'Author Karen French offers us a totally different and refreshing perspective on viewing the world, nature as well as man-made items. Her exhaustive research shows the universality of shapes and symbols; an encouraging reminder that seemingly disparate cultures share the same human traits.'
'...This book is a great way at looking at the concepts and ideas of our world and giving an understanding about how it affects our daily lives.'
'...Circles, squares, triangles, crosses and spirals will never seem the same again.'
'Through this book Karen French shares a personal view on the nature of sacred geometry ... those looking for a comprehensive reference book on the subject will I am sure find what they are looking for in this compilation.'
'I really enjoyed dipping into this book!'
A SIMPLE POWERFUL TOOL
A few simple shapes combine to make the universal, powerful, sacred model called the Gateway to the Heavens. Discover the meaning and purpose of these simple geometric shapes and how they mould your reality and your perception of it in the FIRST book in The Gateway Series. Learn how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here.
700+ images and illustrations
First b&w edition was published by ygb Publishing Ltd, Jan 2008
ISBN 978-0-9557256-0-9 (softback)
ISBN 978-0-9557256-1-6 (hardback)
Second colour edition is published by Watkins Publishing Ltd, May 2014
Part I covers the literal and intuitive properties of a few basic geometric shapes and numbers - the single Point, Duality, Circle, Square and Triangle. The individual personalities of each shape are explained to highlight the features of reality they mould. Effectively these act to construct the stage and set the scene of the play in which life is acted out.
Part II describes how in this process of construction other principles emerge that are fundamental to the animation and purpose of the universe – the properties of the Spiral sustaining reality, the Cross highlighting the Central point of existence and the Heart where we weigh up our choices. These geometric principles direct the play, providing the story line and underlying purpose.
Part III describes how we can make positive headway in our lives by studying and living in accordance with the universal archetypes of sacred geometry, and hence our part in the natural order of ‘the play’. The Gateway to the Heavens model eloquently conveys essential messages in the visual language of geometry. Using it, and other images of sacred geometry, each moment in the day is transformed from being routine and material into a flowing adventure of personal discovery and ever-expanding awareness of reality.
The famous Watkins book shop in Charing Cross, London, did a great review in their Autumn/Winter 2008 Watkins Review
'A very compelling book, full of very interesting concepts and ideas - the style of writing and content make for an insightful, inspiring and enjoyable read.'
'Elegantly written and thought provoking, drawing together the unifying elements across cultures and time.' C Christensen 'A great book to understand the significance of the sacred geometry that underpins many aspects of our daily lives.'
'Absolutely fascinating, and when you think about it a little more it's amazing to realise that there are all these patterns and links all around us everyday.'
'Such a unique book! A way of looking at the world that I have never considered before.'
'An important book of substance and discovery.'