Ezekiel’s chariot : a surprising vision of our four earthly pounds

Here the reader will find some of the measures of our earthly ponds and platform. The calculations given are the consequence of some premises I’m going to expose in this week blog article. Here I  will consider Ezekiel’s book at chapter one and his vision of the four wheels with smaller wheels in their midst (1:16). Morover, I will give reasons for Cosmas Indicopleustis’ belief about the rectangular shape as the basic pattern of the earth. Read more

The seven pillars and foundations outside our earthly ponds

True wisdom has built its house ; it has hewn out its seven pillars. Proverbs 9:1

 Where did you happen to be when I founded the earth? Who set its measurements, in case you know and who stretched out upon it the measuring line? Into  what have its socket pedestals been sunk down and who laid its cornerstone? Job 38:4-6

 If the heavens up above could be measured and the foundations of the earth below could be searched out… Jeremy 31:35-37

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Magic Squares, Sator-Rotas and the “magic” numbers of the Sun and the Moon

Magic squares are squares that contain particular numbers arranged in equal rows and columns such that the sum of each row and column (and sometimes diagonal) are the same.

The earliest known magic square appeared in China dating back to at least 650 B.C.E.(Lo Shu and the tortoise who could talk with a boy after the flood), but magic squares were represented also in Persia, India, Arabia and Europe. Read more

Asterion, the starry Minotaur, Jorges L. Borges, the Labyrint and other.

…and the queen gave birth to a son who was named Asterion… Apollodorus

Phalaris’s Brazen Bull

Story goes that Phalaris, tyrant of Akragas, a Greek city on the southern cost of Sicily, in today’s territory of Agrigentum, commanded Perillos to invent and design a new torture  device for executing criminals. According to Diodorus Siculus, recounting the story in Bibliotheca Historica, Perillos of Athens proposed  to Phalaris a bull that was made entirely of bronze, hollow, with a door  in one side. The condemned was locked  inside the belly of the bull and fire was set under it, heating the metal until the person inside roasted to death. Read more