A Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe

A Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe Author Michael S. Schneider
ISBN-10 9780062043160
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

A beginner s guide to constructing the universe

A beginner s guide to constructing the universe Author Michael S. Schneider
ISBN-10 UVA:X002579266
Year 1994-11-10
Pages 351
Language en
Publisher Harpercollins
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Describes the mathematical bases of life, including consistent patterns of numbers and geometric figures that are found in physics, mythology, philosophy, and religion, and art

The Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe Author Michael S. Schneider
ISBN-10 9780060926717
Year 1995-09-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry Author Stephen Skinner
ISBN-10 1402765827
Year 2009
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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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.

Math for Mystics

Math for Mystics Author Renna Shesso
ISBN-10 1609252748
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Weiser Books
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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.

Chartres

Chartres Author Charles Gordon Strachan
ISBN-10 0863153917
Year 2003
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher Floris Books
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Gordon Strachan, author of the highly acclaimed Jesus the Master Builder (Floris Books, 1998), is back with a ground-breaking new work. In this book he explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, and examines the influences on the medieval master builders.Using Chartres as a starting point, Dr Strachan suggests that the origins of the Gothic style may lie in Islamic architecture. He goes on to consider how the experience of a particular architectural space affects us, and how sacred geometry works.Beautifully illustrated in a large format, this is an inspiring and informative book for anyone interested in religious architecture and spirituality.

The Loom of God

The Loom of God Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1402764006
Year 2009
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Previous ed. published in 1997 under the title: The loom of God: mathematical tapestries at the edge of time, by Plenum Press.

String Straightedge and Shadow

String  Straightedge  and Shadow Author Julia E. Diggins
ISBN-10 1938210093
Year 2012
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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Explains how the basic principles of elementary geometry were discovered over 2,000 years ago. Indicates the major roles played by the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece.

The Seven Mysteries of Life

The Seven Mysteries of Life Author Guy Murchie
ISBN-10 0395957915
Year 1999
Pages 690
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Mixing science with philosophy, the author contemplates what he perceives to be the seven mysteries of life, ranging from evolution to divinity

How the World Is Made

How the World Is Made Author John Michell
ISBN-10 1594773246
Year 2009-10-21
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Inner Traditions
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Understanding the role of sacred geometry in cosmology and human affairs • Explains how ancient societies that grasped the timeless principles of sacred geometry were able to create flourishing societies • Illustrates the social and spiritual values in the natural progression of number • Contains more than 300 full-color drawings showing the interplay of number and sacred geometry 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. In How the World Is Made 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 “pattern in the heavens,” as Socrates called it, “which anyone can find and establish within themselves.”

Not Just Jane

Not Just Jane Author Shelley DeWees
ISBN-10 9780062394637
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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“Not Just Jane restores seven of England’s most fascinating and subversive literary voices to their rightful places in history. Shelley DeWees tells each woman writer’s story with wit, passion, and an astute understanding of the society in which she lived and wrote.” —Dr. Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire Jane Austen and the Brontës endure as British literature’s leading ladies (and for good reason)—but were these reclusive parsons’ daughters really the only writing women of their day? A feminist history of literary Britain, this witty, fascinating nonfiction debut explores the extraordinary lives and work of seven long-forgotten authoresses, and asks: Why did their considerable fame and influence, and a vibrant culture of female creativity, fade away? And what are we missing because of it? You’ve likely read at least one Jane Austen novel (or at least seen a film one). Chances are you’ve also read Jane Eyre; if you were an exceptionally moody teenager, you might have even read Wuthering Heights. English majors might add George Eliot or Virginia Woolf to this list…but then the trail ends. Were there truly so few women writing anything of note during late 18th and 19th century Britain? In Not Just Jane, Shelley DeWees weaves history, biography, and critical analysis into a rip-roaring narrative of the nation’s fabulous, yet mostly forgotten, female literary heritage. As the country, and women’s roles within it, evolved, so did the publishing industry, driving legions of ladies to pick up their pens and hit the parchment. Focusing on the creative contributions and personal stories of seven astonishing women, among them pioneers of detective fiction and the modern fantasy novel, DeWees assembles a riveting, intimate, and ruthlessly unromanticized portrait of female life—and the literary landscape—during this era. In doing so, she comes closer to understanding how a society could forget so many of these women, who all enjoyed success, critical acclaim, and a fair amount of notoriety during their time, and realizes why, now more than ever, it’s vital that we remember. Rediscover Charlotte Turner Smith, Helen Maria Williams, Mary Robinson, Catherine Crowe, Sara Coleridge, Dinah Mulock Craik, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Living in Gratitude

Living in Gratitude Author Angeles Arrien
ISBN-10 1604079843
Year 2013
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites you to find out. Integrating the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for making gratitude your foundation for daily living. Opening with themes such as "Beginning Anew" and "The Power of Equanimity" and progressing to "Letting Be and Letting Go," "The Mystic Heart," and more, readers will steep themselves in "the parent of all virtues," exploring: - How to overcome habitual tendencies toward envy, comparison, and narcissism; - Blessings, learnings, mercies, and protections---the four portals to the grateful heart, and how to cultivate these key entryways in our work, relationships, health, finances, and personal growth; - Journaling and reflection exercises, perennial and indigenous wisdoms, and universal practices for every season and situation "The practice of gratitude bestows many benefits," writes Angeles Arrien. "Anger, arrogance, and jealousy melt in its embrace. Fear and defensiveness dissolve. Gratitude diminishes barriers to love and evokes happiness, keeping alive what has meaning for us." Living in Gratitude, is a dependable resource for making this cherished virtue your guiding light along life's journey. Contents January: Begin Anew Four Concerns of Soul Making - Hopi Reminders for Starting Anew - Renewed Innocence: Five Qualities of Children February: Attend to the Heart The Four -Chambered Heart - Spoken and Non-spoken Verses of Love - Dalai Lama's Practice of Cherishing Self and Others March: Compassionate Service Five Principles of Compassionate Service - Luck: Where Opportunity and Preparedness Intersect - Nabakov's "Thrill of Gratitude" April: Mercy and Atonement Spirituality of Empathy - States of Ingratitude - The Cultivation of Mercy and Forgiveness May: The Gift of Grace Grace, Gravitas, and Gratitude - Memorial Day and Aboriginal Dreamtime - Nine Practices of Excellence from Japan June: The Power of Equanimity Balance, Equanimity, and Renewal - Japanese Practice of Naiken - The Practice and Identification of Equanimity July: Embracing Nature Four Natural Qualities for Survival - Nature's Three Laws of Governance - Four Soul Retrieval Places in Nature August: Cultivating Peace Embracing Nonviolence: The Quaker Queries - Shifting Our Relationship to Conflict: Questions from the Talmud - Three Guidelines for Fair Fighting September: Opening to Guidance and Wisdom Seven Outer Practices of Highly Effective People - Seven Internal Practices for Developing Spirituality and Character - Five Principles of Optimum Health October: Letting Be and Letting Go Deeper Lessons of Living and Being Human - Longings and Belongings - Community and Celebration: Being a Social Architect November: Grateful Seeing The Breath of Thanks Practice - Indigenous Giveaway Practices - Grateful Seeking: Looking for Goodness and What Is Working December: The Mystic Heart The Holidays and the Mystic Heart - Two Kinds of Gratitude - Gift-Giving and Royal Generosity

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Volume 2

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life  Volume 2 Author Drunvalo Melchizedek
ISBN-10 9781891824210
Year 2000
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Light Technology Publishing
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The sacred Flower of Life pattern, the primary geometric generator of all physical form, is explored in even more depth in this volume, the second half of the famed Flower of Life workshop. The proportions of the human body, the nuances of human consciousness, the sizes and distances of the stars, planets and moons, even the creations of humankind, are all shown to reflect their origins in this beautiful and divine image. Through an intricate and detailed geometrical mapping, Drunvalo Melchizedek shows how the seemingly simple design of the Flower of Life contains the genesis of our entire third-dimensional existence. From the pyramids and mysteries of Egypt to the new race of Indigo children, Drunvalo presents the sacred geometries of the Reality and the subtle energies that shape our world. We are led through a divinely inspired labyrinth of science and stories, logic and coincidence, on a path of remembering where we come from and the wonder and magic of who we are. Finally, for the first time in print, Drunvalo shares the instructions for the Mer-Ka-Ba meditation, step-by-step techniques for the re-creation of the energy field of the evolved human, which is the key to ascension and the next dimensional world.if done from love, this ancient process of breathing prana opens up for us a world of tantalizing possibility in this dimension, from protective powers to the healing of oneself, of others and even of the planet. Embrace the expanded vision and understanding that Drunvalo offers to the world. Coincidences abound, miracles flourish and the amazing stories of mysteries unveiled arise as the author probes the Ancient Secrets of the Flower of Life.

Ruler and Compass

Ruler and Compass Author Andrew Sutton
ISBN-10 1904263666
Year 2009-10
Pages 58
Language en
Publisher Wooden
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Sutton guides the reader through the once treasured principles of ruler and compass constructions, used for centuries by architects, carpenters, stonemasons and master craftsmen. Instruction is given on how to draw heptograms, heptakaidecagons, circles inside triangles and many more artistic geometric shapes.