I’ve posted a 20 minute video on Rome, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It all started when I realized the word Peter means Rock. So I drew a line from the rock of Golgotha inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to St. Peter’s tomb inside the Vatican (thereby connecting the two holiest spots in Christianity). The line passes directly over the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius at the center of the Campidoglio in central Rome, and also passes right over the tip of the largest Egyptian obelisk in the world, standing outside the Lateran since the time of Sixtus V in the Renaissance.
The Vatican itself seems to have been positioned in reference to this alignment/axis with Jerusalem. In addition the ancient Forum, the arch of Septimus Severus, the Umbilicus Urbis Romae (omphalos stone where all roads supposedly lead), and the Colosseum seem to have been placed in relation to this axis, which (see Jerusalem video) was a Temple of Venus before the Christian era, and long before that was a temple housing Adam’s skull (golgotha literally means place of the skull).
Sixtus V turns out to have been a very singular pope. First, I find it fascinating that Felice Peretti di Montalto chose a name for himself as pontiff that reflects both 6 and 5 in Sixtus V (see Egypt video for the amazing numerical significance). Although Sixtus V planned to relocate Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre to Rome he was never able to carry out such an outlandish fantasy. However Sixtus V did even more impressive things: he positioned 4 gigantic Egyptian obelisks within Rome to encode summer and winter solstice sunrises and built four fountains in the exact spot marking equinoctial sunrise when a line is drawn between it and the Vatican obelisk. Sixtus V’s tomb in Santa Maria Maggiore forever links his body with the astronomical alignments he set up in Rome. So why did Sixtus V go to unprecedented lengths to encode pagan solar alignments (not your typical Pope)? Perhaps because astronomy is a key to the ancient mysteries and Sixtus V acting as Pope was privy to these secrets.
I analyze St. Peter’s Square and discover it’s a solar symbol functioning on multiple levels. Bernini’s redesign of St. Peter’s Square resonates with the octagram star (see Washington DC Part 2 video), the ancient Egyptian obelisk at the center is the gnomon of an enormous sundial (marker stones were added in the 19th century), the two fountains flanking the obelisk represent the galactic mid-plane of the Milky Way, while the axis running through the Basilica represents the ecliptic. Solstices and equinoxes are marked by the diagonal paths. The cross on top of the obelisk mirrors the hieroglyph for Heliopolis (Egyptian City of the Sun) where the obelisk supposedly came from in antiquity. Finally the alignment between the Vatican obelisk and the obelisk in Piazza del Popolo marks summer solstice sunrise (mentioned earlier). St. Peter’s Square and more specifically the ancient Egyptian obelisk at its center resonates with the Sun in so many ways it’s mind-blowing.
What’s a trip to Rome without visiting the Pantheon? I analyze this ancient engineering marvel and find it functions as an unlikely calendar in stone. But you might be surprised just what calendar it encodes. I think the 7 niches once filled with pagan gods and later replaced with saints represent the 5 planets visible with the naked eye plus the Sun and the Moon. They are arranged in Ptolemaic order and encode the days of the week.
Looking up at the dome interior, there are 5 rising tiers of coffers in the dome representing the 5 visible planets. The 28 coffers running around the circumference represent days in the ancient month (invariably composed of four 7-days weeks). 13 such months of 28 days equals 364 days. I see the oculus or central void in the dome representing one extra day. A year and a day is all that is needed to complete the Sothic year of 365 days (without compensating for leap year as we do today). The 365 day year is called the Sothic Year and it is what the ancient Egyptians based their calendar on. Sothis is the Greek name for the star known today as Sirius, the Star of Isis.
The circle and square pattern in the floor is where things truly get mystical. If you inscribe a circle within a square the area in between the shapes measures 27.3% the total area of the square (which is another way of expressing the proportion 3:11). The Moon is 27.3% the size of Earth. In addition the Moon’s sidereal (star-to-star) orbital period is 27.3 days. Water turns liquid 273 degrees Celsius above absolute zero. Human gestation lasts 273 days on average. All is number.
I explore the Squaring the Circle diagram studied in the Great Pyramid video in greater depth and show how the Great Year of 25,920 years (Earth’s precessional period), the Isis diagram encoding Just Intonation in music, and the Osiris diagram encoding the Sothic Year all flow from the sacred geometry. Number expresses itself through geometry and music.
Moving up one dimension, I show how the Cuboctahedron is the 3D equivalent of the 2D Isis diagram. I trace the Cuboctahedron through history from its first depiction by Leonardo da Vinci, through its Renaissance association with Luca Pacioli and Albrecht Durer to the musings of 20th century thinker Buckminster Fuller and 21st century physicist Nassim Haramein. I show how Haramein’s physics are based on the Cuboctahedron. The unique geometrical balance of Cuboctahedron keeps the unbelievable energy potential in “empty” space in equilibrium so perfectly that we don’t think anything is there. Haramein shows how the vacuum (or so-called nothingness) has a structure based at the core on the Cuboctahedron. There is therefore no such reality as “nothing” anywhere in the universe. Haramein’s vacuum structure resonates with the Flower of Life and Metatron’s Cube (see Washington DC videos). Modern physics is indeed catching up with ancient knowledge.
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