Sacred Geography: Deciphering Hidden Codes in the Landscape by Paul Devereux, 2012.
This book explores the latest scientific research behind the ancient forms and patterns of sacred sites around the world, and the long-lost mystical connection our ancestors had with our planet. Since ancient times humans have honored places of power in the landscape to gain healing, wisdom and access the world of spirit. Here Paul Devereux draws on the evidence from the disciplines of sacred geometry, archaeology, archaeoastronomy and archaeoacoustics to map out the hidden meaning in ancient sites and landforms. This book is a beautifully illustrated, thoroughly-researched and comprehensive key to the ancient patterns of sacred sites and landscapes around the world, describing how our ancestors were intimately connected with the land in mind, body and spirit. It covers: power places - investigating magnetic and other natural forces at sacred sites; understanding shamanic landscapes - the meaning of the Nazca lines in Peru and other giant ground markings; the new science of archaeoacoustics - echo and 'ringing' stones found at prehistoric sites; and cognitive archaeology - a new approach to archaeology and its radical findings. Featuring the latest scientific and archaeological research, and containing satellite imagery, maps and diagrams that provide new insights into ancient sites, Sacred Geography allows you to see the landscape through the eyes of our ancestors and reconnect with the natural world as they may have experienced it once more. What this book lacks is an understanding of the esoteric science behind the wonders it describes. A greater understanding of the ancient esoteric earth-science of geomancy is found in such works as Nick Pennick’s The Ancient Science of Geomancy: Living in Harmony with the Earth (1995); John Mitchell’s The Earth Spirit: Its Ways, Shrines and Mysteries (1975); and relevant sections of H. P. Blavatsky’s theosophical classics, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine. – Andrew Rooke