February 11, 2012

Legacy of the Gods by Freddy Silva

Legacy of the Gods by Freddy Silva is an exceptionally great book about sacred sites and how they may be very different than you were originally taught about them (if at all) in school. This book helps you to discover what sacred places are, where they possibly came from, their power, and much more. Pick up this book and go on a journey from Stonehenge to Tibet and everywhere in-between.

Book Description
Ancient texts throughout the world speak of sacred sites as living entities where people contact the invisible universe to discover the secret wisdom of the ages. Evidence shows that these places of power are built at magnetically sensitive locations and according to an ancient prescription that is capable of altering states of consciousness.

In Legacy of the Gods, leading expert on sacred sites Freddy Silva examines the origins of sacred places and takes readers to the most significant sites of the ancient world—from Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, and Kurwah Tahit in New Zealand, to Petra, the Vatican, and Tibet. He offers a wide-ranging exploration of the planning behind temple building, the spiritual technology employed by various groups of adepts, and the secret wisdom contained in these sites that has survived over thousands of years.

Legacy of the Gods is an engaging mix of archaeology, mythology, sacred geometry, history, and folklore. It’s the ultimate guide to the secret wisdom of sacred sites.” – Legacy of the Gods

My Thoughts
Legacy of the Gods is one of the better books about the topic that I’ve come across. It is written and explained in easy to read and understand ways, and for visual people – it even includes pictures. I am a bit biased on this whole topic of ancient civilizations, sacred places, and the ancient alien theory though. I am an avid Coast to Coast listener and I’ve watched all of the Ancient Aliens episodes on the History channel.

Taking my personal thoughts about the topic into consideration though, I’ve read quite a few books about it. Silva does what few others have done with the topic in Legacy of the Gods and makes it quite relatable to the everyday person reading this book. Nothing covered is very complex, and he ties it all together to give you that “ah-ha” moment numerous times while reading the text.

The sacred locations covered include a large range of places you have probably heard of, such as Stonehenge, Teotihuacan, the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, and many more. There are also numerous other locations that you will read about that you may have not heard of before. The pictures included in the book are in black and white, but if you want to investigate the locations further, just type in the names in Google and you can see better detailed pictures of the places that pique your interest in color. I have done this with a few of the locations and found remarkable pictures for them in under a minute and also more details about the locations as well. That is one of my favorite things about books such as this – they make you want to research and find out more about these marvelous places too. If I could, I would go to the locations myself for even more of the experience, but for now, I can just do it with more books and internet searches.

If you are a fan of Ancient Aliens on the History channel, this is a book that is a must read. If you aren’t a fan, or perhaps never thought about ancient civilizations in this manner before, it could be something that would open your mind and at least challenge your old notions of the “truth” of things. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Legacy of the Gods, Hampton Roads, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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