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Spaceport America

In 2012, Spaceport America was completed in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico. The closest town has the unusual name Truth or Consequences, some 33 km away as the crow flies. In all the vastness of the desert, Spaceport America was constructed right on the button at 33°0’0″N.

Spaceport America - The Gateway - Varnent CC BY-SA 2.0

Spaceport America – The Gateway – Varnent CC BY-SA 2.0

Today I felt inspired to measure the distance from the end of the runway at Spaceport America and see where the ruler tool in Google Earth wanted to take me. Before I tell you what I discovered, let me rewind and give you some background. I am a long time trekkie, and just enjoyed watching J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness two nights ago with my son (tonight we watched two episodes of the Enterprise series). Normally, I don’t mention much in the way of popular culture in this blog, but for me Star Trek is more than light entertainment.

Gene Roddenberry’s mission of multi-cultural exploration of space, seeking out new life and new civilizations, has always captivated my imagination. I’ve often wondered what humanity could do if we would act out of mutual respect and appreciation for our differences and begin to cooperate in a common enterprise, in something like a United Federation of Planets. Spaceport America is one of the places where something like that might literally take off for humanity.

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Knowing this, I dragged the ruler in Google Earth from the end of the Spaceport America’s runway to the center of the closest thing we have today, the General Assembly dome of the United Nations in NYC and was surprised that it measures exactly 3330333 yards.

Michael Jones, chief technologist of Google Earth has cited Star Trek as his inspiration in the development of Google Earth (source).

General Assembly of the UN - Patrick Gruban CC BY-SA 2.0

General Assembly of the UN – Patrick Gruban CC BY-SA 2.0

The UN flag’s has 33 sectors dividing or uniting the earth, depending on how you see it.

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Around the time of my birth humanity seemed to be going in an expansive direction with the Moon landings, although doubt has been cast on whether that was actually achieved or what was truly found there. I wish we’d get the truth out of NASA or make them face the consequences.

Interesting that the Saturn V rocket that made all the Moon shots had a 33 foot diameter and propelled its payload just beyond 33 times the speed of sound to reach escape velocity. The speed of sound in air is 333.3 m/sec at 3.3°C. The weight of our atmosphere is equal to a column of water 33 feet high. The Sun is 333000 times more massive than the Earth. The conspiracy is cosmic in scope.

Apollo 17 sits poised to make the last Moon mission in 1972

Apollo 17 sits poised to make the last Moon mission in 1972

Here is how Werner von Braun and Walt Disney imagined exploring the dark side of the Moon some 60 years ago. Scrub to time index 42m 45s and watch for a minute or so.

I too get a high geiger count at 33°, and I’m not ruling out aliens. Walt Disney’s Club 33 tells me he didn’t either.

The era of governments funding big space programs is largely over and it is now increasingly up to private enterprise to make it happen. It’s too bad that Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane crashed. It is now unclear whether the handful of individuals who have paid $250,000 each to journey into space for a few minutes will ever get to take their pleasure trips.

Humanity should dream bigger, infinitely bigger! Scotty wants to beam up already.

The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula

Modern Knowledge Tour

I’m honoured to be included in a group of outside-the-box thinkers in giving talks across Canada in the summer of 2015. The Modern Knowledge Tour goes all the way across the continent, from Newfoundland to British Columbia. I have time to join the tour from Halifax to Toronto, discussing themes from my Secrets in Plain Sight films, Taking Measure and Quantification books, and this blog.

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Speakers include Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Nassim Haramein, Marty Leeds, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Dr. Steven W. Squyres, Eliza Knockwood, Dr. Robert Zubrin, Patty Greer, Luke Rudkowski, Dr. Carmen Boulter, Michael Cremo, and myself. More speakers will probably be added between now and this summer. I hope you can join an event at the city nearest you.

Although I live in British Columbia, I grew up in California and haven’t yet seen much of Canada. In fact, I’ve never driven across either country and it will be exciting to do it rock band style with some of the speakers in an RV.

I’ve never looked at satellite maps of Toronto or Montreal but I checked them out this evening and wondered if there was any special relationship to the International Peace Garden (IPG), more or less at the center of North America. The IPG is a sort of extra-national territory straddling the border in the middle of nowhere between Manitoba and North Dakota. Kevin McMahon’s Peace Garden Secrets site has fascinating information on the IPG. Henrik Palmgren from Red Ice Creations hosted Kevin, Dan Tatman and myself in a roundtable discussion on Numerology, Geomancy & Geometry back in 2012.

Anyway, there is a special relationship and everything’s sixes:

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I’ve mentioned before in Hacking the World Matrix, that the distance between the Freemason emblem building at the IPG and the Kailash Temple of Ellora India is 6666.66 nautical miles.

Discovered by Urban Asplund

Discovered by Urban Asplund

Also the Freemason emblem building is itself located at 100°3’33.33″ W longitude and the distance from this point to the Menec menhir alignments in Carnac, France is 6666.6 km.

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The IPG Freemason emblem building is also on a long distance alignment precisely interconnecting four important sites, which I discussed in New Jerusalems.

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The distance from Vancouver’s tallest building to the center of the fountain in the IPG is 66,006,666 inches. All of this reminds me of the global relationships discussed in Sixes.

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The distance from the Calgary Tower to the CN Tower in Toronto is e thousand kilometers. What is e? The base of the natural logarithm—one of the most important numbers in mathematics. Too geeky for you? You use Google’s search engine. Did you know Google’s initial public offering in 2004 was for e billion dollars? The number e is essential in business. An account that starts at $1 and offers an annual interest rate of R will, after t years, yield e^Rt dollars with continuous compounding.

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I’ve seen e encoded before at different scales (the following image is from Deep Challenges):

"Mil e On"

“Mil e On”

The Space Needle in Seattle is almost exactly 3333.33 km from the CN Tower in Toronto, just 6 hundredths of one percent off.

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The Fernsehturm tower in Berlin is 5555.55 miles from the Skytree tower in Tokyo. The Fernsehturm is the tallest structure in Germany and the Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan. In fact, the Skytree is the second tallest structure in the world (after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai).

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That reminds me of another set of modern obelisks, which I wrote about in Threes.

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Modern obelisks are no different than ancient obelisks in the mystery behind their placement on the Earth. The encoding seemingly transcends time.

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In my numerical and metrological research I have come to understand that resonances occur in various systems of units (inches, feet, miles, kilometers, and nautical miles) because the dimensions of the Earth, which is the basis of sacred geo-metry, define each unit.

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 an 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.

NASA/JPL/SSI

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!

All these sixes remind me of something I noticed in the microcosm of matter itself. 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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In the macrocosm, 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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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.

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