Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge
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The original purpose of Stonehenge is one of the world’s great unsolved mysteries. In his latest book, Graham presents compelling evidence that the famous monument was built as a healing sanctuary, and that its creators had developed natural remedies for aliments and diseases which still thwart modern medicine - possibly even a cure for cancer.
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Older than the pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge is one of the most enigmatic monuments on Earth. Despite years of archaeology, experts are still baffled as to its original purpose, its creators – the Megalithic culture - having developed no form of writing to reveal its secrets. Amazingly, although Stonehenge is the most elaborate prehistoric monument in the British Isles, it is just one of thousands of stone circles erected here for centuries from around 3100 BC. The extent and complexity of this vast array of huge stone circles, massive earthworks, and giant monoliths, created by a people with nothing more than primitive tools, is truly astounding.
Graham believes that the only way to crack the mystery of Stonehenge is by examining the culture that built these remarkable monuments in its entirety, and by gaining an overall perspective of this extraordinary network of prehistoric constructions. To solve the enigma, Graham has pieced together the very latest archaeological discoveries, and drawn upon crucial historical source material completely overlooked by previous researchers. By collating the evidence emerging from recent excavations, together with records of the Romans, and the writings of early Irish missionaries, Graham reveals that the Megalithic culture survived in Britain and Ireland far longer than previously believed, for around three and a half thousand years, and that the people who held it together where an enigmatic shamanic sect later called the Druids. All the evidence has now been gathered, he contends, to finally solve the mystery of Stonehenge once and for all.
How did the same stone-circle-building tradition survive over such a large area when the people of the British Isles lived in separate, isolated communities, without the trappings of civilization? How and where did the tradition begin, why did it last for so long, and where did it finally end? Why were the stone circles built at all?
In Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge, Graham argues that, with stones aligned to the sun, stars, and positions of the moon, stone circles were not just astronomical calendars, as some scholars have proposed, but were part of an elaborate system to determine precise timings necessary for the cultivation of medicinal plants. The Druids, he reveals, had medical knowledge well beyond their time, and may even have found a cure for cancer. Graham also discovers that the Megalithic people developed phenomenal memory techniques, resulting in a priesthood that became both the guardians of the stone circles and the living libraries of inherited knowledge. Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge uncovers the long-forgotten secrets of the Megalithic people and the true extent of their astonishing achievements: a vast network of monuments, as important to the ancient peoples of the British Isles as the internet is for us today. The true purpose of Stonehenge is ultimately revealed. It was not just a religious monument, but served a vital, practical function - as a prehistoric hospital.
Stonehenge: Just one of thousands of stone circles erected in the British Isles, beginning around 5100 years ago. Click on image for large picture.
Nine Ladies
Nine Ladies: One of hundreds of small stone circles that still survive. Click on image for large picture.
Avebury: With a diameter of over a thousand feet, it is the largest stone circle in the British Isles. Click on image for large picture.
Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge is published by Bear & Company on 11 June 2019 in the USA and 11 July 2019 in the UK. To order in the USA please click here. To order in the UK please click here.
Short film by Graham. The Stones of Stenness on the Orkney Isles in northern Scotland, the oldest stone circle in the British Isles. And Skara Brae, the 5000-year-old settlement of those who built it.
Short film by Graham. Avebury in central-southern England, by far the largest stone circle in Britain.
Short film by Graham. Menhirs, the standing stones and ancient monolith alignments of Britain.