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Location, Location, Location

It has long been known that the three most important factors determining real estate value are: location, location, location. I notice that this aphorism is true not only for residential and commercial properties, but also somewhat unexpectedly for sites having great symbolic and/or spiritual significance.

My research reveals a previously unknown system of non-monetary valuation transcending any particular culture, tradition, or time period that takes the entire Earth and the built environment into account.

Repdigits and transcendental mathematical constants are the keys to locating sites in this system. For example, consider the fact that the Western Wall in Jerusalem is 666.6 nautical miles from the Kaaba in Mecca. These two are the most sacred sites in Judaism and Islam.

'Sacred Stones' from Quantification

‘Sacred Stones’ from Quantification

Why nautical miles? There are 6x6x600 nautical miles in the meridian circumference of the Earth, revealing more repdigits in the unit used to do the encoding.

The nautical mile was originally defined as one arc minute and the metric system was originally defined by dividing the arc length from the pole to the equator into 10 million parts called metres. So one degree is 10,000,000 m / 90° = 111,111.111… m and one arc minute is 111,111.111… / 60′ = 1851.85185… m.

The nautical mile was defined as exactly 1852 m by international convention, so they rounded it off to the nearest meter. This obfuscates two very interesting patterns. The repeating numbers use the same digits of the Great Pyramid’s slope angle of 51.85° (51°51′) and the following:

1851.85185… yards = 5555.555… feet = 66,666.666… inches.

There is also an unusual link between nautical miles and meters:

666.6 nautical miles = 1234543.2 meters
6666.6 nautical miles = 123456543.2 meters

The black stone in the Kaaba is 5055005 yards from the Mahabodhi Temple in India, the location of the original tree under which the Buddha became enlightened.

'Sages' from Quantification

‘Sages’ from Quantification

The Buddha apparently died 333,333 feet from the place where he was born.

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The distance between the center of the world’s largest Buddhist meditation center (capacity 1 million meditators) and the third eye of the world’s largest Buddha statue is exactly e million (2,718,282) yards. The transcendental constant e is Euler’s number, used in finance, engineering and many scientific disciplines.

300,000 Buddha statues adorn the Dhammakaya Center and the yard is a unit equal to 3 feet. The ‘Great Retreat’ in Buddhism correspondingly lasts 3 years, 3 months and 3 days.

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According to the Bible, Jesus lived 33.3 years and performed 33 miracles. Did King David, father of Solomon, really rule for 33 years and did Jacob really have 33 children or are these repdigits actually codes?

The Kaaba, the stone cut temple of Ellora in India and the largest religious complex in the world at Angkor Wat not only form a great circle alignment but the distances between them also encode 33° and π.

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Long ago, the Western Wall in Jerusalem formed the foundation of Solomon’s Temple. Solomon’s Temple was 33.33° from Stonehenge.

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The Dome of the Rock stands on the site of Solomon’s Temple and is 3333.33 km from the center of the symbolic Place de la Nation of Paris.

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In the 19th century, one of Cleopatra’s Needles was moved exactly 3333.33 km from the harbor wall in Alexandria to where it now stands in London. Likewise the Ishtar Gate of Babylon was moved 3333 km to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

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The Eiffel Tower stands 3033.33 km from the site of the former Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt. In turn the Lighthouse was 3333.33 km from the standing stones of Carnac, France. The oldest standing obelisk in the world, in Heliopolis Egypt, is in a great circle alignment with the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt and the replica Lighthouse of Alexandria, Virginia (333 feet high), officially titled, “The George Washington Masonic National Memorial.”

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The center of the Eiffel Tower is exactly e million (2,718,282) feet from the center of the Cathedral of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, which is topped by solar discs. The Sun disc’s circumference is e million miles (99.99%).

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The world’s tallest building is currently the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It is e thousand feet high and 1633333 meters from the Kaaba. The total land area of the League of Arab States equals 13333333 square kilometers (99.9997% accurate).

'Arabic Connections' from Quantification

‘Arabic Connections’ from Quantification

A higher structure known as the Kingdom Tower is currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It will be 3303 feet high when completed. Funding was just secured to complete the tower, probably by 2020.

The Kingdom Tower will be 33.3° from the Golden Temple in India, which the most sacred shrine in Sikhism.

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The center of the Kingdom Tower of Jeddah is 3,333,333 inches from the word Allah (in Arabic calligraphy) atop the world’s highest and largest clock tower in Mecca, steps from the Kaaba. The Kingdom Tower is also oriented so one leg points at the Kaaba and the Abraj Al-Bait Tower.

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The vector connecting the word Allah on the clock tower terminates at the center of the equilateral triangular void within the Kingdom Tower, symbolizing the Eye of Providence, or Allah in this case.

Eye of Providence from Jewish cemetery - Image Aw58 CC BY-SA 3.0

Eye of Providence from Jewish cemetery – Image Aw58 CC BY-SA 3.0

Sometimes important sites are related by repdigits within cities. For example, consider Tehran, Iran. The Tower of Freedom is 55,555.5 feet from the center of the Mausoleum of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Interestingly, this distance is also equal to 666,666 inches and both complexes ironically have similar plans. The Tower was built in 1971 to honor the Shah and later renamed Azadi, meaning Freedom, after the Revolution of 1979 that ousted the Shah. The architect of the tower was a Baha’i who was driven out of the country when religious pluralism was rescinded in the Revolution of 1979, led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. It is therefore highly unlikely that there was a conspiracy to locate the Mausoleum of the Ayatollah in a repdigit relation with the Shah’s tower. The encoding transcends culture and religion, a secret in plain sight.

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I have thus presented you with many such secrets in plain sight, many of which hinge on different units of measure. These units of measure are ultimately based on, and have surprising resonances with the dimensions of the Earth and the Moon. For example, the Imperial system of inches, feet, yards, furlongs and miles has clear resonances that are far from accidental. There are 63360 inches in a mile (5280 feet/mile x 12 inches/foot). There are 63360 furlongs in the Earth’s diameter. The circumference of a circle encompassing the Earth and the Moon measures 63360 miles.

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John Michell discovered that the combined Moon & Earth radii measure 1x2x3x4x5x6x7 miles. The arc length around one-quarter of the circle circumscribing the Earth and Moon is 8x9x10x11 miles, which is also curiously equal to the Earth’s diameter.

Read the essay “Yards” in my Anthology for more info on the resonances of that particular unit.

The Imperial system is not unique in having resonances with the Earth and the Moon. The Metric system does also. The combined diameters of the Earth and the Moon are equal to 10,000 times Ф km (99.97% accurate). The symbol Ф represents the Divine Proportion. The Earth’s polar diameter is 10,000 times the square root of Ф km. The Earth and Moon are divinely proportioned with respect to each other as shown by the triangle and the diagram showing two intersecting golden rectangles tangent to the Earth below.

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In fact the Imperial and Metric systems are related by the divine proportion, or nearly so (see the tiny half percent gap on the upper right).

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So our systems of units resonate in multiple fascinating ways with the structure of our planet and its natural satellite. Here are some surprising repdigit patterns in our units, revealed by a hexagon inscribed within the Earth.

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I do not believe the Moon was made by aliens or is made of cheese, nor do I believe the Earth is flat or that sea-monsters patrol its edges. Please read David Mathisen’s well-written article, “The Invisible Kraken: Evidence that the Earth is not Flat” and think about it if you are a “Flat Earth Truther.” Do not contact me with flat earth theories or conspiracies about NASA or scientists in general, or about people suppressing flat earth theories or the theorists themselves.

“Belief is the death of intelligence.” -Robert Anton Wilson

So what do I ascribe to the meaning of location, location, location? Although you might initially think that these structures were sited according to a grand human conspiracy, the great antiquity of many of these examples stretches this theory well beyond its rational breaking point. The standard materialist view would have physical agents coordinating all of this, so aliens are the next most likely suspects. However, consider their motives.

If aliens encoded repdigits and transcendental mathematical constants both in our units of measure and in the locations of many significant structures, they must have had for thousands of years, and continue to have up to the present time, intimate knowledge about what our species considers significant. If we could put aside our primate/primal fear of people who aren’t from around here—aliens—we might consider that these agents know us very well, so well perhaps, that they must not be alien at all. They might know us better than we know ourselves.

Why would anyone bother to encode all of this—what could they possibly hope to accomplish with such a massive effort? Clearly the encoding transcends any particular culture, ethnic group, religion or belief system, spans a great deal of time, and reveals a high level of intelligence. As such it appears to be a universal message to humanity, one that has been there in plain sight all along, waiting for discovery. This has only been possible for about a decade, since GPS satellite data has been publicly accessible through computer interfaces such as Google Earth. Now that the genie is out of the bottle, what does it mean?

Encoding messages in the locations of significant structures is a non-destructive, gentle approach that reminds me of the low-impact of crop circles. Information is conveyed but it remains entirely up to us to assign meaning, if and when we are able to do so and curious enough to do it.

I think we have to work this out backwards, in other words, “by their fruits we shall know them.” The fruits have to be knowledge and perhaps human enlightenment. So who would want to educate and enlighten us?

We can rule out God, unless you define God as a being who transcends religion. We can rule out aliens too, unless they aren’t actually alien and have transcended their own selfish agendas.

More likely are higher selves and/or spiritual beings, but that requires one to consider trans-material reality—things beyond that which we can readily weigh and measure.

It’s amazing to me, but scientific materialists who believe that everything is made of atoms tend to see no contradiction that everything came from nothing in the Big Bang. Scientific materialists also believe in dark matter and dark energy. Neither dark matter nor dark energy has ever or probably can ever be detected, and yet we are supposed to believe these substances are 96% the mass of the universe, because that figure makes the math in the standard model of physics work out. That is like saying invisible pink unicorns are 96% the mass of the Universe, an unfalsifiable (you can’t ever prove that it is false) and therefore unscientific premise. Time to rethink the standard model?

“According to the standard Big Bang narrative, space and time did not exist prior to the Big Bang. Therefore, the “cause” of the Big Bang could not have existed within space and time. In that case, it existed outside space and time, hence was dimensionless, hence was immaterial, hence was mental! The very thing that scientific materialism claims cannot exist — independent, causal mind — is the only possible, plausible candidate for explaining the Big Bang.” –Hyperreason by Mike Hockney

In addition, we can rule out dark matter and dark energy as immaterial encoders (assuming they even exist) because these universal forces or fields presumably don’t “know” anything, including what is significant to our particular species.

The encoders are minds possibly imagined by a singular mind (the Universe itself) with an intelligence that chooses to encode repdigits and transcendental mathematics in the locations of our significant sites for some teleological purpose. I suspect that this purpose is to teach us eventually who we are.

Information processing networks

Information processing networks

“Let us pretend that there was a machine, which was constructed in such a way as to give rise to thinking, sensing and having perceptions. You could imagine it expanded in size (while retaining the same proportions) so that you could go inside it, like going into a mill. On this assumption, your tour inside it would show you the working parts pushing each other, but never anything which would explain a perception.” -Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

Perhaps the first thing to realize is that more is going on here than just atoms. Quantum physicists have known for a century that atoms are really 99.9999999999% empty space, but we have yet to come to terms with that information.

99.9999999999…% = 100%.

The only possible descriptions of sub-atomic particles are mathematical descriptions because that is precisely what they are: mathematics.

Our Pater & Mater (Latin: Father & Mother) are Pattern and Matter

Our Pater & Mater (Latin: Father & Mother) are Pattern and Matter

“If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.” -Nicola Tesla

This is the key: the universe is 100% mathematics, the universal language. There is no objective “substance” out there. However, if all is number, then who are you?


AWARENESS IMAGINING GREAT COMPLEXITY IN THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

 

Saturn's Patterns

Saturn’s Patterns

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.

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Information

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

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

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

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

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

“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.

Recent Articles

I’ve recently written a few articles outside this site that you might enjoy. I was Graham Hancock’s author of the month back in September 2014 and I wrote “Measuring the Mystery” for that occasion, which features several images from my book Quantification that hint at many intriguing mysteries.

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Ancient Origins published an article I wrote in November 2014 entitled, “Mathematical Encoding in the Great Pyramid” which goes into the multi-layered encoding in the pyramid, exposing the mathematical nature of reality.

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I was pleased to be included in a select group of writers included in Ancient Origin’s second year anniversary edition ebook, Unraveling the Mysteries of Ancient Artifacts, where I wrote an article entitled, “The Mystery of Obelisks.” You can download this fascinating ebook by subscribing for free. The mystery in the title refers to the obelisks’ precise positions on the Earth.

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I wrote a step-by-step tutorial entitled, “Drawing in Photoshop” in Photoshop User Magazine explaining how to draw the following image, which I discovered encodes the sacred geometry of the Sphinx and the Pyramid. I have been writing a column called “Beyond Photoshop” in this print magazine since 2007, but this is one of my rare articles that crosses over into SIPS territory.

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I also discussed how this image came about in Macrocosmic Harmony. This image got the most traction of any I’ve ever posted on my Facebook wall, with over 500 shares to date. I think that is because the image shows the simple beauty of how sacred geometry is the basis of form.

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As above, so below.

Sixes

Sixes are structural.

“The comb of the hive-bee, as far as we can see, is absolutely perfect in economizing labour and wax.” -Charles Darwin

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Euclid recognized that the hexagon shape makes most efficient use of material in space.

The Pantheon dome is a Roman architectural wonder made possible by its interior honeycomb structural ribbing.

Modern man-made honeycomb materials are widely used in the aerospace industry because they offer high strength-to-weight ratios. Speaking of aerospace, the Cassini spacecraft photographed the north pole of Saturn in 2013 and humanity got a glimpse of an enormous persistent hexagonal pattern in this gas giant.

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NASA/JPL/SSI

I have had a series of epiphanies recently regarding the structure of the Earth. It all started with my post Deep Challenges when I found patterns of sixes in the measures of the highest and largest mountains, the deepest place on Earth, and Easter Island.

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Incidentally, a line from Easter Island to the obelisk in St. Peter’s Square incredibly bisects the whole Vatican complex. The name “Easter Island” was given by the island’s first recorded European visitor, the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who encountered it on Easter Sunday, 5 April 1722. WTF?

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On the flipside, Urban Asplund discovered that Africa is 66.6° wide from its westernmost point in Dakar to the easternmost projection of Somalia. Africa is also 66.6° high from its southernmost point to the place where the line running due north hits the Mediterranean, near Benghazi.

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The Earth’s axis is also tilted 66.6° (90 – 23.4 = 66.6) from the ecliptic and travels along it at 66600 miles/hour (99.9%).

South America is 66.6° long along a north-south path that passes through Mt. Aconcagua, its highest peak. Urban Asplund discovered this one too.

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The distance between the tips of South America and Africa is ~6660 km.

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North America is 66.66° wide from the tip of Florida at Key Largo to the farthest place the US reaches into the Bearing Straight, Yesterday Island. The adjacent island, Tomorrow Island, is owned by Russia and is only a stone’s throw away on the other side of the International Dateline. Strange but true! Sea level changes over time, the Earth’s continents move, land subsides and uplifts. All of these correlations are the situation right NOW.

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Eurasia is also structured with sixes but this time the measurement is 6066 nautical miles from the southwesternmost point in Europe, the lighthouse at Cape St. Vincent, to the symbolic Haicang bridge in Xiamen China. The lines goes very close to, but not perfectly through Astana, Kazakhstan.

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“Cape St. Vincent was already sacred ground in Neolithic times, as standing menhirs in the neighborhood attest. The ancient Greeks called it Ophiussa (Land of Serpents), inhabited by the Oestriminis and dedicated here a temple to Heracles. The Romans called it Promontorium Sacrum (or Holy Promontory). They considered it a magical place where the sunset was much larger than anywhere else. They believed the sun sank here hissing into the ocean, marking the edge of their world.” –Source

That’s apropos considering how I previously connected snakes and sixes in Serpent Wisdom.

In 1541, European traders (mainly Portuguese) first visited Xiamen, which was China’s main port in the nineteenth century for exporting tea. Funny that they were Portuguese, considering where the opposite endpoint is in this measure of the maximum width of Eurasia. The Portuguese really got around back then!

Here is the situation in the macrocosm (big picture):

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Kepler’s Third Law:

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I noticed the equation that governs Earth’s gravitational sphere of influence is all threes. The Sun’s mass is 333000 times greater than Earth’s mass. AU stands for astronomical unit, the mean distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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In the microcosm, every proton in the universe is made of 2 up quarks and 1 down quark. The charge on the up quark is +0.666666… and the charge on the down quark is -0.333333…, netting a charge of +0.999999…, polarized oppositely to the electron. The neutron has 1 up quark and 2 down quarks as you can see, netting a zero charge.

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Repetitive sixes and threes suggest triangles. This leads me finally to another epiphany (e-π-Φ-ny) I had, that the infinitesimal gap in what would otherwise be a perfect Pythagorean triangle connecting e, π, and Φ suggests the question, “Why can’t we ever rationalize the transcendental?”

This mystery is drawn to scale

This mystery is drawn to scale

Logically, the answer is that it is an irreducible eternal mystery, and I’m down with that.

New Jerusalems

Before I discuss New Jerusalems, let us step back and first examine Jerusalem itself. Solomon’s Temple was located somewhere on Jerusalem’s temple mount. However, there is debate as to the exact location of the “holy of holies” where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. Was the holy of holies located on the Foundation Stone inside the Dome of the Rock or was it located elsewhere on the temple mount?

In 1977 Dr. Asher Kaufman published a paper, ‘New Light upon Zion: the Plan and Precise Location of the Second Temple’ that located the most sacred place in Judaism about 100 yards north of the Dome of the Rock under a small dome formerly known as the Dome of the Tablets that I covered in SIPS Volume 1.

Dome of the Tablets

Dome of the Tablets from SIPS Volume 1

The late John Michell discovered what he termed The Messianic Axis in Jerusalem that corroborated the Kaufman theory.

The ark of the covenant held the 10 commandments, which actually sound a lot like spell 125 from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, but that’s another story.

Here is what the Messianic Axis looks like along with Michell’s 5×12 sacred geometric overlay. Richard Heath shows in his book Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization that the X’s mark the holiest places in Christianity and Judaism. I have shown how the 6:5 proportions of these X’s have a double-layered encoding in the metrology of Cubits. Curious how all these stories occurred along a line.

Michell's sacred geometry of Jerusalem

Michell’s sacred geometry of Jerusalem

Jan Thulstrup noticed that the dome of St Peter’s Basilica has an inner radius of 20.736 meters. The cubit that measures Jerusalem is 20.736 inches in length. This coincidence is entirely fitting for the holiest places in Christendom. Rome is a New Jerusalem.

"Christen-dome"

“Christen-dome”

The name Peter means rock. Speaking of domes and rocks, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is 3333.3 km from La Place de la Nation in Paris.

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The Tuileries Gardens in Paris shares Jerusalem’s 5×12 proportions. The Historical Axis of Paris exhibits the same pattern as the Messianic Axis of Jerusalem. The Sun King not only had but also built a messianic complex. Paris is a New Jerusalem.

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Putting these patterns together, here is what emerges:

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The Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées is 3652422 yards from the center of Jerusalem. The tropical year is 365.2422 days. The Rond-Point has 6 fountains arranged in a Star of David pattern. The heading from Jerusalem to Paris is 314° true north, recalling π. None of this is an accident but if it were, how amazing! What are the chances?

New Jerusalems are not an original idea. The Book of Revelation introduces the heavenly, or as we might see it now, a higher-dimensional template of New Jerusalem:

And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. -Rev 21:2

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Also later in Chapter 21 New Jerusalem’s cube-it dimensions are given:

And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. -Verse 16

12 thousand cubed is 1728 billion cubic furlongs. Michell calculated that the 5×12 rectangle in Jerusalem’s long side measures 1728 cubits. The cubits measure 6/5 feet cubed, or 1.728 feet. Therefore the heavenly new Jerusalem of the Bible is dimensioned using the template from the real Jerusalem or maybe it is the other way around.

I showed in SIPS Volume 1 how DC is a New Jerusalem.

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New York’s Central Park is proportioned by double 5×12 rectangles which just so happen to also correspond to the proportions of the dollar bill with 98% accuracy.

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Urban Asplund measured the distance from the Round Fountain in the Tuileries, which corresponds to the holy of holies inside Solomon’s Temple, and discovered that it is exactly 6666.6 km to the center of Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago.

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Look at how both complexes are fronted by water, with the sinuous Seine running through Paris and the Chicago River and Lake Michigan in Chicago. Both complexes feature fountains with sprays of water.

In Revelation Chapter 22, John of Patmos’ described New Jerusalem as having a “pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God.”

La Jérusalem nouvelle. Le Fleuve de Vie. c1047

La Jérusalem nouvelle. Le Fleuve de Vie. c1047

Could this water of life proceeding out of his seat refer to the spinal Kundalini energy discussed in Serpent Wisdom?

Grant Park has the same 5×12 proportions. Amazingly, Buckingham Fountain is the official eastern terminus of US Historic Route 66.

The western terminus of Route 66 is the end of the Santa Monica Pier, which I discussed in SIPS Volume 2 (watch to learn how it connects to Baalbek, Century City and Hollywood). The distance from the end of the pier, the official “end of the trail” of Route 66 to the Dome of the Tablets in Jerusalem is 6600 nautical miles.

Route 66 snakes its way from Chicago to LA, over 2000 miles, all the way. Highways are like rivers. I see Route 66 symbolizing the water of life flowing to the Pacific ocean.

With all the repeating 6’s in the measures of these New Jerusalems I should point out a few more. The distance from the Round Fountain in the Tuileries Gardens to the obelisk in La Place de la Concorde is 666 meters. It’s like the template in microcosm.

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The Kaaba in Mecca is 666.6 nautical miles from the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. These are the official two most sacred spots in Islam and Judaism, respectively. Clearly these encoded distances transcend any one particular religious tradition. Perhaps there is something or someone deeper, patterning the world.

"Sacred Sites" from Quantification

“Sacred Sites” from Quantification

Kevin McMahon posted this graphic on Facebook today. He also discovered that it is 777.7 miles from Grant Park Buckingham Fountain to the entrance of the IPG at a heading of 314° true north.

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If you saw SIPS Volume 1, you might recall that Stonehenge has its station stones which describe a 5×12 rectangle.

from SIPS Volume 1

from SIPS Volume 1

Stonehenge is also 33.33° from Solomon’s Temple.

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Perhaps Stonehenge was the template for Jerusalem? Food for thought.

Asplund made the following connections. I call it the “Esoteric Metro”. All four sites are in an alignment and thus in a sense, they all resonate as New Jerusalems.

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Some massive integration is going on lately. Here are two more stations in the esoteric metro. The two paths from Ellora and Carnac converging on the Freemason Emblem Building at the International Peace Garden meet at a 45° angle. The IPG is located at 100°3’33.33″W.

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Did you know the highest concentration of lightning on Earth (20,000 strikes per night) occurs in a specific location? This happens over a spot called Aguas Muertas where the Catatumbo River empties into Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela.

So bright and reliable is the lightning that this location has been called the Maracaibo Lighthouse for hundreds of years.

The phenomenon is characterized by almost continuous lightning, mostly within the clouds, which is produced in a large vertical development of clouds that form electric arcs between 2 and 10 km in height (or more).

Wouldn’t it be amazing if people could harness that raw power? It might light up the planet in terms of providing for our electrical needs.

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An average bolt of negative lightning carries an electric current of 30,000 amperes, and transfers 15 coulombs of electric charge and 500 megajoules of energy. Large bolts of lightning can carry up to 120,000 amperes and 350 coulombs of charge. –Source

Doing the math, I calculate that a single large bolt apparently provides the energy of 11,666,666,666 joules. 🙂

The Lighthouse of Maracaibo is 6666 miles from Heliopolis, which is in turn 3333 miles from the highest point on Earth. That is some serious Earthupuncture! It reminds me of moxybustion. The City of the Sun sure seems to be sited well for accumulating earth energy. It was built long before Jerusalem existed. In fact all that remains of Heliopolis above ground is this one granite needle.

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The sacred geometry of Jerusalem (1728 cubits of 1.728 feet each) is encoded in our very units of measure, a secret in plain sight. One cubic foot = 1728 cubic inches.

The Earth’s diameter is 7920 miles. 7920 inches = 1 furlong. 17280 furlongs = 2160 miles. The Moon’s diameter is 2160 miles. We are living in the ‘heavenly’ New Jerusalem…

Earthrise in the Matrix

Earthrise in the Matrix

…spaceship Earth.

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