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A General Theory of just about Everything

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posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 03:02 AM
A new book that looks like it's going to blow some minds

Here's a brief section of the summary

Introducing the Hermetic Code

The General Theory of just about Everything centres on a familiar numerical symbol: 22/7. This is pi of course, a unique mathematical convention whose discovery is generally attributed to the Greeks and which is most commonly known today for its use in maths as a means of squaring the circle. More importantly, however, pi is a symbolic embodiment of the two most fundamental laws of nature, namely: the ubiquitous law of three forces (active-passive-neutral), and the lesser known but equally all-embracing law of octaves. The law of three forces, as we shall see, is the absolute mainstay of all creative processes; its influence manifests practically everywhere. The second law, the law of octaves, tells us that all phenomena generated by these three primordial forces are essentially musical structures. This is precisely what the formula pi was designed to express, 22 being the number of notes in three consecutive octaves, seven being the number of fundamental notes in the major scale. So we can derive certain key musical numbers from pi, numbers which together describe a unique pattern of symmetry, the numbers: 3, 7, 8, 22, and 64. These numbers express in exact scientific terms everything you need to know to understand the General Theory of just about Everything. Three, the number of the Trinity, is the number of octaves encoded in Pi. Seven is the number of intervals between the notes of the major musical scale. Eight is the number of fundamental notes in the scale. Twenty-two is the number of notes in three consecutive scales, or octaves.

And, according to the law of three forces, the three octaves incorporated in Pi are each sub-divisible into three octaves apiece, giving an inward formula of nine octaves, or 64 'notes'. So eight is the constant, and sixty-four is the square of it.

So much for the maths. You don't need to be an Einstein to venture further, although it is worth noting that the most famous scientific equation of all time - e = mc2 - was formulated to verify this great scientist's Special Theory of Relativity, which states that 'e' - the latent nuclear energy contained in any given element, is equal to 'm' - the mass of the thing, multiplied by 'c2' - the square of the constant speed of light. As we shall see, the square of the constant occurs time and again throughout the whole of nature.

I have called this musical pattern of symmetry The Hermetic Code, after the Greek god of wisdom and patron of alchemy, Hermes Trismegistus, known as the god, Thoth, in Old Kingdom Egypt. As I explained in my first book, The Infinite Harmony, it was in ancient Egypt where the Pi symmetry first came to light, both in its most famous piece of architecture - the Great Pyramid of Khufu - and also in extant administrative documents of the Old Kingdom...

...In Ancient Egypt, where the Hermetic Code first came to light, the people revered a pantheon of eight principal gods. The Old Kingdom priests of Heliopolis depicted their chief deity, the perfected Atum, as having given birth to four 'divine couples'.

In China, sometime in the third millenium BC, the legendary sage, Fu Hsi, introduced a belief system which was later condensed into a book now known as the I-Ching, or the Book of Changes, whose chapters were 'numbered' using a mysterious combination of eight three-lined symbols called trigrams. Confucius himself, who much later added commentaries to the book, taught a system of initiation at his school known as the 'eight steps of learning'. Also in ancient China, entirely reminiscent of the mythology of Egypt, a sign that a country had reached the maximum of plenty and fertility was that one woman should bare four pairs of twins.

In the Book of Genesis, drawn from the traditions of the Hebrews of Judea, we are told that God worked for six days and rested on the seventh. Presumably he started over on the eighth.

Elsewhere, in Nepal, the Buddha was expounding his eightfold path to enlightenment, the Persian Zoroaster introduced his pantheon of eight 'Bounteous Immortals', and Pythagoras of Samos was re-inventing his own version of the oldest science on earth by working out the precise mathematics of the octave. About five hundred years later, in Palestine, Jesus Christ enacted the greatest musical performances of all time: the eight days of the Passion, from Palm Sunday to the Sunday of the Resurrection. Later still, Mohammed appeared and impressed millions in Arabia and beyond with the narrative of his famous night journey from the sacred site of the Dome of the Rock temple in Jerusalem - called in the Koran the 'Furthest Mosque' - up through the 'seven heavens'.

And the number sixty-four: ...

High Priests, Quantum Genes,

With an introduction by Colin Wilson

Published by Black Spring Press:

Available from Black Spring Press, Borders and Waterstone’s in the UK, and Amazon.

[edit on 14-7-2004 by slave]

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 07:33 AM
Actually "Thoth" is a corruption of the Old Kingdom god "Djechuti" the Ibis Headed Scribe of the Egyptian Pantheon later equated with the Greek god Hermes (whereas the Roman rough-equivalent was Mercury) who was worshipped as the "messenger" of the Gods.

("Thoth", which in England is pronounced "toat", derived from the Greek re-naming of Djechuti as "Thothis" probably because the Greeks had trouble with middle eastern gutterals).

The figure of Hermes Trismigestus ("three-times-great Hermes") is more of a philosophical "mystery religion" construct which did not emerge under than nickname until after the emergence of the Greco-Roman period (i.e. it does not occur in the texts of the Old, Middle or New Kingdoms in Egypt).

But tri-partite (three in a set) gods in Egypt were from the earliest period (e.g. Atum, Mut and Khonsu in the Temple Complex of Ipep-Isut (Karnak) and Isis-Osiris-Horus in the New Kingdom inscriptions).

Christians borrowed their own "Trinity" of gods after AD 350 from Alexandrian traditions in Egypt, but it is interesting that many Indo-European pantheons use tri-partite gods (Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu etal.), and even Yahweh the clan god of the "Jews" in the "bible" had priests who used such expressions in "tripartite form"(e.g. Qadosh-Qadosh Qadosh, Yahweh Elohei Tsabaoth, i.e. "Holy Holy Holy Yahweh clan-god of the Armies").

There has always been in the larger more developed cults throughout the world a close kinship between "music and numbers", as well as a relationship between "cultic dimensions and magic numbers" (i.e. temple dimensions etc.) and a relationship between cultic worship of a god and music (i.e. rhythmic ritual singing and chanting) etc.

Pythagoras especially saw numbers as "divine" and spend over 20 years in Egypt learning from temple priests before bringing back his numerologically based philosophy/religion to the Greek world.

If only they would teach "math" in the US with the same kind of reverence, we might turn out better students...or philopsophers for that matter !

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 11:37 AM
I agree about the schooling, seperating numbers from thier alchemical/musical heritage seperates our interest in them.

You should read the whole article, and not just te splices I have placed in.

This guy is really onto something big

Perhaps most crucial of all aspects of the Hermetic Code is that this same pattern of symmetry occurs in the digital format of the amino-acid scale of living cells. Amino acids are synthesised from templates, or 'codons', comprising any three of four chemical 'bases'. There are sixty-four possible combinations of these bases, and these in turn code for the synthesis of one or another of exactly twenty-two 'notes' in this fundamental biochemical scale - twenty amino acids and two additional digital signals coding for starting and stopping the process of synthesis.


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