The Sundial Bridge was designed by Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2004. This is Calatrava’s (the world’s premier bridge designer) only freestanding bridge in the United States. Sundial Bridge is located on the banks of the Sacramento River in Redding:
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Calatrava has built bridges, airports, rail terminals, stadiums, and other structures around the world. His notable designs include the new PATH transportation terminal at the World Trade Center site in New York City and several projects at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. –Source
The bridge is held up by cables anchored to a 66 meter mast that is leaning at an angle close to the site’s latitude, making the mast the gnomon of what has been billed as the world’s largest sundial.
Here is one of the sundial’s time balls which the mast casts a shadow on precisely at noon on the summer solstice:
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The Sundial Bridge cost 23,500,000 dollars. Gary Osborn has shown the angle of the pyramid on the dollar is 23.5 degrees from the vertical which of course is the angle of the Earth’s tilt. The Earth’s tilt creates the solstices. I showed these pieces of the puzzle in my Esoteric Astronomy episode.
If you draw a line from the base of the mast, right down the center of the bridge…
…it goes due South directly to the center of the Ennead of San Francisco:
In my San Francisco episode I showed how a nine-sided figure is the template behind the design of Treasure island, the position of the Transamerica Pyramid, and the angle of the street grid and of the diagonal Columbus Avenue.
Columbus Avenue leads from the Transamerica Pyramid to Fort Mason.
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I correlated the nine sided figure with the Egyptian Ennead due to the preponderance of ancient Egyptian imagery I discovered in San Francisco and throughout Secrets in Plain Sight.
The Ennead was a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology. The Ennead were worshipped at Heliopolis and consisted of the god Atum, his children Shu and Tefnut, their children Geb and Nut and their children Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys.
If you draw the line from the base of the mast of the Sundial Bridge in Redding to the center of the Ennead diagram over the SF Bay, the distance measures 166.66 nautical miles. There are those sixes again (see my post on 666).
The line coming from the Sundial bridge goes right through Atum’s position at the top of the Ennead. Perhaps it would be helpful to understand a bit more about the ancient Egyptian solar creator god Atum:
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Atum was the first and only god, the source of all things. He lived on or in some accounts was a primeval mound that arose from the primordial watery abyss. Order out of chaos.
Atum was bored of being alone so he masterbated, pruducing Shu and Tefnut who mated and produced Geb and Nut who in turn mated and produced Set, Nephtyhs, Osiris, and Isis.
There are only nine numbers in the universe. I understand the Ennead an as allegory of number where all nine numbers come out of unity.
The 33rd degree “jewel” of Scottish freemasonry looks like this:
The center piece of the jewel is a nine pointed star. ORDO AB CHAO means order out of chaos.
Interesting correlations, no?
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