Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Let Me Introduce You to...

... the Number 142857


"Oh, Strange Eye not MATH!", you say!
"Not math - MA'ATh - the Mystical numbers for all truth seekers", I reply.

and besides...
synchromystics like to point out numbers
(the underlying fabric of the Multiverse!)

Have You Met the Number 142857 ?

If you've never met before,
let me take this moment to introduce you
to a very mystical number:

142857


it is found through ANY number not evenly divisible by the number 7

the result is a repeating sequence or cycle of the digits 1,4,2,8,5,7

x.142857...

Such as how the ancient Egyptians calculated the value for "Pi":

22 / 7 = 3.142857142857142857142857142857...

3."142857" "142857" "142857" "142857" "142857"...

Note that the individual digits never stray from 1,4,2,8,5,7
...until we multiply it by by a single 7 (one Seven)!


142857 x 1 = 142857

142857 x 2 = 285714

142857 x 3 = 428571

142857 x 4 = 571428

142857 x 5 = 714285

142857 x 6 = 857142


142857 x 7 = 999999


142 + 857 = 999

14 + 28 + 57 = 99



The famous "Number 9" makes an appearance.
The Number 9, - the final of all single digits.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

1 + 4 + 2 + 8 + 5 + 7 = 27
Dual 7's / Two Sevens (77) in mystical math.


The keen-eyed synchromystic number spotters in the readership may already have noticed a few curiosities about this mystic number...

..but for those that haven't, let me point out a big one for you.

The "stage of transition" (from digits 1,4,2,8,5,7 to 999999 - note that there's SIX Nines!) occurs from the 6th to 7th multipliers.

If you multiply the numbers 6 and 7
(6 x 7) and you "don't panic", you get the synchromystic number 42.



42, the "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything"

Some of the mathematicians in the readership may note that in
Base 13, 6 x 9 = 42
(recall the six nines I pointed out above)
But Douglas Adams kept it mysterious and joked about this observation, saying: "I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13."

Douglas Adams was asked many times during his career why he chose the number 42. Many theories were proposed, but he rejected them all.
On November 3, 1993, he gave an answer on alt.fan.douglas-adams:

" The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do.' I typed it out. End of story. "

" There are no jokes in synchromysticism, even when there are! "
- Strange Eye (2009)

:)

* for more on 42, visit Live from the Logosphere - here and here


Now with that info in mind we turn our eye towards the
the 6 Stepped Pyramid of Saqqara, Eqypt rising 60 meters above the desert floor.



The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology at U Memphis tells us:

The Step Pyramid is the first known monumental structure made of stone anywhere in the world. As its name suggests, it is a series of six levels of stone decreasing in size as they ascend to about 200 feet/60 meters in height. Until this time, mastabas had been the principal form of tomb architecture. A mastaba (Arabic for "bench" / "seat") is a low rectangular structure which was built over a shaft which descended to the burial location. The Step Pyramid originally began as a mastaba, and it may have been visualized as a series of mastaba shapes, decreasing in size, stacked one on top of another. Whatever the origin, it creates an impressive geometrical form rising from the floor of the desert.



A good egyptian tour guide will often ask this question of visitors,
"Why do you think they only built 6 levels?"


From WIKIPEDIA

The step pyramid at Saqqara was designed by Imhotep for King Djoser (c.2667-2648 BC). It is the oldest complete hewn-stone building complex known in history. It is also the location of the newly opened (in 2006) Imhotep Museum. It is also where the tomb of King Menes, the first pharaoh of Egypt lies.



Imhotep (from a statue in the Louvre)

If you've seen my comments on articles at other blogs like "The Secret Sun" you'll see that I've mentioned The Pyramid Texts

The Pyramid texts were written on the walls of the complex at Saqqara, Egypt and are the some of the oldest writings in the world.

You can read one translation of The Pyramid Texts here

Another famous translation is by Raymond O. Faulkner

UPDATE:

Personally, I've always taken the origin/etymology of the word MATH to have been from the word MA'AT in Egypt. I know we typically stop at the Greeks, but afterall some Greek knowledge came out of their interactions and relations with the Egyptians.

gr. mathematos = MA'AT-hematos
(Literal - the blood of TRUTH)
(Figurative - the science of TRUTH)


You can explore some more of this at my post 6 Days of Creation - the Ring, the Sphere and Jimi Hendrix.

4 comments:

Andre Heath said...

Great post, StrangeEye.

There are several ways to compute pi accurately. One that has been used a lot is based on a nice formula for calculating which angle has a given tangent, discovered by James Gregory. His formula together with the Fibonacci numbers can be used to compute pi. Check it out.

I once read a translation of the Pyramid text several years ago. I need to familiarise myself with it again.

Cheers.




Andre
The ALIEN Project
www.thealienproject.blogspot.com

Transcend The M.O. said...

That's awesome...I had no idea....Thanks!

Indras Net said...

Awsome post, thanks for the link. Lookin forward to more

Anonymous said...

Sometimes germatra/ numerical formula of a mystical nature, is of no use to me. The language and slang can be so arbitrary. I am happy for your spot on the syncromystic blogspotters page. Many ways to compute numbers and letters, Valis revisited. Shineforth eye of a strange nature. Dennis

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