June 12, 2019
Graham Phillips discusses his book Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge – The Living Libraries and Healers of Megalithic Culture. This is a two part interview. Part one is here.
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Stonehenge is just one of thousands of stone circles erected throughout Britain and Ireland for over 3,000 years. How did this building tradition survive for so long, over such a large area, and with such complexity and uniformity, when the people of the British Isles lived in separate, isolated communities and left no evidence of central leadership or obvious communication network?
Graham Phillips argues that these stone circles are evidence of preservation of ancient knowledge that held together a scattered society. With stones aligned to the sun, moon, and stars, these ancient monuments enabled the precise timings necessary for practical as well as ceremonial purposes. He explains how the megalithic priesthood possessed knowledge well beyond their time and because they had no form of writing, developed phenomenal memory techniques to preserve their knowledge over many generations, resulting in a class of wisdomkeepers that were the living libraries of their culture.
Drawing upon the latest archaeological excavations and overlooked historical source material, Phillips reveals that the megalithic culture survived far longer than previously thought and that the people who held it together were an enigmatic shamanic sect ultimately called the Druids. Uncovering the secrets of ancient megalithic culture and the purpose of their mysterious stone circles, Phillips contends that all the evidence has now been gathered to unlock the secrets encoded in the stones.
Previous interview with Graham Phillips:
The Lost Tomb of King Arthur