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    New Worlds, No Maps

    by  • May 27, 2012 • Book News, Fantasy, Gods and Monsters, History, Projects, Researching the Book, Symbols and Archetypes • 0 Comments

    Stepping into that strange liminal space of thinking about a new book.  Exciting, certainly.  Scary too.  Strange connections are made as the universe, or the unconscious, recognises what you’re doing, pulling things out of the aether and thrusting them under your nose.  Images, music, places, people, dreams, serendipitous discoveries, all have a part to...

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    Stonehenge Design Inspired By Sound

    by  • February 17, 2012 • History, Places, Standing Stones • 1 Comment

    Music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher. Steven Waller’s intriguing idea is that ancient Britons could have based the layout of the great monument, in part, on the way they perceived sound. Archaeoacoustics is a growing field, with researchers reporting interesting results from many prehistoric...

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    Britain’s Biggest Space Rock Found At Druid Burial Site

    by  • February 11, 2012 • History, Places, Standing Stones • 0 Comments

    “The only meteorites that we know about that have survived these long ages are the ones that were collected in Antarctica,” said researcher Colin Pillinger, adding that more recently, some ancient meteorites have been collected in the Sahara Desert. This rock came from neither the Sahara Desert nor Antarctica, but rather the Lake House...

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    London’s Secret Cemetery

    by  • October 31, 2010 • Halloween, History, Research Material • 0 Comments

    In Southwark, not far from the resurrected Globe Theatre, the BFI and many of London’s arts establishments, lies Cross Bones cemetery. The graveyard is set aside for “outcasts” – prostitutes and paupers – and was in use for hundreds of years from Medieval times. It was original the burial place for the Winchester Geese,...

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