Introduction

Introduction

One of the reasons for publishing on a website is that this ever expanding mathematical model of mine seemed bound to remain a work in progress and to never materialize into a publication if I didn’t take some kind of action.

Instead of a book it is now a multimedia project and may take on a form and dynamic of its own, but it is all one and the same story, that you can read and view in many ways. The articles are subject to change, because the theory develops, and are sometimes deleted, sometimes after revision reinstated.

The written pieces are all more or less independent ‘reflections’, but it might be better in some cases to read in a certain order so as to get a feel for what is offered. Especially the heading introductory articles are useful in that respect. (see Site Guide). The rest is arranged by pages which handle certain topics or subjects, like ‘Alignments’ or ‘Cosmology’, but all is interconnected in the theme ‘ Science in the Stone Age’ and in the question: what did people know, that they did what they did?

The quintessence of the approach which is taken here, is a simple but profound model of natural number logic, expressed in a geometry, which is easy to understand and even easier to use. The numbers themselves lead the way, impose their logic and show their complementary connections. It is a toddler’s math, so simple, but don’t be mistaken, because it can cause severe headache once you try to get to the bottom of it.

However its mathematical value will be judged for the time being, the geometry will anyhow remain a perfect practical tool to define aesthetic proportions in three dimensions, as it holds an approximate ‘golden section’ as a perfect ratio in its own right, as those who use it will experience soon.

The simple and handy whole number mathematics is only a red thread in the fabric of the site, because the story is, certainly in the beginning, largely about the Stone Age itself, about the use of the geometry in the design of the circles and certain chambers (Maeshowe, Structure-1); in depth it is most of all about the mindset and daily life of the people of the Stone Age and especially one culture, centred on Maeshowe and the Ness of Brodgar (Grooved ware) in Orkney, a culture of outstanding sophistication which would have been in the spirit of a blend of a Tibetan Buddhist and a Pythagorean brotherhood, that is to say, mysticism and science still within an egalitarian shamanic horizon, with a minority of influential women and a lot of (adventurous) men with time on their hands, caused by the severe demographic imbalance in the population in favor of men, where many women and babies died in childbirth. This site is about how these cultures survived, but also died in a climate change.
And this site is about philosophy, cosmology and the search for true liberation.

The title ‘Creation of Time’ expresses the idea that Time is a man-made illusion and has no physical dimension. By exploring natural rhythms and cycles, by creating ‘natural laws’, we created time and in the process have become individually and collectively obsessed and enslaved by our own creation. The concept of time is analysed in these pages and also possible ways to free ourselves from its rule. (Don’t be mistaken in how deep its shackles reach)

The barrier of Time is most of all challenged in an attempt to bridge the 5000 year gap with the late Stone Age by imagining what you yourself would do given the material conditions and climatic circumstances under which the subjects of our interest and study lived on the Atlantic coast of Europe. It is an attempt to come closer to their everyday life and their needs than you probably normally would and it shows this remarkable sophistication.

This culture inspires me because it was thoroughly egalitarian, humanitarian and organized; and by consequence spiritual. A vibrant culture, engrossed in exploring the cosmic cycles and in doing so work on ‘the creation of time’. What transpires is an awareness of life and the cosmos, which is superior to our state of consciousness today. We may collectively know and be capable of a lot more, individually, as humans, we are spiritually poorer and a lot less free. My interpretation is based mainly on the mathematical analysis of the design of their buildings and circles and what it says about their knowledge of the heavens and of numbers. I have tried to figure out what they could possibly know, that is what i owe them

Since in my approach we deal here with the origins of mathematics and cosmology, of science as such, theoretical physics is also involved because this ancient model could very well cause a revolution in science today, so there is a large mix of philosophical analysis of scientific claims and paradigms.

At least it is a rather different way of looking at the same people, the same artifacts and data, the same questions. At best it may change the way you look at life and science.

You are welcome,

Yan Goudryan

 

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