Sacred Geometry

Philosophy and Practice


An introduction to the geometry which, as modern science now suggests, underlies the structure of the universe


ISBN: 9780500810309 Category:

Robert Lawlor


The thinkers of ancient Egypt, Greece and India recognized that numbers governed much of what they saw in their world and hence provided an approach to its divine creator. Robert Lawlor sets out the system that determines the dimension and the form of both man-made and natural structures, from Gothic cathedrals to flowers, from music to the human body.

By also involving the reader in practical experiments, he leads with ease from simple principles to a grasp of the logarithmic spiral, the Golden Proportion, the squaring of the circle and other ubiquitous ratios and proportions.

This book is part of the Art and Imagination series, gloriously illustrated paperbacks which cover Eastern and Western religion and philosophy, including myth and magic, alchemy and astrology. The distinguished authors bring a wealth of knowledge, visionary thinking and accessible writing to each intriguing subject.

Additional information

Weight 433 g
Dimensions 20.6 x 28 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 July 1982
Number of pages 112
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 20.6 x 28 cm
Weight 433 g


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Robert Lawlor is a mythographer, symbologist and New Age author of several books.