Megalithic Insights               						Jon Appleton
2010
A point of departure is one of my early memories, as a four year old, camping at a gathering of the woodcraft oriented Kindred, to which my parents belonged. After dark in a field near High Wycombe, in the hollow of an old chalk pit overhung by beech trees burnt a large fire. Surrounding it I saw a sea of faces, glowing in the light of the flames, singing the old songs of the Kindred. Since then the joy of sitting with friends round a fire as the sparks rise up into the night sky with stories and songs to be shared has never dimmed. It has continued into this new century with the folk of Oak Dragon in “talking stick” circles and more recently another group of friends sat with me in the Oxford Integral Circle discussing the ideas of Ken Wilber .
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There’s a pile of journal records, a head full of ideas, a floor full of diagrammatic rugs and a folder full of artwork, not to mention boxes and discs full of photographs. All are demanding a chance to be shared with people, that I hope are out there, who may share similar interests and would be interested and intrigued by some of the contents. So, this website is my “waving not drowning” chance to share a lifetime’s accumulation of investigations, imaginings and discoveries. At the moment, in 2019, it’s more important to assemble, expand, clarify and get on-line the various pieces of information and enquiry that many years of curiosity and research have produced than spend more time in pursuit of further ideas, though there are some more which I hope may be added as this website goes live. A scan of the various ‘pages’ here will reveal the range of topics that have intrigued me since the early days and some of the great minds whose leads I’ve followed into unexpected places. The first one of which relates to the Star Goddess at Avebury. Trying to categorise the whole range proved difficult and not very useful for me. So, I’ll leave it to you to make of it what you will.
Many will find stuff that seems “not worth the candle” but I hope others may be sufficiently stimulated to read and consider, ask questions, add useful thoughts, and debate the ideas here. I will be adding new threads to the pages and adding new material. My journey, from the first remembered experiences as a child, to the mindset of a would be “sage” in maturity has been labyrinthine and multi-stranded. The swirling path filled with loops and coils has led through many fields of investigation, sceptical enquiry and at times suspension of disbelief. Each new development has provided a building block or touchstone for those that followed and often influenced other areas of interest. While a rational and scientific approach has been the starting point for many of these investigations an openness to things less consensual has helped to frame many of these, conclusions.
This site brings together a kaleidoscope of ideas derived from 60 years of enquiry: it shares insights into fields as disparate as:- Archaeology, Landscape alignments, Megaliths, Henges, Prehistoric measurement, Astronomy, Mythology, Calendars of the past and Seasonal celebrations.
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This site brings together a kaleidoscope of ideas derived from 60 years of enquiry: it shares insights into fields as disparate as:- Archaeology, Landscape alignments, Megaliths, Henges, Prehistoric measurement, Astronomy, Mythology, Calendars of the past and Seasonal celebration. Click here to contact Jon
A point of departure is one of my early memories, as a four year old, camping at a gathering of the woodcraft oriented Kindred, to which my parents belonged. After dark in a field near High Wycombe, in the hollow of an old chalk pit overhung by beech trees burnt a large fire. Surrounding it I saw a sea of faces, glowing in the light of the flames, singing the old songs of the Kindred. Since then the joy of sitting with friends round a fire as the sparks rise up into the night sky with stories and songs to be shared has never dimmed. It has continued into this new century with the folk of Oak Dragon in “talking stick” circles and more recently another group of friends sat with me in the Oxford Integral Circle discussing the ideas of Ken Wilber .
Heaven at Avebury
Labyrinths
Ogham Stonehenge

Inner Grain of Sand

Megalithic Insights

At the moment, in 2019, it’s more important to assemble, expand, clarify and get on-line the various pieces of information and enquiry that many years of curiosity and research have produced than spend more time in pursuit of further ideas, though there are some more which I hope may be added as this website goes live. A scan of the various ‘pages’ here will reveal the range of topics that have intrigued me since the early days and some of the great minds whose leads I’ve followed into unexpected places. The first one of which relates to the Star Goddess at Avebury. Trying to categorise the whole range proved difficult and not very useful for me. So, I’ll leave it to you to make of it what you will. Many will find stuff that seems “not worth the candle” but I hope others may be sufficiently stimulated to read and consider, ask questions, add useful thoughts, and debate the ideas here. I will be adding new threads to the pages and adding new material. My journey, from the first remembered experiences as a child, to the mindset of a would be “sage” in maturity has been labyrinthine and multi-stranded. The swirling path filled with loops and coils has led through many fields of investigation, sceptical enquiry and at times suspension of disbelief. Each new development has provided a building block or touchstone for those that followed and often influenced other areas of interest. While a rational and scientific approach has been the starting point for many of these investigations an openness to things less consensual has helped to frame many of these ,conclusions.
There’s a pile of journal records, a head full of ideas, a floor full of diagrammatic rugs and a folder full of artwork, not to mention boxes and discs full of photographs. All are demanding a chance to be shared with people, that I hope are out there, who may share similar interests and would be interested and intrigued by some of the contents.
So, this website is my “waving not drowning” chance to share a lifetime’s accumulation of investigations, imaginings and discoveries.
Megalithic Insights               						Jon Appleton
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