The Dimensions of Paradise: The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of Ancient Cosmology

Michell, John

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Synopsis: The Dimensions of Paradise were known to ancient civilizations as the harmonious numerical standards that were the underpinning of the created world. John Michell's quest for these standards provides vital clues for understanding:

* the dimensions and symbolism of Stonehenge

* the plan of Atlantis and reason for its fall

* the numbers behind the sacred names of Christianity

* the form of St. John's vision of the New Jerusalem

* the name of the man with the number 666

* the foundation plan of Glastonbury and other sanctuaries These symbols suggest a potential for personal, cultural and political regeneration in our new century.

About the Author: John Michell was born in 1933 and was educated at Eton and Cambridge. With The View Over Atlantis (1969) and City of Revelation (1972) he helped to change the attitudes of a whole generation toward the culture, wisdom and science of ancient and traditional societies. His other titles are Megalithomaia, A New View Over Atlantis, Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions and Living Wonders. He lives in London.

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Title: The Dimensions of Paradise: The Proportions ...
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description Harper & Row, Publishers, San Francisco, CA, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. 1st Edition. First Publisher. Hardcover. Fine condition, in a Fine, protected, unclipped DJ. Appears unread. Cover is bright and clean. Titles on spine are fresh and complete. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, signatures, labels or bookplate. Binding is solid without splits. Interior is clean, crisp, bright, square, and without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. All my books have multiple photos on Abebooks site. Sometimes it takes 24-48 hours for them to appear with listing. Check back. Email for list of Bibliographies sited, more photos of the book or further condition details. Illus: Drawings in B&W Photos: in B&W Index: Numbers; Names John Michell wrote extensively on sacred proportion and geometry. this book is a revision of his previous work "City of Revelation" published in 1971. Subtitled: "The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of Ancient Cosmology". "Ancient science was based like that of today on number, but whereas numbers is now used in the quantitative sense for secular purposes, the ancients regarded numbers as symbols of the universe, finding parallels between the inherent structure of number and all types of form and motion. The priests of ancient Egypt preserved a geometrical canon, a numerical code of harmonies and proportions, that they applied to music, art, statecraft and all the institutions of their civilization. Plato, an initiate in the Egyptian mysteries, said it was the instrument by which the ancients maintained high, principled standards of civilization and culture over thousands of years. In this book, John Michell describes the results of a lifetime's research, demonstrating how the same numerical code underlies sacred structures from ancient times to the Christian era. The central revelation of this book is a structure of geometry and number representing the essential order of the heavens and functioning as a map of paradise."-from DJ. Many of my books fall under the categories of "Sacred Geometry", "Sacred Architecture," and "Speculative Music" which deals with the symbolic and/or mystical interpretation of form, numbers, and music. This was a particular area of interest to me while collecting books. This book falls into these areas. Seller Inventory # 1940

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