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Macrocosmic Harmony

The best temples serve as bridges between human scale and the macrocosm. When Beverly Spicer sent me the following image, something clicked and I understood the human body, the Sphinx and the Pyramids in a new way. I’m not sure which book this black-and-white geometric analysis of Pharaoh Rameses II was scanned from—it appears to be mirrored all over the Internet.

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The nemes headcloth has distinctive, straight-edged folds, which imply an intersection point above the head. Nested equilateral triangles locate the pharaoh’s third eye appropriately as an all-seeing-eye in the center of the triangle (like the eye of providence on the dollar bill).

That reminds me of an image I made recently. Here is essentially what I wrote about it on Facebook:

Beauty is experienced in the world, love in the body, and truth in the mind. The eye of horus in the center symbolizes the view of any observer. The transcendentals are ontologically one and thus they are convertible: e.g., where there is truth, there is beauty and love also. The transcendentals are irreducible qualities of awareness. The circle represents the seeming boundary between your interior sensations, thoughts, and perceptions and your exterior body, mind, and world.

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Just as the transcendental qualities of awareness (love, beauty, truth) are ontologically one, so too are the trinity of data types you experience. How far from your awareness are your sensations, perceptions or thoughts? Examine your experience and you will see that there is no distance.

Do the thoughts running through your mind take place in a fundamentally different place than the sensations of your body or your perceptions of the world? They are all convertible because all this data is experienced by awareness and yet we have no trouble identifying which channel the information flows through. There is a fundamental and irreducible trinity to awareness.

I now see this ontological trinity as the fountainhead of relationships such as Isis/Horus/Osiris, Mary/Jesus/Holy-Spirit, and even Neutron/Proton/Electron.

Following a hunch I wanted to see if the Sphinx’s nemes followed the same pattern. I discovered that the pattern is similar but is also subtly different. The Sphinx’s nemes doesn’t imply nested triangles but the uraeus symbolizing the pharaoh’s pineal gland is located in the center of the vesica piscis as indicated by the crossed red lines. Incidentally, I described how to draw this image step-by-step in the latest installment of my Photoshop User Magazine column, Beyond Photoshop.

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Zooming out, the G2 pyramid also appears to fit the pattern.

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It clicked for me when I realized that the geometric template for the Sphinx is the same as the geometric template for the Great Pyramid that I published in my book Quantification. The edge of the inscribed equilateral triangle measures 555.5 feet in the Great Pyramid.

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In this way the House of the Temple (it was never a tomb) is a macrocosm of the Body carved on the Sphinx. Zooming out once again, the Engraved Hourglass Nebula is a macrocosm of that House. As above, so below.

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The above image wonderfully illustrates Mircea Eliade’s homology, Body—House—Cosmos, from his book “The Sacred and the Profane” (1959).

A big synchronicity for me is that I learned about this three-level holographic homology not from reading Eliade but from reading Beverly Spicer’s excellent book and PhD thesis from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas called, “The Ka’bah: Rhythms of Culture, Faith and Physiology,” which she was kind enough to send me. Remember Beverly was the person who sent me the black-and-white Rameses II image? That whole sequence of events was quite illuminating!

Speaking of illumination, did you know that the human eye is most sensitive to a wavelength of 555 nanometers, which forms the center point of our visual perception? At other frequencies, more radiant intensity is required to achieve the same luminous intensity.

See how the colors are strongest in the middle of the color ramp and fade away as they approach the infrared and ultraviolet ends of the spectrum? 555 nm marks the midpoint.

555 Nanometers

555 Nanometers

The peak luminous intensity of sunlight also has a wavelength of 555 nanometers. This should be no surprise because our eyes evolved, or perhaps were designed to view the light of our particular Sun. The beauty of repeating 5’s harmonizing our visual perception, 5 symbolizing life, is not lost on me.

After reading a stimulating article Joe Dubs linked on Facebook entitled, “The Pythagorean Relationship Between Pi, e, and Phi” by Peter Felicetti, I realized I already knew the content, but I hadn’t considered the following geometry algebraically before. One can arrange Phi, Pi and e as an almost perfect Pythagorean triangle, but there is a tiny gap that I labeled “The Mystery” at the end of my article on Graham Hancock’s site.

This mystery is drawn to scale

This mystery is drawn to scale

When I saw it algebraically, a few more puzzle pieces fit together and it is no longer a mystery to me but a harmonious work of rational design from a very high level.

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The Quadrivium

The Quadrivium

The same gap that we hear between twelve just perfect fifths and seven octaves (known as the Cycle of Fifths or the Pythagorean comma), the relationship of transcendental constants arranged in a Pythagorean triangle, and the orbital mechanics of our planet are all related because we are living in a mathematical construct. This was known long ago.

“All is number.” -Pythagoras

The above image expresses the quadrivium: number, geometry, music, and astronomy. In other words, number in itself, number in space, number in time, and number in spacetime.

I knew the Solar Year also factors in the Earth’s equatorial circumference—the following equation was published by John Michell and Robin Heath in The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth. I made this illustration commemorating this important relationship, one that essentially defines the foot.

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Speaking of Michell and Heath, they were the authors who deciphered the 5:12:13 triangle and its connection with the lunar cycle. When I was researching extending the Pythagorean theorem into three dimensions, I came across a diagram connecting the 5:12:13 and 3:4:5 triangles. That, and studying Gary Osborn’s work, inspired me to put together this image showing how dynamics related to the Earth, Moon and Sun emerge from something as fundamental to geometry as the first two Pythagorean triples.

Number in space and spacetime

Number in space and spacetime

Earth’s orbital circumference has certain clear resonances with our measurement systems.

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Bringing together what I wrote about in Cubits, in my book Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture and Consciousness, and from my recent experience participating in Graham Hancock’s forums when I was author of the month, these pieces now fit together with greater clarity.

Circumferences

Circumferences

Michael Kuser wrote something on my wall that inspired the following image. The first part shows the combined diagonals of the cubes bounding Earth and Moon compared to their average distance from the Sun are proportioned as the foot is to the mile (99.3%).

Lawrence Edlund discovered that the average distance of the Earth to the Sun compared to the distance light travels in one revolution of the Earth around the Sun are proportioned as the inch is to the mile (99.9%).

I put two and two together and graphically show how our units of measure resonate with our local macrocosm.

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In “Rotations” you see more proof that our system is a product of base-10 design. The Moon’s orbital period with respect to the fixed stars is 27.3 Earth days. Earth actually rotates 366.3 times per year relative to the stars because the orbital motion of the Earth around the Sun causes roughly one additional rotation of the planet on its own axis. Here is what Knight and Butler had to say about this phenomenon in Before the Pyramids (p240), where they describe how the megalithic system is based on the division of a circle into 366 units:

“In a solar year the Sun rises 365 times but, during the same time, a star will have risen 366 times. It sounds odd but it’s true. Each day according to the rising of a star (a sidereal day), is 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds in length, whereas a mean solar day is 24 hours in length. That leaves a discrepancy of 236 seconds, which over the course of a year amounts to another 24 hours. It is part of the clockwork mechanism of our solar system that there are different sorts of years, dependent on what one is observing. Our megalithic and pre-megalithic ancestors in Britain focused on the number of times a star rose in a year, and the result was 366 times [366.3 with one more digit of accuracy].”

Rotations

Rotations

Tonight I realized that the product of these rotations, 27.3 x 366.3 = 9999.99. What are the chances? I can’t begin to calculate the astronomical odds against such a numeric symmetry if our planet and its natural satellite were formed by random processes. Note that this product is independent of units and calculated solely on number of Earth rotations relative to our Moon and Sun.

Peter Plichta’s book God’s Secret Formula: Deciphering the Riddle of the Universe and the Prime Number Code taught me that 1/27.3 ≈ 0.03663 and 1/366.3 ≈ 0.00273, which you can easily verify with a calculator.

The ratio of the polar diameter of the Earth to the polar diameter of the Moon is 3.663 and vice-versa, the reciprocal ratio is 0.273 with more than 99.9% accuracy. This means the Earth and Moon system’s rotations and sizes are related in a reciprocal mathematical relationship.

Of course this is another example of what I have called “The Mystery of 273,” in this page out of Quantification.

The Mystery of 273 (update)

The Mystery of 273 (update)

Is what we call “conscious thought” incredibly rare in the grand scheme of things, relegated as it is to 2-3mm of neocortex on the surface of our brains?

We and all other organisms on this planet live in a thin biospherical shell 2-3 miles thick. The Earth orbits the Sun in the sweet spot where oceans are kept liquid and the planet retains a transparent atmosphere so perfect for astronomy and our survival. A planetary magnetic field and ozone layer shields us from the charged particles continually pouring out of the Sun, along with many variables conductive to life being fortuitously fine-tuned.

Our system orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy in another sweet spot, a circular band where products of stellar fusion such as elements heavier than helium are plentiful enough, but star formation isn’t still so active that we are bombarded out of existence. In this light, consciousness appears to be a gossamer membrane, a rare and exquisite miracle in all the cold vastness of space. This membrane/shell structure is another Body—House—Cosmos homology if you think about it.

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The following comparison highlights another possibility. The neuronal structures within our brains, roads (which evolved organically around Paris rather than through city planning as in much of North America), and the large-scale structure of the universe (simulated on the Max Planck supercomputer) all exhibit the same specific branching, filamentous pattern. Come to think of it, so too do mushroom mycelial mats, and maps of the entire Internet. What these disparate phenomena have in common is that they are all information processing networks.

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Information

If we view Paris from the level of cars, then roads don’t seem to be self-aware. If we view the large-scale structure of the universe from the vantage point of supercomputer simulations computed on Earth, it doesn’t seem self-aware. If we were able to view a neural structure from the point of view of electrons it probably wouldn’t seem self aware to them either, just a kind of electrical network.

However, when we use our own neural structure to introspect, then awareness is self-evident. It’s really a question of which way you are looking. If the universe looked inward, then it presumably would be self-evident that it is self-aware, including all its in-formation including suns, planets, cities, roads, people, neurons, electrons, etc.

The amazing thing is we experience this same self-awareness at our level. We are a microcosm of larger wholes and have microcosms within. Perhaps cells are also self-aware, coordinating the activities at their tiny scale. The organism of which they are a part wouldn’t seem to be self-aware to them at all. Talk about all that would seem like mere philosophy.

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This is yet another example of the Body—House—Cosmos homology. The human built environment accessed by roads, our “House,” is a macrocosm of the neurons in our Body, and the large-scale Cosmos is a macrocosm of our House. It is the same form, harmonizing and coordinating information at vastly different scales.

The universe itself looks like it might literally be “the mind of God,” a self-aware matrix in the process of creating complex in-formation. Awareness is not rare, but the ground of being. There has only ever been, is, or ever will be awareness being aware of itself.

That said, our limited form of consciousness might be rare and in a way, precious. We occupy the privileged position of being right in the middle of it all.

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However, our awareness doesn’t require human minds anymore than the Sun requires a candle for illumination.

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Everything is sacred, everything is precious.

Tower of Light

Africa’s tallest tower is in the works, with groundbreaking to occur in summer 2015 and completion scheduled for June 2018. The project’s working title is the “Al-Noor Tower” (Tower of Light in Arabic), but is expected to eventually be named after Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (source).

©Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr

©Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr

King Mohammed VI of Morocco is building a new financial city for the world, the Casablanca Finance City (source).

In ancient Egypt the royal treasury was called the ‘White House’ (source), and this has a resonance with the King’s Casablanca (meaning ‘White House’) Finance City. Its centerpiece will be The Tower of Light and the project site is Casablanca’s historic Anfa airport, which was closed in 2007—its runways and buildings are in the process of being demolished.

I notice that the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Center, is 12345678.9 yards or 444,444,444 inches from the end of Anfa’s single runway.

During World War II, Anfa Airport was taken over by the Vichy French government and used as an airport as well as an air base for the Vichy French Air Force with its limited aircraft allowed by the armistice with Nazi Germany. It was also used by Deutsche Lufthansa and German military transports and was depicted in the fictional 1942 film Casablanca. (source)

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, why do they have to build the Casablanca Tower of Light precisely at latitude 33°33’33.33″N? The Tower of Light is 33.01° from the original White House, the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is also 3301 nautical miles from the White House in Washington DC (thanks Mark Gray), and 6,606,666 feet from Stonehenge (thanks Urban Asplund).

I love how this becomes a team effort in uncovering secrets in plain sight.

The Tower of Light is to be sited at 33°33'33.33"N

The Tower of Light is to be sited at 33°33’33.33″N

Al Noor Tower is part of a bigger project financed by Middle East Development LLC called Al Noor City – The City of Lights. The owner behind it all is Saudi Sheikh Tarek Mohammed Bin Laden, who is actually Osama Bin Laden’s half brother (source). While one half-brother was attributed with bringing the towers down, the other puts them up. There is a certain symmetry and balance to it that reminds me of this African scene in the Book of the Dead, where Anubis presides over the weighing of human spirits in the afterlife.

Anubis weighing human spirits in the afterlife

Anubis weighing souls in the afterlife

“Multinational Architecture firm Valode and Pistre is handling the design of the building, which is likened by those involved to a fountain pen, and tapers upwards into two blades.” (source)

©Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr

©Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr

Isn’t it curious how the blades resemble the ears of Anubis? Thanks to Ian Le Cheminant for making this connection. Robert Temple has written a brilliant book called The Sphinx Mystery, presenting voluminous evidence that the Sphinx was originally carved as Anubis and much later re-carved as a pharaoh after the nose broke off in an earthquake.

Mark Gray pointed out that Morocco literally means “Land of the Gods” and was the first country to recognize the fledgling United States with its White House in 1777.

On the project’s official site, the Tower of Light’s atrium space is shown overlaid with the following quote, “A Place of Human Convergence — No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. -Helen Keller”

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Ref image : Concept: Amedee Santalo – Architecte: Valode & Pistre – Communication: Iceberg – Paris

The floor area is quoted at 335,000 square meters but I am optimistic that this will actually be built out at 333,333 sq. m.

…the 540 m height is said to reflect the total number of African countries (54 is approximately correct, though certainly up for debate), while its 114 stories are said to honor the same number of chapters (or surah) in the Quran. Finally, Al Noor Tower’s facade will sport a 1,000-pattern design which signifies Africa’s rich languages, which exceed 1,000.

The giant crystal on top might symbolize the Eye of Sauron or perhaps on the positive side it might be equated with the pineal gland, the human doorway to the spirit world. All in all, the Tower of Light has very provocative design and one wonders how deep the conspiracy goes in its encoding. I sit back in a state of awe at this future secret in plain sight, a cathedral for the post-modern world.

Modern Knowledge Tour

I’m honoured to be included in a group of outside-the-box thinkers in giving talks across Canada in the summer of 2015. The Modern Knowledge Tour goes all the way across the continent, from Newfoundland to British Columbia. I have time to join the tour from Halifax to Toronto, discussing themes from my Secrets in Plain Sight films, Taking Measure and Quantification books, and this blog.

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Speakers include Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Nassim Haramein, Marty Leeds, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Dr. Steven W. Squyres, Eliza Knockwood, Dr. Robert Zubrin, Patty Greer, Luke Rudkowski, Dr. Carmen Boulter, Michael Cremo, and myself. More speakers will probably be added between now and this summer. I hope you can join an event at the city nearest you.

Although I live in British Columbia, I grew up in California and haven’t yet seen much of Canada. In fact, I’ve never driven across either country and it will be exciting to do it rock band style with some of the speakers in an RV.

I’ve never looked at satellite maps of Toronto or Montreal but I checked them out this evening and wondered if there was any special relationship to the International Peace Garden (IPG), more or less at the center of North America. The IPG is a sort of extra-national territory straddling the border in the middle of nowhere between Manitoba and North Dakota. Kevin McMahon’s Peace Garden Secrets site has fascinating information on the IPG. Henrik Palmgren from Red Ice Creations hosted Kevin, Dan Tatman and myself in a roundtable discussion on Numerology, Geomancy & Geometry back in 2012.

Anyway, there is a special relationship and everything’s sixes:

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I’ve mentioned before in Hacking the World Matrix, that the distance between the Freemason emblem building at the IPG and the Kailash Temple of Ellora India is 6666.66 nautical miles.

Discovered by Urban Asplund

Discovered by Urban Asplund

Also the Freemason emblem building is itself located at 100°3’33.33″ W longitude and the distance from this point to the Menec menhir alignments in Carnac, France is 6666.6 km.

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The IPG Freemason emblem building is also on a long distance alignment precisely interconnecting four important sites, which I discussed in New Jerusalems.

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The distance from Vancouver’s tallest building to the center of the fountain in the IPG is 66,006,666 inches. All of this reminds me of the global relationships discussed in Sixes.

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The distance from the Calgary Tower to the CN Tower in Toronto is e thousand kilometers. What is e? The base of the natural logarithm—one of the most important numbers in mathematics. Too geeky for you? You use Google’s search engine. Did you know Google’s initial public offering in 2004 was for e billion dollars? The number e is essential in business. An account that starts at $1 and offers an annual interest rate of R will, after t years, yield e^Rt dollars with continuous compounding.

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I’ve seen e encoded before at different scales (the following image is from Deep Challenges):

"Mil e On"

“Mil e On”

The Space Needle in Seattle is almost exactly 3333.33 km from the CN Tower in Toronto, just 6 hundredths of one percent off.

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The Fernsehturm tower in Berlin is 5555.55 miles from the Skytree tower in Tokyo. The Fernsehturm is the tallest structure in Germany and the Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan. In fact, the Skytree is the second tallest structure in the world (after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai).

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That reminds me of another set of modern obelisks, which I wrote about in Threes.

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Modern obelisks are no different than ancient obelisks in the mystery behind their placement on the Earth. The encoding seemingly transcends time.

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In my numerical and metrological research I have come to understand that resonances occur in various systems of units (inches, feet, miles, kilometers, and nautical miles) because the dimensions of the Earth, which is the basis of sacred geo-metry, define each unit.

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