Sunday, November 10, 2013

City of Bridges 3

Maryhill Stonehenge is a replica of the original Stonehenge, but located in Maryhill Washington.  Completed in 1929, the replica is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River.  A fair distance away from Portland itself, but the site is often forgotten, even by residents in either state.

Occultic texts on the region describe at least two or three leylines meet and combine at Maryhill before merging into the Columbia River and flowing into Portland itself- one of the many sources of the many nexuses that meet in the City.

Perhaps more interesting are the seasonal midnight gatherings at Maryhill and at two sites in Portland itself.  These Witches believe all three sites are connected, and hold a pagan ritual every equinox or solstice to honor the old gods.  Sometimes they invite outsiders, but only those they are convinced might gain something from the experience.

After all, Portland's local wicca and other witches have become more and more open, as the city seems to embrace the outright strange...