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Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels

Published by Inner Traditions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Reveals how the number science found in ancient sacred monuments reflects wisdom transmitted from the angelic orders

• Explains how the angels transmitted megalithic science to early humans to further our conscious development

• Decodes the angelic science hidden in a wide range of monuments, including Carnac in Brittany, the Great Pyramid in Egypt, early Christian pavements, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Stonehenge in England, and the Kaaba in Mecca

• Explores how the number science behind ancient monuments gave rise to religions and spiritual practices

The angelic mind is founded on a deep understanding of number and the patterns they produce. These patterns provided a constructive framework for all manifested life on Earth. The beauty and elegance we see in sacred geometry and in structures built according to those proportions are the language of the angels still speaking to us.

Examining the angelic science of number first manifested on Earth in the Stone Age, Richard Heath reveals how the resulting development of human consciousness was no accident: just as the angels helped create the Earth’s environment, humans were then evolved to make the planet self-aware. To develop human minds, the angels transmitted their own wisdom to humanity through a numerical astronomy that counted planetary and lunar time periods. Heath explores how this early humanity developed an expert understanding of sacred number through astronomical geometries, leading to the unified range of measures employed in their observatories and later in cosmological monuments such as the Giza Pyramids and Stonehenge. The ancient Near East transformed megalithic science into our own mathematics of notational arithmetic and trigonometry, further developing the human mind within the early civilizations.

Heath decodes the angelic science hidden within a wide range of monuments and sites, including Carnac in Brittany, the Great Pyramid in Egypt, Teotihuacan in Mexico, early Christian pavements, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and the Kaaba in Mecca. Exploring the techniques used to design these monuments, he explains how the number science behind them gave rise to ancient religions and spiritual practices. He also explores the importance of lunar astronomy, first in defining a world suitable for life and then in providing a subject accessible to pre-arithmetic humans, for whom the Moon was a constant companion.


From Chapter 2. Models of Time and Space

When we picture a geometrical shape in our minds it is pre-realized, as if in the world of space, because our minds have learned to visualize, using an imagination based upon our seeing in the physical world. This power of imagination, like the power of memory, has had a strong influence upon the world. The angels can be compared to this power and, indeed, angels prefigured this imaginative power in their work of making a place exist where beings such as ourselves could come about. It is in this sense that humans can enter the world of the angelic mind and hence come to see what must have been done to approximate a high state of order in our world through sacred geometry and sacred number.

As already stated, this sharing of mind-stuff with angels developed the human mind’s capacity for rational thinking and numeracy and fed into the civilizations largely responsible for monuments that expressed the angelic models and techniques for arriving at them. . . .

Circles and Squares

The subject we call sacred geometry had practical roots during its early developmental history. It would have been a way of thinking and a type of language. Experiment and learning were happening in a world without pre-existing rules and without the preconceptions of later epochs. Sacred geometry is not functionally useful unless you want to build a monument. The acts of angelic geometry considered here were enduring acts of Will that could explain the World, without having or using our function-based physics or high-level mathematics. The only human capacity available in megalithic times for understanding geometry was the visual imagination that can make geometrical and numerical representations of phenomena, an imagination shared by the angelic world.

The geometrical models of this chapter, while part of sacred geometry, were more importantly involved in the sun-moon-earth’s development as a system. They are relics from before the invention of sacredness as a term, but they are often but unaccountably present throughout the built heritage of sacred buildings. We are the minds the earth developed, but recently our culture decided to move away from admitting that higher minds than our own first conceived the geometrical models built into sacred buildings.

The Squaring of the Circle by Perimeter Length

This geometry was crucially re-discovered by John Michell through his work on Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza, which both express it.

Many circular monuments of the last 2,400 years, such as domes, appear to exploit a very simple geometrical property, visible as two concentric circles whose diameters, in the same units, are 11 and 14 units. The reason for this is that these circles and their out-squares and in-squares have very special simple numeric relationships to one another. The out-square for the 11-unit long diameter circle is 4 × 11 = 44 units in perimeter, while the circumference of the circle 14 units in diameter is also 44 units (14 × 22/7). The out-square and the outer circle are therefore of the same length when pi is taken to be 22/7, as in figure 1.7. This arrangement is one type of squaring of the (outer) circle by the out-square of the inner circle--our equal perimeter model.

That a circle of diameter 14 has a circumference equal to the perimeter of a square with side-length 11 is the key point (connected to pi as 22/7). The initial circle of diameter 11 might be considered irrelevant, except for the fact that the relative sizes of the earth and the moon appear to be accurately shown by this geometrical model (figure 1.8).

The difference between 14 and 11 is 3 units, and the relative sizes of the earth and moon are accurately 11 to 3. So the inner circle of 11 is the mean size of the earth and the small circle of diameter 3 between the 11 and 14 circles is the mean size of the moon.

The traditional symbol of the earth is a square and the traditional symbol of the celestial world a circle. The square is a symbol of the solidity of objects on the earth. The stars, planets, and Sun travel around the earth at an apparently equal radius and the numbers of this model arise from the cosmos, from the outside in. The outer cosmic radius is 14, the natural diameter regulated by the ratio pi of 22/7. A diameter 14 has radius 7 and an outer circumference of 44 (2 × 22/7 × 7). Each quadrant (quarter-circumference) of the circle is therefore 11, and a square of equal perimeter (44) would have a side length of 11. This model of a square of equal perimeter to the outer circle is primary. Only after calculating it can the circle of diameter 11, the square’s in-circle (the mean earth), can be added, which has a circumference of 11 × 22/7 (= 242/7).

The square’s perimeter of 44 minus the in-circle mean-earth perimeter of 242/7 leaves 66/7 which, divided by 22/7, results in 3 units, the diameter of the moon, as we saw earlier. Therefore the circumference of the Moon is the difference between the perimeter of the out-square of the mean earth and the circumference of the mean earth.

It is extraordinary that the earth-moon system, in an uncanny act of cosmic accounting, had the combined circumferences equal to the out-square of the mean earth and relative diameters of 11 to 3. The low numbers involved make the geometry simple while the earth and moon achieved this 11/3 configuration billions of years ago. And megalithic astronomy, the earliest culture with the known level of numeracy to infer it, reached the symbolic assumption that the outer 3-diameter circle was the moon and the 11-diameter circle the earth’s mean size.

About The Author

After decades of technical and spiritual training, Richard Heath became interested in megalithic astronomy and its numerical skillset. He has written five books on the sacred use of numbers. In Matrix of Creation he explores those found in the planetary world, in Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization he explores those important to ancient civilizations, and in Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness he examines the numbers that define the important Ages of the world. In Sacred Number and the Lords of Time he provides an alternative history for megalithic astronomy, and in The Harmonic Origins of the World, he explains how the megalithic discovered planetary harmony through counting lunar months, thus explaining why ancient texts were informed by harmonic numbers. He lives in the Preseli Hills of West Wales.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Inner Traditions (March 18, 2021)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644111185

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Raves and Reviews

“Heath illuminates the cosmological ideas informing the teachings of John Bennett and George Gurdjieff. His book is a masterful insight into the origins of ancient wisdom, presented with impeccable analyses of megalithic and historical monuments. It gives a theory of angelic or higher intelligence based on astronomy, music, and number--reflecting the ‘deep thought’ operating at the start of human consciousness.”

– ANTHONY BLAKE, author of A Gymnasium of Beliefs in Higher Intelligence

“In Sacred Geometry, Richard Heath proposes, based on his deep and comprehensive analysis of primary sacred sites, that numbers and geometries are the primary medium for divine creation. He proves these sites were built based on specific numbers and geometrical patterns that correspond with the musical octaves. Heath concludes angels inspired these sites to advance evolution on Earth, a very radical idea. If this is true, then angelic science guided the numeric order built into Earth’s design and it’s unfolding in time. I think he’s right. Sacred Geometry is a deep and sustained meditation with the mind of Gaia--brilliant!”

– BARBARA HAND CLOW, author of Awakening the Planetary Mind

“Richard Heath has deeply studied the astonishing harmonic insights possessed by the creators of ancient stone structures. He translates for us the sacred languages of number, tone, and geometry that they embodied in stone as expressions of and homage to the cosmic order found in the sky.”

– JOHN OSCAR LIEBEN, author of Sacred Geometry for Artists, Dreamers, and Philosophers

“Richard Heath’s erudite and rigorous magnum opus ranges eloquently from Pythagoras to Gurdjieff, via Hamlet’s Mill, and demonstrates that for the diligent moon counter, sacred geometry is truly a ‘language of Being.’”

– GARETH MILLS, The Speaking Tree Bookshop, Glastonbury

“Loaded with detailed illustrations, diagrams, graphs, and photographs, Heath transports the reader around the world demonstrating his knowledge and insights into how all of this ancient knowledge fits together and can be understood by the modern intellectual and spiritual mind.”--

– Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions Archival Newsletter

"In this beautifully illustrated thesis, Heath shows precisely how number, proportion and astronomy were inter-related in cultures all over the world to express the ideals of divine wisdom. The book not only demonstrates these processes with photos and diagrams but also shows why this ‘science’ is important and must not be lost."

– Fortean Times

"All in all, Sacred Geometry frames the foundation of the universe, physical building, and human life in an entirely new way. By focusing on the mathematics of that time, rather than the abstracted forms used now, a new perspective emerges. I am open to the possibility of a higher intelligence imparting the template for humanity to grow, and I enjoyed how this book pushed the boundaries of what’s commonly accepted in many fields, from religion to science to math."

– Alanna Kali, Musing Mystical

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