'Breathtaking in its scope and fascinating in its detail, The Hidden Geometry of Life is nothing less than a comprehensive and coherent account, in words and images, of the nature and meaning of reality – a vision in which science and spirit unite.'
'The harmony in our world and the cosmos is awe-inspiring, and is brilliantly portrayed here in images and words which reveal the connection between art, geometry, science, consciousness and spirituality.... An illuminating book indeed!'
‘Karen L French provides the key into the doorways of understanding so as to empower artists in their calling and begin their journey into truly ‘seeing’’.
'Love it! It is probably the simplest introduction to complex subjects that I have read. Crystal clear like a drink of spring water and this clarity makes it resonate even more.'
'Karen L French has given us a tour de force of accessible science that will appeal to budding scientists as well as to anyone with an enquiring mind. A sumptuously illustrated and hugely inspirational book.'
'This lavishly illustrated in and erudite book takes the reader on a journey through the formative forces of the physical world....The narrative draws on many cultures, and contains many inspiring and instructive quotations from scientists, artists and philosophers. Key details are explained in special boxes, enabling the reader to deepen their understanding of specific points. The last chapter ends with a metaphysical poem, I AM, HERE, NOW, celebrating the joy of learning through life experience. A richly textured and revealing book.'
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THE CREATIVE PROCESS
The Gateway Series continues with The Hidden Geometry of Life in which you are taken into the heart of space, time, sound, light and matter. Now the Gateway to the Heavens model is turned into the Gateway to Becoming. Discover how Natures spins life out of shapes, light, sound and the Elements. And in turn, learn about the importance of our own creativity and the power of intent.
Over 700 images and illustrations (full colour), 232 pages
Paper ISBN 978-1-78028-108-7 March 2012
E-book ISBN 978-1-78028-845-1 Spring 2015
Watkins Publishing Ltd
Foyles - UK - ebook
WH Smiths - UK - ebook
Barnes & Noble - USA - ebook
Kindle edition - USA
FRENCH La geometie cache de la Vie 978-2-85829-742-9
SPANISH La geometria oculta de la vida 978-8-48076-997-6
DUTCH Geheime geometrie van level 978-9-08998-238-4
CHINESE, RUSSIAN coming soon
WATKINS BOOKSHOP BOOK LAUNCH
Karen L. French has produced a book that is concise and acts as a wonderful research tool for all art students and professional artists. The visuals are exciting and thought provoking and give the topics discussed a tangible dimension. The text is easy to read and yet manages to cover the intellectual context of the theories. The theories put forward are varied and the reader is taken on a journey of learning where one topic feeds into the other. This approach allows the reader the time to compute the information and to research in a creative manner. I would recommend this book to any artist, tutor or student working in any artistic discipline. It is well researched and a great point of reference for the study of geometry, science, spirituality and their place in our natural environment.
Throughout history we humans have searched for meaning to our existence. In The Hidden Geometry of Life Karen French reveals how geometry, in the broadest sense of the term, can provide the key to finding order, structure and significance within the astonishing multiplicity of the cosmos.
I Shaping Reality focuses on the meaning of simple shapes. We learn how the Circle represents relationships, unity, duality and time; how the Square grounds us in the physical world; how the Cross symbolizes the choices we make; and how the Triangle structures levels of reality. Together these forms make a Matrix – a model by which we can understand our place in time and space.
II Structure of Being explores how all entities, including ourselves, come into existence. We learn about planes of reality and the nature of consciousness, experience and understanding; and how, symbolically, the Classical Elements work together in the creative dance of Being.
III Medium of Sound describes the fundamental importance of sound in facilitating the creation of reality. We learn about wave forms, sound as a vehicle for geometry, the sacred AUM (denoting the "original source") and the sublime ratios of music.
IV Let There Be Light shows how light is an essential dynamic in our perception of reality. We learn about the nature of visible light and dark matter, the mysteries of space-time revealed by Einstein and his successors, and the fascinating connections between colour and music.
V Gateway to Becoming explores the holographic Universe, the power of directed thought and the profound truths inherent in mandalas and yantras. Revisiting the Classical Elements, this time in more depth, Karen concludes with a brilliant new model of the cosmos, affirming the value and purpose of the individual within the eternal cycle of Being.