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The Line of Beauty

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The Analysis of Beauty William Hogarth

In The Analysis of Beauty, William Hogarth placed as the focal-point what he termed ‘the line of beauty’. Otherwise known as a ‘serpentine’.

These S-shaped curved lines were said to be agreeable with even the ‘eye of the beholder’ as they naturally  stimulated our faculties with ‘activity and liveliness’ especially when compared to straight lines which signified stasis or death.

Chiswick contemporary and fellow-arcadian Capability Brown, whose tercentenary is celebrated in 2016, in true Augustan spirit made use of these ‘lines of beauty’ in his world-renown landscapes including serpentine paths, earthworks and lakes.

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Clearly Hogarth had rediscovered a secret of design that was intuitively used since ancient times in the creation of musical instruments such as the harp and lyre

Harp

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But is also found in the most beautiful forms in nature

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Including the human form

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as well as furniture design from the Louis XV period.

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25 years prior to publication of Hogarth’s masterpiece on aesthetics and just up the road from Hogarth’s House, fellow arcadian William Kent introduced vitruvian proportions into architecture at Chiswick Park with the aptly named Chiswick House.

The golden ratio is about self-similar patterns arranged in such a way so as to provide balance of mass in space. this is what allows trees and flowers to remain upright and not completely compelled by gravity to topple by their own weight and the heavy fruits they bear. It is also what allows a more even distribution of light for leaves of all branches thus balancing overall growth.

The golden ratio spirals, the line of beauty is a waveform.

The golden ratio self-replicates in its infinite variety, the line of beauty is a singular flow that has a clear beginning and end that shouldn’t be repeated as it should remain unique. The golden ratio is found everywhere in nature and is a thing of outstanding beauty, the line of beauty is also found in nature and is more rare and seems to only be found in the most elegant things such as the curve of a well-formed ladies hips, the arch in a swan’s neck and the bend in a river.

The line of beauty appears to be related to graceful movement through space something paintings and photographs can’t do justice to. Perhaps this is what fellow arcadian Lord Byron was alluding to in his poem ‘She walks in beauty’..

As fellow arcadian Sir Francis Bacon pointed out in his essay Of Beauty 

In beauty, that of favor, is more than that of color; and that of decent and gracious motion, more than that of favor. That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express; no, nor the first sight of the life. There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

The reality of the golden ratio and the line of beauty raises important questions on the nature of the universe.

We will be exploring this strange connection in subsequent posts leading up to the release of ‘Arcadia’ (working title) next year – a call to action to revive the arcadian spirit and lifestyle along this stretch of the thames back to its halcyon days.

You can follow updates to ‘Arcadia’ on twitter.

 

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BBC News and Weather: The scrying pool and the crystal ball

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Media institutions such as the state broadcaster, the BBC, pride themselves on certain principles such as rationality and material science, or at least this is the pretence they want to emit.  Strange then, that they appear to be suggesting the news-readers virtually empty desk is some kind of ‘scrying pool’ thus in the subconscious of the viewers giving them perhaps an undeserved reverence deeply engrained into the group memory?

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Weather forecasting has long been a blend of material science and ‘witchcraft’ and to illustrate this point the BBC Weather logo is a crystal ball.

The scrying pool and the shew-stone  are set against the backdrop of 3D weather maps and a hive of hi-tech wizardry in the seemingly hyper-rational, paranormal-sceptical and sterile atmosphere of the newsroom. With the prominent display in the foreground of  these ancient and magical information gathering tools that granted access to a medieval ether-net what are they trying to tell us? Are they clues to the origins of the  modern media?

There are some who say the word ‘media’ originates from the Medes who dwelt in the land of Media in present day Iran. An Aryan people that included the Magi tribe, they were renowned for miles around for their knowledge of astrology and ‘sorcery’ and were consulted as divining oracles and soothsayers.

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BBC Newsroom, London

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BBC Newsroom, London

2 sets of twin pillars resonate with 1111 and the twin spiral staircases with phi, the double helix and twin magnetic currents.

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The Hoop: one ring to bind them?

Merovee has coined a phrase to describe the BBC Newsroom that recently underwent a lavish £2bn revamp at Brainwashing House that was opened by the Queen. He terms it the ‘Holodeck’ in reference to Star-Trek.

BBC London

A hexagonal bank of desks is the main feature of the floorspace with more banks fanning out of it is possibly a reference to Saturn. The Hoop, or ring, hovers above the hexagonal arrangement.

BBC Newsroom

A giant ‘halo’ is mounted above the ‘scrying pool’ too.

With paedo-magickians such as Jimmy Savile fronting public information campaigns and hosting prime-time television shows for the Beeb and ‘M’ presenting gardening programming whilst controlling MI6 who is to say what else occurs in Brainwashing House? For all we know a green-skinned oracle isn’t hidden away somewhere cackling into a genuine scrying pool to glean the day’s news and forecast the weather too while she is at it doubling up the scrying pool as a cauldron and relaying her findings into the news-feeds before they are processed by the equivalent of the Political Warfare Executive and regurgitated by the news-readers?

At this stage it is hard to put anything past the BBC. Which in some ways seems a shame but maybe that’s the programming?

BBC-Newsroom

 

UPDATE: Check out our new film ‘Was Jimmy Savile a Wizard?’

The dance of the Kingfish

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Kingfish circling in the Mtentu river

Kingfish circling in the Mtentu river

In the 4th installment of David Attenborough’s masterful ‘Africa’ series he documented the transformation of the Kingfish from aggressive warrior-hunters to pilgrims as they gracefully enter the fresh-waters of the Mtentu river led by their patriarch – the ‘King of Kingfish’. For all we know they have been doing it for millions of years.

It’s as though the river is an aquatic cursus, a ceremonial pilgrimage route.

Attenborough narrates:

‘In response to an unknown cue they stop and begin to circle’.
‘in truth the purpose of this strange behaviour is still unknown.’
‘they don’t breed or spawn, neither do they hunt. So what are they doing?’

In answer to Sir David’s question – why then, do the kingfish pilgrimage up the Mtentu river and form a whirlpool vortex?    For the simple reason of expressing the joy of life by resonating with the whirlpool vortex whose dimensions are based on phi.  Maybe there is an energy vortex too at this point in the river. Our intrepid explorers are currently scoping this part of the river using sophisticated geographical software and ancient maps of the energy grid from antiquity to ascertain the activity in the area and will report back in due course with their findings.

Later on in the programme he mentions that neither do they know why a springbok jumps in the air. It came to our attention recently that scientists don’t know how cats purr. We know surprisingly a lot yet surprisingly little about nature.

Why do the kingfish form a whirlpool? why does the springbok jump? why does the dolphin ride the waves? why does the song-bird sing in the morning? You may as well ask why do the national ballet perform? why do singers sing? why do artists paint? why do surfers ride waves?

The material reductionist Dawkinsian viewpoint will probably never know what the poet has always known.

You can catch the full programme on IPlayer for the time being at least if you are in the UK or using a UK proxy here. (@ approx. 20.30)

Giant trevally

Giant trevally

The giant trevally (Kingfish) has been used by humans since prehistoric times, with the oldest known records of the capture of this species by Hawaiians, whose culture held the fish in high regard. The ulua, as the fish is known to Hawaiians, was likened to a fine man and strongwarrior, which was the cause of a ban on women eating the species in antiquity.[49] The species was often used in Hawaiian religious rites, and took place of a human sacrifice when none was available. Culturally, the fish was seen as a god, and treated as gamefish which commoners could not hunt. There are many mentions of ulua in Hawaiian proverbs, all generally relating to the strength and warrior-like qualities of the fish – Source

The Square Kilometre Array

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Square Kilometre Array

Square Kilometre Array layout

The Square Kilometre Array will be the world’s largest telescope with thousands of dishes in Australia and South Africa connected by fibre optic cables that will require capacity greater than the total internet traffic of the world.

The antennas will be arranged in five spiral arms extending to distances of at least 3 000 km from the centre of the array.

The spiral layout has been chosen as this gives many different distances (baselines) and angles between antennas resulting in very high resolution imaging capability. The perfect layout would be a random arrangement that maximises the number of different baselines and angles between antennas. However the practicalities of construction, as well as linking the antennas together with cables, mean that the spiral configuration is the best trade off between image resolution and cost.

It will be able to survey the sky 10000 times faster than before.

The project is due to commence in 2016 for completion in 2024

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SKA radio telescopes

http://www.skatelescope.org/the-location/layout/

King Henry’s Mound decoded

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St Paul’s from Henry’s Mound

Like a shimmering sea-shell floating in the clouds this is the magical view of St Paul’s Cathedral from 10 miles away at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park taken through a telescope.

As a protected view, it is forbidden by law to erect any buildings on the line of sight although when Ken Livingstone was mayor he tried to overturn this tradition.

The key to understanding the alignment appears to be phi, the golden ratio.  You ascend the mound in a spiral motion.

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Henry’s Mound, Richmond Park

The ornate viewing frame is decorated with spiraling twirls

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spirals on viewing frame

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Henry’s Mound – The Way

the gates of Arcadia are decorated with branches and leaves suggesting to observe the fractal nature of nature.

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The Way, Richmond-Park

Below the telescope is a stone circle with a poem inscribed in a spiral

The Seasons James Thomson

The Seasons James Thomson

Transcription:

Heavens! what a goodly Prospect spreads around. Of Hills and Dales, and Woods, and Lawns, and Spires, And glittering Towns, and gilded Streams, till all the stretching Landskip into smoke decays! The Seasons James Thomson 1727

The poet marvels at the harmony of nature with human dwellings and architecture. The word ‘spire’ comes from spiral.

The focal point of the mound, St Paul’s Cathedral,  was built in the divine proportion by Sir Christopher Wren.

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“Interestingly, the view in the opposite direction from St Paul’s to King Henry’s Mound aligns with the setting of the full moon closest to the summer solstice (major southern moon set). Another bronze age mound previously existed on the other side of sidmouth wood along this same alignment. This particular alignment is very common in other bronze age structures (e.g. the recumbant stone circles of n-e scotland. Also the alignment of Avebury with Glastonbury Tor, thought by many to be part of an ancient ley line, runs along a very similar angle. It seems improbable that the mound(s) were constructed to make this alignment with the site of St Paul’s/ludgate hill (thought to be the site of a pre-roman temple) but the possibility remains intriguing. The line also runs directly through 10 Downing Street…”

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/2395/richmond_park.html

“In 1925 Alfred Watkins published “The Old Straight Track: Its Mounds, Beacons, Moats, Sites and Mark Stones”. It described the presence in Britain of ley lines, a mysterious grid of ancient energy paths aligning sites of religious or cultural significance like Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral or the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. These leys were often marked by ancient trackways, tumuli, hills or standing stones. One such ley line runs from Charing Cross, through Richmond and Bushey Park to Horstell near Woking. Another runs from St. Paul’s Cathedral and across King Henry 8th Mound, a former round barrow, near Pembroke Lodge.”

http://www.stmgrts.org.uk/archives/2011/09/the_kingston_zodiac.html

Nature by Numbers

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Visually stunning illustration of how phi underpins nature.

http://www.etereaestudios.com/docs_html/nbyn_htm/intro.htm

The Monument’s Spiral Staircase

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Time-lapsed panoramic video from the viewing platform:  http://www.themonument.info/panorama/

The refurbishment: link

Third-Eye Symbolism of the Pinecone

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Pinecone

The gradual unfolding of the pinecone is symbolic of the gradual expansion of consciousness

http://ournewearth.tv/news_details.php?id=88

Biologic architecture

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Biologic Architecture

The premise behind biologic architecture is that all life responds well to design that is in accordance with nature and avoids harmful materials and sharp corners which bleed capacitive charge. The ultimate goal of biologic architecture is to create fractal charge fields that are implosive in nature and encourage life, positive DNA resonance and charge implosion. An ideal example of this concept is found in a rose’s petals, which unfold along the golden mean ratio and are fractal, meaning that they are capable of infinite non-destructive interference and attract charge inward towards the center causing implosion (the electrical principle of life itself).

http://www.goldenmean.info/architecture/

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