OGDEN -- Area residents have an opportunity to hear Freddy Silva speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dragonfly Health Foods, 260 25th St.
Silva is a researcher, author and documentary filmmaker of ancient temples and sacred sites.
"How is it that ancient civilizations were able to maintain their cultures in perfect equilibrium for thousands of years but ours become dysfunctional in less than fifty?" he asks on his website. "One answer is to look at the legacy of temples, oracles and sacred sites they left behind. By understanding sacred sites we can learn what they do for us, to us, and how and why."
Silva states that these sites have an important message for modern society.
Silva will give four presentations while in Utah next week.
The Ogden presentation will be titled "The Location of Paradise and How Temples Transform the Soul."
Cost is $20 in advance at the health food store or online at http://unlockingtheinvisiblereality.eventbrite.com.
The lecture is $25 at the door.
While in Utah, Silva will visit the Salt Lake City temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Although Silva will not be able to enter the temple itself, he will receive a tour that explains how the LDS temple was constructed, as well as the directional alignments, geometries and symbols engraved on the granite structure, states a news release about his visit.
For the past 20 years, Silva has been compelled to research, study and analyze the connections between the ancient and Neolithic sites around the world in order to understand ancient mysteries, states the release.
His journey has taken him all over the world and has allowed him to discover the connection among sacred sites, starting with ancient Sumerian and Egyptian pyramids, Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar and the Gothic Cathedrals of Europe.
He also has studied the Freemasons of Scotland and the Founding Fathers of America, including the layout of Washington, D.C.
He now is looking at a group of modern-day temple builders -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
While in Utah, Silva will also give three presentations in Sandy.
They will include another offering of "The Location of Paradise and How Temples Transform the Soul" at 7 p.m. Friday.
Silva will present "Coding the Earth" at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and "Sacred Space and the Healing Power of Resonance" at 2 p.m. Saturday.
These presentations will be at the Larry Miller Auditorium at Salt Lake Community College Campus, 9750 S. 300 West in Sandy.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Water Wellness Center at 3727 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City or online at the address listed above.
Each Silva presentation is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
A three-pack of tickets is $50 in advance or $70 at the door.
"His presentations will answer questions such as: What did the ancients know that allowed them to harness the energies of the Earth and use them to heal the human body?" states the news release.
"Why are these sacred sites built upon the Earth's electromagnetic grid known as ley lines?"
He also will discuss how the more recent phenomenon of crop circles is creating new sacred sites around the globe.
His release states that these geometric shapes and pictograms are having similar healing and euphoric affects on those who visit them, as if on a spiritual pilgrimage.
"Silva's library of knowledge is vast and timeless as it reveals the universal codes of energy and ancient systems of knowledge such as pyramids, sacred geometry and sacred sites," the release states.
"He will show that by carefully blending these principles together, it is possible to open a portal of connectivity to other levels of consciousness that can assist in healing our lives and our world."