An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers.

Ten Fingers set the Limits for Counting for the Honest

Ten Fingers set the Limits for Counting for the Honest. I reference Henry David Thoreau.  Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers. On extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! Henry David ThoreauWALDEN: Or, Life in the Woods.

The numbers 1 – 5 were basic in ancient measure. The ancients were even more simplistic than stated in the quote by  Thoreau. You could count the fingers on one hand to understand ancient  sacred philosophy. Here are but of examples of ancient math using the 1st five numbers.

  • Our first example uses the same total as numbers one through five squared:  Please follow the process: Total triple straight combinations on the 3 x 3 number square that total 15. This is done by three boxes in straight lines: First here is the product of the 1st five numbers:  1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5  = 120. On the square find 8 separate combinations of numbers totaling 15: Three are horizontal. Three are vertical. Two are diagonal:  Horizontal first: 4 + 9 + 2 = 15. Next, 3 + 5 + 7  = 15. Then, 8 + 1 + 6 = 15. Next we tally vertical combinations: 4 + 3 + 8 = 15. Next, 9 + 5 + 1 = 15. Then, 2 + 7 + 6 = 15. Diagonal combinations are:  4 + 5 + 6 = 15. Then 2+ 5 + 8 =15.  Thus, 45 + 45 + 30 = 120. Again, this is the same total as product of the numbers 1 – 5.
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The primary unit of distance measure around the world was the megalithic mile. It was 14,400 feet. John Michell and Robin Heath amply cover this unit in their writings,

Even ten fingers are too many for anicent measure
Square numbers 1 – 5 and multiply them.  The product equals a basic measure of antiquity by number. The megalithic mile of  14,400 feet.

Again, look at the 1st five numbers.  1²  x 2² x 3² x 4² x 5² = 14,400. Of course, the basic numbers of the Pythagorean right triangle are the 3, 4, 5. . It states tthe square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Thus, 3 ² + 4² = 5².

Pythagorean theorem
The sum of the areas of the two squares on the legs (a and b) equals the area of the hypotenuse.

We Hardly Need Even Ten Fingers for Counting

Let get even more basic: 1 ² + 2² = 5. That defines the center of the 3 x 3 number square. There are  five regular polyhedrons called the Platonic Solids. If you say so what? The pattern continues:  Take numbers 2 and 3:  We see that in likewise fashion 2² + 3² = 13. On the 5 x 5 number square, 13 is the central number. Thirteen also defines the number of semi-regular solids. See the internal link below for pictures of the 7 basic number squares of antiquity.
To end this blog, I reiterate the three words by Thoreau:  Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! Even ten fingers are too many.  Why simplicity? It can help us regain a lost Golden Age of peace and plenty.


Numerical reality and number squares

Numerical Reality Involves Number Square of Saturn

Numerical Reality involves number square of Saturn. At one time, numbers were thought to be the foundation of all. Numbers, however, were not random. Reality was set in number squares. This plan was global. Seven squares in particular were favoured. Each square represented the properties of a particular planet. They were:

  • Saturn with 3 x 3.
  • Jupiter was 4 x 4.
  • Mars was 5 x 5.
  • The Sun was 6 x 6.
  • Venus was 7 x 7.
  • Mercury was 8 x 8.
  • The Moon was 9 x 9.

The most complex was the simplest.The rings of Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system of any planet in the Solar System. They consist of countless small particles, ranging from μm to m in size,[1] that orbit about Saturn.

The full set of rings, imaged as Saturn eclipsed the Sun from the vantage of the Cassini orbiter, 1.2 Million km distant, on 19 July 2013 (brightness is exaggerated). Earth appears as a dot at 4 o’clock, between the G and E rings.

Numerical Reality of Saturn’s 3 x 3 Number Square

Numerous layers rings are visible around Saturn. This parallels the properties of the number square the represents Saturn

Galileo first observed the rings in 161o.

Likewise, a number of mathematical rings surround the 3 x 3 number square.

  • Add the numbers around the central 5 (I term these numbers p1 which stands for perimeter one). 4 + 9 + 2 + 7 + 6 + 1 + 8 + 3 = 40.
  • Then add them two at the time overlapping the numbers. (I call this p-2. This stands for perimeter two: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440.
  •  Now take the numbers three at the time. Overlap the third with the first number. I call this p-3. This stands for perimeter three.  492 + 276 + 618 +  834 = 2,220.

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These numerical rings around the 3 x 3 number square were used to measure holy sites of ancient civilizations. The ways have been described in the blogs on DSOworks. The blogs are free and easy to access.

We are about to enter a new era of peace and plenty. It is also termed a  Golden Age. The codes contained in this planetary number square can help in this quest.

King Arthur: His Palace and the Megalithic Mile

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Gustave Doré’s illustration of Camelot from “Enid”, 1867.

King Arthur: His Palace and the Megalithic Mile. Baffling co-incidences occur in the realm of ancient measurements including the use of the same measures in places separated by great distances. Take the megalithic mile which measures 14,400 feet. This distance is 2.7272…tomes greater than the 5,280 foot British mile. For that matter, one megalithic yard equals 2.7272…British feet (12 inches each).  Why 14,400 feet? Isn’t a shorter 5,280 foot mile easier for supposedly primitive people to use for measurement? Consider this: John Michell describes in his The View Over Atlantis how out of the 300 churches on the Ordinance Survey Sheet in the Stonehenge area, over 100 are separated multiples of the 14,400 foot geomancer’s mile. A couple of examples:

  • In the Glastonbury area the distance from the Tor (the area’s most sacred mount) and Cadbury Camp,the alleged site of King Arthur’s palace, is 4 x 14,400 feet.
  • Just in the Glastonbury area, the Abbey and Wells Cathedral are two geomancer’s miles apart.


Why 14,400? I’ve found two reasons.  The second is based on the first. The first is the 3 x 3 magic number square and the second are the five regular polyhedrons, popularly known as the Platonic Solids. I have documented in my works how the 3 x 3 number square is a numerical stamping block for the five Platonic solids.As a matter of fact, it is a stamp for most of the sciences and arts not only of mankind; but  I can say with assurance that if civilizations existed at peace on other planets, this 3 x 3 number square would be at their basis.

  • On the 3 x 3 magic number square, where any row of three numbers totals 15, this sum can be found in 8 different ways: 3 vertically, 3 horizontally and 2 diagonally for a total of 120. Squaring this number that characterizes this number square, we have 120 x 120 = 14,400.
  • Among the five regular polyhedrons, three (tetrahedron, octahedron, and icosahedron)  have a total of 32 triangles ( 180 degrees/triangle x 32 =  5,760 degrees. The cube has six squares at 360 degrees per square = 2,160 degrees and the dodecahedron has 12 regular pentagons so 12 x 540 =6,480 degrees. Add these figures and you have 5,760 + 6,480 + 2,160 = 14,400.

Our allegedly primitive ancestors took the 3 x 3 number square and built their civilizations using its properties as their engineering tool par excellence. Over time, I will keep on blogging about their forgotten wisdom.  Here is the tie in with King Arthur:  As the Lady of the Lake gave King Arthur the Excalibur sword, the Lady of Oquaga Lake showed me what I have come to know, and am sharing.  The goal, as per the 8th century Greek poet and philospher, Hesiod; is a lasting Golden Age of peace and plenty. My book, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, will be available shortly and very reasonably, on this website. It was dictated to me, word by word, by the Lady of the Lake while living in the Catskills of New York.