Saturday, 26 December 2015

Arguments for and against a Neolithic quarry in the Preseli Mountains



 


Mike Parker Pearson and other well known archaeologists put forward the case for two quarries being located just below the peaks mentioned in the post below. This paper can be downloaded at:
 
Craig Rhos-y-felin: a Welsh bluestone megalith quarry for Stonehenge 
Mike Parker Pearson,Richard Bevins, Rob Ixer, Joshua Pollard, Colin Richards, KateWelham, Ben Chan, Kevan Edinborough, Derek Hamilton, RichardMacphail, Duncan Schlee, Jean-Luc Schwenninger, Ellen Simmons &Martin Smith
 
 
However, Brian John and other geomorphologists make the case for the features (found by the archaeologists) to be entirely natural:
 


What do you think?

Friday, 22 May 2015

A view from a satellite


View from a satellite looking roughly westwards over a computer simulated landscape of the Preseli Mountains:
 


View from a satellite looking roughly eastwards over a computer simulated landscape of the Preseli Mountains:



Both of these pictures look fairly ordinary. But one of the two must be looking down: Feddau is below Eryr in the first picture and Eryr is below Feddau in the second picture. But if one is looking down, where is the horizon?

This is a question I was asked on the Simon Mayo show: Can you see the curvature of the Earth from a mountain? The answer is that you can see a disk shape, but the disk you can see is not necessarily the curvature of the Earth: You could be on a flat disk. However, from two tall mountains of the same height, you can prove that the Earth is curved if you can see the horizon (below the slope of the other mountain) at sunrise: Sunrise or sunset is the time that the horizon can be precisely seen.

The angles involved are tiny: This experiment with mountain peaks only seems to work at a place called Preseli in Wales where two high mountain peaks are approximately of the same height, are aligned approximately east-west and have no obscured views for a long distance in either direction: The angles to the horizon at this particular height would show that Ireland and England would not exist if you are on a flat disk.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sky Stands Still: Stonehenge


Theme tune "Sky Stands Still" incorporates ideas of Heavens' Henge (Stonehenge). This was produced for the film "The Principle", for which I had a small consulting role

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Newgrange


Newgrange’s layout, arrangements and symbols are shown to be the same as those required to establish that the sun has a fixed spiral ‘orbit’, allowing an idealised geocentric description of the Universe to be developed elsewhere (such as at Avebury and Stonehenge). Its inner stone monument is demonstrated to be capable of focusing solar light, using a simple method not relying on glass, to allow extremely accurate measurement.




The contention of this paper is that Newgrange was a device, part of a series of devices, that allowed subsequent structures (such as Stonehenge) to be developed as a depository of knowledge about the Universe and a place of learning designed for popular interest.
 
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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Rilko Conference: 31 May

The RILKO Conference takes place at the end of this month: I will be closing the conference.


www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/page31.php

Saturday 31st May - Rudolf Steiner House - London 10.00am for 10.30 to 8.00pm £35.00 - £30.00 RILKO members.
Conference leaflet at: http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/doclibrary/RILKO_2014_Conference_Leaflet.pdf 

Book on-line at:  http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/page32.php

  

RILKO Conference - Phone 07956 341578 for further information.
Speakers include:
Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince The Real Leonardo da Vinci: Not the Messiah - But a Very Naughty Boy
Spilling the beans on twenty years of joint research

Sylvia Francke The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral 
Ancient Mystery knowledge running through Platonic inspiration

Robert Harris Great Pyramids of Giza - Cast Like Concrete
Reconstituted limestone also found on the Rio Tinto River - Was Plato correct 

Jon Allen
Geometry: Past -
Present - Future - An Architect's Perspective
Twenty years of practical application of geometry - From Pythagoras to the present day 

Gary Bilcliffe and Caroline Hoare Awakening the Web of Albion
The middle axis line of Great Britain - Mystical leys and networks of light

Jonathan Morris Stonehenge - Pre-Celtic Geocentric Universe
A contemporary solar-based technology virtually identical to a design within Stonehenge - A complete surprise!!




Monday, 9 December 2013

The Principle

Here's the trailer for the film about recent discoveries in cosmology.

The trailer references Stonehenge (at 2 minutes in). But only the film contains the full Stonehenge Sequence; a short "show and tell" of what Stonehenge was for. The producers used the sequences developed in Heavens' Henge, which is described in much more detail in Stonehenge: Solving the Neolithic Universe.

The Stonehenge Sequence was developed by BUF Compagnie, Paris ("Total Recall", Life of Pi")

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Lifting heavy irregular objects Part 1


Thought for a bit of fun, I'd would look at an alternative method of lifting very heavy blocks of stone (up to the maximum of a block at Stonehenge):

One method uses a frame stack with tapered pallets. The pallet should be big enough to lift the first stages without putting too much load onto the edge of the insertion hole:


Each pallet is lifted using wing levers: These need to be stabilised against a post to prevent racking. You load up the edges with rocks until it starts to lift, a couple of guys either end then slowly force the wings down using their own bodyweight (so that the stone lifts by the height of a pallet) and a new pallet is inserted:
 

The pallets need to have their end joints shaped to avoid racking in the late stages of the lift:



Process needs about 12 people to get the job done quickly, but a few more would be handy. Each load and unload would take about an hour or perhaps less, so a stone could be raised in a few days. A similar method, using exactly the same kit, can be used to raise blocks vertically.

The above system to scale using calculated sizes and a factor of safety of about two.