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It’s About Time

In SIPS Volume 1, I revealed an alignment connecting DC, NYC, and Stonehenge…

…and profiled the research of John Michell and Robin Heath in the greater landscape temple surrounding Stonehenge…

Lundy island is the origin point of the greater temple that includes Stonehenge. The center of Lundy island is 123.4 miles, or 108 Egyptian royal miles, due West from Stonehenge.

Last night I had a subtle inspiration to draw a line from the center of Lundy at the precise latitude of Stonehenge to a specific location within Mexico City. The line I drew in Google Earth has a length of 8645864 m. You can download the kmz file here and see for yourself.

This distance encodes the number 864 twice. 864 is a key number I have blogged about in my previous post on 432 Park and written about extensively in my book Taking Measure.

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The line passes right over Boston, a stone’s throw from the location of the original tea party…

Boston-Alignment

…and continues over Manhattan—just 200 meters from the United Nations complex…

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…then passes directly over the White House in Washington DC…

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…and finally terminates at the center of the 330 foot diameter Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

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Just think about that for a moment. How likely is it that one line should pass over five sites of such global significance? I can’t begin to calculate the odds. This alignment seems to be about leaders, from the ancients who created Stonehenge and its greater temple, to the founding fathers of America, to the leaders of all nations, to the President of the United States, all the way to the Great Mother.

Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego at the site in 1531 and today the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is the most visited Marian shrine in the world. It is visited by millions of people every year (especially on her feast day of 12/12, the date I published this blog post) and is considered to be the national shrine of Mexico. The pilgrims are paying their respects to the image of the Virgin that was said to be miraculously emblazoned on Juan Diego’s peasant cloak almost 500 years ago.

This icon of the “Queen of Heaven” as she is known in Roman Catholicism (an epithet used millennia earlier for Isis) is located at the center of the shrine so that it can be seen from any point within the modern building which accommodates up to 50,000 people at a time.

Jan Zatko CC-BY-SA 3.0

Jan Zatko CC-BY-SA 3.0

The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe has been described as a representation of the Woman of the Apocalypse, a figure from Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation that is subject to a wide variety of interpretations.

Washington DC and New York City

The capital of the United States and the empire’s most populous city have a very special relationship in space. By virtue of the fact of where these cities are on the Earth, they encode a series of secrets in plain sight when structures within these cities are precisely compared. For example:

The distance from the George Washington National Masonic Memorial to the Statue of Liberty is 333 km.

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This is amazing on multiple levels. The George Washington National Masonic Memorial in Alexandria Virginia (occupying the lower corner of the District of Columbia’s original diamond) is a replica of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt. The modern structure’s 333 foot height echoes the Scottish Rite’s 33 degrees. Jan Thulstrup pointed out on Facebook that the Statue of Liberty’s base star is rotated 33 degrees with respect to true north. I noticed that the rotated arrangement also looks like the Templar flag or cross of St. John.

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In antiquity, the island just off the coast of Alexandria was known as Pharos although today it is joined to the mainland. According to Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval in Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith,

“There was a temple dedicated to Isis-Pharia near the Pharos [the lighthouse on the island of Pharos]. Apparently also her colossal statue once stood directly outside the Pharos, and is likely to have been perceived as part of the lighthouse complex. In Roman times Isis was frequently known as Stella Maris, i.e., ‘Star of the Sea’, and the same epithet has, for a very long while, been applied by Christians to the Virgin Mary…The connection between Sothis-Sirius and Isis-Pharia of the Pharos is probably due to the beacon of light from the lighthouse as it was seen from afar by sailors approaching the harbour, and may explain why the Pharos lighthouse was sometimes called ‘the second sun’—a term used by the ancient Egyptians for the star Sirius.” Talisman pp. 202-3

The second sun epithet reminds me of Walter Cruttenden’s cutting-edge astronomical research I presented in SIPS Volume 2 showing how our solar system and the Sirius system are gravitationally bound together in a binary star system.

The Statue of Liberty is itself a symbol of Isis for those who have the eyes to see this secret in plain sight. Her torch was literally the Star of the Sea as seen by millions of immigrants coming to America by ship. The correlations between the Statue of Liberty and the George Washington National Masonic Memorial lighthouse are amazing!

FYI: I pointed out in SIPS Volume 1 that the Statue of Liberty also encodes the 7:11 proportions of the cross section of Great Pyramid with her 7 rayed crown, standing on an 11 pointed base. The statue’s height from heel to top of head is 111′-1″, echoing the Great Pyramid’s 1/11th of a mile height and its 1-1/11′ pyramidion height (according to Richard Heath’s metrology in Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization).

The distance from the Washington Monument to the New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square is 333 km.
I wrote about One Times Square in 2011 but have discovered amazing new correlations.

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The height of the Washington Monument is just 3/8″ shy of the perfect 555’5.5″ which just happens to also equal 6666″ if you round up to the nearest inch. The pyramidion measures 55’5.5″ or 666″ in height. The Washington Monument’s dimensions are a play of 6′s and 5′s.

Sync: the time ball is a geodesic sphere composed of hexagrams and pentagons, 6′s and 5′s.

Susan Serra CC-BY-SA 2.0

Susan Serra CC-BY-SA 2.0

The New Year’s Eve Ball Fact Sheet details the ball’s design. The time ball is covered with 2688 Waterford crystal triangles, a number that I find very interesting because the square root of 2688 is 51.85…and 51.85° (equivalent to 51°51′) is the slope angle of the Great Pyramid.

The fact sheet also states that the ball is illuminated with 8064 red, 8064 blue, 8064 green, and 8064 white Philips Luxeon Rebel light emitting diodes. There are those numbers again, 8-6-4. How appropriate for a glowing time ball!

The Sun’s diameter is 864,000 miles (99.8%). One Earth rotation is divided into 86,400 seconds—that is 24 hours exactly.

So why is the distance between these two monuments to 6 and 5 equal to 333 km? Perhaps this resonates with a fact I brought forward in Taking Measure:

Earth’s polar circumference = 6/5 x 33,333,333 meters (99.9%)

In case you don’t understand the sublime significance of 6′s relationship with 5, I invite you to read Cubits, the Snowflake and the Flower, and for the whole story, Taking Measure.

Jan Thulstrup observed that the number of verses in the Bible, 31104, is equal to 864 x 36. I recall that the sum of the numbers 1-36 is 666, so we appropriately have the number of the Sun/Son 864 and the infamous number of the beast 666 encoded in the number of verses in the Bible. Equally amazing is the following mathematical expression:

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The ball drop is watched by approximately one billion people on television at midnight every New Year’s Eve. Before we had television New Year’s was personified by Father Time in editorial cartoons in newspapers such as the New York Times. Long before that he was known as the Grim Reaper, Chronos, Cronus, Saturn, and way back in ancient Egypt he was known as Osiris.

Sculpture on the Library of Congress in the Rotunda Clock

Rotunda Clock on the Library of Congress

Many depictions of the personified New Year showed an old man holding an infant, balancing immanent death with new life. To me this symbol is encoded in the relationship of 6 to 5, literally in life and death, or figuratively as rebirth within life. 6/5 is the marriage of Osiris and Isis, the alchemy in the reconciliation of opposites.

The New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square is 5.55 miles from the Statue of Liberty at a bearing of 33 degrees true north.

The distance from the House of the Temple in DC to the Grand Lodge of New York in Manhattan is 330.33 km. That is 1733 16th Street, N.W., Washington DC to 71 West 23rd Street, New York

The distance from the Great Pyramid to St. Mary’s chapel in Glastonbury, UK is 3652422 meters. One year lasts 365.2422 days. See SIPS Volume 1 for more on the amazing significance of St. Mary’s Chapel.

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Keith Hunter has brilliantly deciphered how the year is encoded in the Great Pyramid’s location. He shows how Earth’s latitudinal circumference at the location of the Great Pyramid divided by the pyramid’s base perimeter equals 36524.22 feet, a number 100 times the tropical year. He also shows how the height of the Great Pyramid is derived from the Earth’s orbital period, among other metrological wonders.

Here is another “coincidence”…

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The distance from the center of the White House, USA to the center of the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, France is 3330.33 nautical miles. This alignment bisects Versailles so it appears that the Sun King’s complex was designed to encode this alignment.

…and another…

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The distance from Silbury Hill, UK, the tallest neolithic structure in Europe to the tallest modern building in Europe, the Shard in London, is 123,456 meters or 66.66 nautical miles.

…and another…

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The distance from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (holiest place in Judaism and second holiest place in Islam) to the Kaaba in Mecca (holiest place in Islam) is 1,234,567 meters or 666.6 nautical miles.

…and another…

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The distance from the end of the Avenue of the Dead at Teotihuacan, Mexico to the oldest standing obelisk in the world in Heliopolis, Egypt is 12,345,678 meters or 6,666 nautical miles. I never knew there was this curious metrological relationship between meters and nautical miles until stumbling upon these examples.

On a larger level, consider the following mathematical relationship:

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This is Kepler’s Third Law of Planetary Motion applied to our solar system. You won’t normally see it written this way, but I rewrote the equation to highlight an interesting pattern, the repetitive sixes. Check it yourself with a scientific calculator! Note: AU stands for astronomical unit, the mean distance from the Earth to the Sun.

I am amazed that the rather remote island where I live in Canada, named Cortés after the infamous conquistador, is located 864 miles from the Transamerica Pyramid, the tallest building in San Francisco. I mentioned in SIPS Volume 1 that including its pyramidion and mast, the Transamerica Pyramid is 864 feet high. The Transamerica Pyramid is 8641 km from One Canada Square which for some years was the tallest building in London, England. One Canada Square was itself originally designed to be 864 feet high.

In my opinion, all of these things are so far beyond coincidence. What kind of intelligence has the capacity to encode precise relationships using our units of measure in the locations of temples and cities both ancient and modern? Wouldn’t that intelligence have to be eternal, meaning outside the flow of time?

Eternity is in love with the productions of time. -William Blake

Consider the possibility that time, space and matter might arise in awareness rather than the other way around. Are you a separate-self that is for a brief moment inhabiting a universe, or is all this synchronicity a clue pointing to how you, awareness, imagined your matrix playing out in time?

Maybe you have encoded these curious coincidences as gentle clues to help those “separate-selves” who are ready to wake up to who they really are?

“Before the world was, consciousness was. In consciousness it comes into being, in consciousness it lasts and into pure consciousness it dissolves. At the root of everything is the feeling “I am”. The state of mind “there is a world” is secondary, for to be, I do not need the world, the world needs me.” -Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” -Albert Einstein

In 33°33′ there are a total of 2013 minutes. In 2014, we lift the veil on 33 and will experience whatever comes next.

Study and Genius Reveals Ancient Egypt and Greece by François-Édouard Picot

Study and Genius Reveals Ancient Egypt and Greece by François-Édouard Picot

Happy New Year, and when that time ball drops remember who you have been, are, and will always be — AWARENESS. It’s about time!

 
 
 
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432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue is an new iconic structure rising at the corner of 56th Street in midtown Manhattan (thanks to Darrell for bringing it to my attention). When completed in 2015 it will be the tallest residential tower in the Western hemisphere and the second tallest building in New York City after the One World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower).

dbox for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties

dbox for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties

Check out the view from 1271 feet.

The address is what initially interested me. 432 is a very significant number. 432 is part of a doubling sequence: 108, 216, 432, 864, 1728, 3456 wherein each term encodes secrets in plain sight.

432 Park has a very simple design based on “the purest geometric form: the square,” according to its architect Rafael Viñoly.

I noticed that each floor plate has an area of 8640 square feet. The tower has a total of 2016 windows with a total glazed area of 201,600 square feet.

In my book Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture, and Consciousness I explain how the material matrix in which we are embedded is based on the decimal system and why my qualitative numerological analyses discount the placeholder zero. Therefore, 432 Park’s floors and windows encode 864 and 216, the terms neighboring 432 in the doubling sequence.

The building height had me stumped for a while until I realized that 1398 feet = 864 x Phi. Phi is the golden ratio. See SIPS Volume 1 for how Phi is encoded in the Great Pyramid, the Washington Monument, and UN Headquarters which is visible from the windows of 432 Park incidentally.

The windows of 432 Park seem to underline the fundamental importance of the decimal system. Each of the 2016 windows is a 10 foot square having 100 square feet glazed area. Each side of the tower has 6 windows so looking around the penthouse you see 6, 6, 6, and 6 windows. The ceiling height is 12’6″, or 6′+6′+6″.

216 = 6x6x6.
Moon’s diameter = 2160 miles (99.9%).
Earth’s polar circumference = 21,600 nautical miles by definition.
Earth’s orbital velocity 66,660 miles/hour.
Earth’s precessional cycle is 6x6x6! or 25,920 years.
Arctic Circle to Equator = Pole to Tropics = 66.6 degrees (credit: William Neil).

The construction costs of 432 Park exceed $1.25 billion. The owner-developer Harry Macklowe expects to sell over $3 billion of condos in 432 Park. -Source The penthouse has already sold for $95 million. This ultraluxury tower is certainly for the one percent.

Travis J pointed out in a comment that the distance from 432 Park to the Statue of Liberty’s torch is 33,333 feet. In addition the distance from the Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Washington DC to 432 Park is 333 km.

432 Park stats

Jan Thulstrup pointed out that 432 Park will actually be taller than One World Trade Center if you don’t count its controversial spire. Also Jan noticed that the bearing from 1 WTC to the corner of Park Ave and 56th Street is 33.33 degrees east of North.

Interestingly Macklowe purchased the Drake Hotel at 440 Park for $440 million and tore it down to make room for the residential tower with the new address of 432 Park. This syncs with the movement to change concert tuning from 440 Hz to the more harmonious 432 Hz.

In Yards I discussed how the Great Pyramid is metrological model of the Earth in 1:43,200 scale.

The height of the Great Pyramid times 43,200 = Earth’s polar radius in feet (99.7%)
The base perimeter times 43,200 = Earth’s equatorial circumference in feet (99.4%)

At an average rate of 72 beats per minute, in 1 hour the human heart will have beat 4320 times. In 12 hours, or 43,200 seconds, the heart will have beat 51,840 times. The Great Pyramid slope is 51.84 degrees.

432 x 432 is the speed of light in miles/sec (99.8%).

In the Hindu vedas, which are among the world’s oldest sacred texts, the Kali yuga (“the age of vice”) is said to last 432,000 years. Most interpreters of Hindu scriptures believe that Earth is currently in the Kali Yuga.

360 feet = 4320 inches
360 yards = 1080 feet

Venus is an average of 108 million km from the Sun (99.8%).
The Sun’s diameter is approximately 108 Earth diameters (99%).
The Earth is 108 solar diameters from the Sun (99.5%).
The Earth has a volume of 108 x 10^10 cubic km. (99.7%).
The Moon is 108 lunar diameters from the Earth (98%).
The Moon’s radius is 1080 miles (99.9%).
The element silver, which has always been associated with the Moon, has an atomic weight of 108 g/mol.
There are 108 double stitches on a baseball.
The highest frequency in FM radio is 108 MHz.

86,400 seconds in 24 hours exactly.
864,000 miles is the diameter of the Sun (99.8%).
Canberra’s Parlimentary Triangle has a 8640 meter perimeter (credit: Jan Thulstrup).
The distance from Stonehenge to Silbury Hill is 86,400 feet (credit: John Michell and Robin Heath).
Place de la Concorde in Paris is 86,400 square meters in area.
The Transamerica Pyramid is 864 feet high including its mast.
The distance from the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco to One Canada Square in London is 8641 km. One Canada Square was originally designed to be 864 feet high.

1728 billion cubic furlongs is the volume of New Jerusalem as described in Revelation.

3456 ancient Egyptian royal miles is the Earth’s polar radius (99.99%). A royal mile is defined as exactly 8/7 of a statute mile.

Ray Tomes discovered that powers of 34560 structure the universe:

  • If we take the average distance between moons and multiply it by a factor of 34560, we get the average distance between planets.
  • Take the average distance between planets, multiply it by a factor of 34560 and we get the average distance between stars.
  • Multiply the average distance between stars by a factor of 34560 and we get the average distance between galaxies.
  • Take the average distance between galaxies, multiply it by a factor of 34560 and we get the size of the known Universe.

David Wilcock summarized Ray Tomes’ research here.

Yards

My jaw dropped recently regarding something that has been encoded in the Great Pyramid. I have studied the Great Pyramid for years but didn’t notice this profound secret in plain sight until a gentleman named Ray illuminated me with his website, The Pyramid and the Yard.

The Great Pyramid has a base perimeter of 1,007.7 yards, as measured by Sir Flinders Petrie in 1883 and confirmed by J.H. Cole in 1925. Ray essentially asked, “What if this was meant to be 1,000 yards exactly?” In other words, suppose for a moment that our modern definition of the yard is off by a paltry 0.77%. Couldn’t our yardsticks have lost less than a third of an inch over the millennia?

Could the yard be much older than we think?

Great Pyramid Base Perimeter

For the sake of this article I will differentiate the ancient YARD by writing it all in caps from our modern yard by writing it in lower case.

1 YARD = 1.0077 yards.

The Great Pyramid is the Rosetta Stone of metrology.

The implications of this comparison is bigger than yards. What if our modern system of inches, feet, yards, and miles are all off by the same ratio? Divide our modern “English” measures by a factor of 1.0077 to get the ancient measures.

Ray pointed out one other key fact: the ancients divided the day into 12 hours. More precisely one revolution of the Earth was reckoned as 12 hours, not 24 as we think of today.

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

Earth imagery courtesy of NASA

Again I capitalize the ancient SECOND and leave our modern second in lower case. I will follow this convention throughout this post.

1 SECOND = 2 seconds.

The advantage with these double length SECONDS is that we end up avoiding all confusion about AM and PM and the math is easier with 12. Aside from that simple practicality the real benefit is the one-to-one correspondence between the division of the Earth’s rotation into the 12 hours of time and the division of stars above our heads into the 12 signs of the zodiac. There are also 12 months, 12 traditional divisions of land and society (see Twelve Tribe Nations), 12 mythological Olympians, etc.

Could it be this simple? This halving reminds me of why Tau is so much better than Pi, but that is another story.

An additional set of correspondences comes from our method of dividing any circle into 360 degrees. I’ve heard it said that this was done for the practical reason that 360 has so many factors, facilitating division into many integer angles.

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

Earth imagery courtesy of NASA

Consider these facts revolving around 360:

There are 36,000 inches in 1,000 YARDS. 36,000 is 100 rotations around a 360 degree circle.

“The Earth’s solar synodic year is 365.242 days and the lunar synodic year is 354.367 days. Adding these periods together and dividing by 2 yields an average of 360 days, to three significant figures.” -from my book Taking Measure

The 360 day YEAR therefore harmonizes the Earth and Moon as a system. There is one degree for each day in the system’s YEAR. The YEAR is a circle. The date is an angle. Time is cyclical.

Gary Osborn, Randall Carlson, and many others speculate that the 360 day calendar literally represented the Earth’s orbital period around the Sun before an ancient cataclysm that tilted our planet’s axis. This mega-event also kicked us out away from the Sun slightly, lengthening our present orbit to 365.242 days. Perhaps 360 is remembered in our oldest calendars because it recalls the perfect year when we didn’t experience seasons. The “garden of Eden” is in our collective unconscious.

NASA’s data shows that the combined diameters of Earth and Moon is 10077 miles. Dividing 10077 miles by 1.0077 to get the ancient measure equals 10,000 MILES exactly.

The Earth and Moon’s combined diameter is 10,000 MILES exactly.

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

The uncanny perfection of the Earth Moon system can be perceived in another way…

“Here a circle is inscribed within a square. The square has 27.3% more area than the circle. The Moon happens to be 27.3% the size of Earth … in addition, the moon’s sidereal orbital period is 27.3 days.” -from SIPS Volume 1

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

…and another:

Comparing a square’s perimeter to a circle having an equal circumference, the circle’s diameter is 27.3% longer than the edge of the square. The late John Michell showed how the cross section of the Great Pyramid perfectly encodes this relationship. In other words if the square’s perimeter is 1,000 YARDS and the circle’s circumference is 1,000 YARDS then its radius equals the height of the Great Pyramid.

“A circle with a 1000 YARD circumference has a radius of 159.15 YARDS. Petrie calculated the pyramid’s height to be 160.38 British yards or 159.15 YARDS.” -Ray [capitalization added for clarity]

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

Earth and Moon imagery courtesy of NASA

This is all very mind-blowing stuff but I have been saving the most amazing revelations until the end of this post.

The Earth bulges at the equator so the equatorial circumference is the largest possible dimension of our beautiful planet, our ultimate measurement. There are two methods for elegantly arriving at this value:

Multiply the number of SECONDS in one Earth rotation times the Great Pyramid’s base perimeter. This product equals the equatorial circumference of the Earth. One Earth rotation = 12 HOURS x 60 MINUTES/HOUR x 60 SECONDS/MINUTE = 43,200 SECONDS.

43,200 x 1,000 YARDS = 43,200,000 YARDS = Earth’s equatorial circumference (99.3%)

The implication is that the Great Pyramid’s base perimeter represents the distance the Earth rotates in one SECOND at the equator. The YARD is conveniently defined as 1/1000th of that measure.

There is another approach to measuring the equator that does not rely upon the Great Pyramid but instead hinges upon a circle and the YEAR:

Multiply 360 degrees in the circle times 360 Earth rotations in the YEAR times 333-1/3 YARDS. This product equals 43,200,000 YARDS, the equatorial circumference of the Earth.

360 x 360 x 333-1/3 YARDS = 43,200,000 YARDS = Earth’s equatorial circumference (99.3%)

This equation ties together cycles, time, the mystery of 33 and single repetitive digits (in 333.33333…). Of course 333-1/3 YARDS = 1,000 FEET so you can remove the repetitive 3′s if you like. However I think there is something uncanny about single repetitive digits and they shouldn’t be canceled out, but that is another story (read Taking Measure for this discussion). The foot is 1/3 or 33.3333…% of a yard.

The mean radius of the Sun is 432,000 MILES (99.4%). The Sun’s radius has ten MILES for every second in the DAY.

Sun imagery courtesy of NASA

Image courtesy of NASA

Lawrence Edlund pointed out that the average distance from the Sun to the Earth (known as the Astronomical Unit) is to the Light Year as the inch is to the mile (99.8%).

Image courtesy Andrew Robertson

Image courtesy Andrew Robertson

O, the perfection of it all!

The ancient YARD works beautifully in encoding the equatorial circumference of the Earth in a memorable way, immortalized in the dimensions of the Great Pyramid, the measurement of time, the circle, and the YEAR. However, another perspective is that our modern yard is also no accident.

I was wondering why the ancient YARD does not measure the Earth with absolute precision but is “only” 99.3% accurate. Was there slight error in the construction of the Great Pyramid, or was the builders’ measurement of the Earth ever so slightly off? Never mind how the ancient Egyptians could have possibly measured the Earth, just set that aside for now. The discussion of four kinds of encoders in Taking Measure is my attempt to answer the separate issue of whodunit.

I calculated how much bigger our modern yard would have to be (I will write this hypothetical yard in italics) to perfectly encode the dimensions of the Earth?

In other words if we want to multiply 1,000 yards x 43,200 SECONDS to equal the exact equatorial circumference of the Earth as measured by GPS satellites, how much bigger would the yard have to be in comparison with our modern yard?

The answer is 1.0145 times larger. If the yard was about a half inch longer this would work out perfectly. The scale factor of 1.0145 rang bells in my head.

I divided the duration of the Earth’s year which is 365.242392, by 360…and wondered what the relationship between the two numbers could be. I was very surprised when I saw that the result was 1.014562, for I instantly recognized that it was the same (99.9%) as the Comma of Pythagoras to the third decimal place.” -Robert Temple in The Crystal Sun

The Pythagorean Comma is the musical difference between twelve just perfect fifths and seven octaves. The Pythagorean Comma is shown as the gap (on the right side) which causes a 12-pointed star to fail to close.

Image by AugPi under  the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Image by AugPi under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Our modern yard therefore harmonizes with the back-engineered yard that measures the Earth with absolute mathematical perfection. The ancient YARD does it in a more memorable way however, revealing powerful secrets in plain sight.

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