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Trip to California

I’m presently in sunny southern California, recording a video training course on AutoCAD 2015 at lynda.com. Yes, I teach software from the future! :)

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Lynda.com's headquarters

Lynda.com’s headquarters in Carpinteria, California

The journey here took me all day – 2 ferries, 2 planes and a rental car to get from my home on Cortes Island to the hotel where I am staying near Lynda.com’s headquarters in Carpinteria. I got up early in the morning and traveled 40.32 km over land and water from my door to the airport in Campbell River, according to Google maps. I then flew 111 miles to Vancouver, BC and waited several extra hours for my second flight to depart. It was delayed due to a mechanical problem and all the passengers had to switch gates 3 times while they tracked us down a plane that would safely fly. We then flew 1081 miles from Vancouver to LAX, just 1 mile off the magic 1080. After waiting in an interminable line and picking up a rental car in Los Angeles, I drove ~86.4 miles and opened the door to my hotel room at 1:08 AM, I kid you not.

Counter_108

LOST counter

At least I had a smile on my face, even though I was tired. If you’re not quite sure why I was smiling, please read the Cosmic Sequence and maybe you too will enjoy the universe’s number games. Apparently it was no accident that I arrived at exactly 1:08.

That reminds me, the last time I went on a trip to record tutorial videos was in 2012 when I went to Graz, Austria to the headquarters of Video2Brain. My plane touched down at 5:55 pm local time. I seem to recall another number coincidence on that trip regarding the number 108 but I can’t recall it anymore. In any case, Lynda.com acquired Video2Brain and that is what led to me being in California rather than Austria this time around. The culture in Austria is fascinating but the weather in California also pleases me.

Maybe there is no such thing as a coincidence? I am sure wondering. Take it from Albert Einstein,

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

I like his line of reasoning, although I’m not sure I’d attribute coincidence to a father sky deity, but maybe that’s not exactly what he meant to imply.

I took highway 33 out to Ojai…

Ojai-33

…saw Barrel 33 when I got out of the car,

Barrel 33

and saw this sign while strolling down State Street in Santa Barbara:

33 Jewels

I found all this synchronicity highly serendipitous.

The Cosmic Sequence

The following set of numbers comprise what I call the cosmic sequence:

27, 54, 108, 216, 432, 864, 1728, 3456

Each successive term is double the value of the preceding term.

The first term, 27, is equal to three cubed. Pythagoras said that three cubed represents the cosmos.

"Three Cubed"

“Three Cubed” by Scott Onstott – Helix nebula courtesy of NASA

In Buddhism the traditional Great Retreat lasts for 3 years, 3 months and 3 days and the number 27 represents the highest level of knowledge in Rūpaloka, known as the world of form.

In the Kabbalah there are 27 letters, corresponding to 27 channels of communication with God. The Hebrew numeric system is additive, requiring 27 symbols (1-9, 10-90, 100-900), emphasizing formation from three nines.

There are 27 signs of the zodiac in Vedic astrology. See here.

The human hand has 27 bones…

Hellerhoff CC-BY-SA-3.0

Hellerhoff CC-BY-SA-3.0

…and strangely, many popular musicians are members of the 27 Club, meaning they died in their 27th year of life. 27 Club members include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and many others.

54

There are 54 years in a triple Saros cycle. In other words, it takes 54 years for the Sun, Moon and Earth to return to nearly identical celestial geometry such that an eclipse occurs on the same day and at the same time.

Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be CC-BY-SA-3.0

Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Moon perfectly covers the Sun during a total solar eclipse.

A perfect round of golf scores 54 points, although this level of perfection has never been achieved in competition.

“I believe I can hit 18 greens, hit every fairway, you know — Vision 54, which means you birdie every hole, that’s in the back of my mind. I want to putt better, chip better. That day when I hit 18 greens and one putt, I’ll know I’m a complete golfer. Will that ever happen? I’m not sure, but it’s possible. The 54 vision is always in the back of my mind.” -Annika Sörenstam

By the way, many golf balls are made with 432 dimples.

The Rubik’s Cube has 54 colored faces, a perfect cosmic puzzle.

Based on an initial image by RTCNCA CC-BY-SA-3.0 and altered by Scott Onstott

Based on an initial image by RTCNCA CC-BY-SA-3.0 and altered by Scott Onstott

108, 216, 432, 864

Many of the bodies in our solar system resonate with terms in the cosmic sequence. Accuracy percentages are given in parentheses.

Saturn 108,000 km polar diameter (99.3%)
Saturn 10,800 day orbital period (99.6%)
Venus 108 million km orbital distance (99.8%)
Earth 108,000 km/hour orbital velocity (99%)

Sun’s diameter is approximately 108 Earth diameters (99%)
Earth averages 108 solar diameters from the Sun (99.5%)
Moon averages 108 lunar diameters from the Earth (98%)

Moon 2160 mile diameter (99.9%)
Earth 21,600 nautical mile meridian circumference (99.99%)

Jupiter 4,320 day orbital period (99.7%)
Mars 4,320 mile diameter (98%)
432 x 432 = the speed of light in miles/sec (99.8%)

Sun 864,000 mile diameter (99.8%)
Jupiter 86,400 mile diameter (99.4%)
Earth day 86,400 seconds (100%)

WP CC-BY-SA-3.0

WP CC-BY-SA-3.0

1728

In SIPS Volume 1 (Jerusalem part 1 episode) I show how the cubit that measures Jerusalem measures 1.728 feet. 1728 such cubits measure the sacred geometry of the city. The X’s in the diagram mark the holiest spots in Christianity (Golgotha) and Judaism (Holy of Holies inside Solomon’s temple).

Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem dimensioned in the Book of Revelation is a cube having a volume of 1728 billion cubic furlongs.

3456

The Earth’s polar radius is 3456 royal miles (99.99%), where a royal mile is 8/7 of a statute mile.

This straight flush of numbers reminds me of the following terrestrial connections in my post It’s About Time:

Tallest neolithic structure to tallest modern structure in England

Tallest neolithic structure to tallest modern structure in England

Holiest places in Abrahamic Religions

Holiest places in Abrahamic Religions

Dead Cities of the Ancient World

Dead Cities of the Ancient World

As I blogged in my post on 432 Park Avenue, physicist Ray Tomes discovered that powers of 34560 proportion the universe at vastly different scales:

  • If we take the average distance between moons and multiply it by a factor of 34560, we get the average distance between planets.
  • Take the average distance between planets, multiply it by a factor of 34560 and we get the average distance between stars.
  • Multiply the average distance between stars by a factor of 34560 and we get the average distance between galaxies.
  • Take the average distance between galaxies, multiply it by a factor of 34560 and we get the size of the known Universe.

David Wilcock summarized Ray Tomes’ research here.

 
 
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432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue is an new iconic structure rising at the corner of 56th Street in midtown Manhattan (thanks to Darrell for bringing it to my attention). When completed in 2015 it will be the tallest residential tower in the Western hemisphere and the second tallest building in New York City after the One World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower).

dbox for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties

dbox for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties

Check out the view from 1271 feet.

The address is what initially interested me. 432 is a very significant number. 432 is part of a doubling sequence: 108, 216, 432, 864, 1728, 3456 wherein each term encodes secrets in plain sight.

432 Park has a very simple design based on “the purest geometric form: the square,” according to its architect Rafael Viñoly.

I noticed that each floor plate has an area of 8640 square feet. The tower has a total of 2016 windows with a total glazed area of 201,600 square feet.

In my book Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture, and Consciousness I explain how the material matrix in which we are embedded is based on the decimal system and why my qualitative numerological analyses discount the placeholder zero. Therefore, 432 Park’s floors and windows encode 864 and 216, the terms neighboring 432 in the doubling sequence.

The building height had me stumped for a while until I realized that 1398 feet = 864 x Phi. Phi is the golden ratio. See SIPS Volume 1 for how Phi is encoded in the Great Pyramid, the Washington Monument, and UN Headquarters which is visible from the windows of 432 Park incidentally.

The windows of 432 Park seem to underline the fundamental importance of the decimal system. Each of the 2016 windows is a 10 foot square having 100 square feet glazed area. Each side of the tower has 6 windows so looking around the penthouse you see 6, 6, 6, and 6 windows. The ceiling height is 12’6″, or 6′+6′+6″.

216 = 6x6x6.
Moon’s diameter = 2160 miles (99.9%).
Earth’s polar circumference = 21,600 nautical miles by definition.
Earth’s orbital velocity 66,660 miles/hour.
Earth’s precessional cycle is 6x6x6! or 25,920 years.
Arctic Circle to Equator = Pole to Tropics = 66.6 degrees (credit: William Neil).

The construction costs of 432 Park exceed $1.25 billion. The owner-developer Harry Macklowe expects to sell over $3 billion of condos in 432 Park. -Source The penthouse has already sold for $95 million. This ultraluxury tower is certainly for the one percent.

Travis J pointed out in a comment that the distance from 432 Park to the Statue of Liberty’s torch is 33,333 feet. In addition the distance from the Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Washington DC to 432 Park is 333 km.

432 Park stats

Jan Thulstrup pointed out that 432 Park will actually be taller than One World Trade Center if you don’t count its controversial spire. Also Jan noticed that the bearing from 1 WTC to the corner of Park Ave and 56th Street is 33.33 degrees east of North.

Interestingly Macklowe purchased the Drake Hotel at 440 Park for $440 million and tore it down to make room for the residential tower with the new address of 432 Park. This syncs with the movement to change concert tuning from 440 Hz to the more harmonious 432 Hz.

In Yards I discussed how the Great Pyramid is metrological model of the Earth in 1:43,200 scale.

The height of the Great Pyramid times 43,200 = Earth’s polar radius in feet (99.7%)
The base perimeter times 43,200 = Earth’s equatorial circumference in feet (99.4%)

At an average rate of 72 beats per minute, in 1 hour the human heart will have beat 4320 times. In 12 hours, or 43,200 seconds, the heart will have beat 51,840 times. The Great Pyramid slope is 51.84 degrees.

432 x 432 is the speed of light in miles/sec (99.8%).

In the Hindu vedas, which are among the world’s oldest sacred texts, the Kali yuga (“the age of vice”) is said to last 432,000 years. Most interpreters of Hindu scriptures believe that Earth is currently in the Kali Yuga.

360 feet = 4320 inches
360 yards = 1080 feet

Venus is an average of 108 million km from the Sun (99.8%).
The Sun’s diameter is approximately 108 Earth diameters (99%).
The Earth is 108 solar diameters from the Sun (99.5%).
The Earth has a volume of 108 x 10^10 cubic km. (99.7%).
The Moon is 108 lunar diameters from the Earth (98%).
The Moon’s radius is 1080 miles (99.9%).
The element silver, which has always been associated with the Moon, has an atomic weight of 108 g/mol.
There are 108 double stitches on a baseball.
The highest frequency in FM radio is 108 MHz.

86,400 seconds in 24 hours exactly.
864,000 miles is the diameter of the Sun (99.8%).
Canberra’s Parlimentary Triangle has a 8640 meter perimeter (credit: Jan Thulstrup).
The distance from Stonehenge to Silbury Hill is 86,400 feet (credit: John Michell and Robin Heath).
Place de la Concorde in Paris is 86,400 square meters in area.
The Transamerica Pyramid is 864 feet high including its mast.
The distance from the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco to One Canada Square in London is 8641 km. One Canada Square was originally designed to be 864 feet high.

1728 billion cubic furlongs is the volume of New Jerusalem as described in Revelation.

3456 ancient Egyptian royal miles is the Earth’s polar radius (99.99%). A royal mile is defined as exactly 8/7 of a statute mile.

Ray Tomes discovered that powers of 34560 structure the universe:

  • If we take the average distance between moons and multiply it by a factor of 34560, we get the average distance between planets.
  • Take the average distance between planets, multiply it by a factor of 34560 and we get the average distance between stars.
  • Multiply the average distance between stars by a factor of 34560 and we get the average distance between galaxies.
  • Take the average distance between galaxies, multiply it by a factor of 34560 and we get the size of the known Universe.

David Wilcock summarized Ray Tomes’ research here.

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