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Menhirs, dolmen, and circles of stone the folklore and magic of sacred stone by Gary R. Varner

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Published by Algora Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Rocks -- Religious aspects.,
  • Megalithic monuments.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGary R. Varner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL457.S7 .V37 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3295369M
ISBN 100875863507, 0875863493, 0875863515
LC Control Number2004017625

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Menhirs, Dolmen, and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone. Menhirs, Dolmen, and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone. Synopsis. The recognition of stones as objects of power continues uninterrupted from the dawn of humankind into the 21st century. Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone is an excellent guide to large-scale magical stones and stone magic. This book is a must for anyone interested in megalithic sites. STONE CIRCLES AND ALIGNED STONES CHAPTER 6. STORIES FROM THE STONES THE ROLLRIGHT STONES THE MERRY MAIDENS BOSCAWEN-UN THE LONDON STONE EXTERNSTEINE THE KA’BAH AND OTHER BLACK STONES THE LORE OF THE DOLMEN STONES WITH EYES “ROCKING” AND BALANCED STONES . Books from Algora Publishing on Politics & International Affairs, History, Philosophy and Social Issues, Political Economy and Current Events, Law & Justice, Culture, Literature, Education & Reference. Menhirs, Dolmens and Circles of Stone The Folklore and Mythology of Sacred Stone. Gary R. Varner.

Get this from a library! Menhirs, dolmen, and circles of stone: the folklore and magic of sacred stone. [Gary R Varner]. It is well produced with film footage of scores of images of menhirs, dolmens and stone circles. The accompanying English narrative is informative and the Wagner/Greig soundtrack rousing. For me watching this film was a spiritual experience/5(3). Get this from a library! Menhirs, dolmen, and circles of stone: the folklore and magic of sacred stone. [Gary R Varner] -- Why are some rocks simply tossed out of the way, while others, regardless of their size, are held as sacred, mysterious and imbued with power? Humans since the dawn of civilization have used stone to. E urope's distant past is exemplified by a landscape embellished with strange and mysterious megaliths—large stones that form prehistoric monuments. This ancient architecture includes dolmens, menhirs, and stone circles. Some of these structures are world-famous landmarks. Others are not as well-known but still impress with their baffling presence.

- Jeremy Harte, Curator of the Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey, England, in Northern Earth magazine, #, Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone is an excellent guide to large-scale magical stones. The megaliths, menhirs, obelisks and cut-stones of all time The largest capstone in Europe ( tonnes) is found at Bajouliere, France. The largest dolmen in North America (North Salem), has a capstone estimated to weigh tons pins. Cromlechs are several elongated stones places in the ground (menhirs), forming one or several concentric circles. And sometimes, in the center of such a structure, there is another stone – menhir or dolmen. Monoliths, also referred to as menhirs, dolmens or obelisks are upright stones that have been used to create impressively -mysterious— structures all around the world. These massive, fascinating ancient monuments can appear on their own, or as part of a group.