Across much of the earth’s surface are ancient earthworks and stone system; and John Michell argues that they served the elemental science. Obituary: Champion of New Age ideas and author of the counterculture classic The View Over Atlantis. New View Over Atlantis by John Michell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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They made up a sort of Druids’ transport system, he said, which harnessed a mysterious power that whisked large rocks across the countryside. Chris Green rated it voew liked it Aug 02, Sonja Van rated it liked it Apr 21, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. He lectured at the Kairos Foundation, an “educational charity specifically founded to promote the recovery of traditional values in the Arts and Sciences”.

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The View Over Atlantis, John Michell’s unrivaled introduction to megalithic science, earth mysteries, and the inner meaning of number and measure, was described by Colin Wilson as “one of the great seminal books of our generation?

Full of lots of quirky fun facts. Embracing the counter-cultural ideas of the Earth mysteries movement during the s, in The Flying Saucer Vision he built on Alfred Watkins ‘ ideas of ley lines by arguing that they represented linear marks created in prehistory to guide extraterrestrial spacecraft. He believed that humans really desired to live in a state of extreme order, [90] deeming a societal hierarchy to be natural and inevitable.

He took the nostalgic view; he was a conservative anarchist. Want to Read saving…. Apr 07, Bradley rated it liked it.

John Michell

With his revolutionary vision of prehistoric science far in advance of that accorded early civilisations by archaeologists — a modern-day Merlin of hippiedom — he greatly influenced the baby boomer generation by extolling countercultural values in the areas of earth mysteries, consciousness expansion and New Age thinking. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A Book of Wondersan encyclopedic work devoted to paranormal and fortean phenomena which covered such topics as UFOs, werewolveslake monstersand spontaneous human combustion.


An unrivalled introduction to megalithic science, earth mysteries and the inner meaning of number and measure. Its author is not featured among them. British identity and society Heathcote Williams obituaries.

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The View Over Atlantis by John Michell

Jocasta Innestelegraph. To ask other readers questions about The View Over Atlantisplease sign up. Michell was keenly interested in the crop circle phenomenon, and with Christine Rhone and Richard Adams he atlantiss a magazine devoted to the subject in Over the course of his life he published over forty books on an array of different subjects, being a proponent of the Traditionalist school of esoteric thought.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Ann rated it really oger it Nov 13, Michell’s other publications covered an eclectic range of topics, and included an overview on the Shakespeare authorship question, a tract condemning Salman Rushdie during The Satanic Verses controversyand michel, book of Adolf Hitler ‘s quotations.

Levis ‘s book Bladud of Bath. Michell however refused to cooperate with the project, which was abandoned. He accompanied this with a column on esoteric topics for the Daily Mirror tabloid. He believed however that this tradition would be revived and that humanity would enter a Golden Agewith Britain as the centre of this transformation.

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Looking for beautiful books? In he started The Cerealogist, a magazine devoted to the study of crop circles, and held “cornferences”; he included an annual round-up of these elaborate designs in his column in The Oldie, which has appeared every month since the magazine’s launch in Jessica rated it liked it Apr 27, John certainly possessed charms, though of a different sort to those employed by a wizard, and enjoyed a succession of ths he had a son to whom he became close.


Jason Goodwin did not meet his atlanits father untilat the age of 28, at which they became quite close. Clarke, David; Roberts, Andy The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers in Ancient Cosmologyexpressed the view that, “After some deliberation the reader of this book will oscillate between two hypotheses: Sherry rated it liked it Sep 17, About John Michell John Michell was an English writer who wrote more than 40 boks exploring sacred geometry, earth mysteries, geomancy, gematria, archaeoastronomy, metrology, and sacred sites.

Myth, Culture and Tradition from their inaugural edition onward. Mitchell’s conception of the physical and spiritual worlds was strongly influenced by the ancient Greek atoantis Plato.

The View Over Atlantis

Born in London, Michell grew up in the Hampshire and Berkshire countryside, where he collected moths, and was a boarder at prep school and then Eton, where he had a good time, winning prizes for art and his wonderful italic handwriting. Julie rated it really liked it Nov 02, We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. An abiding preoccupation was the Shakespeare authorship question.

Anon 8 May At over six feet in height, Michell was described by biographer and friend Paul Screeton as having “a charismatic personality and imposing presence”, [9] being “placidly outgoing and atlants epitome of gentlemanly charm”, [91] and usually appeared “cheerful and aglantis. John Frederick Carden Michell 9 February — 24 April was an English author and esotericist who was a prominent figure in the development of the Earth mysteries movement.

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