Sacred Geometry

Deciphering the Code
Author: Stephen Skinner
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402765827
Category: Mathematics
Page: 160
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A fascinating and inspirational look at the vital link between the hidden geometrical order of the universe, geometry in nature, and the geometry of the man-made world. The Da Vinci Code has awakened the public to the powerful and very ancient idea that religious truths and mathematical principles are intimately intertwined. Sacred Geometry offers an accessible way of understanding how that connection is revealed in nature and the arts. Over the centuries, temple builders have relied on magic numbers to shape sacred spaces, astronomers have used geometry to calculate holy seasons, and philosophers have observed the harmony of the universe in the numerical properties of music. By showing how the discoveries of mathematics are manifested over and over again in biology and physics, and how they have inspired the greatest works of art, this illuminating study reveals the universal principles that link us to the infinite.

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science
Author: Michael S. Schneider
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062043161
Category: Science
Page: 384
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The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

Math for Mystics

From the Fibonacci sequence to Luna's Labyrinth to the Golden Section and Other Secrets of Sacred Geometry
Author: Renna Shesso
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609252748
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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Much of math history comes to us from early astrologers who needed to be able to describe and record what they saw in the night sky. Whether you were the king’s court astrologer or a farmer marking the best time for planting, timekeeping and numbers really mattered. Mistake a numerical pattern of petals and you could be poisoned. Lose the rhythm of a sacred dance or the meter of a ritually told story and the intricately woven threads that hold life together were spoiled. Ignore the celestial clock of equinoxes and solstices, and you’d risk being caught short of food for the winter. Shesso’s friendly tone and clear grasp of the information make the math “go down easy” in this marvelous book.

Sacred Geometry and Spiritual Symbolism

The Blueprint for Creation
Author: Donald B. Carroll
Publisher: 4th Dimension Press
ISBN: 9780876047361
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 230
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There is evidence that the “knowing” of spirituality can be unified with the observations of science through two geometric symbols consisting of the triangle and the arc and their aspects. Author Carroll shows how, through the millenniums, religions have intuited the importance of these shapes and incorporated their symbolism throughout their beliefs, while these same shapes have been found by modern science to be the essence of life and the cosmos. This shared geometry is not mere coincidence.In the study of our collective symbolism through the eyes of both science and spirituality, we find ourselves in relation to the whole, and our respective parts to play in this awe-inspiring universe of life.

Sacred geometry

symbolism and purpose in religious structures
Author: Nigel Pennick
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 159
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Looks at how several styles of religious architecture make use of geometry and suggests what religious symbolism various geometric shapes exhibit

Sacred Geometry of Nature

Journey on the Path of the Divine
Author: Francene Hart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159143274X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
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A fully illustrated inspirational art book from visionary painter Francene Hart • Includes more than 80 full-color reproductions of Hart’s intricate watercolor paintings and the stories behind them • Recounts the evolution of her art and her discovery of the hidden order of Nature that led to her masterful artistic integrations of Nature, Spirit, and Sacred Geometry • Explores how to tap into the energies provided by spirit guides and power animals, like Jaguar, Raven, Octopus, and Dolphin, and harness the intelligence of the heart for creative inspiration and vision Every one of us possesses the potential to receive visionary experiences and integrate them into our lives. Artists become visionaries by cultivating their instinctive creative spark and sharing their profound visions with the world. In this lavishly illustrated memoir, including more than 80 full-color reproductions of her intricate watercolor paintings and the stories behind them, Francene Hart recounts the evolution of her art from formative influences to her masterful integrations of Nature, Spirit, and Sacred Geometry. Opening with her early work on mandalas and her explorations of the work of Joseph Campbell and C. G. Jung, Hart explains how her first works of art were in response to the solitary life she led in the forest, where she discovered the hidden order of Nature. She reveals how she learned to center her artistic explorations on the intelligence of the heart rather than the intellect, utilizing the wisdom and imagery of Sacred Geometry, reverence for the natural environment, and the interconnectedness between all things as her inspirations. She describes the shamanic lessons that accompanied her discoveries and shaped her understanding of sacred relationships with the self, others, and Mother Earth. She explores how to tap into the energies provided by spirit guides and power animals, like Jaguar, Raven, Octopus, and Dolphin, and explains her profound affinity for the ocean, including her discovery of water consciousness in Hawaii. Offering chronicles of her inspiring travels and transformational encounters around the world, Hart shares her experiences at sacred sites in the Amazon, Central America, Egypt, England, Scotland, Paris, Cambodia, and the Himalayas and how these places influenced her art. Exploring what is revealed as inspiration arises, Spirit informs, and vision is transformed into art, Francene Hart’s journey offers a window into the secret order of Nature, the power of sacred symbols for evolving consciousness, and a visionary artistic path that perfectly blends the mathematical rigors of sacred geometry and the numinous.

Chartres

Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space
Author: Charles Gordon Strachan
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 9780863153914
Category: Architecture
Page: 111
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Explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, suggesting its origins lie in Islamic architecture.

Geometry and the Visual Arts


Author: Daniel Pedoe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486244587
Category: Mathematics
Page: 296
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This survey traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its importance to artists and scientists. It also surveys projective geometry, mathematical curves, theories of perspective, architectural form, and concepts of space.

Yoga

The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry
Author: Rama Jyoti Vernon
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 0940676265
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 264
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Most Westerners already know that practicing yoga can improve health and create peace of mind. But for those who yearn to add meaningful depth to their lives, even greater riches are possible... In this book, master teacher Rama Vernon shares techniques and knowledge suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced students and teachers.

Egyptian Mysteries

New Light on Ancient Knowledge
Author: Lucie Lamy
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500810248
Category: History
Page: 96
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Looks at ancient Egyptian symbols related to creation, harmony, death, and afterlife, and shows jewelry, paintings, architecture, and inscriptions

The Essential Marcus Aurelius


Author: Jacob Needleman,John Piazza
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216115
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.

Earth Honoring

The New Male Sexuality
Author: Robert Lawlor
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892814282
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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Drawing on the mythology of male/female relationships, especially in Earth-honoring tribal cultures, Lawlor shows how we can learn from their traditions to create more balanced relationships in Western society.

Geometry & Art

How Mathematics Transformed Art During the Renaissance
Author: David Wade
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781627951050
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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A fascinating and authoritative look at how geometry changed the world of art forever. Geometry & Art follows the artists of the Renaissance, whose search for perspective and visual depth led them to the study of geometry. Influencing the work of artists such as Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesco, and Leonardo da Vinci, this incredible artistic breakthrough quickly spread to Germany, where a passion for polyhedral based geometrical designs flourished as a district new art in the mid-16th century. A period of enormous political and cultural change, the Renaissance empowered artists to draw upon a blossoming revival of classical art, philosophy, and culture. At the same time, a wealth of new ideas and concepts were flowing into Europe from the Islamic Middle East. And it was this flood of revolutionary new thought that would lead to the syntheses of mathematics, geometry, and art that characterises the painting, sculpture, and visual language of the Renaissance. This compelling volume uses engaging text, compelling historical accounts, and 250 beautiful illustrations to immerse readers in the fundamental Renaissance forms which, although conceived over five hundred years ago, still have the capacity to inspire us with their beauty.

How the World is Made

The Story of Creation According to Sacred Geometry
Author: John Michell,Allan Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500515105
Category: Cosmology
Page: 272
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Galileo described the universe as a large book written in the language of mathematics, which can only be read by those with knowledge of its characters triangles, circles and other geometrical figures. In How the World Is Made John Michell explains how ancient peoples who grasped the timeless principles of sacred geometry were able to create flourishing societies. His more than 300 colour illustrations reveal the secret code within these geometrical figures and how they express the spiritual meanings in the key numbers of 1 through 12. He identifies the various regular shapes and shows their constructions; their natural symbolism; their meetings, matings and ways of breeding; and their functions within the universal order. In the process, Michell helps us see the world in a new light. Disparate shapes and their corresponding numbers are woven together, resolving themselves into an all-inclusive world image that pattern in the heavens, as Socrates called it, which anyone can find and establish within themselves.

Sacred Geometry


Author: Miranda Lundy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713823
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

Islamic Art and Spirituality


Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143841420X
Category: Art
Page: 213
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With remarkable breadth of vision, Seyyed Hossein Nasr reveals for both Western and Muslim readers how each art form in the islamic tradition is based upon a science of nature concerned, not with the outer appearance of things, but with their inner reality. Ranging across calligraphy, painting, architecture, literature, music, and the plastic arts, Nasr penetrates to the inner dimension of Islam and shows the role art plays in the life of individual Muslims and the community as a whole—the role of inspiring the remembrance and contemplation of God. Once the author establishes art as an aid and support to the spiritual life, he traces the creative act to its ultimate source: inner knowledge and barakah, or grace, which make the crystallization of inner realities in form and space and time possible. Through this knowledge and grace, the author asserts, unity manifests upon the plane of multiplicity, making archetypal realities perceivable by the senses. Through this knowledge and grace, art functions as a ladder for the journey of the soul from the visible to the invisible. How Islamic art leads man to the inner chamber of divine revelation forms the substance of much of this important work. An especially close look is given to the Sufi tradition within Islam, for its mystical teachers have often clearly demonstrated in their works the spiritual significance of beauty and served as the source of inspiration for art. By rediscovering the root of art in the Islamic tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr opens doors to new dimensions of unity which have seemingly been obscured in recent Western art. In so doing, he extends the significance of this book beyond the Islamic belief system to touch the hearts and creative impulses of readers from all traditions.

The Geometry of the End of Time

Proportions Prophesy and Power
Author: Robert Lawlor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780646936574
Category:
Page: 644
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This book explains the proportional and harmonic structure of the Yuga system, an invisible rhythmic pattern embedded in time itself, and how it is related to the precession of the equinoxes, the Mayan Calendar, and the astronomical plan of Stonehenge.

History of Western Philosophy

Collectors Edition
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135692912
Category: Philosophy
Page: 728
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Now in a special gift edition, and featuring a brand new foreword by Anthony Gottlieb, this is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the works of significant philosophers throughout the ages and a definitive must-have title that deserves a revered place on every bookshelf.