Secret Teachings of All Ages: The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color Index Previous Next HARMONY is a state recognized by great philosophers as the immediate prerequisite of beauty. A compound is termed beautiful only when its parts are in harmonious combination. The world is called beautiful and its Creator is designated the Good because good perforce must act in conformity with its own nature; and good acting according to its own nature is harmony, because the good which it accomplishes is harmonious with the good which it is. The universe is made up of successive gradations of good, these gradations ascending from matter (which is the least degree of good) to spirit (which is the greatest degree of good). It is highly probable that the Greek initiates gained their knowledge of the philosophic and therapeutic aspects of music from the Egyptians, who, in turn, considered Hermes the founder of the art. The key to harmonic ratios is hidden in the famous Pythagorean tetractys, or pyramid of dots. From Stanley's The History of Philosophy.
Artistic World Building with Form Language Studios Form Language Studios (its clients include Intelligent Creatures, Passion Pictures London, Passion Pictures New York, Posti Photography, Big Spaceship, Ghost VFX, BBC, Nissan, Toyota, Fiji Water) is an incredibly production company from Toronto, Canada, which deals with concept art, matte painting and other artistic services for TV, movie and game industries. We’ve had a chance to talk with the founders of FLS – Darren Lewis (Codemasters, Free Radical) and Daniel Romanovsky – and discussed their work, their approach to visual design. © Form Language Studios, 2015-2016 Could you introduce yourself and talk a little about your company? Darren: We met when we were studying at a school in Toronto that was founded by Michael John Angel. During a break I saw this guy leaning over at the waist so that he could turn his head ninety degrees and judge proportions with a fresh eye. In all we spent about two years studying there. Could you name some of the projects you’ve worked on? Leonardo da Vinci
English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. NOTE: It is quite common for writers in the early stages of their careers to imitate the writers they are reading or admire most.
Geometry in Art & Architecture Unit 3 Pythagoras & Music of the Spheres There is geometry in the humming of the strings ... there is music in the spacing of the spheres. Pythagoras From Egypt we move across the Mediterranean Sea to the Greek island of Samos, the birthplace of Pythagoras, whose ideas dominate most of the material in this course. We'll look at the Pythagoreans' ideas about numbers, as a prelude to our next unit on number symbolism. Our main link between Egypt and Greece seems to be Thales c 640-550 BC, father of Greek mathematics, astronomy, and Philosophy, and was one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Raphael's School of Athens Slide 3-1: Raphael's School of Athens 1510-11. Janson, H. Pythagoras is shown in this famous painting, done by Raphael in 1510-11, which also shows most of the Greek philosophers. Socrates sprawls on the steps at their feet, the hemlock cup nearby. His student Plato the idealist is on the left, pointing upwards to divine inspiration. Euclid is shown with compass, lower right. The Pythagoreans
ANCIENT EGYPT : The Ten Keys of Hermes Trismegistos I, King Pepi, am THOTH, the mightiest of the gods ... Pyramid Texts, § 1237. I, said he, am POIMANDRES, the Mind of the Sovereignty. Corpus Hermeticum (CH), Libellus I (Poimandres), Book 1.2 "Do You not know that You have become a God, and son of the One, even as I have ?" CH, Libellus XIII, 14. 1 The mental origin of the world and of man. 2 Corresponding harmonics. 3 Dynamics of alternation. 4 Bi-polarity and complementarity. 5 Cyclic repolarisation. 6 Cause and effect. 7 Gender. 8 The astrology of the Ogdoad. 9 The magic of the Ennead. 10 The alchemy of the Decad. "Content is Atum, father of the gods. With this great and might word, which issued from the mouth of THOTH for Osiris, the Treasurer of Life, Seal-bearer of the gods, Anubis, who claims hearts, claims Osiris King Pepi ... Hear O THOTH, in whom is the peace of the gods ... Not the Qabalah (Jewish or Christian), but the Ancient Egyptian Mystery Tradition (or Kemetism) is the backbone of the Western Tradition. Introduction
Acrylic Painting Archives • Art Instruction For Beginners - Art Instruction Blog Online Essential Acrylic Painting Tips for the Beginner Artist Acrylics are a fascinating painting medium. I never truly understood how versatile and enjoyable this medium was until I began working with them exclusively. Thinning Acrylic Paint One should be very careful when it comes to thinning your paints. A great alternative to water are mediums that are specifically designed to thin down acrylic paint. Acrylics and Oils Read more Color Mixing with Acrylics – Technique for Matching a Color About the Artist I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, taught in schools, set up and ran my own gallery for 5 years and have taught hundreds of people to paint and draw. I’ve studied Classical atelier techniques in Italy alongside conceptual art at the Tate Gallery, London. Read more Color Mixing with Acrylics – Color Bias Read more Acrylic Painting Mediums – How to use Soft and Coarse Pumice Gel Read more Read more Read more Read more
"The Mind as the Software of the Brain" by Ned Block Ned BlockNew York University 1. Machine Intelligence 2. 3. 4. Cognitive scientists often say that the mind is the software of the brain. 1. In this section, we will start with an influential attempt to define `intelligence', and then we will move to a consideration of how human intelligence is to be investigated on the machine model. 1.1 The Turing Test One approach to the mind has been to avoid its mysteries by simply defining the mental in terms of the behavioral. Behaviorists don't define the mental in terms of just plain behavior, since after all something can be intelligent even if it has never had the chance to exhibit its intelligence. An especially influential behaviorist definition of intelligence was put forward by A. Turing suggested that we replace the concept of intelligence with the concept of passing the Turing test. A second purpose might be utility for theoretical purposes. This type of program is easy to trip up if you know how it works. The machine works as follows.
Top 100 Tutorials of 2010 – the long thread Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks. Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. For Kids & Baby Skirt with Built-In Shorts from The Long Thread. Softies/Toys Recycled Glove Chipmunk from Miyako Kanamori for Etsy’s How-Tuesday. Bags and Accessories Blossom Handbag from Amy Butler for Sew, Mama, Sew! Holidays Japanese-inspired Valentine’s Day Cards from Danielle Thompson. *pictured above. About Sacred Geometry Introduction Sacred Geometry is the blueprint of Creation and the genesis of all form. It is an ancient science that explores and explains the energy patterns that create and unify all things and reveals the precise way that the energy of Creation organizes itself. On every scale, every natural pattern of growth or movement conforms inevitably to one or more geometric shapes. As you enter the world of Sacred Geometry you begin to see as never before the wonderfully patterned beauty of Creation. The ancients believed that the experience of Sacred Geometry was essential to the education of the soul. The gift of lightSource is that it actually allows you to experience that essential self within the designs of pure Source energy. As far back as Greek Mystery schools 2500 years ago, we as a species were taught that there are five perfect 3-dimensional forms -The tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. All types of crystals, natural and cultured. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.
Archives | krissy venosdale Designers of Their Own Learning When we ask kids to read Chapter 3, we’re telling them what to know. When we fill our boards with objectives that say “You will learn ____,” we’re explaining to them the very basis for the lesson we are delivering. When we give out a packet of worksheets that have fill in the blank answers, multiple choice, and matching, we’re telling kids to choose answers from our choices. When we ask kids to spend days and weeks in silent classrooms answering test questions, we’re telling them that knowing stuff is more important than their voice. But when we ask kids to design? Their ideas. We put their voice first and we step out of the way at just the right time. I’m not saying it’s always easy as a teacher to do that. Worth It Before you read this, read THIS, “What is sacred in education?” We are all in education for our own reasons, our own journey, and our own “thing.” I read Kelly’s post and I thought, “Yes. The dream. That dream can get buried. And that? It’s pure.
Metatron Origins The identification of Metatron with Enoch is not explicitly made in the Talmud although it does reference a Prince of the World who was young but now is old. However, some of the earliest kabbalists assumed the connection. There also seems to be two Metatrons, one spelled with six letters (מטטרון), and one spelled with seven (מיטטרון). Talmud The Talmud relates that Elisha ben Abuyah (a rabbi and Jewish religious authority born in Jerusalem sometime before 70 CE), also called Acher (אחר, "other", as he became an apostate), entered Paradise and saw Metatron sitting down (an action that is not done in the presence of God). The Talmud states, it was proved to Elisha that Metatron could not be a second deity by the fact that Metatron received 60 "strokes with fiery rods" to demonstrate that Metatron was not a god, but an angel, and could be punished. The Babylonian Talmud mentions Metatron in two other places: Sanhedrin 38b and Avodah Zarah 3b. Etymology
House (astrology) Most horoscopic traditions of astrology systems divide the horoscope into a number (usually twelve) of houses whose positions depend on time and location rather than on date. In Hindu astrological tradition these are known as Bhāvas. The houses of the horoscope represent different spheres of life, described in terms of physical surroundings as well as personal life experiences. This 18th-century Icelandic manuscript drawing shows the twelve astrological houses with signs for the planetary rulership or maybe planetary joy. The houses are divisions of the ecliptic plane (a great circle containing the Sun's orbit as seen from the earth), at the time and place of the horoscope in question. Every house system is dependent on the rotational movement of Earth on its axis, but there is a wide range of approaches to calculating house divisions and different opinions among astrologers over which house system is most accurate. There are many systems of house division.
Astrological sign The concept of the zodiac originated in Babylonian astrology, and was later influenced by Hellenistic culture. According to astrology, celestial phenomena relate to human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the signs are held to represent characteristic modes of expression, or primary energy patterns indicating specific qualities of experience, through which planets manifest their dimension of experience. The twelve sector division of the ecliptic constitutes astrology's primary frame of reference when considering the positions of celestial bodies, from a geocentric point of view, so that we may find, for instance, the Sun in 23º Aries (23º longitude), the Moon in 7º Scorpio (217º longitude), or Jupiter in 29º Pisces (359º longitude). Various approaches to measuring and dividing the sky are currently used by differing systems of astrology, although the tradition of the Zodiac's names and symbols remain consistent. Western zodiac signs ). ).
The Psychology of Character Design - Cartooning Much of how we respond to a character comes from our subconscious psychology. Some of this is rooted in nature, and some is accumulated through our reading experiences. Body Type One of the most predominant body stereotypes centers around weight. Even villains are less threatening when they are heavier. Another common body stereotype concerns a character's height. Notice how the character's personality changes depending on weight and height. Likewise, short people tend to be less of a threat. The presupposition of overweight people as jolly was even noted by Shakespeare, who notes in Julius Caesar: “Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights: yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much: such men are dangerous.” Age and Appearance We think of young as more attractive than old — particularly with females. This leads to a rather unsettling realization. Don't Forget Proportions