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|These books are published world-wide by Inner Traditions, Vermont, USA|
The core of my work involves a prehistoric number science, as having been developed and practiced as traditional knowledge, from the very end of the Stone Age which we call the Megalithic, until the writings of the Classical Greek Plato. This numerical science differed from later mathematics in two important ways,
- numbers were stored as lengths and transformed within circular and triangular geometries in the megalithic and
- a religious theory emerged from it, that the world had been created in a similar way by divine intelligences called the demiurge.
The first factor can be seen in the metrology found in different regions during modern historical expansion. The first traces of the eventual metrological system are to be found in later megalithic monuments, post 3000BCE.
The second, religious, dimension can be seen in the influence of prehistoric number science on later religious ideas and their often numerical symbolism (a subject first explored in Sacred Number.) That is, to a significant extent, many of our religious archetypes came to shaped by the structure of astronomical time (a subject first explored in Matrix of Creation). This structuring of astronomical time, seen from earth, is largely unknown to modern astronomy, but was articulated as the day-inch counting found in the megalithic monuments around Carnac in Brittany (see Precessional Time, chapter Two, and Sacred Numbers and the Lords of Time, chapters One to Four).
My most recent book, Sacred Number and the Lords of Time, attempts to give the megalithic a narrative history, as having been a necessary cultural prelude to the history we have for the Ancient Near East. As it's current subtitle suggests, the Stone Age had developed an exact science before the technological development we call the ages of metal.
My other writings are to be found at MegalithicScienceoften, or are based around collaborations with
- Robin Heath for events, books, etc., on megalithic research (also on SkyandLandscape.com with online pdfs about Carnac, West Wales, Stonehenge etc).
- Ernest McClain (1918-2014) on the ancient number science of musical harmony, and co-development of a WebApp called Harmonic Explorer and new blog called notes.
- Anthony Blake on topics including Systematics, cosmology and the technicalities of human creativity. (I have articles at his DuVersity magazine called VIEWS.)