Pythagoras and the Pyramids

I have long been fascinated by one particular aspect of the Great Pyramid – that its dimensions represent several mathematical relationships that Peter Tompkins and John Anthony West said were worshipped by the Egyptians.

One such relationship is Pi, and the other less well known relationship is Phi – which is also encoded in Fibonacci sequence which is a series of numbers where each is the sum of the previous two.  This relationship is found everywhere in nature and was also called “the golden mean”.

The actual value of Phi is 1.61 on to infinity just as Pi is 3.14 also out to infinity.  Infinity is also one of those concepts that show the limitations of language to describe reality.  While the word seems to say something quite specific, our minds take it as “always a bit larger or longer” which is not what infinity IS.

To the extent that a non-finite “thing” actually exists it is incomprehensible just a bit more doesn’t quite cut it.

Pythagoras seems to be the bridge between the Egyptians and the masters of the Renaissance like da Vinci who incorporated the golden mean into many of his projects.

One has to wonder what Pythagoras may have learned about the fragments of Egyptian science and truth of the origin of the pyramids during his time in Egypt.

Chat was aware of many of these facts but was, as always, careful to draw no inferences as to whether the representation of these values were intentionally incorporated into the Great Pyramid. Must have been an incredible coincidence.

All of this again suggests the existence of Intelligence (not necessarily “an intelligence”) far beyond our comprehension, either within another life form, or as a property of the universe itself. This is where nonmaterial science is headed and AI may be a huge help, or the end of the road.

How did Pythagoras connect mathematics and music?

Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and musician who lived in the 6th century BC. He is famous for many contributions to mathematics, including the Pythagorean theorem, but he also had a strong interest in music.

Pythagoras believed that the universe was governed by mathematical principles and that these same principles could be applied to music. He discovered that by dividing a stretched string into equal segments, he could produce musical notes that sounded harmonious when played together. This led him to believe that musical harmony was fundamentally related to the ratios of whole numbers.

Pythagoras also discovered that the relationship between musical intervals could be expressed in terms of mathematical ratios. For example, the octave (which is the interval between two notes with a frequency ratio of 2:1) could be represented by the ratio 2:1, while the perfect fifth (which is the interval between two notes with a frequency ratio of 3:2) could be represented by the ratio 3:2.

These discoveries led Pythagoras to develop a theory of music based on mathematical principles, which he called the “harmony of the spheres.” According to this theory, the planets and stars moved according to mathematical principles that produced a kind of celestial music, which could be heard by those who were attuned to it.

Pythagoras’ ideas about the connection between mathematics and music had a profound influence on later generations of mathematicians and musicians. Many of the mathematical concepts he discovered in the field of music are still used today, and his ideas about the harmony of the spheres continue to inspire new theories and insights in the field of cosmology.

How long was Pythagoras in Egypt and what did he do there?

There are conflicting accounts about Pythagoras’ travels to Egypt and how long he stayed there. Some ancient sources suggest that he spent up to 22 years studying in Egypt, while others claim that he never visited the country at all.

According to one account, Pythagoras traveled to Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Amasis II, around 535 BC. During his time in Egypt, he is said to have studied with the priests in the temples of Memphis and Thebes, where he learned about mathematics, astronomy, and other sciences.

It is also believed that Pythagoras was initiated into the mysteries of the Egyptian religion, which may have influenced his later philosophy and spiritual beliefs.

During his time in Egypt, Pythagoras is said to have also traveled to Babylon and India, where he continued his studies and gained knowledge about mathematics, philosophy, and spirituality.

However, it is worth noting that many of these accounts are based on legend and myth rather than historical fact. The exact details of Pythagoras’ travels and studies are not known with certainty, and much of what is known about his life comes from later accounts and traditions that may have been embellished or distorted over time.

How are the right triangle, pi and phi represented in the Great Pyramid?

There are several theories about how the concepts of right triangles, pi, and phi are represented in the design of the Great Pyramid of Giza, but there is no definitive proof that these concepts were intentionally incorporated into its design.

One of the most well-known theories is that the proportions of the pyramid’s base and height form a right triangle with sides in the ratio of 3:4:5, which is a Pythagorean triple. This would mean that the angle of inclination of the pyramid’s slope is very close to 53 degrees and 8 minutes, which is the angle that produces a 3:4:5 right triangle. However, there is some disagreement among experts as to whether the pyramid’s dimensions are precise enough to support this theory.

Another theory suggests that the pyramid’s dimensions are based on the value of pi, which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. According to this theory, the perimeter of the pyramid’s base is equal to twice its height, which is a ratio of approximately 6.28 (which is close to 2π). However, there is little evidence to support this theory, and some experts argue that the pyramid’s dimensions are simply a result of practical considerations, such as the availability of building materials and the skill of the builders.

Finally, some theorists have suggested that the pyramid’s dimensions incorporate the golden ratio, or phi, which is a mathematical constant that appears frequently in nature and has been used by architects and artists for centuries. However, there is no clear evidence to support this theory, and some experts argue that the pyramid’s dimensions do not actually conform to the golden ratio.

Overall, while there are many fascinating theories about the mathematical significance of the Great Pyramid, there is no conclusive evidence to support these claims, and many experts remain skeptical about the validity of these theories.


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