Just after Christmas in 1648 John Aubrey, out hunting with some friends,rode through the Wiltshire village of Avebury and there saw a prehistoric temple, the greatest of its age in Europe,which up to then had remained undiscovered.
In the course of this process, another image of earth arises, not as an expendable launching pad for adventures among alien planets, but as our most precious inheritance, our promised and potential natural paradise.
Across much of the earth's surface are ancient earthworks and stone monuments built for an unknown purpose. Their shared features suggest that they were originally part of a world wide system; and John Michell argues that they served the elemental science of the archaic civilization which Plato referred to as Atlantis. In this connection the most significant modern discovery is that of 'leys', the mysterious network of straight lines which link the ancient places of Britain and have their counterparts in China, Australia, South America and widely elsewhere.
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