A little Diatribe on the Most Basic Perception of Dimensions.
Ok people, Im going to have a little bit of fun here; and once youve realised the blocksof what Im passing along in your own minds; so will you if you have an artistic bias.This lesson actually owes a big debt of thanks to the late Dr. Israel Regardie, whounveiled the teachings, rites and mysteries of the Golden Dawn (Im guessing the term onlyactually makes a reference to what they of the Quabbalistic Arts consider to be the ability toperceive the Prima Materia which is the Astral Realm. But it takes a slice of numerologicalknowledge to explain something with very visual foundations inside its beating heart.There are three or four concepts that all artists should begin to fully understand theimplications of:Pi (equations for finding the volume of a sphere by taking measurements of its 3 radialcircumferences),Phi (the pyramid builders calculation; involving , two thirds the base equals the height),the Golden Mean (also called Fibonaccis measurement; and basically equates to the fact that if the Earth and the Moon were combined, they would equal 1 unit; but as separates, theEarth is three-fifths, and the Moon is two-fifths; so the Golden Mean ratio is 0.6:1.0, whichmeans that give a number of people a straight line as a straw-poll and they will usually pick apoint closer to being six-tenths of the way along the line, whereas before these experiments,predicted ideas wouldve indicated they thought people would choose to bisect a line half-wayalong; not two-thirds or 66% of the way along. Many people dont know why this ration looksbetter on the eye, but it is the foundation of the Imperial system; rather than the metric imperial is about the hexadecimal (units of sixty), whereas metric is about the dodecimal (unitsof one hundred). Interestingly, if you plotted a line between Earth and the Sun, the Moon occursone-third of the distance, in a direct line; which is partly why an eclipse can hide all of the sunbut the corona).The last concept is one Im not all that familiar with myself; its called the Sacred Cut. Ithink I may be aware of it, but not by name as much as by having figured a few spatialrelationships out on my own.The first part of this little exercise focuses on a cube and its relative planes of symmetryand both bisection and dissection; since the two things are not entirely the same, in relativenature. Other interesting subjects include; the Lost Cubit, and proves that geometry seems amuch more interesting sphere of mathematics than simple arithmetic or anything else metric.First, we will look at the simple construction of the cube as an isometric drawing; whichis pretty interesting on its own. You have to excuse any crudeness I may present in renderingimages; but I do it all freehand. I believe Leonardo da Vinci helped to devise rulers, compasses,set squares, etc. to help artists express their ideas if they didnt have senses as honed as his to beable to use predictive thought the essential confidence that you are powerful enough to do it on your own without relying on such pieces of mechanical actuation. Well lords and ladies, that isnt me.