New to the list. First post. Tear me apart.

I believe the key to all this is geometry. Simple as a compass and straight edge. Monkey simple. Plumb bob simple. Pre-calculus, pre-mathematics, pre-algeba, pre-Euclidian geometry from which all arose long after the building of the complex.

The geometry alone accounts for a command of ratios, rigour of replication to scale, proportions in base units, relations of area and volume, aesthetics, harmony.

This is firmly demonstrated by Brunes, and his method is plumb bob simple. When you add to this idea the nature of Hermetics, and the protection of knowledge from the profane, it is easy to see how tables could be developed for use by the yearly surveyors of the fields without their knowledge of the underlying geometry. Practical needs of the society could be met with only the higher ups of the priesthood knowing the foundation principles, even though those principles capable of simple demonstration with simple tools.

I hand a design drawing to a machinist. It calls for a cylinder to me made 1.7145 units in diameter and 5.1435 units in length. He can apply his skill to produce the part and never realize the 3:1 ratio which he has accurately constructed. The numbers given do not convey the founding principles of the design to the ones who actual make the artifact. The key to the whole design might be held within the heads of a few masters privy to the higher foundation principles which were plumb bob simple and so demonstrably true to have been sacred. And thousands of highly skilled journeyman builders wouldn’t have any more clue than we do.

Something might well be learned by following Garry’s idea on the stones, the ratio of lenght/width/height of each one. The actual measures of a few hundred might demonstrate common denominators inherent and shared by every stone, regardless great variance of mass, volumes, or surface areas of any two particular stones, and all of them as mini subdivision of the whole. As the microcosm, so the macrocosm. Pure and simple hermetics. Simple as a plumb bob.

The simpler an idea, the closer to truth. If your theory be convoluted and difficult of description, it is either wrong or something very simple is missing which, if found, would remove the convolutions and reduce the description to a demonstrable example.

T.P. Stephens, aka Doktor Tim, 2000