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The Hermetic Code in DNA

The Hermetic Code in DNA

The Sacred Principles in the Ordering of the Universe

Foreword by: Colin Wilson
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An examination of the precise code that connects ancient spirituality with modern science

• Shows how the numerical patterns in ancient philosophies are evident in both the structure of the universe and the helical structure of DNA

• Reveals that music theory comes from an intuitive understanding of the resonant harmony of the cosmos

Many have observed the distinct numerical patterns embedded in ancient philosophies and religions from all over the world; others have noted that these same patterns are apparent in many of the theories of groundbreaking science. Michael Hayes reveals that there is a precise code, the Hermetic Code, that connects these patterns--information once known to ancient cultures but apparently lost over time. Mirrored in the structure of this code are the ordering principles of the universe and, intriguingly, also the harmonic ratios of music. Our notions of what is harmonious in music may therefore arise not from an abstract aesthetic sense but as a response to an intuition of a fundamental cosmic harmony.

The resonance between biology and cosmology shows that life is music, complete with “overtones”--nowhere more strikingly present than in the helical structure of life itself: DNA.
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  • Inner Traditions | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594772184 | 
  • May 2008
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FROM THE INTRODUCTION

Music is life, life is music: this is what I have learned from the facts. But of course the most important, and perhaps controversial, fact of all those arising from my researches is that the musical symmetry dictating the evolution of the human gene pool was not only identified by ancient peoples but also was actively employed in their daily lives as a complete way of being, a “religion.”
As the first recorded version of this archaic science first appeared in the Nile delta about five thousand years ago, I have called this musical symmetry the “Hermetic Code,” after Hermes Trismegistus,... see more

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