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Secrets in the Fields: The Science and Mysticism of Crop Circles

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Library Journal (09/01/2002): Silva, who has worked in graphic design and advertising for most of his professional life, conveys his keen passion for earth mysticism in this probing examination of crop circles. He examines the history of crop circles, human interactions with them, their probable implications, and, in a section...

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Library Journal (09/01/2002):
Silva, who has worked in graphic design and advertising for most of his professional life, conveys his keen passion for earth mysticism in this probing examination of crop circles. He examines the history of crop circles, human interactions with them, their probable implications, and, in a section that is alone worth the price of the books for supporters, their effects on our current worldview. Silva also delves deeply into the evidence for crop circles' authenticity. In arguing that they are transhuman events, he discusses the role of electromagnetism and its effects, UFO phenomena and their relation to crop circles, the relationship between crop circles and healing, evidence supporting psychic ability, and language's ability to affect information consciously and subconsciously (this section is sure to stimulate those who suspect that crop circles are a hoax). Readers may be inspired to reexamine preconceived ideas, as Silva's explanations are detailed and well researched and avoid technical jargon. Footnotes and an extensive bibliography encourage further exploration. Recommended for psychic phenomena or metaphysical and New Age collections in public libraries, and for collections including contemporary works on controversies in science and mysticism.-Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach Lib. District, FL

Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-320) and index.

Review Quotes:
"The text is very thorough and provides one of the most extensive analyses of crop circles that I have ever read. ...A detailed and fascinating read, I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in crop circles." --James A. Cox, "The Midwest Book Review"
An exploration of the origin and meaning of the phenomenon of crop circles. Freddy Silva discusses the history of circles, their nature and symbolism, and the issue of man-made hoaxes, and offers the reader a sense of what it's like to be in a crop circle just after it has been made. The volume is illustrated with photographs, circle redrawings, diagrams, and a colour insert.

Review Citations:
Library Journal 09/01/2002 pg. 195 (EAN 9781571743220, Paperback)
Contributor Bio: Silva, Freddy
Freddy Silva is one of the world's leading experts on sacred sites and a leading researcher of the interaction between temples and consciousness. He is the author of "Secrets in the Fields". He lectures internationally and has appeared on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The BBC. Visit him at www.invisibletemple.com

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