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Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 02 Oct 2012, 11:33
by Mountainheart
Interesting research paper here:

Description: Stonehenge - An introduction to the concept of the Heavens’ Hinge By Jonathan Morris CEng FIStructE FICE This introduction shows the mathematics and engineering behind the storyline of The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge. The images in the following text were produced using a three dimensional computer model which was found to replicate the stones at Stonehenge as they may have been when first constructed. Stonehenge’s plan layout is shown to be the same as an idealised geocentric description of the Universe. Its inner stone monument is demonstrated to be capable of producing a spectacular public display of solar movement. The arrangement of this system is shown to be based on a simple method of tracking celestial objects. The contention of this paper is that Stonehenge was both a depository of knowledge about the Universe and a place of learning designed for popular interest.

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/downloads/S ... shinge.pdf

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 07 Oct 2012, 13:04
by Sciethe
Thanks for posting this, extremely interesting. Currently working with my wife on the alignments at a previously undiscovered monument (sorry, can't say where yet), and the latest on Stonehenge is good comparative material, the 3D aspect is particularly useful.
Blessings,
Sciethe

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 17:11
by envisager
There's a partial update here:

http://stone-hinge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/ ... ithic.html

Better illustrative graphics (though black and white in the pdf) hopefully make it a bit easier to understand. The full version also covers some monuments in East Sussex.

The technical detail also got featured in no-tech magazine (a site devoted to ideas that do not need modern technology)

http://www.notechmagazine.com/2012/11/e ... henge.html

Over here in Sussex, we've partially completed a working scale replica of the system. Should be fully working by the summer.

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 19:54
by envisager
The demonstrator is now being constructed to show what this is about (and so people can see with their own eyes how it works)

http://heavenshenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... oject.html

We thought that this might be suitable for a festival, but happy to be guided by any comment.

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 20:59
by Dathi
I enjoyed reading this: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/101086.Stonehenge
It was plausable enough for me.
:henge:
That's a great project Envisager, thanks for sharing it.

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 17:39
by envisager
That's a great project Envisager, thanks for sharing it.
Thanks Dathi. We're not sure whether or not to demonstrate it publicly or whether to do the whole thing on-site and record using time lapse photography together with real-time video. On-site is easier, particularly to get good shots, but maybe something like the Lamma festival could work really well.

On the one hand, if this could (even potentially) be part of the heritage of the Druids, then perhaps it should be done off-site (publicly) so that people can see what it is (seeing is believing and so far only a few journalists have seen it). If it is academic and perhaps more about the distant past before the Celtic influx, then perhaps that's different?

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 08 May 2013, 16:58
by envisager
Here's the test rig:



It creates a 'daughter' of the Sun; the daughter rises on the cross formed by the system:



I've put a few more images here:

http://heavenshenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... otype.html

If anyone's near Lewes/Eastbourne and is interested, we're running some tests over the coming weeks

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 11:06
by envisager
This was the basic setup of the final test configuration (East Sussex, 06, 2013): This apparatus (photos below) shows how the sun revolves around the world if you thought that the world was fixed at the centre of the Universe: This is a simple form of spherical solar concentrator (similar to the "Solar Oven" at Auroville, India). I just used bamboo for the perimeter ring because I was worried about damaging the field. I've used a small mirror set and a reflector which splays the light out more, so isn't quite as bright as the old one:



I didn't go for the 'summer set' in the end, so the reflector is a bit low relative to the trilithons. Here's the setup working: The mirrors were a little out of focus at the time, but it shows the arrangement:



Most interesting thing is that I'm finding out stuff I didn't know. The lozenge shaped reflections on the inner face are useful: Because the inner surfaces of the Trilithons have been worked to be flat, you can use the reflections to see if the mirrors are focused rather than having to eye-in all the mirrors from the hinge.



It's a much easier way than I had been using. But it needs flat worked surfaces so I doubt there's a commercial application to today's comparable systems.


PS I forgot to say why I've put all this up: Had a Professor of Archaeology (and an expert in Stonehenge) write to say he agrees that it was a working model of their Universe. Also will be demonstrating it to an archaeological forum, who've asked to see it running. Recent Stonehenge books have poo-pooed the idea of the Druids being involved in Stonehenge on the basis that Druids were Celts and the builders of Stonehenge were an earlier period. However, I can't see how the history & knowledge would not transfer through to the Celts, perhaps even in its entirety. I thought that seeing this might be of interest to the Druid community but haven't got much feedback so am not sure.

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 09:13
by envisager
I'm in the process of updating the booklet, so for the rest of this week, the booklet is free on Amazon Kindle in the mornings and early afternoon

There's a much more detailed explanation of what the project is about now up on Dennis Price's Eternal Idol site:

http://www.eternalidol.com/?p=12856

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 09:52
by Mountainheart
Thanks for the update: have downloaded the free Kindle version and look forward to reading....

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 06 Jul 2013, 17:14
by envisager
Hope you enjoy the book. If anyone else interested, last day for the free download is tomorrow: 07 07 2013 till about 5pm

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 18:01
by envisager
A bit more on this just in case of interest

I'm updating the research with detailed references. Probably will include Avebury as well. The work suggests that the druids may really have known all the Caesar ascribed to them and that their history goes back far before that time.

A more detailed description of how it's progressing is on Dennis Price's site:

http://www.eternalidol.com/?p=12856

Looking forward to Lammas this weekend!

Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 23 Sep 2013, 14:22
by envisager
I've completed the update of this now: The expanded print edition has 156 pages, 114 illustrations and 243 notes cross-referencing to 46 reference works on Stonehenge. Some good reviews to date!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stonehenge-Solv ... 1492736880


Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 18:06
by envisager
Here's the next phase:

A geocentric explanation for Newgrange:

http://www.slideshare.net/heavenshenge/ ... e-sentinel



Re: Stonehenge research paper

Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 12:29
by envisager
Here's the music video, which uses the ideas, and produced in the States for the upcoming film

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/modules.php ... 52&forum=4

It's called "Time Stands Still" and by the singer JES. Some of the Stonehenge segment starts about 55 seconds in