Date: October 5th 2014
James Swagger was first introduced to topical science writing for a historical mysteries magazine in Ireland. Sadly it doesn’t run anymore but it did wet his appetite for researching ancient knowledge and lost science in a professional sense. Initially it was for a favour due to his science and engineering background, although his career in this field soon took him away to Europe. James then trained as a Systems Analyst in the energy industry. He has a taught Masters degree in engineering, a Bachelors degree in Physics with astronomy, and a Masters degree in Science, Research and Society. Initially James Swagger sought out the megalithic monuments of Western Europe in his spare time travelling around the UK, Ireland, and Denmark. His embrace of a multidisciplinary approach to the research of megalithic sites, and the larger view of ‘Passage Grave Cosmology’ produced his first book, “The Newgrange Sirius Mystery: Linking Passage Grave Cosmology with Dogon Symbology”.
He also hosts his very own internet radio show/podcast called Capricorn Radio, which explores historical mysteries. He interviews fellow authors in order to unveil the true cultural blueprint of humanity. History has always been a passion for James from early on, most notably Egyptology, Assyrian, and Akkadian civilisations of the middle-east. The megalithic civilisation that dominates most of Western Europe also played a major role when James was growing up. James was born to Irish and Danish parents, whereby both countries host large numbers of well preserved passage graves and megaliths. He had spent equal time in both countries growing up and he would regularly take the ferry run from Ireland to Brittany to get to mainland Europe. It was on one of these journeys to Brittany that he stopped off in Carnac. It was then, in his middle teens, that the mystery deepened for him. He realised for the first time the scale of the megalithic civilisation, that it was lost, and that in the modern world we knew absolutely nothing of it. It wasn’t until much later that he would research the megaliths in depth. Admittedly James finds the glory of Egyptian and Middle Eastern civilisations much more alluring than the megaliths.
In his Career; James passionately pursued and engineering role first. He worked for fifteen years in heavy industrial process control systems. Typical jobs would involve wind farms, power plants, oil rigs, and water processing. In those fifteen years he had traversed much of Western Europe mostly based in the UK and Ireland though at times in Denmark. In that period he had always sought out megalithic monuments in my spare time as these were located in the regions where he was working. He adamantly feels that he would have had neither the passion nor the resources to research the megaliths had his vocation not taken him to these places. He recalls on one occasion he had the opportunity to travel to the remote Hebridean Island in Scotland where Callanish stone temple is situated.
He knows he would never have made the journey just to see that one site on its own. He soon realised how privileged he was to see these remote megalithic sites. Having spent ten years abroad he wanted a career change at some point in the future. He studied a MSc in Science, Research, and Society. It wasn’t intentionally to make this change of career as an author; although it has certainly aided his career development. He had studied a Physics with Astronomy degree in preparation for his MSc. and he also holds a MEng. Though engineering and science is what he is good at; to study the complexities and history of civilisations is what he treasures the most. He feels privileged to be able to amalgamate his profession and passion in such a manner now. It was during a return trip to Ireland two years ago that he felt the need to pursue a book on ‘Passage Grave Cosmology’. Initially he had wished to write a chapter on megalithic monuments in an Ancient Knowledge and Lost Science Book that he was working on. He discovered some rock art on a standing stone in County Donegal, in the Northwest which turned out to be ‘incorrectly deciphered’ and largely forgotten about. His new decipherment still stands attested. He then turned his efforts to write a book on Passage Grave Cosmology as a follow up to that research. Now having completed that he is in the midst of another follow up book called:
‘The Megalith Acoustics Mystery’.