on 3 December 2010
It's not a very easy book, but I think it can give a quite new point of view in our lives. It seems speaking only about geometry, mathematics,lines, cubes..., however you can discover that geometry laws are the ones of everything in the world and in our lives. Getting them and using them in our everyday life may mean better relationships and a more effective way of living.This, at least, is what I'm discovering not allowing myself to feel overwhelmed by the descriptions of some passages in transforming 3rd-dimension solids in 4th-dimension ones. I would suggest to read this book after (or together with) Steiner's books CW.105 and .227. MV
on 27 June 2014
I'm fairly new to geometry and mathematics, but have a long interest in symbols, philosophy and meditation. This book is pretty jaw-dropping, Steiner dives right into the fundamental paradoxical nature of reality/perception/life etc and the ideas, much like the ancient Zen Buddhist koans, often require a form of mental transendence to accept two opposites as one 'thing'. I found myself smiling through the first lecture as the ideas forced my mind back into this transending mode.. Ironically, whether intentional or not, this process serves to demonstrate the very nature of the fourth dimension by making you use it as you grapple with paradoxes.. Genius, a true modern-day zen master at work here!