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11. Stonehenge: Temple of the Moon [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:6 (May 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Stonehenge: Temple of the Moon Alban Wall In a previous paper, (1) Peter Michael James set forth certain evidences in support of the proposition that periodic cataclysms of nature, sometimes worldwide in extent, have decimated or caused the complete eradication of different species of life forms that once existed on the planet. Though I have made no in-depth studies into some of the areas of research James covers in his arguments, and disqualify myself from making commentaries about them, there is one aspect that I feel more than a little qualified to address. Thus, in one place, James states: "In order to pursue the theme, the story is taken up again nearer our own time: specifically the millennium which ran from about 2500 to 1500 years B.C. This could be loosely termed the megalithic millennium, for it was during this time that the huge monuments of standing stones were set up in north west Europe... The most famous of all megalithic sites is Stonehenge ...
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... arguing that all later structures on the Mexican plateau, having a similar orientation to the Pyramid of the Sun, were simply "non-functional imitations". This, despite consistent refutals by archaeologists that such sites are diverse in both location and time, and cannot be grouped together in order to accommodate the deluded fantasies of such as Aveni. No wonder archaeologists treat archaeoastronomy with such contempt. The editor of In Search of Ancient Astronomies, Krupp, contributes four chapters. One is a useful section on basic practical astronomy, two are on Stonehenge and Egyptian astronomy, respectively, and the last on so-called astronomical fantasies. Krupp's introduction to Stonehenge bears an unacknowledged debt to more erudite sources, notably Atkinson. Hoyle, Hawkins, Newham, and Thom are then presented as the monument's astronomical heroes. Hawkins' work, however, has been dismissed on both astronomical and archaeological grounds while Newham's ideas are vitiated by the use of incorrect data. Krupp faithfully reproduces Newham's plan of the causeway postholes, obviously ignorant of the fact that this bears little relationship to the official plan. ...
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13. Hidden Stonehenge [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 15: Spring 1981 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Hidden Stonehenge The configuration of standing stones at Stonehenge has been etched in everyone's mind by thousands of photographs and drawings down the centuries. There is also a "hidden" Stonehenge: traces of earlier configurations, hints of trials and errors, and just plain enigmas. The hidden or cryptic Stonehenge is found mostly by accident when some chance digging reveals a previously unrecorded hole, ditch, or buried artifact. To illustrate, in May and June of 1979, a 24-meter trench was excavated along the path of a proposed telephone cable. The diggers found a completely unexpected, backfilled pit showing the impression of the standing stone that had once occupied it. Now called Stone 97, this feature was "erased" thousands of years ago for some unknown reason. Several such fortuitous finds hint that the Stonehenge we now see is like one of those paintings painted over an earlier painting. Apparently, we are just beginning to comprehend ...
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... . But the Urnfielders were probably proto-Celts in the strict sense- that is, Celts whose pan-European speech was not yet divided into mutually unintelligible languages. The Hallstatt immigrants, however, were probably P-Celts, whose language, though understood from Gaul to Bohemia, would not have been understood by the Q-Celts of Ireland.(20) Before leaving the subject of synchronization, we might do well to try to correlate the linguistic separations detailed above with the stages conventionally recognized for the construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of the megalithic monument at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in England. Almost without exception, archeologists agree that Stonehenge I (consisting chiefly of earthworks) was built by non-Indo-Europeans- possibly ancestral to the Berbers or the Basques. But most of those who are willing to speculate about ethnicity believe that Stonehenge II and III (consisting chiefly of massive boulders) were built by Indo-Europeans. More precisely, in terms of the aforegoing seriations, the agencies would be: Stonehenge II by West Kentum-speaking Beakerites Stonehenge IIIa and IIIb by Italo-Celtic-speaking Wessex and Food Vessel peoples Stonehenge IIIb by ...
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15. A GOLDEN CALENDAR FOR USE AT STONEHENGE? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 74: Mar-Apr 1991 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects A GOLDEN CALENDAR FOR USE AT STONEHENGE? "The lozenge, of 0.5-mm beaten gold, was excavated in 1808 AD from the Bush Barrow, 1 km from Stonehenge. "Until now, it has been assumed that the plaque was only decorative. After examination and measurement, the patterns of its carefully inscribed markings are believed to be identifiable as a calendar fashioned for use at Stonehenge. Found over the breast of a skeleton of a tall man, its symmetrical shape and correct corner angles make it appear probable that the plaque had something to do with the four cardinal points and solstitial sunrises and sunsets. Markings on a gold lozenge excavated near Stonehenge. Some interpret the lines as indicators of solar and lunar positions on astronomically significant days. If so, this lozenge represents surprising sophistication 3600 years ago. "By fixing the flat lozenge on a table at eye level and orientating it with its shorter diagonal on the meridain ...
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... the hydrogen and oxygen layers. Combustion and cosmic irradiation could produce a mixture of carbon dioxide and hydrogen, carbon monoxide and water vapor. Irradiation of this mixture could produce formaldehyde, from which various types of sugars and starches could be generated by polymerization and aldol condensation. According to the ancient sources, the order would even be correct. The mixture would receive radiation during the day, and polymerization would occur in the cooler night, particularly on dust particles. The end product would fall to the ground in the early morning. STONEHENGE Some people have been led to believe that Stonehenge was built as an intricate computer designed to keep track of important celestial objects. This was supposedly done before the last catastrophe, an important question then is, if catastrophes occurred, why does Stonehenge still work, if it does? Stonehenge is a stone arrangement on the Salisbury plain not far from Oxford, England. Huge monoliths weighing many tons were arranged and stacked in a design for which the original purpose is not definitely known. The area has probably been used for everything ...
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17. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... Tutankhamen: A 3000-year-old murder mystery by Bob Brier, Weidenfeld& Nicolson, 1998, £20 Books solving ancient mysteries, or even revealing mysteries where none were formerly known, continue to pour off the presses. This one tells the life history of young Tutankhamun, using new forensic evidence to indicate that he was murdered at the instigation of one of his successors. Act of God: Moses, Tutankhamen and the Myth of Atlantis by Graham Phillips, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1998, £16.99 Unfortunately this author hasn't managed to link Stonehenge with Egypt or he would have hit the jackpot. Tutankhamun is supposed to have lived at the time of the Exodus, and therefore Moses, and Atlantis is that old chestnut, the explosion of Thera. The Gold of Exodus: The discovery of the most sacred place on Earth by Howard Blum, 1998, £17.99 Treasure hunters try to find Moses' holy mountain, Sinai, in Saudi Arabia. They claim to have found the stone altar and the twelve pillars of Moses etc. but also stumble, in true ...
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18. Sir Norman Lockyer (1836-1920) [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1997:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Sir Norman Lockyer (1836-1920) Phillip Clapham Lockyer, after visiting Egypt, wrote The Dawn of Astronomy, in 1894. He had noted that in English churches the east window generally faced in the direction of sunrise on the feast days of patron saints (such as Martin, Peter etc.) Churches dedicated to John the Baptist were for instance aligned to the NE and Lockyer had previously noted the axis at Stonehenge pointed in the same direction. NE is roughly the sunrise on midsummer day, more pertinently the sunrise in June as a generality. Lockyer was convinced the stars were used to fix calendar dates but the majority of scholars did not believe him. Indeed, Egyptologists have consistently ignored the stellar features in Egyptian religion and they treated Lockyer as a figure of fun. He thought the Egyptians used stars and the positions of clusters of stars, or constellations, as forewarnings noted by priests... in order to pinpoint accurately the rising of the sun ...
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... From: Horus Vol. 2 No. 2 (Summer 1986) Home¦ Issue Contents On Number As Artifact: Part 2: Development Fred Fisher [* !* Image Astronomers find evidence of 13 as a number base among the builders and theorists of Stonehenge Edith Borroff, whose important work with the number 360 was discussed in the previous article, [HORUS II:1 believes the ancients tended to use number in both symbolic and functional ways. This is certainly true of the Chinese, with their hypothetical musical scales based on simple ratios, yet at the same time sophisticated acoustical computations based on principles of set theory. Modern mathematicians, finding the symbolic numbers and assuming their use in practical arithmetic, jumped at false conclusions about the ancients. Further, modern writers on the history of science have been impatient with the delight of the ancients in symbolic speculation, a delight which they did not understand and did not want to understand.[1 There are many examples of symbolic number speculation with regard to calendar systems, despite the obvious pragmatic purpose of ...
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... , near Chillicothe are other examples of the vast Mound-Builder civilization which one dominated the river valleys and fertile fields of North America. Long attributed to the American Indian, though the Indians themselves lay no claim to the achievement, these moundworks and artifacts found within them have characteristics suggesting that there may be far more to the story. The earthworks at Newark bear remarkable resemblance to those found in Northern Europe. The Great Circle Mound forming part of the Octagon Mound complex is very similar to the shape and orientation of the earthworks which surrounded Stonehenge. Research in the field of archaeoastronomy [cf. R. Hively& R. Horn, "Geometry and Astronomy in Prehistoric Ohio," Archaeoastronomy, no.4, (JHA, xiii, 1982) has established that the orientation of the axis of the Great Circle Mound aligns with the northernmost rising point of the Moon in the 19-year solar-lunar, a fact which readers of Alban Wall's research on Stonehenge [in this and earlier issues of HORUS as well as in KRONOS will find intriguing. Great Circle Mound, Newark Earthworks at ...
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