In the late prehistoric, numbers were used
to understand the world of time seen from Earth.
- Initially, the megalith builders counted lengths of time, using day-inch counting. Geometries based on these lengths revealed that cosmic time had a simple numerical order.
- The ancient world inherited these discoveries so that, the size and shape of the Earth came to be viewed as the prototype for all sacred buildings – most completely in the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge and in the ancient world’s only system of metrology (see intro here).
- A third type of discovery was that the celestial world of the outer planets were and still are harmonically locked into the lunar year, in the primary tone and semitones of just intonation. This third discovery of cosmic harmony was reflected into many ancient narratives, inspired by a musical cosmology related to that of Pythagoras and Plato.
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- Astronomy 2: The Chariot with One WheelWhat really happens when Earth turns? The rotation of Earth describes periods that are measured in days. The solar year is 365.242 days long, the lunation period 29.53 days long, and so forth. Extracted from Matrix of Creation, page 42. Earth orbits the Sun and, from Earth, the Sun appears to move through the stars. But … Continue reading “Astronomy 2: The Chariot with One Wheel”
- From Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels 2Part two (part one) of a serialisation from Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels, Appendix 1.(book available in first few weeks of 2021)This is relevant to many on-site posts. Overview of Megalithic Units of Measure At least five specific MYs have emerged from the counting applications within megalithic monuments: 1. The proto-megalithic yard (PMY) of 32.625 … Continue reading “From Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels 2”
- Astronomy 1: Knowing North and the Circumpolar SkyIn response to a question from D.P., about how the cardinal directions of north, south, east and west were determined, I have found this from Sacred Number and the Lords of Time, chapter 4, pages 84-86. Away from the tropics there is always a circle of the sky whose circumpolar stars never set and that can … Continue reading “Astronomy 1: Knowing North and the Circumpolar Sky”
- From Sacred Geometry: Language of the AngelsPart one of a serialisation from Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels, Appendix 1. (Available: first few weeks of 2021) This is relevant to many on-site posts. Metrology has appeared in modern times (phase five below) in reverse order, since humankind saw the recent appearance of many measures in different countries as indicative that past cultures … Continue reading “From Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels”
- The Discovery of a Soli-Lunar Calendar Device at Le Manioby Robin Heath In 2009 I returned to Plouharnel, again for the Solstice Festival, and undertook my own research both before and after the four day event. Howard Crowhurst had undertaken a great deal of theodolite and tape work at a well known site called Le Manio. This collection of surviving monuments forms an exceptionally rich … Continue reading “The Discovery of a Soli-Lunar Calendar Device at Le Manio”
- Le Site Mégalithique du Manio à Carnacby Howard Crowhurst Perched on a hill in the forest north of the Carnac alignments, a megalithic site has escaped the fences that have littered the landscapes of the region for several years. These are the menhir and the quadrilateral of Manio. From the outset, the large menhir impresses with its dimensions. Nearly 5m50 high, it … Continue reading “Le Site Mégalithique du Manio à Carnac”
- Day-inch counting at the Manio QuadrilateralIt is 10 years since my brother and I surveyed this remarkable monument which demonstrates what megalithic astronomy was capable of around 4000 BC, near Carnac. The Quadrilateral is the earliest clear demonstration of day-inch counting of the solar year, and lunar year of 12 lunar months, both over three years. The lunar count was 1063.125 … Continue reading “Day-inch counting at the Manio Quadrilateral”
- Geometry 5: Easy application of numerical ratiosabove: Le Manio Quadrilateral The last lesson showed how right triangles are at home within circles, having a diameter equal to their longest side whereupon their right angle sits upon the circumference. The two shorter sides sit upon either end of the diameter (Fig. 1a). Another approach (Fig. 1b) is to make the next longest side … Continue reading “Geometry 5: Easy application of numerical ratios”
- pdf: Synchronicity of Day and Year with the Lunar OrbitThis document was prepared by Richard Heath as a letter for Nature magazine and submitted on 14th April 1994 but remained unpublished. For readers of the Matrix of Creation (2nd ed, Inner Traditions Press, 2004) it marks the discovery of a unit of time proposed and named the Chronon, as being 1/10000th of the Moon’s orbit … Continue reading “pdf: Synchronicity of Day and Year with the Lunar Orbit”
- pdf: Counting lunar eclipses using the Phaistos DiskThis paper* concerns itself with a unique fired-clay disk, found by Luigi Pernier in 1908 within the Minoan “palace” of Phaistos (aka Faistos), on the Greek island of Crete. Called the Phaistos Disk, its purpose or meaning has been interpreted many times, largely seen as either (a) a double-sided text in the repeated form of a … Continue reading “pdf: Counting lunar eclipses using the Phaistos Disk”
- pdf: Astronomical Musicality within Mythic NarrativesAncient musical knowledge came to Just tuning long before Greek music, in Babylonia. It now seems likely that two sources of musical information, were involved in an early tradition of musical tuning by number: firstly, the early number field is the original template upon which musical harmony is based; and secondly, the prehistoric geocentric astronomy which … Continue reading “pdf: Astronomical Musicality within Mythic Narratives”
- Geometry 4: Right Triangles within CirclesThis lesson is a necessary prequel to the next lesson. It is an initially strange fact that all the possible right triangles will fit within a half circle when the hypotenuse equals the half-circles diameter. The right angle will then exactly touch the circumference. From this we can see visually that the trigonometrical relationships, normally defined … Continue reading “Geometry 4: Right Triangles within Circles”
- Geometry 3: Making a circle from a counted lengthThe number of days in four years is a whole number of 1461 days if one approximates the solar year to 365¼ days. This number is found across the Le Manio Quadrilateral (point N to J) using a small counting unit, the “day-inch”, exactly the same length as the present day inch. It is an important … Continue reading “Geometry 3: Making a circle from a counted length”
- Preface: The Metrology of the Brochsfeature picture: Broch of Mousa. The broch on the island of Mousa is the best-preserved of the many brochs in northern Scotland. It is thought to be some 2000 years old credit: Anne Burgess / Broch of Mousa / CC BY-SA 2.0 I wrote this preface for Euan MacKie who had resurrected his work on measures found within the brochs of … Continue reading “Preface: The Metrology of the Brochs”