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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.

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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.

Along the way, we relive the might and majesty of the Roman Empire and its awesome power to both build and destroy. In particular, we cast our minds back to the Empire’s attempts to conquer Britain, regarded by many Romans as a near-mythical land of dark sorcery and atavistic barbarism. The road ultimately leads to York, established by the Ninth Legion in AD71 as a Northern outpost and later expanded into one of the most important cities in Roman Britain. Many remains of the original Roman fortress lie under the foundations of York Minster, and excavations in modern times have revealed much about the rise and fall of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. But what of the disappearing Ninth Legion?

Previous interview with Mark Olly:
Revealing the Green Man

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Thomas Sheridan – The Druid Code: Magic, Megaliths and Mythology Part Two

November 12, 2016

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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.

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Thomas Sheridan – The Druid Code: Magic, Megaliths and Mythology Part One

October 20, 2016

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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.

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Mark Vidler – Sacred Geometry of the Earth

May 15, 2016

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Mark Vidler discusses Sacred Geometry of the Earth – The Ancient Matrix of Monuments and Mountains. From continent to continent across the globe, Mark Vidler and Catherine Young reveal that order is everywhere on Earth. On remote islands, soaring summits, and level deltas, they unveil natural topographic patterns related to pi, the golden ratio, and right-triangle geometry. And as the planet’s design emerges, it becomes clear that this hidden order in nature decided the location of ancient monuments the world over.

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Paul Devereux – Stone Age Soundtracks

April 28, 2016

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Paul Devereux discusses his book Stone Age Soundtracks – The Acoustic Archaeology of Ancient Sites. Until recently, almost all archaeological insights have been gleaned by looking at ancient remains. Now archaeologists are starting to think beyond the visual. One of the most exciting branches of the new multi-sensory archaeology is archaeoacoustics, the archaeology of sound. Ancient civilizations developed far more than fine artwork and magnificent monuments. In songs to their gods, laments for their dead, and the universal human quest for the supernatural, people also made some very strange noises.

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James Swagger – Halloween is Not What it Seems…

October 31, 2015

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James Swagger discusses the origins of Halloween. Most of us know little or nothing about the origins of Halloween. Beyond trick or treating, Jack-o’-lanterns and the piles of plastic bats and skulls that go from supermarket shelf to landfill in a matter of days, Halloween is by and large a mystery. Some possess a vague awareness of its ancient past, but the profound connections with nature and the cosmos from which our age-old rituals arose have been erased from the collective consciousness by centuries of religious persecution and secular humanism. Delving deep into the dark past, we attempt to dig up the almost fathomless roots of Halloween, from the Christianization of Samhain and other Pagan festivals, to tales of sacred bonfires and bloody sacrifice, and alegends of a liminal time when the veil between the real and the unreal would be swept aside.

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James Swagger – Astronomy, Atlantis and Apocalypse in Megalithic Europe

March 14, 2013

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Author James Swagger on his book The Newgrange Sirius Mystery: Linking Passage Grave Cosmology with Dogon Symbology. Topics discussed include archaeology, astronomy, alternative history, rock art, Atlantis, Hyperborea and lost civilizations, The Deluge and sunken land masses, polar shifts, solar flares, entheogens and altered states of consciousness, and the design and purpose of megalithic sites throughout Europe.

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