Introducing the Second Code
Yes, there is another system hidden among the aboriginal monuments of the world. THE SQUARE is a good place to introduce this new system. To the novice, it looks like so many of the earthen ideograms left across the eastern United States which archaeologists call Indian "forts," except this Indian fort isn't here. It's on a hillside over in England, a little southwest of the big Silbury Mound.
In Code-1 we learned how to "read" these impressive artifacts by questioning the numbers they show. For example, The Square reveals that it is NOT truly square. In fact, only one of its corners is a 90-degree angle. The other three are not. In this awareness then, we have the first step to our decoding process: one and three.
Erratic or not, there are FOUR corners shown, as well as FOUR walls, for a total of eight more recognizable features. Our next number then is... 8. Our final number takes in the entire display because, erratic corner angles or not, we are looking at 360-degrees of total form - 360°.
Our multiplex then... 1 x 3 x 8 x 360° = 8,640
Code buffs are already aware of the fact that this number encodes the actual latitude of The Square to the North of the Equator on our modern maps: 8,640 : 51° : 24' = 07.0588" North Latitude.
Old news, of course. But that was Code-1, flat maps which dealt with the four cardinal directions. Strictly 2-dimensional in concept.
And that is how we think of the directions. Only four of them. But in reality there are actually two more - UP and DOWN - for a total of six. That's where Code-2 plays. Notice the contour lines on this site map (above). The Square was built - not on flat land but on a hillside. The lower corner is 600 feet above sea level, the opposite corner is at 660 feet, showing us a rise of 60 feet overall.
What do these three numbers convey to our logic-bones?
To most people, nothing - except for the repeated use of zeros and sixes. But to the all-business mathematician, they say something else, something very profound indeed. He or she will be quick to notice common ground between the three in the guise of TANGENTS.
60, 600 and 660 all share a common tangent: 1.732050808 - better known as the square ROOT of three. That's when the mathematician thinks "Wow! Not bad for 'fort' builders."
Then they remember history and its contention that the people of remote antiquity were uneducated and ignorant... "Naw, it's just coincidence."
Well, prepare ye the way for coincidence to the power of "Z" because what The Square is revealing here enjoyed a worldwide application among the ruins of antiquity.
The Hopewell and Adena Indian cultures have been blamed for works of this type in the Ohio Valley but who was it that built The Square, and others like it, in England - and all the way over to Germany? The Adena-Celts?
Copyright © 1996 - 2012, Carl Munck. All Rights Reserved.