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Measuring the Mystery
By Scott Onstott

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September 2014 Author of the Month @ http://www.grahamhancock.com

Please
welcome for September 2014 Author of the Month Scott Onstott. Scott
is the creator of the Secrets In Plain Sight video series, an
inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design
unveiling the unlikely intersection of geometry, mysticism, physics,
music, astronomy, and world history. Join Scott on the AoM
Message Boards during Sept., to interact, discuss and
explore the mysteries in numbers and measurement that surrounds us
all.

My work and research has led me to believe that measurement is a doorway into the mysteries. Last year, I shot this photo of the
symbol over the door into La Maddalena round church in Venice. When I
got home I did a geometric analysis in AutoCAD and discovered that
the golden rectangle beautifully measures the gap between the
equilateral triangle and its circumcircle, which I later illustrated
in my book *Quantification*. In addition, the smaller interwoven
circle and triangle have the same areas.

This last
observation reminded me of another discovery I had made earlier—the
golden rectangle is the bridge to making the cube commensurate with
the sphere. This comparison of volumes is a higher-dimensional
analogy to triangulating the circle by area. I also rewrote the
traditional formula for the volume of a sphere to emphasize the
important pattern of repeating threes, which itself suggests a
triangle or trinity.

The Great
Pyramid’s elevation can be closely approximated with two golden
rectangles tilted to meet at an apex. I found that Leonardo’s
Vitruvian Man (which I’ve revised to include the other half of
humanity) resonates with the golden geometry. The lines converging on
the navel suggest that the human body was made to golden measure.

I made the
following image called The Mystery of 273 to highlight the many
phenomena converging on these three digits, including the relative
proportion of Moon to Earth, the month, cycles of human reproduction,
and water—that amazing substance which comprises the majority
of the molecules of our bodies and the majority of our planet’s
surface. All of this is encoded in squaring the circle.

By
inscribing an equilateral triangle within the Great Pyramid’s
elevation, an amazing resonance occurs with imperial units of
measure. The edge length is 555.5 feet, which equals 6666 inches. The
inner equilateral triangle surrounding the all-seeing-eye of Horus
measures 3333 inches on each of its 3 edges.

These
measurements appear when you use the base edge length of 755.775
feet. If you multiply by 4 to calculate the complete base perimeter,
the answer is 1007.7 yards. This is the base perimeter J.H. Cole
surveyed in 1925. In 1880, Prof. W. M. Flinders Petrie surveyed it
less than a third of an inch smaller at 1007.6 yards but I think Cole
was correct based on the resonances which emerge based on a mean
pyramid edge length of 755.775 feet. I’ll
address the question of how the ancient Egyptians could have been
using what we know as the English foot. Instead of reflexively
dismissing this as impossible, let us temporarily set this important
issue aside so we can perceive another encoding in the Great Pyramid. In the
following diagram I analyzed the Great Pyramid’s elevation
using the metre. 755.775 feet = 230.360 metres. The diameter of the
top circle is 10π metres.

The word
*geometry* literally means earth-measure. Systems of units that
are based on sacred geometry that might have been lost in a cataclysm
or forgotten over time can be rediscovered by subsequent cultures by
accurately measuring the Earth. John Michell and Robin Heath showed
in __The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth__ (Adventures
Unlimited Press 2006) that the Imperial system is based on Earth
measure. They made the following claim:

Earth's
equatorial circumference = 365.242 x 360 x 1000 feet

In other
words the number of days in a solar year times the number of degrees
in a circle times a scaling value of 1000 equals the Earth's maximum
circumference in feet. Note that the base-10 numeral system is
implied in this equation. The system
used by GPS satellites, WGS84, lists the Earth's equatorial
circumference as 24,901.4 miles and if you do the math, the accuracy
of the above claim is 99.99%. This is an astounding level of accuracy
with error down to one-hundredth of one percent; it is off by just 1
mile! The metric
system was originally based on measuring the Earth’s meridian
circumference. The distance from the equator to the North pole was
divided into 10 million parts called metres. I analyzed
the combined diameters of Earth and Moon, thinking of our planet and
its satellite as a system. The polar diameters of Earth & Moon
together equal 10000 x Φ
kilometres (99.97%). Φ
is the golden ratio, which is approximately 1.61803… The metre
therefore resonates beautifully with the Earth and the Moon. Perhaps
it was merely rediscovered in the 18^{th} century? That would
explain how we find it encoded in the Great Pyramid today.

The mean
diameters of Earth & Moon together equal 10077 miles (99.99%).
Remember, the base perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1007.7 yards.
These are the same digits but they measure distances in different
units. This pattern is one I see time and time again suggesting that
the digits matter most. The
nautical mile is another interesting unit, being a distance that is
approximately one minute of arc measured along any meridian. There
are 6x6x6x100 minutes of arc in the meridian circumference. By
international convention, one nautical mile is defined as 1852
metres. It’s curious but 1851.85 yards is exactly 5555.55 feet.
And 5555.55 feet is exactly 66,666.6 inches. My measurements have
repeatedly turned up distances with repeating digits and I believe
these are also a key. By
inscribing a square rotated 45° in the elevation of the Great
Pyramid amazing resonances appear. I circumscribed the square with a
circle and placed a 3D model of the Earth inside and then rotated the
Earth on axis so that Giza was on the centerline. Adding the human
figure seated in a meditation posture revealed that the Nile
corresponds to a meandering flow of kundalini energy from the heart
to the pineal gland.

Simultaneously
the same sacred geometry encodes a profusion of repeating sevens
revealed in the following illustration.

Sacred
geometry is scale-invariant so it can be used to measure anything
from the body, to buildings, cities, the Earth and beyond. The Great
Pyramid was originally clad in highly polished white limestone casing
stones. A few of the casing stones survived and that’s how we
know the slope angle of the pyramid is 51°51’ and can
therefore calculate that its design height was 481 feet. The Great
Pyramid must have looked like a gleaming white mountain when it was
built. Strangely enough the highest peak in Europe, Mont Blanc, is
4810 meters in elevation. Mont Blanc
is 481 kilometers from the Louvre Pyramid, which was constructed to
match the Great Pyramid’s slope angle. The Louvre Pyramid is
the skylight that illuminates the entrance to the world’s most
visited museum.

I look at
distances between sacred sites quite often in my work. For example,
the distance between the Kaaba in Mecca and the Western Wall in
Jerusalem is precisely 666.6 nautical miles. Was this intentional or
is it just a coincidence?

The
Earth’s axis is tilted 66.6° from the ecliptic (90 - 23.4 =
66.6). We are traveling at approximately 66600 miles per hour (99.9%
accuracy) in our journey around the Sun. Africa
measures 66.6° wide from its westernmost to easternmost points. A
line drawn from the southernmost point in Africa, due north to the
point where it hits the Mediterranean, measures 66.6° on the map.
The Mediterranean is 33.33° wide from the rock of Gibraltar to
its easternmost point near Beirut.

I am
amazed that I have found so many significant Earth measurements with
these repeating sixes. How can this be? Each of us will undoubtedly
interpret this data quite differently.

“*We
don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” *

*-Anaïs Nin*

This leads
me finally to another epiphany (e-π-Φ-ny) I had, that the
infinitesimal gap in what would otherwise be a perfect Pythagorean
triangle connecting e, π, and Φ suggests the question, “Why
can’t we ever rationalize the transcendental?”

Logically,
the answer is that it is an irreducible eternal mystery.

Scott’s
websites are

There is
lots of free content on his blog at secretsinplainsight.com/blog

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Biography

Scott
Onstott is the creator of the Secrets In Plain Sight video series, an
inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design
unveiling the unlikely intersection of geometry, mysticism, physics,
music, astronomy, and world history. Secrets In Plain Sight has been
seen by more than 3 million people to date. He is also the author of
11 technical books on architectural software and 4 more books on
esoteric subjects. Scott just published Quantification, a book of his
thought-provoking color illustrations. Quantification examines
patterns in the Great Pyramid, in the human body and in the Earth,
and reveals uncanny distances between sacred sites. Scott has a
degree in architecture and worked designing corporate interiors for a
decade in San Francisco before becoming an independent teacher,
author and filmmaker.
**Source: **http://www.grahamhancock.com/forum/OnstottS1.php
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