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Ezekiel's Wheel

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EZEKIEL'S WHEEL (R88) Sq set James Mungall Baton Rouge SCDs

1- 8 Ladies dance RH across and keeping hold of RH in middle take partner's LH and Balance-in-Line then ½ turn partners LH into centre
9-16 Men dance RH across and keeping hold of RH in middle take partner's LH and Balance-in-Line then ½ turn Ladies LH into centre and face partners
17-32 All dance double Celtic Reel:-
' Each couple passes partner RSh to change places, Men dance LSh round each other ¾ way while Ladies dance on 1 place clockwise. This is repeated with Ladies dance LSh ¾ round each other while Men dance on 1 place clockwise
Repeat back to positions
33-48 All dance full Schiehallion reels
49-56 1s and 3s take partners 2H and slip step to the opposing position (Men pass BtoB) and turn partners 2H, slip step back to original positions (Ladies pass BtoB) and turn partners 2H to original positions
57-64 2s and 4s repeat bars 49-56
65-80 All dance Grand Chain but when ½ way round on bars 71-72 set to partner, repeat to places but again set to partner on bars 79-80
81-88 All dance 8H round and back

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Ezekiel's wheel is a claimed UFO sighting recorded in the Book Of Ezekiel.

Inaugural vision Ezekiel 1:1-3:27: God approaches Ezekiel as the divine warrior, riding in his battle chariot. The chariot is drawn by four living creatures, each having four faces (those of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle) and four wings.

Beside each "living creature" is a "wheel within a wheel", with "tall and awesome" rims full of eyes all around.

Ezekiel's Wheel Image
Ezekiel's Wheel In St. John The Baptist Church In Kratovo, Macedonia, 1836

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