- November 19th, 2012
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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.
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:
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:
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.
Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada