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Hadingham, Evan
Lines to the Mountain Gods: Nazca and the Mysteries of Peru
University of Oklahoma Press/Random House, 1988
LC 87-40562
ISBN 0-8061-2130-0

symbolic landscaping, religion, myth, cosmology, prehistoric, ancient, South America

Hadingham, Evan
Circles and Standing Stones
Heinemann, 1975

Hambidge, Jay
Dynamic Symmetry: The Greek Vase
Yale University Press, 1920, 1931
161 pp.; illustrated with numerous b&w plates and diagrams

patterns, ratio, golden section, spirals, Pythagoras, Fibonacci, ancient, renaissance, Europe, Greece

The most revelatory book of its period; through painstaking measurements of vases in North American museums, Hambidge demonstrated his rediscovery of the use of the golden section and root rectangles in ancient Greek artistic design. As a lecturer and instructor, Hambidge was the direct mentor of art deco architects and industrial designers Teague, Edwards, and Bragdon, whose books are listed herein, and as an inspired theoretician, he was the forerunner of sacred geometry scholars Critchlow, Lawlor, the Hargittais, and Michell. This book also contains a valuable supplementary historical and mathematical essay by Professor R. C. Archibald of Brown University titled "Notes on the Logarithmic Spiral, Golden Section, and the Fibonacci Series" which covers the European Renaissance development of knowledge of these geometric "secrets," which had been lost during the Roman era. CY

Hambidge, Jay
The Parthenon and Other Greek Temples: Their Dynamic Symmetry
Yale University Press, 1924

patterns, ratio, golden section, spirals, Pythagoras, Fibonacci, geometry in art-music-architecture, houses of worship, ancient, Greece

A sequel to Dynamic Symmetry: The Greek Vase, this is another important work by the incomparable Hambidge. Rarely cited by modern authors, it uses measurements of the Parthenon and other Greek temples to convincingly demonstrate the ancient reliance on the golden section, logarithmic spirals, and root rectangles in the construction of sacred architecture. CY

Hancock, Graham
Fingerprints of the Gods
Crown, 1995

megaliths, houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, archaeoastronomical observatories, symbolic landscaping, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, Atlantis, prehistoric, ancient, Africa, Asia, Australia, Crete, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Meso-America, Middle East, North America, Pacific Islands, Rome, South America, world survey

Is he saying that Osiris, Viracocha, and Quetzalcoatl are identified with Orion and the legend of their departure and promised return is linked to the apparent rising and falling of Orion as part of the precession cycle? Tasty! Does he postulate that an advanced unrecognized civilization during the inter-glacial era spread this gospel and that a few of their monuments remain, the Sphinx being one? That these crypto-Atlanteans drowned when the ice melted and a few culture-bearers regrouped in far corners? Have I got it? Close? Hancock's use of a scholarly book like "Hamlet's Mill" to bolster his opinions makes me feel similar to the way I imagine the covert military plane spotter Glenn Campbell must feel now that the UFO loons are circling Rachel, Nevada, and invading his playground at Area 51. The buzzer goes off when Hancock talks about the Von Daniken-esque explanation of Pacal's tomb at Palenque. This is Von Daniken's "ancient astronaut." There is overwhelming iconographic and TEXTUAL reason to recognize this as the dead king making mudras as he falls into the maw of the great earth monster whose insatiable appetite eventually consumes all living things. This is in the territory covered by Mayan linguist Linda Schele, et al. I'm gonna start raving. Arrrgh! Hancock cites Posnansky on the age of the Sungate at Tiahuanaco: I've read Posnansky's original edition. He was an engineer, not an archeologist. He didn't dig. He surveyed the place. A good job too, apparently. They have a copy of his book at the University of Texas. It's big. I was the last person they let xerox out of it. Now it's in special reserve. You have to read it in a special room. Why? Part of the "conspiracy," no doubt. Extinct hippos and elephants on the Sungate? I have my xerox of Posnansky right here. I don't see 'em. In the nascent computer electronics era of the '70s, brainy acid-fueled fabulists drew comix comparing the relief on the Sungate to the patterns on printed circuits -- proof of something, I forget. The key to extraterrestrial engine design if only we understood -- something. But if it's proof of ancient archaeoastronomical knowledge he wants, why didn't Hancock comment on Posnansky's remark in the caption under the photo about how the door width of the Sungate is defined by the shadow of the sun at the solstice? I wish Hancock well in his further adventures. This will raise some cash, but archaeology has lots of substantial mysteries that are never part of these kinds of books. BC

My theory exactly! CY

Comment: See also my Notes on a Lecture by Graham Hancock for further details on Hancock's theories.

Harbison, Robert
The Built, the Unbuilt, and the Unbuildable: In Pursuit of Architectural Meaning
The MIT Press, 1991
ISBN 0-262-08204-7

vernacular architecture, symbolic landscaping, world survey

This book examines architecture in its status of being. Harbison begins with an examination of gardens and how various cultures have constructed them to reflect their feelings towards nature and their command of it. He continues to discuss ruins, fortifications, sculptures, paintings, ideal cities and unbuilt buildings. This book showed me that architecture was not just buildings. PMN

Hargittai, Istvan and Hargittai, Magdolna
Symmetry: A Unifying Concept
Shelter Publications, 1994

natural proportion, patterns, ratio, golden section, spirals, polygons, polyhedra, Pythagoras, Fibonacci, geometry in art-music-architecture

A profusely illustrated survey of symmetry -- bilateral, spherical, rotational etc. -- in nature, chemistry, geometry, art, and architecture. CY

Harpur, James
The Atlas of Sacred Sites: Meeting Points of Heaven and Earth
Henry Holt, 1994
240 pp., colour photos
ISBN 0-8050-2775-0

natural sacred sites, megaliths, mounds, petroglyphs, houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, symbolic landscaping, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, sacred site tourism, prehistoric, ancient, medieval, renaissance, Asia, Australia, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Meso-America, Middle East, North America, Rome,

Another in the growing list of 1990s guidebooks for sacred site tourists, this one is oversized, chock-full of colour photos and paintings of presumed reconstructions, and written to cater to the traveller who intends to see each place as it is now. The text is engaging, but the author occasionally confuses religiousity with the experience of divine immanence. However, if for no other reason, this book deserves mention for having inadvertently supplied the answer to one of my longest-standing questions: Who belonged to "The Delphic Sisterhood" referred to by Claude Bragdon in his book "The New Image"? Now i know. CY

Hawkins, Gerald S.
Stonehenge Decoded
Doubleday & Company Inc., 1965
LC 65-19933

megaliths, archaeoastronomical observatories, prehistoric, Europe

The book that began the current "cult" of Stonehenge by enumerating its many archaeoastronomical features. CY

Hawkins, Gerald S.
Beyond Stonehenge
Harper and Row, 1973
320 pp., Illustrated with b&w photos and drawings
LC 72-79671
ISBN 06-011786-9

megaliths, archaeoastronomical observatories, prehistoric, Africa, Asia, Crete, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Meso-America, Middle East, North America, Pacific Islands, Rome, South America, world survey

A pioneering attempt to produce a world survey of archaeoastronomical observatories. CY

Heline, Corinne
Sacred Science of Numbers
De Vorss, 1985
ISBN 0-87516-442-0

religion, number symbolism, medieval, renaissance, modern

The spiritual significance of the numbers one through thirteen, with particular emphasis on the Bible, from a follower of Rudolf Steiner. MZ

Hitching, F.
Earth Magic
Cassell and Co. 1976

Hoggatt, Verner E. Jr.
Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers
The Fibonacci Association, Santa Clara University, 1969; Houghton Mifflin, 1969

natural proportion, ratio, golden section, spirals, polygons, polyhedra, Pythagoras, Fibonacci

An introductory mathematical handbook on the properties of the Fibonacci and Lucas numbers, the golden section, and related geometry, Pascal's triangle, identities, Fibonacci numbers in nature, problems and answers, and more. PB

See under Bicknell for material coauthored by Hoggatt. CY

Hopper, Vincent Foster
Medieval Number Symbolism
Columbia University Press, 1938

folklore, number symbolism, medieval, renaissance

Hostetter, Clyde
Star Trek to Hawa-i'i: Mesopotamia to Polynesia
Diamond Press, 1991
LC 91-070269

astro-calendrical devices, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, prehistoric, ancient, medieval, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Pacific Islands

Traces similarities between Middle Eastern and Pacific Islands astro-calendrical devices with an eye to proving physical contact between the two civilizations. CY

Howard, Clifford
Sex Worship
[-] 1898; 5th edition: Chicago Medical Book Company, 1909

natural sacred sites, megaliths, houses of worship, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, prehistoric, ancient, medieval, Asia, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Meso-America, Middle East, Rome

A survey of world architecture dedicated to sex worship; there are no illustrations, but the author appends a good bibliography of other (now very rare) 19th century books on this topic. For companion volumes of the same era see Sha Rocco and Hargrave Jennings -- and see also the several books on Phallism, Phallicism, Nature Worship, Temple Architecture, and Sex Worship by "Anonymous" which were privately printed in London from 1880-1891 and which some bibliographers have attributed to Jennings. For a modern book with a similar premise, see George T. Meaden. CY

Hoyle, Fred
On Stonehenge
Heinemann, 1977

Huntley, H.E.
The Divine Proportion
Dover Publications, 1970

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