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How the World Is Made: The Story of Creation According to Sacred Geometry


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Understanding the role of sacred geometry in cosmology and human affairs andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Explains how ancient societies that grasped the timeless principles of sacred geometry were able to create flourishing societies andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Illustrates the social and spiritual values in the natural progression of number andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Contains more than 300 full-color drawings showing the interplay of number and sacred geometry andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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. The laws of geometry are not human inventions. They are found ready-made in nature and hold a truth that is the same in all times and all places and is older than the world itself. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;How the World Is Madeandlt;/Iandgt; John Michell explains how ancient societies that grasped the timeless principles of sacred geometry were able to create flourishing societies. His more than 300 full-color illustrations reveal the secret code within these geometrical figures and how they express the spiritual meanings in the key numbers of 1 through 12. For example, the number 8 and its octagon are symbols of peace and stability, the holy 7 and its seven-sided figure are connected to the world-soul. 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. Some are musical and structural, others relate to life and humanity. In the process of making these discoveries, 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 andldquo;pattern in the heavens,andrdquo; as Socrates called it, andldquo;which anyone can find and establish within themselves.andrdquo;

About the Author

John Michell (1933-2009), educated at Eton and Cambridge, was the pioneer researcher and specialist in the field of ancient, traditional science. Author of more than twenty-five books, his work has profoundly influenced modern thinking, including andlt;Iandgt;The Sacred Centerandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Dimensions of Paradiseandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The New View Over Atlantisandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Secrets of the Stonesandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;The Temple of Jerusalem: A Revelationandlt;/Iandgt;.Allan Brown is a graphic designer who specializes in sacred geometrical figures. He lives in Brighton.

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andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Publisherandrsquo;s Preface andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;The Hand and the Computer andlt;BRandgt;A Note on the Illustrations andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 1 andlt;BRandgt;THE GEOMETERandrsquo;S CREATION andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1. How the World Began andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;And Why, and Why Worry? andlt;BRandgt;- The Geometerandrsquo;s Creator andlt;BRandgt;- Creative Geometry: Introducing the Ratios andlt;BRandgt;- Genesis and the Great Geometer andlt;BRandgt;- The Number of the Universe andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2. The Number 5040 andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Key to the World Plan andlt;BRandgt;- Earth, Moon, and the Circle Squared andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3. The Circle, the Square andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;And the Meaning of Pi andlt;BRandgt;- Pi in Practice andlt;BRandgt;- Pi in the Pyramid andlt;BRandgt;- Pi Equals 3? An Antiquarian Fantasy andlt;BRandgt;- The andpi; Patterns andlt;BRandgt;- Cosmological Revelations in Crop Circles andlt;BRandgt;- The Revelation at Crooked Soley andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4. Initiation andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;And the Vision of Heavenly Order andlt;BRandgt;- An Initiateandrsquo;s Vision: St John and the Heavenly Jerusalem andlt;BRandgt;- Heaven on Earth: The Pattern of the Sanctuary andlt;BRandgt;- The Numbers of the Holy City and Their Meanings andlt;BRandgt;- 3168, the Number of Our Lord Jesus Christ andlt;BRandgt;- 1080, the Lunar Number, the Solar 666, and Their Sum, 1746 andlt;BRandgt;- 864, the Foundation Number andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 2 andlt;BRandgt;The Physical Creation andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5. The Dodecad andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A Summary of the Numbers One to Twelve andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6. The One and Only andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Symbol of the Universe andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7. The Geometry of Two andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Duality and the World of Paradox andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8. The Geometry of Three andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Vesica Piscis and Material Creation andlt;BRandgt;- The Vesica Piscis and the Marriage Made in Heaven andlt;BRandgt;- The Net with 153 Fishes, a Geometerandrsquo;s Parable andlt;BRandgt;- The Triangles That Fill Up Space andlt;BRandgt;- Pythagorean Triangles andlt;BRandgt;- The Second Pythagorean Triangle 5-12-13 andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9. Four and the Square andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Reason, Stability, Order andlt;BRandgt;- The Rational Square and the Root-2 Proportion andlt;BRandgt;- Doubling the Area of a Square: An Exercise in Recollection andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10. Six and the Hexagon andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Perfect Number andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11. Eight and the Octagon andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;For Peace and Justice andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12. The Majestic Twelve andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The Number of Universal Order and Harmony andlt;BRandgt;- Twelve Tribes and the Revelation of the Heavenly Order andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 3 andlt;BRandgt;The Creation of Life andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;13. Five and Ten andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Numbers of Life and Growth andlt;BRandgt;- Life and the Pentagon andlt;BRandgt;- Five and the Golden Section andlt;BRandgt;- Humanity and the Pentagram andlt;BRandgt;- Pentagonal Dances andlt;BRandgt;- Sex and the Pentagram: Meeting, Mating, and Breeding andlt;BRandgt;- Pentagonal Marriages with Other Shapes andlt;BRandgt;- Five and Seven andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 4 andlt;BRandgt;The World Soul andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;14. The Holy Seven andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Symbol of the World Soul andlt;BRandgt;- Seven and the Mysteries andlt;BRandgt;- Seven, Nine, and the Septenary Number andlt;BRandgt;- Twelve and Seven: The Supreme Numerical Marriage andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;15. Geometry and Love andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Approaching the Climax andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 5 andlt;BRandgt;Atlantis andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;16. A Geometerandrsquo;s Nightmare andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Platoandrsquo;s Pentagonal Allegory andlt;BRandgt;- Atlantis: The Historical Record andlt;BRandgt;- Atlantis: Its Foundation and Growth andlt;BRandgt;- Squaring the Circle, Atlantis Style andlt;BRandgt;- Atlantis: The Pentagonal Edifice andlt;BRandgt;- Atlantis: The Basic Geometry andlt;BRandgt;- Atlantis and the Golden Section andlt;BRandgt;- The Meaning of Atlantis andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;About the Author andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Indexandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;

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Michell, John
Inner Traditions International
Brown, Allan
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