User:RobertC/Nibley:One eternal round

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Please feel free to add to this page which discusses the phrase "one eternal round" as discussed in Hugh Nibley's book Temple and Cosmos (Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992), particularly chapters 4 ("The Circle and the Square") and 9 ("One Eternal Round: The Hermetic Version").


I've only skimmed these chapters, but I think one main idea is that the phrase "one eternal round" is based on the notion of a compass (the kind that is used to draw circles). If the anchor point for the compass is solid and doesn't change, then the compass will draw consistent, unvarying circles.

Related links[edit]

  • LDS scriptures: Scriptures using the phrase "one eternal round" can be seen here.