RE: [sl] textbook on archaeoastronomy
- I just retired Mar 16th
The book is called
God's Secret Formula: Deciphering the Riddle of the Universe and the Prime
Number Code by Peter Plichta (May 1997)
He is very enamored of his own brilliance and spends half the book telling
you about it. On the other hand if you weren't impressed with him, you
would probably ignore his prime number theory, so the ego involvement is
The numbers don't make a well-proportioned body and are not related to
anything as far as I can tell maybe derived from gematria or some other
number mystery source. They function to instill awe, a sense of Mysterium
Tremendum. A parasang is about 3-4 miles.
Table of parts
Length of sole of the right foot 30 million parasangs Parsamiah
Length of sole of the left foot 30 million parasangs Agomatz
Length of the right sole to the ankle 150 million parasangs Tzagmiah
Length of the left sole to the ankle 150 million parasangs Astamatz
Length from the right ankle to the knee 190,005,200 parasangs Kangago
Length from the left ankle to the knee 190,005,200 parasangs
Length from right knee to the top of the thigh 120,001,200 parasangs The
right knee is called Satmagatz Yehamiyi
The right thigh is called Shashtastafarnisiyi
Length from left knee to the top of the thigh 120,001,200 parasangs
The left knee is called Maghanuriyah
The left thigh is called Tafganichaziza
Length from the thighs to the neck 240 million parasangs
Heart Seventy Names
The length of God's neck 130,000,800 parasangs Sangihu Yavah Tikatz
The circumference of God's head (of which the tongue cannot speak nor the
ear hear) 3,000,000,033 and a third parasangs 'Atar Hodariya'
Length of God's beard 11,500 parasangs Hadrak Samiya'
Length of God's nose not given Lagbagtziya' also called Gagtafiya'
Length of God's tongue stretches from one end of the world to the other
The width of God's forehead 130,000,800 parasangs Masasgihu Na'yaya'
On the forehead there are written seventy-two letters
The black of God's right eye 11,500 parasangs 'Urik 'At Tisum. The
name of its prince is Rechavi'el
The black of God's left eye 11,500 parasangs 'Asasagychu'ya'
The white of God's right eye 20,000 parasangs not given
The white of God's left eye 20,000 parasangs not given
Right teeth Padranpasiya
Left teeth ...uktzatia'
From God's right shoulder to the left 160,000,000 parasangs
right shoulder Matatgi'a' 'Angatz. Left shoulder Tatmahnagia'. Also called
From God's right arm to the left. (The arms are folded) 120,000,000
The right arm is called Gavarhazazya'tachsi and the left Metataghagtziku.
The fingers of God's right hand 100,000,000 parasangs each From thumb:
Tatmah, Tatzmatz, Gagmavah, Gagshamash, Gagshas
The fingers of God's left hand 100,000,000 parasangs each From thumb:
Tatzmatz, Tatmah, 'Agagmatz, 'Ugmatz, Veshoshnas
The palm of God's right hand 40,000,000 parasangs ...zaziya' 'Atgariyi
The palm of God's left hand 40,000,000 parasangs Shakizaziya'
The toes on the right foot 2,000,000 parasangs each 'Adomatz,
'Asumat, Darmanat, Kavta...,...ramon
The toes on the left foot 2,000,000 parasangs each Yeshnayan,
Baznayan, Hatzmat, 'Ahuz, Vtahamum
The crown worn on God's head 500,000 by 500,000 parasangs Israel
The total measure 100,000,000,000 parasangs high
10,000,000,000 parasangs wide
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of C G
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [sl] textbook on archaeoastronomy
Hi Dan, many belated congratulations on your retirement! When did that
Your paper sounds fascinating and I applaud your efforts to educate the rest
of us about these obscure yet relevant pieces of the mystic puzzle. Can
youshare the measurements with us (whether in millions of parasangs or whole
units)? I am curious what the correspondences are.
As for my prime project, I am just utterly fascinated by the way these
numbers do not play nice with the human mind. You might be interested to
know that I meditate on the gaps between primes. This is one of the few
things that holds my focus these days: they defy order but still inspire a
sense of underlying pattern -- maybe even a meta-order...they give hint to
the order that higher, more conscious, levels of order are founded upon. I
guess I overlay our interest in atomism on this list on to these atoms of
the natural numbers. In this way, I meditate on the apparent order of prime
numbers much as I previously meditated on the order of the cube (though I
certainly haven't found any unbroken pattern to the primes!). So my interest
in primes is partially an extension of my interest in the cube. The solitude
of primes is quite breathtaking. At any rate, I would be grateful to learn
the title of the book you mentioned.
Cheers, Dan. Nice to hear from you again.
I think there is a bit of magic left in this list yet...so thank you for
--- In email@example.com, "Dan Washburn" <danw@...> wrote:
> Hi, Chris
> Good to hear from you.
> I have finally retired so will have more time to correspond.
> I am currently working on a paper called 'Shi'ur Qomah in the Light of
> Neuropsychological Research'. Shi'ur Qomah is a brief Jewish Mystical
> text dating somewhere from the first century through the 8th. It
> describes the Body of God in detail giving measurements in millions of
> miles). Along with the measurements it gives secret divine names for
> of the limbs. These names are unintelligible, prompting several
> scholars to speculate that they derive from glossolalia.
> I have been trying to get myself up to speed on glossolalia research,
> particularly the research on altered states of consciousness in
> relation to speaking in tongues, since I believe that the Shi'ur Qomah
> was really a method of meditation designed to elicit an altered state.
> I'm having a ball with it and think my paper will be a classic in
> understanding the development of Jewish Mysticism.
> I'm glad you are still working on your valuable cube research. I would
> love to take a look when you are ready.
> Wasn't aware of your prime number project. What are you up to? I
> have a book around somewhere that claims to reveal a message from the
> eternal in the prime number system. It might be helpful.
> Kind Regards,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of C G
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 2:13 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [sl] textbook on archaeoastronomy
> Greetings sacredlandscapers,
> This 2010 textbook does not appear to be listed in our archives: "The
> Power of Stars: How Celestial Observations Have Shaped Civilization"
> by Bryan Penprase.
> The author has put together a textbook for university courses on
> archaeoastronomy, so this may be something close to your hearts, Dan,
> Barry, et al. It is far from perfect, obviously, but it is a useful
> As an example, I found the chapter on Celestial Architecture to be too
> brief, particularly because we have delved into many of those
> subtopics in more depth on this list. However, the chapter on the
> Archaeoastronomy of Modern Civilization was more novel.
> Check it out.
> Hoping you are all experiencing a pleasant transition between seasons.
> I, for one, am supremely looking forward to summer!
> * * *
> Such a shame to see this landscape list go fallow. Is anyone working
> on anything at the moment, or has anyone had any recent experiences to
> share, that might re-fertilize discussion? I recently vacationed in
> Thailand and was dumbstruck by the spirituality of the population.
> Very moving and humbling.
> As for me, I got a good start on my final chapter to my book on cubes
> (the chapter speaks to Hindu and Buddhist traditions) but my life got
> flipped upside down pretty much as I mentally settled into the
> chapter. So that's on hold until life gets calmer for me. Likewise, I
> am still working on my prime number project but haven't made much
> headway over the past year due to personal experiences.
> How about you? What's the story, morning glory?
> Kind regards,
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