Kaleidoscope Minds #1

My kaleidoscope was one of my favourite childhood toys.

Kaleidoscope is derived from the Ancient Greek (kalos), “beautiful, beauty”, (eidos), “that which is seen: form, shape” and (skopeō), “to look to, to examine”, hence “observation of beautiful forms.” Wikipedia.

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Kaleidoscope image – By ﻯναოթ€ռ

Given to me by my father in about 1975, my kaleidoscope had all sorts of objects in it including a small piece of feather.

I loved that little blue feather. I was that feather. Effortlessly tumbling about among the plastic beads and mirrors.

Part of a never ending creation of new, unpredictable visions of beauty and possibility.

That was also how I saw, and continue to see my life…one full of endless opportunities and possibilities.

The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society (BKS) is a society of artists who design and create kaleidoscopes; the galleries and shops who sell kaleidoscopes; and the collectors and museums who appreciate and enjoy them.

The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society (BKS) is a society of artists who design and create kaleidoscopes; the galleries and shops who sell kaleidoscopes; and the collectors and museums who appreciate and enjoy them.

My love for my kaleidoscope – created by Sir David Brewster – no doubt fuelled by interest in:

Sir Brewster’s Letters on Natural Magic (addressed to Sir Walter Scott) including his discussions on the Melodian, an instrument of great power, embracing five octaves.

The related field of cymatics – which has been linked to the formation of crop circles – sound healing and the ancient Solfeggio Frequencies.

Buckminster Fuller and his work on geodesic domes

Geodesic Biome Domes at Eden Project - By Jürgen Matern - own work (JMatern_060812_1822-1828_WP.jpg), CC BY-SA 2.5

Geodesic Biome Domes at Eden Project – By Jürgen Matern

Fractals

Julia Set fractal - similar to Mandelbrot Set fractal.

Julia Set fractal – similar to Mandelbrot Set fractal.

The Golden Ratio (the Divine Proportion), Leonardo da Vinci and his Vitruvian Man.

Vitruvian-Man-Leonardo-DaVinci

Sacred geometry

Sacred Geometry has been called the blueprint for all Creation. According to Pythagoras, Sacred Geometry was the basis of all forms of animate and inanimate matter. The ancient scientists of Greek and Roman civilization felt that Sacred Geometry was embodied in the energy patterns that create and unify all things in the Universe.

Metaphysics

And all sorts of ancient mysteries, new thought and future thinking – both in reality, fantasy and fiction.

The New Thought movement, which originated in the late 19th and early 20th century, has at its core a belief that a higher power pervades all existence, and that individuals can create their own reality via affirmations, meditation and prayer.

Check out the Internet Sacred Text Archive…the largest freely available archive of online books by the world’s greatest minds. Topics include: alchemy, astrology, Atlantis, earth mysteries, freemasonry,  mysticism, prophecy, sacred sexuality, shamanism, time and UFO’s (link to subject index – don’t be put off by the old fashioned appearance – it’s free!)

Notes for the composition of the Last Supper - Sacred Texts

Notes for the composition of the Last Supper – Sacred Texts

Scanners

My husband and I are both Scanners. We have a broad range of interests at varying levels. We’re curious, creative and happiest when doing something for the first time and learning. We love to explore and walk a different path to most others. If we like something, we’ll linger. If we don’t, we’ll move on – often quite suddenly. In a way, we are on an ongoing search for a life-size kaleidoscope – a bit like the one below set up by Spark your City.

Life size kaleidoscope - Spark Your City Project, London.

Life size kaleidoscope – Spark Your City Project, London.

Kaleidoscope Minds #2

The Kaleidoscope Minds article series is our way of sharing some of our likes, passions and thoughts about things that have already or could potentially add value to life as we know it.

We look forward to reading your thoughts on the series in the comments below.

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