Mindsteps to the Cosmos

Mindsteps to the Cosmos

Mindsteps to the Cosmos

Mindsteps to the Cosmos

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This book is based on lectures given at the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and the Smithsonian Institution and the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.

Mindsteps to the Cosmos reach across so many different disciplines that I have not been able to find one person who could act as a mentor in all the aspects. I have long researched the idea through the literature, at conferences and in correspondence, and I have added new material as a result of field trips and expeditions. From 1970 onward, Dr. Labib Habachi of Cairo has been an invaluable guide into the hieroglyphy and monuments of ancient Egypt; Dr. LeRoy E. Doggett of the U.S. Naval Observatory has advised on the computer programs; Dr. Evan Hadingham has generously shared his expertise on megaliths and the European Stone Age; Charles Reed, Esq. has been keenly interested in the calculator programs and the mindsteps; Professor Owen Gingerich of Harvard University has helped with astronomical data and the solar and planetary longitude tables that he coauthored with William D. Stahlman; Dr. Carmen Cook de Leonard of Mexico introduced me to the astronomy of the legend of Quetzalcoatl; Miro Morville has helped with translations; and Pamela J. Dobson, anthropologist, has read the entire manuscript from the viewpoint of her discipline. To these, and others who have helped directly and indirectly, I am grateful. My wife, Julia, has encouraged and followed my lecturing and writing at every stage.

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