updated March 28, 2012 "The Sat Bhai, an Oriental Order embraces the Perfect Terrestrial Zone of 360 degrees, and the Mystic Zone inclusive of all others, and occupies the highest point of the Masonic fabric. Therefore, while under its benign influence, justice is done to all, and innovations inconsistent with the grand principles of harmony, and a just equality, regulated to the varied circumstances of the social scale, are righteously condemned. " In the Indian Tarot 360 card, each card is carried out with one of the gods of the South Indian Pantheon. You can use these names for degrees from 101 up to 360 (or give to all degrees parallel secret of the name." A.R. 97o Recognizing a correspondence between the consecratory Gnostic System and traditional Ecclesiastic System, various initiatory systems with a focus on a moment or moment of empowerment, I selected the final English language definitive system of the Rite of Memphis of 97 degrees, those above the ninetieth being largely administrative, and linked these to the points chauds ("hot points") of the Michael Bertiaux system of empowerments. The empowered individual was given an exercise in which they were told that to obtain the essential meaning of a given degree for them, select the name of the degree, assume the "prophetic asana" as taught me by Bill Webb (essentially, the Islamic prayer posture, but with head lowered carefully beneath the body as far towards the groin as could comfortably be managed. A scribe would select a selection and read it at random from the JudeoChristian Bible or a Class A Thelemic document (or other holy book). The scryer would then meditate upon the degree and passage until he or she obtained a Word of the degree (sometimes a phrase), which the reader and scribe would record. The record of the experiment was then submitted to me, and I evaluated it using the then known methods of traditional Qabalistic validation for Biblical verses, or New Aeon English Qabala for Class A texts, sometimes bringing in other advanced practitioners for consultation. The process, if successful, would reveal the next step in empowerments for the individual, and was thus, in a sense, self guiding. Sometimes this led to precognitive powers, advanced travel in the body of light to other terrestrial locations and times, healing powers, et al. After several years of experiment, I reported on the matter to that date. After the turn of the 21st Century another breakthrough took place, when additional correspondences that

So that as the ages pass along—taking the mean of 360 days in a year—the daily rotation of the earth quickens a little bit for a while. but had become fragmentary.directly impact on effectiveness were discovered. perhaps the Anu of the Assyrian inscriptions…the usual appearance in which it was visible was in that of a fish. He taught the art of building. and then the Earth slows down its rotational period. There. the principles of architecture and geometry. included a fish-head miter and robes ending in a fish tale. that he communicated a knowledge of letters. to which it corresponds. While my area of concentration has been tracing and understanding the developments in the Authentic Magical Tradition since the 1600s." This system was taken up by the Priesthood. but originally from India. the original number of points or initiations being 360. and due to the fact that the earth is an individual with a will of its own. 364 and now at the present time our year consists of 365 days and a fraction. to move a little on its own. Babylonia and eventually even Roman Catholicism. so . But as the ages passed. Then this libration returns to the normal 360 days in a year. preserved as 90 in the Egyptian Rite of Misraim (one fourth of the system) in the West. sciences and arts. not exactly disobeying the mandates of the system in which it is enmeshed. in a year. As one writer notes. he was also the first instructor in botany and agriculture. there appeared in the Erythrean Sea — the modern Persian Gulf — bordering on Babylonia (actually Sumer. "It is from Babylonia. an animal endowed with reason. and then 362. but determined. The Masons eventually took up the teaching of this system in graduated initiations. and the days become 361. I have traced the broad outlines of initiation back to ancient Sumerian Civilization. while maintain as a system of approximately 360 points in the East as the healing system of acupuncture. and feet beneath like those of a man…he used in the daytime to converse with men. in successive magical societies ever since. the cycle of the seasons. as we have learned since Mackenzie's time — TAG). in somewhat fragmentary form. Assyria. it does things at times. after a mysterious age of enlightenment. whose name was Oannes or John.The number 360 arises from an old Theosophical teaching of the ancient God-Wisdom of mankind. but never ate in common with them. and then 363. There is a very ancient story that accounts for this system of initiation. as are the other planets. Kenneth Mackenzie relates that "According to Berosus. a priesthood developed an initiatory system which has survived. having beneath its fish's head a human head... whose garb in Sumer. that we of the West got our manner of dividing the circle into 360 degrees. . to the effect that the true number of days in a year is 360.

until it reaches the end of that libratory cycle. Then it begins to swing back. 356. and thus the earth continues to follow this libration.that for ages. any one of our Earth years is less than 360 days: 359. . 357. 358.

worth six circles. 2002): "The final step in this story. getting their ancient wisdom originally from India." I have little hope of recovering all 360 degrees of the authentic tradition. Its actual value was determined by its place. degrees — call them what you like. cogs. Now the pair of symbols could be repeated in an indefinitely larger alternating series of corner and vertical wedges. always keeping the same conversion factors of 10 and 6. fully one fourth of the ancient system. In the sexagesimal counting system described above. with due . a wheel of time. the final answer had to be translated back into the underlying metrological system of units. known as points chauds in the system of Gnostic Voudon as taught by T Michael Bertiaux and developed according to his methods. and a corner wedge. but the intermediate calculations were carried out in the new sexagesimal place value system.mindspring. It is a wheel. and so on. The "trigger points" or "power points". was the introduction of a sexagesimal place value system. The number of signs was reduced to just two: a vertical wedge derived from the small cone often used for the base unit. but I think I. bypassing (though not necessarily being a substitution for) ritual initiation and generating profound understanding of and use for all existing systems of initiation. or my best students or others who read this may succeed in "accomplishing" the entire degree system of the Rite of Memphis-Misraim. Thus the circle became adopted in mathematics as divided into 360 points. of course." Another source informs us (Melville. at the end of the day. or 3600 (60x60). In the place value system. because in their Temple-crypts and Initiationchambers they were taught that the true earth-year consists of 360 days. right at the end of the third millennium. So a problem would be stated in proper units and the solution would be given in proper units. divided the circle into 360 points or degrees. which actually applies to the earth. and it was worth six corner wedges. The price paid was that a vertical wedge could now mean 1. derived from the small circle. or 60 (6x10). The corner wedge had a value of ten vertical wedges. The sexagesimal place-value system greatly facilitated calculations. this unit was denoted by the same-sized vertical wedge as the base unit. but.http://www. the next size unit was the large cone.com/%7Ehellfire/bishop/points/oannes. and enhancing the work of those involved in such systems.gif "That is why the Babylonian initiates. occurring probably some time in the Ur III period.

. . 60 minutes in an hour. and in terrestrial measurement. and that six sixties equals 360. and enclosed within a triple row of lofty walls. A Divine Year for the Hindus is equivalent to 360 solar years. In the end. Babylon and related societies. The latter being obviously based on "counting on one's fingers" . of which the 90 degrees of the Rite of Misraim (Egypt) represents only one fourth of the original. Now. the term "degree" also represents a marker of initiation. 360 degrees in a circle. there are many survivals in our culture the Babylonian system. It is known that the Babylonians employed a sexigesimal. or in the many other contexts in which the term is used. and remnants of this system survive all over the world in aboriginal society. . with heavenly correspondences to each degree of initiation in a complete circular system of 360 degrees. among them: . the human body has 360 bones and 360 small articulations. As stated the authentic tradition may be reasonably postulated to have originated in ancient Sumer. . The first systematic system of magick appears to have come from the rich early societies of Mesopotamia. There the first known system of numbers was developed.consultation with other sources. held to be in concert with the wheel of the year of 360 days. Various ideas have come forth to explain this curious number system. Sumer. circa 5000 years ago. are an attempt to expand upon the empowerments and their corresponding points on the human body developed at the end of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st. but it is obvious that all systems of language and number in ancient times were intertwined with magick and mysticism and viewed with awe. altars or idols surrounding the pre Islamic Kaaba of Mecca. Other "correspondences" show the survival of this predeliction in various ways. Ctesias makes the outermost wall 360 stades. We learn from Ctesias that the city of Babylon was built on both sides of the river in the form of a square. it counts 360 points of acupuncture and 360 major drugs for the therapy. The legendary list of kings tends to repeat reigns of 360 years. a degree of initiation. such as 60 seconds in a minute. The 360 steles. or step. While we use a base ten system. as in the system of 90 Degrees in the Oriental Rite of Misraim (Egypt in Hebrew). the number of degrees in the Babylonian circle. Akad and Babylon. in contrast to our base 10 system. or base 60 system of numbers. and the Mesopotamian system in base 60 has many preoccupations with six times that number. The English word descends from the Latin gradus. The 360 towers at Babylon. represents a step. The earliest form of the authentic tradition was shamanic. or 360. According to the Chinese medicine. Akkad .

. 1/15. 9. the reason stems from how handily 24 and 360 break down into many useful fractional parts using integers. while 1. R. For example. Further divisions in 60 minutes and 60 seconds uses these same numbers and handy factors. and 1/180 are all handy. 15. For similar reasons. 8. 8. The 360 degrees of a circle and the 360 symbols of the Zodiac. . and these numbers have a lot of factors in common. 1/3. 60. 36. . a euphemism for God. has the value of 360. and not some other. In classical Qabala. . Beach) . . 30. arbitrarily chosen number. (Koran 85:22) . 45. 1/4. 1/9. 1/36. 1. one 'dozen' is a handy unit in which to sell items. 24. 1/30. "If you ever wondered why '24' hours in a day. . . 18. 4. Darius divided the Gyndes into 360 channels because one of his . The Athenian people erected 360 statues to Demetrius. breaking it up into 24 units is a handy thing to do. The 360 chapels built around the mosque of Balk. 1/120. . So while one might use another arbitrary number. The 360 glances of Allah in the Islamic countries. 4. 1/60." (quotation © January of 2000 by James L. .. 90. The 360 sovereigns who reigned in Egypt since the first known Pharaoh until the Augustus Caesar supplanted the Pharaohs (year 1 of the Christian era). chances are such a number would be less useful when considering fractions of the whole. . The 360 Aeons of the gnostics. 1/2. 1/18. there were 360 days in one terrestrial year. Mahomet destroys the 360 idols of Mecca. though the ones under 1/12 are even more so. The enclosing wall of Babylon built by Semiramis had 360 stages length. Various old documents from ancient people tend to confirm it. or why there are '360' degrees in a circle instead of some other number or some other unit. 1/90. 40. that was the first thing created by God. 12. So regardless of how long a planet's day is in actual time. in China. 120. 1/8. The 360 temples on the Lowham mountain. 'The Messiah' (HMSHYCH) has a value of 360. . 20. 6. . 12. The 360 Egyptian priests who poured every day the water of the Nile to Acanthopolis in a bored cask. the letter shin. The 360 urns for the usage of the priests of Egypt for the libations in the honor of Osiris. 10. 1/40. according to Immanuel Velikovsky. In classical Qabala. 1/45. 2. Few numbers break down into as many handy factors. 1/20. It is the number of times per day that God looks to the secret or preserved Tablet. . . 1/24. 1/6. and 360 are ALL factors of 360. 6. . 1/10. 180. and 24 are ALL factors of 24. 3. 2. The 360 gods of the orphism. 3. In the past. The 360 statues of divinities to the palace of Daïri in Japan. 1/12.

by word and gesture. Refer to previously issued correspondences between known 97 . . The procedural approach I now propose is as follows: A. and should determine the number of points they are comfortable assimilating on a given occasion. as "containments" for the energies transmitted. The terrestrial aires were located in an old manuscript and are attributed to John Dee the Elizabethan astrologer and trace channel. The more correspondences to this system we discover. The 97 Degrees in the Rite of Memphis and its 90 Degree earlier counterpart in the Rite of Mizraim are derived from a number of sources. suggested by teachings of Bertiaux and the late William W. All recipients should be encouraged to keep notes and share with other participants the results of empowerments as they progress. Webb. and the sum of the occurrences of each of numbers gives 26. be they positive.sacred horses had drowned in this river. according to Pastor R. The last English language refinement of the former — not necessarily the best but most accessible to the English-speaking reader. The number 360 is used 2 times in the Bible. The expression 'do not fear' is used 360 times in the Bible. if not with the actual priesthoods themselves. . some of which vary a bit in their attribution. At the end of this list. on the whole the recipients should study the points and their correspondences. In the great Persian feast the magi were made accompany by 360 young peoples. . the more we can. Wurmbrand. negative or neutral. the antient degrees with which they are associated. While room should be made for spontaneous empowerments. There are 12 numbers in the Bible which are multiple of 360. as Scientific Illuminists. I have included a set of tentative acupuncture correspondences developed in concert with magician and Licensed Acupuncture Physician and researcher David Zietz. The points should be administered in "sacred space" or "power zones". The points chauds themselves are derived from our own experiments. B. and should indicate themselves out of their own intuition and study and experience which points are to be empowered on a given occasion. experiment with and verify the usefulness and accuracy of the system. comes from John Yarker. C. All recipients of points chauds beyond a few should be invested with the "power and wisdom" of the ancient priesthoods. .

sexagismal numbers are old. The passage took approximately 360 days (hey. keyed on the 97 degree system of Memphis. who's counting?) and the concept of the degree was born. that was a very bad pun). It's interesting to note that we have lived with a system of measure based upon an incorrect estimate of the length of a year and a model of planetary motion that was just plain wrong.points. based on the work of David Zeitz. though its effects on the science. very old. let alone systems of 33 or 9 degrees. I quote without comment some of the most exotic. Sexigismal numbers are the bases of our measures of degrees . As you might guess from that statement. and seconds. These comments should be taken as speculation. Take note that there are far more acupuncture 'points' than the 90-plus degrees in this system. minutes. In the accompanying table we present the points chauds and correspondences as originally developed for this research project in the 1990s. location and uses. To get to the first vestiges of a base 60 numeric system we have . a Florida-based certified acupuncturist who has attempted to correlate these specific points with acupuncture points in common. Finally. Integrated with this table is information about corresponding acupuncture points. Before the 1940s the Sumerian civilization was completely buried in the mists of history. It is conjectured that other points in acupuncture may eventually give clues to undiscovered or lost correspondences. following the listing. seconds and hours. sexagismal numbers are based upon fractions of 60. and no more. Greek astronomy held that the daily passage of the sun through the heavens relative to the fixed stars was a constant angular distance. minutes. Now we have a new question: How did the division of a circle and the division of a day come to have the same fractional components? The answer lies in a number system based on the sum of fractions of 60 that preceded both the notions of length of a day and division of the circle. religion and other aspects of Mesopotamian and other civilizations were known to us from successor cultures. speculative ideas considered in recent decades on the origin of magical knowledge in relationship to this system. The researcher can quick-reference the points and degrees in The Compleat Rite of Memphis. Where in Hell did Sexagismal numbers come from? Maybe we should start with the question: What is a sexagismal number? We deal with sexagismal numbers all the time ( yes.

For comparison purposes.10. They weren't worried about recording history. The Sumerians recorded their numbers on clay tablets using a stylus. The Degree symbol was originally the Egyptian Hieroglyphic symbol for the sun. Over 4 millennia. There is no exact numerical representation for the value of 1/3 in a base 10 system but in Sumerian notation it is simply 20/60. Like the modern Arabic notation we use. different millennia. they didn't have a position for zero. the Sumerian numerical system was ordered right to left. and used in timing calculations to land a man on the moon over 6 millennia later. The paradox of Sumeria is the extreme precision coupled with a total lack of accuracy.9 could mean (3*60) + (4*1) + (9/60) or it might mean (3*1) + (4/60) + (9/360). FURTHER NOTES ON 360° THEORY OF POINTS CHAUDS Origin. The Sumerian expression 3. and by all accounts.. This effort was. The clay dried and the records. let's take a look at our system first.The beauty of the Sumerian system lay in it's extreme precision in fractions. and 5. The trade issues necessitate the development of a written language. The fractions that the Sumerians labor sly cast in stone would become the basis for calculation of astronomical movements 4000 years later by the Greeks. . so it took a bit of time to decipher what they were recording and the numerology had a profound defect. 20 and 30. ownership and value.2. Tables were calculated of fractions of 60 and numerical equivalents were derived for sums of fractions. and numerical system. but those hardened tablets were recorded by many later civilizations . the magnitude remains unknown. The Egyptian year was only 360 days long and the circle was given . The numerology of Sumeria was context based.4. owned land. The number 349 is really a short form of the numeric expression (3*100) + (4*10) + (1*9) + (0). had their share of disputes about price.. They actively traded goods. In short: same problems. 15.12. which I'll talk about in a moment.4. they were interested in recording profit.6. Sumerians were the first city dwellers.2. as they say. This a common mathematical thread which holds older civilizations together. Sumeria came and went. represented a monumental amount of accumulated calculation. while somewhat hard to decipher. The mathematics of Sumeria preceded the invention of an alphabet by a few millennia.to go back almost 6000 yes to the region then known as Sumeria.3. "cast in stone". In the base 10 system the factors are 1. The factors of 60 are 1..5. They could form numbers with extreme precision. but without a context.

the ancients are simply "sectioning" their ancient heavenly "clock" of stars. the total is 360°. therefore I. Rig Veda 1. (Dirghatama. The length of "reign" listed for each alleged "king" is the distance in heliacal rising star days between consecutive "NAMES" on the list of kings.= "branch") for better detail. 1) HABUR 2) ELLASER .48) The Mathematics The ancient cultures divided the sky into 36 "night stations" of stars. we potentiate 20 sars x 10 = 200.66 degrees (of 360 degrees).Twelve spokes. Then we divide by 3. I simply calibrated the data by potentiating 108 by 10 to get 1080 (= 360 x 3) and then dividing by 3. moving within these six "heavenly houses". They shake not in the least. These could be divided into a total of 108 (36 x 3) segments or sars (Latvian zar. navels three. which 6 preceded the division of the heavens into 12. When we do this with all of the lengths of reign. Hence. one wheel. which gives 66. For example. Who can comprehend this? On it are placed together three hundred and sixty like pegs.164. These names are identified in detail subsequently as specific stars in the heavens. to get the degrees of arc of the circle. This was applied to the individual "reigns" of the (Sumerian) kings. II. Each length of "reign" of a Sumerian "son of God"applies to a particular NAMED "heavenly" region of the 360-degree "circle" of heaven.

This determination of starting moment is more accurate than the Gregorian calendar. or the Middle East. The position of a point on the meridian is given by the latitude. but requires consulting an astronomical almanac. South Asia. on 24 February 1582 by the papal bull Inter gravissimas because it is synchronized with the vernal equinox year.) Afghanistan The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked country in south central Asia.The Gregorian calendar is the internationally accepted civil calendar. It was first proposed by the Calabrian doctor Aloysius Lilius. .5h). before which the country was known internationally as Persia. It is variously described as being located within Central Asia. and decreed by Pope Gregory XIII. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude at the (52. climatic...3) BADTIBIRA 4) LARAK 5) SIPPAR and 6) SHURUPPAK The Iranian calendar ( Gahshomari-ye Irani) can refer to any in a succession of a set of calendars..5°E or GMT+3. They are used for over two millennia in Iran . the Iranian calendar has been modified time and again during its history to suit administrative..(The name Iran has been in use natively since the Sassanid period and came into international use from 1935. after whom the calendar was named. One of the longest chronological records in human history. and related societies The current official Iranian calendar begins on the vernal equinox as determined by astronomical calculations for the Iran Standard Time meridian. and religious purposes. A meridian is an imaginary arc on the Earth's surface from the North Pole to the South Pole that connects all locations running along it with a given longitude.

whose year always consists of 12 lunar months and lunisolar A lunisolar calendar is a calendar in many cultures whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. Persians have been keen on the idea and importance of having a calendar . and its years are designated AP. If the solar year is defined as a tropical year then a lunisolar calendar will give an indication of the season. . was the first Zoroastrian Persian Shahanshah.. The sun has always been a symbol in Iranian culture and is closely related to the folklore regarding Cyrus the Great. the first fully preserved calendar is that of the Achaemenids.In English the current calendar is sometimes called "Solar Hejri" calendar. the Gathas. add 621 or 622 (depending on the time of the year) to a Solar Hejri year.. predating the appearance of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster Zoroaster or Zarathushtra . The Iranian year usually begins within a day of 21 March of the Gregorian calendar. The hymns attributed to him. Throughout recorded history. To find the corresponding year of the Gregorian calendar. Ancient calendars Although the earliest evidence of Iranian calendrical traditions is from the second millennium BC. also referred to as Zartosht .. A solar calendar is a calendar whose dates indicate the position of the earth on its revolution around the sun ..-Tropical solar calendars and have long favoured a solar over lunar A lunar calendar is a calendar that is based on cycles of the moon phase.They were among the first cultures to use a solar calendar. was an ancient Iranian prophet and religious poet. also known as Cyrus II of Persia and Cyrus the Elder. if it is taken as a sidereal year then the calendar will. The only widely used purely lunar calendar is the Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar. himself. are at the liturgical core of Zoroastrianism. short for Anno Persico.

moving livestock around larger areas of land according to seasons and availability of water and food. A 13th month was added every six years to keep the calendar synchronized with the seasons. Eros is the law of sexual joining or coming together and Logos is the law of rational structure or otganization of energy into patterns….. often in a highly. Time * year: The Sumerians used a 360 day year by 2100 BC.Old Iranian calendar Old Persian inscriptions and tablets indicate that early Iranians used a 360-day calendar based on the Babylonian system and modified for their beliefs and day names.. * week: The Babylonians introduced the seven day week.The descent of the divine into the events of human history is made possible by the existence of a succession of bishops. so they did not want to work the seventh day. which extends back to the ancient priesthoods as well as at the time of the Christ and the Holy Apostles…The Old Roman Church … did teach the existence of such a (secret) map to be found in the body of the chela. as an adjective.…the Gnostic consciousness. art and music which depicts the life of shepherds. refers to the lifestyle of shepherds and pastoralists.year. the mysticism of the Eucharist is a fundamental expression of the principles of Eros and Logos. "Pastoral" also describes literature. which sowed actually where there were differences between the ideals or true placement of the powers in their collection of pacquets and what was the actual result of the process of incarnation. due to the belief that seven brought bad luck. Its months had two or three divisions depending on the phase of the moon. Michael Bertiaux . respectively. SEMI RANDOM NOTES ON THE ORIGIN OF DEGREES AND POINTS . Twelve months of 30 days were named for festivals or activities of the Pastoral. * hour: The 12 hour day and 12 hour night originates from Mesopotamia.. The length of these hours changed through the year. being equally spaced over the time of light and dark.

" Robert Temple “Master: „This Serpent. It was the design for the computer and energy system of what we might now be tempted to call something like a UFO object or projection form some empirical or chaotic marma. which contained some rather lifeless Egyptian roots. but which only grows old to renew its youth and prepare itself for new revolutions. It has the property of renewing its skin. which appears to weaken and even perish at certain epochs. but which at that time.. on Isis and Osiris. We realize you have written this without any knowledge of the traditions of Masonry. but you have made some discoveries which relate to the most central Masonic traditions at a high level. which is without beginning or end. „The Phoenix is a still more natural exposition of the succession and the perpetuation of the principle in nature.‘." Leslie M. „To this may be added that it symbolized the cycle of the Star Sirius or Sothis of 1461 years. 33°. Michael Bertiaux 97° .…I made use of some inner drive and developed on the physical plane a particular structure of lattices and connective circuits. Scott. including some things none of us ever knew…'I asked him what sort of connection there was and he did mention specifically that it was my work on ancient Egypt. is an emblem of eternity. . (=Ted‘) Webber…approached me about The Sirius Mystery…He said quietly to me: 'We are very interested in your book The Sirius Mystery. forming a circle. Mythology has represented the bird as reviving from its own ashes. was really quite remarkable. and you may not be aware of this. which were probably latent in an otherwise purely verbal system…That rather lifeless system. emblemizing hoe all things earthly will continue to be reborn from itself."The Masonic Fraternity is the modern repository of the Mysteries. as strange as it might seem to the uninformed reader of these matters. 1946 "So it was that Charles E. and thus figures the destruction and renewal of nature. and the ancient traditions of the star Sirius…. was posing rather inconspicuously as an Egyptian Rite of Ancient Freemasonry with the name of Memphis-Misraim.

They impressed their cuneiform (wedge-shaped) script on soft clay tablets with a stylus. Memphis Rite "Sumerians have the distinction of being the earliest inhabitants of the Fertile Crescent region.C. gives . and point to Sirius. improved agrarian techniques and developed the first sexagesimal (base 60) numbering system. knowledge could be passed from one person to others. therefore.Balder” 53rd Degree Knight of Sage of the Phoenix. writing. and the tablets were then hardened in the sun. Petr Beckmann "The initiatory pageants. assignment of degree-measure to angles is somewhat arbitrary. though. namely.e. .In 1936. Beginning 8...000years B." Clark Nelson . is devoted to various geometrical figures. once celebrated with ceremonies and . that the perimeter of a hexagon is exactly equal to six times the radius of the circumscribed circle. and states that the ratio of the perimeter of a regular hexagon to the circumference of the circumscribed circle equals a number which in modern notation is given by 57/60 + 36/(60^2) (the Babylonians used the sexagesimal system. 6x60 is a pretty natural choice. The mentioned tablet. or Sothis. “Token – Join left hands..“sign – Represent examination.125.So that's who gave us the 360 degrees in the circle. of course. in fact that was evidently the reason why they chose to divide the circle into 360 degrees (and we are still burdened with that figure to this day).. “Pass Word – SIGE (silence) ALETTHE (TRUTH) “Word . whose translation was partially published only in 1950. The Babylonians knew. Pi = 25/8 = 3. through written communication.. Sumerian culture realized a priest-astronomer class.E. and from one generation to the next and future ones. their base was 60 rather than 10). Here one should make the interjection that the Sumerians were first to make one of man's greatest inventions. a tablet was excavated some 200 miles from Babylon. with right index finger. and when you're working in base 60. Some choices are more natural than others. i. See. The tablet. as if through a telescope.

for the aim of the Mysteries has ever been a "discipline and stimulus to virtue" William R.ritual in Greece. Egypt. and Mesopotamia. are now known to have taken place in one form or another in many countries and on most continents. Laudahn . Asia Minor. urging it on to heights of which it was formerly unaware. The goal was to unfold consciousness.

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