Introduction Some Thoughts on Comparative Cosmology 1 A Brief History of Skara Brae 2 Footholds to a Theory of Origin for Skara Brae 3 Reexamining Skara Brae in Overview 4 Comparing Skara Brae and Dogon Structures 5 Dogon, Egyptian, and Faroese Words of Cosmology 6 Cosmological Sites of the Orkney Region 7 The Dogon Field of Arou 8 The Field of Arou and the Elysian Fields 9 Further Correlations to Faroese Words 10 Argat: An Ancient Name for Orkney Island 11 Orkney Island as an Archaic Sanctuary 12 The Overthrown Boat 13 Reconsidering Possible Roles for Orkney Island 14 The Emergence of Dynastic Egypt 15 The Advent of the Egyptian Hieroglyphs 16 Correlating Regional Kingships at 3000 BCE 17 Seshat and the Egyptian House of Life 18 Views on the Papae and the Peti 19 Words of the Scottish-Gaelic Language 20 The Druids and Other Pieces of the Puzzle 21 The Hindu Parable of the Seven Houses 22 The Egyptian Tale of the "Seven Houses in the Other World" 23 Conclusions and Observations Notes Bibliography Index
Laird Scranton is the author of a series of books on ancient cosmology and language, including The Science of the Dogon, Point of Origin, and China's Cosmological Prehistory. He has presented at conferences throughout the United States and is a frequent guest on Red Ice Radio and Coast to Coast AM. He lives in Albany, New York.
"Antiquarian scholar Laird Scranton has done it again. In his
latest book, The Mystery of Skara Brae, he takes the reader
to one of the most remote locations in the British Isles, then
proceeds to lay out the heretofore unknown story of a
well-organized yet mysterious culture that flourished off the
western coast of Scotland, only to decamp forever around 2600 BCE.
Who were the inhabitants of Skara Brae, and what connection did
they have with the peoples who went on to create ancient Egypt?
What knowledge did they share with the ancient African tribe the
Dogon? Where did they come from, and to where did they disappear?
Scranton guides us through time and tradition in an account that
both novices and scholars will embrace. . . . marvelous and highly
educational. I would recommend it unhesitatingly to anyone
interested in ancient mysteries." * Peter Robbins, coauthor of Left
at East Gate *
"If you are interested in ancient mysteries, then you must read the writings of Laird Scranton. . . . The Mystery of Skara Brae is a welcome addition to his amazing library of work. Connections between ancient cultures that would not seem to be related at first glance have long fascinated me, and no one explores these connections better than Laird, both in his scholarship and level of detail. If you want to explore the evidence on the eerie similarities between ancient civilizations, get your copy of The Mystery of Skara Brae today." * Jim Harold, host of The Paranormal Podcast *