In the late prehistoric, numbers as counted lengths were used
to understand the world of time seen from Earth.
1. Geometries based on these lengths revealed that cosmic time had a simple numerical order.
2. 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).
3. 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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- Before, during and after Sacred Geometryabove: Carreg Coetan Arthur portal dolmen in Newport, Pembrokeshire. The prehistory of sacred geometry was the late stone age, when the stone circles, dolmens, and long alignments to astronomical events on the horizon, used megaliths (large stones) in geometrical ways. Their geometries served their quest to understand the heavens, without telescopes or arithmetic, by using counted … Continue reading “Before, during and after Sacred Geometry”
- from Book 5: Harmonic Origins of the WorldIntelligent Star Systems The harmony of the spheres can only be found in our world of time, where it is a strong and compelling phenomenon. Such a harmony was no prescientific fantasy. Pythagoras, who coined the term, probably did so based on the geocentric time world, a view lost to history apart from cryptic references that … Continue reading “from Book 5: Harmonic Origins of the World”
- Gavrinis R8: Diagram of the Saros-Metonic CycleThe Saros cycle is made up of 19 eclipse years of 364.62 days whilst the Metonic cycle is made up of 19 solar years of 365.2422 days. This unusually small number of years, NINETEEN, arises because of a close coupling of most of the major parameters of the Earth-Sun-Moon system which acts as a discrete system, a system also commensurate with … Continue reading “Gavrinis R8: Diagram of the Saros-Metonic Cycle”
- What stone L9 might teach usimage of stone L9, left of corridor of Gavrinis Cairn, 4Km east of Carnac complex. [image: neolithiqueblog]This article was first published in 2012. One test of validity for any interpretation of a megalithic monument, as an astronomically inspired work, is whether the act of interpretation has revealed something true but unknown about astronomical time periods. The Gavrinis stone … Continue reading “What stone L9 might teach us”
- Astronomy 3: Understanding Time Cyclesabove: a 21-petal object in the Heraklion Museum which could represent the 21 seven-day weeks in the 399 days of the Jupiter synod. [2004, Richard Heath] One of the unfortunate aspects of adopting the number 360 for calibrating the Ecliptic in degrees is that the megalithic counted time in days and instead saw the ecliptic as … Continue reading “Astronomy 3: Understanding Time Cycles”
- Geometry 7: Geometrical Expansionabove: the dolmen of Pentre Ifan (wiki tab) In previous lessons, fixed lengths have been divided into any number of equal parts, to serve the notion of integer fractions in which the same length can then be reinterpreted as to its units or as a numerically different measurement. This allows all sorts of rescaling and exploitation … Continue reading “Geometry 7: Geometrical Expansion”
- Geometry 6: the Geometrical AMYBy 2016 it was already obvious that the lunar month (in days) and the PMY, AMY and yard (in inches) had peculiar relationships involving the ratio 32/29, shown above. This can now be explained as a manifestation of day-inch counting and the unusual numerical properties of the solar and lunar year, when seen using day-inch counting. … Continue reading “Geometry 6: the Geometrical AMY”
- 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”
- Astronomy 1: Knowing North and the Circumpolar Skyabout how the cardinal directions of north, south, east and west were determined, 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 be used for observational astronomy. As latitude increases the pole gets … Continue reading “Astronomy 1: Knowing North and the Circumpolar Sky”
- From Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angelsfrom 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 made up units of measure … 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”