Boesmansgat – Bushman’s Hole

This is re-blogged from the Facebook timeline of Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge

“Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us, the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds, the biting frosts and snows.
To do so intensifies …human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.”

—Chief Luther Standing Bear, (Dec 1868 – Feb 20, 1939)

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Legaga La Sephiri (Tswana) = Secret Cave / Boesman Gat


Boesmans Gat / Bushmans Hole: Archaeoastronomical research by Dean Liprini :
‘This sacred site is known as the “Sacred Womb of the Earth Mother”

As one descends into the womb there is a Small Phallic Male Stone overlooking the entrance to the womb the shadow of the Male Stone, cast by the Equinox Sunset passes right into the centre of the Pool and into the sunken cave recess. Whenever entering this Sacred site one needs to approach with great humility and respect, it is a very powerful space.

It was here that it was said one of the last Bushman / san families being chased by settlers shooting at them, ran to the edge of the Sacred Womb of the Earth Mother, strapping her young child tightly to her, turned and jumped into the womb, the husband turned and shouted, you will never kill us, we will go back to our Great Mother and he too jumped in to his death or was it to his re-birth?’

Boesmansgat, also known in English as “Bushman’s Hole”, is believed to be the third-deepest submerged freshwater cave (or sinkhole) in the world, approximately 270 meters (886 feet) deep. It is located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. This vertical, submerged cave is almost completely filled with fresh water, with the 100 metre diametre surface pond often covered in a green film of duckweed. The cave’s immense size was determined by sonar to be some 270 metres deep, making it one of the deepest freshwater caves in the world.

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Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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  1. Reblogged this on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit and commented:
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