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Sacred Science Institute is proud to announce

Our first subscriber funded translation project!

Hans
Kayser’s
The textbook of harmonics

NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ENGLISH!

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translated into english for the first time

By Ariel & Joscelyn Godwin

INTRODUCTION


CONTENTS & SAMPLE SECTIONS OF
KAYSER'S TEXTBOOK OF HARMONICS


FORTHCOMING KAYSER TITLES

 

INTRODUCTION TO KAYSER TRANSLATION PROJECT

We are happy to announce the release of our first Sacred Science Translation Society edition of Hans Kayser’s magnum opus on Pythagorean harmonics, Lehrbuch Der Harmonik, or Textbook of Harmonics. Some of you are probably familiar with the only work of Kayser’s that has been translated into English, Akroasis: A Theory of World Harmonics, which is an expansion of the introduction of Lehrbuch giving a non-technical, philosophical presentation of Kayser’s theories of harmonics, but almost no one has seen the 630 page technical presentation, which includes 500 of the most amazing harmonic, geometric and mathematical diagrams ever.  This book presents the essence of Pythagorean Harmonics, in such amazing detail that few books compare, perhaps Schwaller de Lubicz’s Temple of Man, or Petrus Talemarianus' Natural Architecture.  What this theory really represents is a universal Law of Vibration, much like a Superstring theory, which constructs the universe from harmonic vibrations.  It is a work far ahead of it’s time, yet penetrates into the depths of the most ancient and esoteric Pythagorean Tradition, much of which can be traced back to Egyptian Temple science.

 After 15 years of seeking a way to have this work properly translated, we were extremely fortunate to find an angel benefactor who offered to bankroll the first phase of the translation of this masterpiece, and a further fortunate windfall led us to arrange to have Joscelyn Godwin, Professor of Musicology at Colgate University, author of The Harmony of the Spheres: A Sourcebook of the Pythagorean Tradition in Music, and respected translator of numerous works in the fields of Musicology, Hermetics, Alchemy, and the Esoteric Tradition, in collaboration with his son Ariel, translate the text.  Ariel handled the details of the translation under the guidance and oversight of his father, who edited the translation, so the quality and accuracy of the work is superlative. 

The current Sacred Science Translation Society Edition is our pre-release, print on demand edition, bound in an elegant maroon suede hardcover, available immediately for all those anxious to finally get their hands on a copy of this magnificent and important text. We plan to re-release the book as a high-quality, folio, Collector's Edition, similar to the original German edition, after we have completed the translation of the musical notation from German to English notation, and have created a fancier layout, more similar to the original, but this will take some further elaborate work, and is expected to be completed within the next year. Those who purchase our Translation Society Edition will be eligible to upgrade to the Collector's Edition when it is ready for a marginal fee to help cover the cost of printing the quality edition, but will still end up paying less for the two editions than we will be charging for the final Collector's Edition on it's own. We do also plan to release a less expensive Student's Edition, probably in paperback and without the color diagrams, for those who can't afford the Collector's Edition, but we do not expect this to be available until around 2010.

We recently released our new Hans Kayser website, www.HansKayser.com, which is filled with sections from Kayser's work, and other related articles and information on Harmonics. We are also continuing our translation projects and have completed 4 further Hans Kayser works which we plan to release over this coming year (2008). For details on these further titles, see below or click the following link:
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TEXTBOOK OF HARMONICS 
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TRANSLATION SOCIETY PREFACE

CONTENTS OF THE WORK

HANS KAYSER'S FOREWORD

KAYSER HARMONICS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

KAYSER HARMONICS AS A SCIENCE

PARABOLA, HYPERBOLA & ELLIPSE

POLAR DIAGRAMS

TONE SPIRALS & TONE CURVES

PARTIAL TONE DIAGRAM / SQUARE OF NINE

HARMONIC COSMOGONY


TEXTBOOK OF HARMONICS.
Hans Kayser. Translated by Ariel Godwin. Edited by Joscelyn Godwin.
German Edition 1950. English Translation 2006. 630 pages, 485 illustrations.
NOW AVAILABLE! CAT#385 $350.00
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NEW HANS KAYSER TITLES FOR 2010
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OUR 2ND HANS KAYSER TITLE

HARMONIA PLANTARUM: THE HARMONY OF PLANTS
By Hans Kayser.
Translated by Ariel Godwin.

German Edition 1943. 350 Pages. With numerous plates and illustrations. This is Kayser's extensive work on the Harmonics of Plant Forms, filled with fascinating diagrams of the structure and harmonic relations of plant forms. CONTENTS: Dedication. Introduction. Part I: The Form of the Plant. Overall Form; Goethe’s Metamorphosis of Plants; The form of the Leaf; Bifurcation; Leaf Collectives; Leaf Positioning; The Flowers. Part II: The Functions of the Plant: Life; Sex; Nourishment; Chlorophyll; Chemistry; Geotropism; Growth; Spontaneous Generation; Aspects. Part III: Harmonical Value-Forms of the Plant: Discontinuum; Hierarchy; Rhythm; Polarity; Symmetry; Resonance; Spirals;Senarius; Directions (Tropisms).The Nature of the Plant. Afterword.
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OUR 3RD HANS KAYSER TITLE

PAESTUM: The Nomoi of Three Ancient Greek Temples at Paestum.
By Hans Kayser.
Translated by Ariel Godwin.

With 50 plates and ills. German Edition by Lambert Schneider Verlag, Heidelberg 1958.German Edition 1958, Translation Society Edition 2008. 205 Pages, with 50 plates and illsustrations. This is Hans Kayser’s primary work on the Harmonics of Architecture, using the temple at Paestum to demonstrate how Sacred Architecture is constructed according to Harmonic Proportions. CONTENTS: 1. Introduction; 2. Music and Architecture; 3. Paestum; 4. Pythagoras; 5. Preliminary Remarks on Harmonic Analysis; 6. The Nomoi of the Basilica; 7. The Nomoi of the Temple of Ceres; 8. The Nomoi of the Temple of Poseidon; 9. On the Meaning of this Work; 10 Afterword.)
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NOW AVAILABLE!:

OUR 4TH HANS KAYSER TITLE

The Harmonic Division Canon:
Analysis of a Geometric Diagram In
Villard De Honnecourt's Architecture Boo
k.
By Hans Kayser.
& Essays On The History of Harmonics
By Rudolf Haase

Translated by Ariel Godwin.

Originally published by Occident-Verlag, Zurich, 1946.
. 100p.. German Edition 1946, Translation Society Edition 2010. With 20 plates and ills. This interesting, shorter work by Hans Kayser gives a harmonic analysis of the human body, and its proportions. The collection of essays by Kayser’s student Rudolf Haase presents a number of very interesting essays on the History of Harmonics and its relations. Also included is Hans’ Kayser’s Horoscope with a brief analysis. Contents: Remarks on Plato’s “Harmony of the Spheres”; Research on Leibniz at the Hans Kayser Institute for Fundamental Harmonic Research; HERMANN BAHR (1863-1934) and Harmonic Thought; Cosmic Harmony in Symbolism and Natural Science: On the World View of JOSEF MATTHIAS HAUER; The Mythos of the Sound-Cosmos; Fundamental Harmonic Research; Hermann Hesse: The Glass Bead Game; HERMANN HESSE AND THE HARMONIC TRADITION, A study on the origins of the Glass Bead Game; The Author’s Allusions; References to KEPLER; “Cosmic Harmony”; Science and Game; Haase’s Biography. Horoscope of Hans Kayser.
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EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: FALL 2010:
OUR 5TH HANS KAYSER TITLE

AKROASIS: The Doctrine of the World Harmonic.
By Hans Kayser.
Translated by Suzanne Doucet.

German Edition 1943.

175 Pages. With plates and illustrations.
This is Kayser's introductory work on his Doctrine of the World Harmonic, and an essential introduction to the subject of Harmonics and lead in to the Textbook of Harmonics. An excellent work to introduce one to the subject and to Kayser's approach to the topic.
CAT#547 PRICE $125.00


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