Spirits in Stone

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  • Copyright: 2018-04-10
  • Publisher: Bear & Co
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A ground-breaking study of ceremonial stone landscapes in Northeast America and their relationship to other sites around the world

• Features a comprehensive field guide to hundreds of megalithic stone structures in northeastern America, including cairns, perched boulders, and effigies

• Details the Wall of Manitou, the Hammonasset Line, landscape astronomy along the Hudson River, and a several-acre area in Woodstock, NY, with large, carefully constructed lithic formations

• Analyzes the archaeoastronomy, archaeoacoustics, and symbolism of these sites to reveal their relationships to other ceremonial stone sites across America and the world

Presenting a comprehensive field guide to hundreds of lost, forgotten, and misidentified megalithic stone structures in northeastern America, Glenn Kreisberg documents many enigmatic formations still standing across the Catskill Mountain and Hudson Valley region, complete with functioning solstice and equinox alignments.

Kreisberg provides a first-person description of the “Wall of the Manitou,” which runs for 10 miles along the eastern slopes of the Catskill Mountains, as well as narratives about related sites that include animal effigies, reproductive organs, calendar stones, enigmatic inscriptions, and evidence of alignments. Using computer software, he plots the trajectory of the Hammonasset Line, which begins at a burial complex near the tip of Long Island and runs to Devil’s Tombstone in Greene County, New York. He shows how the line runs at the same angle that marks the summer solstice sunset from Montauk Point on Long Island, and, when extended, intersects the ancient copper mines of Isle Royal in Upper Michigan. He documents a several-acre area on Overlook Mountain in Woodstock, New York, with a grouping of very large, carefully constructed lithic formations that together create a serpent or snake figure, mirroring the constellation Draco. He demonstrates how this site is related to the Serpent Mount in Ohio and Ankor Wat in Cambodia and reveals how all of the vast, interlocking sites in the Northeast were part of an ancient spiritual landscape based on a sophisticated understanding of the cosmos, as practiced by ancient Native Americans.

While modern historians consider these sites to be colonial era constructions, Kreisberg reveals how they were used to communicate with the spirit world and may be remnants of a long-vanished civilization.

Author Biography

Glenn Kreisberg is a radio frequency engineer, writer, researcher, licensed outdoor guide, and the former editor of the Author of the Month page at GrahamHancock.com. He serves as a director-at-large for the New England Antiquities Research Association. The editor of Lost Knowledge of the Ancients and Mysteries of the Ancient Past, he is the co-founder of the Overlook Mountain Center in Woodstock, New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Graham Hancock
Preface: An Unknown Purpose in an Unknown Time
Introduction: An Expression of Their Worldview

Exploring Ceremonial Stone Landscapes and Cultural Features
Their Practical Purpose and Spiritual Connection

1 On the Neolithic in North America: Maritime Cultures and Mastodon Manipulation
2 Mysteries in Stone: The Big Picture
3 The Hammonasset Line: A Solstice Line across the Land
4 Serpent of the North: The Overlook Mountain/Draco Correlation
5 Cairns and Ceremonial Stone Sites in the Catskills
6 Turtles, Eyes, and Compass Stones
7 Frost Valley Inscriptions: More Ancient Mysteries in the Mountains
8 Alignments in the Northeast: Native, Natural, or Nonsense?

Spirits in Stone, Science in Stone

9 Council Rock Mountain by Dave Gutkowski
10 The Ancestral Native Americans’ Sacred Landscape by David Johnson
11 Carnac: Stones for the Living--Pierre Mereaux’s Classic Work Translation and Commentary by Ros Strong
12 The Mystery of Orbs and the Work of Paul C. Muir
13 Mission Malta: Exploring Sound and Energy Properties of Ancient Architecture

Spirits on the Land
Landscape Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy

14 Woodstock’s Main Streets Act as a Giant Compass and Cosmic Calendar
15 Dancing with the Devil, Dancing with the Sun: A Solstice Star Rise Alignment on the Hudson River
16 Stones and Stars Symposium: A Watershed Event Hosted at Colgate University
17 The Megalithic Revival: The Raising of Sophia
18 Site Preservation, Protection, Conservation, and Education
19 Concluding by Looking Forward



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