Sacred Science Institute, a small publisher,
offers a different book of numbers.
to financial success
in translations of obscure,
even mystical texts.
By Louis Sahagun,
Times Staff Writer
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Regular customers include Steve Rideout, a
natural-gas trader and hedge fund developer who believes that "while the
predictive world of finance is difficult," mastering the geometrical codes
hidden within such works as Plato's "Timaeus" will give him just enough of an
edge "to actually make some money." Commodity trader Robert Tam said two decades
of intense study of the relationship between science and religion has led to
"It takes a lot of homework figuring out these ideas —
initially, it killed my social life," he said. "But as I delved deeper and
deeper into Plato, geometry, the movement of the planets and music, I found
myself also moving deeper into my own Orthodox Judaism." Stewart appreciates
such connections as well.
"This material is not for everyone," he said.
"And I always tell people, 'Don't expect to read a few books and get rich.' In
fact, I'm not even all that interested in the stock market anymore. "Money
doesn't solve the big questions, the ones that resonate with the heart," he
said. "For me and many of my financial market guys, it was simply the stick that
was whacking us down the road to the real prize: a better understanding of the
order of the universe."
What was that?
The Sacred Science Institute publishes works that are dauntingly
as seen in this excerpt from an obscure book called "Natural Architecture":
"According to forma or discontinuity, the sum of the numbers, for each
innumerates all the possible options between things defined by their number,
combining these in all possible ways, and thus it signifies liberty of human
which, being one, can at the same time be all, in that it participates in Unity
also limited by the multiplicity of things."
GINA FERAZZI / The Los Angeles Times