The Pentagon-Dodecahedron was a representation of earth's tectonic plates. The ancients built a network of megalithic structures upon it for many purposes related to enhancing their psycho-spiritual needs up to and possibly including what led to the vitrified rocks. Mystery Schools say this about it.
“Masonic Symbolism of the Arithmetical Number Five and Its Plane Geometric Construct the Pentagram and Solid Geometric Construct the Dodecahedron
Stanley J. Bransgrove*
For presentation to the California College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis
The number five  and its byproduct, the pentagram, have symbolic prominence and have been attributed extraordinary qualities. Possibly before ancient Sumerian astronomers observed the curious natural phenomena that of the seven visible planets, only Venus traced a regular geometric pattern, a pentagram in eight-year cycles, this number and figure may have already achieved symbolic import. We can confirm at least that what was observed above, was repeated by man here below. In examining remaining monuments of this distant past we find evidence that in fact the symmetry of the pentagram was utilized in mans most important architectural edifices. We may also interpret the stone work of this initiatic tradition in light of literary references to such western traditions such as those of the Pythagoreans, Jews, Christians, Druids, as well as the Lataif of Sufi tradition, and Hindu Tattwas. The pentagram served the Pythagoreans as a salutation and a symbol of health. Medieval masons considered it a symbol of deep wisdom and integrated its proportions in ecclesiastical edifices. In recent times, professor Matila Gyrka called the pentagram the "gateway to absolute independence;" "symbol of deep wisdom;" and an "ideal archetype of dynamic growth." It is not surprising that we find such symbolism reoccurring in speculative Masonry and Masonic Rosicrusianism.” (1)
A Shardana group of Phoenicians as well as the Genoese or Legurian people going back to 2000 BC are involved. Recent finds have these Shardana in a Trojan War era fortification reminiscent of the ‘nuraghi’ in Sardinia. That site is near present day Syria or Mt. Carmel. They are also found in the Hyksos reign over Egypt that is connected to Troy. There are mines under the water off Marseilles and the region near the mouth of the Rhone and the Pyrenees site of Rennes-le-Chateau is verdant with legend and importance throughout history and pre-history. Massalia was a focal point of transit and trade in a time before the Straits of Gibraltar were formed.
“Five churches or sacred sites are all built on hilltops on the site of older structures and form a perfect pentagon with its center near the megalithic sites known locally as
Balancing Rock and the Devil's Chair. Two of these five sites are the churches in Rennes-le-Chateau and Bezu. Between them is the ruin at Serre de Lauzet, with the chapel of Blanchefort and the megalith at la Soulane as the other two points.” These words are from Mary Sutherland. The megaliths tie in with the natural pentagram of the Pentagon-dodecahedron, which an ancient Druidic University in the region either designed or used long before Caesar or other Roman Emperors proscribed and eliminated the Druids of the region as best they could.
The Phocaeans are closely associated with the ‘Sons of Mil’ of the Milesian ‘Bees’. They took military ships across the Mediterranean to seal a deal with the king of Tartessus. You can read about it in The Rise of the Greeks by Michael Grant. That ‘Bee’ is also found in 2200 BC on the island of Crete in the Royal House of Mallia. It is important to remember that most early languages were vowel less. So ‘ML’ and ‘MLL’ are just one step removed from each other.
The natural pentagram formed by the mountains of the area near Rennes-le-Chateau where Nostradamus and Saunière were born is of paramount importance. The pentagon-dodecahedron knowledge was so secret in the time of Plato that anyone letting this secret be known to the uninitiated was put to death. Pythagoras (taught by Abaris [Rabbi] the Druid) and the Therapeutae used the pentagram instead and the Star of David, like the Kabballah, is ‘twisted’ for a purpose I have dealt with in other books. The Theosophists re-iterate much of what we have covered so far.
“The five-pointed star, or the star polygon of the number five, is made by marking five equidistant points on a circle and joining each to the next but one; the lines and angles are equal, the angles being 36 degrees, 72 degrees, and 108 degrees. The sections of the lines exhibit the golden ratio, by which a line is divided into extreme and mean ratio, that ratio being .618 or 1.618, which plays so important and interesting a part in geometry. In symbolism this figure is often taken as synonymous with the number five, the pentad. The Pythagoreans called it the pentalpha, because it was like five alphas (A). It combines the two and the three, the first even and the first odd numbers after unity, representing therefore among many other things, on the universal plane, the union of cosmic substance with cosmic intellect. If the three is combined with the four (another symbol of matter) we get the seven. As a union of five elements it stands for the heavenly or macrocosmic man and its five points correspond to the head and limbs of a man's body; the same idea lies behind the five wounds of Christ. When the star has its point down, it signifies the polar opposite of the preceding, that is, the nether or material pole of cosmic life; and so can be used as a black magical symbol -- the horns of evil are said to be up. The combination of these two produces the decad, in a similar way to that by which the two triangles are combined in Solomon's Seal; and thus we get another symbol of man's dual nature, and of the dual aspect of cosmic forces. In connection with this, astrologers will remember that each of five planets has two houses, a day house and a night house; while sun and moon have each one house, so that we have here the five, the ten, and the twelve, harmonized together. Five is specially important in our times because we are in the fifth root-race, and five elements have so far been manifested (the fifth, ether, only partially as yet). We have five digits on each limb; five is the most frequent number for the petals of a flower, we use the denary scale (twice five), and the number five plays a leading part in the geometry of the dodecahedron and icosahedron. In The Secret Doctrine we find the pentagon used for the number five in the formula 31415, the other figures likewise being denoted by geometrical signs.” (2)
The linguistic connection between the Basque, Vietnamese, Mayan, and Denhe of the Pacific Northwest is mirrored in the RH blood factor that also shows up in Casiberia. The Pacific Northwest brings us the Kennewick Man and the Aleut mummies on the westward Copper Route from Lake Superior.
At the time of Cätäl Hüyük a couple of millennia before the Black Sea became something other than an inland freshwater lake, there appears to be a ‘precocious’ cell of advanced people there according to Jacquetta Hawkes. Are these Anatolians connected with the Smyrna Milesians or ‘Bees’ of the Onassis Merovingians? Are they the people who became the Shardana on Sardinia along with the nearby Legurian (Genoese Phoenician Pirates) group who treated Druids as priests according to one author I have quoted? There is so much to piece together, and correct. Here are a couple of time line dates to consider in recent days about the Merovingian/Milesians.
1932: Aristotle Socrates Onassis, a Greek drug pusher and ship owner who made his first million selling "Turkish tobacco" (Opium) in Argentina, worked out a profitable deal with Joseph Kennedy, Eugene Meyer, and Meyer Lansky (Nixon was the keynote speaker at the opening of his Bahamas casinos. The Mafia later gave Nixon money to get his San Clemente estate). Onassis was to ship booze directly into Boston for Joseph Kennedy (who also had no money in stocks when the crash came but made huge money in stock rumour mongering but then was appointed to head the SEC). Also involved was a heroin deal with Franklin and Elliott Roosevelt. No doubt these things I say require your further research – but do not accept just one or two ‘official’ denials.
1934: Onassis, Rockefeller and the Seven Sisters (major oil companies) signed an agreement, outlined an oil cartel memo: Beat the Arabs out of their oil, ship it on Onassis's ships; Rockefeller and the Seven Sisters to get rich. All this was done. It is just part of a very serious situation that also involves the pharmacological abuse of humanity under the guise of psychiatry and medicine.
A web of drug traders who may have built the over 7000 ‘nuraghi’ (medieval looking castles) on Sardinia starts to appear. The potions of Anatolian Blue Lotus hallucinogens when joined with Peruvian cocaine allowed an ancient culture to control many of their colonies. Perhaps this kind of control was the true beginning of the end of Brotherhood but gender issues were involved as well. I think James Joyce as quoted by Joseph Campbell in Gimbutas’s Language of the Goddess brings it all together for us. He calls it a 5000 year ‘nightmare’. When I say the ‘web of drug traders’, I am talking about Phoenicians or Northern Semites and their ‘brothers’.
The Tepaphone used by Hitler's Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurion is based on The Lost Chord of Druidry. The knowledge begins in understanding the Harmonic of Light and the sun. The sun is best observed through the transit of Venus which was a major part of Captain Cook's research when he first was sent out to explore the Pacific.
From: Eternum1 Sent: 25/10/2004 11:15 PM
I too find the mummery tarot readers and astrologers often use ridiculous.
I do think the ancient Egyptians and Mesoamericans had an understanding of the suns influence on the earth that we are just beginning to confirm. There remains little doubt the charlatans who disguised themselves as priests over the past millenia had much to do with this repression of knowledge.
Genetic changes through variation of local magnetic field strengths does affect mitosis (cell division) and since the sun goes through 28 day cycles relative to the earths orbiting of it, may affect certain personality traits at conception. Hence my tie-in with sun signs and real electromagnetic changes affecting developing embryos.
It's also theorized that equatorial climes like those of the Maya were most severely affected by a period of sunspot activity that resulted in a severe decline in fertility hence a reason for the abandonment of cities like chichen itza because the cycle coincided with the return of Quetzalcoatl (a role Cortes usurped to his own advantage). Also the climate would change during a period of solar polar flips which would tilt the earth’s axis and electromagnetic fields as well.
Since the sun itself couldn't be directly observed for sunspot activity during those times it was the cycles of Venus that were used to herald the changes that would repeat themselves over millenia. I believe this information was widely spread among the meso-americans and their celtic trading partners prior to the total destruction of Carthage and its wealth of knowledge.
The sun as you know causes nuclear reactions in the atmosphere that can transform nitrogen atoms into a heavy form (isotope) of carbon that has an atomic weight of 14 instead of the usual 12.
C14 as you know is used for carbon dating but while archaeologists have found it reliable in most cases there are anomalies that can only be attributed to the amount of c14 in the atmosphere over different periods of time.
C14 is now linked to solar activity and the advance and retreat of alpine glaciers and it shows that high levels of c14 correspond with decreases in solar activity.
The explanation as I understand it, is that an active sun generates a large number of sunspots, and these in turn cause a large number of charged particles to be thrown into space resulting in a thickening of the Van Allen belts. As a result the lower atmosphere is shielded from cosmic radiation and less c14 is produced. Conversely at times of low solar activity, when there are few if any sunspots, there are fewer ions between the atmosphere and the sun to shield out cosmic rays. More nitrogen is thus converted to c14.
Scientists are now comparing the graphs for solar activity (sunspot numbers) temperatures, wind severity, and glaciation against the rise and fall of civilizations. It seems the high levels of solar activity correlate with the growth of sophisticated civilizations while low activity links up with periodic 'dark ages'.
Is this what is indicated in the Maya long count calendar? I don't know but it seems reasonable to speculate that a period of increased seismic activity along with increased severe weather (hurricanes churning towards the Mayan gulf cities) which also led to a disruption of the wet season for crops and possibly a decline in human fertility would have led them to abandon their homes, especially if the events were prophesied as we believe they were.
With the forecast year of 2012 as the end of this fifth age we might also wonder about the climactic and electromagnetic changes we are witnessing today.
I noted your aside that Cayce was a Mason. While I too have some doubts about his ability to actually prophesize I wonder if you think he had access to esoteric knowledge that contravened his religious piety? Certainly his predictions about finding Atlantean outcroppings off the coast of Belize and Bimini seem accurate as well as his earlier beliefs in the earths axis (from magnetic forces)tilting, causing widespread tidal and weather related destruction in a cyclical fashion.