The Dimensions of Paradise: The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of Ancient Cosmology.
San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1988. First US Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 216pp. Original deep red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. B/w frontis & illustrations. Index. The stated first US edition of this significant work by the well-known British esoteric philosopher John Michell (1933-2009), author of over two dozen books on ancient and traditional science and belief, sacred geometry, and mysticism. From the publiser's blurb: ""The Dimensions of Paradise" were known to ancient civilizations as the harmonious numerical standards that were the underpinning of the created world. John Michell's quest for these standards provides vital clues for understanding: * the dimensions and symbolism of Stonehenge; the plan of Atlantis and reason for its fall; the numbers behind the sacred names of Christianity; the form of St. John's vision of the New Jerusalem; the name of the man with the number 666; the foundation plan of Glastonbury and other sanctuaries. "The Dimensions of Paradise" reveals how these symbols suggest a potential for personal, cultural and political regeneration in our new century." Edges of text block a little darkened, otherwise a near-Fine copy in near-Fire dust jacket (dust jacket not price-clipped, now protected by removable mylar sleeve). Item #70300