By William Henry

Timing is everything. Irish archaeologists "recently" discovered an enormous egg-shaped temple lies directly underneath the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland. Tara means `compassion', `love' and `enlightenment'. Though phonetically similar tara is the polar opposite of terror. Tara and Terror express the two opposites, the `dualing serpents' or the active and passive principles in nature. They are the light and darkness confronting us during this Age of Terror, which, prophets promise, instantly can transform into an Age of Tara. As my readers know, mine is a quest for Tara.

The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in Gaelic (the language of the children of the Ge-Al, fair, bright, the Sun), was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland - 142 Irish Pope-Kings of Tara are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. Tara was the seat of the Church of Tara (`love'), whose Pope-King (and queen) opposed the mighty forces of Terror.

The Hill of Tara. Maps show that these are concentric rings , the universal symbol for the gate to God.

Conor Newman, an archaeology lecturer at the National University of Ireland at Galway, located the subterranean temple of Tara. Since 1992, Newman has been working on the Hill of Tara preparing a survey of the area for the state-funded Discovery Program. He found the Tara monument using an underground radar device. "It fills a very important place in the jigsaw because it allows us to make sense of the distribution of other monuments all around it," says Newman.1

The Discovery Program, set up under the auspices of the Heritage Council, carried out a survey of the Hill of Tara between 1992 and 1996 when Mr. Newman was director.