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The Crystal Sun - Ancient Lenses
Prof. Temple provided evidence that magnifying lenses, telescopes, and optical surveying techniques existed from the time of Old Kingdom Egypt, with magnifying crystals known even in Predynastic times, circa 3300 BC.
Megalithomania Revisited: Artists and Antiquarians at the old stone monuments
John gave a fascinating account of the excavators, scientists, theorists and artists who have fallen under the spell of the stones for centuries and been infected by '"megalithomania".
Time Stands Still: The Timeless Geometry of the Megalithic Arts
Dr. Critchlow discussed the Platonic figures that were created 1000 years before Plato and Pythagoras. Evidence of geometry being the art of the ‘evertrue’ as Socrates described it.
St. George and the Dragon Power
Paul explored some of his latest research from his new book 'The Green Man and the Dragon'. He examined the myths and legends of St.Greorge and how it related to the 'Green Man' and earth energies.
A History of Megaliths
Prof. Hutton described an historical timeline of the megaliths and how an academic history may well be written.
Callanish, the Moon & the Sleeping Beauty
Gerald illustrated some of the research carried out at Callanish, including the rediscovery of lost features by combining documentary studies with work in the field.
The Strange Topography of Big Cat Sightings
Merrily examined the strange link between significant topographical features in the megalithic landscape and the fleeting appearances of these mysterious beasts.
Megalithic London: A Visionary Guide
Chris Street showed that many of London’s ancient sacred sites were linked in a precise geometric pattern - the same pattern that the megaliths of Stonehenge were laid out to over 3,000 years ago.
The Bottom Ley Line is This!
Peter questioned why should we study sacred sites? Why look for ley lines and planetary grids? Are leys for real or not?and concluding that these sites give us a sense of our place on planet earth.
Megalithic Mysteries of Cornwall
Cornwall is a strange and mysterious land, and also has the highest concentration of megalithic sites in almost all of Europe. Cheryl Straffon spoke about these sites, the anomalous phenomena experienced at them, and their possible meanings.
Probing the Megalithic Mind in Malta
Peter presented an intro to the megalithic temples in Malta and recent research specific to Malta and new theories and disciplines related to entheogens and acoustics.
In Search of Ireland's Ancient Astronomers
Anthony Murphy and artist Richard Moore described the evidence that the people who inhabited Ireland over 5,000 years ago were advanced astronomers and adept surveyors and that significant astronomical data survives today in the stories, myths and folklore.
Introduction to Astro-Archaeology
Stuart talked about how the sun, moon, stars and planets are encoded into ancient temples, stone circles and pyramids.
African Megaliths and Ancient Astronomy
This illustrated talk introduced the continent and explored its stone circles and their astronomy, looking at the pre-dynastic peoples of Africa.
The event began with a tour to Stonehenge on the Friday with John Michell, followed by fourteen talks from a distinguished line-up of dedicated Megalithomaniacs. Peter Lloyd stepped in to replace John Billingsley. Saturday night was hosted by the Bards of Glastonbury as part of their ‘Bardic Chair of Ysys Wintrin’. The event ended with a tour around Glastonbury Abbey with John Michell, with dowsing skills taught by geomancer Shaun Kirwan.
"I have just arrived home from the megalithomania conference and it was mega - as the young may say. And yes a bit manic as well. Every speaker was well prepared and had material to share to inspire us all, even the novice stoner. Not that there were many of those in more ways than one at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms...” Read Maia of Shaldon’s review here