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Exploring Ancient Phoenicia Part 3 – Protecting These Sacred Mountains
April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
In this third in a series of multimedia lectures Evan Pritchard will share some of his research regarding the high sacred places of Phoenicia and the surrounding Catskills, especially regarding mountains located within Shandaken township. He will discuss Algonquin metaphysical beliefs surrounding mountains and the spiritual role they play, as sacred sites and vision quest retreats. He will go into detail regarding what are called “cairns” (a Celtic term) or “Manitouassin” sacred stone piles (petroforms) and their mysterious alignments, as well as the famous Montauk-Hammonassett Solstice Line which passes through the so-called “Devil’s Tombstone.”
He will again explore local lore and linguistics, and the lore surrounding Panther Mountain and the seven sacred springs which are the source of seven rivers of great importance to the Esopus Munsee of our region including their portages. He will also revisit local trade routes to discuss not only where they lead but what items travelers might have been trading. As before he will integrate his latest research with earlier studies by noted scholars such as Alf Evers, Michael Kudish and Glenn Kreisberg, and files from The Shandaken and Time and the Valleys Museums, offering a smorgasbord of surprises no one will want to miss.
Zoom link – https://bit.ly/3D2FXcq