BOESMANS GAT/ BUSHMANS HOLE
OUR CUSTODIANSHIP AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
This sacred site is known as the “Sacred Womb of the Earth Mother”.
It lies on a private game farm Mt. Carmel, one and a half hours from Kimberley.
Over the past decade we have been taking spiritual journeys to visit this very sacred place.
We have spoken over the years with the owner about supporting a Community Custodianship Project, where we will support the local community, by finding out what their needs, and vision are for the protection of their ancestral sacred site.
We will also help fund and support training of the locals who can safely and respectfully guide people into the Sacred Womb.
We have spoken to some of the local heads of the community and they have shown great interest in the initiative.
We need your help to make this a reality for all concerned!
If you would like to support and sponsor this Community Custodian Guides training, please go to our Donation page.
Boesmansgat, also known in English as “Bushman’s Hole“, is believed to be the third-deepest submerged freshwater cave (or sinkhole) in the world, approximately 270 meters (886 feet) deep. It is located in the Northern Capeprovince of South Africa. Boesmansgat was believed to be first explored by amateur cave diver Mike Rathbourne in 1977.
SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE & INTERPRETATION
Archaeoastronomical research by Dean Liprini: As one descends into the womb Dean discovered a Small Phallic Male Stone overlooking the entrance to the womb the shadow of the Male Stone, cast by the Equinox Sunset passes right into the centre of the Pool and into the sunken cave recess. Whenever entering this Sacred site one needs to approach with Great humility and respect, it is a very powerful space.
It was here that it was said one of the last Bushman / san families being chased by settlers shooting at them, ran to the edge of the Sacred Womb of the Earth Mother, strapping her young child tightly to her, turned and jumped into the womb, the husband turned and shouted, you will never kill us, we will go back to our Great Mother and he too jumped in to his death or was it to his re-birth?