The following examples will give a flavor of the way the alignment of multiple
has been used by the Babylonians to embellish their Temple. The map of greater London (overleaf) shows two pairs of parallel lines running at 90 degrees to one another. Each consists of three
in complete alignment. Since these
are substantial in their own right – see photos below – their alignment must have some meaning for the Babylonians. The two pairs of parallel lines define a symmetrical pagan cross that covers a large part of London in the vicinity of Finsbury and Islington. The symmetry of the square inscribed by the four lines is exceptionally high – see lower map overleaf. The tiny discrepancy (.003) could be due entirely to the methodology that I am using. Geometrical regularities like this, covering such a wide area and involving so many large
, cannot be accidental. Perhaps the City of the Sun needs to be inscribed by one or more pagan crosses to satisfy a condition of Templar architecture. It has long been accepted that the cross predates Christianity and is associated with several forms of pagan religion. As a leading Babylonian states in the
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry
: "The arms of the cross referred to the cardinal points, and represented the four winds, the bringers of rain… In the symbolism of Freemasonry each of the cardinal points has a mystical meaning...the symbolism of the cross was in all probability borrowed from the usages of antiquity, for from the earliest times and in almost all countries the cross has been a sacred symbol. It is depicted on the oldest monuments of Egypt, Assyria, Persia, and Hindustan…In ancient symbology it was a symbol of eternal life." [Albert Mackey, 1914] Reverend Alexander Hislop stated that one of the earliest forms of the cross, the
, was the 'Sign of Life' "borne by Osiris and all the Egyptian gods" [See photo of Tutankhamun pendant above]. There is also another factor to be considered. Given the importance of astrological and stellar motifs in the Temple's iconography, the pagan cross may itself be part of a larger star-like configuration. The pattern described by the four lines can be turned into an eight-pointed star simply by adding another four lines, as shown on p.156.