The spiral is born of the desire the point and the circle have to become one, without becoming obliterated or obliterating the other. The force of the will of the originating point is expressed as a line that moves out from the point. The lineʼs successive movement is a loosening outward from the originating point toward the pull of the circle, which causes it to curve in a spiraling action.
There is no such thing as simple stand-alone geometry. Geometry is always about more than simple geo—Earth—and metria—measurement. What geometry really is is a method of describing the way the universe works. Therefore, looking at the origin of the spiral is a way of assessing the conditions of the cosmos.
An Archimedean spiral, also know as an arithmetic spiral, advances in this way as it approaches infinity, or the perfect circle that is the periphery of the cosmos. Of course, it is impossible to actually arrive at infinity and the edge of the cosmos, so the energy of the line moves back toward the originating point, this time in a logarithmic spiral that begins with an angular movement away from the circular curve. This movement is repeated along the lineʼs course back to the originating point. Whereas the Archimedean spiral seeks the circle—and as such represents feminine energy—its inverse, the logarithmic spiral, seeks the straight line and the originating point—representing masculine energy. The two spirals are the paths of an out-and-back motion that represents the breathing out and the breathing in of the universe.
Taking Measure is the new companion book (paperback or EPUB) to the highly acclaimed Secrets in Plain Sightvideo series by Scott Onstott, now approaching 2 million views. Secrets in Plain Sight Vol. 2is also out and available for download.
Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture, and Consciousness reveals patterns emergent in our universe from quantum to astronomic scales. Spatial and temporal codes appear in unexpected places, from our units of measure to the relationships between celestial bodies. Geometric and numeric encoding appears in architecture, in urban design, and in alignments across the Earth. Does this happen by pure coincidence, has it been done to preserve knowledge, or is it an ancient form of magic that continues to this day? Are the synchronicities we experience in our personal lives manifestations of these same patterns? This book takes a new look at familiar structures in the tangible world but also engages with the invisible world, including the question of consciousness.
“While the subject of my photographs has shifted…my art has remained essentially spiritual – for more than two decades I have been exploring a contemporary expression of the sublime – a transcendental experience of awe with the vast space and time of existence.”
(Kent Fine Art) The Boston Visionary Cell, founded by Paul Laffoley in 1971, was based on the model of an artists’ guild. Although there have been numerous presentations of Laffoley’s work over the past decade, the Boston Visionary Cell has never been examined in the context of his life’s work. It is a crucial piece in understanding Laffoley’s methodology. As stated in its founding charter, it was created “to develop and advance visionary art”:
We . . . believe that the evocation of the mystical experience by means of symbols, which has functioned as part of the intentioning process throughout the course of human history, is the intended direction of evolution that becomes most expressive through visual art during those periods in history that are characterized by rapid change, e.g., the twentieth century, which has seen a series of movements from the Modern era to the Post-Modern era, finally culminating in the Bauharoque era.
Our current exhibition extrapolates on the mission of the Boston Visionary Cell as it has related to Laffoley’s production over the past forty years. An extensive online publication will accompany the exhibition.
The OFFICIAL TRAILER for 2012 Sundance Award-Winning film “Chasing Ice,” opening in theaters starting November 2012.
In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
Alberto del Pozo, Ogun – blacksmith god of metal and war
Santeria (or La Regla Lucumi or Regla de Ocha) is an Afro-Cuban religion that combines the traditional belief systems of the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria and Benin with elements of Catholicism. It arose in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when the slave trade brought many of these people to the shores of Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, Trinidad and Puerto Rico. The slaves were expected to adopt the Catholic religion, which they did, but with a twist: they incorporated the Saints among their traditional deities or Orisha (Oricha). [BibliOdyssey]
Malcolm Stewart has discovered a remarkable geometrical device. At first glance, the “starcut diagram,” as he calls it, is a simple way of dividing the area of a square. After extensive research, however, he found that it has extraordinary mathematical properties, suggesting that it may be no less than the source of the number system used when ancient humanity first built cities. He shows that the starcut diagram underlies many significant patterns and proportions across the world: in China, the shaman’s dance; in Egypt, the Great Pyramid; in Europe, a Raphael fresco; in Asia, the Vedic Fire Altar, and many others.
This book is an intellectual adventure, written for a general reader without technical knowledge. Illustrated with about 180 photographs, drawings, and diagrams, it tells the story of many fresh discoveries, bringing sacred geometry to life in an original and inspiring way.
Cosmometry is an emerging field of knowledge and application that is the synthesis of millennia of observation, study, theory and direct experience – scientifically and metaphysically – of the fundamental patterns, structures, processes and principles of universal creation. Be it through physics, music, bio-energetics, visionary art, shamanic journeys… a unified understanding of cosmic coherence is arising in consciousness at a new level of integration and wholeness. ~ Marshall Lefferts, November 2011
Topics will include: WEEK 1: Foundational Concepts: The Holographic Whole WEEK 2: Starting from Zero: Understanding the Unified Field of infinite energetic and creative potential from which all things arise WEEK 3: Structural Cosmometry: Exploring the “Tensional Integrity” of manifestation WEEK 4: Flow Process: The Torus as Fundamental Dynamic System WEEK 5: Field Patterning: Radials, Waves and Spirals WEEK 6: Bringing It All Together, the Human Experience, and Applications
(thisiscolossal) … Using underwater cameras the team discovered the artist is a small puffer fish only a few inches in length that swims tirelessly through the day and night to create these vast organic sculptures using the gesture of a single fin. Through careful observation the team found the circles serve a variety of crucial ecological functions, the most important of which is to attract mates. Apparently the female fish are attracted to the hills and valleys within the sand and traverse them carefully to discover the male fish where the pair eventually lay eggs at the circle’s center, the grooves later acting as a natural buffer to ocean currents that protect the delicate offspring. Scientists also learned that the more ridges contained within the sculpture resulted in a much greater likelihood of the fish pairing [...]
Georges Schwizgebel, born in 1944 in Reconvillier in the Bernese Jura. Paradoxically, it is the influence of his parents which, at the age of 15, leads him to start training in painting at the School of Fine Arts. He meets Daniel Suter at the School for Decorative Arts. They soon dream of producing cartoons in their future studio – GDS. Both are employed in an advertising
In 1970, an order for an animated part for two documentaries leads to the three apprentice animators turning self-employed. The team starts to produce credits for French speaking Swiss television. Le vol d’Icare earns Schwizgebel a study prize of sufficient importance to enable him to produce Hors-jeu. His career as an independent film maker takes off.
An amazing film by Jonathan Quintin about geometry, why it is, what it is, and how it affects us. And with the comprehensive knowledge of these qualities emerges intuitive forms of applications through understanding which allows you to grab a better foothold on life, and how you, a co-creator, can channel healing, and prosperity into your life. Geometry is the most important thing when emerged in a world of boundries and shapes. When you understand the workings of geometry, you are able to apply geometric methods and vibrations to different facets of life to take your love to a higher vibration of life. Enjoy