Found 7 posts tagged 'Druids'
May 1, 2019
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?
apocalypse, Archaeoastronomy, archaeology, architecture, Atlantis, Carnac, Catastrophism, collapse of society, Dark Ages, Druids, Egypt, Forbidden Archaeology, Frank Joseph, Graham Hancock, Indigenous societies, Megaliths, mythology, Newgrange, Notre-Dame, Robert Schoch, Stonehenge
April 26, 2019
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.
January 1, 2018
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.
Anglo-Saxons, archaeology, Arthurian, Celts, Christianity, Dark Ages, dreams, Druids, Indigenous societies, magic, Mark Olly, Medieval, mythology, Paganism, Roman Empire, Romans, shamanism, symbolism, Viking
September 19, 2017
“Have you ever thought that there must be a better way to live your life?” In his 2014 book ‘The Handbook Of Urban Druidry – Modern Drudiry For All’ and its 2016 follow-up ‘The Urban Ovate – The Handbook Of Psychological Druidry’, Brendan Howlin holds up a lens through which you and I, if we so choose, may reconsider the path that we are on. Distracted by rampant consumerism, browbeaten by scientific materialism, and fearful of a hostile world apparently plunging into chaos, a corrosive malaise is upon us in this still-new millennium, our lives stripped of meaning and purpose by superficial societies which deny the significance of either.
June 13, 2017
John Michael Greer discusses the retirement of his popular blog The Archdruid report, his latest venture Ecosophia, and the future of our civilization. Over the years, John has written more than most and about as much as can be said concerning the decline and fall of industrial civilization. As the converging crises in energy, economics, and the environment continue to unfold, and politics plunges to new lows, he is making a shift in emphasis away from past paradigms and towards a spiritual perspective which may help salvage some meaning and purpose from the wreckage of our doomed society.
climate change, collapse of society, Dmitry Orlov, Druidry, Druids, dystopia, energy crisis, global warming, globalization, James Howard Kunstler, John Michael Greer, peak oil, psychology, Science Fiction, Scientism, technology
January 14, 2017
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.
November 12, 2016
Thomas Sheridan discusses his book The Druid Code: Magic, Megaliths and Mythology. The Druid Code sets out to examine the wider concept of magic and mythology being utilised as an early form of social psychoanalysis by the druids, how magic theory developed from this, and how this evolution of ritual magic eventually made its way into folklore, witchcraft and Freemasonry. The Druid Code utilises mythology connected to sacred sites, developing a bidirectional conduit back through time, to reveal what took place in 2500BC – a shift in human consciousness that made humans what we are today. From Atlantis to alchemy, you will never see history in the same way again.
altered states of consciousness, archaeology, architecture, Atlantis, Celts, Christianity, Druidry, Druids, Forbidden Archaeology, Freemasonry, Ireland, magic, Megaliths, mythology, Newgrange, Scientism, Stonehenge, symbolism, Thomas Sheridan, transhumanism, Zeitgeist Movement