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Hi all:
Here's the Sacred Geometry bulletin for November 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
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

Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair Saturday, November 15,2008; 10:30AM-4:00PM
Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520
I was originally planning to be there with autographed copies of my Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook
I hope you can make it even though I won't be there. ...

... Then I double checked my calendar and realized that I'll be heading for Esalen that day with
Dr. Leonard Laskow and his wife Sama (dear friends) to assist with his week-long seminar there again this year; a wonderful experience that I'm very eagerly anticipating... and highly recommend!

Warren Scott "Fentro" Fentress (creator of the geometric toy, Magneblocks) is starting a new
website about sacred geometers, and he was kind enough to feature me in his first interview.

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.

SGDS book bulk discounts and drop ship are now available for quantities as small as 5 books!
Or order direct from the printer ( ... this might be helpful if you're giving a class or workshop on s.g., have a bookstore, or ... Contact me for details and pricing.

2) New Products, Articles and Tutorials

The Fifth Hermetic Law (Rhythm) ... is the topic for my most recent article on the
Spirit of Ma'at website. This series of articles contains brief excerpts from my upcoming book,
The Geometry Code. I've listed the articles in this series (2 more to follow) on my Resources page,
as well as my Events page.

Next installment of the "beginner's corner": How to divide a line by the golden ratio. ==================================================================

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

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

Werner Vogl has some sacred geometric architecture on his site (German) ; here a source for
other language translations.

I (finally!) upgraded our Macs to OS10.5, and now I'm in widget-heaven! :-) Here's a simple little
Golden Ratio calculator that gives integer approximations for phi proportions scaled above and below
the entered number. Click on the "Calculate and Convert" category and scroll down to find the
Golden Ratio calculator. If anyone knows a good PC equivalent, send me a link and I'll feature it
next month.

There's a handful of us who meet on Tuesday afternoons in Ashland, Oregon who call ourselves
the Ashland Geometers (a.k.a. Hedronists, a whimisical pun) and recently Ed in our group mentioned
the excellent PBS documentary on fractals that recently aired. That prompted further conversation
about fractal antennas, Jay Goldner's book which postulates that the fractal crop circle pattern at
Chilbolton (right next to a radio telescope) might be a connection. Ed provided these interesting links
(thanks!) on Fractal Architecture, Fractal Houses, Fractal Clothes and Fractal Geodesics. I was thinking that a fractal dome might use a hex and/or pent base dome to 'stellate' each of the hex and/or pent elements of a geodesic dome. If anyone has seen anything like this, let me know... otherwise I'll add it to my backburner POV-Ray project list :-)

Here's a POV-Ray model that is somewhat along these lines using a stellated dodecahedron I did a few years ago. This is the general idea of which a "geodesic fractal" (with geodesic faces replacing the pentagonal pyramids) is another example.

Charles Gilchrist has a new video in his series on sacred geometry on Metatron's cube - a neat
introduction to this facet of sacred geometry, and the connection to the Hermetic Law of Mentalism
is profound!

5) Book(s) of Interest
Absence from Felicity : The Story of Helen Schucman and Her Scribing of A Course in Miracles
by Kenneth Wapnick - I'm not even half way through this detailed (more than
Journey Without Distance ) historical and metaphysical account of how A Course In Miracles
came to be, and I can easily and whole-heartedly recommend it to any student of pure non-dualism.

6) Movie(s) of Interest
Outsourced - A fun film about compassion that transcends cultural boundaries; ironic that our
global economy now provides opportunities for letting go of geographic misconceptions and


7) Music of Interest

Hear Me Out by Frou Frou (just a fun "synthy" track with a catchy tune that sounds to me
like a high energy remix of An Ending (Ascent) from Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres

8) Affiliate(s) of the Month

With the longest night of the year approaching, why not have your computer screen glowing through
the twilight hours (and during the day for that matter!) with ever changing mandalas from
LightSOURCE. Mika's genius for making exquisite screen savers, CDROMs and DVDs of sacred
imagery is evident in every one of the LightSOURCE offerings, including ... dare I say :-)
... in the GeometryCode screensaver (and eBooklet, don't forget the eBooklet!)

As a reminder, the eBooklet is a sampler of the ideas from the forthcoming GeometryCode book
which is getting ever closer as I write more content every month!

In the meantime, if you want a preview of the book which should be out VERY soon, here's an option.
Drunvalo Melchizedek has acquainted many about the mysteries of sacred geometry with his Flower of Life programs. Excerpts from my upcoming GeometryCode book are now on his Spirit of Ma'at ezine website including an introduction about Take Home Lessons from Modern Physics, and the Seven Hermetic Laws, including Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause and Effect, and Gender (Generation.) The first article I wrote for their ezine (a prelude to my presentations at the Global Sacred Geometry Conference in 2004) was entitled Starting With Nothing and Ending Up With Everything.


9) Quote(s) of the Month

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits." - Mark Twain

"Ye cubic surfaces! By threes and nines. Draw round his camp your seven-and-twenty lines-. The seal of Solomon in three dimensions.. In two dimensions, we the form may trace. Of him whose soul, too large for vulgar space, In n dimensions flourished unrestricted." —Dr. James Clerk Maxwell, addressing the Committee of the Cayley Portrait Fund, 1887, in honour of multi-dimensional mathematician Dr. Arthur Cayley

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch. a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia


10) Image(s) of the Month

This Truncated Tetrahedron image (Neptune And Uranus Per Martineau)
is similar to the one found on page 226 (Tetrahedron Division Fractals) with a reference to
the Tetrix or Sierpinski Sponge in SGDS

Neptune And Uranus Per Martineau

When I met John Martineau four summers ago, he told me about this geometry he'd just figured
out; that the orbits of these two planets - Neptune And Uranus - nest with the proportions of their
orbital radii with an uncanny accuracy to the proportions of the Platonic Tetrahedron and it's
Archimedean cousin the Truncated Tetrahedron. Of course, when I returned home, I immediately
confirmed his math (yes, it's quite accurate; try it!) and made this model in POVray.

Like all 12 images in this series, prints, apparel, cards and more are all available with a
wide variety of options on my zazzle gallery.


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!

OK, it's almost December! If you're waiting until the last moment, that's OK, but I wouldn't mind
a few more EARLY entries! :-)


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... :-)

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! :-)


Bruce Rawles
POB 1515, Eagle Point, Oregon 97524
co-author of The Geometry Code screensaver
author of Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook
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