Publisher:Institute of Experimental Geomancy, Cambridge, 2001
Institute of Experimental Geomancy, 2001, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, First
hand-bound in red card covers with red cloth spine; printed in red & black & illustrated by charts & mandalas. The Vastu Purusha Mandala is an indispensable part of vastu shastra and constitutes the mathematical and diagrammatic basis for generating design. It is the metaphysical plan of a building that incorporates the course of the heavenly bodies and supernatural forces. Purusha refers to energy, power, soul or cosmic man. Mandala is the generic name for any plan or chart which symbolically represents the cosmos. In Hindu cosmology the surface of the earth is represented as a square, the most fundamental of all Hindu forms. The earth is represented as four-cornered in reference to the horizon's relationship with sunrise and sunset, the North and South direction. It is called Chaturbhuji (four cornered) and represented in the form of the Prithvi Mandala. The astrological charts or horoscopes also represent in a square plan the positions of the sun, moon, planets and zodiac constellations with reference to a specific person's place and time of birth. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 84 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. no Dust Jacket as published.. Includes glossary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Architecture; Geomancy; Esoteric; Astrology; India; Indigenous Cultures. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4305.