The Earth Spirit: Its Ways, Shrines and Mysteries

by John Michell
"The fertility rites that invoked the generative spirit and kept up the numbers of th epeople were also, by the magical principle of correspondences, effective in bringing about the reproduction of animals and plants so in Australia every species has its own increase centres, where the proper ritual by the natives releases its karunba, life essence."


Numbers of the Gods: Unlocking the Secret Science of the Druids

by Sylvain Tristan
"...the Druids knew the Earth was a sphere and ... they knew about its dimension. Does the length of the Gallic league give any clue that this hypothesis has some validity? The leuga gallica or Gallic league of 2,222.5 m is usually thought to be a Romanised league, as was argued by Jacques Dassie, a specialist in aerial archaeology. As the Gallic league is also exactly 1-1/2 times the Roman mile, which measured 1,481.5 m, one possibility is that in Roman times the Gauls adopted a new league which was easy to convert to the Roman mile. Why not after all?"

A Key to Stonehenge: A Holistic Look at the Relationships Between Stonehenge and the Sun, Moon and Earth

by Robin Heath
"Re-adoption of the 364 day calendar would allow the numbers which infuse the present calendar to integrate harmoniously -- the seven day week; four week month; four seasons each of 91 days; thirteen weeks to the season and 52 week year. These things are already implied within the ludicrous 365 day calendar we inherit from the Romans; only the 13 month year is missing. Why? Almost certainly because the number 13 is very much connected with the Moon and hence to matters matriarchal and the old Goddess religions. The advent of patriarchy, around 2000 bc, saw to it that all matters relating to lunar worship, and hence the Moon, were systematically and thoroughly eliminated from society... our present calendar reflects this decision."


Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist

by John Michell
"A Musical Enchantment
If you are not properly educated it is difficult to develop interests and enjoy life. So it is a shame that many children leave school with no interest in anything they were made to learn. If only they could be introduced to the Mysteries and Enchantments of Britain. Some of them may not readily be enthused by this subject. But unless there is some defect in your imagination, you cannot help being excited by the modern discoveries that have completely changed our outlook on ancient history and culture. An example of what I am talking about is that vast relic of archaic priestcraft called the Circle of Perpetual Choirs." [p70]


Prehistoric Astronomy and Ritual

by Aubrey Burl
"Alexander Thom and Somerville before him, noticed that two passage tombs at Balnuaran of Clava near Inverness faced the midwinter sunset. Since then it has been found that other Clava tombs were planned to look towards the southern moon. A provisional calculation of the declinations of the passage-tomb entrances shows a close correspondence with the solar and lunar extremes." [p.35]


Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions: The Magnetic Life of Agriculture

by Philip S. Callahan
"The round towers of Ireland are placed on the ground to match the night sky constellations. Of the four obvious alignments, Draco is the most perfect." [p.9]


Fairy Paths & Spirit Roads: Exploring Otherworldly Routes in the Old and New Worlds

by Paul Devereux
"The horizontal lines [on the bullroarer depicted] represent the course of part of the Mamandabari men's dreaming track (north is to the left) and the concentric circles represent the scared sites or "big places" along that segment of the dreaming track. The arched lines represent the outswings from the main course of the route taken by the Dreamtime heroes." [p.176]


Ley Lines: The Greatest Landscape Mystery

by Danny Sullivan
"The fairy paths or passes are invisible,routes used by the fairies or the 'little people' on their seasonal journeys between their dwelling places. Fairy dwelling places include small hills and hillocks, often the sites of raths, circular defensive earthwork enclosures of known antiquity. Raths were known to local people as fairy forts. anyone unlucky enough to be standing on a fairy pass when the fairies moved through the land was likely to be struck dead or carried off." [p82]