Math for Mystics

From the Fibonacci Sequence to Luna's Labyrinth to the Golden Section and Other Secrets of Sacred Geometry

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"As thoughtful as it is readable, Renna Shesso's Math for Mystics is the book I wish I had when I first started trying to make sense of the mathematics that underlie so much of modern magic and traditional occult lore. Not the least of its virtues is the way it makes magical number theory accessible even to those who think they don't like or can't handle math. It provides a firstrate introduction to a fairly neglected branch of magical lore."
John Michael Greer, Grand Archdruid, Ancient Order of Druids in America and author of The Druidry Handbook
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Book Details

Pages

224 Pages

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

04/01/2007

ISBN

978-1-57863-383-8

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Renna Shesso

    Renna Shesso has been a student of mystical traditions and spiritual selfdiscovery since the late 1960s. She is the author of Math for Mystics. A longtime resident of Colorado, Shesso follows her calling as shamanic healing practitioner and teacher, professional tarot reader, and priestess of the Craft. Visit her at www.rennashesso.com.

Much of math history comes to us from early astrologers who needed to be able to describe and record what they saw in the night sky. Whether you were the king’s court astrologer or a farmer marking the best time for planting, timekeeping and numbers really mattered. Mistake a numerical pattern of petals and you could be poisoned. Lose the rhythm of a sacred dance or the meter of a ritually told story and the intricately woven threads that hold life together were spoiled. Ignore the celestial clock of equinoxes and solstices, and you’d risk being caught short of food for the winter.

Shesso’s friendly tone and clear grasp of the information make the math “go down easy” in this marvelous book.

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"As thoughtful as it is readable, Renna Shesso's Math for Mystics is the book I wish I had when I first started trying to make sense of the mathematics that underlie so much of modern magic and traditional occult lore. Not the least of its virtues is the way it makes magical number theory accessible even to those who think they don't like or can't handle math. It provides a firstrate introduction to a fairly neglected branch of magical lore."
John Michael Greer, Grand Archdruid, Ancient Order of Druids in America and author of The Druidry Handbook
"In times past, math was seen as magic for its power and associations. It was even banned by authorities who thought it a threata power that no one else should hold. In this book, that ancient magic is relived, and the power yours."
Jeff Hoke, author of The Museum of Lost Wonder