HaOrWo-AD-v03The Harmonic Origins of the World is now available (20th March) in the US,  and some UK distributors including Book Depository have it before the 20th April release in the UK.

The publisher is Inner Traditions have a shop with it in.

The distributor is Simon & Schuster in UK and in US - see their rather nice presentation of the book:


“In this book the author reveals himself as the natural successor to Ernest McClain. As McClain before him, Heath has realized the extent to which the natural harmony of music binds into one the ‘within’ and ‘without’ of man’s world. He introduces us first to the observable recurrence of numbers underlying ancient astronomical sightings and then skilfully reveals the connection with the harmonic numbers of the sexagesimal system discovered by the Sumerians and Babylonians. Underpinning ideas with superb graphics and skilful numerical tables, he shows the ancient scribes, priests and ‘gentlemen of leisure’ in the Aristotelian sense, to be most subtle--in many cases far more so than we who work so hard to understand them. The progression by which he reveals his thesis is impressive.”

– Pete Dello, singer-songwriter, composer, and musicologist

“We have long known, thanks to Ernest McClain, that the ancients were obsessed with harmonic numbers and that the Bible encodes these from beginning to end. Now new evidence appears, as these numbers correlate with the planetary periods, and their discovery is pushed far back into the prehistoric era. Richard Heath’s work, based not on speculation but on objective data, challenges all accepted notions of cultural evolution and religious origins.”

– JOSCELYN GODWIN, author of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth

The Title has been agreed as 
The Harmonic Origins of the World
Sacred Number at the Source of Creation
and here is the cover art:


Richard Heath's name has landed on the Moon

The book will go "live" on the publisher website for pre-orders in mid-March, and the book's publication timing will be March 2018. The Catalogue for that should appear soon with back matter in the Autumn.

 In 2004 I saw a "perforated vessel" in the Heraklion Museum and knew it was something special and decoded some of it that afternoon. I published my analysis in a past web site, now defunct, and in my book Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilisation 2007; but then to a different purpose.

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Upon finding an ancient web site image, I restored the PHP pages to run on my server and converted the old text and images into a PDF file using OneNote, now available on www.Academia.com at this link:


Inner Traditions have offered to publish a fifth book. It will utilise some of what I learnt from Ernest G McClain, with whom at one stage I was going to write a book called Brave New World. Other challenges such as presenting at ICONEA 2013 and 2014 and writing more tightly within an academic framework are leading to a resolution of why megalithic science is so hard to equate to modern science, as being an exact science yet without theory or arithmetic. Of course, the harmony of the spheres has been running on for millennia since Pythagoras and Plato and it has ended up being more a platform from which enlightenment scientists would launch the "project of the West". But we don't really own our past or present without knowing what drove it, step by step, into existence. Whilst I catch up on missing aspects of my own education, coming to it in this way may lead to a vision which can be shared with a broader range of readers.

Concerning megalithic science, please to visit my web site of that name with new material about alignment of the Kaaba and Analysis of Arbor Low.

Two new pieces of work were made possible upon receiving a detailed archaeological report on Thornborough Henge and a digital image of a 3D model of one of Gavrinis' engraved stones, L9

Slowly, more examples of monuments based upon counting emerge. In both the monuments and (incredibly rare) art preserved within the Gavrinis Cairn, there is evidence of how megalith builders handled numbers to resolve counts as lengths made up of repeated aggregate units. One hopes that counting and its associated number science of metrology and geometry, will eventually be seen as the powerful yet simple astronomical technique complementary to the known alignment of monuments to key horizon events, between which such counts were made.

In Thornborough one notes the technique of scaling using the foot of twelve inches to provide a twelve-times larger version of a time period than that available inside the central henge. One sees the common composition and scale of North Yorkshire's henges, and finds dimensionality can restore some meaning that has survived the ravages of time upon this great earthwork. There is insight into a little known periodicity of 144 lunar months which proves related to the moon's nodal period in the ratio 5:8 and this allowed the monument to count the 6800 days in the nodal period, explaining the form of triple henge as of the lunar maximum and minimum standstills, and the time in-between these horizon events, the monument pointing to the northerly Maximum.

Monuments to the Lords of Time:
Astronomical Time as the Subject of Megalithic Structures
and How to See This



Slides used in the John Michell Memorial Lecture, 9th May 2015, in Glastonbury Town Hall, where Richard Heath presents Stone Age Counting as key means for megalithic understanding of astronomy as a highly structured "time-factored" reality which explains the shape and dimensions of the monuments as representing both the means and end results of that astronomy. The paper also explores the evolution of early metrology into the measures known to history, the geometrical ideas of Carnac's astronomers and their unique art preserved within Gavrinis Cairn (recently scanned by Laurent Lescop) as complementary to the astronomy as "information boards" gathered from Carnac's many monuments, surviving, inundated or lost. Supporting articles can be found at MegalithicScience.org and in author's Sacred Number and the Lords of Time.

This talk's slideshow can be viewed here:


A DVD of this talk will be available in due course from Megalithomania Website.


Richard Heath marshals overwhelming evidence for re-evaluating our view of the so-called Stone Age period. He shows Stone Age peoples held a highly developed paradigm based on the use of sacred geometry. This worldview provided a means to connect the physical and spiritual worlds through a sophisticated understanding of time, astronomy, spatial dimensions and mathematics, as well as symbolism and myth.


Heath outlines what he believes to be the four stages of this process - the structures around Carnac, Britain, Egypt and Greece and finally the "New World".

While this is certainly a demanding read, Heath supplies a wide range of charts and diagrams to explain the geometry as well as a selection of relevant photographs.

Heath documents a coherent model of mathematics and geometry that is shared throughout these sites, suggesting a continuum of understanding which modern archaeology does not accept. The evidence points to a highly advanced knowledge of the Earth and astronomy that underpinned a paradigm connecting society, the land, sacred sites and the spiritual. Every sacred site was placed at specially chosen locations, revealing an advanced knowledge of time, lunar and solar cycles, astronomical alignments and global positioning.

Each site is examined in exhaustive detail to document the underlying patterns that are clearly at play. Heath then connects them together to show how our ancestors had a unique understanding of the world as a whole. There is a fascinating journey through the religious imagery of Judaism and Christianity showing likely origins within these geometrical and numerical forms.

This is a thought provoking work, extraordinarily well researched using a vast number of illustrations to explain the sacred geometry under discussion. It has long been speculated our ancestors had a deep knowledge of time, astronomy and geometry. Heath offers a promising model for what they might have known.

Robert Black
January 2015


RICHARD HEATH - Sacred Number and the Lords of Time
The John Michell Memorial Lecture - hosted by Christine Rhone

at Megalithomania 2015, Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK, May 9th 2015


Richard's presentation will show how astronomy and land surveying became possible to late stone age society through the simple manipulation of numbers held as lengths. The idea of a previous super-civilisation, predating the megalithic, becomes unnecessary if evidence from the Megalithic can be re-interpreted - as able to achieve an accurate geocentric astronomy and model of the earth, without requiring modern arithmetic or equipment. By recovering the achievements of the megalith builders, the projection of unproven ideas (such as savage rituals) onto Stonehenge and other such sites can be seen to be an uncreative fiction. His latest book can help relearn megalithic numerology and de-project savages, in order to get to the raison d'etre of megalithic societies.

Richard Heath has degrees in systems science and is the author of Matrix of Creation, Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization, and Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness. He is Robin Heath's brother and an old friend and collaborater with John Michell, who he travelled to Lundy Island with some years ago as part of their research. He lives in Perthshire, Scotland.