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Other Worlds

Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674984295

Publication Date: 03/16/2018


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones, 15 line illustrations


  • Introduction: Science, the Supernatural, and Higher Realms
  • 1. Edwin Abbott’s Otherworldly Visions
  • 2. The Man Who Saw the Fourth Dimension
  • 3. New Heaven, New Earth
  • 4. Cathedrals without Walls
  • 5. Max Weber and the Art of an Invisible Geometry
  • 6. The Spacetime of Dreams
  • 7. Mirrors, Doorways, and Otherworldly Openings
  • 8. Madeleine L’Engle Disturbs the Universe
  • 9. One Step Beyond
  • Conclusion: The Astonishing Afterlife of the Square
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

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