The Sacred Geometry of Washington, D.C.: The Integrity and Power of the Original Design

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Green Magic, 2006 - Architecture - 200 pages
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The Sacred Geometry of Washington, D.C. shows how a system of number and geometric proportion, employed in the temples and cities of many of the great civilizations of the past, is present in the original design of the United States capital. In 1791, as the immense new Federal City took shape upon the landscape, it had to define and balance the powers of the People, the States, the Judiciary, the Legislature and the President. The architect had to give symbolic form to a new democratic republic. But, over the centuries, imbalances crept into this plan. Nicholas Mann describes this story in fascinating detail and asks: if the symbolism of the capital city is intended to be a true expression of America's heart, its innermost values, what can be done to restore the balance and integrity of its original, visionary principles?

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Contents

The LEnfant Plan and Traditional Geometry
1
The Creation of the Federal City
25
The Power of Place in the Place of Power
38
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Nicholas R. Mann read history and anthropology in London; then turned his attention to the study of classical philosophies, mythology and sacred geometry. His books include Sedona: Sacred Earth, Reclaiming the Gods, The Isle of Avalon and Energy Secrets of Glastonbury Tor. He lives in Glastonbury, England.

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