3rd Stone Magazine - archaeology, folklore and myth
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Published until 2003, this was the premier journal for in-depth articles on ancient sites, folklore and unusual archaeology. 3rd Stone was edited by Neil Mortimer with the help of Jeremy Harte, George Nash, Hilary Schraft, George Chidren, Phil Quinn and Bob Trubshaw. In addition to well researched feature articles and papers, each issue has comprehensive and authorititave reviews section, abstracts, news and columns.

As well as the above writers, 3rd Stone included articles by Aubrey Burl, Rodney Castleden, Cheryl Straffon, Ed Krupp, John Billingsley, Andy Worthington, John Michell, Paul Devereux, Andy Burnham and many others. Most of the content is still relevant, and each issue shines a light on the progressive 'earth mysteries' culture of the 1990s, out of which sprang a good deal of modern archaeological thinking, Julan Cope's Modern Antiquarian books, not to mention the Megalithic Portal as well.

Final ISSUE 47 November 2003

Caught Knapping: The Strange Career of Flint Jack - Robert Halliday
Wassail! The origins of a drinking toast - Richard Sermon
Stones of Power... Raised in Magic Hour - Robert Farrah
Dream Incubation - Bob Trubshaw
Bridestones Revisited, Uncovering one of England's Best-Kept Neolithic Secrets - Paul and Vicky Morgan
Sacred Preseli - David Kaiser
The World Turned Upside Down, Stonehenge Summer Solstice Before the Hippies - Adam Stout
The Realm of Atlas - Joanna Lehmann
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 46

Caught Knapping: The Strange Career of Flint Jack - Robert Halliday
Wassail! The origins of a drinking toast - Richard Sermon
Stones of Power... Raised in Magic Hour - Robert Farrah
Dream Incubation - Bob Trubshaw
Bridestones Revisited: Uncovering one of England?s Best-Kept Neolithic Secrets - Paul and Vicky Morgan
Sacred Preseli - David Kaiser
The World Turned Upside Down Stonehenge Summer Solstice Before the Hippies - Adam Stout
The Realm of Atlas - Joanna Lehmann
Ettal: The German Glastonbury? - Simon Wilson
A Minilithic Marathon - Neil Mortimer
Sepultures Megalithiques in the Mayenne area - Ian Reese
Tenon Topped Gateposts: A Leyland Hundred Enigma - Ian Barrow
Some Forgotten Antiquities of Middlesex - Andrew Blackall
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ISSUE 45

A Tale of a Wandering Megalith (Callanish II's missing stone) - Gerald Ponting
The questionable reputation of Dr William Stukeley - David Boyd Haycock
Exploring Interfaces between Science and the Prophecies of a Norse Witch - Ian A. Morrison
Manitou Stones in Wisconsin (Native American Megaliths) - Herman E. Bender
Thunderbolts and Lightning (The Folklore of things from the sky!) - Alastair McBeath
Neolithic Solar Ritual at Stonehenge: Mad Midsummer or Bleak Midwinter? - Kate Prendergast
From cultural evolution to cognitive linguistics: Theory in British folklore studies - Bob Trubshaw
Re-evaluating Monumentality: Arthur's Stone, Dorstone, Herefordshire - George Nash
Small Stone:
The Goddess of the Kennet River - Rick Kemp
Vandalism and the Meaning of Monuments - Cornelius Holtorf
The Vision of Blindness - Nick Thorpe
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 44:

The Devil in Church - Jeremy Harte
Beyond Archaeology: Tom Lethbridge - Jack Romano
Soundings - Paul Devereux (on acoustic archaeology)
The The Art of Shadows - Paul Newman
Gogmagog Again - John Clark
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 43:

Thunderstones - Jennifer Westwood
The Celtic Calendar and the Anglo-Saxon Year - Richard Sermon
Marden: A not very secret history - Pete Glastonbury, Neil Mortimer and Brian Edwards
The Knights Templar and the Green Man - Tina Negus
The Riddle of Stone Rows in Latvia - Valters Grivins
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 42:

Gog and Magog in English Tradition - Alby Stone
Beware of that Black Rider! - Paul Newman
Smoke and Mirrors: Scillonian Stone Rows - Andy Norfolk
Rethinking Rogationtide - Jeremy Harte
Imaginary Worlds of German Romanticism: Megaliths in the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich - Cornelius Holtorf
A Brief History of the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge - Andy Worthington
Megalithic Magnetism - Philip Burton
Small Stone: The Giants of Lundy - Duncan Egdell, Art and Warfare - Drew Mulholland, Lost and Found: Odin's Eye Again - Steve Pollington, Megalithic TV: The Changes - Barbara O'Riley, The Megalithic Fathom - Victor Reijs
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 41

The Secret History of Corpse Ways, Paul Devereux
Islay and the Paps of Jura, Cheryl Straffon
Ruth Tongue: The Story-Teller, Jeremy Harte
Odin's Lost Eye, Alby Stone
Weather Magic and Global Warming, Christine Rhone
Reflections on a Snakestone, Jennifer Westwood
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 40

Megaliths and Movies - Leslie Ellen Jones
Malta's Hypogeum - Danny Sullivan
Is this the Real Holy Grail? - Juliette Wood
Basalts and the Brain: Religious Experiences Induced by Geomagnetic Fields - Anne C. Silk
The Politics of Prehistory - Adam Stout
John Buchan and Pagan Stories - Kate Macdonald
The Megalithic Yard: Was Thom Right? - Eddie Crouch
The Altar Stone at Stonehenge: prone to doubt - Aubrey Burl
Tome Raider: Theo Brown's The Fate of the Dead - Jeremy Harte
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 39

Legends of the Fall:Giants in the Anglo-Saxon Imagination - Jeremy Harte
The epic of the Stonehenge Bluestones - Rodney Castleden
Secret Traditions in the Modern Tarot - Juliette Wood
Storytelling and Archaeology in East Sussex - Martin Brown
King Arthur's Hall - Diana Coles
..and more articles, news and reviews
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ISSUE 38

The Rollright Stones Part I: The Danes - Jennifer Westwood
Ritual Marks on Historic Timber - Timothy Easton
Millennial Meteors - Alastair McBeath
The Wear and Tear of Amber - George Nash
A New Era in Hillfigure Construction - Mark Hows
Tome Raider: The View Over Atlantis - Danny Sullivan
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Issue 37 Cover

ISSUE 37

Myth-Conceptions - Aubrey Burl
The Barrow Hill Paradox - Wayne Perkins
On Archaeology Folklore - Amy Gazin-Schwartz
A Question of Function: The Anglo-Saxon Grubenhaus - John Naylor
The Arthurian Landscape of South-East Wales - Frank Olding
Alexander Keiller and the Wessex Monuments - Lynda J Murray


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ISSUE 36

The Folklore of The Wicker Man - Leslie Ellen Jones
East Chisenbury Midden and Later Prehistory on Salisbury Plain - David McOmish
A Narrow Road Revisited - Jeremy Harte and Paul Devereux
Megalithic Science: Overcoming a History of Denial - Robin Heath
Something nasty in the 'Dark Age'? - Alastair McBeath


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ISSUE 35

Art On The Rocks - Stan Beckensall
New views across an old landscape: Reassessing Stonehenge - Rodney Castleden
Sociology of the Lost Soul: Ghosts during the Middle Ages - Paul Newman
Some Thoughts on the Silbury Enigma - R. W Morrell
Groups of Bronze Age Cairns on the Gower Peninsula - Wendy Hughes
Two Frozen StiHs ...and other information anomalies in the archaeological record - Paul Devereux
A Dim View of Eclipses - Jeremy Harte

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ISSUE 34

Stonehenge and Timber Circles - Alex Gibson
Continuity in Archaeology and Folklore An introduction by Bob Trubshaw
Cult Caves of Latvia - Juris Urtans
The Culbone Stone: A Symbol of Ritual Continuity? George Nash
Margaret Murray and the Rise of Wicca. Juliette Wood
Blot on the Landscape: Re-reading Gregory?s Letter on the Heathen Temples. Jeremy Harte
Paganism and the English Settlement. Gavin Smith and Alby Stone
Restoring Stonehenge - An Update. Rodney Castleden
The Art of Assumption: Identifying Gender in the Prehistoric Rock Art of Valcamonica. Lynne Bevan
Surveying Stonehenge. Cliff Osenton
Stonehenge and Timber Circles. Alex Gibson

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ISSUE 33

Cole Barrow: a previously unrecorded henge monument in Holt, Dorset? Jeremy Harte
Fyfield and Overton Downs, Wiltshire: A prehistoric and historic landscape. Ken Watts
Beggars Bush: A study of liminality and social exclusion. Phil Quinn
Hogbacks: Christian and pagan imagery on - Viking Age monuments. Alby Stone
Bru Na Boinne. Wayne Perkins
Sleep, Death and Decay. George Nash
Wandering Stars. David Sivier
A Ritual Landscape in Co. Sligo. Cheryl Straffon
The Enchanted Carbuncle of the Northern Hills. Jeremy Harte
Review/Article - MARS: The Monuments at Risk Survey of England. Huw Sherlock

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ISSUE 32

Rodney Castleden - Restoring Stonehenge
George Children and George Nash - Climatic Triggers Within the Historical Record
Allen Hunt - Millennium Mania
Victor Reijs - Maes Howe?s Megalithic Month Alignment
Cornelius J. Holtorf - Christian Landscapes of Pagan Monuments
H. S. Chapman - 'Arrow Stones' and Related Phenomena: North Wales Examples of Prehistoric Art
David Kaiser - Stonehenge American Style
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ISSUE 31

Jeremy Harte Folk Memory
Rodney Castleden - Stretching Credibility: A Perspeetlve on the Long Man of Wilmington
Alastair McBeath - Comet Myths Ancient & Modern
David S. Whitley - Shamanism, Rock Art and Landscape Symbolism in Native California
Frank Olding - Fairy Lore in 18th~century Monmouthshire
E. C. (Ed) Krupp - Celestia1 Analogy and Cyclical Renewal
Dylan Bickerstaffe - The Longest Screamin History
Phil Quinn - An Unnatural History of the Bristol Region
George Nash -Walkmg With Landscape Syntax and Narrative
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ISSUE 30

Being There: Experiencing Ancient Sites
Kenneth Brophy - This is Not Phenomenology
Caron Burt - Muddy Feet and Bright Blue Fingers
Cheryl Straffon - Does the Goddess Live Here?
D. J. Adams McGilp - Kilmartin House
Jerry Wellard - Visions of Prehistory
K. M. Koppana - Stones, Trees and Rock Paintings
Paul Newman - Panic! Panic!
Huw Sherlock - Time Team or Tame Team?
Aubrey Burl - Ever-Increasing Circles
Jeremy Harte - Show Me the Way to Go Home
Nick Thorpe - The Archaeology of the Undead
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ISSUE 29

Fact and Folly: the folklore of ?modern? sites - Phil Quinn
The Wating Streets of Britain - Alastair McBeath
Beckhampton Penning: the stone circle that never was - Neil Mortimer
Our Lady of the Wandering Lights - John Palmer
The Crooked Otherworld Road - Alby Stone
Cracking the Code: The use of carpenters? marks in archaeological reconstruction - Jonathon Mullis
Hidden Laughter: The Dorset Fairy Tradition - Jeremy Harte
Rites of Passage and the Cultural Life of the Doorway - George Children and George Nash
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ISSUE 28

Babyface Cave: A Personal History - Paul Newman
At The Centre of the Neolithic World - George Nash
The Currency of the Past - David Silver
The Devil?s Eye - Phil Quinn
The Chosen Ones - Jo-Anne Wilder
When is a Rock Not Just a Rock? - Brian Hoggard
The Real Mystery of the Cocaine Mummies - Dylan Bickerstaffe
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ISSUE 27

Dowsing Gogmagog - W A Clark
Bathampton Down, Somerset: A Reassessment of a Neglected Megalithic Landscape - Phil Quinn
Ley Lines: Dead and Buried = A Reappraisal of the Straght Line Enigma
Excavation of the Facade Area of La Hougue Bie - George Nash
Time Slip at Versailles - Allen Hunt
Death and Immortality - Neandethal Burial and the Symbolism of a cult - George Nash & George Children
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ISSUE 26

Cavaliers and Phantoms - Jeremy Harte
The Emotion Death and Mortality During Early Prehistory - George Children and George Nash
The Magical World of Doctor Dee - Allen Hunt
The Archaeology of Early Man - Hllary Schrafft
A Toast to the Recently Departed Fairy Faith in the Bristol Region - Phil Quinn
On Logan Dene Neodewearde - Neil Mortimer
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ISSUE 25

Encoding Space: The Iron Age Of South-east Wales - A Question Of Defence Or Social Statmemening George Nash & George Children
The Forgotten Stones Of West Mendip -Phil Quinn
Rasputin - Neither Monk Nor Mad - Allen Hunt
The Stone Circle Near Winterbourne Bassett - Terence Meaden
A Supernatural Highway (Revisited) - Phil Quinn
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ISSUE 24

The Cerne Giant: A Long-standing Mystery - Jeremy Harte
Land And Legend In Suburban Bristol - Phil Quinn
Who Were The Cynetae? - Paul Dunbavin
Outlining A Symbolic Landscape: The Monumentality Of Gray Hill, Gwent - George Nash & George Children
White Horse Hill - David Miles & Simon Palmer
The Old Straight Track (Slight Return) - Chris Jenkins
Murder On St Valentine's Day - Allen Hunt
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ISSUE 23

True Stories Legends, Lore And Lies
Spirals In Megalithic Times, Terence Meaden Investigates The Symbology Of Ancient Spiral Designs
You Can?t Keep A Good God Down Lesser-known Hill Figures
Monumentality And The Neolithic The Use and Location Of Prehistoric Monuments
Theories, Rants, Etc Druid Circles, Atlantis, Garbage
The Sacred Sites of Worcester City Brian Hoggard Looks Out From Crookbarrow Hill
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ISSUE 22

A Perfect Hang, Hanging With The Arch Drude - A Conversation with Julian Cope
Druid Circles Some Classic Landscape Geometry in Devon from Chris Jenkins
Sacred Stone. Death And The Landscape Neolithic Chambered Mounds In South-west Wales. Why Are They Where They Are. George Nash and George Children Investigate
Supernatural Highway, Phil Quinn Traces A Symbolic Trackway Near Bristol
True Stories Legends, Lore And Lies -king Arthur Nicked. Breakfast at Avebury and Alien Big Cats
Dead Straight Death and the Straight Line. Some Intriguing Observations by Brian Haggard
Autogeddon, Road Rage at Stonehenge
Theories. Rants. etc Readers Forum
Reviews Ufos. Folklore. Earth Mysteries. John Michell. Von Daniken and the Man in the Ice
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ISSUE 21

Womb, Tomb and Temple, Terence Meaden Finds the Goddess at a Cotswold Long Barrow
Ticket To Ride, Albert Budden Exposes the Alien Abduction Charlatans
Warminster It Had Its Faults - A Fond Retrospective By Jo-anne Wilder
Theories. Rants. Etc Zodiacs. Ghosts. Complaints and the Alien Energy Debate...
Autogeddon The Battle for Stanworth Valley
The Standing Stones of Watkins Country, A Trip Into Megalithic Herefordshire
Atlantis Revisited, Paul Dunbavin Uncovers Plato's Island In Albion
The Charles Walton Mystery, Mike Howard On A Ritual Murder On Meon Hill In Worcestershire
Talking Heads, Was Neolithic Man Bicameral?
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ISSUE 20

The Circles Of Stanton Drew, A Dip Into Aubrey Burl's New Guide to Stone Circles
Stars And Fishes, Further Insights Into The Woodchester Mosaic By Ron Fletcher
Pixy Leading, Jeremy Harte Gets Led Astray By The Little People
Fact And Folklore, The Strange Tale Of The Man Who Lost His Shirt By Roy Palmer
Double Exposure Shocking Revelations About the Turin Shroud by Lynn Picknett
Theories. Rants. etc The Ghost-recording Debate Continues
Alignment And The Sacred Landscape Phil Quinn Walks, an Ancient Ridgeway Path in Northavon
Some Ancient Wells, Springs and Holy Wells of The Cotswolds by Laurence Hunt
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ISSUE 19

Contacts With Unreality, a Few Observations on Extraterrestrial Contact by Mike Howard
The Bufoona Saga Jenny Randles, Did She Fall or Was She Pushed?
What's A Good Ley? Ian Campbell Describes the Background to His New Book: Geneset- Target Earth Which Claims To Be "The Solution To One Of The World's Greatest Mysteries."
Ancient Crosses Of Gloucestershire Ruth Hirst On The Trail Of Megalithic Relics Between the Severn and Wye
Autogeddon the Threat to Ancient Sites and Landscapes by the Road Building Programme
Only The Stones Remain Three megalithic sites re-examined.
a) A Worcestershire Stone Puzzle, Brian Hoggard
b) Mapping and Dowsing the Blackstone Circle, Nigel Mortimer
c) Stone Circle at Churchill? Jo-Anne Wilder
Druid Circle Closed, the Sorry State of Stanton Drew Stone Circles, Danny Sullivan
The Templars? Bath, an Archaic Rediscovery on The Marlborough Downs, Julian Lea-Jones
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Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries Issue 18 (was shortly to become 3rd Stone)

Folklore and Mysteries, of the Cotswolds Mark Turner Talks About the Inspiration Behind His New Book
Bristol Leys, Julian Lea-jones of the Bristol Temple History Group Describes a Number of Interesting Alignments Centred on the Templar Church in Bristol
News From Nowhere, 1994 Crop Circles, Autogeddon, And A Welsh Stairway To Heaven
Theories, Rants, Etc Our Critics And Our Supporters Have Their Say, Including Paul Devereux
Cat Flap, Big Cats on The Loose-an Attack In Worcestershire And A Round-up Of Recent Feral Feline Capers In Gloucestershire, Craig Harris And News Clippings
From Thor To Rollright, Spaces Before my Eyes- Mike Howard Takes a Sideways Glance At The Rollright Stones
Bredon Hill, Brian Haggard With An Overview of a Worcestershire Holy Hill
The Call Of Backstones, Strange Lights, Spectral Intruders And a Lost Stone Circle on Ilkley Moor, Nigel Mortimer
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Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries Issue 17 (was shortly to become 3rd Stone)

Editorial, A rant against voguish Shamanic hoohah
Shamanic Gateways to the Otherworld? Were Neolithic long barrows the focus for rituals involving contact with the spirit world? Danny Sullivan
The Thriplow Ellipse, More sacred landscape geometry from Glenford (Glen) Bishop
Sense Of Place, John Rhodes on place memory, and altered states of awareness in the landscape
BLURT.... Our readers have their say. Includes letters from John Michell, Jenny Randles and Bob Trubshaw
A Symbolic Landscape, A quest for revelation in the Cotswold landscape, Danny Sullivan
Nwwre - Path To The Sun, Labyrinths, telluric currents and the sun at Cam Peak, Jo-Anne Wilder
The Reich Stuff, An investigative report on the goings on at Orgone93 in Wiltshire, summer 1993, Danny Sullivan
News From Nowhere, New Light on Newgrange, Urban Shamanism, UFOs, folklore, psi-questing and Ogden?s Nut-Gone Flake
Magnetic Stones In The Forest of Dean, Brian Johns on some local megalithic magnetism with comment by Philip Burton
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