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Hall: Stapehill
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view Thu, 05/04/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Nicholas Cope - Importance and History of Ancient Civilisations in Britain

 His extensively illustrated presentation is based on many years of research for his book, 'The Knap of Howar and The Origins of Geometry'. The Knap of Howar is a remarkably well-preserved Neolithic 'dwelling' constructed about 3,500 BC on the remote Scottish island of Papa Westray, Orkney. Nicholas demonstrates that geometry informs the design of this 'crude' building and describes this within a symbolic context.

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view Thu, 03/05/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Mysterious Wimborne - Malcolm Angel

 Wimborne Minster is steeped in the most surprising history. Both ancient and modern – it seeps from the very fabric of the place – it is a town rightly described as a jewel in Dorset’s crown and likened to a near perfect cathedral city in miniature.

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view Thu, 05/07/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 Hidden Patterns in the Dorset Landscape - Jonathan Harwood - DEMG

 The positions of churches in the South Dorset landscape, when connected together by drawn lines (church symbol to church symbol on the 1:25,000 scale map of South Dorset) reveal deliberate meaningful patterns. Jonathon will be describing and analysing these patterns. The hypothesis is explored that these patterns were created in the late Roman period and that, where parish churches now stand, there were once early Christian sacred sites.

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view Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Madeleine Le Despencer Entwining of the Occult with Mainstream Organised Religion in 18th Cent. France

 Madeleine Le Despencer (Tau Archildaël II) is a visual artist and author whose varied interests range from Roman Catholicism, French Decadence, grimoires, traditional witchcraft, legerdemain, and Spiritualism. She lives in London.

All Talks are in Stapehill Village Hall, 224 Wimborne Road West, Stapehill, BH21 2DY
www.dorsetmysteries.org
Start Time 19:15
Entrance £5.00 (Members £2.00)
Contact - Steve Hawker
01258 881008
steve@blackcap.net

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view Thu, 04/10/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 Louise Hodgson -Secret Places of Dorset - Dorset Earth Mysteries Group

 Louise Hodgson, founder of Secret Landscape Tours, writer and artist, has spent most of her life in areas of natural beauty. She was inspired from an early age to explore what she considered to be the roots of her spirituality, hidden and revealed in Nature. With a pack-pony and greyhound, she has travelled some of the ancient track-ways of England. Louise has appeared on television twice, discussing sacred landscape related issues.

Entry £5.00 - includes small buffet - contact Steve Hawker 07979 853683 for more details

 

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view Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Dr Michael Arnheim - Angel Tongue the Evolution of English and Euro languages and the Oral Tradition

 Dr Michael Arnheim (or “Doctor Mike”, as he is commonly known) is a practicing London Barrister and Sometime Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge.
Michael did a short talk for us in 2017, and this was so well received, we had to get him back.

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view Thu, 06/12/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Gary Biltcliffe - Occult Centres of Power in the British Landscape and Dorset Sites

 After visiting many Celtic sites around Europe, Gary Biltcliffe and Caroline Hoare discovered that these ancient tribes marked their territory by locating and honouring its geographical centre or ‘navel’ by either using the nearest natural feature or by constructing mounds, stone monuments, and ceremonial earthworks and re-shaping sacred hills to create a link to the cosmos.

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view Thu, 07/02/2019 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Neil Geddes Ward - Encounters with Faeries, Ghosts and Spirits

 Dorset Earth Mysteries Group

Extraordinary experiences of Faerie Encounters, Ghostly sightings and spirit communications by ordinary people. Are they mad or over doing the Earl Grey or really tapping into something beyond our reality? Neil Geddes-Ward recounts some very strange and bizarre happenings from around the world of the strange encounters of things that go more than bump in the night!

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view Thu, 07/03/2019 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Wheel of the Year - Roma Harding

 The Wheel of the Year represents the cyclical wheel of nature, the changing rhythms of the seasons. With illustrations, Roma will explore each of the eight Celtic festivals, marked by the solstices and equinoxes and four cross-quarter days: Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain.

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view Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - King Johns Lost Treasure - Steve Dawson

 Next year it will be 800 years since King John of ‘Robin Hood’ fame lost all his Royal Treasures in the Lincoln Wash. It had been John’s favourite hobby collecting jewellery, gold, silver plate, relics and other valuables.

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view Thu, 04/07/2019 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Egyptian Divining and Dowsing - Maria Wheatley

 Decades ago, French diviners travelled to Egypt, and noted that in the Valley of the Kings one burial contained a pendulum device. Furthermore, the pendulum devices were painted on walls and upon stone temples.

After much research, the diviners realised the relationship between the Sun-the great god Ra-and the Earth Goddess was paramount to health and well being as well as allowing dowsing to decode earth energies. The relationship between the Sun and the Earth gave birth to a powerful earth energy which Maria will describe in detail.

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view Thu, 05/09/2019 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Tesla - The Maverick Hungarian - Richard Hutley

 Tesla - The Maverick Hungarian..

Legend, magician, sorcerer, time traveller, or simply an extraordinary scientist who was just way ahead of his time. Nikola Tesla, born in 1856 was one of the most mysterious persons to walk on the earth.

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view Thu, 03/10/2019 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Desire Paths – A New Line on the Ley? - John Billingsley

The defining characteristic of a ley is – I hope we would all agree – straightness. That was the key point that Alfred Watkins drew attention to, and even advocates of the alleged energy lines that have come to be mis-labelled ‘ley lines’ generally feel honour-bound to stress straightness.

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Hall: Chideock
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view Tue, 10/04/2018 - 19:30 Why Should We Care What Happens In Lyme Bay?

 Celebrated author Horatio Morpurgo grew up in Devon and was educated at Cambridge. He returned to live in the South West and participated in the campaign to ban scallop dredging in parts of Lyme Bay. He has written extensively on the sea-bed's recovery since the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in 2008. 'The Paradoxal Compass' (2017), his most recent book, will feature at this year's Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival. It explores the West Country's relationship with the sea, history and marine conservation.

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view Sat, 12/05/2018 - 19:15 Roger Hirons, The Plant Doctor, gives tips on ‘Steps to make the garden easier, giving you more time to enjoy it’

 Roger Hirons is The Plant Doctor. Dorset born and bred, he has over 35 years’ experience in the horticultural industry and is a popular and enthusiastic speaker and broadcaster on all things plant-related. Originally qualified at Pershore College of Horticulture, he spent many years running plant centres.

As well as practical and labour-saving ideas he will bring plants that will help you achieve good results with minimum effort. Some plants will be for sale after his talk.

Chideock Village Hall, Saturday 12th May, 7.15 for 7.30 start

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view Sat, 18/05/2019 - 19:15 - 21:30 "Plants for awkward areas in your garden" by Roger Hirons

 

 

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Hall: Stanpit
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view Sat, 21/04/2018 - 19:00 - 22:00 Two guest speakers. From the association of Lighthouse Keepers

 Keith Moreton Presents "Lighthouses"

Roger Walker - From Friends of Hurst Castle, Presents "Hurst Castle" 

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Hall: Loders
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view Wed, 14/11/2018 - 19:30 - 21:00 Loders Local History Group - Loders – A Peek at the Past”

"Loders - A Peep at the Past". It's a journey back in time looking at places of interest, the people who lived here, their work, their leisure time activities and a few of those special occasions.

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Hall: Fontmell Magna
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view Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:00 - Sun, 21/07/2019 - 16:00 Fontmell Magna Archive Society - Archive Exhibition

Archive Exhibition - 18th to 21st July

Fontmell Magna Village Archive Society will be holding its 12th Exhibition from:

Thursday 18th July to Sunday 21st July from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day at Fontmell Magna Village Hall.

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view Sun, 11/08/2019 - 16:00 - 18:00 Sustainable Dorset Sunday Talks: Sustainable & Healthy Homes

Sustainable Sunday Talk: Sustainable & Healthy Homes

https://www.sustainabledorset.org/events

At: Fontmell Magna Village Hall, West St., SP7 0PS

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