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Olympia Sync Summit

I am asking for your help to fund this event through Indiegogo. I will discuss synchronicity, Secrets in Plain Sight, and my forthcoming book, “Quantification” at the Olympia Sync Summit, on the auspicious dates of 8/8 – 8/9 this summer. Please join me and many other Sync Book authors and add to what is shaping up to be an unforgettable experience.

In case you didn’t know it, I contributed a chapter to the Sync Book 2 back in 2012. It’s still worth checking out!

The Sync Book 2

I’m looking forward to giving my first public talk at the summit and hope to see you there!

Scott Onstott, creator of SIPS

Scott Onstott, creator of SIPS

Taking Measure

I’ve written a book called Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture, and Consciousness and have self-published it both as a book and as an ebook so you can read it on paper or on screen, however you prefer. Both editions have the same content. The physical book has high resolution black and white images whereas the ebook has color images sized for the screen.

I educated myself on the plethora of ebook formats and settled on EPUB after I discovered the free Calibre software. Calibre is the Swiss Army knife of ebooks, allowing you to not only read ebooks on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, but Calibre can also translate the EPUB into over a dozen popular formats so you can read my ebook on iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, Kindles, SONY readers, Nooks, Kobos, and many other electronic devices.

Taking Measure cover    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, or 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.

The cover is the Flammarion woodcut, drawn by an anonymous artist in 1888. I colorized this public domain image in Photoshop. The image very much symbolizes the transformative journey that this book can take you on, by taking measure of the secrets in plain sight.

The book/ebook features 9 chapters (that’s no accident because exploring the quality of the number 9 is one of the book’s themes):

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1 – The Decimal System and the Ennead
Chapter 2 – Metrology
Chapter 3 – Measuring Time
Chapter 4 – The Honeycomb and the Apple
Chapter 5 – Key Numbers
Chapter 6 – Number Patterns
Chapter 7 – Taxonomy of Encoded Structures
Chapter 8 – Encoded Structures
Chapter 9 – Behind the Curtain
About the Author

Here is the book’s introduction which should give you a feel for the subject matter:

Introduction:

I began this book as a way of taking measure of my two films, Secrets In Plain Sight Volumes 1 & 2, a series very densely packed with information which runs for more than 5 hours. Many viewers watch the films over and over and have picked up different things on each viewing. This process takes a lot of time and I recognize that people are very busy these days so I wanted to distill into a small book the essentials of what the films have uncovered. The written format encourages depth of analysis and synthesis.
By taking measure of the objective world of things from the quantum to architectural to astronomic scales, I have observed numerical patterns emerging from the scientific data. This book presents numeric codes unfolding in space and time in many unexpected places, from our units of measure to the relationships between celestial bodies. Geometric and numeric encoding is also explored in cities, in architecture, in alignments across the Earth, and in the human body. We start in the exterior objective world and the evidence gradually leads us into the subjective world within.
As I set off writing I didn’t realize the extent to which this book would clarify my own thinking and take my awareness in new directions but that was the end result. I hope that by reading this book you will enjoy the journey and the expanded perspectives as much as I do.

Scott Onstott
Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
November 2012

My New Books

I am pleased to announce the simultaneous publication my two latest books, both published in Sybex/Wiley’s Essentials series. I’ve written these books for both the left and right sides of your brain covering AutoCAD and Photoshop respectively (vector and raster). Learn how to draw accurately and paint creatively with these books. No experience is required.

AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials ISBN 978-1-118-24481-4

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials ISBN 978-1-118-09495-2

 

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