The Alphabet That Changed the World
How Genesis Preserves a Science of Consciousness in Geometry and Gesture
Normal Price: $83.74
Your Price: $70.34 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $13.40! (16% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.52 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Alphabet That Changed the World by Charles Stein
Book DescriptionAccording to Rabbinic traditions, the letters that comprise the Torah do not primarily impart an historical narrative, but a cipher based on the letters themselves. Each letter is also a Hebrew word and an instruction for making a meaningful gesture with the hand. The gestures are related to the meanings of the letters, so that the letters in a line of Genesis spell out a sequence of meanings and a sequence of instructions for performing a contemplative dance with the hands. The dance reinforces and specifies the string of meanings. Behind the patterning that determines the sequence of letters lies a series of complexly interrelated geometrical images that in themselves provide metaphors for an ultimately satisfying intuition into the nature of creation and the divine.Thus the letter text is not simply a cipher for the meanings of the letters, but also contains ancient knowledge of both mathematical and cosmological/spiritual import. The title of the book covers many aspects of both the geometry and its meaning and is explicated throughout the text. The geometry is illustrated by numerous colour drawings that almost miraculously not only are related to fundamental symbols of the oldest level of the Jewish tradition, but prove to be relevant to other ancient traditions as well, ranging from Egypt, Islam, to India and the Orient.
Buy Alphabet That Changed the World book by Charles Stein from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781556437236
(250mm x 190mm x mm)
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Stein
From Mimir's Head, Paperback / softback (December 2011)
"Some of these poems were originally published in Golden handcuffs review and Sulphur"--T.p. verso.
Odyssey, Paperback (October 2008)View all books by Charles Stein
Presents a translation of the famous episodes - the sirens, Scylla and Charibdys, the Cyclops.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Alphabet That Changed the World book by Charles Stein and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.