Mark Chapter 6

A unit polygon uses the side, or diagonal, or diameter, or perimeter or circumference of a plane figure as a base datum. In the Bible the degree of difficulty for a writer increases in that the word triangle is not used and the word circle appears only once. Sometimes a square is really a circle. The important facts are that the circumference of the globe is very close to 25,000 miles; the diameter at the equator is about 8,000 miles, and the radius about 4,000 miles. 25 divided by Pi = 79.57.

I suggest a unit square with sides of 25 (.25, 250, 25,000, etc), and a perimeter of 100 (1). Adding another square yields 25x50 and a perimeter of 150; 1:3 is 25x75 and has a perimeter of 200; 1:4 is 25x100 with a perimeter of 250, and an area of 2500. (The 4x4 square has a perimeter and area of 16.) Each square added adds 50 to the perimeter.

If we begin with a 1:3 rectangle and add one half unit on all sides we get 2:4, or 50x100, with a perimeter of 300. Adding another half all round produces 3:5 or 75x125 and a perimeter of 400. We find that the court of the Tabernacle was 50x100 (2:4), and that the Tabernacle itself was 10x30 (1:3). The dimensions given for the ark were 2.5x1.5x1.5. Doubling these numbers yield 5x3x3 (3:5); doubling 75x125 yields 150x250.

Please note that the vesica piscis produces 30 degree angles, while the 3:5 rectangle produces 31 degree angles. Also 153:265 has been used to approximate the sqrt of 3 (1.732), and you will see that 150:250 is close - within one degree. This makes it convenient if you want to work in single digit whole number ratios, or you are working in multiples of 25 on principle.

In his book The Canon, William Stirling writes that 'the old way' of determining a circle that had an area equal to a square was to divide the diagonal into ten parts, and take eight of those. Think of it this way: we have a 10x10 square with a perimeter of 40 and an area of 100, and we want to know the diameter of the circle with the same area. As the area of a circle is Pi x r squared, we divide 100 by Pi first; that gives us r squared, which is 31.83. (318 is the number of the name of Helios in Greece.)

Our square is made of 100 1x1 squares with perimeters of four and diagonals of 1.4142 (sqrt 2). The radius of our circle would be four of these; 4x1.4142 = 5.656. Squaring that gives 31.995; it is a little long, but quite useable. The point is that the 'square' of the sides of a square relates to the circle of 8/10 the diagonal of the square. Remembering what John Michell says about all temples beginning with the act of squaring a circle, we look at the sanctuary in Ezekiel which was 500 on every side with a suburb or 50 on every side, yielding a square with 400 on each side in the center. That is the square with the same perimeter and area.

If we double the numbers we get 1000 and 800, or the 8:10 ratio of the squaring the circle story. 10 is the side and 8 is the diameter of the circle (.8 the diagonal of the square). Another useable fact is that the perimeter of a square inside a circle is .9 the circumference of the circle. That is a 1000 C circle inscribes a square with a perimeter of 900, and sides of 225. The Parthenon is built inside a 225x225 foot square.

In Ezekiel we see the city described as having sides of 4500, with a suburb of 250 on every side for a total or 5000. The 250 suburb is our unit square/circle. If we multiply by four we get a square of 18000 inside a square of 20000 and a suburb of 1. The center is an 18x18 (9x9) square with a border of 1 all round for a total of 20/10. The altar in front of the Tabernacle was 5x5, but the altar in front of the Temple was 20x20, as was the Holy of Holies.

As to the feeding of the 5000, the numbers in the story are 5000 people seated by 50's and by 100's, 200 penny's worth of bread, five loaves and two fishes, and 12 baskets of divide remnants. I recommend that the two fishes result from three large circles side by side. The five loaves (bread, breadth) are five overlapping circles half the size of the big ones. Five overlapping circle produce three side by side circles, a 1:3 space like the Tabernacle. The court of the Tabernacle is describes as being 50x100 cubits, that produces an area of 5000. If we use our 25x25 square, the 1:3 space has a perimeter of 200.

The idea about 12 baskets of remnants is pointing to an image on which the zodiac chart is based.

The other story refers to seven loaves and feeding 4000. Our three large circles produce two circles side by side that represent the two hemispheres of the globe. The courtyard represents the area surrounding the equator. If we add two more loaves (circles) we get seven overlapping circles, or four circles side by side that extend the full 100 width of the courtyard/globe. The perimeter of this area is 2500 and the perimeter is 250 (our unit number).

Since the globe is 8,000 miles wide at the equator, double that is 16K. That is, each of the four circle is representing 4000 miles. The seven circles are the seven planetary spheres; the 3x5 rectangle marks 31 degrees from the equator, which is the outer limit of Mercury's orbit. As Mercury is the most erratic, this bounds all the others.

As it is a fact that the main character in the New Testament of the Bible proclaims in an uncoded passage that his teachings are given in parables because there are some who are listening that are unable to understand the subtler message that is being transmitted, it is probably true that most all of the book is allegorical. That is, even the parts that are presented as historical, are probably parables, like the stories about feeding 5000 men with five loaves and two fishes. The problem for us as students is to figure out the intended meanings.

"Whether the legend and history of this degree are historically true or but an allegory containing in itself a deeper truth and more profound meaning, we shall not debate. If it be a legendary myth you must find out for yourself what it means." Albert Pike Morals and Dogma page 204.

If you have ever studied astrology and have read the Bible, you were probably stricken by the similarities in the number systems begining with 3,4,7 and 12. When you look at Masonic symbolism, you come across the twins pillars with a globe on top of each one. One of these is the earth and the other is the celestial sphere. These represent Geometry and Astronomy, where geometry is literally 'earth measure' and closely related to surveying. Astoronomy is surveying the sky. For our purposes here, we are going to presume that the first to layers of meaning to be found in thesee parables would be goemetric and astronomical. Enoch lived 365 years.

If you have ever studied astronomy you may know that the circumference of the earth at the equator is not quite 25,000 miles (24900+), but we will use that as an approximation. Dividing 25,000 by Pi we get 7,950 miles as a diameter of the earth; 8 works as an approxiation, and 4 works for the radius. You may be reminded of the 5x5 altar in front of the Tabernacle (5x5=25), or the 25,000 x 25,000 dimensions of the Oblation in Ezekiel. The city that is 5,000x5,000, or the sanctuary that is 500 on each side.

On page 32 of The Canon William Striling points to the names of the gods as given by Plato in the 'Epinomis'. These are Chronos (1090), Zeus (612), Ares (309), Aphrodite (993), and Hermes (353). The sun was Helios (318) and the moon was Selene (301). If we total these seven we get 3976 (7,950/2 = 3975). The number of the name Hera is 109. Chronos' wife's name is Rhea, and has the same letters as Hera.

The planets are depicted, as they should be, by concentric geometric figures. The correct figure would be ellipses but circles or squares are usually used. Our vision of the planets looks the same as latitude lines seen from the poles of the earth. Below we see the Ptolemaic system. The soul was said to come to earth from Heaven via the stars and seven planetary spheres that included the sun and the moon. The order is given as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the sun, Venus, Mecury, the moon and the earth.

You will see that the sun is in the earth's place. Below we see the planets and the days of the week on a heptagram numbered according to their sphere on the Tree of Life. Again you can see that the earth goes where the sun is.

Consider the nested squares below. The right squares (the one with horizontal lines) descend in the order of 4,2,1,.5,.25,.125; the obligue (rotated) squares descend in the order of 1.4142,.7071,.3535, which is 1, .5 and .25 times the square root of 2. To get the next largest number in the opposite list you multiply by 1.4142. For the next lowest in the opposite list, multiply by .7071.

This works with circles in the place of the squares too. Below three series of numbers are representd. 707 is half the sqrt of 2, and 353 is half of that. We see the 1000 circle but no 500 or 250 circle, but as you can see 318/4 = 79.5. Multiplying by Pi we get 250. The square labeled 318 below has a perimeter of 318 and sides of 79.5. The circle that fits inside that has a cirfumference or 250.

While it is not labeled, the square inside the 1000 circle has sides of 225 for a perimeter of 900, illustrating that the perimeter of a square in a circle is .9 times the circumference of that circle. To get the size of the circle from the perimeter of the square you multiply by 1.11. From this we can see that the missing 500 circle would contain a square with a perimeter of 450 and sides of 112.5.

450 x .7071 = 318.2. The 450 square is the right square containing the 318 oblique square. The 318 square contains the 250 circle with the 79.5 diameter, which is the earth. Above we can see that both Theta and Helios have names that number 318. The letter Theta looks like the sign for the sun. We note that the 1000 circle fits inside a square with four sides of 318. Dividing the numbers above by four we get the earth circle of 250 and a 79.5 diameter.

One approxiamtion for the square root of three that is used is 153:265 (.1733). As the short axis of a rhombus is half the circle, we know that the circle being used here has a diameter of 306 (instead of 318). In the illustration above we see circle labeled 612 and 1224, which are twice and four times this number. 612 is he number of the name of Zeus. Half of 153 is 76.5 and the number of the name of Athena is 77. Zeus is 4x153 and Apollo is 4x262 (1060). Hermes is one qaurter of the squarer root of 2.

Considering the earth's distance to be one (astronomical unit), we can see that the paths of Venus and Mercury correspond to the .707 and .353 circles. Then, in the center, where the sun should be we see the 250 circle of the earth with the 79.5 diameter. The earth is conceptually in the sun's pace here like at the top of the page.

Above we see in red the 707 and 353 circles. In black we have 1., .5 and .25. As was shown above, the square inside a circle has a perimeter .9 of the circumference of the circle. The 500 circle contains the 450 square with sides of 112.5. We are reminded of references in Ezekiel to 5000 and 4500. At the end the city is measured as 4500 on every side for a perimeter of 18,000. We divide these numbers by four for our purposes here. We make a square with 450 on every side, a square with a perimeter of 450 and sides of 112.5.

The 450 square fits inside the 500 circle, and the 353 circle fits inside the 450 square. The 318 square fits inside the 353 circle. That square has sides of 79.5 the diameter of the circle at the center, and of the earth. This means that the 318 square measures just about 8x8 like the sqaure of Mercury. This square fits inside the 353 circle of Hermes (Mercury).

  • In the field of visual design, the term polygonal projection refers to a method for producing regulating lines for a design that depends on projecting the sides or internal angles of a polygon. Polygons are triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, octagons, etc. You can quickly see that 4 and 8 are related just as 3,6 and 9 are, with one being based on the square and 45 degree angles, and the other based on the triangle and 30 or 60 degree angles. 5 and 10 are related based on the 36-54-90 triangle. 7 stands alone and uses 51.4 and 25.7 degrees.

    With the square we have a horizontal axis, a vertical axis, and 45 degree diagonals. Sides of a unit square are 1, and the diagonal is 1.4142, the sqrt of 2. These are the elements of the ad quadratum form. Dividing the square into two 1:2 rectangles produces diagonals of 26.5 degrees. That is within one degree of half the heptagon angle 0f 51.4 (25.7). Which means that if you use two of these rectangles side by side, you produce a close approximation to that angle. Just remember to mark 'inside the line' a little (.8 on each side).

    With the triangle we have 30, 60 and 90 degree angles. In the rhombus, the short axis is 1 and the long axis is the sqrt of 3; the long side is 2. The square root of 3 is 1.732, but people have used more that one whole number approximations of that. Willaim Striling uses 15:26 (1.733), as 26 is the number of the Name of God. Others use 153:265 siting the passage in John 21 about the 153 fishes. The diagonal of a 3x5 rectangle is 31 degrees, one away from 30. Here again, the 3x5 rectangle can help us find the point that we are oooking for on a circle as well as a rhombus can.

    Speaking of 3x5 rectangles, we note that Noah's Ark was 300x50x30, the end being a 3x5 rectangle, and the altar in front of the Tabernacle was 5x5x3 tall, the side of which shows the 3x5 rectangle. The Ark of the Covenant was described as being 2.5x1.5x1.5, which doubles to 5x3x3. If we look at the ark dimensions we find 150:250 (1.666). 3x5 represents a single digit approxiamation of the sqrt of 3.

    Halving the pentagram angle of 72 degrees yields 36 degrees. The tangent of 36d is .726. The tangent of the 3:4:5 triangle is .750., which is about 36.8 degrees. We are once again within a degree of the number that we want.

    A parable is a story that has several meanings and is intended for several audiences. An occult blind is something different. That is where the information has been re-arranged somehow, so that the reader has to work at it to really get the picture. In exterme cases, an occult blind can be pure disinformation and lies.

  • Looking at the Tabernacle and the Temple, we see that (from the top) they were 1:3; three squares which we divided one and two. We are presented with a square and cube in the Holiest Place, and a 1:2 rectangle in the Holy Place. From the side they are two squares, and the ends are 2:3. The court for the Tabernacle was 50x100 (1:2). If we begin with a 1x3 rectangle and add one half measure on all sides we get 2x4 (1:2 like the court). Adding another half measure gives us 3x5, like the arks. 4x6 is 2:3 like the end of the Tabernacle and Temple. 5x7 is 35 degrees. 6x8 is the 3:4:5 triangle. This series is approaching a limit of 45 degrees, the square generated from the length of the 1:2 rectangle.

    Before looking at the story of the feeding of the 5000, I would like to review the one about the Hebrew camp in the desert, and what I consider to be the occult blind contained therin. You may remember that as the Hebrews traveled, after leaving Egypt, they pitched their camp in a particular manner described in Exodus. The Tabenacle containing the Ark was to occupy the center and was surrounded by a court yard and the area for the Levites. Around them were the twelve tribes arranged in four groups, three in the east, three in the south, three in the west and the north.

    We read that the Ark was 2.5x1.5x1.5, that the Tabernacle was 10x30x15, and that the curtain around court yard was 50x100x5. When the Temple was built it was 20x60x30, twice the dimensions of the Tabernacle. We presume that the court yard doubles too yielding 100x200x10, two 100x100 squares 10 tall conceptually. Doubling the dimensions of the Ark yields 5x3x3.

    The Holy of Holies was a cube, 10x10 in the Tabernacle and 20x20 in the Temple. [The New Jerusalem in Rev 21 was a cube.] From the side both these presented two squares (15x15 and 30x30), while from the top they present three squares (10x10 and 20x20). The top of the Temple showed 20x60 (2:6), while the side showed 30x60 (3:6), and the end showed 20x30 (4:6).

    If we begin with a 1x3 rectangle (produced by overlapping five circles) and add 1/2 a circle all round (making seven horizontal circles), we produce a series of nested rectangles: 1x3, 2x4, 3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 6x8, 7x9, 8x10, etc; x:x+2. You can see that 2x4 is 1:2, and that 4x6 is 2:3, 8x10 is 4:5, and 6x8 is the 3:4:5 triangle. The Tabernacle was 1:3, the courtyard was 2:4 (50x100), and the Ark was 3:5 (1.5x2.5). Instead of being put on the outside, the 3x5 rectangle is placed conceptually at the center. We see the same 3x5 rectangle in the dimensions of Noah's Ark (300x50x30) and the altar in front of the Tabernacle (5x5x3).

    Two Focii Like and Ellipse

    The 3:5 Ark is placed in the 1:1 Holiest Place. The 50x100 (or 100x200) court yard implies a square that is either 100 or 200 wide. The 1:2 section is half the area centered in that square, with one quarter the area above and below it. The horizontal lines quarter the center line of the square. If we inscribe a circle in that square we see that these lines are 30 degrees from the equator. That is, the lines of the 1:2 rectangle in a square mark the corners of a hexagram in a circle. The parallel lines of the hexagram quarter the diameter of the circle.

    If we inscribe a rectangle in the unit circle (below) that matches the 30 degree points, we see the sides are .5:.866 (half the square root of 3) or 1:1.732. The most famous representation of the square root of three has been the whole number ratio of 153:265. William Stirling uses 15:26 in The Canon, which would be 150:260 (1.7333). [Note that in the 153:256 example the diameter of the circle is 306, and that the number of the name of Zeus was 612; four times 153. The number of the name of Apollo was 1060, or four times 265.]

    Looking at the 3x5 rectangle we find that ratio to be 1.666. The 3x5 rectangle is taller, and touches at 31 degrees. The sine of 31 is .515 instead of .5 at 30 degrees. It is a little narrower with a cosine of .857 instead of .866. All in all the 3x5 rectangle and the hexagram are a pretty close match on the circle. Now recall that the Ark was desrcibed as being 1.5x2.5 (150:250) which produces the 1.666 ratio.

    I submit that 1) the use of the 3x5 rectangle was a single digit, whole number ratio for the square root of three, and 2) the Ark represented the triangulum form and the Holy of Holies represented the quadratum form, like Enoch's triangle inscribed on the cube. We deal with both the square root of 2 and the square root of three in this one form.

    The 3x5 rectangle also correctly points to the 31 degree limit of Mercury's orbit. 31 degrees latitude line is 6/7's the equator. Again, this is just beyond 30 degrees. We see the qaudratum represented by squares (1:1) and double squares (1:2) and the triangulum by 1x3 and 3x5 rectangles and equilateral triangles. However, if you look, you will see that the word 'triangle' is not in the Bible. The 3x5 rectangle has been substituted for that, for the vesica actually.

    The 3x5 rectangle is a little shorter than the one containing the vesica, it is .857 instead of .866, but it is a little wider, being .515 instead of .5. If we make the 1:3 ratio of the Tabernacle and Temple to be degrees, we see that it can represent a belt 30 degrees wide at the equator, 180 degrees long (60:180).

    Multiplying and Dividing

    The sqrt of 3 is represented as 153:265. The number of the name of Zeus if 4x153, or 612, and the number of the name of Apollo is 4x265 or 1060/1. 153/2 is 76.5; Athena is 77. Hermes is sqrt of 2/4, or 353.5. Three times Hermes = Apollo. Mercury orbits the sun four times each year. (4x88 = 352). Twelve lunar months of 29.5 days each is 354 days. The circle with a radius of 353 and a diameter of 612 has a circumference of 961.

    A circle with a circumference of 1000 has a diameter of 318.3. Helios = 318. Recalling the multiplying and dividing above, you will see that if we divide these by 4 we get 2500 and 79.5. 2500 is approxiamtely the circumference of the earth, and 7,950 approximates the diameter.

    If we multpily 318 by .707 we get 225, the square that was used for the Parthenon. If we Multiply by 1.4142 we get 450. The city in Exekiel 48 has sides of 4,500 on each side. Dividing these all by four, we get a circle of Hermes (1.414/3=353.8), the 25000 circumference of the earth (1000/4), the diameter (318/4=79.5), and the 112.5 sides of the square surrounding the Hermes circle (450/4=112.5).

    Three north, east, south and west

    If you do a search of the New Testament of the King James Version of the Bible for fishes and loaves you will find all the citations but one refer to three stories. The stories are the 'five loaves and two fishes', the 'seven loaves' and the 153 fish. You need to read all three stories before you get the whole picture.

    Please consider Mark Chapter 6 (KJV), and the story of feeding 5000.

    [32] And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
    [35] And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
    [36] Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
    [37] He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
    [38] He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
    [39] And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
    [40] And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
    [41] And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
    [42] And they did all eat, and were filled.
    [43] And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
    [44] And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

    For some reason David Fideler translates a desert place into a lonely place. He makes 5000 the area of a square with sides of 70.72. The diagonal of this square is 100, and half that is 50. This is his view of 5000 by fifties and by hundreds. .7072 is half the square root of 2 by the way. He recommends that this story is about the square root of 2.

    Looking at the text you can see the numbers that are used are 50, 100 and 200, or .5, 1 and 2. It appears that the unit square is being described, in which case diagonal sides are related to the sqrt of 2.


    He makes the fishes vesicas that result from circles with diameters of 70.72.

    In the end, he discards the square and arbitrarily adds a hexagon, five circles, and the twelve pointed construction in the top circle. Note the void in the center of this design. Fideler, Michell and Schneider were all one more arc away from Metatron's Cube, but none of them ever complete the image.

    I offer a different interpretation. We recall that Noah's Ark was a ship, and that the Tabernacle was built to house the Ark of the Covenant in the desert camp. In the text we see them going by ship to a desert place. The dimensions for the court of the Tabernacle were 50x100 cubits, that is two 50x50 squares and totals to 5000 square cubits. [The altar in front of the Tabernacle was 5x5 cubits]. The two squares are symbolically the two hemispheres of the globe. I use his two fishes below.

    In terms of a unit square, we know that the court yard is described as being 50x100 by five feet tall. 50x100 is half the area of a 100x100 square (the unit square). If we double 50x100x5 we get 100x200x10, two unit squares ten tall.

    We read that there were about 5000 people divided by fifties and by hundreds. A 50x100 rectangle has an area of 5000 units. The perimeter is 300 cubits, the length of Noah's Ark, which was also 50 cubits wide. The ark had three times the area of the court yard of the Tabernacle, being three times as long. It was 300x50. (Tab:NA = 1:3) The perimeter of Noah's Ark was 700 cubits.

    I submit that the five loaves are the overlapping circles that make up the 1x3 rectangle in the center. Their diameters are 25 cubits each. [The oblation in Ezekiel was 25,000 x 25,000 units.] The dimensions of that inner rectangle are 25x75 and the perimeter is 200 cubits. Remember what was said about two hundred pennyworth of bread. Below we see the now familiar square astrology chart that characterized the camp in the desert and the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21. Three gates to the north, three to the east, three to the south, and three to the west. This is generated by dividing the loaves and fishes by diagonals of the squares.

    Two Focii Like an Ellipse

    Above the central circle represents the earth surrounded by the zodiac signs. While the earth has a circumference of 24,901 miles at the equator, that circle has a diameter of 25. To get the right diameter we divide 25 by Pi (3.1416) which gives us 7.9577. The diameter of the earth at the equator is 7926.28 miles. Dividing by two gives us 3.9788 as a radius.

    In Mark Chapter 8 we read of seven loaves and about 4000 people. We can see that 4000 is an approximation of the radius at the equator. Adding two more circles below yields a rectangle that is 25x100 cubits. The area of that is 2500 square units, and the perimeter is 250; a 1:10 ratio. [The rectangle that encloses the 153:265 vesica has an area of 40,545; roughly 10 times 4,000.] Seven circles are two diameters, or 16,000 miles wide; that is 4,000 each for four circles.

    [18] Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
    [19] When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
    [20] And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

    The rectangle enclosing the seven circles has the same area as the central square. The seven circles represent the planetary spheres and the parallel lines are marking Mercury's range, that limits all the planets. That is just above 30 degrees of latitude. Counting in terms of degrees we see that the rectangle marks a 60 degree wide belt for 360 degrees around the globe. That is the 1:6 ratio that we see in Noah's Ark, in which Noah carried his seven passengers, and the clean beasts seven by seven. The 1:3 ratio of the Temple is 60 degrees tall by 180 wide.

    Notice that even though the story of the five loaves and the one of the seven loaves are connected in the text, Fideler doesn't include that in his analysis.

    Beginning with a unit square that is 25x25, we generate a 1:3 rectangle that is 25x75 using five circles; the perimeter is 200. Overlapping circle one half radius gives us seven horizontal circles and a rectangle that is 2:4 that measures 50x100 with an area of 5000 and a perimeter of 300. Continuing produces a 3:5 rectangle that is 75x125, with a perimeter of 400. If we double those numbers we get 800 and 150x250. The dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant are 2.5x1.5. (4:6 is 2x3 like the end of the Temple.)

    We know that where the circles of a vesica cross marks 60 degrees, and that 59 degrees marks 6/7's of a circle. That is the long axis of a vesica is about 6/7's of the diameter of the circles. In the seven loaves image, the rectangle marks 30 degrees north and south latitude, and the sine of 30 degrees is .5. The crossing vesica marks 6/7's of this distance. 6/7x.5 = .4285. The sine of 25 degrees is .423.

    We note that the Ark of the Covenant was made of wood, so we know that it had a 'thickness'. In our ark here, we see that we are one degree short of where we want to be both inside and out, then we recall that it was covered with gold inside and out. We are reminded of the notion of the colel, that allows you to be within one unit, and still work. We end up with an image of two hemispheres with 30 degrees denoting the boundary of the planets, encompassing the seven planetary spheres.

    On the inside we see the range of the sun being depicted. Notice that the red rectangle is 6/7's as wide as the black one is. The Masonic Lodge floor depicted below derives from the figure above.

    Below we see a detail from the Portal of the Virgin, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Note the seven circles in a bordered rectangle and the twelve disciples. As Mary is dead in this image, the rectangle reminds us of a coffin, and the angels remind us of the cherubim on top of the Ark of the Covenant, and on Egyptian coffins. The shape of the rectangle imitates the dimension of her body.

    Consider the rectangle at the bottom center of the image above. As you can see it has three rows of circles with five in each row; a 3x5 pattern. You will recall that if we begin with a 1x3 rectangle and add 1/2 unit all the way round, we produce a rectangle that is 2x4, then one that is 3x5, 4x6, 5x7 and 6x8, and so on. 2x4 is 1:2, 4x6 is 2:3 and 6x8 is the 3:4:5 triangle.

    In the Hebrew camp in the desert the Tabernacle was 10x30 (1:3), the court yard surrounding the Tabernacle was 50x100 (2:4 or 1:2) and the Ark was 2.5x1.5x1.5 or 5x3x3 (3:5).

    The vesica piscis produces two equilateral traingles sharing the same base side. The figure above is half an equilateral triangle. The vesica is four of these. If we make the short axis 1, the long axis of the vesica will be the square root of three (1.732). A famous whole number approximation of that has been 153:265.

    You will recall that the five loaves determined the 1x3 rectangle above with a perimeter of 200 cubits. Conceptually, the loaves represent the long axis of a vesica, which is 265 below. John 21 says that they were 200 cubits from land when they drew up 153 fishes in the nets. Below we see Fideler's interpretation of the story in John 21. Notice how the center circle screams Metatron's Cube at you, and how the rhombus at the bottom is the square of Jupiter with the aspect ratio changed (it has been mashed).

    If we make that a rectangle, we see that 153/265 is .577, the tangent of 30 degrees formed by the diagonal of that rectangle. Remembering the colel, we point out that the tangent of 31 degrees is .6 (very close to .577). If we were to use 150/250 we get a tangent of .6, or 31 degrees, the diagonal of the 3x5 rectangle. The dimensions for the Ark of the Covenant are 2.5x1.5x1.5 cubits. The Ark presents us with squares (1.5x1.5) and rectangles (2.5x1.5). As the rectangle is within one degree of being 30 degrees, we can presume that what is being represented in the 3x5 configuration is the square root of three, as well as Mercury's range.

    We have then, the ad quadratum and the ad triangulum. The altar in front of the Tabernacle had a 5x5 square surface. The New Jerusalem in Rev 21 is square and cubic. The Oblation and sanctuary in Ezekiel are square. Noah's Ark was 300x50x30; the end was a 3:5 rectangle. The Ark of the Covenant was 2.5x1.5x1.5. The altar was 5x5x3; the side view featured a 3:5 rectangle.

    The Tabernacle and Temple were 10x30x15 and 20x60x30. From the top we see three squares (1:3) and from the side we see two squares (1:2). As the theme is 3x5 rectangles, we will presume that the squares on the ends of the Ark were the square of Saturn, which is a 3x3 grid containing the first nine numbers. Those nine numbers total to 45. In the magic square of Saturn, each row, column and diagonal total to 15 (45/3). In the ark we see 3x3 = 9 (square), 3x5 = 15 (rectangle) and 3x3x5 = 45 (volume).

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