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The Discovery of the Structure of Metrology

An illustrated examination of ancient measures arounf the world.

Few people understand the complexities of ancient metrology - a mere handful worldwide have more than a basic grasp. Yet, although complex, it is not complicated and taken in small steps is total simplicity. Therefore my talk is about how I came to an understanding of the subject. Too often listeners are baffled by a straightforward explanation given by a speaker; but if my motives for knowing the subject, my original misconceptions and eventual decipherment are recounted in the order that I made them, then something may be communicated. More has been learned of metrology in the last 30 years than at any comparable period in history. What has come to light are such things as that there are hard and fast values for all ancient modules; all of the ancient systems form a singularity; all are related by an elaborate arrangement of unit fractions and the overall system was worldwide. There will be time to only touch upon the structure and the application of the system, but it is hoped that an interest in the subject will be stirred.

John Neal is the author of All Done With Mirrors an in-depth exploration of measure, proportion, ratio and number. His background is emphatically non-academic with his schooling and working life being concerned with agriculture. Yet even so agriculture repeatedly uses measurements, linear, area, weights and volumes, and the measures that John learned as a student were both practical and archaic. It was here that his interest in number was nurtured and he has been absorbed in the subject ever since. It is a tradition that simple people are the messengers of the higher powers, because they are too witless to invent it. This he humbly declares is his only qualification. www.secretacademy.com


John Neal | talks | www


Date and Time:

28 September 2007 at 7:15 pm


1 hour



Theosophical Society
50 Gloucester Place

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Organised by:

Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation
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