted by the light and by the energy, and I realised the misconceptions I had held. I sought to enlighten those I had left behind. In time I, and others joining with me in this work, were able to influence them and to lead them to a better way of thinking. And then I was at peace.

Guy: You have never reincarnated since?

Beuzan: I did reincarnate, a long time ago.

Guy: In a similar culture or different?

Beuzan: In Rome.

Guy: May we ask, what kind of world you are inhabiting now?

Beuzan: A peaceful one. I have gone beyond that first stage of the Spirit World. I am in the stage, perhaps, I think you have heard this described as sliding down rainbows.

Gina: It must be very pleasant.

Beuzan: It is. And I also still seek to send the energy to your world and to other worlds. In the midst of our pleasure and our joy we still remember you and meditate on the material world. This is how I was able to be contacted to come to talk to you tonight.

Guy: In your day, were they already using metal tools?

Beuzan: They were just coming.

Guy: If they were just coming - that would put you around 1500 BC, or thereabouts.

Beuzan: They were objects of great wonder.

If you will excuse me I will leave you tonight. I find this process quite oppressive.

Guy: We appreciate very much your coming.

Beuzan: Thank you for listening. And peace be with you.

Gina: Peace be with you.

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