THE SACRED LANDSCAPE
...illustrated essays on sacred geometry; temple and shrine architecture; archaeoastronomy; sundials and astro-calendrical devices; latent geometrical order in the biological world; religious and Freemasonic iconography in architecture, theater, and garden design; the history and construction of labyrinths, garden follies, garden grottoes, and other forms of symbolic landscaping; relationships between architecture and music; geometric principles underlying formal garden design and sacred architecture; geomancy, feng shui, and ley lines; symbolic and religious considerations in agriculture (e.g. culture-specific astro-calendrical beliefs about planting times and harvest festivals); and sacred site tourism -- plus the Sacred Landscape Bibliography featuring information and commentary on what others have published on these topics.
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ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
Sunlight on the Altar: Solar-Calendrical Marking in the Home
How to create your own sacred space down on the farm
A case study in comparative normality.
Margaret's Grocery and Market
A vernacular sacred site on Highway 61 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, displays numerous Masonic symbols.
A purportedly special site in New York -- who has seen it?
The Pythagorean Theorem or 47th Problem of Euclid
The Masonic mystery of the Egyptian String Trick and the Two Saints John revealed.
A New Sacred Measure?
Rotation of the Earth's core provides an opportunity for iconographic ingenuity
The original and only: See Seven States!
Sacred Geometry -- What Is It?
I thought you'd never ask!
Sacred Site Tourism
Hey, kids -- it's another roadside attraction!
Somewhere in New Mexico -- or at least they said it would be...
Stonehenge Clones and Metaphorms
A short guide to neo-megalithic North America.
Texaco gas stations
To whom can you trust your car?
The Atlantean Imperative
John Michell, Zecharia Sitchin, Drunvalo Melchizedek, and the Fire Crystal!
Notes on a Lecture by Graham Hancock
Pre-Neolithic -- or post-von-Daniken? You decide!
Freemasonic Theater Exhibit Tours Through 1998
Backdrops for American mystery plays on display in a museum setting.
The Watts Towers and Simon Rodia
An appreciation ... and a protest.
Fred Graham on Edward Leedskalnin's idiosyncratic monument to the virgin-muse "Sweet Sixteen."
Excerpts from "A Book for Every Home" by Ed Leedskalnin
The political philosophy of the man who built the Coral Castle.
The Fibonacci Series and the Financial Markets
Chris Stephens on R. N. Elliott and the Elliot Wave Theory.
Politics and the Palladian Ideal
Barrance C. Lespine on how the architectural design of rural villas serves to reinforce the hegemonic aspirations of the "lords of paradise."
Barrance C. Lespine on how contemporary architects and landscapers can use the neolithic and ancient sourcebook of celestial markers by "Drawing Down the Sky."
The Sacred Landscape Bibliography
200+ books on sacred geometry, sacred architecture, archeoastronomy, sacred landscape, geomancy, feng shui, et al, including ISBNs and short reviews.
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