Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sky Stands Still: Stonehenge

Theme tune "Sky Stands Still" incorporates ideas of Heavens' Henge (Stonehenge). This was produced for the film "The Principle", for which I had a small consulting role

Saturday, 27 September 2014


Newgrange’s layout, arrangements and symbols are shown to be the same as those required to establish that the sun has a fixed spiral ‘orbit’, allowing an idealised geocentric description of the Universe to be developed elsewhere (such as at Avebury and Stonehenge). Its inner stone monument is demonstrated to be capable of focusing solar light, using a simple method not relying on glass, to allow extremely accurate measurement.

The contention of this paper is that Newgrange was a device, part of a series of devices, that allowed subsequent structures (such as Stonehenge) to be developed as a depository of knowledge about the Universe and a place of learning designed for popular interest.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Happiness is a room without a roof

Engineering happiness is a room without a roof according to the Institution of Civil Engineers. Not much more to say.

And the Guardian thinks Sir John Armitt (seen here in Institution's library at George St) could compete in Strictly Come Dancing.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Echoes of the past

Will post up what this is in a couple of weeks. Much more to come.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

A Challenge

On various forums, for the past year or so, I have been asking what the point of knowing what happened in the past was. Until recently, it seemed that nobody had an answer. This played no small part in the reasoning for re-organising this blog last month.

However, Chris Johnson came up with something that challenged my point of view:

Jon, you asked this challenging question about what is the point of researching Stonehenge a few weeks ago and it got me thinking.

I do believe that this type of research is very important these days when our society is asked to make huge decisions on the basis of insufficient factual information and with limited resources. It is important because of what we can discover about process and methods and motives, the weighing of evidence and the construction of a plausible narrative that can be acted upon.

To give some examples, think of global warming, genetic modification of crops, the situation in Ukraine, the rise of IS, etc. On a lower level, In my professional life the question of making substantial investments without the luxury of "objective truth" is a regular necessity. The archaeologists should have much of importance to teach us all.

This seems an especially good argument. Although there may be a limited benefit in keeping the structures, there is perhaps a greater benefit in knowing why certain types of structure were built: In particular if the narrative of the past does help our understanding of how our societies react to threats and opportunities.

But whilst this seems a very good argument for the social benefit of knowing what monuments were for, it doesn't make a case for keeping monuments in a pristine condition.

Normally if something special is found it is almost always preserved; so the risk of it being lost decreases. But sometimes special things get broken up just because they are thought to be worth more that way. This often happens when the 'establishment' is not capable of reacting quickly enough to threats.

So an open question: If the choice presented itself, which of the following choices has more benefit?
  1. Being certain you know what a structure was for, but significantly increase the risk of losing it and/or its archaeological trace as a result.
  2. Being certain that a structure will be preserved but significantly increasing the risk that people will never know what made it special to the people of the past.

If anyone thinks that the risk of losing what exists (to future archaeological investigation) outweighs the potential benefit of knowing what happened at that place, I would be really interested to know why. If there are any contributors who have read the book, this really is quite an important question.


Saturday, 2 August 2014

Stonehenge: An introduction to Geocentrism

This blog covers some of the thinking behind the methods used to develop the geocentric theory of Stonehenge. To make it a bit more readable, I have removed many of the posts that I felt didn't add anything. This blog is now closed to new comment.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Rilko Conference: 31 May

The RILKO Conference takes place at the end of this month: I will be closing the conference.

Saturday 31st May - Rudolf Steiner House - London 10.00am for 10.30 to 8.00pm £35.00 - £30.00 RILKO members.
Conference leaflet at: 

Book on-line at:


RILKO Conference - Phone 07956 341578 for further information.
Speakers include:
Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince The Real Leonardo da Vinci: Not the Messiah - But a Very Naughty Boy
Spilling the beans on twenty years of joint research

Sylvia Francke The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral 
Ancient Mystery knowledge running through Platonic inspiration

Robert Harris Great Pyramids of Giza - Cast Like Concrete
Reconstituted limestone also found on the Rio Tinto River - Was Plato correct 

Jon Allen
Geometry: Past -
Present - Future - An Architect's Perspective
Twenty years of practical application of geometry - From Pythagoras to the present day 

Gary Bilcliffe and Caroline Hoare Awakening the Web of Albion
The middle axis line of Great Britain - Mystical leys and networks of light

Jonathan Morris Stonehenge - Pre-Celtic Geocentric Universe
A contemporary solar-based technology virtually identical to a design within Stonehenge - A complete surprise!!