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108,864 – 954 – 792 – 756 – 216 – 144 – 114,048

Section IV, Part 8 – The Wonderful Numbers of Sacred Canon

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Doug Krieger

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Devoting two complete chapters on the symbolism of number is, in a word, impossible – not that this audience could not stomach such a tedious scrutiny – however, any attempt would be superficial and unfair to everyone.

Originally, it was suggested this chapter/article be entitled:  the New Jerusalem – Symbol of the Entire Universe – but wouldn’t this be way out of literary reality and slightly ostentatious beyond the pale of credulity and naught but shameless ego enhancement; especially, hailing from them who desire to inherit the earth as amongst the “meek”? 

Probably – but after considering this posture but pious turpitude, I’ve decided this is precisely the discovery needed in that to refrain from these “numeric explorations” would be de facto consignment of the topic to the exclusive purview of the Sacred Geometry community and allowing the banter of a few theological malcontents insisting we cease and desist this most prophetically-fulfilling topic altogether; I press on! 

New Jerusalem – “Symbol of the Entire Universe” – John Michell

The New Jerusalem as “Symbol of the Entire Universe” is exactly what John Michell, the philosopher of hippies, in his Dimensions of Paradise commenced in 1988, and who, twenty years later in 2008, released his final edition on the subject, prior to his passing in 2009, devoting over 100 pages to the symbolic use of number and its sister topic, the Sum of the World Soul, originally proposed by Plato (viz. that there was such a sum/aggregate number possessing staggering econo-socio-politico-scientific ramifications; thus, the search both for its individual terms and subsequent numeric sum have befuddled us ever since its origins were proposed).  (Note:  Michell’s final text, How the World Is Made: The Story of Creation according to Sacred Geometry, covers similar material and is exceedingly graphical throughout with Allan Brown’s masterful art work.)

It’s somewhat inescapable to discuss “Number” and the New Jerusalem without delving into the realm of Sacred Geometry and the mind of Dr. Michell.  In Chapter 5 of his text, “Symbolic Number,” Michell’s lust for pagan credulity seems unmitigated in using the ultimate climax of the universe, the New Jerusalem, and her descension, as his final recourse; and more, how certain weighted symbolic numbers, applied by gematria, play such a huge role, especially in sacred texts of early Christianity (alluding, no doubt, to the 27 sacred volumes of Christian canon – although Messiah’s full disclosure (“27”) in Sacred Christian Canon doesn’t appear to have an obsequious fondness in Michell’s divine dimensions; perhaps due to the purposeful thesis that the concept of “deliverance” is a non sequitur when morality is naught but an expression of the ever-changing world of social mores?).  

Speaking of Michell’s mind, it waffles somewhere between the Platonist philosopher-king and that of the anomalous skeptic-research-writer extraordinaire, Charles Fort.  At times peering into the brain of a man whose final conclusion of the matter was summed up most ingloriously:  “My pursuits are a joke in that the universe is a joke….One has to reflect the universe faithfully”(Frost’s Meditations); and is as anomalous a comment as the man who epitomized the proposition:  “If there is a universal mind, does it have to be sane?”

However, enduring his humorous skepticism, gematria in Michell’s thinking occupies, I believe, a disproportionate amount of space n his galaxy.   Using key phrases, names and critical text to add credibility to express spiritual concepts and principles, as well as socio-politico-economic relationships, is gematria’s ancient lore.  Objective number in the Sacred Canon (viz., “number” which is expressly stated to, for example, “the seven churches” or the 144 cubits of the New Jerusalem Wall) and indirect significance from numbers derived directly from gematria and substantiated by astronomical and other associations like “sacred objects” (e.g., the 864,000 Mile Diameter of the Sun, Stonehenge or “crop circles”) legitimates gematria’s use; however, extrapolating its utility to the extent it becomes more convincing than the measurements of paradise, or even on a par with the dimension and direct use of number in Sacred Text, would be inappropriate; viz., gematria lends support for Sacred Dimensions but Sacred Dimensions are not contingent upon gematria’s additions.  Notwithstanding our suspicious aversion to gematria, we do concur with Michell, “these particular numbers, were translated to us by ancient metrologists, preserved in a score of so-called sacred texts and done so in the language of symbolic number.”  Again, whether or not those sacred texts were encoded via gematria holds some discretionary credibility – and for that I will incur the wrath of some well-meaning brethren.

As a Platonist, Michell secured utmost philosophical consequence upon the study of “number” in that “…number itself takes precedence over the other sciences [including the five major mathematical sciences:  …arithmetic, by which the plan of creation is most nearly apprehended; plane geometry, or the study of numerical proportions; three-dimensional geometry, which explores the nature of solid bodies at rest; astronomy, which has to do with those same bodies in motion; and music, which illustrates the harmonious composition of the universe’]” (Dimensions of Paradise, John Michell, p. 48).

Determining the “principle numbers” which, according to Michell, occupy supreme redundancies, superb integration and heightened acceptance among the ancients – witnessed not only in their writings, but in their artifacts such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, the Acropolis, etc. – merge into the primary dimensions of paradise, the New Jerusalem, which becomes the fulcrum, the embodiment, the, if you would, summa summarum – literally, the “sum of sums,” the finality, the “all in all” and the conclusion of the matter. 

In particular, Michell’s exploration and participation – as has been the case with a multitude of philo-mathematicians and stalwart social engineers – in determining the “soul number” or the “world soul” which is the sum total of math particulates – receives engrossing subject matter throughout Michell’s text and actual life.  The composition of these numbers – at least some 36 number sets – and their ultimate sum (and composition) is so mesmerizing to those within the Sacred Geometry community because of its societal affirmations. 

Socrates and his student, Plato, were convinced that “sacred proportion” was derived from a “pattern in the heavens” that could be comprehended by anyone because that understanding of dimension was embedded in the human soul.  Once “inwardly” discovered (for it is there already) these celestial proportions – if brought into practicum – would create “cosmic systems” which would enable humanity to live in harmony and happiness – i.e., a “just society.”  But, if these proportions were abandoned (which the metric system foolishly has done), the resultant world order (what 2there is of it) degenerates into instability, war and ultimate chaos.

It is ill-advised to adjudge the Socrates-Plato-Michell thesis on proportions’ origins as vain philosophy beneath our Judeo-Christian Weltungschung – to the contrary… “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead (i.e., “divine nature, deity”), so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

However, and prior to most recent times, this subject matter (“divine proportions”) has been shunted to the obscure reaches of the Church and held at bay under suspicion and rank occultism in the order of spurious pagan pursuits – but that was then, this is now; and now, it is time for the Church to reassert herself into the discussion in that SHE, as the New Jerusalem, the Woman, the Holy City Jerusalem, has become the accusative, not the dantive, of that discussion (although most in the believing community have utterly no idea they are that direct object of cosmic fascination).

The purpose of this missive is to examine some of these priority numbers enshrined by Michell as the code of ancient wisdom and to extrapolate their potentials in light of the New Jerusalem – i.e., Michell may be but scratching the surface, purposefully beclouding or simply unaware of the extant found in his numeric selections and geometric renderings designed to highlight their celestial proportions.  The obvious presumptive tone embedded in my remarks is not meant to deprecate his discoveries – I am more than impressed with them; however, the obvious prejudice with which I approach the same topic is designed to draw attention that we who are destined to this heavenly object do not see it in terms of the philosophical abstract, but as our literal destination and transfigured nature.  

Of all people who should probe the depths of these configurations it should be that spiritual community whose destination bespeaks the New Jerusalem proper – anything less abrogates its character and mission and consigns its purview to the mystical world of the occult and paganism’s immediate revival.  How brazen of me to suggest that it’s high time to “take back” that which was originally committed to our trust; therefore, is this presentation suspect by those who through no fault of their own were, in the main, in time past considered the caretakers of these environs – environs which never should have been abandoned to their exclusivity and concomitant mixture…for they who view these “divine dimensions” as myth and pure abstraction – though perhaps a higher state of human consciousness – cannot by definition wholly substantiate their claims to the Creator who, by their own interpretive will, dwells in unapproachable ambiguity.

3Indeed, this biased perspective comes with all the exclusionary merits clearly depicted in Holy Writ juxtaposed to Michell’s all-inclusive “fusion” model of the New Jerusalem which, in point of revelatory fact, finds the soul’s ultimate transformation wrought by the Deliverer, the Christ (Greek for Messiah), not by Plato’s reincarnation as witnessed by the Journey of Er nor does it excel to the extravagant level of mystical toleration unless one could interpret Michell’s indiscriminate model whereby the Celestial City is eternally resilient because it has not been “overcome by evil” but has “overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21). “That mortality may be swallowed up by life . . . Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee” (II Corinthians 5:4-5).  “Good and evil” are mutually exclusive – their ultimate compatibility as witnessed in the West by what Michell calls the “dominant orthodoxy” promotes their extremities – extremities which must succumb to an “external viewpoint” (i.e., a “fusion model”) that is “ready-made by the traditional form of cosmology that takes human nature as a constant reflection of divinity and values its interests accordingly” (Ibid. p. 233).  

The realization that human nature is possessor of divinity – the “divine spark” which allegedly abides us all – and ipso facto we most certainly can all get along if we highlight our reflective consciousness as “pure light.”  Inevitably, such reflection will dispel all darkness?  Michell’s model of inclusion is aware that “the balance thus created is that unstable variety which consists of lurching between extremes” – extremes reflected in modern cosmology severely influenced by the expansionist state, engrossing corporation and technological developments deleterious to human interests; indeed, lurching between traditionally “vain, inhuman, and oppressive” policies and institutions and reactive forms such as “anarchism, nationalism, sectarianism, fundamentalist religion, and symptoms of alienation ranging from apathy to terrorism” (Ibid. p. 234) which have a tendency to fray at their societal extremities. 

However, it is this thin line of differentiation which divides the Tree of Life from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil – having the wherewithal (i.e., the “divine spark”) to discern with perception the “difference” is not an animalistic prerogative, but a human genius, of conscience (even so, “the spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord’ (Proverbs 20:27); however, knowing the distinction does not equate to Life.  Life cannot be marginalized by knowing Good and Evil, for Life within the New Jerusalem – wherein the Tree of Life bears 12 manner of fruit and its leaves are for the healing of the nations – is superior to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (no matter how “God-like” it is) in that it – the Tree of Life – provides the original intent of the Creator to sustain humankind by Divine Life – not just knowing Good and Evil (which is God-like, for that He knows and now we know what He knows).  Living by the nourishment found by the Tree of Life enables a pristine relationship, fellowship and total community affirmation and engagement, having the wherewithal to do “good” when, as Paul the Apostle said, “evil is present with me” (Romans 7:21).

Definition and interpretation of these numbers is, therefore, hopefully calibrated from the Tree of Life, not from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil with the consequent result; not the “fusion” of numeric contrasts, but the “abundance of Life” – the real portrait of the New Jerusalem where Life overcomes Death . . . for by partaking of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil “you shall surely die” (a “trait” which is NOT God-like!).

By The Number

Neither Michell nor I have exhausted the aforesaid “principle numbers” – however, I wish to parallel, compare and contrast, as well as expand upon those, in the main, he suggested bearing evaluation – of whom are “108,864” (or 108 and 864) and “114,048” (from whence Michell derives the measurement of the Moon’s Diameter in feet – as in 2,160 miles x 5,280 feet = 11,404,800’ or “114,048” and a significant discovery not only because its digits add up to the “18” of the New Jerusalem Standard but ascertaining its “number” in inches reveals the 360° of a circle and ipso facto the Eternal God without beginning or ending – i.e., 11,404,800’ x 12” = 136,857,600” = “36” as a fractal of 360°). 

Although our attention will eminently focus upon these two number sets (108,864 and 114,048), the associated graphic entitled “Sacred and Symbolic Numbers of Sacred Canon,” though not comprehensive, gives most of the numbers and number sets in these two chapters/articles – you will need them from time to time to understand the symbolic and metrological meanings in a sort of panoramic overview. 

Many numbers and number sets are mentioned in these two chapters which are, unfortunately, not included (e.g., 24,840 the Circumference of the Earth based on its Nautical mile circumference using 1.15 as a factor and 24,883.2 the Statute Mile Earth Circumference based on its 7,920-Statute Mile Diameter multiplied by the New Jerusalem Pi of 3.1618181818).

Allow me, once again, to highly recommend the pioneering writings of the Evangelical Anglican, E. W. Bullinger, who aggressively sought to know “Number” in Scripture and its “supernatural design and spiritual significance” – his was a grand recovery of Sacred Numbers and upon his shoulders we continue to build this arsenal of impregnable confirmation as to the Divine Mind through His Creation attesting to His Purpose and Plan for the Ages…

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However, take notice that “108,864” is clearly, in addition to its total of “27” having to do with Messiah, immediately recognizable as two number sets of “108” and “864” representing not only the “18” (both sets) of the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement but independently have additional significance by themselves as 108 is the 1080 of the Moon’s radius in miles and 864 equates as a fractal of the Sun’s 864,000 mile diameter AND together as “18” + “18” equal to “36” (i.e., the Eternal God without beginning or ending as is a circle of 360°) – a most marvelous versatility; whereas, “114,048” is simply the Moon’s diameter in feet, although it does reflect in the sum of its digits the “18” of the New Jerusalem (1 + 1 + 4 + 4 + 8 = 18); and one could few “6” (Man’s number of creation from “114” = 6) and “048” given over to “12” as a prime number of the New Jerusalem.

Also, when viewing these “number sets” keep in mind that “954” may appear as 95,040,000.  This figure may be in inches, feet, yards, miles, acres, etc. and, therefore, the 954 may be considered a “fractal” of 95,040,000 miles (i.e., “A fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity, in a somewhat technical sense, on all scales. The object need not exhibit exactly the same structure at all scales, but the same ‘type’ of structures must appear on all scales.” (Ref. WolframMathWorld)

864

Michell – and many of the ancients – considered “864” the “Foundational Number” in that its astronomical functions (864,000 mile diameter of Earth’s Sun) suggests its “foursquare order and firm foundation.”  Aside from the somewhat esoteric collaboration given it via gematria (e.g., 864 is the gematria in Greek for altar- θυσιαστηριον) it wholly stands on its merits due to other inclinations.  Michell immediately recognizes its reflection in the New Jerusalem for the 12,000 furlongs reduced more readily recognizable to 12 furlongs on every side/edge produce a superficial area upon its six sides (12 edges on a cube and 6 sides on a cube) whereby 12x12 = 144 per side (the Wall of the New Jerusalem is 144 cubits – Rev. 21:17) x 6 sides = 864 square furlongs (144 x 6 = 864). 

This calculation (864) in turn produces 8,640 acres wherein 12 furlongs = 660’ x 12 = 7,920’ x 7,920’ = 62,726,400’ x 6 sides = 376,358,400 sq. feet / 43,560 (number of sq. ft. p/ac.) = 8,640 acres (864) – leading us to the 864,000 Mile Diameter of the Sun…with the supreme object of antiquity echoing the New Jerusalem’s expression as the very Sun of Righteousness:  The Great Pyramid of Giza when cubing its 756’ base side x 12 edges = 9072’ x 12” = 108,864” with both the “108” and the “864” – the New Jerusalem “18” and the Sun of Righteousness “864” fully manifested…wherein, also, the 108,864” / 25.20” = 4,320 Sacred Cubits, which in turn divided by 12 as in 4,320/12 = 360 symbolizing the Eternal God without beginning or ending as in a 360° circle.

I’d like to inject at this juncture that the “yard” (36” or 3’) is purposefully omitted throughout – giving the reader ample opportunity to integrate this dimension into any calculation.  The “3 feet” or “36 inch” measurement bespeaks of the One True God or the Triune God, the Eternal God (without beginning or ending) and has profound bearing upon virtually all calculations – e.g., the Sun’s Diameter in miles is 864,000 x 5,280’ = 4,561,920,000’ (whose digits arrive at “27” connoting Messiah revealed in Christian Sacred text of 27 volumes) but when divided by 3’ = 1,520,640,000 yards = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement – i.e., “The Sun of Righteousness (864), Messiah (27) has but one goal, the New Jerusalem (18).  Furthermore, by multiplying 4,561,920,000’ x 12” = 54,743,040,000” = “27” (Messiah Revealed) and, of course, when divided by 36” (a yard) = 1,520,640,000 yards (and, again, we’re back to the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement:  1 + 5 + 2 + 6 + 4 = 18).

Likewise, we have not, in the main, integrated the 43,560 sq. ft. acre into our calculations; however, the “inch, foot, yard, fathom (2 yards),  furlong (660’), span (9”), mile (statute and nautical), acre, league (3 statute miles or 15,840 which is “18” or 3 nautical miles, at sea, or 3 x 6072’ = 18,216 or both “18” total or “18” and the Name of God @ “216” (18,216) of the Moon’s Diameter at 2160 miles or Nautical Mile Earth circumference @ 21,600), etc.” are all assorted measurements of sacred definition and, as well, so is the Sacred Cubit of 2.1’ or 25.20”.  Nor have we sought to produce the “diagonal measurement” throughout; however, its discoveries are rich in their “dimensional tales” – e.g., the “base diagonal” of the Great Pyramid of Giza is found by using the Pythagorean Theorem:

a= b2 + c2 – therefore:  GPG Base Diagonal Line or a2 = (756)2 + (756)2 = a2 = 571,536 + 571,536 or a2 = 1,143,072 and the square root of 1,143,072 = 1,069.2’ which, again is “18” as in 1 + 6 + 9 + 2 = “18” which is the Standard Measurement of the New Jerusalem – and, 1,069.2’ x 12” = 12,830.4” or “18” again and if divided by 144 (New Jerusalem Wall measurement) we arrive at:  12,830.4” / 144 = 89.1 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement; which when multiplied by the Sacred Cubit of 25.20” we arrive at:  89.1 x 25.20 = 2,245.32 which again brings us back to “18” as in 2 + 2 + 4 + 5 + 3 + 2 = 18.  Since most of our measurements are predicated upon “square cubes” and not rectangular cubes, the hypotenuse of the triangles so created will necessitate only the simple Pythagorean Theorem.

Even so, by dropping off all zeroes to determine acreage on one side of a “cubed Sun” (more easily seen) we would multiply (miles converted to feet of the Sun 864,000 mile diameter or 864 x 528 = 456,192) 456,192’ x 456,192’ (2 edges to secure one “area” of the six sided areas of the six-sided cubed Sun using its 864,000 mile diameter as one of its 12 edges) = 208,111,140,864 / 4356 (1 acre) = 47,775,744 (acres) = “45” (4 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 5 + 7 + 4 + 4 = 45).  Later, we will discuss the implications of “45” – suffice it to say for now that this number is exceedingly specific and peculiar in Sacred Text and connotes the Second Coming of Messiah in fulfillment of the difference between the “times of desolation” unto the 1,290 Day (its terminus) and the time of “blessedness” “unto the 1,335th Day or “45” days beyond the time of desolations (Daniel 12:11-12) – i.e., “Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord, Hosanna!” (i.e., 1,335 minus 1,290 = 45 days).

As a sidebar – some proclaim Venus to be the “Day Star” – if so, let it be said that her 7,521 mile diameter if converted to an edge of a 12-edged cube is, likewise, the fractal of the New Jerusalem as in 7 + 5 + 2 + 1 = 15 which is the 1,500 or “15” mile edge of the New Jerusalem and cubed we have 15 x 12 = 180 or “18” and 7,521 x 12 = 90,252 miles wherein we have “18” and a Sacred Cubit remembrance of “252” – however, and in case you’re not convinced of these divine proportions – 7,521 miles x 5280’ = 39,710,880 feet = “36” attesting to the Eternal God’s participation in these calculations

Therefore, the Sun of Righteousness (864) has embedded within its measurements the Eternal God (3 or 36) bringing forth Messiah “arising with healing in His wings” on that 1,335th Day of Blessedness.  To substantiate the “45” the entire cubed Sun’s acreage x 6 sides (in its cube) = 286,654,464 sq. acres = “45” (2 + 8 + 6 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 6 + 4 = 45); therefore, the reader is encouraged to keep in mind and spirit the profound meaning of the yard, the acre, etc., in these calculations for they are altogether significant and bear persistent testimony to the Divine intent throughout.  The “day” itself with 86,400 seconds acclaims the “864” and connects it to Peter’s “Day Star” which shall arise in our hearts (II Peter 1:19) – for is this not the “Sun of Righteousness” arising “until the day dawns?”  A much more exhaustive text would be needed to explore ALL these “sacred measurements” whose data would be so incredibly convincing that we all would be subdued by the Divine genius that put all of this together and has kept it for our posterity that today, at the close of this age and prior to Messiah’s final coming as the Sun of Righteousness, we might so rejoice in His incalculable wisdom!

The Number or Sum of the World Soul

Other principle numbers such as 4356, 144, 792, 12 are immediately acknowledged and “integrate” well with 864’s discoveries as the foundational number.  If we were to achieve “cubic furlongs” using Michell’s reductions from 12,000 – i.e., 12 x 12 x 12 we would arrive at 1,728 cubic furlongs.  The “1728” finds ample visibility in Plato’s Academy, not only in harmonic (music) and arithmetical means but as a prime candidate within the 34 to 36 “number sets” which comprise the “world soul” or the perfect set of numbers in Plato’s quest for “the source and origin of motion” or later tagged by Xenocrates, one of Plato’s followers in the fourth century BC, “a self-moving number” and “the cause of all natural integers” (whole or “untouched numbers” – non-fractioned). 

5Finding numbers within this sum becomes an all-consuming endeavor of philosopher and social engineer in that its sum and composition (the number of the world soul, its sum; and those numbers which comprise the sum, its composition) would, according to Plato, “react to every part of the numerically created universe” – that society’s greatest governance must of “philosophical necessity” be wielded by the “philosopher king” who, having at his disposal, this “constant mathematical standard as guide and reference in all things” would govern fairly, with justice for all. 

The content of the musical scale as originally contrived “set out as a progression of numbers, by which the Creator fashioned the world soul” (Ibid. p. 180).  As a society ultimately encompassing the whole Earth is “harmonized” – it will have concurred with both the composition and sum of the world soul.  One may start from the sum or become entangled with the parts at the front end; however, if the “vision” is explicit – then the parts are, I affirm, more easily recognizable.

Therefore, getting back to our “864” – I find it more compelling that this number set (i.e., 108,864) should appear in the sum and composition of the world soul (viz., both as its sum, 108,864; and as part of its composition as “108” and “864”) – this I have stated in other places in this series; however, a closer look at its magnanimity is hereby considered.  Again, Michell suggests the same but waffles in its finality (ref. pp. 187-196, Dimensions of Paradise, 2008 Edition).  Yet, when we compare it to the lone standing, yet present, Seven Wonders of the World, there is immediate recognition of not only its supreme identification with the New Jerusalem but with that of Earth’s celestial satellite, the Moon, whose reflection or glory is derived from the Sun.

Finally, the duodecimal system (not to be confused with Dewey Decimal System) which is altogether at home within antiquity – in contrast to the ten-based metric system – is wholly given over to integration within 108,864 (as is 114,048 but to a lesser extent); furthermore, the New Jerusalem is predicated upon the “base 12” system:

“The number twelve, a highly composite number, is the smallest number with four non-trivial factors (2, 3, 4, 6), and the smallest to include as factors all four numbers (1 to 4) within the subitizing range. As a result of this increased factorability of the radix and its divisibility by a wide range of the most elemental numbers (whereas ten has only two non-trivial factors: 2 and 5, with neither 3 nor 4), duodecimal representations fit more easily than decimal ones into many common patterns, as evidenced by the higher regularity observable in the duodecimal multiplication table. Of its factors, 2 and 3 are prime, which means the reciprocals of all 3-smooth numbers (such as 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9...) have a terminating representation in duodecimal. In particular, the five most elementary fractions (½, ⅓, ⅔, ¼ and ¾) all have a short terminating representation in duodecimal (0.6, 0.4, 0.8, 0.3 and 0.9, respectively), and twelve is the smallest radix with this feature (since it is the least common multiple of 3 and 4). This all makes it a more convenient number system for computing fractions than most other number systems in common use, such as the decimal, vigesimal, binary, octal and hexadecimal systems, although the sexagesimal system (where the reciprocals of all 5-6smooth numbers terminate) does better in this respect (but at the cost of an unwieldy multiplication table).” (Wikipedia)

Perhaps the “comfortability” with duodecimal’s 12-based system (i.e., duodecimal vs. metric) can easily be seen when 114048 / 12 = 9504 (which is a fractal of the Earth’s distance from the Sun’s 95,040,000 miles and, of course, the 95,040,000 feet of the 12-edged New Jerusalem, which when divided by 5,280’ = 18,000 Miles or the “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement).  Likewise, 108,864 / 12 = 9,072 which is in feet the cubed perimeter (12 edges) of the Great Pyramid of Giza (756’ one base edge x 12 = 9072’) which is, again, in inches:  9,072’ x 12” = 108,864” the number set chosen, we affirm, to be the Sum of the World Soul.

“864” and the Great Pyramid of Giza or 108,864 vs. 114,048

Let us consider in more detail:  The base edge of the Great Pyramid of Giza stands at 756’.  If it were “cubed” having 12 edges to match the New Jerusalem’s cube it would have:  756’ x 12 (edges) = 9072’ x 12 inches (12 inches per foot) = 108,864”…to my knowledge, this metrological fete was never announced by Michell in some eleven citings of the number set in Dimensions of Paradise, not in his expansion of the topic in his final volume:  How the World Is Made – The Story of Creation According to Sacred Geometry.

Furthermore, the GPG’s height of 480’ (a calculation wavering between itself and 481’+/-) – however, taking the 480’ as its elevation and multiplying by “2” we arrive at 960’.  If this were “cubed” at 12 edges we would arrive at 11,520’ x 12” = 138,240” (or “18” NJS).  This calculation using “12” is compounded by this reflection of the New Jerusalem in the GPG when 9! is utilized as in 1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9 = 362,880 / 144 (or 12 x 12) = 2,520 or 25.20” which is the measurement of the Sacred Cubit.  Even so, the base of the GPG at 756’ x 4 (edges) = 3,024’ x 12” = 36,288” – giving us the same reflective qualities as seen in 362,880, which when divided by 144 (36,288” / 12) = 252 as a further demonstration of the use of the Sacred Cubit in the building of the GPG.

Notwithstanding the absence of this calculation (i.e., the GPG’s 108,864” cubed 12 edges) in Michell’s research, he, nevertheless, finds astounding credibility in 108,864 during his construction of his “New Jerusalem Diagram” and the use of the more accurate π at 864/275 wherein the number of “New Jerusalem Units” (NJU) based on 1 unit equal to the area of a radius of 12 (i.e., Area = πr2 or A = π * r * r); therefore 1 NJU = A = 3.14181818 (864/275) * 12 * 12 or A = 3.14181818 * 144 = 452.42181818 sq. units in 1 NJU.  Therefore, using the Earth’s radius of 3,960 miles we arrive at these calculations:  A = 3.14181818 * 3,960 * 3,960 = A = 3.14181818 * 15,681,600 = 49,268,735.971488 / 452.42181818 (1 NJU) = 108,899.9999374168 or 108,900 New Jerusalem Units.  However, Michell suggests that using Pi at 864/275 (as we have just done) and eliminating a small circle within the heart of Earth’s circumference of 7,920 (or that circle having a radius of 72 and, therefore, an “area” of 36 NJU) we will arrive at the optimum area of the New Jerusalem diagram of 108,864 units, not 108,900.

Adding additional credibility of the “864” within Michell’s framework, he points out that the length of the Roman foot was 0.96768 inches – it was divided into 12 inches and the inch into 12 lines or 72 points; therefore 12 x 72 = 864 points. (Dimensions of Paradise, Michell, p. 90); fascinating, therefore, that the Mighty Angel “clothed with the sun” in Revelation 10 has “one foot” on the sea and “one foot” on the earth.

The Earth’s diameter (7920 miles) as a fractal of the 7,920,000’ or one edge of the New Jerusalem (7,920,000’ / 5,280’ in a mile = 1,500 miles one edge of the NJ x 12 edges of a cube = 18,000 miles or “18” NJS), when multiplied by 4 x 7920 miles = 31680 mi. x 3 = 95,040 miles, which is the fractal of the 95,040,000 miles of the Sun’s distance from Earth at their apogee. The 7920 x 12 New Jerusalem’s cubed edges = 95,040; again, the Earth/Sun apogee comes into view.  When, however, 95,040 is multiplied by 864 (if you would “Sun to Earth” relationship) we incur a special product:  8,211,456 = “27” (as in 8 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 27) which product from our prejudice is indicative of the Sun of Righteousness Who clothes the Woman of Revelation 12 with the Sun as the Sun’s reflection in the Moon beneath her feet – i.e., she, the Woman, the Lamb’s Wife of Revelation 21, is the reflection of the Sun, i.e., the Moon – because the Sun is reflected “off her” and on to the Moon beneath her feet).  (Note:  “27” is the number of “Messiah Revealed” in the Canon of Sacred Christian text and its 27 volumes with primary emphasis upon Messiah First Coming as the Suffering Servant; whereas “45” are the days of Blessedness and the revelation of His Second Coming as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.)

What is more stunning is combining 95,040 with the Earth’s diameter (i.e., reversing the order from Sun to Earth to Earth to Sun):  95,040 x 792 = 59,615,170,650 = “45” in that “45” is the “Second Coming of Messiah ‘to the Earth’” and the time of “Blessedness” in fulfillment of the “45” days between the Days of Desolation (1,290) and “Blessed is he who waits ‘til the 1,335th day or 45 days beyond the 1,290th day (Daniel 12:11-12).

Yet, what is even more incredible is to take the very distance at apogee from Earth to Sun (95,040,000 miles as 954) and “cubing” the 954 x 12 (edges of an esoteric cube filling up the space between Earth and Sun) = 11,448 or “18” and, once again, the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement is revealed!  Therefore, the Sun cubed (864 x 12 = 10,368 = “18”); the Sun’s distance to the Earth at apogee (furthest) is cubed (954 x 12 – 11,448 = “18”) the Earth itself is cubed (7,920 x 12 = 95,040 = “18”); the Moon is cubed (2,160 x 12 = 25,920 = “18”); and the Great Pyramid of Giza is cubed (756’ x 12 Edges = 9,072 = “18”).  Need I remind you that the distance between the Earth and the Moon at apogee is 252,000 Miles, which is the fractal of the Sacred Cubit’s 25.20” but that 252,000 Miles x 5,280’ = 1,330,560,000 = “18” – confirming the ubiquity of the Gordonian Histogram!

7Michell takes the radii of both Earth (3,960 mi.) and Moon (1,080 mi.) adds them together – 3,960 + 1,080 = 5,040 miles (Plato’s Optimal Number) and uses this 5,040 as the radius of a new circle and secures a circumference of that new circle of 31,680 miles (C = π * d or 31,680 = 3.14 * (5,040+5,040) 10,080, which (31,680) is equal to the “square” or 4 x 7920 = 31,680 of the earth’s square perimeter.  However, although he achieves the radius, he must under “normal calculations” use the formula in order to find the circumference of a circle as C = π * d.  Therefore, obfuscation of the obvious, 10,080 diameter (Earth/Moon diameters combined), and drawing attention to the 5,040 radius is a bit disingenuous in my humble opinion.  A more illustrious measurement would have been to combine the diameters of both Moon and Earth (2,160 + 7,920) and arrive at 10,080 diameter (an immediate recognition of the Standard of the New Jerusalem’s “18” and from thence (i.e., the same circumference of this expanded “circle”), we would have arrived at C = 3.142857 x 10,080 = 31,679.99856 or 31,680).  The purpose for including the Moon’s radius of 1,080 with the Earth’s radius of 3,960 is to “attach” the Moon to Michell’s New Jerusalem Diagram and the ultimate “outer twelve” circles surrounding the inner circle of the Earth’s 7,920 mile diameter.  Yet, if we place a six-sided or hexagon inside the Earth’s circle with the diameter of 7,920 miles we will arrive at the perimeter of this six-sided figure of 23,760 miles which is a fractal of the mean distance of the Earth to the Moon of 237,600 miles (Note:  In all cases, these figures reflect the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement, “18.”) – However, Messiah’s mark between Earth and Moon is revealed when we calculate the number of feet in 237,600 miles x 5,280’ = 1,254,528,000’ = “27”…. or the number of feet at apogee between Earth and Moon at 252,000 miles x 5,280’ = 3,024,000’ which, again  demonstrates the base perimeter of the Great Pyramid of Giza at 756’ x 4 = 3,024’ (therefore the 3,024’ is a fractal of the 3,024,000’) but when multiplied by 12” to determine the number of inches in the 3,024,000’ x 12” = 36,288,000” which gives us, again, Messiah Revealed at “27” and, more so, gives us as a fractal either 9! (362,880) or 10! (3,628,800) – or that the Wall of the New Jerusalem (12 x 12 = 144) at 144 cubits multiplied by the Sacred Cubit’s 25.20” = 3,628.8” which is a fractal of the GPG’s base perimeter of 36,288,000”.

Yet all of this is happenstance, you say?  The hexagon created inside the Earth’s diameter of 7,920 with a hexagonal diameter (6 sides) of 23,760 demonstrates but one aspect as a fractal of the Moon’s “mean distance” between itself and Earth – for the 252,000 apogee distance when interacting with the Moon’s mean distance creates this outstanding “happenstance”…

252,000 miles – 237,600 miles = 14,400 miles = 144 Cubit Wall of the New Jerusalem!  Likewise, 14,400 miles x 5,280’ = 76,032,000’ = “18” New Jerusalem Standard (for that’s where the Wall of the New Jerusalem is domiciled)…and of mathematical necessity this is the work of Messiah in that 76,032,000’ x 12” = 912,384,000” = “27” Messiah Revealed.  Indeed, this 14,400 mile difference is the very Wall of the New Jerusalem (12x12 or 12,000 furlongs x 12,000 furlongs = 144,000 furlongs x 6 (cubed sides) = 864,000 which is the diameter of the Sun and the ultimate fulfillment:  “Unto to you who fear My name, shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings” (Malachi 4:2)).

Yes, missing from Michell’s range of connectivity, since he is, after all, a Platonist, is the immediate significance of “27” in its relationship to the New Jerusalem in that the “full revelation of the Sun of Righteousness,” the Messiah, Who “shall arise with healing in His wings” (Malachi 4:2), is amplified in the 27 volumes which constitute the Christian Sacred Canon.  This “27” occurs throughout many of the principal numbers and normally finds integration with 30, 33, 36 and “24” where when 27 is added together (i.e., 24 + 27) equals the total number of Judeo-Christian Sacred Text of “51” in that the Hebrew canon is viewed by Jewish authorities to comprise 24 volumes, consolidating the 39 into 24.  That said, however, does not diminish the 39 + 27 = 66 volumes wherein the “66” reflects back to the New Jerusalem and the 12,000 furlongs with the length of one furlong being “660 feet” or “66” as found in Revelation 21:16, as well as those dimensions with immediate planetary association with the Earth – i.e., Moon and Sun, but with the entire solar System as well.

The “Circle of the Other” and the “Circle of the Same” and 252

To his credit, however, Michell does see “27” as the final number used in the harmonic composition of the world soul (1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and the all-encompassing seventh circle, 27, whose diameter is 252 (inclusive of the “other” six spheres) and, of course, is the sum of all the other six diameters – and provides wondrous entitlement thereto but there is no Messianic connection to the “27” in Michell’s “shadow of reality”) wherein in its triple interval it brings us to 1, 3, 9, and 27.  This Platonic “mathematical allegory” is clarified to us in “The Other” strip which forms the “circle of the other” which “makes it an image of the earth…since the length of each strip of soul material is 792 (Earth’s diameter being 7,920 miles), the diameter (of the six spheres within “the Other” sphere of 27) is 252.” (Ibid. pp. 192-3 and ref. 176-189). 

The whole Platonic intention “was to identify number as the archetype of creation and to draw attention to those particular numbers that constitute its core and that, in various combinations, generate the entire field of number.  His purpose was to provide for the use of rulers and reformers an objective standard, thus allowing statecraft to become a science, firmly based on those numbers and proportions that constitute the essence of the universe” (Ibid. p. 193) – in sum:  Our current cultural maelstrom and its economic afficidoes encumbered in their political quagmires would do well to consider philosophical options outside of the Keynesian or Austrian Schools of economics … fat chance!

The “circle of the Other” is divided into seven parts in the graphic below – circles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 27 (27 is known as the “outer circle, the Same, and is the dominant and perfect one”; whereas “the inner circle, the Other must be conceived of as slightly distorted, being necessarily flatter at its poles than at its equator…This makes it an image of the earth…Since the length of each strip of Soul material is 792 (circumference) the diameter is 252.” (Ibid. pp. 192-3).  I have purposefully given the number of each circle comprising “the Other” and their individual diameters which six diameters total 252 (e.g., sphere 8’s diameter below is 74.664, etc.), with the diameter of the seventh circle being 27 (i.e., 27 – “the Other” - whose diameter is 252);  the whole seven circles comprising the Circle of the Same.

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The above paragraph finds “27” occupying an all-encompassing, quite strategic, “diameter” of 252 which inadvertently links it to the Sacred Cubit of 25.20” – that divine measurement of Holy Writ which unlocks the dimensions of Noah’s Ark, the Ark of the Covenant, the Great Pyramid of Giza, Moses’ Tabernacle, Solomon’s Temple, the Millenarian Temple of Ezekiel and a host of other dimensional and esoteric objects both within and without Holy Writ leading up to the grand finale herself:  The New Jerusalem.

9Michell also uses two each 72 x 792 strips (or 144x792) to illustrate how the 108,864 is derived from 114,048 by subtracting 5,184 (or 722) when he folds his two strips of 72 x 792 over each other, thereby the central strip of 722  is “crossed over” and is therefore eliminated; viz., 114,048 – 5,184 = 108,864.  Each of the squares is equal to 72 x 72 = 5,184 with 11 on the top strip of 72 x 792 and 11 “blocks” on the bottom strip of 72 x 792 but when they are “crisscrossed” each of their middle blocks overlaps the other giving us this interesting math:

11 x 5,184 = 57,024 x 2 (2 strips) = 114,048 minus 1 “Crisscrossed Block” of 5,184 = 108,864 (see aside graphic).  Thus, when the 5,040 citizens of Magnesia (Plato’s Optimal Number of Citizenry) are allotted their territory, each is given 21.6 acres (if you would) in that 108,864 / 5,040 = 21.6 (and 21.6 is a fractal of the Moon’s Diameter of 2160 miles and 21.6 acres x 43560 sq. feet (1 acre) = 940,896 sq. feet or “36” which is the Eternal God); whereas if 114,048 were left unattended it would produce a confusing set of properties (114,048 / 5,040 = 22.6285714285714+); consequently, it would appear to me that the 108,864 bears greater significance and portrays the astronomical necessities in both Magnesia and in the New Jerusalem as reflected in the Great Pyramid of Giza’s cubed perimeter – again, in that 756’ (the base edge of the GPG) x 12 cubed edges = 9,072’ x 12” = 108,864”.

Likewise, and for the life of me, I cannot understand why Michell is so reluctant to embrace the Sacred Cubit’s measurement of 25.20” relative to the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza.  Although, quite frankly, he seems content with John Taylor’s improvement upon Sir Isaac Newton’s calculations of the Sacred Cubit improving it to 2.0854491’ and hence to *12 = 25.02”.  He unwittingly consigns the circumference of the Earth to Messiah Revealed, based on Earth’s circumference at 7,920 miles and the use of 3.14181818 as Pi (which he calls the “New Jerusalem Pi”) enabling him to arrive at 24,883.2 miles which is “27” – whereas, we have committed the Earth’s circumference directly to the 21,600 Nautical Mile *1.15 (factor) = 24,840 Statute Miles (or “18”) x 5,280’ = 131,155,200’ = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement and 131,155,200’ x 12” = 1,573,862,400” (Earth’s Statute Mile circumference) = “36”.  I guess we could safely say from Michell’s calculations and our own that the “Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof!”

Getting back to the previous paragraph concerning Michell’s recognition of the 756’ base of the GPG (Dimensions of Paradise, p. 106) he quotes Agatharchides.   Michel then conjectures that these 500 cubits were, therefore, equal to 1.512’ or 18.144”.   This 1.512’ cubit “…has been identified from the measurements of other ancient monuments and is generally accepted by metrologists…it is the unit referred to by Agatharchides who wrote that the side of the Pyramid measured 500 cubits…The corresponding foot (two-thirds of a cubit) is equal to 1.008 feet…these units are called the shorter Greek cubit and the shorter Greek foot” (i.e. 2/3rds of a cubit = 1.008 x 500 = 504 and a full cubit being 1.008 + .504 = 1.512 feet or 18.144”) (Dimensions of Paradise, Michell, p. 106) (wherein both “18” of the New Jerusalem and “144” of the New Jerusalem Wall are seen in the 18.144” cubit) and 1.512’ x 500 cubits = 756’ – however, if the 25.20” Sacred Cubit is utilized we have:  756’ x 4 base edges/perimeter of the GPG = 3024’ x 12” = 36,288” / 25.20” = 1,440” (immediately demonstrating the Wall of the New Jerusalem).  Likewise, if we take the perimeter of the GPG (756’ x 12” = 9,072” / 25.20” = 360 x 4 = 1,440.  Or, to compound the New Jerusalem intrusive behavior in the GPG we take the 9,072” or 9,072’ of the GPG / 18 = 504 which is Plato’s 5040 Optimal Number *4 = 2016 which is a fractal of the 216 Name of God; the 2160 mi. Moon Diameter and the Earth’s 21,600 Nautical Mile Circumference.

Formidably the 500 cubits suggested by Agatharchides as one base side *4 (the perimeter of the GPG’s base) = 2,000 cubits *1.512’ (so suggested above) = 3,024’ x 12” = 36,288” / 25.20” Sacred Cubit = 1,440 or he 144 Wall of the New Jerusalem.

Likewise, and as pointed out by Michell in Dimensions, the 12,000 furlong edge of the New Jerusalem x 12,000 = 144,000 (one side area of the cubed Holy City) x 6 sides = 864,000 sq. furlongs = 864,000 mile diameter of the Sun and when this is divided by the 144 cubit wall of the New Jerusalem = 6,000 or “6” which is Man’s day of creation; thus was Man (corporate Man) “designed for the New Jerusalem” with the discovery that the entire New Jerusalem area reflects the diameter of the Sun, which when integrated with the Wall of the New Jerusalem equals the Man (6) and the “cycle” continues; however, if this 6,000 is multiplied by 25.20 of the Sacred Cubit we arrive at 151200 or 1512 which is two sides of the Great Pyramid of Giza and Apocalypsis (Greek gematria) x 6 (making it twelve edges) = 907,200 or 9072 x 12” = 10,886,400 or 108,864, a stunning example of total integration of the Holy City, the Sun of Righteousness and the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, as the Altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border (Lit. “Giza”)…And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt” (Isaiah 19:19-20).

The fascination that Michell has with 114,048 (i.e., derived from the Moon’s diameter of 2,160 miles x 5,280’ = 11,404,800’ or its fractal at 114,048) seems irrelevant when one considers the achievement of 108,864 in the strip example Michell uses to suffice the citizenry of Plato’s Magnesia (i.e., perfect politico-socio-economic utopia) wherein one of the blocks of 5,184 (72x72 = 5,184) was subtracted from the 114,048 to achieve optimum land allocations, which not only resulted in the 21.6 acres per citizen (the very Moon’s diameter; let alone the circumference of the Earth in Nautical Miles @ 21,600 miles) but also reflected itself in the Moon’s radius of 1080 miles by the fractal of 108 and immediately linked the “Moon beneath her feet” (i.e., the Woman of Revelation 12) to the Sun of Righteousness (864) as in 108,864.  Could it be, since there is little need for “righteousness” (in the Judeo-Christian sense of the term) in Michell’s lexicon, per se, that these pristine qualities of 108,864 are beclouded and/or irrelevant?

Likewise, in Michell’s search for the “Sum of the World Soul” – and his dilemma between 108,864 vs. 114,048 – he is assured that there are at least “36 terms” (number sets) which comprise the total sum (most have been

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agreed upon – however, depending on the “sum” itself will naturally affect the composition of the number sets).  Michell suggests “working backwards” from the “soul sum” itself and then the number sets comprising the sum will fall into place. 

11Thus, the contentions between 108,864 vs. 114,048 – which 114,048 Michell argues is the  “…most important of the larger numbers in the numerical canon . . . The most outstanding . . . Plato would have recognized the outstanding qualities of the number 114,048 that befit it above all others to be called the number of the world soul…The traditional description of that number, as the cause of motion and the source of all natural integers, applies perfectly to 114,048, which can be said to engender the first ten or twelve basic numbers as well as being related to all the main symbolic numbers in the ancient system.” (Ibid. pp. 118, 187, 189-90)

However, our prejudice for 108,864 is unrelenting in this “debate” not that we deprecate the lunar significance of the 114,048 (i.e. 11,408,000’ of the 2,160 mi. diameter of the Moon x 5,280’ = 11,404,800’) but in the 108,864 we immediately notice not only the New Jerusalem’s two sets of “18” (108 and 864) but also the Moon’s radius (1080) and the Sun’s diameter (864 as in 864,000 miles) and their composite (18 + 18 =36) or “36” which is the Eternal God without beginning or ending as in a 360° circle and, as well, their sum of Messiah @ 1 + 8 + 8 + 6 + 4 = “27” – the full revelation of Messiah in the Sacred Christian Canon’s 27 volumes.  Indeed, the Sun is the source of the glory – the Moon is reflective of the Sun’s glory and possesses none of its own.  Therefore, the versatility of 108,864 – let alone the fact that its reflection in inches of the Great Pyramid of Giza’s cubed perimeter places 108,864 into a superior position (i.e., 756’ = one edge of the GPG x 12 edges of a cube = 9072’ x 12” = 108,864”) to that of 114,048.  Again, we draw supernatural illustration that the Sun of Righteousness is reflected “off of the Woman clothed with the Sun” and that this reflection is the Moon’s glory – without this illumination, the Moon cannot be seen, has no glory…and “the Moon beneath her feet” demands supremacy over the lunar-orientation of Michell.

In a somewhat superficial attempt to “reconcile” the two contenders, I’ve decided to subtract them from each other in order to demonstrate their amazing compatibilities; for, 114,048 - 108,864 = 5,184 = 5 + 1 + 8 + 4 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement (and, of course, 5,184 / 72 = 72 for 72 x 72 = 5,184) or to add them together:  114,048 + 108,864 = 222,882 = “24” which can be viewed either as the 24 Elders (12 Patriarchs of Israel and 12 Apostles of the Lamb of the New Jerusalem) or the 24 volumes of the Hebrew Sacred Canon.  Likewise if we multiply 18 x 24 = 396 = 3 + 9 + 6 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard and, of course, this 396 is a fractal of 3,960 which is the radius of the Earth in Statute Miles.  Interestingly enough, if the 144 cubit Wall of the New Jerusalem is “thrown into the mix” in an effort to reconcile their difference, the Messiah is revealed:  5,184 x 144 = 130,636.8 = “27” and when the Sacred Cubit intervenes as in 130,636.8 / 252 = 518.4 or 5,184 which is precisely where we started this exercise as the difference between 114,048 and 108,864 and, most certainly, the “18” NJS.

Michell waffles between the two – and rightly so; whichever way we turn, the “18” appears inescapable!  This allows me to illustrate the versatility of these two remarkable number sets in their quest for the Sum of the World Soul – i.e., 108,864 vs. 114,048 in the next graphic below….

Michell points out that 114,048 is equal to 3,168 x 36 – therefore, if there were meant to be thirty-six terms in the world soul, we would find that the average value of all sundry terms would relate to this versatile value among the ancients and, of course, 3168 constitutes foursquare (4 edges) of the New Jerusalem (792 x 4 = 3168); however, 108,864 is equal to 3,024 x 36 wherein 3,024 is in feet the foursquare base perimeter of the Great Pyramid of Giza (756’ x 4 = 3024’); and 3,024’ * 3 (cubing the GPG) gives us 9,072’ * 12” = 108,864” and this 108,864 is able to integrate both the Eternal God, as well as amplify itself as the Sun of Righteousness in the most measured object of antiquity:  The Great Pyramid of Giza – the Altar to the LORD in the midst of Egypt.  Likewise, 108,864 / 144 = 756 – thus, the Wall of the New Jerusalem resoundingly bespeaks of Earth’s largest witness and, again, of the “18” – whereas 114,048 / 144 = 792 which is a superb reflection of the New Jerusalem.

Although both 108,864 and 114,048 result with a quotient of “18” when the Triune God is the divisor as in 114,048 / 3 = 38,016 and 108,864 / 3 = 36,288; however, the 38,016, to my knowledge, does not bear any relevant significance when lined up with 108,864 – comparing “apples to apples.”  The 36,288 is, in inches the perimeter of the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza and, ipso, facto, when cubed gives us (naturally) the 108,864 – thus the interchange between 108,864 and “3” brings us back to the GPG – but 114,048 simply brings us to the number set of 38,016 – which some of you in Cordova, Tennessee might be pleased because it’s your zip code!  However, Plato’s Academy would find the difference between the 38,016” less 36,288” = 1,728” (created by “3” as the divisor) and that quotient (1,728) is naught but 12x12x12 = 1,728 which is the very volume of the New Jerusalem as in 12,000 furlongs (dropping zeroes) as the length, width and height of the New Jerusalem, therefore, 12x12x12 = 1,728 or 1,728,000,000,000.

In seeking to reconcile the two – i.e., 108,864 and 114,048, I added them together for a sum of 222,912 which is “18” – that made me feel very pleased!

The preponderance of “18” as in the 18,000 mile cubed perimeter (12 edges) of the New Jerusalem seems glaringly overlooked by Michell in Dimensions; therefore, this most significant object and its fullness is tragically circumvented in so many ways to the extent that the “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement is completely missing from his text either as a deplorable oversight or as a purposeful obfuscation – it is either an embarrassment or a strategic, as well as, metrological blunder of “sacred magnitude.”

When it comes, however, to Plato’s Optimal Number (5040) the 504 is not a factor of 114,048 (doesn’t evenly divide into it); however, 504 is not only a factor of 108,864 but when divided into it the quotient is 216 which is the Name of God (3 x 72 = 216 or 3° of the Great Precessional/Mazzaroth/Zodiac) and is the diameter of the Moon (2160 miles) and, of course, the circumference of the Nautical Earth at 21,600 Nautical Miles).

The Messianic interest is greatly enhanced due to Israel’s prophetic, as well as past, experience with “70” – as in the Seventy Years of Captivity and, in particular the Seventy Weeks prophecy – perhaps the most controversial prophetic passages in Sacred Text, Daniel 9:24-27.  Taking 108,864 / 70 = 1,555.2 = “18” the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement – i.e., the entire Seventy Weeks is committed to producing the New Jerusalem; whereas, when 114,048 is subjected to “70” we have virtually nothing:  114,048 / 70 = 1,629.2571428+.  Likewise, the Second Coming of Messiah interacts perfectly with 108,864 / 45 = 2,419.2 committing itself to the New Jerusalem; however, 114,048 does as well:  114,048/ 45 = 2,534.4 = “18.”

Relative to time, the 108,864 and 114,048 show amazing compatibility; however, you decide:  divide 60 Seconds/Minutes into 108,864/60 and it equals:  1,814.4 (“18” and 18 and 144 – both the New Jerusalem “18” and the Wall of the New Jerusalem, 144).  Furthermore, when you do the same with 114,048/60 = 1,900.8 (clearly “18” NJS).  Whereas when you divide 24 hours into 108,864/24hrs. = 4,536 (18 NJS) and 114,048/24hrs. = 4,752 (18 NJS); also, 108,864/30Days = 3,628.8 (fractal of the Great Pyramid of Giza base perimeter or 756’ x 4 = 3,024’ x 12” = 36,288”) and 114,048/30Days = 3,801.6 (“18” NJS); and, 108,864/12mos. = 9,072 (perimeter of a 12-edged cubed Great Pyramid of Giza or 756’ x 12 Edges = 9,072’) and 114,048/12mos. = 9504 (fractal of the distance between Earth and Sun at apogee or 95,040,000 miles); 108,864/360Prophetic Days in Year = 302.4 (Base Perimeter of Great Pyramid of Giza @ 756’ x 4 = 3024’) and 114,864/360 = 316.8 (Perimeter of the foursquare (4 edges) of the New Jerusalem as in 792 x 4 = 3,168).  Finally, the “lunar cycle” of 28 days reveals far more compatibility with 108,864 than with Michell’s predisposed lunar number set of 114,048 (the Moon’s diameter fractal in feet or 2,160 miles x 5,280’ = 11,404,800’) – for one, the 114,048 / 28 = 4,073.142857142857 (repeating Pi but little significance) – whereas, 108,864 / 28 = 3,888, clearly demonstrating the Messianic connection to “27” (3 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 27) – thus, is the “Moon beneath her feet” subdued by the glory of the Messianic Sun which clothes the Woman of Revelation 12, illuminating the Moon’s surface from the Sun’s brilliance radiating from the Woman’s attire.  The preference is altogether obvious.

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The “Comparative Analysis and Compatibility” charts above/below are self-explanatory and give the reader a fairly comprehensive picture of those terms/number sets authoritatively comprising the number of the world soul (or having the greatest potential); however, and as you can readily add from these 36 terms, their total, after adding in the 6,144 by a Pythagorean work entitled Timaeus Lachris during the first century AD to arrive at 36 terms, gives us a total of 114,695 (i.e., 35 terms totaling 108,551 + 6,144 = 114,695) which is in excess of Michell’s 114,048 by 647 and having an abundance of 6,831 compared with 108,864.

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Michell summarizes the difficulty starting off with Proclus in his fifth-century Commentaries on the Timaeus:

“Proclus summed up previous essays on the numbers of the world soul and offered a solution of his own, rejecting from the Timaeus Lachris list the numbers 2,187 and 6,561 and making the number of terms thirty-four with an aggregate of 105,947.  The great nineteenth-century Platonic editor A. E. Taylor included 6,144 and added two other terms, 4,096 and 8,192, while omitting the terms 2,187, 4,374, 6,561, and 8,748.  Thus he arrived at a total of thirty-four terms amounting to 105,113.” (Dimensions of Paradise, pp. 185-6).

Others, like Ernest McClain in The Pythagorean Plato, revived a suggestion by Severus, an ancient writer who was recorded by Proclus, “…that the commonly accepted numbers of the Soul should be doubled, starting with 768 instead of 384 and ending with 20,736 rather than 10,368...The number of terms he proposes is forty-one.” (Ibid. p. 186)

Justification for these alterations given by McClain had much to do with his understanding of “ancient musical theory.”  There seems to be little doubt, according to Michell, that Plato conceived of a “musical scale extending over four octaves and a major sixth” which would form the world soul.  Plato perceived the world soul, in accordance with the primacy of number within Pythagorean doctrine, that the essence of the universe, its very Soul, is comprised of a numerical sequence containing every canonical form of harmony and proportion found in music, geometry and “the philosophical study of nature.”  First and foremost – it would be a code of number – a code of codes – wherein and whereby artists and musicians should assiduously follow; Plato made that code of number the nexus of his own philosophy.

Vain Philosophy or the Creator’s Insignia

One could attribute all of this to “idle (vain) babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith” (I Timothy 6:20) or worse:  “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ…for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:8-10).

Accepting this admonition does not abrogate the wondrous reality “…since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20). 

Behind and within the quest for the terms and the sum of the numbers of the world soul (within this numeric universe) is the Creator Whose “invisible attributes are clearly seen” for they are understood by the things that are made – all of which attest to His eternal power and Godhead…vis-à-vis this understanding, “they are without excuse.” 

Now, with that “divine caveat” – let us continue with this awareness . . . .

The Earth, the Moon, the Great Pyramid of Giza and the New Jerusalem

Michell elaborates upon a circle with a circumference of 11,404,800 (i.e., 114,048 – having derived this circumference from the number of feet in the Moon’s diameter as 2,160 mile Moon diameter x 5,280 = 11,404,800’) and having, therefore, a diameter of 3,628,800 (which diameter is also the base perimeter (fractal) of the Great Pyramid of Giza in inches as in 756’ x 4 = 3,024 x 12” = 36,288” or 3.628,800 x 3.142857142857 or 22/7 = 11,404,800); and this is equal to 5,040 x 720 (3,628,800) or to 10! (first ten numbers multiplied together) with the area of this circle being equal to 12! x 21,600 (diameter of the Moon, etc.) and 11,404,800 when divided by π @ 3.1418181818 (New Jerusalem Pi or 864/275) is exactly 127 – whereas, 108,864’s comparative circumference @ 10,886,400 has a diameter, when using the New Jerusalem Pi of 3.1418181818 (864/275) equal to 3,465,000 or “18” New Jerusalem Standard with the concomitant view of the Eternal God when its digits are multiplied together: 3 x 4 x 6 x 5 = 360 or the degrees in a circle as 360°.  

The area of a circle (A = π * r2 ) with a circumference of 10,886,400 and a diameter of 3,465,000 (and radius of 1,732.5) will have an area (eliminating zeroes and using 3.14 as Pi) = Area = 3.14 * 1732.5 * 1732.5 = A = 3.14 * 3,001,556.25 = A = 9,424,886.625 or “54” which is a “fractal” of the 5040, Plato’s Optimal Number; whereas, a circle with a circumference of 11,404,800 and a diameter of 3,628,800 would have an area of:  A = 3.14 * 18,144 * 18,144 (Note:  The radius is already impressive having “18” NJS and “144” NJ Wall) = A = 3.14 * 329,204,736 = A = 1,033,702,871.04 or “36” reflecting the Eternal God as in 360° circle without beginning or ending.

Michell places justifiable credulity in 114,048 or 11,404,800 and its compatibility with authoritative recognition of those number sets which currently comprise the terms of the world soul.  His contention is that of the possible 36 terms (potentials) which comprise the aggregate number of the world soul, the number set of 114,048 relates well with at least 1/3rd of these terms given authoritative acceptance and is therefore accorded a higher standing than, forbid, 108,864; therefore, I have decided to do a comparison chart regarding the ramifications of these recognizable number sets which “could” comprise the world soul and which most authorities concur.  I would say, at this juncture, that those number sets that do well with BOTH 108,864 and 114,048 would be the most likely candidates for absolute terms unalterably linked to the terms which comprise the world soul sum.  The charts below depict these comparisons and compatibles.  The “winner” is up to you!  There are currently 35 terms which have been accorded acceptance into the “world soul club” with an addition being open for discussion but a final term, 6,144, having been added by the Timaeus Lochris (or Lachris) a Pythagorean work thought to be of the first century AD, making the total terms 36 or, by using its foundational number of 384 x 16 = 6,144.

The most massive reflection of the New Jerusalem upon planet Earth is, of course, the Great Pyramid of Giza.  Its base perimeter of 3,024’ (756’ x 4 edges/square = 3024’) and its cubed perimeter of 12 edges = 9,072’ x 12” = 108,864” but when 108,864 is divided by 3024 = 36 which is the perfect number of “terms” or “number sets” comprising Plato’s Sum of the World Soul; however, to be fair, 114,048 (Michell’s “outstanding sum”) / 36 (number of terms) = 3,168 and 3,168 is a fractal of the 4 edges of the New Jerusalem as in 792 x 4 = 3,168 (removing all zeroes). 

Now, this “soul sum” or “Sum of the World Soul” is a sum, according to Plato which can “react to every part of the numerically created universe…[having] a wide range of mathematical relations and sums up in itself the basic numbers of creation.” (Dimensions of Paradise, p. 186).  Furthermore, “108,864” is “divisible by all the numbers 1-9 apart from 5 and is the product of 504 x 216 (Plato’s Optimal number of 5040 and the Number of God, 216, or the diameter of both the Moon (2160 miles) and the Nautical Circumference of the Earth (21,600 miles); therefore, in the 108,864 we have the Sun, the Moon, the Earth and the Great Pyramid of Giza – let alone the reflections of the New Jerusalem seen throughout all these astronomical and earthly venues.

Yet, getting back to the “circles” - seemingly, behind Michell’s “27” (the Outer Circle, perfect Same) recognition and that of the “252” (the diameter of the Outer Circle, perfect Same or the sum of all the other circle diameters which add up to both “252” and whose six numbered spheres add up to “27” as in 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 8 + 9 = “27”) there abides a more profound meaning in this “perfect circle” whose diameter bears the seal of the Sacred Cubits 25.20 or 252) – and that’s why were writing this tome.

As an aside, however, I am somewhat bemused that Michell seems intent to make “252” a pivotal figure in his illustrative efforts in determining the soul’s sum, and to me, it is somewhat amusing to note that the final edition of his text has precisely 252 pages! (Dimensions of Paradise, John Michell, Inner Traditions, 2nd Edition, 2008, Rochester, Vermont 05767, USA, 252 pp.)

In his enthusiasm for cautiously touting the “outstanding qualities of the number 114,048 that befit it above all others to be called the number of the world soul” he draws reference to 10! (the first 10 numbers multiplied together); likewise, the area of that final product – 3,628,800 – being equal to 12! x 21,600 (the nautical mile diameter of the earth).  He then cites many other examples that “could be given of the connection between 114,048 and the numbers 1-10.  Naturally, this led me to design another chart that would show the same or better “qualities of the number 108,864 that befit it above all others to be called the number of the world soul.”  Not to compete, however, these smaller “order of magnitude numbers” (1x2 = 2; 2x2 = 3; 3x2 = 6; 4x6 = 24; 5x24 = 120; 6x24 = 720; 7x720 = 5040; 8x5040  = 40,320; 9x40,320 = 362,880; 10x362,880 = 3,628,800; 11x3,628,800 = 39,916,800; 12x39,916,800 = 479,001,600) or 12!  Now with some anxious anticipation I commenced the “First 12 Numbers Multiplied Together and Their Significance” – naturally, what I had in mind was astronomical, New Jerusalem and the Great Pyramid of Giza configurations and sundry associations.  In order to have these products properly interact I chose several of our favorites:  144, The Measurement of the Wall of the New Jerusalem; and 25.20”, The Measurement of the Sacred Cubit – if these numbers properly interacted with the products, then we’d be very pleased!

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The results of this “probe” were fascinating in that the 12! (1x2x3x4, etc.) and their products, as well as their response to the 25.20” Sacred Cubit and the Wall of the New Jerusalem, 144 cubits, resoundingly echoed the “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement in 14 extrapolations; Messiah was found in every single product of 12! Messiah was likewise found in a total of 14 extrapolations (mirroring the New Jerusalem).  Other “notables” included 5ea. Eternal God; 4ea. Perimeter of the Great Pyramid of Giza or base edges; 3ea. Wall of the New Jerusalem (144); 2ea. Sacred Cubit of 25.20”; 2ea. Plato’s Optimal Number; and 1 each for the following:  Number of Witness (#2); Man’s Creation (#6); 24 Elders of New Jerusalem (#24); Sun’s Diameter (#864); Dominant Number of New Jerusalem (#12); Name of God/1° or 72 Years of the Great Precessional/Mazzaroth/Zodiac (#72); and the prophetic Apocalypsis of the Great Pyramid of Giza’s gematria/2 edges or 756’ x 2 = #1512.

The 12! Interacts with time in the graph below:

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The response in time to the 12! is somewhat spectacular, to say the least 1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9x10x11x12 = 479,001,600 multiplied by the number of seconds in a year @ 31,104,000 = (using 4790016 * 31104) = 148,988,657,664 = “72” (1 + 4 + 8 + 9 + 8 + 8 + 6 + 5 + 7 + 6 + 6 + 4 = 72) and “72” is the very “Name of God.”  Our discoveries have indicated to us that 12! “meshes” more than favorably with time and indicates to us that from time immemorial there was embedded both in number for measurement and for time a sacred canon of number miraculously preserved and designed by the Creator and bequeathed to humankind in declaration of His intentions, Person and ultimate love through Messiah.  This Eternal God had in the divine mind such a purpose and plan to reconcile the world unto Himself to be His ultimate Bride, the New Jerusalem.  The entire term of “Wife and Bride” used by John in the Revelation connotes “relationship” – if you would – an eternal relationship of corporate love as pure as crystal and as  precious as gold that does not fade away, reserved in heavenly places, as Peter declared – “Whom haven’t not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls” (I Peter 1:8).

Indeed, we could have belabored the point and extrapolated these relationships in hours, days, weeks, months and years but it would have been altogether overwhelming; instead, we were pressed to do these calculations by seconds alone and extend them into years. 

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We are, however, disheartened, that John Michell so persistently neglected some of the more obvious numbers and their perspicacity throughout time and space.

By neglecting “27” as a prime Messianic Expression (viz., Christian Sacred Canon of 27 volumes provides the full revelation of Messiah) circumvents the need for the “Sun of Righteousness” (Malachi 4:2).  The issue of “Righteousness” connotes that the New Jerusalem, in that it has no need of the Sun, for the Lamb is the light thereof, reveals that that saints who comprise her are “clothed in the Sun’s Righteousness” – “…the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints” (Revelation 19:8) and “. . . God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness” (I Corinthians 1:30).

The revelation that the Woman of Revelation 12, giving birth to the man-child, caught up to heaven, under threat of the Dragon, is “clothed with the sun” connoting her covering is sourced in the same one whose “countenance was like the sun shining in its strength” (Revelation 1:16) – the Son of Man; and, although there is some controversy regarding the identity of the mighty angel of Revelation 10:1, I am persuaded that he who stands with one foot upon the sea (i.e., the “beast from the sea”) and the other foot upon the land (i.e., upon the second beast, false prophet, who comes forth from the “land” – Rev. 10:2, 5) is the same one of Rev. 1:16 in that “his face was like the sun” (Revelation 10:1) in that the “Testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” and this Mighty Angel enjoins John as the representative Church Prophetic to bear witness for “I will give authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days” (Revelation 11:2), and is, as well, substantiated by Peter’s “prophetic word confirmed” of that “light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” (II Peter: 1:19).

It would certainly appear, however, that Michell has committed the “864” to both what he calls “the New Jerusalem π based on 864/275 as 3.1418181818” (Ibid. p. 72) and its consequent number of New Jerusalem Units, using Earth’s 3,960 mile radius as in the fractal of feet (i.e., 3,960’ vs. 3,960 miles), which allowed him to arrive at 108,864.  Therefore, “864” appears twice and lends itself forcefully to the sum of the world soul.  Consequently, Michell remains equivocating between the 108,864 and the 114,048 as the final tally of the “sum of the world soul.”

This becomes ever more perplexing – i.e., his push for 864, ipso facto 108,864 juxtaposed to 114,048 – when we witness, perhaps what he suspicioned, that 108,864 has superlative properties.  For example these number sets (108,864 and 114,048) have very distinct sums – with 108,864 totaling “27” and 114,048 totaling “18” – however, within 108,864 we have two “number sets” of “18” as in “108” and “864” giving us 18 + 18 = “36” which is a fractal of the 360° circle representative of the Eternal God without beginning or ending; therefore, the abundant disclosures within 108,864 demonstrate Messiah’s appearance as the Sun of Righteousness, under girded by the Eternal God on behalf of the Two Witnesses (2 sets of “18”) destined for the New Jerusalem “18.”

Rebuilding the Third Temple

17Yes, perplexing, for Michell suggests that “864” is “prominent in the temple measures, most of all in the 864-cubit distance between the two sacred rocks” (The Temple at Jerusalem, a New Revelation, by John Michell).  In his own personal quest for international peace, in particular, peace in the Middle East, and specifically in Jerusalem, Michell suggests that this can somehow be achieved by “repositioning” a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem in accordance with the archaeological findings of Dr. Asher Kaufman who claims that the Dome of the Tablets (to the northwest side of the current Temple Mount area and so designated in that this was the possible position of the Holy of Holies and, consequently, the Ark of the Covenant which contained the Two Tablets; hence, “Dome of the Tablets”) is the appropriate placement of any future rebuilt Temple.

Michell extends these findings and calls for a “greater temple over Jerusalem by the distance between its two pillars” which he identifies as the “Rock of Foundation” in the old Temple and the rock of Golgotha (Church of the Holy Sepulcher?).  His measurements, using either what he claims is the “short cubit” (i.e., 1.728’) or the longer and more ancient Greek cubit of 2.0736’ (favored because of its 24.8832” measurement as a fractal of the Earth’s Circumference in miles or 24,883.2 miles), would mean a distance between these two “rocks” of 864 cubits (1.728’) or 720 cubits (2.0736’).  As far as Michell is concerned:  “Nature herself provides the yardstick for measuring the temple.” (Ibid.)

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I’m not interested in Michell’s claims for international peace by somehow engaging in Temple efforts which project his bent toward inclusiveness – though noble it be in the eyes of many – but of his persistent fascination for “864.” 

“In the language of symbolic number, 864 pertains to a centre of radiant energy, the sun in the solar system, Jerusalem on earth, the inner sanctuary of the temple, the altar … and the corner stone on which the whole sacred edifice is founded.

“864 is called the ‘foundation number’ and a thousand times 864 is the diameter of the sun in miles. In the gematria of New Testament Greek, 864 corresponds to words or phrases such as ‘altar’, ‘corner stone’, ‘sanctuary of the gods’, ‘holy of holies’ and, most strikingly in this context, ‘Jerusalem’. The sum of the numerical values of the ten Greek letters in ‘Jerusalem’ is:  Iota 10 + epsilon 5 + rho 100 + omicron 70 + upsilon 400+ sigma 200 + alpha 1 + lamda 30 + eta 8 + mu 40 = 864.

“In Ezekiel’s temple the altar is described as a square of 12 x 12 cubits (Ezekiel 43:13-17) (Note:  Alluding to the Altar’s Hearth area.). Its height is not given, but since the traditional altar was conceived of as a cube, half of it above ground and half below, it was presumably 6 cubits, so the measure of the altar in cubic cubits was 864. The surface area of the six sides of a cube of 12 is also 864.” (Ibid.)

Now, as much as I would like to affirm that Ezekiel does not give the height of the Altar Hearth – I, of course, must sorely disagree with him, for it clearly states of the Altar Hearth:  “The altar hearth is four cubits high, with four horns extending upward from the hearth.  The altar hearth is twelve cubits long, twelve wide, square at its four corners” (Ezekiel 43:15-16).  So to say that “its height is not given” reveals a slight distortion of Sacred Canon facts.

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That said, however, and again we are using the Sacred Cubit measurement of 25.20” which we have amply researched relative to Ezekiel’s Temple Complex and accruements thereof, we would not abide the 12 x 12 x 6 suggestion of Michell (i.e., 12 x 12 x 6 = 864) but would support the 12 x 12 x 4 cubit measurements so given in the text – i.e., 12 x 12 x 4 = 576 which, likewise, is equal to “18” just as “864” = “18.”  By taking the 25.20” cubit as the Sacred Cubit measurement for the Altar Hearth we arrive at these calculations:

12 cubits x 25.20” = 302.4” x 302.4” (for it is 12 x 12 cubits) = 25.2’ x 25.2’ = 635.04 sq. feet (2 sides multiplied together to find the “area” in deference to its “cubed appearance”) x 2 (for there is a “top” and a “bottom” to the hearth) = 1,270.08 sq. feet (another “18”) but when we add the four “height sides” to this three-dimensional object we find:  4 cubits = 4 x 25.20” = 100.8” (clearly “18”) and that 100.8” / 12” = 8.4’ = and this multiplied by 25.2’ (i.e., 12 cubits of its length and width) we find:  25.2’ x 8.4’ = 211.68 sq. feet x 4 sides = 846.72 sq. feet (four sides of the Altar Hearth) + 635.04 sq. feet (top and bottom of the Altar Hearth) = 1,481.76 sq. feet, which is equal to “27” (1 + 4 + 8 + 1 + 7 + 6 = 27) which in point of fact is as it should be:  Messiah, the Lamb, the perpetual declaration of His sacrifice for sin – plain and simple – for He, Messiah, is the all-encompassing “Circle of the Same” – “the Perfect One” – the One Who’s “two 72 x 792 strips” (or 72 x 792) when crisscrossed having been reduced to 72x792 (not as 144x792) eliminate one block of 722 (i.e., 5,184) with the remaining blocks (21) equal to 21 x 5,148 = 108,864.  Yes, this “sounds” exceedingly esoteric; however, when one considers the entire surface area of the Altar Hearth found in Ezekiel’s accounting to equal 1,481.76 sq. feet equal to “Messiah Revealed” (“27), you have to marvel at such “Sacred accuracy” and the peculiar illustrations given by Michell which expound, as Plato, upon “the Other” as the “all in all” and “the Perfect One” (so capitalized by yours truly for effect).

20Somehow Michell sees the “27” but he doesn’t – is it because the 108,864 totals “27” and that the word “Righteousness” is permanently affixed to the Sun?  Just as the Altar’s Hearth measurements (surface area) elaborates upon the Sun of Righteousness, even so, 12 cubits x 25.20” (one edge of the Altar Hearth) = 302.4 linear inches, which, again, is the fractal of the Great Pyramid of Giza’s 3024’ base perimeter but when cubed equates to 3024’ x 3 (giving us 12 linear edges of a cube) = 9,072 Linear Feet x 12” = 108,864 Linear Inches or the very “number of the world soul?” 

Moreover, there are 112 cubits involved in the Altar Hearth of Ezekiel – 8 edges (or 12x8 = 96 cubits top and bottom) @ 302.4 Linear Inches (inches in 12 Sacred Cubits of 25.20” ea.) and 4 edges (or 4x4 cubits = 16 “height cubits” for its height) @ 100.8 Linear Inches/per 4 cubits of one edge/height = 403.2” and when added to the top and bottom of the hearth area:  302.4” x 8 edges (top and bottom edges) = 2,419.2 Linear Inches + 100.8” x 4 (height edges) = 403.2 Linear Inches or 2,419.2” + 403.2” = 2,822.4 Linear Inches of the complete Altar Hearth of Ezekiel (i.e., all of its 12 cubed edges equal to 112 cubits (i.e., 96 (top/bottom) + 16 (four height edges)) x 25.20” = 2,822.4” is equal to “18” the Standard of the New Jerusalem as in 2 + 8 + 2 + 2 + 4 = 18. 

Finally, taking the literal 25.20” Sacred Cubit to ascertain the cubic measurement of the Altar Hearth as was done by Michell (12 x 12 x 6 = 864) we arrive at our set of calculations as in:  25.2’ x 25.2’ x 8.4’ = 5,334.336 cubic feet or “27” again as in 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 3 + 3 + 6 = 27 and when divided by the “Wall of the New Jerusalem” as in 5,334.336 / 144 = 37.044 or “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement as in 3 + 7 + 4 + 4 = 18.  In other words:  Messiah’s sacrifice as the Suffering Servant was that He might have His Bride, clothed in His Righteousness – “27” for “18.”  In confirmation of this “righteousness thesis” we have the Imperial Inch of 302.4” x 302.4” (or 12 cubits by 12 cubits using the 25.20” Sacred Cubit) x 100.8” (4 cubit height) to calculate its volume in sq. cubic inches and we arrive at:  9,217,732.608 cubic inches / 1,728 cubic inches (one square foot or 12”x12”x12”=1,728 cubic inches = 1 sq. ft.) = 5,334.336 sq. feet = “27” – Messiah Revealed, validating the absolute value of the uppermost portion of Ezekiel’s Millenarian Altar, its Altar Hearth, as the ultimate display of Messiah’s sacrifice for humanity and the centrality of that declaration in the Millenarian Temple as the “Lamb upon the Throne!”

It is, however, impressive whereby Michell in using the 12,000 furlong measurement of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:16) then eliminates the zeroes from this measurement to “see it better” and then shows how the “wall of the New Jerusalem” is seen in that 12 x 12 = 144 (or 12,000 furlongs x 12,000 furlongs = 144,000 sq. furlongs = one side); but he then takes the 144 and multiplies it by its six sides (in that the New Jerusalem is a three-dimensional square cube) and arrives at 144 x 6 = 864 or 144,000 x 6 = 864,000.  That is, the New Jerusalem’s “furlong surface measurement” mirrors the Sun’s diameter.

Likewise, the “capacity” of the New Jerusalem astounds in that 12 x 12 x 12 (again, eliminating the zeroes and using the “furlong” of 12,000 as our measuring device) = 1,728 cubic furlongs (the number of Michell’s fusion); however, if we calculate the actual measurement in cubic feet:

660’ x 12,000 furlongs = 7,920,000 x 7,920,000 x 7,920,000 (eliminating zero) = 792 x 792 x 792 = 496,793,088 cubic feet, which, interestingly enough, gives us “54” or the 5040 Plato’s Optimal Number!  Therefore, with great pleasure we are pleased to introduce the Optimal State of Happiness and Understanding to be none other than the full capacity of the New Jerusalem!

So, now we have the New Jerusalem herself and the Great Pyramid of Giza in direct association – you should view this in this most outstanding depiction below of the cubed New Jerusalem suspended over the tetrahedron – five-sided (counting its base) – “earthly reflection” of the pyramid.

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Furthermore, since the “cubic measurement” of the New Jerusalem is likewise simplified by Michell as 12 x 12 x 12 = 1,728 cubic furlongs (or 1,728,000,000,000 using 12,000 furlongs x 12,000 furlongs x 12,000 furlongs), this fits very nicely into his “short cubit” measurement of 1.728’.  He then demonstrates that 360 of these 1.728’ cubits will fit perfectly into the measurements of his Third Temple whereby 360 x 1.728’ = 622.08’ x 12” – 7,464.96”.  However, I would like to elaborate upon the qualities of the Sacred Cubit’s measurement of 25.20” here, as well, in that 25.20” x 360 (cubits) = 9,072 Linear Feet (12-edged measurement/perimeter of the GPG) or 9,072’ x 12” = 108,864 Linear Inches and we’re back to the start of things again with the Great Pyramid of Giza, as well, THE ancient artifact of antiquity in line with the measurements of the New Jerusalem.

In Michell’s calculation of his longer cubit of 2.0736’ / 12” = 144 is likewise impressive in that it incorporates the Wall of the New Jerusalem.  Furthermore, 2.0736’ x 12” = 24.8832” and, according to Michell, 24.8832” is a fractal of the Earth’s mean or polar circumference of 24,883.2 miles; however, I would point out again, the supreme merits of the 25.20” Sacred Cubit in that the initial 24.8832 when subtracted from the 25.2000 = .3168, an astonishing figure in that 3168 is the precise fractal of four edges of the New Jerusalem proper (i.e., 792 x 4 = 3168 or 7,920,000 Linear Feet x 4 = 31,680,000 Linear Feet signaling that there may be a much better integration between the “longer cubit” in Michell’s calculations (2.0736’) and the Sacred Cubit’s measurement of 2.1000’ rather than his 12x12x12 = 1.728’ (“short cubit”) and the 2.0736’ (Michell’s “long cubit”).

Likewise, hold your breath here, now that we have understanding of Michell’s use of 360 cubits of 2.0736’ equaling to 746.496’ (arriving at “36” the Eternal God)…we can now do a similar calculation using 360 cubits with the superior 2.1’ (i.e., 25.20”) Sacred Cubit and arrive at 756’ (GPG as in 360 x 2.1’ = 756’).  Furthermore, taking Michell’s 746.496’ and subtracting it from 756.000’ (showing the zeroes to “view the subtraction better”) we arrive at:  756.000’ – 746.496’ = 9.504’ which is a fractal of the Sun’s distance from the Earth at apogee (i.e., 95,040,000 miles).  Thus, the “reconciliation” factor can only be achieved by the Sun of Righteousness Himself – reconciling Michell’s longer cubit of 2.0736’ with the Sacred Cubit measurement of 2.1000’ (or 24.8832” with 25.2000” – their difference being .3168” or “18” NJS or their difference when multiplied by 360 being 9.504’ also “18” NJS or 9.504’ x 12” = 114.048”).  Now, oddly enough, the 114,048 appears – i.e., the very “outstanding number” Michell gives for the sum of the world soul – however, please note, it is the Sacred Cubit’s 25.20” which has created it – so, who’s reconciling whom?  Were it not for the difference between Michell’s longer cubit and the Sacred Cubit (using the 360 multiplicand) we would have never noticed his 114,048 “most outstanding number.”

Michell does us service, however, by pointing out the traditional gematria for “Lord Jesus Christ” is 3168 and states that the “31,680 measures both the perimeter of the square [792 x 4 = 3168 of the New Jerusalem] and the circumference of the circle, and it permeates the entire ancient system of number and measure…It is the natural partner of 5,040, the number on which Plato proposed to found Magnesia, being related to it as the circumference to the radius of a circle” (Dimensions of Paradise, John Michell, pp. 197-8).

I am not quite sure what “circumference of the circle” to which he alludes; however, of note:  7920 (one edge of the New Jerusalem) taken as a diameter of a circle x the “New Jerusalem Pi” (as Michell calls it) of 3.1418181818 (864/275) equals 248832 or 24,883.2 – Michell’s very own calculation of the Earth’s circumference – perhaps another validation of integration?

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Notwithstanding, I am far more beholden to the Earth’s circumference calculations based upon the standard 1.15 factor or 1:15 ratio whereby the Nautical mile circumference of the Earth is 21,600 miles x 1.15 = 24,840 Statute Miles as the Earth’s circumference…(Michell’s 24,883.2 mile Earth Circumference in Statute miles is based upon his “longer cubit” of 2.0736’ x 12” = 24.8832” or 24,883.2 miles; having secured this figure by multiplying Earth’s Statute Mile Diameter by the New Jerusalem Pi of 3.1418181818∞).  As you can readily see the 24,840 Statute Mile Circumference of the Earth meshes altogether with the dimensions of the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement for 2 + 4 + 8 + 4 = 18; however, that said, Michell’s 24,883.2 miles meshes altogether with the persistence of “27” and Messiah’s full revelation in Sacred Christian Canon’s 27 volumes (again, an “inter-relationship”) for 2 + 4 + 8 + 8 + 3 + 2 = 27 or “the circle of the Other” with “27” being that circle surrounding the other six circles (i.e., the “seventh circle”) whose six diameters total that of the all-encompassing “27” and all seven circles comprising “the circle of the Same” which remains perfect and entire, whereas these seven circles are known as the “inner circle of the Other.” 

Collectively, the seven are known as the “Perfect One” embracing the planetary systems whose six separate diameters equal as a fractal the Sacred Cubit’s 252 (25.20”) and whose seventh circle diameter bears the same measurement of 252 (Note:  Michell explains how Plato saw “These six circles are made to revolve in the various ways…indicates within the circle of the Other (i.e., the “27”)….his (Plato’s) description of their motions and their relationships to the planetary orbits is so obscure and complicated that no one from Aristotle onward has claimed to be much the wiser for studying it.” Also, five of the total seven circles are named:  The Earth, the Moon, the Sun, Venus, and Mercury.  Dimensions, pp. 179, 193).

These five aforementioned have diameters as follows:  7920 (Earth); 2160 (Moon); 8640+ (Sun); 7521 (Venus); and 303 (Mercury) – giving us a total of 9696 (if zero is dropped at the ends) as in 792 + 216 + 864 + 7521 + 303, resulting in a total of 9696 or “30” which, again, is the commencement of the ministry of Messiah and Levitical Priests, as well as David’s reign on the throne in Israel, as well as Joseph in Egypt – and “30” is the “prophetical month” and one of 12.  If the circle includes the next two solar bodies near Earth – these would be Mars (4194 diameter) and Jupiter (88800); therefore, when adding these together we arrive at:  9696 + 4194 + 888 = 14,778; making the tally of the “7” to be 1 + 4 + 7 + 7 + 8 = “27” which is the cardinal number of “Messiah Revealed” in the 27 volumes of the Christian Sacred Canon.  How fitting, therefore, is the “Circle of the Other” at “27?”  I think so. 

The number “7” holds distinction in both Judeo-Christian Sacred Canon, as well as among the so-called occult and/or Gnostic “Mystery schools.”  The “seven wanderers of the heavens—Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn—were each found partners among other septenary groups—the seven metals, colours of the rainbow, musical notes, sounds, tastes, moods or humours, and so on, including the seven vowels of the classical Greek and Hebrew alphabets.” (How The World is Made, The Story of Creation According to Sacred Geometry, John Michell, 2009, p. 211).

Again, with some serendipitous coincidence I decided to tally up the diameters of these seven celestial bodies to see if there were some connection to that of the New Jerusalem, and much to my surprise there was if the actual diameters with their complete mile figures were tallied:  Sun (864,000) + Moon (2,160) + Mars (4194) + Venus (7521) + Mercury (3030) + Jupiter (88,800) + Saturn (74,898) = 1,044,603 miles = 144 (1,044) + 603 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement with the 144 New Jerusalem Wall and then “6” (Man’s day of creation) and “3” the Triune God – I couldn’t think of a more happenstance affair here, could you?  One might think that the Almighty is somehow smiling on this – so, let’s see:  1,044,603 miles (includes the Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn diameters x 5,280’ in a mile = 5,515,503,840’ = “36” the Eternal God without beginning or ending!

But haven’t I left out something?  Yep – the Earth – that would make “8” which is the day of “new beginnings” and “resurrection” in Christian Sacred Canon – and one day there shall be a “new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness” (there’s that word again:  RIGHTEOUSNESS) – so, let’s see:

1,044,603 miles + 7,920 miles (diameter of the Earth) = 1,052,523 miles = 1 + 5 + 2 + 5 + 2 +3 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement – now isn’t that but an accident?   And, this could only mean that the Eternal God, without beginning and ending, is behind it all – for:  5,515,503,840’ + 41,817,600’ (Earth’s diameter in feet) = 5,557,321,440’ (all seven planets + Sun …or Earth, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn + the Eighth, the Sun) = “36” the Eternal God – clearly demonstrating that the Eternal God (36) is after but one thing:  The Bride of Messiah, the New Jerusalem (18).

In addition to the “18” of the Earth’s Circumference found in 24,840 – based on the configurations subscribed from the 21,600 Nautical Mile Earth Standard (using a factor of 1.15) – we see that this 24,840 “Statute Mile” circumference when multiplied by the feet in a statute mile (5,280’) = 131,155,200 Linear Feet which, indeed, equals the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement as in 1 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 5 + 5 + 2 = 18.  And, 131,155,200 x 12” = “36” (the “circle of the Earth” representing the Eternal God without beginning or ending as in 360°) as in 1,573,862,400” whose digits total: 1 + 5 + 7 + 3 + 8 + 6 + 2 + 4 = 36) and when the Earth’s diameter in “statute inches” is divided by 360 we secure our most-favored result:  1,573,862,400” / 360 = 4,371,840 = “27” (as in 4 + 3 + 7 + 1 + 8 + 4 = 27).  So, could we safely conclude that “the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof?”  I think so – and that it is the absolute model of perfection reflective of the New Jerusalem wherein God is there forever (36) and Messiah (27) forever possesses the Woman, the Lamb’s Bride (18)? 

Indeed, taking the 24,840 (not Michell’s 24,883.2 mile circumference – and besides, he’s violating a cardinal rule of ancient Greek math by inserting a “fraction” into the whole numbers as in 24,883.2) – let’s find out how the Sacred Cubit’s 25.20” relates thereto – we’ll have to do some further calculations….

24,840 miles (statute mile circumference of the Earth) x 5,280’ (feet in one Imperial Statute Mile) = 131,155,200’ x 12” = 1,573,862,400” (“36” as in 360° in a circle or, in this case, the circumference of the earth) and 1,573,862,400” / 144 Wall of the New Jerusalem = 10,929,600 = “27” Messiah Revealed, thus demonstrating the connection between “The Eternal God” (36) revealed through Messiah’s revelation (27) when the Wall of the New Jerusalem (144) is integrated into “the mix.”  We could also take the 131,155,200’/144 Wall of the New Jerusalem and arrive at 910,800 or 9 + 1 + 8 = “18” which is a most impressive display of the New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement. 

The diameter of the Earth in Nautical Miles – based on its circumference of 21,600 miles:  C = π*d or 21,600 = 3.14181818 (using 864/275 as Pi) * d or 21,600 = 3.14181818 * d.  Therefore in solving for “d” we find that “d” is equal to: 6,875 Nautical Miles (i.e., 21,600/3.14181818 = 6,875).  Now, with an Earth Diameter of 6,875 Nautical Miles and a circumference of 21,600 Nautical Miles, it sets up some fascinating possibilities.  Firstly, the 6,875 Nautical Miles x 144 = 990,000 or 9 + 9 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement.  Secondly, 6,875 x 25.20 (Sacred Cubit) = 173,250 or 1 + 7 + 3 + 2 + 5 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement. 

Furthermore, 6,072’ (number of feet in a Nautical Mile) x 12” = 72,864” which immediately presents two number sets:  “72” and “864” - giving us “heavenly exposure” to both 1° of the Great Precessional of the Mazzaroth/Zodiac or 72 years (and 72 is the Name of God) and the diameter of the Sun at 864,000 miles; let alone the fact that 7 + 2 + 8+ 6 + 4 = “27” Messiah Revealed. 

Since there are 72,864” in a 6,072’ Nautical Mile and the Nautical Mile diameter of the Earth is 6,875 Nautical Miles; therefore, we will multiply the 6,875 NM x 6,072’ = 41,745,000’ x 12” = 500,940,000” or 5 + 9 + 4 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement.  Some fairly spectacular calculations are derived from the circumference and diameter of the Nautical Mile which wholly attests to the dimensions of the New Jerusalem, Messiah Revealed, the Name of God, the Sacred Cubit and the Wall of the New Jerusalem’s integration with the Nautical Mile, and, most impressive the recurrence of the Sun of Righteousness as seen in the “864” or the 864,000 Mile Diameter of the Sun. 

The Difference of the Statute Mile less the Nautical Mile Earth

I would also like to emphasize that the differences between the Statute Mile and the Nautical Mile bring out something truly dynamic as well:

24,840 statute miles – 21,600 nautical miles = 3,240 miles x 144 = 466,560 = “27” Messiah Revealed or 3,240 x 252 = 819,000 or 8 + 1 + 9 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement.  Also:  3,240 miles x 5,280’ = 17,107,200’ = 1 + 7 + 1 + 7 + 2 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement; and, 17,107,200 / 144 = 118,800 or “18” New Jerusalem Standard.  Finally, 17,107,200’ x 12” = 205,286,400” (an immediate figure most significant) – wherein the 252 (205,2) of the Sacred Cubit is clearly seen and, again, the 864 (86,400) of the Sun’s Diameter stands out and, of course, 2 + 5 + 2 + 8 + 6 + 4 = 27 Messiah Revealed.  The 205,286,400” (the difference in inches of the circumferences of the Statute Mile Earth of 24,840 miles and the 21,600 Nautical Mile Earth or 3,240 miles) if it were to be divided by the 144 Wall of the New Jerusalem:  205,286,400” / 144 = 1,425,600 or 1 + 4 + 2 + 5 + 6 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement and 1,425,600 x 25.20” = 35,925,120 = “27’ Messiah Revealed.

When we consider the differences in the Statute Mile Earth Diameter (7920 miles) and the Nautical Mile Earth Diameter (6875 miles) that difference is, in miles:  1,045 miles x 144 = 150,480 or 1 + 5 + 4 + 8 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement or 1,045 miles x 252 (Sacred Cubit) = 263,340 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement.  Likewise, 1,045 miles x 5,280’ = 5,517,600’ x 12” = 66,211,200” = 6 + 6 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 2 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement or, if in Nautical Feet in a mile at 6072’ x 1,045 miles = 6,345,240’ x 12” = 76,142,880 = “36” The Eternal God (360 degrees in a circle).

Determining the area of the circle of the Earth in either Statute or Nautical miles presents some immediate challenges; as well as the volume of a sphere (its capacity in cubic measurement), presents similar challenges.  Firstly, the “area” of Earth’s circle in either Statute or Nautical miles (its flat area):

Statute Square Mile Area of the Earth = π * r * r or A = πr2 – therefore:  A = 3.14 (simple Pi) * 3,960 mi. * 3,960 mi. or A = 3.14 * 15,681,600 = 49,240,224 sq. miles = “27” Messiah Revealed or 4 + 9 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 4 = 27.  Now, using Nautical Mile measurements:  A = 3.142857 (22/7) * 3,437.5 (radius of 6875 diameter in nautical miles of Earth) * 3,437.5 = A = 3.142857 * 11,816,406.25 = 37,137,276 sq. miles = “36” Eternal God.  Therefore, the “area” of Earth’s circle (flat) presents Messiah Revealed in the Eternal God or the Eternal God revealed in Messiah. 

The volume of the Statute Mile Earth and that of the Nautical Mile Earth is of some interest as well:  The formula for determining the volume of a sphere is as follows:

23Statute Earth (Drop zero): V = 4/3 * 3.14 * 396 * 396 * 396; therefore:  V = 4/3 * 3.14 * 62,099,136 = V = 4/3 * 194,991,287.04 = V = 584,973,861.12/4 = V = 146,243,465.28 = “45” = The Second Coming of Messiah – the “45” Days or 1,335 days less 1,290 days of “desolations” = 45 Days (“Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days...Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord, Hosanna…Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” (Daniel 12:11-12; Matthew 23:39; Luke 13:35; Revelation 19:9)

Nautical Earth: V = 4/3 * 3.14 * 3,437.5 * 3,437.5 * 3,437.5; therefore: V = 4/3 * 3.14 * 40,618,896,484.375 = V = 4/3 * 127,543,334,960.9375 = V = 382,630,004,882.7030/4 = V = 95657501220.7030125 = “60” and “6” is the Number of Man created on the Sixth Day.  Furthermore – and this is not an extrapolation beyond the pale – we merge Messiah final coming “45” with Man’s ultimate deliverance “6” and we have 45 + 6 = 51 and this “51” would be the Hebrew Sacred Canon of “24” and the Christian Sacred Canon of “27” combined = “51” …or with zero = 45 + 60 = 105 = “15” the Prime Edge Measurement of the New Jerusalem 1,500 Miles or “15” (as in 12,000 furlongs x 660’ per furlong = 7,920,000’/5,280’ in a mile = 1,500 miles one edge of the New Jerusalem = “15”).  The entire Judeo-Christian Sacred Canon (51) portrays the glorious story of Messiah (27 + 45 = 72 for this is the Name of God) and His quest for humanity (6) and ultimate triumph consummating in eternal relationship as the Woman, the Holy City, New Jerusalem (15), and the Lamb’s Bride (18).

It would be safe to say that the “Nautical Earth” and its sister “Statute Mile Earth” – are wholly compatible with each other, by themselves or like this:  21,600 (Nautical) + 24,840 (Statute) circumferences = 46,440 miles = 4 + 6 + 4 = “18” New Jerusalem Standard of Measurement – we could go on and on; however, suffice it to be said, the measurements of the 24,840 Circumference of the Earth in Statute Miles and its sister 21,600 Nautical Mile Circumference of the Earth have far more to offer the measurements of paradise than does the diameter of the Moon in feet – though worthy – it, however, does not “expose” how that Man, as the pinnacle of God’s creation, was domiciled on the Earth and destined to be the Holy City, New Jerusalem.  The Moon is but a reflection of the Sun’s efforts in this cosmic drama – it is Man upon the Earth that is the Divine prize.

Michell concludes in his quest for world peace and reconciliation in the rebuilding of the Third Temple by stating in an article entitled:  The Temple at Jerusalem, a New Revelation:

“There is much more that could be said about the numbers, measures and geometric symbolism in the Jerusalem temple plan [i.e., a “plan” to rebuild the literal Temple in Jerusalem under these aforementioned calculations], and there is a great deal more yet to be recognized in it. This temple revelation inevitably draws attention to that ancient code of sacred science which was suppressed by the three monotheistic religions. The greater temple of Jerusalem seems a likely centre for its study and revival” (The Temple at Jerusalem, a New Revelation, by John Michell)…to be continued…

24So ends the first part of our study of the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (864) and His longing for His Bride, the Holy City, New Jerusalem (18) as in 108,864 – we apologize for the length of the article; however, the importance of the material is compelling and, we believe, not only important to the Church at large but to all who claim a stake in the Sacred Geometry community – ours is not to withhold that sacred trust that has been preserved through the ages in number and its measurements.  In a very real sense we all have a part in this most cherished arena of absolutes and confirmations.  The language of the world of Sacred Geometry is very close, and in many ways, exceeding what the Church should know in fullness – Michell is correct – instead of embracing our legacy, we understood it as Gnosticism and sophisticated Paganism and rejected the baby who went out with the bath water – brethren, it is time we understood what is at stake here and gird up our loins and stand fast in the faith once delivered!

Doug Krieger

doug@the-tribulation-network.com

 
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