New book about Portland, Dorset
Added: (Fri Jul 10 2009)
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The Spirit of Portland:
Revelations of a Sacred Isle
by Gary Biltcliffe
Portland’s secrets revealed
Intrigued by The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons? Does Portland hold the key to an ancient Masonic secret? Just published is an exciting new book by Gary Biltcliffe entitled The Spirit of Portland.
Gary has been studying Portland for the last 10 years and has made some ground-breaking discoveries. Although the island is renowned for its stone quarrying and naval heritage, the author has uncovered a fascinating past. Was it a major centre of the Druids? A staggering number of stone circles, standing stones and burial mounds are testament to Portland’s importance and strategic position throughout history.
Gary has spent the last 30 years researching and investigating earth mysteries, ancient civilisations and lost knowledge: ‘travelling and studying early cultures around the world gave me new insights into the missing areas of British history and our Celtic legacy, particularly the obscure Dark Ages ... many of the churches and monuments around the island relate to a divine plan – termed sacred geometry’. The giant figure he found, formed from roads and footpaths within the landscape, is a clue to the island’s spirituality, as are its holy wells and ley lines.
Discover these places and artifacts for yourself. The walks and maps take you to hidden places, steeped in myth and legend. Even more obvious places on Portland will gain a greater and special significance after reading this book.
Published 7 July, 192 pages, 86 illustrations, full colour, priced £9.95.
Available locally and from Roving Press (tel. 01300 321531, www.rovingpress.co.uk)