Monday, February 29, 2016

Guest Post ~ "ALL IS NUMBER"

GUEST POST by "JD"in the UK


Here is a simple and elegant way of establishing the relative sizes of the earth and the moon.

Start with a 3:4:5 triangle (shown in black outline in the diagram to the right), project a 3×3 square from the shorter side and then draw another 3:4:5 triangle off the other side of the square. From the bottom line of the resultant figure, project another square, this time 11×11. Draw a circle in each of these squares.

From the 3:4:5 triangle we can calculate the following figures:


You will recognise 12 and 60 as being the basis of how we measure time. The figure of 72 relates to an astronomical phenomenon called precession (because of the slow wobble of the earth’s axis, the night sky appears to revolve in a complete circle but not that you would notice. It takes 72 years to move through 1° of that circle). The next figure, 720 is the one which relates to our two circles in the above diagram. Multiplying this figure by the diameters we see –


The moon has a diameter of 2160 miles
The earth has a diameter of 7920miles.

Received wisdom has it that the Greeks were the source of all that we know of mathematics and geometry; Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes etc. This is not true. Everything in the above diagram and the subsequent calculations was known in Egypt almost 2000 years before the Ancient Greek civilisation first arose. Furthermore, the ancient Greeks had a legend of Hyperborea, a land of perpetual sun beyond the “north wind”. Hecataeus (circa 500 BC) says that the holy place of the Hyperboreans, which was built “after the pattern of the spheres”, lay “in the regions beyond the land of the Celts” on “an island in the ocean.”

Hyperborea can be identified as the British Isles. The megalithic monuments from Orkney to Carnac predate the Greeks by several thousand years. The detailed studies by Alexander Thom and Anne Macaulay show that whoever erected the stones had a very precise knowledge of what became known as The Quadrivium.

The various stone circles are laid out in a way that demonstrates beyond any doubt that these people were aware of and used π as well as Ø the Phi ratio, the golden section, long before the Greeks.

 Swinside Stone Circle, Cumbria, UK.

As William Blake wrote, "All things Begin & End in Albion's Ancient Druid Rocky Shore." The Greeks didn't discover any of this, they just wrote it down.

There are many books on this subject. Try these two for starters-

Sun, Moon and Earth
= Robin Heath

Megalithic Measures and Rhythms
= Anne Macaulay


mike said...

Sacred geometry is always interesting, JD. More mathematics is required to complete the picture, however. The Sun and Moon are approximately the same relative size as observed from Earth. Does that also mean that the Sun is one-fourth the diameter of Earth?

"At this particular moment in Earth’s history – although the sun’s diameter is about 400 times larger than that of the moon – the sun is also about 400 times farther away. So the sun and moon appear nearly the same size as seen from Earth. And that’s why we on Earth can sometimes witness that most amazing of spectacles, a total eclipse of the sun."

Here's a correlation of paper size to the Earth-Moon geometry:

Twilight said...

JD ~ I'm grateful for your interesting guest posting - I'm a mathematical numbskull though, so parts fly right over my head, but I do get the overall gist of it. I particularly enjoy the related info about those ancient stone circles. :-)

Twilight said...

In response to mike from JD:

Mike has pointed me in the direction of Michael Schneider's pages and, in fact, I bought his book years ago "A Beginners Guide To Constructing The Universe" which has a foreword by none other than John Michell. See how everything is connected, Twilight? :)
Mike also mentioned the relative sizes of the sun and the moon. There are more connections there than is commonly known: the sun has a mean radius of 432000 miles and - "In Hindu metaphysics time is cyclical and each period of manifestation is called a KALPA of Brahma, equivalent to 4.32 billion human year."

432 and multiples of it or divisions of it are everywhere in the cycles of time and in nature. John Michell explains these things very well. So there you go 'all is number' it really is true :)

mike (again) said...

JD, I agree that there are way too many coincidences to ignore when evaluating mathematical correlations. However, often a correlation is just a correlation. Your comment that the number 432 correlates to the Sun's radius in miles, but that correlation is lost when considering kilometers. The Hindu concept of time varies by sect, but most consider two Ayana equals 360 days, which equals one Hindu "human year", and 432,000,000 "human years" equals one Kali Yuga. Comparing and correlating miles to Kali Yuga is questionable. The Hindu "human year" is not equal to the Gregorian year ( 365.2425 days per year). Correlating numbers is a bit like astrological correlations...LOL.

mike (again) said...

Too many zeroes in my comment above...432,000 Hindu "human years" = 1 Kali Yuga

JD said...

Kilometers? Don't get me started on that silliness :)
This is a partial explanation as it relates to architecture -

The French invented their metre thinking it would be a good idea to base a measurement system on the number 10. After all we count in tens so what could be simpler? They forgot that counting and measuring are not the same thing.