Archive for the ‘Molecules’ Category


What is Light?


“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.


“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

Hidden Universal Symmetry


For millennia philosophers, mathematicians, architects, artists and mystics have been interested in the divine proportion, but its understanding has been highly fragmented. My recent work attempts to show how the divine proportion is a hidden universal symmetry worthy of comprehensive study and understanding.

Euclid’s book Elements (300 BCE) contains the first known written definition of the divine proportion, something he called the mean and extreme ratio:

“A straight line is said to have been cut in extreme and mean ratio when, as the whole line is to the greater segment, so is the greater to the lesser.”

Euclid’s mean and extreme ratio is better known today as the golden mean, golden ratio or divine proportion. These names refer to the act of cutting a line at one uniquely important point. Point C cuts the line AB at the divine proportion if and only if the whole line (α+β) is in proportion to the longer segment (α) in exactly the same proportion as the longer segment (α) is to the shorter segment (β).


The Greek letter Ф (phi) is used to denote the divine proportion. Ф is an irrational number whose decimal approximation continues forever without repeating. In fact, the divine proportion turns out to be “the most irrational number” of all. [1]

“Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold, the second we may name a precious jewel.” -Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

Scientists are just recently starting to catch on to the divine proportion’s role in patterning the universe.

In 2010 an international team of scientists discovered the divine proportion in the quantum world. Researchers created a chain, one atom wide, of linked magnetic atoms and tuned the system to the “Schrödinger’s cat state” of quantum uncertainty [2].

They discovered that in that state the frequencies of the atoms’ spins resonated in the golden ratio. The team’s leader Dr. Radu Coldea said, “It reflects a beautiful property of the quantum system—a hidden symmetry.” The story about their discovery was the most-visited story in 2010 on EurekAlert, the global source for science news. I will save my speculations about why this was so until a bit later in this article.

In 2015, by combining advanced knowledge of mathematics and physics, Tamar Friedmann and C. R. Hagen discovered that the energy levels of a hydrogen atom are based on π, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. [3] They showed that the modern quantum-mechanical description of hydrogen’s atomic energy levels is mathematically equivalent to John Wallis’ historic mathematical formula for π (published in 1656).

My opinion of the age old debate is that mathematics appears to be discovered rather than invented.

The Wallis formula is an infinite product equivalent to the area of a square compared to the area of an inscribed circle (4/π). I find it especially interesting that 4/π is 99.8% equal to the square root of the golden ratio. Matter and energy are thus divinely proportioned.

From my book The Divine Proportion: [4]

A two-dimensional representation is the most effective way to perceive the divine proportion’s essential quality of self-similarity. The golden rectangle is just such a two-dimensional figure (the golden triangle is another) where the ratio of the longer side to the shorter side is equal to Ф divided by 1, which reduces to Ф.


On the right side of the figure, the shorter side is subdivided again such that what was formerly the smaller part is now the larger, namely the side with the length of 1. The ratio of the new larger segment (1) to the next smallest segment equals 1 divided by 1/Ф, which also reduces to Ф. The subdivision continues in this way, always reducing to Ф.

The golden rectangle implies a spiral, composed of circular arc segments centered on the corner of each square. The smallest rectangle at the end of the spiral is also a golden rectangle, so the process of divine subdivision can continue infinitely inward. The divine proportion is always the same and does not depend on the length of the line being divided.

“Like God, the Divine Proportion is always similar to itself.” –Luca Pacioli (1447–1517)

Spiral galaxies and cyclones (hurricanes) naturally approximate the form of golden spirals.

Images from The Divine Proportion

Images from The Divine Proportion

The fact that the same form appears at such vastly different scales and contexts reveals a universal pattern. I think the reason we see this pattern is that it is built from a simple “recurrence relation”—an equation that recursively defines a sequence. Once one or more initial terms are given, each further term of the sequence is defined as a function of the preceding terms.

The Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, …) is an example of a recurrence relation where each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. You can create arbitrary recurrence relations like the Fibonacci sequence from any two initial terms. Taking the ratio of any two adjacent terms approximates the golden ratio: the higher the value of the terms, the better the approximation.


I recently created a geometric recurrence relation with the 3:4:5 Pythagorean right triangle. I made this image by simply iterating the triangle and the squares made from its edges. It’s amazing that it has a natural, fractal quality and that the spirals form discrete approximations of golden spirals.

Fractal 3:4:5 triangle and squares

Fractal 3:4:5 triangle and squares

I suspect that a cyclone is formed by a recurrence relation of air pressures. A simple mathematical sequence that builds on itself results in this form. The same is likely to be true of stars in spiral galaxies in terms of solar wind pressures.

The divine proportion turns up at the stellar scale. In 2015 a team of astrophysicists discovered that “the brightness of some stars pulsates at primary and secondary frequencies whose ratios are near the golden mean.” [5]

How could it be that the quantum effect mentioned with “Schrödinger’s cat state” atoms appears also at a cosmological scale? Read on to understand that the divine proportion patterns matter at all scales.

I discovered that the divine proportion shows up on the planetary scale.

From my book Secrets In Plain Sight: Leonardo da Vinci: [6]

The combined polar diameters of Earth and Moon (16185.6 km) divided by the equatorial diameter of the Earth (12756.2 km) is 99.8% equal to √Ф. The size of our planet and its natural satellite fit this elegantly simple geometry.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci

The circumference of the circle is equal to Ф x π and the perimeter of the square is equal to 4 x √Ф. Therefore, the circumference is 99.9% equal to the perimeter. It is impossible to exactly square the circle because one can never quite rationalize π.

“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.”

At the scale of cities, a few architects mysteriously encode the divine proportion in the their culturally significant structures without publicizing that knowledge.

From The Divine Proportion:

The CN Tower in Toronto is the tallest structure in the Western hemisphere at 553.33 meters in height and was the tallest structure in the world when built in 1976. The glass floor and outdoor observation deck in the Main Pod are 341.99 meters (1122 feet) in height. 553.33 / 341.99 ≈ Φ (99.99%).

Le Corbusier, the lead architect of the United Nations Secretariat building, previously developed a proportional system used for building design called the Modulor, which was based on human measurements, the divine proportion, and Fibonacci numbers. [7]

“Mathematics is the majestic structure conceived by man to grant him comprehension of the universe.” -Le Corbusier

At the molecular scale, the code of life itself is divinely proportioned.

From The Divine Proportion:

The view at the top of the illustration shows that the structure’s axis is arranged as a decagon, with 1 as the radius and Ф dimensioned across the molecule. The double helix’s relationship of major to minor grooves is also divinely proportioned. The overall pitch of the spiral compared to its diameter is likewise an expression of Ф (99.9%).

DNA is organized into nucleotide triplets, called codons. Geneticist Jean-Claude Perez discovered that the frequency in which codons appear in the human genome are strongly linked to Ф. [8]

The code of life is a multidimensional embodiment of the divine proportion.

Leonardo da Vinci showed how the human body is structured by the divine proportion.

In the book I explore whether the mass appeal of Da Vinci’s art could be due to his practice of encoding the divine proportion into his works. After all, his dozen or so paintings are the most visited, most discussed and most expensive art in the world.

From Secrets In Plain Sight: Leonardo da Vinci:

Leonardo depicted a man in both a circle and a square, based on the ancient canon of proportion found in the writings of Vitruvius…The primary divisions in the golden rectangles point to the navel and heart. The navel is the center of the physical body…The heart is the center of the energetic body, with three chakras above and three below…The golden rectangle anchored on the page itself points to the idealized man’s third eye.

In a recent study, plastic surgeons surveyed 1682 people to discover their aesthetic preferences for navel position on the human abdomen. “When comparing navel position on the same body, the majority of participants choose the one with the navel relocated according to the golden ratio (i.e., 1.618).” [9]

It appears that people prefer the proportions of the idealized body that Da Vinci depicted over 500 years ago. I assume this is because the human body is structured using the divine proportion.

From Secrets In Plain Sight: Leonardo da Vinci:

In Da Vinci’s painting “St. John the Baptist” (c.1513), he uses the golden rectangle to point out the prophet’s third eye and his finger pointing to heaven…The spiral convergences on the prophet’s third eye. On the right image, the secondary vertical division locates the upward pointing index finger and dramatically verifies the analysis.

The thesis of my book on Da Vinci is that he consistently pointed with the divine proportion’s divisions to physical and illuminated third-eyes.

“Adrian Bejan, professor of mechanical engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, thinks he knows why the golden ratio pops up everywhere: the eyes scan an image the fastest when it is shaped as a golden-ratio rectangle.” [10]

The divine proportion must therefore be built into our visual cortex.

The pineal gland is the physical manifestation of the third-eye chakra. A fascinating article from states the following:

In 2004, Dr. David Klein, Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrinology at the NIH, discovered that the interior of the pineal gland has retinal tissue composed of rods and cones (photoreceptors)…just like the eye, and is even wired into the visual cortex of the brain. He also noted that it even has vitreous fluid in it. Within this context, it would seem that the scientific community may need more courage to follow this evidence wherever it may lead in the pursuit of scientific truth, especially where it concerns the pineal gland’s role as a human sensory organ, and to forego old and outdated theories.

“The photoreceptors of the retina strongly resemble the cells of the pineal gland.” -Dr. David Klein [11]

Albrecht Durer may have learned perspective and the divine proportion from Da Vinci or Luca Pacioli, who at one time lived with Da Vinci. After all, Pacioli and Da Vinci published a book together called De Divina Proportione (1509). Here is what Pacioli wrote in the book’s Introduction:

“A work necessary for all the clear-sighted and inquiring human minds, in which everyone who loves to study philosophy, perspective, painting, sculpture, architecture, music and other mathematical disciplines will find a very delicate, subtle and admirable teaching and will delight in diverse questions touching on a very secret science.” [italics by the author]

The science of the divine proportion had to be secret in their day because these Renaissance luminaries could have easily been burned at the stake for the implications of this science. I believe Da Vinci saw the divine not just in a transcendent heaven (following the church dogma), but through this science saw the divine immanently in the human body and in the world. If this is really true, then one doesn’t need the church hierarchy to “see God”—only the mind’s eye is required.

More ink has been spilled on Albrecht Durer’s “Melancholia I” than any other engraving. [12] Inspired by Franz Deckwitz’s study (1979), I found related but different geometry in my geometric analysis:

Albrecht Durer's Melancholia I

Albrecht Durer’s Melancholia I

I see the eyes of the melancholy genius staring directly at the third-eye of the cherub, who is surrounded by a “magical” pentagram. The pentagram traces the angle of the ladder and the horizon and is grounded by the square that it sits on. Again we are directed to a third-eye, this time of a divine cherub.

Pentagrams resonate with the divine proportion. Perhaps that is their magic?

Michelangelo also encoded the divine proportion in the world’s second most famous work of art after Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, which also encodes it (shown in my book).

In a 2015 paper entitled “More than a neuroanatomical representation in The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti, a representation of the Golden Ratio,” [13] the co-authors build on Dr. Frank Lynn Meshberger’s 1990 discovery that, “The Creation of Adam represented in the Sistine Chapel shows God surrounded by a drape that has the shape of what he believed to be the sagittal section of a human brain.” [14]

The co-authors demonstrate that the gap where Adam receives the divine spark is precisely and fittingly pointed to using the divine proportion.

From Secrets In Plain Sight: Leonardo da Vinci:

With this geometry you can see that Adam’s body gracefully follows the arc and the primary horizontal division in both golden rectangles share the same datum line. This datum line leads from Adam’s eye straight into the heart of God, which is the pineal gland, or third eye, according to Michelangelo’s neuroanatomical representation [revealed by Meshberger]. The divine proportion and the third eye are literally the bridge to the infinite, or “divine realm.”

Michelangelo could have easily been burned at the stake for suggesting that the route to God is within, rather than through the official social hierarchy of God-representatives…Once you see its structure you begin to understand why it is so powerful and sense Michelangelo’s humanistic intent of encoding such a secret in plain sight.

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci

I believe that the divine proportion works on us because it is part of our bodies, our DNA, and even our atoms, as this article has outlined. For this reason, we tend to resonate with—and preferentially choose—just about anything that is proportioned with the golden ratio, even if we are not conscious of it.

In the macrocosm, the divine proportion structures cyclones in the atmosphere, governs the proportions of the Earth-Moon system, patterns the pulsing of stars, and continuously orders spiral galaxies (my book The Divine Proportion has many more examples).

This hidden universal symmetry operates at all scales.

The charge radius of the proton is 8.775 x 10-16 m, which is 16 orders of magnitude smaller than our human scale. The entire universe has a radius of approximately 14 billion parsecs (4.3 x 1026 m), which is 26 orders of magnitude larger than the human scale. The full gamut of scale is thus 16 + 26, or 42 orders of magnitude from a proton to the entire universe. Amazingly, 42 / 26 is 99.8% equal to Ф, so it logically follows that the human scale is the divine measure of all things!

I see a rebirth of this ancient knowledge—a New Renaissance—starting to happen right now. However, it is going to require a major conceptual revolution. The time is ripe to scientifically understand this profound hidden universal symmetry and apprehend the fundamental mathematical reality of the universe. The “substance” of the universe is number—geometry—music, the universal language.

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 (1623)

What use is language to anything but consciousness?

“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 (1931), who was awarded the Nobel prize for his discovery of energy quanta.

Scott Onstott

This article also appears on




“Water is the driving force of all nature.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Where there is water, there is life. That is what is so exciting about finding water on other planets, the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

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

Our planet’s surface is covered in mostly water. Our cells are made of mostly water. Seawater and blood are chemically similar. “[Seawater] has even been used in transfusions in emergency situations when blood or plasma wasn’t available and the patient needed to have his blood volume maintained.” –Source

I looked into the structure of water, and was surprised to find that scientists aren’t certain of the geometry of the water molecule. “A recent review listed 46 distinct models, so indirectly indicating their lack of success in quantitatively reproducing the properties of real water.” –Source

The most popular water model (SPC/E) lists the distance between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms at exactly 1 Å (1 angstrom = 10^-10 m). The angle between the hydrogen “arms” (shown as theta in the chart below) varies from 102.7° to 113.24° across the 46 models.



One of the most complex models, Six-site, has the angle at exactly 108°, well within the limits of the rest of the models. Knowing what I do about sacred geometry and the divine proportion, I’d like to propose my own water model. Here it is:

My water model

My water model

The beautiful thing about my model is that water is based on the pentagon/pentagram, the symbol of life. I wrote about this in my Snowflake and a Flower post back in 2011, “5 is the number of life.”

Furthermore, when water freezes, it spontaneously orders itself in hexagonal structures. I wrote, “6 is the number of structure.” Water is its own 6/5 relation, no flower needed.

You can see the hexagonal structure at the molecular scale…

The molecular structure of water ice. Image by P99am CC BY-SA 3.0

The molecular structure of water ice. Image by P99am CC BY-SA 3.0

…and much larger at the scale of snowflakes:


A question I posted on Facebook is, “How does each arm of a snowflake ‘know’ to grow itself in symmetry with the other arms? The arms are very far away from each other, atomically speaking. There must be a field that causes the spontaneous order to emerge.”

Some say it is sound that structures snowflakes but all you hear in a snowfall is silence. Some say it is the environmental conditions of pressure, temperature, humidity, etc that allows the crystals to grow exactly as they do. That is some “environment” or “music” to vary itself with such granularity such that every snowflake grown is unique.

My pond in winter

My pond in winter

Every snowflake appears to me like a crop circle design it is silent brilliance. If geometry were a song or a language then a snowfall would be a symphony or a work of treasured literature. If only we had the ears to hear or eyes to decode the geometric language, what we might learn!

“God geometrizes continually.” -Plato

There are 333 million cubic miles of water on Earth, an interesting volume. Of that only 0.003% is fresh, unpolluted water.

Fir0002/Flagstaffotos CC BY-NC

Fir0002/Flagstaffotos CC BY-NC

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” -Rumi


There was an amazing crop circle that appeared on July 23rd, 2011 in Wiltshire UK:


Image source

Look closely, the crop circle represents the molecule Melatonin:Melatonin

Image courtesy Sbrools under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Thank you Jeremy Stride (who deciphered Code144 of Coral Castle) for bringing this correlation to my attention with a post on Facebook. My mind is blown for many reasons.

The core of this molecule is a pentagonal ring bonded to a hexagonal ring. See my post on The Snowflake and Flower to understand what I see as the significance of this fact.

The structure is similar to what we see in theobromine and serotonin, or chocolate and happiness, respectively.


Last night myself and a few others had a fascinating late night conversation with the brilliant Bruce Lipton at Hollyhock on Cortes island where I live. Bruce told us about recent research regarding the amazing molecule Melatonin which he likened to our body’s own “chloroplast”.

Bruce went on to discuss the fact that we are literally eating ourselves to death because the body doesn’t really need much food, as strange as that might sound. He said that we might live 140 years if we ate far less. If we sit in the sun for a time each day (while being mindful of our own vibration), our bodies might just get what they need through the alchemy of Melatonin.

“Not only does this amazing hormone counteract stress, fight off viruses and bacteria, improve the quality of sleep, minimize the symptoms of jet lag, and regulate biological rhythms, it may even help protect against cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease, and play a role in how long we live.” -from the book Melatonin by Reiter and Robinson

Consider the case of Prahlad Jani. This Indian sadhu claims to have lived without food and water for 71 years (he’s 82 now). He has been extensively tested in sealed laboratory conditions and defies all scientific attempts to explain how he can survive for weeks without food and water or using the toilet. Read about him in BBC and ABC articles. The Discovery Channel even made a documentary about him.

There are even websites about the benefits of sungazing for nourishment and health. I remember reading about a Catholic Saint in the Autobiography of a Yogi who hadn’t eaten for many years, getting all of her nourishment directly from the Sun.

Melatonin is secreted into the blood by the pineal gland, the tiny “pinecone” at the center of the human brain associated with states of enlightenment. Consider Genesis 32:

And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel [pineal?]: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

And as he passed over Penuel [pineal?] the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. -Genesis Ch 32:28-31

This definitely puts a new spin on all the sun worship I’ve been uncovering in my own work. These synchronicities have blown my mind (again).


Image courtesy of NASA

From Melatonin to Melanin

The pineal gland secretes melatonin which activates the pituitary gland to release melanocyte stimulating hormone. It is in the melanocytes that melanin is produced. –Source

Melanin is a biopolymer and a neuropeptide. In the early 1970s, researchers found melanin to be an organic semiconductor (Science, vol 183, 853-855 (1974)). Studies revealed that melanin acted as an electrical threshold switch, emitting a flash of light—electroluminescence—when it switched. Though the findings were published, these findings largely were overlooked.

Melanin influences neural activity and mediates the conduction of radiation, light, heat and kinetic energy. As such, it is the subject of intense interest in biotech research and development, most notably in organic electronics. –Source

Black skin is high in melatonin and it looks like this is an advantage for both health and enlightenment:

“The incidence of roentgenologically visible pineal gland calcification is approximately twice as common in American whites as in blacks, a difference that is very striking after age 40. Comparison of this finding with reports in the literature shows that the incidence of pineal gland calcification is slightly higher in American blacks than in indigenous Africans, probably due to racial mixture among the American blacks we studied.” –Source

I’ve come across some evidence that Melatonin can even act as a radioprotective agent (to reverse the damage caused by the Fukushima disaster). Enlightenment or bust!

©2012 SIPS Productions Inc. – All Rights Reserved.

The Snowflake and the Flower

To truly understand the snowflake’s relationship to the flower we need some background.

The Hexagon / Hexagram

6 is the number of structure. The hexagon is used for structure at all scales in the universe from the microcosm to the macrocosm. Snowflakes are always hexagonal.

Consider something as simple as coins or cylinders packing in hexagonal rows. 6 fit perfectly around a central 7th with all of them touching. This is really the essence of structure.


Many crystals other than ice have hexagonal crystal systems:


Image courtesy Citypeek under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Even the gaseous planet Saturn has hexagonal clouds on its north pole discovered by Voyager 1 in 1977 and verified again in 2006 by the Cassini spacecraft, meaning this hexagon is a persistent structure on the scale of a planet. Think about that.

Saturn hexagonal north pole feature

In the microcosm living creatures such as bees create hexagonal houses and birthing chambers for their young. Hexagonal space frames make solid structures:


Image courtesy Waugsberg under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Pentagon / Pentagram

5 is the number of life. All trees bearing fruit we can eat have blossoms with 5 petals. Apples have pentagrams inside that you’ll discover if you ever cut one across its equator. Perhaps Eve cut her first apple this way and received a bit of knowledge from the old tree?


Image courtesy Rasbak under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Man’s body fits a pentagram and his parts are are interrelated with the golden proportion which is based on Phi.

Pentagram and human body Agrippa

Image by renaissance alchemist Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

The pentagram encodes the golden number Phi within itself fractally.

Pent phi

Bridging Macrocosm and Microcosm, Life and Structure

The relationship between 6 and 5 is the key.

‎”He who joins the hexagram and pentagram has solved half of the sacred secret.” –Eliphas Levi (19th century magician)


Digital art by Scott Onstott

In order of increasing scale from microcosm to macrocosm, what follows are some relationships I’ve observed between 6 and 5. I would love to hear from you if you discover any more.


The relationship between Phi and Pi is as follows:

Phi pi

1.2 x 1.6180 x 1.6180 = 3.1415

This relationship isn’t exact due to the transcendental nature of Pi. I see 6/5 more as a resonance built into the architecture of the universe.

The Daylight Standard

As you heat objects up they start to emit visible wavelengths appearing red, orange, yellow, white, and blue with increasing temperature. The average color of daylight is calibrated by a color temperature of 6500 degrees Kelvin (degrees above absolute zero). The International Commission on Illumination calls this standard Illuminant D65. Many professional photographers and graphic designers use D65 lamps for studio work where color accuracy is important.



Adenine is one of four bases that code for all life in deoxyribonucleic acid. Adenine’s molecular structure is based on a hexagonal ring bonded to a pentagonal ring:


DNA Precursors in Space

NASA-funded researchers have evidence that some building blocks of DNA, the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life, found in meteorites were likely created in space. –Source

Inole space

Artist concept credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith


Dimethyltryptamine is known as the Spirit Molecule because of its psychoactive qualities used for centuries by shamans to access altered states of consciousness. DMT is a naturally occurring compound found in some plants and in trace amounts in every human brain. DMT has a molecular structure based on a hexagonal ring bonded to a pentagonal ring:



Melatonin is secreted by the pinecone shaped pineal gland in the center of the human brain. The core of this molecule is a pentagonal ring bonded to a hexagonal ring. Melatonin is associated with sunlight and enlightenment.


Image courtesy Sbrools under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

There was a crop circle of this molecule that appeared on July 23rd, 2011 in Wiltshire UK. Look closely, it’s a perfect match.


Image source

See my post on Melatonin for more information.


Serotonin is a neurotransmitter contributing to feelings of well-being and happiness. It also plays a role in memory and learning.


Hermetic Renaissance Art

Albrecht Durer’s Melancholia I is packed with Hermetic symbolism. The hidden controlling geometry is the wedding of hexagon and pentagon in the analysis that Franz Deckwitz presented to John Michell in 1979 and later published in The Dimensions of Paradise.


By the way, the infant at the center of the pentagram above reminds me of L’Enfant who designed the incredible symbolism in the streets and public spaces of Washington DC.


The Sublime Genius of Athanasius Kircher

Athanasius Kircher was an anomalous Jesuit and perhaps the most knowledgable person in the 17th century. Take a close look at the keys in this large image by Kircher and then come back here.

Wisdom for those who have eyes to see.

This little image is a detail from the larger image. Look, what’s written in the book? A pentagram and hexagram.


Catholic Rosary

Errata: I mistakenly said that the rosary has 108 beads in my Stonehenge episode. Thank you to Joe Mullen for setting me straight: there are exactly 59 beads in the Rosary. Japa Mala prayer necklaces sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains have 108 beads (and so resonate with the Moon whose radius is 1080 miles).


The interesting thing that has come to light in my conversation with Joe is the total number of prayers the worshipper says with the Rosary:

There are 59 beads on the Rosary corresponding to 53 Hail Mary’s and 6 Our Fathers. 6 Gloria Patris for which there are no beads are also said in the Rosary bringing the total number of prayers to 65.

The Great Seal

The obverse of The Great Seal of the United States has 13 stripes (representing the colonies), 13 stars in the “glory” above the eagle’s head, 13 arrows, 13 leaves, and 13 olives. 13 x 5 = 65.

In addition the feathers on the wings, 33 on the left and 32 on the right, add up to 65.

Also through “Pythagorean addition” 32 becomes 3+2 = 5 and 33 becomes 3+3 = 6. The wings of the bird then represent the relationship between 6 and 5.

It was right in front of my face but I didn’t see it until now. Secrets in plain sight on every dollar bill in existence.


In the Washington DC Part 2 episode I talk about how the 9 tail feathers represent the 9 chambers under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem leading to Enoch’s cube, but the 9 also symbolize the Egyptian ennead discussed in the San Francisco episode. Amazing how everything is interlinked.


The most successful toy in history is based on a block with height to width proportions of 6 to 5.
Lego block proportions of 6 to 5

Osiris and Isis

Osiris and Isis are the 6th and 5th gods in the ancient Egyptian ennead, or pantheon of 9 gods as worshipped in Heliopolis. Osiris and Isis are the great grandchildren of the creator god Atum and their famous relationship is the relationship between 6 and 5.

There are only 9 numbers and I think the Egyptians worshipped numbers as gods.

Egyptian Ennead of Heliopolis

Gods courtesy Jeff Dahl under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

World’s Most Popular Sport

The Soccer ball is the spherical marriage of pentagon and hexagon in 32 masonic panels.


Gateway to the Temple of Karnac in Egypt

This drawing was originally done by Schwaller de Lubicz, then John Anthony West in Serpent in the Sky (which is where I found out about it), and then I made my own drawing of it. This is the main gate at the Temple of Karnac.

See the relationship of 6 to 5 in the pillars to the void? The height of 2 to the width of 1 is like an octave in music. The ancient Egyptians were doubtless aware of far more than is generally accepted by archaeologists.


The Bent Pyramid in Dahshur Egypt

My Egypt Part 2 episode shows how the Bent Pyramid slope angles are based on pentagons and hexagons.

Bent red satellite

The Bent Pyramid is really an exquisite temple unfolding the relationship between 6 and 5.

Bent flower

To the best of my knowledge this was first decoded at

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid and the other two pyramids of Giza (as well as nearby Heliopolis) is located 6.5 degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer.

The Tropic of Cancer, also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that marks the most northerly position at which the Sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event occurs once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun to its maximum extent.


Image courtesy Blueshade under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Structured Landscape Surrounding Rennes le Chateau

Henry Lincoln’s The Holy Place goes into many of the mysteries in the structured landscape surrounding the mysterious village of Rennes le Chateau in southwest France. Foremost among them in my opinion is the overarching geometry: a hexagon and a pentagon.



The 5:12 rectangle John Michell, Christine Rhone, Robin and Richard Heath all contributed to placing over Jerusalem is really a mind blower. They all deserve huge recognition for this breakthrough analysis.


Each X marks the spot of the holiest places in Christianity and Judaism (see my Jerusalem Part 1 episode for more info). Each X has the proportions of 6:5.


The canonical egyptian cubit is 1.728 english feet in length.

1.728 = 6/5 x 6/5 x 6/5

This must be where we get the word cubit as a cube has equal length, width, and height.

The fact that the longer edge encompassing Jerusalem measures 1728 of these cubits validates the metrology, putting the sacred in sacred geometry.

Pope Sixtus V

The last of the Renaissance popes, Felice Peretti, chose an interesting name for himself referencing both 6 and 5 in Sixtus V when he became pope in 1567. See my Rome Part 1 video for the astronomical alignments he set up by moving ancient Egyptian obelisks.


St. Paul’s Cathedral in London

Steven Skinner showed in his book Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code how St. Paul’s Cathedral is 555′ long if you include its entrance steps. St. Paul’s architect Sir Christopher Wren also encoded the solar 365 in the height of the cross on top of the dome as measured in English feet.

It is an amazing fact that 555 feet = 6660 inches. Pull out your calculator and check this fact yourself to experience the mystery.


The Washington Monument in DC

The “world’s tallest stone structure and world’s tallest obelisk” (if you don’t count the Transamerica Pyramid) measures 555′ in height. It was the tallest structure in the world in 1888 until the Eiffel Tower was built a year later.


That Egyptian Gateway shown earlier in reference to the Temple of Karnac also frames the elevator in the Washington Monument, taking visitors up the shaft of this phallic symbol of America. Except here French freemason Houdon made a bas relief of George Washington to fill the space between the top of the elevator car and the winged disc of Horus.

Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth UK

This GB£35 million tower was originally christened the Millennium Tower but the name was changed because the project wasn’t completed until 2005.

The Millennium Wheel (aka London Eye) and Millennium Dome (aka O2 Arena) likewise encode many secrets in plain sight. By the way the Millennium Dome is 52m in height, 365m in diameter and has 12 masts making it a calendar (52 weeks / 365 days / 12 months) sited nearly on the prime meridian.

Spinnaker Tower

Image courtesy Peter Trimming under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

The Spinnaker Tower is quoted as being 170m tall but I wonder if it isn’t really 169m and some change because that would make it 555′. Anybody have a laser surveying rig?

The roof is quoted as being 110m which is one unit shy of the magic 111, but 110m might be special in its own right because at 360′ it is the same height as La Grande Arche in Paris (see my Paris Part 3 episode).

In gematria it is considered acceptable to add or subtract exactly one from any number, so a sum of 110 resonates with 111 under that system.

The staircase inside the Spinnaker Tower recalls the all seeing eye:


Image courtesy Mark Boyce under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The ridiculous mascot of Spinnaker Tower shows how the “sail” is really a vesica pisces, bringing the female yoni together with the male obelisk in one bizarre hermaphroditic symbol:

450px Spinnaker Tower mascot

Image courtesy Unisouth under the  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

The union of male and female in one symbol reminds me of Baphomet. I’ll let you look into that one on your own as this post is getting too long already.

The Spinnaker Tower is also a geodetic marker. A line from the center of Stonehenge over the Spinnaker Tower leads directly to the French Pentagon, which I’ll save for a future post.

San Francisco

There is currently a plan in the works to build a large mixed-use development on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. The plan scheduled to be completed in 2022 calls for a 650 foot tall Sun Tower to be constructed where the star shaped barracks are today which is the approximate location of the tower built for the Golden Gate International Expo in 1937 (the reason Treasure Island was built in the first place).


Fair use image copyright Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Coincidentally, the single bus line that serves Treasure Island is Route 108. Perhaps in a few years you’ll be able to ride the Moon bus to the Sun tower and appreciate these masonic symbols in plain sight.

In San Francisco itself 555 California Street (former Bank of America HQ) and 666 Filbert Street (which is quite an address for the Peter and Paul Catholic Church) resonate with the Transamerica Pyramid.

A.P. Giannini Plaza is at the base of 555 California (I used to eat my lunch there when I worked in downtown SF). It has a famous sculpture by Masayuki Nagare known colloquially as the Banker’s Heart: black as night and hard as stone.

555 California’s 52 floors echo the Millennium Dome’s 52m height, both being symbols of the number of weeks in a solar year.

Transcendence The Banker s Heart

Image courtesy Dgies under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Transamerica Pyramid occupies the site that AP Giannini moved his Bank of Italy to after the 1906 earthquake. Giannini founded the Transamerica  corporation in 1928 as a holding company for his financial empire. The Bank of Italy later became the world’s largest commercial bank,  known today as the Bank of America.

See the post on Repeating Ones for my analysis of the Bank of America logo.

666 Filbert Street is featured on the Transamerica Pyramid’s official website perhaps because its spires have the same forms as the “pyramid”. William Pereira might have used 666 Filbert as inspiration when he designed the Trance-America Pyramid which is really the world’s tallest obelisk at the solar 864 feet height (diameter of the Sun is 864,000 miles). See my San Francisco videos for more.

666Filbert TAP

Fair use image source


There is a connection between Silbury Hill and a place on Mars called Cydonia made by Myers and Percy in their book Two-Thirds: A History of Our Galaxy, which is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read.

Cydonia Avebury

Image source

A conical spiral mound on Mars and a crater have the same spatial relationships as Silbury Hill has with Avebury. The 19.47 degree angle between a “Wall” to a tetrahedral feature on the crater corresponds to the tetrahedral angle Richard Hoagland talks about. But how does this relate to 6 and 5?

The five sided D+M pyramid in Cydonia is the key.


NASA Viking image (1976)

Erol Torun’s analysis of the D+M pyramid shows that it was made by combining both 6 and 5 sided geometry into one structure.


Image source

Chad Stuemke has uncovered mind-blowing secrets in plain sight in Detroit that I highly recommend you check out. He read an earlier version of this post and sent me the following:

Here are those few images of Augustus Woodward’s (Freemason & Thomas Jefferson’s disciple) city design for Detroit. The first map called the hub & spoke was never completely brought into fruition. The second map was implemented for the most part although it has changed in small ways over the years. In the heart of Woodward’s pentacle street layout resides Campus Martius (Field of Mars). In the heart of Campus Mars (Detroit’s Point of Origin) a new building has emerged, the Compuware Headquarters, taking the shape of a pentagon with a glass pentagonal pyramid at its heart!  Some of the same symbolism found at Detroit’s Campus Mars can also be found on Mars!!



Compuware World Headquarters‘ address is One Campus Martius. I analyzed its five-sided glass pyramid and overlaid some shapes in Photoshop in red and blue:


The upper part fits the pentagon and the lower part fits the hexagon. Chad was not kidding, the structure at the heart of Detroit fits the D+M pyramid on Mars and both are monuments to 6 and 5.

The Champ de Mars (Field of Mars) behind the Eiffel Tower is connected to this mystery.

I’ll talk about the masonic Monument to the Rights of Man and the Citizen that Mitterand built in the Parisian Field of Mars in a future post.

The axis runs from obelisk in Place Fontenoy in front of UNESCO, through the Ecole Militaire, through the Champ de Mars, over the tip of the phallic Eiffel Tower, bisecting the Trocadero continues..


…all the way to Danebury in the UK:


Perhaps those responsible for the secret program of symbolism all over this planet once lived on Mars. The book Two-Thirds: A History of Our Galaxy talks at length about the former (now destroyed) Martian settlement in the guise of fiction but says also that everything in the book is true.

In this book the authors state that the original name for Earth was…wait for it…


The Earth

The number of miles in the mean circumference of the Earth is:

6 5 earth2

6/5 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 = 24883.2

John Michell and Robin Heath reported this elegant fact in The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth.

They also pointed out that the hypercubit (my name for it by the way) measures the Earth in amazingly round numbers:


David P. Myers pointed out the following fact in Two-Thirds: A History of Our Galaxy. This is a relationship between time and space:

6/5 = 25920 / 21600

Time spacediag

Our Solar System

John Martineau’s superb A Little Book of Coincidence has a page about a discovery made by Alex Geddes which relates the products of mean orbital radii of planets in our solar system through a series of elegant ratios. Here is one of them:


Each ratio is a symmetrical equation balancing inner rocky planets and outer gas giants. When you look at all three ratios all together something pops out:


The small “error factors” I identify reference the number 864 which is the number of the Sun whose diameter is 864,000 miles. The distance between Stonehenge and Silbury Hill is 864,000 feet, the number of seconds in a day is 86,400, etc, etc. See my post on 864.

It’s beautiful how the simple mathematical ratios relate macrocosm to microcosm in the planets orbiting our sun.

Our Galaxy

Thanks to Joshua Schultz for a comment he made on my One Times Square post that points out that the edges of the Earth’s precessional cone at 6500 years in the past and 6500 years in the future are another great example of 6 and 5.


The phenomenon of Galactic Alignment popularized by John Major Jenkins will occur at the crossroads of the galaxy if you will, that is the end of the Mayan long count calendar which will occur on 21 Dec 2012 at 11:11 AM GMT. See my Esoteric Astronomy video for more info.

In conclusion you should now have a better understanding for how 6/5 is a universal code built into the matrix in which we are embedded, from the snowflake to the flower and far beyond.


This just in…today this post has seen a meteoric rise in views. Yesterday this page had 374 views which seemed pretty high to me. Today it has had more than 4444 views due to a link from stumbleupon. Welcome stumblers!

On 8/8/11 the S&P dropped by 6.66% and the DOW dropped by 5.55%. No joke.

The exact distance between the center of the Kaaba in Mecca and the center of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is 665.65 nautical miles.

665 65

The matrix is playing games with us, trying to teach us about 6 and 5.

This just in…

I was interviewed by Lavandar and Arielle on the Starseed Radio Academy on 30 Aug 11. Lavandar who is an astrologer and intuitive coined the term starseed back in the 80s. Starseeds (also known as walk-ins or light workers) are beings who are from other star systems, galaxies, or even universes that have incarnated in human form.

Lavandar has identified markings she calls starseed codes in astrological charts which are 25°, 26°, or 27° planets. The odds of having a starseed marker is thus 3 out of 30° in each sign. Lavandar is suggesting 10% of us are not from around here. Find out if you are a starseed here.

There are 12 signs of the zodiac. Taken collectively the total number of potential star seeds are 12 x 3/30 = 36/30 =  6/5. And now we have come full circle to starseeds emanating from the womb of creation.

Albrecht Durer Drawing

Drawing from Albrecht Durer’s Art of Measurement with Compasses and a Ruler

©2012 SIPS Productions Inc. – All Rights Reserved.


Return top