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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