Greek myths, Spanish history, Christopher Columbus, and the lost city of Atlantis … somehow they all come together in Manuel de Falla’s sprawling Atlàntida. Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos will lead the New York Philharmonic’s first performances of selections from this little-known scenic cantata May 31–June 2, on a program that also includes the more hedonistic themes of Orff’s Carmina burana.
It is one of the greatest mysteries of the Isle of Avalon that two different healing springs, one touched red with iron, the other white with calcite, should rise within a few feet of each other from the caverns beneath Glastonbury Tor. Both have healing in their flow, and the one depicted is called the Glastonbury White Spring.
We are the last of the granny witches. The old ones, the original Appalachian queens, were daughters of the Celts and the offspring of Druids and medieval mavens and the natives of the old world craft, and we are their children. And although we are indeed as mysterious as these old hills, we still have that Celt and Cherokee elder magic in our bones.
Lake Michigan’s Stonehenge There are actually quite a few stone formations similar to the famous Stonehenge in the UK across the globe. Oddly enough, one of them is located at the bottom of Lake Michigan. In 2007, the lake’s bottom was studied by a team of underwater archaeologists, who found a number of stones aligned in a circle some 40 feet below the lake’s surface. One of the stones featured a carving of an animal, which had gone extinct some 10, 000 years ago.
Hidden within the Himalayas, 155ft from the ground, these man-made caves are one of the World's greatest archaeological mysteries. The astonishing number of caves, some dug into the cliffside, others tunnelled from above are thousands of years old but who built them and why remains a mystery.