Monday, 31 December 2012

Newgrange is 1/10th of the earth's circumference from Giza pyramids

I am drawing no conclusions from this at the moment, but it is fascinating nonetheless. Newgrange is located precisely one tenth of the earth's circumference from the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. This was apparently first noticed by James Q. Jacobs in 1991 using spherical trigonometry, and can now be easily demonstrated using Google Earth. Archaeologists don't believe there is any connection between Newgrange and the pyramids, but there are lots of people who do. This is just one of a number of correlations that have been discovered by other researchers and authors. I will leave it for you to decide whether you think this is just a bizarre coincidence or something else:

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Sean Moncrieff Newstalk interview about new Newgrange book

Above is a link to my interview with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk radio last Friday, December 21st, the day of the winter solstice. Although it had been cloudy for the solstice at Newgrange, the largest crowd ever to gather at the monument (at least in modern times) came together to enjoy the event. Sean Moncrieff was interviewing me about my new book, 'Newgrange: Monument to Immortality', and asked some very interesting questions about this remarkable monument. Below is a photo of my copy of the book which I had read from at Newgrange that morning, and which Sean kindly autographed for me!
My copy of the Newgrange book autographed
by Newstalk presenter Sean Moncrieff

Friday, 21 December 2012

Reading from the book at Newgrange, winter solstice 2012

This is a short video clip of me reading from 'Newgange: Monument to Immortality' at Newgrange on Friday, December 21st, 2012, the winter solstice. The day was cloudy, so there was no sunshine in the chamber, but the hundreds of people who gathered at the monument enjoyed themselves nonetheless. There was a particularly big turnout this year, the biggest I've ever seen in thirteen years of going there, driven in part no doubt by the fascination with the supposed Mayan end of the world predictions. The reading above is from George William Russell's 'A Dream of Angus Oge' in which he appears to describe in a spectacular and poetic way the illumination of the Newgrange chamber - 70 years before Prof. Michael O'Kelly restored the roofbox allowing it to function again. Extraordinary stuff.