272[sacredlandscapelist] Re: Gematria
- May 13, 1999dan-- yeah, it has been quiet. for one thing its the end of the school year
and crunch time in lots of ways. almost as bad as christmas.
the "slip factor" in gematria has always bothered me. i understand that
doesn't invalidate the poetic truth of some matches but it seems to me that
play at this game the tighter the specs you hold to, the more legit your
i sent in an extended piece to the list. it's an intro to a topic with a
lot of loose ends.
How gematria ties back to the subject of cosmology is something i plan to
i've been holding back some writing on this a since november because there
framework to place it in. also another piece on art deco and sacred
geometry. without some
larger nail to hang it on, it would fall flat.
next week after i finish with the dentist, i'm going to duck out and go
in louisiana/mississippi for 4 days. i plan to take a video camera. that
way if anyone wants to
see these places, we can pass the tape around.
I really do want to get out to Virginia to see those churches and Wren Hall
in the company of
Steve Stewart and Mr Walker. I want to see for myself. it would be nice if
you could come along
too, since you are in the neighbor hood. No telling when that would be tho.
Not before fall anyway.Timing is important on that so as to see the effect.
along those lines, i dream of going to Yucatan on one of those $300 package
deals that fly out of Houston,
so as to see that serpent shadow at Chichen Itza .
then there are the Newark Mound Circles in Ohio...
the list goes on from there.B
of At 11:14 PM 5/12/99 -0400, you wrote:
>So far I have looked at the first 5 chapters of Dan Gleason's GematriaMysteries of
>Jesus Christ, not with any great depth, since everyday life still has meby the
>throat. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 are very interesting and reveal new,probably true,
>information. Chapter 4 on the Parable of the Sower I found hard tofollow, with
>very swampy diagrams. Chapter 5 is a variation on Dave Fideler's geometryof the
>feeding of the 5,000.uncovered
>So bravo to Dan Gleason, he has obviously done a lot of hard work and
>exciting new material. I am not at all sure that it is the entrance tothe holy of
>holies of early Christian Gematria mysteries, however, though I have onlyread the
>first 5 chapters in a semi-skimming mode.that the
>One problem is the margin of error that he allows. I always understood
>colel rule says that you can be one unit off and still mark it down as amatch.
>Hence 'great joy' which appears in both the Matt and Luke infancynarratives equals
>889, one unit from the 888 of Jesus, but it is still a valid match in mybook. Dan
>G. argues (p 35) that when you are comparing gematria that runs into thethousands
>with the numbers on geometrical constructions, a larger margin of error islogical
>-- variations of 1 to 2 percent are invisible to the naked eye on adraughtsman's
>graph and hence should be allowed to count as matches. He therefore equates(99.85%).
>numbers such as the gematria value 8467 and the graph value 8479.7752
>Unfortunately he tells you in the text that the two are identical, equalto 8467,
>it is only in an appendix that the variation is listed. So one has toread the
>book with care or a false impression of exact matching is created.right now? Or
>P.S. -- Where is everybody? Is everyone's life as screwed up as mine
>is it just the Spring?------------------------------------------------------------------------
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