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3) The Spider (continued) PLEASE NOTE: Although by starting to read d) The Spider in the Landscape We can find the spider a few miles east of Glastonbury. She sits on the side of a hill between the villages of West Bradley and East Pennard, within earshot of the Glastonbury Festival. If this shape, etched into the landscape in the form of steep sided stream gullies, is to be looked on as anything more than an interesting coincidence there must be far more to it than that. There is. The location of the spider: The spider itself: As can be seen above, the eight legs of the spider are all clearly defined, with a very well defined body in the centre. All the 8 legs are comprised of streams in deep gullies, thickly covered with large bushes and trees. One of the legs (#4) crosses an open field before joining the main stream system. The curved strip to the right of leg #5 above is a tree lined track, the stream starts just below the '5'. The streams converge and then flow away via leg #8. The 'body' is comprised of larger trees with an open central area. There is a footbridge across the stream at the bottom of the body and this is shown with a )( symbol in the image above. Rennes le Chateau was first brought to the attention of the English speaking world in 1972 when Henry Lincoln researched and narrated a documentary for BBC television. His third documentary about RLC, If France itself is looked on as pentagon shaped, the position of Rennes-le-Chateau would be mid way along the lower line, as shown by the red dot in the image above.
Henry Lincoln was asked and agreed to write a foreword to the book. He started it with the word 'Amazement!', ending it with 'Amazing! Amazing!!' He preserved his dignity and kept the repect of his readers by including 'I must stress that in this statement - indeed in all I have to say about this book - I am concerned only with the demonstrable geometry, mathematics and measure which the author set out.' In speaking of this in I had just read David Wood's
I drew a line on the map from the footbridge on the lower edge of the spider to the tiny blue ring that marks Bradley Spring. I noticed immediately that the line touched the very tip of the 'ear' of Park Wood, a wood near the village of Butleigh, shaped exactly like an animal's head. By another coincidence the line just missed a dot on the map marking a monument in a large wood not far from Bradley Spring. I went to sleep that night with no idea what to do with the line, but with a strange certainty that I was about to find something of significance. Summary of coincidences at this stage:
If we look back at the measurements we see that they range from 6 cms to 14, with 7 and 13 absent. Is our attention being deliberately drawn to these numbers? It is a coincidence that we have only the numbers to do it in this way, no extras. 7 and 13 have featured earlier in We are now brought neatly into the next part of David Wood's construction, for not only did he find the pentagram and its surrounding circle at Rennes le Chateau, but he also found a rectangle around his design. Woods had found two other coincidences on his diagram and both were easy to check on the one I had constructed around Glastonbury. The first is a line that runs from the left hand 'leg' of the pentagram through the junction of the lines going from the left 'arm' to the right 'arm' and the point of the pentagram to the lower right 'leg'. On the RLC diagram the line goes out to the castle at Arques. I checked mine. The line runs across the junction of the two lines straight on to ........ Hornblotton church! In fact Arques castle plays an important role in the construction of what might be described as an 'overlay' on the main structure that Woods drew. I found that Hornblotton church plays precisely the same role in the Glastonbury construction.
I of course had no zero meridian nearby and my pentagram was tipped over at an angle of 32o. While measuring this angle it was obvious that there was something nearby that looked as if it ran parallel to the 32o axis of the pentagram. The Fosse Way, an ancient trackway, runs precisely parallel to the axis of the pentagram, although at Glastonbury this line runs not through the main diagram, as it does at Rennes le Chateau, but outside it, between the right hand 'arm' at Lydford Fair Place and the church at Hornblotton. This seems to be a suitable place to take stock of what has been found and to ask the questions
If something exists then it is of science and worthy of study by science. Unfortunately, whether something is deemed to exist, even in the 21st century, is not always judged by logical parameters. Of course, anything that does exist has and will continue to exist irrespective of our knowledge or acceptance of its existence. Anyone put off by a pentagram should read here. Already in First though it might pay us to look at the mathematics and logic used in the interpretation that was originally given to the geometry at RLC by David Wood. This is not a 'David Wood bashing session'. This is done purely so that we can see a 'logical' way of looking at things and the problems it brings and then look for an alternative method.
Naturally David Wood went for Option
Two, and found his 3:4:5 triangle with the hypotenuse coinciding
with the Paris Meridian, the top corner where the top edge of the rectangle cuts the meridian, the lower corner where the bottom edge of the rectangle cuts the meridian and the right angle bang on Rennes le Chateau.
He then went on to convert the distance of his triangles three sides to 'Ancient Units' (don't ask, it is far too complicated) and by a further entirely logically made connection, arrived at a figure of 397938.0349 for one of the sides. This was then taken as 0.397938034 and looked on as a cosine value. The angle this equates to is then 23.44933816 or 23o 27'. (There are 60 minutes ( ' )in a degree and 60 seconds ( " ) in a minute).
As we all know, 23o 27' is the angle of tilt of the earth!
This calculation is described in David Wood's second book, As an experiment I tried looking for an angle of 23o 27' (the angle of tilt of the earth) in the geometry at Glastonbury. I thought I might have found it so I measured the lengths of the two longest sides of the right angled triangle involved, to calculate the angle. 23o 41', one quarter of one degree out. And this was after extending the triangle sides to the edge of the map for maximum accuracy. Yet all that is neccessary is to change the two measurements by less than one quarter of one millimetre and you hit the magic 23o 27'. What limits of accuracy are allowed? Should we expect perfection?
My original intention was to end this section on the line above but as these things do, it wouldn't let me rest until I had developed it a little more. So here I am, back again after unravelling the geometry and writing half the words for the next section! Firstly, the Paris Meridian. I had kind of assumed that as the Fosse Way does run parallel to the axis of the pentagram, albeit outside of the pentagram itself, it does take the place of the meridian here at Glastonbury. - OK, maybe it does on one level, but if we look at the Isis is depicted here in Avalon, the Celtic underworld, the abode of the dead. Is she dead? If she was once the goddess of wisdom, overthrown and defeated by an invading religion, with her symbols stripped from her, then yes, the underworld is where she would be consigned. Her symbols would be assigned to the victor. The serpent of wisdom? The serpent would have been just one of her symbols. The serpent as a symbol of Isis? Isis sits in the Glastonbury zodiac between Sagittarius and Scorpio, right where you would expect to find the 13th sign of the zodiac - the serpent holder. The spider as a symbol of Isis? It is done! Now I too am guilty of the same crime Robert Graves has been accused of. I have written something I never meant to. It just happened. I plead guilty, but the words will not be changed. What is written cannot be erased. The 'meridian ' line at Glastonbury does not have to be extended outside of the rectangle to cut through the 'genitals' of Arthur, who represents mankind. The line meets the top line of the rectangle on his genitals, the lower end of the line cuts through the lower line of the rectangle very close to where the Fosse Way crosses it. We now need to look for triangles using these two crossing places as the top and bottom of the longest side in our equivalent of David Wood's 3:4:5 triangle. As we already know the length of the longest side is 333 mm, the same as the height of the rectangle, it is easy to divide it up into three fifths and four fifths. Armed with these figures, it was while I was looking in the four possible places for evidence of this '681' triangle with the aid of the compasses that I wondered whether I was doing what nature does when these figures are 'layed out'. I wondered too whether nature too 'strikes an arc' with her compass equivalent, when invisible lines of force would take the place of my pencil arcs until they find a crossing point, or in her case, the vectors are in balance. Is this the way that it is done? I have no idea, but no doubt one day we shall work it out. Before moving on to the next section there is my second omission to put right. David Wood found another occurrence of 6.6. This time a distance of 6.6 miles between the 'crutch' of the pentagram and a line drawn between the two feet points. On the design at Glastonbury this is found to be 7.7 cm. We should not leave without having another quick look at the pyramid we found and a surprise it has hidden away.
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