Sacred Number Sciences

For twenty eight years I have been interested in the prehistoric use of numbers to understand the geocentric world of time, as this is seen from the Earth.

  • In the megalithic, numerical methods involving counted lengths of time, and geometries based on these lengths, found a simple numerical order to time.
    • The ancient world also inherited the size and shape of the Earth, as prototype for the dimensions of all sacred buildings.

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  • Lesson 3: Making a circle from a counted length
    this lesson is in development The number of days in four years is a whole number (1461 days) if one approximated the solar year to 365¼ days if using a small counting unit like that found across the Manio Quadrilateral (point N to J). It is an important reuse of a four-year count to be able … Continue reading “Lesson 3: Making a circle from a counted length”
  • Preface: The Metrology of the Brochs
    feature 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”
  • Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization
    Published by Inner Traditions Back Cover ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW SCIENCE “Richard Heath sweeps away the mechanistic and relativistic paradigm to reveal an earth-centered, celestial system founded upon the beauty of musical harmony and geometric symmetry.”–Robert Lawlor, author of Sacred Geometry and Voices of the First Day “Richard Heath effectively rewrites the book on the mysterious but accomplished megalithic … Continue reading “Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization”
  • Sacred Number and the Lords of Time
    Back Cover ANCIENT MYSTERIES “Heath has done a superb job of collating his own work on the subject of megaliths with the objective views of many other researchers in the field. I therefore do not merely recommend reading this book but can state unequivocally it is a must read.”–John Neal, British metrologist and researcher and author … Continue reading “Sacred Number and the Lords of Time”
  • The Harmonic Origins of the World
    “We have long known, thanks to Ernest McClain, that the ancients were obsessed with harmonic numbers and that the Bible encodes these from beginning to end. Now new evidence appears, as these numbers correlate with the planetary periods, and their discovery is pushed far back into the prehistoric era. Richard Heath’s work, based not on speculation … Continue reading “The Harmonic Origins of the World”
  • Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels
    Examining the angelic science of number, Richard Heath reveals how the development of human consciousness was no accident. The beauty and elegance we see in sacred geometry and in structures built according to those proportions are the language of the angels still speaking to us. Publisher Pages Description Reveals how the number science found in ancient … Continue reading “Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels”
  • Harmonic Explorer app
    The work of the late Ernest McClain [1918-2014] was based upon a technique in which ever higher numbers appear to have been studied in antiquity as to the harmonic field of intervals possible within that integer limit. Such a single number reference can be mentioned en passant within texts like The Bible, Homer’s Illiad or the Sumerian story … Continue reading “Harmonic Explorer app”
  • Geodetic properties of the Great Pyramid
    A useful set of links to 4 recent posts about the Great Pyramids recording the length of different latitudes in the northern hemisphere. Further commentary will soon be forthcoming to better integrate these posts.
  • A Pyramidion for the Great Pyramid
    By 1200 BC, the end of the Bronze Age, the Egyptian map of the world (above) showed nine bows or latitudes, numbers 4 to 9 including the Nile Delta, Delphi, Southern Britain and Iceland, a map based on an ancient geodetic survey. This post explores a pyramidion, now lost, which exceeded the apex height of the … Continue reading “A Pyramidion for the Great Pyramid”
  • Bibliographies
    This page will grow as book lists are prepared for the posts. At present a bibliography for ancient metrology is provided. Ancient Metrology
  • Recalibrating the Pyramid of Giza
    Once the actual height (480 feet) and actual southern base length (756 feet) are multiplied, the length of the 11th degree of latitude (Ethiopia) emerges, in English feet, as 362880 feet. However, in the numeracy of the 3rd millennium BC, a regular number would be used. In the last post, it was noted that John Neal’s … Continue reading “Recalibrating the Pyramid of Giza”
  • Ethiopia within the Great Pyramid
    My last posting mentioned John Neal’s creative step of not averaging the Great Pyramid of Giza’s four sides, as had routinely been done in the past – as if to discover an idealized design with four equal sides. Instead, Neal found each length to have intensionally been different. When multiplied by the pyramid’s full height, the … Continue reading “Ethiopia within the Great Pyramid”
  • Lesson 2: Maintaining integers using fractions
    understanding the megalithic: circular structures: part 2 The megalithic sought integer lengths because they lacked the arithmetic of later millennia. So how did they deal with numbers? There is plenty of evidence in their early monuments that today’s inch and foot already existed and these and other measures used to count days or months; from this, … Continue reading “Lesson 2: Maintaining integers using fractions”
  • Lesson 1: π
    understanding the megalithic: circular structures: part 1