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Papers On The Great Pyramid.
diameter for their chief unit of length , aud intentionally assigned to the side of the Pyramid ' s square base , a length of just so many cubits as there are days in tlie year ; and the closeness of the coincidence betAveen the measured length aud that indicated by this theory , strengthens the idea that this was the builder ' s purpose . ' ' He then proceeds to shoAv IIOAV there are other coincidences Avhich weaken the proof in favour of design , but since these coincidences do but prove a mysterious order in creation , aud the ruling presence of Avellkiiown laAVS , such coincidences should rather prove to Masons that the gifted Master Builder had been guided in the planning of this Avonderful Temple by the eternal laws of T . G . G . 0 . T . U .
Since the base of the Pyramid symbolises the year circle of the earth , it is not surprising that the height thereof should typify the earth's distance from the centre of that system of Avhich it forms a part . Such AA'as the A'I GAV of the late Mr . John Taylor . As the TV ( Py ) angle of the pyramid is also sometimes expressed for practical purposes as 10 : 9 ( that is for every ten units Avhich the structure advances inward on the diagonal of the base it rises upwards nine ) . So does its height multiplied by 10 in its 9 th poiver give a sundistance Avhich meets the requirements of modern science . The
distance thus given is 91 , 840 , 000 miles , a distance considerably less than the 95 millions generally given in text books a feAV years back , but wonderfully near the result of the Venus Transit Observations of 1874 , as recently calculated by Mr . Stone , Astronomer Royal , at the Cape of Good Hope , Avho gives as his result 91 , 940 , 0 . 00 miles . * Mr . Proctor , who had given the sundistance in the British Encydopcedia at 91 , 400 , 000 , considers that the actual distance Avill ultimately prove much nearer the Pyramid distance , and that there is HOAV good reason for believing the actual distance to be nearly 92 million milest
Mr . Proctor urges against these coincidences that in a building presenting such a variety of measurements some coincidences Avith the results of modern science were sure to be found . He thus persists in maintaining that the agreement is casual only , and not premeditated ; but AA'hen Ave compare these typical references of the Great Pyramid to the universe AA ' cannot help recalling the description of a true Masonic Lodge , as set forth in the lecture on the first T B , and being struck by the unity of
conception displayed . It is impossible for me to give , in the brief form required for a magazine article , the numerous problems worked out in this building , but I cannot conclude Avithout referring to a feAV of the remarkable characteristics of the King ' s Chamber . This chamber is in form an irregular square in length from east to west , and in breadth from north to south , ancl is situate nearly in the centre of the building .
By referring to the dimensions given on page 445 in the March number , it will be seen that the breadth is exactly half the length , ancl the height half of the floor diagonal . Mr . James Simpson , of Edinburgh , was the first to call attention to a series of commensurabilities of squares in very Pyramid numbers . Taking half the breadth , 103 * 033 —or , as he more closely defined it , 103 * 0329—as a special unit of division , he found : —
Breadth = 2 * Avhose square = 4 Height = 2 * 236 „ = 5 Length = 4 * „ = 16 Total of squares of linear measure ~  25 or 5 . End diagonal = 3 * Avhose square = 9
Floor do . = 4 * 472 „ = 20 Side do . = 4 ' 5 S 2 „ = 21 Total of squares of plane diagonals = 50 or 5 x 2 . Solid diagonal = 5 * whose square = 25
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Papers On The Great Pyramid.
diameter for their chief unit of length , aud intentionally assigned to the side of the Pyramid ' s square base , a length of just so many cubits as there are days in tlie year ; and the closeness of the coincidence betAveen the measured length aud that indicated by this theory , strengthens the idea that this was the builder ' s purpose . ' ' He then proceeds to shoAv IIOAV there are other coincidences Avhich weaken the proof in favour of design , but since these coincidences do but prove a mysterious order in creation , aud the ruling presence of Avellkiiown laAVS , such coincidences should rather prove to Masons that the gifted Master Builder had been guided in the planning of this Avonderful Temple by the eternal laws of T . G . G . 0 . T . U .
Since the base of the Pyramid symbolises the year circle of the earth , it is not surprising that the height thereof should typify the earth's distance from the centre of that system of Avhich it forms a part . Such AA'as the A'I GAV of the late Mr . John Taylor . As the TV ( Py ) angle of the pyramid is also sometimes expressed for practical purposes as 10 : 9 ( that is for every ten units Avhich the structure advances inward on the diagonal of the base it rises upwards nine ) . So does its height multiplied by 10 in its 9 th poiver give a sundistance Avhich meets the requirements of modern science . The
distance thus given is 91 , 840 , 000 miles , a distance considerably less than the 95 millions generally given in text books a feAV years back , but wonderfully near the result of the Venus Transit Observations of 1874 , as recently calculated by Mr . Stone , Astronomer Royal , at the Cape of Good Hope , Avho gives as his result 91 , 940 , 0 . 00 miles . * Mr . Proctor , who had given the sundistance in the British Encydopcedia at 91 , 400 , 000 , considers that the actual distance Avill ultimately prove much nearer the Pyramid distance , and that there is HOAV good reason for believing the actual distance to be nearly 92 million milest
Mr . Proctor urges against these coincidences that in a building presenting such a variety of measurements some coincidences Avith the results of modern science were sure to be found . He thus persists in maintaining that the agreement is casual only , and not premeditated ; but AA'hen Ave compare these typical references of the Great Pyramid to the universe AA ' cannot help recalling the description of a true Masonic Lodge , as set forth in the lecture on the first T B , and being struck by the unity of
conception displayed . It is impossible for me to give , in the brief form required for a magazine article , the numerous problems worked out in this building , but I cannot conclude Avithout referring to a feAV of the remarkable characteristics of the King ' s Chamber . This chamber is in form an irregular square in length from east to west , and in breadth from north to south , ancl is situate nearly in the centre of the building .
By referring to the dimensions given on page 445 in the March number , it will be seen that the breadth is exactly half the length , ancl the height half of the floor diagonal . Mr . James Simpson , of Edinburgh , was the first to call attention to a series of commensurabilities of squares in very Pyramid numbers . Taking half the breadth , 103 * 033 —or , as he more closely defined it , 103 * 0329—as a special unit of division , he found : —
Breadth = 2 * Avhose square = 4 Height = 2 * 236 „ = 5 Length = 4 * „ = 16 Total of squares of linear measure ~  25 or 5 . End diagonal = 3 * Avhose square = 9
Floor do . = 4 * 472 „ = 20 Side do . = 4 ' 5 S 2 „ = 21 Total of squares of plane diagonals = 50 or 5 x 2 . Solid diagonal = 5 * whose square = 25