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The Picatrix – Ancient Sorcery of Harran

There will be a new translation and scholarly annotated edition of the Picatrix which is keenly anticipated: https://www.waterstones.com/book/picatrix/dan-attrell/david-porreca/9780271082127 The Picatrix is a 13th century Spanish-to-Latin translation of the earlier Arabic Ghāyat al-Ḥakīm (‘goal of the wise’) grimoire on magic and astrology. It is acknowledged that much has been lost from the original in its translation […]

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I was invited to speak at the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CAPS) in Kent later this month. The topic is “Palaeolithic Astronomy and Concepts of Time” and will include discussion on more adventitious astronomical phenomena around the Epipalaeolithic:  https://astro.kent.ac.uk/                             […]

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Stone Age Stellarium

Recently I co-authored a paper with Martin Sweatman from the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, titled: Decoding European Palaeolithic art: Extremely ancient knowledge of precession of the equinoxes. It is currently under peer-review but can be downloaded here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.00046 and here: https://scirate.com/arxiv/1806.00046 Its current preform is without humanities padding. As a physicist, my colleague is […]

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I was invited to speak at The Mysteries (formerly The Explorers Club) hosted by Sarah Janes at St Leonards-on-Sea, UK later this month. I’m sure it will be a fun evening. https://themysteries.org/

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