David Elkington is at present studying for a doctorate, research for which comprises most of the text of 'In the Name of the Gods'. Born in the early 1960's he has travelled widely in pursuit if his findings, leaving no stone unturned, as he has explored a wide remit, one that encompasses the fields of linguistics, acoustics, architecture, philology, neuro-physiology, theology and world myth
In his new book, IN THE NAME OF THE GODS, author David Elkington, along with associates Paul Ellson and John Reid, provides a scientific explanation for the basis of religion and spiritual practices.
Giving examples from acoustic experiments at various ancient sacred sites, Elkington establishes an acoustic motive behind the construction of sacred buildings and further posits that the use of radon bearing granite and the positioning of buildings, including many churches and cathedrals, demonstrate that the builders knew the properties of these rocks and may have used the higher radiation present to help gain an expanded awareness.
Citing the relationships between the frequencies of the human brain in expanded state (7-13Hz) and the dominating frequency of planetary resonance (around 8Hz.). Elkington builds a case for an ancient science as the root of early religions and also of Christianity. Using a study of names and places found in scripture and mythology, the roots of Christianity are traced to a far more ancient and worldwide phenomena which had an emphasis on chant and invocation in specially constructed places in order to attain heightened states of consciousness. Also, evidence of a temporary revival of this knowledge is revealed through a study of Gothic cathedrals.
This pluralistic thesis not only traces Christianity back to at least 3,000BC, but also, in doing so, tackles the issue of the historical Jesus, his relationship to the priest-kings of the day and to the ancient cults of the heroes known as the dying and rising gods. The book's challenging conclusions regarding all of this and more, are expected to create excitement and controversy for many years to come.