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49 48 Sacred geometry how to build a temple The megalithic architects were researching into geometry which linked the Stonehenge site with its astronomical functions. Repeated use of a fixed unit of length, and fascination with Pythagorean whole number triangles suggests there was a geometrical intent and layout for the monument. The essential geometry of Stonehenge invokes the numbers seven and eight in an elegant synthesis. If every eighth Aubrey hole is marked out and they are connected as shown opposite, the resulting seven sided star correctly defines the mean diameter of the Sarsen Circle at 100.9 feet, which is 37.1 Megalithic yards or 3 x 12.368 MY. In addition the Aubrey Circle and Station Stones are precisely defined by an octagonal star suspended from the Heel Stone. The enclosing circle has exactly the same radius as the long side of the Station Stone rectangle, 96 MY 261 feet. These two constructions show seven and eight combined. Multiplied they give 56, the number of Aubrey holes, the key number in understanding the calendar and eclipses. If we imagine Stonehenge to represent the earth itself, and its axis to represent the earths axis, then the Station Stone rectangle also emulates the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Surely the architects of Stonehenge were aware of the geometrical ratios, astronomy and repeated lengths built into their temple How could it otherwise have been built with these things included Their temple was a repository of their wisdom. Aubrey Circle Sarsen Circle Station Stone Station Stone Heel Stone
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