Richard Heath marshals overwhelming evidence for re-evaluating our view of the so-called Stone Age period. He shows Stone Age peoples held a highly developed paradigm based on the use of sacred geometry. This worldview provided a means to connect the physical and spiritual worlds through a sophisticated understanding of time, astronomy, spatial dimensions and mathematics, as well as symbolism and myth.
Heath outlines what he believes to be the four stages of this process - the structures around Carnac, Britain, Egypt and Greece and finally the "New World".
While this is certainly a demanding read, Heath supplies a wide range of charts and diagrams to explain the geometry as well as a selection of relevant photographs.
Heath documents a coherent model of mathematics and geometry that is shared throughout these sites, suggesting a continuum of understanding which modern archaeology does not accept. The evidence points to a highly advanced knowledge of the Earth and astronomy that underpinned a paradigm connecting society, the land, sacred sites and the spiritual. Every sacred site was placed at specially chosen locations, revealing an advanced knowledge of time, lunar and solar cycles, astronomical alignments and global positioning.
Each site is examined in exhaustive detail to document the underlying patterns that are clearly at play. Heath then connects them together to show how our ancestors had a unique understanding of the world as a whole. There is a fascinating journey through the religious imagery of Judaism and Christianity showing likely origins within these geometrical and numerical forms.
This is a thought provoking work, extraordinarily well researched using a vast number of illustrations to explain the sacred geometry under discussion. It has long been speculated our ancestors had a deep knowledge of time, astronomy and geometry. Heath offers a promising model for what they might have known.