In this article we will continue our discussion of cosmology, turning our attention to religious creation myths from around the world.
“If there is one point upon which both Eastern and Western religious traditions can find common ground it is that sound was present at the beginning of Creation. From the Popol Vuh to the Qur’an and the Bible, accounts of God creating matter through the utterance of a word form the cornerstones of every faith and cosmology.” ~ Freddy Silva – Secrets in the Fields
Religion Creation Myths
We will start our discussion with Christianity.
At present, Christianity is by far the world’s largest religion, having at least 2.2 billion members. Islam is second, with 1.6 billion members. It is important to remember that Christianity, Islam and Judaism are all branches of religion from the same root. Abraham is the common patriarch of all three faiths.
“In Judaism he is the founding father of the Covenant, the special relationship between the Jewish people and God; in Christianity, he is the prototype of all believers, Jewish or Gentile; and in Islam he is seen as a link in the chain of prophets that begins with Adam and culminates in Muhammad.”1
Abraham’s Journey from Ur to Canaan by Jozsef Molnar
The quarreling and superiority complexes that take place among these three religions are akin to an absurdly immature and extremely destructive sibling rivalry. This foolishness absolutely must end in order for this planet to move forward in harmony and peace.
Whether an individual is religious or not, or a member of these particular religions or not, every human being alive on the face of the planet is affected by this ridiculous quarreling and warring between factions of the same family. This is a call to all members of these faiths to wake up, grow up, and stop the insanity. You are members of the same family! Stop fearing one another and step forward towards peace and unity. The world depends on you.
Christianity – The Word Becomes Flesh
John, chapter 1, verses 1 through 5 read:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
As we have discussed several times before, The Word means Logos in Christianity.
“In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.”
The word Logos means ratio, or ‘vibration in ratio’, that is: harmonic sound. In other words, ‘vibration in ratio’ means vibration with a geometric form where the structure of the geometry has a harmonic proportion, as proportion is the natural evolution of ratios.
Remember that ratios and proportions are not about specific numbers, but are about relationships between numbers.
In proportions, there are no fixed quantities, only fixed relationships.
So, we have The Word = Logos = “Vibration in Ratio” = Harmonic Sound = Standing waves of Geometry = Fluctuations/Oscillations of the Aether = Movement/Vibrations of Divine Thought.
This process of Divine Thought creating rippling patterns in the Aether causes the creation of photons and the corresponding gravitational inflow of Aether that leads to the creation of matter and life.
“And the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.”
“with God” can be read “In God”
“In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with[in] God, and the Logos was God.”
Scott Olsen points out, “The only ratio that is simultaneously One and with One is the golden section.”
These three lines intuitively describe the geometric implications of the Golden Proportion (Phi). Remember, the golden proportion or phi ratio is the fundamental fractal, meaning there is self-similarity at all levels. The golden ratio is the base from which the fractal-holographic nature of the universe springs.
Also remember that the golden ratio symbolically shows us how something can be a ‘part of the Whole’ and ‘the Whole’ simultaneously; how someone can be finite and Infinite at the very same time.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2
“without form and void”: This means Infinite and unmanifest (invisible).
“Spirit of God”: This means Intelligent Infinity, Cosmic Consciousness, Divine Thought.
“the face of the waters”: This refers to the Fluid-like Aether Medium.
“moved upon the face of the waters”: This means it vibrated the fluid-like Aether with its consciousness.
“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” Genesis 1:3
“God said”: This refers to a sound or vibrational wave pattern issuing from the metaphysical Source.
“Let there be light”: This refers to photons as being the first physical things created from vibrations, oscillations, and fluctuations of the Aether.
“The incarnate word is with us,
is still speaking, is present
always, yet leaves no sign
but everything that is.”
~ Wendell Berry
The Six-Around-One Geometric Creation Story
Here we take different perspective of the same Biblical creation story. This geometric viewpoint is couched in the terms of Christianity to show that even mainstream religious myths have deeper symbolism and meaning than first meets the eye. The scripture of every religion, without exception, can be read on many levels depending on your perspective.
Creation from the One
“It was the power of the One’s own yearning-to-be that brought the world into existence.
This motion-toward-being did not seek gratification in any object or the fulfillment of any conditions, for objects and conditions did not yet exist. Rather, it expressed an unconditional affirmation of existence itself.
Picture a vast, unbounded ocean of undifferentiated Consciousness.
It is an ocean of pure light.
Then, a pulse – Love itself – moves within this infinite field of potential.
Rays of Love spread outward from this center, taking countless different forms as individual waves rise into existence, each refracting the light of Consciousness in their own particular ways and conditioned by various forces.
The One becomes the Many, all of which also hold within them the essence of the One.”2
The Seed of Life – Genesis Pattern (Six-Around-One)
The seed of life is also called the genesis pattern or Flower of Creation. It is composed of six identical circles arranged around one circle. This six-around-one property of a circle and sphere is very important. This is discussed in the Number/Geometry section of Cosmic Core.
This six circles around a seventh leads to the idea of the six days of creation and the one day of rest – or the stillness in the center of motion. It can also refer to the six directions of physical space: up, down, left, right, back, forward with the seventh in the center representing the metaphysical source.
The seed of life also represents a vortex motion. As the vortex continues to spin and spiral outwards it forms the flower of life which leads to Metatron’s Cube which contains within it all the Platonic Solids and geometric ratios of music and light.
The first book of the Bible, Genesis, traditionally begins, “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.” However, it did not always begin that way. The creation story in Assyria and Babylon has been changed. The Bible traditionally began with “In the beginning there were six.”
Imagine the Aether – “a vast unbounded ocean of undifferentiated Consciousness – the infinite, intelligent, fluid-like energetic source, unpotentiated, resting in stillness, waiting in an ever-present, eternal Now.
“In the beginning was the Logos (the Word), and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.” John 1:1
As we have discussed, the Word is Pure Vibration. That is, vibration in ratio or harmonic sound. Vibration is defined according to wavelength, frequency and harmonics.
From the book of Genesis each day of creation can be seen as a circle or sphere.
It begins with one sphere in the center.
The next step, continued into infinity, is to move to the intersections of circumferences that are the closest places to center and project another sphere.
This action happens six times to create the germ of life as the central sphere rotates around forming the six outer spheres (the six ‘days’ of creation).
Original Source – The Incomprehensible Center:
First, Cosmic Spirit expands its consciousness all around itself from the unknowable point, the incomprehensible center, moving equally in all directions, creating a sphere – the first, central circle.
This symbolizes how Consciousness-Spirit ‘moved upon the face of the waters’ – or oscillated/vibrated the fluid-like Aether.
First Movement: (Two Circles – The Dyad)
Cosmic Consciousness moves to the edge and repeats what it did before creating the Vesica Piscis. The two overlapping circles and the Vesica contain knowledge about width, depth, proportion; the square roots of 2, 3, 5; and geometric information about light. The Dyad also represents the creation of the two interrelated forces of gravity and electromagnetic radiation.
“Let there be light.” The Vesica is an image of light – both the photon and the eyes receptivity to the photon which allows us to ‘see’ physical reality.
Second Movement: (Three Circles – The Triad)
The third circle is created.
Cosmic Consciousness moves again in the same way, creating a 3rd circle. The center of the 3rd circle is where the first two circles intersect – this creates the triangle – which represents the tetrahedron, the fundamental geometric structure of space and the geometric structure of the photon.
“And God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” (Gen. 1:6).
“Order is now imposed on water; or, as the Greeks would have it, ‘cosmos’ (order) has been created out of ‘chaos.’”3
Here you get the holy trinity: mind, body & spirit; or heaven, earth, & humanity.
Third Movement: (Four Circles – The Tetrad)
The fourth circle is created.
Cosmic Consciousness moves/vibrates again in a spiraling vortex pattern repeating its first move, creating another circle at the next intersection. The Tetrad represents matter forming – the four elements of earth, water, wind and fire forming the mineral world.
This is God making the dry land appear and the seas in Genesis 1: 9-10.
Fourth Movement: (Five circles – The Pentad)
On the fourth day, exactly one half was completed. We have moved exactly 180° from the point of the first motion. The Pentad represents the formation of life starting with the simplest forms of life and moving up to the human and beyond.
This is God bringing forth the grass, herbs, and fruit trees and later the fowl, whales, sea creatures, cattle, land animals and human beings in Genesis 1: 11-12 & 20-27.
Fifth Movement: (Six Circles – The Hexad)
The vortex movement continues. The Hexad here represents the formation of time – the time cycles on every scale.
This is God dividing day from night and creating seasons, days and years and the stars in Genesis 1: 14-16.
Sixth Movement: (Seven Circles – The Heptad)
The sixth movement completes the seventh circle. After the 7th circle a six-petaled flower is formed in the center called the germ of life.
“In the beginning there were six.”
The Heptad represents the return to the Source through a seven-step process of transformation. These seven steps are the 7 notes of the diatonic musical scale, the 7 colors of the visible light spectrum, and the 7 chakras of the spiritual energy system. The seven-steps create the entire process.
The eighth step, represented by the expanding of the seed of life into the flower of life, represents the return of the octave, or the process repeated again, but on a higher octave or raised to a higher power.
The mainstream Jewish Creation Story, like Christianity and Islam, follows the first five books of the Old Testament called the Pentateuch:
Genesis – Bereshith (at the beginning)
Exodus – Sh’mot (names)
Leviticus – Vayikra (and He called)
Numbers – Bamidbar (in the wilderness)
Deuteronomy – D’varim (words)
The first chapter of Genesis in the Bible can be read to hear the full story.
Far more interesting and pertinent to Cosmic Core is the belief system of the mystical side of Judaism – the Kabbalah. Review Articles 6 and 78 for information about the Kabbalah, the Tree of Life, and the Ten Sephirot.
It is to be remembered that the Kabbalists recognize two natures of existence: the ‘Concealed God’ – that is the metaphysical reality, and the ‘Revealed God’ – that is the physical reality.
The Ten Sephirot are the divine emanations from God. In other words, like the Decad of the ancient Greeks, they represent the Creative Archetypal principles of the Universe.
For the purposes of this article, we will provide two translations of the Kabbalistic Creation myths. Notice the similar themes to both the geometric creation story, the Decad of the ancient Greeks, and the mainstream Christian myth.
The first version is the Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) translated by Isaac Luria:
“Before all things were created. . . the Supernal Light was simple, and it filled all
Existence. There was no empty space. . . .
When His simple Will decided to create all universes . . .He constricted the Light to the sides . . . leaving a vacated space. . . .The space was perfectly round. . . .
After this constriction took place . . . there was a place in which all things could be created. . . . He then drew a single straight thread from the Infinite Light . . . and brought it into that vacated space. . . . It was through that line that the Infinite Light was brought down below. . . .”
“His simple will”: Refers to Divine Consciousness.
“The space was perfectly round”: Refers to the first sphere – the creation of a physical boundary or realm from a metaphysical realm that was timeless and infinite without bounds.
“a place in which all things could be created”: Refers to the Vesica Piscis – the intersection between two circles – the womb from which all polygons emerge, which in turn lead to the Platonic solids, which in turn lead to the formation of all matter and life.
“a single straight thread”: Refers to the straight line from the metaphysical realm to the physical, or from the center of the first circle to center of the second circle. This created the line, which led to the triangle, which led to the tetrahedron, which is the foundation structure of physical reality as it is the shape of the photon.
The second version is translated by Z’ev ben Shimon:
“…the EN SOF AUR, the Endless Light of Will, was omniscient throughout Absolute All. From God knowing All, God willed the first separation so that God might behold God. This, we are told, was accomplished by a contraction in Absolute All, so as to make a place wherein the mirror of Existence might manifest. The place that was vacated was finite in that it was limited in relation to Absolute All that held it. This act of contraction, or Zimzum, as it was called, brought about the void of Unmanifest Existence even though it was, we are told, the size of a dimensionless dot in the midst of the Absolute.”
“the Endless Light of Will”: Refers to Divine Consciousness, the Light that contains Infinity.
“God willed the first separation”: Consciousness is the creative force that created two from one.
“so that God might behold God”: Refers to the formation of the first and second circles that are mirrors or reflections of one another.
“accomplished by contraction”: Contraction refers to gravity/love – the inward coalescing force that is interconnected with radiation (the outward thrust of the photon).
“The place that was vacated was finite”: Refers to the formation of the physical realm which is finite from the metaphysical which is Infinite.
“a dimensionless dot in the midst of the Absolute”: Refers to the metaphysical realm which is both infinite in its dimensions and dimensionless.
“In this story God reflected on Himself. He looked, as if were, into an imaginary mirror and saw the future. He imagined beings very like Himself. He imagined free, creative beings capable of loving so intelligently and thinking so lovingly that they could transform themselves and others of their kind in their innermost being. They could expand their minds to embrace the totality of the cosmos, and in the depths of their hearts they could discern, too, the secrets of its subtlest workings.”4
The Islamic Creation Myth is shared with Christians and Jews and follows the Old Testament. Again, for the purposes of Cosmic Core, we are much more interested in the mystical side of Islam – that is, Sufism. Sufism is the basis for the Islamic religion and relates to the ‘inner’ or esoteric dimension of Islam.
“Sufism, mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. It consists of a variety of mystical paths that are designed to ascertain the nature of humanity and of God and to facilitate the experience of the presence of divine love and wisdom in the world.”5
Though the origins of Sufism are debated, and though, in modern times, Sufism seems to be inextricably linked to Islam, there is another view of its origins.
This other view, “traces the pre-Islamic roots of Sufism back through the early Christian mystics of Syria and Egypt, to the Essenes, the ancient Pythagorean orders, and the mystery schools of the Egyptians and Zoroastrians, among others. It is these roots that gathered into the trunk known as Islamic Sufism.”6
Sufi Creation Myth
According to Sufi cosmology, God’s reason for the creation of this cosmos and human kind is the “manifestation” and “recognition” of Himself.
A hadith is Islamic literature describing the words, actions, or habits of Muhammad. The Hadith Qudsi says about the creation of the universe, “I was a hidden Treasure; I desired to be recognized so I created the creature.”
The Noor-e-Ahadi (Light of One), “coming out of His self-isolated oneness, intended to manifest Himself in multiplicity.”7
Here we see the same ideas of a Divine Consciousness wanting to know itself, to experience itself and discover its potential, and so, using its consciousness, cast a reflection of itself – this reflection being refracted in an infinite number of ways to create the infinite variety of matter and life.
Nada – Buddhism, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan
Recall from the previous articles that ‘The Word’ in Hinduism is Nada. Nada in Sanskrit means ‘sound‘. Once again we are returning to the idea that sound or ‘vibration in ratio’ created the universe.
The Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary defines nada as: loud sound, roaring, roar.
In the book Sacred Sanskrit Words by Leza Lowitz and Reema Datta, “Nada means ‘sound’ or ‘tone’ and ‘universal pulse of life’ or ‘flowing stream of consciousness’. In yoga, nada refers to the nasal sound often found in mystical words.”
“Nada is Consciousness about to manifest as the universe. It also means subtle sound. This can be best explained by “mmm”. There is no other way to explain this. It is like humming a nasal sound.”8
“The Nada or Sabda is the first expression of creation. The Sabda Brahman is the cause of the manifest and differentiated word and meaning or the subtle and crude objects. Without understanding the meaning and significance of sphota or the eternal word, one cannot become one with Brahman.”9
Ramakrishna explained it thus: “The Universe is nothing but the Divine uttering his own name to himself.”
In some schools of Hinduism, it is believed that God or Brahman did not create the universe then stand aside to view the creation, but God literally is the universe. Brahman is the divine consciousness that controls the universe. It is also believed that there are multiple universes and multiple planes. “According to Vishnu Purana there are seven planes in each Universe.”10
It is also believed there are multiple cycles of creation and destruction, repeating to infinity.
These seven planes symbolize on an individual level the seven-step process of transformation through the chakras, and on a cosmic level the seven-step process of transformation through the quantum densities discussing elsewhere in Cosmic Core.
These also mirror the idea of ‘seven heavens’ found in several spiritual traditions.
“The Divine transforms himself into sound vibration (nada) and proliferates the universe.” – Shiva Sutra Vimarshini Commentaries
The Hindu Creation myth is as follows:
“Everything was so peaceful and silent that
Vishnu slept undisturbed by dreams or motion.
From the depths a humming sound began to tremble, AUM
It Grew and Spread, filling the emptiness and
throbbing with energy. The night had ended.
“a humming sound”: Refers to the Word, nada, AUM, the vibration/oscillation of consciousness.
“The night had ended”: Refers to Vibration (cosmic sound) gave rise to Light, the photon.
The manifestation of light is described in the Vedas as ‘the net of Indra’, an infinite net of luminous, living threads, perpetually interweaving, coming together like waves of light then dissolving again.
This very clearly has a geometric undertone to it – waves of light interweaving and living luminous threads representing the invisible geometric framework upon which creation is built. It also speaks to the idea of the fractal-holographic reality.
Hinduism and Buddhism both contain the idea of a seed-sound, or divine cosmic sound that is the Universe. This seed-sound is the geometrical point, the bindu or seed – the point that forms the limit between the manifest and non-manifest, the physical and metaphysical.
The well-known sound of OM/AUM is the seed sound of the Infinite. AUM consists of four syllables: A, U, M and the silent syllable.
A: “awe” = Creation
U: “oo” = Preservation
M: “mmm” = Liberation
The last syllable is the deep silence of the Infinite – the anahata, which means “unhurt, unstruck, unbeaten”. The anahata is the heart chakra – the seat of divine love, compassion and understanding.
AUM conveys the concepts of omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence. The letters correspond to the three tenses – past, present and future – while the entire symbol stands for the Source or Creator, who transcends the limitations of time.
Freddy Silva tells us, “OM is the cosmic sound, the cause of all Universal matter, because it is, itself, the very source of matter. Like all chants, OM generates geometric forms, and from these forms spring those elaborate geometric patterns called mandalas, which in turn are used as visual aids for meditators to access the mind’s remote memory mechanism. Recent experiments demonstrate how form arises from vibration: The five notes of the final chords of Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus.’ When graphically charted as wave forms and superimposed over each other, create a pentagram.”
Buddhism does not have a creation myth per se. Buddhist sages never claimed that the world, sun, moon, stars, wind, water, days and nights were created by a powerful god or by a Buddha. They believe that the world was not created once upon a time, but that the world has been created millions of times every second and will continue to do so by itself and will break away by itself.
This corresponds to the Dynamic Steady State Theory and the idea that there is continual creation. The Universe and everything in it is in a constant state of becoming. Becoming what? Itself.
Sri Ramachandra says of the Universe:
“Infinite is the sky, infinite is the number of beings
Infinite are the worlds in the vast universe.
Infinite in wisdom the Buddha teaches these,
Infinite are the virtues of Him who teaches these.”
Taoist Creation Myth
Taoism is a spiritual tradition of Chinese origin dating back to at least the 4th century BCE. Much of its precepts come from the writings of Lao-tzu (Laozi 6th or 4th century BCE). Taoism
emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (the Way) and does not emphasize rigid rituals and social order as does Confucianism.
The Taoist Creation myth is a more simplistic version of the ancient Greek/Pythagorean version of the Decad. It too, begins with One. This One becomes Two. From Two come the multiplicity.
The Daodejing, from the 4th century BCE says of the Taoist Creation myth:
“The Way gave birth to unity;
Unity gave birth to duality;
Duality gave birth to the myriad creatures.”
Freddy Silva writes, “Like the Hindus, the Chinese believed audible sound on Earth to be a manifestation of a super-physical vibration, an undertone prevailing in every celestial object, what the Greeks would later call ‘the Harmony of the Spheres’. So it is not by accident that the Greek gods were referred to as akousmata, the ‘resonant ones’.”
Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths
The ancient Egyptian creation myth states that the world emerged from an infinite, lifeless sea when the sun rose for the first time, in a distant period known as zp tpj (Zep Tepi).
The Nun, the oceanic abyss or source of all that appears in a differentiated world, encompasses all aspects of divinity and earthly existence.
This oceanic abyss seems to clearly represent the fluid-like Aether. The sun first rising seems to represent photons emerging and light illuminating the physical realm for the first time.
“Nun, the Cosmic Ocean, represents pure, undifferentiated spirit-space, without limit or form. It is prior to any extensive, any specificity, any god. It is pure potentiality. By the seed or will of the Creator, who is implicit within this Nun, the undifferentiated space is impelled to contract or coagulate itself into volume. Thus Atum, the creator, first creates himself or distinguishes himself from the undefinable Nun by volumizing, in order that creation might begin.”11
The Aboriginal creation story also relates to a cosmic seed-sound, or ‘vibration in ratio’. They referred to it as the ‘Three Sacred Songs’.
Their creation myth is as follows:
“Time began when the supernatural beings awoke
and broke through the surface of the earth.
Moved about the Earth
bringing into being the physical features of the landscape.
The three ‘sacred songs’”
Here again, sound is responsible for creating physical matter. Sound creates light. Light forms matter. All sound/vibration originates from consciousness.
The Celts were a large group of Caucasian tribes in Europe who first appeared around 1200 BCE in Austria. They practiced a form of polytheism, known as Celtic paganism. The priestly class were known as the Druids. They were “magico-religious specialists” and played a very important part in pagan Celtic society.
The following Celtic creation myth is from unknown origins:
“Once upon a time, there was no time and that was when there also was no gods and no man walked the surface of the land. But there was the sea, and where the sea met the land, a mare was born, white and made of sea-foam. And her name was Eiocha.”
In this short myth, we still find the element of time coming forth from timelessness, and references to the sea – water being a symbol of the fluid-like Aether and the depths of the unconsicousnes mind – that is the deepest part of the mind that connects backt o the metaphysical reality. Sea-foam, of course, sounds suspiciously similar to ‘quantum foam’ which is a more scientifically accepted name of the Aether.
The Native American Creation Myths are as various as the tribes themselves. There are too many to go into for the purposes of Cosmic Core, but I recommend familiarizing yourself with at least a few of them. For the most part, they are couched in naturalistic terms, featuring animals, animal spirits, natural elements and nature symbols. There is often a geometrical element, particularly in the form of the cross – the four directions, four seasons, four elements…etc. They are beautiful myths and many contain these same elements we have seen repeated over and over again.
“According to Ethiopian cosmology the first humans communicated only through sound and song but gradually forgot the tune and resorted to words. Similarly, the Navajo mention times of old when shamans could speak onto sand and create pictures.”12
Visit: http://www.crystalinks.com/nativeamcreation.html to read the Native American Myths of Creation from the Apache, Chelan, Cherokee, Chinook, Chippewa-Ojibwe, Choctaw, Comanche, Creek, Iroquois, Lakota, Navajo, Potawatomi, and Seminole.
To conclude this article we will end with a beautiful poem from the famous Sufi mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks:
Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body nor soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.
- Mahoney, William, Exquisite Love, Sarvabhava Press, 2nd edition, 2014
- Gutierrez, Cathy, Water in Western Religions, http://witcombe.sbc.edu/water/religion.html
- Booth, Mark, The Secret History of the World, The Overlook Press, 2010
- Manblunder: Maha Shodashi Mantra Explained, http://www.manblunder.com/articlesview/maha-shodashi-mantra-explained
- Singh, Lalan Prasad, Tantra, Its Mystic and Scientific Basis, Concept Publishing Company, 2010
- Lawlor, Robert, Sacred Geometry: Philosophy & Practice, Thames & Hudson, 1982
- Silva, Freddy, Secrets in the Fields: The Science & Mysticism of Crop Circles, Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2002