**Sacred Geometry bulletin for January-April 2011**:

2) New Products, Articles, Tutorials

3) Recent Introductions

4) Website(s) of Interest

5) Books, Movies and Music of Interest

6) Affiliate(s) of the Month

7) Quote(s) of the Month

8) Image(s) of the Month

9) Annual Sacred Geometry Multimedia Contest!

10) Request for Submissions

**New GeometryCode.com website!** (at long last :-)

Hi all! Thanks for your patience these past few months. No, I haven't been abducted by aliens or joined a foreign legion somewhere... I've been remodeling the GeometryCode website (and email bulletin) ... I encourage you to take a few minutes and explore the new GeometryCode website and discover content new and old. There's probably lots of sacred geometry and related info and imagery on the site that you never knew was there, and plenty
that wasn't there before. The new format (a StudioPress Genesis theme, based on WordPress) will allow me to post timely updates on the blog pages as well keep up with interesting content using the flexible, powerful and robust standards-based CMS architecture that WordPress provides... and yes, (you smelled a sales pitch, didn't you :-) I'm available for website design, maintenance and graphics consulting. You probably already know that my favorite assignments involve a generous amount of geometric design, although I've contributed to quite a wide range of client projects.

Take a few moments to explore all the hierarchical menus that now drop down from the top level navigation (replacing the mostly redundant links that were on the left-hand side of the old site.) If you prefer, there's a new site map on the far upper right that gives you current access to every page on the site. If
there's something you can't find, or want to contribute, please let me know! I'm quite happy with how the new site looks and is structured; do let me know what YOU think. That's the nature of 'labor of love' projects, they're here to serve, so by all means, do share suggestions to make the site work for you.

#### 1) Events: Interviews, Seminars, Workshops, Classes, Exhibits

**Audio Interview with Denise Ross of Wisdom Calls**

Here's a link to an audio interview by Denise Ross who interviewed me on her Wisdom Calls show on Nov. 7, 2010. We talked about all my favorite subjects: sacred geometry, the 7 Hermetic Laws, and, of course, pure non-dual metaphysics. The link above is a 21MB mp3 file, just under an hour long.

"*For the lover of sacred shapes and those intrigued with symbolic wisdom, jump on Bruce Rawles' site www.GeometryCode.com and purchase his great book "Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook". Bruce shared an amazing hour with Wisdom Calls One discussing Sacred Geometry. His site is FILLED with information, free downloads, and he has sacred video products for purchase that are truly phenomenal... no computer out there should be without one of his TOTALLY AWESOME screensavers! Thanks Bruce... we luv ya... : *)" – Denise Ross, host of Wisdom Calls internet radio show.

**Video Interviews with Deborah Pietsch of** **Wake Up:Shift Is Happening**

Here are 4 interviews **Deborah Pietsch of** Wake Up:Shift Is Happening did with me over a year ago; we had fun talking about (you guessed it!) sacred geometry, the 7 Hermetic Laws, and a bit of pure non-dual metaphysics! Enjoy!

Video Interview - Part 1 –
Video Interview - Part 2 –
Video Interview - Part 3 –
Video Interview - Part 4

**Sacred Geometry Art Exhibit Venues, anyone?**

I'm looking for another local (or regional) venue to exhibit of all 12 of my "Martineau Solar System Series" giclée prints such as a gallery, performing arts venue,
cafe, bank, science museum, public business office, etc. I've had these prints exhibited in several countries, 3 states and lots of venues (including all the aforementioned categories) here in the Rogue Valley (State of Jefferson) in southern Oregon over the past 6 years. They don't look nearly as nice stored in the big cardboard box in our storage unit; time to find some new venues.
:-) Suggestions appreciated! :-)

**Light at the end of the Geometry Code (book) tunnel :-)**

I'm STILL continuing to work on the 2nd book; meanwhile if you haven't already, check out the 8-part article series (links on my
Events and Resources pages)
which are moving closer and closer (thanks for your patience!) to being fully expanded into the
Geometry Code book. Especially now that the website overhaul is complete, I'm focusing more time
(and nearing completion) on this marathon project! :-)

**Sacred Geometry Workshops, anyone?**

If you are interested in sacred geometry workshops in the Ashland or Medford, Oregon area (or vicinity) please let me know! Here's my list of current and past events. If you have a local, regional (or global for that matter, as long as my expenses are covered) venue to suggest, please let me know!

#### 2) New Products, Articles and Tutorials

Meanwhile, not long ago I made a FaceBook page for GeometryCode.com (just do a search on "GeometryCodeCom".)

This new FaceBook page actually has a bit easier access to (at least) 4 main product categories (some of you might not have known I had that many! :-) ...

The Martineau Solar System Series...

Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook (probably the most familiar to readers of this bulletin) ...

The Geometry Code - Meditation Tool, ScreenSaver, and eBooklet ... and

Sacred Geometry Video Patterns (Gradient Wipe Transitions for Final Cut Pro)

#### 3) Recent Introductions ... (Still Relatively) New :-)

#### 4) Website(s) of Interest

Check out the newly renovated (drum roll please) GeometryCode.com website! (Details at the top of the page, but just click around and take a look for yourself! I finally revamped the entire site using a WordPress foundation and one of the superbly crafted StudioPress themes. The site now has a blog, so I'll be posting updates there more frequently... I can even do quick posts from my phone! :-)

My wife (Nancy) has put together a fantastic collection of Vintage Ribbon Art and just reduced the price to $4.95 for the digital download. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore some retro designs from the 1920 "flapper" era; 50 pages of beautiful images and patterns.

New DNA nanoforms take shape; some amazing geometric sculpting of spheres, cylinders, nano-vases (awaiting nano-flowers :-) and more using DNA. Thanks to Ed K. for bringing this to my attendion, as well as this interesting video about molecular animation and this one: Topologist Predicts New Form of Matter.

Speaking of nano worlds, check out the wonderful ring (toroidal) imagery and animations on this page (scroll all the way down to enjoy it all.)

Michael H. recommends AstroMusic: The Music of the Planets; I haven't heard this, but it looks interesting. On similar notes (pun intended :-), I have listened numerous times tothe Nasa-Voyager Space Sounds "Rings of Uranus" audio which is quite a fascinating acoustic journey. While were out in space, check out this photo of a transit of the International Space Station (ISS) during the solar eclipse of 4Jan2011 from Oman.

Scroll to the bottom of Alexander Putney's page here to find this lovely spherical fractal image (The Prime Cross - spherical rendering of Dr. A. Jadczyk's Octagonal Quantum Fractal)

Here's a fun, quick video about serpentine topological doodles... the mathorigins.com site by Bruce C. Friedman with some interesting resources

Royalty also finds sacred geometry of interest and inspiration. Here's an excerpt from a book by Prince Charles; this quote is on the vesical symbolism of Chartres Cathedral with references to Professor Keith Critchlow, one of my earliest literary muses on the subject.

Christopher Dunn, author of a fascinating book (The Giza Power Plant) on how (among many other things) the air passages from the so-called "King's" Chamber of the Great Pyramid may have been maser waveguides, has a video showing the uncanny precision and sacred geometric derivations on Ramses II at Luxor, Egypt.

A few YouTube Sacred Geometry videos of interest: Nesting Dodechedron Icosahedron and this xylophone accompanied (Flight of the Bumblebee) Kepler Orrery (All the multiple-planet systems discovered by Kepler as of 2/2/2011; orbits go through the entire mission (3.5 years). Hot colors to Cool colors (Red to yellow to green to cyan to blue to gray) are Big planets to Smaller planets, relative to the other planets in the system.) ...Thanks to Nancy for finding this one; check out her new Altered-Recipes website, too! As you might suspect, I've personally savored many of these delicious recipes!

For polyhedral math enthusiasts, here's a find: exact mathematical derivations of proportions of the five Platonic Solids thanks to A. Michelson; a great complement to my spreadsheet with related data. Here's a sample of the data for the Dodecahedron (the other 4 are similar):

Polyhedron Ratio Dodecahedron (ten 3-fold axes and six 5-fold axes and fifteen 2-fold axes):

CircumsphereRadius/Edge =(SQRT(5)+1)*SQRT(3)/4

MidsphereRadius/Edge =(SQRT(5)+3)/4

InsphereRadius/Edge =SQRT(22*SQRT(5)+50)/(4*SQRT(5))

CircumsphereDiameter/Edge =(SQRT(5)+1)*SQRT(3)/2

MidsphereDiameter/Edge =(SQRT(5)+3)/2

InsphereDiameter/Edge =SQRT(22*SQRT(5)+50)/(2*SQRT(5))

Circumsphere/Midsphere =(SQRT(5)-1)*SQRT(3)/2

Circumsphere/Insphere =SQRT(6)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5)/(SQRT(5)+3)

Midsphere/Insphere =SQRT(2)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5)/(SQRT(5)+1)

Midsphere/Circumsphere =(SQRT(5)+1)/(2*SQRT(3))

Insphere/Circumsphere =(SQRT(5)+3)/(SQRT(6)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5))

Insphere/Midsphere =(SQRT(5)+1)/(SQRT(2)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5))

MidEdge-MidFace central Angle in radians =ACOS((SQRT(5)+1)/(SQRT(2)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5)))

Vertex-MidFace central Angle in radians =ACOS((SQRT(5)+3)/(SQRT(6)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5)))

Vertex-MidEdge central Angle in radians =ACOS((SQRT(5)+1)/(2*SQRT(3)))

Vertex-Vertex central Angle in radians =2*ACOS((SQRT(5)+1)/(2*SQRT(3)))

DiHedral Angle between faces in radians =PI()-2*ACOS((SQRT(5)+1)/(SQRT(2)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5)))

MidFace-MidFace central Angle in radians =2*ACOS((SQRT(5)+1)/(SQRT(2)*SQRT(SQRT(5)+5)))

Isn't it amazing to see where content propagates? Here's some familiar images on an image search engine.

Here's an overdue tip of the hat to the Wikipedia page on Sacred Geometry;

there's a neat tesseract animation on this page in addition to lots of other useful resources.

Astronomers Release the Largest Color Image of the Sky Ever Made (news release)

For eco-fractal fans, check out this article: Like Life Itself, Sustainable Development is Fractal by Terry Mock and Tony Wernke, SLDI Co-founders.

...
and another article The Sedona Effect - Correlations Between Geomagnetic Anomalies, EEG Brainwaves, and Schumann Resonance in Sedona Vortex Areas by Ben Lonetree and Iona Miller, (c)2010

... and speaking of Sedona, the June issue of Sedona Journal of Emergence will have an article I submitted entitled Inclusive Geometry for Ascension: Finite Circles Reveal Sabotaging Inner Lamb-scape, Outer Goat-scape Thoughts. ... and the related articles department...

A new online (and print) magazine (OneSmile) from New Zealand edited by Catrin Jacksties has a new article (an excerpt from my upcoming Geometry Code book): Inclusion, The Hermetic Law of Mentalism and the Symbolism of the Circle.

#### 5) Books, Movies and Music of Interest

#### 6) Affiliate(s) of the Month

I use it to demonstrate 3D relationships that are difficult to convey any other way, as well as just plain fun!

#### 7) Quote(s) of the Month

*The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.*" – Plato

#### 8) Image(s) of the Month

Time (while it's brand new) to show off the new GeometryCode.com website. Here's a snap of the new home page. Not to worry, I'll return to less hoopla and more pure geometric artistry/imagery here next month.

#### 9) Annual Sacred Geometry Multimedia CONTEST!

Congratulations to the 2010 contest winner ... was it you? Did you send me a submission and I didn't find it (or <blush> I lost it?) If so, please let me know, so I can search my emails, since I think I may have had an entry or two in the usual daily flood of emails. :-)

The Sacred Geometry Multimedia Contest is an annual event, so you NOW have until Dec. 31, 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!

#### 10) Request for Submissions

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! :-)

BTW, I always appreciate enthusiastic reviews on my Amazon SGDS book page, and it's a good

"win-win" way to cross-promote your work as well.

Bruce Rawles

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