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  Callanish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Callanish (Scottish Gaelic: Calanais) is a village (township) on the West Side of the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), Scotland.
A linear settlement with a jetty, it is situated on a headland jutting into Loch Roag, a sea loch.
Callanish is the location of the Callanish stone circle, a cross-shaped setting of standing stones erected around 3000 BC, one of the most spectacular megalithic monuments in Britain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Callanish   (144 words)

 UFO Area The majestic standing stones of Callanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Callanish (or Calanais) is one of the larger stone settings of Britain.
Callanish is set apart, however, by two things: The stone settings that run away from the circle in the form of a cross and the presence of at least six other stone circles in the vicinity.
Callanish has attracted a respectable plethora of archaeologists from General Augustus Pitt-Rivers, the UK's first inspector of ancient monuments and father of British archaeology who in 1885 was concerned with the welfare of the site, to his contemporary at Historic Scotland, Patrick Ashmore, who carried out excavations in the early 1980s.
www.ufoarea.com /aas_themajestic.html   (986 words)

 The stone ring of Callanish, Isle of Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
While there is no scientific agreement concerning these orientations, it is generally believed that Callanish functioned as an astronomical calendar associated with the moon and that it accurately marked the 18.61 year cycle of maximum lunar declination.
The stones were used as sighting devices to track the rising and falling of celestial bodies in order to predict in advance of their occurrence particular periods in the cycles of those bodies.
In support of this idea it is noteworthy to mention that the gneiss rock of which the ring is constructed is thickly embedded with a variety of crystal types including white quartz, feldspar and hornblende.
www.sacredsites.com /europe/scotland/callanish.html   (652 words)

 Callanish (Tursachan Calanais)
Callanish has astronomical significance, especially in relation to the movements of the moon.
According to another legend, cuckoos reaching Lewis in the spring are supposed to fly to Callanish and give their first call from there.
From the megalithic complex two other smaller stone circles, Callanish II and Callanish III can be seen to the east.
www.stonepages.com /ancient_scotland/sites/callan_1.htm   (418 words)

 Goddess Worship at the Callanish Stones in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
At Callanish on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, there is a hill range in the form of a woman lying on her back - an earth mother.
Multiple prehistoric stone circles in the area of Callanish in Scotland, dating back 5000 years, were positioned to link the Earth Mother hills and the moon.
While the moon passes through the Callanish stones, if a person stands on the rocky hillock at the higher south end of the site, the moon is dramatically "reborn" with a person silhouetted within it.
www.geo.org /callan.htm   (443 words)

 The Callanish Stones
The Callanish Stone Circle located on the Isle of Lewis off the western coast of Scotland is in many ways more appealing than Stonehenge.
Callanish has no fences or barriers and the site is accessible at all times.
Many legends have developed in the local area of what the purpose of the Callanish Stone Circle was and examples of some of these can be found on the Stone Pages web site.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/all_things_scottish/15915   (407 words)

 Callanish Healing Retreats Society Home Page
Callanish Society is a small, grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the emotional and spiritual health of our communities by assisting families with cancer, and their health care providers, to explore illness and/or death openly and consciously.
The Callanish weeklong retreat has been designed as a refuge, for deep exploration of what it means to heal and to find peace of mind and heart in the face of one of life’s greatest challenges”.
Callanish also offers educational and supportive retreat days for health care providers who work with people who are living with/dying from, cancer.
www.callanish.org   (1012 words)

 Leumadair Guest House & Self Catering - Callanish, Isle of Lewis
The tacksman of Callanish in 1718 was Kenneth Maciver.
The land under the name of Callanish consisted of ‘four farthings land’, that is in total one pennyland; two farthings were held by Mackenzie himself, the other two being divided between eight subtenants, one of whom was John McArthur, aged 68 in 1754 and married.
In 1861 the farmer was apparently John Nicolson, and residing at the farm was the Callanish policeman.
www.leumadair.co.uk /history/early   (717 words)

 Callanish Stone Circle, Lewis, Outer Hebrides
The Callanish Standing Stones are situated on a ridge beside the hamlet of Callanish, about 25 miles west of Stornaway.
CALLANISH II Visible from the main circle to the SE across Loch Roag.
About 2 miles to the SE of Callanish is this evocative circle, beautifully sitiuated on a ridge overlooking the southern end of Loch Roag.
freespace.virgin.net /ancient.ways/callanis.htm   (750 words)

 M E g A L i T h i A - Scotland - The Callanish Stones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
NGR NB 213330 (Callanish I) Grouped round the village of Callanish are some wonderful stone circles, single menhirs and of course the great circle and double avenue of stones at the village itself.
The site to see if time is short is of course Callanish I, which has drawn so many visitors that a coffee shop and visitor centre has been placed nearby, with ample car parking but sensitively arranged so it does not interfere greatly with the appreciation of the site itself.
Callanish is on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland, about 15 miles from Stornoway.
www.megalithia.com /callanish   (308 words)

 Stones of Scotland - Calanais (Callanish I) stone circle and rows
Callanish I consists of a 13.1 x 11.3m (43 x 37 ft) circle of 13 tall slender Lewisian gneiss stones.
Another local belief of this Gaelic-speaking community was that when the sun rose on midsummer morn, the 'shining one' walked along the stone avenue, his arrival heralded by the cuckoo's call.
This could be a remnant of the astronomical significance of the Callanish stones.
www.stonepages.com /scotland/callanish.html   (267 words)

 Callanish (Calanais/Callanish I/Tursachan Callernish/Classerniss) (Standing Stones) | The Modern Antiquarian | ...
Callanish was considerably quieter, though not empty, and we took our time walking around in the early afternoon Sun, examining each and every stone.
I ended up camping in Callanish II (though at the time I didn't know it was called that, I stumbled upon it whilst looking for somewhere to camp).
The ENE stone row at Callanish was in line with the rising of the Pleiades in the early Bronze Age, and the western stone row does point towards the setting of the sun at the equinox.
www.themodernantiquarian.com /site/198   (6841 words)

 Callanish - the standing stones and stone circle at Callanish, with the astronomical orientations
Callanish - a page describing the famous prehistoric site - standing stones and circle - at Callanish on Lewis, and its astronomical lines.
The stones are in the village of Callanish on the west coast of Lewis, and are signposted off the A858.
Callanish has now become a focus again for visits at the summer solstice, by those perhaps hoping to see the 'shining one' who according to local legend walks up the avenue on the midsummer dawn.
www.stonesofwonder.com /callanis.htm   (740 words)

 Callanish Pipe Band
The Callanish Pipe Band was formed in the summer of 2003 under the leadership of Pipe Major John Mitchell.
Callanish is made up of pipers and drummers throughout the Central Valley who have an interest in performing and competing with musical excellence.
The name for the band is taken from a circle of stones on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.
callanishpb.org   (118 words)

 2006 southern moon skim at Callanish
At the extremes of that cycle, the moon rises and sets at horizon positions which are further north and, a fortnight later, further south than the sun ever reaches.
At northern latitudes, this is even more pronounced; and so it is that, at Callanish, on these rare occasions, the moon just skims the southern horizon for a few hours either side of midnight.
The link between the extreme southern path of the moon, the hills of the Sleeping Beauty and moonset among the stones of the Callanish circle was first announced * by Gerald Ponting and Margaret Curtis (then Margaret Ponting) at a conference in 1980.
home.clara.net /gponting/page42.html   (624 words)

 Visit Callanish Standing Stones with Wild in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There are believed to be many important astronomical alignments at Callanish and as ever there is a great deal of argument about how relevant or deliberate these are.
What cannot be denied is that the whole alignment seems to point to a range of hills on the horizon which have the obvious profile of a female figure.
Whether we should even attempt to explain these places with our scientific framework is a debatable point and Callanish is a place to be felt as much as seen.
www.wild-in-scotland.com /callanish.php   (413 words)

 Major Lunar standstill at Callanish
On the 2006 calendar we are featuring the Lunar standstill which has it's most spectacular viewing at the standing stones of Callanish (weather permitting) during the full Moons of May June and July 2006.
Due to the northerly latitude of the British Isles and especially at the beautiful stone circle of Callanish on the western Isles of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, there is an amazing phenomenon to be seen.
And here are two lovely books written by Jill Smith who lived on Callanish for ten years and experienced the lunar standstill of 1987.
www.astrocal.co.uk /callanish.html   (455 words)

 Calanais Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Loch Roag is the sea loch that bites deeply into the north west coast of Lewis, part of which envelops the island of Great Bernera.
On the east shore of the loch the neck of a headland is home to the small linear settlement of Calanais, and, on a hump of land between the village and its jetty, the Calanais (or Callanish) Standing Stones.
From Stonehenge to Callanish, from Newgrange to Er-Lannic, great prehistoric stone circles have drawn thousands of admiring visitors to their sites every year.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /lewis/calanais   (871 words)

 Standing Stones of Lewis
At Callanish there is a visitors' centre that provides detailed information.
The Callanish centre has a cafe and also, there is an alternative Blackhouse tearoom close to the northern edge of the site which is open during the summer months.
Callanish has three sets of stone circles all within a few miles of each other (view map for approximate location of Callanish 1 Callanish 2 Callanish 3
www.isle-of-lewis.com /history/standing-stones.htm   (249 words)

 Callanish Standing Stones - Megalithic Stones at Lewis Islands - QTVR Photo
Callanish Standing Stones, Megalithic stone circle and rows on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides
The Callanish Stones is called the Stonehenge of the north
Situated on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides this megalithic site is far away from areas were tourists usually come.
www.panoramas.dk /fullscreen5/f44-callanish.html   (275 words)

 Callanish School of Celtic Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Callanish School of Celtic Arts provides the opportunity for people of all ages to learn the dances, songs, music and Gaelic language of Scotland and Cape Breton.
Children and teens can study Scottish Highland Dance from beginning to advanced level in a non-competitive atmosphere (special training for competition can be arranged for those students who choose to compete) as well as Cape Breton Step Dancing and Gaelic singing.
Tursachan is the monthly newsletter of the Callanish school of Celtic Arts.
www.mermaid-productions.com /callanish.html   (170 words)

 Callanish - Celtic Music
Callanish was formed in 2001 by four members of the Scottish band Ceol Binn, based in Lemont, Pennsylvania.
When the founders of Ceol Binn retired to Canada, the remaining band members - Tina Czajkowski, Sara Kelley, Patty Lambert, and Carol Lindsay - re-formed with a new piper, Peter Shaw, and a guitarist, John Johnston.
The band named itself “Callanish” and expanded its repertoire to include Irish as well as Scottish music.
www.callanishband.com /band.htm   (504 words)

 The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map: Callanish [Calanais / Callanish I] Stone Circle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It's taken from a spot about half a mile to the ENE of the Callanish main site, but the impression would be the same from anywhere in the immediate area.
A pilot is running from Oct. 20 until Oct. 26th 2005 from Callanish I, to catch the near northern major standstill event (moon set) with cam2.
On http://www.bubble.com (astrologer Jonathan Cainer's website) there's a pic of him at the main Callanish circle (Calanais), with a caption that mentions a project he is planning to link in with the spectacular event of 2006.
www.megalithic.co.uk /article.php?sid=29   (776 words)

 The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map: Callanish X [Druirn nan Eun, Na Dromannan] Stone Circle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A destroyed stone circle, consisting of at least eleven large pillar stones which have all been over-thrown, lies on the summit of the rocky ridge, Druim nan Eum (NB 229 339).
The west side of the ridge shows a roughly vertical face, so weathered that fine slabs of large size could easily be split off by wedges.
At NB 2293 3360, on the W side of Druim nan Eum, there is a rock face, about 140m in length, from which stone has evidently been quaarried, and several loose slabs remain.
www.megalithic.co.uk /article.php?sid=274071080   (1875 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: From Carnac to Callanish: Prehistoric Stone Rows of Britain, Ireland and Brittany: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This book discusses the lines of standing stones that until now have been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe, rows that were foci of rituals in Britain, Ireland and Brittany for over two thousand years.
Places such as Carnac in Brittany and Callanish in the Hebrides are visited by many visitors each year, but before now there has been no book that seriously explains the history, significance and background to these impressive sites.
Aubrey Burl shows that the settings vary from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, and describes the types in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundred of miles apart.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0300055757   (475 words)

 Callanish Stones-Scotland
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 Callanish - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
Callanish - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
Callanish is a fusion of Celtic and folk rock
Callanish has a very unique sound.With James Douglas/Bass,Holly Murphy/Flute, Isabella des etoiles/Violin,Josh Payne/Guitar & Dave Murphy/Drums
www.soundclick.com /bands/0/callanish.htm   (100 words)

 Callanish Upcoming Retreats
Please note that because Callanish offers the only retreat program of its kind in Canada, we face overwhelming demand from applicants within Canada.
If you are from another location, you may submit an application to be placed on a Callanish retreat stand-by list (to be called upon in the event that local participants cannot attend.) But we encourage you to also explore the several retreat programs offered in the U.S. Thank you for understanding.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions, or here for Callanish in the City programs and events.
www.callanish.org /upcoming_retreats.htm   (149 words)

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