Continuing from our last segment, *New Perspectives On the Great
Pyramid* which focused on the exterior of Cheops' Pyramid, we now
turn our attention to the heart of the structure, the King's Chamber.

As we make our way through the various interior passageways leading to the center of the Great Pyramid, the awesome quality of the sounds captures our notice. One's voice and even presence becomes an instrument of resound as it strikes some distant wall and summons us to go further into this marvel of architecture.

Near the middle of the pyramid, we ascend the Grand Gallery, pass through the Ante-Chamber and then bend down to enter the low narrow channel that leads to our destination. The floor of this passageway is rough and uneven and we must stoop for 100 inches until we enter the King's Chamber. When again standing upright we see that the chamber, brightly lit by fluorescent bulbs, is twice as long as wide, about 35 feet by 17 feet and nearly 20 feet high.

The chamber is empty save for the rectangular granite coffer at the far end. This is the famous sarcophagus in which the Pharaoh Cheops was thought to be interred. There is no evidence that a body ever occupied the coffer—all is supposition.

Through the years, legions of spiritual pilgrims have come to this room
to chant and meditate. Do the seekers fulfill their expectations as they
contemplate quietly in the cool granite sarcophagus? Who can say? But
what we can submit is that any person, regardless of the nature of his
or her quest, merely by entering the chamber, stands in the midst of a
truly *sacred space*. The narrative we are about to unfold is one
told by ancient monuments and sacred sites around the world. But here,
in the King's Chamber it is revealed with the elegance and simplicity
and 20 rectangular forms which make up the floor of the chamber.

As we define *sacred*, only spaces can indicate the sacred. Sacred
knowledge as we intend it, alludes to information that is
*perfect*, idealized, and therefore intangible. One must
*participate* with the sacred in order to realize the higher order
of intention it represents.

The 20 rectangular granite blocks of the floor of the King's Chamber,
though solid, can also be seen as spaces. Albeit crude approximations of
perfect space, the stones delineate the keys to the astronomy that is
the foundation of the entire chamber. The floor stones represent six
planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and its Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
The message of the chamber is, "The heavens are the
*foundation* of this space. Understanding our place in the
synchrony of the solar family is the key. This is where to begin."

We'll adapt a musical analogy to uncloak the harmonies of the planets as they reside in the stones of the floor of the King's Chamber. The process is not exact and a degree of license is required, but the results will lead us to appreciate the intricacies and inter-relatedness of the solar system as never before. Even more astonishing is the realization that the elements of the planets were designed into these simple forms over 5,000 years ago, and that the true music of the spheres is recorded here.

**Introducing the Well Tempered Solar System**

Prior to the invention of tempering, keyboard instruments were tuned by
mathematical formula. The distribution of frequencies between notes was
regular and specific. The inflexibility of the early system meant that
differently tuned instruments were needed to play music written in
different keys. The tempered method was developed to allow all musical
keys to be played on one keyboard. By adjusting *slightly* the
intervals between tones, all keys could be accommodated. Sacrificing the
mathematical purity of the just system allowed for a degree of musical
versatility and harmony not previously enjoyed. In much the same manner
we are going to "temper" the Solar System.

Purists may argue that the 10 digit numbers we are about to produce cannot be obtained from crude masonry and that "Man cannot disturb the march of the planets." But that is what we will do. The actual will become artful as the intention behind the design is revealed.

By once again summoning **K (1.01430555)**
we part the veil and behold! The distaff elements of the planets are
harmonized. Relationships not previously seen are made visible.
**K** renders our Earth-centric
filter of 365+ days/year to a geo-metric 360-days/year filter. Days and
degrees are now synchronous; e.g., one day in an Earth year will
represent one degree of the circle. We propose that the designers of the
Pyramid used such a device as
**K**, to translate time and
orientation into geometry and measure.

(* Note: There are numerous permutations and correlation amongst the
planets' periods and rotations. Only a few illustrations are presented
here, to give the general reader the flavor of the accomplishment. For
serious students of the subject a complete table of the elements of the
Well Tempered Solar System is available from the author. If the
dance of numbers is not your pleasure, simply savor the imagery they
evoke, as we skip about the features of the chamber*.)

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of all 20 stones in the King's Chamber floor.

**Entering the King's Chamber**

Having been forced to bend down to negotiate the approach to the King's
Chamber, the first thing one observes when entering the room, is the
floor. The floor stones are rectangular and arranged in parallel
"strips," each strip being a different width.

Directly beyond the entry, lie four stones extending to the far wall. We call this row the Mercury strip. To the right and parallel to the Mercury strip are five more rows of stones we've named the Venus strip, the Earth/Moon strip, the Mars strip, the Jupiter strip and at the far end of the room the Saturn strip.

The first stone upon which we stand upright is named after Mercury,
Messenger of the Gods and Communication. It is Mercury, first planet in
the solar system which initializes our circuit around the room. Mercury
is the swiftest in its orbit and its quick cadence imprints the whole
solar family. In the *Well Tempered Solar System*, Mercury's
movements are part of the huge choreographed dance of the planets'
periods, rotations and harmonics. Mercury's influence permeates the
other planets in the system, and the dimensions of its stone counterpart
infuse the geometry of the other stones in the chamber as well.

Recalling that **K** **(1.01430555)**
is the ratio between the solar year of 365+ days and the **Canon**
Year (also called Sacred Year of 360 days, wherein 1 day = **1460.6**
minutes) we undertake the process of "tempering" by adjusting
ever so slightly the conventional astronomical value of the planets by
**K**. Mercury's year of 87+
earth days divided by **K**
becomes the **Canon** period for Mercury:

87.06÷1.01430555=85.83333 CanonDays in Mercury's year.

Likewise, we "tune" Mercury's rotation period (astronomically
58+ days) by **K**:

58.04÷1.01430555=57.2222 CanonDays = 1 Day on Mercury

It is now easy to see that Mercury's orbit divided by its days of rotation is **1.5**.
In other words, in one Mercury year, Mercury has one and one-half of its own days.

A stepping stone to its solar cousins, the first stone in the Mercury
strip, stone **1A** is peculiarly
endowed with numbers relating to Saturn. If speedy little Mercury
corresponds to the snare drum in the rhythm section of an orchestra,
large and ponderous Saturn is like the bass. Solemn and unwavering
Saturn carries the beat for the whole band. We can see the interplay
between Saturn and Mercury in the following example.

In the chamber we find the number for Mercury's year sandwiched between
the relationship of the widths of two stones in the Mercury strip, stone
**1C** and stone
**1D**. The length of stone
**1C** at **29.469444** inches
represents the **Canon** orbit of Saturn at **29.469444** years.
The length of stone **1D** has to be *tuned* just a bit from
34.34317751 to **34.33333** to get a perfect number. Multiply the
ratio of the two by 100, and we have the **Canon** value of Mercury's
year in days:

(29.469444 ÷34.333333) x 100 =85.83333 days/year of Mercury

The Mercury strip is **63.81262190** inches wide. Divide this by ten
and see that the number in the Mercury strip is the same number as the
distance Saturn's equator rotates in one second of time: **6.381262135
Canon** miles.

Notice that we began inches and ended in miles. This telescoping of
relationships between units is more than numerical slight of hand. It is
a statement about the underlying relationships between units in the
**Canon** system and the *scale* of relationships between the planets.
There are many instances where the lower order of a measure, much like
the lower octave of a note, is manifest in the higher order or octave of
a planetary attribute. The units may be different (e.g. years or
degrees) but the resonance is apparent. The relationships occur because
the **Canon** itself is grounded in the natural order. Indeed, if
illumination is effected, it is to realize profoundly that we are a part
of the natural order. The only planets we may ever know are the planets
within.

In one **Canon** Earth day, (1/360th **Canon** Earth year or 24 hours 20 minutes 36 seconds)
Mercury rotates 2 x
degrees or 6.283972726 degrees.

The number of square inches on top of the whole Mercury strip is
**131,454,000**. Taken as feet, we have an indicator for the number
of feet the Earth rotates on the equator in one **Canon** Day of 24 hours 20
minutes 36 seconds: **131,454,000 feet**.

The reciprocal of **131,454,000 **x 1^{11} is the same number
as the number of feet on the front of Cheops Pyramid:

(1 ÷131,454,000) x 1^{11}=760.722382

The number **760.722382** has a nearly metaphysical relationship to
gravity and time. If divided by 100 and taken as
seconds—**7.60**722382, it is the answer to the following riddle: An
object falls 47.2 feet in 2 seconds. If a pendulum is the same length in
height, (47.2') how long would it take it to swing back and forth one
time? It would take **7.60** seconds. This observation is significant
because it incorporates the knowledge of the "second-second" in its
formulation. In order to understand the "first" second i.e. to be
able to measure the distance of fall of an object in one second, the
present moment must be extended/suspended in order to examine (measure)
the "second" second of fall. Without appealing to the second-second,
we would never notice that the distance of fall in the second-second is
greater than the first and thus that the rate of fall is accelerating.
Ironically, because we can never get *out* of the first second of
our experience, the conceptualization of the second-second is a highly
sophisticated device. Our experience is always *now*, but by
borrowing on our past experience we presume the future and realize that
our present is accelerating.

**760.**722382 as millimeters or (30 inches) of Mercury is the standard
mean reading of barometric air pressure.

The volume of the second stone in the Mercury strip **1B**, 53519.60278 cubic inches,
divided by 100 and taken to its natural logarithm is
2 times:

[(53519.60278÷ 100)] =^{-e}6.282633087

6.282633087÷ 2 =3.141316543

It also happens that the square root of the same volume (53519.60278), divided by 100 and taken to its natural logarithm is the same number:

535.1960278=23.13430413=^{-e}3.141316543

When Mercury rotates through one degree of its circumference, Earth has
rotated **57.2222°**. It takes Mercury **57.2222 Canon** days
to turn one rotation on its axis or complete one of its own days.

In **53.045** days Mercury will have reached the
,
phi point—**222.48°** (the golden proportion of 360° of
its yearly orbit, and will have *rotated* through **333.333**
degrees of its day.

Mercury's rotation through **333.333** degrees takes **.927** of its day.

57.2222 ÷ 53.045 = .927

.927 x 2 x 100,000is theCanonsignification for the speed of light:185,400 Canon mps.

92,700,000 miles is the mean radius of Earth's orbit, or one Astronomical Unit.

Another reference to the **Canon** speed of light number is found by
applying the tempering process to the period Saturn, wherein one year of
Saturn becomes **10609 Canon** days, during which time there are
**185.4** days of Mercury:

10609÷57.222=185.4signification for the speed of light

at 185,400Canonmiles per second.

The diagonal angle of Mercury Stone **1A**
is 30° 40' 06". This is also Mercury's approximate orbital
inclination to the (mean) celestial Equator.

Stone **1C** in the Mercury Strip
is **29.469444**" long. As years it represents one orbit of Saturn.
By "tuning" slightly the length of stone **1D** from 34.3417751" to
**34.3433333**", we can derive a perfect ratio between the two stones:

(29.4694444x 100) ÷34.333333=85.833333the days in Mercury'sCanonyear.

(2 x 34.3333 x 10 =686.6666, theCanondays in Mars year.)

686.666(x 10) is also found as the surface area of Mercury1A:6866.666sq. inches.

The surface area of the top of the first stone in the Mercury Strip
**1A**, divided by 10 signifies
the number of **Canon** days in Mars' orbit:
**686.666** days.

There are 12 days of Mercury in one Mars' year: **686.666** ÷
**57.22222** = 12.

There are 8 Mercury years (orbits) in one Mars year:
**686.666 ÷ 85.8333** = 8.

During one Saturn year, **10,609** days, Mercury will have completed
66666.666° of rotation, or will have reached the 333.333° point 200 times.

The length of Mercury **1A** x
100 is representative of the number of Earth calendar days (24 hours) in
Saturn's year: **10760.76763**. The width of
**1A**, 63.81262195" divided by 10
signifies the number of **Canon** miles 6.381262195 that the equator
of Saturn will rotate (**5258.16 feet to the mile**) In one second of
time, Saturn rotates 6.38126295 miles on its equator. Saturn's equator
would then be 236,617.2 miles in circumference. As previously discussed
in *Saturn Source of Measure*, Saturn figures heavily in ancient
art and the origin of measure.

The surface of Mercury stone **1A**
has **6866**.727967 square inches. Divide by 10 and see a referent
for Mars' **Canon** period of **686.66666** days/year.

The volume of **1A** is
73512.14044 cubic inches. Multiply that by 100 and take the common log:
**6.866**359069. Multiply by 1000 and we are very near to the square
inches on the top surface of **1A**:
**6866**.727967 square inches.

**107.6076763** the *length* of stone **1A**
x 100 is the exact same number of *square *inches on the surface of
Saturn Stone **6B**:
**10,760.76763** square inches.

In the Mercury Strip the total number of square inches on the top
surface of the four stones, multiplied by 10,000 and taken as feet,
signifies the number of **Canon** feet in the circumference of the Earth:

206" x 63.81262195" = 13145.400 x 10,000 =131,454,000

The cubic inches in the whole of Mercury **1C**
is 6325.459147 cubic inches or **3.66**0566636 cubic feet. Times 100
see Earth's sidereal year in days: **366+** days.

The length of the entire Chamber is **412** inches. The width is
**206** inches. The perimeter of the Chamber is **1236** inches.
In one orbit of Saturn, there are **123.6** orbits of Mercury:

10609 ÷ 85.8333=123.6

The width of the chamber **206** inches (17.166 feet,) divided by 10
connotes the Common Cubit of **20.6** inches. Read as a sexigesimal
number 20.6 would be 20 minutes 36 seconds—the difference between
Earth's Calendar Day of 24 hours and the **Canon** Earth day of 24 hours 20
minutes 36 seconds. **20.6** is a principal figure in the **Canon**
system. Divided by 2, it represents the ratio between the major to minor
axis of the orbit of earth: 1.03. When multiplied by .03, **20.6**
becomes the ratio of the golden proportion. **.618**.

The surface area of **4C** in the
Mars strip is 3333.333 square inches. Divided by the Common Cubit of
20.6 inches and again by 100, we derive the golden proportion number
**1.618122977** (perfect **Canon** value).

The height of the chamber from floor surface to ceiling is
**230.2585093** inches. Divided by 100, the height of the chamber
signifies the ratio between the system of common and natural logarithms:

10^{-e}= 2.302585093

When the height of the chamber is taken from the bottom of the wall
(which is beneath the level of the floor) to the ceiling, it measures
**235.6463942** inches. Taken as seconds of time we find a referent
for the difference between the mean solar day of 1440 minutes and the
mean sidereal day of 1436.07 minutes:

1440 - 1436.0725 = 3.92743 minutes difference.

3.92743 minutes x 60 =235.6463942seconds.

The Earth Strip, **3A**,
**3B**,
**3C**, and
**3D**+**3E** is **87.636**
inches wide. As seconds, **87,636** is the number of seconds in one
**Canon** Earth Day of **24.343333** hours. There are also
**8763.6** hours in one **Canon** Earth year of 360 days.

In stone **3B** of the Earth
Strip, the length is **46.69246833** inches. As 4.6692 we recognize
the value for *chaos*. The diagonal angle of the top plane of
**3B** is 28.04869487 degrees. We
take that as a referent for the number of degrees in the Moon's upper
node, from which tidal harmonics are initiated. That this figure would
be linked to the value for *chaos*, is interesting.

The diagonal angle on the surface of Earth Stone
**3A** is **32.14521358**,
indicator for "**g**" approximating the gravitational number
of feet in the second

The tangent of that angle, .6283990122 divided by 2 and x 10 is a close approximation for the value of .

The largest stone in the Earth Strip **3C**
is **83.63715584**" long and **87.836**" wide. The surface
area in square feet represents the mean number of seconds of precession
of the equinoxes: **50.90** seconds of arc per year:

(83.63715584 x 87.636) ÷144=50.90017909 square feet

The diagonal angle of stone **3D**
of the Earth strip is 26.19222679 degrees, indicating the inclination of
the Earth's orbit read magnetically: 26° 19'+. This is also the
degrees of inclination of the passageways.

Earth stone **3E** is
45.75693065" long by 20.6" wide. The length, times ten is
457.5693065. The common log of this number is 2.660456884, or the
co-tangent, when seen as an angle, of **20.6**", the width.

The Saturn stone **6B** in the Saturn
Strip, is **185.4**" long, **58.0408179012**" wide and
**10.70555595**" deep. Each of these dimensions is significant:

185.4is the number of times Mercury rotates on its axis in one orbit of Saturn.

185.4also stands for 185,400Canonmiles/second, as the speed of light.

58. 0408179012" indicates the E days (24 hours/day) of Mercury's rotation.

The surface area on top of Saturn **6B** =
**10760.7676383** square inches. As days, the area represents the number of calendar
days in Saturn's year: **10760.7** days.

Also: Saturn's Calendar Period divided by the perimeter of the room (divided by 10) equals the Calendar days in Mercury's year:

10760.7676383÷123.6=87.06122685137days.

The diagonal length on the top surface of the Saturn Stone
**6B** is **16.18**939479', divided by
10 signifying the golden number: **1.618**.

The volume of Saturn Stone **6B**
is 66.66666 cubic feet.

If the Saturn Stone **6B** were gold,
it would weigh 80,000 lbs. Troy.

If the Saturn Stone **6A**
were gold, it would weigh 8,888.888 lbs. Troy.

Saturn stone **6B** is 9 times
the weight of Saturn stone **6A**.

The volume of the entire chamber (from ceiling to the bottom of the walls which
are beneath the floor) 206" x 412" x 235.64" = **20,000,000**cubic inches.

The volume of the floor alone, multiplied by 1000, approximates the value for the number of minutes in the year:

( 206" x412"x10.70555595"= 908601.86 cubic inches, the volume of the floor)

908601.86 cubic inches ÷1728 (cubic inches to one cubic foot) x 1000 =525,811.3105. As minutes/year, this figure is a departure of 8.1103456 cubic inches, from a perfect525,816minutes in oneCanonyear.)

The width of the Chamber, **206** inches is related to another **Canon**
measure rooted in the heavens. The reciprocal (1 ÷ **20.6**) of
the number of the Common Cubit, x 100 is **4.854368932** inches, the
measure called the Handbreadth or Palm. The Handbreadth times 360 and
divided by 100 gives us another ancient and powerful measure we believe
was the original Jewish Remen: **17.47572816**". The reciprocal
of the Remen x 100 is the day of Mercury:

(1 ÷17.47572816) x 100 =57.22222theCanonday of Mercury

The length of the Saturn Stone **6B**,
185.4 inches, divided by the Remen x 1000 produces the **Canon** period for the
orbit of Saturn, 10609 days:

185.4÷17.47572816x 1000 =10609Saturn's year inCanondays.

The length of the Saturn Stone **6B**,
185.4 inches, divided by the Handbreadth, taken to its reciprocal and multiplied by
1000 renders the sexigesimal number (unconverted) of the inclination of the magnetic
orbit* and angle of the Ascending and Descending Passages:

185.4÷4.854368932x 1000 = 26.1832197 or26° 18' 32"

Stepping over to the 5^{th} strip we call the Jupiter strip,
we'll see how incestuous our little solar family is.

The Jupiter Stone **5B** is
**151.767633** inches long. **151.767633** is also the difference
between the calendar days of Saturn and its counterpart in **Canon**
Days:

10760.76763( Year In E Days) ÷K=10609 CanonYears.

10760.76763–10609=151.767633the difference between the two types ofyear, calendar andCanon.

Jupiter's year is **4,333.333** Earth days of 24 hours each. There
are **104,000** hours in that time. If that period is divided by the
number of *days* in one **Canon** year of Saturn, we get the
number of *hours* in one day on Jupiter:

104,000 ÷ 10,609=9.802997455 hours of Jupiter's rotational day

In **4333.3333** Earth days (one year of Jupiter) there are or
**11.86**37550 Earth calendar years. During that time, Jupiter will
have had **10,609** of its own days during one full orbit. Notice the
simile between Jupiter and Saturn: each shares **10,609** but in its
own way. There are **10609 Canon** Earth days (24 hrs. 20 min. 36
sec.) in Saturn's orbit. There are **10609** Jupiter **Canon**
days in its orbit.

There are **10760.76763** square inches on the top of Saturn Stone
**6B**. The calendar year of Saturn **10760.76763** days, has
**258,258.4232** periods of 24 hours. Divide by ten and see this as
representing the number of years in the precessional cycle:
**25,825.84232** years.

On the top plane of the Jupiter Strip **5A**, the side length of
**34.3333** inches is shared with the side length of Saturn stone
**6A**, **20.6**".
The relationship of the two is: **34.3333** ÷ **20.6** =
**1.6666**, the ratio for decimal to sexigesimal timing:
**100** ÷ **60**.

The synchronistic relationship between Saturn and Jupiter is again
embellished by the interplay of the two stones
**6B** and
**5B**. On the east side of Saturn
**6B** the side length
(**185.4**") is adjacent to the longest length in
**5B**, the Jupiter strip
(**151.7676**"). Subtracting the length of the Jupiter stone
**5B** from the number of square inches on the top of Saturn stone
**6B** extracts the number of **Canon** days in Saturn's year from
the number of Calendar years:

185.4x 58.04 =10760.76763(area sq." top surface6B)

The number of square inches on the top surface of Saturn
**6B** which identifies the calendar
days in Saturn's orbit, minus the length of Jupiter stone
**5B** in inches, yields the
**Canon** period of Saturn's orbit:

10,760.7676- 151.7676 =10,609the number ofCanondays in Saturn's year.

The walls of the Chamber descend about half way beneath the top and bottom surfaces of the floor stones. When the floor stones are seen as "inserted" between the walls, the perimeter of the bottom of the wall as it were, bifurcates the floor stones into two layers, creating a double set of stones.

In a sense, there are now 60 stones indicated in the floor—20 actual and 40 derived. A set of 20 stones contrived on the top "half", and a set of 20 on the bottom "half". Each set gives different information. We may consider the major diagonals, the areas, surfaces and volumes of the top and bottom portions of each stone and the ratios between them.

The depth of the stones to the level of the bottom of the wall is
**5.387884927"**. This top layer we'll designate as level
**a**. The bottom layer,
**b** is slightly smaller at
**5.317671023"**. The total actual height of the floor stones is
**10.70555595"**.

The height of the lower portion of the floor stones
**b**, **5.317671023"** is
related to the speed of light. Its reciprocal divided by **K** is the **Canon** value for the
speed of light:

(1÷5.317671023) x 1,000=18805.22499

18805.22499 ÷

K=185,400 Canonmiles/sec.

The bottom portion of Mercury **1D/b**
has a cubic volume of 3661.616349 cubic inches. Divided by 10 and seen
as **366.16** days it represents the Earth's sidereal year. The cubic
inches in the bottom portion of Mercury **1A/b**
is 36515.00. Divide this by 100 and we have the indicator for Earth's
solar year: **365+** days.

There are three interesting ways that pi is indicated in the Mercury strip:

First, the total volume of Mercury stone
**1B** divided by 100 has a
natural logarithm of two times
() pi:

(53519.60278cubic inches ÷ 100)÷ 2 =^{-e}3.141316543

Secondly, the *top* portion of Mercury stone
**1C/a** has 3183.472784 cubic
inches in volume. The reciprocal of 3183.472784 ÷ 10,000 = .0003141224 x 10,000 =
**3.141**224 .

Third, the volume of the *lower* portion of Mercury stone
**1C/b** is 3141.986361 cubic inches.
Dividing by 1000, renders the exact value of
**Canon**
at **3.141986363**.

The volume of Mercury **1B** is
30.97199235 cubic feet, another referent for Mercury's orbital
inclination: 30+ degrees.

If Mercury **1B** were gold, it
would weigh 37166.39082 lbs. troy. Divide by 100 and then by 60, to
derive the decimal number for the last quarter day of Earth's year:
6.19439487 or 6 hrs 11 min 39 sec .8344.

The width of Mercury **1C** is
**29.4694444** inches. This is the same number as the number of
calendar years in Saturn's orbit: **29.469444** years.

The area of the long side plane of the bottom portion of Mercury
**1A/b** is 572.2222218 square
inches. Divide by 10 to find **57.2222**, the number of **Canon**
Earth days in one day of Mercury, ie. one rotation on its axis.

107.6076763" x 5.31767102" = 572.2222218 ÷ 10 =57.22222

Notice that the volume of the bottom portion
**b** of Saturn Stone
**6b** is also **57222.222**
cubic inches. Divided by 1000, it is again, the number of **Canon**
days in one rotation of Mercury: **57.2222**days.

The total volume of the Saturn Stone
**6B** is 115,200 cubic inches,
or 66.666 cubic feet. Curiously, 66.666 times **1.03**, (which is the
ratio of the Earth's major to minor axis) gives us 68.6666, which
multiplied by 10, is the period of Mars: **686.666 Canon** days.

The complexities we have just touched upon, beg the questions, "What was the initiating point for reconciling the multiplicity of variables in the design? "Where did the designer start?"

There is a certain book of aphorisms which says: "To know means to
know all. To know a part of something means not to know. It is not
difficult to know all, because in order to know all one has to know very
little. But in order to know this little one has to know pretty
much." (P.D. Ospensky in __The Fourth Way__.) The design of the
King's Chamber begins with "one thing," and that one thing is a
totality. Like other aspects of the Great Pyramid, it is built out of
the knowledge of wholeness. All the parts must work together. Ultimately
the one thing is us--our physiology, our life experience, our ability to
perceive the instant--we are our vehicle. In an imperfect world,
physical forms can only suggest meaning. By *tuning* the measure of
a form ever so slightly, we can apprehend beyond the limitations of the
actual form perceived, and divine as it were, more than is given. If we
can see the *intention *of the architect, it may be possible to
glimpse the whole.

Just as the whole pyramid is informed from "the top down" the individual parts
are derived from the whole. As discussed previously, the "missing" top of Cheops
Pyramid is neither missing nor existent. As metaphysical construct, its elusiveness
lies in the nature of its apprehension. Since it is not physical, it can only be
comprehended intellectually. In the __Timaeus__, Plato speaks of a "third nature,
which is space, and is eternal, and admits not of destruction and provides a home for
all created things, and is apprehended without the help of sense, by a kind of spurious
reason, and is hardly real." (page 457 section 52, __The Great Books__ version.)
In this purity of space, the laws are expressed in mathematics and geometry, uncorrupted
by physical form. Here the gods consort with number, geometry and physics, co-mingling
their various parts. Diversity results from the coalescing of a few simple attributes:
height, width, volume etc. The seeds of measure--the second of time, the weight of gold,
and the one-second pendulum are conceived here. When transposed to the physical world
these heavenly notions become susceptible to the limits and vagaries of time and material.
We can glimpse them dimly through the portal of number and divine what perfection they intend.

The *space* above the 206^{th} course of Cheops, projected
from the physical stone to a point above the pyramid though invisible
can be said to have a form extrapolated and extended from the physical
pyramid. Within this empty pyramidal shape, angles, dimensions and
volume can be derived. From the measures, significance can be intuited.
For example: The cubic volume of the extended pyramidian would be
17,526.01662 cubic feet.

The *common* logarithm of that volume is **4.2436**. Multiplied
by 10,000 is **42,436** which has a square root of our old friend,
**206**, as inches, the width of the King's Chamber.

The *natural* logarithm of the same volume (the empty top) is
**9.771441472**. If this number is taken a 9.771441472
*inches*, and used as a pendulum's length, that pendulum would have
a period of *one second of time*.

The ratio between all natural and common logarithms of numbers is
**2.30258503**. For example the natural log of the pyramid's empty
top, 9.771441472 ÷ the common log of empty top, 4.243683112 equals **2.30258503**

In the King's Chamber we find this number **2.30258503** (times 100)
as the height, **230.258503** inches, of the walls *above* the
surface of the floor.

The whole Mercury Strip, if it were gold, would weigh
**97728.34478**lbs. troy. That number divided by 10,000 and seen as
inches would be the length of a **one-second pendulum**: **9.77**
inches.

Whether as **9.771441472**, or as **.9771441472** or
**97.71441472** this number appears in numerous places in the pyramid
and other structures. Hatshepshut's obelisk at Karnak is
**97.71441472** feet high. In Luxor there were two Obelisks dedicated
to Ramses. The first is **977.1441472** inches high. If that length
were a pendulum, it would have a **10-second** period. The second
smaller obelisk, now in Paris at the Place De La Concorde, is
**77.74** feet high. If its height were a pendulum, its period would
be **9.771441472** seconds.

In the King's Chamber, 977. appears in the relationship between the
volume of the upper part of the floor (that portion of the floor which
is between the walls) and the empty space above the floor. The pure
space above the floor is 19,542,882.944 cubic inches. This space in the
chamber *plus* the portion of the solid floor which extends to the
bottom of the walls, has a volume of 20,000,000 cubic inches.

The ratio of the two volumes: 20,000,000 ÷19,542,882.944 = 1.0233904.The reciprocal of 1.0233904 is .9771441472

977. approximates the number of ounces in one cubic foot of water.

The interconnection between Saturn, "Initiator of Time" or
"Kronos," with the Common Cubit of **20.6"** is pervasive
throughout the Great Pyramid.

- The width of the King's Chamber is 10 times the Common Cubit, or
**206"***inches.* - There are
**206**original*courses*in the body of Cheops Pyramid. - In
**206***years*there are 7 orbits of the planet Saturn. **20.6**is the*minutes*difference between the solar day of 1440 minutes and the**Canon**Day of 1460.6 minutes. (Refer to our previous chapter on the Great Pyramid.)

An average or mean number is another method of encoding wholeness.
**206** is a prime demonstration of a Saturn number embedded in the
wholeness of the chamber. Take for example the *average* top
surface area of an averaged stone from the floor:

206"x412"= 84,872 square inches in the floor. Divide by 20 to find the average stone's top surface:4,243.6square inches. Translate the number of square inches into the number of square feet by dividing by 144. There are29.469444square feet per average stone, or the same number as the number of Earth years in Saturn's orbit:29.469444years.

The number of square inches in the average stone,4243.6divided by 10 is also the same number as the Common Cubit squared:20.6=^{2}424.36.

Invoking Mercury, messenger of the gods to transport us to another
dimension, we take **20.6 ^{2}** divided by the area of
Mercury

The top surface area of1D(34.64317751 x 20.0498165) is 694.5893521 square inches.

(20.6÷ 694.5893521) x 100 =^{2}61.095.

61.095identifies the number of avoirdupois pounds per cubic foot of water.

The Mercury Stone **1D** *if it were gold* would weigh
5163.864702 lbs. troy. By *tuning* the weight to a perfect
5162.8333, we'll see an inkling of the origin of a system of weights and
measures which relate to time. Dividing 5162.8333, a weight, by
**101.430555**, (**K** x 100 and also the number of feet in the
**Canon** second of arc on the equator) we arrive at a cosmic measure
of time associated with the annual number of seconds of arc of the
precession of the equinoxes: **50.90**09788". The perfect
**Canon** value would be **50.90017909**. Interestingly, the
reciprocal of a pure **50.90017909** x 100 renders the ratio between
the weight of one cubic foot of gold and one cubic foot of water:
**19.64462963**.

The whole Mercury Strip, stones **1A, 1B, 1C, 1D,** has a volume of
81.44028733 cubic feet. If the entire mass of the strip were gold, it
would weigh 97728.34478 lbs. Troy. That number divided by 10,000 and
seen inches would be the length of a one-second pendulum: **9.77**
inches.

Another underlying octave of the precessional cycle reveals itself when Saturn's orbital period in calendar days, multiplied by the number of 24 hour periods in that time, is seen as years:

10760.76763days x 24 hours = 258258.4232 ÷ 10 =25,825.84232years.

The synchronicity continues between Jupiter, Saturn and Earth. The ratio
between Jupiter's rotation **4333.33333** (in Earth calendar days of
24 hours) and Saturn's rotation **10760.7676383** (in Earth calendar
days of 24 hours) is **2.483254070512.** Earth's **Canon** day of
**1460.6** hours divided by this ratio is the number of hours
assigned to the rotation of Jupiter: 9.802997454996 or 9 hours 48 minutes.

There's more: The major diagonal length of Saturn Stone **6B** is
**194.5696792** inches. If a pendulum that length were to beat for
one **Canon** Earth day of **1460.6 **minutes, there would be
19639.22215 full periods. Dividing 19639.22215 by 1000 =
**19.639**—another close approximation to the ratio between the
weight of one cubic foot of gold and one of water.

The surface diagonal of the same stone **6B** read in feet is
approximately 10 times the golden number: **16.18939479**.

What is the origin of the **Canon** grain? The grain is
transliterated from the abstraction of time. The mean solar day of
**1440** minutes minus the mean sidereal day of **1436.07**
minutes, derives a difference which when squared is the ratio of grains to one gram:

3 minutes 55 seconds or3.927422=^{2}15.42447076gr./gm

As previously discussed, there is a *qualitative* difference which
distinguishes the **Canon** inch from the conventional inch. Even
though we use the word "inch" and an ordinary ruler for
measuring objects, the *essence* of the **Canon** inch is much
more complex and dynamic. The **Canon** inch is subservient to time
and the instant. It is the philosophical measure of being in the moment.
As every moment in an expanding universe is singular, so is the inch.
From the observation of the action of a simple pendulum, we may
experience the variety of "the moment." Just as no two moments
are the same, no interval of the pendulum is the same as the last. To
casually say they are identical is to rob the instant of its
individuality. Ideally, any experiment or observation would be qualified
by the degree of departure however slight, of the behavior from the mean
measure used to quantify it. This *residual factor* or departure
from the mean, regardless of how small, is information about the
influence of the environment of the experiment, whether it's human
input, a local influence or a cosmic one.

So it is that from the timing of the pendulum one of the most elemental
of units, the number of grains to one gram of weight is embedded with
another fundamental unit of length, the **Canon** inch.

We start with the **Canon** inch, and find the period of one inch as
a pendulum, a moving weight in space. The period is .3199 seconds of
time. In one period of .3199 seconds the pendulum will have swung to and
fro, and the Earth will have rotated through **479.85** feet on its
equator:

479.85is the number ofCanongrains in one troy gram of gold (Conventionally 480 gr./gm).

It must be appreciated that the source of **Canon** measure is
neither cultural nor conventional, nor even historical in its
development. It is rooted in the very nature of universal dynamics. Our
genetic apparatus is at the effect of those dynamics and we through our
physiology are recipients of that inheritance. It would not be
surprising if in the not so distant future it is found that the human
genome and the **Canon of Measure** are inscribed by the same
precursors to human evolution. And that the genesis of number itself is
a natural exteriorization or projection of the planetary dynamics and
biological cycles resident within us.

We can propose that some systems of metrology may have grown out of
geometry itself. For example, avoirdupois weight has an interesting
relationship with the cosine of 45 degrees. (We use the conventional
term "avoirdupois" simply for convenience. Though not derived by
this method, the modern ounce is nearly the same as the **Canon** ounce.)

Begin with the cosine of45degrees = 0.7071067811.

Use this as the tangent of an angle. The angle is: 35.2643896 degrees.

The reciprocal of of 35.2643896degrees, times 1000, is the number ofgramsto one avoirdupois ounce: 1 ÷ 35.2643896 x 1000 =28.357218400 grams to the ounce.

The persistence of these various relationships suggests an ancient
recognition of the elemental connection between systems of linear
measure, volume, weight, and the abstraction called gravity. The
**Canon** inch, the gram of gold, (both avoirdupois and troy weight)
the weight of water and the function of the pendulum, form an
inseparable amalgam with *time*—the conceptual seeds from
which the fruits of ancient measures arise. The smallest unit abides
with the grandest, from the inch to the precession of the equinoxes. All
are complementary. From knowing one, it is possible to discover the others.

In the next segment, Anatomy of the King's Chamber Part II, we will continue our exploration paying special attention to the granite sarcophagus or Coffer. The Coffer we believe is the "*Pillar of Orichalcum* upon which are inscribed the Laws" as Plato describes in the __Critias__. The form, geometry, and even sound of the coffer will be shown to be a standard of measure. Hear the sound of the coffer, as recorded in the King's Chamber by Paul Horn, for yourself.

**APPENDIX**

The following reference is from a conventional astronomical table for
the elements of the planets. It can be noted that astronomical
assessments for the orbits of the planets vary from one reference to
another. Mean periodicities are derived from observation and attendant
reconciling astronomical theories. With at least 5,000 years of modern
astronomical invention at hand, one must by comparison, assent to the
clarity of vision of the ancient astronomer…

*Click here
to view the diagram of the King's Chamber floor with measures of all 20 stones.*

*From Peterson Field Guides: Stars and Planets, 1995*

**Mercury****:**

Rotation: 58.646 E days

Synodic Period: 115.9 E. days

Sidereal Period 87.96 E days

**Venus****:**

Rotation: 243.01R E days

Synodic Period: 584.0 E days

Sidereal Period: 224.68 E days

**Mars****:**

Rotation: 23h56m04.1s

Synodic Period: 779.9 E days

Sidereal Period: 686.95 E days

**Jupiter****:**

Rotation: 9h 50m > 9h 55m

Synodic Period: 398.9 E days

Sidereal Period: 4337 E days

__Saturn__:

Rotation: 10h 39.9m

Synodic Period: 378.1 E days

Sidereal Period: 10,760 E days

**Mercury****:**

Rotation: 58.65 E days

Synodic Period

:115.88 E days (opposition to opposition)Sidereal Period: 87.969 E days

Rotation: 243.01 E days

Synodic Period: 583.92 E days

Sidereal Period: 224.701 E days

__Mars:__

Rotation: 24.6229 E hours

Synodic Period: 779.94 E days

Sidereal Period: 686.98 E days

**Jupiter****:**

Rotation: 9.841 E hours

Synodic Period: 398.99 E days

Sidereal Period: 11.8623 E years

**Saturn****:**

Rotation: 10.233 E hours

Synodic Period: 378.09 E days

Sidereal Period: 29.458 E years

__Mercury__:

Rotation: 58.646 E days

Synodic Period: 115.88 E days

Sidereal Period: 87.97 E days

__Venus__:

Rotation: -243 E days

Synodic Period: 583.96 E days

Sidereal Period: 224.7 E days

** Earth**:

Rotation: .997 days

Synodic Period:

Sidereal Period: 365.26

__Mars__:

Rotation: 1.026 E days

Synodic Period: 779.94 E days

Sidereal Period: 686.98 E days

__Jupiter__:

Rotation: .41 E days or 9.8400 hours

Synodic Period: 399 E days

Sidereal Period: 4331.9836 E days

__Saturn__:

Rotation: .43 E days

Synodic Period: 378 E days

Sidereal Period: 10742.2966 E days

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