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Domebook One Paperback – 1970
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This is a RARE TREASURE and inspirational find for the right people published by the "Whole Earth Catalog" folks that is currently very valuable to intentional, sustainable communities and anyone seeking alternatives for building affordable spaces that also inherently provide a built-in higher energy.
This is a written documentary (with instructions)of how a hand full of inspired young people built a variety of dome structures to illustrate that is can be done affordably by almost anyone and includes stories of the practical process, wisdom, and insights gained in the process.
The volume itself is coffee table sized so the illustrations are useful and the layout is fun and easy to follow. The interior has dozens of photos and B & W illustrations of the dome plans, formulas, stories, and photos and quotes by the builders and by the genius architect Mr. Buckminster Fuller who patented his plans for these structures.
This volume actually includes diagrams, photos, and formulas for geodesic structures and franchise info for the entrepreneur.
This is also a classic volume written "before it's time" illustrating how we can implement sacred geometry into our residential environment based on the genius of R.Buckminster Fuller and the poetic philosophy of Henry Thoreau, with amazing affordability which could be incredibly valuable in these precarious economic times, as enacted by a handful of high school students with a lot of positive momentum...much like the youth of the present who are becoming the leading experts in sustainability and permaculture.
These domes are literally structures that embody The Flower of Life, which is a representation of the sacred geometry which is the basic foundational structure for all of life (much like the atom). There is mention in this volume that these structures actually enhance meditation by a now well known meditation guru.
Here is a great quote from this volume:
...but there is hope in sight. The very young!
The university students are intuitively skeptical of the validity of any and all evolution-blocking establishment; they are therefore negatively preoccupied. However, high school youth think spontaneously and positively in astro- and electromagnetic technology and their realistic uses.
The young of all ages abhor hypocrisy. They are bored with obsolete up and down dancing, with bureaucratic inertia, and with any kind of fear-built gauges. They are bored with the immobilization of resources know as security. They disdain white, gray, black, and blue lies.
The school children around the world have idealistic compassion for all humanity. There is a good possibility that they may take over and successfully operate spaceship Earth.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller