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Pentagon – biblical legends



For a long time in my own life I have been listening, reading and contemplating on the life of ancient peoples, their myths and legends; naturally not by traveling but with the aid of the many who were able to do so and who also by means of correspondence conveyed the ancient stories. In that way I put together a kind of mosaic; a picture of possibilities and impossibilities… Hence, I have “heard” that ancient peoples could not have done this and that, and similar conclusions. And it being that this phase of my life is “geometrical”, I’ve heard that “ancient peoples were not acquainted with decimals”, therefore I advise such advocators to take a “peek” into the chapter for kids in order to gain some additional knowledge in math. By the way I wish to express my gratitude to writer and historical researcher, Edward F. Malkowsky who took the trouble to make a drawing of the ancient “flower of life” artifact of Abydos (Egypt), of which until recently I knew nothing about its ancient geometrical code (and as we know its design can be found in many locations worldwide. Its creator is unknown, but in the Five Books of Moses and in the pre-Pharaonic period of Egypt (in the hieroglyphs) I have come upon a glorified someone who has reconciled 5 and 3, and in the legend of Moses I have come across the One who entirely among all the religious and mythological legends said: “I am the creator of everything”, the One who on Mount Horeb gave Moses the guidelines for the lives of human beings in the form of Ten Commandments (which Moses, indeed, broke when he descended from the mountain, but they nevertheless reached us) on which our Western Civilization is founded. It was then that Moses was instructed: „… to build an ark with a ratio of sides measuring 1,5 x 2,5 (3x3x5)„ in which two tablets with the Commandments would be kept. Thus, series of measures and their proportions are mentioned in the legends throughout the bible. Therefore I have decided to find the pentagon on the principles of ancient sacred geometry, and when a person is in search of one thing, he usually finds more than that (it’s like the principle of the four-leaf clover; if you find one you will surely come upon some other ones in its vicinity. Such series also occur here, such as the ancient enigma of doubling the cube, but we will deal with that in some other chapter. Our aim is to present the pentagon in the ancient way via the code system of the “flower of life”, only with compass and unmarked straightedge.

So, let’s go on, step by step!

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Hexagon of arbitrary radius of circle with its divisible circles of same radius and diameters that connect the subtended poles.

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Its star-shaped polygon (with lengths reduced only to the basic circle).

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Star-shaped polygon of hexagon resulting from star hexagon of the basic circle.

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And again, the six-sided polygon, which we circumscribe from the center of the basic circle.

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With the same radius of the third hexagon we start its division into six.

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By dividing the divisible circles with the same radius and we already get a diameter partitioned into 3 and 6 parts respectively.

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We continue the divisions – thus developing a flower of life in the basic circle.

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The magnitude of the diameter is 2,5 i.e., five parts.

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We circumscribe this diameter with a circle and with lines of symmetry divide it into six more parts, therefore, into 12 parts. In the geometry for kids we describe how to construct geometrical figures – among them, a rectangle.

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… we inscribe its star-shaped polygon.

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And behold, we get a quadrant of 5, a ratio in between 3 and 5, which is the ratio of the sides of the Ark, namely, 3 x 6 parts. But, where is the pentagon – its radius?

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The radius is the described circle of a quadrant of 5 halves, or the inscribed circle of the star-shaped dodecagon that – on the basic circle of the 3rd half’s radius – forms a five-petal flower from one of its poles – the star-shaped pentagon – thus arises from the code system of the flower of life pursuant to the biblical legend’s construction of the ark to contain the tablets with the Commandments.

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6 Responses to “Pentagon – biblical legends”

  1. Mani says:

    this construction is exquisitely beautiful and utterly dynamic. A very strong sense of withdrawing, transforming/ emerging and blossoming with life. Interesting accompanying narrative as well. That being said… you are aware that you can arrive at the pentagon from your initial figure (seed of life) in only four steps, yes? (three straight lines, a circle – and then all that is left is to inscribe the pentagon). Unless this construction is purely rhetorical for the sake of the narrative, this very beautiful construction is unnecessarily complex.

  2. Ricardo says:

    I can do the pentagon with 3 steps… if you think about it, its not about steps, or fast steps, its about KNOWING whatever steps to have multiple perspectives…knowing more than 1 way, gives you more than you think…and if you reverse constructions, you will know yet more…nothing is unnecessary because everythin is necessary, even what you think is rubbish, later on might just not be…

    • Mani says:

      well, no it’s not necessarily about number of steps (if you start with a golden rectangle you can derive a perfect pentagon in just one step – using the short ends of the rectangle as radii for intersecting circles – their chord revealing the length to be inscribed within either circle). I completely agree that if one is looking for something other than the pentagon (other information revealed by its construction) then a complex arrangement makes perfect sense. If one is simply looking for the pentagon, additional information isn’t entirely relevant. It just depends on what one is looking for.

  3. Ricardo says:

    but, since we dont know the Flower of Life as we “wish” we could know, we have to SEE, look, wake up our EYE perception, and make all perspectives available to our senses. The “Steps” of a stairway to Heaven (knowledge)…thats what is being done here…step by step fullfiling our lack of knowledge of the circle. Theres so much more Mr Tomo did not add here.
    I did what your sayin, the golden rectangle and so on, but that is a shortcut….we dont want shortcuts in the analysis, in order to understand we must go arround and arround the problem until, we have a 360 spherical perspective of it and then create shortcuts(slow process and with compass, imagine slow…). We need to understand the relations of ratios in a musical sense, because sound is the base of this natural science or if you prefer, vibration. For example I believe the Egyptian Ankh was a Sound instrument, (just look at hyeroglyphs, and how they hold the ankh firmly in their hand, and give it to the mouth in some other pictures, a sound amplifier made with magnets) and if you read Edward Leedskalnin booklets, and understand them, then you will know that Sound is the Base that we lack. Like 6 is the base of the circle and that changes alot, like Mr. Tomo shows God bless him. Cheers!!

  4. Marilyn says:

    I’m fascinated by the energy of the triangle and all the geometric shapes. Thanks for this blog. I’m really enjoying it.

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