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Schneider On Harmony

Excerpted from A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe, by Michael S. Schneider:

Symbolic and sacred mathematics encode subtle experiences whose purpose is different from that of secular mathematics. They can invigorate, refine, and elevate us. Our role as geometers is to discover the inherent proportion, balance, and harmony that exist in any situation. The study and experience of numeric and geometric proportion infuses in us an appreciation of proportion everywhere. The study of balance teaches us to recognize and seek a sense of balance in our lives. The study of harmony develops our sense of harmony in all relationships. Actually to see and work with unity and wholeness in geometry and natural forms, rather than just read about them, can help abolish our false notion of separateness from nature and from each other. It is this notion that ultimately fuels competition for the “goods of the earth” and contributes to environmental crises.


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