Foundation eTORUS(tm) Newsletter
Number 6 - 6 October 2000
Copyright 2000 Meru Foundation
Written by Stan and Cynthia Tenen
EDITORIAL NOTES from Cynthia Tenen
Usually, I write the body of the Meru eTORUS(tm) newsletter -- announcements
of new website pages, new products, and news in general. But this
issue, in you'll be reading Stan's version, written last week as I was
preparing for our Fall visit to California. (Stan and I are now in
the San Francisco area, and expect to be here for the month of October.)
My thanks to Stan for his contribution.
I do want to say a word about the Meru Foundation
Sacred Geometry Toolkit(tm) currently being offered
on our distribution website, <http://www.meetingtent.com>.
It takes great care, and several hours, to hand-cut, score, bend, and glue
each individual card-stock paper model in the current individually signed
"Signature Edition" of our Toolkit, and we've determined over the past
six months that the best way for us to maintain the quality of these kits
is for Stan to continue to assemble them himself. I want to extend
an apology to those of you who had to wait for your Toolkits this past
Spring while we worked this out. Thank you all for your patience!
The end result is that if you order a Sacred
Geometry Toolkit(tm) from our website, you will
continue to receive a set of models personally created and signed by Stan
Tenen. Since his time is at a premium, we're planning to produce
the Toolkits once per quarter, and if necessary, we will place your order
on a waiting list and let you know when Stan is scheduled to make another
batch. You will be contacted to confirm your order when the next lot of
Toolkits is produced, and of course your card is not charged until it actually
We are continuing to work on a practical method for molding the First
Hand(tm) model from plastic, but it's a slow process. Also, once
the pre-molded model is ready, we will no longer be offering Stan's hand-made
version, and the "Signature Edition" Sacred
Geometry Toolkit(tm) will be retired. So
if you're interested in owning a pair of First
Hand(tm) models, and the other models pictured
in a signed edition personally made by Stan, please see the ordering page
And now, here is Stan's update.
Well.......Cynthia and I planned to drive to our apartment in Sausalito,
CA (San Francisco) early in July. Instead, we left on October 2,
and arrived here three days later. We plan to be back in Sharon,
MA (Boston) before Thanksgiving. If you need to speak with us while
we are in California, you can reach us at 415 332-5976 (voice, call ahead
for FAX). Otherwise, you can reach us in Massachusetts at our regular
number: 781 784-8902 (voice only; use 781 784-2955 for FAX). To order,
call toll-free (in the US) 888 422-MERU.
There have been several developments.
Paul Weinberg of Alden Films in New Jersey is now working with Bill
Haber, Meru's CEO, to take and fulfill orders for Meru materials on our
toll-free 888 422-MERU line.
Bill Haber, in California, and Cynthia Tenen, in Massachusetts (and
sometimes in California) will continue to take orders and inquiries, and
continue to upgrade Meru's secure-server (credit-card friendly) website: <http://www.meetingtent.com>.
NEW PRODUCT AT WWW.MEETINGTENT.COM
We are now, for the first time, making the Meru
Special Edition Research Sampler album generally available.
The Special Edition supplements
our earlier documents, The Meru Project, an e-discussion that took place on the WELL in 1988, and the 1998 Internet
Science Education Project e-list discussion Geometric
Metaphor in Kabbalah: The Meru Thesis and the Scholarly Perspective (both of which continue to be available on the www.meetingtent.com website),
and it replaces the Meru Supplement and Torus
A complete listing of the contents of the Special Edition can be found
This is the most complete compilation of the Meru Project graphics,
published papers, and essays currently available. Each Special Edition
is hand assembled, including direct graphic printouts on photo-quality
paper. I continue to work on my book, "The Geometry of Genesis,"
but realistically, it won't be available until next summer.
In the past, because of the high cost in time and materials required
to produce them (several hours each), Cynthia Tenen, Bill Haber, and I
have only prepared Special Editions as thank-you gifts for major contributors to Meru Foundation, and we have
sold them for the cost of materials to a few additional supporters. But
even though they are -- at $150 -- admittedly expensive, we feel that we
should also make them more generally available for those who might want
a unique keepsake "coffee-table" edition for their home or office.
The Special Edition supports
our work, and provides something special to show for it. While we
certainly need and can make good use of the proceeds from the Special
Edition, we continue to want our work to be as widely
available as possible. Most of the graphics and essays continue to
be available as usual from our <http://www.meru.org>
websites, or by request.
ESSAY by Stan Tenen
This month's essay, Which Way Up,
is part of our ongoing discussion of the implications and context of our
findings. It is intended to broaden and flesh out the personal, political,
theological, and "science of consciousness" implications of the models
of God, the alphabet-generating First Hand(tm),
and the geometric metaphors of self-reference and Continuous Creation.
You can read this new essay at <http://www.meru.org/Newsletter/whichwayup.html>.
Director of Research,
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