- Jun 1, 2002Barry and all,

Thanks for finding and posting the info regarding your theory of the

relationship of the cubit to the sides of a triangle. Very interesting and

most elegant. Thanks Vincent for clarifying the exact angles the triangle

would have to be for this to work out perfectly. I'm not sure how to take

it, to be honest. It seems plausible but then there is still the measure of

the arm to factor into the equation. Perhaps it is just one of those

proportions that occur frequently in nature, in the body as well as in

triangles? If so, I could see the overlap. Any further comments on the

matter?

Things have been slow here these past few days so I thought I'd post a few

links I found that may be of interest to other members. I know you in

particular are interested in the number 108 but I recently found a nice

synopsis of the lore surrounding the number 432.

-The Cycle of Time Number 432 (including a synopsis of what Joseph Campbell

wrote about this number)

http://www.greatdreams.com/432.htm

-432:Cosmic Key

A compendium of fact, theory and speculation relating to the number 432, and

its primary divisors and multiples - 108, 216, 864, 1296; and also the

number 9 - being the sum of digits 4+3+2; with excursions into many other

mysterious and exotic phenomena.

http://www.wordmax.com/gallery432/

I also know you are interested in Maya and South America. More of the same

as regards precessional numbers (Hamlet's Mill) but still you might like to

check it out:

-The Numbers of the Universe and the Ancient Reckoning System of Mesoamerica

http://www.earthmatrix.com/serie37/numuni37.htm

For architecture geometry buffs like yourself here is an interesting take on

a few "case studies" in architectural geometry.

-Didactics: Proportions in the Architecture Curriculum

http://www.emis.de/journals/NNJ/Didactics-RHF.html

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From the same website that I listed above on the number 432 they offer

"Symbolism and Spiritual Significance" of several other numbers. I have yet

to fully comprehend the owner(s) of this website. It seems a bit cult-ish

in that members are required to post their dreams (hence the site name) and

then research material pertaining to the numbers that occur therein. I have

noticed that they tend to copy and paste material indiscriminately from

other websites but as a checklist of ideas to consider it serves a purpose.

-"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Three"

http://www.greatdreams.com/three/three.htm

-"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Five"

http://www.greatdreams.com/five/five.htm

-"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Nine"

http://www.greatdreams.com/nine/nine.htm

-"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Eleven"

http://www.greatdreams.com/eleven/num11.htm

-"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number 72"

http://www.greatdreams.com/72.htm

-"The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number 153"

http://www.greatdreams.com/153.htm

- NUMBER 132 AND 248 - THE SECOND COMING AND FINAL JUDGMENT

http://www.greatdreams.com/sacred/132.htm

This site offers many 360° panoramas of Jerusalem. Mostly Christian

churches are shown but a few of the surrounding land might interest other

people.

http://info.jpost.com/2000/Supplements/Millennium/quicktime.html#4