The Apocalypse of the Golden Mean by Hugh Riscoe
Alanpuri Trading, Los Angeles, 2012. Softcover, Reprint, Perfect bound, decorative gilt and red graphic (masonic symbol) to cover, originally self published by Hugh Riscoe (Cosmic Geometer) and printed by The Guernsey Press Co., Ltd., Guernsey, Channel Islands. This Reprint is an exact facsimile of the Limited First Edition (500 issues) published in January, 1960, 14″ x 33″ diagram of Stonehenge geometry (folded) laid-in, 8.5″ x 11″ diagram of Avebury Stone Circles on velum laid-in,
Contents: An extremely rare and important manuscript. 20 Important Geometrical Demonstrations and Proofs. From the front end paper, “Ownership, or temporary possession of this monograph is to be interpreted as an eis-phreo conferring on the possessor the freemason right of entry to the masonic, geometry secrets of Stonehenge (sto-en-kuklie= portals running round in circles), and Avebury; namely the drawing by square and compass geometry, of a right line = pi; squaring the circle; drawing concentric circles of radii proportionate to the mean solar distances of the planets; the ecliptic angle; the cube root of 2, the earth’s radius, the moon’s orbit, ENTER! Contents: The Earth Measures=Geo-Meters, Pythagorean Technique for Imposing Diagrams on the Earth, Geometry, The Basic Propositions: Pythagorean Geometry, The Four Means, The Golden Mean, The Golden Angle, The Seasons: Siderial Time, Golden Mean Section, Pythagorean Geometry, Parameter Ecliptic Angle, The Circle Squared, The Delphic Riddle, The Royal Cubit, Measures & Weights, Ancient, The Mean Distances of the Planets from the Sun, Square and Compasses, Golden Mean Construction, Pythagorean Geometry of The Great Pyramid, Plato’s Nuptial Number, Stonehenge Environs, To Construct the Latitude Angle of Stonehenge, The Pythagorean Geometry of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and Area, Construction of Area Diagram, The Sanctuary, Geometry of Sunrise, Silbury Hill, Avebury Stone Circles and Diagram. 30 pp., plus laid-in material.
EXTREMELY SCARCE and Important title. It’s reported that Dr. Baumring was so protective of this book that he kept his first edition under lock and key and his students, although blessed with photocopies, never saw his original.