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Re: [sl] Digest Number 74

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  • catherine yronwode
    ... Yes, that s what i meant -- a gnomon. I doidn;t want to get into the whole thing on a simple, introductory web page. Sorry for not replying more promptly
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2002
      sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com wrote:
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      > There is 1 message in this issue.
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      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. cat- regular polygons
      > From: "CG" <cg_net@...>
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 23:34:56 +0900
      > From: "CG" <cg_net@...>
      > Subject: cat- regular polygons
      >
      > Cat, I posted this question about a month ago and was wondering if you had
      > any thoughts on it. On your website intro to sacred geometry you mention
      > that the Egyptians used regular polygons in their construction, but
      > discovered that these polygons could be increased while keeping the ratio of
      > their sides by the addition of a strictly constructed area.
      >
      > I have tried to understand this as best I can but still draw a blank. What
      > is meant by a "strictly constructed area"? Wouldn't it be easier just to
      > say that, with the aid of a gnomon or L-shaped square one can construct
      > shapes that are larger or smaller but still proportional to the original?
      > Is this what you meant, or have I misread you?
      >
      > Thanks for your help,
      >
      > -Chris

      Yes, that's what i meant -- a gnomon. I doidn;t want to get into the
      whole thing on a simple, introductory web page. Sorry for not replying
      more promptly -- i am writing a book (on the use of herbs in
      African-American folk-magic) at present and barely reading email.

      cat yronwode
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