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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company (30 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594771316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594771316
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The ubiquitous use of certain sacred numbers and ratios can be found throughout history, influencing everything from art and architecture to the development of religion and secret societies. In "Sacred Number and the Origins Of Civilization", Richard Heath reveals the origins, widespread influences and deeper meaning of these synchronous numerical occurrences and how they were left within our planetary environment during the creation of the earth, the moon and our solar system. Exploring astronomy, harmony, geomancy, sacred centres and myth, Heath reveals the secret use of sacred number knowledge in the building of Gothic cathedrals and the important influence of sacred numbers in the founding of modern Western culture. He explains the role secret societies play as a repository for this numerical information and how those who attempt to decode its meaning without understanding the planetary origins of this knowledge are left with contradictory, cryptic and, often, deceptive information.

By examining prehistoric and monumental cultures through the Dark Ages and later recorded history, "Sacred Number and the Origins Of Civilization" provides a key to understanding the true role and meaning of number.

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This is more like it 14 Feb. 2008
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This book is why I read. Not just to learn something new, but something useful. If you're the kind of person who likes to take nothing for granted, then this book is for you. And 99.9% of people take numbers and their origins without a second thought. But surely nothing is without a purpose and reason in this universe. Nothing eternal is simply a coincidence. The author contends that numbers are essential to the underlying principles by which the natural world and the heavens exist. He shows that certain groups in history had knowledge of the power and complexity of numbers and incorporated this into their architecture and symbolism. However, as the roots of the numbers themselves are still unclear, much more research is needed into this field.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Draws many important connections. 10 May 2007
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Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization: The Unfolding of History through the Mystery of Number covers sacred numbers and ratios to be found throughout history, revealing the origins of synchronous numerical occurrences and joining discoveries in astronomy and religion alike. From ancient theme parks and earth models to early angels, SACRED NUMBER AND THE ORIGINS OF CIVILIZATION draws many important connections.
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"Scattered" Goodness 30 Jun. 2012
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The book goes all over the place. If you're not already familiar with some of the ideas in it, you'll get lost and frustrated. Also, much of the material is incomplete. I've read a lot of books about numerology and ancient teachings, and I have to admit that I only gave this book four stars because it offered some food for thought I haven't found elsewhere.

The biggest problem with material of this nature is that it's easy to become so esoteric that you lose general audiences real fast. Even I had some trouble understanding some of the connections the author made, and--although I certainly don't know everything--I'm no layman when it comes to sacred geometry and its deeper messages.

Overall, it's worth looking through and keeping on hand for further analysis, but expect a rough ride. There are books with clearer approaches about the same material. This is not a good start for beginners.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Lotus Guide Review 2 July 2008
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Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization:
The Unfolding of History through the Mystery of Number
nBy Richard Heath
The future of Western society may depend, to some degree, on decoding our past, even if it's at the cost of unraveling some of our traditional beliefs. If you want to restore your sense of the sacred by exploring the mathematical connection with the macro and micro world we inhabit, then this book will fulfill and surpass your expectations. This is a very in-depth look at the world of sacred geometry that holds your attention, making it an easy read.Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide magazine
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