Category Archives: Stars

Kabbalah and the Big Bang

In medieval times the Kabbalistic Tree of Life incorporated a model of the physical universe. In this model the earth was at the centre, surrounded by spheres of the known planets: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and … Continue reading

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The Red Spear of Lyra

A little bit of space amazingness: it seems that our recent interstellar visitor has an unusual shape – long and thin as in this artist’s reconstruction. The interstellar object, named ‘Oumuamua (Hawaiian for scout) came from the direction of the … Continue reading

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Scorhill Stone Circle

“To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake Last week I went with a friend to see Scorhill stone circle on Dartmoor. It was a magical visit on a lovely autumn day, and … Continue reading

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Worshipping Space

A friend asked me the other day what I worshipped in nature – was it trees, rivers, mountains for example? I’m not quite sure about ‘worship’, but thinking for a while, I went for space – that unthinkably huge collection … Continue reading

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Star constellations on prehistoric standing stone?

“A recent excavation programme at a standing stone known as Trefael, near Newport in southwest Wales has revealed at least two unique episodes in its early history; firstly as a portal dolmen and secondly as a standing stone, probably used … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Moon 2010

Sunrise on Tuesday 21st December will be a very special time this year, because the winter solstice will coincide with a full moon and a total lunar eclipse, aligned to the galactic centre. In other words, the Moon, Earth, Solstice … Continue reading

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