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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Ian, I've found your message most profound and cannot add anything to it, except that when I was researching the Bible I was led to the Pythagorean system, which is very similar to String Theory as far as I can see. Analysing the proportions of Solomon's Temple and the New Jerusalem convinced me that the Pythagorean cosmology permeated the Bible. I have two or three chapters on it in my bo
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has joined in the discussions over the last month, and to all those reading them. I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring these ideas with you. If there are any outstanding comments before the end of the month, I will be back to respond to them next week, just to round up. In the meantime, all the best, Gordon Strachan
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
To Michael: Yes, you're absolutely right. The earth-moon ratio coming from the squared circle comes from Jean Michel's book City of Revelation, and has been very influential. However, Jean Martineau takes Jean Michel's theories much further, and has calculated the exact ratios of the music intervals between the different planets, and the sacred geometry that goes with it. Re. the discussion abou
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Kez, As promised, here is the list of possible dates for the start of the Age of Aquarius, from Nicholas Campion: The Book of World Horoscopes. There are so many that I only list a selection, but there should be enough for you. They divide roughly into three categories: 1. The New Age has Already Dawned; 2. The New Age hasn't Dawned Yet, but it soon will; and 3. Nobody Alive Today will see
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
For Fisherman, Michael, Thank you for your question about how the planets are ordered harmonically. Michael Hayes seems to have answered your question very fully, and I agree with what he says. In my own work, I have been influenced by John Martineau, in his 'wooden books' series, especially one that he calls 'A Little Book of Coincidences'; in which he shows that the harmonic relationships betw
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
To Duncan: thank you for your post. I can see that Apocalypticism and/or Literalism can lead equally to passive fatalism, as to a desire for world domination. Perhaps this is more true for the average American-on-the-street than for American leaders wielding political power? To Kez: I agree that polls aren't always reliable, and I don't have any more information about the source of this Newsweek
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Kez, Thank you for your reply. I'm very honoured that you're going to get my book. I hope it's not a disappointment to you! I will pull together the list of options and post it to you on Thursday afternoon (April 28). Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing what date comes up on the star program you mentioned. Gordon Strachan
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Michael, Thanks for your interesting message. In what study I have done, I have not come across the difference between 'ideal' and 'ordinary' music. When it says, in the Old Testament, that the priests and trumpeters sang at the temple of Solomon, and brought down the power of God, I don't know precisely what sort of music they were singing and playing. Was it, for instance, just the musi
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
So, one poll say 36% of Americans are Apocalypticists; another calculation says that 40% are Literalists. I find these very shocking percentages, which give a very much more negative interpretation than Sunsword perhaps admitted in earlier postings. I was lulled into a what seems to be a false sense of security by having to concede that George W Bush had succeeded in uniting Christians to his vot
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Thank you, Kez, for the song lyrics. You may well be right regarding the start date for the Age of Aquarius in relation to the moon, Jupiter and Mars. However, the problem for me is that Nicholas Campion has listed 70 different dates given by various astrologers for the start of Aquarius. Because there are so many differences, he himself has decided that it is impossible to give any particular da
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Another topic in my book The Bible's Hidden Cosmology that I wanted to touch on, in relation to the music of the cosmos, is the anomaly of what is called the Pythagorean comma. This is defined as the musical difference between tuning in octaves and tuning in fifths, and is known to all piano tuners today. Because the Pythagorean comma was defined as the difference between 7 octaves and 12 fift
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Thank you Kim for your message. I take your point regarding the genius of George W Bush of uniting the Christians, and that seems to hit the spot and answer the question. Maybe I can put a new question out there: to what extent does the influence of the Apocalyptic/Armageddon Christians affect the outcome of the policy-making of the neo-conservative administration? Gordon Strachan
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
To Houcad: Cosmology in the Bible is not simply a way of dating, although it is that; nor is it simply an astronomer's notebook, although it is that too. In those days, there was no ultimate distinction between astronomy and astrology. The whole of the universe was alive with meaning. God spoke to his people through the cosmos and his people were part of the cosmos and not ultimately separated fr
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Steve, Thank you for letting people know; I'm back now. Best, Gordon Strachan
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
To Michael and everyone else who has contributed to this interesting discussion: I think that the power of the image of the 'Woman in Heaven' and the twelve stars etc is because it can be interpreted on different levels. I would find it difficult to decide which of the interpretations that have been given would be, for me, the most meaningful. I have been cautious in my interpretation of the Boo
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Thank you Michael. I'm sorry I haven't replied sooner; I was away on Iona. Now it's my turn to be intrigued. I must read your take on the Pythagorean comma and see how you relate it to the Book of Revelation. In response to Kez: I'm sorry you haven't had a chance to read Bible's Hidden Cosmology yet. The book is available to buy from my publisher's website, and they will ship to the US: I
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Sorry that I've been quiet for a few days; I was away on a retreat. I don't feel qualified to contribute to your discussion on the Founding Fathers. This is not a subject I've touched on. I feel like two separate conversations have developed in this thread; it might be good to separate them. In response to SunSword's detailed message regarding analysis of various socio-political groups: you do
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Thank you for all your responses, and I'm sorry I haven't been around for a few days. I've been at a retreat conference on Iona; sorry for the period of silence. In response to turnofthetide: I'm not sure what you mean by superphysical, and I'm afraid I don't find the elephant analogy very helpful. Could you clarify, please? I find it very difficult anyway to know precisely what sort of energies
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Michael Hayes, Many thanks for your kind words. I confess that I haven't read your books through completely, but I have learnt enough from them to realise that we are very much on the same wave-length. I would have made some reference to your books if I had come across them sooner, and if I hadn't been limiting myself specifically to the Bible. I have therefore used commentaries like your
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Very interesting discussion. With regard to SunSword's original posting: thank you for this information about the numbers of Christians in the USA who believe in either equating the anti-Christ with Islamic terrorists, or that the USA/Britain/Israel armies are the armies of Christ. I got my information, I believe, from Michael Northcott, author of 'An Angel Directs the Storm'; and also programme
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
In response to Dave: As far as I know, natural events on earth don't affect the length of the Great Year. I don't see how such a huge cycle, which moves so slowly anyway, could be affected by the natural disasters you mention. Many astrologers, based on astronomy, do not believe it is possible to be precise about any particular date in the Great Year; because the movement is so slow, and over s
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Thank you for all your replies and welcomes to the forum. In response to Claude's first message: Briefly, let me explain that the cycle of the Great Year, ie 25920 years, goes in the opposite direction to the zodiac; therefore, the ages of the Great Year go in reverse order as well. Hence, Taurus comes before Aries. As regards the 2160 years which I give to the Age of Pisces: it comes from the
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Claude, Thank you for your clarification. I don't say anything directly about original sin in this book; however, my take on the Genesis story would centre around the fact that God made the world in six days because six is a perfect number, mathematically, and he would have to have conformed to his own mathematical laws. This, I get from the Jewish philosopher Philo and the Christian theol
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
First of all, thank you to Graham Hancock for inviting me on to his website to be the author of the month. I'm very glad to be here, and I look forward to hearing all your views on my book. One theme that I particularly wanted to pick out, to start a discussion, is that of the Ages of Pisces and Aquarius. Normally, new age thinking is regarded by Christians as being pagan, or at least suspect.
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Claude, Thank you for your welcome to the forum -- it's great to be here! Thank you also for your question about original sin. Can I check, are you referring to the part in my essay about the six days of creation, and the number 6? I don't say anything specifically about original sin in my book, The Bible's Hidden Cosmology -- my theme is more about creation spirituality. In my book, I i
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15 years ago
Gordon Strachan
Dear Paoputzu, Yes, you're absolutely right. My theories are antithetical to the apocalyptic fatalism espoused by some conversative element of American society. Yes, the 'end of the world' view is very dangerous, and could be fatal. It's very important that this is widely known. This apocalyptic literalism is, I believe, completely the opposite of God's long-term plan for the world, which, altho
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