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Hi all:
Here's the Sacred Geometry bulletin for August 2008:

1) Events: Interviews, Seminars, Workshops, Classes, Exhibits
2) New Products, Articles, Tutorials
3) Recent Introductions
4) Website(s) of Interest
5) Book(s) of Interest
6) Movie(s) of Interest
7) Music of Interest
8) Affiliate(s) of the Month: If you use online travel ...
9) Quote(s) of the Month
10) Image(s) of the Month
11) Annual Multimedia Contest!
12) Request for Submissions


1) Events: Interviews, Seminars, Workshops, Classes

Gary Renard 2-day Intensive Workshop - Ashland, Oregon - 16-17 August, 2008; details here!
I'll be (enthusiastically!) attending a workshop with Gary Renard, author of Disappearance of the Universe
and Your Immortal Reality, engaging (and fun!) introductions to A Course In Miracles. Here's a
press release and a printable poster. At the time of this bulletin, there are still a few places left in the
seminar, so now (as always :-) is the time! His podcasts are great fun - the first part typically has
schedule updates, and more great content about quantum forgiveness as the session progresses.

If you are interested in sacred geometry workshops in the Medford, Oregon area please let me know!
Here's my list of current and past events.


2) New Products, Articles and Tutorials

The kind folks at Spirit of Maat have just published my 3rd recent article for their monthly ezine; Here's
their intro to the article:
Correspondence — Second of the Seven Hermetic Laws by Bruce Rawles
The second of the seven laws or principles is given the name Correspondence in the Kybalion, along
with the phrase "As above, so below; as below, so above."
This article — second in the series by Bruce Rawles — explores the Law of Correspondence which
states that the Universe mirrors the models and belief structures that exist within our imagination.
Join Bruce as we learn about how this steady flow of holographic projections that we call perception
keeps us stuck in the labyrinthine illusion of form, space and time."

Thanks to Anthony Arlotta for this suggestion (in response to last month's survey):
His idea was to have a "beginner's corner, with some basics such as fundamental
information that most Sacred Geometry experts would assume is common knowledge, and maybe
even some basic compass-and-straightedge constructions!" Works for me!
Here's a classic construction for this month's initial tutorial:
How to graphically derive the Golden Ratio using an equilateral triangle inscribed in a circle

3) Recent Introductions ... (Still Fairly) New :-)

A DVD of a presentation I gave last summer in Ashland (well-received) is available online!
The Geometry Code: Symbolic Wisdom of Natural Law Within Us
Purchases of this DVD directly supports RVML (Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library),
a very worthy organization! It's been almost a year, so I guess the "still fairly new" adjective
is about obsolete :-)

Digital audio download:
Sacred Geometry and Sound Healing :
How Ancient Hermetic Laws, Quantum Physics and
Universal Symbolic Archetypes all converge in Your Optimum Wellness

For those of you who weren't able to attend my presentation at the Globe Sound Healing Conference
in Woodland Hills in January (or those who would like to listen to it again any tim at your leisure!),
I've uploaded an audio transcript of my presentation. The GeometryCode logo (6 circular images
surrounding the central one is the perfect backdrop for listening to this talk as we explore the
7 Hermetic Laws, etc.)

Enhance your edits: Geometric Video Patterns (Gradient Wipe Transition Images) for Final Cut Pro!
If you use Final Cut Pro (or know someone who does) ... check out these gradient wipe transitions.

4) Website(s) of Interest

Local friend and geometer host, Asha Deliverance, started Pacific Domes many years ago, which provides
event, shelter, playground, greenhouse, emergency (philanthropic) and other domes worldwide.
She also hosts our wonderful little weekly geometers gathering in southern Oregon on Tuesday
afternoons; we whimsically call ourselves the "Hedronists" and our meetings are lots of fun. If you're
passing through Ashland and would like to visit our group, please contact me for details and directions.
Here's the Pacific Domes blog page about Sacred Geometry, with some neat historical info about
Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller.

Here's a site touting the virtues of bike and wind power (among other things) that Nancy found with a
VERY fun design.

To round out the August website list, here are 3 new sites I've helped local friends develop and/or update:

Lani Rossetta's combines three of her oh-so-healthy passions.
In addition to her HIGHLY recommended (delicious beyond description!) raw food cooking classes
(and cook books), she has introduced me to local (and global) networks of labyrinth enthusiasts.

Daniel Blake's has a useful PC-based tool for effectively organizing, tracking and measuring
network marketing efforts.

Adam Reed's highlights his extensive expertise in electronic hardware engineering;
we also share a great interest in Egyptian lore, geometry, Cymatics, and much more.

5) Book(s) of Interest

Secrets of the Great Pyramid by Peter Tompkins - This classic book launched my interest in
what is now called sacred geometry with its chapter on the Golden Section.


6) Movie(s) of Interest

Before loaning it out again, I recently watched Monty Python's Life of Brian again. What a wacky classic!
We're all individuals, we all need to think for ourselves... and I think the Greeks may be blessed, also!
Perhaps one of the earliest accounts of extraterrestrial intervention, too! Total python silliness...
and even (inadvertant? :-) wisdom here and there :-)

7) Music of Interest

This summer I started doing a bit of volunteering at the Britt Festival in nearby Jacksonville, Oregon
and have heard some great music there including Michael Franti and Spearhead, Chris Thille and the
Punch Brothers, and Colors of the Orchestra (the Libertango and Serenade for Strings performances
were particularly superb). The venue has a spectacular view of the Rogue Valley
(especially toward the top of the lawn area) where, while savoring your favorite music and perhaps a
picnic or concession dinner, you can watch the lengthening shadows touch the peaks of Roxy Ann
and then Mount McLoughlin. Right now, I'm listening to some of my favorite mixes on Pandora; in
particular a very meditative piece by Brian Eno.

8) Affiliate(s) of the Month - and

Would you like to visit places like the Great Pyramid or Stonehenge to experience their geometry directly?
How about England's crop formations, Katmandu or some other inspiring and/or exotic locations?

We love to travel! If you're like us, you savor the adventure of visiting new places, meeting new friends,
learning about different cultures, sharing smiles, ideas and fun with people across the planet. We're always
interested in figuring out how to make our travel dollars deliver the best experiences possible. We recently
discovered (and became travel agent representatives with) an online travel resource that compares very
favorably with the other major online services, with rates usually as good as or better than the rest, featuring
a full range of travel services including cruises, airline flights, hotels, rental cars, tours, golf vacations,
packages, entertainment, event tickets, group cruises, weekly specials and more.

So, if you're going to arrange your travel plans online anyway (like most of us do nowadays), why not get rates
that are frequently better than the rest (or at least comparable) and support the GeometryCode staff (a.k.a. my wife
and I) by booking your travel with :-)

Travel Essentials - We've used several of the items (including luggage and accessories) from Travel Essentials,
such as the Anne McAlpin packing board, which is actually quite handy to keep your suitcase organized.
Lots of neat gear here.


9) Quote(s) of the Month

"Only infinite patience produces immediate results." - A Course In Miracles

"... you don't have to change anybody's mind, and you don't have to change your world. All you
have to do is change your mind about the world." - Arten, The Disappearance of the Universe,
by Gary Renard p. 174

10) Image(s) of the Month

Star Tetrahedron Bubble Grid.
This pattern is a 2D matrix of spheres and star tetrahedra. A star tetrahedron foldup pattern appears on
the website here
, and on page 224 in SGDS


11) 2008 (now annual) multimedia CONTEST!

I've decided to make the Sacred Geometry Multimedia Contest an annual event, so you NOW have
until Dec. 31, 2008 to send me entries (inspired by Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook, or other
images or ideas on the site) to win a free GeometryCode screensaver and eBooklet!


12) Request for Submissions

If you would like to stay connected and network with kindred souls online, check out
LinkedIn. I'm enjoying connecting with both recent and long-time friends and colleagues
and discovering new friends of friends (and soon friends of friends of friends...fractally! :-)

As always, please let me know how I can support you. Please send me any interesting items about
sacred geometry or related interests (since everything is interrelated!
Thanks for your interest & support! :-)


Cheers! :-)
Bruce Rawles POB 1515, Eagle Point, Oregon 97524
Co-author of The Geometry Code screensaver + more
Author of Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook
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