From Carnac To Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany
From Carnac To Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows
Lines of standing stones have until now been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe. From the multitude of great pillars at Carnac to the elegance of the avenue that leads to the stone circle of Callanish in the Hebrides, visitors have stared in awe but departed in ignorance. There has been nothing to inform them.From Carnac to Callanish, the first book on the subject, describes the types, which range from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundreds of miles apart. Information about excavations, megalithic art, astronomical analyses, legends, all these are used to provide explanations of why the rows were erected, when, and what was their purpose. The book contains a history of research from late mediaeval times to the present day; offers a chronology for the development of the lines from Neolithic times around 3500 BC, to the middle of the Bronze Age a hundred generations later; and reveals how early processional avenues leading to stone circles developed into multiple lines that were added to systematically over many generations before the tradition culminated in simple cult...
- ASIN: 0300055757
Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge: The Living Libraries and Healers of Megalithic Culture
Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge: The Living Libraries and Healers
Reveals how Stonehenge was an extraordinary astronomical calendar used in the cultivation of ingredients for long-forgotten botanical cures • Explores how Stonehenge and other stone circles were ancient healing sanctuaries and celestial calculators for the preparation of natural medicines • Explains how the megalithic priesthood--and their successors, the Druids--developed astonishing memory techniques to preserve knowledge over generations • Draws upon the very latest discoveries from recent archaeological excavations and overlooked historical source material Stonehenge is just one of thousands of stone circles erected throughout Britain and Ireland for over three millennia from 3,000 BC on. How did this building tradition survive for so long, over such a large area and with such complexity and uniformity, when the people of the British Isles lived in separate, isolated communities and left no evidence of a central leadership or obvious communication network? Graham Phillips argues that these stone circles are evidence of an astonishing system of healthcare and preservation of ancient medical knowledge that held together a society scattered across the British Isles. With stones aligned to the sun, moon, and certain stars, these ancient monuments enabled the precise timings...
- Brand: Bear & Company
- ASIN: 1591432979
The Standing Stones of Callanish (Isle of Lewis)
Callanish Standing Stones Scotland Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
Callanish Standing Stones Scotland Journal: 150 Page Lined
This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, or to jot down your “To-Do” lists. The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours. Enjoy!
- ASIN: 1542431042
Megalith: Studies in Stone (Wooden Books)
Megalith: Studies in Stone (Wooden
Following the success of Quadrivium, Sciencia, Designa, and Trivium in the acclaimed Wooden Books series, Megalith is a compendium of writings about stone structures throughout history. How do you predict eclipses at Stonehenge? Why were stone monuments built where they are? What is the meaning of the designs in ancient rock art? In this lavishly illustrated volume, eight expert authors guide readers through the history of rock structures from Stonehenge to the stone circles in France, Poland, America, and Africa. These monuments appear around the globe, connecting the modern world and ancient times. Packed with detailed information and rare and exquisite engravings, woodcuts, and drawings, Megalith is a timeless and valuable sourcebook for our world's oldest buildings and our earliest visual art.
- ASIN: 1635573157