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7 years ago
Nick L
Hi Gary I came across something whilst doing a bit of research on something unrelated that you might find interesting, if you haven't already noted it yourself that is. On the theme of an axis tilt creating disharmony, the Pythagorean Comma is the obstacle to harmonizing the octave in the musical scale. It is expressed as the ratio 531441:524288 which is an interesting number, but its value in c
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7 years ago
Nick L
Hi Scott I am a little confused as to what you are suggesting here. There are no references to "up" amongst your quotes. You are introducing that word here, and from what I can gather it has no bearing on the titles of Upper and Lower Egypt, which are generally regarded as referring to the elevation of the land - higher in the south and lower in the north - which is the point I was mak
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7 years ago
Nick L
Hi Scott The stars would have appeared as pin pricks of light to the AE, they weren't looking at them through the Hubble telescope. Personally I think your assertion here is extremely far fetched. It also conveniently ignores the consistent geometry found on the ground at Giza, which Robert Bauval at least acknowledged in The Orion Mystery. We should remember that such geometry is not new... ind
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7 years ago
Nick L
>>SC: This is not what is being said. What is being said is that the AEs regarded south as UP. This is to say that if they were to draw a map of Egypt, South would be at the top of their map (the opposite of our modern convention which would have north at the top of the map). This is to say that the AEs would have the Mediteranean Sea at the bottom of their map with southern Egypt (the sour
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7 years ago
Nick L
Hi Scott You have missed the point I was making I'm afraid. I don't think there is any evidence that the AE equated celestial North with South. If you read the extract I quoted this suggests the AE orientated their country to mirror the sky, with 24 degrees or the southern boundary representing the ecliptic and 31 degrees representing the northern limit of planetary movement. From this perspecti
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7 years ago
Nick L
>>SC: A different cardinal orientation in the sky from that on the ground seems illogical to me and I do not see how or why the AEs (or any culture ancient or otherwise) could possibly come up with such a concoction.<< Hi Scott First up congrats to you and Gary on the new book, I haven't ordered it yet but have it on my list. Now onto the points Audrey has been making here, I have
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8 years ago
Nick L
Well Scott, perhaps they foresaw that people like yourself would question their intentions, so they took "squaring the circle" to the next level and "cubed the sphere" with G3. If one out of 3 pyramids has a circle to square relationship then ok, maybe its a coincidence, but when 2 out of 3 pyramids can be defined by a similar methodology (and an increasingly complex one at th
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8 years ago
Nick L
As an aside Jacob, I have noted in the past you use a 360 cubit value for the base length of the Bent Pyramid. According to Dorner's survey the perimeter of the Bent Pyramid is 2488.32 feet (as noted by Dune). I note this is 4 x 360 cubits of 1.728 feet precisely, and approximately 4 x 362 cubits of the 189:110 variety. I was just curious what your rationale was for using 360 cubits, as I suspect
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8 years ago
Nick L
>>That we observe pi/2 ratio in the GP is not proof that the designers actually knew or understood the ratio.<< Agreed, though I didn't say it was proof. However Petrie didn't just draw his conclusion from the external perimeter to height ratio of the GP, he actually states "from other cases inside the interior" meaning he found other examples of pi internally also. Since h
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Jacob I can understand your reasoning concerning the papyri, however to my mind there are several assumptions inherent there too. One is that the AE committed everything to writing for posterity. They obviously didn't, hence the mystery surrounding their actual means of constructing the Great Pyramid for example, and the resulting countless theories trying to explain it. Another assumption is
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8 years ago
Nick L
>>please provide citations that they used and comprehended circumference to diameter ratio<< Here's one from an eminent Egyptologist, Flinders Petrie: "The 440 cubit theory is supported by the fact of the height being 280 cubits; so that the well-known approximation to &#960;, 22/7, appears here in the form of the height being 7 X 40 cubits, and the semi-circuit 22 X 40 cub
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Don I look forward to seeing your method :-) best Nick
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Ed Yes I agree, as I stated before I believe Giza is truly multi-dimensional and can be interpreted on different levels. There are many ways to skin a cat as they say. To quote from your reply to Scott: "20.57142 (Root Cubit) divided by 12 = 1.7142857 ft per Root cubit 186,624 divided by 1.7142857 = 108864.001 notice the 108 and 864 108864.001 divided by 20.61818 (Royal Cubit) = 5280.0
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Don Don't forget that the sum of the semi-major axes of Mercury to Neptune is 6298 million miles, and the perimeter of the Giza rectangle is 6299 cubits, giving a neat 1 cubit to 1 million mile scale. Then there are the apex distances between the pyramids mirroring planet distances in miles, G1-G2 giving 929.5 cubits which mirrors Earth's distance from the Sun (92.9558 million miles) and G1-G
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Ed 'Nuff said on G3 I reckon, we each have our own good reasons for what we say and I don't have a problem with that :-) >>I must add that I have never made the claim that everything I have here regarding some of the measurements fit exactly to survey data. There is one thing I can say for sure is that I have discovered encoded within Giza very relevant data including but not limited t
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Ed I have read your article, and I'm afraid I still have issues with regard to Menkaure's pyramid or G3 in particular. Petrie's surveying skill was evidenced with the Great Pyramid where his findings matched Cole's to within inches. At G3 which is a lot smaller Petrie was unable to measure only one side of the pyramid (the north), he still obtained readings for the other 3 sides, and there is
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8 years ago
Nick L
>>I have a problem with the base measurement of 440 cubits. It is based on the sockets, yes? With your experience in the construction industry, do you have an explanation as to how these sockets could possibly serve as sockets? For that matter, does anyone here have an explanation? Because there is no logic to them. So maybe, just maybe, 440 cubits is meaningless.<< Just for the reco
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8 years ago
Nick L
>>I'm afraid I cannot read print, but do like to see (with specialised software) what's being discussed here sometimes! Anyway, speaking as a sceptic, but one who has always oved a mystery, may I ask you where do you think the 'channelled' information came from? Thanks.<< Hi Susan There is no mystery really, I merely adopt an alternative philosophical perspective from that of materi
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8 years ago
Nick L
>>When I see work like Edward's in relation to the Great Pyramid & Giza, and others who have posted here, I wonder if the people who built it were consciously aware of all of these nuances. Does anyone else think it is possible that the ancients may have been channeling instructions as they drafted the blue print for Giza, seeing some of these associations, but not all of them?<<
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Ed I agree, Giza is truly multi-dimensional.... the signature of the Universal Mind or Thoth himself perhaps ;-) Don't worry about the e-book not being ready, nothing is ever plain sailing as they say! Regards Nick
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8 years ago
Nick L
>>Hi Nick Beware the forthcoming numerical onslaught, I did pose a few pertinent questions to Ed with reference to the Speed of Light etc, with, hitherto, no rejoinder. Nonetheless I assume he is active answering all the questions posed. Anyway Nick, I wondered whether my calculations adversely affect your findings.<< Hi Derek Not at all, since I agree with your motto that all numb
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8 years ago
Nick L
>>Mark Lehner is an excellent Egyptologist<< Hi Ed. The above may well be true however Petrie was an excellent surveyor, whose meticulous survey of the Great Pyramid was vindicated by Cole's later survey. He used the most sophisticated equipment of his day which was entirely suitable for the job at hand. Given that G3 is the smallest of the the 3 pyramids, I seriously doubt that Petr
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Don Some shrewd observations there :-) The diagram is one I put together, as Legon's didn't include the 250&#8730;7 one (though he mentioned it of course) or the 250&#8730;10 one (which he didn't mention but is a natural consequence of the 2 lengths of 250&#8730;3 and 250&#8730;7). Cheers Nick
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8 years ago
Nick L
They are maybe not "exact" but given that we are dealing with distances up to nearly 3000 feet they are close enough to warrant our attention, in my opinion. One must always allow for a certain amount of tolerance. Personally I do not believe that Giza was intended as some kind of geometry lesson set in stone, but rather that it was designed to symbolize the universe; a traditional func
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8 years ago
Nick L
Yep some good additional observations there too Don. There are too many to ignore for my liking. Best Nick
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8 years ago
Nick L
Hi Ed Welcome to the board. I am curious as to whether you are familiar with John Legon's findings concerning Giza, whereby he demonstrated that a rectangle enclosing the 3 pyramids is a very good approximation of a &#8730;2 by &#8730;3 rectangle, and that the spacing of the pyramids conforms to square root geometry also, ie. the dynamic expansion (after Jay Hambidge) of a 250 cubit squa
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9 years ago
Nick L
Hi Harry Apparently Paypal should have directed me to the download pages for the books but no matter, Anna from Completely Novel sent me the links and I have now got them. They look great in pdf format, a lot more easy on the eye than the online streaming version :-) Cheers Nick
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9 years ago
Nick L
Hi Harry and Steve Congratulations on the AOTM spot. I ordered both the ebooks MOTG and Deluge last night but haven't received any links to download them yet... I was wondering if you knew how long it normally takes? I don't know when I will get round to reading them (I am up to my eyes with other stuff at the minute) but I am sure they will serve me well, judging by what I have read online p
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9 years ago
Nick L
Hi Stephen Thanks for the link to that info about the MY deriving from the &#8730;3 and pi, I saw that some time ago but had forgotten all about it. I definitely think that Mr Knight and Mr Butler are asking the right questions with their work, as for whether or not the pendulum provides the right answers remains to be seen, but it is certainly an interesting premise. However whilst the MY
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9 years ago
Nick L
Welcome to Chris Knight and Alan Butler. I own 2 of your books; Who Built The Moon and Civilization One. My questions are, are you familiar with the metrology of John Michell and John Neal which posits the "English" foot as the root measure of an integrated system of ancient metrology, and if so, do you consider it to have any meaning or value in relation to your own work on the megalit
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