Keith Critchlow, an internationally-renowned scholar, has studied a wide range of Neolithic artifacts. In Time Stands Still, he adopts a technique of cross-cultural comparison to uncover some previously unknown characteristics of the Neolithic peoples.
Critchlow uses ancient manuals on temple building from Indian Vedic sources, for example, and applies them to British sites, with fascinating results. He examines Chinese pictographs for evidence of sighting instruments and scientific tools. And, perhaps most significantly, he offers evidence that carved stone spheres having regular mathematical symmetries in Scotland predate Plato's writings on geometric figures by more than a thousand years.
The findings contained in this remarkable and groundbreaking book will awaken a renewed sense of wonder for our ancient human past.
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Professor Keith Critchlow is a well-known lecturer and author. He is a founder member of RILKO (Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation), a founder member and Director of Studies of Kairos and a founder member and President of the Temenos Academy. He has been a senior lecturer at the Architectural Association in London and has taught Islamic Art at the Royal College of Art; he now lectures worldwide on architecture and sacred geometry. His many previous books include Order in Space, Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach, Markings: Aerial Views of Sacred Landscapes, and Soul as Sphere and Androgyne.Review:
'Time Stands Still is a call for and example of the revitalising needed in several areas of science today ... Time Stands Still is a good example of interdisciplinary research. With its fine photographs and strong Platonic insights it is also a good encouragement for further observation-participation and meditation at our ancient sites!' -- Archetype 'This book is one of the classics of new antiquarian literature, and the reissue, with an update, is welcome ... Informed by western and Indian classical, this book provides an argument for the sacred nature of the inspiration behind megalithic culture. Fascinating and inspirational throughout, it is an antidote to the view that science is inherently anti-metaphysical.' -- Northern Earth, Winter 2007 'As an archaeological book, it tries to sympathetically comprehend the megalithic mind and the feats of cosmic architectural orientation achieved in an age without written words or numbers. It aims explicitly to understand the builders of the stone circles on their own terms and begins to explore what kind of knowledge they were using ... It is however more than a book about stones: it strives to rediscover the wisdom stream that underlay the mathematical, geometric, and cosmic architecture embodied in the stone circles and sculpted into stone figures. It is a diverse and interdisciplinary study using anthropology, psychology, mythology, architecture, linguistics, philosophy and numerology.' --Alexander Murrell, New View 'Critchlow's book can help us to regain an understanding of a deeper reality ... it is good to have this outstanding book in print again.' -- Caduceus, Autumn 2007 'Beautifully illustrated' -- Scientific and Medical Network Review, Summer 2007 'A revised publication of a seminal book. Brilliant!' -- Nexus Magazine, December 2007
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Descripción Floris Books, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0863155871