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.
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