Full Moon at the Callanish Shores
28.25" x 22"
The keeper, or ghost, of what is now called the Callanish Stones lives within the mystical stones, and on nights when the moon is full, she assumes human form and comes out to survey her circle. Being a part of them all, she knows each one, and can feel it's ancient pulse. She is wise about the powers of the circle, it's long history with humankind, and the careful placement of each. Her familiar is the owl, whom she protects and keeps. The owl can quickly circle the stones and bring any news, movement, or marring to the keeper, then once again getting comfortable on the leather hawk's glove as it watches the night. The emerald crystal on the keeper's staff is a cunning helper of all things when the keeper needs it, or an awesome power if she should need that. Together they maintain the stone circles and the cycles of nature, seasons, and humans.
The Callanish Standing Stones are on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, and are situated in a circle on a mound that overlooks much of the area. It has been researched and proven that the stone circle is much older than Stonehenge, and was erected around 5000 years BC to serve as a sort of astronomical observatory and/or a celestial calendar. It has what seems to be a burial chamber in the center of the circle near the tallest stone. From above, the stones form a circle that is intersected by straight lines of stones that look very much like a contemporary cross, although the lines do not go through the circle.