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Peru and Bolivia Megalithic Exploration in November

Join stars of History Channel David Hatcher Childress, Brien Foerster & Hugh Newman, with guest dowsers Glenn & Cameron Broughton to be part of a ground breaking travel/research experience as we follow the Path of Virococha – an alignment taken by the legendary ‘creator god’ Virococha, where most of the major megalithic sites exist, including Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Cuzco and more.

What connects these places and what qualities do they possess? On our journey we’ll be visiting a variety of ancient sacred sites and spending quality time there. Everyone is welcome whether you dowse, tune into energies or just want to learn and experience Peru for yourself. There will be some evening presentations by your experienced tour leaders.The tour is in three sections as shown on the banner, so if you cannot join us for the full adventure, feel free to join us for the main Peru tour and one or two add-on's if you can.

Oct 26-30: Nazca, Paracas, Ica, Elongated Skulls
Oct 30-Nov 8: Lima, Cuzco, Macchu Pichu, Sacred Valley & more
Nov 8-12: Lake Titicaca, Tiwanaku, Puma Punka, La Paz

See full itinerary here:

Megalithomania next Weekend 18th-19th May

Megalithomania Conference, May 18th - 19th 2013, Glastonbury, UK - What were the ancients up to? Grab the last few tickets now at
- Featuring Robert Schoch Ph.D, Andrew Collins, Euan MacKie, Hugh Newman, Maria Wheatley & many more
- Five days of tours to sacred sites, including private access to Stonehenge
- After the conference on the Sunday night is the 'Bardic Chair of Ynys Witrin' Finals
- Extra Monday night lecture with Robert Schoch
- 'Mystic Rose' sacred geometry art exhibition by Stephen Meakin
- Join us for seven days, or just the weekend conference, or pop in for individual talks
- Experience the beautiful, mystical town of Glastonbury, the Abbey, the Tor and much more.

“So was Megalithomania worth the trip? Too right it was! Once again Hugh and his crew gave us a weekend of education, re-evaluation and entertainment.”

"As ever, the Megalithomania conference, proved to be a high-quality presentation of the latest research into alternative archaeology, archeoastronomy, sacred geography and magical mindscapes. Nothing less than a paradigm-shifting experience."

Robert Schoch Ph.D speaking in Glastonbury in May

Dr. Schoch will be delivering two lectures at Megalithomania in May. At the Megalithomania conference on 18th May and on Monday 20th May at The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury.

Robert M. Schoch earned his Ph.D. (1983) in Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. In the early 1990s, Dr. Schoch stunned the world with his revolutionary research that recast the date of the Great Sphinx of Egypt to a period thousands of years earlier than its standard attribution. In demonstrating that the leonine monument has been heavily eroded by water despite the fact that its location on the edge of the Sahara has endured hyper-arid climactic conditions for the past 5,000 years, Dr. Schoch revealed to the world that mankind’s history is greater and older than previously believed. Dr. Schoch’s latest research, put forth in his newest book, "Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future", points to the astronomical cause of the demise of antediluvian civilizations, as well as the scientific and archaeological evidence that supports his conclusions. Robert joined Megalithomania on the Peru and Easter Island expedition in November 2013. As well as presenting twice at Megalithomania 2013 - on Saturday evening and Monday evening, he will be a special guest on all of the scheduled tours and the speakers forum on Sunday.

Euan MacKie to speak at Megalithomania 2013

EUAN MACKIE has just confirmed he will be speaking at the next Megalithomania in Glastonbury on 18th - 19th May 2013. 5 days of tours have also been confirmed. So keep your calendar free for seven days of pure Megalithomania this May! Early-Bird Tickets here:

(please note these have changed slightly)
All Tours include Coach Journey, Entrance to Sites, Guidance with experienced Megalithomaniacs and Geoff Stray driving the Bus! Robert Schoch will be co-hosting all the tours listed below.

Friday: Stanton Drew and Stoney Littleton. Afternoon tour with Anthony Thorley. £30

Monday: Avebury, Silbury Hill, Waylands Smithy, Uffington White Horse. A megalithic and geomantic view of these incredible sites with Gary Biltcliffe and Maria Wheatley. £50

Tuesday: Belas Knapp, Hetty Peglars Tump and the Rollright Stone Circle. A full day tour with Gary Biltcliffe, based upon his new book, The Spine of Albion. £50

Wednesday: Glastonbury Walking Tour & Stonehenge private access. Morning tour with Anthony Thorley. After lunch we go to the area around Stonehenge where we meet Maria Wheatley, exploring Durrington Walls, Woodhenge, the Cursus and numerous mounds, before heading in to Stonehenge for our private one-hour access. £62

Thursday: The Cerne Giant - Landscape and the Stargate. Peter Knight (author of the new book on the Giant) will lead us around this sacred Dorset landscape. We shall view the Iron Age Giant, and learn of its connection with the Stargate of Egyptian myths. The tour will also visit other local sites, such as a sacred spring, the abbey site, churches, isolated megaliths and wayside crosses. £50

If you cannot book online, please send a cheque payable to ‘Megalithomania’ to: Megalithomania, 149 Brickley Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 3BL (please add £2.50 for P&P).
If you have an enquiry please email us at - Phone: 07779 11354

Lecture on Megalithic South America - London, Thursday 7th June

A Presentation by Hugh Newman at Rudolf Steiner House, this Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm.

Hugh has been travelling around North, Central and South America investigating megalithic sites and tracking the path of the famous Rainbow Serpent and Plumed Serpent global energy currents for several years. His recent trip to Peru, Bolivia and Colombia will be under the spotlight in this presentation.

Gargantuan megalithic temples that predate the Inca exist in these countries that defy explanation and have legends that consistently relate to Virococha, or the 'Feathered Serpent', a god who was hugely influential in prehistoric times. He was said to be able talk any language, summon thunder and levitate big blocks of stone. He introduced sophisticated agriculture, metalwork, construction, and taught the arts of vegetarianism, art and good communication. Like the legends of Quetzalcoatl in Mexico, he arrived from the waters on a raft of serpents' and eventually left for pastures anew.

Who were these 'serpent' gods? Where did they come from? Were they masters of working with earth energies? Hugh will give an overview of all the megalithic sites he visited, including the lesserknown San Augustin in Southern Colombia and the incredible underground complex of Chavin de uanter in Central Peru.

Hugh Newman is an earth mysteries and esoteric science researcher. He organises the Megalithomania Conferences, coedits Avalon Rising magazine and coordinates talks, films and workshops at numerous festivals. He has researched the Indigo child phenomenon and publishes a book on the subject. His most recent book, Earth Grids – The Secret Pattern of Gaia's Sacred Sites, has been published by Wooden Books. He is writing a book about the Wandlebury complex near Cambridge.

Hugh's Books and DVDs are available here:

Hugh is coordinating a tour with Brien Foerster and Robert Schoch to Peru, Bolivia and Easter Island in November 2012:

Dartmoor — News

Megalithomania Dartmoor Tour - Wednesday 16th May

Dartmoor Stone Circles and Avenues with author Peter Knight: Wednesday 16th May 2012, 8am - 6pm.

A five-hour walk around the incredible landscape of megalithic Dartmoor, Devon, visiting stone circles, megalithic avenues, menhirs and tracking earth energies. First, the Fernworthy Stone Circle, hidden in woods on the edge of the moor. Then we will walk up onto the moor to see the Longstone and adjacent stone rows. Some of these are astronomically aligned. Then into Chagford for lunch: there are tea rooms and pubs. (Note: Not included in price). After lunch, we shall visit the Scorhill Stone Circle, which nestles in fantastic scenery, and has astronomical alignments, before going down to the river nearby to visit the Tolmen Stone, a massive boulder with a hole right through it, which we shall descend into as a rite of passage.

(If you are going on the Cornwall Tour 16th - 20th May, you must be on this tour). Details of Cornwall Tour here:

Coach travel included in price of all tours. Meet at Glastonbury Abbey Car Park, or meet us there. Bring packed lunch. Info & Booking: 07779 113452


MEGALITHOMANIA Glastonbury 2012

Join us for the next UK Megalithomania Conference on 12th - 13th May 2012 at the Assembly Rooms in Glastonbury, with speakers including Michael Cremo (from the US), Robin Heath, Klaus Dona (from Austria), Brien Foerster (from Peru), Bob Trubshaw, John Neal, Meghan Rice, Andrew Gough, Kate Masters, Hugh Newman and more. Plus tours to Dartmoor, Avebury, Stonehenge (private access), Cornwall and around the sacred landscape of Glastonbury.

Megalithomania in America - Oct 21st-23rd 2011

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With John M. Jenkins, Freddy Silva, Bethe Hagens, Ross Hamilton, Hugh Newman, Patrick Cooke & more

MEGALITHOMANIA, The Ultimate Annual Conference on the Megalithic Arts & Sciences goes to America for the first time! In Collaboration with NEARA & The Earth Spirit Initiative, it promises to open up the debate on the Megalithic Arts & Sciences and leave no stone unturned. We'll be doing three days of tours visiting Balanced Rock in North Salem NY, Megalithic Chambers in Patterson NY, America's Stonehenge, Gungywamp Complex & numerous other fascinating sites that simply should not be there according to official academia!

Freddy Silva is holding a workshop on Sacred Sites & resonance on Friday afternoon & everyone is welcome to the Friday night 'meet & greet' with the speakers & the FREE film screening of 'The Rainbow Serpent Project' by Tor Webster.


Maya Temples: Time, Astronomy & Spiritual Teachings

The Origins of Sacred Sites & the Rebirth of Ancient Wisdom

Planetary Grids and Mythology of the Ancients

Giants in the Landscape

Crop Circle & Ancient Sites

Earth Energies, Fertility and Secrets of the Megalith Builders

New England Megalithic Chambers and Dolmens

The Ohio Serpent Mound

PATRICK COOKE & Barbara DeLong
Secrets of the Stones - New England

MEGALITHOMANIA - This Weekend 14th-15th May

The annual Megalithomania Conference is back in Glastonbury in 2011 with an incredible line-up of international authors, visionaries and antiquarians, all asking the question - What were the ancients up to? With two full days of talks and debates covering all aspects of the megalithic arts and sciences..the conference promises to leave no stone unturned.

Get your ticket for only £85 on, or on the door. Local Megalithomaniacs can drop in and buy tickets for individual talks on the door for £7 each or browse the Megalitho-Market downstairs at The Assembly Rooms, where numerous stalls will be selling their wares and you can meet the speakers to get your books signed.

If you can't make it to these events, you can tune in online to catch all of the above LIVE for less than half the ticket price, with extra interviews and footage that only you can watch on your computer! Sign-up on

MEGALITHOMANIA SOUTH AFRICA, 12-13 March- Watch Event Online

Megalithomania and Michael Tellinger have joined forces and invited a top line-up of international authors to Johannesburg, South Africa on 12th-13th March 2011. The event will be streamed online for those that cannot attend.

Featuring a line-up who will all be speaking on both Saturday & Sunday:

Graham Hancock, author of 'Fingerprints of the Gods'
Robert Temple, author of 'Egyptian Dawn'
Andrew Collins, author of 'Beneath the Pyramids'
Antoine Gigal, an Egyptologist, who has discovered pyramids on Mauritius
Hugh Newman, author of 'Earth Grids'
South African Wayne Herschel, author of 'Hidden Records'
Klaus Dona, who has accumulated the largest collection of ancient artefacts that defy explanation. Michael Tellinger, author of 'Temples of the African Gods'.

Watch LIVE online for two days every talk at the conference (16 of them), plus for two weeks after in our online archive. Sign up online and more Info at:


Held at The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury

We are pleased to announce that the great AUBREY BURL will be joining us to give us a glimpse into his new research on stone circles. ROBERT BAUVAL will be discussing his breakthrough discoveries about the origins of Egypt, and ANDREW COLLINS will be revealing the cave and tunnel systems beneath Giza he recently discovered. Staying on that continent, MICHAEL TELLINGER will be opening up a lost megalithic civilization from Great Zimbabwe that is arguably the oldest city-state on the planet; and ANTOINE GIGAL has rediscovered pyramids on Mauritius, as well as in Sicily and Tenerife. Back to Albion, ANTHONY THORLEY will be discussing the subject of his Phd, Landscape Zodiacs in in Britain, and FRANCINE BLAKE will be comparing ancient rock carvings to modern crop circle symbolism. We also welcome WALTER CRUTTENDEN from America who authored 'The Lost Star of Myth & Time'.

There's a whole lot more than that though, so for the complete line up and details of each speakers talk see the website. We will also be hosting another Megalithic art gallery and a full day seminar with MICHAEL TELLINGER detailing his amazing discoveries in South Africa, plus three days of tours to sacred sites in the West Country.

Call 01458 831800 for tickets. For more details visit

Megalithic Events 2009 - 2010

Upcoming events of interest.....

Saturday 26th to Wednesday 30th September: LEYHUNTERS SEPTEMBER MOOT
Rougham conference centre, Lawney's farm, Bury St.Edmunds
Prudence Jones,Jeremy Taylor, Edmund Marriage, Tim Holt-Wilson, Angus Wainright, Clare Higson, Will Lord (flint knapping) with field trips to Bury St.Edmunds,Suffolks Seven Wonders, Saffron Walden, Gog-Magog hills/Wandlebury camp (with Hugh Newman), Sutton Hoo, Eye & Grimes Graves. £25 for entire event or £10 per day.

Coed Hills Rural Artspace, Cowbridge, South Wales
The BioArchitecture Foundation presents its first conference exploring biological architecture, holistic building systems and geomantic built environments followed by workshops in constructing energetically harmonious landscapes and life-supporting architecture. With Dan Winter, Michael Rice, Shaun Kirwan and others. Includes field trips to sacred sites. £15 per day.

The Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset.
Major assemblies bringing together enquiring minds who seek deeper truths about their ancient spiritual heritage. 6th annual convention organised by Peter Knight with guest speakers Gary Biltcliffe, Tony Kennish, Tony Peart and more. £20 advance

Oct 17th & 18th: FOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - Creating Sacred Space & Healing the World
The Memorial Hall, Castle Heddingham, Essex.
With speakers Hamish Miller, Hugh Newman, Giles Bryant, Christian Kyriacou, Chris Street, Stuart Mason and many more. £50 for weekend.

14th & 15th November: STARS & STONES FORUM
Rougham conference centre, Lawney's farm, Bury St.Edmunds
Three days of lectures, networking, socialising, music and forums in a superb rural location. Including an optional Geomancy & Geobiology Workshop on Friday 13th with Stephane Cardinaux & Shaun Kirwan. Speakers include Antione Gilgal, Edmund Marriage, Hugh Newman, Celia Gunn, Bruce Lipton, Dan Winter and many others. £55 for three days.

20th & 21st March 2010 - The Equinox Weekend - MYSTERIOUS EARTH CONFERENCE
Ladyholme Centre, Lake Road, Windermere
Covering many aspects of Earth Mysteries and with expert speakers from throughout Britain, including tours to Ancient, Mystical & Historical Sites. speakers include Ralph Ellis, Anthony Thorley, Philip Gardiner, Hugh Newman, Kate Masters and Neil McDonald. £15 per day in advance. 2010.htm

Annual assembly of Megalithic scholars and alternative researchers including Paul Deveruex, Aubrey Burl, Robert Temple, Antione Gilgal, Walter Cruttenden, Shaun Kirwan, Gary Biltcliffe and more to be confirmed. Tickets £82 for full weekend (on sale in October) including film screenings and concert. Plus additional tours to ancient megalithic sites on the Friday and Monday with the experts.


OUT OF THE ORDINARY FESTIVAL - 18th - 20th September, Near the Long Man of Wilmington, East Sussex

OOTO is 3 day eco & family friendly festival set in the beautiful Sussex Landscape celebrating the Autumn Equinox. Solar powered stages and wind generators powering fascinating talks and workshops plus children's activities, a green market place plus many more out of the ordinary surprises! Get adult tickets for only £65 here:

Avalon Rising and Stoneseeker Tours are coordinating the....

1 - 2.30pm: KATE MASTERS: Megalithic Sites in France
2.30- 4pm: HELEN SEWELL: The Astrology of 2012 - Roadmap of Global Change
4 - 5.30pm: NATHAN WILLIAMS: Galactic Centre: Still Point of the Turning World
5.30 - 7pm: HUGH NEWMAN: Fertility & Earth Energy Technologies of the Ancients
7 - 8.30pm: PETER TAYLOR: What's Going on? Climate Change & Global Cooling. A Shamanic & Scientific View.
8.30 - 10.00pm: ANDY THOMAS - The Truth Agenda: Unexplained Mysteries and Cover-Ups
10 - 12am: JOHN HARRIS: It's an Illusion
12.30am: Films and Documentaries

10 - 11.30am: HOLLY PAIGE: Food for Consciousness
11.30 - 1pm: ALAN BOWER: Ley Lines: A New Understanding
1 - 2.30pm: INTI GNOSTIC SHAMAN: Tiwanaku - Shamanism & the Dawn of Civilization
2.30 - 4pm: GARY BILTCLIFFE: The Belinus Line - The Spine of Albion
4 - 5.30pm: GREGORY SAMS: Sun of gOd: The Conscious Star
5.30 - 7.30pm: JOHN HARRIS: Common Law & the Lawful Rebellion. Discussion & Q&A
8.30 - 10.30pm: DAVID BRAMWELL: sing-along-a-Wickerman show
9.30 - 11pm: CLOSE
11pm : Films and Documentaries

10.30am - 12.00pm: JINPA SMITH: Feng Shui Workshop
12.00pm - 1.30pm: PETER KNIGHT: The Wessex Astrum
1.30pm - 3.00pm : SHAUN KIRWAN: What on Earth is Geomancy?
3.00 - 4.30pm: JONATHAN CAINER : Cosmic Insights from the popular astrologer
4.30 - 6pm: EDMUND MARRIAGE: Surveyors and Astronomers of the Ancient British Isles
7.30 - 9.00pm: GEOFF STRAY: 2012 Prophecies - The Maya and the Hopi.
9.00 - 10.30pm: MIKHAIL BAKER: The Spirit of Community – the day of the lone wolf is over
10.30 - 12am : LOUIS STANDEN: Galactic Superwaves and How to Survive 2012

Brittany (Province) — News

Summer Solstice Event in Brittany

18th - 22nd June 2009 - Stones, Snakes and Sun....

A unique chance to approach the mysterious megaliths of Carnac ! Talks, sunrise and sunset observations, visits on foot, by boat and by helicopter, workshops, exhibitions, films, story telling, music...5 incredible days of wonder and discovery.

The building of the megalithic monuments in Carnac started over 7000 years ago. Thousands of tons of stones were extracted, transported and erected in alignments, circles, cairns and tumulus.

If you want to know more, join us in Plouharnel and listen and talk to people who have been searching for answers for many years ... and who have found some !

This year we are thrilled to welcome back Robin Heath who will fill us in on his latest work on the astronomical heritage of the ancients (and remind us of the basics). He's coming with Paul Broadhurst of "The Sun and the Serpent" fame. So the Heavens and the Earth should be united and the snakes and dragons tamed.

Howard Crowhurst, who has been living in the Carnac area since 1986, will help us discover this amazing site and show how it's related to British monuments. Other speakers include Hugn Newman, Kate Masters, Regor Mougeot, Audrey Fella, Philippe Gaillard, Pierre Le Labousse, Priscilla Abraham and Bruno Mauguin. There will be three exhibitions of paintings and photographs, story telling, films, many visits including a boat trip to the entirely engraved dolmen on the island of Gavrinis and to crown the visits by helicopter!

For only 35€, you will have the unique opportunity to discover the most incredible megalithic site in the world by air and see how these different alignments (Erdeven, Carnac, Plouharnel) and tumulus (Saint Michel, Kercado, Crucuny) are related!

This event is organised by ACEM (Association pour la Connaissance et l'Etude des Mégalithes), a non-profit making organisation based in Plouharnel.
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The annual MEGALITHOMANIA CONFERENCE returns for its fourth convention of the megalithic arts and sciences at The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury on 23rd & 24th May 2009. This year's line-up includes Graham Hancock, Robert Temple, Christine Rhone, Michael Hodges, Robin Heath and many others. Since it's humble beginnings in 2006, MEGALITHOMANIA has become Europe's foremost assembly of scholars, authors and researchers on all things megalithic. The varied subjects blend academic disciplines with cutting-edge research from a variety of fields, including archaeoastronomy, geomancy, archaeoacoustics, geodesy, earth energies, navigation and geometry.

The pioneer of the earth mysteries renaissance, John Michell, passed away on Friday 24th April at 12.30am, so we are dedicating the conference to his memory. He was the main inspiration for creating the event, and even gave us permission to use the Megalithomania name (from his 1982 book). He has been involved in the first three events since its inception in 2006 and will be greatly missed by us all. The speakers forum on the Sunday afternoon will be about his life and work and how he has inspired generations of Megalithomaniacs with his cutting-edge discoveries, original ideas and visionary understanding of the ancients. There will be contributions from John Martineau, John Neal, Jamie George, Christine Rhone, Robin Heath and several others who were close to John.

A total of thirteen talks and one film screening are planned for the conference with book signings, a megalitho-market place, an extensive art exhibition and Glastonbury town on the doorstep of the venue. Tickets for the conference are £80/£45 day/£7 single talks. Field trips to Stonehenge and Avebury will take place on the Friday and Monday with ROBIN HEATH. There are still places available on these. Call +44 1458 831800 for tickets, email or visit for more details.

Megalithomania 2009 News Update

The annual MEGALITHOMANIA CONFERENCE returns for its fourth convention of the megalithic arts and sciences at The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury on 23rd & 24th May 2009. This year's line-up includes Graham Hancock, Robert Temple, Christine Rhone, Michael Hodges, Robin Heath and many others. Since it's humble beginnings in 2006, MEGALITHOMANIA has become Europe's foremost assembly of scholars, authors and researchers on all things megalithic. The varied subjects blend academic disciplines with cutting-edge research from a variety of fields, including archaeoastronomy, geomancy, archaeoacoustics, geodesy, earth energies, navigation and geometry.

A late addition to the 2009 line-up is Robin Williamson, a master bard and storyteller, who founded The Incredible String Band. He is also a researcher of ancient myths and legends of the British Isles, and will be performing a Bardic account about the Tuatha de Danaan; notably the two battles of Moytura, the sacred megalithic complex at Sligo in Ireland. An ancient oral tradition that recounts conflicts of the ancestors at the dawn of the world, gleaned from Irish mythology. He will be presenting on Saturday afternoon and also be doing an exclusive Saturday evening concert.

Robin Heath, author of Sun, Moon & Stonehenge will be guiding full-access tours to Stonehenge and Avebury on the Friday and Monday and also presenting his groundbreaking new research on an 'ancient national grid' across Britain at the conference on the Sunday. On a similar note, Tom Brookes will be screening his new film about a prehistoric geodetic survey of Southern England linking earth-mounds, standing stones and other archaeological features into a coherent, scientific system that has been completely ignored by the academic fraternity. He has been studying this subject for nearly fifty years, contacted every University in Britain about his discoveries, published a book on the subject, but his conclusions has been dismissed as 'arcane' and simply 'impossible' for such a developed standard of surveying to have existed 5,000 years ago. Both Robin & Tom have hit 'brick walls' when presenting their findings to the academics and this is an ongoing problem encountered by many researchers; a theme that will be discussed at the event.

On the other side of the Atlantic, in the North Eastern states of America are a remarkable network of megalithic sites that, again, have been placed in the archaeological trash by the historical establishment. Hugh Newman, author of Earth Grids: The Secret Patterns of Gaia's Sacred Sites, spent a month exploring the hundreds of ancient chambers, menhirs, dolmens and stone circles in New England, that are another stunning example of a worldwide megalithic effort to construct such sites. Even the Native Americans do not know who constructed many of these sites and there is abundant evidence that this part of the US was visited by advanced civilisations in prehistory that are remembered in many of the legends of the area. Hugh will be speaking on the Sunday morning.

One must ask who these people really were and why did they go to so much effort to construct such great megalithic temples across the entire planet that would withstand the tests of time? Find out this and much more at this year's MEGALITHOMANIA conference. With a total of thirteen talks, a megalith-forum, tours to Stonehenge and Avebury and an extensive megalithic art exhibition it is your opportunity to officially become a Megalithomaniac!

A total of thirteen talks and one film screening are planned with book signings, a megalitho-market place and Glastonbury town on the doorstep of the venue. Tickets for the conference are £80. Field trips to Stonehenge and Avebury will take place on the Friday and Monday. Field trips are not included in the price. Call +44 1458 831800 for tickets, email or visit for more details.

Megalithomania 2009 line-up UPDATE

The 2009 Megalithomania is taking place on 23rd & 24th May in Glastonbury Assembly Rooms with:

GRAHAM HANCOCK - A Species with Amnesia
ROBERT TEMPLE - The Sphinx Mystery
ROBIN HEATH - Stonehenge Blue Stones Healing Shock!
CHRISTINE RHONE - Twelve Tribe Nations: The Science of Enchanting the Landscape
EDMUND MARRIAGE - Megalithic Ruins in the Garden of Eden
HOWARD CROWHURST - Archaeoastronomy of the Brittany Stones
MICHAEL HODGES - Neolithic Calendar Systems & British Folklore
HEATHERLEE HOOKER - Megalithic Discoveries in the Ukraine
CHRIS TRWOGA - The Crystal Technology of the Megalith builders
MARKE PAWSON - Geometry and Music of the Megaliths
GLENN & CAMERON BROUGHTON - Sacred Water Sites & Earth Energies
TOM BROOKS - Prehistoric Landscape Geometry in Ancient Britain
HUGH NEWMAN - Earth Grids: Secret Patterns of Gaia's Sacred Sites

Early bird tickets for £68, call 01458 831800 Or send cheques payable to 'Megalithomania' to Speaking Tree, 5 High St, Glastonbury, BA69DP


2008 Convention of Alternative Archaeology & Earth Mysteries

Sunday Oct 5th - Dorchester, Dorset

The 5th assembly bringing together those seeking deeper truths about our ancient spiritual heritage

Six illustrated presentations – £20 in advance (£25 on door)

Nicholas R Mann & Philippa Glasson - The Star Temple of Avalon

Peter Knight – The Wessex Astrum: Sacred Geometry in a Mystical Landscape.

Toni Perrott – London Dragon Paths (Part 2) - Earth Energy Serpents.

Hugh Newman - Earth Grids: The Secret Patterns of Gaia's Sacred Sites (book launch)

Shaun Kirwan – Geomancy and Interaction with the Landscape.

Jonathan Harwood – The Golden Fish: Sacred Geometry in the Dorset Landscape.

Plus a lunchtime showing of 'Standing With Stones', by Robert Soskin and Michael Bott.

10.00am – 6.30pm. At our beautiful venue at Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset. There will be interesting stalls, including book signings by speakers. Earlier start and finish this year. Vegetarian refreshments will be available. Village stores and pub opposite. Venue has ramps, lift, disabled toilet and free parking. Dorchester has good road and rail links.

Booking hotline and enquiries: 01258 489798 e-mail:

An Earth Mysteries Conference in a Field

The 'Out of the Ordinary' festival in Sussex has asked Avalon Rising, a Glastonbury based earth mysteries group to organize a 'Conference-in-a-Field' that will host multimedia talks and workshops by an international line-up of authors and researchers. The OOTO festival is taking place between 12th & 14th September 2008 at Knockhatch Farm, near the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex. Last years event was critically acclaimed by 'Festival Eye' magazine as being "the highlight of 2007".

Presentation highlights include MICHAEL BOTT"s talk about his incredible megalithic journey round Britain that was produced into a DVD called 'Standing with Stones'. JOHN NEAL, the worlds leading authority on ancient metrology will be tackling the immensely interesting measurement systems of the ancients. MARIA WHEATLY & BUSTY TAYLOR will be talking about their new book 'Avebury: Sun, Moon & Earth' and PHILIP CARR-GOMM will be looking at the sacred uses of indigineous plants of Britain. In all TWENTY NINE talks are scheduled over three day and that does not even include the workshops! See the line-up on and

Out of the Ordinary - Earth Mysteries Festival

A unique knowledge sharing experience

12th - 14th September - Equinox Full Moon near the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex

Earth mysteries, ancient & forbidden knowledge, consciousness, healing, spirituality, sacred sound, live music, performers, community, green energy and spreading the love.

OOTO is a magical family event that resonates with the rhythms of the cosmos. The focus of the festival is education, healing and then entertainment. (Edutainment) We are building a stone circle on the site dedicated to world peace, called the "Peace circle".

Last year, using ancient techniques, we aligned the stone circle to the equinox sun and this year we will be aligning the circle to equinox full moon, this is not to be missed!

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Changes to Megalithomania

Gordon Hillman has pulled out, but this has opened up some slots:

Semir Sam Osmanagich: Pyramids, megaliths and temples in central Bosnia.

Philip Coppens: The origin of the famous Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull.

Saturday evening: Dirk Campbell, Ed, Will & Ginge : Special musical event - Ancient musical instruments/folk songs from ancient Britain.

Sunday evening : John Michell - Megalitho-Forum.
See the website for details of the full line-up.

Megalithomania Conference 17th - 18th May 2008, Glastonbury

"All this excitement about a collection of battered old rocks and mounds of earth must be puzzling to those who have yet had no direct experience of Megalithomania"
John Michell , Megalithomania! 1982

Stone circles, dolmens, burial chambers and unusually designed megalithic sites are not limited to the landscape of Britain. A sophisticated understanding of megalithic construction techniques were in use across the whole planet in Neolithic and Bronze Age times. Local sites near Glastonbury are the starting point for this year's Megalithomania conference, but distinguished researchers and authors from all over the world will be discussing their cutting-edge research into ancient civilisations and megalithic sites. From the jungles of Peru, to the temples of the South Pacific and from the mountains of New Zealand to the stones of Brittany, Megalithomania has gone global!

Glastonbury's MEGALITHOMANIA Conference is now in it's third year and is taking place in the Assembly Rooms in Glastonbury on 17th & 18th May 2008. On the Friday (16th) before the event, local sites Stanton Drew and Stoney Littleton will be visited on a guided tour with local author Gordon Strong and archaeo-botanist Gordon Hillman, co-star of the Ray Mears Wild Food TV show on BBC2. On the following Monday, a private tour to Stonehenge will be led by David Furlong and John Michell (tbc).

The keynote speaker for the event is David Hatcher Childress, well known for his groundbreaking research into ancient civilisations. He will be discussing his travels in South America and the Pacific. Geomancer Hamish Miller will be presenting his research on The Stone People of New Zealand and Nicholas Mann & Philippa Glasson will be presenting their breakthroughs on the astro-archaeological alignments of Avalon and how the ancients understood precession of the equinoxes. Other speakers include Tom Graves, who will be re-launching his classic work Needles of Stone, David Furlong will be walking in the footsteps of the 'dod-man' and examine how the megalith builders surveyed, measured and studied the landscape. Special guests from Holland and America, Reinoud Du Jonge & Jay Wakefield have followed clues of a Neolithic maritime civilisation who left maps encoded within rock-art around the world. Author of Europe's Lost Civilisation Peter Marshall, who travelled over 4,000 miles of Europe's megalithic coastlines, will be pinpointing his favourite stories from his epic journey. See the website and posters for the full line-up.

There will be a Megalithic art gallery during the event curated by Antiquarian artist Kate Masters, including original paintings, photography and 3D pieces. There will be an exclusive preview of the new Standing with Stones film with producer Michael Bott; plus there will be several book launches and signings from some of the authors speaking at the event.

MEGALITHOMANIA is organised by Hugh Newman, Gareth Mills and John Martineau, who in late 2005 realised that the megaliths were not really being looked at by conferences in Britain. With a passion for visiting ancient sites and reading many books on the subject, the three of them dedicated themselves to organising the ultimate conference on megaliths. Leaving no stone unturned, Megalithomania was created to shine a new light on the megalithic sciences and maintain a multidisciplinary forum to help unlock these mysteries. On the Sunday evening at the conference, a speakers forum will be joined by the earth mysteries pioneer and inspiration for the conferences name, John Michell, who published his classic Megalithomania Book in 1982.

The status quo does not immediately support new or radical theories, but a conference like this allows all angles of research to be explored. For example, in the early part of the last century, archaeoastronomy was fumbling to find its feet, but now it is now established that our ancestors were keen astronomers. Earth energy, once thought of as part of the dowsers' overactive imagination, has recently been scientifically verified, documented and used by big business to improve seed production and fertility of crops. The study of sound at sacred sites, archaeoacoustics, is also becoming accepted in some pockets of academia with repeatable scientific study.

Although the old stones can seem like a stuffy and boring subject, the mysteries of our ancient relatives still retain their mystique. As we have seen, modern technology is verifying 'radical' theories and helping unlock some of the secrets of the megaliths. There is a new breed of Megalithomaniac, who don't just want to measure, dig and record what they find. The subtleties of musical harmony, earth energies and altered states of consciousness are now being examined with an open mind, yet from a scientific perspective. We should not hark back to the ancient way of life and pretend it was a 'golden age', but reopen the book of the past with reverence, respect and the knowledge that the builders of the megaliths were not savages, but possessed the same level of intelligence and compassion as we do today.

The conference takes place at the Assembly Rooms in Glastonbury on 17th & 18th May 2008. Field trips to Stanton Drew, Stoney Littleton, Stonehenge and Avebury will take place on the Friday and Monday. Tickets are £68 for the first 50 sold, then £80. Field trips are not included in the price. Call 01458 831800 for tickets or visit

'OUT OF THE ORDINARY' Earth Mysteries Arena

29th May - 1st June 2008 @ THE SUNRISE CELEBRATION, near Yeovil, Somerset.

AVALON RISING, an 'earth mysteries' group from Glastonbury, have teamed up with Sussex based THE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY to organise an arena at this years SUNRISE CELEBRATION called 'Out of the Ordinary'. The 'Conference-in-a-Field' will host multimedia talks and workshops by an international line-up of authors and researchers.

There are 24 talks and workshops to stimulate the mind and heart. Some of the distinguished speakers who have agreed to appear at the 'Out of the Ordinary' arena at The Sunrise Celebration include:

GLENNIE KINDRED - Ceremony and the Cycles of the Year
SUSAN JOY RENNISON – Tuning the Diamonds: The Electric Universe
JONATHAN CAINER – Astrological Insights from the popular Astrologer
WILLIAM BLOOM – Trance, Ecstacy and Internal Martial Arts
HUGH NEWMAN – Stone Age Survival & Earth Energies
STUART MASON – Introduction to Astroarchaeology
GILES BRYANT - Earth Healing and Planetary Consciousness
PETER KNIGHT – Archaeoastronomy of the Sacred Sites of Dorset
RICHARD CREIGHTMORE – Earth Acupuncture and Geomancy
MADAN MOHAN – The Summer of Love and the Circle of Perpetual Choirs
JINPA SMITH – The Ancient Art of Feng Shui and Chinese Geomancy
STEPHEN 'SEM' MEAKIN – Sacred Geometry: The architecture of the Universe.
TONI PERROTT – The Dragon Paths of London
JULIE ROCKA - Geopsychic Stress - is it draining your life force?
JIM MITCHELL – Astronomy of the Ancients
STEVEN ASH – Glastonbury, Stonehenge and the Avebury Heart Chakra
GRAHAM GANE - Shamanic Drumming Workshop
....And many more

DISCOUNTED tickets for the SUNRISE CELEBRATION are available from and you will get a FREE Avalon Rising magazine and an Antiquarian Society sticker. Tel 01458 835211 for more info. Also see


Megalithic Conference in Glastonbury

The third annual 'Megalithomania conference' is taking place at the Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury on 17th and 18th May. Speakers include David Hatcher Childress, Hamish Miller, Gordon Hillman, Tom Graves, David Furlong, Kate Masters, Peter Marshall, Nicholas Mann & many others. There are also field trips to Stoney Littleton & Stanton Drew on the Friday & Stonehenge & Avebury on the Monday.

Stars and Stones Forum - 17th & 18th November

Understanding the ancient landscape, the heavens,
and the dawn of agriculture...a two day conference

Bury St Edmunds - Sat. and Sun. 17th and 18th November 2007. Lawneys Farm – Rougham - Bury St. Edmunds – Suffolk – Tickets limited to 80 at £40 each - Single day £20 - Booking enquiries 01359 270524.

Two days of lectures, talks, networking, socialising, and open forums on the origins of modern man and his development from Cro-Magnon hunter gatherer to a sophisticated being, with remarkable abilities in: - agriculture, animal husbandry, social organization, astronomy, surveying, mathematics, engineering, building skills, artistic expression, consciousness, self awareness, and a belief in the transmigration of the soul.

for more details.
All other enquires:- John Agnew 01359 270796

Republic of Malta (Country) — News

Metageum Megalithic Conference '07 - MALTA

2nd to 11th November - This week-long event comprises three threads centred on the theme of understanding the consciousness of the people who built the megalithic temples::

* Conference: An international, inter-disciplinary conference on different ways of approaching the thinking and imagination of the Neolithic people who built the megalithic temples in Malta and elsewhere in the world.

* Workshops: A series of experiential workshops enabling us to make the imaginative leap into the Neolithic worldview.

* Tour: Several tours of Malta's megalithic heritage.


It takes place on the Vittoriosa Waterfront on the Mediterranean island of Malta, an island noted for its exceptional legacy of prehistoric temples.

Central London — News

'Stone Age Survival' talk at London's FESTIVAL OF LIFE this weekend........

with HUGH NEWMAN - Sunday 5.30pm
a multimedia presentation at The FESTIVAL OF LIFE, St Paul's Steiner Project
1 St Paul's Road, Islington, London N1 2QH

STONE AGE SURVIVAL: Earth Energies, Megaliths & Ancient Nutrition

Hugh Newman has studied Naturopathic nutrition and alternative therapies for seven years. He also organises the 'Megalithomania' conference in Glastonbury and is an international speaker on megalithic science. His two favourite subjects, nutrition and megaliths have at last come together in his new research on stone age survival techniques.,

In this talk Hugh will explore how the ancients used dowsing, big stones and magnetic earth energy currents to enhance seeds, promote fertility and re-mineralise their food. Agriculture began at the same time as the construction of stone circles. Is there a connection and do we need this knowledge today?

THE FESTIVAL OF LIFE is London's First Vegetable Oil Powered Event! Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September - 11am to 7pm@ St Paul's Steiner Project
1 St Paul's Road, Islington, London N1 2QH

0870 7344 888 -


Out of the Ordinary - Earth Mysteries Festival

21st -23rd September 2007
Autumn Equinox Celebration

A 3 days forum of discussion and discovery whilst camping in the glorious Sussex Countryside with some of the most learned speakers presenting talks and workshops on prehistoric culture and ancient knowledge, Earth Mysteries and Healing.
including talks by John Michell, Andrew Collins, John Neal, Gordon Hillman, Stuart Mason, Carolin Comberti, Geoff Stray & many more. Plus a new stone circle is being created under the supervision of Robin Heath, John Martineau & others

Camping or day passes available.
@ Knockhatch Farm, Hailsham , Sussex .
To book tickets call the Dome Box office 01273 709 709

Also Including

Live and acoustic entertainment, Huge Market with local produce ad lots of fun for all the family and all the amenities and attractions of Knock Hatch Adventure Park .

A conference in a field debating earth mysteries, estoteria, Dowsing, Healing , Astro-Archaeology, Alignments, Druids, Pagans, Wiccans, Massage, Reiki, Group meditation, Archaeo botany, Wildfood, Organic food, Solar power, Environmental Issues, Local Bands, Drumming circles, Ancient acoustics.

Fully Green solar powered wind powered and love powered.
Day tickets available and 3 day camping pass.
To book tickets call the Dome Box office 01273 709 709

Organised by The Antiquarian Society & Marina Pepper

Discount Megalithomania Conference Tickets

Megalithomania are offering a limited amount of £65
tickets (usually £80) for their cutting-edge look at
the megaliths of antiquity this weekend in
Glastonbury. You must quote 'MEGA-MODERN ANTIQUARIAN-OFFER' when
calling 01458 831800 to get the discount. Plus day
tickets for £40 are available on the door. The venue
is the Assembly Rooms on the High Street of
Glastonbury on 19th - 20th May

"When we know our past, our present & future reveals itself with joy"


ROBERT TEMPLE, bestselling author of 'The Sirius Mystery' will be exclusively talking about his discoveries of prehistoric quartz crystal and glass lenses that date back to the megalithic era at Glastonburys MEGALITHOMANIA conference. The event takes place at The Assembly Rooms on May 19th & 20th. Temple will be speaking at 6pm on the Saturday.

Temple will present evidence that magnifying lenses, telescopes, and optical surveying techniques existed from the time of Old Kingdom Egypt, with magnifying crystals known even in Predynastic times, circa 3300 BC. Over 400 ancient optical artifacts which were precision-ground or cast have been discovered by Professor Temple proving the exact alignments of ancient monuments were made possible by the use of crystal and glass lenses.

The mythical dimension of 'light technology' will also be explained, such as the true meaning of the myth of Prometheus, based on 'fire from heaven' produced by light beams focused by magnifying lenses and mirrors. Professor Temple will be speaking at 6pm on Saturday 19th May at the conference.

Tickets for his talk will also be available on the door for £6. Tickets are £80 for the conference. £40 day tickets will be available on door. Individual talk tickets will be available on the door for £6 each.

Call 01458 831800 for tickets and more details or visit the newly launched and
Megalithomania was founded by Hugh Newman, John Martineau and Gareth Mills in the winter of 2005. Inspired by the incredible research of numerous authors, the conference was created to become an open forum to debate the megalithic arts and sciences. The team felt that history books and colleges do not present the evidence that is being discovered today. Revelations in the fields of archaeoastronomy, geomancy, mathematics, ley alignments, sacred geometry and other cutting-edge disciplines are helping rewrite our own history, but are often completely overlooked by the academic world. Many people want to know where we came from and connect to our ancestors so we hope that this annual event can be part of that process.

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