Franz Lindenmayr / Man and Cave
Holed Stones and Crawling Through Rituals in further areas
Tombstone of Sainte Radegone in Poitiers (Vienne)
Even today students before their final exams are said to crawl under the sarcophagus to receive the blessing of the dead saint.
Hole in a menhir Aroz, Haute-Saône Holed stone near Campu Muru, Korsika Holed Stone Conflans-Sainte-Honorine/ Seine-Oise reerected in a ditch of the
Hole in the menhir of Coulmiers, Côte-d'Or Hole in the menhir of Draché, Indre-et-Loire Holed stone in the Allée couvert in the Bois Couturier
near Guery en Vexin, Val Oise
Hole in the menhir of Jethou, Channel Islands Hole in the dolmen near Jouaignes, Aisne Hole in the menhir of Luzech, Lot Hole in a dolmen near Mas d'Azil, Ariège Hole in a dolmen near Nod-sur-Seine, Côte-d'Or Hole in the "Dolmen de la justice" in Presles, Oise Hole in the dolmen of Trie-Château, Oise
There should be about 50 of these holed stones on the island. An old legend has it, that the husband of an unfaithful woman isn't able any more to crawl through such a hole because he gets too long horns on his head. (picture is from: Daniell Geoff, Landschaften auf Zypern, 2. Auflage, London 1991)
Menhir with pierced hole at Talati de Dalt, Menorca
Socerb bei Trst
Crawling through pillar in Tôdaiji, Nara
Photo A: Seidel, from: R.A.Stein, GROTTES-MATRICES...
" The Daibutsu-den (Hall of the Great Buddha) is the largest wooden building in the world, but the actual structure is not remarkably anciet because it is a reconstruction dating from 1709... the present statue stands just over 16 meters high and consists of bronze, gold and several tons of vegetable wax...
As you circuit the statue towards the back, you'll see a wooden column with a small hole at the base. Popular belief maintains that those who can squeeze through are ensured of enlightenment (You'll probably see a lot of disappointed, firmly wedged adults reluctantly giving way to streams of nimble kids making quick work of enlightenment!)" (from an unknown source, page464)
Photographie Claude Mouret / Spelunca n°55
"Entrée.. Partie la plus étroite de la cavité. Le nage qui orne l'entrée dérive des croyances hindouistes. C'est un symbole de félicie." Spelunca n°55, page 8
stellvertretend für viele weitere Lochsteine in Thailand
Lochsteine und Durchkriechbräuche