Across much of the earth’s surface are ancient earthworks and stone system; and John Michell argues that they served the elemental science. Obituary: Champion of New Age ideas and author of the counterculture classic The View Over Atlantis. New View Over Atlantis by John Michell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Publishers Weekly was critical, [74] while The Washington Post and The Independent praised his treatment of the subject. A Book of Wondersan encyclopedic work devoted to paranormal and fortean phenomena which covered such topics as UFOs, werewolveslake monstersand spontaneous human combustion.

John is survived by his son Jason and four grandchildren. However bizarre some of John’s theories, no one would question his mystical love of the landscape – and traditions. He lectured at the Kairos Foundation, an “educational charity specifically founded to ovet the recovery of traditional values in the Arts and Sciences”.

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The Best Books of He followed this with his most influential work, The View Over Atlantisin Following his death, various aspects of Michell’s work have been adopted by thinkers associated with the European New Right and with related right-wing currents in the United States. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

John was no namedropper. Screeton believed that despite his “obvious acts of liberalism”, Michell also had a “right-wing streak”, [91] with Hale describing Mitchell as being “quite right-wing in many of his views”.

The History of the Druids in Britain. Apr 07, Bradley rated it liked it. Republished in as The New View Over Atlantis, the book is crammed with bewildering calculations about the “sacred geometry” of the Great Pyramid.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Furious at the replacement of the age-old inch and foot by the new-fangled metre, he set up the Anti-Metrication Board to fight a rearguard action. The New York Times. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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An abiding preoccupation was the Shakespeare authorship question. The bride and groom separated shortly afterwards. Its editor Richard Ingrams says, “He introduced an element of mysticism into the magazine. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Throughout his life, Michell’s “views remained relatively static”, albeit with some exceptions. Michell began to offer courses in UFOs and ley lines. There will never be another like him.

He believed however that this tradition would be revived and that humanity would enter a Golden Agewith Britain as the centre of this transformation. From until his death he wrote a column for The Oldie magazine, which was largely devoted to his anti-modernist opinions. Michell developed an interest in Ufology and Earth mysteries after attending a talk given by Jimmy Goddard at Kensington Central Library on the subject of “Leys and Orthonies” in November A Revelationin which he outlined his own interpretation of Jerusalem’s Old City.

The actor and author Heathcote Williams was amused, while watching the moon landings with John, to be told that ley lines existed there too, leading presumably to a lunar Glastonbury. Catherine Auman rated it liked it Sep 06, Peter Geyer rated it really liked it Jan 05, John Michell’s studies of ancient measures have enabled him to define their exact values. He did his national service in the Navy as a Russian interpreter; Dostoyevsky was one of his many passions.

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Cambridge gave him confidence, although he failed even to get a Third. Angered by the idea of evolutionMichell repeatedly authored articles denouncing it as a false creation myth.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Lists with This Book. Maybe now that there is so much attention being paid to what mainstream archaeology cannot fit into their tidy narrow minded timeline, more people might begin to find out that what is mentioned in this book, repeats itself all over the globe. Fiew relationship with Innes did not last. Books by John Michell. New Haven and London: In one of his properties, the basement of his own residence, became the base of the London Free School.


With his revolutionary vision of prehistoric science far in advance of that accorded early civilisations by archaeologists — a modern-day Merlin of hippiedom — he greatly influenced the muchell boomer generation by extolling countercultural values in the areas of earth mysteries, consciousness expansion and New Age thinking. Turn Off Your Mind: I was never really sympathetic to them, but I saw no way of questioning them.

Michell’s impact in the Earth mysteries movement was considerable, and through it he also influenced the British Pagan movement.

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An English Figure was the title chosen ovr the small press publisher John Nicholson for a book in tribute to his friend. About the Author John Michell — was an English author and esotericist who was a prominent figure in the development of the Earth mysteries movement. It was all the more unexpected in being written by a self-effacing Old Etonian and Cambridge graduate. British identity and society Heathcote Williams obituaries.

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