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Background Reading:




A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe:  The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science, a Voyage from 1 to 10, Michael S. Schneider


Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology, 2009, Wooden Books, content by Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau


Sacred Geometry: Philosophy & Practice, Robert Lawlor, 1982, Thames & Hudson


The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art & Architecture, György Doczi, 1981, Shambhala Publications Book Summary available on my website:


Sacred Geometry, Miranda Lundy, 2001 Wooden Books – one of the sections of Quadrivium only focusing on Sacred Geometry


How the World is Made:  The Story of Creation According to Sacred Geometry, John Michell with Allan Brown, 2009, Inner Traditions


Time Stands Still:  New Light on Megalithic Science, Keith Critchlow, 2007, Floris Books


The Hidden Geometry of Flowers:  Living Rhythms, Form and Number, Keith Critchlow, 2014, Floris Books, Book Summary available on my website:


Article about the life of Keith Critchlow, Pattern Seeker Extraordinaire


The Geometry of Art and Life, Matila Ghyka, 1977, Dover Publications


Platonic & Archimedean Solids, Daud Sutton, 1998, Wooden Books



Golden Ratio/Phi:


The Golden Ratio:  The Divine Beauty of Mathematics by Gary B. Meisner, 2018, The Quarto Group


The Golden Ratio:  The Story of Phi, The World’s Most Astonishing Number, Mario Livio, 2002, Broadway Books, Book summary available on my website:


Art and Architecture:


The Painter’s Secret Geometry:  A Study of Composition in Art, Charles Bouleau,1963 Allegro Editions


Beauty, Memory, Unity:  A Theory of Proportion in Architecture and Design, Steve Bass, 2019, Lindisfarne Books


Celtic Pattern: Visual Rhythms of the Ancient Mind, Adam Tetlow, 2013 Wooden Books


Infinite Measure: Learning to Design in Geometric Harmony with Art, Architecture, and Nature, Rachel Fletcher, 2013, George F. Thompson Publishing


The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry, Jay Hambidge, 1926, Dover Publications


Music and Harmonics:


Math and Music: Harmonious Connections, Trudi Hammel Garland and Charity Vaughan Kahn, 1995, Dale Seymour Publications


The Monochord in Ancient Greek Harmonic Science, David Creese, 2010, Cambridge University Press


The Harmony of the Spheres:  A Sourcebook of the Pythagorean Tradition in Music, Joscelyn Godwin, 1993, Inner Traditions International


Islamic Geometry:


Islamic Patterns:  An Analytical and Cosmological Approach, Keith Critchlow, 2017, Thames & Hudson


Arts & Crafts of the Islamic Lands:  Principles, Materials, Practice, Edited by Khaled Azzam, 2013, Thames & Hudson, first paperback edition 2021

Book summary available on my website:  Hand-on Geometry Books:


Medieval Platonism and Architecture:


Universe of Stone:  A Biography of Chartres Cathedral, Philip Ball, HarperCollins Books, 2008

Book Summary available on my website:


Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral, Titus Burckhardt, 2010, World Wisdom Books

Book Summary available on my website:


Rose Windows, Painton Cowen, 1979, Thames & Hudson


Gothic Cathedrals and Sacred Geometry, George Lesser, Alec Tiranti Publishing, 1957


Platonism and Pythagoreanism:


The Golden Chain:  An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic Philosophy, edited by Algis Uždavinys, 2004, World Wisdom, Book Summary available on my website:


The Wisdom of Hypatia:  Ancient Spiritual Practices for a More Meaningful Life, Bruce J. MacLennan, Ph,D., 2013, Llewellyn Publications, Book Summary available on my website:


The Oracles of Apollo:  Practical Ancient Greek Divination for Today, John Opsopaus, Ph.D., 2017, Llewellyn Publications


Medieval Views of the Cosmos: Picturing the Universe in the Christian and Islamic Middle Ages, E. Edson & E. Savage-Smith, 2004, The Bodleian Library


Homage to Pythagoras: Rediscovering Sacred Science, edited by Christopher Bamford, Lindisfarne Books


Measuring Heaven:  Pythagoras and His Influence on Thought and Art in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier, 2006, Cornell University Press, Book Summary available on my website:


Pythgagoras and the Pythagoreans:  A Brief History, Charles H. Kahn, 2001, Hackett Publishing Co., Book Summary available on my website:


The Lost Masters:  Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers, by Linda Johnsen, 2006

Book Summary available on my website:


The Pythagorean Plato:  Prelude to the Song Itself, Ernest G. McClain, 1978, Nicolas-Hays, Inc.


Medieval History:


Mysteries of the Middle Ages:  The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art by Thomas Cahill


The Medieval World:  Europe 1100-1350, Friedrich Heer, 1998, Welcome Rain Publishing

Math, Science and Spirituality


Is God a Mathematician? by Mario Livio, Simon Schuster, 2009


Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual, Lynn Gamwell, Princeton University Press, 2020



Hand-on Geometry Books:


Ruler & Compass:  Practical Geometric Constructions, Andrew Sutton, 2009 by Wooden Books


Drawing Geometry: A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers and Architects by Jon Allen, 2007 Floris Books


Drawing Geometric Solids:  How to Draw Polyhedra from Platonic Solids to Star-Shaped Dodecahedrons,2015 Päivi Halmekoski, Sympsionics Design


Islamic Geometric Patterns, Eric Broug, 2008, Thames & Hudson


Geometherapy:  Mastering the Art of Process, Stephanie June Ellis, 2019, published by Stephanie June Ellis




A great resource maintained by Michael S. Schneider, lots of interesting links and rabbit holes to go down. One can also order Michael’s workbook series, which offers step by step hands-on exercises in geometry in art, literature, and architecture. Schneider is also the author of the invaluable resource “A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe”

My website page featuring the artwork that I have done along my Sacred Geometry journey.

A wealth of resources and links can be found here.  Tutorials on Sacred Geometry are offered.

Many classes available

Many excellent online tutorials available from Adam Williamson

Excellent tutorials and books available from Stephanie June Ellis

Many excellent tutorials available in Islamic design from Samira Mian

Many tutorials and activities available from Clarissa Grandi

Youtube tutorials on simple geometric constructions

Youtube tutorials on geometric constructions

VI Hart is a hilarious and creative mathematician.  She has many videos available on cool things in math.

The Prince’s Foundation: School of Traditional Arts

Great resource for essays, courses, and lectures on Platonism, extensive Lecture archive available, founded by Kathleen Raine and Keith Critchlow




My hour-long talk on Harmonics and Architecture, prepared for a group visiting southern France with Dr. Kayleen Asbo


A 1-hour and 47 minute talk I gave to my women’s group on the subject of “Geometry: Shrine of the Divine”


The venerable Keith Critchlow speaks on Sacred Geometry and Chartres Cathedral


Chartres Cathedral: A Sacred Geometry (2003)

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