"...this ground-breaking book assembles much fascinating research and information into some coherent and revelatory threads, with an engaging humour and modesty. No lecturing, but a chance for the reader to assess the evidence and ponder in greater detail our extraordinary legacy and ever- present possibilities of 'sacred space'. With many historical examples from around the world, one often paralleling another, the book easily embraces the material and the spiritual. But it is with Silva's super-clear presentation of how the two have interacted and can still interact that the book is something of a ' first'. Hard to put down.""...the knowledge and wisdom is beyond anything else I have ever read, pulling so much ancient information together.""...years ago I set out to learn as much as I could about the origins of human- ity and the roots and development of spiritual practices. I read wonderful books by Graham Hancock, Adrian Gilbert, Laurence Gardner, Andrew Collins, Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, and others. I bought a 42- lecture DVD course on Ancient Egypt and dashed home each evening eager to watch the next lecture. those were good, and I felt fulfilled. But THIS contains the information I was looking for and more...expressive, poetic, emotional, thought-provoking, moving, and inspiring."