Stonehenge and other British Stone Monuments Astronomically Considered
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Stonehenge and other British Stone Monuments Astronomically Considered

By Sir Norman Lockyer
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  • STONEHENGE AND OTHER BRITISH STONE MONUMENTS Astronomically Considered
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY
  • CHAPTER II THE ASTRONOMICAL DIVISIONS OF THE YEAR
  • CHAPTER III THE AGRICULTURAL DIVISIONS OF THE YEAR
  • CHAPTER IV THE VARIOUS NEW-YEAR DAYS
  • CHAPTER V CONDITIONS AND TRADITIONS AT STONEHENGE
  • CHAPTER VI GENERAL ARCHITECTURE OF STONEHENGE
  • CHAPTER VII ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS AT STONEHENGE IN 1901[11]
  • CHAPTER VIII ARCHÆOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS AT STONEHENGE, 1901
  • CHAPTER IX WAS THERE AN EARLIER CIRCLE?
  • CHAPTER X THE MAY AND JUNE WORSHIPS IN BRITTANY
  • CHAPTER XI ASTRONOMICAL HINTS FOR ARCHÆOLOGISTS
  • CHAPTER XII ASTRONOMICAL HINTS FOR ARCHÆOLOGISTS—Continued.
  • CHAPTER XIII STENNESS (Lat. 59° N.).
  • CHAPTER XIV THE HURLERS (Lat. 50° 31′ N.)
  • CHAPTER XV THE DARTMOOR AVENUES
  • CHAPTER XVI THE DARTMOOR AVENUES (continued)
  • CHAPTER XVII STANTON DREW (Lat. 51° 10′ N.)
  • CHAPTER XVIII FOLKLORE AND TRADITION
    • February 4.
    • May 6.
    • August 8.
    • November 8.
  • CHAPTER XIX SACRED FIRES
  • CHAPTER XX SACRED TREES
    • I. The May Celebrations.
    • II. The Rowan Tree and Witchcraft.
  • CHAPTER XXI HOLY WELLS AND STREAMS
    • 1. Pagan origin.
    • 2. Wells generally situated near stone monuments or churches which have replaced them.
    • 3. Association of sacred wells with sacred trees.
    • 4. Well worship and offerings.
    • 5. Time of the chief festival.
  • CHAPTER XXII WHERE DID THE BRITISH WORSHIP ORIGINATE?
  • CHAPTER XXIII THE SIMILARITY OF THE SEMITIC AND BRITISH WORSHIPS
    • 1. The cult of sacred stones or cairns.
    • 2. Sacred fires.
    • 3. The cult of the sacred tree.
    • 4. The cult of the sacred well.
    • 5. The time of the chief festivals.
    • 6. The characteristics of the festivals.
    • 7. The worship in high places.
    • 8. The god or gods worshipped.
    • 9. The worship of the sun and stars.
  • CHAPTER XXIV THE MAY-YEAR IN SOUTH-WEST CORNWALL
  • CHAPTER XXV THE MERRY MAIDENS CIRCLE (LAT. 50° 4′ N.)
  • CHAPTER XXVI THE TREGASEAL CIRCLES (LAT. 50° 8′ 25″ N., LONG. 5° 39′ 25″ W.)
  • CHAPTER XXVII SOME OTHER CORNISH MONUMENTS
    • Boscawen-un, N. Lat. 50° 5′ 20″
    • “Stripple Stones” (lat. 50° 32′ 50″ N., long. 4° 37′ W.)
    • “Nine Maidens” (lat. 50° 28′ 20″ N., long. 4° 54′ 35″ W.)
  • CHAPTER XXVIII THE CLOCK-STARS IN EGYPT AND BRITAIN.
    • Egypt.
    • Britain.
  • CHAPTER XXIX A SHORT HISTORY OF SUN TEMPLES
    • The Original Cult
    • The May-Year Monuments in Britain.
      • May Warnings.
      • August warnings.
      • November warnings.
      • February Warnings.
    • The Solstitial Year Monuments.
  • CHAPTER XXX THE LIFE OF THE ASTRONOMER-PRIESTS
  • APPENDICES
    • I. Details of the Theodolite Observations at Stonehenge
    • II. Hints on Making, and Method of Reducing, the Field Observations.
  • INDEX
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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