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Wemyss Caves hold the largest collection of Pictish carvings in north-west Europe. However, they are under constant threat from coastal erosion. The project, a joint effort between St Andrews University, York Archaeological Trust and a local community group, aims to scan the images and save them for future generations. The academics will showcase their findings online to reach a wider audience.
The 35-note Universal Song “Sacred Geometry Scale” tuning fork set contains the most common ratios in sacred or archetypal geometry. Listening to these ratios helps us hear the proportions used for centuries by architects in the design of churches, temples, statues, and pyramids, as well as other sacred art and building applications. These ratios are part of the Ancient Building Code Science that created “living” architecture that resonated with the fractal patterns of our universe, making many sacred buildings architectural musical instruments.
This scale has 32 notes in a one octave range plus 3 notes that exceed the octave, these notes being the square root of 5, phi squared, and vedic pi= (14 minus the square root of 2) divided by 4. The basic constants square root of 2, 3, 5, square root of phi, and square root of pi are all contained so we can hear these important harmonic ratios of the geometric world of shape. Scales can be constructed for musicians, composers, educators, and sound practitioners who wish to explore the music of the spheres called shapes. The key is that shapes convey and induce resonance.
an ancient people of Great Britain, late 14c., from Late Latin Picti (late 3c., probably a nickname given them by Roman soldiers), usually taken as derived from picti "painted," but probably ultimately from the Celtic name of the tribe, perhaps Pehta, Peihta, literally "the fighters" (cf. Gaulish Pictavi, a different people, who gave the name to the French city of Poitiers). They painted and tattooed themselves, which may have suggested a Roman folk-etymology alteration of the name. The Old English name for the people was Peohtas.
Their Old English name gave the modern Scots form Pechts and the Welsh word Fichti. In writings from Ireland, the name Cruthin, Cruthini, Cruthni, Cruithni or Cruithini (Modern Irish: Cruithne) was used to refer both to the Picts and to another group of people who lived alongside the Ulaid in eastern Ulster. It is generally accepted that this is derived from *Qritani, which is the Goidelic/Q-Celtic version of the Britonnic/P-Celtic *Pritani.
early 15c., "a vote to choose someone to decide a question," from Late Latin scrutinium "a search, inquiry"
'For what is Orientation, or Direction ? What is the meaning of North, South, East, or West ? How did we derive these fixed points to start with ? Not from any local or national origin ; for pure Direction is entirely independent of locality ; it is, in fact, derived solely from the movements of the "heavens". It is only by reference to the position of the stars, sun, or moon, that Azimuth, or true Direction, exists : there is no other meaning in the term. So that when [at Callanish] we find two lines of megaliths laid out on absolute "cardinal points", viz., West and South, the setting and nooning points respectively, we realize that it can only have been accomplished by some reference to the heavenly bodies....' [Boyle Somerville 1912, page 36] Alexander Thom, a Scotsman and professor of engineering at Oxford was the man who revived interest in megalithic astronomy in recent times. His work was based on surveys of hundreds of sites in Scotland, England, Wales and Brittany, and subsequent analysis of the results, which led him to believe that an eight, or even sixteen month solar calendar was in use in prehistoric times. He also confirmed the megalith builders' interest in the movements of the moon, and particularly in the extreme positions of the moon's 18.6 year cycle, the major and minor standstills. Thom also believed that his accurate surveys of the stone circles had revealed that a common unit of measurement was in use in prehistoric times, which he named the 'megalthic yard' of 2.72 feet (or 0.83 metres) [Thom 1967, 1971].