Spirit Stones: Unraveling the Megalithic Mysteries of Western Europe's Prehistoric Monuments Paperback – Oct 16 2011
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
About the Author
Author of Spirit Stones, Unraveling the Megalithic Mysteries of Western Europe's Prehistoric Monuments, Canadian Dianne Ebertt Beeaff, an acclaimed artist and writer, has authored two previous works of nonfiction--Homecoming and A Grand Madness, Ten Years on the Road with U2. Her award-winning first novel, Power's Garden was published in 2009. She and her husband, Dan, reside in Tucson, Arizona and are the parents of two children.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Beeaff gives us a detailed history of how these memorials came into being, who built them and why, and what they signified for their builders. But this is not some dry, dusty academic study of stone memorials, which are rocks, after all. The author gives us much more. After examining the monuments in terms of their cultures, architectural designs, motifs, and their usage as sacred spaces, she goes on to speculate on the various cultures’ beliefs relative to life and death, heaven and earth, the secular and sacred, and body and soul. In a section titled “Spiritual Fitness” the author shows how prehistoric monuments still have a connection to our modern times, either as healing agents or as repositories of myth and legend.
Profusely illustrated with color photos this is a beautiful and intelligent read. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the ancient ways of megalithic peoples.