Welcome to secrets in plain sight: patterns hidden in art, architecture & the cosmos as identified by writer-filmmaker-designer Scott Onstott.



Includes: Quantification, The Divine Proportion and Secrets In Plain Sight: Leonardo da Vinci

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Tripartite includes three thematically-interconnected books in one binding that is more than the sum of its parts. Seeing the aesthetically-rich color illustrations and reading all three texts can induce novel whole-brained insights. The divine proportion is the golden thread running throughout Tripartite. As a result, the golden ratio guides seekers on their own paths through the cosmic labyrinth. The cover suggests another tripartite—a Body:House:Cosmos homology that is at the core of all sacred traditions. Consequently I have depicted the tripartite as the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid and the Nebula, each representing 33.3% of the whole.

“Thus, Eliade structures the anthropo-cosmic homology, Body:House:Cosmos. Through the phenomenon of cosmocization…the human becomes microcosm of the house or temple, just as the house or temple becomes microcosm of the cosmos. The inverse is true as well: the cosmos is macrocosm to the house, the house is macrocosm to the human, and the human is, therefore, in profound interrelationship with the cosmos.” -Beverly White Spicer in The Ka’bah: Rhythms of Culture, Faith and Physiology

8.5” x 8.5” color paperback — 178 pages
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This anthology contains sixty-six essays published between June 2011 and November 2015 on the Secrets In Plain Sight. The content has been edited and some new material added for this compilation. Follow along with Scott Onstott’s symbolic and geometric synthesis of great art, architecture, urban design & the cosmos in more than 1,000 images and 100,000 words.

The essays are presented sequentially so you can follow Onstott’s research and changing worldview as it expanded from coincidence and conspiracy to consciousness and ultimately something close to “providence.” Especially noteworthy, the author sees providence as the influence of unseen, but not necessarily undetectable actors—be they spirits, higher-selves, higher-dimensional beings and/or the universe itself and that all such actors are aspects of awareness manifesting materiality through number, geometry and musical harmony.

“…he looked on the whole universe and all that is in it as a riddle, as a secret which could be read by applying pure thought to certain evidence, certain mystic clues…to allow a sort of philosopher’s treasure hunt to the esoteric brotherhood. He believed that these clues were to be found partly in the evidence of the heavens and in the constitution of elements…but also partly in certain papers and traditions handed down by the brethren in an unbroken chain back to the original cryptic revelation…” –Newton, the Man by John Maynard Keynes

6″ x 9″ B&W paperback — 706 pages
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You can download the Anthology’s images in color as a study aid here.



Coloring Book

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Experience some unplugged time coloring and contemplating Geometra’s collection of 53 drawings, which includes geometric art, cathedral and temple plans, sacred geometry, optical illusions, crop circles, mathematical curiosities, Platonic solids and more.

Well-known geometer Scott Onstott designed this book to be suitable for adults and older children. The black and white drawings are printed on one side of the page so you can create your own original color art pieces without bleed-through using pencils or fine tipped markers.

“I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time.” -Antony Garrett Lisi, physicist

8.5″ x 8.5″ B&W paperback — 108 pages
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Secrets In Plain Sight

Leonardo da Vinci

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Discovering precise encoding in the majority of Leonardo’s art, the author’s insightful analysis reveals the existence of a cosmic ordering principle – or secret science – in Da Vinci’s art.”People resonate powerfully with Da Vinci’s art because our DNA, the human body, and even the earth-moon system share the same mathematical ordering principle,” says Onstott, who adds that Da Vinci encoded his most important secrets in plain sight, where they have been overlooked for centuries.

Leonardo’s secret pointing with the divine proportion’s divisions to physical and illuminated third-eyes suggests he saw the divine not just in a transcendent heaven, but immanently in the human body and in the world.

Da Vinci’s paintings and drawings, although few in number, are the most visited, most written about and most valuable art in the world. Onstott explores whether this mass appeal could be due to Da Vinci’s practice of encoding a secret science, or self-similar proportion, into his works, and concludes that the secret science works because it is part of us, no matter whether we are conscious of it or not.

“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, and those who do not see.” –Leonardo da Vinci

8.5″ x 8.5″ full color paperback — 54 pages
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Book review:

“I have been working my way through Secrets in Plain Sight: Leonardo da Vinci and highly recommend it for your own careful consideration. It is worth pondering long and deeply. Scott then presents stunning evidence that demonstrates convincingly, beyond any doubt, that Leonardo da Vinci incorporated this divine ratio…and with a degree of precision that indicates he knew exactly what he was doing. The illustrations in Scott’s book must be seen to be fully appreciated. I would suggest that a physical copy belongs on the shelf of every library, public or private, home or university.” -David Warner Mathisen, author of Star Myths of the World

Read author David Mathisen’s full review of Secrets In Plain Sight: Leonardo da Vinci.


The Divine Proportion

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An astonishing full-color view of the proportion that simultaneously patterns structures as small as DNA and as large as galaxies. This collection of illustrations will take you on an epic journey exploring the golden ratio in mathematics, geometry, music, philosophy, psychology, art, archaeology, architecture, molecular biology, plant morphology, human physiology, geography, physics and astronomy.

This book has the potential to change the way you view the universe and yourself.

8.5″ x 8.5″ full color paperback — 54 pages
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Book review:

“For those who are interested in acquiring knowledge of nature’s continuous geometric proportions, self-similarities and primordial spirals encoded in and found throughout this Universe, this book is a must have. With a remarkable collection of illustrations, Scott Onstott introduces you to the divine proportion pervasive in all fields of science, music and ancient history from the divine proportions at the atomic scale, to our galaxy and the pyramids of Egypt. Thus, enhancing your ability to perceive nature’s golden proportions. A great collection with powerful insights.” -Adam Dorfman, author of Conceptual Revolutions in Science




Illustrations from the Creator of Secrets In Plain Sight

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This inspiring treasury features 66 full-color illustrations by the creator of the Secrets In Plain Sight video series. Onstott’s technical mastery of both vector and raster software combined with his skill in pattern recognition comes across in the many educational and thought-provoking conceptual illustrations included here. The images have a mysterious beauty that invites contemplation, philosophical inquiry and meditation; they will inspire you to perceive parallels between the universe outside of you and the universe within.

A third of the illustrations feature the metrological wonders encoded in the Great Pyramid of Giza. You will enjoy Onstott’s discoveries connecting everything from the cell to the human body, ancient temples, sacred sites, modern architecture, the Nile, art, math, physics, sport, religion, non-duality, the Sun and the planets, the star Sirius and the distance to the center of our galaxy.

Art lovers, mathematicians, philosophers and anyone with an appreciation for imaginative visual storytelling will treasure this volume’s illustrations and written descriptions.

8.5″ x 8.5″ full color paperback – 72 pages
eBook available

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Book reviews:

“Like a mathematical Sherlock Holmes, Scott Onstott continues to unveil the Hidden Numeric Codes that construct our World.” –Mark Gray

“Many of us have become intuitively awake to nature’s Grand Pattern of order and proportion. Scott’s great contribution reveals this pattern in an explicit and beautiful way. He singlehandedly has mined gold from behind the veil and his contribution to the renaissance of philosophical geometry is simply awe inspiring.” –Geoff Fitzpatrick

“Scott Onstott continues to impress and inspire. His insights are unique and profound, balanced by his humility and grace, and grounded in undeniable mathematical correspondences. Not only does he present what could easily be dense topics in an easy to understand manner, in doing so, he cuts to the core of his message. The ‘hidden order of the universe’ is a playful mystery that seemingly wants to be found, for, if it is hiding, it is doing so ‘in plain sight’. Looking through the geometrical and mathematical lens Onstott applies to the world, a kaleidoscope of wonder opens before us. His use of example and straight-forward approach make the infinite seem within reach, yet he also frees the science from being dry or stuffy by presenting all of this with a level of beauty and artistry that is rarely attempted, let alone accomplished.” –Alan Abbadessa-Green

“A very interesting collection of forms, shapes and numbers representing windows on the hitherto unknown but very intriguing intangible realms of our surrounding reality.” –Bert Janssen


Taking Measure

Explorations in Number, Architecture and Consciousness

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Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture, and Consciousness reveals patterns emergent in our universe from quantum to astronomic scales. Spatial and temporal codes appear in unexpected places, from our units of measure to the relationships between celestial bodies. Geometric and numeric encoding appears in architecture, in urban design, and in alignments across the Earth. Does this happen by pure coincidence? Has it been done to preserve knowledge? Is it an ancient form of magic that continues to this day? Are the synchronicities we experience in our personal lives manifestations of these same patterns? This book takes a new look at familiar structures in the tangible world but also engages with the invisible world, including the question of consciousness.


Book reviews:

“If you question coincidence, this will be your cornucopia.” -JCM

“Scott has done a great job with this book, condensing all the great information in his video. In my opinion, it is a priceless treasure when you understand what the information is all about.” -Charles

…if you liked Secrets In Plain Sight, this is a must have. It goes in deep and is just wonderful information that makes you go ‘hmmm, people in the past knew a lot more than we give them credit for.'” -Dennis Demonte

6″ x 9″ paperback – 174 pages
eBook available

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Secrets in Plain Sight – Volume 2 Film

Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes

Volume 2 Synopsis:

Secrets In Plain Sight Volume 2 presents how patterns in number, sacred geometry, musical harmony, and astronomy are encoded in ancient and modern cities and architecture. In addition, the film profiles monuments such as the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center and brings to your attention symbolism encoded in such diverse locales as Babylon, Baalbek, Jerusalem, Mecca, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, the Vatican, and Hollywood. Most noteworthy Volume 2 considers conspiracy, coincidence, and consciousness. Who is responsible for the secrets in plain sight?



Secrets in Plain Sight – Volume 1 Film

Running time: 3 hours 43 minutes

>9+ million views on all youtube channels as of Feb 2017

Volume 1 Synopsis:

Secrets In Plain Sight is an awe inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design which skillfully unveils an unlikely intersection of geometry, politics, numerical philosophy, religious mysticism, new physics, music, astronomy, and world history.

Exploring key monuments and their positions in Egypt, Stonehenge, Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco brings to light a secret obsession shared by pharaohs, philosophers and kings; templars and freemasons; great artists and architects; popes and presidents, spanning the whole of recorded history up to the present time.

In addition, as the series of videos reveals how profound ancient knowledge inherited from Egypt has been encoded in units of measurement, in famous works of art, in the design of major buildings, in the layout of city streets and public spaces, and in the precise placement of obelisks and other important monuments upon the Earth, the viewer is led to perceive an elegant harmonic system linking the human body with the architectural, urban, planetary, solar, and galactic scales.



What people are saying about Volume 1…

This is by far the most interesting, informative, and empowering documentary that i’ve ever seen. It is a true gift to have come across your work. I have been studying the ancient liberal arts now for about 2 years…your videos are a must see for anyone studying these subjects…each time I re-watch your videos, I find something new. Your videos are like a good book that I want to read and read again. Much thanks & appreciation for your work! I will be recommending this video to my friends for years to come. -Drumknuckle


THANK YOU! This was the most profound collection of research I have EVER seen or read. I just watched every episode uninterrupted, and your accomplishment is amazing! I will recommend this to everyone who wants to know more about Our pasts, Our present, and most definitely in Our future…Thanks you again, Teacher. If you just found this video, WATCH THE WHOLE SERIES!!! I guarantee it will change your whole life in how you see the World. Thank you, Scott! Sincerely, JWW

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I have just watched “Secrets in Plain Sight” and wanted to praise your work as strongly as possible. I’ve really never seen such a well-researched project in my life. Being a scientist myself, I love mathematical or physical evidence, rather than based on someone’s opinion (which a lot of these videos are). It’s a lot to take in, in one go, so i will be watching it a few times! I am staggered that such perfection in calculations and architecture could be possible nowadays, let alone in days long before google earth, etc! I will recommend your work to others I think are interested, and now will keep an eye on your blog. Again, thank you so much for this brilliant documentary. -Paul

…and so…

You have pulled together things that I only vaguely or intuitively understood. Stuff that it has taken years to pull into rational awareness. This is Academy Award level scholarship. The math understanding is very good too as it helps with making rational the occult that is encoded without going into the fear mongering that is done by the more well known alternative film makers. Somehow you’ve gone beyond the prejudices of class resentment, and the religious prejudices to gain the great good. -John F Donohue


Splendid work, you blew my mind too many times to count. I would rank this up there with Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, Clark’s Civilization, Campbell’s Power of Myth, and The Ascent of Man as one of the greatest documentaries ever in terms of import and understanding reality. -Patriot Report


You should win an award for the video; its a fine piece of work. I will watch it again and again, I’m sure, so as to remind myself of certain connecting aspects – especially the way the numbers and the different measuring systems all relate to each other. You’ve done a grand job in presenting many of the elements of these Gnostic mysteries – and there is still so much to express, I know. I would especially like to express my own work in such a way, so well done!! –Gary Osborn

…as a result…

I cannot express enough how mind-blowingly mind-blowing your series is. You have altered my viewpoint for good, and with your material along with other stuff I have recently researched I have truly found God. Thanks for your amazing work. It has inspired me to embark on my own journey of discovery and I hope to contribute interesting findings to your work. -Sellam Ismail


Your work has completely changed the way I look at life and the world…Thank you. -Stuart White


This is the very best piece on its topic ever. Worth a PhD in history from many universities. -Darren


This series is absolutely the best study of sacred geometry I have ever has the pleasure to watch. Thank you for your time and effort to share this with us. -Justin Sage

…much as…

Absolutely brilliant, loved every minute. You’ve condensed into 3+ hours what I’ve been studying for 30 years….and provided food for thought for many more, huge thank you my friend… -Hermit1249

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Thank you Scott, you have actually made this information, digestible and understood for the general person. You have provided, probably, one of the most important youtube videos, I have ever watched in the last 7 years, from browsing the world wide web. -NomadiCortex

…it keeps going…

I can’t say enough about the videos you have made. Amazing. Just utterly kick ass! I have posted them all over my Facebook account. I hope so many more people I know could get even as much as a drop of the goodness I did from your work. There were SO many “what? No way!” moments, I just couldn’t step away. Stayed up way too late for a few nights soaking them in. -Joshua

…and so on…

You should get an award for this fine documentary. Presentations like this should be shown in every classroom across the world! -FeelGood30


I love your video on secrets in plain sight, I think it’s one of the best videos on youtube. you are a very inspiring person…I am so relieved…you have satisfied what was puzzling me for years and awakened more urge in me to learn…I am very grateful…Lots of Positive energy from my side. -Shaleen Remanifest


Your documentary is the best one I have ever seen. I’m passing it on to friends, thank you! -Erin Ritter


The breadth and depth of your work (excuse the pun) was and is by far the most rivetingly interesting I have had the pleasure to come across in my living memory on such a topic, want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing such fabulous knowledge and understanding of Masonic Architecture hope that that is not the last of your efforts. -Al


I just wanted to say that your documentary is the BEST one so far. There have been certain documentaries over the past 10 years that have helped awaken people’s minds. Each year we find out more and more. I admire your work and I usually don’t express my knowledge or things that I discover but I recommend the documentary to everybody and no matter who they are, whether they believe in the NWO plot or not, they are always amazed at this documentary and I have to give you credit for your technique. The great thing about your doc is that there is no “DRAMA”, there is no SPIN. You present the work and you don’t give OPINIONS or Create Drama. You present the facts and narrate it to the viewer. Very good technique. -Dan


This is a must see video series. I have found your research and approach most refreshing. As further findings develop, I hope we can share together this intriguing pursuit of ancient understanding. My view is that this relates to the fundamental nature, the texture as it were, of Time. Properly understood, Time’s nature may reveal why these patterns develop as they do and why synchronicity is the dominating factor tying seemingly unassociated phenomena together. I must say that I find your work excellent and flawless as far as I can tell. That is unusual. Thank you and I hope you have continued success. -Will Bradley Romine

…as a result…

Wow, I am excited to be the first [to donate]! I gave to your cause, because this was a brilliant series. I would like to see more. This series is a short course in all of the liberal art and you make it so simple. that is the hallmark of a great teacher. -Joe

…almost done…

I just finished all 23 parts of your amazing documentary. You bring brilliant insight, thoughtfulness, and an open perspective to your research. I appreciate your desire to stick to the facts observed and leave the extrapolation to the individual. Honestly a powerful piece of work. -Plowline

…here we are…

Excellent research! This is by far, one of the BEST videos ever. Bravo Scott Onstott, Bravo! -Ray October


Thank you everyone for your deep and strongly felt support! -Scott Onstott