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Megalith takes the world by storm!

Co-author Robin Heath & publisher John Martineau launch Megalith at Stonehenge

There was much excitement at Conscious Frontiers when our recent publicity campaign for the Stonehenge launch of Megalith: Studies in Stone – the iconic new book on stone circles – went viral, blazing a trail of media coverage across the globe.

Featuring eight leading authors in the field, Megalith – the latest publication from the Wooden Books’ liberal arts series – is the first global study to fully reveal the remarkable complexity of stone circles, shedding light on many of the mysteries surrounding them. With sections on Avebury, Stonehenge and other leading megaliths in Europe and beyond, the book also presents evidence for a unified megalithic philosophy, demonstrating that Stone Age architects were attempting to build something much more ambitious than ever previously realised.

Robin Heath, (co-author), Will Gethin (Conscious Frontiers), John Martineau (publisher/editor)

Megalith’s launch at Stonhenge for solstice on 21 June inspired a number of articles in UK national newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, i News (Independent), the Daily Mail and the Daily Express. Co-author Robin Heath added fuel to the fire with his hypothesis that Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras’ theorem 2,000 years before the Greeks, sparking dozens of press and broadcast pieces worldwide – from the New York Times, Fox News and Coast to Coast Radio (US) to BBC World Service, Melbourne’s Herald Sun and India Today – all starting with this excellent article in the UK Daily Telegraph. A precis of most of the online press coverage focused on this story can be found here on Google News.

Six local BBC stations across the UK interviewed Robin Heath about Megalith the day after the launch, from BBC Scotland to BBC Solent (Southampton), and a number of pieces ran in local Wiltshire newspapers and magazines.

Several more national magazine features and reviews about Megalith have also appeared / or are soon to appear, including British Archeology, Discover Britain, Nexus (also Nexus Germany), Northern Earth, The Fortean Times, Resurgence & Ecologist, Kindred Spirit and Yoga Magazine. Many of these pieces feature co-author of Megalith, Hugh Newman, who wrote the book’s overview of stone circles worldwide.

Many thanks go to Hugh Newman for very kindly lending Robin, John and I his cottage over solstice – just a light skip across the field from Stonehenge, this made our pilgrimage to the monument (both the night before and again for sunrise) a hugely simplified and enjoyable experience!

 

Megalith: Studies in Stone can be bought on Amazon, in Waterstones and other book stores. For more info about Megalith and Wooden Books, visit: www.woodenbooks.com

 

 

 

 

2Comments

  1. Robin HeathAugust 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    A concise and accurate account of a ripping yarn, a crazy solstice gig, disguised as a book launch about a phenomenon called megalithism, where, five thousand years on, many thousands of people remain prepared to wake up at some God-awful early hour on June 21st to hopefully witness the sun rising at Stonehenge at 4:52am (if it isn’t cloudy!), to avail themselves of a good sunrise viewed from the most visited and most publicised megalith in the world. To combine the awesome realisation that our ancestors knew a thing or two about bringing the sky down to the earth with the launch of the most comprehensive global overview of the megalithism phenomenon was a masterful idea.
    Interestingly, much of the best research on this subject in recent times has come from those excluded from conventional archaeology, many being co-authors of this book. I have been both honoured and proud to have contributed my component to this labour of love.
    This came about only because of the foresight and vision of John Martineau, the CEO of Wooden Books, who way back in 1998, asked me to write and illustrate Sun, Moon and Earth and later on, in 1999, to write and illustrate Stonehenge. Over the years the other co-authors have added their contributions on the subject, and MEGALITH – Studies in Stone is the beautifully produced outcome. In this book one gets many bangs for one’s bucks, six or seven Wooden books combined in one hardback with many of Thom’s original survey plans, a combination that reveals something of the megalithic mind-set.
    My thanks go to Will Gethin and John Martineau for inviting me and Trish to take part in this gig, and to Hugh Newman for loaning us the Stonehenge Cottage so that we could walk to meet the perfect sunrise, via the Stonehenge Avenue, right on time, at 4:52 am. Unforgettable!

  2. John MartineauAugust 8, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Well done Will.

    A truly educational ride on the Conscious Frontiers PR machine. Within 24 hours the Telegraph article, “Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras’ theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts”, written by its science editor, appeared in newspapers and on news websites all over the world, in languages diverse as German, Braille, and Hindi, and in countries from Belgium, Canada and Korea to Australia.

    For example Here it is in Vietnamese (along with a great graphic knocked up in Hanoi:
    https://www.dkn.tv/khoa-hoc-cong-nghe/nhung-nguoi-lam-nen-cong-trinh-stonehenge-da-su-dung-dinh-ly-pythagoras-tu-2000-nam-truoc-khi-triet-gia-hy-lap-ra-doi.html

    The book at the centre of the storm, MEGALITH, peaked at 150th on Amazon, outselling J K Rowling (for a day!).

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