White Island on the Ocean (cont.)
Seven Landscape Mysteries of Bronze Age Britain, A Unified Theory
By William Glyn-Jones
But as we turn our attention to the other chalk giant, the Long Man, we can approach the matter by a more gradual, steady and well-reasoned series of steps. We have already seen that this other chalk giant with his two staffs looks a great deal like Egyptian images which relate to the Balance of the Two Lands. In my piece The Balance of the Two Lands: Ancient Egypt's Division According to the Ratio of Triangular Equilibrium here on the Graham Hancock Forum site I have described how the city of Memphis was said to be located at this place of balance, and how in fact this balance between the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt is in fact a latitude measured off at a certain ratio of the latitude covered by the distance southward from the North Point on the Egyptian coast down to the Primordial Mountain at Thebes. I wrote how "The ratio in question is derived from a process of halving the area of the square using diagonals and a circle, as shown here…This 1 : 3.41 ratio can truly be called a sacred geometric constant because, for example, it is the relative height of the horizontal that divides the areas of all isosceles triangles in half."
The ratio is expressed at 1 : 3.41 where the 3.41 is the whole length, or as 1: 2.41 where the 2.41 is the longer of the two lengths. I also noted that "The inner square is half the area of the outer, so that this diagram shows the Great Pyramid from above, where the inner square represents the level on which the King's Chamber is placed but shown on the outer surface of the pyramid." The image below of the pyramid seen from above also expresses this, and the one next to it is a proof that the inner square has half the area of the outer.
So if the Long Man represents the Balance of the Lands in the British geodetic scheme, surely that means that he stands at a latitude that similarly expresses this 1 : 2.41 ratio, existing within the foundational 2 by 1 rectangle of the scheme. This is very easily and clearly shown, as in the diagram below.
And we can recap by putting in more of the sites we have so far discussed in this second, rather more busy diagram.
Suffice it to say that these are the more logical steps that I had skipped by going straight to the Cerne Abbas shock, but now we can see more logically why we might try putting in the Pyramid Cross-Section Triangle.
The Yorkshire Exaltation
My thoughts began to turn to Thornborough. Like Cerne Abbas, it seemed to have an Orion association, a Beaker Culture presence was in evidence, and the henges with cursuses were so obviously built by the same people who had put their mark at the Golden City, the Dorchester-on-Thames Complex so integral to the "Angleland" scheme. There was, furthermore, the implicit Egyptianesque aspect, the Giza link. Could it relate in some way to this British Pyramid Plan?
But so far I had only been looking at a 2 by 1 rectangle covering the South of England and Wales. Thornborough was way up in North Yorkshire. How could it be part of the same scheme?
Scanning the map for some kind of pattern, I noticed a similarity between the locations of Thornborough and Cerne Abbas, the two Orion associated sites. From the apex of the Pyramid Plan (at, of all places, West Bromwich in the Midlands). Thornborough looked to me by sight to be the same distance north and east of this apex as Cerne was south and west. What might this indicate, I wondered?
A particular way of thinking had brought me thus far, and the best I could do was to stay true to it. This line of thinking had been based on the assumption that the Master Builders behind this scheme, the surveyor officials, found that they could ascend out of Time into Eternity by working according to intelligible ideas. In other words if I worked in a similar way, going for order, balance, regularity…ma'at, in other words, I could rediscover the trail they left behind. For the geometer looking at the scheme as it so far existed on my maps and diagrams, there is an obvious ordered way of extending it northwards. A 2 by 1 rectangle contains, as we have seen, Golden Proportions, but of itself it is not as regular as it could be, because it has one short side and one long side. It is not as regular as, it does not have so obvious a centre as, the square. The apex of the pyramid triangle is located half way along the northern long side of this rectangle, and were a similar 2 by 1 rectangle to be added to the north, this apex point would be right in the centre of a square. I then noticed that the northern border of the extended scheme was now loosely marked by the meandering course of the old, traditional border between Britannia and Scotland, namely Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian himself was a master builder, and "very expert at geometry", according to his contemporaries, and his first priority when arriving in Egypt was to converse at length with the scholars of the Alexandrian library, and he's is also described consulting the Delphic and Theban oracles. He lived in Britain for about a year.