Hugh Newman: Forgotten Stones – Secrets of the Megalithic Quarries FULL LECTURE
Published on Nov 18, 2017
Is there an ancient tradition of ‘the birthplace of the temple’, or the quarry where the stones that make up megalithic temples came from? Are megalithic quarries actually ‘sacred sites’? Hugh has investigated several of these quarries and realised the megalith builders may have passed down a very ancient tradition, through multiple generations, that was part of a ritual technique that was seen to bring the stones to ‘life’ and imbue them with ‘power’, as well as leaving clues to future generations as to how they worked, quarried and moved these stones. Modern Freemasons and tribal societies still have access to this knowledge, but now in a more ritualized form. As we’ll see as we survey these sites worldwide, it quickly appears that the ancients deliberately left ‘signatures’, incorporating abstract style, technique, relief carvings, and even hidden geometry, metrology, geodesy and number systems. These covert practices lasted for thousands of years and may give a clue into their mindset and spiritual purpose.
Hugh Newman is an author, conference organiser, world explorer, tour host, and Megalithomaniac. As well as organising the Megalithomania conferences, he has spoken at events in the UK, Malta, France, Peru, Egypt, Bosnia and North America. He has appeared on BBC TV, Sky Channel 200, Bosnian TV and the History Channel in the last four seasons of ‘Ancient Aliens’, and recently in ‘Search for the Lost Giants’. He is author of a book about the North American Giants with Jim Vieira, and has published four articles about the secrets of the megalithic quarries online. hughnewman.co.uk
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The quarries. Yes! Newman is onto something as it seems somewhat obvious that the quarry is vital to the existence of any sizable stone anything.
I, for one, have always been impressed by how far away quarries can sometimes be from the art or structure. And the bigger the stones and greater the distance the more wonderful it is. The Romans were fab at humping gynormous rocks around… think intercontinental. … Dig? But we are interested in those that came long before the Romans even existed, for those folks had skills that fall squarely into Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s “magic” category.
As you will be able to imagine after this vid.
There’s also a nice tribute to the late and inimitable John Michell near the top, a man I am proud to call friend.