Numbers of a Living Planet: Preface

The image above is Kurma avatara of Vishnu, below Mount Mandara, with Vasuki wrapped around it, during Samudra Manthana, the churning of the ocean of milk. ca 1870. Wikipedia.

  1. Preface
  2. Primacy of low whole numbers
  3. Why numbers manifest living planets
  4. Numbers, Constants and Phenomenology
  5. Phenomenology as an Act of Will

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It is impossible to talk of a creation outside of the time and space of Existence, though from it, other dimensions can be inferred such as an “Eternity” visible in the invariances of numbers and structures. It is this higher dimensionality that leads to

  1. The recurrence of celestial time periods,
  2. The mental powers to recognise manifested patterns,
  3. The use of spatial geometries of alignment,
  4. The numerate counting of time,
  5. A phenomenology which is neither factual nor imaginary.

The quantification and qualification of Existence, adequately conducted, reveals harmonious structures within time and space, especially in the spacetime of our planetary system, when this system is as seen from our planet. The harmonious nature of our planetary system helped the late stone age to develop a large numerical and geometrical model of the world through counting astronomical recurrences. This model, which shaped ancient texts, implies that solar systems may have an inherent intelligence which makes them harmonious.

Harmony in a planetary system must therefore employ invariances already present in the number field, by exploiting the recurrent orbital interactions between planets and large Moons, this in a connected set of three-body problems. Before our exact sciences and instruments, prehistoric naked-eye astronomers could understand the planetary world by counting the duration of planetary time cycles: the subject my books explore. Through counted lengths of time, the megalithic age came to understand the invariances of the number field and so evolve an early and distinct type of numeracy. This numeracy lived on as the basis for the ancient Mysteries of the early civilizations, embodied in their Temples and in the Pythagorean approach to ordinal numbers and geometries, expressing the “number field” in two or three dimensions, areas and volumes. (see Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels for an introduction to this)

That is, this early human numeracy naturally manifests within the maths governing rotational systems, this involving key transcendental* constants such as π, these regulating what is actually possible, mathematically, within dynamic planetary systems that are gravitational attractors of each other: these constants include pi {π}, √-1 {i}, e, and phi {φ}.  The first three { π, √-1, e} are surprisingly well-organized rotational frameworks making the behaviour of vectors relatively simple using geometry. For example, the lunar year of twelve lunar months has become strongly resonant with the two outer gas giants, Jupiter and Saturn. The Golden Mean (or Phi {φ})1 can be approximated by orbital ratios between planets through exploiting the Fibonacci number series2, most visibly in the orbital recurrence of Venus and the Earth, seen in the 8/5 {1.6} relationship of its synod* to the solar year. Phi φ is also expressed in living forms of growth, since growth is often based upon the present size of a living body and what it has previously eaten.  Fibonacci ratios are ideally suited to creating the “strange attractors” which can create stable patterns out of otherwise chaotic orbital interactions.

1 My use of curly braces is borrowed from a stricter world of set notation. It offers an ability to place groups of numbers, symbols and other non-grammatical element next to their grammatical context.

2 The series reinvented by Fibonacci uses addition of two previous number to create the next number. His version of that algorithm is {0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 and so on}. These numbers are found within natural form of life, where such numbers can be generated from two previous states or when two counter rotating spirals of seeds will fill the surface of an egg shape with maximum packing. More on this later.

Through universal mathematical laws and constants, rotational and recurrent systems will effectively provide numerical shortcuts* (J.G. Bennett’s null-vectors) expressing Musical or Fibonacci ratios, and without those ratios being available, relationships within existence would be more complex, less synchronous, and truly accidental. Harmonic shortcuts have therefore given the planetary world a simplified mathematics when viewed from the surface of the earth, within the geocentric pattern of time. This synchronicity provided the stone age with a path towards a direct numerical understanding of time through phenomena (that is, a direct visual and countable phenomenology).

In this way, the megalithic cultures of prehistory found that the geocentric planetary system expressed numerical invariances (these already within the number field itself) thus making the time world of the sky unusually harmonious and intelligible. This contrasts with the now-popular modern notion that, while the solar system is a large and impressive structure, its origins come only from the mathematical laws of physics, these forever operating in a mechanical way. That is, the modern way-of-seeing planetary time is heliocentric and causal and this has hidden an ancient view, gained through the megalithic study of the phenomena in the sky using megaliths as large instruments with sightlines to the horizon events of sun and moon, to simply count of time-as-length and, evolve a very basic numeracy based upon numerical lengths (a metrology) and triangular geometries to compare lengths.

Megalithic methods employed the properties of circles, ellipses, squares, rectangles, and right triangles before the analytical geometry of Euclid, Greek math, or ancient near-eastern arithmetic. This was only possible because key parts of the mathematics of complex numbers, for example, are directly visible in the form of the right triangle and unit circle; as the natural form of two vectors: a length at a given angle (or direction) and another length at different angle gives access to ratios. A right triangle can therefore express two vectors of different length and differential angle, and this applies to a pair of average angular rates in the sky, without knowing the math or physics behind it all. If the two vectors are day-counts of time, then the right triangle can study their relationship in a very exact way. Such a triangle may also have been seen as the rectangle that encloses it, making the diagonal (vector), the hypotenuse of the triangular view.

The properties of the imaginary constant i (√-1) represents, through its properties, the rotation of a vector through 90 degrees. It is this that gives the right-angled triangle its trigonometric capacity to represent the relativity of two vector lengths. My early schoolroom discoveries concerning vectors in applied math classes, that right triangles can represent vectors of speed for example, was without any knowledge of the mathematical theory of vectors. This geometry enabled prehistorical astronomy to study the average planetary periods as vectors. That is, rotational vectors enabled the sky to be directly “read”, from the surface of the third planet, through simple day-counting, comparing counts with right triangles, and forming circular geometries of alignment to astronomical events found on the horizon; all without any of our later astronomical instrumentation, maths, or knowledge of physics.

Physics has not yet explained how the time constants between the planets came into a harmonious configuration, because it is unaware that this is the case. The mathematization of Nature, since the Renaissance, has hidden the harmonious view of geocentric planets and all preceding myths, cosmologies and beliefs were swept aside by the heliocentric world view (see Tragic Loss of Geocentric Arts and Sciences, also C.S. Lewis’s The Discarded Image).

The modern approach then emerged, of blind forces, physical laws and dynamic calculations. That is, while the simplifying power of universal constants is fully recognized by modern science (these having made maths simpler) the idea that these simplifications came to be directly reflected in the sky implies some kind of design and hence an intelligence associated with planetary formation.

Furthermore, modern way of seeing things cannot imagine that the megalithic could conducted an astronomy of vectors (using geometrical methods while not understanding why they worked) and that this empowered a simple but effective type of astronomy, without our mathematical or technical knowledge. This is an anachronistic procedural heresy for the history of Science and also for the present model of history, where science for us is the only science possible, evolving out of near-eastern civilization after the stone age ended.

Foundational myths of modern civilization are threatened by the notion that the world is somewhat designed by a higher intelligence. Until these subconscious conflicts of interest are overcome, prehistory will remain the prisoner of modernity where mysteries remain mysteries because we don’t wish to understand.

2. Primacy of low Whole Numbers

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