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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Sacred Geometry by Robert Lawlor. The thinkers of ancient Egypt, Greece and India recognized that numbers governed much of what they saw in their world and hence provided an approach to its divine creator.
Robert Lawlor sets out the system that determines the dimension and the form of both man-made and natural structures, from Gothic cathedrals to flowers, from music to the human body. By also involving th The thinkers of ancient Egypt, Greece and India recognized that numbers governed much of what they saw in their world and hence provided an approach to its divine creator. By also involving the reader in practical experiments, he leads with ease from simple principles to a grasp of the logarithmic spiral, the Golden Proportion, the squaring of the circle and other ubiquitous ratios and proportions.
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Jul 16, Bruce rated it really liked it Shelves: sacred-geometry. This is an amazing book, so densely packed with information that I can only nibble a little bit at a time.
A while back, the vesica. Some time ago, the derivation of platonic solids. Still applying this one to my reality and getting great results. This book is full of exercises to help you derive these forms for yourself, which This is an amazing book, so densely packed with information that I can only nibble a little bit at a time.
This book is full of exercises to help you derive these forms for yourself, which is indispensable to understanding them. A key text for the self taught mystery school student!
I am not aware of an alternative, though. I also feel I now have a better understanding of what sacred geometry is about, at least to me. It starts with the very real, the concrete, lines on paper, shapes in nature.
And very quickly it moves into the archetypal. These shapes have their characteristics because of the fundamental nature of our space-time. So by working with and thinking about them, you are tapping into the primal forces that structure our reality. View 2 comments. Jan 18, Aurora Nainggolan rated it it was amazing. Obviously, Robert Lawlor addresses this fundamentally dualistic nature of geometry in his essential work: Sacred Geometry — Philosophy and Practice to whom respect and understand the application of geometry.
We introduced to an another fundamental idea lying at the heart of Sacred Geometry. It was provided the means by which God, as the Great Architect of the Universe, was able to frame the template of Creation. And consider this method as a form of mental training designed to develop the ration Obviously, Robert Lawlor addresses this fundamentally dualistic nature of geometry in his essential work: Sacred Geometry — Philosophy and Practice to whom respect and understand the application of geometry.
And consider this method as a form of mental training designed to develop the rational faculties and the reasoning ability to high levels of proficiency. It would be a prerequisite for successful completion of the metaphysical journey and avoidance of the many traps, snares and pitfalls that await the inattentive pilgrim who presumes to tread the path of knowledge. Whether or not this is a historical fact, the idea should make sense to anyone who has attempted to ascend the heights of metaphysical experience and knowledge.
Jul 18, Alan-Without-Poe marked it as to-read. I was in this idea of alternate between one fictional book to a one of nonfiction. But, this book made me break that rule. Never before a book had speak so clear and loud to my inner geek as this have done. If our tactile or haptic sensibilities were responsive to the same frequencies as our eyes, then all material objects I was in this idea of alternate between one fictional book to a one of nonfiction.
If our tactile or haptic sensibilities were responsive to the same frequencies as our eyes, then all material objects would be perceived to be as ethereal as pro- jections oflight and shadow. Our different perceptual faculties such as sight, hearing, touch and smell are a result then of various proportioned reductions of one vast spectrum of vibratory frequencies.
We can understand these proportional relation- ships as a sort of geometry of perception. Feb 26, Gavin White rated it it was amazing Shelves: art-design. Excellent introduction to sacred geometry. This book was the first to get me interested in the practice of geometry. There are quite a few new glossy books out there on the subject but this one has stood the test of time. That's partly because it is more of a workbook than a straight read. This forces the reader to get their compass and ruler out and start constructing the forms for themselves.
I found that this, rather than any amount of reading, is what inculcated the basic principles of the g Excellent introduction to sacred geometry. I found that this, rather than any amount of reading, is what inculcated the basic principles of the geometric art into me to the point at which I can now proceed in my own way making all sorts of 3-D models from metallic card and acetate.
Apr 02, Emily rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Artists, mystics, philosophers. This book is a wonderful introduction to sacred geometry by anthropologist and esotericist Robert Lawlor. It is organized like a workbook and acts as a step-by-step guide, introducing mathematical concepts and philosophy side by side. It's the most complete and user friendly introductory text on the subject I've found, plus the illustrations are positively ecstatic!
Jul 30, Brian rated it it was amazing. If you only get one book on sacred geometry, this is it. It's actually more of a workbook than a textbook. There are lots of drawings and examples. I recommend it so strongly because there are activities you can do. Doing the processes and solving the problems with pencil, paper, compass and square is the experience of the philosophers who valued this study so much. Dec 19, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: science , non-fiction.
Doing practice math problems isn't for everyone, but I loved it. History, Math, and Art all described as one. May 09, Sophia rated it liked it. I did enjoy reading and working through this book. A fantastic way to introduce yourself to some amazing concepts. If you're already familiar with sacred geometry this will actually teach you to draw it out which helps the information to Even if you aren't into the metaphysical aspects of the book I think this would be a fabulous read for artists of all sorts.
It helps to train your eye to recogniz I did enjoy reading and working through this book. It helps to train your eye to recognize proportions inherent in nature - fascinating AND useful. I have not come across another resource that was as clear and easy to follow regarding sacred geometry. Sep 07, Aaron Cummings rated it really liked it. This is a dense book and not for the faint of mathematical heart. Illuminating and insightful.
Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice
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Robert Lawlor - Sacred Geometry
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