THE METRIC
SYSTEM? NEVER!
by Tony
Medley
The
following is courtesy of my friend, the brilliant Trudy Graham, with a
very few editorial changes/additions by moi:
The
metric system, which originated in France, became mandatory in 1795, was
temporarily suspended by Napoleon in 1812, then reinstated by force in
1840. As pointed out by most advocates, it is a system that is useful
due to the ease of calculating in a Base Ten/ decimal perspective and in
a laboratory. That said, it is a system that relates to absolutely
nothing in nature or in man. The number Six, Base Twelve,  and its
inch, foot, and yard  does.
Here
are a few reasons the numbers 6 and 12 are integral to our space and
time.
SIX
is the perfect number in that it is both the sum and the product of its
factors  excluding itself: 1 + 2 + 3 = 6 and 1 x 2 x 3 = 6
SIX
in Greek is the word signifying Cosmic Order
12 12
(6+6) x (6+6) x 6000 = 864,000 = Diameter of the Sun
(miles)
6
x 6 x 60 = 2,160 = Diameter of the Moon
(6+6) x
660 = 7,920 = Diameter of the Earth
7,920" =
1 furlong (or 660')
7,920' =
1/2 league or 1.1/2 nautical miles
(1
nautical mile = 1 minute of latitude)
(and yes  Jules Verne's 20,000 leagues is the
equivalent of 60,000 miles)
6 x 60 x 660 = 237,600 = Distance between Earth & Moon
66,600 mph = Earth's speed around the Sun
60 minutes = 1 hour
60 seconds = 1 minute
864,000 = seconds in a day
864,000 =
a Hindu Yuga division
8,640,000,000 = 1 Day and 1 Night of Brahma
864
= the number of New Jerusalem in
derivative Christian sacred geometry
etc. etc.
etc. with the 12 hides / 1,440 acres ... etc
And
here's an interesting bit on comparative numbers:
31,680
feet = 6 miles
31,680
furlongs = Earth's radius
31,680
miles = Earth's square
316.80
feet = circumference of the Sarsen Circle at Stonehenge
The
pertinent number of Sumeria  12,960,000  has a square root of 3600 whose
square root is 60 (the
yin yang sum of equal and opposite degrees in 12 circle segments ...)...
and includes the 500 Great Years of 25,920 solar years each,
composed of 12 Platonic months of 2160 yrs each
( Chinese lunar calendar is
based on 60 year cycles, 5 elements, 12 types) ... and
so much more. (And
all of the compound numbers cited in this bit reduce to 18 to 9 ...
considered the trinity of trinities.)
The
interrelatedness of all things to all things is key  and it is numbers
... the harmonics of the spheres ... that knit elements
together, communicated allegorically in religious texts
(though the allegory is often
what is retained and the message lost … with the various sects and
"isms" posturing/ fighting over words and doctrines and power  and
missing meaning).
We
seem to discover and rediscover, sometimes with, but often without,
understanding of that which already exists. But then  "the eye sees
what the eye brings means of seeing" ... you can only start to
understand what you have begun to know.
Following Sumeria,
the oldest calendar is from Egypt  starting in 4236 BC
(because
of Ra's influence, who came to be called the "sun god", Egypt went
solar) (now year
6243); followed
by the Jewish calendar
(lunar)
which began in Nipur in September of 3761 BC
(now year 5768);
the complex Mayan calendar
(solar and
lunar)
starting in either 3372 or 3114 BC (and
ending 12/22/ 2012
 supposedly the
conclusion of the 5 cycles of man);
the new Chinese calendar
(lunar)
retained from 2637 BC
(now year 4705);
and the Julian calendar (solar) in
which it is now year 2007.
Hopefully some of this will give you pause for thought  beyond the
established orthodoxies  which Einstein referred to as but "a
collection of prejudices fed to us with a porridge spoon before our 18th
year".
Thanks Trudy!
March 9, 2007
