Legominism and the Three Worlds

Above: Altaic shaman’s drum depicting the cosmos

The general ordering of the cosmos throughout history was phenomenological, following the very apparent division between the sky and the earth, with the living principle between called a “middle earth”. A summation of its symbolism was placed within Dante’s trilogy The Divine Comedy; of an inferno, purgatory and paradise which were the three worlds of the geocentric experience. But how does it come about that the phenomenological was translated into ancient literature, buildings or, as Gurdjieff names these, legominisms in the literal sense of being made of meaning-making and the naming of things – a power given to Adam but not the angels.

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An Angelic Geometrical Design

The above diagram contains information with can generally only be grasped by using a geometrical diagram. Its focus is the properties of a right triangle that is 4 times larger than its third and shortest side. The left hand view illustrates what we call Pythagoras’ theorum, namely that

“The squares of the shorter sides add up to the square of the longest side.”

Here this is shown as 144 + 9 = 153 because, if the third side is three lunar months long, then the 4-long base is 12 lunar months, hence the square of 12 is 144″. The longest side is then 153, the diagonal of the four squares rectangle, and the square root of 153 is 12.369 lunar months, the solar year when measured in lunar months.

Before Pythagoras, the Egyptians had a long tradition of geometrical mathematics which fed into their art in which designs can be seen to obey a grid of squares. Their view of Pythagoras’ theorum can therefore be put within a greater world of geometrical transforms using grids.

In the above, one can see this view (called Canevas by Schwaller de Lubicz, The Temple of Man) in which the larger square is seen to fit when angled into a 5-by-5 grid (see right). The extra width and height of the grid enables the smallest square to be seen in this common framework of 25 squares.

The largest square of area 153 is distinguished as an integer, rather than its square root. Thus this is not a Pythagorean triangle with all sides integral, but rather the two smaller sides being integer allows them to be placed within a grid. Somewhat rare though is the arising of an integer on the square, so that Jesus disciples in the gospel of John could comment, in being asked to throw their net on the right side, they then caught 153 fish!

If the diagram was in its least numbers, the 153 would be 9 times smaller as 17 and so the 12.369 would be √9 × √17 instead. And in sacred number science, the interaction of numbers can be seen to be determined by the prime numbers which then make larger numbers such as 153 = 9 × 17. This 17 is known to be a factor of the node cycle of 18.618 solar years, which is 6800 days long and 6800 = 400 × 17.

When two lengths of astronomical time share a larger prime such as 17, it indicates numerical compatibility between two periods, and so the solar year of √153 lunar months (in which the sun moves once around the Ecliptic) has some affinity with the 6800-day period during which its orbital nodes also move once through the Zodiac.

If the larger, yellow square has 6800 days within it, the square root is 20 × √17, whilst the square of the solar year had 153, the square root being 3 × √17.

The new imagined diagram would be 20/3 relative to the above one. Without explaining how this could be, the point is that this cannot be known by the human mind without using sacred geometry which can notate how a higher intelligence might have organised the time environment of Earth according to definite criteria. Further examples can be found in my Book, Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels. The book is not about sacred geometry as a compendium of traditional knowledge but rather shows how it was that sacred geometry came into the human mind (and architecture) through the initial study of time periods as counted lengths, revealing angelic coincidences.

There is much else to know about the lunation triangle linking the lunar and solar years, discovered about 3 decades ago by my brother Robin Heath.

Twelve: determining Time and Space on the Earth

ABOVE: South rose window in Angers Cathedral of Saint Maurice. Stained glass by Andre Robin created after the fire of 1451. At centre, Christ of the Apocalypse, in glory (Revelation 21:5). At bottom, 12 radial windows showing 12 elders, crowned and playing musical instruments, rejoicing, indicating the remade world (the heavenly Jerusalem). At top, circular ends of 12 radial windows showing the 12 signs of the Zodiac, indicating the incarnation of Christ as a man on earth under the stars. Sequence from left to right has last 2 signs before first, i.e. Aquarius/Water-bearer (grey), Pisces/Fish (grey), Aries/Ram, Taurus/Bull (yellow), Gemini/Twins, Cancer/Crab (red), Leo/Lion (yellow), Virgo/Virgin, Libra/Scales, Scorpio/Scorpion, Sagittarius/Archer, Capricorn/He-goat (blue background)
photo: Chiswick Chap for Wikipedia Foundation.

The Moon was the means by which a 12-fold harmony became established on the Earth. This harmonization occurred through the lengthening of the lunar month until 12 months fitted, in a special way, within the solar year. The excess of the solar year over the lunar year of 12 months became 7/19 lunar months, causing seven extra whole months over 19 years. This 19-year (235 month) Metonic period was well-known to the ancient world, and it leads to the remarkably short cycle for the pattern of similar eclipses, we call the Saros period, which repeat every 18 years (235 minus 12 months = 223 months). And eclipses are highly visible because the disk of the Moon has come to be the same angular size as the disk of the Sun, causing total solar eclipses.

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Leak Project Interview

Rex Bear talked to me by Zoom on the 11th March; about the extensive background of my new book Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels. Below is embedded from the Leak Project YouTube channel.

Alignment of Buildings

The first question (in a Dreamland Q&A) was about building things to express the sort of geometries in my book Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels.

How can we translate sacred geometry more into our everyday lives? I have been looking at either a geodesic dome or monolithic dome as possibilities for a future home (I’ve been studying this a lot over the last few years. ) Of course, there are lot of safety and practical things involved with such structure, but are there other benefits that should be considered?

Sacred numbers apply to both space and time. To build something significant, to create an energy or correspond to something, as was often the case in the megalithic where alignments to time events of the horizon, the counting of days between events as a length and the placing of time within a built geometrical structure could discover special ratios between celestial time periods. In some ways time was being captured as with dimensions, as John Michell pointed too in his Dimensions of Paradise. The felt energy of a building can be due to its objective dimensionality relative to the cosmos or to the Earth itself. And Michell added another factor called enchantment in which regional societies can combine a mythological rapport with the land in which buildings and legends have things to say. This is probably what allowed me to connect (in Sacred Geometry) the buildings of many regional-historical cultures as, in particular, defining sacred structures in the same way, a way traceable to the megalithic through the shared measures of buildings ever since.

Vastu: An interesting and very ancient opportunity for new buildings is the Vastu tradition of the Indian Subcontinent, which has links to post vedic literature, but had strong links to temple building and passed down traditions of building families. My own small bungalow was oriented to the cardinal directions, perhaps to catch the sun towards the ridge of hills running E-W. Above them therefore lies a portion of the Zodiac and behind the house the circumpolar region is very clear. End windows catch the sunrise as it moves north and south so the house is then an informal calendar. (Google “vastu for home”)

This is exactly how stone circles operated but with no mod cons. Outdoors, the same alignments can be established as marker stones and long alignments to features on the way to or on the horizon, from a given viewing point, to the east or to the west. One can count days as say inches to count the lunar month between similar manifestations such as full or half which is easier to see. This lies at the heart of maintaining an events calendar without a pre-calculated calendar or almanac. Seemingly pointless today, such processes allow deeper contact with what time is. The Sun, Moon and Earth are the central triad of actors for our unusual living planet. (more on this can e requested or may be found in some of my books and those of my brother)

And every house with windows tells a cosmic tale which one should note when renting or buying. Where are the cardinal directions and where will the sun and moon rise and set, through which windows? … before you commit or if you have a choice or desire for some level of cosmic contact on the same level as wanting views etc.

So building things can draw on many deep traditions mostly ignored by modern architecture, especially on smaller homes, for the purposes of tracking time in the baackground or making a cosmically relevant sacred space.