PROBING THE MIND OF THE WISE OLD OWL
If the four inner corner positions of the Clandon Barrow Lozenge's central diamond represent stations for the eye of the wise old owl, then the centre of the diamond represents the owl's mind or "mind's eye". So, the question might well be asked, what is the old sage contemplating within its mind's eye?
It would seem that the old owl is concentrating on the Great Pyramid ratio proportions and how they relate to navigation, as the centre of the lozenge accentuates coding associated with these items. We have already touched upon one aspect of this, but will now expand the circle and extend the St. Andrew's Cross coding to extract further useful numbers.
This picture gives some indication of how involved the Great Pyramid and navigational coding, expanding from the centre of the lozenge, will become in the final analysis. A sampling of circles is shown that relate to top and right hand stations, marked by the points of the innermost lozenge diamond (widthwise & lengthwise). No attempt will be made to enumerate all the variations in the scale codes extracted, but suffice it to say that the numbers generated were a part of the fuller navigational and cyclic knowledge. The Great Pyramid edifice was conceived as a"World Standards" coded structure for ongoing reference by many cousin civilisations of remote antiquity. This was the era when the forebears to the European peoples occupied lands in the Middle East and Near East, before abandoning them to the encroaching desert and moving to the new verdant territories of Europe (about 5000 BC).
The fullness of the "out of Egypt" codes residing within the Clandon and Bush Barrow lozenge devices needs to be extracted by university research teams, using state of the art equipment and high resolution, perfectly scaled photos of the original artefacts. Pending that future event, here's an introductory explanation of what we're looking at in the central "mind of the owl":
The central diamond is 1.701 inches high (lunar code) and 2.3328 inches long (alternative reading 2.333333 inches...dual read in guises of lunar or overland distances). A diagonal cross (St Andrew's Cross) lies within the central diamond and the cross arms are angled to comply with the 51.84-degree face angle of the Great Pyramid, as well as the 311.04-degree code for remembering the "true" equatorial circumference of the Earth (31104-miles X 4). Variable circle radii are indicated by station points in the 4-quarters of the lozenge (top, bottom, left & right). As each circle crosses the St. Andrew's Cross arms, a value is derived at the intersection points and each value relates to the scaled dimensions of the Great Pyramid or the equatorial size of the Earth.
Not wishing to complicate matters further, it must be pointed out that the 311.04-degree angle would also (symbolically) have meant, 309.2727-degrees and 309.375-degrees, respectively to the ancient user of the lozenge memory device. These alternative readings (3092.727-miles and 3093.75-miles) represented 45-degrees of equatorial arc under other geodetic systems. There were at least 6 such navigational systems in different number families.
THE SCALED DOWN GREAT PYRAMID CODES.
Where circles cross the 51.84-degree lying vector, which relates to the diagonal face of the Great Pyramid, they indicate increased scale pyramids. By knowing the ratio proportion values of the Great Pyramid, between base length, height, face length and angles, the lozenge owner could make a series of very useful, scaled down ratio calculations. These were done within a framework of varying formulas, which viewed the Great Pyramid proportions in marginally different ways, according to several number families. Here are the more important examples of "ways to read" the pyramid's face diagonal length:
Essentially, the Great Pyramid represented a large static model and assumed several slightly varied mathematical assignments, depending upon what type of calculation (and in what number family) the scientist/ mathematican wanted resolution of a mathematical problem...lunar, solar, navigational, etc..
THE MAIN READING METHOD FOR THE GREAT PYRAMID.
Under the most basic calculation model, the Great Pyramid was seen to have a base length of 756 feet, a face diagonal length to a symbolic apex of 612.36 feet and an overall vertical height to a symbolic apex at 480 feet. In this calculation scenario it's face degree angle was considered to be 51.84-degrees (literal). The Great Pyramid never had a capstone on top, but was built with a flat floor altar at 453.6 feet of vertical height. The importance of this most standard mathematical model related to the exact numbers and ratios it generated.
For those who wish to experiment mathematically with the above "sample" circle codes shown in the central diamond of the lozenge, their inch radii are: .756, .792, .81, .8505, .864, 1.05, 1.08, 1.125 and 1.1664.
THE CENTRE DIAMOND REGION OF THE BUSH BARROW LOZENGE.
As stated, archaeologist's John Coles and Joan Taylor suggested that the Bush Barrow and the Clandon Barrow lozenges were probably fabricated by the same artisan (See The Wessex culture: a minimal view, Antiquity, XLV, 1971, pages 6-13). This contention might well be supported by geometric coding similarities found in the central sections of both lozenges, each showing a St. Andrew's Cross, with arms lying at 51.84 and 311.04-degrees, respectively. Let's enumerate the "in common" design features of the two gold lozenges.
The Bush Barrow Lozenge centre section, based upon an accurately scaled drawing of the lozenge done within the exacting confines of AutoCAD. Scaling was completed by reference to dimensions supplied by Mr. Paul Robinson, Curator of the Devizes Museum, Wiltshire, England.
THE WISE OLD OWL OF BUSH BARROW.
The Bush Barrow Lozenge, although larger than the Clandon Barrow Lozenge is of a simpler design, with a lesser number of inner compartments. Let's apply the "owl eyes" circle geometry, as found upon the Folkton Drums artefacts, to the Bush Barrow Lozenge...as,"out of the mouths of two or three witnesses shall every word be established".
Restoring the vision of the old owl of Bush Barrow. Here are the circle codes expanding out from the inner point, upper section, of the central diamond. All radii listed are in British Standard inches:
Here are the circle codes expanding out from the inner point, lower section, of the central diamond. All radii listed are in British Standard inches:
The Bush Barrow Lozenge picture turned 90-degrees anti-clockwise. This is the result of restoring the "owl eyes" circle geometry as it relates to the top and bottom sections of the lozenge.
Here are the coded circles expanding out from the inner point, left section, of the central diamond. All radii listed are in British Standard inches:
Here are the coded circles expanding out from the inner point, right section, of the central diamond. In the outer set of pattern line points the the artisan who made the lozenge appears to have added extra codes by extending some lines and letting others fall short during incising. As a consequence, 6 codes will appear in the list for this region instead of 4. All radii listed are in British Standard inches:
The old owl of Stonehenge slept at Bush Barrow for several millennia's, but is now awakened anew...Like the wise owl of Clandon Barrow, its reputation, too, was much maligned and its profound wisdom brought into question by its enemies. The old sage is restored to its perch, with its eyes firmly fixed on the overabundant rodent population.
The totality of codes expanding outward into the four quadrants of the Bush Barrow Lozenge. Each dimension listed was once absolutely essential for the optimisation of society and the maintenance of the concept of civilisation. Every circle radius or diameter built into the Bush Barrow Lozenge has a pedigree back to the length, angle and area codes found upon the "World Bureau of Standards" structures of the Giza Plateau.
These numerical values were used for tracking the cycles of the sun, moon or planets and maintaining the very accurate Sabbatical Calendar. The values were used in remote antiquity for safe traversal of large oceans or the circumnavigation of the world to set up mining colonies on all continents. Ancient navigation was so advanced that it could be undertaken according to 5 major numerical systems, with a 6th system, based upon PHI, available for specialised scientific calculations.
The lunar, solar and navigational values were used within the weights, measures and volume standards of all the "cousin"great civilisations, extending from Sumeria and Babylon to Britain. The selfsame numerical values are found encoded, by measurement and angles, between cairn markers within the long valleys or over the high hills of the most distant lands and far Isles of the world. This was done, religiously, in every clime at great effort ... lest strangers in new found homelands forget the foundation principles of civilisation or lose the ability to retrace their steps back to the old countries of their forebears.
Sadly, all of this was wrestled, violently, from our grasp many centuries ago and supplanted by something of about the same intellectual composition as pig manure.
There remain many codes yet to extract from both lozenges and the foregoing series of articles is by no means definitive. This body of information should be sufficient to get researchers started in the process of decoding other patterned goldwork of ancient Britain. The key to it all lies in an understanding that the British Standard inch is well over 8000 years old...after that it's simply a matter of making precise measurements to extract the encrypted numerical values within these artefacts.