Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge: The Living Libraries and Healers of Megalithic Culture (Paperback)Graham Phillips (author)
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Stonehenge is just one of thousands of stone circles erected throughout Britain and Ireland for over three millennia from 3,000 BC on. How did this building tradition survive for so long, over such a large area and with such complexity and uniformity, when the people of the British Isles lived in separate, isolated communities and left no evidence of a central leadership or obvious communication network?
Graham Phillips argues that these stone circles are evidence of an astonishing system of healthcare and preservation of ancient medical knowledge that held together a society scattered across the British Isles. With stones aligned to the sun, moon, and certain stars, these ancient monuments enabled the precise timings necessary for the cultivation of medicinal plants. He explains how the megalithic priesthood possessed medical knowledge well beyond their time and may even have discovered a cure for cancer. Furthermore, because they had no form of writing, the megalithic people developed phenomenal memory techniques to preserve their knowledge over many generations, resulting in a class of wisdomkeepers that were not only healers but the living libraries of their culture.
Drawing upon the latest discoveries from recent archaeological excavations and overlooked historical source material, Phillips reveals that the megalithic culture survived far longer than previously thought and that the people who held it together were an enigmatic shamanic sect ultimately called the Druids. Uncovering the secrets of ancient megalithic culture and the purpose of their enigmatic stone circles, Phillips contends that all the evidence has now been gathered to unlock the secrets encoded in the stones--and perhaps discover remedies for diseases still uncured by modern medicine today.
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Imagine if Egypt's Great Pyramid stood alone in the desert without any remaining evidence of the civilization that built it. This is the enigma of the magnificent stone circles of the British Isles. These ancient wonders are found from the extreme north on Scotland's Orkney Islands to Stonehenge in the south. Graham Phillips's deep research for his compelling Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge pulls together all the pieces of one of humanity's most fascinating archaeological puzzles." * Rand Flem-Ath, coauthor of The Murder of Moses and Atlantis beneath the Ice *
"Graham Phillips has always been noted for his meticulous historical research, depth of vision, and ability to follow the threads of a mystery throughout history." * New Dawn magazine *
"There is a highly impressive amount of detailed information and research that went into this book and it has a series of beautiful color photographs of these ancient and incredible sites that will take your breath away and have you wanting to start planning for a trip to the British Isles." * Alternative Perceptions Magazine *