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The vortex and cube redux

by 5ocietyx

camera-shutter

Observing the shutter on a camera recently, we noticed similarities to the vortex inside a cube theme discussed previously. Only this time the principle was inverted.

It’s as though the negative space of the spiral motion of the shutter creates the cube-hexagon from the edge of infinity, what the Japanese call ‘ma’. Considering that many of the consumer electronics products we’ve been discussing have followed this black cube principle then Japan may hold the key to understanding this mystery or at least help explain what is a global archetype.

The happening on Saturn and the trend in hi-tech branding for the spiral-within-a-black-cube motif is an inverse of the camera shutter which forms the hexagon within the spiral rather than the other way round. Does this go some way to explaining the mysterious relationship between the vortex and the cube? That they are dependent on each other in a dualist universe inseparable by sacred geometry?

Nikon D90 DSLR

Nikon D90 DSLR

The SLR camera is essentially a black box with a circle on it. Within the lens the shutter inverts the principle.

When the shutter is fully open the hexagon disappears.

As with all black box or kaaba objects, the camera is able to take a copy of reality and store it within itself. The monolith in Space Odyssey is ‘full of stars’. The XBox 360, Nintendo GameCube, Playstation and Sega Saturn all contain a seemingly endless labyrinth of virtual realms. The Titan Supercomputer boasts 710 TB of memory.

Mini QAR by Avionica

Black box recorder: Mini QAR by Avionica

The black box flight recorder on airplanes contains all the data of the flight (even though it is housed within an orange box the actual unit is black). Super-computers such as Titan are black boxes composed of black boxes within black boxes.

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The magician Matisse and his magic wand

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Master @ Work: Matisse and his magic realism wand

Master @ Work: Matisse and his magic wand

The great French artist, Henri Matisse is seen here brandishing a bamboo pole with a stick of charcoal on the end like a magician’s wand conjuring a master-piece seemingly from thin air.

The word ‘wand’ derives from Proto-Germanic *wend- “to turn,”  the notion is of a bending, flexible stick. similar to ‘wind’ – turning and twisting air in motion, also related to ‘wander’ and to breathe or to ‘spirant’ in latin.  (So the act of breathing is directly related to the spiral and the wind is directly describing the spiralling vortexes of weather patterns and things like hurricanes and tornadoes.)

The stage magician’s wand is now solid – it doesn’t bend (unless they use a trick one), the meaning of the word ‘wand’ diminishing over time.

According to a BBC documentary, Matisse was a life-long atheist until he found God in the twilight of his life. This coincided with his design of a chapel using sunlight itself as the paint that he applied to the canvas of stain-glass windows.

(from 31.30)

The dance of the Kingfish

by 5ocietyx

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

Whirlpool vortex appears in hexagon on Saturn

by 5ocietyx

Vortex-in-Hexagon-on-Saturn

Whirlpool vortex appears in Hexagon on Saturn’s north pole.

The whirlpool vortex is 1200 miles across and has appeared in the middle of the North Pole Hexagon

North Pole Hexagon on Saturn

North Pole Hexagon on Saturn: taken on November 27, 2012 and received on Earth November 27, 2012

According to NASA  ‘Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft imaged the (hexagon) feature over two decades ago.’

The hexagon is a symbol of Saturn. A cube viewed from a corner angle from above or below forms a hexagon. The black cube is also a symbol of Saturn.

Black cube

Black cube

Related post: The Titan Supercomputer

Barbury Castle crop circle decoded

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Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

A crop circle appeared on the 1st of June 2008 in a barley field near Barbury Castle in Wiltshire, England, measuring 150 feet in diameter and correctly representing the first 10 digits of the irrational constant pi.

The grooves in the circle spiral outwards with steps at various points along the way. These steps occur at particular angles — the circle is divided into 10 equal segments of 36 degrees each. Starting at the centre, you can see that the first section is 3 segments wide. Then there is a step and underneath this step is a small circle. This is the decimal point. The next section is 1 segment wide and then there is another step. The following section is 4 segments wide, and so on until the final number encoded is 3.141592654.

“The fact that the Pi decimal point is included and there is rounding up to 10 decimal places is to me a little mind boggling!” – Michael Reed,  astrophysicist

The location of the Pi crop circle was 51.488258 degrees north, 1.771964 west

“You can do it on a computer, but you try putting that in a field in the middle of the night and achieving that degree of mathematical accuracy.” Lucy Pringle, crop circle expert

Pringle’s theory is that crop circles are created by a spiralling electromagnetic force that hits the ground for a nanosecond.

Source

Barbary Castle crop circle, Pi diagram

Barbary Castle crop circle, Pi diagram

Barbary castle crop circle

Croppies investigating Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle outer edge, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, photo by 5ocietyx

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle, aerial view

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary castle crop circle

Barbary Castle crop circle Pi diagram

Barbary Castle crop circle Pi diagram

Breathing

by 5ocietyx

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Inspired by the building’s Audio and Music Division and shaped like a listening glass (or loud hailer), ‘Breathing’ is a 10 metre (33ft) sculpture dedicated to BBC war correspondents and reporters killed in the world’s trouble spots. Notice the dome and the spires of All Soul’s church and the replica shortwave radio mast on the original building in the background.

A poem written by its creator, Jaume Plensa, spirals around it and reads:

life turns and turns on the crystal glass
breathing in our body

silence is a voice, our voice
silence is a body, our body

life turns and turns on the crystal glass
breathing in our body

I invite you to breathe
I invite you to listen to the silence

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Photo: Hayes Davidson.

Every night at 10pm a beam of light is switched on synchronised with the nightly 10 o’clock news bulletin.

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Resonating with the BT Tower

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

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

SKA

SKA radio telescopes

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

King Henry’s Mound decoded

by 5ocietyx

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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.

Henrys-Mound

Henry’s Mound, Richmond Park

The ornate viewing frame is decorated with spiraling twirls

spirals Henrys Mound

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.

The-Way-Richmond-Park

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

The Monument’s Spiral Staircase

by 5ocietyx

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

The refurbishment: link

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