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The dimensions of paradise : sacred geometry, ancient science, and the heavenly order on Earth

Author: John Michell
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An in-depth look at the role of number as a bridge between Heaven and Earth.

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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Michell
ISBN: 9781594771989 1594771987
OCLC Number: 154692072
Notes: Includes indexes.
Originally published: London : Thames and Hudson, 1988.
Description: 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. In quest of the canon --
The heavenly city as eternal standard --
The cosmic temple --
The new Jerusalem --
The twelve hides of Glastonbury --
The new Jerusalem in Stonehenge --
The pattern in the heavens --
Constructing the new Jerusalem --
Measuring the courts of the city --
Number in sacred science --
The numbers of the Canon --
Gematria : the names and numbers of God --
Symbolic or sacred geometry --
Sacred geometry in Dürer's Melencolia --
Music and proportion --
A circle of perpetual choirs --
Number and measure --
Lengths of ancient units of measure --
Summary of the Earth's dimensions --
The priority of the foot --
Astronomy --
The cities of Plato --
The 5,040 citizens of Magnesia --
From circle to square : the city brought to Earth --
Plato's secrecy --
Atlantis --
The measures of Atlantis --
The problem of the plain --
Why Atlantis fell --
Plato's cosmos and the wanderings of the soul --
The music of the heavenly wheels --
The numerical creation myth of Timaeus --
The harmonic composition of the world soul --
The number of the soul --
Symbolic number --
864, the foundation number --
3,168, the perimeter of the new Jerusalem --
1,224, the number of paradise, and the 153 fishes in the net --
1,080, the lunar number --
666, the solar number and the number of the beast --
1,746, the number of fusion --
Sacred names from the dimensions of the new Jerusalem --
The ancient and future cosmology --
Heavenly Jerusalem, its invocation and modern function.
Responsibility: John Michell.
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