|(Extract from Uriels
Machine, an extraordinary book written by Christopher Knight and Robert
Professor Thom, a civil engineer, spent most of his retired life visiting, surveying and analysing stone circles in Britain. He found that a great proportion of the megalithic temples he measured seemed to be built using a standard unit of measurement, which he called the Megalithic Yard.
Although the unit he discovered was just over a foot in length, he doubled it to form a length closer to a yard, at 2.72 ft.
Dragon Stones Golden Sunrise
|His findings were originally doubted by archeologists
and so-called experts, but now there is overwhelming evidence for this standard
In my work with stone circles, I have always been drawn to use this unit of measurement. Although I have not known why, I feel it has an important role to play in the creation of sacred space. It is one factor in the many interwoven qualities of stone circles that transform the mundane into the sacred. In the back of my mind I have wondered what the megalithic yard really represents, and recently I found out, to my complete satisfaction. Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas have, in their book Uriels Machine, discovered the true relevance of the megalithic yard. It is a solution which is both awesome, and simple. I do not have the means to test its accuracy, so I trust those who claim they have. Below are extracts from their book. It is amazing!
|A Megalithic Standard|
There are 366 sunrises from one Winter Solstice to the next; let us
suppose that the ancient stone builders decided that there were 366 days
in the year.