“ Likewise, as we saw in Chapter Twenty-four, ancient Chinese traditions referring to a universal
cataclysm were said to have been written down in a great text consisting of precisely
4320 volumes.”
“Thousands of miles away, is it a coincidence that the Babylonian historian Berossus (third centuryBC) ascribed
a total reign of
432,000 years to the mythical kings who ruled the land of Sumer before the flood?  And is it
likewise a coincidence that this same Berossus ascribed
2,160,000 years to the period ‘between creation and universal
2,160,000. divide by nine, and rule said ZedalizZed
                                                                            216  9  =   24  and  2 + 4  = 6
216  3   =  72  and  7 + 2  = 9
                                                                                    Sumer x 432 = 2160                                                                      
                                                                   Thus writ the far yonder scribe

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“Do the myths of ancient Amerindian peoples like the Maya also contain or enable us to compute numbers such                                
72,  2160, 4320, etc.”  
      9        9         9   writ the scribe as in an emergency
“We shall probably never know, thanks to the conquistadores and zealous friars who destroyed the traditional heritage of Central America and left us so little to work with.  What we can say, however, is that the relevant numbers do turn up, in relative profusion, in the Mayan Long Count calendar.  Details of that calendar were given in Chapter Twenty-one.  The numerals necessary for calculating precession are found there in these formulae: 1 Katun = 7200 days; 1 Tun =
360 days; 2 Tuns = 720 days;”
=  9                              =  9                             =  9      
6 5 Baktuns  =
720,000 days; 5 Katuns = 36,000 days; 6 Katuns = 43,200 days; 6 Tuns = 2160 days;  
                            = 9                                         =  9                                         =  9                                 =  9              
15 Katuns  =
2,160,000 days.
                    =  9

The Secret Of                                                                                                                  
Otto Muck 1976

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“C.W.Ceram in Gods, Graves and Scholars (1971) writes:…”

Page 280

“…And of Mayan documents
           from preconquistador times exactly three manuscripts are
           left to us.
These three documents have remained undeciphered. One of them is the Codex Troanus. But oddly enough, it was
not the three authentic codices which came to the aid of the research workers, but a small, yellowed little-read
manuscript dated 1566 and entitled Relacion de las cosas de Yucatan. Its author was Diego de Landa, the second
archbishop of Yucatan. He was a man of strong faith but also of an enquiring mind. It was a great stroke of luck
that Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg acquired this key to deciphering the most impor-tant Maya documents,
and that he knew how to make use of it. For this little book contained the symbols which the Maya used to indicate
their numbers, their days and their months. This sign language was found in innumerable reliefs covering every
temple and stair column and frieze. Until the discovery of the key, it had appeared to be nothing but a puzzling and
unintelligible accumulation of bizarre human and animal faces carved in stone.
     Then it was suddenly realized that these were not orna-ments, but were the symbols for numbers, days, and
months. These carvings represented astronomical data of the greatest importance.
      Ceram writes:
         ... everywhere in the mayan art, in buildings that had been raised tier on tier in the jungle without the aid of                    
        draft animals or carts, in sculptures executed in stone with stone tools, there was not a single ornament
        or relief, ani-mal frieze or sculptured figure, that was not directly related  

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to some specific date. Every piece of Mayan construction was part of a great calendar in stone. There
        was no such thing as random arrangement; the Mayan aethetic had a mathematical basis. Apparently
        meaningless repetitions and abrupt breaks in the conformation of the gruesome stone visages were, it
        appeared, occasioned by the need for expressing a certain number or some particular calendrical intercalation…
        This calendrical correlation of Mayan art and architecture was unique.
There could be no doubt that this was a most astonishing discovery. How could it be explained? Were those who
ordered these structures to be built monomaniacs, obsessed with an idée fixe that obliged them to have everything
dated with the greatest possible precision?
      There seems to be no other possible explanation. The Mayas do not appear to have erected their great sacred
buildings for such ephemeral reason as a victory, an epidemic, or similar memorial. Without exception, they erected
their buildings only when the periodicity of their calendar demanded it. All the outward decoration of these
structures consisted of the date of their erection. Every building was constructed to conform with the demands of
the calendar; each was a dedication, as it were, to the lord of Time. So strong was this obsession that at the
beginning of each of the most important calendar cycles, which spanned fifty-two years, they built a new perimeter,
each larger than its predecessor, around the beautifully kept and well-preserved temple pyramids.
       In 1925 excavations were carried out on the old serpent pyramid on the western outskirts of Mexico City, not far
from the heart of this modern metropolis. This was not a simple temple pyramid, but consisted of core stone with
eight super-imposed “skins”, each complete with its chronological orna-ments. An examination of these revealed that
a new skin was built around the former one every 52 years. this had continued for 364 years. Examples of this curious
“onion skin” design have been found in other temple complexes that have been excavated since.”

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Chapter 2

12     “After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they
           continued there not many days.
13      And the Jews’ Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Je-rusalem,
14      And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15      And when he had made a scourge of small cords he drove them out of the temple, and the sheep and the oxen;
          and overthrew the tables;
16      And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my fathers house an house of
17     And his disciples remembered that it was written, the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up
18      then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19     Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.  
20     Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in build-ing and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21     But he spake of the temple of his body.
22    When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remem-bered that he had said this unto them; and they
         believed the scrip-ture, and the word which Jesus had said
23     Now when he was in Jerusa-lem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the
         miracles which he did.
24     But Jesus did not commit him self unto them because he knew all men,
25     And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”
Strange intermission for such an insert, don’t you think, said the scribe.
Ours is not to reason why said Zed Aliz, adding, ours is but to do and die.



The Ancient Cities of Peru
J.Alden Mason 1957

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“The Inca had a highly developed mnemonic device known by the native name of quipu…”
“…The quipu consists basically of a series of strings in which knots are tied. The great variation possible in the colour and posi-  

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of the strings, and the nature, number, and position of the knots permits its use for numerical records and mnemonic pur-poses. All known quipus are different and vary greatly in size and complexity; relatively few of these extent are complete, a neces-sity for the correct interpretation of any mathematical record.
       The main cord, which was held in an horizontal position is generally of larger size, from a few centimetres to over a yard or metre in length. To this are attached from one to over one hundred pendent strings, of various colours, twists, and other modifications. They may be fastened to the main cord in groups, and subsidiary strings may be attached to them. Knots of various types and positions were tied in these pendent cords. The knots certainly have numerical values; the colour and other qualities of the strings probably signify the number of the objects thus counted. Several of the chroniclers give interpretations for some of the colours, but the disagreement is so great that no deductions can be drawn.
        Studies of quipus by several specialists
¹  in this field have demonstrated clearly that the numerical records are given in a decimal arithmetical system very much like are own, with place value. This was to be expected, since the Quechua numeral system was and is decimal, and the social system was organized on a decimal basis.
A simple knot represents ‘one;’ digits from two to nine are denoted by longer knots in which the cord wad wound or looped a given number of times before it was pulled tight. The concept of Zero was understood but required no symbol; the absence of any knot in the expected position denoted zero. Place-value was indicated by distance from the main cord; the unit digits were at the farther or lower end of the string, the higher multiples tens, hundreds and thousands  closer to the main cord. In the known extant quipus calculations in thousands are rare and apparently only one instance of ten thousand is known. Generally the long knots of many loops were employed only for the unit digits; multiples of the higher orders were re-presented by the proper number of single knots close together.
     The quipu was a recording and mnemonic, not a calculating device. Its principal purpose was doubtless that of statistical  /
¹. Locke, 1912, 1923, 1938; Nordenskiold,1925a, 1925b.

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record; this is obvious from the statements of the chroniclers who saw them in use. Probably the majority were censuses of the population by age-classes in given districts, as well as records of domestic animals, quantities of agricultural products, and such statistics. Probably the figures could be read by any Inca qui-pucamayoc or proffessional quipu-interpreter, who doubtless also knew the meaning or various meanings of the string colours, but certainly in many or most instances some verbal information of interpretative value had to accompany a quipu (Figure6).
      However, the quipu could be, and certainly was, employed as mnemonic device for the recitation of
traditional material such as historical ballads and genealogical records. Thus, according to some of the chroniclers, the life and activities of each em-peror were recorded on a quipu. Such quipus could, of course, be interpreted only by the maker or by someone fully familiar with the data.
     As a result of his study of many quipus found in graves on the coast the only extant ones Nordenskiold
¹ comes to the con-clusion that these at least were not statistical records but were used in divination and possibly for the determination of lucky and unlucky days. He argues from his wide experience with American aborigines, that it would be absolutely contrary to American Indian psychology to place with the dead any in-formation regarding the living, since this would give the former some control over the latter. His point is doubtless well taken, and we may be rather confident that these quipus were not cur-rent censuses. Nordenskiold finds in these quipus an unexpected frequency of occurrence of the number seven and concludes that this must have been a sacred number. Also he derives sums and totals, many of which seem to agree, more or less closely, with the rotation periods of celestial bodies; therefore he believes these quipus to be calendrical and astronomical in nature and used in magic and divination. Although Nordenskiold was one of the greatest Americanists, his conclusions on this point are not generally accepted by modern authorities mainly because there are many discrepancies in his calculations that need to be ex-plained away, and because the Inca apparently had little interest  /
¹. Nordenskiold, 1925a, 1925b

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in lucky and unlucky days, which were so important among the Mesoamericans. It must be kept in mind, however, that we have no historic information regarding the peoples of the coast where these quipus were buried.
     It is rather certain that an abacus  was employed in making the calculations that were later recorded on the quipus. No example has yet been discovered archaeologically, but some chroniclers have described its use
and even given a picture of one (Figure 6). This seems to have been a rectangular block with twenty (
5 by 4) compartments in which from one to five kernals of corn or other small objects were placed and manipulated. ”
¹. Wassen, 1931, 1940    ². Acosta, 1880 (1590).

The Growth Of Science
A.P. Rossiter 1939

Page 15  

“The Egyptians,…” “…made good observations on the stars and were able to say when the sun or moon would become dark in an eclipse (a most surprising event even in our times), and when the land would be covered by the waters of the Nile: they were expert at building and made some discoveries about the relations of lines and angles among them one very old rule for getting a right-angle by stretching out knotted cords with
5, 4, and 3 units between the knots.


The Gold Of The Gods
Erich Von Daniken 1973

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“ At Cuenca I photographed a copper object, some 20 inches high, representing a figure of normal dimensions (Fig.22). An abnormal feature is that he has only four fingers on each hand and four toes on each foot. However we also find representations of the gods with some of their limbs missing among the ancient Indians, the Maoris, the Etruscans, and other peoples.  
     Yet I read in a serious scientific publication how simple the solution of this mystery is. Toes and fingers were a kind of adding machine. If the artist wanted to express the number “19,” he left out one finger or one toe. Pursuing this scholarly fantasy. the number “16” was represented as a being with four plus four toes and four plus four fingers = 16 was represented as a being with four plus four toes and four plus four fingers =16! This ingenuous way of counting seems to me to be unworthy of a people who built roads and fortresses and cities.
     Why, by the gods of all the stars did the intelli-gent Incas have to draw or sculpt a whole man with hands and
feet to express the number 4? Deadly serious science gets entangled in the net of its own fantasy. To be sure it
admits that the Incas could count, but it does not credit them with being able to represent “4” by four dots or four
dashes...”    “…As for the figure that is minus two fingers and  

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two toes, the explanation as a childish method of counting is unconvincing,…”

Scofield References

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Chapter 21 B.C. 1021

20    “And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on
        every foot
six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.”  

Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier 1968

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“ Even as late as the middle of this century, if discus-sion had turned to the artificial generation of life,
all chemists would have declared such a synthesis to be unrealizable for reasons of symmetry. Pasteur had
demonstrated that chemical substances synthetically generated tend to have a double action optically; that is to
say they are a compound of two substance, one of which turns the polarization level of light to the
right, the other
to the
left. Substances generated by living or-ganism on the other hand are optically single visioned and turn
their polarization axis therefore exclusively to the
left or the right. At the time of Pasteur and for a long time after
him there was no way known to separate a substance with double vision into two substances with single vision”
The scribe in swift aside, counted the number of letters in the words left and right.
left 4.  right 5. then writ left + right = 9

The Fulcanelli Phenomenon
Kenneth Rayner Johnson

Page 263

“It will be as well to recall here what Fulcanelli’s reply was when Bergier asked him what the real nature of alchemy consisted in. He said:
       ‘The secret of alchemy is that there exists a means of manipulating matter and energy so as to create what modern science calls a force-field’ This force field acts upon the observer and puts him in a privileged position
in relation to the universe. From this privileged position he has access to realities that space and time matter
and energy, normally conceal from us. This is what we call the Great Work.’ ”
We seem to have been away forever said Zed Aliz it certainly does said the scribe noticing at the last sudden reappearance of Brother Thomas. After a light repast and exchanging suitable memoriams, Thomas opened once again another look into that good book.
Hans then sprang into life, and continued to let out more thread.
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann

Scofield References


Chapter 2  A.D. 30.

First Verse
     “And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was :there”
6    “And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing      
two or three firkins apiece”
The scribe just out of interest writ two plus three firkins is five, two multiplied by three firkins is six.


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Chapter 9 B.C. 1209

                                                                          The conspiracy of Abimelech
First Verse
          “And Abimelech the son of Jerub-baal went to Shechhem unto his mother’s brethren, and communed with
          them, and with all the family of the house of his mother’s father, saying,
2        Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of
          Jerubbaal, which are
threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also
          that I am your bone and your flesh
3        And his mother’s brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words and their
          hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said he is our brother
4        And they gave him
threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baal-berith, wherewith Ambimilech
          hired vain and light per-sons which followed him.
5        And he went unto his father’s house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, be-ing
          threescore and ten persons upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerub-baal
          was left; for he hid himself.      
6        And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Milo, and went, and made Abim-elech
          king, by the plain of the pil-lar that was in Shechem.          
7        And when they told it to Jo-tham, he went and stood in the top of the mount Gerizim, and cried, and
          said unto them, Hearken unto me ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you
17     (For my father fought for you, and adventured for you, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian:
18      And ye have risen up against my father’s house this day and have slain his sons,
threescore and ten
          persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimlelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of
          Shechem because he is your brother)
21      And Jotham ran away, and fled and went to Beer, and dwelt there for fear of Ambimelech his brother.
22      When Abimelech had reigned
three years over Israel,
23      Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt
          treacherously with Abime-lech:
24      That the cruelty done to the
threescore and ten sons of Jerub-baal might come, and their blood laid upon
          Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of
          his brethren.          
34     And Abimelech rose up, and all the people were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in
four companies.
43     And he took the people, and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the field, and looked,
          and, behold, the people were come forth out of the city: and he rose up against them and smote them.
44      And Abimlech, and the com-pany that was with him, rushed forward, and stood in the entering of the gate
          of the city: and the two other companies ran upon all the people that were in the fields, and slew them.
45      And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was
          therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
51      But there was a strong tower within the city, and thither fled all the men and women, and all they of the city,
          and shut it to them, and gat them up to the top of the tower.
52      And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn
          it with fire.
53      And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abime-lechs head, and all to brake his skull.
54      Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him draw thy sword and slay me,
          That men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through and he died.
56      Thus God rendered the wick-edness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his
57      And all the evil of the men of Shechem did God render upon their heads: and upon them came the curse of
         Jotham the son of Jerub-baal.”
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Chapter 10  

Chapter 11.  B.C. 1206.

Tola, the seventh Judge.

First Verse
         “ And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar;
           and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
2         And he judged Israel
twenty and three years, and died and was buried in Shamir.        
8        And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel:eighteen years, all the children of Israel that
           were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites which is in Gilead.
                                                                                    Jair the
eighth Judge
3        And after him arose Jair, a Gileadite, and judged Israel
twenty and two years.
4        And he had
thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havoth-jair
          unto this day which are in the land of Gilead
5        And Jair died, and was buried in Camon.”
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Chapter 11 B.C.1101.

Jephthah, the ninth Judge

First Verse
         “Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat
7       And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the cities of

Chapter 12  B.C. 1143

Ibzan, the tenth Judge.

8       And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel.
9       And he had
thirty sons and thirty daughters whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daugh-ters from
         abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel
seven years.
10     Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Beth-lehem.
                                                                                  Elon the
eleventh Judge.
11     And after him Elon, a Zebu-lonite, judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years.
12     And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun.