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41. Forum Part Two [Journals] [SIS Review]
... I would like to point out that the claims of Velikovsky's critics, which are linked to publications by Euan MacKie, Moe Mandelkehr and Claude Schaeffer, are based on questionable interpretations of scientific data. The first member of SIS to question multiple extra-terrestrial catastrophes during the Bronze Age was Euan MacKie. Like Velikovsky, MacKie associated the conspicuous development of megalithic buildings around the globe to celestial disasters . If we were able, he argued, to reliably date the period these buildings were created, we would have a terminus ante quem for the last major catastrophe. This seems to be a very reasonable approach. But how accurate and reliable are our present dating methods really? ...
42. A Calendric View Of Stonehenge [Journals] [Kronos]
... historical fact. II The Stonehenge monument, as I see it, was a device composed of stationary as well as interrelated movable components, and thus qualifies as a machine. The stationary elements consisted of the following (see Drawing #1 ): 1. The Aubrey Circle of 56 holes. 2. The Sarsen Circle of 30 upright megaliths and arches. 3. The 5 trilithons set symmetrically around the center of the monument. 4. The horseshoe of 19 bluestones within the trilithon formation. 5. The Heel Stone, which stands tangent to a line drawn from the center of the monument through the center of Sarsen Arch #30 to the horizon, and which marks ...
43. Notes on this issue: Pensee IVR X [Journals] [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 5: (Winter 1974-75) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered X" Home | Issue Contents Notes on this Issue Stonehenge, Woodhenge, and the other megalithic monuments located throughout Britain and elsewhere have spawned more theorizing through the centuries than almost any other relics of the human past (excepting, of course, the pyramids and the Sphinx). In recent years these monuments have been proclaimed observatories; and the astronomical sophistication assigned to their builders borders on the fantastic. Dr. Euan MacKie (p . 5) examines these claims and finds them correct, at least in part; his own fieldwork has provided one of the most impressive pieces of ...
... more than 13 500 years ago, and certain remains of prelunar culture have survived. These remains are by no means scanty. We find them in many parts of the earth, though, of course, it is very probable that the finest examples of art are irretrievably lost at the bottom of the sea. Most of these remains are megalithic structures, many of them of vast size and extent. The grandiose remains of the Andean culture are well known. At Cuzco there is the famous fortified hill of Sacsahuaman, which is crowded with the ruins of a cyclopean stronghold, certainly of pre-Inca days. Why it should be perched up so high, almost 12 000 feet above ...
45. Earth In Chaos by Peter M. James [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Contents REVIEW Earth In Chaos by Peter M. James (Polar Publishing, PO Box 4220, Stn. C, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2T 5NI, CD$26 50 plus p&p ) Peter James (no relation to the the author of Centuries of Darkness) must have become interested in the temples/calendars of megalithic man when he was studying for his geology degree at Imperial College, London, and has visited many sites in the British Isles and in France. He considers the frenzied construction activity during the thousand years of the second millennium before Christ and seeks the reason for expending such a lot of effort and so much valuable time when finding enough ...
46. Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... David and Solomon are the retrospective inventions of post exilic Jews inspired by the exploits of Sargon and Tiglath-Pileser with overtones of celestial prototypes. While Sieff and Sweeney are totally enthusiastic about the Mesopotamian reconstruction they do not accept the later developments and Whelton describes them as accepting half the Heinsohn loaf'. Derek Shelley-Pearce, 1988 The Life and Death of Megaliths Books Reviewed Dolmens for the Dead - Megalith building throughout the world by Roger Joussaume (Hachette 1985) The Stonehenge People - Life and death at the world's greatest stone circle by Aubrey Burl (J .M .Dent 1987) Dolmens for the Dead is not an easy read but would be invaluable as a text book for anyone interested ...
47. The Aubrey Holes Of Stonehenge [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. IV No. 1 (Fall 1978) Home | Issue Contents The Aubrey Holes Of Stonehenge Alban Wall What usually comes to mind at the mention of Stonehenge is a picture of huge stones standing and lying in general disarray on a green field somewhere in southern England. As I will try to show, although these megaliths did form a vital part of that ancient monument, by no means were they the only or most important element in the structure. As is now generally assumed, Stonehenge was built in three separate phases. Each one of these phases was partially connected to, while it partially remained separate from, the one which preceded it, the ...
48. The Kintraw Stone Platform [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 3 (Spring 1980) Home | Issue Contents The Kintraw Stone Platform Thomas McCreery Professor Thom's innovative hypothesis concerning megalithic astronomical observatories has, if correct, catastrophic import on a range of disciplines. His works have consequently provoked considered opposition from various quarters.(1 ) A fundamental criticism which is often levelled at his work concerns the absence of independent evidence, anthropological as well as archaeological, which would necessarily underpin his theories. This dilemma seemed to have been resolved in 1969 when Thom stated that a small ledge had been cut into the steep hillside at Kintraw for use as an observation platform.(2 ) An archaeologist, Dr ...
49. Site Destructions and Discontinuities in the Bronze Age [Articles]
... humped cattle. Now I am told that the hump disappears, it breeds out very quickly, and the fact that they had it again and again indicates a very continuous contact, well everything indicates that this was simply a continuum of trade and cultural links. I am just showing you where I am dropping out two lectures, that's the megalithic civilisation, and that just like the African culture disappeared, obviously for reasons of climate, but I'd like to know what caused the climate change, the megalithic culture disappeared for reasons I would not attempt to go into, I just don't know. In a recent article by ? in ANTIQUITY, he says all these megalithic cultures were ...
50. Tree Symbols [Books]
... were both forms of the mother goddess, the tree might be shown giving birth to the sun (Figure 51). Fig. 49. Baboons adore pillar and tree symbols of the Egyptian mother. Fig. 50. Hathor Cow at Sun~set Hill The connexion between sacred trees and standing stones can be traced in India, where megaliths were, as a matter of fact, erected under trees. Tacitus refers to the Groves of Mona (Anglesea), in which there were "altars."43 There are many dolmens on the island. The Council of Rouen, in the seventh century, denounced all those "who offer vows to trees, or wells, ...
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