Measure of Albion
In this book, two experienced researchers into prehistoric culture have made a remarkable breakthrough in understanding the system by which prehistoric monuments were designed and placed on the landscape. This system, a precision geodetic science, enabled the megalith builders to mark out vast geometric shapes across the landscapes. At key points they erected their magnificent stone temples and markers, whose dimensions and locations encoded their knowledge of the Earth and sky. Key Points: Prehistoric Britons knew the dimensions of the Earth and had undertaken an accurate survey of the British Isles, pre-3000 BC; The major time periods of the Sun and Moon were encoded within their monuments, measures and system of land surveying; This prehistoric system was still being applied in the Middle Ages, and remnants survive today as the English Foot, Nautical Mile and Knot.
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Robin Heath and John Michell have done a masterful job of investigating many of the ancient megalithic sites - and found that the collective alignments and measurements of these sites demand they were built by an intelligence that obviously exceeds are own. This suggests that ancient man was much smarter than heretofore believed and had the ability to cooperate with his fellow man on a very large projects and scales. We do not yet understand why ancient man built these sites proportional to the earth's measurements or why they mimic certain sun, moon, earth geometric relationships, but the enormous forethought and energy it took to design and build them suggests there is a high purpose indeed.
This is an important book that is still far ahead of its time. Other books that may shed light on why ancient civilizations displayed such advanced behavior include The Holy Science by Sri Yukteswar and Lost Star of Myth and Time by Walter Cruttenden.
2004/ 413p/ 48