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Frank Joseph – Megalithic Mysteries and Lost Civilizations Part Two

May 1, 2019

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Inspired by his book Power Places and the Master Builders of Antiquity Frank Joseph discusses some of the mysteries of the megalithic age and legends of lost civilizations. This is a two part interview. Part one is here. Frank will be speaking at AlienXPO 2019.

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The peoples of the Neolithic era bequeathed us some of the most amazing achievements and profound puzzles in human history. From cryptic stone circles to arcane rituals and rites and a science of the stars we are still struggling to comprehend, ancestors once regarded as ignorant and inferior continue to emerge as remarkably advanced, and arguably much more in tune with their natural surroundings than contemporary civilization.

England’s Stonehenge and Newgrange in Ireland are but two of the better known Neolithic sites in the British Isles, but throughout Europe, hundreds of locations – some just as breathtaking – feature the remains of Neolithic construction. What are we to make of the quarrying, cutting, and transportation techniques – some of which we are unable to replicate today – which made possible the manipulation of vast stone monoliths, some weighing several hundred tons? And why was the specific type and location of these stones so crucial to the ancients?

We also consider just what befell the civilizations of high antiquity, not just in Europe, but around the world. Some slid into steep decline, while others vanished virtually overnight. Immortalized in mythic tales such as those of Atlantis and Lemuria, of the Biblical Flood and Great Deluge, can the apparent cataclysms and catastrophes of aeons past teach us anything about the present or indeed, the future?

Previous interviews with Frank Joseph:
The Real War of the Worlds
Our Dolphin Ancestors

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Frank Joseph – Megalithic Mysteries and Lost Civilizations Part One

April 26, 2019

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Inspired by his book ‘Power Places and the Master Builders of Antiquity’ Frank Joseph discusses some of the mysteries of the megalithic age and legends of lost civilizations. The peoples of the Neolithic era bequeathed us some of the most amazing achievements and profound puzzles in human history. From cryptic stone circles to arcane rituals and rites and a science of the stars we are still struggling to comprehend, ancestors once regarded as ignorant and inferior continue to emerge as remarkably advanced, and arguably much more in tune with their natural surroundings than contemporary civilization.

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Mark Olly – The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer

January 1, 2018

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Mark Olly discusses the novel ‘The Way of Wyrd – Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer’. Written by psychologist and university professor Brian Bates and published in 1983, ‘The Way of Wyrd’ is the story of Wat Brand, a Christian scribe sent on a mission deep into the forests of pagan Anglo-Saxon England where he finds his beliefs shaken to their core. With Wulf, a wizard, as his guide, Wat is instructed in the magical lore of plants, runes, fate, and life force until finally he journeys to the spirit world on a quest to encounter the true nature of his own soul.

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John Michael Greer – Dark Age America: Part Two

January 28, 2017

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John Michael Greer discusses his latest book Dark Age America – Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead. As we lurch on into the early part of the 21st Century, converging crises in energy, economy, and environment are rapidly undermining the foundations of industrial civilization and the materialistic way of life which so many of us take for granted. Energy – because cheap, easily accessible fossil fuels are running out and industrial civilization as we know it simply cannot be sustained by renewables. Economy – because at almost every level, global, national, corporate, and personal, we are drowning in debt that cannot and therefore will not be repaid but whose unravelling will cause mass destruction of governments, banks, entire industries, and millions of lives. Environment – because centuries of industrial civilization have wreaked havoc on the biosphere, triggering catastrophic climate change while poisoning the ecosystems on which life on Earth depends.

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John Michael Greer – Dark Age America: Part One

January 24, 2017

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John Michael Greer discusses his latest book Dark Age America – Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead. As we lurch on into the early part of the 21st Century, converging crises in energy, economy, and environment are rapidly undermining the foundations of industrial civilization and the materialistic way of life which so many of us take for granted. Energy – because cheap, easily accessible fossil fuels are running out and industrial civilization as we know it simply cannot be sustained by renewables. Economy – because at almost every level, global, national, corporate, and personal, we are drowning in debt that cannot and therefore will not be repaid but whose unravelling will cause mass destruction of governments, banks, entire industries, and millions of lives. Environment – because centuries of industrial civilization have wreaked havoc on the biosphere, triggering catastrophic climate change while poisoning the ecosystems on which life on Earth depends.

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Mark Olly – The Disappearing Ninth Legion

January 14, 2017

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Mark Olly discusses his book The Disappearing Ninth Legion. At its height, the Roman Empire dominated five million square kilometres and over twenty per cent of the entire population of the Earth, conquered by its vast army, whose prowess in battle is the stuff of legend. Amid the triumph, however, there was of course tragedy, and sometimes curious conjunctions of both. Perhaps the most notorious is the tale of the Ninth Legion, a once proud fighting force among the very best the Empire deployed, who enjoyed victory after glorious victory across centuries before disappearing without trace. The theories about their vanishing are legion themselves, but none thus far has unearthed their fate. In The Disappearing Ninth Legion, Mark Olly traces their history and tests the theories in an effort to shed light on just what may have befallen them.

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Mark Olly – Revealing the Green Man

August 3, 2016

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On a journey through myths and legends, magic and folklore, we explore the mystery of The Green Man. From the time of the Celts and Druids, the rise of the Roman Empire, the Anglo-Saxon annals, and the descent into the Dark Ages and beyond, we meet with Robin Hood, Herne the Hunter, King Arthur, and many other colourful characters along the way. It is a tale pregnant with arcane symbolism, cultish rites, the perennial wisdom of ‘as above – so below’, and the final revelation of the Earth’s eternal cycle of destruction and rebirth.

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Graham Phillips – The Lost Tomb of King Arthur

May 5, 2016

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Graham Phillips discusses his book The Lost Tomb of King Arthur – The Search for Camelot and the Isle of Avalon. The story of King Arthur is known throughout the world. The fabled Camelot, Sir Bedivere casting Excalibur into the lake, and Arthur’s secret burial at the isle of Avalon – these are just a few of the enchanting themes in the ancient saga that historians have long considered to be pure fantasy. Now, in The Lost Tomb of King Arthur, Graham Phillips presents compelling evidence that such legends were actually based on real events.

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