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1. Earth Magic: A Review by FRANCIS HITCHING [Kronos $]
... " The magic that Francis Hitching treats in this lucidly written and engrossing book is the vanished technology which he believes to have been made possible by the far-flung pre-Christian network of rough-hewn megaliths. Although Stonehenge in southern England is the best known of these megalithic complexes, Hitching does not confine himself to it, nor even to the British Isles or Europe, as ... majority of prehistorians have done. Instead, he here gives us the most nearly global survey of megalithism that has appeared since the publication, in 1872, of James Fergusson's Rude Stone Monuments Throughout the World. While Hitching's titular use of the word "magic" may have the unfortunate effect of suggesting occultism, if not cultism, on his part, the ... himself to it, nor even to the British Isles or Europe, as a majority of prehistorians have done. Instead, he here gives us the most nearly global survey of megalithism that has appeared since the publication, in 1872, of James Fergusson's Rude Stone Monuments Throughout the World. While Hitching's titular use of the word "magic" may have the ...
2. Cosmic Catastrophes and the Origin of Megalithic Cultures [SIS C&C Review $]
... Millares in Spain, which is now dated to the third millennium. Over in Malta we find very similar architectonic characteristics: constructions made of large stone slabs, entrances flanked by megaliths, and cave-like 'temples' whose use is still in dispute. Moreover we find decorations of rich spiral patterns. They are not precisely like the Mycenaean spirals but, before the ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1995 (Vol XVII) "Proceedings of the SIS 1995 Braziers College Conference" Home¦ Issue Contents Cosmic Catastrophes and the Origin of Megalithic Cultures Heribert Illig This paper was read on Heribert Illig's behalf at the Conference by Birgit Leisching Megalithic culture is more than well-represented in Europe and especially in Great Britain. We are ... Toronto Papers, following the 1990 Toronto Conference 'Velikovsky Reconsidered', p. 128 9. F. Niel, Auf den Spuren der grossen Steine. Stonehenge, Carnac und die Megalithen, Paul List Verlag, München 1977, pp. 85, 86. 10. A. de Grazia, God's Fire. Moses and the Management of Exodus, Metron Publications ...
3. Merlin and the Round Temple [SIS C&C Review $]
... a genre that stretched even beyond the lands of the Celts. Vast quantities of stone implements and weapons, usually axe-heads, arrowheads and spearheads, were found in association with the megaliths. It was in the 18th and 19th centuries, just as Europeans began to take an active interest in the ancient monuments which surrounded them, that a new method of historical ... story with Stonehenge must surely raise almost as many problems as it solves. Most obviously, accepting that Arthur was a Celtic hero-deity, how do we reconcile linking him with a megalithic monument which was erected in the Early Bronze age? This is a pertinent question and it demands a fairly detailed response. The Standing Stones of Europe Stonehenge is only one of ... a virtual revolution in our understanding of Megalithic civilisation. More and more the discoveries of archaeology have revealed what can only be described as the astounding mathematical and astronomical knowledge of the megalith-builders. Professor Alexander Thom was the first to put the study of megalithic architecture on a firmly scientific basis. In his Megalithic Sites in Britain (1967), a work of ...
4. Krupp And Velikovsky [Kronos $]
... to sustain "the astronomer priesthood" that Thom and his supporters envisage has been found. In fact, traditional prehistorians see the megalith-constructing societies as primarily egalitarian. Secondly, the megaliths have now been found to be not only older than was previously believed but their construction seems to have occupied a longer time span. The erection of the stone rings, and ... entirety,(24) both investigators have indicated that there is nothing erroneous in the supposition that the Earth's tilt could have subsequently corrected itself. (d& e) The megalithic sites at Ballochroy and Kintraw are used by Krupp as evidence that the distance from the Earth to the Sun has not changed in recent times as neither has the alignment of the ... Firstly, no evidence of the hierarchical society required to sustain "the astronomer priesthood" that Thom and his supporters envisage has been found. In fact, traditional prehistorians see the megalith-constructing societies as primarily egalitarian. Secondly, the megaliths have now been found to be not only older than was previously believed but their construction seems to have occupied a longer time span ...
5. CHAOS AND CREATION: Bibliography [Quantavolution Website]
... , "Structure of the Atmosphere of Venus up to 110 Kilometers," 203 Science (23 Feb.), 787-90. Sieveking, Gale, "The Migration of the Megaliths," in Edward Bacon (1963), Vanished Civilizations, McGraw Hill Book Co., London. Siever, Raymond (1975). "The Earth." 233 ... , 53. Bord, Janet (1976), Mazes and Labyrinths of the World, Latimer New Dimensions, London. Borst, Lyle B. (1969), "Megalithic plan Underlying Canterbury Cathedral," 163 Science (Feb. 7), discussion with Frank K. E. Barmore, 166 Science (Now. 2, 1969), ... Pensée, No. 4 (Fall), 34-44. Müller, Rolf (1970), Der Himmel über dem Menschen der Steinzeit, Astronomie and Mathematik in den Bauten der Megalith-kulturen, Springer, Berlin. Munch, Peter A. (1926), Norse Mythology, Am-Scand. F., New York. Munk, W. H.& G ...
6. Megalithic Lunar Observatories – A Critique (CONCLUDED) [Kronos $]
... Scotland till the early Middle Ages, most present-day arable and pasture land must also have been forested (though the chalk uplands of southern England appear to have been forest-free). Thus many alignments which can be seen today must have been obscured in the age of the megaliths. Thus the overall picture is one of long periods during which the weather was more favorable, but perhaps not significantly so, than today. This, however, was interrupted by phases when conditions were no better than at present. To have left any record ... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 2 (Winter 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Megalithic Lunar Observatories – A Critique (CONCLUDED) Thomas McCreery II COULD MEGALITHIC MAN HAVE DETERMINED THE LUNAR PERTURBATION? At no time has Alexander Thom ever discussed whether Megalithic man could actually have measured the very tiny wobble of the Moon. In this section, an attempt will be made to ascertain if such a project would have been viable. The method adopted is as follows: If we assume, as Thom does, that the motion ...
7. Update on Nabta Stone Circle [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2002:2 (Dec 2002) Home¦ Issue Contents Update on Nabta Stone Circle www.earthfiles.com/news/news.cfm?ID=428&category=Science Update on 6,500-Year-Old Astronomical Stone Circle and Megaliths in Nabta, Egypt.© 2002 Linda Moulton Howe. November 2, 2002 Albany, N.Y.- Four years ago in 1998, a team of scientists lead by Fred Wendorf, Ph.D., Anthropology Professor at Southern Methodist University, reported in the science journal, Nature, about the ... known astronomical stone circle on earth. The stone circle is associated with a series of flat, carved stone structures, six lines of standing and toppled megaliths and two buried megalithic sculptures in southern Egypt's Nabta Playa 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Abu Simbel. Radiocarbon dating indicated the structures were in 4,500 B. C. sedimentary layers, at least a thousand years older than Stonehenge in England. Nabta Playa is rich in prehistoric remains of the early Holocene age when there was rain and a lake, but no ...
8. Megalithic Astronomy and Catastrophism [Pensee]
... matched at any other recorded site and was not included in Thom's list (15). On the histogram of declinations it falls uneasily between two peaks at +16.89 and +21.84, which have been interpreted as two points on the 16-month solar calendar inferred from the megaliths (16). This alignment is not understood at present. It can only be dismissed as of no consequence on uniformitarian assumptions, but if these are not valid it could provide an important hint that there may be other long solar sites which do not fit ... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 5: (Winter 1974-75) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered X" Home¦ Issue Contents Megalithic Astronomy and Catastrophism Euan W. MacKie Dr. MacKie is assistant keeper, Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Scotland. This paper was presented at the McMaster University symposium, "Velikovsky and the Recent History of the Solar System,"June 16-19, 1974. "The dating of the megalithic observatories to the period from about 2000-1800 B.C. seems fairly secure and puts them firmly into the epoch ...
9. Megalithic Lunar Observatories -- A Critique [Kronos $]
... does one differentiate among the Moon, Sirius, and Rigel? The other declination is assigned to a major standstill (28) and is slightly less than the tabulated values for Castor for the period 2000-1500 B.C. However, more recent datings for the erection of the megaliths place them between 3000-1500 B.C. As one would expect stellar observations to have preceded the more sophisticated lunar measurements, Castor would have similar rising and setting positions as the Moon at this standstill. Thom circumvents this problem by assuming that lunar sites, as mentioned previously ... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 1 (Fall 1979) Home¦ Issue Contents Megalithic Lunar Observatories-- A Critique Thomas McCreery INTRODUCTION Professor Alexander Thom has spent the last thirty or forty years of his summer vacations patiently surveying Megalithic remains in the British Isles. He came to three main conclusions about Megalithic stone rings. Firstly, that they were not all circular, and that those that were not were intentionally laid out in the form of other geometric figures. Some had their perimeters extended into egg-shapes, while others ...
10. Ballochroy, Kintraw, and Mackie (Forum) [Kronos $]
... well, or whether it in fact fits such a theory better.... Thus, I am not engaged here in an attempt to disprove any view... (Pensée X, p. 5) It is clear from Cardona's detailed treatment of the megaliths that he has spent considerable time on a study of the sites examined by MacKie and others; and one wonders whether in the process his contact with MacKie's writings has lost some of its immediacy. (In this connection, we note that on p. 27 ... diameter as it does now. Can this really be dismissed as chance, especially when there are many more indicated declinations of 23 54' for the centre of the disc at other standing stone sites? That Mr. Cardona does not understand the principles of the long megalithic alignments is shown by his quoting of Hawkins' words, that distant hills become "redundant". On the contrary they are absolutely essential to the theory of megalithic observatories since it is they, when pointed at by one or more stones, that determine the ...
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