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Dr. Marilyn Walker speaks from her 4th and latest book which was launched in April at the Salt Spring Island Library. Sacred geometry refers to the study of archetypal, original and universal patterns of which the material world is composed — these are core patterns of Creation that have been said to facilitate the soul’s evolution. The book discusses some of the key ideas in this astonishingly wide field — as big as the universe or the multiverse (it seems there’s more than one!) and as minute as an atom.

It just wasn’t possible to say something about everything, or even to say everything about something, so she chose a mélange of topics, quirky and of interest to her own explorations, in the hopes that attendees will find something to spark theirs. There will be some time built in for questions from participants.  

Dr. Marilyn Walker is a retired university professor — medical anthropologist, archaeologist, and ethnobotanist — with a long-term home on Salt Spring Island where she has offered courses and workshops in music, drumming, shamanism, energy work, ecology and plant medicine. Last year, she published her 3rd and 4th books: Shamanism An A-Z Reference Guide: Beliefs and Practices from Around the World, and Sacred Geometry A-Z: History, Beliefs and Practices. Both are available at Salt Spring Books. A Field Associate with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, a Founding Member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners, a past member of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion and the Explorers’ Club, Marilyn has given papers and workshops nationally and internationally, and published scholarly and popular articles. On Salt Spring Island, she hosts experiential courses in traditions whose practitioners have given her permission that will resume once COVID allows.  

Topics she addresses include Mantra, Medicine Wheel, Fractals, Ley Lines, Cymatics, Symmetry, Spiderwebs, Cosmogenesis, Vedas, Tripartite Universe, Binary Numbers and many others, some of which will be discussed in her illustrated talk using video clips and slides. Many illustrations come from Dr. Walker’s own fieldwork in places such as India, Siberia, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, Arctic Canada and North America where sacred geometry and its expressions are celebrated and interwoven with daily life.   Please register to receive the Zoom link.   Donations for participation in events are welcome.