Mega 18: Prof. TERENCE MEADEN - Advances in Megalithic Solar Astronomy Uniting Sun and Earth
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Prof. TERENCE MEADEN
Advances in Megalithic Solar Astronomy Uniting Sun and Earth
An archaeo-astronomical analysis of stone circles and other megalithic monuments reveals that they were planned to be ritually observed and used at sunrise on eight portentous dates of the year—the traditional agricultural quarter days and cross-quarter days. The underlying concept is that of the Sacred Marriage or “fertility union” between Sky Father and Earth Mother or Mother Goddess. The presentation discusses results obtained at the great mound of Knowth, chambered long barrows, recumbent stone circles in County Cork and Aberdeenshire, and Stonehenge. Despite continuing diehard dogmatic obstruction by some academics, the new research firmly establishes that the megalith peoples of Britain and Ireland strongly believed in a fertility Mother Goddess.
Prof. Terence Meaden, M.A (Oxon) M.Sc.(Oxon) D.Phil. (Oxon), is a professional physicist, meteorologist and archaeologist with undergraduate and doctoral degrees (1954 to 1961) in physics and a MSc in archaeology from Oxford University. He has made significant contributions to Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology and his books include Stonehenge: The Secret of the Solstice, Secret of the Avebury Stones, The Goddess of the Stones: Language of the Megaliths, and most recently, Stonehenge, Avebury and Drombeg Stone Circles Deciphered.