Voices Out of Stone

Author: Carolyn North
Publisher: Findhorn Press
ISBN: 1844091953
Format: PDF, ePub
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Perceptive and inspirational, this meditation recounts the experiences of two women, one American and one English, who visited the standing stones of Carnac on the Brittany coast. Written without consultation from one another, this chronicle shares the aura and ambiguity the women found in the megaliths while arguing that the teachings they gathered from the ancient stones can provide much-needed guidance in today’s troubled world. Concerned with raising human consciousness, this memoir offers topics that range from the women’s personal adventures to much broader subjects, such as earth energies, prayer, visualization techniques, and healing.

Magic Stones

Author: Jan Pohribný
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
Format: PDF, ePub
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Magic Stones documents, in photographs by Czech photographer Jan Pohribny, humanity's obsession with stone. Pohribny's journey - a pilgrimage lasting more than seventeen years - took him from the far north of Scandinavia, through the British Isles and across much of mainland Europe to the islands of the Mediterranean. From the temples of Malta and the great tombs and alignments of Brittany and Britain to the labyrinths of Finland, this book explores these enigmatic stones in their landscape, as part of nature and as a reminder that, thousands of years on, they still hold a certain magic. With over 250 full-colour photographs of megalithic sites throughout Europe and an introduction by a maker and presenter of history shows, Julian Richards, Magic Stones will appeal to anyone interested in archaeology or in the more mythical aspects of these haunting reminders of our ancient past.

Let the Standing Stones Speak

Author: Natasha Hoffman
Publisher: Axis Mundi Books
ISBN: 9781903816790
Format: PDF
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Natasha Hoffman describes her personal pilgrimages to the standing stones of Carnac, France which she calls a vast wisdom library holding an encoded message from the archangels relating the early history of humankind to the problems of today and providing hope and inspiration for the future.

In the Beginning

Publisher: ICRL Press
ISBN: 193603302X
Format: PDF, Docs
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IN THE BEGINNING: CREATION MYTHS FROM AROUND THE WORLD is a beautifully illustrated and informative collection of creation stories from 15 cultures, using indigenous sources. These stories demonstrate that creation is ongoing, everywhere and always, and that all of us are creators all of the time. This engaging book of images and stories is ultimately about creativity in all its forms. Originally an exhibition, IN THE BEGINNING has appeared in museums, galleries, churches, and schools in several U.S. cities. An audio version of the book, in which the myths are read by Amy Walker, is available from Findhorn Press.

Sacred Space Sacred Sound

Author: Susan Elizabeth Hale
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835630706
Format: PDF, ePub
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Visionary singer Susan Hale believes that early peoples deliberately built their structures to enhance natural vibrations. She takes us around the globe-from Stonehenge and New Grange to Gothic cathedrals and Tibetan stupas in New Mexico-to explore the acoustics of sacred places. But, she says, you don't have to go to the Taj Mahal: The sacred is all around us, and we are all sound chambers resonating with the One Song.

Great Stone Circles

Author: Aubrey Burl
ISBN: 9780300076899
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Archaeologist Aubrey Burl, for more than thirty years a specialist in the study of stone circles, selects a dozen attractive and evocative rings for close examination. Each of the twelve sites illuminates a particular archaeological question - the purpose of stone circles, their construction, age, distribution, design, art, legend and relation to astronomy. Burl asks, and offers sometimes surprising answers to questions about Stonehenge: how were its bluestones transported from south-west Wales, why was its Slaughter Stone not used for sacrifice, and why is Stonehenge - the most British of stone circles - not a stone circle and not British? To conclude his account of the strange subtleties of stone circles, Burl reconstructs the social history of Swinside in the Lake District, describing the builders, their way of life, and the ceremonies they performed inside their lovely ring.

Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomy

Author: Giulio Magli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387765662
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book is divided into two parts. In the first, the reader is taken on an ideal ‘world tour’ of many wonderful and enigmatic places in almost every continent, in search of traces of astronomical knowledge and lore of the sky. In the second part, Giulio Magli uses the elements presented in the tour to show that the fundamental idea which led to the construction of the astronomically-related giant monuments was the foundation of power, a foundation which was exploited by ‘replicating’ the sky. A possible interpretive model then emerges that is founded on the relationship the ancients had with “nature”, in the sense of everything that surrounded them, the cosmos. The numerous monumental astronomically aligned structures of the past then become interpretable as acts of will, expressions of power on the part of those who held it; the will to replicate the heavenly plane here on earth and to build sacred landscapes. Finally, having formulated his hypothesis, Professor Magli returns to visit one specific place in detail, searching for proof. This in-depth examination studies the most compelling, the most intensively studied, the most famous and, until recently, the most misunderstood sacred landscape on the planet - Giza, in Egypt. The archaeoastronomical analysis of the orientation of the Giza pyramids leads to the hypothesis that the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren belong to the same construction project.

Eyes of the Wild

Author: Eleanor O'Hanlon
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846949580
Format: PDF
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From Baja California to the Arctic pack ice, Eyes of the Wild takes the reader on an epic, personal journey to meet whales and wolves, bears and wild horses, guided by outstanding biologists and other observers who are renewing an ancient way of connection with the wild. Their scientific research meets the indigenous wisdom which understands the animals as guides to deeper relationship with life.