Sacred Geometry for Artists - Dreamers and Philosophers
We are in the midst of a revival of an ancient way of looking at the world - an approach that enabled great civilisations of the past to bring forth inventions of great beauty and power. This school of thought envisioned the natural world and the solar system as an interlocking matrix of harmonious numbers. Exploring the art and science of harmonics, John Oscar Lieben shows how to create harmonious forms using the ancient tools of number, geometry and musical tone - an approach that resonates with nature's own ways of creation. He demonstrates many practical applications that result from the study of harmonics, providing analyses of ancient sculpture and architecture, as well as original examples of building floor plans, pottery figures based on planetary proportions, gardens based on harmonic principles and ceremonial spaces that honour cosmic harmonies.
Showing how harmonics can, also, be applied to the mysteries of time and space, the author demonstrates how the vesica piscis and many other variations of the vesica shape reveal numerical synchronicities and correspondences that connect cosmic time cycles, measures of space and musical tones. The author applies harmonics and the “vesica construction” matrix to illustrate many of nature's wonders, including the Earth-Moon relationship, the interactions of the Golden Number and the musical scale and how the Flower of Life symbol connects the universal field with the pattern of raindrops falling on a pond.