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The Balance of the Two Lands: Ancient Egypt's Division According to the Ratio of Triangular Equilibrium (As immortalized in the Great Pyramid) (cont.)
By William Glyn-Jones

It was actually while eating as Venusian a meal as a plate of scallops in a restaurant bar called the Shore in Shoreham, west along the coast from Brighton&Hove, that I found something deeply beautiful about this geometric scheme. The same geometry that defines this Balance-of-the-Two-Lands also governs the relative distances of Venus and the Earth from the Sun.

It was in John Martineau's A Little Book of Coincidence that I discovered that the relative sizes of the orbits of Venus and the Earth around the Sun can be represented by this diagram.

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Generation of Relative Orbit Widths of Venus and Earth around the Sun

Is Martineau correct about this? The ratio in the above geometry of small to large is 2.41 : 3.41.


0.70674 x maximum orbit radius of Earth (152.1 x 106) = 107.49 x 106

While the minimum orbit radius of Venus is 107.48 x 106

This, it must be agreed, is a remarkably precise match up. So the ratio is that which concerns the maximum distance between the orbits of Venus and Earth, i.e. between the minimum Venus orbit (perihelion) and the maximum Earth orbit (aphelion).

This, for me, is the Hermetic Scheme of Egypt, the Two Lands, the word Hermetic being extremely apt both because of the connections to the Hermetic philosophy of As Above, So Below and because Hermes himself, as Mercury, has his site in the scheme. It is a scheme which had its foundation right back in Proto-dynastic Egypt, with Menes, and reached fulfillment during the Graeco-Roman period when Hathor became associated with Venus and Thoth with Mercury, and these in turn with the planets. It's awesome, I feel.

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