At the beginning of the 20th century, when Sir J Norman Lockyer discovered astronomical orientations in Egyptian temples and the stone circles of Britain, the topic of astro archaeology was known only to a select few In 1963, when Gerald Hawkins identified Stonehenge as an observatory for the Sun and the Moon as well as an instrument for predicting lunar eclipses, archaeologists looked on with disdain Several years later, however, Alexander Thom s famous studies proved that the stones not only mapped eclipses but also charted the entire movement of the heavens through the seasons.We have now reached the exciting stage at which modern science is beginning to interpret the meaning of these enigmatic structures, causing a revolution in our view of prehistory and its capabilities In Secrets of the Stones, John Michell, author of The New View Over Atlantis and other highly regarded works on megalithic sites, traces the worldwide development of astro archaeology His colorful narrative sheds new light on the principal sites and personalities in the field twenty maps, photos, and illustrations chronicle recent advances in the science, including the discovery of the straight paths similar to the controversial leys of Europe between aligned sites in North and South America Michell s final chapter provides an overview of present research and the exciting prospects for astro archaeology in the future. Download Secrets of the Stones: New Revelations of Astro-Archaeology and the Mystical Sciences of Antiquity – heartforum.co.uk
John Frederick Carden Michell was an English writer whose key sources of inspiration were Plato and Charles Fort His 1969 volume The View Over Atlantis has been described as probably the most influential book in the history of the hippy underground movement and one that had far reaching effects on the study of strange phenomena it put ley lines on the map, re enchanted the British landscape and made Glastonbury the capital of the New Age In some 40 odd titles over five decades he examined, often in pioneering style, such topics as sacred geometry, earth mysteries, geomancy, gematria, archaeoastronomy, metrology, euphonics, simulacra and sacred sites, as well as Fortean phenomena An abiding preoccupation was the Shakespeare authorship question His Who Wrote Shakespeare 1996 was reckoned by The Washington Post the best overview yet of the authorship question.
- 128 pages
- Secrets of the Stones: New Revelations of Astro-Archaeology and the Mystical Sciences of Antiquity
- John Michell
- 03 June 2019 John Michell