Heart book appeal © 2014 Frank Chester. All rights reserved.

An appeal for funding a book on the human heart

The Human Heart

AN APPEAL – to the readers – FOR FUNDING A BOOK
to be written offering a new understanding concerning the Human Heart and addressing related perceptions and unresolved questions within the medical profession.

A Little Background

Chestahedron textured bronze
A coloured bronze casting by Frank Chester of the seven-sided Chestahedron

Frank Chester is an artist, sculptor and geometrician living in San Francisco, California, USA. After retiring from 30 years of teaching art, design, technical drawing and physical fitness in High Schools and Colleges, he discovered the work of Rudolf Steiner in 1997. After an experience he had when observing a large model of the great wooden capitals that Steiner had designed and helped to carve for the First Goetheanum in Basle, Switzerland, Frank was inspired to begin a quest to find a form that had seven sides of equal surface area. Working in a fully artistic way with sculptured models, he finally came upon this unique form in 2000. He later discovered that this form can also be found by rotating a tetrahedron within a cube, something which has never been done before in recorded history. Researching further Frank made an important discovery: that this seven-sided geometric form is the basis of the human heart. Frank therefore named his discovered geometric form the Chestahedron, as the heart resides in the chest. (The background to this discovery, and others connected to it, is related in a series of articles published in the 2010 Summer, Autumn and Winter issues of New View magazine; print copies or electronic PDF’s of these articles are available on request for genuine funding inquiries). In researching this form over the last fifteen years, Frank has made many discoveries, particularly in relation to the human heart.

heart-and-lungsThere is an inner and outer geometry to the Chestahedron which, when studied, begins to reveal the nature of the form and working of the human heart. The seven-sided geometric form has the inherent property of creating vortices which spiral in opposite directions (this Frank has confirmed through rigorous, physical experimentation), and when this is related to physiology provide a picture and understanding of the workings of the human heart. Contrary to the prevailing orthodox understanding on the functioning of the heart as a pump (utilising pressure), Frank has shown, through the design concept inherent within the geometry of the heart, that a braking effect (suction) is applied by the heart to the blood that enters into it. This braking effect arises when two vortices from opposite directions entwine together. It is the motion of the blood that creates the form of the heart (embryology will confirm this). The Chestahedron’s geometry illustrates this form.


The myocardium, the muscle tissue of the heart, has long been a mystery to the medical profession as to why its form criss-crosses around the heart. The Chestahedron’s geometry reveals how this comes about. And more besides.
Over the last seven years Frank has spoken with a number of doctors and studied all that he can find written about the human heart in books and journals, including over 50 peer reviewed papers from medical practitioners from all over the world. He now wishes to bring the fruit of all this work and share it in the form of a book.

The Book

Through a well researched and rigorous methodology, it is intended to look at current thought about the human heart and dispel, validate and further some of the current understanding and evidence, enabling a new perspective of the form and function of the heart. As such, the current textbooks will surely have to be rewritten. The book is also intended to provide a new tool, able to be used in cardiology. It will include illustrations by the author as well as drawings and photographs of his models and, possibly, some ‘pop-up’ illustrations for 3-dimensional viewing.

Funding Needs

To write this book, Frank Chester requires financial help in the order of $10,000 US dollars (approximately £6,000) to cover computer upgrades and program software, photography, travel costs and a small stipend for a professional assistant typist, a proofreader and researcher, professional proofing, editing and layout recommendations. Ideally Frank would be assisted by a nominal monthly budget to help with living expenses while devoting his full time to writing this book. It is anticipated that the project will take one year.

For further information, or offers of help, please contact:
Frank Chester, 1713A Baker Court, San Francisco, California 94129, USA.
Tel: 415 221 5883 ~ email: frank_forms@hotmail.com

One Comment

  1. Dylan

    This is a very interesting topic. I can’t claim I am a major in any form of science, but I feel myself at least competent in the field of rational thinking. That being said, I would inquire how you would explain the following as if your ideas were up for debate to become common place and accepted by the scientific community (but explained in common laymen’s terms if at all possible):

    If the heart is a form that creates a vortex at a certain angle in relation to the center of gravity, how would the body continue to function when the heart isn’t at that specific angle for extended periods of time? (eg: Laying down or sleeping.) –and–

    How does the body increase blood pressure and blood flow for moments of increased activity or distress if the heart isn’t an organ that pumps?

    Perhaps it could be both. I could easily accept that the heart has this natural vortex, is a pump as well as a regulator. If this vortex occurs naturally, it would reduce the amount of energy and physical strain on one of the body’s most important and sub-consciously active organs. It would also explain how our body would continue working when the vortex is not in ideal conditions, or when additional effort is required. Using that thinking, it could also be surmised logically that the thought used in an inverted method would apply to that specific time in early embryonic development which would not require the heart being developed, since it’s current size and physical requirements would not require the extra effort and could be sustained simply by the current circulatory system.

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