Guide to Glastonbury's Temple of the Stars

Guide to Glastonbury's Temple of the Stars


By (author) K.E. Maltwood


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  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 208mm x 13mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 26 November 1987
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0227678672
  • ISBN 13: 9780227678671
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 16M.
  • Sales rank: 1,049,858

Product description

In recent years detailed archaeological study has shown that in parts of the world prehistoric man had a far deeper understanding of astronomy than traditional historians were willing to accept. Glastonbury has always been at the heart of legends of chivalry and sanctity dating back for beyond written records, and has long excited the interest of scholars and seers. Yet it was not until the advent of aerial photography that its most dramatic archaeological secrets were revealed. From studying these photographs and comparing them with detailed maps and the evidence of myth, Katherine Maltwood investigates these exciting discoveries and their meanings. In this book, she reveals her discovery of a vast and complex pattern of figures in the contours and landmarks of the area. They form, in fact, a huge land chart of the Zodiac.

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Author information

Katherine Maltwood is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also the author of King Arthur's Round Table of the Zodiac, and Itinerary of 'The Somerset Giants'.

Table of contents

Introduction The earth chart of the stars in Somerset I. The fire sign, Leo II. The earth sign, Virgo III. The water sign, Scorpio IV. The fire sign, Sagittarius V. The earth sign, Capricornus VI. The air sign, Aquarius VII. The water sign, Pisces and Cetus VIII. The fire sign, Aries IX. The earth sign, Taurus X. The Dogs XI. Argo Navis XII. The Giant Orion References