Ceremony at Humbledon Hillfort, Northumberland (c) Paul Degnan

Welcome to Northern Earth

Northern Earth takes a broad-based 'earth mysteries' or neo-antiquarian approach, looking at historical and contemporary cultural and geographical environments free from agendas or beliefs.

Our topic area includes megalithic sites, alignments, sacred landscapes, other landscape issues, folklore & tradition, esoteric traditions, strange phenomena and other aspects at the interface of human consciousness and the land from prehistory to the present...

We have been covering these areas for over thirty years, since our inception in an upstairs room in a Leeds pub in 1979! Today, we are the world's longest established voice in our particular field, offering distinct and unorthodox perspectives without relinquishing the standard requirements for reliable research and discussion.

We are also more than a journal, more than a website; from our very beginnings we have been organising field trips, conferences and other gatherings where readers can make contacts with other like-minded people and, we hope, feel part of an extended family of interests.

Changing Horses

From issue 138, John Billingsley, who has been editing Northern Earth Magazine since 1991, will be handing over to a new editor, Kai Roberts.

In this issue, John – co-founder of the Northern Earth Mysteries Group in 1979 – reflected on the last 23 years and more of earth mysteries/neo-antiquarianism, and argues that it still has a potent voice, though needs to reaffirm its self-confidence.

We are sure Kai has the capabilities to do just that with this unique journal.

We do not expect any problems with the handover process, but Northern Earth has grown into a quite complex entity with the electronic developments of the last two decades, and it may take a while for everything to be transferred and work smoothly, particularly with our website – please bear with us if you encounter any hiccups.

John and Kai will be working closely and co-operating to iron out any issues as we recognise them, and any correspondence coming into John will be passed on to Kai as soon as possible.

John’s current team wishes the new kids on the block every success!

How do I find out more?

Want to find out more?  This web site is just the tip of a very big iceberg! Northern Earth, the magazine, is published four times a year available by subscription or selected stockists.  And the latest development is the ability to buy a subscription using PayPal.

There's a lot of information available here. Use the navigation along the top of the page to go to the key areas and the box on the left hand side will hold related links.

A few words on COPYRIGHT....

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