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The Measure of the Cosmos: Deciphering the imagery of Icelandic myth Paperback


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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439245487
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439245484
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #969,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More generally, I construe the ideas and work of Einar Pálsson, Ernest McClain and Pétur Halldórsson as living proof that we - humanity - are in the process of restoring to consciousness key aspects of the mental make-up - spirituality - which our forefathers perceived and preserved through mystical and religious Imagery.
Gunnar Tómasson, IMF Economist --back of cover

"Christian scholarship has not had its hands on such foundational material for 2000 years." -- Ernest G. McClain, Professor Emeritus of Music, Brooklyn College NY, author of; The Pythagorean Plato (1978) og Meditations Through the Quran (1981)

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A scholar by the name of Einar Palsson, discovered a huge Cosmic Image in the delta of south Iceland, by deciphering the symbols in the allegory of the most famous book of the Icelandic Saga heritage, Njalssaga. I have been developing it for the past 25 years. It may be said that in the allegory of this Icelandic skin book lies a blueprint of the basic layout of cultural areas of the world, from London to Athens or Iceland to Rome. The atributes of the Cosmic Image, whether in the deltas of South Iceland or in the sands of Egypt, are of course historical occurences, but most of all PORTIONS. The Cosmic Images were measured and paced with excquisit percision and aligned to the course of the Sun or the stars. I propose these atributes are amongst the oldest feats of Human kind and are the means of how first settlers of virgin land hallowed their habitats. It is very appropriate that this pagan ritual is discovered up here in Iceland, for it seems the last place in world history for it to have been implemented. After the discovery of Iceland and its Christianisation in the year 1000, all new discovered areas were dedicated to Christ of the new religion. Thus, measuring of the Cosmic Image in Iceland marked the end of a multi-millennial era in the evolutionary history of mankind's religious traditions. Further more it is appropriate that the discovery is developed by a visual artist like miself, for the Cosmic Image is based on proportions and visual symbolism of natures phenomenons.

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The studies and presentation give insight into interesting theory of highly skilled measurement methods and knowledge long lost to us.
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