Heavily illustrated presentation on Sunday, October 27 2019, at Small World Theatre, Cardigan. Robin Heath will be discussing his latest research which he claims will answer many of the trickier questions that get asked about the abilities of prehistoric cultures. Poster gives more details.
Organised by VIP Wales and with Robin Heath as Tour Guide
Sunday 15th – Tuesday 17th September 2019
Like the previous course , this course is based around the Cnapan Hotel and Restaurant in Newport, Pembs.
However, there are also several places for local people or those that would prefer to take an alternative option – bring a camper van or caravan, tent or book into a YHA Hostel.
For more details – visit the VIP website at firstname.lastname@example.org
VIP Wales have put together a course to run on the above dates and have asked me to provide them a suggested itinerary. Enclosed below, in modular form, this tour provides alternatives in the event of poor weather. At this stage it is preliminary but gives a good indication of the extent and content of the Tour’s intent.
September is a great time to visit the Preseli region and the weekend of the 15-17th embraces the Full Moon period. The hectic holiday period during August has long since subsided, while the weather is often sunny and warm with gin clear skies and there is still enough daylight to be out and about until 7:30 or even 8pm. The longer shadows during the day make visiting megalithic sites even more atmospheric.
For this second Megalithic tour, we introduce the role of Castell Mawr as the centre of a ‘Preseli Wheel’, and the undoubted significance of Gors Fawr as the principal and more or less complete surviving stone circle.
Each of the following ‘modules’ may be integrated into a bespoke tour by prior consultation with the client(s). Once this is defined, then the flexibility will centre around weather conditions and, importantly in Preseli, access to toilet facilities, which are limited, although Castell Henllys is a good venue for WC, books, prehistoric vibes and a coffee in bad weather!
PROPOSED MODULE LIST
Sunday – Module One. 3:00pm -6:30 Introduction and group assembly. Illustrated Presentation at Cnapan Hotel, emphasizing sites of the tour and their key qualities, as outlined below in brief.
Monday – 9:30 – 11am Module Two. Visit to Castell Mawr (The centre of a Preseli circle of megalithic sites and mountain summits, ).
11:30 -12:30 Module Three. Visit to Pentre Ifan, then Llech y Drybedd dolmen (via Crug Cemaes)
Lunch at Llech y Drybedd 1:30 – 2pm
14:30 – 15:30 Module Four. Visit to Trellyfiant and Cerrig Coetan Arthur
Return to Cnapan HQ for tea (and discussion(?))
Tuesday – 9:30 – 12:00am Module Five. Foel Drygarn and Carn Menyn – a visit to the Bluestone site.
12:00 – 13:00pm Module Six. Practical laying out of a) an Aubrey calendar clock and b) lunation triangle to produce two types of soli-lunar calendar, also capable of predicting tides and eclipses.
(Undertaken at Carn Menyn if weather permits, else on lower more sheltered ground or, if wet, within a local indoor centre).
13:00 – 13:30pm Lunch
13:30 – 15:00pm Module Seven. Visit to Gors Fawr stone circle. Measure and discuss the geometry of this circle and the nearby summer solstice alignment. and then ditto for the various non-circular geometries of stone circles and the units of length that have been found within their designs.
~ 15:30pm return to Cnapan HQ.
Discussion and debrief. Books for sale.
Please note that none of the above is set in stone, unlike the actual megaliths, blue or otherwise, so it will be necessary to await the final form of this proposed programme in due course.
A copy of the first edition front cover is now available [see graphic below and try the link over the next day or two]. Within the covers of this first (and FREE) edition, due on-line on The spring equinox, (March 21st), I was commissioned by its editor, Naz Ahsun, to write an illustrated article on my latest research findings. For those who are interested and/or attended my talk and mini-tour at the henge shop and within Avebury during the summer solstice of 2018, you may now find the details I promised then.. which is… The identification and description of a previously unrecognised integrated temple monumental structure based on research undertaken during the past several years.
Unless one takes account of the astronomy, geometry and measurements of a complex megalithic site like Avebury, one will never understand the integrated nature of these magnificent sites nor how they ‘talk’ to their neighbouring sites. There will shortly be more to follow on this website concerning this new material about Avebury.
Learning the Megalithic Language
by Robin Heath
Karen Alexander writes,
If you are wondering how the word ‘megalith’ becomes relevant on a crop circle website, then prepare for a big surprise, as researcher Robin Heath compares the ‘language’ of stone circles with that of crop circles, and finds many more similarities than one might expect. This article also explores the reasons why both subjects remain excluded from within the establishment.
The annual Summer Lectures are held during the final weekend in July for the past umpteen years. They are hosted and crisply organised in Devizes by Steve and Karen Alexander, who have decades of experience of organising events and tours. Steve Alexander is also a professional photographer whose name appears on most of the best aerial photographs taken of crop circles from a helicopter.
Although centred around the crop circle phenomenon, and held during that period of the summer when most of these geometric wonders of landscape art appear in our landscape, often near megalithic sites, the boundaries covered by this international event include the science underpinning megalithic monuments, geometry and number science, and many other of the so-called ‘Cinderella sciences’ that don’t yet fit within the modern scientific paradigm.
Following my 2018 presentation, Karen asked if I would make the text available with many of my original slides, so it would fit within their website – www.temporary temples.co.uk. I agreed and this package has now been launched on the Temporary Temples website. Visit it next!
Local access to the tour at reduced rates. January 23rd 2019
Bookings on this Preseli Tour have now reached eleven, and the allocated accommodation hotel is fully booked up. However, at a meeting with Ewan Rees, the director of VIP tours, we discussed the possibility of providing a few extra spaces at a reduced rate for locally based folk who might want to attend the tours but otherwise would not require accommodation.
We have now agreed to make a few more places available for this event, so if you would like to come along and live within easy reach of the Preseli Hills, then please contact Ewan to discuss the matter, through the VIPWales.co.uk website.
I have been approached by VIP Wales and asked if I would guide two of the days of a three day Preseli tour, from Sunday 24th – Wednesday 27th March 2019, organised by Ewan Rees, VIP Wales director and a local National Park warden. I’ve said I’ll do this one so if numbers are above the minimum number of clients it will take place.
I often get asked after lectures if I’ll “let me/us know if I’m ‘doing a tour or presentation’.” , so here is your chance to have both of these options! Cnapan is a traditional restaurant/hotel in the midst of Newport, Pembrokeshire, a delightful little coastal town, famous for its excellent cuisine, estuary walks and superb beaches. The town is right in the midst of ‘bluestone country, and I’ll be helping clients locate, reckon with, understand and enjoy the major megalithic monuments here in their magnificent Preseli landscape.
The website with all the details is https://www.cnapan.co.uk/megathic-tour.html
I’m already looking forward to this event, not least because it will be next March and all this wet, cold, windy and atrociously miserable weather of the past two months will hopefully by then be a distant memory. However it might be wise to make it a rule that nobody mentions the ‘B’ word, as we are all scheduled to leave the EU on the Friday following this tour, and any political griping between clients may find the offenders unceremoniously buried under a dolmen!
To all our readers, may I wish you a moving full moon solstice, and a peaceful season of midwinter festivities. R
This is my fourth annual presentation at Small World Theatre, Cardigan. If this looks like your kind of thing, then you’d be most welcome. Based on past presentations, it would probably be better to book well in advance.
To all the attendees who have made this one of my favourite venues over the years, (well, it is held in an Iron Age fort after all!), I hope to see you there again this year for some more interaction and to share some of my recent work with you. Robin.
This lecture presentation introduces a new theme into the prehistory and proto-history of South and West Wales. It combines my own recent work with that of earlier work, now much neglected, undertaken by the renowned Aberystwyth archaeologist Prof E G Bowen.
Wooden Books new compilation hardback, MEGALITH- Studies in Stone, was duly launched over the summer solstice celebrations at Avebury and at Stonehenge. The sun dutifully arose from a perfect azure sky at 4:52 am ( First Flash). Fabulous!!
So, the new book’s out, and contains the revised and enlarged version of the earlier title Stonehenge (Wooden Books, 2000) available from the Wooden books website and their distributors (Central Books, and Amazon plus many book shops, including the Henge Shop at Avebury (see website). Seven Wooden books, plus hard to find original Alexander Thom survey plans of Stone rings, all in enlarged format and within hard covers, priced at only £16.99.
Synchronous with the launch were substantial articles in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail (20th June) The i, (21st June) plus interviews with either John Martineau or Robin Heath on eight local radio stations spanning from Radio Scotland to Radio Jersey. These newspaper articles are all available on line, we are told, for a limited period.
Many thanks for all who contributed to make this event a happy and fun occasion. In particular, Hugh Newman, for generously letting us use his home as an brief overnight resting place and watering hole, – almost unique in being within visible range of Stonehenge; Will Gethin, PR whizz of Conscious Frontiers, for stimulating the media to take interest in the event and for organising me and John (like herding cats, I should think).To a dear friend, the Archdruid Rollo Maughfling, for giving the launch proceedings some extra gravitas. And tor Dominique, Trudy and Jane at the Henge Shop, Avebury for laying on a lecture hall and providing many appreciated facilities within the Avebury ring.
Finally, to my wife Trish, who supplied a superb veggie lasagne late on solstice eve, and a greatly appreciated (and rapidly demolished) fried egg breakfast at 7:00 am on solstice morn.
Here are some photos of the event. No copyright, anyone can send any or all of them to whoever you llke.
I am now about to fall over through lack of sleep and having 400 miles driving under my belt in under 30 hours.
NB No-one was harmed in the production of this book launch.
Fun for all the family!!
One month to go before the annual megalithfest at Glastonbury. It’s my first Megalithomania appearance since 2012. I have also been asked to act as some kind of tour guide on the Stonehenge special access visit on the Monday (14th May), my first since the old road was removed, the new Visitor’s Centre was completed, and I finally found an older, bigger analogue of the Stonehenge site in the Preseli Hills of West Wales. Surely not!?
I’m giving two presentations: the first is Aboriginal Stonehenge in Wales (May 12th) which will be an update on my recent work and will include the recent boisterous new research into the relationship between Woodhenge and Stonehenge, which many readers of this website will already be somewhat familiar with.
My first presentation is on Saturday 12th May, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Aboriginal Stonehenge in Wales
Stonehenge as a later imitation.
Here is the official Megalithomania blurb:
In the 1970s, a motley assortment of leyhunters, dowsers and members of RILKO and IGR combed the Preseli hills of West Wales looking for evidence of a Preseli Zodiac. Support for their researches originated from ancient Welsh legends, and they almost found the original Stonehenge. For the past 33 years, Robin Heath has been living and working within this landscape, discovering that the landscape itself, together with the siting of several important megalithic monuments reveals the ‘zodiac’ that also formed the original design for Stonehenge. Robin’s illustrated presentation is the subject of a recently published book, Temple in the Hills.
My second presentation is on Sunday 13th May, 2018, 2:45 – 3:45pm
The 2018 John Michell Memorial Lecture
I have been honoured by being asked if I would give the annual John Michell Memorial Lecture (May 13th), entitled Keeping on the Old Straight Track. John was a very dear friend of me and my wife and we often walked miles of landscapes with John in search of evidence for prehistoric and ancient cultural evidence that supported the megalithic science of our ancestors. My own work was greatly accelerated by John’s energy and generousity.
Here is the official Megalithomania blurb:
Keeping on the Old Straight Track
Applying John Michell’s legacy to new research.
John’s books and lectures reintroduced two generations to a global prehistoric science whose traces were still visible because they had survived into later Babylonian, Egyptian, Minoan, Greek and Roman times. Although the scientific establishment remains to be convinced of it, this ‘megalithic science’ (which John sometimes referred to as ‘spiritual engineering’) remains recogniseable to modern thought.
In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the ancient sciences when correctly understood and then applied, Robin will revisit some of John’s favourite haunts, and pull a few new rabbits out of the hat.
Many website readers have asked when Part Three of the tryptych article will finally appear, and the answer is between this event and midsummer, during the launch of the new composite Wooden Book ‘Megalith‘. This new tome includes my own contribution to this marque, a rewritten edition of Stonehenge with much new material plus some of Sun, Moon & Earth, within a contents page to satisfy the desires of anyone interested in prehistoric culture and ‘Old Stones’.
Editor’s Preface 1
Book I Stone Circles 7
Book II Carnac 59
Book III Stonehenge 127
Book IV Avebury 181
Book V Stanton Drew 237
Book VI Callanish 291
Book VII Ancient British Rock Art 355
Book VIII Surveys of Stone Circles 419
Alexander Thom and Archibald S Thom
At the time of writing this, the retail price for this bundle of joy is not available, but the other Wooden Book compilations have been set at around £14.99. Surely a whole lot of bangs for your buck at this price, with each separate WB’s priced at £6.99 this mammoth megalithic book is a hard bound bargain in a sparkly cover.
Go on (the WB website), because you’re worth it!!