Shamanic Weather Control Tower Discovered In South Africa

Weather Control Tower

A portal between the heavens and Earth. Live Science reports:

A towering “rain control” site, where shamans would have asked the gods to open up the skies centuries ago, has been discovered in South Africa.

Located in a semiarid area near Botswana, the site of Ratho Kroonkop (RKK) sits atop a 1,000-foot-tall hill and contains two naturally formed “rock tanks.” When the scientists excavated one of them, they found over 30,000 animal specimens, including the remains of rhinoceros, zebra and giraffe.

“What makes RKK special is that every piece of faunal material found at RKK can in some way be linked to rain control,” said researcher Simone Brunton at the University of Cape Town.

Shamans would have ascended RKK through natural tunnels in the rock. When they reached the top, they would have lit a fire to burn the animal remains as part of their rainmaking rituals.

The people who conducted these rituals were from the San, an indigenous group in southern Africa. “They were San rain controllers who were employed by the farmers to control the rain,” Brunton explained.

Access to the rain-control site would have been strictly controlled: “It would have been strictly forbidden for normal folks to go near the site,” Brunton wrote in her email. The site “was placed away from society because it was seen as very dangerous or ‘hot,’ and any interference would cause the gods to be angry.”

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  • echar

    I wonder what would have happened to the shamans had the rains not come?

  • BuzzCoastin

    ah, pretty scanty evidence for such grandiose, detailed conclusions
    but
    that’s modern science fer ya

  • nozodurendozuuo

    30,000 animals sacrificed because those primitive brown people had so much free time and were so backwards and stupid they just kept killing one animal after another for years.

    Because magic isn’t real and indiginous people dont understand anything.

    • sveltesvengali

      This ignores the fact that, among others, many Anglo-Saxons, Germanics, Celts, etc. were involved in the same practices prior to the introduction of Christianity, which itself arose from roots of animal sacrifice (eg. Abrahamic religions), and that’s still practiced by many Abrahamic faiths (many substrains of Judaism, Islam and Christianity). It wasn’t just “primitive brown people”; this ignores the fact that all civilizations likely arose out of an indigenous context at some stage.

      Now, in anticipation of a possible lecture on how we’re evolving beyond religion in the event that you espouse such viewpoints, you could just be an irreligious racist, culturalist or other kind of essentialist, but it’s wrong to state that no other cultural or religious tradition involved or incorporated such practices into their outlooks and worldviews, either historically or contemporarily. “Free time” was/is an irrelevancy, at least as you put it; it was considered to be at least as necessary as many Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, etc. still consider attending religious services on holy days in the modern context.

      Also, it’s hard to make the claim that this is inherent to the indigenous way of life in and of itself (ie. that civilizations evolve beyond use of magic), because such elements were clearly present in civilizations like Egypt, China, Rome and Mesoamerica, to name just a few, and in fact underlie many traditions and practices today, most of which arose from animism (which, in some respects, has been made all the more prescient by science if you want to view things through a reasoning though faith-based lens).

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