In his lecture, founder of Megalithomania and ancient sites explorer Hugh Newman, reveals how recent discoveries in Britain are confirming what Prof. Alexander Thom said all along – that stone circles are astronomically aligned, are part of a greater geodetic survey, encode sophisticated measurement systems, and were built using advanced geometry. Over 1000 stone circles have been recorded in Britain, but sites such as Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Carahunge in Armenia, and Msoura in Morocco, are rewriting the dating and origins of the stone circle builders. We will take a look at who may have built them, and why. The purpose of stone circles will also come under the spotlight in this presentation, as subtle earth energies, underground water, and unusual geology, as recorded by previous CPAK speaker John Burke, have been detected at these sites. Hugh will also look at the early theories, interpretations, folklore, and effects these circles have had on antiquarians, artists and researchers since they were put back in the spotlight by John Aubrey and William Stukeley in the 1600′s and 1700′s, with some of their early insights now being confirmed by modern science.
Hugh Newman is an author, speaker, world explorer, tour host, and co-founded Megalithomania conferences and tours. As an author he has researched the Indigo child phenomenon and published a book on the subject. His most recent book, Earth Grids has been published by Wooden Books. He has released numerous DVDs of his multi-media presentations. He has articles published in the Leyhunter, Mindscape Magazine, World Explorer Magazine, the Circular, the Spiral, the Heretic, New Dawn (Australia) and numerous other publications. He has spoken at events in the UK, Malta, France, Peru, Egypt, Bosnia, Australia, South Africa, Mexico and North America. He has appeared on BBC TV, Sky Channel 200, Bosnian TV and the History Channel in the last three seasons of Ancient Aliens (that is currently being aired on History 2).