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The Measure of the Cosmos

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Pétur Halldórsson

The Measure of the Cosmos explains how men in antiquity marked an image of creation in the terrain of new settlements, using numerology and symbolism. The principal reference points were the motions of the heavenly bodies, the cardinal directions and the proportions of the human body. In fact, man?s image of creation was a projection on the terrain of the Zodiac, anchored to prominent landmarks on the ground and the Sun?s annual path around the Zodiac. The Measure of the Cosmos showes how the like reference frame of the ancient approach deciphered from symbolism in Icelandic skin books, is akin to a yardstick, which applies to archaic settlements in all parts of the globe.

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