Author: A C HanlonPublisher: Theosophical PublishingYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 88ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170593131
The famous British mathematician Bertrand Russell, once wrote: ' Mathematics rightly viewed possesses supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of sense being more than man, which is touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.This exaltation will surely come to those who succeed in visualizing a four-dimensional figure for, in this act, there is not merely the creation of a figure in four dimensions, but the experiencing of a spatial power not to be known while we are limited to a space of three dimensions. It is probable that the creative power of genius in art, music, literature, and in other fields of original activity, derives its inspiration from higher dimensional space.To visualize the simplest four-dimensional form is to experience something of this power, by this act, we have taken the first step Into the Fourth Dimension.
PrefaceSpace is my AdventureSpace and TimeFirst StepsVisualizing Four-Dimensional SpacePhilosophical InterludePhilosophical DefinitionsImmortality and the Fourth DimensionSonnets of Space and Time