Sacred Geometry in Ancient Goddess Cultures

Long before Pythagoras and Plato, there existed matrilineal societies around the Mediterranean, and Western Europe, led by women since the Ice Age. They pursued, with their children, a sophisticated understanding of astronomy and sacred science. In this detailed exploration, the first two parts decode the cosmological secrets hidden by ancient goddess-centered cultures on the islands of Malta and Crete and millennia before at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, and Stonehenge. In part three, behind-the-scenes influences of this tradition are found in Cappadocia, the Vedas, the temple of Angkor Wat, and the Vatican’s St Peter’s basilica.

Chapter 11 integrates the central equal perimeter geometry, as a single sacred geometry/mandala, the whole geocentric “universe”, centered on the Earth and its orbiting Moon.

As the book approaches release late January, there may be an opportunity to read a version on scribd at “Inner Traditions”.

  • Saturn’s “Measuring” of the Lunar Month
    Video illustrated SCRIPT To measure the length of a lunar orbit, one needs to see any prominent stars that the moon is passing by in her orbit. This sort of procedure is implied in Indian astronomy, and other traditions, where the sky was first divided into 28 or 27 equal parts, called lunar mansions (nakshatras). … Continue reading “Sacred Geometry in Ancient Goddess Cultures”
  • Chartres 1: the cosmic coding of its towers in height
    The lunar crescent atop the “moon” tower’s cross. Chartres, in north-west France, is a very special version of the Gothic transcept cathedral design. Having burnt down more than once, due to wooden ceilings, its reconstruction over many building seasons and different masonic teams, as funds permitted, would have needed strong organizing ideas to inform the … Continue reading “Chartres 1: the cosmic coding of its towers in height”
  • Chartres 2: the harmony in its towers
    In the previous post, the difference in height of the two towers was seen to have an exoteric and an esoteric meaning. Exoterically, the taller tower is sometimes called the sun tower, probably because the globe at its top (below its cross) is about 365 feet-as-days (hence representing the sun and its year). From this … Continue reading “Chartres 2: the harmony in its towers”
  • Chartres 3: Design of West Façade
    The design of the twin towers of Chartres point to an extraordinary understanding of its designers, quite unlike pre or modern understandings of the outer planets and their harmonic ratios. We have already seen a propensity for using the ordinary English footThe standard prehistoric foot (of 12 inches) representing a unity from which all other … Continue reading “Chartres 3: Design of West Façade”
  • Pauli’s Cosmic Dream
    above: Wolfgang Pauli, ca. 1924. Wikipedia CC BY 4.0 Renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung had an intellectual friend in Wolfgang Pauli, a leading theoretical scientist in the development of quantum mechanics who had offered (with others) a third perspective to the deterministic physics of Newton and relativistic physics of Einstein. For example, Pauli’s Exclusion Principle explained … Continue reading “Pauli’s Cosmic Dream”
  • Alignment of Ushtogai Square to Vega
    The Ushtagai Square is angled to fit an invisible three-by-three square aligned to the North Pole. This grid could be to help lay out the square but then why make it angled to the diagonal of the double squares within the grid?
  • The Metonic Period at Ushtogai Square
    If one takes the figure of 940 feet (that is, 286.512 meters) as the side length factorizing 940 gives 20 x 47 and 47 (a prime number) times 5 gives 235 which is the number of lunar months in 19 solar years: the Metonic period. image by Google Earth
  • Angkor Wat and St Peter’s Basilica
    Unexpectedly, three more chapter were written to conclude Sacred Geometry in Ancient Goddess Cultures, on Cambodian temple Angkor Wat and Rome’s St Peter’s Basilica.
  • The Geocentric Orbit of Venus
    It is helpful to visually complete the movement of Venus over her synodic period (of 1.6 years) seen by an observer on the Earth.
  • Harmony of the Biblical Patriarchs
    This extract from The Harmonic Origins of the World (p58-62) shows how what are taken to be arbitrary numbers, in the narrative of the Patriarchs, expressed knowledge of planetary resonances.
  • The Moon is Key to our Survival
    With the advent of many orbital missions, the Moon is threatened with orbital and other changes due to space travel.
  • Design of the Taj Mahal: its Façade
    The Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable buildings on earth. It was built by a Moghul king as a memorial for his dead queen and for love itself. The Mughals became famous for their architecture and the Persian notion of the sacred garden though their roots were in Central Asia just north of Persia.
  • Reviews: New Dawn and Midwest Book Review
    The May-June edition of New Dawn has this review from Alan Glassman of Sacred Geometry in Ancient Goddess Cultures.
  • Metrology of a Bronze Age Dodecahedron
    The Norton Disney Archaeology Group found an example of a “Gallo Roman Dodecahedron”. One of archaeology’s great enigmas, there are now about 33 known examples in what was Roman occupied Britain.
  • Interview with Jim Harold
    This is one hour interview around my new book on Ancient Goddess Cultures use of sacred geometry and other skills the ancients had, which our present culture dutifully ignore. below: Interviewer Jim Harold at Stonehenge vis Facebook.
  • The Martian Moon Resonance
    As with the other “outer” planets, Mars has a resonant relationship with the Lunar Year.