- October 19th, 2014
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In no particular order, here are some new images I’ve created recently. I posted these on my Facebook wall but they quickly got lost in the ephemeral feed. This blog is a much better repository for this research.
It turns out that the following 6:5 relationship in the Pyramid of Khafre is 99.9% accurate. The discovery was made by Peter Casperson in his book Den Matematiska Nyckeln Till Guds Namn (which translates from Swedish as “The Mathmatical Key to God’s Name”) published in 2004. The illustration is my own. The 6:5 relationship ties in with what I’ve written before in Taking Measure, the Snowflake and the Flower, and Cubits, among other blog posts.
The outer perimeter of the egg’s cross-section is 33,333 feet assuming the eggshell has thickness of ~5 feet at the scale of the Great Pyramid. I made a similar oval image a few years ago called The Megalithic Egg but it was based on the 3:4:5 triangle instead.
“It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.” -Aristotle
I made a round image (with Photoshop’s polar filter) of moai on Easter Island looking into the center, and then felt inspired to have them look at the Orion nebula. The 15 moai fit the stages of the alchemical process and I took the stage names from a fantastic novel by Katherine Neville called The Eight that I was re-reading. The philosopher’s stone naturally fits in the center as the final goal of al-kemi. I was playing with the swirling colors as seen above in the nebula or below in the chemicals of the alchemist’s cauldron. Are we looking into the heavens or deep within? They end up in the same place: awareness.
Here I update The Mystery of 273 image that was published in Quantification with one more fact in the upper right — The temperature of the cosmic background radiation (that’s the energy left over from the big bang) measures 2.73°K. Wonders never cease.
Here is a full accounting of our solar system:
Is this the basis of the Fahrenheit scale, why water boils at 212°?
It’s interesting also that 33°F = .55555…°C
Here’s a discovery I made some time ago but don’t think I’ve posted it in the blog before. The Governor’s mansion at the top of Victoria Peak overlooking Hong Kong is 3333.3 km from Borobudur. Amazing distance between such important sites!
Here is a view of the fruit growing on the Tree of Number.
The Vitruvian Labyrinth
The Eye of Horus symbolizes the view of an observer, as an all-seeing-eye.
Post Metaphysics, aka The Soul of Matter
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 triangle represents the seeming boundary between your interior sensations, thoughts, and perceptions and your exterior body, mind, and world.
Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.
—Galileo Galilei, The Assayer, 1623
The World Wide Web
The traditional Buddhist retreat lasts for 3 years, 3 months and 3 days. Makes sense?
I was Graham Hancock’s author of the month for September 2014 and wrote the following article called Measuring the Mystery.
I wrote an article called Mathematical Encoding in the Great Pyramid on Ancient-Origins.net.
Here is the universal accounting, according to cosmologists. They actually give slightly different values but I looked at the uncertainty in the measurements and think the following percentages are the canonical values, as they fit within the tolerances of the measured data:
We can’t measure dark matter or dark energy. They pass through ordinary matter without interacting. Cosmologists needed something to explain why galaxies and galactic clusters don’t fly apart so they invented “dark matter”. Then they needed something to explain why expansion is accelerating so they invented “dark energy”. These quantities are more of a measure of our ignorance. However, regardless of whether dark energy and dark matter turn out to be like epicycles in earlier cosmological models, the math needed to account for our observations is balanced using the above breakdown, and I find that very interesting.
We are in the middle of it all:
Urban Asplund discovered that the distance from the “Pyramids of the North” at Old Uppsala, Sweden is 3333.33 miles (99.99%) to the Obelisk of Axum, Ethiopia (which was stolen and moved to Rome for most of the 20th century and returned and re-erected in Ethiopia in the 21st century).
“The enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious and…there is no rational explanation for it.” -Eugene Wigner, nobel laureate
“How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought which is independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality?” -Albert Einstein
“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” -Niels Bohr
The galactic habitable zone is a narrow band where life can possibly exist. Too close to the galactic center and there are supernovae, nebulas, black holes, and other extreme dangers to bombardment. Too far and there are not enough products of stellar fusion, namely elements bigger than helium to enable life with carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. Looking closer at our system, we have the stellar habitable zone, a narrow band sometimes called the goldilocks zone. If the earth was too close to the Sun our oceans would boil off and too far they would be ice. Looking closer still, life exists on our planet only in a narrow biosphere, which can be thought of as a thin film on the surface of the planet, a few miles thick. Finally, looking within, conscious thought can occur only in your neocortex which is a gossamer membrane 2-3 mm thick on the outer surfaces of your convoluted brain. Your apprehension of all of the above is a rare miracle in the grand scheme of things.
“The most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” -Introduction to the Principia by Isaac Newton
Here is the proof, chocolate is a very close cousin to happiness. You knew that already!
The geometry of the pharaoh’s face carved on the Sphinx is the same geometry behind the design of the Great Pyramid.
I update this post periodically with images, old and new. I have made so many images that I fear I’ve forgotten more than I remember, so it’s good for me to post them somewhere searchable like this blog.