Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.
Volume 1, No. 1
An Astronomical Basis for the Myth of the Solar Hero
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Our increasing knowledge of the megalithic culture of the British Isles in
the 2nd and 3rd millennia BCE tends to confirm the proposition that
megalithic astronomers measured celestial positions with considerable
accuracy. The evidence indicates that they understood the 18.6 year nodal
period and the moon’s nine minute declination wobble. They also had
sufficient geometrical ability to re-proportion spacings between lines,
divide circles into whole number polygons and divide lines into equal
integer spacings. We should therefore ask whether there is evidence of
such early astronomy in the numbers which recur in certain myths.