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This is the book that started a great adventure for me that has lasted for half my life. It began with a holiday on the wonderful island of Crete and ended up with me uncovering one of the greatest mysteries and most profound surprises ever. Whilst I was in Crete I came across a strange little baked clay disc, dating back to around 2,000 BC. It's called the Phaistos Disc and is covered in spirals and hieroglyphics. Because of my background in naked eye astronomy and astrology I knew instantly that the Phaistos Disc was some sort of calendar - even though experts don't have a clue what it might be.
I soon began to realise that the number patterns used on the disc pointed to a number system and also a unique type of geometry that had been lost to the world for over 4,000 years. I spent a great deal of time studying the Minoan culture of ancient Crete and made comparisons with other cultures of the same period. Eventually I was able to demonstrate that the Phaistos Disc was actually a multi-functioning machine of great simplicity but staggering accuracy. It could foretell the position of the Sun, Moon, Mercury or Venus for any period - ever and it showed how to regulate the civil calendar so that it would be accurate with the solar calendar for thousands of years - a truly stunning feat.
This is an easy to read book telling the story of a random discovery that would change the way we look at our ancient ancestors for ever. I have had more compliments for this book than for any other.