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Richard Merrick

Richard Merrick was the founder and CEO of Postfuture, a pioneering rich-media communications provider for companies like Best Buy and Microsoft. Under his leadership, the company grew from a tiny start-up in 1999 into the top digital communications company of 2004 and 4th fastest growing technology company in Texas. Prior to this, he was the technology founder and elected CEO of 7th Level, a global CD-ROM game publisher and Internet technology company known for such award-winning titles as TuneLand Starring Howie Mandel and Monty Python's The Quest for the Holy Grail. Merrick's work spans many areas of digital media, including search engines, graphics operating systems, multi-media authoring applications, interactive games, voice-response Web agents and dynamically personalized Internet communications. Throughout his career he has been invited to speak around the world on the future of digital media and cited as an expert in leading publications. He is an improvisational pianist & composer, archetypal artist and independent researcher into the physics, history and social ramifications of harmonic science. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) and M.S.C.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas.

The Galaxy that Laid the Golden Egg

By: Richard Merrick

Our schools and churches do not tell us everything. They don’t tell us even the simplest things; things like the Earth-Moon system matches the geometry of a hen’s egg and that both are a containment property of the golden mean, Φ = (√5 + 1) / 2. While we don’t hear much about it today […]

Sacred Geometry and Cymatics

By: Richard Merrick

One big ‘keystone moment’ for me was when I realized that cymatic resonance patterns are directly related to the geometric figures descended from Hebrew gnosticism and the Egyptian mystery school (commonly known as ‘sacred geometry’). If you are not familiar with cymatics, this refers to the study of resonance patterns on plates sprinkled with powder. […]

Ritual of the Last Supper

By: Richard Merrick

It’s Maundy Thursday once again and time to celebrate the Eucharist of The Last Supper where Jesus gave his disciples bread, saying, ‘This is my body,’ and wine, saying, ‘This is my blood.’ Today, Christians celebrate this tradition with a communion of crackers and grape juice, most without a second thought as to its origin. […]

The Grand Scientific Musical Theatre

By: Richard Merrick

A couple of months ago, I threw a grand party at a modern art gallery near downtown Dallas to celebrate the release of my latest book. It wasn’t so much a book signing as it was an experiment in musical science and philosophy. Let me explain. The book is entitled The Grand Scientific Musical Theatre, […]

The Golden Ratio in Hindu Mythology

By: Richard Merrick

One of the things I came to understand during the writing of my first book Interference: A Grand Scientific Musical Theory was the association between the Fibonacci series ( 1,1,2,3,5,8,13, etc., spiraling toward the golden ratio 1.618033) and ancient mythologies who worshipped dragon-serpents. Carving of St. George and the Dragon at Windsor Castle Everywhere I […]

How Nature counts

By: Richard Merrick

Imagine, if you will, a time before numbers. A time when people had not yet created symbols to represent quantity and order objects in the world. In this primordial, prehistoric world we might ask if numbers still existed, waiting to be discovered. If so, how might Nature itself count? Well, Nature does indeed count for […]

Hair revisited

By: Richard Merrick

While in London recently, my family and I went to see the musical Hair, a remake of the groundbreaking Broadway musical of the 1960’s. With close-up seats at center stage, I can say unequivocally that it was the most impactful musical I have ever witnessed. It brought back all of the emotions and social problems […]

Common sense proof for the existence of spirit

By: Richard Merrick

There is a very simple way for each of us to know without a doubt that we are more than a material being. The proof for this is in the nether realm just before we fall asleep. The next time you lay down to sleep, but before you drift off, ask yourself to try and […]

The Now Age

By: Richard Merrick

I was a teenager in the late 1960s / early 1970s and part of a counterculture family. We actively protested against the Vietnam war, provided a crash pad for activists of all kinds and embraced the most open and exotic ideas possible at that time. We listened to folk music, read the underground newspapers and […]