Uncovering the Secrets of Time and Number

Finding Patterns and Rhythms in Everyday Life

Wolfgang Held

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£14.99
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Quick Look

  • Introduces the rhythms of the week and explores how to work in harmony with them for greater creativity and productivity
  • Shows how the world is structured by numbers - with fascinating snippets from history and culture
  • Previously published as Rhythms of the Week and The Quality of Numbers 1 to 31.

Rhythm and number underpin our lives, from the days of the week to the time of day. This intriguing book explores the origin and qualities of numbers from one to thirty-one, how we divide time, and the effect both have on the harmony of our lives.

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Philosophy of Human Life
Illustrations:
22 b/w illustrations
Extent:
160 pages
ISBN:
9781782506645
Publication date:
16 Jul 2020

Description

Rhythm and number underpin our lives, from the days of the week and the times of the day to the number of letters in the alphabet. But do we ever stop to consider the deeper meaning behind these every day realities?

In Uncovering the Secrets of Time and Number Wolfgang Held offers a fascinating exploration of this question. He looks at why there are seven days in a week and how each day resonates with different soul moods in the human being, for example why Tuesday is a good day for making mistakes and why Friday is the day of beauty and creativity. He also explores the qualities of numbers from one to thirty-one, explaining how many things have an inherent number attached to them: one sun, two parents, three meals a day, four seasons.

The practical insights brought together in this book can help the reader become more conscious of their relationship to time and number, allowing them to organise their lives in a harmonious way.

Previously published as Rhythms of the Week and Other Explorations of Time and The Quality of Numbers 1 to 31.

Author

Wolfgang Held was born in Germany in 1964. He worked for many years in the Mathematics and Astronomy section of the Goetheanum, where he now runs the publicity department. He is the editor of the Sternkalender (Star Calendar) and the author of many articles on themes relating to numbers and science.

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