Cochno: Compared

(This is a follow-up article to my earlier blog posts about the Cochno Stone, Re:Covering Cochno and Cochno-Revealed) The future of the Cochno Stone has been very much under discussion recently, due to sterling efforts by Glasgow University archaeologist Kenny Brophy to engage the local community with the process of deciding exactly what should be done with the stone. The main options are: Uncover it and leave nature to take its course, Leave it buried, Make a replica using the LIDAR and photogrammetric data gathered last year by Scottish Ten and Factum Arte, then either cover the stone with the … Continue reading Cochno: Compared

Labyrinths of the British Isles

If you are looking for a labyrinth to walk on World Labyrinth Day, here is my Google Earth placemark file of ‘Labyrinths of the British Isles’, recently updated and now including over 180 labyrinths in Scotland, England, Wales, N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The last time I worked on this was about five years ago, and it is quite impressive seeing the number of new labyrinths that have appeared in that time. Each placemark contains details about the labyrinth, and where appropriate access details and contact number so you can check availability. You can access the file using … Continue reading Labyrinths of the British Isles

Swinside and Sighthill in Stellarium

I’ve just made two new stone circle landscapes for Stellarium, the free planetarium software. It’s been quite a while since I created a Stellarium landscape, and I’d forgotten quite how much fiddling around was involved. It does become quite time-consuming, but it’s very satisfying when you do get it to work. This time round, I used two programs that I hadn’t used before, and I actually found the process much easier than previous attempts. There are two main parts to making a landscape – the first is to create a panoramic image from a series of photographs taken from the … Continue reading Swinside and Sighthill in Stellarium

Gardner’s World – Danville’s ‘Beehive Hut’

Versions of this article have been published in Dowsing Today, the journal of the British Society of Dowsers; and The American Dowser, the journal of the American Society of Dowsers. The ‘Beehive Hut’ in Danville, New Hampshire is one of … Continue reading Gardner’s World – Danville’s ‘Beehive Hut’

A Basic Guide to Technopathic Stress

Book Review by Roy Riggs ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Many leading scientists today believe that the increasing amount of computers and other electronic devices within our homes could be making us ill. Research has now linked these higher levels of electromagnetic radiation and consequential dirty electricity to increases in autism, cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. In his fascinating and well-researched book Grahame Gardner explains and guides readers through a tour of their domestic dwellings, exposing many hidden dangers you wouldn’t expect. Grahame’s complete command of the subject allows him to express in straightforward and accessible language how many of … Continue reading A Basic Guide to Technopathic Stress

Spring is coming – can you feel it?

Spring is coming – can you feel it? Although there is still snow on the ground and the prospect of more to come, the snowdrops are already up and in flower, the mornings are noticeably lighter, and the sluggish energy following New Year starts to gear up for the months ahead.The beginning of February marks the old festival of Imbolc – one of the four cross-quarter days of the eight-fold Celtic year. The cross-quarter days happen roughly mid-way between the solstices and equinoxes. Unlike those, the cross-quarters are not set astronomical events, so their timing is a slightly fluid affair. … Continue reading Spring is coming – can you feel it?