Short Lecture on Megalithic Numeracy and Introduction to Carnac
This book builds a definite narrative for a prehistoric megalithic science whose achievements are now largely forgotten. Starting in the 5th millennium BC, at Carnac (Brittany, France), it is clear that an original metrology and type of geometry was developed in order to understand astronomical time periods in a way quite unfamiliar to present day science. After astronomical works, interpreted as leading to the form of monuments, megalithic science moved to understanding the shape and size of the earth using the same techniques and in order to complete this work, some of its best astronomers moved to Egypt so that by 2500-2600 BC, two distinct yet different monuments were constructed, one the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the other Stonehenge in southern England, each recording a simple but effective model for the earth using the same metrological knowhow.
This knowledge has propagated into monuments such as the wall around the Temple Mount at Jerusalem and the pyramid complex at Teotihuachan, both interpreted in this book to reveal secret types of activity related to the megalithic after it was supposed to have ended. This has led to religious ideas which were founded on seeing that the time environment around the earth was organised in such a fashion as to believe there were Lords of Time who had constructed time as we would an artifact and that the megalithic impulse can now be seen as a journey of discovering these lords or gods, who one presumes toiled to organise time so as to enable life on earth and our own form of existence.
The idea that numbers once had a sacred function is to be seen in our symbolic history and religious stories.
This book is a general introduction and meditation on the many different facets of sacred numbers and their power within historical cultures.
by Ernest G McClain
author of The Myth of Invariance
February 19, 2012
Dear Friends: I have just finished this finest book I have ever encountered on the subject. Richard Heath has written with masterful confidence and great verbal elegance to bring this ancient “Pythagorean” science up to our moment in history—fully integrating contemporary developments in projective geometry and spiritual efforts to explicate meaning. Here is the “see and tell” method of the ancients employed to illuminate what we hide from ourselves.
from John Michell
Dimensions of Paradise
February 1, 2007
Dear Richard, Many thanks for sending me 'Sacred Number'. I've been reading it and am very impressed by the way you approach this difficult subject to write about. Your grasp of it is quite admirable and so is your expression of it. I've talked about it with John Neal and we're both delighted with what you've done.
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