From Carnac To Callanish

Author : Aubrey Burl
ISBN : 0300055757
Genre : History
File Size : 67.96 MB
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This book discusses the lines of standing stones that until now have been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe, rows that were foci of rituals in Britain, Ireland and Brittany for over two thousand years. Places such as Carnac in Brittany and Callanish in the Hebrides are visited by many visitors each year, but before now there has been no book that seriously explains the history, significance and background to these impressive sites. Aubrey Burl shows that the settings vary from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, and describes the types in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundred of miles apart. He uses information from a wide variety of sources - excavation reports, megalithic art, astronomical analyses and legends - to provide explanations of why the rows were erected, when, and what they may have been used for.
Category: History

Architecture Of France

Author : David A. Hanser
ISBN : 0313319022
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 63.98 MB
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a reference guide to the most significant architectural structures in France.
Category: Architecture

Statements In Stone

Author : Mark Patton
ISBN : 9781134918096
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44.98 MB
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The megalithic monuments of Western Europe cover a period of over 2,000 years, from the earliest neolithic to the beginning of the Bronze Age, and have excited the popular imagination for centuries. Based on the evidence of recent excavations, and the most up-to-date and controversial theoretical perspectives of archaeology, Statements in Stone is the first account to put the megalithic traditions of Brittany in a social context and to develop a social model to account for their emergence and development.
Category: Social Science

A Dictionary Of Archaeology

Author : Ian Shaw
ISBN : 9780470751961
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.21 MB
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This dictionary provides those studying or working in archaeology with a complete reference to the field.
Category: Social Science

Sacred Places Europe

Author : Brad Olsen
ISBN : 1888729120
Genre : Religion
File Size : 64.38 MB
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Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.
Category: Religion

Walking In Albion

Author : Richard Leviton
ISBN : 9781450223430
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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FICTION Take a visionary walk through the cosmos right here on the Earth What if you woke up one morning and realized you are the cosmos, all the heavenly realms and gods, and a refl ection of God Himself/Herself? Th at you and the Earth have the same structures of consciousness, are made virtually the same? Walking in Albion is an amusing, passionate fi rst-person answer to that. It chronicles interactions with the Earth through its sacred sites in a style full of jokes and visions, whinges and epiphanies. Leviton reports life on the path of the Christed Grail Knight in search of a cosmic spirit called Albion, the cosmos in a giant human form, the soul of the planet. Albion is a picture map of Creation, full of lights and palaces and the memories of humanity on Earth since the beginning. Join Leviton in an odyssey of meditation and visionary experience from sites in Norway, France, England, and Scotland to America, Mexico, and Tahiti. Oh yes, he travels with plenty of sidekicks, jokers, and wellwishers, especially angels. Want a freshly conceived meditative-spiritual experience that includes the Earth as a prime recipient of your contacts and changes? Walking in Albion is an unusual and original approach to the Mysteries of human and Earth, a fresh, bold way of regarding the authentic Christ, not as dogma but experience— yours—in the theater of the Earth. Plus guidelines to relate eff ectively with the geomantic landscape, and have fun and insight doing it, as you contribute to the Earth’s well-being starting today and begin
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit