Here’s something I bet you haven’t talked about down at the coffee shop:
This webpage explores fractal aspects of Hindu temple architecture, examining multiple archetypes and geometry of recursion. It is primarily about architectural design, religious symbolism and imagination. It concerns religious imagination involved in some of the ideas and plans used in Hindu temples. It is not intended to speak to issues of social justice, or economic questions. It is not intended to imply that all temples are the same, or that all temples are perfect institutions. Other studies exist which treat those topics. This short study can offer only a cursory suggestion of the intricacies of the symbol system, the modes of measuring units and proportions, and the reflection of the whole in some of the parts.
“The whole in some of the parts” — ah, yes. That’s how it works, behind the drama.
Now I have something to talk about at Traveller’s Cafe here in Boulder, when they’re not asking if I want a fresh cookie.