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How the World Is Made

The Story of Creation According to Sacred Geometry
Michell, John, 1933-2009 (Book - 2009 )
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"Understanding the role of sacred geometry in cosmology and human affairs"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Michell, John, 1933-2009
Statement of Responsibility: John Michell with Allan Brown
Title: How the world is made
the story of creation according to sacred geometry
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, c2009
Characteristics: xv, 272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Contents: The geometer's creation
How the world began
And why, and why worry?
The geometer's creator
Creative geometry : introducing the ratios
Genesis and the great geometer
The number of the universe
The number 5040
Key to the world plan
Earth, moon and the circle squared
The circle, the square
And the meaning of Pi
[Pi] in practice
[Pi] in the pyramid
[Pi] equals 3? : an antiquarian fantasy
The [Pi] patterns
Cosmological revelations in crop circles
The revelation at crooked soley
Initiation
And the vision of heavenly order
An initiate's vision : St. John and the heavenly Jerusalem
Heaven on earth : the pattern of the sanctuary
The numbers of the Holy City and their meanings
3168, the number of our Lord Jesus Christ
1080, the lunar number, the solar 666 and their sum, 1746
864, the foundation number
The physical creation
The dodecad
A summary of numbers one to twelve
The one and only
Symbol of the universe
The geometry of two
Duality and the world of paradox
The geometry of three
The vesica piscis and material creation
The vesica piscis and the marriage made in heaven
The net with 153 fishes, a geometer's parable
The triangles the fill up space
Pythagorean triangles
The second pythagorean triangle 5-12-13
Four and the square
Reason, stability, order
The rational square and the root-2 proportion
Doubling the area of a square : an exercise in recollection
Six and the hexagon
The perfect number
Eight and the octagon
For peace and justice
The majestic twelve
The number of universal order and harmony
Twelve tribes and the revelation of the heavenly order
The creation of life
Five and ten
Numbers of life and growth
Life and the pentagon
Five and the golden section
Humanity and the pentagram
Pentagonal dances
Sex and the pentagram : meeting, mating, and breeding
Pentagonal marriages with other shapes
Five and seven
The world soul
The holy seven
Symbol of the world soul
Seven and the mysteries
Seven, nine, and the septenary number
Twelve and seven : the supreme numerical marriage
Geometry and love
Approaching the climax
Atlantis
A geometer's nightmare
Plato's pentagonal allegory
Atlantis : the historical record
Atlantis : its foundation and growth
Squaring the circle, Atlantis style
Atlantis, the pentagonal edifice
Atlantis, the basic geometry
Atlantis and the golden section
The meaning of Atlantis
Summary: "Understanding the role of sacred geometry in cosmology and human affairs"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Headings: Cosmology Geometry Miscellanea
Topical Term: Cosmology
Geometry
Additional Contributors: Brown, Allan - 1968-
LCCN: 2009017645
ISBN: 9781594773242
1594773246
Branch Call Number: 113 M
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