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Ancient Mysteries - Megalithomania Conference 2016

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07/05/2016 - 18:00 to 08/05/2016 - 18:00

Megalithomania returns on May 7th - 8th 2016 at the Town Hall, Glastonbury. We are now back to being  a two-day event, with tours on the Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Speakers include: Archaeologist Julian Richards, Brien Foerster (live from Peru), Maria Wheatley, Yuri Leitch, Steve Marshall, and Hugh Newman.  We are delighted to announce that Edward James Swagger has joined the Megalithomania line-up. He will be sharing his research on the origins and cosmology of the megalith builders and his research in to Archaeoacoustics. He is currently producing a TV series called 'The Megalithic Odyssey' that will be available to preview at the conference. We now also have three tours planned for the Friday, Monday and Tuesday. If you buy the discounted 'Everything Ticket' you save £25. Booking details here:  www.megalithomania.co.uk/booking.html

FRIDAY 6th MAY: SACRED SITES AROUND GLASTONBURY

£25 inc entrance to Glastonbury Abbey and Chalice Well. 2.00 - 6.00pm. Meet in Glastonbury Town Hall Car Park. Walking tour to Chalice Well, Red & White Springs, Glastonbury Tor, The Egg Stone, Michael & Mary Lines, Glastonbury Abbey. £25 Includes entrance fees to Chalice Well & Abbey, with tour leader TBA.

MONDAY 9th MAY: THE ANCIENT STONES AND TORS OF DARTMOOR
£45 inc coach. Lunch not included in price. Meet 9.15am in Glastonbury. Peter Knight will guide us through the sacred landscape of Dartmoor, with sites including Merrivale Stone rows, and nearby Megalith and stone circle. We will then walk up to Great Staple Tor nearby, to look at the simulacra, the rock outcrops, to view other tors, and look down at merrivale to see its landscape setting; lunch at Princetown (there are several cafes and a pub), and then come back north via the Shovel Down stone rows and nearby Kes tor, with its simulacra and rock basins.

TUESDAY 10th MAY: MEGALITHS & WATERWAYS OF AVEBURY AND ITS LANDSCAPE

9.15am - 5.30pm. £45 inc coach. Lunch not included in price. Meet 9.15am in Glastonbury. Maria Wheatley and Steve Marshall will guide us around Avebury Stone Circle, the stone avenues, Silbury Hill and Devils Den. If we have time we will go to West Kennet Longbarrow. Maria will show us the hidden energies of the landscape and Steve will give us insights and show us secrets of how the Avebury builders utilised water into the great design. We will get lunch at Avebury.

SATURDAY

10:00 am: Steve Marshall: Exploring Avebury’s monuments, landscape and waterscape
11.00 am: BREAK
11.15 am: Hugh Newman: Stone Circles from Around the World
12.15 pm: BREAK
12:30 pm: Yuri Leitch: The British Secret Tradition and the Triangle of Michael
1.30 pm: LUNCH
2.45 pm: Maria Wheatley: The Elongated Skulls of Stonehenge and a lost Goddess Cult
3.45 pm: BREAK
4.00 pm: James Swagger: Archaeoacoustics of the Megaliths
5.00 pm: BREAK
5.15 pm: Julian Richards: Stonehenge: The Story so Far
6.30 pm: END
 
SUNDAY
10:00 am: James Swagger: Origins & cosmology of the Megalith Builders  
11.00 am: BREAK
11.15 am: Yuri Leitch: The Megalithic Sites of the Channel Islands
12.15 pm: BREAK
12:30 pm: Maria Wheatley: Divining Ancient Sites

1.30 pm: LUNCH
2.45 pm: Steve Marshall: Voices of the Ancestors: Sounds of Prehistory. (John Michell Memorial, hosted by Christine Rhone)
3.45 pm: BREAK
4.00 pm: Brien Foerster (Skype): Megalithic Mastery in Peru, Egypt & Baalbek
5.15 pm: BREAK
5.30 pm: Speakers Forum hosted by Hugh Newman
6.15 pm: Closing Remarks.
6.30 pm: END

 

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