10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Center for Symbolic Studies
Seminar with Robert Lawlor, author of Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice, Earth Honoring, Voices of the First Day and now
SATURDAY JUNE 7th & SUNDAY JUNE 8th 10 AM – 4 PM
$100 in advance or $120 at the door. Reservations required.
Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Road Ext, New Paltz NY 12561 (www.symbolicstudies.org
Robert Lawlor received a Master’s Degree in Painting and Sculpture from Pratt Institute while living an “artist’s life” on the lower East-Side of Manhattan during the cultural revolutionary years of the early 1960’s.
After falling ill from toxic substances in his sculptural materials, he left New York, via a freighter to then hitch-hike throughout Turkey and the Middle East for over a year and to finally arrive in South India and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, in Pondicherry.
During a seven year sojourn in India he studied Yoga and Indian philosophy. While experimenting with indigenous materials and village architecture, he was continuing to do paintings and to teach himself a little about writing and translating. In 1968 Robert, with his then partner Deborah Lawlor, was amongst the earliest pioneers in the utopian “New Age” community of Auroville. It was here that Robert became aware of the work of R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, and the role of geometry in the metaphysical vision of ancient Egypt.
In 1974 both Robert and Deborah left Auroville, India, heading toward the south of France and to the study of Egyptian Hieroglyphics, mathematics, mythology, geometry, symbolism and architecture with Lucie Lamy, the step daughter of Schwaller de Lubicz and daughter of Isha Lamy, an accomplished esoteric writer and homeopath.
During this eight year tutelage from Lucie Lamy, Robert and Deborah completed the 1300 page translation of The Temple of Man. It was also during this period they discovered the work of the French Indianologist, Alain Daniêlu and began translating several of his works while reconciling the many shared aspects of Hindu and Egyptian cosmology.
With the Temple of Man translation completed, they “retired” to Australia where Robert produced Sacred Geometry – Its Philosophy and Practice for Thames Hudson London 1982 – a book that remains continually in print. Robert began teaching Sacred Geometry with Keith Critchlow in the USA for eight consecutive summers at Lindisfarne in Colorado. He produced two books, Geometry and Architecture and with Keith Critchlow, Homage to Pythagoras – Rediscovering Sacred Science.
Robert also wrote Earth Honoring – Towards a New Male Sexuality This book describes how our gender and sexual relationships correspond to our societal attitudes towards the earth. The book was followed by a much acclaimed work about our original human culture, Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime. This work emphasised how Egypt and Indian beliefs and attitude echoed much of this most ancient aboriginal tradition.
With this backdrop, Robert’s most recent work, The Geometry of the End of Time – Proportion Prophecy and Power, reveals how the geometries of space and form are likewise imprinted in the cyclic laws of Time. Utilizing the ancient long-count calendars and temporal monuments of the Sumerians, Mayans, Druids, Persians, Greeks, Egyptian and Indian Cultures, Robert explores how the corresponding geometric and harmonic patterns in these great cycles of time impose a hidden Prophetic order upon the events of history and the development of human consciousness, past, present as well as toward the impending End of Time.