Discovery of a 9,000-year-old Shamanistic Sanctuary proves that advanced cultures existed in the past.
Ancient Shamans had the ability to win battles, de-curse allies, and strike fear into the enemy, some were considered powerful healers, they could heal physical wounds as well as those of the soul, and they were able to communicate with the spirits and are said to have the ability to shapeshift.
In 2012, researchers found a very mysterious site located in the vicinity of Lake Świdwie, in north-western Poland. After numerous tests and excavations, archaeologists concluded that the site dates back over 9,000 years.
Researchers excavated numbers items from the area including wooden censers which were used for ritual smoking, in order to drive away evil spirits. Archaeologists also discovered herbaceous plants and animal bones which have led Prof. Galiński to conclude that the items found were shamanistic offerings:
“Sacrificial offering were an expression of belief in supernatural powers and forces of nature. Their purpose was to appease deities. They were made on behalf of all residents and members of the group with the participation of the spiritual leader,” he said.
Among other items, researchers uncovered numerous larger stones: syenite, diorite, granite, quartzite, sandstone and gneiss, and even red marble and green syenite which are extremely rare in the region. In addition to the previously mentioned items, researchers also excavated object referred to as black amber.
One of the most exciting discoveries from the site was the remains of a mysterious structure of approximately six meters in diameter. A trapezoidal building with what appear to be poles, surrounded by an arch of rocks aligned at equal distances from each other immediately caught the attention of Polish researchers. Upon closer inspection, archaeologists discovered sticks were piercing through the ground forming the shape of the Big Dipper – a fragment of the constellation Ursa Major, also known as The Great Bear.
What makes this discovery so unique is the fact that other similar shamanistic settlements were only found in Siberia and Mongolia. This site apparently served as a sanctuary from where spiritual practitioners engaged into numerous rituals and what researchers call, out-of-body experiences, a phenomenon completely misunderstood in modern times.