SAINT-YVES D’ALVEYDRE

 

The Archeometer

 

Key to All the Religions

& Sciences of Antiquity

 

SYNTHETIC REFORMATION OF

ALL CONTEMPORARY ARTS

 

Accompanied by 5 Color Plates,

10 Portraits, & 100 Figures and Tables


 

Translated from the French by Ariel Godwin

Edited & Introductory Essay by Joscelyn Godwin

 

 

We are proud to present the first English translation and expanded edition of the late Marquis of Saint-Yves d’Alveydre’s ARCHEOMETER. We believe it will be well received by all those who are interested in the author’s remarkable personality.

 

In his lifetime, Dr. G. Encausse, “Papus,” expressed his great admiration for the INTELLECTUAL MASTER whose teachings and guidance were often beneficial to him. We therefore believe that in the “hereafter,” Papus will be the first to rejoice at this new homage paid to the memory of Saint-Yves d’Alveydre.

Philippe Encausse

 

 

Table of Contents

The Friends of Saint-Yves................................................................................................................................... vi

Saint-Yves d'Alveydre and his Work.............................................................................................................. viii

Note......................................................................................................................................................................... x
The Origins of the Archeometer, by Joscelyn Godwin ................................................................................ xii

TRUE WISDOM.............................................................................................................................................................. 1

BOOK I. Introduction to the Study of the Archeometer............................................................ 3

Dedication............................................................................................................................................................. 3

Foreword................................................................................................................................................................ 5

PART I. Man’s Wisdom and Paganism................................................................................................... 11

CHAPTER 1. Mental Regression..................................................................................................................... 11

From the Universal Verbal Synthesis to Individual Philosophy. Pagan Instruction and Christian Education

CHAPTER 2. Error Triumphant....................................................................................................................... 17

I. Pythagoras’s Struggle against the Pagan Mentality. His Efforts for the Reconstitution of the Protosynthesis 17

II. Pythagoras’s Successors – The Golden Verses............................................................................................ 22

III. False Pythagoreanism, Ancient and Modern. The Three Mental Races..................................................... 24

CHAPTER 3. Spiritual Death........................................................................................................................... 30

The Renaissance and the Triumph of Paganism through Modern Humanism

PART II. God’s Wisdom and Christianity............................................................................................. 41

CHAPTER 1. The Path....................................................................................................................................... 41

I. Christian Mathesis......................................................................................................................................... 41

II. The Constitutive Criteria of the Mathesis................................................................................................... 46

First Criterion.............................................................................................................................................. 46

Second Criterion........................................................................................................................................... 47

Third Criterion............................................................................................................................................. 55

CHAPTER 2. The Truth..................................................................................................................................... 59

I. Identity of Christianity Before and After the Incarnation............................................................................. 59

II. Esoteric Christianity..................................................................................................................................... 67

CHAPTER 3. The Life......................................................................................................................................... 79

I. Humanity’s Organic Canon of Life and its Revelation.................................................................................. 79

II. Divine Life and the Revelation of the Mysteries......................................................................................... 88

Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................................... 98

APPENDIX I. The Millenary Cycles............................................................................................................. 102

APPENDIX II. Influence of Paganism on the French Revolution; Demonolatry of Charles de Secondat 103

APPENDIX III. Shema of the Dactylic Key of 5.......................................................................................... 106

Notes on the Cabalistic Tradition................................................................................................................ 107

BOOK II. Description and Study of the Archeometer................................................................ 117

CHAPTER 1. The Friends of Saint-Yves....................................................................................................... 117

CHAPTER 2. Preliminary Clarifications..................................................................................................... 119

CHAPTER 3. The Cosmological Archeometer............................................................................................ 127

I. The Archeometric Planisphere..................................................................................................................... 127

Definition................................................................................................................................................... 127

The Zones.................................................................................................................................................. 128

Basic Description....................................................................................................................................... 129

Summary of the Basic Description............................................................................................................ 132

Detailed Description.................................................................................................................................. 133

II. Speech and the Alphabets.......................................................................................................................... 139

CHAPTER 4. The Celestial Triangles.......................................................................................................... 164

I. The Astronomy of the Initiatory Temples of Antiquity............................................................................ 164

II. Triangle of the Word, Jesus. Trigon of the Earth of the Principle, and of Immanation in Him.................. 176

III. Triangle of Mary. Trigon of Living Waters, the Origin, and the Temporal Emanation of Beings............ 184

IV. Triangle of the Holy Angels. Trigon of Ether........................................................................................... 190

V. Triangle of the Lamb or Ram. Trigon of Vivifying Fire.............................................................................. 193

CHAPTER 5. The Archeometer and Oriental Tradition........................................................................... 195

BOOK III. Applications of the Archeometer.................................................................................... 245

CHAPTER 1. Architecture.............................................................................................................................. 245

I. The Marquis of Saint-Yves’s Musical Ruler............................................................................................... 247

II. Application of the Musical Ruler to Architecture and Forms................................................................... 247

III. Biblical References.................................................................................................................................... 252

CHAPTER 2. Speaking and Musical Architecture.................................................................................... 257

The Archeometer............................................................................................................................................. 258

The Standard................................................................................................................................................... 262

The Patent....................................................................................................................................................... 269

Archeometer-Regulator................................................................................................................................... 274

Chromological Archeometer............................................................................................................................ 281

Protractor of Degrees...................................................................................................................................... 283

Music of Sounds............................................................................................................................................. 286

Plates............................................................................................................................................................... 293

Conclusion........................................................................................................................................................ 301

Appendices. Further Writings on the Archeometer………………………………………...303

Appendix I. THE ARCHEOMETER. From La Gnose (1909-1911).  Signed “T.” by the authors (René Guénon and Alexandre-Thomas Marnès). ...................................................................................................................................................................

 

Appendix II. Saint-Yves d’Alveydre and the Archeometer. By Jean Reyor (pseudonym of Maurice Clavelle)     

 

Appendix III. Kabbalistic Theory of Music. By Rouxel

 

Appendix IV. On the “Theogony of the Patriarchs.” By T. Basilide (pseudonym of Patrice Genty)

 

Appendix V. The Sorbonne Library’s: Saint-Yves d’Alveydre Collection. By Robert Amadou

 

 

Figures and Tables

Archeometric Ornament.................................................................................................................................... 58

Standard of the Word...................................................................................................................................... 101

Vibrations........................................................................................................................................................ 105

Vibrations........................................................................................................................................................ 107

Zodiac of DENDERAH.................................................................................................................................. 108

Zodiac of DENDERAH (detail)...................................................................................................................... 109

Sanksrit Alphabet............................................................................................................................................ 111

Alphabet of XXII Letters............................................................................................................................... 113

Vibrating Plate................................................................................................................................................. 115

Vibration.......................................................................................................................................................... 118

The Archeometer............................................................................................................................................. 119

Vibration Vessel.............................................................................................................................................. 121

The Archeometer (color plates)............................................................................................................... 122-126

The Archeometer............................................................................................................................................. 127

Musical Cosmological Ring............................................................................................................................. 131

Vattan Alphabet.............................................................................................................................................. 142

Adam-Eve........................................................................................................................................................ 143

Lunar Alphabet........................................................................................................................................ 145-146

Zodiac of the Speech....................................................................................................................................... 147

Cosmological Tablature of XXII Letters......................................................................................................... 149

The 12 Zodiacal Letters.................................................................................................................................. 150

Planetary and Zodiacal.................................................................................................................................... 153

Morphological and Arithmological Letters..................................................................................................... 154

Arithmology of the XXII Letters............................................................................................................ 156-158

The Archeometer (central part)....................................................................................................................... 163

Astronomical Zodiac....................................................................................................................................... 164

Astrosophy.............................................................................................................................................. 167-175

Triangle of Jesus.............................................................................................................................................. 176

Catholic Feasts and the Archeometer.............................................................................................................. 182

Chapel............................................................................................................................................................. 183

Triangle of Mary............................................................................................................................................. 184

The Virgin Mary............................................................................................................................................. 189

Triangle of the Holy Angels............................................................................................................................ 190

Untitled engraving........................................................................................................................................... 192

Triangle of the Ram......................................................................................................................................... 193

Sanskrit Alphabet............................................................................................................................................ 195

The Archeometer and Sanskrit........................................................................................................................ 196

The Zend Avesta............................................................................................................................................. 198

Star of the Word.............................................................................................................................................. 219

Trigrams of Fo-Hi........................................................................................................................................... 224

Watan Alphabet and Double Transcription.................................................................................................... 226

Hieroglyphic alphabets of XXII letters (Hieroglyphic and Hebrew)............................................................. 229

Ishwara............................................................................................................................................................ 233

Eastern Zodiac................................................................................................................................................. 244

The Archeometric Standard............................................................................................................................. 247

Greek Chapel................................................................................................................................................... 248

Romanesque Chapel........................................................................................................................................ 250

Tabernacle and Temple................................................................................................................................... 252

Decorative Art (Archeometer)........................................................................................................................ 256

Angelic Salutation.................................................................................................................................... 259-261

The Archeometric Standard............................................................................................................................. 262

Vibrating Plates............................................................................................................................................... 264

Natural Diverse Crystallization and Morphology.......................................................................................... 265

Vibrating Plate................................................................................................................................................. 266

The La String................................................................................................................................................... 267

The Standard................................................................................................................................................... 271

Application of the Standard to Architecture, La string.................................................................................. 274

5th Style or Grand Style................................................................................................................................. 275

CHURCH. Musical framework of the floor plan and elevations.................................................................... 276

CHURCH. Principal Façade........................................................................................................................... 277

4th Style (Neo-Gothic)................................................................................................................................... 278

CHURCH – Lateral façade.............................................................................................................................. 279

Vases............................................................................................................................................................... 280

Protractor of Degrees...................................................................................................................................... 283

The Archeometric Square................................................................................................................................ 285

Music and the Archeometer............................................................................................................................ 286

The Musical Notes.......................................................................................................................................... 286

Zither............................................................................................................................................................... 287

Musical Squares....................................................................................................................................... 287-289

Musical Clef and Staff..................................................................................................................................... 290

Chalice...................................................................................................................................................... 291-292

GREAT CHAPEL. Floor plan (ogival style).................................................................................................. 293

GREAT CHAPEL. Façade (ogival style)................................................................................................ 294-295

GREAT CHAPEL. Detail of the Porch and Gate of Entry (ogival style)...................................................... 296

GREAT CHAPEL. Section (ogival style)....................................................................................................... 297

GREAT CHAPEL. Section............................................................................................................................. 298

GREAT CHAPEL (ogival style).................................................................................................................... 299

GREAT CHAPEL. Façade and Section.......................................................................................................... 300

Harmonic Vibrations…………………………………………………………………………….…………...302

 

the following appendicies represent new work available only in this edition:

Appendix I. THE ARCHEOMETER. From La Gnose (1909-1911).  Signed “T.” by the authors (René Guénon and Alexandre-Thomas Marnès).

 

Appendix II. Saint-Yves d’Alveydre and the Archeometer. By Jean Reyor (pseudonym of Maurice Clavelle)

 

Appendix III. Kabbalistic Theory of Music. By Rouxel

 

Appendix IV. On the “Theogony of the Patriarchs.” By T. Basilide (pseudonym of Patrice Genty)

 

Appendix V. The Sorbonne Library’s: Saint-Yves d’Alveydre Collection. By Robert Amadou