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Hosted by Scott Olsen and David Metcalfe

5 Sessions, Starts March 5



The harmony of the universe is demonstrated in the mystery of the squared circle -- which has been a core tenet of sacred geometry throughout the ages. You can find the squared circle encoded in pyramids, temples, tombs, cathedrals, and as Leonardo da Vinci famously demonstrated, in the canons of human proportion. Once you look for it, you’ll see the squared circle everywhere.

  • What ancient mysteries does the squared circle reveal, and how can you apply this knowledge in your daily life?

  • How can the squared circle help you become more conscious of the natural mathematical order that surrounds us?

  • How can awareness of the squared circle transform your consciousness?

The squared circle is commonly used in design, but few understand its power to evoke a deep sense of alignment between the self and the universe. When applied in architecture, visual art, and design, the squared circle reflects the natural rhythms of cosmos and consciousness. Until you understand how this principle is active within existence, you remain outside the true harmony of the cosmos.

In this unique and exciting 5-part course, we will approach the Hermetic puzzle, “As above, so below; and as below, so above” by examining the geometric mean. This is the proportional symmetry that binds together all the parts of Nature with each other and with the Cosmos itself.

Through our engagement with the squared circle, we will address one of the most profound philosophical challenges: “the One and Many problem.” You will discover new depths to your interconnection with others, and to the universe as a whole. In the process, we will explore an alchemical fusion that has aided mystics throughout time, leading them to access profound and transformative states of consciousness.

For this illuminating course, Scott Olsen, author of The Golden Section: Nature’s Greatest Secret,  and Professor of Philosophy & Religion at the College of Central Florida, has gathered together some of the leading thinkers in the field of sacred mathematics. He will be joined by co-host David Metcalfe, editor of Reality Sandwich’s “Limitless Mind.” As anyone who participated in last year’s Evolver course, “Sacred Geometry Explained,” already knows, Scott and David are wonderful teachers who translate the complex concepts of sacred geometry into clear language with concrete examples, to help you understand and integrate the astonishing potential of this too-little-known field.

Featured guests include:
  • V. Garth Norman: a world authority on ancient calendar systems, archaeoastronomy, Director of Archaeological Research Consultants (ARCON) and author of Izapa Sacred Space: Sculpture Calendar Codex, and The Parowan Gap: Nature’s Perfect Observatory, and an expert on cross-cultural Middle Eastern and Mesoamerican measurement systems.
  • C. Lance Harding, Ph.D.: international authority on canons of human proportion, ancient systems of measurement, temple construction, and sacred geometry; mentored by John Michell and trained by Keith Critchlow at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
  • Tom Bree: accomplished geometer, musician, musical instrument maker and author, he teaches Christian and Islamic geometric design at the Prince’s School of Traditional Art, is presently working on his Ph.D. on English Gothic cathedral design under Keith Critchlow, and is an expert on the geometry of Wells Cathedral.
  • Frank Vedegys: expert mathematician and teacher of esoteric subjects, including the Tree of Life, tarot and astrology; unrivalled expertise in expressing the underlying mathematical principles of Sacred Geometry.    

You will be part of the discussion, able to ask your questions on camera, just like a Skype call. If you happen to miss a live session, you can view a video recording at any time. These sessions will be filled with provocative information, clear instruction, and practical advice from teachers who are among the world's leading experts in their respective fields.


Learn about:
  • The Secret of the Geometric Mean and the Golden Section
  • Recent discoveries of the secret connections and shared cosmic culture between Egypt, Mesopotamia, Peru, and Mesoamerica
  • Transforming the body into a temple and laboratory in which to realize the beginnings of Alchemical Transformation and Spiritual Re-Birth
  • An integral perspective of sacred geometry concepts that will provide the tools necessary to gain a deeper understanding of the language of Nature.
  • Accessing the hidden visionary landscape of everyday life
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Join Scott, David and their guests, and explore what it means to live in a world of complex simplicity. Gain a new sense of human potential from some of the leading figures on the forefront of the next scientific and social revolution.

Over 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings, from our study of the squared circle you will gain an essential grounding in the key aspects of sacred geometry, as it applies to the timeless art of  alchemical transformation. This is a rare and valuable way to gain a deeper understanding of the integral processes that allow you to live fully beyond your most expansive sense of self.


The Presenters:

SCHEDULE


March 5 - Squaring the Circle in Man and Temples”

Guest: Lance Harding

8 p.m. New York • 5 p.m. San Francisco


Our first session will cover Ancient Squared Circle Geometry in relation to the Vitruvian Man and the Temple of Man as representations of the Philosopher's Stone and a symbol of Alchemical Transformation and Spiritual Re-birth. In the words of author John Michell, "Man, Temple, and Cosmos were therefore seen to be identical and on this understanding the entire philosophy and science of the Ancient World was founded."

Topics will include: Canons of Human Proportion, the Desiderian Man & Woman, DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man, The Temple of Man (Schwaller de Lubicz), Solomon’s Temple, and Fibonacci & Lucas numbers.  

March 12 - “Measure and Squared Circle Geometry in Art and Architecture as shared across cultures during the past 5,000 years”

Guest: Garth Norman

8 p.m. New York • 5 p.m. San Francisco


In the second session, we will highlight recent discoveries of shared cosmic culture between Egypt, Mesopotamia, Peru, and Mesoamerica. Other distant excursions to China and the North American Southwest will be included. Ocean barriers have proven to be great water highways. Finding the same standard measures – ancient Babylonian and Egyptian cubits, that often measure the same geometric design format, is the primary shared cultural marker.

Topics will include: the Golden Mandala, Archaeoastronomy, Royal Egyptian & Babylonian Cubits employed in the Middle East and MesoAmerica, and ancient calendrical systems.

March 19th – “The Incarnation of Incommensurables into Commensurables in Sacred Temple Construction”

Guest: Tom Bree

8 p.m. New York • 5 p.m. San Francisco


In our third session, we will discuss the “transmutation” of the incommensurable into the commensurable, or a movement from geometric irrationals to integer unit measurements. This will involve a numerical reflection of the interplay between Apeiron (the Indefinite) and Peiron (Order). Tom will address numerical, physical, and philosophical aspects of pyramid geometry including the golden pyramid triangle and John Michell’s earth-moon pyramid triangle. He will also discuss how the Egyptian Royal cubit is used in cathedral measurements such as Wells Cathedral.  

Topics will include: the Egyptian Royal Cubit, Temple Design, Cathedral Geometry, Wells Cathedral, and live geometric constructions.

March 26th – “A ‘Mathematical Toolbox’ to assist one in deeper insights into Mathematical Beauty & the Transformation of Consciousness”

Guest: Frank Vedegys

8 p.m. New York • 5 p.m. San Francisco


A mathematical perspective of sacred geometry concepts will provide the tools necessary to gain a deeper understanding of the language of Nature. From the infinite to the infinitesimal, see how the laws of mathematics are part of every aspect of life from the mundane to the sacred. Learn the essence of Fibonacci numbers and Lucas numbers and how they can be used in art and science. Whether you are a math novice or expert you will see new ways to look at sacred geometry. The material will appeal to you both intuitively and logically so it will stick with you forever.

Topics will include Pascal’s triangle, the Pythagorean Theorem, the Golden Ratio, and Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.

April 2nd –”Plato’s Alchemical Solution to the Hermetic Proposition: the Secret of the Geometric Mean and the Golden Section”

Featuring Scott Olsen

8 p.m. New York • 5 p.m. San Francisco


In his Timaeus, Plato states that the geometric mean is the bond of nature. The simplest geometric mean is the Golden Mean, which allows for the bonding of the Cosmos and Nature through proportional symmetry.  It allows one to resolve the paradoxes implicit in the various dichotomies of the One and Many, continuous/ discontinuous, and incommensurable/ commensurable.  If this is true, one would expect to see it popping up everywhere, and this is what has now been discovered in various scientific developments, including phyllotaxis, wind and water turbulence, DNA structure, the chaos border, C60 , possible Poincare dodecahedral structure of the universe, quasicrystals, Fibonacci regularity in the periodic table, the fine structure constant, quark masses, nonlocality and entanglement, wave/particle duality, and the mystery of dark energy.  Most significant is the recent discovery of empirical evidence supporting the role of microtubules in consciousness research.

Topics will include: the divided line, role of the geometric mean, proportional symmetry, Fibonacci and Lucas numbers, and microtubule resonance in transformative states of consciousness – ultimately leading to illumination – perhaps the goal of humanity.




ABOUT OUR HOSTS


Scott A. Olsen, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy & Religion at the College of Central Florida, Scott first received international acclaim by successfully decoding the geometric mysteries of Plato. His book, The Golden Section: Nature’s Greatest Secret received rave reviews, and in 2007 was awarded a 1st place for design by the Bookbinders’ Guild of New York.

A life-long student of the Ancient Wisdom, he has studied under physicist David Bohm, world religion expert Huston Smith, sacred geometers Keith Critchlow & John Michell, and esotericist Douglas Baker. A member of the Theosophical Society in America, Scott lectures widely on the Perennial Philosophy (in both its ancient and modern forms) with special emphasis on the Divine Proportion and transformative states of consciousness. In 2009 he assisted Alexey Stakhov with his highly acclaimed book, The Mathematics of Harmony: From Euclid to Contemporary Mathematics and Computer Science.




David Metcalfe is a researcher, writer and multimedia artist focusing on the interstices of art, culture, and consciousness. He edits the Limitless Mind section of Reality Sandwich, and is contributing editor of The Revealer, the online journal of NYU’s Center for Religion and Media, and The Daily Grail. He writes regularly for Evolutionary Landscapes, Alarm Magazine, Modern Mythology, Disinfo.com, The Teeming Brain and his own blog The Eyeless Owl. His writing has been featured in The Immanence of Myth (Weaponized 2011), Chromatic: The Crossroads of Color & Music (Alarm Press, 2011) and Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness (North Atlantic/Evolver Editions 2012). Metcalfe is an Associate with Phoenix Rising Digital Academy, and is currently co-hosting The Art of Transformations study group with support from the International Alchemy Guild.


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By participating in this online course, you will receive:

  • Five 60-minute live video seminars with Soctt Olsen, David Metcalfe and their guests, on consecutive Wednesdays from March 5 through April 2.
  • 30 minutes of question and answer time following each seminar
  • Unlimited online access to recordings of all sessions








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