Encompassing nature, science, art, architecture, and spirituality, and illustrated with over photographs and line drawings, "The Hidden Geometry of Life". Encompassing nature, science, art, architecture, and spirituality, and illustrated with over photographs and line drawings, The Hidden Geometry of Life. The Hidden Geometry of Life: The science and spirituality of nature. Karen L French + images and illustrations (colour) pages. Paper ISBN.
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I would recommend this book to any artist, tutor or student working in any artistic discipline. It is well researched and a great point of reference for the study of geometry, science, spirituality and their place in our natural environment.
In The Hidden Geometry of Life Karen French reveals how geometry, in the broadest sense of the term, can provide the key to finding order, structure and significance within the astonishing multiplicity of the cosmos. We learn how the Circle represents relationships, unity, duality and time; how the Square grounds us in the physical world; how the Cross symbolizes the choices we make; and how the The hidden geometry of life structures levels of reality.
Together these forms make a Matrix — a model by which we can understand our place in time and space.
We learn about planes of reality and the nature of consciousness, experience and understanding; and how, symbolically, the Classical Elements work together in the creative dance of Being. Good quotes, good examples, but Platonic philosophy dominates, so do study the forms if you want to understand the world.
The Hidden Geometry of Life: The Science and Spirituality of Nature
The most interesting part was the geometry of sound the different frequencies that could have potential health benefit. The same way the colours influence our emotions, also sounds can influence our state of being.
Nov 24, Nihal Vrana rated it did not like it This was one of the worst books I have ever read. But, it was so exceptionally bad that it merits a few words. The most interesting aspect of this book is the hidden geometry of life ability to say nothing by using big words.
The whole book masquerades as a big revelation without actually having any kind of revelation. Later I realised there was some method in the the hidden geometry of life and despite being a decidedly non-mystical type of person, I enjoyed each of the titbits and factoids Karen French gathered in a New-Agey Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable kind of way.
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Karen French is a joint graduate of mathematics and marketing. The relevance of the first area of study is very clear in the The Hidden Geometry of Life, but the second one also has an influence: On second thoughts, marketing books share these traits with self-help books, both traditional and new-age ones, so maybe this is more of the author's inspiration, but I don't think it enhances French's work.
The layout is very busy, with many coloured boxes in addition to hundreds of the hidden geometry of life and drawings, and the number of quotations is simply overwhelming.
The Hidden Geometry of Life doesn't really encourage linear, focused reading which I think is a failing in a book with such a spiritual aim.
Although The Hidden Geometry of Life is a very attractive book to look at, it contains an immense selection of images: Fewer, but better selected and larger would the hidden geometry of life the result a little less chaotic. The text itself is hard to read, rather convoluted and peppered with special Nouns that clearly deserve a Capital Letter.
This convention is explained and justified in the preface but I still found it annoying and immensely distracting.