Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Mathematics - 160 pages
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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.
  

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Review: Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code

User Review  - Lynn Abbey - Goodreads

The new-age "gosh wows" exponentially outnumber the geometric insights. I had the sense that Skinner knows what he's talking about, then dumbed it down. Read full review

Review: Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code

User Review  - Kevin Fuller - Goodreads

Tight, neat and succinct chapters throughout this book show that the ancients assumed the world was a Cosmos in the sense it was ordered and could be understood. Skinner begins with arithmetic, and ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
6
THE HIDDEN ORDER
15
Pure geometry
40
THE GEOMETRY OF NATURE
61
Geometry in astronomy and cosmology
74
THE GEOMETRY OF THE
89
Sacred geometry in architecture
116
Sacred geometry in art
140
Conclusion
152
Acknowledgements
160
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About the author (2006)

Stephen Skinner began his career as a Geography lecturer and magazine publisher, but his long term interest has always been Western magic.

During the 1970s he was the driving force behind Askin Publishers, producing a number of classic magical works by Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, and others"." During the 1970s he co-wrote many books with Francis King, including the still popular "Techniques of High "Magic. Also with Francis King he wrote "Nostradamus." His interest in prophecy stimulated by this book, he went on to write the best selling "Millennium Prophecies."

Stephen is credited with bringing the art of Feng Shui to the West, and in 1976 he wrote the "Living Earth Manual of Feng Shui", which was the first English book on feng shui in the 20th century.

Stephen has written more than 20 books, which have been published worldwide in 17 different languages. These books have had introductions by such diverse people as Colin Wilson, HRH Charles Prince of Wales, and Jimmy Choo, shoe designer to the stars.

Stephen lives in Johor Bahru near Singapore.

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