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This Weekend at the Golden Notebook!
Glenn Kreisberg, "Spirits in Stone: The Secrets of Megalithic America"
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.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.
Event Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Patricia Anderson, "Threshold"
Threshold is a 21st century fable, proposing the possibility of living within the natural world, safely, intelligently and with grace.
A book for adults of all ages.
The population of Ooolandia (a world much like our own but with an extra "O") is hypnotized by the culture of MORE. Citizens of all kinds and colors go about their lives unaware that hidden in the fog of everydayness a great calamity is approaching.Banshooo, an amazingly mindful monkey, works for the Ooolandian Department of Nature where he has amassed data proving, beyond any doubt, that the natural world is losing the stability necessary to sustain life. Unfortunately, his warnings are ignored by the authorities who are planning to phase out nature altogether.Freaky winds, icy earthquakes, and mutant anemones plague the landscape. After a wildly devastating storm, Banshooo has a vision revealing the connection between Ooolandia and the Unseen World -- a connection that lies deep within and far beyond all that is seen. This connection is vital to Ooolandia's survival, and it is fraying. He realizes he must take radical action. Along with his quirky sidekick (a one-off of unique appearance whose primary interest is snacking), he sets out on a journey beyond the surface of the Seen to bring back proof of the true nature of nature.Patricia J Anderson was born in the California Bay Area. Her first published essay appeared in The Oakland Tribune. She was 11. She tried hard not to be a writer but there are some things in life you just can't do anything about. You are what you are.
Patricia’s books include All of Us, a critically acclaimed investigation of cultural attitudes and beliefs, and Affairs In Order, which was named the best reference book of the year by Library Journal. Her work has been published in numerous periodicals such as The Sun, Tricycle, Chronogram, Ars Medica, Glamour Magazine, and Rewire Me.com. Her short stories include Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, Snowfall, and The Last Message.Patricia has produced exhibitions, kiosk and website copy for such institutions as the American Museum of Natural History and the Capital Museum. She is the editor of Craig Barber’s Vietnam journal, Ghosts in the Landscape. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
Event Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00pm