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What is Light?

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“A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation. It is the force carrier for the electromagnetic force.” -Wikipedia Photon article

Photons have no size and are detected as zero-dimensional mathematical points. However they are also simultaneously waves that extend arbitrarily, possibly infinitely, across the entire universe.

Photons travel at the speed of light—the Universe’s maximum speed—and because of this they experience no time. Photons are therefore eternal. Photons are also massless, which means they are literally immaterial—the stuff of mind, ideal.

“The massless photon mediates the electromagnetic interaction.“ -Wikipedia Elementary_particle article

This means that when one electron scatters off another, a “virtual” photon is emitted from one electron and is then immediately absorbed by the other. The virtual photon transfers momentum and carries the force from one particle to the other. Light is therefore what gives matter the quality of solidity. Material is everywhere mediated by eternal immaterial light.

Light mediates electromagnetic interaction

Feynman diagram showing photon as the force carrier between interacting electrons

Light mediates the electromagnetic force which drives chemistry and ultimately life.

The electromagnetic force [and thus, light] plays a major role in determining the internal properties of most objects encountered in daily life. Ordinary matter takes its form as a result of intermolecular forces between individual molecules in matter. Electrons are bound by electromagnetic wave mechanics into orbitals around atomic nuclei to form atoms, which are the building blocks of molecules. This governs the processes involved in chemistry, which arise from interactions between the electrons of neighboring atoms, which are in turn determined by the interaction between electromagnetic force and the momentum of the electrons. -Wikipedia Electromagnetism article

Last year scientists discovered a way to turn light into matter.

“The collider experiment that the scientists have proposed involves two key steps. First, the scientists would use an extremely powerful high-intensity laser to speed up electrons to just below the speed of light. They would then fire these electrons into a slab of gold to create a beam of photons a billion times more energetic than visible light.

The next stage of the experiment involves a tiny gold can called a hohlraum (German for ‘empty room’). Scientists would fire a high-energy laser at the inner surface of this gold can, to create a thermal radiation field, generating light similar to the light emitted by stars.

They would then direct the photon beam from the first stage of the experiment through the centre of the can, causing the photons from the two sources to collide and form electrons and positrons. It would then be possible to detect the formation of the electrons and positrons when they exited the can.” –Source

Hohlraum or golden room of light

The golden hohlraum where light can be transmuted into matter in a laboratory

It is fitting that an empty golden room is the crucible where light can be transmuted into matter. The word chemistry comes from alchemy after all.

Einstein’s famous equation E=mc^2, rewritten E/c^2 = m says light’s intensity divided by its velocity squared is what we call mass, the basis of matter. Matter is literally made of an immaterial, dimensionless, chargeless substance—light. Matter is light turned inward. Materialism is seen through when you realize that all matter is actually made of, and continually mediated by, immaterial light.

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“Light as the element with atomic number 0 is entirely compatible with the Big Bang Singularity. Hydrogen as the element with atomic number 1 is not. It’s self-evident that Big Bang theory implies that material, extended atoms come from immaterial, unextended atoms (i.e. atoms of light). Unextended, dimensionless, massless light atoms can constitute a Singularity, the necessary condition for a Big Bang. Extended, dimensional atoms with mass cannot be consistent with a Big Bang Singularity. They can be produced by a Singularity event (a Big Bang), but they cannot be part of the Singularity, whereas “zero” atoms (photonic atoms) emphatically can.

The introduction of light atoms (zero atoms) into science makes complete sense of the Big Bang at a stroke, and renders it an analytic, scientific and mathematical event and not some miraculous, random explosion of existence from non-existence, as science irrationally claims.

One simple change to the head of the periodic table can alter humanity’s entire conception of reality – because that change takes science away from empiricism, materialism and physical (dimensional) mathematics, to rationalism idealism, and ontological (dimensional AND dimensionless) mathematics.” –Causation and the Principle of Sufficient Reason by Mike Hockney

By putting light with atomic number 0 together with the full-width periodic table (that doesn’t breakout the Lanthanides and Actinides to save space as is usually depicted), we see the symmetry that light stands alone as the 33rd column—the fountainhead of all matter.

The Home of The Supreme Council, 33° has 33 outer columns which are each 33' high.

The Home of The Supreme Council, 33° has 33 outer columns which are each 33′ high.

“If we consider the word light as a euphemism for the word knowledge, our definition of the word light is then clarified. We then find that light is knowledge and we are all on the path of true knowledge.

Now, knowledge as listed in the dictionary comes from the French root word knowen, to know; (1) having understanding gained by actual experience, or practical experience; (2) the state of being aware of something or of having information; (3) the act of understanding: clear perception of truth; (4) something learned and kept in mind.

If we interchange the word knowledge for the word light we have the true Rosicrucian meaning…If light is knowledge, and knowledge is born intuitively, then the “Path of True Light” is not outward but inward.

Light is Knowledge! Knowledge is Truth! Truth is Light!” –Ronald Cannata (1971)

Light: as above so below

Light: as above so below

Light may have a role beyond mediating the electromagnetic force in biology in terms of biophotons. It’s controversial but plant and animal cells appear to communicate with light. I think we will understand this better once people develop optical computers.

“How do I know where creation comes from? I look inside myself and see it.” -Lao Tzu

Excuse me if I make light of enlightenment:

Ontological Math 3.3

Ontological Math 3.3

“There was a young fellow from Trinity
Who took √∞.
But the number of digits
Gave him the fidgets;
He dropped Math and took up Divinity.” -George Gamow

Symmetry 33

Symmetry 33

Why 137?

“Why 137?” was the question Nobel Prize winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958) was preoccupied with throughout his life. You see the fine structure constant, a dimensionless fundamental constant of physics, has a value nearly equal to 1/137. Here’s an overview:

In his Nobel lecture delivered in Stockholm on 13 December 1946, Pauli expressed his goal was to establish a theory “which will determine the value of the fine-structure constant and will thus explain the atomistic structure of electricity, which is such an essential quality of all atomic sources of electric fields actually occurring in nature.”

The charge of an electron is equal to the square root of (fine structure constant x 4π) in natural units.

Pauli famously quipped, “When I die my first question to the Devil will be: What is the meaning of the fine structure constant?” Unfortunately Pauli died without accomplishing his goal in the Red Cross Hospital of Zurich in Room 137—and he was aware of that synchronistic irony before he died.

The great psychotherapist Carl Jung helped Pauli in his quest to find a mathematical basis for the fine structure constant by interpreting more than 400 of Pauli’s dreams, published in Jung’s Psychology and Alchemy. Jung believed that Pauli unconsciously comprehended “some grand cosmic order.” Arthur Miller wrote a book about their collaboration entitled, 137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession.

The brilliant Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman had this to say about the fine structure constant:

“It has been a mystery ever since it was discovered more than fifty years ago, and all good theoretical physicists put this number up on their wall and worry about it. Immediately you would like to know where this number for a coupling comes from: is it related to π or perhaps to the base of natural logarithms [known as e]? Nobody knows. It’s one of the greatest damn mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to us with no understanding by man. You might say the ‘hand of God’ wrote that number, and ‘we don’t know how He pushed his pencil.’ We know what kind of a dance to do experimentally to measure this number very accurately, but we don’t know what kind of dance to do on the computer to make this number come out, without putting it in secretly!” -Richard Feynman QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985)

Belshazzar's Feast by Rembrandt (1635) — slightly altered by the author

Belshazzar’s Feast by Rembrandt (1635) — slightly altered by the author

Curiously, the Hebrew word קבלה, meaning Kabbalah, takes a Gematria value of 137. The Bible says Ishmael lived to the age of 137. The Koran says Ishmael is buried next to the Kaaba in Mecca.

Symbolically, this is the threshold between the physical dimension and the utterly spiritual dimension. In other words, at the boundary line of the physical world, the number 137 emerges…

Physicist Leon M. Lederman numbered his home near Fermilab 137 based on the significance of the number to those in his profession. Lederman expounded on the significance of the number in his book The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?, noting that not only was it the inverse of the fine-structure constant, but was also related to the probability that an electron will emit or absorb a photon. He added that it also, “contains the crux of electromagnetism (the electron), relativity (the velocity of light), and quantum theory (Planck’s constant). It would be less unsettling if the relationship between all these important concepts turned out to be 1 or 3 or maybe a multiple of π. But 137?”

-Wikipedia article on 137 (number)

Cosmologist Robert L. Oldershaw reasons that 137 is the relationship of the strength of the unit electromagnetic interaction compared with the strength of the unit gravitational interaction. That sounds pretty fundamental to me.

Strangely, approximately 137 x 10,000,000 years have elapsed since the Big Bang.

In the Bohr atomic model, the innermost electron of a hypothetical atom with atomic number 137 would be orbiting just below the speed of light, and the next heaviest element would be impossible because its electron would have to exceed c. Atoms close to the theoretical limit of 137 are unstable and not found in the universe.

The fact is, the fine structure constant is not exactly 1/137. The currently accepted value is 1/137.035999074 (CODATA 2010). The denominator of the constant is called α (alpha) and it is slightly larger than 137.

In order of increasing accuracy, here are various thinkers’ attempts to discover the math behind 1/α.

The quest for a mathematical basis of 1/α

The quest for a mathematical basis of 1/α

I learned about most of these discoveries from an outstanding paper called Dimensionless Physical Constant Mysteries by Ke Xiao.

My illustration of the golden angle below is coincidentally exactly equal to Bohr’s formulation of alpha, 360/(Ф^2). The golden angle controls plant patterning of repeated biological units (called phyllotaxis) and governs the geometrical optics of rainbows. More info on these subjects is available in The Divine Proportion. It is worth pondering whether phyllotaxis and/or rainbows are ultimately governed by the golden angle or alpha? They are 99.7% equivalent.

The golden angle, from The Divine Proportion

The golden angle, from The Divine Proportion

The equation by D. Beere (1973) above is actually from his book USP-A: Physics for Flying Saucers. I had to work out the math to find the hidden formula for alpha and it turns out to be an elegant one, which comes out of comparing electrical inductance in a loop with the fluid mechanics of a vortex. It is fascinating that putting the math together from these two different but analogous phenomena (magnetic vortex vs. material vortex) yields an approximation of alpha. This might be an avenue for more research.

W. A. Harrington contacted me a few days ago because of my work on the Divine Proportion and shared some of his complex equations related to the fine structure constant (one of his is shown above). What little I understand of them inspired me to dig deeper and attempt to answer Pauli’s question myself, “Why 137?” and this blog post (and my fortuitous formulation of 1/α) is the result.

W. R. Mellen’s equation is elegant because it is simply the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triangle. However, it doesn’t tell us anything about where 137 comes from.

The hypotenuse is α

The hypotenuse is α

In my final formulation of 1/α (revised Jan 2016), the repetition of digits was the key and it resonates with the fact that 137 is the 33rd prime. I was able to figure it out because one of W. A. Harrington’s formulas for 1/α has a value of 137.037037037… and I recognized that repeating pattern.

When I cracked Jules Verne’s code in Quantification (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a journey of 111,111 km), I realized that 33.333…^3 = 37037.037037037… and this led to the following equation, with error in parts per million. The bars above 3 of the digits indicate eternally repeating digits.

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An approximation of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter can be expressed in terms of alpha and repeating threes.

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The way I exactly expressed Ф and its reciprocal in The Divine Proportion was another repetition of digits.

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Feynman called Euler’s Identity “our jewel” and “the most remarkable formula in mathematics.” It normally takes the form you can read about on Wikipedia but I came across an alternate formulation of Euler’s Identity in Xiao’s paper that I think is even more beautiful because it relates e, i (√-1), π, Ф, and ϕ, fundamental constants others have used to express α:

The most beautiful equation in mathematics

The most beautiful equation in mathematics

The above equation is a kind of mathematical poetry connecting 4 of the most important constants. The poetry is beautiful because of this elegant interconnection. Having 1 and 0 in the standard formulation is better than -1 but I think that the most pleasing formulation includes the golden ratio Ф (≈1.618) and its reciprocal ϕ (≈0.618) because this expresses the unique nature of the divine proportion whilst simultaneously forming a elegant relationship with e, i and π.

Astrophysicists measured variations in the fine structure constant in 2011. WTF!

“While the data from just one telescope seemed to suggest that alpha varies in time, data from the two telescopes show that alpha also seems to vary in space. Such a discovery could have major implications, starting with shattering the basic assumption that physical laws are the same everywhere in the universe. The results also violate the Einstein Equivalence Principle, and suggest that the universe may be much larger than currently thought – or even infinite in size.

If alpha were just 4% bigger or smaller than it is, stars wouldn’t be able to make carbon and oxygen, which would have made it impossible for life as we know it to exist.

One intriguing possible implication is that the fine-structure constant is continuously varying in space, and seems fine-tuned for life in our neighborhood of the universe.” –PhysOrg.com

Fortunately for us the amount of variation is 4.1σ – 4.2σ, which means we only have confidence in α to 99.99%.

The mystery about α is actually a double mystery. The first mystery – the origin of its numerical value α ≈ 1/137 has been recognized and discussed for decades. The second mystery – the range of its domain – is generally unrecognized. —Malcolm H. Mac Gregor, The Power of Alpha (2007)

It will be harder to elicit the true math behind the fine structure constant until we understand precisely how such a fundamental constant changes.

“There is no need to suppose that all the laws of nature sprang into being fully formed at the moment of the Big Bang, like a kind of cosmic Napoleonic code, or that they exist in a metaphysical realm beyond time and space…If we want to stick to the idea of natural laws, we could say that as nature itself evolves, the laws of nature also evolve, just as human laws evolve over time. But then how would natural laws be remembered or enforced? The law metaphor is embarrassingly anthropomorphic. Habits are less human-centred. Many kinds of organisms have habits, but only humans have laws.” –Rupert Sheldrake

The reason 137 has obsessed so many thinkers to try and find the math behind it is
clear. Einstein wrote, “In a reasonable theory there are no numbers whose values are only empirically determinable.”

“It is impossible for human minds to construct something as infinitely rich as mathematics, that so successfully describes our universe down to the finest detail. Given that it is impossible for anything else to describe our world so accurately, it is also impossible to conclude that the universe is not mathematical.

It’s often said that the whole of biology is explained by chemistry, the whole of chemistry by physics and the whole of physics by mathematics, the queen of the sciences. If all physics is contained within mathematics, it has the most radical consequences. Advocates of the Multiverse seek to argue that life in our universe is an accident, an outcome of a random version of physics that applies to our universe. If, however, there’s only one physics, defined entirely by ontological mathematics (which is a single, interlocked edifice) then the fact that there is life in our universe is no accident at all. It implies nothing less than that our universe is alive. It is designed for life because it IS life.

The fundamental constants of physics are finely tuned for life precisely because they are manifestations of a living system. [emphasis my own]

A living universe is a universe of mind. The ideology of scientific materialism is thereby refuted. Many scientists are so blindly wedded to materialism that they would rather invoke infinite universes and infinite versions of physics and infinite sets of varying fundamental constants than embrace mind and life. Yet infinity does not help them. How can infinity convert the inanimate into the animate? How can consciousness come from mindless atoms? These are impossibilities, pure and simple. EVERYTHING makes sense as soon as it’s accepted that the universe, in its most basic aspect, is living not dead, and minded not mindless.” –Mike Hockney

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Yours is the eye perceiving atop the pyramid, the answer to the question, “Why 137?”

Learning from CERN

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest, most complex and most expensive machine ever built on this planet. Over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries collaborated on its design and construction.

The purpose of the machine is essentially to study the interrelation between the physics of the very small (quantum mechanics) and the physics of gravitation (general relativity).

The LHC consists of two rings: one large and one small. The smaller ring is called the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), which is used as the final injector of high intensity proton beams just prior to particle collision.

Here is how the LHC looks along of the border of France and Switzerland, near Geneva:

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Goro Adachi discovered in 2008 that the ring sizes correlates with the sizes of Earth and Moon. My “Earth-Moon diagram” below shows these bodies in their correct proportions. I drew two intersecting lines through the center of Moon for reasons that will soon become clear.

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Inspired by the many fascinating correlations Goro Adachi just blogged about the LHC, I drew the following map of our inner solar system.

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Note: Planets have elliptical orbits. The Sun is not located at the center of all the ellipses but in one of two foci of each ellipse. This makes the top view rather complex and particular. Adachi kindly sent me data from Starry Night Pro, which I verified by drawing each elliptical orbit in AutoCAD. I had to locate each orbit’s focus at the center of the Sun and orient each orbit’s perihelion.

I rotated the entire solar system so that Earth’s perihelion (the point in the orbit closest to the Sun) was at the bottom or 6 o’clock position. Then I took the linework from the Earth-Moon diagram shown above, colored it red, and placed the point of tangency of the two circles on the Earth’s perihelion. I scaled the red diagram to fit Venus’ orbit. Adachi noticed that the intersection point of the crossing lines (representing the center of the Moon in the Earth-Moon diagram) appears to be on Venus’ orbit.

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Next, I copied the Earth-Moon diagram again and this time colored it yellow. I placed the bottom of the Earth Moon diagram on the 6 o’clock position and scaled it down to Venus’ orbit. I noticed that the top of the smaller yellow “Moon” circle appears to be tangent to Mercury’s orbit.

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Once more I copied the Earth-Moon diagram and this time colored it green. It didn’t work in the 6 o’clock position so I rotated the diagram 180° to the 12 o’clock position. I placed the top of the diagram on Mars’ orbit and scaled it to fit the orbit of the Red planet. The center of the “Moon circle” is on Earth’s orbit. Adachi discovered this happens precisely at Mars’ perihelion.

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The three correlations in red, yellow and green read like a cosmic blueprint.

I conclude that the Earth and Moon’s proportions strongly correlate with the orbits of our neighboring planets, implying masterful design.

The Earth-Moon proportion is very interesting in itself. It is a mystery I have written about before in this blog and in Quantification. Here is an image showing additional correlations:

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Were the builders of CERN members of a vast international conspiracy to encode the proportions of Earth and Moon into their instrument? How did they keep that a secret? Why would they do such an unlikely thing? Encoding such macrocosmic harmony would be especially improbable for those who study the smallest microcosms.

Did aliens build the Moon so that it would fit into the cosmic harmony? If so, they must also have placed Mercury, Venus and Mars just as they are to create these harmonious correlations. How far must the conspiracy go before you start to question your belief in conspiracy? Why personify actors where none might exist?

Let us now consider another possibility exemplified in mound-building termite ants.

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These ants construct vast complexes that are sometimes constructed over millennia. They intentionally seed, grow and harvest fungus inside, employ complex air conditioning systems that keep the internal temperature constant, build residences, nurseries, manage and transport water within the structure, build structural reinforcements, conduct building maintenance and repair, widely tunnel into the surrounding ecosystem affecting its fertility in positive ways, and are constructed with a great degree of awareness and specialization. All of this implies intelligence far exceeding any individual ant brain.

Read this fascinating National Geographic article for more info.

Who is the termite architect? With what material mind does this architect think? Are his/her neurons the individual ant brains? If so how would this architect physically communicate with millions of workers and constantly let them know what to do? Logically there cannot be any such material ant mind.

Explaining the ant conundrum leads us unavoidably to non-material possibilities. Is there an ant super-mind coordinating the colony’s activities over a long time, across countless ant generations? Is there an ant mind controlling the entire species? If the mind isn’t physical then we won’t be able to weight and measure and make it falsifiable. Perhaps there are subtle electromagnetic traces we have yet to discover. Perhaps the ants communicate with a fungal mind. The NatGeo article suggested as much:

“Collectively, the colony’s fungus accounts for nearly 85 percent of the total metabolism inside the mound, and Turner speculates that the fungus may send chemical signals to the termites that influence—control?—the way they build the mound. ‘I like to tell people that this may not be a termite-built structure,’ he says. ‘It may actually be a fungus-built structure.'” –Source

If so, fungus is a form of intelligent life. Terence McKenna certainly thought so (read Chapter 19).

Fungal mycelium on coffee grounds - Image by Tobi Kelner CC BY-SA 3.0

Fungal mycelium on coffee grounds – Image by Tobi Kelner CC BY-SA 3.0

Next up to consider: is there a human super-mind, coordinating the actions of 10,000 scientists and engineers at CERN? Is that God? If so, that would certainly be ironic!

The ancient of days by William Blake

The ancient of days by William Blake

Could the human super-mind be the Internet? Remember, the Internet was invented at CERN. I see the Internet as technological biomimicry of the human species super-mind.

Map of the Internet Jan 2015 - The Opte Project CC BY 2.5

Map of the Internet Jan 2015 – The Opte Project CC BY 2.5

How does Gaia consistently maintain myriad conditions for life on the knife edge, including whatever we humans have done quite recently to throw that balance off?

Suomi NPP space telescope took this in 2012. Image credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

Suomi NPP space telescope took this in 2012. Image credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

“I think much good will come from recovering a sense of the life of the heavens. We are coming to see the Earth, Gaia, as alive. I think we also have to take seriously the idea that the Sun is alive and conscious. If one wants a scientific rationale for this, it comes ready to hand through the discoveries of modern solar physics. We now know that the Sun has a complex system of magnetic fields, reversing its polarity every eleven years, associated with the sunspot cycle. With this underlying rhythm of magnetic polar reversals are a whole series of resonant and harmonic patterns of magnetic and electromagnetic change – global patterns over the surface of the sun of a fractal nature; patterns within patterns, highly turbulent, chaotic, sensitive, varied and complex. As electromagnetic patterns within our brains seem to be the interface between the mind and the nervous system, here we have a parallel in the physical behavior of the sun. It is perfectly possible that the sun has a mind which interfaces with the solar system itself as an organism. This is largely what astrology has concerned itself with.” -Rupert Sheldrake

Is there a solar super-mind, coordinating the sizes and orbits of its planets to maximize harmony?

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Coronal mass ejection image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The neuronal structures within our brains, unplanned roads, 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 fungal 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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Is there a universal super-mind processing all of its in-formation, holographically passing data to smaller network processing structures, all the way down?

Is your brain really the place where consciousness happens or do we have it all backwards? What if your brain is just a dumb physical receiving set that tunes into a channel of the human super-mind, like the way a radio tunes into the music or like the individual termites seem to do? Is there a hierarchy of minds and super-minds all the way up?

If so then the awareness running through all possible minds—gross and subtle—is the same awareness coordinating your human life. It is who you are. You are not only your limited human body nor your local human mind. You are vast. You are the architect, the patterner. You are the conspiracy. That is the deeper lesson of CERN.

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 5555 Ångströms, 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? 5555Å is the central wavelength.

5555 Ångströms

5555 Ångströms

The peak luminous intensity of sunlight also has a wavelength of 555.5 nanometers (5555 Ångströms). 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.

Tech note: I realize that some of my detailed graphics might be hard to see. I recommend pressing Command+ on the Mac or Ctrl+ on Windows several times to enlarge the content displayed in your browser. Use Command/Ctrl- to make it smaller later on.

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.

Information

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.

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” -Max Planck in The Observer (1931).

That said, our limited manifestation of consciousness might be rare and in a way, precious. We live at a golden scale in the macrocosm.

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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.

Serpent Wisdom

Serpent wisdom from the Bible, Genesis Chapter 3, King James version:

Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked.

Note: They did not die. Instead, they learned something. Who told the truth and who lied?

Eve Offering The Apple To Adam In The Garden Of Eden And The Serpent by Lucas Cranach the Elder (c.1520)

Eve Offering The Apple To Adam In The Garden Of Eden And The Serpent by Lucas Cranach the Elder (c.1520)

The apple Eve passed to Adam represents knowledge, the basis of serpent wisdom. Steve Jobs well understood the power of one of these symbols.

 Steve Jobs' Apple designed by Jonathan Mak

Steve Jobs’ Apple designed by Jonathan Mak

He also knew the power of number. Here is the original advertisement for the computer that started Jobs’ trajectory from a kid in a garage to running the the largest company in the world by market capitalization at the end of his lifetime. The Apple-1 had a very interesting price point.

Apple-1 price point

Apple-1 price point

Apple’s new Campus-2 corporate headquarters is under construction in Cupertino, California. It just happens to be 8604 km from Stonehenge (see center of image). I noticed the architectural plan’s resonance with a 7-pointed star and overlaid an alchemical diagram representing the process of turning lead, or in this case silicon, into gold. Apple’s stock just split 7-for-1.

Apple Campus 2's sacred geometry

Apple Campus 2’s sacred geometry

Another symbol from Genesis is one that photographer Richard Avedon capitalized on in 1981. Nastassja Kinski was emblazoned on many a teenager’s wall and imagination in the 80s, myself included.

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I find that sixes and serpent wisdom go together quite often.

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The distance from Serpent Mound, Ohio to the Louvre Pyramid is 6600.66 km (discovered by Asplund).

“The Egyptian creator deity, Cneph, was represented as a serpent with an egg thrusting from his mouth, similar to the Ohio Serpent Mound.” –Source

In SIPS Volume 1, I showed how the Louvre Pyramid deconstructs into a total of 666 rhombi, large and small.

“Why was the Great Pyramid called ‘House of the Serpent?’ Because, according to Bushby, ancient Egyptian priests maintained that, “a serpent lies coiled in the Great Pyramid.” –Source

I noticed that it is almost exactly the same distance again, 6600 km, from the tip of the Louvre Pyramid to the center of Connaught Place, at the top of the Indian capital’s pyramid. Lutyens’ Delhi is based on sextile geometry.

If you look at the site plan you see that New Delhi was built right next to a serpentine railroad and river. Sixes and snakes again.

New Delhi Site Plan

New Delhi Site Plan

In Taking Measure I showed how there are some very interesting azimuths emanating from the center of the India Gate hexagon.

India Gate hexagon in New Delhi

India Gate hexagon in New Delhi

Come to think of it, I have seen that rounded hexagon before: the mysterious hexagon with an edge length of 8640 miles on the north pole of Saturn.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University

I have seen another rounded hexagon in Canberra, the capital of Australia (and many more). City Hill is the site of Australian Capital Territory’s Legislative Assembly and Supreme Court.

City Hill Canberra

City Hill Canberra

I compared Canberra and New Delhi in Taking Measure because their templates have many similarities. They both remind me of this famous crop circle, said to encode many mathematical concepts.

Barbury Castle Crop Circle from 1991

Barbury Castle Crop Circle from 1991

What I didn’t comment on in the book are the bodies of water. Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin is quite serpentine, don’t you think? It even has a protruding tongue! The water volume is reported as 33,000,000 cubic meters with a surface area of 6.6 square kilometers.

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Jan Thulstrup discovered that the Parliamentary Triangle has a perimeter of 8640 m. 864 is a member of The Cosmic Sequence.

I noticed that Canberra’s “land axis” has a bearing of 216° true north. 216 = 6 x 6 x 6. Canberra’s serpent wisdom includes the relationship of 6/5 in the City Hill hexagon to the Russell defense pentacle.

Connecting the dots, the azimuth from Canberra’s Parliament House to New Delhi’s Connaught Place is 303.33° true north.

Following the trail of synchronicity, a Parisian with the last name Hapax messaged me and asked if I wanted photos he took at Cergy. I have read the late Philip Coppens’ eye-opening article on Cergy called Mitterand’s Great—Unknown—Work and so have been interested in Cergy since then. I wrote about Cergy in my 2011 post on 666.

Hapax photographed this unusual spiral platform on the shore of the lake he called the escargot. It doesn’t seem to serve any practical purpose. It has been said that the spiral snail shell is the specific sign of French freemasonry, called the cochlea, because it embodies the golden ratio.

Spiral platform on shore of lake at Cergy

Spiral platform on shore of lake at Cergy

However, the following plaque is mounted on the stone wall of this spiral platform. I think it is a “smoking gun.”

Plaque on spiral platform at Cergy

Plaque on spiral platform at Cergy, photo by HAPAX

Why would this tedious metrological information be posted unless the complex was consciously planned to encode something with measurements or occupy an important point on the Earth in relation to other sites? Why did the architects of Cergy post this plaque on site but offer no explanatory information as to why it is there? You can see that the “English” and “French” systems of measure are given equal importance in red and blue, respectively.

Some secrets in plain sight do not require human awareness to be created. That is certainly true in some cases like this one (from my previous post):

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However, Cergy is a different story. There appears to be an elite that is aware of Earth measure and numerology. Speaking of, take a look at this speech by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF. What do you make of her mention of the “lunar new year” and “the magic 7”? I’m not sure about the editor’s conclusions but there is no denying that numerology and astronomy are unusually important to this member of the global financial elite. She talks in riddles that only those with cochlea to hear will comprehend.

Take a look at my analysis of Cergy’s site plan. Look at how they managed to squeeze in a lake, separated from a serpentine river by a narrow border of land. The lake has two artificial islands, one in the form of a circular mound and the other a small stone pyramid.

Cergy-Pontoise, France

Cergy-Pontoise, France

A line drawn from the altar stone of Stonehenge to the rondpoint of Notre Dame of Paris passes directly over the center of the officially titled, “Astronomical Island” in this city of hidden symbolism. See?

Signage at Cergy

Signage at Cergy

The distance from Stonehenge to the Astronomical Island is 365242 meters, echoing the solar year of 365.242 days. The island is bare by the way, having just a few trees. No astronomical equipment. The bridge doesn’t even lead there.

Cergy vista

Cergy vista – photo by HAPAX

Where that first measurement from Stonehenge leaves off, the next one begins. The distance from the Astronomical Island to the rondpoint of Notre Dame is 30303 meters.

This next one is also a mind-blower: I measured the distance from the Astronomical Island at Cergy to Parliament House in Canberra and it is 55,555,555 feet or 666,666,666 inches. My hunch is that the Astronomical Island is an origin point for geodetic measurements.

Speaking of origins, the pyramid in the lake is related to the Egyptian creation myth of Atum. He arose on a mound that emerged from the primeval waters. He later lived in or became a pyramid that also emerged from the waters. The myth fits the artificial reality of Cergy.

I have a theory that 6 represents Osiris, as Osiris is the oldest root of this tree: Osiris, Cronus, Saturn, Chronos, and most recently Father Time.

Europe’s largest clock is at the terminus of Cergy’s minor axis.

Cergy's Clock is the largest in Europe

Cergy’s Clock is the largest in Europe

Cergy’s official information brochure states the following about this clock:

“Réalisée par l’horloger Huchez, la double horloge de 10 mètres de diamètre (333 fois plus grande qu’une montre-bracelet ordinaire!), qui évoque les gares du début du siècle, est la plus grande d’Europe.”

Google translates this into English as follows:

“Made by the watchmaker Huchez, double clock 10 meters in diameter (333 times greater than ordinary wristwatch!), Which evokes the stations of the early century, is the largest in Europe.”

Ever wonder who Notre Dame or “our lady” really is? This sculpture at the entrance of Notre Dame might give us a hint.

Rebecca Kennison CC BY-SA 2.5

Rebecca Kennison CC BY-SA 2.5

Could she be serpent wisdom? The divine feminine creative power is called kundalini shakti in Delhi.

“In any discussion of serpent wisdom we cannot fail to also mention the ancient Hindu Kundalini practice. Kundalini means simply “coiled serpent” and in the Indian system the ida and pingala energy (through serpent channels) are raised up and down the spine to raise the consciousness of the adept.” –Philip Gardiner

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Correspondingly, a serpent climbing a rod is the ancient and modern symbol of medicine.

The Star of Life is the symbol of medicine

The Star of Life is the symbol of medicine

“Pythagoras” and “Pythia” are words related to pythons. Their consciousnesses were clearly elevated.

Funny how Delphi and Delhi are such similar words as well, perhaps that is just a coincidence if there even is such a thing.

Pythia, or Priestess of the Oracle of Delphi by John Collier (1891)

Pythia, or Priestess of the Oracle of Delphi by John Collier (1891)

The name Cergy is also a clue. Coppens pointed out that “Cergy” is the mirror of “Y grec,” which is how the French call the letter Y. It works sort of like this:

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“Y grec” or “Greek Y” is also known as the Pythagorean Y that I discussed in SIPS Volume 1. The Y is like the forked tongue of a serpent. It symbolizes the choice we all have to do evil or live, another mirror-choice.

We have inherited the culture of those who wanted to control us. Tradition told us that serpent wisdom is evil and there is something wrong with gaining knowledge ourselves. It is time to see this clearly for what it is and make a new, and hopefully rational, choice.

Why is the Astronomical Island called that? I wonder if it might refer to Ophiucus, the serpent bearer. This 13th sign of the zodiac was suppressed when the solar cult gained dominance.

Kepler's depiction of Ophiucus

Kepler’s depiction of Ophiucus

Compare Ophiucus with Lilith who was reborn in the 80s in the form of Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent:

Lilith by John Collier (1892)

Lilith by John Collier (1892)

The Hebrew term Lilith is translated variously as “night creature”, “night monster”, “night hag”, or “screech owl” and is identified as a female demon. In Jewish folklore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife, whom God created at the same time as Adam. The literal First Lady as it were.

This contrasts with his second wife Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs, a subservient role. The lunar serpent wisdom was suppressed and twisted by a misogynist patriarchy who sought to eclipse the old ways with a Sun/Son cult. I wonder if Ophiucus was really Lilith but it’s been so long that we have largely lost the plot?

I published this image in Quantification

"Thirteen Moons"

“Thirteen Moons”

…and this is an excerpt from my write up about the image:

We reach sexual maturity around 13 years of age and women have on average 13 menstrual (or Moon) cycles a year. Human biology therefore harmonizes with a 13 month calendar so our 12 month calendar keeps us off balance. The suppression of the feminine is correlated with the solar calendar and a cultural fear of the number 13, called triskaidekaphobia. This phobia manifests in the common architectural practice of skipping the 13th floor in multi-level buildings, the irrational fear of Friday the 13th, and the fact that 13 witches are said to make a coven. I say bring back the 13 moon calendar and restore balance to the force!

We seem to do a lot of things backwards such as celebrating New Year’s in the dead of winter and marking off a new day in the middle of the night.

The major axis of Cergy points not to central Paris but to a site on the outskirts called Project Balard. In fact Cergy points directly to what has been called, “The French Pentagon” because it is the new 1.08 billion Euro armed forces headquarters. The French Army, Navy and Air Force will all be led from a “pentagon” that is actually a hexagon. 5 and 6 all over again.

French Pentagon is actually a Hexagon

The French Pentagon is actually a Hexagon

“The idea of a central hexagon that would point out in six different directions to form small islands of buildings…came to me at the end,” said its architect Nicolas Michelin.

The design of Project Balard is especially resonant with the shape of France which has long been compared to a hexagon. I made this graphic:

"L'hexagone"

“L’hexagone”

The woman on the flag of the French Republic is none other than Isis/Lilith, her spine aglow with serpent wisdom. How you see the goddess of nature is a choice that is up to you.

Twthmoses CC BY 2.5

Dendera Light, birthplace of Isis – Twthmoses CC BY 2.5

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