The Westbury Window: Unravelling a Victorian Entrepreneur

The Westbury Window: Unravelling a Victorian Entrepreneur

by John Powell
     
 

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The contents of this book provide an astonishing insight into the mind-set of an Victorian entrepreneur. The Westbury Window is a stained-glass work of art that is housed in the original Laverton Institute in the Town of Westbury, Wilshire. The window is a palimpsest of perplexity designed to ridicule and confound, but for its designer, Abraham Laverton (1819-1886)

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The contents of this book provide an astonishing insight into the mind-set of an Victorian entrepreneur. The Westbury Window is a stained-glass work of art that is housed in the original Laverton Institute in the Town of Westbury, Wilshire. The window is a palimpsest of perplexity designed to ridicule and confound, but for its designer, Abraham Laverton (1819-1886), it became a positive dissertation about his time, his people, his living space, his politics, his religion, and his obsession with all things astronomical and strological. Above all, it married the elements of alchemy to his sustained commitment to the esoteric, occult, cabbalistic, and theosophic brotherhoods that directed his life. Exploring the content of the Westbury Window reveals a tinderbox of contreoversies and sensations in the fields of mathematics and astrophysics which present evidence suggesting an understanding of time travel within this universe-but not beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781493139385
Publisher:
Author Solutions
Publication date:
08/08/2014
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

John Powell is a retired schoolteacher and has been living in Wiltshire for more than 12 years. He has written many articles for local newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and news letters on issues as varied as the Life of St. Fionntain of Ard Caoin (the story of an 8th century Irish prince in internal exile) to the electronic espionage practised by Bomber Command during the Second World War. For the last year he has been working on three books, the other two apart from this one being on travel that has been the great love of his life. This book has emerged as being the most compelling to finish and make available to the world because it contains revelations, insights, implications, accusations and controversies that have marked importance and present new evidence about questions of national significance. Not least it all makes for a fascinating story about an extraordinary man.

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