Fragments of ancient wisdom, when viewed from a modern perspective, are difficult to evaluate with certainty. Erik von Daniken, whose ancient astronaut theories make a lot of sense on one level, has been debunked by conventional archeologists and scientists—and he has a “colorful” past that is not free of controversy—having been convicted of fraud.

Einstein himself was an outsider; albeit it he appeared during a time when there were far fewer theoretical physicists working in his space, and his theories were eventually recognized and proven.

Now a self-proclaimed modern Einstein, Nassim Haramein, has appeared on the scene, and claims to have reconciled the four basic forces of nature: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear force in a unified field theory—a feat Nobel prize winning physicists have been unable to accomplish.

His Resonance Project has claimed to have found a new solution to Einstein’s field equations—based on his understanding of the ancient wisdom of civilizations like Egypt and the Maya—using the principles of *sacred geometry*.

In a video called *Black Whole*, replete with exquisite computer graphics, Haramein links the sacred geometry of Egypt and other civilizations to a tetrahedral as the basic structure within space itself—pointing to this geometric model as the most basic building block linking energy and matter—the smallest form between the formless and matter.

Haramein claims that that the vectors comprising the tertrahedron are the only geometric shapes in nature that apply equal force in all directions, and that this sacred concept has been represented in the art and sculpture of many ancient cultures from the Kabala (Tree of Life) of mystical Judaism to the so-called “Flower of Life” symbol of the mandala and among the oldest examples in Egypt at the Temple of Osiris at Abydos.

Haramein is not the only thinker who has come upon the significance of the tetrahedral grid – Buckminster Fuller also made it famous, among others including Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci’s work portrayed the Fibonacci sequence as the perfection of number manifest within all of nature, and particularly the human form.

The Fibonacci Sequence (also called the Golden Mean) is the series of numbers where each number in the series is the sum of the previous two numbers. Also known as the Phi function (as opposed to Pi), it is another constant found expressed in nature and also memorialized in the dimensions of ancient structures like the Great Pyramid.

The problem is that for a lay person, Haramein’s physics and the accuracy of his calculations must be accepted on faith.

This is where I compare him to Bernie Madoff—do I lend him credibility based solely on an intuitive sense that he is onto something quite startling and significant? Do I lend him my inner confidence due to this intuition? Or do I give in to a healthy skepticism because of the derision of his work by conventional scientists?

For me, the correlation by Haramein to ancient geometry strikes a deep responsive chord—somehow I sense that mathematics is the language of nature and geometry is its expression into form.

In his video Haramein drills down into matter the quantum level and essentially maintains that at some point (within the vacuum—nothing) form gives way to number, which to me is essentially Mind.

This is the realm beyond our thinking mind which we occasionally touch in meditation when we follow our thoughts without attachment. I believe it is what thinkers like Eckhart Tolle call quiet presence or pure Being—it is the essential movement beyond stillness—our connection to the “software of Life.”

That such software emanates out of what we discern as “number” should not surprise us; our own software written in “our image” for our computers works the same way. Ideas are given form and manipulated mathematically according to algorithms and functions; again the most obvious such function in nature is the Fibonacci sequence.

As a nonphysicist I can only sense these connections. The proofs required by our scientific community are not available now, and may never really be, because they will by definition be conceptual while what is being addressed here is life itself, not its abstraction through our thinking mind.

In many ways, whether like Madoff or von Daniken, Nassim Haramein is playing the archetypal role of the Trickster or magician and in so doing he is opening our minds to new possibilities.

What is so intriguing about theories like Haramein’s is the acknowledgment and attempt to heal the split between science and religion, which is perhaps the most profound duality that supports our illusory hypnotic connection to the purely physical universe. This is the illusion that keeps us oblivious to other dimensions, frequencies and energy.