Secrets of the Stones: New Revelations of Astro-Archaeology and the Mystical Sciences of Antiquity

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1989 - Nature - 128 pages
Discusses the astronomical influences on archaeological sites, looks at ruins in Europe and the Americas, and describes lines and standing stones thought to mark astronomical positions
 

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Contents

PART ONE
9
Sir Norman Lockyer in Egypt
19
Stonehenge
23
Contemporaries and followers of Lockyer
29
Objections to Lockyer
43
The Old Straight Track
49
the strange history of astroarchaeology in Germany
58
Stonehenge decoded
66
Lines across landscapes
79
Mystical approaches
87
Sunlight shadows and moonbeams
91
Lines and alignments in South America
97
astroarchaeology as geomancy
110
Bibliography
121
List of illustrations
123
Index
126

Alexander Thorn and the modern revival of astroarchaeology
70

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About the author (1989)

John Michell is the author of The New View Over Atlantis and other highly regarded works on megalithic sites. He was a Russian interpreter and Chartered Surveyor.

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