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    The Measure of the Cosmos: Deciphering the Imagery of Icelandic Myth (Paperback) By (author) Petur Halldorsson, Translated by Gunnar Tomasson

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    DescriptionThe Measure of the Cosmos explains how men in antiquity marked an Image of Creation in the terrain of new settlements. The book is based on Einar Pálssons hypotheses concerning the use of numerology and symbolism by ancient cultural communities to calculate the placement of their sacred Images of Creation. The principal reference points were the motions of the heavenly bodies, the cardinal directions and the proportions of the human body. 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 Image of Creation was at once sacred and a practical Sun Watch. The ancient approach is akin to a yardstick, which applies not only to the ancient Image of Creation discovered in Iceland, for Pétur Halldórssons research has established that the like reference frame was used in antiquity in all parts of the globe.


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    Title
    The Measure of the Cosmos
    Subtitle
    Deciphering the Imagery of Icelandic Myth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Petur Halldorsson, Translated by Gunnar Tomasson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 142
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781439245484
    ISBN 10: 1439245487
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, REL114000
    Publisher
    Createspace Independent Pub
    Imprint name
    Createspace Independent Pub
    Publication date
    30 June 2009