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L'idée de la carte ci-dessus s'inspire de la "Carte du voyage géomantique" de Philippe Dubois, qui donne à la fois l'instantané de la répartition géographique de la géomancie et synthétise sa diffusion historique
Voir p. 41 de "Géomancie, Pratiques et interprétations"Philippe Dubois, 1986, Albin Michel.

 

"Feng (vent) et Shui (eau) signifient en chinois "lieu géomantique"... La diffusion de cette pratique divinatoire a été très importante. On la retrouve aussi bien en Extrême Orient, aux Indes, à Madagascar, en Afrique ou en Amérique du Sud qu'à Byzance ou en Europe, où certaines universités ont même développé un enseignement spécifiquement géomantique." Résumé pour le journal "Le Monde", par Jean-Michel Dumay, de l'émission "L'homme entre ciel et terre" diffusée par France-Culture (série "Les chemins de la connaissance").

 


Géomancie arabe et maghrebine

 

  • Digitized Manuscripts from the Damanhur Municipal Library :

    ===> Arabic geomantic treatises by TARABULSI, ZENATI, etc...!

    " ...Zat al-Durar fi ‘Ilm al-Athar (Risala fi ‘Ilm al-Raml)-
    The Pearls Holder in the Science of al-Athar (Treatise on Geomancy)’ By al-Tarabulsiy...

    ...al-Risala al-Ma’iyya fi al-Kalimat al-Zanatiyya-
    The One Hundredfold Treatise on Words of al-Zanatiy’ The explanation of the one hundred words said by Abu-‘Abdillah al-Zanatiy on geomancy...

    ...al-Qawa‘id al-Usuliyya fi al-Aškal al-Ramliyya- ‘Traditional Rules in Geomantic Figures’ An anonymous manuscript.
    (Damanhur Municipal)
    ..."

     

  • Les sciences occultes au Yémen : La Géomancie (darb al-raml :

    "...Le déroulement général des opérations de constitution et d'interprétation du tableau reste le même : un tirage effectué par le praticien ; l'extraction des quatre premières figures, les "mères" (al-ummahât), desquelles, suivant l'application de deux règles différentes, sont extraites à leur tour douze autres figures ; extraction du damîr (cf. supra) ; analyse, enfin, du tableau selon divers procédés et à l'aide d'un ensemble de mises en rapport entre les seize figures géomantiques et les quatre éléments, les planètes, les signes du zodiaque, les lettres, les chiffres, etc.

    ...il s'agit essentiellement de tasâkîn (sing. taskîn, façon d'ordonner les figures les unes par rapport aux autres, leur conférant à chacune une place "naturelle" dans un taskîn donné, les écarts entre cette place et celle occupée dans le tableau une fois composé étant chargés de signification)..."

     

  • www.lahosken.san-francisco.ca.us :
    Travel report of a visit at the British Museum, with a picture of the early 13th Century Islamic
    Geomancy Device (the geomantic astrolab)
    ...

     

  • The workshops of Mossul :

    Here I found the only other reference to "Muhammad ibn Khutlukh al-Mawsili"
    (i.e. the crafman of the Islamic geomantic device)
    :
    "...A perfume-burner (1238, Keir Collection) has a Jazirian shape that spred after in Syria then in Egypt.
    An else perfume-burner, belonging to a private collection, is signed Muhammad ibn Khutlukh al-Mawsili.
    The same Khutlukh made a table of geomancy at Damascus in 1241-42, (British Museum)..."

     

  • Compas Collection Online _
    Search the Compass database for the picture of the _Brass geomantic instrument, made by Muhammad ibn Khutlukh al-Mawsili_...
    :
    a direct link to the Compass photographic database was not possible ; with the word "Islamic" as keyword,
    the famous "13th Century Islamic Geomancy Device" will stand on the first result page (fifth column, fourteenth row)
    ...

     


    Géomancie provençale (Santalla - Guilhem)

     

  • Traités provençaux de géomancie / P. MEYER [Second poème de Maestre Guilhem].

    [ Transcription d'après la numérisation en mode image BNF GALLICA : GEOMANCE EDITIONS ]

    C'est en 1897 que Paul Meyer a publié la transcription partielle du second poème de Maitre Guilhem [*], accompagnée d'un imposant appareil critique citant en parallèle le traité de Géomance de CATTAN, dans son un article sur les "Traités en vers provençaux sur l'Astrologie et la géomancie" (Romania, XXVI.).

    [*] Theodor Ebneter en a depuis donné la transcription intégrale ("Poèmes sur les signes géomantiques en ancien provençal, Urs Graf-Verlag 1955)].

     


    Géomancie italienne (latine)

     

  • Toledo and All That
    Negotiating the Frontier (unpublished work in progress) Toledo and All That © Anthony Pym 1998

    "...mention of the 'School of Toledo' is obligatory in any history of translation. Toledo, we are told, was the place where Christendom gained what the Arabs knew in the fields of astronomy, astrology, mathematics, medicine and necromancy...
    ...We could possibly date the third stage from 1157 to 1187, the years that the Italian translator Girardus Cremonensis (Gerard of Cremona) would seem to have spent at Toledo..."

     

  • Catholic Encyclopedia: GERARD OF CREMONA
    "...| X | Y | Z | Gerard of Cremona A twelfth-century student of... ...at Cremona, in 1114; died in 1187. The place and date of Gerard's..."

     

  • Encyclopædia Britannica on Gerard Of Cremona
    "...and Arabic writers into Latin. Gerard went to Toledo to learn Arabic in..."

     

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt (translated by S.G.C. Middlemore, 1878)
    Part Six : MORALITY AND RELIGION.
    Influence of Ancient Superstition.
    "But in another way, and that dogmatically, antiquity exercised perilous influence. It imparted to the Renaissance its own forms of superstition..."

     


    Sources islamiques de Perse (Les Soufis)

     

  • Présentation de Geomancie "...Le mot géomancie vient du grec gé, terre et mantéi'a, divination. Son origine remonte à la Perse ancienne..."

     

  • SUFI TRADITIONS by Zos Imos
    "The following is a brief summary or basic overview of Sufism as i understand it, through study, practice and experience..."

     

  • Sufism

     

  • The Sufi Study Circle -- Reading List

     


    Sources chinoises (Ji Jing & Gnomon divinatoire)

     

  • The Oracle - ARS PUNCTATORIA _The I Ching and Geomancy by William Fancourt_ "...The purpose of this article is to outline the main similarities between geomantic divination and the I Ching, and to note the ways in which geomancy was adapted to serve the needs of three quite different cultures; the Islamic world, tribal West Africa, and Europe..." _ First Published in No. 1 of The Oracle _ The Journal of Yi Jing Studies (Spring 1995)_ Des sources chinoises à l'origine de la géomancie arabe _ou des sources communes_ ne sont qu'une hypothèse non encore explorée...

     

  • Paideusis - Journal for Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Studies Volume 1 - 1998 THE YIJING-BOOK OF CHANGES AS A PRAGMATIC METAPHOR FOR CHANGE THEORY..

     

  • M-Comp, Home Page I Ching, Alchemy, Astrology, and Kabbalah.

     

  • EARTH MYSTERIES _Geomancy_ "...In the 19th century, however, geomancy came to be applied to the Chinese practice of feng shui by which the location and orientation of houses and tombs was determined with close regard to the topography of the local landscape..." article by Chris Witcombe.

     

  • An Introduction to Chinese Cosmology
    "...In the latter half of the 20th century, America and Europe have taken a tremendous interest in Asian philosophy. The importation of Chinese and Chinese-influenced religions, literature, martial arts, alternative medicines, fortune-telling systems, and popular culture have exposed Westerners to a world-view radically different from that of the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian civilizations... "

     

  • Vietnamese Science of Changes
    The webmaster of this new page asked me to "...refer to the Vietnamese Science of Changes...http://scienceofchanges.freeservers.com...";
    So do I.

                                VIÊT NAM KHOA
                                     °
                                DICHLÝ HOC
                                   °                °
                    THE VIETNAMESE SCIENCE OF CHANGES
            Thu' Ngó     Gidi Thiêu     Quá'i Ngh~ia      Lý Sõ     VNI Fonts

    Remark : Page contents, writen in Vietnamese, are better view with VNI Fonts.

    Note about Vietnamese Geomancy :
    "...Geomancy in Vietnam was and is even closer to the Chinese than is Japanese geomancy. No doubt this is partly due to the fact that from the second century BC to the tenth AD, with short breaks, Vietnam was governed by Chinese administrators and received many Chinese immigrants, while Japan was never administered or inhabited by Chinese..."
    Stephen D.R. FEUCHTWANG, An anthopological analysis of Chinese geomancy, Vithagna, 1974. (p. 228)

     

  • Clarity: I Ching readings and resources : Very nice site by Hilary Barett offering both an "I Ching consulting service" and a FREE "Consult I Ching yourself" OPTION, with full texts of two classical English translations shown in a clever presentation...

     

  • Tibetan art of divination
    "...Tibetan art of divination By Dorjee Tseten Tibetan Bulletin March - April..."

     

  • Geomancy.Net - The Largest Feng Shui Network & Resources by Cecil Lee Chinese geomancy online : auspicious dates following your Chinese sign...

     

  • chap2.html from the Tom Bender HomePage ;
    Sustainable Architecture,
    Strategic Planning,
    Feng-shui ;
    "...We have chronicles of the Vintana in Madagascar and the Hindu Vastuvidya in India, as well as the systems of feng-shui in China. The design sciences from the Mayan world, though fascinating, are only now being partially reconstructed after the Spanish burning of records in the 1500's. The feng-shui history is unique, perhaps, in its extensive written documentation and its application to cities, temples, homes, interior design, and the landscape as a whole..." (article by TOM BENDER)

     


    Géomancie arabe Omeyyade & Califat de Cordoue

     

  • Islamic Medical Manuscripts: Glosssary of Terms :
    "... The term "geomancy" comes from medieval Latin geomantia, first used in Spain in the 12th century as a translation of the Arabic name ‘ilm al-raml'..."

     

  • Muslim Scientists In The Middle Ages:"...their names are Latinized or changed with the effect of obscuring their identity and origin, and their association with the Islamic Civilization ...", by Dr. A. Zahoor :
    "Jabir treatises on chemistry, including his Kitab al-Kimya, and Kitab al-Sab'een were translated into Latin in the Middle Ages... The second book was translated by the famous Gerard of Cremona (D. 1187)." (article Jabir Ibn Haiyan [Geber]).

     

  • About the first 'house' in Geomancy :

    "...In geomancy ('ilm al-raml), the first 'house' (bayt) of the ummahat is called nafs because it guides to problems concerning the soul and spirit of the inquirer, and to the beginning of affairs (Muhammad al-Zanati, Kitab al-Fasl fi 'ilm al-raml, Cairo n.d., 7; cf. Henr. Corn. Agrippae, Opera, Leiden, n.d., but early 17th century, 412: nam primus domus personam tenet quaerentis).

    NAFS -
    ... In geomancy ('ilm al-raml), the first 'house' (bayt) of the ummahat is called nafs because it guides to problems concerning the soul and spirit of the inquirer
    ..."

     

  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - DANIEL. - :

    "...The Arabs attribute to Daniel the invention of geomancy ("'ilm al-raml") and the authorship of the "Usul al-Ta'bir" (The Principles of Interpreting Dreams).

    Mas'udi says there were two Daniels: Daniel the Elder, who lived in the period between Noah and Abraham, and was the father of the above-mentioned sciences; and Daniel the Younger, who, according to a tradition, was the maternal uncle of Cyrus, whose mother was a Jewess. The Arabs attribute to him the book "Kitab al-Jafar" (Divination) and many predictions relative to the Persian kings.

    ... The Arabs attribute to Daniel the invention of geomancy ("'ilm al-raml") and the authorship of the "Usul al-Ta'bir" (The Principles of Interpreting Dreams). ... Description: Overview of the Biblical prophet from the traditional Jewish perspective, including Talmudic commentary..."

     

  • Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi "Mystic, philosopher, poet, sage, Muhammad Ibn 'Arabi is one of the world's great spiritual teachers. Known as Muhyiddin (the Revivifier of Religion) and the Shaykh al-Akbar (the Greatest Master), he was born in 1165 AD into the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain, the center of an extraordinary flourishing and cross-fertilization of Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought..." by The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society (Oxford).

     


    Géomancie arabe & byzantine

     

  • The Art of Algebra by Karen H. Parshall :
    "... Girolamo Cardano (1501-76) opened his Ars magna by declaring algebra's indebtedness to the Arab world. He asserted that "this art originated with Mahomet the son of Moses the Arab [i.e., al-Khwarizmi]"[1] and proceeded to expound the findings of al-Khwarizmi and his successors in the Arabic line of descent..." (from the introduction)

     

  • The Astrolabe Quadrant gallery by Saunders and Cooke (Astrolab makers)
    "Quadrants go back to the Hellenic period and were described by Ptolemeus. The interest over Astronomical studies, stimulated with the translations of Arab and Greek treaties by Gerardo of Cremona and others. Under Afonso X of Castile, Gerardo of Cremona left the Iberian Peninsula for the north of Europe at the end of the XIIIth century..."


    Géomancie brésilienne (Orisha)

     

  • WWW.CANDOMBLE.COM - Um pedaço da África no Brasil - The ancient African tradition in Brasil.
    "...Afro-Brazilian cults... in different areas of Brazil with different rites and local names derived from diverse African traditions: Candomblé in Bahia1, Xangô in Pernambuco and Alagoas2, Tambor de Mina in Maranhão and Pará3, Batuque in Rio Grande do Sul4, and Macumba in Rio de Janeiro..." (from the introduction).
    I found here an interessing article on Pierre FATUMBI Verger (MAY/26/99).

     

  • Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Mensageiro entre dos mundos Brasilien Film 1998 : "...Documentary on the life and work of French ethnographer Pierre Verger (1902 Paris/France - 1996, Salvador de Bahia/Brazil) whose studies revealed the reciprocal cultural influences between Brazil and the region of Benin and Nigeria in Africa: the cultural traditions brought from Africa to Brazil by the black slaves but also, and here is the originality of his work, the Brazilian influences in Africa brought back by former slaves who returned to the continent. Narrated and presented by Gilberto Gil (Brazil’s foremost African-Brazilian music artist) the documentary was shot in locations in Republic of Benin, Paris, Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It includes Pierre Verger’s last interview given to Gilberto Gil one day before his death..."

     

  • Colonialism and Yoruba religion "In the early twentieth century, the traditional religions of the Yoruba altered significantly as a result of European rule..." Article by Hal Horton.

     

  • Ilé Axé Opô Afonjá - African Religion "The word 'candomblé' is synonymous with african religion... Among the slaves were 'Babalorixás' and Iyalorixás. These priests created Africa in Brazil..."

     

  • Gente de Fora "«Mãe de santo» em Wall Street... Desesperada e já sem saber que fazer, a direcção da Bolsa de Valores de Nova Iorque decidiu recorrer à «bruxaria» para se livrar da má sorte. " Brazilian Magazine Gente de Fora (november 1999).

     


    Géomancie africaine (Fa)

     

  • [PDF] Abstracts NVAS conference 26 September 2003 : African Geomancy :

    "...Wim van Binsbergen, Improvising away from fixed verbal formulae in the four-tablet oracle of sangomas in contemporary Botswana.

    The rich available literature offers ample evidence for the essential formal and generic unity of such major African divination systems as Ifa, Sixteen Cowries (Nigeria, Benin), Sikidy (Madagascar), and Hakata (Southern Africa), all of which can be regarded as transformations of the system of ‘Sand Science’(‘ilm al-raml) or ‘Sand Calligraphy’ (khatt al-raml) which spread from Abbasid Iraq all over the Islamic world, the Indian Ocean region, and Africa from the late first millennia CE onwards...

    ... Madagascar), and Hakata (Southern Africa), all of which can be regarded as transformations of the system of ‘Sand Science’(‘ilm al-raml)..."

     

  • Chapter 7 Numeric systems (by Ron Eglash) :

    "...In my reading of divination literature I eventually came across the duplicate of the Bamana technique 5,000 miles to the east in Malagasy sikidy (Sussman and Sussman 1977), which inspired a study of the history of its diffusion.The strong similarity of both symbolic technique and semantic categories to what Europeans termed geomancy was first noted by Flacourt (1661)...

    The commonality was confirmed in a detailed formal analysis by Jaulin (1966). But where did it originate?...

    ...Skinner (1980) provides a well-documented history of the diffusion evidence, from the first specific written record, a ninth century Jewish commentary by Aran ben Joseph...

    ...The oldest Arabic documents (those of az-Zanti in the thirteenth century) claim the origin of geomancy (ilm al-raml, "the science of sand")...

    ...Mathematically, however, geomancy is strikingly out of place in non-African systems.

    ...European geomancers -- Raymond Lull, Robert Fludd, de Peruchio, Henry de Pisis and others -- persistently replaced the deterministic aspects of the system with chance.By mounting the sixteen figures on a wheel and spinning it, they maintained their society's exclusion of any connections between determinism and unpredictability...

    ...In Africa, on the other hand, base two calculation was ubiquitous, even for multiplication and division. And it is here that we find the cultural connotations of doubling that ground the divination practice in its religious significance.

    ... one source of this difference: the African concept of a “trickster” god, one who is both deterministic and unpredictable..."

     

  • Board-games and divination in global cultural history : a theoretical, comparative and historical perspective on mankala and geomancy in Africa and Asia,
    by Wim van Binsbergen.

    "...of divination systems, whose first and most widespread attestation in documentary sources is that in the form of the Arabic khatt al-raml..."

     

  • Cupmark patterns, palaeolithic star-maps, and mankala board-games :

    "...An archaeoastronomical analysis of the La Ferrassie Neandertal world-view, and its aftermath in historical times..."

    by Wim van Binsbergen with the astronomical collaboration of Jean-Pierre Lacroix

     

  • Yoruba History Page by Fa'lofin. "...Ifa theology states that the creation of humankind arose in the sacred city of Ile Ife where Oduduwa created dry land from water. Much later on an unknown number of Africans migrated from Mecca to Ile Ife. At this point the Eastern Africans and Western Africans synergized..."

     

  • FA, the god with 16 eyes
    "...The Orisha FA is also known as IFA, as Orunmila, and as Orunla. The system of learning was brought to Humans by the messenger Orisha known as Legba and as Eshu..."

     

  • A dispensary of Ifa Texts "Many African and European divination systems employ the same 16 basic and 256 extended patterns that are used in Yoruba
    Ifa, but the Yoruba's certainly deserve the credit for adorning their system with an enormous amount of enlightening texts...
    Nederlands Ifa Genootschap bases its teachings and practices on African and not on American traditions
    ." (Dutch Church of Ifa)

     

  • Nederlands Ifa Genootschap, Jaap Verduijn's Dutch Church of Ifa

    "...has no connections with any American Ifa/Orisha tradition like Lukumi or Santeria...(It) bases its teachings solely upon African traditions and on the memories of, and practices from, ancestral Africa and the Orisha Orunmila that survive in Europe..."
    -"The purpose of this site is the spreading of the wisdom of Orunmila and Ifa, mainly by making available to the general public a representative and workable corpus of Odu texts for, eventually, each and every single one of the 256 individual Odu
    ..."
    (Dutch Church of Ifa, homepage)

     

  • African Art Divination :

    A short general article about Yoruba divination

    (On kola nuts in Fa geomancy).

     

  • IFA-FA : "FA, The God with 16 eyes", by Tony Smith.
    "The Orisha FA is also known as IFA, as Orunmila, and as Orunla. The system of learning was brought to Humans by the messenger Orisha known as Legba and as Eshu.

    Sikidy, Original African history...

    ...The Dogon also know that Saturn has rings... "

     

  • Ifa Divination Poetry by Wande Abimbola.
    "...To Ifa belongs all the four days created by the divinities on earth..."

     

  • The sangoma tradition of Southern Africa by Wim van Binsbergen (article) "...divination with four tablets of wood, ivory or bone. These 10 cm long flat tablets (Hakata, Dithlao) are cast onto the ground, and since they are marked to be distinguished from each other and to tell front from back, they can take 2 to the power 4 = 16 different positions. These positions are named, interpreted according to several dimensions (ancestors; sorcery and witchcraft; the body; relations between living kin; wealth; travelling, etc.), using a detailed interpretative catalogue whose antecedents ramify into the Indian Ocean cultures, West Africa, Arabian ilm al-raml..."

     

  • Ifá A Brief Introduction to Ifá
    Odu: The Basis of Ifá

     

  • Ile Ife - Where the world began "Ile Ife in the Yoruba creation myth is the spot where Obatala arrived on earth, having climbed down a chain from heaven, charged by God to make the first man... " _This is the name chosen for a Cultural center in Philadelelphia providing films and exhibitions about the Yoruba culture and ancient Nigeria _.

     

  • Isokan Yoruba Magazine Only the year 1997 is online. In the Summer 1997 edition, there is an interview of Wole Soyinka, on Yoruba Religion : "...A traditional babalawo was a poor man..."

     

  • The Kings of Dahomey "Dahomey, with its capital at Abomey, was the most important kingdom in Benin's history. A major exporter of slaves to the New World during ..."
    "...In additions, there was a court-appointed Bokono or Fa seer, or diviner, who was consulted regularly before any major decision was made..." Board-games and divination in global cultural history
    a theoretical, comparative and historical perspective on mankala and geomancy in Africa and Asia, by Wim van Binsbergen

     

  • ORISHA & YORUBA YORUBA LINKS, RESOURCES, PUBLICATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS ...

     

  • histoire d'un marabout géomancien minyanka, par christian Bertaux.
    Pour Christian Bertaux, auteur notamment de «Théorie des Catastrophes et Divination par le sable» (*), il n'y a pas d'ethnologue sans terrain. Le sien se situe au Mali dans cette histoire d'un marabout géomancien minyanka et d'un féticheur traditionnel qu'il nous conte ici, où se mêlent double-culture, déchirures et liens, dans un espace de parole à la fois français, minyanka et bambara...
    Paru dans "RELIGIOLOGIQUES, 18 (automne 1998) Marges contemporaines de la religion", le titre exact de cet l'article est :"L'histoire de Koulibali, l'Immortel, et de Dadouma, le marabout géomancien minyanka. Pour une critique des étayages langagiers que présuppose le projet classique des sciences.").

    (*) Dans Passions des formes. Dynamique qualitative, sémantique et intellibilité, À René Thom, École normale supérieure, Michèle Porte (dir.), Éditions Fontenay-St Cloud, 1994.

     

  • Bibliography on African Traditional Religion Compiled by Chidi Denis Isizoh.


    Géomancie malgache (Sikidy)

     

  • Madagascar - Croyances et Traditions "...Une méthode appelée "sikidy" est utilisée pour déterminer l'avenir. Les prédictions sont analysées et influenceront les décisions et autre actions de la vie communautaire..."

     


    Histoire contemporaine

     

  • La Golden Dawn article HISTOIRE, TECHNIQUE ET SURVIVANCE (occultisme et histoire) par Hugues de Charnay : "Ce qui est fascinant quand on s'approche de l'Ordre Hermétique de l'Aube Dorée c'est de voir combien cette structure si brève ... a effectué une gigantesque synthèse d'enseignements contradictoires ou inusités, et a influencé toutes les écoles du XX° siècle..." Cet article donne d'intéressants repères sur l'occultime de la fin du XIXème siècle et ses ramifications occidentales contemporaines (ésotérisme)...

     

  • A HANDBOOK OF GEOMANCY by Aleister Crowley (XIX th. century, occultism)

     

  • Al. CROWLEY GEOMANCY
      (a "printer friendly" version).

     

  • Mid-Atlantic geomancy "Our re-awareness of the energies of the Earth has re-emerged slowly in the twentieth century. In the 1920s German dowsers found 'Krebs' Houses - places where people got more cancer than their neighbors. Dowsers found underground veins of water Crossing under these houses and not under their neighbors. Also, in the 1920s Alfred Watkins of Herefordshire, England, found that ancient holy sites lined up in straight lines... " (article Earth Energies)

     

  • New Platonism and Alchemy A Sketch of the Doctrines and Principal Teachers of the Eclectic or Alexandrian School; also An Outline of the Interior Doctrines of the Alchemists of the Middle Ages.
    By ALEXANDER WILDER. (theosophy)


    Logiciels Libres & Sharewares

  • THe UDS-Géomancie Ce site propose un Freeware (sous Windows) qui permet de dresser automatiquement un tableau géomantique avec interprétation en fonction de 16 domaines de questions possibles, en français, en anglais et en portugais.

     

  • Divination Information and Links from Rosemary West A site about fortune telling, with many divination Sharewares (and freewares !) to download. Member of The Divination Ring.

     

  • La Géomancie Les bases de la géomancie expliquées simplement, en français (tirage et interprétation) : "...nous ne verrons qu'une forme simplifiée de Géomancie: la réponse à une question par une seule figure..."
    Une simulation divinatoire est également proposée en téléchargement : "GéoSim : ce programme (freeware) vous permettra de faire des tirages divinatoires de géomancie le plus simplement du monde."

     

  • Shareware & freeware PC Esotérisme "...Géomancie [v 1/1b] Freeware
    Permet de s'initier à la Géomancie, art divinatoire très ancien. Pour ce qui connaissent déjà, ce logiciel leur sera très précieux pour gagner un temps considérable, les calculs (très longs) étant automatiques.
    " Auteur : CAROFF Gilles.

     

  • The Astrolabe
    by James E. Morrison, has received the Britannica Internet Guide award.
    "...This page provides a very general overview of astrolabe principles...
    ...The astrolabe in the picture was made by the French scientist and craftsman Jean Fusoris in about 1400
    ...
    ...You can also download The Electric Astrolabe...a fully animated planetarium program in the form of a planispheric astrolabe... a DOS program, but it runs very nicely under Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98..."

    Histoire médiévale & Bibliographies

     

  • Medieval Geomancy Elizabeth Z. Bennett's site about "medieval and Renaissance geomancy. (Geomancy is a medieval Islamic form of divination that, like many other medieval Islamic sciences, became popular in the West in the thirteenth century.) The site currently includes a seventeenth-century English text on geomancy, an explanation of medieval geomantic practice, an annotated bibliography, and -- for amusement -- a Perl program which generates a geomantic tableau (the interpretation is left as an exercise for the student.) I hope eventually to add translations of the medieval Latin texts as well."

     

  • Jean de Meung - The Remonstrance of Nature "... The Roman de la Rose is one of the great works of 13th Century Literature. It is an extended allegorical poem begun by Guillaume de Lorris and completed by Jean de Meung, in which in a dream vision the Lover wishes to win his Lady, the Rose. Jean de Meung's contribution has a section in which Nature discusses destiny and free will, explains the influence of the heavens and discourses on dreams. In the 16th century a poem, the 'Remonstrances de Nature a l'alchymiste errant' was ascribed to Jean de Meung (but most likely was written in the 16th century). ..."

     

  • le miroir au moyen age, par Le Centre d'Étude des Textes Médiévaux
    "Le Centre d'Étude des Textes Médiévaux, Composante du Cellam, s'est fixé pour tâche (...) de réfléchir autour de la question du miroir au Moyen Âge : objet, figure, symbole..." "...MIROIR :
    Surface où l’on peut spéculer. Les anciens voyaient dans le miroir une représentation du monde plus juste encore que le monde lui-même...Jean de Meung a rêvé ce miroir, qui offrait de lire le monde entier. Borges aussi ; il appelait cela un Aleph. Ce qui est offert ici est alors du registre de l’expérience plus que du savoir transmissible. Notre civilisation a abandonné le miroir sphérique pour le plan
    ..."

     

  • WebWORLD-Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana : Jean de Meung écrivant ; dessin illustrant un manuscrit (30 Kb, JPG)
  • WebWORLD-Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana Homepage correspondante sur Unesco.org.

     

  • L'Encyclopédie de L'Agora: Pierre Abélard "...Le véritable auteur de ces écrits serait Jean de Meung (XIII e siècle)..."

     

  • Jehan de Meung "...Jean Chopinel (ou Clopinel), dit Jean de Meung, est né Meung vers 1240..."

     

  • The Alchymists - Texts "Jean de Meung...whom we now speak was a poet..."

     

  • Romandelarose "..., repris et continué par Jean de Meung ( + 1305 )..."

     

  • Oxford Library _ MS of Jean de Meung "...(Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose,..."

     

  • Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung (page about Le Roman de la Rose from www.image.ox.ac.uk).

     

  • Romance of the Rose: Review (article).
    "...The Medieval Debate on Jean de Meung's Roman de la Rose:... Structures of Duality and Deceit in Jean de Meun's Roman de la Rose..."

     

  • History of Alchemy from Ancient Egypt to Modern Times.
    : Jean de Meung also wrote an alchemical text.

     

  • Eugène Canseliet et Jean de Meung. "Contrepoints : Eugène Canseliet le Bon Maitre de Savignies ...dit le Docteur Angélique et Jean de Meung continuateur du roman de la Rose..."

     

  • The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights."...13th century and completed by Jean de Meung at the end of the..."

     

  • Utopie - Autre âge d'or Paris, BNF, Manuscrits.
    "...(l'oeuvre de) Guillaume de Lorris... (auquel) s'oppose la continuation de Jean de Meung, d'une veine naturaliste..."

     

  • ALEMBIC - A Virtual Reality Installation "....Jean de Meung- The Remonstrance of Nature..."

     

  • Ron Heisler - The Impact of Freemasonry on Elizabethan Literature "...Early in the 16th century Henry Cornelius Agrippa visited England and his friends among the Oxford Humanists - John Colet and Thomas More in particular..."

     

  • the Triumph of Fortune, a astrological court game (Grazia Mirti) :

    "...A particularly effective example can be seen in an astrological game called the Triumph of Fortune played in the Italian Courts of the 16th century..."

    (Excerpt from a full list of 72 questions :)

    "1) In che tempo si deve cominciare una guerra?
    2) Potra una fortezza essere conquistata?
    3) La fede potra essere interrotta?
    4) Chi vincera il duello?
    5) Il cavallo e un buon acquisto?
    6) Si deve cambiare padrone?
    7) Il servo sara riconoscente al suo padrone?
    8) Il servo si ribellera?
    9) In quale luogo si svolgera la guerra?
    ...
    17) se desideri essere amato dall'amata
    ...
    19) Se l'amante dovra soffrire per l'amata
    20) Se quest'anno ci sara carestia o abbondanza
    21) Quante donne un uomo avra per compagne
    22) Che significato hanno una certa eclissi o la comparsa di una cometa
    23) Se sia il caso di prendere una donna bella o piuttosto brutta
    25) Quanti mariti avra una donna
    26) Se un uomo avra figli
    ...
    33) Se la donna e o non e incinta
    ..."

     

  • Napoleon's Book of Fate :

    The 32 questions :

    "Inform me of all particulars relating to my future husband.
    Inform me of any or of all particulars which relate to the woman I shall marry.
    Will the prisoner be released or continue captive?
    Shall I live to an old age?
    Shall I have to travel far by sea or land, or to reside in foreign climes?
    Shall I be involved in litigation, and if so, shall I gain or lose my cause?
    Shall I make, or mar, my fortune, by gambling?
    Shall I ever be able to retire from business with a fortune?
    Shall I be eminent and meet with preferment in my pursuits?
    Shall I be successful in my present undertaking?
    Shall I ever inherit testamentary property?
    Shall I spend this year happier than the last?
    Will my name be immortalized and will posterity applaud it?
    Will the friend, I most reckon upon, prove faithful or treachrous?
    Will the stolen property be recovered, and will the thief be detected?
    What is the aspect of the seasons, and what political changes are likely to take place?
    Will the stranger soon return from abroad?
    Will my beloved prove true in my absence?
    Will the marriage about to take place be happy and prosperous?
    After my death, will my children be virtuous and happy?
    Shall I ever recover from my present misfortunes?
    Does my dream portend good luck or misfortune?
    Will it be my lot to experience great vicissitudes in this life?
    Will my reputation be all, or much, affected by calumny?
    Shall the patient recover from illness?
    Does the person whom I love, love and regard me?
    Shall my intended journey be prosperous or unlucky?
    Shall I ever find a treasure?
    What trade, or profession, ought I to follow?
    Have I any, or many, enemies?
    Are absent friends in good health, and what is their present employment?
    Shall my wife have a son or a daughter?...
    "

     

  • Ron Heisler - Michael Maier and England "...Atalanta Fugiens (1617) may have been deeply inspired by the utopian vision of America..."

     

  • Geomancy The Ancient Divination System of Cornelius Agrippa by Anthony Glenn Agee. Summarized listing (history, cultural diffusion, etc...) presented like a FAQ about geomancy, for a quick but complete panorama.

     

  • Geomancy -The Ancient Divination System of Agrippa- 16 Tetra Grams Page 2 About the Sixteen Geomantic Tetragrams...

     

  • Astrological Geomancy Astrological Geomancy by Anthony Louis. (article) "A system of geomancy linking astrological symbols with figures formed from holes poked in the earth became popular during the Renaissance... I will list the figures next to their complements, and beneath them their associated planet and sign according to Agrippa."

     

  • BnF: Tous les savoirs du monde : Antiques (1)
    "...traduction latine de Gérard de Crémone, une large postérité...."

     

  • Fludd - Utriusque cosmi historia Forepage of Robert Fludd's Utriusque cosmi historia..., Oppenheim 1617. (Illustrated Table of content with the word "geomanticam")

     

  • Fludd- Utriusque cosmi historia "Robert Fludd, The Macrocosmos. (Well known picture) from the first volume of his encyclopedic work titled Utriusque cosmi.."

     

  • Ron Heisler - Robert Fludd A Picture in Need of Expansion "...William H. Huffman's Robert Fludd and the End of the Renaissance largely replaces J.B. Craven's erratic, and sometimes unreliable biography, which has dominated the field since 1902..."

     

  • Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400) - The Canterbury Tales Voir le passage énigmatique de Troilus et Criseyde qui cite Fortuna Major et celui du Conte du chevalier, qui fait référence à Puella et Rubeus, deux autres figures géomantiques.

     

  • Chroniques de Hainault "...During the year 1447 Simon Nockart, a councilor to Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy, observed the presentation to his master of a Chroniques de Hainault, a newly translated version of the half-century old Annales Historiae illustrium Principum Hannoniae by the Franciscan monk and schoolmaster Jacques de Guise (1334-1399)... He fumished Hainault with a Trojan origin....according to Guise, was the Phrygian prince Bavo, a nephew of Laomedon..." (Article)

     

  • Frühmittelalterliche Studien "...Besitzverzeichnis der Genter Sankt-Bavo-Abtei von ca. 800 (Clm 6333)... ...Gregory of Tours and the Myth of the Trojan Origins of the Franks..." ( A bibliographic reference for "les Chroniques de Hainault", in a list about medieval studies ).

     

  • Arbatel of Magic
    "...The Arbatel de Magia Veterum first appeared in Latin in 1575. It is mentioned by John Dee in his Mysteriorum Libri. A.E. Waite classified it as a 'ritual of transcendental magic' i.e. free from 'dangerous instruction which makes for open Black Magic.' (BCM p. 28.) In 1655 it was translated into English by Robert Turner. Diagram on title page did not appear in Turner's edition, but is here supplied from edition of Andreas Luppius, Wesel, 1686..."
    (article by JHP)

     

  • Rare and generally Unknown Books
    "...circumnavigatio. [A defence of Arnoldus de Villa Nova... ...Arternidori Oneirocritici Geograpbin. Pythagoras de Mari Rubro. The Works of Confutius the famous Philosopher of China, translated into Spanish..."

     

    Bibliographie du "Grant kalendrier et compost des bergiers" en France depuis ...grand montaigne..., Paris : Nicolas Bonfons, (s. d.), [Caract,... ...astrologie et plusieurs aultres choses, Nicolas le Rouge, Troyes 1480,...
  • Grant kalendrier et compost des bergiers
    L'Editeur parisien Nicolas Bonfons est l'auteur d'une des nombreuses rééditions du calendrier des Bergers, célèbre almanach astrologique médiéval.
    Celui-ci a aussi réédité une farce rabelaisienne : Les aventures de Fessepinte (1574).

     

  • L'Homme Zodiacal (From L'ATLAS CATALAN. Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Paris)

     

  • History of Astrology, by Derek and Julia Parker article ASTROLOGY IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE
    "THE early Middle Ages, while it produced a fair amount of argument about astrology, and saw a diminution of its influence on monarchs, did not mark as complete a collapse as some historians have suggested..."

     

  • Astronomy and Astrology in the 12th century
    (Article). "The Twelfth century renaissance in general, Hereford in particular : There were many twelfth-century scholars who went to Spain in search of the new Arabic knowledge... There he encountered Gerard of Cremona, who had translated among many other works Ptolemy's Almagest. Gerard had founded a school of translators and was actually giving lectures to students on astrology. Daniel returned to England, laden down with precious books, and encountered his patron, John, Bishop of Norwich. Daniel's book was inspired by the Bishop's questions about "astronomy [and] those sublunary events which seem to serve the higher bodies by a kind of necessary obedience". It was not the only book written at the request of a twelfth century bishop to spread the new learning. "

     

    Astrologie : Histoire des Religions et Phases astronomiques (Thèse)
    Dans les notes bibliographiques de bas de page on relève un ouvrage d'astronomie publié par Nicolas Bonfons : "...[39] Ed. 1576, Paris, Nicolas Bonfons, BNF Res. « Texte [40]... ...des éditions ptolémaïques de Nicolas Bourdin (1640-1651)..."

     

    Medieval Links Page

     

  • Nicot's Thresor Search Form A medieval classic french dictionnary on-line (Chicago University).

     

  • Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) : about "Acts Which Pertain Especially to Certain Men" (prophecy)

     

  • Mircea Eliade, Cosmologie et Alchimie babyloniennes Dans ce dernier livre Micea Eliade "... revendique le droit à une autre lecture que des «vestiges monstrueux de superstition»; et préfère y voir une véritable «science cosmologique et sotériologique»...«Tel est le sens de cette magie: accéder à la perfection et à l'autonomie en se servant de l'exemple des forces du cosmos»..." article d'Alain Guyard.

     

  • The Ancient Greek Esoteric Doctrine of the Elements by John Opsopaus :
    "The discovery of the Four Elements is generally credited to Empedocles, a fifth century BCE Greek from Sicily. Although he is commonly considered one of the founders of Western science and philosophy, Peter Kingsley has presented convincing evidence that it is better to view him as an ancient Greek "Divine Man" (Theios Anêr), that is, a Iatromantis (healer-seer, "shaman") and Magos (priest-magician)..." (from the introduction)

     

  • The ISLAMIC FOUNDATION OF THE RENAISSANCE
    "...The scholasticism of medieval Catholic Europe, focussed entirely as it was upon ancient authority, was unable to inform scientific inquiry until the revolutionary libraries of Islam were made available to the Catholic world. All western advances in civil engineering, mathematics, chemistry, medicine and astronomy were founded upon the medieval sciences of Islam, which were themselves built upon the classical traditions lost to the west during the Germanic destruction of the Roman Empire. This text clearly details the huge contribution of Islamic civilisation to the Later European Renaissance, and is an edited version of a paper once written for a university course..."
    Hugh Bibbs, B.A. Bowen Island Canada

     

  • Nicole Oresme : Un regard lucide sur l'astrologie - par Patrice Guinard.
    Nicole Oresme : Le livre de divinacions (extraits)

    "...choses. Les autres sciences sont geomance, ydromance, et telx sors,..."
    "...Nicole (ou Nicolas) Oresme (1322?-1382) est né en Normandie. Il suit les cours, à Paris, du célèbre philosophe et physicien Jean Buridan, originaire de Béthune et théoricien de l'impetus. Il enseigne la théologie à Paris entre 1358 et 1361. L'archidiacre de Bayeux est nommé évêque de Lisieux en 1377.[1] Oresme est un esprit universel : théologien, philosophe, économiste, géomètre, physicien. Il traduit pour Charles V divers traités d'Aristote, dont la Politique, les Économiques et la première traduction de l'Éthique à Nicomaque en langue vernaculaire, et commente le traité De l'âme..."

     



    Divers

  • A Line in the Sand
    This Amerindian page shows "art and artifacts, rituals, and culture of Native American Indians" and "sacred and historical sites."
    "All misguided and ill-founded opinions about Indians do us damage...New Age (and Other) Ripoff Sites...clearly using Native American imagery and "noble savage" stereotypes for their own profit."

     

  • La Recherche (Article La conspiration du hasard et des contraintes)

    Hasard provient du mot "...arabe az-zahr , qui désigne le jeu de dés..." :
    "...Le hasard est-il le produit de notre ignorance, ou fait-il partie de la nature des choses ? ...En biologie comme sans doute ailleurs, la notion de hasard est intimement liée à celle d'information. ...L'évolution n'est pas une partie de billard, mais un lancer de polyèdres..."
    Jacques Arnould, 1997.

     

  • Le jeu de dés musical de Mozart Premier exemple de musique aléatoire, ce jeu, composé en 1787, comprend des mesures (176 pour le Menuet, 96 pour le Trio) pré-composées, dont l'agencement est déterminé par un lancement de dés et un tableau de règles. Un serveur WWW permet d'effectuer ces tirages virtuels (choix des séquences; tirage aléatoire; utilisation de fractales) et d'entendre le résultat.

     

  • Durer's Polyhedra "...Albrecht Durer, the remarkable German (artist)... ...throughout the sixteenth century. Durer travelled to Italy... "

     

  • Taking Chances - History of "Randomly Composed Music" from ancient to modern times. "...Futurists introduced the use of noise in music..." (includes John Cage and the I Ching, with the "Koan music generator").

     

    SYNCHRONICITY That webpage is "where will be explored ideas related to synchronicity" : "..The classic definition of synchronicity: Carl Jung, who coined the term, synchronicity, defined it in his classic work, Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, as ...a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved."

     

  • SYNCHRONICITY-L (Archived) forum for the discussion of synchronicity. Co-owned by Patricia Barlow-Irick and The "Wiley Turtle" : "Synchronicity, the occurrence of meaningful coincidence, is the foundation from which we threaded our discussion through science, meaning, metaphysics, and the happenings of our daily lives..."

     

  • SynchronicityResearch Home Page

     

  • Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Scientific Study of Consciousness-Related Physical Phenomena.

     

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MATERIALS RELATED TO SYNCHRONICITY

     

  • Museum of Talking Boards An Online Museum of Ouija Boards :
    "Ouija knows all the answers. Weird and mysterious. Surpasses, in its unique results, mind reading, clairvoyance and second sight..."

     

  • Britannica.com on divination [query via Encyclopedia Britannica On-Line]

     

  • Catholic Encyclopedia: DIVINATION
    "Divination The seeking after knowledge of future or hidden... ...or evil spirits. Hence the word divination has a sinister signification.... "

     

  • Sybille Article Par le Docteur Bernard Auriol écrit pour le Dico de l'Esotérisme, pour lequel L'étude de Marcel Conche a été finalement préférée par l'éditeur (PUF) : "Sybille... Le premier auteur à en avoir parlé est Héraclite d'Ephèse. Suivront Euripide, Aristophane, et Platon. D'après Lactance, Sibylla viendrait de "Sios Bolla" via "Dios Boulé" (conseil ou volonté de Dieu)..."

     

    The Theatre of Terrestrial Astronomy A text tranlated from "de Lapide Philosophorum", XVII th. century. "...this Art (*) found its way into Persia, Egypt, and Chaldaea. The Hebrews called it the Cabbala, the Persians Magia, and the Egyptians Sophia, and it was taught in the schools together with Theology; it was known to Moses, Abraham, Solomon, and the Magi who came to Christ from the East..."
    (*) Alchemy

     

  • Britannica.com on Pythagoreans [query via Encyclopedia Britannica On-Line]

     

  • Center for Archaeoastronomy Journal Contents

     

  • EarlyGreekAstronomy Inventing the Solar System: Early Greek Scientists Struggle to Explain How the Heavens Move by Ellen N. Brundige.

     

  • Ciência e Arte Autora: Ausonia T.B. Klein Ribeiro "...Geomancistas a difundiram pelo mundo, e de acôrdo com o povo e lugar onde foi implantada adquiriu os nomes mais diversos como: IFA ; SIKIDY ; ILM AL-RAML; AL-KHATT BI-RAML; FENG SHUI; ROBOLION; VOODOO; VASTUVIDYA , FÁ,TUM TUM EL HINDI e outros..."

     

  • DAS GALLO-RÖMISCHE PENTAGON-DODEKAEDER by Jos Thiel. ( There is a map of archeological European sites)

     

  • dodecaedre "Passionnés de mathématiques, de philosophie, d'art, d'histoire et de musique, nous avons créé ce site dans le but principal de rassembler un maximum d'informations sur le dodécaèdre."

     

  • Sur un dodécaèdre antique, conservé au musée du Louvre. Par Hugo, L. Bulletin de la Société Mathématique de France, 1 (1872-1873), p. 83-84. ( PDF ).

     

  • Sefirot and Torah "...The Sefirot is a pattern of 10 vertices linked by 22 lines..." by Tony Smith's

     

  • Platonic solids (Regular polytopes in 3D)

     

  • The 4th Tetralogy Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans (Beavers)
    Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, by Anthony F. Beavers :
    "Pythagoras of Samos (c.560-c.480BC), mathematician, philosopher and religious leader, founded a religious community (the Pythagorean Order) in Croton on the coast of Italy around 530 BC. According to Aristotle (see Metaphysics 985b-986a), the Pythagoreans, first to develop the science of mathematics, revered number as the first principle of all things, probably due to their discovery that the principles of musical harmony could be explained with mathematics..."

     

  • Sacred Site Tourism "...Some of these architectural sites have been placed according to the principles of geomancy or ley lines or are constructed according to rules of sacred geometry..."

     

  • Stonehenge, Carnac, megaliths, stone circles, menhirs & dolmens in Europe
    "...Spirals and waves, ancient symbols of the cyclical nature of life, are present in many megalithic carvings..." (Megalithic Pages, by Jan Bily).

     

  • STONEHENGE "...La storia di Stonehenge ha inizio nella piana di Salisbury, intorno al 2700 a.C., con la realizzazione di un fossato circolare e la posa di una pietra, al di fuori di esso, dell'altezza di circa 5m, chiamata Hell Stone..." (testo di CLAUDIO DALL'AGLIO)

     

  • Research in Geomancy : A bibliography of readings in sacred space. Compiled by Jeremy Harte.

     

  • Encyclopædia Britannica article page on Fortuna [query via Encyclopedia Britannica On-Line]

     

  • Portraits de Mots : "hasard"

     

  • Some Principles of Phenomenological Hermeneutics "...We cannot share anyone else's reality except through the mediation of our symbolic world -- that is, through a 'text' of some sort, which text has a context -- in fact, many contexts..." Article by John Lye.

     

  • The Lithophone "...Discovered at Ndnut Lieng Khak village, Darlac, in the Highlands (South Vietnam) on February 2, 1949. Musicologists concluded that this lithophone existed five thousand years ago. It produces a five-tone scale similar to the Indonesian pe'log, but it is different from the Chinese..." by Kchoang Huey.

     

  • The Maya Calendar
    "...In 1990 I developed and published software entitled Mayan Calendrics to convert between Maya and European dates. Here is the first three chapters from the documentation which accompanied the software. This gives the theoretical background..."

     

  • The Orbital Calendar
    An "...ASTRONOMICALLY-correct Orbital Calendar:GaiaLuna Time-Space Map to really show the interconnections of Sun, Earth, Moon and planets to our yearly cycles..."
    "...now includes Mayan/Gregorian Concordance (GMT correlation) with glyphs." by Nancy Baumgarten.

     

  • Modern Man in Search of a Soul, "by Carl Jung, (1933). Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, translated by Cary Baynes. Reproduced here, Chapter IX, The Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology." _Marxist.org Internet Archive_.

     

  • Astro-Mythological Tarot of Mlle Lenormand
    "...in front of an enraged bull Fear AMISSIO Lost, Missing objects, Tricky... ...a man beating a drum disunity AMISSIO Lost, Missing objects, Tricky..."

     

  • Kaulavalinirnaya Tantra
    "This is Sir John Woodroffe's (Arthur Avalon) introduction to a Sanskrit edition of the Kaulavalinirnaya in Sanskrit... ...The Thirteenth Chapter speaks of Homa. It is necessary to have the ground where the Homa is to be performed carefully examined by an expert in Vastuvidya (Science for ascertaining the 'character of the ground)..."

     

  • HERE-NOW4U :Manjul House and Surroundings in Jnaneshvari
    "Saint Jnaneshvara was a great philosopher, poet and saint of Maharashtra who lived in 13th century. ..Now let us see how Vastuvidya or architecture is treated in Jnaneshvari - veshma prakara nagara racana vastu samjnitam - says Bhrigusamhita, we are going to visualise the conception of house in the days of Jnaneshvara with the help of images in his celebrated work.."
    article by V. L. Manjul
    _ Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, India _
    in HERE-NOW4U online magazine (subject : philosophy)

     

  • The Tribune...Sunday Reading The twain does meet in culture of Kerala
    "...Cultural synthesis and reconciliation, two important faces of the culture of Kerala, found expression in the teachings of Shankaracharya. Christianity, introduced in Kerala in the first century A.D. by St. Thomas, also had substantial following among the people. Kerala’s contribution to religious and secular architecture is significant. The Tantrasamuchaya, Vastuvidya, Manushyalaya Chandrika and Silapratna are some acknowledged works on architecture..."
    article By Mohan Maitray

     

  • U.F.R. de Philosophie LEIBNIZ : Discours de Métaphysique. VI. -Dieu ne fait rien hors d'ordre et il n'est pas même possible de feindre des événements qui ne soient point réguliers :
    "...Les volontés ou actions de Dieu sont communément divisées en ordinaires ou extraordinaires. Mais il est bon de considérer que Dieu ne fait rien hors d'ordre. Ainsi ce qui passe pour extraordinaire ne l'est qu'à l'égard de quelque ordre particulier établi parmi les créatures. Car, quant à l'ordre universel, tout y est conforme. Ce qui est si vrai, que non seulement rien n'arrive dans le monde qui soit absolument irrégulier, mais on ne saurait même rien feindre de tel. Car supposons, par exemple, que quelqu'un fasse quantité de points sur le papier à tout hasard, comme font ceux qui exercent l'art ridicule de la géomance. Je dis qu'il est possible de trouver une ligne géométrique dont la notion soit constante et uniforme suivant une certaine règle, en sorte que cette ligne passe par tous ces points, et dans le même ordre que la main les avait marqués..."

     

  • LEYS/"LEY LINES"
    Abridged summary of paper given by Paul Devereux at the "WEGE DES GEISTES - WEGE DER KRAFT (Ways of Spirit - Ways of Power)" conference in October, 1996, in Germany.

    "...For 20 years I edited the only journal in the world devoted solely to leys, THE LEY HUNTER, and I think I have come to know the subject more intimately and in more detail than anyone else alive. The first thing I can assure you is that what is talked about in New Age journals, workshops and groups today about 'leylines' is mainly a combination of misunderstanding, old falsehoods, wishful thinking and downright fantasy... " (from the first article by Paul Devereux)

    "...A significantly-abridged version of article "SPIRIT WAYS & SHAMANISM", published in the German journal, "Dao", in 1997 (elements of this text also used in part in other contexts, such as in The Ley Hunter journal):..." (from the introduction to the second article by Paul Devereux)

     

  • Aztec Calendar by René Voorburg.
    A website dedicated to the Aztec Calendar :
    "...The tonalpohualli, or day-count, has been called a sacred calendar because its main purpose is that of a divinatory tool. It divides the days and rituals between the gods. For the Aztec mind this is extremely important. Without it the world would soon come to an end. According to Aztec cosmology, the universe is in a very delicate equilibrium..." (from the introduction)

     

  • calendrier aztèque.
    Cette page dédiée au "tonalpohualli : calendrier divinatoire sacré de 260 jours..." est une adaptation en français du très beau site de René Voorburg sur le calendrier aztèque (www.azteccalendar.com).

     

  • La Buffatière de Saint Sever - Accueil Français. (comité des fêtes de St Sever du Moustier)
    Site bilingue (français et Occitan) sur La Buffatière(*), carnaval traditionnel de Saint Sever (Sud Aveyron, France) : "Il était une fois, bâti dans un trou perdu, un petit village peuplé d'irréductibles buffatiers. Ils ont su repousser maintes et maintes attaques..." Diaporama et video en ligne pour vous en faire une idée...

    (*) "...La buffatière remonte à la nuit des temps : on ne sait pas quand elle e été créée pour la première fois. On la trouve également à Fayet, à Hospitalet-du-Larzac. On trouve aussi des farandoles à Camares, à Belmont ou à Lacaune, mais ce n'est pas tout à fait la même chose..."
    La buffatière de Saint-sever du Moustier, traditions et poèmes, édité par le comité des fêtes de saint-sever-du-moustier et Boustrophedon. Août 1993. ISBN 2-909775-01-1.

     

     

  • Alef Multimedia, "sites web, bases de données, intranet, boutiques..." (Aveyron, France)
    Tradition vivante oblige, le petit village aveyronnais si convivial et dynamique de Saint Sever du Moustier est aussi résolument tourné vers le futur, version technopôle : il abrite en effet une pépinère d'entreprises réunie en un bouquet high-tech réuni autour d'Alef Multimedia [ http://www.alef.org ], laquelle abrite aussi sur son serveur les pages Web d'artisants locaux tels la Poterie de Lucante, ou les éditions Boustrophedon, ainsi que plusieurs sites associatifs.

     



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