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Science to Sage Magazine by Freddy Silva BIOGRAPHY Freddy Silva is one of the world’s leading researchers of ancient systems of knowledge and the interaction between temples and consciousness. He is also a best-selling author and film-maker. H e l e c t u r e s i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y, w i t h k e y n o t e presentations at the International Science and Consciousness Conference, and the International Society For The Study Of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, in addition to appearances on The History Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC, video documentaries and radio shows. Described by the CEO of Universal Light Expo as “perhaps the best metaphysical speaker in the world right now.”

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Freddy Silva Ancient texts speak of sacred sites as living entities where people are ‘transformed into gods, into bright stars’, and evidence shows how these places of power are indeed built at special locations and according to a prescription capable of altering consciousness. In this groundbreaking presentation featuring over 100 images, best-selling author Freddy Silva demonstrates how groups of initiates sharing a singular vision have been engineering a spiritual project around the world since at least 15,000 BC by building temples which act as windows into a place called paradise.

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Through the forces at work inside stone circles and other sacred sites, a transformation of the soul occurs, offering the individual mastery of the self and, ultimately, self-empowerment. Not only are temples repositories of an incredible ancient science, they serve as an insurance policy whenever we lose sight of the fact we too are gods.

March 2012

THE SEVEN GATES OF PARADISE There is one very good reason why temples have long been associated with a state of bliss. Through a combination of stone

effulgent power of a creator god descended

and geometry and the cunning harnessing of

known example of a mountain as a sacred site is Su-meru, or Mount Meru, which represents at the same time an allegorical structure of the universe as well as the highest spiritual

natural forces, they became places of power where a person is enabled to pierce a veil into worlds and levels of reality that access a vast sea of information and expanded potential. In Egypt and Central America these sacred buildings are even referred to as a living entity, as a god, and where the initiate can be “transformed into a god, into a bright star.” For this singular reason, then, the temple has occupied a central stage in human spirituality. Human-constructed temples have their

They are mirrors of natural forces at play, forces that once upon a time were origin in the landscape.

perceived, then synthesized and concretized into structures that represent the perfection of the universe. The most ancient of temples – particularly the stoic men-hirs (“standing stone”) – are reflections of the sacred mountain, which even in the oldest of scriptures such as the Tamil Puranas, was considered to house the energy of the god Siva. The sacred mountain was reflected in the Sivalingam, a phallic sacred stone, the

from the sky and manifested on Earth. Sacred mountains have been magnets for pilgrimage and veneration for thousands of years. In eastern religious lore, the best

achievement sought by adepts in the physical, spiritual and m e t a p h y s i c a l cosmology of Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. The roots of Jainism, in particular, are as old as mountains themselves, and its influence is noted in many other religions. Interestingly, these faiths share similar spiritual philosophies:

A men-hir, the simplest of all temples, is a mirror image of the sacred mountain in which the effulgent power of a creator god resides.

the practice of self-effort in progressing the soul towards divine consciousness through non-violence, and the conquering of inner struggles (commonly known as the seven deadly sins).

To help overcome the conditions of the material world that prevent the experiencing of a state of oneness, initiates of the temple traditionally sourced the energy of such places of power and integrated with the spirit of place, helping them disentangle from such negative limitations as fear, anger, envy, and so forth. Once enlightenment was reached they attained a state of bliss, or as many of us describe it, paradise. Interestingly, this simple observation helps us locate that much-desired land. ‘Paradise’ originates from the word pairidaeza in Avestan – the sacred language of Zoroastrianism – and literally means “a walled enclosure.” According to local traditions, a Jain who has mastered discipline over the physical world and achieved the state of godliness is called a Jina. As this word migrated west it became the arabic Djinn, along with its derivative Allah-Djinn or Aladdin. Back in the days when Asia Minor was Assyria, this Djinn was considered a supernatural being. And not surprising, since the root j-n-n means “hidden.” However, it is also the root of jannah, the Islamic concept of paradise. Its derivative in Portuguese – a language brimming with Arabic – is janela, “a window, an opening in a wall.” If we follow this dizzying etymological trail, then, paradise appears to be a hidden but demarcated space, separated from the ordinary and troublesome world, but we can reach this ‘walled enclosure’ through ‘an opening in the wall’. Paradise is, admittedly, what every living human being strives for, be it in the now or in the afterlife. As far as the temple-builders were concerned, there was no better time than the present, inasmuch as they engineered walled enclosures called temples that demarcate one world from the next. Could these temples be windows into paradise? They may just be. Measurements of energy around the perimeter of temples in Britain and Egypt show that such places concentrate measurable levels of electromagnetism, particularly at the entrances which serve to direct this energy into the inner sanctum of the site, sometimes as much as twice the rate of the surrounding land. For lack of a better word, the entrance is the window into the walled enclosure. Being electromagnetic by nature and composed of two-thirds water, the main beneficiary of this spiritual engineering is the human body, which is suitably entranced. When the pilgrim walks into a temple it is effectively walking into a highly charged version of itself. Additionally, every temple is also sited above or beside water, and when geomagnetism is rotated or spiraled it generates an electromagnetic charge in this fluid.

Total self-empowerment through total self-realization.

Inscriptions in Egyptian temples describe the buildings as places where the individual can be ‘transformed into a god, into a bright star’.

Samples of water from holy wells and other sacred places do show an increase in the liquid’s vorticular motion as compared to ordinary water. By implication, the process produces a corresponding effect in the human body. Furthermore, the type of stone used in temples contains large amounts of magnetite, creating a weak, yet massive magnetic environment. This in turn stimulates the iron that flows through the blood in the veins of the body as well as the magnetite suspended inside the skull. Any excitation of the local electromagnetic field can also influence the body’s state of awareness, primarily through stimulation of the pineal gland, leading to visions, heightened imagination and altered states. In other words, the stimulation of the human energy field in a temple allows the recipient to be able to receive information more readily from more subtle levels of reality. Such affects induce oneness between mind, body, spirit, and God, a shamanic experience that leads to a blissful state of oneness with all levels of creation. In other words, paradise. And it was precisely the experience the temple builders had in mind, because in inscriptions on temple walls from Teotihuacan to Giza state that the building exists to transform the ordinary human into a god, into a shining star. So, in creating places of power, the ancients created sanctuaries where paradise can be experienced on Earth. It is natural to assume that the builders of such elaborate and carefully engineered environments would also invest a significant amount of effort in protecting them from harm. It appears they did. In the Funerary Texts at the temple complex of Saqqara there is a curious passage in which it is stated that “seven degrees of perfection enable passage from earth to heaven.” This instruction is widely interpreted as referring to a series of challenges the soul needs to pass before gaining entry into the otherworld. Then again, with Egyptians being so fond of allegory and metaphor, I wondered if the phrase alludes to some doorway or protective barrier the individual crosses when they enter the temple; a passage from earth to heaven suggests a crossing from the profane, material world into a heavenly otherworld, which is precisely the purpose of the temple. But why should there be ‘seven degrees of perfection’: does the visitor undergo a process of purification? Possibly. If you recall, the temple was considered a mirror of heaven on Earth, the material dwelling place of a god as well as its physical embodiment. Consequently the purity of energy of the temple was everything, and defilement of the sanctum, physically or otherwise, was seen as a precursor to the downfall of the spirituality of the individual, and hence, the collapse of the entire tribe.

Hartmann noticed that the intersecting points of the network – the knots – are influenced by underground veins of water as well as magnetic forces emanating naturally from the earth.

The step pyramid of Saqqara, created by Imhotep, an architect of the gods.

The more I looked at the ‘seven gates’ as an allegory, the more the idea of a protective device made sense. Besides, energy measurements conducted in and around stone circles in Britain have proved the existence of a force field around such temples – in essence, there exists an invisible yet define threshold between profane and sacred space.

There exists a kind of woven electromagnetic grid over the entire face of the globe. There is further evidence to support this possibility.

Bearing the name of one of the men who discovered it, Dr. Ernst Hartmann, this grid is composed of small rectangular ‘nets’, and appears as a structure rising from the earth, each line 9 inches thick and spaced at intervals of 6 feet 6 inches by 8 feet, magnetically oriented; the dimensions are very close to the mathematical roots of the Great Pyramid.1 Hartmann noticed that the intersecting points of the network – the knots – are influenced by underground veins of water as well as magnetic forces emanating naturally from the earth. Consequently, he found that the knots alter in strength from time to time and that a relationship exists between the location of the knots and the adverse health of people who work or sleep on them. Dowsers have been aware of this geopathic stress for centuries, and it is not uncommon for them to be hired to alter the location of the Hartmann net on a property, by embedding conductors such as metal rods into the ground, which stretch the electromagnetic net away from desired locations. It is the dowser’s equivalent of what ancient Egyptian temple builders used to call ‘the piercing the snake’, the practice of anchoring or moving the earth’s electromagnetic lines of force to achieve a desired energetic effect at a specific location, particularly the site of a future temple. Conversely, the holes of the Hartmann net are places of neutral space where the weather is perfect. Could a relationship exist between temples and the stretching of this net? Nothing more came of these musings until I read a fascinating research document by the geobiologist Blanche Merz, in which she conducted readings at temples in Europe, Egypt and India, and found the Hartmann net to be stretched around the temples like a protective membrane. As Merz wrote: “the gigantic Pharaonic structures have this in common: the Hartmann network forms a veritable dam of 18 geomagnetic lines around the perimeter of the buildings.”2 Celebrated temples such as Saqqara, Karnak, Luxor, Kom Ombu, as well as the pyramids, enjoy an immense neutral zone, much in the same way as the henge monuments in Britain circulate electromagnetic forces which concentrate the energy inside the temples and in a controlled manner that is beneficial to people. All these places are listed in the Edfu Building Texts as the original primordial mounds of the gods. Merz went on to find other energy hotspots at Chartres cathedral, the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and a plethora of Indian sacred sites; in Tibet she found that stupas marked with nagas (serpents) identify the position of Hartmann knots, and that telluric energy is transmitted via these upright stones.3

So, in creating places of power, the ancients created sanctuaries where paradise can be experienced on Earth. The entrance to the Field of Reeds, Saqqara.

Naturally, this revived my interest in the ‘seven degrees of perfection’ and the possibility they might be referring to thresholds of some kind. As it happens, in Egyptian mythology, the passage of the soul into heaven is made through a place called Sekhet Ianu, the “Field of Reeds”, a land of paradise where the spirit spends eternity; we simply know it today as the Elyssian Fields. Egyptian mythology states that to reach this much-desired land one must pass through a series of gates.4 During a visit to the temple complex at Saqqara I had the opportunity to study the passageway leading from the profane world and into the grand courtyard and its evocative stepped pyramid, engineered by Imhotep, an architect of the gods. This passageway is unique in that it is a colonnade of 18 reeds separated by narrow alcoves. Each of the alcoves discharges an alternating field of positive- and negatively-charged force which serves both as a barrier into the temple while at the same time influencing the body’s electromagnetic circuitry. In essence, as one walks down the preparatory entrance into Saqqara, one is suitably entranced prior to making contact with the courtyard of the temple and its mansion of the gods. In its time, this was the procedure necessary for dispelling negative thoughts and feelings one may be harboring prior to entering the sacred abode. Or as the Funerary Texts put it, one had “to master oneself before crossing the threshold of each gate.” 5 The numerical relationship between the 18 reeds and the 18 Hartmann lines protecting the perimeter of the temples is unmistakable. But for me, the revelation lay in the readings of the alternating energy field along the passageway, for they consisted of exactly seven positive-charged currents.

The seven positive charged nodes along the passageway into Saqqara.

Suddenly an answer to the ‘seven degrees of perfection’ loomed near. Merz’ own research revealed that at the very wide thresholds preceding the initiatory rooms of the temples, the Hartmann net traverses the entrances with seven tightly-packed grid lines protecting “the passage from the known to unknown.” 6 I found this spiritual engineering isn’t reserved just for Egyptian temples. In Ireland, the entrance to the ceremonial chamber at Newgrange is similarly protected by alternating energy currents, with seven positively-charged lines anchored on either side of the chambered passageway before reaching the inner sanctum.7 Coincidentally, Merz found the same system of seven energy lines protecting the passage to the altar at Chartres Cathedral, which also happens to be the location of the original temple on this site.

Entrance to Newgrange, Ireland

It seems these precautions were undertaken in different parts of the world, not just for the protection of the site, but also as a preparatory area for the initiate to pause and reflect prior to crossing the threshold between visible and invisible, much like the ritual a Muslim pilgrim as he winds seven times in an ever-decreasing spiral around the Ka’Ba before touching this stone called the “Soul-Body.” The greater purpose of the temple builders was to induce a closer bond between the initiate and the unseen universe. Temples were designated as repositories of the knowledge of the gods, and that ‘imbibing’ such knowledge empowered the individual to be free – that is, free from the illusions of the world of matter. Under such conditions any individual is able to live life fully aware, precisely as the Rig Veda states. Total self-empowerment through total self-realization. This ideal would eventually bring the original temple builders and the benevolent guardians of the temple into direct conflict with organized religion, which abhors anyone savouring direct contact with the divine. Few tales portray the fight for the domination of the human soul better than the Biblical story of Adam and Eve, their own sojourn in paradise, and that apple they ate from the Tree of Knowledge. Anyone raised in the Christian faith knows the story all too well. But in the account of Genesis given in the Gnostic gospels of Nag Hammadi, which precede the four canonical gospels carefully selected by the Catholic Church,4 the serpent appears as the benevolent hero of mankind, and the god portrayed in the story is a shadow of the god of Light: “What did God say to you?” the serpent asked Eve. “Was it, do not eat from the tree of knowledge?”

Eve replied, “He said, not only do not eat from it, but do not touch it lest you die.” The serpent reassured her, saying, “Do not be afraid. With death you shall not die; for it was out of jealousy that he said this to you. Rather your eyes shall open and you shall come to be like gods, recognizing evil and good.” 8 The Gnostic writings then describe that once Adam and Eve had eaten of the Tree of Knowledge they experienced enlightenment, precisely as one does, and the knowledge empowered them to discover spiritual transfiguration.

All of this is in stark contrast to what many have been traditionally taught. Thanks to the machinations of the Church, the attainment of knowledge gets Adam and Eve booted out of paradise, the apple is labeled forbidden fruit, and worse, the whole episode is presided by a serpent who was doing fine as a symbol of telluric forces until the Church turned it into a tool of the devil. And just like that, knowledge becomes evil, and coming into contact with it removes you from a state of bliss. And yet “drinking” of this knowledge and applying it was precisely the reason why we sought out places of power on the land to begin with, and why creator gods with benevolent intentions would later imprint ”the knowledge” at sacred places, so we can travel to them whenever we forget that we too are gods, by experiencing, even if for a few moments, the taste of paradise.

References 1. Robert Hartmann, Wetter, Boden, Mensch, brochure no. 13, 1983, Eberbach am Necktar 2. Blanche Merz, Points of Cosmic Energy, C.W. Daniel and Co., Saffron Walden, 1985, pp.32-33 3. ibid, p.83 4. E.A. Wallis-Budge, The Egyptian Heaven and Hell, Keagan Paul, London, 1937, p.37 5. ibid 6. Merz, op.cit., pp.33-34 7. Also in Michael Poynder, Pi In The Sky, Rider, London, 1992, p.88 8. James Robinson, The Nag Hammadi Library, E.J. Bill, New York, 1988, pp.165, 184 Based on material from the new book, ‘Legacy of the Gods: The Origin of Sacred Sites and the Rebirth of Ancient Wisdom’, by Freddy Silva © 2010, 2011 Freddy Silva Available at

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Cymatic crop circle. The plants are bent six inches from the top. Goodworth Clatford, UK 1994.

November 2011


Tetrahedron’ crop glyph. Barbury Castle, UK 1991, Photo by Freddy Silva. Sound frequency captured in liquid, resembling the Barbury crop glyph. Cymatic image taken from: Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena & Vibration, (Combined Vols. I & II) by Dr. Hans Jenny. © 2001 MACROmedia Publishing. Used by permission.

What causes plants to bend an inch above soil and gently lay down in precise spiral forms, with no physical signs of damage? What force creates light burn marks on the surface of the stems, alters their cellular structure, and the crystalline structure of the underlying soil; alters the local electro-magnetic field, depletes the local watershed, shifts the local magnetic field by 4-degrees, and leaves measurable effects on water samples and the human biological field?

Right - Blown node, showing hole created by superheated water leaving the stem. Left - Stem from crop circle showing charring effect caused by short, intense burst of heat, as generated by infrasound.

Welcome to the world of crop circles. Over 10,000 of these geometric shapes have been catalogued since the early 1900s, with dozens of eyewitnesses as far back as 1890 reporting them forming in a matter of seconds; several descriptive accounts are even documented in 1678 by Robert Plot, then curator of the Ashmolean Library in Oxford. So much, then, for the widely perpetuated myth that the phenomenon is the creation of two old guys and a plank of wood.

By definition, a hoax is a forgery. But forgeries require originals from which to copy, so what unknown force creates the genuine crop circles?

One answer is sound.

Sound has traditionally been considered the prime Universal creative force, as echoed in all the world's faiths and traditions: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God', St. John reminds us. Hopi and Navajo traditions assert that in ancient times shamans would utter words onto sand and create patterns, a concept not dissimilar to the Hindu mandalas which are said to be expressions of the breath of God. Consequently, the Eastern faiths—Islam in particular—chose sacred geometry to express the image of God, a practice later applied in Gothic cathedrals to enhance their acoustics and, as discovered recently, to stimulate heightened states of awareness. Sacred geometry lies behind the atomic structures of plants and crystals, and these geometric harmonics are mathematically interrelated with the notes of the pure music scale. Physical reality, it seems, is governed by geometric arrays related to sound. In 1992, the late Prof. Gerald Hawkins discovered four new geometric theorems encoded in crop circles. More significantly, he discovered a previously unknown fifth theorem from which he could derive the other four. Despite an open challenge to over half a million mathematicians, none were able to create such a theorem. Yet shortly after Hawkins’ discovery (but before its publication), this theorem materialized as a crop circle in southern England.

Crystalline structure of wheat: normal (top); crop circle (bottom).

As the expression of number in space, geometry is inextricably linked to music, since its laws govern the mathematical intervals that make up the notes in the western music scale—the diatonic ratios. Since Hawkins' theorems also generate these ratios, a link now exists between crop circles and musical notes, which are the by-product of sound frequency. Soon, crop circles bearing unmistakable associations with sound began to appear: One expressed the Lambdoma, a diagram defining the relationships between musical harmonics and mathematical ratios; then, an unusual formation—in which the barley plants were bent six inches from the top—gave the proverbial nod to sound, for it represented a cymatic pattern.

Cymatic crop circle. The plants are bent six inches from the top. Goodworth Clatford, UK 1994. Photo by Freddy Silva

Cymatics is the study of vibrational wave patterns. One of its pupils was Swiss scientist Hans Jenny who captured on film the transmission of sound through liquids and powders. He observed how increasing sound vibration created geometric shapes, from simple circles and concentric rings to complex tetrahedrons, mandalas and other sacred geometric forms. Jenny’s work provides a connection to crop circles since many of the vibrational patterns in his experiments mimic their designs. Some are blatant imitations, such as the circle surrounded by concentric rings, typical of early 1980s crop circles; a tetrahedron from 1991; even the highly structured hexagonal star fractals of 1997.

Visually, then, the connection is undeniable. But what evidence links sound and crop circles at a physical level? Several accounts exist of a trilling sound heard by witnesses to crop circles forming. This unusual noise was captured on magnetic tape and analyzed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The conclusion? The noise was not a type of bird or insect, and contained a harmonic frequency of 5.0-5.2 kHz. Whilst recording an interview inside a crop circle the same trilling sound was accidentally captured by a BBC cameraman shortly before it rendered his $60,000 camera obsolete. And as entire busloads of circles tourists have discovered since, electrical equipment fares poorly inside crop circles.

Interestingly, in their ceremonies to contact the ‘sky spirits’, the Aborigines swing a ‘bora’ – a piece of wood carved in the shape of a vesica piscis and attached to a string– and the noise generated by this instrument is practically identical to the crop circle hum. Perhaps the greatest connection linking sound to crop circles lies in their greatest anomaly: the bending of the plants' stems. Experiments into the effects of music on plants at Anamalai University, India, and Temple Buell College, Colorado, reveal that exposure to Hindu devotional music bends stems in excess of 60º to the vertical. Similar changes are known to occur in plants collected from crop circles: tests performed by the physicist Dr. W. Levengood in Michigan consistently show how the energy creating crop circles affects seed embryo and plant growth, elongates the plant's nodes, even alters the plants’ chromosomes. Tests at Ottawa University exposing corn to sound frequencies produced a higher heat content in soil and a slight charring of the plants – an effect consistent with the 'baked soil' observed in crop circles, where the affected area appears noticeably drier despite overnight rain; the same applies to the charring at the base of their stalks. Indeed, exposing wheat to sound accelerates plant growth, and the frequency used in such experiments is identical to the crop circles’ trilling noise. Sound as the modus operandi of crop circles now seems feasible. But what type of sound coaxes plants to bend and lie down, applying firm and gentle pressure and, given the intricacy and complexity of designs, with a fine degree of control? Interestingly, ultrasound interacts with physical elements to such a degree because it can be focused like a laser. This requires frequencies in the MHz range, the kind detected inside crop circles. Such frequencies can also affect states of awareness–something that visitors in crop formations notice, particularly left brain functions such as counting. This effect is often experienced in temples such as stone circles where, coincidentally, ultrasound has been detected. Over the last six years, frequency readings in crop circles have jumped, from around 320 MHz to 640 Mhz, and so, too, has their geometric complexity. This coincides with Jenny's sound experiments which show that a relationship exists between the rising complexity of cymatic geometries in proportion to the rise of dispensed frequency. In other words, the level of frequency, whether in a laboratory or a field, correlates with the increase in design intricacy.

Equilateral version of Hawkins’ fifth crop circle theorem was found in the crop glyph’s embedded geometry. The theorem had neither been published nor revealed to the public. Uitchfield, UK 1995, Photo by Freddy Silva.

Interestingly, when tuned in the MHz range, ultrasound prevents damage to sensitive tissues, so its healing properties are today used in hospitals. Since the mid-1990s hundreds of cases of people reporting healings inside crop circles have been documented, including the disappearance of a 99% malignant retinal tumor. Below 20 Hz sound becomes infrasonic, and such frequencies affect biological processes. Here, the acoustic pressure of infrasound can boil the water inside a stem in one nanosecond. As water heats it expands, and crop circle plants reveal tiny holes in their nodes where this superheated water has escaped. This leaves a hollow cavity near their base. Top-heavy, and made subtle like molten glass by the heat, the plants collapse into their new horizontal position. This ‘vapor cavitation’ creates local temperature increases of hundreds of thousands of degrees, evaporates millions of gallons of groundwater, and gives plants a malty, cooked odor. Combine this with Levengood's discovery of microscopic blow-holes in the plants' cell wall pits (indicating the rapid boiling of water), and things start to fall into place. Since infrasound is also capable of atomizing water molecules to create a fine mist, it is noted that a number of farmers have witnessed “a series of columns of mist” rising from within new crop circles on their land. Finally, the lower the operating frequency of infrasound, the greater the disruption to chromosomes. Every summer, crop circle plants are sent blind to Dr. Levengood, and some inevitably show unmistakable disruption to their chromosomes. Yet give him samples taken from man-made formations and he finds something really unusual—perfectly normal plants. The musical scale, constructed on the harmonics of sacred geometry, and now found within the framework of crop circles, represents the soul of the world because it embodies the essence of the Universe. So it's no coincidence that a large percentage of crop circles can be identified with, and by, ancient cultures who to this day honor their histories through song and music, their healing rituals performed with sound or rhythm; this relationship is further exhibited in Buddhist mandalas, which are used to alter states of awareness. Perhaps it is not by coincidence that crop circles mirror these intricate patterns, nor that they bear an uncanny resemblance to Jenny's materializations of sound.

If sound is creating crop circles, is it not possible that they are arousing our consciousness? After all, it's through music that whole human experiences are celebrated and carried from generation to generation. It is probable that it is for this reason that the cochlea in the human ear is shaped like a spiral constructed according to the harmonic laws of tone, just as the same spiral forms the primary basis from which thousands of crop circles have sprung. The historian David Tame revealed how music is a carrier for social change: The effects of Handel's music is believed to have reversed the state of morality in Victorian England, just as the anarchic overtones of Punk corralled disillusioned youth into fighting an establishment that held no tolerance for those who stepped outside the system. The effects in people's states of awareness after contact with crop circles is similarly documented: a pictogram at Alton Barnes, England, in 1990 sported the trident of Shiva, the Transformer. Ironically, it was through exposure to this crop circle that millions around the world were transformed, just as images of crop circles today continue to enlighten those who come into contact with them. If sound is one of the formative principles behind crop circles, it is not surprising that they are leaving psychological impressions on those whose antenna is extended and receptive to their tune.

Crop glyph containing unusual ratchet subdivided into the eight parts of the octave. From this is extracted the Pythagorean Lambdoma (right), a diagram containing all the harmonics of the musical scale Photo by Freddy Silva.

How is it that ancient civilizations were able to maintain their cultures in perfect equilibrium for thousands of years but ours become dysfunctional within a few decades? One answer is to look at the legacy of ancient temples, oracles and sacred sites they left behind. By understanding sacred sites we can learn what they do for us, to us, how and why. This requires looking beyond the obvious physical façade, and into the layers of coding, metaphor and subtle force. That’s when you arrive at the true temple, the invisible temple. For several decades I've walked countless temples around the world, taking in both their spatial and special qualities. After a while it became apparent that sacred sites are speaking. A mythical, invisible spirit of place is aware of your presence and purpose. Like a credit card reader it scans your human energy field, and should the PIN match, you engage in an intimate conversation. Thus begins the relationship with the genus loci, the spirit of place. Eventually you realize there is a library of knowledge being shared. Its contents are boundless and timeless, the sum of all there is: Universal codes of energy, ancient systems of knowledge, measure and proportion, and how these can be applied at any given moment in our lives to enhance our earthly potential. Depending on what you are seeking, the experience will alter your consciousness. Which is precisely the purpose of such places of power. The elements that make nature tick —magnetism, water, stone, sacred geometry, sacred measure, sound— converge at sacred sites. By carefully blending these principles together, it is possible to open a portal of connectivity to other levels of reality. It is even possible to apply the same principles today to construct a temple wherever you are. And that is precisely what our ancestors were up to when they created a grid of tens of thousands of temples all over the world.

As you walk through this site... ...I hope you become more aware of the qualities that define sacred space from profane space, and that you will use this information in a way that is positive and, ultimately, beneficial to all living things on Earth. Including yourself.

© Freddy Silva 1996, 2011 Extracts from Secrets In The Fields: The Science And Mysticism of Crop Circles, by Freddy Silva. BIO       Freddy Silva is one of the world’s leading researchers of sacred sites, ancient systems of knowledge, and the interaction between temples and consciousness.     His new book is Common Wealth: The Origin of Sacred Sites and the Rebirth of Ancient Wisdom. He has also directed three documentaries.     He lectures internationally, with keynote presentations at the International Science and Consciousness Conference, the International Society For The Study Of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, and Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E, in addition to appearances on Discovery Channel, BBC, and radio shows such as Coast To Coast. Described by the CEO of Universal Light Expo as “perhaps the best metaphysical speaker in the world right now.” Main website e Cymatic photos from ‘Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration’, © 2001 MACROmedia Publishing (used by permission). Website

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